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.

Art of the Côte d’Azur

Côte d'Azur, France

with Wendy Sharpe & Bernard Ollis

08–11 September 2019 (4 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE** Designed as a pre-tour to Art, Music and Wine in the South of France

Art, Music and Wine in the South of France

Including five nights on the Rhone River from Arles to Lyon

with Wendy Sharpe & Bernard Ollis, Christopher Lawrence & Peter Bourne

11–21 September 2019 (11 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE** Music program now available.

Journey Along the Silk Road: Uzbekistan

Tashkent, Nukus, Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand

with Joyce Morgan

12–29 September 2019 (18 days)

**WAITLIST**

From Morris to Mackintosh

The Arts and Crafts Movement in England and Scotland

with Robert Reason

17–28 September 2019 (12 days)

**LIMITED AVAILABILITY**

Paris Through an Artist’s Eyes

Paris, France

with Wendy Sharpe & Bernard Ollis

21–25 September 2019 (5 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE** Designed as a post-tour to Art, Music and Wine in the South of France

Cyprus: Crossroads of Culture

Ancient Cities, Crusader Castles and Byzantine Churches

with Christopher Allen

30 September – 12 October 2019 (13 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Opera, Music and Art in Wellington

New Zealand Opera, World of WearableArt (WOW), galleries and wineries

with Claudia Chan Shaw

02–06 October 2019 (5 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Puglia and Southern Italy

Bari to Naples

with Steven Miller

13–25 October 2019 (13 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

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**

Setouchi Triennale 2019

The Art Islands of the Seto Inland Sea

with John McBride

13–24 October 2019 (12 days)

**WAITLIST**

Land of Berbers, Carthaginians and Romans: Tunisia

Tunisia, North Africa

with Iain Shearer

21 October – 03 November 2019 (14 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Japanese Gardens, Art and Architecture

A journey from Tokyo to Kyoto

with Genevieve Jacobs

04–20 November 2019 (17 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Into the Sahara: Algeria

From Ancient Rome to the Modern Maghreb

with Julian Droogan

04–20 November 2019 (17 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Ethiopia: The Heart of African Civilisation

Addis Ababa and the Historical North

with Jane Hutcheon

12–26 November 2019 (15 days)

**LIMITED AVAILABILITY**

New Art Spaces of Tasmania

Weekend of Art, Wine and Culture

with Gitte Weise

14–17 November 2019 (4 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Sydney Art and Culture Weekend

Art exhibitions and performances in the Sydney Festival

with Jonathan Biggins

January 2020 (5 days)

Experience some of the artistic and theatrical highlights of Sydney with actor and director Jonathan Biggins, including an exclusive private tour of the fascinating Japan…

Russian Winter Wonderland

Art, Music and Ballet in Moscow and St Petersburg

with Alan Dodge

07–21 January 2020 (15 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

End of Empires

From the Mughals to the British Raj

with Iain Shearer

18 February – 06 March 2020 (18 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Pre-tour to Sikkim

with Alex McKay

24 February – 02 March 2020 (8 days)

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

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.

Mumbai and Aurangabad

India

with Iain Shearer

06–11 March 2020 (6 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE** Designed as a post-tour to End of Empires.

Journey Along the Silk Road – Iran

Treasures of Ancient Persia

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

The Land Beyond the Sunrise

Ancient Cities, Temples and Landscapes of Eastern Turkey

with Iain Shearer

29 April – 19 May 2020 (21 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

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

Israel and the Palestinian Territories

with Jane Hutcheon

03-15 May 2020

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Rhine Art and Music Cruise

Amsterdam to Basel on the MS Amadeus Silver III

with Christopher Lawrence & Thomas Abbott

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**

In the Footsteps of the Tudor Monarchs

United Kingdom

with Joyce Morgan

14–24 May 2020 (11 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

William Morris in Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia

with Michele Hill

17–23 May 2020 (7 days)

Explore the wonderful handmade textiles, stained-glass furnishings and interior design of William Morris, who made a major impact on the Adelaide society of the late…

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 – 09 June 2020 (19 days)

**WAITLIST**

Mongolia

From Genghis to Kublai Khan

with Iain Shearer

June 2020

Explore the past and the present of the mighty Mongol empire, travelling from the southern steppes of Inner Mongolia to the Khanate’s capital of Karakorum.

Cutting-Edge Contemporary

Berlin Biennale

with Gitte Weise

12–21 June 2020 (10 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Peru’s Cities of Gold

Cusco, Machu Picchu and Beyond

with Julian Droogan

July 2020

Delve into Peru’s intriguing Inca heritage and unearth the wonders of the ancient cities of Cusco and Machu Picchu, and the mysterious Nasca Lines.

William Morris in Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia

with Michele Hill

02–08 August 2020

Explore the wonderful handmade textiles, stained-glass furnishings and interior design of William Morris, who made a major impact on the Adelaide society of the late…

Hidden Treasures of Central Asia

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

with Iain Shearer

September 2020

Uncover the wonders of Central Asia’s most diverse countries, exploring the ancient Sogdian cities of Samarkand and Penjikent, the spectacular Ala-Too Mountains and the modern…

Turkish Delights: Classic to Contemporary

Istanbul, Izmir, Canakkale, Cappadocia and Pamukkale

with Jane Hutcheon

09-24 September 2020 (16 days)

Immerse yourself in the ancient lands of Turkey and observe the evolution of its art and culture, from the Graeco-Roman past to the outstanding treasures…

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, Urbino, Perugia, Viterbo, Rome

with Steven Miller

September/October 2020

Embark on a journey through the former Papal States of Italy, exploring the historical cities of Bolgona, Urbino, Perugia and Viterbo, and Rome’s Holy See,…

Journey Along the Silk Road

Xi’an to Dunhuang

with Joyce Morgan

October 2020 (20 days)

Navigate the fabled trading thoroughfare of the Silk Road, journeying from China’s ancient capital of Xi’an through the dramatic landscapes and bazaars to Kashgar.

From Celadon to Samsung: South Korea

Seoul and Busan

with Ann MacArthur

23 October – 01 November 2020 (10 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Modern Art and Architecture of the US West Coast

California and Washington states

with Jaime Tsai

October/November 2020

Discover where outstanding art collections and distinctive architecture meet extraordinary cuisine and wine on the US west coast region and its hinterland.

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…

New Zealand Now: Contemporary Art and Design

Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch

with Julie Ewington

November 2020 (14 days)

From the magnificent He Taonga Māori in Auckland’s War Memorial Museum, to Shigeru Ban’s ‘Cardboard Cathedral’ in Christchurch, discover how New Zealand’s vibrant cultural life…

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.

Exploring and Drawing the Mornington Peninsula

Sculpture parks, galleries and botanical gardens

with Jennifer Keeler-Milne

09–12 November 2020 (4 days)

In the company of Melbourne-born artist and drawing teacher Jennifer Keeler-Milne, explore the natural beauty and vibrant local art scene of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula while…

The Birth of Civilisation

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

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

December 2020 (12 days)

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