Get to know the world’s great cities in depth, with a long stay, expert tour leader and like-minded company. Click on a tour description below for full itinerary and online bookings.
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 lives in Berlin and specialises in the history, art and architecture of Germany. He holds a degree in art history and leads tours to northern and central Europe.
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.
Dr Jeni Ryde is a historian with an excellent knowledge of medieval and modern Italy, Spain and Portugal. Her PhD spanned Renaissance studies, heritage and the impact of tourism.
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 is a historian and political scientist with a PhD from the ANU. Matthew leads tours to the United States, Scandinavia and the Baltic.
Explore Italy’s southern capitals, Palermo and Naples, experiencing their blend of ancient and modern cultures that is both sophisticated and exhilarating.
Robert Veel has a BA and M.Ed from the University of Sydney, where he taught for many years. A director of Academy Travel, he leads tours mainly to Italy, the USA and Scandinavia.
Enjoy 11 top-flight performances of opera, orchestral music and stage drama. Meet performing artists and local music experts. Very comfortable Bloomsbury hotel.
Dr Tom Ford holds a PhD in music history and has written extensively on classical music. Tom is currently PR and media manager (classics and jazz) for Universal Music Australia.
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.
Thomas Abbott, lives in Berlin and specialises in the history, art and architecture of Germany. He holds a degree in art history and leads tours to northern and central Europe.
Enjoy the world's leading opera festivals attending four outstanding performances at the Bavarian State Opera and three unforgettable Glyndebourne operas.
Robert Gay is one of Australia’s leading music tour leaders and music educators. He has led more than 80 orchestral music and opera-themed to Europe and the US.
Settle in and relax on this residential tour as we discover the unique amalgam of enterprise, republicanism, ambition and virtuosity that shaped the Renaissance.
Dr Nick Gordon has a University Medal and a PhD in history. He is also a practising painter. He leads art and history-themed tours in Europe and Australia.
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 Kathleen Olive has a PhD in Italian Studies, and lectures on European art and history. Her tours focus mainly on the post-classical Mediterranean world, especially Italy.
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