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Upcoming ABR Cultural Tours

ABR is delighted to present regular cultural tours in partnership with Academy Travel. See below for information about upcoming tours or click here for information about past ones.


ABR Adelaide Festival Tour 2024

1–9 March 2024

Following on from our successful 2022 and 2023 Adelaide Festival tours, ABR and Academy Travel will be hosting another cultural tour to Adelaide to coincide with Adelaide Writers’ Week and the best of the 2024 Adelaide Festival.

Inaugurated in 1960, Writers’ Week and the Festival are unmissable highlights on Australia’s cultural calendar. Through ABR you will enjoy special access to Writers’ Week events and some of the featured writers. Academy Travel is the only travel company to be a partner sponsor of the Adelaide Festival, guaranteeing access to excellent tickets and the opportunity to meet artists and directors.

There’s also time to enjoy the collection and Festival exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia and trips to the Penfolds Magill Estate and the Adelaide Hills. Accommodation is at the Intercontinental Hotel, adjacent to Writers’ Week and Festival venues.

The  tour is led by ABR Editor and CEO Peter Rose – an award-winning author – and by Christopher Menz, popular Academy Travel tour leader and former Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia.

This is a nine-day tour and the group is limited to just twenty participants.

Visit the Academy Travel website for more information, and to book your place.

ABR Vienna Tour 2023

13–24 October 2023


ABR will be conducting a cultural tour to Vienna in late 2023. Vienna is city of palaces and gardens, museums and music, tradition and modernity. For more than four hundred years it was the jewel in the glittering imperial crown of the Hapsburgs.

The city’s wealth, at its zenith, is illustrated in its magnificent architecture, extraordinary collections of fine and decorative art, and a musical legacy that includes some of the greatest names of classical music. As the empire waned, the city embraced modernity with the revolutionary art and architecture of the Secessionists and Sigmund Freud’s work in psychoanalysis.

Our 12-day residential tour, in the company of art historian Christopher Menz, will explore the city in depth, following in the footsteps of Mozart and Beethoven, Otto Wagner and Gustav Klimt, and take us into the surrounding countryside as we cruise the mighty Danube to the beautiful Wachau Valley and down to Bratislava.

Of course, in this city of music, our tour also includes best possible seats to four selected performances. Details are still to be confirmed and will be updated on this website.

This tour has now sold out, please visit the Academy Travel website for more information.