ADFAS Travel

ADFAS TRAVEL TOURS ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE!

ADFAS Travel is the official travel program of the Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (ADFAS). Over many years we have offered a small range of International and Australian tours designed to appeal to ADFAS members or anyone with a strong interest in the visual arts.  All tours are led by qualified experts. ADFAS Travel helps to support the activities of ADFAS, including sponsorship of young artists and contributions to the preservation of sites around Australia.

ITINERARIES PLANNED FOR YOU  

ADFAS Travel itineraries are designed to meet the travel needs of members – active, intelligent and mature people. Each day is a carefully thought-through mix of experiences, including walking tours, gallery visits, scenery and performances.

TRAVEL WITH FRIENDS

Share your journey with fellow ADFAS members, families and their friends from around Australia and New Zealand. Like you, ADFAS members have a strong interest in the arts and travel, making for lively and engaging company on tour.

RELAXED PACE

Wherever possible we make each stay three or four nights and leave time for relaxing, individual sightseeing and dining. Fitness levels for each tour let you know how physically demanding the itinerary is.

ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCES  

One of the benefits of group travel is the chance to enjoy experiences that you can’t have as an individual. These include private out-of-hours visits to museums, tickets to sold-out performances, special lectures from local experts.

EXPERT TOUR LEADER/LECTURERS  

All tours are led by an Arts Society/ADFAS lecturer or a similarly qualified professional. Their detailed knowledge, enthusiasm and travel experience will transform your experience. You will see and understand far more than the average traveller.

PROFESSIONALISM

ADFAS Travel works with selected experienced Australian-based tour operators. Decades of experience and knowledge are used to create and operate each tour, backed up by a network of trusted contacts around the world.

UPCOMING TOURS

Due to COVID restrictions our travel programs have been cancelled until further notice.
Meanwhile enjoy some excellent Blogs from one of our tour operators, Academy Travel and other contributers.

ADFAS Travel Blog

THE QUEEN OF SHEBA – MYTH OR REALITY?

THE QUEEN OF SHEBA – MYTH OR REALITY?

Chris Bradley – author, lecturer and ADFAS Travel tour leader – searches for the mysterious Queen of Sheba in the highlands of Ethiopia. The Queen of Sheba is a difficult woman to pin down. She possibly lived in Ethiopia or Yemen about 3,000 years ago, might have...

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THE BEST TRAVEL BOOKS ON SPANISH HISTORY, ART AND CULTURE

THE BEST TRAVEL BOOKS ON SPANISH HISTORY, ART AND CULTURE

By Dr Jenyi Ryde, Academy Travel Spain’s remarkable history makes it a compelling destination for travellers. Its origins go back to at least the 11th century BC, when Greek and Phoenician settlers first encountered indigenous Iberian tribes. As the Roman province of...

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GARDENS – A PERSONAL PASSION

GARDENS – A PERSONAL PASSION

By Michael Turner – garden and art historian, formerly the Senior Curator of the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney. I grew up in England surrounded by beautiful gardens and landscapes. Memories of the smell of...

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