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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nov 10 - 20, 2019. Tour Leader: Rita Lazauskas
Artisanal Tour of Morocco
Nov 20 - 25, 2019. Tour Leader: Rita Lazauskas
Artisanal tour of Northern Morocco – optional extra 6-day extension tour.
Jan 9 - 23, 2020. Tour Leader: Dr Michael Adcock
Swap the Australian summer for the charm and the chill of these exceptional cities, visiting when orthodox Christmas is in full swing and when the locals get out and enjoy life.
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.
Mar 3 - 13, 2020. Tour Leader: Judy Tenzing
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.
Mar 12 - 21, 2020. Tour Leader: Dr Kathleen Olive
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.
Mar 15 - Apr 4, 2020. Tour Leader: Christopher Bradley
Uncover the Nile’s vital role in shaping Egyptian history from Lake Nasser, Luxor and Cairo’s pharaohs, to the river delta at Alexandria.
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.
Apr 24 - May 7, 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.
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.
May 5 - 15, 2020. Tour Leader: Dr Anna Lebovic
Fashion and design from its earliest beginnings to the modern day, with fine dining and high culture, in the inimitable New York City.
May 28 - Jun 13, 2020. Tour Leader: Robert Gay
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.
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.
Jul 1 - 15, 2020. Tour Leader: Michael Turner
Explore the gardens and castles of Scotland with their dramatic landscapes, rich heritage and culture, from Edinburgh to the Highlands, the Great Lochs and the West Coast.
Sep 3 - 19, 2020. Tour Leader: Dr Mindy MacLeod
Delve into Scandinavia’s Viking archaeology, maritime history and inspirational coastal scenery, exploring the modern art and architecture with 5 nights on the famed Hurtigruten Line.
Sep 25 - Oct 11, 2020. Tour Leader: Geoff Winestock
Discover Russia’s culture and art through its rich and tumultuous history, from the medieval Kievan Rus to the tsars and Perestroika.
Oct 16 - 31, 2020. Tour Leader: Dr Kathleen Olive
A luxurious way to sample the millennia of art, architecture and culture at the historical crossroads of the Western Mediterranean.
Nov 22 - Dec 3, 2020. Tour Leader: Stuart Barrie
Celebrate Thanksgiving in New York – a time for food, reflection and good company – while experiencing the very best this iconic city has to offer.
Dec 21, 2020 - Jan 2, 2021. Tour Leader: Dr Matthew Laing
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.