Discover an astounding cultural renaissance, cut short by war and revolution. This is Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago on a platter.
Take the time to properly explore elegant riverine cities from Strasbourg to Aachen, enjoy their wealth of art and understand their complex history.
Celebrate Christmas and New Year with the best of European opera, ballet and orchestral music in the great musical capitals of Central Europe.
Experience the wealth of art on show at Art Basel, one of the world’s premiere art fairs, and enjoy the beauty, history and art of Alsace and the Black Forest.
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.
Explore Scandinavia’s history, from the voyages of the Vikings to contemporary Nordic design, and experience Iceland’s extraordinary landscapes and pristine coastlines.
Explore the gardens and castles of Scotland at their summer best on a journey through dramatic landscapes, rich heritage and enchanted culture.
Experience two great European shows with a former curator of the Guggenheim, and explore the art and architecture of contemporary Berlin.
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.
Take an in-depth look at one of Europe’s most cultured and dynamic capitals, and explore nearby Leipzig and Dresden.
Unpack your bags and discover the unique history and culture of the Basque people, from their maritime past and culinary heritage to their stunning contemporary art and architecture.
Discover Turkey’s layers of history, religion and culture, from the Byzantine and Ottoman to classical and ancient sites, and the vibrancy of Istanbul.
Enjoy the very best of opera, orchestral music and ballet in some of Germany’s finest opera houses and concert halls.
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.
Enjoy the very best of European opera, ballet and orchestral music at world-class opera houses and concert halls in Venice, Milan, Madrid and Barcelona.
Explore the city that ruled central Europe for 500 years, a mecca for musicians, artists, architects and intellectuals.
Explore the broader Habsburg world, linking the Germanic north to the Slavic and Italian south, a crossroads where cultures intermingle and great empires rose and fell.
Experience one of the greatest achievements in Western Music: Der Ring des Nibelungen. A trip to the Ring Cycle is the musical pilgrimage of a lifetime.
Embrace the diverse musical heritages of Spain and Portugal, on a journey from cultural capitals to provincial towns, bringing you the best of this vibrant region.
Visit some of the best-known and best-loved gardens and grand homes in the north of England and North Wales, including Chatsworth House.
Explore the rich historical, artistic and cultural legacy of two outstanding European regions, enjoying superb natural scenery along the way.
Discover the beauty of south-west France, from cave art in the Perigord to the celebrated chateaux of the Loire.
Explore the deep history, art and archaeology of Europe’s historic frontier, and understand the complexities behind this region’s troubled past.
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.
Combining ancient cultures, dramatic history and breathtaking scenery, discover the island of Corsica and the impressive city of Genoa.
Explore Croatia’s history, beautiful towns and stunning coastlines in style, including 7 nights cruising on the 19-cabin MV Antaris.
Enjoy nine world-class performances of opera, orchestral and chamber music in Russia’s cultural capital. Extend your travel to Moscow or Helsinki.
Unpack your bags in London and Paris and discover the profound influence fashion has had on shaping the cultural identity of two of the world’s greatest capitals.
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.
Visit small private gardens, great estates, rediscovered 18th and 19th-century masterpieces and ultramodern concept gardens.
Travel through beautiful countryside in the north of England, visiting some of the best-known and most-loved gardens in the country.
Explore Greece’s oldest sites, steeped in mythology and history, journeying from the island of Crete to Thessaloniki in the north.
Explore Greece’s ancient sites and cultures, steeped in mythology and history, from the island of Crete through the Peloponnese to Olympia and Delphi.
A relaxed way to explore Crete, Athens and the Peloponnese, visiting the key Bronze Age and classical sites for which Greece is famous.
Explore Greece through its archaeology, from the Minoans on Crete and Santorini to Mycenean and classical sites in the Peloponnese and Athens.
Explore the fascinating history and art of the Low Countries, from Van Eyck to Van Gogh, and get to know the region's great cities and small towns.
Follow in the footsteps of Beethoven from Bonn to Vienna, with nine outstanding performances, including the Beethoven Festival in Bonn.
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.
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.
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.
A once-in-a-decade opportunity to experience three great art fairs together: Frieze, the British Art Show and the Liverpool Biennial.
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.
The world’s two best summer opera festivals, together in one program. German tradition in Munich and the English summer at Glyndebourne.
Discover music inspired by folk literature and traditions in four of Europe’s Nordic capitals, with the best of opera, ballet and orchestral music.
A luxurious way to sample the millennia of art, architecture and culture at the historical crossroads of the Western Mediterranean.
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.
Discover 'Green Spain', visiting modern and medieval sites along the Camino, and exploring Portugal's Age of Discovery.
A detailed exploration of Paris’ rich history and extraordinary artistic legacy, taking you well beyond the city of tourists.
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.
Explore the wonders of Central Europe in Prague, Budapest and Vienna, from art in the age of emperors to rich music history and modernist gems.
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 Ancient Egypt - land of the pharaohs, colossal statues, vast pyramids and magnificent many-columned temples.
Uncover the Nile’s vital role in shaping Egyptian history from Lake Nasser, Luxor and Cairo’s pharaohs, to the river delta at Alexandria.
Follow history and legend along the life-giving waters of the Nile, to discover the 4000-year history of one of the world’s great civilisations.
From Alexander and Darius to the caravan cities of the Silk Road: discover the enduring legacy of Persia and its empires.
Discover the world-famous sites, extraordinary histories and ongoing fascination of two nations whose origins can be traced to the birth of civilization.
Delve deeper into Jordan's history and culture, from the early Bronze Age to Nabatean traders, the Christian crusades and modern-day Amman.
Journey beyond the kasbahs to discover Morocco’s rich architectural heritage, vibrant traditions, stunning landscapes and unique gastronomy.
