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Discover New York in depth, explore the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, or journey through Canada, and South America. Click on a tour description below for a detailed 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.
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.
Dr Matthew Laing is a historian and political scientist at Monash University who has led tours to the Americas and Europe with Academy Travel for five years.
From the Mid-West to Manhattan, explore the dramatic political and social history, jaw-dropping art museums and exuberant architecture of key American cities.
Robert Gay has led over 80 music tours, including to this Metropolitan Opera Ring Cycle in 2012 and Ring Cycles in Munich, Paris and Vienna
Enjoy Robert Lepage’s visually striking interpretation of Wagner’s masterpiece at the New York Metropolitan Opera, with a fine international cast.
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.
French Canada and New England
Follow the Frank Lloyd Wright trail from his prairies style in Chicago through to Buffalo and on to Wright’s most famous work, Fallingwater, outside Pittsburgh.
Chloe has conducted extensive research and fieldwork on traditional crafts and textiles throughout Mexico. She has lived and worked in Mexico for many years and is a fluent Spanish speaker.
Unravel the unique history, archaeology and natural beauty of Mexico: Aztecs, Maya, the colourful Days of the Dead; volcanos, jungle and tropical coast.
South by Southwest USA
Dr Chris Carter has an Honours and Master’s degree in archaeology and has recently completed a PhD. He has led tours to Central and South America for over 20 years.
Explore the ancient civilisation of the Maya, visiting the pyramids, temples and tombs of this mysterious culture’s heartland in Guatemala, Honduras and Belize.
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.
Christmas in New York
Enjoy the Chicago Lyric Opera’s visually striking production of Wagner’s masterpiece, Der Ring des Nibelungen, with a fine international cast.
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