Fine Arts Travel & Cultural Tours – ADFAS Travel

  • ADFAS Travel is the official travel program of the Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Socieities.

    Your 2019 tour program offers a diverse and stimulating range of 17 tours to destinations both within Australia and abroad.

    Enjoy the company of like-minded travellers, small groups, excellent tour leaders and carefully-crafted itineraries.

TOUR PROGRAM

Alice Springs, Warlukurlingu Artists & The Tanami Desert: Art Tour

May 24 - 29, 2019. Tour Leader: Catherine Millikan

Alice Springs, Warlukurlingu Artists & The Tanami Desert


Alice Springs, Warlukurlingu Artists & Macdonald Ranges: Art & Scenic Flight Tour

Jun 1 - 5, 2019. Tour Leader: Catherine Millikan

Alice Springs, Warlukurlingu Artists & The Tanami Desert


Great Gardens of Cornwall & Devon

Jun 3 - 12, 2019. Tour Leader: Michael Turner

This new tour travels to the counties of Cornwall and Devon to visit the gardens of some of the most famous names in modern garden and landscape design.


Yorkshire to the Lake District: gardens of a passionate mind

Jun 19 - Jul 3, 2019. Tour Leader: Michael Turner

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.


Lithuania: with artists Rita Lazauskas & Anne Zahalka

Aug 24 - Sep 6, 2019. Tour Leader: Rita Lazauskas

Travel Lithuania at a leisurely pace absorbing it’s unique culture, remarkable landscape, architecture, sculpture, traditional arts and history.


Vienna to Venice: the crossroads of history

Sep 8 - 24, 2019. Tour Leader: Dr Nick Gordon

Explore Europe’s extraordinary history and archaeology at one of its great cultural crossroads and discover Slovenia and Friuli on this new 17-day tour.


Sicily & the Aeolian Islands: Jewels of the Mediterranean

Oct 4 - 20, 2019. Tour Leader: Gillian Hovell

See Greek temples, Roman villas, Byzantine mosaics, Norman cathedrals and exuberant baroque architecture, in a setting of sea and mountains.


Sardinia & Corsica: from the Stone Age to Napoleon

Oct 11 - 26, 2019. Tour Leader: Dr Kathleen Olive

Explore Sardinia and Corsica, two Mediterranean islands which, despite centuries of invasion and settlement, retain a proud independent spirit.


From the Yarra Valley to Bendigo: Victoria’s regional galleries

Oct 16 - 23, 2019. Tour Leader: Robert Veel

Visit the great regional galleries in Victoria, products of the Gold Rush and pastoral wealth of Victoria and still vibrant centres of visual art.


Mexico: Aztecs, Maya & the Day of the Dead

Oct 25 - Nov 11, 2019. Tour Leader: Chloe Sayer

Unravel the unique history, archaeology and natural beauty of Mexico: Aztecs, Maya, the colourful Days of the Dead; volcanos, jungle and tropical coast.


ADFAS Garden & Art Tour of Japan

Nov 6 - 20, 2019. Tour Leader: Kazuyo Takatori

The 2019 ADFAS Garden & Art Tour of Japan visits many wonderful gardens including three of Japan’s most revered gardens.


Artisanal Tour of Northern Morocco [Extension]: Fes, Chefchaouen & Rabat

Nov 20 - 25, 2019. Tour Leader: Rita Lazauskas

Artisanal tour of Northern Morocco – optional extra 6-day extension tour.


Winter in Moscow & St Petersburg

Jan 9 - 23, 2020. Tour Leader: Dr Michael Adcock

Winter in Moscow & St Petersburg


Puglia to Pompeii: Classical Southern Italy

Feb 27 - Mar 13, 2020. Tour Leader: Dr Estelle Lazer

This 16-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.


Cuba: Then & Now

Feb 29 - Mar 14, 2020. Tour Leader: Dr Stephen Wilkinson

Cuba


New Zealand: Nature, Culture & The Arts

Mar 12 - 21, 2020. Tour Leader: Dr Kathleen Olive

New Zealand


Egypt: Beyond the Nile

Mar 15 - Apr 2, 2020. Tour Leader: Christopher Bradley

Egypt


Lakes & Villas of Northern Italy

Apr 19 - May 3, 2020. Tour Leader: Dr Kathleen Olive

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.


Bhutan: A Himalayan Idyll

Apr 24 - May 6, 2020. Tour Leader: Zara Fleming

In 2015, Zara Fleming conducted a successful tour to Bhutan, and so we invited her to lead another tour through this mountain kingdom.


Berlin and Beyond: Berlin, Leipzig & Dresden

May 4 - 17, 2020. Tour Leader: Christopher Menz

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.


New York: The Art of Fashion

May 5 - 15, 2020. Tour Leader: Dr Anna Lebovic

New York


Budapest to the Baltic: A Musical Journey

May 28 - Jun 13, 2020. Tour Leader: Robert Gay

Budapest to the Baltic


Great Gardens of Cornwall & Devon

Jun 1 - 10, 2020. Tour Leader: Michael Turner

This ten-day tour travels to the counties of Cornwall and Devon to visit the gardens of some of the most famous names in modern garden and landscape design.