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.

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)

**TOUR HAS COMMENCED**

Modern Art and Architecture in America

Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York

with Jaime Tsai

21 June – 05 July 2018 (15 days)

**TOUR HAS COMMENCED**

Beauty and the Abyss: Modernism in Vienna

Vienna, Austria

with Liz Gibson

25–29 June 2018 (5 days)

**ON REQUEST**

Art, Architecture and Design in Scandinavia

Denmark and Norway, with post-tour to Iceland

with Rosamund Bartlett

16–31 July 2018 (16 days)

**ON REQUEST**

Post-tour to Iceland

Locally guided

with Renaissance Tours

31 July – 05 August 2018 (6 days)

**ON REQUEST** Designed as a post-tour to Art, Architecture and Design in Scandinavia.

William Morris in Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia

with Michele Hill

05–11 August 2018

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2018

Plus Rock Art of Kakadu and Arnhem Land

with Wally Caruana

09–14 August 2018 (6 days)

**FULLY BOOKED – WAITLIST ONLY**

Masterworks from MoMA in Melbourne

Melbourne, Victoria

with John McDonald

17–20 August 2018 (4 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Hidden Art Spaces of Northern Japan

Tokyo to Sapporo

with John McBride, AM

04-18 September 2018 (15 days)

**ON REQUEST**

Iberian Mosaic

Portugal, Galicia and the Basque Country

with Brian Ladd

21 September – 06 October 2018 (16 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Persian Paradox

From Ancient Persepolis to Modern Iran

with Christopher Allen

25 September – 08 October 2018 (14 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Journey Along the Silk Road

Xi'an to Kashgar

with Joyce Morgan

07–30 October 2018 (24 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Sea, Stones and Stories

A Cultural Journey through Israel and Palestine

with Jane Hutcheon

07–19 October 2018 (13 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

More than Meets the Eye

Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design in Japan

with Kathryn Hunyor

07–16 October 2018 (10 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Deep in the Art of Texas

Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Santa Fe (New Mexico)

with Ron Ramsey

10–22 October 2018 (13 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Palaces, Pleasure-Domes and Gardens

Mumbai, Rajasthan, Agra and Delhi

with Claudia Hyles

13–28 October 2018 (16 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

The Frankincense Route

Oman and Zanzibar

with Julian Droogan

16 October – 02 November 2018 (18 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Kyoto Post-tour

Kyoto, Japan

with Renaissance Tours

16–22 October 2018 (7 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE** Designed as a post-tour to More than Meets the Eye

Tour to Shimla

Himachal Pradesh, India

with Claudia Hyles

28 October – 02 November 2018 (6 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE** Designed as a post tour to Palaces, Pleasure-Domes and Gardens.

New Art Spaces of the Arabian Peninsula

Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Doha, Dubai and Sharjah

with Mikala Tai

11–20 November 2018 (10 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Eternal Egypt

Into the Heart of Middle Egypt and Beyond

with Melanie Pitkin

10–28 January 2019 (19 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Singapore Art Week 2019

Singapore

with Ron Ramsey

20–24 January 2019 (5 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

The Frankincense Route

Oman and Zanzibar

with Jane Hutcheon

22 January – 08 February 2019 (18 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Tour to Alexandria

Alexandria, Egypt

with Renaissance Tours

28–30 January 2019 (3 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE** Designed as a post-tour to Eternal Egypt

Lands of the Lotus

Nepal and Bhutan, including the Paro Festival

with Joyce Morgan

06–21 March 2019 (16 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE – LIMITED NUMBERS – EARLY BOOKING RECOMMENDED**

From Homer to Caravaggio

Sicily and Malta

with Christopher Allen

13–27 April 2019 (15 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Art Deco to Art Now

Shanghai and Hong Kong

with Claudia Chan Shaw

19–27 April 2019 (9 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Gozo

with Renaissance Tours

27–29 April 2019 (3 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE** Designed as a post-tour for From Homer to Caravaggio.

