Art

Be inspired by our tours to some of the world’s most intriguing destinations. Guided by art experts from Australia’s leading cultural institutions, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, this collection of tours will stimulate and delight, whether you simply appreciate the arts or are a seasoned connoisseur.

Cutting Edge Contemporary

Skulptur Projekte Münster, documenta 14, ABC Berlin, private collections and Spinnerei Leipzig

with Gitte Weise

07–20 September 2017 (14 days)

2017 is an exciting year for contemporary art in Germany with two rarely staged ‘must-see’ events occurring simultaneously: the Skulptur Projekte, held only every 10…

Splendours of Uzbekistan

The jewel of Central Asia

with Liz Gibson

14 September – 01 October 2017 (18 days)

**INCLUDES FLIGHTS FROM AUSTRALIA**

The Persian Paradox

From Persepolis to Modern Iran

with Christopher Allen

17–30 September 2017 (14 days)

Few countries can boast of such an illustrious past and diversity of cultures as Iran.

Art Treasures of Madrid and Andalusia

From the Prado to the Alhambra

with Brian Ladd

21 September – 06 October 2017 (16 days)

From the Prado to the Alhambra, discover the magnificent art treasures of Madrid and the splendours of Andalusia.

More than Meets the Eye

Contemporary art, architecture and design in Japan

with Kathryn Hunyor

07–19 October 2017 (13 days)

**FULLY BOOKED – WAITLIST ONLY**

Bhutan: the Last Himalayan Kingdom

Mountains and Monasteries

with Joyce Morgan

07–21 October 2017 (15 days)

**LIMITED NUMBERS – EARLY BOOKING RECOMMENDED**

Through the Holy Lands: Israel and Palestine

Nazaraeth – Galilee – Jerusalem – Bethlehem

with Julian Droogan

15–24 October 2017 (10 Days)

This tour is designed to connect with Through the Holy Lands: Jordan tour to create a grand adventure of 19 days.

Kyoto

Nara – Kyoto

with Renaissance Tours

19–24 October 2017 (6 days)

Designed as a post-tour to More than Meets the Eye, this tour can be booked on its own.

Through the Holy Lands: Jordan

Amman – Dead Sea – Petra

with Julian Droogan

24 October – 02 November 2017 (10 Days)

This tour is designed to connect with Through the Holy Lands: Israel and Palestine tour to create a grand adventure of 19 days.

Art Deco to Art Now

New York, NY

with Claudia Chan Shaw

05–14 January 2018 (10 days)

**NOW OPEN FOR SALE**

Russian Winter Wonderland

Art and Music in Moscow and St Petersburg

with Alan Dodge

09–22 January 2018 (14 days)

**NOW OPEN FOR SALE**

From the Sahara to the Sea

Art, Culture and Landscapes of Morocco

with Kenneth Park

11–25 March 2018 (15 days)

**NOW OPEN FOR SALE**

The Critic’s Choice: China and Taiwan

Contemporary Art in Taipei and Beijing, Plus Hong Kong Art Week

with John McDonald

15–25 March 2018 (11 days)

**NOW OPEN FOR SALE**

Hong Kong Art Week 2018

Hong Kong

with James Cao

25–29 March 2018 (5 days)

**NOW OPEN FOR SALE** Designed as an optional extension to The Critic’s Choice: China and Taiwan, this tour can be booked on its own.

William Morris in Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia

with Michele Hill

08–14 April 2018 (7 days)

Three tour dates available: 08–14 April, 29 April–05 May or 25 September–01 October 2018.

Palaces, Power and Patronage

Art Cities of Eastern Italy

with Lorraine Kypiotis

24 April – 06 May 2018 (13 days)

**NOW OPEN FOR SALE**

William Morris in Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia

with Michele Hill

29 April – 05 May 2018 (7 days)

**FULLY BOOKED – WAITLIST ONLY**

A Road Less Travelled

Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

with Liz Gibson

18 May – 05 June 2018 (19 days)

**NOW OPEN FOR SALE**

Auckland Art Fair 2018

Plus Gibbs Farm and Colin McCahon House

with Ron Ramsey

22–26 May 2018 (5 days)

