Victoria University Continuing Education

Victoria University runs tours and field trips to many different places in New Zealand and abroad. Tours focus on themes relevant to the location and cover topics such as geology, classics, art history, geography, history etc. New tours are being developed regularly so check the website often or enter your email address below for updates of new tours as they are announced.

Upcoming Tours and Field Trips


Renaissance Rivalry: Art patronage in Rome, Siena and Florence
Late September - Mid October 2017

Enrolments opening soon

Focussing on the patrons, art and architecture of the Renaissance Phyllis Mossman leads a tour that begins in Rome and travels north to Siena and Florence to investigate the fierce rivalries played out by the Republican governments, guilds and ruling families, as displayed through their abundant artistic commissions.


Provence and the Mediterranean: An art and culinary tour of the French ‘Midi’
15 May – 10 June 2017

Enrolments now open

Follow in the footsteps of Cézanne, Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Matisse, Picasso and other great painters as they captured this beautiful region on canvas. Come with us to “le Midi”—from Languedoc and the Pyrénées to Provence and the Côte d'Azur—for an inspiring journey featuring evocative landscapes, Roman monuments, medieval villages, culinary experiences and celebrated art. More »


Russia and the Baltic States: In the footsteps of Peter the Great
21 April - 23 May 2017

Tour Full. Waitlist available

In the spring of 1697, Peter the Great set off from Russia on his ‘OE’, a stupendous journey known to history as The Great Embassy. Peter’s journey took him from Moscow via Pskov, Riga, the Duchy of Courland and to Prussian Königsberg (now Kaliningrad), before continuing to Berlin and western Europe. Martin Boswell will lead this four-week study tour that follows a route inspired by Peter’s journey, from Moscow to Warsaw via the Baltic States, augmented by six days in St Petersburg.  More »

Past Tours and Field Trips

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UK Genealogy 2013