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.

Archaeological treasures of the Chau Chak Wing Museum

Antiquities from the Middle East, Greece and Cyprus

with Iain Shearer

Thursday, 26 August 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

Galleries of the NSW Hunter Region

Newcastle and Maitland

with Brian Ladd

07–09 September 2021 (3 days)

TOUR POSTPONED TO 30 NOV – 02 DEC

Food and Wine in Orange and the Central West

Private Wine Tastings and Cuisine in Regional NSW

with Peter Bourne

10–14 September 2021 (5 days)

TOUR POSTPONED TO 26 – 30 NOV

Trailblazers, Renegades and Activists

The modern women of Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay

with Ute Junker

Saturday, 11 September 2021 (day tour)

TOUR POSTPONED TO 16 OCT

Opera in the Outback

Opera Gala at Uluru, Northern Territory

with Mairi Nicolson

17–20 September 2021 (4 days)

Waitlist

European Masterpieces from The Met

Brisbane and Gold Coast

with Kathleen Olive

17–19 September 2021 (3 days)

Open for sale

The Renaissance Tours Festival of Chamber Music 2021

Mitchelton Winery, Nagambie, Victoria

with Stewart Kelly

20–23 September 2021 (4 days)

TOUR POSTPONED TO 04 – 07 APRIL 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

23–29 September 2021 (7 days)

Limited Availability

Hills and Vales of South Australia

Gardens, Art, History and Wine

with Julie Kinney

24 September – 01 October 2021 (8 days)

Open for sale

Melbourne Winter Masterpieces

The NGV International and Heide Museum of Modern Art

with Lorraine Kypiotis

25–28 September 2021 (4 days)

TOUR POSTPONED TO 01 – 04 OCT

Treasures of the National Capital

Canberra

with Alan Dodge

25–29 September 2021 (5 days)

Open for sale

Art Deco Sydney

Architectural treasures of the Sydney CBD

with Claudia Chan Shaw

Saturday, 25 September 2021 (day tour)

TOUR POSTPONED TO 20 NOVEMBER

In the Footsteps of John Glover

Hobart, Launceston and Glover Country

with Christopher Allen & Michelle Hiscock

27 September – 03 October 2021 (7 days)

Open for sale

Melbourne Ballet Spectacular

The DanceX Festival of Dance, plus art and theatre

with Donna Cusack

27 September – 01 October 2021 (5 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

Looking Up

Tall Tales of Sydney Architecture

with Anthony Burke

Saturday, 09 October 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

Spring Gardens of the Blue Mountains

Leura, Mount Wilson, Little Hartley and Oberon

with Genevieve Jacobs

11–17 October 2021 (7 days)

Open for sale

Art Deco to Art Now: New Zealand

Auckland, Napier and Wellington

with Claudia Chan Shaw

14–21 October 2021 (8 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

Tall Tales of Sydney’s Skyline

The rise of Barangaroo

with Anthony Burke

Saturday, 16 October 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

New Zealand Now: Contemporary Art and Design

Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch

with Julie Ewington

18–31 October 2021 (14 days)

Open for sale

In the Footsteps of von Guérard and Thomas Clark

Landscapes of Western Victoria

with Ruth Pullin & Ron Ramsey

18–22 October 2021 (5 days)

Open for sale

Private Gardens of the NSW Central Coast

The Hawkesbury and the Yarramalong Valley

with Robin Powell

19–22 October 2021 (4 days)

Open for sale

Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival

Music in the Meander Valley

with Christopher Lawrence

21–25 October 2021 (5 days)

Open for sale

La Rondine in Canberra

Performed by the National Opera in Canberra

with Phillip Sametz

22–24 October 2021 (3 days)

Open for sale

Homesteads and Gardens of the NSW Western Plains

Orange, Millthorpe, Cowra and Canowindra

with Kathleen Olive

25–29 October 2021 (5 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

Gardens of Tasmania

Launceston, Freycinet and Hobart

with Elizabeth Swane

26 October – 03 November 2021 (9 days)

Open for sale

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)

Open for sale

The Brisbane Ring (Cycle I)

with Peter Bassett

28 October – 05 November 2021 (9 days)

Open for sale

Art Deco Potts Point

Architectural treasures of Sydney’s Inner East

with Claudia Chan Shaw

Saturday, 30 October 2021 (day tour)

Open for sale

Sydney Theatre Extravaganza

Hamilton, Death of a Salesman, Julius Caesar, The Dismissal and Heroes of the Fourth Turning

with Joyce Morgan

04-07 November 2021 (4 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

Food and Wine in Margaret River

Western Australia

with Peter Bourne

05–09 November 2021 (5 days)

Open for sale

The Brisbane Ring (Cycle II)

with Peter Bassett

05–13 November 2021 (9 days)

Open for sale

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)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

Art Spaces of the Mornington Peninsula

Sculpture Parks, Artists’ Studios and Galleries

with Gitte Weise

09–12 November 2021 (4 days)

Open for sale

Private Gardens of Victoria

Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula and Queenscliff

with Trisha Dixon

12–17 November 2021 (6 days)

Open for sale

Country Gardens of New Zealand

North and South Islands

with Elizabeth Swane

12–26 November 2021 (15 days)

Open for sale

Gardens of the Australian Capital Territory

Canberra and Braidwood

with Genevieve Jacobs

12–15 November 2021 (4 days)

Open for sale

Sydney Weekend of Music, Ballet and Theatre

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra, ACO, The Australian Ballet and Sydney Theatre Company

with Damien Beaumont

12–14 November 2021 (3 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

The Brisbane Ring (Cycle III)

with Peter Bassett

13–21 November 2021 (9 days)

Open for sale

History, Gardens and Landscapes of Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island

with Brad Manera

16–20 November 2021 (5 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

Art Spaces of Tasmania

Weekend of Art, Wine and Culture

with Gitte Weise

17–20 November 2021 (4 days)

Open for sale

Private Collections and House Museums of Melbourne

Melbourne

with Kenneth Park

23–26 November 2021 (4 days)

Open for sale

Spring Delights of the Yarra Valley

Gardens, Art and Food of Country Victoria

with Robin Powell

23–26 November 2021 (4 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

Northern Rivers Art Trail

The Tweed, Byron and Lismore Shires

with Gitte Weise

23–29 November 2021 (7 days)

Open for sale

Adelaide Artscape

Tarnanthi 2021 and performing arts

with Joyce Morgan

25–28 November 2021 (4 days)

Open for sale

Weekend of Music in Margaret River

Western Australia

with Alan Dodge

26–29 November 2021 (4 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

The Renaissance Tours Baroque by the Beach Festival

The Crystalbrook Byron resort, Byron Bay

with Damien Beaumont

29 November – 02 December 2021 (4 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

Designing a Capital

From Burley Griffin to Seidler et al

with Anthony Burke

03–05 December 2021 (3 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**

In the Footsteps of Arthur Boyd

Bundanon and the Shoalhaven Region

with Christopher Allen & Michelle Hiscock

03–05 December 2021 (3 days)

ON REQUEST **Register Your Interest**