Discover the fascinating history of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, which lie at one of the great crossroads of trade, faith and culture.
Follow the footsteps of travellers past, journeying through the Silk Road cities and villages that linked Europe and the Far East.
Journey through history, discovering rulers from Alexander the Great to the Soviets.
Escape to Singapore during Art Week, and enjoy the island state's art, modern architecture and colonial past.
Cutting-edge contemporary art and architecture in China’s two most cosmopolitan cities, with special access to Art Basel Hong Kong.
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.
An overlooked jewel among Asia’s diverse destinations, with a thriving arts scene, a visible and vibrant traditional culture with cosmopolitan influences.
Follow the Silk Road’s ancient caravan routes through western China and discover millennia of history, art and culture, preserved through successive dynasties.
Take the road less travelled and experience stunning outback landscapes, Indigenous culture and unique geological formations of the Flinders Ranges.
Our journey takes us from the city to the bush and from the coast to the desert, as we gain firsthand experience of the Outback.
Compact and refined, Adelaide has much to offer the cultural traveller. Explore it with the former director of the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Discover the Ancient Greeks and the art of Jeffrey Smart. Learn how the Greeks saw the constellations and enjoy the night sky and history of Canberra.
Visit the studios of five leading Australian artists, explore the history and artistic heritage of the ‘Hill End school’, all amid fine scenery.
Enjoy a three-day excursion, which takes you from Indigenous rock art to the studios leading Australian artists working in the Wollombi and Hunter Valleys.
We are delighted to offer a long weekend at the Festival, combined with an outstanding exhibition of European Masterpieces from the Metropolitan.
Marvel at masterworks from the National Gallery in London and explore the exquisite Art and Furniture Collections of Parliament House.
Marvel at masterworks from the National Gallery in London and enjoy a new show at the the National Portrait Gallery.
Widely considered as the premier ballet company in the world, the Bolshoi Ballet is truly one of the great names in performing arts and returns to Brisbane for the first time since its sell-out season in 2013. Join us for a weekend of ballet, art and food.
Explore contemporary art in Melbourne, from the NGV Triennial to private collections, special exhibitions and visits to artist studios on this new five-day tour.
Visit the QAG's European Masterpieces from the Met and enjoy two performances at the 2021 Brisbane Festival.
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.
Enjoy in-depth explorations of the NGV's blockbuster Impressionism and Goya exhibitions and the Mornington Peninsula in spring.
A fascinating look into Tasmania’s colonial past and contemporary art, combining dramatic history and breathtaking scenery.
Enjoy masterpieces by Jeffrey Smart at the NGA's retrospective, and a wealth of modern and contemporary art exhibitions in Canberra.
Visit the Mary Quant Exhibition at Bendigo and enjoy the historic towns, galleries and artist studios of the Macedon Ranges.
Discover the discreet charms of private Melbourne, from colonial landmarks to modern icons and contemporary house museums.
Experience world-famous sculpture parks, remarkable art and architecture, and striking landscapes shaped by dramatic volcanic activity.
Explore the hidden treasures on this five day itinerary, including four outstanding performances, gallery visits and experiences designed to show off Sydney.
Explore 50,000 years of Indigenous heritage and colonial settlement, from the Murray Darling to Mutawintji National Park.
Get to know Victoria’s fabulous regional galleries and the complex history of Victoria, from colony to the goldfields and beyond.
Celebrate the contribution of women to our national culture and admire High Country gardens in springtime, on this tour to Canberra and the Monaro.
Celebrate the achievements of women in the arts in Sydney, with visits to Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden, Chau Chak Museum and a private visit to Wendy Sharpe’s studio.
Enjoy Tasmania’s internationally-recognised pristine landscapes and vibrant visual arts scene, underpinned by a complex history.
Discover the essence of Verdi, gaining insights into his complex musical imagination on this 4 day intensive course with expert lecturer Robert Gay.
A specially designed Professional Development Tour for Teachers of the Performing and Visual Arts, from the Red Centre to the spectacular top end.
Discover the greatest concentration of medieval and Renaissance art in Italy, with the pleasure of fewer crowds and mild Tuscan winters
Deepen your knowledge of the extraordinary masterpieces and masterminds of Renaissance Florence, with new collections to discover.
From prehistoric icemen to the tragedy of World War I, all set in the majestic landscapes of Friuli, the Dolomites and the Veneto.
Enjoy the fascinating history, art and culture of Italy, from the Romans to the Renaissance and beyond, with special meals and private visits.
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.
Enjoy spectacular performances in historic venues and small-scale chamber concerts in some of Italy’s most scenic locations.
Enjoy the unique combination of art, design and nature in Italy, from Renaissance villas to extraordinary baroque gardens.
A luxurious way to sample over 4,000 years of history, art and architecture on these islands, crossroads of the Mediterranean.
Experience eight performances at Italy’s most famous and historic theatres, and discover the beautiful lakes and art-filled small cities of northern Italy.
Visit Italy’s two southern capitals, each an ancient and remarkable mix of cultures, spanning more than 3,000 years of European civilisation.
Explore world-class sites with a world-class expert, while enjoying the delights of one of Italy’s most beautiful regions.
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.
An in-depth look at the layers of Roman history, art and architecture for the independent-minded traveller, with time for independent exploration.
From Greek temples to medieval mosaics, Sicily showcases more than 3,000 years of Mediterranean civilisation, all set amid glorious scenery.
Explore the sophistication of the Etruscans and the rise of Rome, to Renaissance villas and gardens, and romantic Ninfa.
Experience the remarkable world of contemporary art by leading artists from around the globe, at the world’s largest and oldest art fair.
Experience the world’s largest contemporary art biennale and enjoy the best of international cinema on this 9-day tour to Venice.
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.
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