"Art Overloaded" Tour for Art Lovers
Four Cities... Six Museums... in 4 days!
Art lovers rejoice, have we got a tour for you!
We visit 6 museums in 4 different citites, in just 4 days. Included in our tour are some world-famous art museums and art collections as well as some smaller and unique venues.
Prices below are in Canadian dollars, all taxes and tips are included.
There are 3 pickup locations for this tour:
We expect to return to the Toronto area on Sunday at approximately 10:30 PM
US Immigration requires that all travellers MUST have a passport. Please make sure that you have the appropriate permission and documentation to travel to the USA.
If you are denied entry to the US, sadly we will have to leave you at the border. Sorry but no refunds if you are denied entry.
Emergency medical insurance is highly recommended for all passengers. If you do not have coverage under an existing policy, please contact us at the number below and we will be happy to make arrangements.
Marville Travel Ltd.
How to book
To book online, click on the button above.
If you prefer to make a reservation over the phone, please contact Marville Travel Ltd. at (905) 891-0111
We do not charge single supplements or surcharges! You are not required to bring a travel companion to get the double occupancy price! We will assign a roommate of the same gender to you and if we are unable to find a roommate, we pay the single occupancy surcharge!
Of course if you wish to have a private room by yourself, that is not a problem, you can pay the Single occupancy rate. Other options are Triple occupancy (if three of you are travelling together and wish to share a room) and Quad occupancy (if four of you are travelling together and wish to share a room).
Cancellations & Refunds
To cancel your reservation, simply log into your customer account or send us an email and we'll cheerfully send you a refund.
Please note your seat is fully transferable to anyone else at any time up to the time of departure. There is no charge for passenger name changes.
Travelling With Children
Children 10 and older are welcome on this tour, same price as adults.
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has one of the largest, most significant art collections in the United States. With over 100 galleries, it covers 658,000 square feet.
The DIA collection is regarded as among the top six museums in the United States with an encyclopedic collection which spans the globe from ancient Egyptian and European works to contemporary art.
To link to the DIA website, click here.
Toledo Museum of Art
The Toledo Museum of Art is an internationally known art museum with a collection of more than 30,000 objects. The museum was founded by Toledo glassmaker Edward Drummond Libbey in 1901, and moved to its current location, a Greek revival building in 1912.
The museum contains major collections of glass art of the 19th and 20th century, European and American art, as well as small but distinguished Renaissance, Greek and Roman, and Japanese collections. Notable individual works include Peter Paul Rubens's The Crowning of Saint Catherine, significant minor works by Rembrandt and El Greco, and modern works by Willem de Kooning, Henry Moore, and Sol LeWitt, as well as Fragonard's Blind Man's Bluff.
To link to the Toledo Museum of Art website, click here.
Cleveland Museum Of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) is internationally renowned for its substantial holdings of Asian and Egyptian art with a permanent collection of more than 45,000 works of art from around the world.
Artists represented by significant works include Olivuccio di Ciccarello, Botticelli, Caravaggio, El Greco, Poussin, Rubens, Frans Hals, Gerard David, Goya, J.M.W. Turner, Dalí, Matisse, Renoir, Gauguin and more. The Museum has also been active recently in acquiring later 20th-century art, having added important works by Warhol, Jackson Pollock & Christo among others.
To link to the Cleveland Museum of Art website, click here.
Blair Museum of Lithophanes
Lithophanes are three-dimensional translucent porcelain plaques which when backlit reveal detailed magical images. First created in Europe in the 1820s, the largest collection of this 19th century art form in the world is now on view at the Blair Museum of Lithophanes.
The Blair Museum of Lithophanes was founded by Laurel Gotshall Blair (1909-1993). A born collector, he first discovered lithophanes in October 1961. He was attending a meeting of some collectors from the International Music Box Society. There he saw something he’d never seen before -- two delicate porcelain pictures magically illuminated by the sunlight -- hanging in the window. He learned they were “lithophanes” and, as he later wrote, he “fell in love.”
To link to the Blair Museum, click here.
Charles H Wright Museum of African-American History
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History holds the world's largest permanent exhibit on African American culture. The Museum owns more than 30,000 artifacts and archival materials. Some of the major collections it is home to include the Blanche Coggin Underground Railroad Collection, the Harriet Tubman Museum Collection, a Coleman A. Young Collection and a collection of documents about the labor movement in Detroit called the Sheffield Collection.
Also in the museum is an interactive exhibit called And Still We Rise: Our Journey through African American History and Culture, seven exhibition areas devoted to African Americans and their lives.
To link to the Charles H Wright Museum, click here.
Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery
The Alix Art Gallery js an intimate gallery located in Sarnia, Ontario. The gallery’s permanent collection contains paintings by the Group of Seven, and others, which are important to Canadian art history and are considered national treasures.
During the time of our visit however, the gallery will be exhibiting Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. The Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery is proud to be the only Ontario stop for this travelling exhibition.
Amassed by Lord Beaverbrook and his entourage of curators and colleagues, this collection forms the core of what is now one of the finest and most significant collections of British art in North America. Featuring works by J.M.W. Turner and Lucian Freud, Graham Sutherland and Walter Sickert, as well as signature pieces by Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable, John Singleton Copley, Eugene Delacroix, and Joshua Reynolds. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the monumental Salvador Dali painting, Santiago El Grande.
To link to the Masterworks Exhibition site, click here.