Indulge your passion for history, art, architecture and music on our small-group cultural tours.
Academy Travel began by offering small-group cultural tours to Italy, and these remain a cornerstone of our operations.
Our range of cultural tours to Europe and Russia are designed to explore the history, art and architecture of the continent in a way that is more relaxed than most Europe trips, but at the same time offering depth and focus.
Explore the complex mosaic of people and cultures in central America, the USA, New England and French Canada or enjoy the best of the best in New York – outstanding performances, private visits to breathtaking museums and collections.
Academy Travel’s tours to Africa and the Middle East have a strong focus on ancient history and archaeology. Many tours are led by experienced archaeologists, several of whom have worked on sites in the region.
Asia offers a stimulating range of experiences and a wealth of culture, from little-visited ancient temples and archaeological sites along the Silk Road to striking contemporary art, architecture and design in the region’s vibrant capitals.
You don’t have to leave our region to experience extraordinary art and cultures. Explore behind the scenes of private collections, meet with experts at galleries and museums, and get to know the custodians of our own history and culture.
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A luxurious way to sample over 4,000 years of history, art and architecture on these islands, crossroads of the Mediterranean.
From Greek temples to medieval mosaics, Sicily showcases more than 3,000 years of Mediterranean civilisation, all set amid active volcanoes and glorious coastlines.
Travel through the Moorish kingdoms of Andalusia, explore imperial Madrid and be energised by modernista Barcelona.
From Alexander and Darius to the caravan cities of the Silk Road: discover the enduring legacy of Persia and its empires.
Visit small private gardens, great estates, rediscovered 18th and 19th-century masterpieces and ultramodern concept gardens.
Travel the Baltic by ferry and train, exploring the mix of Nordic, German and Russian influences that have forged a unique cultural identity expressed in art, architecture, music and design.
Get to know the Maya, the dominant civilization of Mesoamerica, and their architectural legacy set in the spectacular landscapes of Central America.
Take a journey to the heart and soul of Latin America, from ancient Mayan and Aztec sites to the colourful art of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
From the prehistoric and classical glories of the Mediterranean to Mayan and Aztec civilizations in Central America, these tours have a special focus on the ancient world.
Covering the rise of small cities and towns in Europe right up to 20th and 21st century America, our medieval and modern history tours have a strong focus on past societies.
Our music and theatre tours are planned around top flight international performances in world-famous venues, providing experiences that are simply not available in Australia.
From the great art and design museums of the world to key contemporary art fairs and cutting-edge architecture, these tours take an in depth look at the visual arts.
The glories of our natural environment form a substantial component of these tours –mountain ranges, coastlines, volcanoes – sites that have wowed generations of travellers.
The art of country living, from the ancient Romans to our own days, is a wonderful prism through which to explore history, art and design, and spend time away from large cities.
Unpack your bags and get to know the world’s great cities in depth with an expert tour leader and like-minded company. Extended stays in cities such as Venice, Berlin, Paris & New York.
Designed to provide in-depth intellectual stimulation for the independent traveller, Study Tours feature daily background lectures, guided site visits and longer walking tours.
Enjoy exploring a region by land and sea, combining the luxury of small-ship cruising with in-depth site visits and access to ports not available to larger ships.
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