Culture Travel Tours

ACAD Culture Tours are the perfect blend of education, exploration, and enjoyment. Come travel with us and get inspired.

You’ll travel with an ACAD guide who is passionate about the cultural history of your destination and eager to share her or his knowledge with you.

What makes ACAD Culture Travel Tours SO great? Well that part is easy.

  • You’ll travel with like-minded people who also love art + culture – and learning about it.
  • You’ll enjoy cultural experiences that you haven’t even imagined. Our ACAD guides delight in exposing you to those hidden cultural gems that only the locals know about.
  • You can relax and enjoy the experience, knowing that all the logistics are taken care of for you.

Each trip begins with a series of classes in Calgary where you will learn about your chosen destination and meet your fellow travellers.

Travelling is a great way to get inspired so what are you waiting for? Come travel with us.


Paris in style autumn tour

October 6 - 12, 2017 (7 days in Paris)

Come to Paris this autumn and experience this enchanting city through the cultural lens of fashion expert Leah Van Loon. Leah Van Loon is an international fashion stylist and costume designer with a passion for textiles and Parisian culture. She will take you on a walking tour of Paris that explores its infamous fashion districts, markets, exhibition and textile-related studios.

Cost:  $3995 + GST (flights not included)

A non-refundable deposit of $1000 is due by July 31, 2017. An additional payment of $1500 is due by August 15th, and the remainder is due September 1st, 2017.  

Experience costs include hotel, all entry fees, museum costs, transportation, guides, breakfasts, lunches, boat tour, farewell brasserie dinner, orientation and information meetings, and additional concierge services. 

Cost is based on double occupancy (single-rooms are available for an additional $500).

Let us know if you want to extend your stay and we will help with arrangements. 

This is a walking tour through the winding streets of Paris and all participants must be mobile. Food intolerances and special requirements will be looked at on a person by person basis but most food allergies such as gluten or dairy intolerance will be accommodated as much as possible. Transportation will be in the form of a metro pass. If cars are requested from the airport or required to get somewhere they can be booked with an extra charge to the client.

This is a rain or shine tour :)

Paris Trip Information Session

Meet Leah and learn more about this fabulous tour at a Paris Trip Information Session: Saturday June 24th, 2017 – 10 to 11 am at ACAD. Register for the information session, or you can contact the Continuing Education office by email or by phone at 403.284.7640.