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, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch

with Julie Ewington

18–31 October 2021 (14 days)

TOUR POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Gardens of Tasmania

Launceston, Freycinet and Hobart

with Elizabeth Swane

26 October – 03 November 2021 (9 days)

TOUR POSTPONED UNTIL 2022

Gardens and Wildflowers of Western Australia

Forests, Flowers and Private Gardens of the South West

with Julie Kinney

27 October – 04 November 2021 (9 days)

TOUR POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The Brisbane Ring (Cycle I)

with Peter Bassett

28 October – 05 November 2021 (9 days)

TOUR POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Art Deco Potts Point

Architectural treasures of Sydney’s Inner East

with Claudia Chan Shaw

Saturday, 30 October 2021 (day tour)

Waitlist

Islands of Sydney Harbour

A private boat tour of Sydney’s historical harbour islands

with Brad Manera

Thursday, 04 November 2021 (day tour)

Limited Availability

Food and Wine in Margaret River

Western Australia

with Peter Bourne

05–09 November 2021 (5 days)

TOUR POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The Brisbane Ring (Cycle II)

with Peter Bassett

05–13 November 2021 (9 days)

TOUR POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Weekend of Music in Margaret River

Western Australia

with Alan Dodge

05–08 November 2021 (4 days)

Limited Availability

Indigenous Art in the National Capital

The National Indigenous Art Triennial and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art in Canberra’s major institutions

with Wally Caruana & Liz Gibson

05–08 November 2021 (4 days)

TOUR POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Hidden Chinatown

Sydney’s Asian epicentre

with Claudia Chan Shaw

Thursday, 11 November 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

Secret Gardens of North Sydney

with Elizabeth Swane

Thursday, 11 November 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

Private Gardens of Victoria

Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula and Queenscliff

with Trisha Dixon

12–17 November 2021 (6 days)

TOUR POSTPONED TO 06–11 DECEMBER

The Brisbane Ring (Cycle III)

with Peter Bassett

13–21 November 2021 (9 days)

TOUR POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Looking Up

The birth of modern architecture in Sydney

with Anthony Burke

Saturday, 13 November 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

Islands of Sydney Harbour

A private boat tour of Sydney’s historical harbour islands

with Brad Manera

Saturday, 13 November 2021 (day tour)

Limited Availability

Norfolk Island Kaleidoscope

History, Culture, Gardens and Landscapes

with Brad Manera

16–20 November 2021 (5 days)

TOUR POSTPONED TO 2022

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

19–25 November 2021 (7 days)

Waitlist

Designing a Precinct

Chippendale, Ultimo and Darling Quarter

with Anthony Burke

Friday, 19 November 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

Art Deco Sydney

Architectural treasures of the Sydney CBD

with Claudia Chan Shaw

Saturday, 20 November 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

Trailblazers, Renegades and Activists

The modern women of Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay

with Ute Junker

Saturday, 20 November 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

Private Gardens of the NSW Central Coast

The Hawkesbury and the Yarramalong Valley

with Robin Powell

23–26 November 2021 (4 days)

Open for sale

Hills and Vales of South Australia

Gardens, Art, History and Wine

with Julie Kinney

24 November – 01 December 2021 (8 days)

Open for sale

Food and Wine in Orange and the Central West

Private Wine Tastings and Cuisine in Regional NSW

with Peter Bourne

26–30 November 2021 (5 days)

Open for sale

Weekend of Music in the Adelaide Hills

2021 UKARIA 24 Festival

with Marshall McGuire

26–29 November 2021 (4 days)

Open for sale

Tall Tales of Sydney’s Skyline

The rise of Barangaroo

with Anthony Burke

Saturday, 27 November 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

The Renaissance Tours Baroque by the Beach Festival

Byron Bay, NSW

with Damien Beaumont

29 November – 02 December 2021 (4 days)

Open for sale

The Monaro in Spring

Gardens, Historic Homesteads and Art of the High Country

with Kathleen Olive

29 November – 03 December 2021 (5 days)

Open for sale

Galleries of the NSW Hunter Region

Newcastle and Maitland

with Brian Ladd

30 November – 02 December 2021 (3 days)

Open for sale

Archaeological treasures of the Chau Chak Wing Museum

Antiquities from the Middle East, Greece and Cyprus

with Iain Shearer

Thursday, 02 December 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

Designing a Capital

From Burley Griffin to Seidler et al

with Anthony Burke

03–05 December 2021 (3 days)

