International Tour 2019

12-23 March

In association with our valued Sponsors

And our Industry Partners

International Tour 2019

Australian International Design Tours (AIDT) invites you to visit ISH in Frankfurt, Germany in March 2019. ISH is the world’s leading trade fair focussing on the responsible management of water and energy in buildings. It sets trends for modern bathroom design, sustainable heating and air-conditioning technology, and intelligent home systems with its two key sections — ISH Water and ISH Energy. ISH also meets the growing demand for comfort, convenience, individualisation, well-being and aesthetics. Integrated solutions are able to cover all these requirements and make a decisive contribution to energy efficient and resource-friendly building systems. In addition, tour attendees will enjoy an architectural tour of the incredible Porsche Museum in Stuttgart as well as amazing German hospitality in Schiltach at the home of Hansgrohe, in Hornberg at the home of Duravit and in Münster at the home of Kaldewei (courtesy Bathe). This 12-day International Tour is fully tax-deductible with an itinerary jam-packed with industry-focussed events plus showroom and factory tours.


Tuesday 12th March 2019
Welcome drinks at Frankfurt Hotel from 6pm
Welcome Dinner

Wednesday 13th March 2019
ISH Show – Day 1

Thursday 14th March 2019
ISH Show – Day 2
Dinner included

Friday 15th March 2019
ISH Show – Day 3

Saturday 16th March 2019
Luxury coach transfer to Schiltach, Germany
Architectural tour Porsche Museum
Lunch and Dinner included

Sunday 17th March 2019
Free day
Dinner included

Monday 18th March 2019
 Factory and showroom tours at Hansgrohe
 Lunch and Dinner included

Tuesday 19th March 2019
 Factory and showroom tours at Hansgrohe
 Lunch and Dinner included

Wednesday 20th March 2019
 Factory and showroom tours at Duravit
 Lunch and Dinner included

Thursday 21st March 2019
  Luxury coach transfer to Münster, Germany
 Lunch included
  Free evening

Friday 22nd March 2019
 Factory and showroom tours at Kaldewei
 Lunch and Dinner included

Saturday 23rd March 2019
 Tour concludes — own arrangements

“AIDT 2018 was an outstanding tour that exceeded my expectations. Well organised and varied, I come home inspired with memories to last a lifetime” – Rina, Vic.

“Relax and enjoy the experience and knowledge that Simon and Mel can provide. Value from the moment you start! Leave the organisation to them and you will be in good company together with other designers” – Robert, SA.

“As a freshly graduated designer I was extremely excited by the idea of being a part of Eurocucina. I was blown away by the magnitude of this event and was in awe of all that we saw! I could not fault the trip, it met all my expectations and more, thank you Mel and Simon” – Nadine, Qld.

“Being able to see firsthand what goes on behind the scenes at both the factories where they design and produce their products was fantastic! It reinforces my opinion of the high standard and superior quality both these two companies provide” – Sonja, ACT.


All transfers from arrival at the Frankfurt hotel until completion (luxury coach or similar)
All accommodation
All breakfasts
8 dinners (see itinerary)

5 lunches (see itinerary)
All entry passes to ISH
Architectural tour of the Porsche Museum
Free metro travel in Frankfurt

ISH – The Show

No other show is as sharply focussed on forward-looking subjects such as the conservation of resources and the use of renewable energies. At the same time, ISH is the foremost showcase for sanitary installations, intelligent living and innovative building solutions. More than 2,400 exhibitors, including all market leaders from home and abroad, launch their latest products, technologies and solutions onto the world market at ISH.
The ISH Water section focuses on innovative bathroom design and sustainable sanitation. In addition to the latest design developments, the world’s biggest showroom for the sector spotlights modern, sustainable technology designed to meet modern needs. The ISH Energy area is the ultimate showcase for efficient heating and air-conditioning systems in combination with renewable energies and therefore the most important source of inspiration for future-oriented building services technology.


The Hansgrohe Group is based in Schiltach in Germany’s Black Forest and focuses on two internationally renowned brands — Axor and Hansgrohe. Perfection in form and function was, and still is, the Hansgrohe standard with the company renowned for its trendsetting bathroom concepts and environmentally-friendly sanitation technologies. Hansgrohe’s recipe for success: tradition-based innovation coupled with sustainable corporate thinking – all enhanced by its great passion for the element water. In 2018 the Hansgrohe family celebrated its 117th birthday.


Founded in 1817, Duravit is a leading international manufacturer of designer bathrooms. Duravit stands for innovative design, the intelligent use of technology and premium quality. The company develops inspirational bathrooms that enhance quality of life for users with a strong focus on sustainability. Duravit’s product portfolio comprises sanitary ceramics, including wash-toilets, bathroom furniture, baths, shower trays, tapware and accessories.


A family owned company founded in 1918 in the north of Germany that is devoted to the combination of steel and enamel, Kaldewei is Europe’s leading bath-maker. Its baths are formed from a thicker gauge steel with a highly-glazed porcelain enamel finish and, due to their beauty, comfort and indestructible quality, are the preferred choice for high-end bathrooms worldwide. Porcelain is the hardest wearing bath surface for unequalled durability, backed by a 30-year guarantee.

Bathe is the Australian importer and distributor of Hansgrohe, Duravit and Kaldewei and is passionate about offering retailers, architects, designers, renovators and home builders bathroom fittings from the world’s leading manufacturers.


Participants and accompanying partner/s $3,999.00 (per person) $700.00 Single Room Supplement
Please note: only 6 single rooms and 9 double rooms are available

Payment Schedule

Deposit $1,500.00 Non-refundable/per person
To be paid on return of booking form
Final Payment $2,499.00 Payable by 31st December 2018
(plus $700 single supplement, if applicable)

Industry Partners


KBDi is Australia’s premier industry organisation for kitchen and bathroom designers. It is committed to helping Australia’s finest designers succeed in design and design for success.


FIAA is the first choice association for furnishing, cabinetmaking, kitchen and joinery industries. Its focus is on member services and training, and ensuring your business is supported.


The AWISA 2018 exhibition will take place at ICC Sydney from 4-7 July 2018. The exhibition is the must-see event for everyone in woodworking and associated industries and professions.


The Australian Shop and Office Fitting Industry Association (ASOFIA) is the leading national voice for the industry with more than 450 members across many disciplines of the sector.


The Queensland Interior Decorators’ Association (QIDA) is a dynamic, supportive membership group of qualified interior decorators and designers, design students and industry associates.


The Cabinet Makers and Designers Association (CMDA) was formed to represent the interests of businesses throughout Australia involved in the design and manufacture of cabinetry and to assist them with improving their business practices and expertise.