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.

Art Deco to Art Now

MIAMI AND CUBA

with Claudia Chan Shaw

21 April – 06 May 2017 (16 days)

**TOUR HAS COMMENCED**

Van Gogh and the Seasons #1

NGV WINTER MASTERPIECES

with Christopher Allen

12–14 May 2017 (3 days)

**SOLD OUT!**

Van Gogh and the Seasons #2

NGV WINTER MASTERPIECES

with Christopher Allen

13–15 May 2017 (3 days)

**LIMITED AVAILABILITY – SOME PLACES STILL AVAILABLE**

Nordic Lights

MUSIC, ART AND LITERATURE IN ICELAND AND NORWAY

with Rosamund Bartlett

22 May – 06 June 2017 (16 days)

Renowned for their love of nature, music, art and literature, the Nordic countries celebrate the arrival of summer with a smorgasbord of cultural events.

A Road Less Travelled

ARMENIA, GEORGIA AND AZERBAIJAN

with Liz Gibson

09–26 June 2017 (18 days)

Journey through the breathtaking Caucasus to three distinctive countries – Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan – to explore one of the most culturally complex and linguistically…

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

08–21 October 2017 (14 days)

**LIMITED NUMBERS – EARLY BOOKING RECOMMENDED**

Through the Holy Lands: Israel and Palestine

NAZARETH – 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

March 2018 (16 days)

Join Kenneth Park as he traverses the Kingdom of Morocco, from the bustling souqs of Marrakesh to the sands of the Sahara in Erfoud, and…

Palaces, Power and Patronage

ART CITIES OF EASTERN ITALY

with Lorraine Kypiotis

24 April – 06 May 2018 (13 days)

Explore Padua, Ravenna, Bologna and beyond as Eastern Italy reveals its Byzantine and Renaissance treasures.

The Golden Ages of Greece

FROM MINOAN CRETE TO CLASSICAL ATHENS

with Judy Roberts

May/June 2018 (16 days)

Explore the very birthplace of Western culture, tracing its rise from the island of Crete to the Peloponnese, Phocis and Athens.

A Road Less Travelled

ARMENIA, GEORGIA AND AZERBAIJAN

with Liz Gibson

18 May – 05 June 2018 (19 days)

**NOW OPEN FOR SALE**

The Pursuit of Freedom

MODERN ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN AMERICA

with Jaime Tsai

June 2018 (14 days)

Visit Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York, where 20th century American Modernism produced art and architecture that shaped the world.

Behind the Scenery

MUSIC, THEATRE, SCENERY AND ART ACROSS CANADA

with Jonathan Biggins

03–18 June 2018 (16 days)

Join theatre personality Jonathan Biggins for a feast of music, theatre, ballet, concerts and art against the backdrop of Canada’s spectacular mountains and lakes.

The Elbe Art and Music Cruise

FROM BERLIN TO PRAGUE, PLUS HAMBURG AND VIENNA

with Christopher Lawrence, Liz Gibson & Thomas Abbott

11–24 June 2018 (14 days)

From the north of Germany to the heart of Bohemia, the Elbe River and its tributaries link the great cultural centres of Hamburg, Berlin, Dresden…

Masterworks from MoMA in Melbourne

MELBOURNE

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

DEMARL AND NORWAY, WITH POST-TOUR TO ICELAND

with Rosamund Bartlett

12–26 July 2018 (15days)

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 Cara Pinchbeck

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.

Journey Along the Silk Road

XI'AN TO KASHGAR

with Joyce Morgan

September/October 2018 (19 days)

Follow the 2,000-year-old Silk Road through the ancient cities, Buddhist monasteries and bustling bazaars of western China which still throng with traders from across Asia.

Hidden Art Spaces of Northern Japan

TOKYO TO SAPPORO

with John McBride, AM

04-18 September 2018 (15 days)

Discover some of the intricacies of art in Northern Japan, where traditional culture rubs shoulders with sleek modernity.

Iberian Mosaic

LISBON TO BILBAO

with Brian Ladd

September/October 2018 (14 days)

From the rugged Atlantic coast of Portugal to the shores of Spain’s Bay of Biscay, embark on a journey across the western and northern part…

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.

Deep in the Art of Texas

DALLS–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)

Join us for a passage through India as we explore the country’s gracious temples, spacious gardens, bustling markets and magnificent palaces.

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.