October 20-29, 2023

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Discover the Hidden Art Treasures

of Stockholm and Madrid:

Join Fine Art Connoisseur for an exclusive behind the scenes art tour with editor Peter Trippi and publisher Eric Rhoads.

October 20-29, 2023

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Discover the Hidden Art Treasures of Stockholm & Madrid:

Join Fine Art Connoisseur for an exclusive behind the scenes art tour with editor Peter Trippi and publisher Eric Rhoads.

October 20-29, 2023

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A rare glimpse of the art world behind the scenes…

Fine Art Connoisseur magazine Behind the Scenes art trips are legendary. You'll see art from a new perspective with excursions to museums, visits with artists, and iconic art experiences which take advantage of our deep contacts in the art world. Guaranteed to create a lifetime memory. We've chosen two incredible "art-rich" cities to give you a world class experience.

Hosted by Fine Art Connoisseur Publisher Eric Rhoads and Editor-in-Chief Peter Trippi, this is a continuation of our eleven year tradition.

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October 20-29, 2023

  • October 20-24: Stockholm
  • ​October 24: Fly Stockholm to Madrid
  • ​October 24-29: Madrid

Activity Level: 2.5 out of 4

You are a traveler who loves to see things up-close and personal. You aren’t bothered by standing or walking for long periods of time (1-2 hours) and can navigate uneven surfaces. You can handle the rigors of exploring the world in a hands-on way, even if that means getting up early or staying up late!

Highlights & Inclusions:

  • Round-trip airport transfers in Stockholm and Madrid on scheduled arrival/departure dates
  • ​Nine (9) nights total accommodations in luxury hotels: 4 nights in Stockholm & 5 nights in Madrid
  • ​Meals, as referenced in the itinerary, including wine, beer, soft drinks, water & coffee/tea
  • ​All transportation within Stockholm and Madrid in deluxe, climate-controlled vehicles 
  • ​Economy class flight from Stockholm to Madrid
  • ​Excursions and tours as outlined in the itinerary (subject to change)
  • ​Expert guides with passion and personality
  • ​Basic gratuities included
  • ​Assistance with air booking (service fee of $75)
  • ​Basic emergency medical insurance
  • ​Lectures by Fine Art Connoisseur Editor-in-Chief, Peter Trippi
  • ​The experience and expertise of CTP Group professional travel staff during entire program


  • International airfare (fare will be quoted upon request)
  • ​Extra hotel nights, if requested
  • ​Meals not noted in itinerary
  • ​Incidental charges (shopping, spa, food and beverage not included in the itinerary, etc.)
  • ​Supplemental travel insurance (for trip cancellation, pre-existing conditions, lost luggage, trip delay reimbursement, etc.)
  • ​COVID tests at the time of travel, if required

**Itinerary and Inclusions Subject to Change**

Latest Trip Updates:

  • We’ve been able to do a massive upgrade on our hotel in Madrid for five nights, at no additional cost. Instead of staying at the Gran Melia Fenix, we are now staying at the stunning Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid!
  • ​We are coordinating a private pre-opening visit to the Prado Museum in Madrid
  • ​We are working closely with other museums in both Stockholm & Madrid to coordinate private openings.

Itinerary - October 20-29, 2023

DAY ONE – Friday, October 20 – Arrivals in Stockholm

Independent arrivals at Stockholm International Airport. You’ll be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel where your room will be waiting for immediate check-in at the beautiful Grand Hôtel. Welcome cocktails followed by dinner at the hotel.


DAY TWO – Saturday, October 21 – Stockholm

Enjoy breakfast at leisure. This morning we’ll begin with a presentation/lecture by the one-and-only Peter Trippi, Editor-In-Chief, of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, who will regale us on all things art focused in Stockholm. Next, depart for our first full day of exploration in Stockholm. Our visits will include The Royal Palace, Nationalmuseum, and Svens-Harrys Art Museum. Lunch is included at a local restaurant. Tonight dinner is on your own. We’ll give you recommendations for some of the best eateries in Stockholm.

 Breakfast & Lunch

DAY THREE – Sunday, October 22 – Stockholm

After breakfast, we’ll regroup and head off for another wonderful day of all things art related. Today we’ll focus on local galleries, an auctioneer & the studio of a painter. Stops will include Åmells Gallery, Bukowskis fine auction house & the studio of famous Swedish painter Alexander Klingspor. We’ll break for an independent lunch at the restaurant of your choice. After a full day of amazing touring, we’ll head out for a traditional Swedish dinner at a local restaurant.

