Discover the world with The Arts Society and our trusted Travel Affiliates

Through our carefully selected independent tour operators, The Arts Society offers its Members a selection of cultural holidays to enjoy. Our Travel Affiliates offer a personal and friendly service for those wanting to travel on their own or with family and friends. 

Many of the trips will feature talks or guided visits with our Accredited Lecturers, helping you get the most out of your holiday.

Details of upcoming holidays are regularly shared with Members in The Arts Society Magazine and in our email newsletters.


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines are proud of the smaller size of their ships, which allows them to offer exceptional, hand-crafted itineraries, rich in culture and with real experiences in the destinations they visit, making them the perfect pairing with The Arts Society. Add to that convenient regional departures from Southampton, Portsmouth, Dover, London Tilbury, Belfast, Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh (Rosyth), it means there is never far to travel for your next Fred. Olsen cruise.

All sailings for members will feature an accredited Arts Society lecturer, who will host a series of talks on board as well as a selection of shore tours, plus a private Arts Society group drinks party on board. Arts Society members can enjoy free on board spending credit as standard, too.

And with their four ships – Bolette, Boudicca, Balmoral and Braemar - all carrying less than 1,400 passengers, once on board members will receive a warm welcome and attention to detail service from their crew for which Fred. Olsen are renowned.

For more information regarding Arts Society led cruises, please visit Call 0800 0355 116 to book and quote AFN0001. (Lines are open Mon to Sat – 9am – 5pm).

>> Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines


Looking for travel with peace of mind? Whether you’re visiting the Louvre or appreciating Florence’s Uffizi, it’s important to make sure you’re properly covered.

That’s why the Arts Society have partnered with award-winning travel insurance provider Staysure to support you with high-quality travel insurance, tailored to suit your needs. They are the market leaders when it comes to travel insurance, specialising in pre-existing medical conditions.

Staysure believe that if something is worth doing, then it’s worth doing right. That’s why their customers have voted them the UK’s Best Travel Insurance Provider at the British Travel Awards, five years in a row! They’ve also got more 5 star reviews on Trustpilot than any other travel insurance provider.

You can take advantage of Staysure’s enhanced covid-19 cover that comes as standard on the policy. This cover allows you to travel at ease, knowing you’ve got excellent protection with you. So, if the FCDO says it’s safe to travel to your destination, you can enjoy your holiday with peace of mind.

To take advantage of Staysure Travel Insurance, click here for a quote or call us on 0800 014 7862. Buy now and you will get 20%* off your travel insurance, just quote ARTS20 at the point of purchase.

*20% discount applies to the base premium of the policy and not to any medical screening costs where relevant.

>> Staysure


Travel Editions was set up in 1994 with the clear intention of offering a range of cultural short breaks and extended tours which would appeal to ‘travellers’ not ‘tourists’ and whose itineraries were not readily available on the high street – the legion of loyal customers who travel with us year after year shows that this philosophy is succeeding!

Travel Editions are proud to be an Arts Society Travel Affiliate and Arts Society members have been travelling with us for many years, we have also been privileged to arrange tours with numerous Arts Society groups since 1994. Arts Society Accredited Lecturers have worked with us from that time too.

As the years have passed, our range of tours has developed and diversified. We now have more than 180 Escorted Tours to over 200 destinations in the UK, Europe and further afield to choose from, with a Cultural and Arts & History programme, Botany, Walking, Culinary and so much more, a truly eclectic mix! There’s the opportunity to benefit from unique visits too, places and people that are not normally available to tourists; all adding depth to your trip. These are group tours with the benefit of outstanding expert lecturers/guides, so that whatever your interest, you’ll be taken on a truly immersive experience, whilst staying at good hotels.

To receive our latest brochure please call us on 020 7251 0045 or email quoting TAS2201

>> Travel Editions


>> Hebridean Island Cruises 


>> Saga Travel                              

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