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.

Hidden Lands of the Himalayas

Bhutan and the Punakha Festival

with Alex McKay

01–12 March 2020 (12 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE** Limited numbers – early booking recommended.

Islands of Hesperia

Sardinia and Corsica

with Christopher Allen

11–25 April 2020 (15 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Treasures of Scotland

From the Lowlands to the Highlands, and the Hebrides to the Orkneys

with Kenneth Park

17 April – 02 May 2020 (16 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Moorish Mosaic

From Marrakesh to Andalusia

with Brian Ladd

24 April – 10 May 2020 (17 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

In the Footsteps of Michelangelo

Bologna, Arezzo, Florence, Carrara and Rome

with Lorraine Kypiotis

24 April – 09 May 2020 (16 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Van Eyck to Van Gogh: Artistic Highlights of the Low Countries

with Kate Kangaslahti

28 April – 06 May 2020 (9 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE** Designed as a pre-tour to Rhine Art and Music Cruise

Then & Now: Art and Culture in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Israel and the Palestinian Territories

with Jane Hutcheon

03-15 May 2020 (13 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Rhine Art and Music Cruise

Amsterdam to Basel on the MS Amadeus Silver III

with Christopher Lawrence, Thomas Abbott & Andy Bromberger

06–13 May 2020 (8 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Art Treasures of Zurich and Basel

with Thomas Abbott

13–17 May 2020 (5 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE** Designed as a post-tour to Rhine Art and Music Cruise

Eternal Design

Japanese Art & Architecture through time

with Kathryn Hunyor

13–22 May 2020 (10 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

William Morris in Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia

with Michele Hill

17–23 May 2020 (7 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Art Nouveau and the Belle Époque

Prague, Brussels and Paris

with Claudia Chan Shaw

18 May – 01 June 2020 (15 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

A Road Less Travelled

Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

with Liz Gibson

22 May – 10 June 2020 (20 days)

**LIMITED AVAILABILITY**

From Genghis to Kublai Khan

Mongolia

with Iain Shearer

01–10 June 2020 (10 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Music, Ballet and Art in Melbourne

Beethoven’s Pastoral, Mahler’s Song of the Earth and Anna Karenina

with Andy Bromberger

04–07 June 2020 (4 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Cutting-Edge Contemporary

Berlin Biennale

with Gitte Weise

12–21 June 2020 (10 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

A Road Less Travelled

Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

with Iain Shearer

15 June – 03 July 2020 (19 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Peru’s Cities of Gold

Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley

with Julian Droogan

02–20 July 2020 (19 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Post-tour of the Nasca Lines

Peru

with Julian Droogan

20–22 July 2020 (3 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE** Designed as a post-tour to Peru’s Cities of Gold.

William Morris in Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia

with Michele Hill

02–08 August 2020 (7 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Hidden Treasures of Central Asia

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

with Iain Shearer

04–20 September 2020 (17 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Turkish Delights: Classic to Contemporary

Istanbul, Canakkale, Cappadocia and Pamukkale

with Jane Hutcheon

09–24 September 2020 (16 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Behind the Screens: A History of Fashion

London, Bath, Manchester and Liverpool

with Charlotte Smith

15–29 September 2020 (15 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Treasures of the National Capital

Canberra

with Alan Dodge

18–22 September 2020 (5 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Art Galleries of Regional Victoria

Bendigo, Ballarat and the NGV Winter Masterpieces

with Brian Ladd

20–25 September 2020 (6 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Oku-Noto Triennale

Japan’s Noto Peninsula, Kanazawa and Kyoto

with John McBride

24 September – 02 October 2020 (9 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

The Papal States

Bologna, Rome, Orvieto, Perugia

with Steven Miller

27 September – 08 October 2020 (12 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Journey Along the Silk Road

Xi’an to Dunhuang

with Joyce Morgan

08–22 October 2020 (15 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

From Celadon to Samsung: South Korea

Seoul and Busan

with Ann MacArthur

23 October – 01 November 2020 (10 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

New Zealand Now: Contemporary Art and Design

Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch

with Julie Ewington

26 October – 08 November 2020 (14 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Private Art Collections of Western Australia

Perth

with Alan Dodge

26–30 October 2020 (5 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Ethiopia: The Heart of African Civilisation

Addis Ababa and the Historical North

with Genevieve Jacobs

November 2020 (15 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…

Cyprus

Cyprus

with Julian Droogan

06–10 November 2020 (5 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE** Designed as a pre-cruise tour for The Birth of Civilisation.

The Birth of Civilisation

An exclusive archaeological expedition to Egypt, Israel, Jordan & Cyprus

with Julian Droogan & Iain Shearer

10–21 November 2020 (12 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Jordan

Jordan

with Iain Shearer

21– 26 November 2020 (6 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE** Designed as a post-cruise tour for The Birth of Civilisation.

Two Bites of the Big Apple

Theatre and Art in New York

with Jonathan Biggins & Brian Ladd

30 November – 07 December 2020 (8 days)

Revel in New York City’s dynamic theatre and art scene and enjoy the colourful lead-up to Christmas in one of the world’s most exciting metropolises.

The Frankincense Route

Oman

with Jane Hutcheon

January 2021 (12 days)

Be immersed in the extraordinary kaleidoscope of Oman and discover the unique art, architecture and crafts while uncovering the fascinating history of its sultanic dynasties.

