Venice Film Festival 2019 line-up announced!

Jul 26th, 2019 | Dr Nick Gordon

In late July every year, the world of cinema is abuzz with speculation. Announcements about what will premiere at the Venice Film Festival are seen as an indication of who and what will make a splash at the Academy Awards early the following year. Here is the full line-up of...

Prague – beyond the Charles Bridge

Oct 19th, 2018 | Christopher Menz

Prague is such an interesting city with abundant architectural, art and historical riches that it warrants several days or multiple visits to do it justice. It is a wonderful place to explore on foot as well as by tram and that is when you find it really rewarding. Although this...

Heaven in Helsinki

May 25th, 2018 | Robert Veel

Stretched across inlets and islands of the Baltic, Finland’s capital offers a wealth of interesting sights for the music lover and cultural traveller. Tour leader Robert Veel explores some of Helsinki’s best attractions. Helsinki is not one of Europe’s ancient capitals. There are no Roman ruins, no medieval monasteries and...

Havana’s factory of cool – The Cuban Art Factory

Mar 28th, 2018 | Dr Stephen Wilkinson

Academy Travel tour leader Stephen Wilkinson visits an art gallery with a difference… The taxi trundles down a potholed street in a dimly lit industrial area of the Havana suburb of Vedado. In the distance, a factory chimney looms into view, illuminated by an electric blue search light. We can...

New York and The Performing Arts Scene

Oct 16th, 2016 | Dr Matthew Laing

We asked one of our expert tour leaders Dr Matthew Laing about the performing arts scene in New York...   Q: How is the performing arts scene linked to the city’s history? Matthew: New Amsterdam, as a far-flung fur trading outpost of the Dutch Empire in the 17th century, was quickly famous...

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