From an after-hours music concert with fine wine pairings in a London museum; to a twilight theatre performance and picnic overlooking the breathtaking Hudson Valley; Alpha Travel’s carefully curated international arts tour offers arts-lovers once-in-a-lifetime access to some of the world’s finest art and artists.

Shaped and signed-off by Marg Downey, this unique holiday caters for those whose dream holiday is a perfect balance of fine food, fine art, world-class theatre, music, architecture and design. With highlights including a champagne caricature class on a New York rooftop, and a behind-the-scenes tour of a London fashion studio, there’s room for arts-lovers to binge on faithful arts activities, or to truly try something new.

The two week ‘mobile arts tour’ is broken up with a week-long transatlantic crossing with an onboard arts program for travellers to enjoy at their leisure.

“This is the sort of holiday dreams are made of: theatre, art, food, music and good company,” says actor and comedian, Marg Downey. I’m so looking forward to unpacking these experiences with fellow travellers, and am counting down the days already!”

Travelling with Marg is Alpha Travel’s dedicated Arts Concierge, whose services will be available 24/7 to guests requesting hard-to-access theatre tickets, dinner reservations and one-off arts events and activities.

As one of Australia’s leading comedy actors, Marg Downey is best known for the numerous characters she portrayed on comedy series Fast Forward. Marg first appeared on television as part of The D-Generation in the late 1980s, and then regularly in Fast Forward, Full Frontal, Kath & Kim and Open Slather.

Marg has also appeared in the popular television dramas The Doctor Blake Mysteries, House Husbands and City Homicide. Theatre credits include Timeshare at the Malthouse Theatre; Skull in Connemara and Glimpse at fortyfivedownstairs; La Cage aux Folles for The Production Company, Moonlight and Magnolias for MTC; and Joanna Murray-Smith’s Rapture for Playbox.

In 2013 she performed in MTC’s Rupert, which later toured to Washington as part of the Kennedy Center’s World Stages: International Theater Festival. Most recently, Marg has appeared in the ABC drama series, Newton’s Law, and alongside Nicole Kidman in season 2 of Top of the Lake.

Alpha Travel’s 2018 TransARTlantic Tour departs 22 July 2018. For more information and full program, visit: www.alphatravel.com.au for details.