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.

Masterworks from MoMA in Melbourne

Melbourne, Victoria

with John McDonald

17–20 August 2018 (4 days)

**TOUR HAS COMMENCED**

Hidden Art Spaces of Northern Japan

Tokyo to Sapporo

with John McBride

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)

**FULLY BOOKED – WAITLIST ONLY**

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.

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**

Sydney Art and Culture Weekend

Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage and the Sydney Festival

with Gitte Weise

23–27 January 2019 (5 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**

Mona in Hobart

Weekend of Art, Wine and Culture in Tasmania

with Gitte Weise

04–07 April 2019 (4 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

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)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

A Road Less Travelled

Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

with Liz Gibson

24 May – 11 June 2019 (19 days)

**FULLY BOOKED – WAITLIST ONLY**

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, Krakow, Riga, Tallinn and Helsinki

with Rosamund Bartlett

21 June – 07 July 2019 (17 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

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)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Sydney Contemporary

Cutting Edge Art in Australia’s Urban Metropolis

with Gitte Weise

September 2019 (5 days)

Gain VIP access to Australia’s premier international art fair, Sydney Contemporary at the Carriageworks, and discover some of Sydney’s best contemporary art galleries on an…

Art, Music and Wine in The South of France

Including Five Nights on the Rhône River from Arles to Lyon

with Wendy Sharpe & Bernard Ollis, 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**

From Morris to Mackintosh

The Arts and Crafts Movement in England and Scotland

with Robert Reason

17–28 September 2019 (12 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Opera, Music and Art in New Zealand

New Zealand Opera, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and World of WearableArt

with Claudia Chan Shaw

26–30 September 2019 (5 days)

Explore the diversity and energy of art and culture in Wellington, attending opera and symphonic performances and the renowned design competition ‘World of WearableArt’.

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

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…

From the Sahara to the Sea

Art, Culture and Landscapes of Morocco

with Halim El Mansouri

13–27 October 2019 (15 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

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…

India from the Mughals to Modi

Gujarat, Rajasthan and the Punjab

with David J. Townsend

November 2019 (15 days)

Trace the rise of India from the period of the Mughals to the modern day, travelling through the country’s western states, from the powerhouse of…

Ethiopia: The Heart of African Civilisation

Addis Ababa and the Historical North

with Jane Hutcheon

12–26 November 2019 (15 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Mona in Hobart

Weekend of Art, Wine and Culture in Tasmania

with Gitte Weise

14–17 November 2019 (4 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

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**