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.

Hills and Vales of South Australia

Gardens, Art, History and Wine

with Julie Kinney

12–20 September 2019 (9 days)

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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**

Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival

Music, Gardens, Food and Wine in Northern Tasmania

with Christopher Lawrence

24–28 October 2019 (5 days)

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Stemme and Lundgren in Hobart

Hobart, Tasmania

with Phillip Sametz

01–03 November 2019 (3 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Food and Wine in South Australia and Kangaroo Island

South Australia and Kangaroo Island

with Peter Bourne

01–05 November 2019 (5 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

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…

The Renaissance Tours Beethoven Festival

with Christopher Lawrence

07–10 February 2020 (4 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

Adelaide Festival 2020

Adelaide, South Australia

with Mairi Nicolson

03–08 March 2020 (6 days)

Join us for the 60th anniversary of the Adelaide Festival in 2020 for performances by world-leading artists and ensembles, including Mozart’s epic Requiem.

Sydney Theatre & Opera Weekend

Including La Traviata Opera on the Sydney Harbour

with Phillip Sametz

April 2020 (5 days)

Experience the unique spectacle of opera on Sydney’s harbour along with music, opera and theatre by some of Sydney’s leading artistic companies.

Homesteads and Gardens of the National Capital

Canberra, Braidwood, Bungendore and Yass

with Trisha Dixon

24–28 April 2020 (5 days)

**OPEN FOR SALE**

2020 Canberra International Music Festival

Canberra, A.C.T.

with Genevieve Jacobs

01–05 May 2020 (5 days)

Spend five glorious days at the Canberra International Music Festival, under the motto of ‘Giving Voice’: a universal message of hope from legendary composer Ludwig…

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…

The 2020 Sydney International Piano Competition

Finals at the Sydney Town Hall

with Marshall McGuire

21–26 July 2020 (6 days)

Attend the exhilarating final week of Australia’s foremost piano competition, witnessing performances by some of the world’s finest up-and-coming pianists under the artistic direction of…

Australian Festival of Chamber Music

Townsville

with Mary Jo Capps

31 July – 04 August 2020 (5 days)

Enjoy the internationally-acclaimed 30th annual Australian Festival of Chamber Music in picturesque Townsville, featuring some of Australia and the world’s finest musicians.

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…

Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival

Music, Gardens, Food and Wine in Northern Tasmania

with Christopher Lawrence

22–26 October 2020 (5 days)

Enjoy exquisite chamber music in the picturesque surrounds of heritage churches, manor houses and rolling hills at the annual Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival.

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…

ASQ Weekend of Music

Margaret River

with Alan Dodge

29 October – 02 November 2020 (5 Days)

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

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…