Fine Arts Travel & Cultural Tours – ADFAS Travel

  • Explore and enjoy

    Each year the Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Associations (ADFAS) offers a stimulating range of small group cultural tours, open to anyone who enjoys going beyond the ordinary.

    All ADFAS tours feature

    Carefully planned itineraries, led by an expert tour leader, often an ADFAS or NADFAS lecturer, and a maximum group size of 22.

  • Discover Morocco

    Morocco and Southern Spain

    This new 17-day itinerary explores the connections between Europe and North Africa. In Morocco visit renowned towns such as Fes, Rabat and Tangier before crossing Into Southern Spain to discover Seville, Cordoba and Granada.

    October 2017 – Sue Rollin

  • Explore Isola Bella

    Great Gardens of Italy

    Travel through some of the most beautiful countryside in Italy – from Frascati to the Etruscan hill-top town of Orvieto, from Florence north to Padua and on to the dramatic scenery of the Italian Lakes.

    September 2017 – Michael Turner

  • Imperial silk

    Imperial China: History and the Arts

    This 18-day tour of China spans 2000 years of dynastic rule, exploring it’s art, history and culture. Travel to Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, Suzhou and Hong Kong.

    September 2017 – David Rosier

TOUR PROGRAM

Great Gardens of Italy

Sep 3 - 19, 2017. Tour Leader: Michael Turner

Travel through some of the most beautiful countryside in Italy – from Frascati to the Etruscan hill-top town of Orvieto, from Florence north to Padua and on to the dramatic scenery of the Italian Lakes.


Imperial China: history and the arts

Sep 25 - Oct 12, 2017. Tour Leader: David Rosier

This 18-day tour of China spans 2000 years of dynastic rule, exploring it’s art, history and culture. Travel to Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, Suzhou and Hong Kong.


Berlin & Beyond: Berlin, Leipzig & Dresden

Oct 9 - 22, 2017. Tour Leader: Thomas Abbott

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. Visit major galleries and museums, and explore the historic neighbourhoods of both east and west Berlin.


Morocco and Southern Spain

Oct 9 - 25, 2017. Tour Leader: Sue Rollin

This new 17-day itinerary explores the connections between Europe and North Africa. In Morocco visit renowned towns such as Fes, Rabat and Tangier before crossing Into Southern Spain to discover Seville, Cordoba and Granada.


Japan

Oct 17 - 28, 2017. Tour Leader: A tour manager will accompany the group

Uncover Japan’s history, art and culture in new world Tokyo, Kanazawa’s gardens, and 5 nights immersed in Kyoto’s cultural delights. Includes a day trip to World-Heritage Listed Nara to see the 15 metre tall daibutsu.


South Australia and Kangaroo Island

Nov 25 - Dec 2, 2017. Tour Leader: A tour manager will accompany the group

This tour explores Adelaide and South Australia’s art,culture and wildlife staying in Adelaide, Victor Harbour and Kangaroo Island with visits to historic homes, art galleries,  stunning landscapes and sampling delicious food and wine.


Tasmania: history, art and gardens

Dec 2 - 9, 2017. Tour Leader: Dr Kathleen Olive

This tour explores the island’s unique history and traditions staying in both Launceston and Hobart with visits to historic homes, art galleries, gardens, pristine scenery and great food and wine.