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NBMAA and the Arts of Croatia

Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir, Plitvice Lakes and Zagreb in Croatia
and the famous Caves of Postojna as well as Ljubljana in Slovenia
Fri., September 12–Mon., September 22, 2014

This September the NBMAA will take a group to one of the most exciting and beautiful hot spots of the world; Croatia. Homeland of Marco Polo and honeymoon destination of Agatha Christie, Lord Byron called it “Pearl of the Adriatic” and George Bernard Shaw “Paradise on Earth.” Croatia offers the perfect blend of history, cultural and natural treasures, ancient attractions (like the UNESCO protected Diocletian’s Palace) and food and wine.

Join Linda Mare, NBMAA’s award winning Director of Education as she leads our visits to World Heritage sites in Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir, Zagreb and Ljubljana. Visit/tour several museums, including the Mestrovic Museum, the Museum of Arts & Crafts, Mimara Museum and the Naïve Art Museum in Croatia and the National Gallery and Modern Art Museum in Slovenia. Stroll the streets, learn about the architecture and gardens of these ancient cities and towns and marvel at the beauty of the Plitvice Lakes and explore the Caves of Postojna. Sign up early for this custom designed opportunity to travel through this breathtaking ancient land! Cost is $3,495 per person double/twin ($4150 single), plus $645 taxes. For more information and a Day-by-Day Itinerary go to www.TBi1.com or contact Joani Olsen at TravelBuilders International, LLC (860) 529-8630 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or Linda Mare at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Belgium by Barge: Exploring THE FLEMISH MASTERS
September 19 - 28, 2014

Take a trip from Bruge to Brussels aboard the Angeline and get a full sense of the rich history and the many pleasures of Belgium. Discover the roots of Flemish art as you trace the history of the Flemish Primitives and Flemish Baroque painters and learn about the lives these masters led. Travel between Cathedrals and Museums while viewing masterpiece art by the van Eyck brothers and Flemish Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens.

The Angeline has two sundecks with awnings, tables and chairs, a sitting lounge and dining area and 14 twin-bedded cabins (each with private bath). which are all located on the lower deck of the barge. It moves only during the day and is docked to welcome us each afternoon. Breakfast and dinner are taken on board.

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For more details come to the:

Informational Session with Frank Behrendt
International Barging Tours
Sunday, March 30, 3 p.m.
At the New Britain Museum of American Art

or contact:

International Barging Tours
P.O. Box 754 • Essex, CT 06426 U.S.A.
Tel (860) 767-7005
Fax (860) 767-3090
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Domestic Tours:

Newport, RI
Doris Duke's Estate & The Newport Flower Show
Friday, June 27, 2014
Departs NBMAA 7:30 a.m.
Returns 7:15 p.m.

BEAUTIFUL OCEANFRONT TOWN; SUMMER HOME TO THE RICH AND FAMOUS
Our Newport Tour's theme this year is Journey: Grand Vistas as we visit the estate of Doris Duke and the well-known Rosecliff Mansion. Both residences display beautiful, sculpted landscapes and dramatic oceanfront views. Experience a guided tour among Doris Duke's collection of French furniture, European art, Chinese porcelain, and Turkish carpets as well as the lovely gardens of the 2014 Newport Flower Show.

$89 pp Members
$99 pp non-Members

Click here for more information and full itinerary.

For reservations call Friendship Tours at (800) 243-1360


Quincy & Framingham, MA
John Adams Mansion & Danforth Art Museum
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Departs NBMAA 7:45 a.m.
Returns 6 p.m.

FOUR CENTURIES IN ONE DAY: BOSTON PAST AND PRESENT
Our tour goes to Massachusetts to visit the John Adams Mansion and the Danforth Museum of Art. Tour highlights include Abigail's special White House furniture, the John Quincy Adams library and a study John Adams used to correspond with Thomas Jefferson. In the afternoon, focus on American art from 18th century to present day by exploring compelling exhibitions from the School of Boston Expressionism.

$89 pp Members
$99 pp non-Members

Click here for more information and full itinerary.

For reservations call Friendship Tours at (800) 243-1360

Where do you want to go today?
Have an idea for an exciting destination? We welcome your input. Contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Development Associate Jenna Lucas at (860) 229-0257 ext. 231 to share your ideas and insights about the NBMAA’s trip program.

 

The Siene River in France.