Welcome to the 2013 Royal Academy of Arts worldwide tours programme. This range of expert-led art tours has been created by us on behalf of the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) and focuses on the art, architecture, archaeology and culture of some of the world’s most fascinating destinations. The programme has been particularly created for the Friends of the Royal Academy, however, the tours are open to anyone with a passion for the arts and will suit enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike, with the aim of enriching the understanding of often complex subjects. The itineraries, which have been created by Cox & Kings experts in conjunction with the specialist lecturers who will be accompanying the tours, often concentrate on specific themes or topics. It is the expertise and enthusiasm of the lecturers, combined with the pleasure of travelling with like-minded people, which make these tours so fulfilling for lovers of the arts.