Our Tour Leaders

All of our tours are led by academics and experts in their field who will share their passion and knowledge with you in lectures, talks and throughout the tour. Click on their profile to find out more about them.

Alan Dodge

Alan R. Dodge AM began his career at the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine (USA), later moving to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. He moved to Australia in 1975 and joined the fledgling Australian National Gallery (now National Gallery of Australia) where he stayed for 21 years. Alan was subsequently appointed Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia (1997 – 2007).

In May 2011 Alan was honoured as WA Citizen of the Year for his work in culture and the arts.

 

Current Tours:

St Petersburg to Moscow on the Volga Dream  |  11–26 June 2019 (16 days)

 

Testimonials:

“What can one say? He is extraordinary; good-humored, intelligent, well-educated, knowledgeable, communicative, engaged and led the tour effortlessly. Five Stars!”
Susy B.  |  Russian Winter Wonderland 2018

 

“Entertaining, well informed, and helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed his company and humour and really appreciated his knowledge and insights throughout the tour.”
Sally R.  |  Russian Winter Wonderland 2018

 

“A wonderfully knowledgeable leader – with a huge sense of humour and lots of fun, whilst being responsible for the group’s welfare and enjoyment.”
Judy L.  |  Russian Winter Wonderland 2018

 

“Alan is knowledgeable, organised, but never anxious. He has a relaxed approach. Good companion.”
Christine and David H.  |  ASQ Weekend of Music 2016

 

“Alan is always knowledgeable, helpful, and a lot of fun.”
Kelvin K.  |  ASQ Weekend of Music 2016