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WORLD ART ODYSSEY

32 Days: 4 Countries – UK, France, Italy, USA

From AUD $

Best times: Various

See and experience the vast breadth of world art history on our inspiring whirlwind tour that takes in a variety of the world’s most renowned collections. Favoured museums and arts centres include the Louvre, British Museum, Musee D’Orsay, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Uffizi Gallery and Academy of Fine Arts, Florence’s Museo del Prado, The Vatican and the Sistine Chapel, Smithsonian Museums and Tate Modern in London. Investigate the nature of art and the uses of art in society. Teach students how to understand, appreciate and critically judge elements of art and art form.

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FRENCH ART & ARCHITECTURE

14 Days: 1 Country – France

From AUD $2,810

Best times: All Year

Explore Paris! Your tour will include views of such amazing squares, monuments and architecture as the Opéra Garnier, Place Vendôme, Place de la Concorde, Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Centre Pompidou, Le Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sorbonne and the Pantheon. Spend time in the monumental Musée d’Orsay art gallery, the famous Louvre Museum and Le Centre Pompidou which is the National Centre for Art and Culture. Visit Musée Rodin at the Hôtel Biron then explore the artists’ quarter of Montmartre, with its spectacular white church of the Sacre Coeur.

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ITALIAN ART & ARCHITECTURE

12 Days: 1 Country – Italy

From AUD $2,215

Best times: All Year

The artistic tradition is deeply rooted in Italy. Many popular artists have enriched the country and left Italy many still significant artistic treasures. From the iconic architecture of the Roman Empire, to the Italian Renaissance, from the exquisite Renaissance highlights of the Vatican Museum to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and the glorious St Peter’s Basilica, this country is surely, for art lovers, a paradise with an invaluable wealth of works and masterpieces. All the historic superstars of art history, Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio and Leonardo da Vinci are all experienced. This tour gets you up close and personal with all the most iconic historic works including the Statue of David and lets you enjoy highlights of the world’s greatest collection of art at the Uffizi Museum. Plus much, MUCH more.

Experience the exquisite highlights of the Vatican Museum.

Be one of the first to enter the Vatican with our pre-reserved entry. As one of the Vatican’s accredited agencies, our expert tour guides will guide you through one of the world’s greatest museums.

See the world-famous collection of masterpieces on this small-group tour of the Vatican and St. Peter’s.

The Vatican is one of the world’s greatest museums. It holds within its walls and halls the greatest homage to Western Civilization in a single complex. As well as pre-dating most contemporary museums by centuries it houses some of the world’s finest examples of art and architecture.

A great tour guide is essential to navigate the vast Vatican collection spanning more than 4 miles of treasures on display.

This entertaining tour focuses on the absolute must-sees and famous masterpieces of the Vatican, including the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo and the Raphael Rooms. Also experience the most magnificent church on earth – St Peter’s* – before ending in superb square designed by Bernini.

Highlights: Michelangelo’s Dome, Pine-cone Courtyard (Cortile della Pigna), Chiaramonti Collection, Pio-Clementino Collection, Stanza Rotonda, Stanza della Croce Greca, Bramante’s Triple Gallery, Raphael’s Rooms, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square.

– See more at: http://www.italy.artviva.com/tours/11/masterpieces_vatican#sthash.qTyWZ7Yp.dpuf

njoy experiencing the must-see artworks and highlights of the Uffizi Museum. We explore more of the Uffizi Gallery to include the must-sees of Titian, Raphael, Bronzino and Caravaggio plus many more!

Our Uffizi tour reveals why these famous artworks and the Uffizi Gallery were created. Your Uffizi Gallery guide will recount great stories about the artists that changed art forever.

Discover how Michelangelo out-smarted a famous skinflint. Hear about the mysterious and stunningly beautiful models in paintings like Botticelli’s famous “Birth of Venus” as you explore one of the world’s greatest art collections.

