Our tour leaders Dr Kathleen Olive and Dr Nick Gordon will be speaking at Hazelhurst Arts Gallery, as part of the Friends of Hazelhurst’s lecture program.
Join Academy Travel at the Nicholson Museum's 2017 free lecture series, Postcards from the Past, held on the first Saturday of each month.
We are pleased to announce a series of free short courses at Mosman Art Gallery. Our tour leaders will be sharing their wealth of knowledge on a range of topics.
Explore Venice and experience the spectacle of the Venice Biennale and the International Film Festival over 9 days from our quiet hotel in central Venice.
Dr Nick Gordon holds a University Medal and a PhD in history from the University of Sydney. He has taught Europea
See the most beautiful countryside in Italy, from Frascati to the hill-top town of Orvieto, to Florence and onto the dramatic scenery of the Italian Lakes.
Since 2005 he has been Senior Curator of the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney. Michael has homes in Sydney and Sussex.
Follow the Silk Road from the might of Imperial Beijing the east, to Buddhist monasteries, and Islamic culture in the west at Turpan, Ürümqi and Kashgar.
Ben graduated from Queensland University in 1983 with Honours in Ancient History and he also holds a Diploma of Education from the
Explore world-class art galleries, opulent churches and chapels to admire a broad selection of Caravaggio's work, while tracing the artist's fascinating life.
Kathleen has a doctorate in Italian literature from the University of Sydney. She has a strong interest in medieval history and co
Experience South America’s culture, history and scenery. Visit Santiago, Buenos Aires and Lima. See Igauzu Falls, Macchu Picchu and Inca sites near Cusco.
He has worked as a professional archaeologist and taught extensively in the field. He is currently involved with prehistoric sites
Uncover China’s rich historical achievements and artistry defined by over 2000 years of dynastic rule Our 18-day tour travels the mainland and into Hong Kong.
Since returning to UK David has lectured extensively on the Qing Dynasty Chinese Court Costume to groups as diverse as Na
From outstanding compositions of the Renaissance and Baroque periods to modern masterpieces, our itinerary is built around carefully selected performances.
Working for the Centre for Continuing Education and other associations for more than 25 years, Robert has designed dozens of music
Delve into history, culture and art on this 17-day tour of Russia. Visit St Petersburg’s palaces and museums, Moscow’s Red Square and the Golden Ring.
He was a Fellow in History at Trinity College where he received his PhD and won the Sydney University Medal in modern French liter
Enjoy the best of land and sea travel on this 17-day tour to Malta and Sicily, featuring a seven-day cruise on the luxury sailing yacht Sea Cloud II.
He led his first tour to Italy in 1990 and since then has designed and led 16 tours to Italy, Turkey and the United States, as wel
Study the fascinating history and admire the natural beauty of the Italian coastline from Lazio, along the Tyrrhenian coast, through to Turin.
Travel through the fascinating regions of Northern Spain via Porto to Lisbon. Explore outstanding art collections, spectacular monuments and vibrant cities.
A former Senior Lecturer in Italian at the University of Western Sydney, she is a fluent Italian speaker with a wide ranging knowl
Experience the fine arts and culture of Persia. See Tehran's fine museums, visit Isfahan’s exquisite mosques and the great sites of Pasargadae and Persepolis.
One of his particular interests is the Queen of Sheba. He first visited Ethiopia in 1977 and has led specialist tours there since
From Gettysburg to gumbo Academy Travel’s new 15-day itinerary explores the essence of America’s South, with great food, superb art and fine scenery to be enjoyed.
In 2007 he spent six months in Washington as a congressional intern and has travelled extensively in the North East USA. He has le
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 has lived in Germany since 1988 and has led many cultural tours throughout Germany with leading UK and other organisations,
Explore the connections between Europe and North Africa on this new itinerary. Visit Fes, Rabat and Tangier in Morocco and discover Seville, Cordoba and Granada.
She lectures for the UK-based National Association of Decorative and fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) and is well known to ADFAS membe
See Greek temples, Roman villas, Byzantine mosaics, Norman cathedrals and exuberant baroque architecture, in a setting of sea and mountains.
She lectures at both the University of Sydney and the University of NSW. Estelle has led numerous trips to southern Italy for Acad
Follow Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s greatest architect, from his prairies style in Chicago, through to Pennsylvania to explore Fallingwater and on to New York.
