A Special Travel Opportunity for Friends of the Nine Network

The Nine Network has partnered with Artful Travelers to offer an array of outstanding travel experiences tailored to the interests of our friends and supporters. Artful Travelers is a unique travel organization that combines culture and current events to present celebrations in art, education, and travel, intended for those who value extraordinary life experiences.

Artful Travelers has designed each trip as an opportunity to travel with like-minded individuals and enjoy exclusive access to PBS personalities who are surely some of our nation’s brightest minds. Esteemed travel guests have included Gwen Ifill (Washington Week), Leigh and Leslie Keno (Antiques Roadshow) and Ric Burns (New York: A Documentary Film).

Click on the exciting trips shown below to learn more or visit http://www.artfultravelers.com.


Gateways of Antiquity

Luxor, Egypt to Rome, Italy
May 4 – 18, 2013

Explore the majestic history of Egypt, marvel at the Suez Canal and visit beautiful Rome during this unique adventure with PBS’ Gwen Ifill and other exciting guests.


Newsmaker and Tastemakers

DC Insiders and New York Culture Tour
August 6 – 13, 2013

Become a Washington insider with tours behind the scenes at NPR and PBS’ Washington Week – hosted by Scott Simon and Gwen Ifill respectively – before venturing by train to New York City to enjoy the best of Broadway and more, with Emmy Award winner Ric Burns and other special guests.


Civil War Journey

Civil War History Along the Mississippi.
September 10 – 22, 2013
Memphis – Chattanooga

Commemorate the Civil War along the shores of the Mississippi, visiting historic battlefields and notable sites of interest with Emmy Award winner Ric Burns, American Experience’s Executive Producer Mark Samels, and other special guests.


American Presidents

Chicago Train Tour and Mississippi Steamboating.
October 8 through 19, 2013
Chicago – St. Louis – St. Paul

Join the producers of American Experience and noted author Robert Dallek in celebrating the lives and times of our presidents. See the new documentary, JFK, and the beautiful fall foliage as we travel from Chicago, Illinois to St. Paul, Minnesota by train and by majestic steamboat.


Southern Hospitality Tour

New Orleans Antiquing and Mississippi Steamboating.
November 13 through 23, 2013

Explore the rich cultural history of New Orleans and beyond, joining producers and appraisal experts from PBS’ ten-time Emmy-nominated series ANTIQUES ROADSHOW on a unique return voyage highlighting the mansions, music, and antiques in America’s south.


Indian Ocean Odyssey

Dubai, India and Far East Adventure.
December 3 through 22, 2013

Explore the majesty of modern Dubai and sail to exotic ports in Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore aboard Regent’s Seven Seas Voyager while celebrating the work of PBS’ award-winning series FRONTLINE and American Experience.