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Choose from cultural tours to Japan, Taiwan and Bhutan, or enjoy a cultural escape within Australia or New Zealand. Click on a tour description below for a detailed itinerary and online bookings.
Christopher Menz is a former director of the Art Gallery of South Australia and before that held curatorial positions at the National Gallery of Australia and the Art Gallery of South Australia
Explore Adelaide’s cultural heart, historic houses, eclectic art galleries and gardens with fine food and wine in the Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills.
Robert Veel has a BA and M.Ed from the University of Sydney, where he taught for many years. A director of Academy Travel, he leads tours mainly to Italy, Asia, the USA and Scandinavia.
Enjoy traditional and contemporary art, music, food and luxury accommodation in this forward-thinking island nation, now a regional centre of arts and culture.
Dr Nick Gordon has a University Medal and a PhD in history. He is also a practising painter. He teaches and leads tours with art and history themes.
Visit the great regional galleries in Victoria, products of the Gold Rush and pastoral wealth of Victoria and still vibrant centres of visual art.
Dr Kathleen Olive has a PhD and lectures on art and history. She is one of Academy Travel’s most respected tour leaders.
A cultural tour of the North Island, with visits to private sculpture parks, Art Deco architecture, Maori heritage, superb gardens and dramatic landscapes.
Dr Mikala Tai Is a curator, researcher, and academic specializing in contemporary Asian art, and the director of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney.
Discover the wonderful contemporary art and architecture of China’s two most cosmopolitan cities on this new 8-day tour, including visits to Art Basel in HK.
Uncover Japan’s history, art and culture in new world Tokyo, Kanazawa’s gardens, Hiroshima’s peace memorial and 7 nights immersed in Kyoto’s cultural delights.
Ben Churcher has a wide range of experience as an educator, and an archaeologist. Since 1994 Ben has led tours to Jordan, Greece, Syria, Egypt, China, Morocco and Central Asia.
Uncover the wealth of history and culture of the ‘Stans’, with visits to the Silk Road cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand, and the desert oasis of Merv.
Christopher Bradley Has an honours degree from Liverpool University and specialises in the history and art of North Africa and Arabia.
Ben Churcher has a wide range of experience as an educator, and an archaeologist. Since 1994 Ben has led tours to China, Jordan, Greece, Syria, Egypt & Morocco.
Travel along the Silk Road from Imperial Beijing and Xian’s terracotta warriors to Buddhist monasteries and caves and the Islamic regions in China’s far west.
Dr Nick Gordon has a University Medal and a PhD in history and lectures on European art. Nick is also a practising painter and brings this passion to the visual arts.
Discover the best of Melbourne's private homes and fine collections, from the retreats of colonial high society to the contemporary house museum.
Ann MacArthur holds a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies and speaks fluent Japanese. Ann has over 20 years experience as a museum educator.
Discover the apple isle’s unique beauty, culture and colonial history with visits to Port Arthur, Freycinet Peninsula and Hobart’s magnificent MONA art museum.
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