Learn about the history, landscape and design of some of Europe and the UK’s greatest villas and gardens. Click on a tour description below for full itinerary and online bookings.
See the most beautiful countryside in Italy, from Frascati to the hill-top town of Orvieto, to Florence and onto the dramatic scenery of the Italian Lakes.
Michael Turner is a classical archaeologist, garden historian and ADFAS lecturer. The former Senior Curator of the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney, he now
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
Discover Tasmania’s colonial history and landscape. Visit galleries including MONA, experience Port Arthur, cruise Wineglass Bay and explore the Huon Valley.
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.
Survey the work of the passionate men and women who, over the past three hundred years, have created some of the best-loved gardens in the south of England.
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