 Breakfast & Dinner

DAY FOUR – Monday, October 23 – Stockholm

And just like that, today is our last full day in beautiful Stockholm. After a leisurely breakfast, we’ll commence our expedition of Stockholm. We’ll spend our time on the island of Djurgarden. Some of the venues today include Thielska Galleriet, Prins Eugens Art Museum & the small but surely lovely Rosendal Palace. We’ll lunch together during the tour and then you’ll have time for independent exploration. You might want to consider visiting either the Vasa Museum or the fun and not to be missed Abba Music Museum. Your last night in Stockholm will be dinner on your own. Perhaps gather with some of your traveling companions for dinner at a local restaurant or have a quiet night alone.

 Breakfast & Lunch

DAY FIVE -Tuesday, October 24 – Stockholm to Madrid

It’s time to say goodbye to Stockholm, Sweden and Hola to Madrid, Spain. Enjoy breakfast and a morning at leisure before check-out and transfer to Stockholm Airport. Our flight to Madrid will be: Iberia Airlines #3315 departs Stockholm at 2:50 PM, arriving in Madrid at 6:55 PM, nonstop (4-hour flight time). Economy class airfare is included in your package. 

Upon arrival in Madrid, transfer to the Mandarin Oriental Ritz, our home-away-from-home for the next five (5) nights. After settling in, we’ll go out for our first Spanish dinner at a local restaurant.

 Breakfast & Dinner

DAY SIX – Wednesday, October 25 – Madrid

After breakfast, we’ll once again gather for a lecture by Peter Trippi, this time focusing on the splendid city of Madrid. Next, we set off for a full-day visit to the gem of Madrid, the spectacular Museo Nacional del Prado. Enjoy lunch at the cafe located inside the museum. By the end of the visit, we will certainly have a much better understanding of why this is one of the world’s leading art museums! Return to our hotel this evening for a well-deserved rest. Enjoy a night of room service or step right outside of our hotel to enjoy dinner at one of many fantastic restaurants within walking distance.

 Breakfast & Lunch

DAY SEVEN – Thursday, October 26 – Madrid

Start the morning with breakfast at leisure. With so much to see and do in Madrid, we’ll set off for another exciting full day of touring. Today we’ll spend time at the following venues; Sorolla Museum to enjoy works by Joaquín Sorolla, the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, San Fernando Fine Art Royal Academy, and Museo Lázaro Galdiano. Time permitting, we’ll make another stop or two. Today lunch will be on your own during the tour. This evening gather with your friends for a traditional dinner and Flamenco show!!

 Breakfast & Dinner

DAY EIGHT – Friday, October 27 – Madrid

Enjoy breakfast before we head out on a full-day excursion to one of the suburbs of Madrid, San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Today we’ll focus our attention on the Palace and Monastery of El Escorial. The building is the most important architectural monument of the Spanish Renaissance. Construction of El Escorial began in 1563 and ended in 1584. Lunch is included during the tour. After a long but rewarding day of sightseeing, return to the hotel for dinner on your own.

 Breakfast & Lunch

DAY NINE – Saturday, October 28 – Madrid

Breakfast at leisure. On our last day in Madrid, we’ll cover any of the highlights we have not seen yet and of course, you’ll have free time for independent exploring and shopping. Madrid is known for it’s. gorgeous parks and tree-lined wide boulevards. Lunch included. This evening it’s time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers and to Madrid. Gather for our wonderful farewell dinner.

 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY TEN – Sunday, October 29 – Madrid to USA or extend

Today we head back home with a heart full of fond memories of our time in Sweden & Spain. You’ll be transported to the airport for your flight home.



Grand HôtelStockholm

The Grand Hôtel in Stockholm has been home to celebrities, high-profile events, and everyday bon-vivants since 1874. Situated in the best waterfront location imaginable, the hotel overlooks the Royal Palace and Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old town.

Room Category: Deluxe room, courtyard, or side-street view

Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid is a luxury Belle Époque palace located in the famous Golden Triangle of Art of Madrid. For over 110 years, the hotel has hosted royalty, dignitaries and some of the most distinguished guests from around the world. We are being upgraded to this luxury hotel at no additional cost. 

Room Category: Supreme room

A look at the beautiful Mandarin Oriental Ritz


Double occupancy: $11,997.00 (per person)

Single occupancy: $12,997.00

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