**NOW OPEN FOR SALE**

The Golden Ages of Greece

from Minoan Crete to Classical Athens

with Judy Roberts

23 May – 07 June 2018 (16 days)

**NOW OPEN FOR SALE**

Behind the Scenery

Music, Theatre, Scenery and Art across Canada

with Jonathan Biggins

03–18 June 2018 (16 days)

**NOW OPEN FOR SALE**

Hamburg State Opera, Kunsthalle and Elbephilharmonie

Hamburg, Germany

with Christopher Lawrence

08–11 June 2018 (4 days)

**FULLY BOOKED – WAITLIST ONLY**

The Elbe Art and Music Cruise

From Berlin to Prague, plus Hamburg and Vienna

with Christopher Lawrence, Liz Gibson & Thomas Abbott

11–25 June 2018 (15 days)

**NOW OPEN FOR SALE**

The Pursuit of Freedom

Modern Art and Architecture in America

with Jaime Tsai

21 June – 05 July 2018 (15 days)

**NOW OPEN FOR SALE**

Beauty and the Abyss: Modernism in Vienna

Vienna, Austria

with Liz Gibson

25–29 June 2018 (5 days)

**NOW OPEN FOR SALE**

Masterworks from MoMA in Melbourne

Melbourne, Victoria

with Brian Ladd

July 2018 (5 days)

Experience some of the world’s greatest works of art direct from New York’s famed Museum of Modern Art, together with visits to the distinctive galleries…

Art, Architecture and Design in Scandinavia

Denmark and Norway, with post-tour to Iceland

with Rosamund Bartlett

12–26 July 2018 (15 days)

Simplicity, elegance and egalitarianism. These are the hallmarks of Scandinavia’s fusion of sleek Modernism and a unique artistic tradition that has given the world many…

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2018

Darwin and Melville Island

with Wally Caruana

August 2018 (6 days)

Travel to the world’s largest exhibition of Indigenous Australian art in Darwin, and experience the riches of Tiwi culture with a visit to Melville Island.

Hidden Art Spaces of Northern Japan

Tokyo to Sapporo

with John McBride, AM

04-18 September 2018 (15 days)

**NOW OPEN FOR SALE**

Iberian Mosaic

Portugal, Galicia and the Basque Country

with Brian Ladd

21 September – 06 October 2018 (16 days)

**NOW OPEN FOR SALE**

William Morris in Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia

with Michele Hill

25 September – 01 October 2018 (7 days)

Three tour dates available: 08–14 April, 29 April–05 May or 25 September–01 October 2018.

Persian Paradox

From Ancient Persepolis to Modern Iran

with Christopher Allen

25 September – 08 October 2018 (14 days)

From Tehran in the north to Isfahan and Yazd in the centre and Shiraz in the south, explore the extraordinary historical, archaeological and cultural legacy…

Sea, Stones and Stories

A Cultural Journey through Israel and Palestine

with Jane Hutcheon

October 2018 (14 days)

Traverse Israel and the Palestinian Territories, the heart of three world religions and five millennia of history, through the food, music, books and art that…

In the Realm of the Gods

Cyprus, Rhodes and Ancient Ionia

with Judy Roberts

05–20 October 2018 (16 days)

In the homeland of Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite and Athena explore the temples, monasteries and churches of Cyprus, Rhodes and the coast of Asia Minor.

Journey Along the Silk Road

Xi'an to Kashgar

with Joyce Morgan

07–29 October 2018 (23 days)

**NOW OPEN FOR SALE* Book and deposit by 30 September 2017 and receive a signed copy of Joyce Morgan’s Journeys on the Silk Road

Deep in the Art of Texas

Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Santa Fe

with Ron Ramsey

10–22 October 2018 (13 days)

In the heartland of America’s South West, in the bustling cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and Santa Fe, lie some of the world’s greatest…

Palaces, Pleasure-Domes and Gardens

Mumbai, Rajasthan, Agra and Delhi

with Claudia Hyles

13–28 October 2018 (16 days)

**NOW OPEN FOR SALE**

The Frankincense Route

Art, Architecture and History of Oman and Zanzibar

with Julian Droogan

Late Oct/early Nov 2018 (approx. 15 days)

The Gulf sultanate of Oman presents an extraordinary kaleidoscope of natural and manmade beauty.