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.


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.

Taiwan: cultural treasures & inspiring landscapes

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.

Egypt: Beyond the Nile

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.


Mar 21 - Apr 4, 2020. Tour Leader: Valerie Kirk

This 14-day tour traverses Morocco from the capital city of Rabat, to the ancient imperial city of Fes and the Rif region, Marrakech, the High Atlas Mountains to the Sahara in the South.

ART PHOTOGRAPHY with CHERINE FAHD: ‘Staging Landscape’

Apr 11 - 25, 2020. Tour Leader: Cherine Fahd

Photography Tour of Morocco

ADFAS Archaeological Tour to Jordan

Apr 18 - May 1, 2020. Tour Leader: Dr Pam Watson

The 15 Day leisurely program includes Amman, Jerash, Pella and the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum, Dhana Guest House, Wadi Feynan Ecolodge, Petra and Madaba.

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.

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

Fashion and design from its earliest beginnings to the modern day, with fine dining and high culture, in the inimitable New York City.

Budapest to the Baltic: A Musical Journey

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.

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.

Scotland’s Gardens & Castles: From Edinburgh to the Highlands

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.


Aug 30 - Sep 10, 2020. Tour Leader: Rita Lazauskas

Travel Lithuania at a leisurely pace with time to absorb it’s unique culture and explore the remarkable landscape and architecture, sculpture parks and ethnographic highlights, traditional arts and the history of this place.

Scandinavia: Explorers & Innovators

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 16 - 30, 2020. Tour Leader: Merran Esson

This 14-day tour traverses Morocco from the capital city of Rabat, to the ancient imperial city of Fes and the Rif region, Marrakech, the High Atlas Mountains to the Sahara in the South.

Moscow & St Petersburg

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.

Naples to Barcelona: Aboard the Sea Cloud II

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.

Thanksgiving in New York: music, theatre, art & food

Nov 22 - Dec 3, 2020. Tour Leader: Dr Anna Lebovic

Celebrate Thanksgiving in New York – a time for food, reflection and good company – while experiencing the very best this iconic city has to offer.

Christmas in New York: music, theatre, art & food

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.