Our small-group cultural tours allow you to explore your passion for painting, sculpture, architecture and design. Click on a tour description below for full itinerary and online bookings.
Explore Venice and experience the spectacle of the Venice Biennale and the International Film Festival over 9 days from our quiet hotel in central Venice.
Dr Nick Gordon Test has a University Medal and a PhD in History from the University of Sydney, lectures on European art, and has led many popular tours to
Explore world-class art galleries, opulent churches and chapels to admire a broad selection of Caravaggio's work, while tracing the artist's fascinating life.
Dr Kathleen Olive has more than 15 years’ experience leading tours to Italy. She has a PhD in Italian Studies, regularly presents popular courses at Sydney University’s Centre
Uncover China’s rich historical achievements and artistry defined by over 2000 years of dynastic rule Our 18-day tour travels the mainland and into Hong Kong.
David Rosier has spent in excess of 25 years focusing on business in Asia, and China in particular, and has lived in Hong Kong. Since returning to UK David has lectured extensively
Delve into history, culture and art on this 17-day tour of Russia. Visit St Petersburg’s palaces and museums, Moscow’s Red Square and the Golden Ring.
Dr Matthew Dal Santo is a historian with Honours degrees from both Sydney and Cambridge universities. He was a Fellow in History at Trinity College, where he received his PhD, and
Study the fascinating history and admire the natural beauty of the Italian coastline from Lazio, along the Tyrrhenian coast, through to Turin.
Travel through the fascinating regions of Northern Spain via Porto to Lisbon. Explore outstanding art collections, spectacular monuments and vibrant cities.
Dr Jeni Ryde is a former Senior Lecturer at Western Sydney University. Her PhD focused on the Renaissance, heritage tourism and museology. She has travelled extensively through Por
From Gettysburg to gumbo Academy Travel’s new 15-day itinerary explores the essence of America’s South, with great food, superb art and fine scenery to be enjoyed.
Dr Matthew Laing is a research fellow at Monash University. He holds a PhD in US political studies from ANU. He has served as a congressional intern in Washington, lectured widely
Take an in-depth look at the diverse and fascinating city of Berlin, with days in Leipzig and Dresden, on this 14-day residential style tour.
Thomas Abbott was born in the US but has lived in Germany since 1988. He holds a degree in art history and has led many cultural tours throughout Germany, specialising in the archi
Explore the connections between Europe and North Africa on this new itinerary. Visit Fes, Rabat and Tangier in Morocco and discover Seville, Cordoba and Granada.
Sue Rollin is well known to ADFAS members through her lecture tours in Australia. Sue is an archaeologist, interpreter and lecturer, having taught at University College London, SOA
Follow Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s greatest architect, from his prairies style in Chicago, through to Pennsylvania to explore Fallingwater and on to New York.
Stuart Barrie has a passion for 20th-century American history and the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. He has led many tours to the USA. Stuart holds a Masters degree from the U
Unpack and unwind on this residential tour exploring the art and history of Venice, from its Byzantine origins to its Renaissance glory and modern beauty.
Dr Nick Gordon has a University Medal and a PhD in History from the University of Sydney, lectures on European art, and has led many popular tours to Europe for Academy Travel. He
Join us on an in depth look at Spain’s two largest cities: Madrid with its Imperial wealth and Barcelona with its colourful Modernist and medieval architecture.
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.
Dr Kathleen Olive has led tours to Europe, Turkey and the USA, and is a popular teacher of art and architectural history at the University of Sydney and the WEA. She looks forward
Spend Thanksgiving in New York over 12 nights. Enjoy eight diverse performances, dine in Michellin-starred restaurants and visit some of the world’s top museums.
Dr Matthew Laing has a comprehensive knowledge of the history and society of the United States and has travelled the length and breadth of the country for research, personal intere
Discover Tasmania’s colonial history and landscape. Visit galleries including MONA, experience Port Arthur, cruise Wineglass Bay and explore the Huon Valley.
Spend two weeks in the world’s most dynamic cultural city. Enjoy eight top performances, with visits to some of the world’s best museums and restaurants.
Escape the Easter crowds to the tranquility of the Umbrian and Tuscan countryside to see great art, explore ancient towns and enjoying unmatched wine and food.
Explore the history and culture of Italy’s premier art cities Florence and Venice. See world-class galleries and museums, and visit difficult-to-access sites.
Take a comprehensive tour of Spain, designed to give the first-time visitor an overview of the country’s diverse and fascinating history, art and traditions.
This tour of Taiwan uncovers Chinese traditions and culture with a wealth of art, architecture and beautiful landscapes in Tainan, Taroko Gorge and Taipei.
Enjoy some of Italy’s finest villas on Lake Como, the Renaissance country houses of Palladio, and the splendour of the Borromean Islands on this 15-day tour.
Follow the Frank Lloyd Wright trail from his prairies style in Chicago through to Buffalo and on to Wright’s most famous work, Fallingwater, outside Pittsburgh.
Explore the art and culture of the Low Countries, from medieval cities such as Bruges, to wonderful modern museums and less well-visited gems.
Travel from Burgundy, south through Lyon to the Côte d’Azur, exploring medieval villages, admire fine Roman ruins and visit exceptional regional art galleries.
See outstanding art, enjoy fine opera and explore the rich literary heritage of Germany, travelling from Munich to Berlin with Australian Book Review.
This new 15-day tour takes you from Copenhagen, to Oslo, Bergen and Iceland, to explore the region’s distinctive landscapes and cultural traditions.
Enjoy the best of land and sea travel on this 17 day tour travelling from Malta to Venice, featuring a nine-night cruise on the luxury sailing yacht Sea Cloud II
Dr Kathleen Olive has a Ph.D in Italian and over 10 year’s experience leading cultural tours.
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