Rediscover Australia with specialised tours for music, art and culture lovers

As we’re often jetting off overseas to indulge in the arts and culture scene, it can be easy to underestimate what Australia has to offer.

However Renaissance Tours, are shining a light on domestic experiences that cater to all culture lovers . Whether you’re an aficionado of music, gardens, art, opera or wine, there’s a tour to suit you.

Renaissance Tours’ ‘Rediscover a World in One Country’ tour feature a selection of specially curated, expert-led short breaks in cities and regions around Australia.

“Over the past few months we have been working tirelessly to produce our largest collection yet of cultural and special interest tours within Australia, so that after these long months of home isolation, you can now easily get away for a short, affordable and enriching travel experience in the company of like-minded others,” said Evan Petrelis, Managing Director, Renaissance Tours.

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TarraWarra Estat. Image: John Gollings Photography

Rediscover a World in One Country collection

Travellers can whisk off for a weekend of music in the Adelaide Hills with five-world class performances by master composers. Or enjoy fully staged production of Puccini’s rarely performed Opera, La Rondine in Canberra. This is followed by a visit to the National Portrait Gallery for a curator-led tour. 

While in Margaret River, wine lovers can relax in the surrounds of some of Australia’s most renowned wineries: Voyager, Vasse Felix, Cape Mentelle and Leeuwin Estate. To top it off is a performance from the Australian String Quartet followed by a gourmet dining experience with carefully matched wines. Not to mention, the opportunity to mingle with the artists. Wine tours will also run in Orange and the Central West of New South Wales

Vasse Felix vineyard, Cowaramup. Image: Vasse Felix and Tourism WA

In Tasmania, Renaissance Tours are hosting an exclusive four-day event with five intimate chamber music concerts. Acts include the Seraphim Trio, violinist Andrew Haveron and Swedish soprano Paulina Pfeiffer. Not to mention a chance to indulge in the state’s finest produce.

Art tours

As well as these, is a new collection of art tours guided by some of Australia’s greatest artistic minds. Tours will cover Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Western Australia, Tasmania, Regional Victoria, Wollongong and the Sutherland Shire, and galleries in the NSW Hunter Region.

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Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Image: Visit Victoria

New itineraries have also been added to their highly sought after Garden Tours. Led by the brightest minds in gardens, horticulture and landscapes, tours will see travellers wander through the Spring Gardens of the Blue Mountains; enjoy an exclusive visit to Maggie Beer’s estate in the Barossa Valley; marvel at the Gardens & Wildflowers of Western Australia, explore the best gardens and estates around Tasmania; the Private Gardens of Victoria and Hills and Vales of South Australia.

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Old Wesley Dale Gardens. Image: Scott Wilson

As Australia’s leading special interest tour operators, Renaissance Tours ensure each itinerary has been meticulously researched to offer exclusive access to people and places not available to the public.

That, combined with the pleasure of travelling in the company of like-minded people, makes for a truly enriching cultural experience for all art and culture lovers.

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