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About The Travel Club

Show of the Month Club was the first theater club of its kind in New England, bringing great shows, the best seats and discounted tickets to its members. It wasn’t long before the Club began to offer unique, affordable travel as well. Today, after over 50 years and thousands of trips, The Travel Club has established its own identity as a companion to the venerable Show of the Month Club.

The Travel Club offers all kinds of travel to the world’s most desired destinations, including some right here in New England. What they all have in common is value – we provide our members with outstanding travel experiences at tremendous savings.

The Travel Club is a subsidiary of New Venture Media Group LLC, which owns and operates Show of the Month Club. The company also publishes Playbill and Theatrebill—Boston’s leading theater program magazines, and Panorama, the official Guide to Boston, and Art New England, the region’s foremost art and culture magazine.

For more information about Show of the Month Club and how you can join, click here.


Here’s what Travel Club members are saying

"Wonderful tour! Gabriella was awesome and so very knowledgeable. Attentive to us all and great tour manager. Food and service at hotel was outstanding. Fun place to stay. Staff was superb. Expert bus drive and local tour guides were very good."
— (CLASSIC TUSCANY October 2013)
"This trip was wonderful. Plays we have seen at Opera House have been terrific. Dinner train excellent. Staff on train great."
— (GOODSPEED August 2013)
"This was a “Girls Weekend” and we all thought this was a great trip for the money. The play was fabulous, the museum interesting and the river cruise fun."
— (GOODSPEED WEEKEND August 24, 2012)
"This trip fulfilled my expectations. Every stop held some gem. Padua was a highlight. The food from Emilia Romagna and the seafood from the Adriatic is hard to top. Our guide Michele and driver were great."
— Al S. (ITALIAN TREASURES May 2013)
To all of you at SOMC, I want to take a minute to tell you my thoughts about my most recent trip with you. I went to Tuscany the first week in March. As always it was fabulous. Italy is my favorite destination in Europe to begin with and Tuscany was spectacular. This was my fifth trip with SOMC to Europe. I have traveled with either my husband, children, and/or friends on each of these trips and hope to plan the next one for this fall. ( It’s become an every six month thing ) Again thank you for providing these exciting economic yet incredibly satisfying trips. So many of these places I would like to return to but then there are so many new places I want to see. Please keep up the good work!
— Angela Swain/Sabbag
"Very good trip for independent travel with hotel in good locations."
— Barry G. (FLORENCE November 2013)
"This was my “trial run” for your trips. Overall, it was excellent. The Inn at Middletown was a good choice. Probably will do another trip in the future."
— Carolyn W. (GOODSPEED WEEKEND August 24, 2012)
"The trip was great with top hotel, good location, fine breakfast, interesting bus tour and included travel arrangements through the Travel Club. Many thanks for a wonderful time in Rome. "
— Claudia H. (ROME November 2013)
“Been on a number of trips with your travel club and loved every one of them...”
— David F., Assonet, MA
I really enjoyed this trip. Itinerary and drive/guide were excellent. Frank (guide) was always amendable to what we wanted to do outside the itinerary. For only one week in Costa Rica, I came back with a very clear impression.
— Ellen S.
"This trip was just perfect. A centrally located hotel, lots of meals, just 30 travelers, everyday a wonderful visit to a city with special guides. Best trip ever!!! Thanks so much. P.S. We’re world travelers!"
— Jane H. (CLASSIC TUSCANY October 2012)
"The tour guide was great – helpful, knowledgeable and personable. I enjoyed the comraderie of fellow travelers. Thanks for some great memories. I have recommended this trip and your Travel Club to my friends, neighbors and relatives. "
— Joan G. (AZORES October 2013)
"The Red Lion Inn is a magnificent place. The entertainment provided each evening was outstanding. The box lunches could easily fee two. Will go again if offered. "
— Joan K. (TANGLEWOOD August 2013)
