Deepen your knowledge of the extraordinary masterpieces and masterminds of Renaissance Florence, and discover new collections showcasing the city’s more recent history.
Enjoy the fascinating history, art and culture of Italy, from the Romans to the Renaissance and beyond, with special meals and private visits not available on most tours.
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’s north, from Renaissance villas to extraordinary baroque gardens and stunning alpine scenery.
A luxurious way to sample over 4,000 years of history, art and architecture on these islands, crossroads of the Mediterranean.
Experience eight outstanding performances at Italy’s most famous and historic theatres, including La Fenice and La Scala, 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.
An in-depth look at the layers of Roman history, art and architecture for the independent-minded traveller.
From the Bronze Age to Napoleon, these less-visited islands of the Western Mediterranean combine ancient cultures, dramatic history and breathtaking scenery.
From Greek temples to medieval mosaics, Sicily showcases more than 3,000 years of Mediterranean civilisation, all set amid active volcanoes and glorious coastlines.
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.
Experience the world’s largest contemporary art biennale and enjoy the best of international cinema on this 9-day tour to Venice.
Experience the remarkable world of contemporary art by leading artists from around the globe, at the world’s largest and oldest art fair.
Take the road less travelled to some of Italy’s most beautiful and historic medieval towns, and enjoy a wealth of ancient sites, Renaissance art, superb regional food and wine and living artisanal traditions.
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 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 broader Habsburg world, linking the Germanic north to the Slavic and Italian south, a crossroads where cultures intermingle and great empires rose and fell.
Travel with the ABR, Australia's leading arts and literary review magazine, and relish in the extraordinary art, architecture and history of Germany and the Netherlands, and attend performances at world-class venues in congenial company.
An alternative to the crowded, cliched Rhine cruise, this itinerary gives you the time to properly explore elegant riverine cities from Strasbourg to Aachen, enjoy their wealth of art and understand their complex history.
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.
Take an in-depth look at one of Europe’s most cultured and dynamic capitals, and explore nearby Leipzig and Dresden.
From Franz Liszt and Hungarian folk music to the phenomenal vocal 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 and Cluny, to the drama of modern art on the French Riviera.
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.
Explore Greece’s oldest sites, steeped in mythology and history, journeying from the island of Crete to Thessaloniki in the north.
A relaxed way to explore Crete, Athens and the Peloponnese, visiting the key Bronze Age and classical sites for which Greece is famous.
Take time out to explore one of the great cities of world history, a place of diverse and extraordinary history, art and architecture.
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.
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, when the locals get out and enjoy life.
The world’s two best summer opera festivals, together in one program. German tradition and unrivalled quality in Munich; sparkle, innovation and the English summer at Glyndebourne.
Extend your knowledge of the Iberian Peninsula, visiting medieval and modern sites, 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 Scandinavia’s history, from the voyages of the Vikings to contemporary Nordic design, and experience Iceland’s extraordinary landscapes and pristine coastlines.
Experience one of the world’s final travel frontiers, from its awe-inspiring landscapes and unique wildlife to a cultural kaleidoscope of indigenous peoples and exiled dissidents.
Travel the Baltic by ferry and train, exploring the mix of Nordic, German and Russian influences that have forged a unique cultural identity expressed in art, architecture, music and design.
Explore the city that ruled central Europe for 500 years, a mecca for musicians, artists, architects and intellectuals and still a vibrant cultural centre, European but with a distinctly oriental feel.
Visit some of the best-known and best-loved gardens and grand homes in the north of England and North Wales, including Castle Howard and Chatsworth House.
Experience New York in its festive brilliance, seeing the best shows of the season, visiting great small galleries and capping it all off with New Year’s Eve in the city that never sleeps.
Go beyond Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to explore Cuba’s rich Afro-Caribbean culture, expressed in music, literature and architecture, and forged through the crucible of colonial and revolutionary history.
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.
French monasteries, Shaker villages, red barns, covered bridges and colonial towns: see the timeless beauty of New England and Quebec ablaze in autumn colour.
Get to know the Maya, the dominant civilization of Mesoamerica, and their architectural legacy set in the spectacular landscapes of Central America.
Take a journey to the heart and soul of Latin America, from ancient Mayan and Aztec sites to the colourful art of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
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.
Catch the very best of the 2020 season at the Met Opera, with new productions and star singers in all performances.
Celebrate Thanksgiving in New York – a time for food, reflection and good company – while experiencing the very best this iconic city has to offer.
Experience one of the greatest achievements in Western Music: Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. A trip to the Ring Cycle is the musical pilgrimage of a lifetime.
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.
Ancient, eternal and exotic, discover the world-famous sites, extraordinary histories and ongoing fascination of two nations whose origins can be traced to the birth of civilization.
Journey beyond the kasbahs to discover Morocco’s rich architectural heritage, fascinating history, vibrant traditions, stunning landscapes and unique gastronomy.
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.
Experience the transformation of Singapore from a trading port to a world-class venue for fine art, performing arts and architecture.
An overlooked jewel among Asia’s diverse destinations, with a thriving arts scene, a visible and vibrant traditional culture with cosmopolitan influences from Europe, Japan and mainland China.
Follow the footsteps of travellers past, journeying through the Silk Road cities and villages that linked Europe and the Far East.
Follow the Silk Road’s ancient caravan routes through western China and discover millennia of history, art and culture, preserved through successive dynasties.
Swap the Australian summer for the tranquillity of Japan in winter, with snow and stunning alpine scenery adding to the art, architecture and history.
Compact and refined, Adelaide has much to offer the cultural traveller. Explore it with the former director of the Art Gallery of South Australia.
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.
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, striking landscapes shaped by dramatic volcanic activity, and the wealth of Maori culture, integral to Kiwi life today.
Enjoy Tasmania’s internationally-recognised pristine landscapes and vibrant visual arts scene, underpinned by a complex history.
Get to know Victoria’s fabulous regional galleries and the complex history of Victoria, from colony to the goldfields and beyond.
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