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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.
Lindy Montgomery taught musicology at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for 13 years. A fine soprano, she is a regular soloist with the Sydney Chamber Choir and Pinchgut Opera.
Swap the Australian summer for Grand Tier seats to five operas at The Met, the New York Philharmonic, contemporary architecture and leading small art museums.
Christopher Menz is a former Director of the Art Gallery of SA. He has published extensively on the decorative arts and is a regular contributor to Australian Book Review.
Lovers of fine art and music can spend two weeks in London and Paris on this residential style tour. Enjoy the opera and see the winter blockbuster exhibitions.
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, Asia, the USA and Scandinavia.
Enjoy traditional and contemporary art, music, food and luxury accommodation in this forward-thinking island nation, now a regional centre of arts and culture.
Dr Matthew Laing has a PhD in US politics from the ANU. He has an expert knowledge of New York and a love of the performing arts, especially theatre and music.
Spend two weeks in the world’s most dynamic cultural city. Enjoy seven top performances, with visits to some of the world’s best museums and restaurants.
Robert Veel has a BA and M.Ed from the University of Sydney, where he taught for many years. Robert has an intimate knowledge of Venice, its history, art and architecture.
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.
Robert Veel has a BA and M.Ed from the University of Sydney, where he taught for many years. Robert has an intimate knowledge of Rome, its history, art and architecture.
Discover the city of Rome beyond the tourist trail, with special visits to difficult to access sites and expert guidance through its history, art and culture.
Christopher Menz is a former art museum director and curator and has been leading cultural tours in Europe, the United States and Australia since 2013.
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.
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.
Experience the Venice Biennale, and explore this wonderful city from modern art, to tranquil islands and Renaissance masterpieces on this 9 day tour.
Dr Michael Adcock is a social and cultural historian who specialises in the field of modern France. He has published works on the French Revolution with Cambridge University Press.
Explore in depth Paris’ dramatic history and the remarkable innovations in art, architecture and society that make the city a cornerstone of Western culture.
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.
Enjoy the world's leading opera festivals attending four outstanding performances at the Bavarian State Opera and three unforgettable Glyndebourne operas.
Experience the Venice International Film Festival, explore exceptional art from around the globe and discover Venice’s hidden gems on this 9-day tour.
Dr Jennifer Lawless has led tours to Greece, Turkey and Iran. Jenny has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship and a NSW Premier’s History Prize for her research and writing.
Delve into the art and architecture of Classical and Byzantine Constantinople and Ottoman Istanbul and discover a fascinating history of where East meets West.
Dr Nick Gordon has a University Medal and a PhD in history and lectures on European art. Nick is also a practising painter and brings this passion to the visual arts.
Discover the best of Melbourne's private homes and fine collections, from the retreats of colonial high society to the contemporary house museum.
Dr Kathleen Olive has more than 15 years’ experience leading tours to Italy. She has a PhD in Italian literature and speaks fluent Italian.
Take up residence in Florence on this study tour, to understand its medieval innovation, Renaissance masterpieces and current cultural revival.
Stuart Barrie is a director of Academy Travel and has over 20 years’ experience in travel, including leading groups through western Europe, Russia and the United States.
Enjoy the best of the Big Apple, including jazz, opera at the Met, Broadway plays, a private visit of MoMA, history and architecture walking tours.
Dr Matthew Laing is a historian and political scientist with a PhD from the ANU. Matthew leads tours to the United States, Scandinavia and around the Baltic.
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