Sir John Soane Museum Foundation

Soane Travels

An education & enrichment program of Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation

Soane Travels

HANAVA 2.0 - JAN 2018
CUBA - FEB 2018


Enchanting Greek Islands Aboard
Sea Cloud II

Visiting ports of Athens, Delos, Naxos, Folegandros, Monembasia, Nauplion/Epidaurus/Mycenae, Hydra, Athens

June 24 to July 2, 2018

Past Travels

Past Travels

The Museum Travel Alliance (MTA) is a consortium of museums and institutions whose members share a passion for cultural travel. Now, you have the opportunity to join the MTA's curated selection of bespoke travel programs, all led by world-renowned curators and scholars. Whether sailing to Aegean islands with an expert in Greek archaeology, or touring private châteaux in quaint villages with a French art historian, each itinerary is designed to awaken new insights into art, architecture, culture, and natural beauty.

You can also explore the current selection of exciting land programs, river and sea cruises, and rail journeys at the
Museum Travel Alliance website.



Photo by Simon Bordwin, January 2017: Interior of the tomb of Seti I | Image: Giovanni Battista Belzoni

The Soane Foundation is pleased to join the Soane Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in offering an extraordinary journey to Egypt, which will coincide with a special exhibition at the Soane Museum in London “Egypt Uncovered: Belzoni and the Tomb of Seti I” on view October 11, 2017 to April 15, 2018.…

December 28, 2017 to January 7, 2018

The journey begins outside of Cairo, in Giza, with two nights at the majestic Mena House, at which Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie were guests.  Tour the nearby pyramids and see the paws of the Sphinx up close on an exclusive visit.  Fly to Luxor and stay at the historic Sofitel Winter Palace. Marvel at the elegant design of the temple of Hatshepsut, the famous female pharaoh; and explore the Valley of the Kings, including the tomb of Seti I (pending confirmation), also known as Belzoni's Tomb.  During a leisurely Nile cruise, step ashore at temples devoted to the crocodile god Sobek, and Horus, the falcon-headed god.  In Abu Simbel, marvel at the colossal temples of Ramses II and his favorite wife, Nefertari.  Fly to Cairo to view treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun and other priceless artifacts in the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.  

[ Brochure PDF – US Version ]
[ Brochure PDF – UK Version ]

Soane Travels: Cuba


By popular demand, the Soane Foundation presents another series of trips to Cuba that promise to be an extraordinary trips, reserved for 25 or so discerning architecture, art, design and culture enthusiasts. Each trip is perfect for seasoned travelers who are looking for a special chance to explore historic houses, architecture, and the best of Cuban art – and meeting with architects, artists, craftspeople, museum officials, urban planners and more.  The itineraries are unique and custom designed by Hermes Mallea, Chas Miller of the Soane Foundation and the team at Arrangements Abroad.

Havana 2.0: A Special Look at Architecture and the Arts,
plus a day-trip west to Viñales

Saturday, January 20 to Friday, January 26, 2018
This trip is uniquely designed for travelers who have been to Cuba and want to delve further into the culture.
Six-nights at the new five-star Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski
Guest lecturer: Hermes Mallea
[ Brochure PDF – January 2018 ]

Havana: An Insider’s View of Architecture and the Arts
Saturday, February 17 to Thursday, February 22, 2018
Presidents Day Weekend
Five-nights at the deluxe boutique Hotel Saratoga
Guest lecturer: Hermes Mallea
[ Brochure PDF – February 2018 ]

Contact the Soane Foundation for more information: telephone 212-223-2012 or email

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