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 Riches of Eastern Italy

Padua, Ravenna, Bologna and Urbino

with Lorraine Kypiotis

24 April – 06 May 2018 (13 days)

**TOUR HAS COMMENCED**

A Road Less Travelled

Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

with Liz Gibson

18 May – 05 June 2018 (19 days)

**FULLY BOOKED – WAITLIST ONLY**

Auckland Art Fair 2018

Plus Gibbs Farm and Colin McCahon House

with Ron Ramsey

22–26 May 2018 (5 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Vancouver, Banff and Lake Louise aboard the ‘Rocky Mountaineer’

Locally Guided

with Renaissance Tours

02–08 June 2018 (7 days)

**ON REQUEST**

Behind the Scenery

Theatre, Art and Music in Canada

with Jonathan Biggins

08–18 June 2018 (11 days)

**PERFORMANCES ANNOUNCED** **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)

**ON REQUEST**

Masterworks from MoMA in Melbourne

Melbourne, Victoria

with Brian Ladd

14–18 June 2018 (5 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Modern Art and Architecture in America

Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York

with Jaime Tsai

21 June – 05 July 2018 (15 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Beauty and the Abyss: Modernism in Vienna

Vienna, Austria

with Liz Gibson

25–29 June 2018 (5 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Art, Architecture and Design in Scandinavia

Denmark and Norway, with post-tour to Iceland

with Rosamund Bartlett

16–31 July 2018 (16 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Post-tour to Iceland

Locally guided

with Renaissance Tours

31 July – 05 August 2018 (6 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE** 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**

Cyprus, Rhodes and Ancient Ionia

Paphos, Kyrenia, Lindos and Ephesus

with Judy Roberts

05–19 October 2018 (15 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

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

January 2019 (5 days)

Join Ron Ramsey, Executive Director of the Art Gallery Society of NSW, to delve into the lively visual arts scene of Singapore Art Week.

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)

Join Claudia Chan Shaw for a fresh look at China’s early 20th century architectural heritage, alongside its 21st century contemporary art, design and changing culture.

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**

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 Christopher Lawrence, Irina Dunn & Alan Dodge

11–26 June 2019 (16 days)

Embark on an epic journey through Russian history and culture as you trace the mighty Volga River from imperial St Petersburg to the awe-inspiring capital…

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.

Persian Paradox

From Ancient Persepolis to Modern Iran

with Christopher Allen

September 2019 (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…

Crossroads of Culture

Northern and Southern Cyprus

with Christopher Allen

September 2019 (12 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…

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**

Puglia and Southern Italy

Bari to Naples

with Steven Miller

October 2019 (13 days)

In Southern Italy a treasure trove of Roman, Mediaeval and Baroque architecture awaits, replete with spectacular castles, ornate churches, expansive art museums and genteel rural…

New Eyes on New York and New England

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…

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…

Havana and the Miami Art Fair

Miami, U.S.A and Havana, Cuba

with Claudia Chan Shaw

November 2019 (12 days)

Experience the dynamic energy of contemporary art in two cities at the juncture of North and South America: Havana and Miami.

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…