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.
Discover the greatest concentration of medieval and Renaissance art in Italy, with the pleasure of fewer crowds and mild Tuscan winters.
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.
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.
Combining ancient cultures, dramatic history and breathtaking scenery, discover the island of Corsica and the impressive city of Genoa.
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.
From prehistoric icemen to the tragedy of World War I, all set in the majestic landscapes of Friuli, the Dolomites and the Veneto.
Get to know Australia in depth, from Indigenous culture in the Grampians to the Silo Art trail and a private visit of Paul Bangay’s own garden, Stonefields.
Travel with the Australian Book Review, Australia's leading arts and literary review magazine, through Germany and The Netherlands.
Travel through the Moorish kingdoms of Andalusia, explore imperial Madrid and be energised by modernista Barcelona.
See Havana for yourself on this 11-day tour, exploring Cuba’s colonial past, its complex modern history and its vibrant contemporary culture.
Take time out to explore one of the great cities of world history, a place of diverse and extraordinary history, art and architecture.
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.
Enjoy the unique combination of art, design and nature in Italy, from Renaissance villas to extraordinary baroque gardens.
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.
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.
Northern Spain feels like a country apart, and in many ways, it has been. Travel from East to West in Spain, roughly adhering to the Pilgrim’s route.
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 Italy’s Renaissance courts, from Leonardo in Milan to Mantegna’s Mantua and stunning Urbino.
“Eternal Rome, head of the world”, so the ancients acclaimed her. To know the story of Rome is to know the story of Western civilization.
Discover an astounding cultural renaissance, cut short by war and revolution. This is Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago on a platter.
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.
Discover the fascinating history of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, which lie at one of the great crossroads of trade, faith and culture.
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.
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