Cultural Holiday Ideas

Margie Burke Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

Shanghai International Literary Festival | Hosted by Margie Burke | 22-29 March 2019

Join Margie at the Shanghai Literary Festival, China’s leading English-language literary event.  You will be immersed in literature, inspiration, conversation, amazing ‘authentic’ cuisine and truly absorbing explorations of old and new China.  The tour is for a maximum of 10 participants and includes 7 nights boutique accommodation, 4 day festival pass and special events, tailor made insiders tour of Shanghai, and day tour to UNESCO-listed watertown Suzhou. Tour price $6,600 per person twin share (indicative cost at this stage).  This small group tour departs 22-29 March, 2019.

Please contact Kate McLean for further information on 9957 4511 or by email by clicking here.

Lyndey Milan

Japan | A Culinary & Cultural Adventure with Lyndey Milan | 14-25 May, 2019

Japan is one of the hottest travel destinations right now and this fabulous itinerary is your opportunity to join Lyndey and immerse yourself in the cuisine while visiting the major sights along the way. Some of the highlights include making sushi in a restored machiya townhouse in Kyoto, strolling through the hidden laneways of Tokyo discovering the tiny yakitori (grilled skewer) restaurants and bars along the way, visiting UNESCO World Heritage town Shirakawa-go and ancient temples, travelling on Japan’s famous Shinkansen (bullet train) – and so much more!

Click here for more information and contact Patricia McEwen on 9957 4511 or by email by clicking here.

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Living Italy

Having moved to Umbria in 1988 Neil Moore and Carol Searle restored an ancient tower from which they created and raised a family of three children.  They developed Hidden Italy both as a way of inserting themselves into the local communities and introducing their new lifestyle through their Australian connections.  The accommodations they choose reflect their context in place, ambience and design, and represent rather than conquer the region. The itineraries reflect their close connection to the area, its history, culinary traditions and its art, with the local people always central to the experience. They embrace local culture, enthusiastically explore all aspects of authentic cultural heritage, and work directly with the local community and support local guides, shopkeepers, restaurateurs, providores, artists, musicians and artisans.

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Opera, ballet, music, art, rail and garden tours

Renaissance Tours is Australia’s leading operator of special interest and cultural tours and cruises in the fields of opera, music, ballet, art, architecture and gardens. The company prides itself on offering Australia’s finest collection of unique, meticulously designed and operated expert-led cultural experiences for the discerning traveller.
Art, ballet, cruises, gardens, music & opera, gourmet and literary tours are some of the options offered by Renaissance Tours. Give us a call to find out more.