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.

Hong Kong Art Week and Guangzhou

NEW ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN HONG KONG AND CHINA

with Ron Ramsey

19–25 March 2017 (7 days)

**TOUR HAS COMMENCED**

Art Deco to Art Now

MIAMI AND CUBA

with Claudia Chan Shaw

21 April – 06 May 2017 (16 days)

**DEPARTING SOON**

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 PLACES 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…

Van Gogh and the Seasons #3

NGV WINTER MASTERPIECES

with John McDonald

23–25 June 2017 (3 days)

**NOW OPEN FOR SALE**

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)

**BARCELONA POST-TOUR EXTENSION NOW AVAILABLE!**

Barcelona

BARCELONA – FIGUERES – GIRONA

with Brian Ladd

06–10 October 2017 (5 days)

Designed as a post-tour to the Art Treasures of Madrid and Andalusia, this tour can be booked on its own.

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)

Continuing her sold-out series ‘Art Deco to Art Now’, Claudia Chan Shaw turns her attention to New York City, renowned for its rich heritage of…

Russian Winter Wonderland

ART AND MUSIC IN MOSCOW AND ST PETERSBURG

with Alan Dodge

09–22 January 2018 (14 days)

**NOW OPEN FOR SALE**

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**

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…

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.