The ICAA is pleased to partner with Classical Excursions to present this week-long excursion to discover the beautiful and unique Gustavian style of architecture and decoration in Sweden. Further details to be announced soon.
This tour is arranged by Classical Excursions. Please note, that you must contact Classical Excursions’ Director, Lani Summerville to formally register for this program. Upon completing a registration form, submitting a deposit to Classical Excursions, and receiving a confirmation from Classical Excursions you will be considered registered for this program. Payment of the $500 donation to the ICAA prior to registration does not guarantee placement on the trip. Again, to inquire about registration for this program, please contact Lani Summerville at [email protected] or 413-446-8728.
A fully tax-deductible donation of $500 per person is required to participate in this travel program. Please note that this donation is non-refundable except in the case that this travel program is cancelled by the organization. All travel program participants have the opportunity to receive a complimentary Individual level membership for one year to the ICAA.
The trip includes a private tour of Drottningholm Palace, Court Theatre, and the Chinese Pavilion. The Court Theatre is considered to be one of the best preserved 18th century theaters in the world, still featuring the original sets and operating machinery.
Masreliez Rooms in Old Town
Participants will privately tour the renowned Masreliez Rooms in Old Town, one of the few 18th Century apartments left intact in Stockholm. Most of the interior wall paintings and paneling remain here, along with a wealth of period furnishings from the Gustavian era
Svindersvik Manor is one of the best preserved early Gustavian houses in Sweden, designed by Court architect Carl Hårleman in 1740.
Participants will enjoy a visit to the Palladian estate Elghammar, hosted by the owner Duke Charles D’Otrante. The Estate contains all of its original Russian Empire and late Gustavian furnishings. This grand home was designed by the Court Architect of Catherine the Great, Giacomo Quarenghi.
Hammarby and Leufsta Bruk
Participants will spend a day touring 18th Century houses and collections such as Hammarby, Leufsta Bruk, and others, accompanied by renowned preservationist and author Lars Sjöberg.
Participants will visit the privately owned 17th century Olivehult manor house, complete with original 17th and 18th century interiors.
Participants will experience a private tour of Gunnebo, a stunning neoclassical masterpiece in Gothenburg.
Participants will tour Tessin Palace and its French parterre garden. The palace was constructed as the home of royal court architect Nicodemus Tessin, and is now used as the official residence of the governor of Stockholm. The interiors are considered to be the best-preserved examples of 17th Century French interiors in the world.
Gustav III’s Pavilion at Haga Park
Participants will enjoy a private visit to Gustav III’s Pavilion at Haga.
Drottningholm Palace (image: wikimedia / Nick Juhasz)
Image: Drottningholm Palace
This program is available for 40 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective.Instructional Delivery Method: Live In-Person Learning ProgramLearning Objectives: 1. Have more knowledge about the Gustavian style of architecture and design by touring private 18th century houses and collections that were built in and contain artwork and decorative pieces from the Gustavian Golden Age.
2. Learn about about the architectural and cultural movements that informed the designs of Swedish architects and designers including the Rococo, Baroque, Neoclassical, and Gustavian styles.
3. Understand how foreign influences impacted the development of Swedish architectural styles, visiting the antiquities collection of Gustav III, Elghammar Estate which houses all of its original Russian Empire and late Gustavian furnishings, the Tessin Palace which features a French parterre garden, and more.
4. Learn about Sweden’s architectural history and important Swedish architects and designers in a lecture by Johan Cederlund, author of the landmark book Classical Swedish Architecture & Interiors 1650- 1840, and current Director of the Anders Zorn Museum & Collections in Mora, Sweden, and visiting pavilions and manors designed by Swedish architects, including Hårleman, Rehn, Adelcrantz, the Masreliez brother, Sergel, and more, some of which were made for members of the Swedish monarchy and Court.
Program Level: IntroductoryPrerequisites: None requiredAIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: April 21, 2026Provider Number: G193Provider Statement: The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number G193. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES ([email protected] or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).
This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.
AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.
If you would like to register, you may contact the travel operator organizing the program. Please note that a $500 donation per person to the ICAA is required in order to participate in each travel program.
Your $500 donation helps to further the ICAA’s goal of advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts by supporting its varied educational programs, including continuing education courses, college workshops, the Summer Studio in Classical Architecture, New Heights, and many more.
Yes, a donation of $500 to the ICAA is required for each travel program you register for. The donation is required for each person attending a tour.
You can make your $500 donation to the ICAA online, or you can download, complete, and mail this form to the ICAA. You can alternatively fax a copy to 212-730-9649. You may also call 212-730-9646 x109 or email [email protected] to make a donation. Donations must be made separately from the registration fee.
No, membership is not required to attend an ICAA travel program. However, complimentary Individual membership to the ICAA is included with your $500 required donation.
For full itinerary and more information, contact [email protected], 860-926-4895. Due to the exclusive nature of our tours, some private locations or visits may be omitted from the ICAA's website.
Over the past several years, the ICAA has travelled to destinations including Paris; Andalusia; Atlanta; Barbados; South Africa; Chicago; the Netherlands and Belgium; Scotland; the French Riviera; Morocco; the Italian Lake Region; Charlottesville; Naples; and New Delhi, among many other locations.
The ICAA is always looking to diversify its travel offerings. If you have a suggestion or location you would like to see added, please email [email protected].