Cathar Castles and Catalan Cathedrals

Toulouse, Narbonne, Perpignan, Girona, Barcelona and Mallorca

with Brian Ladd

11–26 May 2019 (16 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

William Morris in Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia

with Michele Hill

12–18 May 2019 (7 days)

Explore the wonderful hand-made textiles, stained-glass furnishings and interior design of William Morris, who made a major impact on the Adelaide society of the late…

A Road Less Travelled

Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

with Liz Gibson

07–25 June 2019 (19 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

St Petersburg to Moscow on the Volga Dream

Russian Art, Music and Literature

with Alan Dodge, Christopher Lawrence & Irina Dunn

11–26 June 2019 (16 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Treasures of the Emerald Isle

Castles, Manor Houses and Museums of Ireland

with Kenneth Park

21 June – 06 July 2019 (16 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Poland and the Baltics

Warsaw, Kraków, Riga, Tallinn and Helsinki

with Rosamund Bartlett

21 June – 07 July 2019 (17 days)

Wend your way through the great centres of art and architecture in Poland, and onwards to explore the storied capitals of Latvia, Estonia and Finland.

Tour to Tolstoy’s estate

with Renaissance Tours

26–28 June 2019 (3 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE** Designed as a post-tour for St Petersburg to Moscow on the Volga Dream.

William Morris in Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia

with Michele Hill

04–10 August 2019 (7 days)

Explore the wonderful hand-made textiles, stained-glass furnishings and interior design of William Morris, who made a major impact on the Adelaide society of the late…

From Morris to Mackintosh

The Arts and Craft movement in England and Scotland

with Robert Reason

September 2019 (10 days)

Discover the fin de siècle Arts and Craft movement through the interior design and architectural legacies of William Morris and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Art, Music and Wine in The South of France

Including Five Nights on the Rhône River from Arles to Lyon

with Wendy Sharpe & Bernard Olllis, Christopher Lawrence & Peter Bourne

11–21 September 2019 (11 days)

Journey through the charming South of France, and cruise up the mighty Rhône River from Arles through Avignon and Tournon to the gastronomic capital of…

Journey Along the Silk Road: Uzbekistan

Tashkent, Nukus, Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand

with Joyce Morgan

12–29 September 2019 (18 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Crossroads of Culture

Cyprus

with Christopher Allen

30 September – 12 October 2019 (13 days)

Join art historian Christopher Allen to dig deep into the history of Cyprus, the ‘island of Aphrodite’, through which the wealth of Mediterranean cultures has…

Museums, Mansions and Masterpieces: Hudson Valley to Boston

New York to Boston

with Ron Ramsey & Sebastian Smee

October 2019 (11 days)

Gain a new insight into American art, history and architecture with a focus on the collections and mansions of the Hudson Valley, and the rich…

Puglia and Southern Italy

Bari to Naples

with Steven Miller

13–25 October 2019 (13 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Setouchi Triennale 2019

The ‘Art Islands’ of the Seto Inland Sea

with John McBride, AM

13–24 October 2019 (12 days)

Join Japanophile John McBride AM for a comprehensive visit to all 12 islands and one port of the 2019 Setouchi Triennale, celebrating the creativity of…

Into the Sahara: Algeria

From Ancient Rome to the Modern Maghreb

with Julian Droogan

October – November 2019 (18 days)

Venture to one of the few remaining frontiers of art and archaeology, and discover a culture weaving together nomadic Berbers, Ancient Romans, Mediaeval Vandals and…

Ethiopia: The Heart of African Civilisation

Addis Ababa and the Historical North

with Jane Hutcheon

November 2019 (14 days)

In the birthplace of humanity, explore the monolith rock churches of Lalibela, the monasteries of Axum and the proud imperial castles of Gondar, built by…

Art Revival: From Cuba to Miami

Havana and Art Basel Miami Beach

with Claudia Chan Shaw

27 November – 07 December 2019 (11 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**