– See more at: http://www.italy.artviva.com/tours/17/masterpeices_of_the_uffizi_gallery#sthash.ozj1bbco.dpuf

njoy experiencing the must-see artworks and highlights of the Uffizi Museum. We explore more of the Uffizi Gallery to include the must-sees of Titian, Raphael, Bronzino and Caravaggio plus many more!

Our Uffizi tour reveals why these famous artworks and the Uffizi Gallery were created. Your Uffizi Gallery guide will recount great stories about the artists that changed art forever.

Discover how Michelangelo out-smarted a famous skinflint. Hear about the mysterious and stunningly beautiful models in paintings like Botticelli’s famous “Birth of Venus” as you explore one of the world’s greatest art collections.

– See more at: http://www.italy.artviva.com/tours/17/masterpeices_of_the_uffizi_gallery#sthash.ozj1bbco.dpuf

njoy experiencing the must-see artworks and highlights of the Uffizi Museum. We explore more of the Uffizi Gallery to include the must-sees of Titian, Raphael, Bronzino and Caravaggio plus many more!

Our Uffizi tour reveals why these famous artworks and the Uffizi Gallery were created. Your Uffizi Gallery guide will recount great stories about the artists that changed art forever.

Discover how Michelangelo out-smarted a famous skinflint. Hear about the mysterious and stunningly beautiful models in paintings like Botticelli’s famous “Birth of Venus” as you explore one of the world’s greatest art collections.

– See more at: http://www.italy.artviva.com/tours/17/masterpeices_of_the_uffizi_gallery#sthash.ozj1bbco.dpuf

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BEST OF EUROPEAN ART WHIRLWIND TOUR

14 Days: 3 Countries – Italy, France, Greece

From AUD $2,504

Best times: All Year

A blockbuster showcase of Europe’s headlining masterpieces, museums, galleries and architectural icons. This tours takes in Uffizi Museum in Florence, Louvre in Paris, Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums in Rome. Throw in The Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triumph in Paris, the Acropolis in Athens, the Colosseum and Roman Forum in Rome and other destinations including Millan, Venice, Pizza, Prague and Vienna and too many other major works to list here and you have a superstar cast lineup of historic artworks and architectural wonders.

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EUROPE & UK ART EXPERIENCE – ITINERARY 1

19 Days: 4 Countries – Italy, Greece, France, UK

From AUD $3,470

Best times: All Year

Most of the inclusions from the above European Art Whirlwind tour are again featured in this itinerary but in addition, this tour concludes in London. All the major attractions including London’s Tate modern and or course, the strangely beautiful Stonehenge.

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EUROPE & UK ART EXPERIENCE – ITINERARY 2

21 Days: 5 Countries – Italy, Greece, Turkey, France, UK

From AUD $

Best times: All Year

Most of the inclusions from the above European Art Whirlwind tour are again featured in this itinerary but in addition, this tour starts in Greece, we add a stop over in Turkey and then concludes in London. All the major attractions including the Acropolis and London’s Tate modern and of course, the strangely beautiful Stonehenge.

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RENAISSANCE ITALY

12 Days: 1 Country – Italy

From AUD $2,215

Best times: All Year

You are not a true student of art unless you’ve taken this tour to these cities that are synonymous with holding the best Renaissance examples in the world. CATW gives you the chance to gaze up at Michelangelo’s masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel and to wander around the extraordinary UNESCO site in Pisa that holds much more than then just the Leaning Tower. Filled with unforgettable experiences from the Palazzos of the infamous Medicis in Rome and Florence, the Doge’s Palace in Venice, to gorgeous renaissance gardens and then to one of the world’s great art highlights – Ufizzi in Florence, this is a trip that cannot be easily forgotten or beaten in terms of wonders of the Renaissance world. The Duomo in Milan will be the chance to see the world famous “Last Supper”. Be enthralled by the astonishing, atmospheric city of Venice with its beautiful palazzos, buildings, canals and bridges.