"A great time. Though we knew no one at the start the group bonded early. The guide was superb. Loved the hikes and activities such as hot springs, waterfall swim. Liked the idea that dinners pre-planned but lunch open many days to taste the local fare. Can’t wait until our next Club tour."
— Joel G. (COSTA RICA February 2012)
"The Portuguese Riviera trip was the best we have experienced! Loved everything scheduled including the tours and hotel accommodations. There would be nothing we would change in your itinerary. Our group was so much fun. Thank you for providing this opportunity to visit Portugal at its finest!"
— Linda I. (PORTUGUESE RIVIERA September 2012)
"We have been very impressed with each trip we have taken with SOMC. We encourage fellow travelers to take the trips we have so enjoyed. Looking forward to our next trip."
— Linda S. (PORTUGUESE RIVIERA September 2012)
"Another great trip by The Travel Club. Just enough free time and escorted tour. Our guide was fabulous and always willing and able to answer questions. Hotel accommodations in great location with magnificent ocean views. Thank you!"
— Maryanne M. (PORTUGUESE RIVIERA September 2013)
"This trip fulfilled my expectations. Every stop held some gem. Padua was a highlight. The food from Emilia Romagna and the seafood from the Adriatic is hard to top. Our guide Michele and driver were great."
— Michelle N. (AMALFI COAST September 2013)
"Guide was outstanding. Went beyond the normal for help and knowledge. Hotel was very nice. Loved our rooms with balcony overlooking the pool and beach."
— Patricia S. (PORTUGUESE RIVIERA September 2012)
"We have been traveling with SOMC since 1997 and every trip we have taken with the Club has been fantastic. However, our last trip to the Azores was outstanding. Everything about the trip exceeded our expectations; the food, the beauty of the island, the friendliness of the people, reasonable prices and our tour guide was phenomenal."
— Paula P. (AZORES October 2012)
"We have been traveling with SOMC since 1997 and every trip we have taken with the Club has been fantastic. However, our last trip to the Azores was outstanding. Everything about the trip exceeded our expectations; the food, the beauty of the island, the friendliness of the people, reasonable prices and our tour guide was phenomenal."
— Paula P. (AZORES October 2012)
“My husband and I have traveled to Italy, on 3 different occasions, through Show of the Month Club. We cannot say enough about this wonderful club. We could not afford to travel to Europe if it wasn’t for Show of the Month. The accommodations that are provided are excellent. Keep up the good work.”
— Paula Pullano, Providence, RI
“I just returned from your trip to Paris. It was fantastic! Because this was my first trip with Show of the Month Travel Club, I must admit that I was a bit skeptical about the reasonable rates. But the trip more than lived up to its billing. This trip offered the best aspects of a tour by getting spectacular rates, taking care of all the things that make travel difficult, such as tickets, accommodations, baggage, etc., while providing the freedom to do what you want. It was also very nice to have the option to take guided tours. I took the one to Versailles and it was excellent.... Kudos to Show of the Month Club! I would definitely sign up for another trip. In fact, I’m on your Web site now to see what’s coming up next.”
— Rosemary O. (no address)
"I’ve never been disappointed when I’ve booked a trip with the Club. Hope to go on another adventure soon!"
— Susan G. (November 2013)
"I was very impressed with this trip. Wonderful price and included so much. Tour guides were great and transportation fabulous. We had a wonderful time and recommend it highly. Keep up the great work! "
— Susan S. (THE HAMPTONS September 2013)
"I’ve been very happy with all the trips I’ve taken with The Travel Club – they’ve all been independent programs with just enough assistance."
— Theresa K. (PARIS October 2013)
It was a beautiful trip and the guide was extraordinary. The food and the bus were good and the group was a fun group.
— Tim D.
"Michele was an excellent guide – very knowledgeable, patient and extremely helpful. Went above and beyond. The hotel was so lovely and I loved the family who run it. The food was fantastic. We thought we would go out to dinner once or twice but each night the chef made the meal fantastic."
— Tom K. (SWISS & ITALIAN CHARM September 2013)