Europe & Russia

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.

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Africa, Middle East & Central Asia

Academy Travel’s tours to Africa, Middle East & Central Asia 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.

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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.

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Academy Travel began by offering small-group cultural tours to Italy, and these remain a cornerstone of our operations.

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The Americas

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.

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Australia & New Zealand

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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The academy travel difference


A well-thought-through itinerary can make all the difference to your travels. We create itineraries which explore destinations in a meaningful way and not just the obvious, well-known sites.


A key component of the Academy Travel experience is you. Over the years we’ve been fortunate to have built a loyal clientele of interested and interesting travellers.


Passionate, prepared and professional, our tour leaders have solid postgraduate qualifications and bring a world of experience and a wealth of knowledge to your travels.


Private viewings, exclusive events, behind-the-scenes visits, sold-out performances… many of our tours feature events which are not regularly available on group tours.

Academy travel blog

Hobart: Gateway to southern lands

As we proceeded down the river Hobart looked its best, with the glancing sails of...

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Bruny Island: a beautiful destination with a dark past

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this blog article contains the...

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Mary Quant to the TarraWarra Biennial: Exhibitions at Victoria's Regional Galleries this autumn

Victoria’s regional galleries have a well-founded reputation for their fantastic temporary exhibitions and diverse permanent...

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In Canberra for Botticelli to Van Gogh at the National Gallery of Australia

In Canberra for Botticelli to Van Gogh at the National Gallery of Australia George Salting...

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