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Art Capitals

It really hit all the criteria I was hoping for

The (North Vietnam Community Service) trip was fantastic- it really hit all the criteria I was hoping for. As I have come to expect from etr it was well organized, well prepared and everything went off without any problems what...

Very worthwhile and meaningful service project

Tour guides were great J … Planned activities were really great (cooking class, boat rides, etc) Very worthwhile and meaningful service project which made a real difference; I’m happy we were doing something so well thought out…Good standard of hotel - having...

It was the first time I was going to Madrid

Dear Fanny, It was the first time I was going to Madrid ( despite my Spanish roots ! ) and I have to say that it has been absolutely fantastic and unforgettable. I'm a great traveler and a cultural trip fan...

I thought the trip was well laid out and organized

Our trip to France in November was extremely well done considering we only starting arranging the trip in mid-September. (etr tour leader) Luc was extremely knowledgeable and it was obvious that he enjoys leading group tours. I thought the trip...

A fabulous trip!

Dear Rainer, WOW really doesn't describe this South African trip. It was WOW, WOW, WOW! The kids had a great time and we did everything on the itinerary, plus. (etr tour leader) Lavinia and Jason were wonderful. Their participation really enhanced the...

I enjoyed working with Luc and Annick

Dear Rainer, . . . I thought the trip was well laid out and organized. I enjoyed working with Luc and Annick and I would recommend etr tours to any educator planning an overseas trip. Fred R, Rome

I could not be happier

Dear Mirjam, Your company did a fabulous job for us — I could not be happier with the guides or arrangements. Best regards, JB, traveled with etr to Spain on a 12 night program in March, 2011

All went to plan

Dear Rainer, As we wrap up for the year here up in Zurich, I just wanted to thank you for all your work this year. As always, all went to plan and we had a great trip. Thanks for all you do...

A life changing experience

All in all, it was an awesome trip. Our students had a life changing experience. The schedule was great. The kids were active the entire time, every day. From a chaperone/teacher perspective this was great. The mix between service, learning...

I want to express our appreciation

Just a quick hi and thanks for etr’s service; the trip went very well and I will be responding to Fanny's request for more formal feedback as soon as possible. In particular, thanks for your prompt responses to my string of...

Here you’ll find six of our Art Capitals, cities we found which have distinguished themselves by providing the student traveller with a wide array of world-class, art focused opportunities. Over our 25 years, art teachers and their students from the world over have discovered the wealth of world famous museums and cutting edge galleries, all with etr leading the way.

But don’t forget, these cities also offer exceptional cultural diversions and activities which allow for a well-rounded, time-efficient, etr experience.  As each and every one of etr’s programs are custom designed, we can tailor your art discovery to meet your specific requirements. 

Take a look at the cities currently listed and let us know where your interest lies.


Among travelers, Prague always earns accolades for its architecture. Largely untouched by the ravages of war that altered so many other European skylines, the city features a marvelous array of…


Vienna rightfully earned its place on the list of top art capitals long ago – this city’s baroque masterpieces have been luring travelers for centuries. But as of late, it’s…


Move over, New York. Bye bye, Barcelona. For true art lovers, there’s little that rivals London. With world-class museums, innovative galleries, experimental exhibition spaces and a thriving street art scene,…


We have the magnanimous Medicis to thank for Florence’s incomparable art scene. As the ultimate patron family, the Medicis fueled the Renaissance and helped launch the careers of countless famed…


Once a mecca for photography and Bauhaus architecture, Budapest was profoundly changed by the arrival of Communism. Like many other Eastern European cities, creative spirits were forced underground as Soviet…


When it comes to contemporary art, Berlin is the capital of cool. More than 5,000 artists live here, fueling an infectiously creative vibe and keeping the city’s countless galleries abuzz.…


The legacies of Picasso, Dalí, and Miró loom large in Barcelona.  But Spain’s most famous artists are hardly the only visionaries to have left their mark on the Catalonian capital. …


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