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.

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

Gozo, Malta

with Renaissance Tours

27–29 April 2019 (3 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE** Designed as a post-tour for From Homer to Caravaggio.

The Land Beyond the Sunrise

Ancient Cities, Temples and Landscapes of Eastern Turkey

with Iain Shearer

09–29 May 2019 (21 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

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, Tartu, Tallinn and Helsinki

with Rosamund Bartlett

21 June – 07 July 2019 (17 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Tour to Tolstoy’s estate

TULA

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.

Music, Ballet and Art in Melbourne

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Lang Lang, Vadim Gluzman and Monte Carlo Ballet

with Andy Bromberger

01–05 July 2019 (5 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Savonlinna Opera Festival

Savonlinna, Finland

with Renaissance Tours

07–11 July 2019 (4 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE** Designed as a post-tour for Poland and the Baltics

NGV Melbourne Winter Masterpieces 2019

Melbourne and Bendigo

with Brian Ladd

11–14 July 2019 (4 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

William Morris in Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia

with Michele Hill

04–10 August 2019 (7 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Italy in the Footsteps of Dickens

Venice to Vesuvius

with Louise Owens

02–14 September 2019 (13 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Champagne wine tour

Champagne region, France

with Peter Bourne

07–11 September 2019 (5 days)

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

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**

Journey Along the Silk Road: Uzbekistan

Tashkent, Nukus, Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand

with Joyce Morgan

12–29 September 2019 (18 days)

**FULLY BOOKED – WAITLIST ONLY**

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**

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

Wines of Burgundy

Burgundy region, France

with Peter Bourne

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 New Zealand

New Zealand Opera, World of WearableArt, galleries and wineries in Wellington

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)

**ON REQUEST**

Museums, Mansions and Masterpieces

New York to Boston

with Ron Ramsey & Sebastian Smee

18–28 October 2019 (11 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Land of Berbers, Carthaginians and Romans: Tunisia

Tunisia, North Africa

with Iain Shearer

21 October – 03 November 2019 (14 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Colours of South Africa

Landscapes, Art, Gardens and Homesteads

with Jean Wethmar

29 October – 12 November 2019 (15 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)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Post-Tour to Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe–Botswana

with Renaissance Tours

12–15 November 2019 (4 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE** Designed as a post-tour to Colours of South Africa.

New Art Spaces of Tasmania

Weekend of Art, Wine and Culture

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**

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)

Uncover the multi-layered history of vibrant India, from the mighty Mughal capital of Agra to the bustling former Raj centres of Kolkata and New Delhi.

In the Footsteps of Michelangelo

Bologna, Arezzo, Florence, Carrara and Rome

with Lorraine Kypiotis

April 2020 (14 days)

Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo from Bologna to Arezzo, Florence and Carrara, before culminating in the eternal city of Rome, home to his most…

The Heart of Scotland

Treasures from the Lowlands to the Highlands

with Kenneth Park

April 2020

Admire the stately homes, castles, galleries and gardens of bonny Scotland, taking in the awe-inspiring scenery of the Highlands, Lowlands and Hebrides islands.

Journey Along the Silk Road – Iran

From Tabriz to Shiraz

with Christopher Allen

April/May 2020

Traverse the ancient trading thoroughfare of the Silk Road and discover the historical and cultural legacy of ancient Persia in Tehran, Tabriz, Isfahan, Yazd and…

Eternal Design

Japanese Art & Architecture through the Eras

with Kathryn Hunyor

April/May 2020

Immerse yourself in the timelessness of Japanese design, exploring traditional and contemporary art forms that permeate everyday life through their bold, unique palettes and flavours.

Moorish Mosaic

From Marrakesh to Andalusia

with Brian Ladd

May 2020

Discover the splendours of Marrakesh and Andalusia, tracing a rich art and cultural history reflected in magnificent architectural ensembles.

Art and Music Cruise on the Rhine

Amsterdam to Basel

with Christopher Lawrence, Thomas Abbott & Liz Gibson

May 2020 (12 days)

Coinciding with the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, embark upon a leisurely cruise through the landscapes and cities that play host to Europe’s finest art…

Sea, Stones and Stories

Israel and the Palestinian Territories

with Jane Hutcheon

May 2020

Venture into the heart of an ancient land and experience the food, art and history of Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

In the Footsteps of the Tudor Monarchs

United Kingdom

with Joyce Morgan

14–24 May 2020 (11 days)

Uncover the intriguing history of the House of Tudor, taking in the royal palaces, castles and cathedrals on a journey through the English Renaissance.

Art Nouveau and the Belle Époque

Prague, Brussels and Paris

with Claudia Chan Shaw

Mid-May 2020 (14 days)

Immerse yourself in the aesthetic pleasures of two much-beloved styles of art, architecture and design – art nouveau and art deco – in the key…

A Road Less Travelled

Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

with Liz Gibson

22 May – 09 June 2020 (19 days)

Explore the natural and cultural riches of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan to discover a complex mix of religion, art and architecture.

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

June/July 2020

Be part of cutting edge culture at the 11th Berlin Biennale and enjoy a specially curated selection of the latest in contemporary art plus privileged…

Peru’s Cities of Gold

Cusco, Machu Picchu and Beyond

with Julian Droogan

August 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.

Art and Culture of the Central Balkans

Greece, Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia

with Rosamund Bartlett

September 2020

Journey through the heart of the fascinating and complex Balkan Peninsula, exploring cultures from the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires.

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…

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,…

From Celadon to Samsung: South Korea

Celadon – Samsung

with Ann MacArthur

October 2020

At once ancient and modern, South Korea offers the sophisticated traveller an abundance of cultural heritage contrasted with the world’s latest trends in arts, fashion…

Journey Along the Silk Road

Xi’an to Kashgar

with Joyce Morgan

October 2020 (24 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.

Oku-Noto Triennale

Japan’s Noto Peninsula, Kanazawa and Kyoto

with John McBride

October 2020

Immerse yourself in a festival of traditional Japanese culture, local delicacies and site-specific art installations across Japan’s Noto Peninsula.

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…

The Birth of Civilisation

Exclusive archaeology cruise to Cyprus, Israel, Egypt & Jordan

with Julian Droogan & Iain Shearer

10–21 November 2020 (12 days)

Embark on an exclusive private luxury small ship cruise through the ancient lands of the Near East, exploring over 5,000 years of the origin of…