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. 

As a family-run cruise line, Fred. Olsen really take your experience personally. While the rest of the cruise industry has gone for bigger ships, Fred. Olsen has always believed that smaller is better. They have less guests on board so the service is personal and the atmosphere is warm and civilised. Their elegant, smaller ships Bolette, Borealis & Balmoral, can reach places the bigger ships cannot and are able to dock at smaller ports in more interesting places such as scenic cruising in the Norwegian Fjords, & narrow size restricted waterways in the heart of fascinating cities. This passion for cruising has led to them having more returning guests than any other cruise line. 

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has a small team of specialist itinerary planners who are passionate about travel, who take great pride in hand-crafting each journey, to ensure they show their guests a mixture of both popular ports, and hidden gems as well as including Olsen Way highlights on each of their sailings. It is a passion that has won them the Cruise Critic award for Best Itineraries every year since 2015. 

With Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, you can sail from the convenience of regional UK ports to hundreds of destinations around the world on their elegant, smaller-sized ships, with sailings available from Southhampton, Portsmouth, Newcastle, Liverpool, Dover and Rosyth (Edinburgh).

We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new cruises for 2024/2025. Our imaginative and unusual itineraries have been carefully crafted by our Journey Planners with the travel enthusiast in mind. From specially-timed sailings to experience incredible events - such as the Perseid Meteor Shower, seeking out the mesmerising Northern Lights, or uncovering the Adriatic and the Mediterranean's vibrant culture and ancient history. 

Arts Society members can benefit from up to 10% discount off of all cruises, terms & conditions apply. 

For more information please visit Call 0800 0355 116 to book and quote AFN0001. (Lines are open Mon to Fri – 8.30am – 6pm, Sat 9am - 5pm & Sun 10am - 4pm).

>> Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines


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A policy from Staysure covers you for:

  • Up to unlimited medical emergency expenses
  • Up to £10,000 for cancelling or cutting your trip short
  • Up to £5,000 baggage cover
  • Specialist policies for cruises and winter sports trips
  • 24 hour emergency medical helpline

You’ll find most pre-existing medical conditions covered and there’s no age limits on
their policies, unlike other insurers.

Buy now and you will get up to 20%* off your travel insurance. Use promo code ‘ARTS’ when you get a quote online, or call our friendly UK-based team on 0800 014 7862.

Signature cover levels shown above. *Discount does not apply to any medical or add-on costs. Full T&Cs apply

>> 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

audley travel

For more than 25 years, our purpose has remained the same: to help you see the world your way by creating meaningful travel experiences shaped around your passions. With tailored trips to more than 80 destinations, we can help you discover lesser-trodden corners of the world while also shining a new light on well-known sights through one-of-a-kind experiences. 

Our specialists return regularly to their countries of expertise to update their knowledge and find fresh ways to experience them. That might be an after-hours tour of New York's Museum of Modern Art with an art lecturer, learning about Japanese pottery techniques with a master potter, or discovering Australia's earliest artworks with an Aboriginal expert. 

They'll listen to what you want to see and experience on your travels and draw on their first-hand knowledge to match you with the best stays, activities, and local guides, crafting a trip that's entirely shaped around your interests. They'll also arrange all the logistics to ensure your trip runs like clockwork. So, from your very first conversation with us to when you return home, you can relax knowing we'll be with you at every step. 

To make an enquiry with Audley you can call us on 01993 461 545, quoting 'The Arts Society', or email

To get some inspiration for your future trips please visit​/the-arts-society

>> Audley Travel


>> Hebridean Island Cruises 


>> Saga Travel                              

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