SAM Travel tours are a benefit of the Contributors Circles membership program. Eligibility to participate varies by membership level. Prospective members, capital campaign donors and SAM Art Council members may also be invited to join a trip as a special guest.
All tours are designed for adults, but some tours may be appropriate for children over 14 years of age. Regardless of age, children must pay full price unless otherwise noted, and a parent or guardian must accompany those under 18 years of age.
Chairman Circle $50,000 and above
President Circle $25,000 - $49,999
Director Circle $15,000 - $24,999
Benefactor Circle $10,000 - $14,999
Curator Circle $5,000 - $9,999
Steward Circle $2,500 - $4,999
Ambassador Circle $1,000 - $2,499
Up to 90 days prior to departure, a deposit of 50% of the tour fee is required, payable by check or major credit card to Seattle Art Museum, with the balance due 90 days before the departure date. Registrations made within 90 days of departure require full payment at time of registration. A portion of the tour may be tax-deductible; the deductible portion of the tour fee will be stated in the registration materials for each tour. Non-members may include their membership contribution (or upgrade their membership if necessary) along with payment of their tour fee.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Per person cancellation fees are based on date of notice to SAM Travel (subsequent written notice required) as follows:
Up to 90 days prior to departure: full refund minus a $100 per person cancellation fee. Between 90 and 61 days prior to departure: refund of 50% of total program cost per person minus a $100 per person cancellation fee. Within 60 days: no refund. Day of departure or after tour departs: no refund. No refund for unused portions of the tour, including but not limited to, missed meals, hotel nights, and excursions. Cancellation by SAM Travel: full refund.
Contributors Circles membership contributions are non-refundable. There will be no exceptions to the cancellation policy.