Short Breaks

Feel like a short break?
This unique collection of tours is for those who need a short break, closer to home. Discover a selection of journeys combining festivals, cultural activities and special events in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

The Renaissance Tours Beethoven Festival

with Christopher Lawrence

07–10 February 2020 (4 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Gardens of the South Island

From Christchurch to Queenstown

with Elizabeth Swane

27 February – 09 March 2020 (12 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Adelaide Festival 2020

Adelaide, South Australia

with Mairi Nicolson

03–09 March 2020 (7 days)

**LIMITED AVAILABILITY**

Sydney Opera Extravaganza

Including La Traviata Opera on Sydney Harbour

with Phillip Sametz

23–28 March 2020 (6 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Homesteads and Gardens of the National Capital

Canberra, Braidwood, Bungendore and Yass

with Trisha Dixon

24–28 April 2020 (5 days)

**WAITLIST**

2020 Canberra International Music Festival

Canberra, A.C.T.

with Genevieve Jacobs

01–05 May 2020 (5 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

William Morris in Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia

with Michele Hill

17–23 May 2020 (7 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Wagner’s Lohengrin

at Arts Centre Melbourne

with Heath Lees

22–24 May 2020 (3 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)

The Paris Opera Ballet in Brisbane

Swan Lake and Parisian Soiree

with Donna Cusack

11–17 July (7 days)

Enjoy performances of Swan Lake and Parisian Soiree by the Paris Opera Ballet performing exclusively in Brisbane, in the company of ballet specialist Donna Cusack…

Singapore Garden Festival 2020

Singapore

with Helen Young

17–23 July (7 days)

**LIMITED AVAILABILITY**

The 2020 Sydney International Piano Competition

Finals at the Sydney Town Hall

with Marshall McGuire

21–26 July 2020 (6 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Australian Festival of Chamber Music

Townsville

with Mary Jo Capps

31 July – 04 August 2020 (5 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE – PERFORMANCES ANNOUNCED**

William Morris in Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia

with Michele Hill

02–08 August 2020 (7 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Art Galleries of Regional Victoria

Bendigo, Ballarat and the NGV Winter Masterpieces

with Brian Ladd

August/September 2020 (6 days)

Take a journey through Victoria’s most unique galleries and wonder at the state’s vibrant regional art-scape in the environment which inspires it.

Harlequinade in Melbourne

Melbourne and Daylesford

with Donna Cusack

23–28 September (6 days)

Be enchanted by the light-hearted charm of The Australian Ballet’s Harlequinade and attend a special ballet gala dedicated to David McAllister, one of Australia’s leading…

Oku-Noto Triennale

Japan’s Noto Peninsula, Kanazawa and Kyoto

with John McBride

24 September – 02 October 2020 (9 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Food and Wine of the Margaret River

Western Australia

with Peter Bourne

23–27 October 2020 (5 days)

Join ‘The Wine Man’, Peter Bourne, to explore one of the most geographically isolated wine regions in the world and to enjoy the delights of…

Gardens of Tasmania

WEST COAST, CRADLE MOUNTAIN AND HOBART

with Jennifer Stackhouse

25 October – 02 November 2020 (9 days)

Discover the historic houses and estates, private gardens and nurseries of the Island State in its springtime bloom.

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

27–30 October 2020 (4 days)

Join art specialist Alan Dodge AM for exclusive viewings of some of Perth’s private art collections, and enjoy a curator-led tour of the celebrated Art…

ASQ Weekend of Music

Margaret River

with Alan Dodge

30 October – 02 November 2020 (4 Days)

Enjoy a weekend of chamber music at its very finest, performed in the picturesque vineyards of Western Australia’s Margaret River.

The Brisbane Ring (Cycle I)

with Peter Bassett

09–17 November 2020 (9 days)

**WAITLIST**

The Brisbane Ring (Cycle II)

with Peter Bassett

19–27 November 2020 (9 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Private Gardens of Victoria

Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula

with Trisha Dixon

22–27 November 2020 (6 days)

Join writer and photographer Trisha Dixon for an exploration of superb private, heritage and botanic gardens in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.

The Brisbane Ring (Cycle III)

with Peter Bassett

28 November – 06 December 2020 (9 days)

**WAITLIST**