Images of Indochina

Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia

with Joyce Morgan

March 2021 (12 days)

From bustling Hanoi to the laconic Luang Prabang and sublime ancient temples of Angkor Wat, discover the artistic and cultural riches of the lands of…

Drawing the Mornington Peninsula

Sculpture Parks, Galleries and Botanical Gardens

with Jennifer Keeler-Milne

March 2021 (5 days)

Explore the natural beauty and vibrant art scene of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula by visiting local artists’ studios and drawing the region’s characteristic landscapes.

Allure of the Cote d’Azur

Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon and Marseille

with Lorraine Kypiotis

April 2021 (12 days)

Traverse a glittering section of the Mediterranean coast and discover why artists such as Matisse, Picasso and Cezanne were drawn to this picturesque region.

Treasures of Portugal

Lisbon, Oporto, Coimbra, Evora and Braga

with Brian Ladd

April 2021 (13 days)

Experience Portugal’s vibrant culture, art and architecture which reflects the rich history of the Iberian Peninsula, spanning countless empires, revolutions and the great ‘Age of…

Art Galleries of Regional NSW

with Fiona McIntosh

April/May 2021 (5 days)

Explore the hidden treasures of southern NSW and visit private collections, public sculptures and innovative regional galleries in Braidwood, Bawley Point and Wollongong.

New Art Spaces of Brisbane

Brisbane, Queensland

with Julie Ewington

April/May 2021 (5 days)

Be immersed in Brisbane’s vibrant art scene, from the magnificent riverside Gallery of Modern Art to lively galleries, artists’ studios and private collections.

Inland Sea Odyssey

Japan

with John McBride

May 2021 (12 days)

Follow a gentle path through the islands of Japan’s serene Seto Inland Sea to discover a distinctive blend of art, architecture, culture and nature.

Morris to Mackintosh

The Arts and Crafts Movement in England and Scotland

with Robert Reason

May 2021 (12 days)

Be immersed in the architectural and interior design legacies of William Morris and Charles Rennie Mackintosh to discover the genesis of the revolutionary Arts and…

Mediterranean Opera, Music and Art Cruise

Rome, Naples, Palermo, Catania and Valletta

with Christopher Lawrence & Christopher Allen

May 2021 (9 days)

Experience the unique thrill of sailing on a historic tall ship, enjoying world-class opera and music performances and art from Rome to Malta.

A Road Less Travelled

Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

with Iain Shearer

May/June 2021 (19 days)

Discover where Europe and Asia meet and explore the spectacular landscapes and diverse cultures of three distinct nations in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan.

Cities and Spaces of Scandinavia

Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki

with Anthony Burke

June 2021 (14 days)

Explore Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen through the lens of their most influential architects and uncover the origins of Scandinavian design.

Cossacks, Tartars and Bolsheviks

Moscow, Vladimir, Suzdal, Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan

with Monica Attard

July 2021 (13 days)

Explore an undiscovered Russia on a unique journey from the ancient treasures of Moscow to vibrant Nizhny Novgorod and follow the Volga River to cosmopolitan…

From the Danube to the Dalmatian Coast

Vienna to Dubrovnik

with Liz Gibson

September 2021 (16 days)

Traverse the picturesque landscapes of Austria and Slovenia to the azure waters of the Adriatic Coast, exploring a rich diversity of art, architecture, culture and…

Journey Along the Silk Road: Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

with Iain Shearer

September 2021 (18 days)

Uncover the unique culture and history of Uzbekistan, the ‘Jewel of Central Asia’, from the golden city of Samarkand to the towering minarets of Khiva…

Marvellous Melbourne

Private Art Collections of Melbourne

with Kenneth Park

September 2021 (5 days

Uncover the treasures of Melbourne’s finest private art collections, explore the city’s innovative house museums and enjoy a private viewing of the NGV’s Winter Masterpieces…

Art Deco to Art Now: New Zealand

Wellington and Napier

with Claudia Chan Shaw

September/October 2021 (7 days)

Discover the Art Deco architectural gems of Wellington and Napier and be captivated by New Zealand’s innovative contemporary arts scene at the remarkable World of…

From the Sahara to the Sea

Morocco and Tunisia

with Alex McKay

October 2021 (16 days)

Experience the famously hospitable cultures of North Africa and explore the ruins of ancient settlements, bustling souqs and a dynamic modern-day arts and cultural scene.

Secret Treasures of Italy’s Princely Collections

Rome and Florence

with Steven Miller

October 2021 (12 days)

Discover a hidden complex of archives, libraries, galleries, and artefacts in Rome and Florence that have shaped Western thought and life throughout the ages.

Magic Realism

Mexico City and Oaxaca

with Ron Ramsey

October 2021 (10 days)

From ancient cultures to modern cities bursting with colourful music, dance, cuisine and contemporary art, discover an unparalleled feast for the senses in Mexico City…

The Heart of African Civilisation

Ethiopia

with Jane Hutcheon

October 2021 (15 days)

Explore the monolith rock churches of Lalibela, the monasteries of Axum and the proud imperial castles of Gondar, built by the heirs of King Solomon.

Lands of Myths and Heroes

Crete and the Peloponnese

with Julian Droogan

October 2021 (14 days)

Delve into Classical Greek mythology through the art, archaeology and natural landscapes of Greece’s Peloponnese region and the island of Crete.

More than Meets the Eye

Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design in Japan

with Kathryn Hunyor

November 2021 (11 days)

Embark on an insider’s journey through Japan’s unique contemporary art scene, from the cosmopolitan megatropolis of Tokyo to the innovative Setouchi ‘art islands’.

New Art Spaces of Tasmania

Weekend of Art, Wine and Culture

with Gitte Weise

November 2021 (4 days)

Spend a long weekend exploring the Island State’s most innovative art spaces, museums and studios with exclusive access to extensive private collections of contemporary art.