Short Breaks

Sometimes the finest travel experiences are right on one’s doorstep. This unique collection of tours is designed so that you can easily get away for a short, affordable and enriching travel experience in the company of like-minded others.

New Zealand Now: Contemporary Art and Design

Auckland Art Fair, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch

with Julie Ewington

22 February – 07 March 2021 (14 days)

TOUR POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 2021

Adelaide Festival 2021

Adelaide, South Australia

with Phillip Sametz

27 February – 04 March 2021 (6 days)

Waitlist

Landscapes and artists’ studios of the Mornington Peninsula

Sculpture parks, galleries and gardens

with Jennifer Keeler-Milne

01–05 March 2021 (5 days)

TOUR POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 2021

Illawarra Art Trail

Wollongong and the Sutherland Shire

with Fiona McIntosh

02–04 March 2021 (3 days)

Open for sale

Weekend of Music in the Adelaide Hills

Adelaide Hills, South Australia

with Phillip Sametz

05–08 March 2021 (4 days)

Open for sale

Tall Tales of Sydney’s Skyline

The rise of Barangaroo

with Anthony Burke

Saturday, 06 March 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London

Botticelli to Van Gogh at the NGA, Canberra

with Alan Dodge

13–15 March 2021 (3 days)

Open for sale

Asian Delights

Exploring Sydney's Asian bakeries and cafés

with Jane Hutcheon

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

Urban Art Precincts of Sydney

Marrickville, Chippendale and Annandale

with Gitte Weise

Thursday, 18 March 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

A Walk Down Macquarie Street

Sydney’s historic thoroughfare

with Lorraine Kypiotis

Friday, 19 March 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

Food and Wines of the Canberra Region

Murrumbateman, Gundaroo and Mount Majura

with Peter Bourne

20–24 March 2021 (5 days)

TOUR POSTPONED TO 15–19 MAY 2021

Gardens of the NSW Central West

Orange, Bathurst, Cowra and Canowindra

with Elizabeth Swane

21–26 March 2021 (6 days)

Open for sale

Gardens of Tasmania’s West Coast

WEST COAST, CRADLE MOUNTAIN AND HOBART

with Trisha Dixon

23 March – 01 April 2021 (10 days)

Open for sale

Private Collections and House Museums of Melbourne

Melbourne

with Kenneth Park

23–26 March 2021 (4 days)

TOUR POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Bondi Food and Art Trail

From immigrant history to beachside lifestyle

with Jane Hutcheon

Wednesday, 24 March 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

New Art Spaces of Tasmania

Weekend of Art and Wine

with Gitte Weise

25–28 March 2021 (4 days)

Open for sale

Art Deco Melbourne

Melbourne’s Art Deco treasures

with Kenneth Park

Wednesday, 31 March 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

Private Gardens of the National Capital

A.C.T

with Genevieve Jacobs

Wednesday, 31 March 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

Orange Chamber Music Festival

Music, food and wine in Country NSW

with Damien Beaumont

08–12 April 2021 (5 days)

Open for sale

The Renaissance Tours Vienna Nights Festival

Epsom House, Tasmania

with Christopher Lawrence

09–12 April 2021 (4 days)

Open for sale

William Morris in Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia

with Robert Reason

11–17 April 2021 (7 days)

Open for sale

Country Gardens of Victoria

Apollo Bay, Warrnambool and Ballarat

with Julie Kinney

13–22 April 2021 (10 days)

Open for sale

Private Gardens of the Adelaide Hills

South Australia

with Christine McCabe

17–21 April 2021 (5 days)

Open for sale

In Sickness and In Health

Sydney in times of quarantine

with Peter Hobbins

Saturday, 17 April 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

Regional Galleries of NSW

Orange, Bathurst and the Blue Mountains

with Fiona McIntosh

18–23 April 2021 (6 days)

Open for sale

Art Galleries of Regional Victoria

Bendigo, Ballarat and the NGV Ian Potter Centre

with Brian Ladd

18–23 April 2021 (6 days)

Open for sale

Food and Wine of the Tamar Valley

Tasmania

with Peter Bourne

20–24 April 2021 (5 days)

Open for sale

In the footsteps of Martin Sharp

Wirian and the Yellow House

with Joyce Morgan

Tuesday, 20 April 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

Sydney Opera and Music Extravaganza

Including Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

with Phillip Sametz

21–25 April 2021 (5 days)

Open for sale

Historic Homes and Gardens of the Macedon Ranges

Macedon Ranges, Victoria

with Kenneth Park

Thursday, 22 April 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

Music in the Mountains

Blackheath Chamber Music Festival, Blue Mountains

with Andy Bromberger

23–26 April 2021 (4 days)

Open for sale

Homesteads and Gardens of the National Capital

Canberra, Braidwood, Bungendore and Yass

with Trisha Dixon

24–28 April 2021 (5 days)

Open for sale

Looking Up

Tall Tales of Sydney Architecture

with Anthony Burke

Saturday, 24 April 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

Private Art Collections of Western Australia

Perth

with Alan Dodge

26–30 April 2021 (5 days)

