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.

Julian Droogan

Dr Julian Droogan is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University where he teaches in Asia-Pacific Studies, issues of Religion and Politics and International Studies.

He has written books and papers on archaeology, Asian history and culture as well as the role of religion in modern politics and international relations. Julian’s tours combine a focus on the art and archaeology of a region with a love of its religious, artistic and architectural heritage, while also paying attention to the dynamic forces at play in the modern world. Julian is also a visiting lecturer at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.



We love travelling with Julian. His talks are inspiring. He is unfailingly generous, knowledgeable, fun, approachable, helpful and wonderful to travel with.’’
Dennis C.  |  The Frankincense Route, 2018


“Julian is enthusiastic, precise and able to convey his information in a manner that is easily understood. He is one of the best tour leaders I have encountered in the many trips I have undertaken with Renaissance Tours.”
Mary O.  |  Through the Holy Lands: Israel and Palestine, 2017


“Julian is an outstanding tour leader. His enthusiasm and knowledge added so much to the trip.”
Susan N.  |  Through the Holy Lands: Jordan, 2017