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.
Nov 19 - 24, 2018. Tour Leader: Christopher Menz
Explore Adelaide’s cultural heart, historic houses, eclectic art galleries and gardens with fine food and wine in the Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills.
Jan 6 - 20, 2019. Tour Leader: Michael Carr
Experience the wonders of Moscow and St Petersburg on this new residential-style tour focussing on the superb public and private art collections of Russia.
Jan 7 - 21, 2019. Tour Leader: Dr Kathleen Olive
Take advantage of off-season travel and longer stays to admire these great cities of medieval Tuscany, from Renaissance masterpieces to their modern revival.
Jan 17 - 31, 2019. Tour Leader: Christopher Menz
Lovers of fine art and music can spend two weeks in London and Paris on this residential style tour. Enjoy the opera and see the winter blockbuster exhibitions.
Jan 17 - 20, 2019. Tour Leader: Robert Veel
Enjoy traditional and contemporary art, music, food and luxury accommodation in this forward-thinking island nation, now a regional centre of arts and culture.
Mar 7 - 13, 2019. Tour Leader: A tour manager will accompany the group
Explore the life and works of colonial artist John Glover on this 7-day tour designed specifically for ADFAS. Attend the Glover Prize ceremony and enjoy a reception with the Governor of Tasmania.
Mar 14 - 23, 2019. Tour Leader: Dr Kathleen Olive
A cultural tour of the North Island, with visits to private sculpture parks, Art Deco architecture, Maori heritage, superb gardens and dramatic landscapes.
Mar 19 - 31, 2019. Tour Leader: Dr Matthew Laing
Spend two weeks in the world’s most dynamic cultural city. Enjoy seven top performances, with visits to some of the world’s best museums and restaurants.
Mar 28 - Apr 11, 2019. Tour Leader: Robert Gay
Experience the very best of Italian opera including performances at La Scala and Le Fenice, on this tour of Italy, travelling from Venice to Milan and Turin.
Mar 29 - Apr 14, 2019. Tour Leader: Gerald Deslandes
See Greek temples, Roman villas, Byzantine mosaics, Norman cathedrals and exuberant baroque architecture, in a setting of sea and mountains.
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.
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.
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.
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 16 - 23, 2019. Tour Leader: Dr Nick Gordon
Visit the great regional galleries in Victoria, products of the Gold Rush and pastoral wealth of Victoria and still vibrant centres of visual art.
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 8 - 23, 2019. Tour Leader: Ann MacArthur
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.