Cappadocia, Turkey

Lalibela, Ethiopia

China Art Palace, Shanghai

Cordoba, Spain

Machu Picchu, Peru

Xi’an, China

World art tours

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If you’re planning on travelling overseas, a tour with the Gallery will ensure you have a memorable and meaningful experience in the company of like-minded travellers. It also means you’re helping us buy art, as funds raised from tours go towards the Gallery’s collection.

We have a wide range of world art tours to diverse destinations. Individual tour itineraries have been carefully designed to include the most fascinating and important art historical, archaeological and architectural sites.

The Gallery’s tour leaders are chosen for their adventurous spirit, their knowledge, experience, ability to communicate and to manage groups. In many countries local guides are essential, and the Gallery has a very good network of international guides who share their intimate knowledge of complex cultural, political and religious sensitivities.

3 – 16 November 2014

Ethiopia: the heart of civilization
Addis Ababa and the historical north
With Christopher Hartney
From $5750 pp plus airfares

Ethiopia itinerary (PDF 834.0 KB)

21 October – 4 November 2014

China: an art revolution
Taipei – Shanghai – Chengdu
With John McDonald
From $8500 pp including airfares

China: an art revolution itinerary (PDF 855.4 KB)

10 – 29 October 2014

Ancient Turkey
Crossroads of culture
With John Tidmarsh
From $10,250 pp plus airfares

Ancient Turkey itinerary (PDF 694.0 KB)

30 September – 22 October 2014

A journey along the Silk Road
Xi’an – Kashgar
With Joyce Morgan
From $9750 pp including airfares

Journey along the Silk Road itinerary (PDF 857.0 KB)

20 September – 10 October 2014

Chile and Peru: highlights of the Andes
Santiago – Arequipa – Cusco – Machu Picchu
With Chris Carter
From $12,350 pp plus airfares

Chile and Peru itinerary (PDF 819.9 KB)

20 September – 7 October 2014

The splendours of Central Asia
Uzbekistan & Kyrgyzstan
With Liz Gibson
From $8750 pp including airfares

The splendours of Central Asia intinerary (PDF 1.1 MB)

17 September – 4 October 2014

Crossroads of the Mediterranean
Naples – Ravello – Sicily – Malta
With Christopher Allen
From $8250 pp plus airfares
Note: Originally advertised for 26 April – 13 May 2014 with Terence Maloon, who is no longer able to lead the tour due to his appointment as director of the Drill Hall Gallery and ANU art collection

Crossroads of the Mediterranean itinerary (PDF 988.6 KB)

16 September – 7 October 2014

The heart of the Silk Road
Turkmenistan and Iran
With Julian Droogan
From $9750 pp plus airfares

The heart of the Silk Road itinerary (PDF 783.1 KB)

23 April – 12 May 2014

Iberian mosaic
From Andalusia to the Atlantic
With Brian Ladd
From $9750 pp plus airfares

Iberian mosaic itinerary (PDF 663.9 KB)

6-21 April 2014

Bullets over Broadway
Theatre and art in Chicago and New York
With Jonathan Biggins
From $10,750 pp plus airfares

Bullets over Broadway itinerary (PDF 628.5 KB)

2-12 April 2014

The frankincense route: Jordan
With John Tidmarsh
Estimated from $5500 pp plus airfares

The frankincense route itinerary (PDF 613.2 KB)

19 March – 2 April 2014

The frankincense route: Oman
With John Tidmarsh
Estimated from $7500 pp plus airfares

The frankincense route itinerary (PDF 613.2 KB)

1 – 18 January 2014

The living arts of Southern India
Tamil Nadu
With Julian Droogan
From $8450 pp including airfares

The living arts of Southern India itinerary (PDF 730.5 KB)

Although previously advertised, the following tours will not be operating:

The magic of Mexico: pre-Columbian to contemporary
Mexico City to the Yucatan Peninsula
With Chris Carter
14-31 March 2014

Indochina: the full story
Cambodia – Laos – Vietnam
With Christopher Hartney
1-22 February 2014