Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London is the first time in its near 200-year history that the National Gallery, London has toured an exhibition of works internationally. Drawing on the strengths of their collection, this exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see 61 paintings by some of Europe’s most revered artists, including Botticelli, Titian, Rembrandt, Vermeer, El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, Turner, Constable, Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Renoir, Cézanne, Monet, Gauguin and Van Gogh.
Pack your overnight bag and enjoy our weekend getaway to Canberra
Visit to the Australian Love Stories Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery
Visit the Botticelli to Van Gogh Masterpieces from the National Gallery of London
Enjoy a Sunflowers High Tea at the NGV in Canberra
Visit to Parliament House
Visit to the Australian War Memorial
Friends for Company!
Fully Escorted by a Sisterhood Tour Hostess who is on hand to ensure your Getaway is a memorable one
Return Airfares ex Melbourne to Canberra (other departure cities available upon request)
Entry into the Portrait Gallery to enjoy the Australian Love Story exhibition
Entry into the Botticelli to Van Gogh Masterpiece exhibition (timed)
A lovely Sunflower High Tea at the National Gallery in Canberra
1 Night Accommodation - Canberra including breakfast
Willing to Share (subject to availability)
Proposed flight times
VA 259 12JUN MELBOURNE/CANBERRA 0845 / 0950
VA 274 13JUN CANBERRA/MELBOURNE 1500 / 1610
Day 1 - Saturday 12 June 2021
Melbourne - Canberra
Welcome to Sisterhood Womens Travel. Meet your Tour Hostess at the Melbourne Aiport for your short flight to Canberra. Upon our arrival we'll visit the highly acclaimed Portrait Gallery. Here you'll enjoy entry into the current Australian Love Stories exhibition. From the enduring to the forbidden, romantic to platonic, the unrequited, obsessive, scandalous or creative. Swoon over more than 200 artworks from across photography, painting, works on paper, small sculpture AND an immersive glass installation.
Think Bob and Blanche, Kath and Kim, Jimmy and Jane Barnes, Nick and Susie Cave, Nell and Kylie Kwong. Think iconic artists like John Brack, Vincent Namatjira, Del Kathryn Barton, Davida Allen, Charles Blackman and more! See old favourites alongside loans from private and public collections and new works commissioned exclusively for the exhibition.
With time for lunch before a short walk to the nearby National Gallery of Australia for your timed entry into the Botticelli to Van Gogh Masterpiece Exhibition (on loan from the National Gallery of London). It's the first time in its near 200-year history that the National Gallery, London has toured an exhibition of works internationally. Drawing on the strengths of their collection, this exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see 61 paintings by some of Europe’s most revered artists, including Botticelli, Titian, Rembrandt, Vermeer, El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, Turner, Constable, Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Renoir, Cézanne, Monet, Gauguin and Van Gogh.
After your exhibition viewing, you'll enjoy a special Sunflower High Tea at the National Gallery to share your thoughts on the magnificent art we've just viewed.
Checking into your accmmodation in time to freshen up before dinner either at your hotel or a nearby restaurant.
Overnight: QT Canberra (or similar)
Day 2 - Sunday 13 June 2021
Canberra - Home (B)
After breakfast and check out this morning you'll visit Parliament House with a design view in mind exploring the symbolic aspects and the vision of the building's architect. Continuing onto the Australian War Memorial for a visit to the museum galleries and the commerative area. In 2016, the AWM was voted Australia's Number One Landmark. With time for lunch before we return to the Canberra airport for our flight home. What a whirlwind trip to the Nation's Capital. Thanks for joining us for your latest adventure and we look forward to welcoming you back.