Open for sale

Treasures of the National Capital

Canberra

with Alan Dodge

11–15 December 2021 (5 days)

TOUR POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

In the Footsteps of Arthur Boyd

Bundanon and the Shoalhaven Region

with Christopher Allen & Michelle Hiscock

20–22 January 2022 (3 days)

Open for sale

Sydney Opera Extravaganza

The Marriage of Figaro, La Bohème and Turandot

with Damien Beaumont

27 – 30 January 2022 (4 days)

Open for sale

Landscapes of the NSW South Coast

From Sydney to Merimbula

with Robin Powell

31 January – 07 February 2022 (8 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

The Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane

Contemporary art in the Asia Pacific

with Julie Ewington

03–07 February 2022 (5 days)

Open for sale

Music by the Springs

Chamber Music in Country Victoria

with Phillip Sametz

11 – 14 February 2022 (4 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

Country Gardens of New Zealand

North and South Islands

with Elizabeth Swane

12 – 26 February 2022 (15 days)

Open for sale

Food and Wine in Central Otago

Queenstown, Wanaka and Arrowtown

with Peter Bourne

18–22 February 2022 (5 days)

Open for sale

Adelaide Hills Art Trail

Galleries, artists’ studios and the Adelaide Biennial

with Joyce Morgan

28 February – 04 March 2022 (5 days)

Open for sale

Captivating Chic

The NGV Coco Chanel exhibition, private dress collections and fashion design studios

with Peter McNeil

March 2022 (5 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

Adelaide Festival 2022

Adelaide, South Australia

with Phillip Sametz & Mairi Nicolson

04 – 10 March 2022 (7 days)

Waitlist

Gardens of the NSW Central West

Orange, Bathurst, Cowra and Canowindra

with Elizabeth Swane

07–13 March 2022 (7 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

Weekend of Music in the Adelaide Hills

UKARIA Cultural Centre, Mount Barker

with Phillip Sametz

11 – 14 March 2022 (4 days)

Open for sale

Food and Wine of the Canberra Region

Murrumbateman, Gundaroo and Mount Majura

with Peter Bourne

12–16 March 2022 (5 days)

Open for sale

History, Art and Landscapes of North West Tasmania

with Kathleen Olive

March 2022 (9 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

The Renaissance Tours Grand Tour Festival

Epsom House, Tasmania

with Christopher Lawrence

18 – 21 March 2022 (4 days)

Open for sale

Sydney Opera Nights

Otello, La Juive and Maria Stuarda

with Damien Beaumont

19 – 24 March 2022 (6 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

Epicurean Wonders of the Great Southern Islands

A private air charter to Kangaroo, King and Flinders Islands

with Peter Bourne

26 March – 3 April 2022 (9 days)

Open for sale

Regional Galleries of NSW

Orange, Bathurst and the Blue Mountains

with Fiona McIntosh

30 March – 04 April 2022 (6 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

Art Deco to Art Now: New Zealand

Auckland, Napier and Wellington

with Claudia Chan Shaw

31 March – 07 April 2022 (8 days)

Open for sale

Art Galleries, Studios and Rock Art of Far North Queensland

Cairns and Quinkan Country

with Robert Heather & Liz Gibson

April 2022 (5 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

The Renaissance Tours Festival of Chamber Music

Mitchelton Winery, Nagambie, Victoria

with Stewart Kelly

04–07 April 2022 (4 days)

Open for sale

Opera in the Outback

Opera Gala at Uluru, Northern Territory

with Mairi Nicolson

20–23 May 2022 (4 days)

Waitlist

Melbourne Opera Nights

Lohengrin, Mefistofele and La Traviata

with Christopher Lawrence

24 – 27 May 2022 (4 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

Orange Chamber Music Festival

Music, food and wine in Country NSW

with Damien Beaumont

28 April – 02 May 2022 (5 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

06 – 12 June 2022 (7 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

Winter Weekend of Italian Opera

La Traviata, Madama Butterfly and Il Trovatore

with Mairi Nicolson

21 – 24 July 2022 (4 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**