Our medieval and modern history tours have a strong focus on past societies, covering the rise of small cities and towns in Europe right up to 20th and 21st century America.
Take the time to properly explore elegant riverine cities from Strasbourg to Aachen, enjoy their wealth of art and understand their complex history.
Take an in-depth look at one of Europe’s most cultured and dynamic capitals, and explore nearby Leipzig and Dresden.
Explore of one of Europe’s most enigmatic cities in depth, where an understanding of a complex past leads to an appreciation of modern Berlin.
Explore the rich historical, artistic and cultural legacy of two outstanding European regions, enjoying superb natural scenery along the way.
From Franz Liszt to the phenomenal soloists and choirs of Latvia, explore the landscape, traditions and music from Central Europe to the Baltic.
Explore the art, architecture and gastronomy of France, from the birth of the Romanesque at Autun, to the drama of modern art on the French Riviera.
Experience New York in its festive brilliance, seeing the best shows of the season and capping it all off with New Year’s Eve in the city that never sleeps.
Explore Croatia’s history, beautiful towns and stunning coastlines in style, including 7 nights cruising on the 19-cabin MV Antaris.
Uncover the Nile’s vital role in shaping Egyptian history from Lake Nasser, Luxor and Cairo’s pharaohs, to the river delta at Alexandria.
Deepen your knowledge of the extraordinary masterpieces and masterminds of Renaissance Florence, with new collections to discover.
Follow the life and works of Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the greatest all-time geniuses of architecture, on a trail through America’s Midwest.
Travel with the Australian Book Review, Australia's leading arts and literary review magazine, through Germany and The Netherlands.
Enjoy the fascinating history, art and culture of Italy, from the Romans to the Renaissance and beyond, with special meals and private visits.
Travel through the Moorish kingdoms of Andalusia, explore imperial Madrid and be energised by modernista Barcelona.
From Alexander and Darius to the caravan cities of the Silk Road: discover the enduring legacy of Persia and its empires.
Discover the Byzantine and Ottoman worlds, whose dazzling churches, palaces and mosques captured the imagination of Western Europe.
Unpack the many layers of tradition, history and culture that have fascinated generations of visitors to this once-isolated nation.
Swap the Australian summer for the tranquillity of Japan in winter, with snow and stunning alpine scenery adding to the art, architecture and history.
Enjoy the unique combination of art, design and nature in Italy’s north, from Renaissance villas to extraordinary baroque gardens.
Enjoy extended stays in London and Paris at the height of the cultural season, with galleries, opera houses and concert halls all at their winter best.
From Moorish beginnings to modern-day capital, Madrid’s wealth of extraordinary art, architecture and history lends itself to being explored on foot.
Journey beyond the kasbahs to discover Morocco’s rich architectural heritage, vibrant traditions, stunning landscapes and unique gastronomy.
Discover Russia’s culture and art through its rich and tumultuous history, from the medieval Kievan Rus to the tsars and Perestroika.
Swap the Australian summer for the charm and the chill of these exceptional cities, visiting during the Christmas festival season.
A luxurious way to sample the millennia of art, architecture and culture at the historical crossroads of the Western Mediterranean.
The Big Apple: a global powerhouse of finance, ideas, culture and art. Understand this iconic city of the modern era as never before.
Understand fashion and design from its earliest beginnings to the modern day, with fine dining and high culture, in the inimitable New York City.
From prehistoric icemen to the tragedy of World War I, all set in the majestic landscapes of Friuli, the Dolomites and the Veneto.
Extend your knowledge of the Iberian Peninsula, visiting medieval and modern sites, and exploring Portugal’s Age of Discovery.
An in-depth look at the remarkable cultural heritage of Europe’s Atlantic-facing nation, a beguiling mix of history, seafaring and great natural beauty.
Take the road less travelled through southern Italy – brimming with ancient and medieval sites and outstanding natural scenery.
Survey the lesser-known cultural centres of northern Italy’s Renaissance courts, from Leonardo in Milan to Mantegna’s Mantua and stunning Urbino.
An in-depth look at the layers of Roman history, art and architecture for the independent-minded traveller, with time for independent exploration.
These less-visited islands of the Western Mediterranean combine ancient cultures, dramatic history and breathtaking scenery.
Delve into Scandinavia’s Viking archaeology, maritime history and inspirational coastal scenery, with 5 nights on the famed Hurtigruten Line.
Experience one of the world’s final travel frontiers, from its awe-inspiring landscapes and unique wildlife to a cultural kaleidoscope of peoples and dissidents.
From Greek temples to medieval mosaics, Sicily showcases more than 3,000 years of Mediterranean civilisation, all set amid glorious scenery.
Travel the Baltic by ferry and train, exploring the mix of influences that have forged a unique cultural identity expressed in art, architecture and design.
Travel in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims and merchants from the shores of Lake Geneva, across the Alps and on to the gates of Rome.
Celebrate Thanksgiving in New York – a time for food, reflection and good company – while experiencing the very best this iconic city has to offer.
Discover the fascinating history of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, which lie at one of the great crossroads of trade, faith and culture.
Go beyond the stereotypes and find out what it is that makes the South unique within the United States, from food and music to culture and peoples.
Discover Turkey’s layers of history, religion and culture, from the Byzantine and Ottoman to classical and ancient sites, and the vibrancy of Istanbul.
Take the road less travelled to some of Italy’s most beautiful and historic medieval towns, and enjoy a wealth of sites, art, traditions, food and wine.
Unpack your bags and explore the history, art and architecture of the city that ruled the Mediterranean for more than 1,000 years. Timed to avoid the crowds.
Explore the city that ruled central Europe for 500 years, a mecca for musicians, artists, architects and intellectuals.
Modern history, culture, art and politics come together in Washington and New York, on a residential-style tour surveying America’s two capitals.
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