Our Tour Leaders

All of our tours are led by academics and experts in their field who will share their passion and knowledge with you in lectures, talks and throughout the tour. Click on their profile to find out more about them.

Jane Hutcheon

Jane Hutcheon is the host of One Plus One on ABC TV, a weekly chat show where she interviews celebrities and regular folk about life and motivation. She was born in Hong Kong and speaks Mandarin and Cantonese, and has travelled the world as an international correspondent based in China, the Middle East and Europe. She reported for ABC News and the award-winning Foreign Correspondent program from 1995 to 2008.

Jane is the author of two non-fiction books: China Baby Love (2017), about the lives of orphans in a Chinese city, and From Rice to Riches (2003), about Jane’s family heritage and her time as a correspondent in China.


Current Tours:

Ethiopia: The Heart of African Civilisation  |  12–26 November 2019 (15 days)

Then & Now: Art and Culture in Israel and the Palestinian Territories  |  03–15 May 2020

Turkish Delights: Classic to Contemporary  |  09–24 September 2020 (16 days)



“Jane’s talks were excellent and I enjoyed her journalistic way of storytelling”
Judy J.  |  The Frankincense Route 2019


Jane is very knowledgeable, personable and thoughtful. She managed a variety of people and their needs very well”
Maxine B.  |  The Frankincense Route 2019


“Jane was an outstanding tour leader. Her previous knowledge of the area was tremendous”
Maureen B. | Sea, Stones and Stories 2018