Open for sale

Autumn Gardens of Country New South Wales

Southern Highlands, Central West and the Blue Mountains

with Julie Kinney

26 April – 05 May 2021 (10 days)

Open for sale

Autumn Gardens of the Blue Mountains

Leura, Mount Wilson and Oberon

with Elizabeth Swane

26–30 April 2021 (5 days)

Open for sale

Ancient Landscapes and Sacred Sites: an archaeological exploration of Far Western NSW

Mungo National Park, Menindee Lakes, Mutawintji National Park, Broken Hill

with Alex McKay

29 April – 05 May 2021 (7 days)

Waitlist

Canberra International Music Festival

A.C.T

with Genevieve Jacobs

30 April – 04 May 2021 (5 days)

Open for sale

Galleries and Art Spaces of New England

Tamworth, Armidale, Walcha and Uralla

with Robert Heather

02–07 May 2021 (6 days)

ON REQUEST **REGISTER YOUR INTEREST**

Private Gardens of the NSW Southern Highlands

Bowral, Burrawang and Berrima

with Trisha Dixon

03–06 May 2021 (4 days)

Open for sale

Opera in the Yarra Valley

Coombe Estate and the Tarrawarra Museum of Art

with Mairi Nicolson

04–07 May 2021 (4 days)

TOUR POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London

Botticelli to Van Gogh at the NGA, Canberra

with Matthew Westwood

08–10 May 2021 (3 days)

Open for sale

Northern Rivers Food Trail

Culinary Treasures of the NSW Byron Shire

with Jane Hutcheon

11–15 May 2021 (5 days)

Open for sale

In Sickness and In Health

Sydney in times of quarantine

with Peter Hobbins

Saturday, 15 May 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

Adelaide Hills Art Trail

Adelaide Hills, South Australia

with Christine McCabe

20–24 May 2021 (5 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

Coriole Music Festival

McLaren Vale, South Australia

with Phillip Sametz

21–24 May 2021 (4 days)

Open for sale

Sydney’s Changing Waterfront

Sydney

with Glen Halliday

Saturday, 22 May 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

Spirit of Place

Art and culture of the Torres Strait and Arnhem Land

with Geraldine Doogue & Liz Gibson

24–30 May 2021 (7 days)

Open for sale

Art Spaces of Brisbane

And QAGOMA’S European Masterpieces exhibition

with Julie Ewington

10–14 June 2021 (5 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

Gardens, Landscapes and Art of the Northern Territory

Darwin and Kakadu

with Julie Kinney

13–19 June 2021 (7 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

Southern Highlands Food Trail

Bowral, Berrima, Robertson and Kangaroo Valley

with Jane Hutcheon

14–18 June 2021 (5 days)

Open for sale

Galleries and Artists’ Studios of the NSW Southern Highlands

Bowral, Goulburn and Mittagong

with Fiona McIntosh

20–24 June 2021 (5 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

Taste of the Top End

Food markets and culinary treasures of Darwin

with Jane Hutcheon

23–28 June 2021 (6 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

Music by the Springs

Chamber Music in Country Victoria

with Phillip Sametz

09–12 July 2021 (4 days)

Open for sale

Australian Festival of Chamber Music

Townsville

with Mary Jo Capps

23–27 July 2021 (5 days)

ON REQUEST **REGISTER YOUR INTEREST**

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Plus Rock Art of Kakadu and Arnhem Land

with Renaissance Tours

04–11 August 2021 (8 days)

ON REQUEST **REGISTER YOUR INTEREST**

Galleries of the NSW Hunter Region

Newcastle and Maitland

with Brian Ladd

07–09 September 2021 (3 days)

Open for sale

Food and Wine in Orange and the Central West

NSW

with Peter Bourne

10–14 September 2021 (5 days)

ON REQUEST **REGISTER YOUR INTEREST**

Opera in the Outback

Opera Gala at Uluru, Northern Territory

with Mairi Nicolson

17–20 September 2021 (4 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

The Renaissance Tours Festival of Chamber Music 2021

with Stewart Kelly

20–23 September 2021 (4 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

Ancient Landscapes and Sacred Sites: an archaeological exploration of Far Western NSW

Mungo National Park, Menindee Lakes, Mutawintji National Park, Broken Hill

with Alex McKay

23–29 September 2021 (7 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

Art Deco to Art Now: New Zealand

Wellington and Napier

with Claudia Chan Shaw

September/October 2021 (7 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

Food and Wine in Central Otago

Queenstown, Wanaka and Arrowtown

with Peter Bourne

15–19 October 2021 (5 days)

Open for sale

The Brisbane Ring (Cycle I)

with Peter Bassett

28 October – 05 November 2021 (9 days)

Open for sale

Food and Wines of the Margaret River

Western Australia

with Peter Bourne

05–09 November 2021 (5 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

The Brisbane Ring (Cycle II)

with Peter Bassett

05–13 November 2021 (9 days)

Open for sale

The Brisbane Ring (Cycle III)

with Peter Bassett

13–21 November 2021 (9 days)

Open for sale

Private Gardens of Victoria

Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula and Queenscliff

with Trisha Dixon

14–19 November 2021 (6 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**