"A view of the balloon of Mr. Sadler's ascending with him and Captain Paget of the Royal Navy from the gardens of the Mermaid Tavern at Hackney on Monday, August 12, 1811." - Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Tissandier collection.

What’s on: future study tours

Study tours are organised by third-party fully bonded travel agents, carefully selected by our Tours Coordinator. We arrange visits to UK and European destinations which offer participants interesting cultural experiences in a relaxed environment accompanied by experts in their field. Tours vary in length (usually three to seven days).

Tours are for members only; costs are provided with each tour itinerary.

Members only

Tintoretto 500 Anniversary Tour to Venice

  • Sat 24 - Wed 28 November 2018
  • Guide: Dr Carlo Corsato

Tintoretto was born in Venice in 1518 and we are taking the opportunity to visit the city when they are celebrating this moment with special exhibitions. Our guide is Dr Carlo Corsato, a native Venetian and a specialist in Renaissance art and architecture in Venice and the Veneto. The tour includes a 4* hotel on the Grand Canal in a former Venetian palazzo on a bed and breakfast basis with dinner at selected restaurants on two evenings and lunch on one occasion at Cipriani, and an option to travel by BA from London Gatwick airport. We have reserved a private evening visit to St Mark’s Basilica.

In response to a reception in London in 2016, the group has arranged for a private early evening visit to the Fondazione Querini Stampalia during our stay in Venice. A small additional charge is required for this visit.

Please download and complete the booking form to join this tour. Please contact the study tours organiser prior to making an application, at this stage we need to ensure that flights and a hotel room is available.


Members only


  • Fri 17 - Mon 20 May 2019
  • Lecturer: Dr Alexandra Gajewski

Tour of medieval Avignon: Notre Dame at Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, the Papal Palace, the Musée du Petit Palais, Charterhouse, Musée du Luxembourg, Tour Philippe le Bel and Fort Saint André .

Direct travel on Eurostar service from London St. Pancras, hotel in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon.

Members only

Italian Court Cities

  • Mon 10 - Fri 14 June 2019

Tour Lecturer – Dr Geoffrey Nuttall

Visits to Ferrara, Mantua, Cesena, Rimini, Urbino, Pesaro

A two-centre tour based in hotels in Ferrara and Urbino with travel on scheduled airline flights to Bologna Airport

This tour will be organised by Art Pursuits Abroad Ltd as a tour for London Art History Society members

Full details not yet published but click on the tour title to complete a form to express interest.

Members only


  • Wed 11 - Mon 16 September 2019

Tour Lecturer – Tom Abbott

Visits likely to include Weimar, Dessau, Halle and Leipzig. Itinerary to be developed. 2019 will be the beginning of a series of special anniversary years for Bauhaus and we hope to be able to create a short but unique study tour of the multiple aspects of Bauhaus.

A two-centre study tour based in hotels with travel on scheduled airline flights to Berlin Airport.

Details to be published late 2018


Study Tours Organiser

Michael Pearson