He has a strong interest in history, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University and a Master of Commerce from the Univ
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.
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.
Uncover Japan’s history, art and culture in new world Tokyo, Kanazawa’s gardens, Hiroshima’s peace memorial and 7 nights immersed in Kyoto’s cultural delights.
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.
Visit Burma’s splendid pagodas in Yangon and Bagan, cruise down the Ayayarwady, float amongst gardens on Lake Inle and see the English hill town of Maymyo.
With over 30 years experience as an administrator and tour leader on the great sub-continent she has a great deal to share with he
Our new 12-day study tour explores Rome’s history, art and culture from antiquity to the present, with an extended series of lectures and guided site visits.
Explore Italy’s southern capitals, Palermo and Naples, experiencing their blend of ancient and modern cultures that is both sophisticated and exhilarating.
For lovers of fine music, theatre and art, our 13-day program is packed with a range of performances, including all the major London orchestras.
He has written extensively on classical music, specifically Mozart. He has been a broadcaster on 5MBS Adelaide and 3MBS Fine Music
Over 3000 years of Egyptian history awaits travelling the Nile Valley from Cairo to Aswan. From the great monuments and museums in Cairo and Luxor to Abu Simbel.
Lucia is an Honorary Research Associate at University College London’s Institute of Archaeology, and teaches Egyptology for the
Discover Tasmania’s colonial history and landscape. Visit galleries including MONA, experience Port Arthur, cruise Wineglass Bay and explore the Huon Valley.
This 17-day tour will appeal to those looking to take ‘the road less travelled’ through the regions of Puglia and Basilicata, and on to the Bay of Naples.
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.
From Naples tour leading archaeological sites, pause on Capri to marvel at its natural beauty, before continuing on to Rome to visit difficult-to-access sites.
A comprehensive tour covering Morocco’s diverse delights from Volubilis’ Roman ruins, ancient medinas in Fes and Marrakesh to the Sahara and the Atlantic Coast.
Explore the history and culture of Italy’s premier art cities Florence and Venice. See world-class galleries and museums, and visit difficult-to-access sites.
Take a comprehensive tour of Spain, designed to give the first-time visitor an overview of the country’s diverse and fascinating history, art and traditions.
Other areas of expertise include art, culture, and the environment. He completed his PhD at the University of California at Berk
This tour of Taiwan uncovers Chinese traditions and culture with a wealth of art, architecture and beautiful landscapes in Tainan, Taroko Gorge and Taipei.
Delve into Iran’s archaeology and experience some of the most remarkable monuments in the ancient and Islamic worlds including Isfahan, Shiraz and Persepolis.
He is also Co-Director of the University's excavations at Pella in Jordan, and the ANU/University of Melbourne excavations at Jebe
As well as attending a series of fine performances, this musical pilgrimage takes you to the places where some of the great composers lived and worked.
Lindy possesses a fine soprano voice and has featured as a soloist with Pinchgut Opera and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. S
Enjoy some of Italy’s finest villas on Lake Como, the Renaissance country houses of Palladio, and the splendour of the Borromean Islands on this 15-day tour.
Our annual musical pilgrimage is built around nine performances of opera and orchestral music, including the new Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg.
Explore Ancient Greece’s rich history. visit Minoan sites in Crete, Mycenaean Pylos, Bronze Age and Classical Olympia, Delphi and Macedonian Thessaloniki.
Explore Corsica and Sardinia, two Mediterranean islands which, despite centuries of invasion and settlement, retain a proud independent spirit.
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.
Explore the art and culture of the Low Countries, from medieval cities such as Bruges, to wonderful modern museums and less well-visited gems.
Combine stunning landscapes with the strong and distinctive musical traditions of Finland, Sweden and Norway expressed through composers like Grieg and Sibelius.
Travel from Burgundy, south through Lyon to the Côte d’Azur, exploring medieval villages, admire fine Roman ruins and visit exceptional regional art galleries.
Survey the work of the passionate men and women who, over the past three hundred years, have created some of the best-loved gardens in the south of England.
This new 15-day tour takes you from Copenhagen, to Oslo, Bergen and Iceland, to explore the region’s distinctive landscapes and cultural traditions.
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