Insider’s Melbourne: Art, Culture & Jazz - A Weekend Escape

​Discover why Melbourne is so famous for its arts and cultural heritage with one of its greatest enthusiasts - art historian and curator Kenneth Park.

Journey Overview

Discover why Melbourne is so famous for its arts and cultural heritage with one of its greatest enthusiasts - art historian and curator Kenneth Park. Join him on this rare jaunt which reveals the city’s most important landmarks and their cultural significance, the CBD arcades and alleyways with their eclectic boutiques, cafés, specialty stores and its vibrant street art. Be invited into the private gallery spaces of Bromley & Co and Justin Art House Museum where you can admire some of Australia’s finest contemporary art and meet the collectors and creative collaborators responsible for them.

Journey Highlights

  • Dine on Venetian inspired cuisine at Melbourne institution Cecconi’s
  • Marvel at Melbourne’s architectural diversity
  • Discover hidden bars and cafés in city laneways
  • Meet Charles and Leah Justin in their inspiring museum home Admire David Bromley’s art in the Bromley private gallery
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Friday, 25th June 2021 Arrive Melbourne

Arrive into the Victorian capital and make your own way to Park Hyatt Melbourne.

This evening, meet the rest of your group and your host, Kenneth Park, in the lobby bar for a welcome drink and tour briefing, before walking down Flinders Lane to nearby Cecconi’s where a mouth-watering 3-course dinner of Venetian inspired fare in the private dining room awaits. Stroll back to your hotel after dinner, or pause along the way for a nightcap at any one of Melbourne’s hidden city bars.
Park Hyatt Melbourne | Meals: D

Day 2: Saturday, 26th June 2021 Melbourne

After breakfast, meet Kenneth in the lobby for an experience to remember on Kenneth’s bespoke ‘Bearbrass and Bluestone’ tour. Kenneth, a museum and art curator by profession, who is a widely travelled and sought-after speaker and lecturer in archives, fine arts, architecture, social history, cultural tourism, travel and museum studies will introduce you to Melbourne and all its secrets.

Take in the cultural and historic landmarks of the city including the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market and the arts and sporting precincts. Wander through iconic landmark buildings like the Block Arcade with its dazzlingly high Victorian interior decoration or other truly grand 19th and 20th century commercial buildings. You will see the hand of progress as you encounter buildings that have been renewed and transformed like the State Library of Victoria with its magnificent domed reading room.

Meander through the city's fascinating labyrinth of atmospheric arcades and alleyways, home to buzzing cafés, eclectic boutiques and eye-catching street art, enjoying a coffee along the way. Afterwards, you are accompanied to a stunning private art gallery in the heart of South Yarra where owners David and Yuge Bromley, the creative team behind Bromley & Co, have lovingly transformed an 1890s hotel and shopping arcade, into a home for work and play. Enjoy an exclusive tour with the curator followed by a 3-course lunch with wine in a spectacular private dining space on the premises.

This afternoon, visit Justin Art House Museum (JAHM) for an exclusive tour of the private collection. JAHM is an initiative of Charles and Leah Justin, who are passionate collectors of contemporary art. Through their house museum experience in the edgy Prahran neighbourhood, they share both their collection and their passion for art, architecture, design and food with their guests, and build a sense of community in the process. Enjoy a tour of the exhibition conducted by Charles and Leah, after which you are invited to their apartment for afternoon tea with time to converse about the current exhibition, their passion for art collecting and what inspires them.

Return to your hotel for drinks and a farewell 3-course dinner at the Park Lounge taking in sweeping views of the Melbourne skyline as the sun sets. After dinner, head downstairs to Radii where you are treated to a private jazz performance by one of Melbourne’s premier jazz bands with cocktails.
Park Hyatt Melbourne | Meals: BLD

Day 3: Sunday, 27th June 2021 Depart Melbourne

Following breakfast, depart at your leisure.
Meals: B

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Park Hyatt, Melbourne

Insider’s Melbourne: Art, Culture & Jazz - A Weekend Escape

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Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Jun 25, 2021 - Jun 27, 2021
Price AU$2,175pp Single Supplement AU$285 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
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