Cultural tours for the discerning traveller

United Kingdom

THEATRES OF THE SOUTH BANK

THEATRES OF THE SOUTH BANK

28 August - 31 August, 2014
£925

Fascinating performance discussions and special behind-the-scenes tours make this... more

INTERNATIONAL GILBERT & SULLIVAN FESTIVAL IN HARROGATE

INTERNATIONAL GILBERT & SULLIVAN FESTIVAL IN HARROGATE

14 August - 18 August, 2014
£750

This year the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival moves to the Spa town of Harrogate... more

CONNOISSEURS’ EDINBURGH

CONNOISSEURS’ EDINBURGH

02 June - 07 June, 2014
£995

This is an extraordinary opportunity to discover Edinburgh with our knowledgeable... more

ISLES OF SCILLY

ISLES OF SCILLY

12 May - 19 May, 2014
£1750

More peaceful and relaxed than mainland Britain, Scilly embraces five inhabited islands... more

HOUSES & CHURCHES OF THE COTSWOLDS

HOUSES & CHURCHES OF THE COTSWOLDS

21 May - 24 May, 2014
£650

In the early 20th century craftsmen were drawn to the Cotswolds, attracted by the charming... more

INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: ART & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: ART & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

30 May - 02 June, 2014
£525

Passing through landscapes that inspired contemporaries such as Joseph Wright of Derby... more

SHAKESPEARE AT STRATFORD

SHAKESPEARE AT STRATFORD

02 June - 05 June, 2014
£595

Performances: Henry IV Part I, Henry IV Part II, The Roaring Girl. more

CORNWALL ST IVES & THE NEWLYN SCHOOL OF PAINTERS

CORNWALL ST IVES & THE NEWLYN SCHOOL OF PAINTERS

10 June - 15 June, 2014
£875

The beauty of the countryside, the drama of the sea and the quality of the light... more

ALDEBURGH FESTIVAL

ALDEBURGH FESTIVAL

20 June - 23 June, 2014
£890

In June 2014 artists including Thomas Adès, Richard Goode, Mark Padmore and Ian Bostridge... more

HEREFORD & THE WELSH MARCHES

HEREFORD & THE WELSH MARCHES

30 June - 04 July, 2014
£715

Our summer tour pays homage to the borderland’s most inspiring churches, including... more

SHAKESPEARE AT STRATFORD

SHAKESPEARE AT STRATFORD

02 July - 05 July, 2014
£595

Performances: The Rape of Lucrece, Henry IV Part I, Henry IV Part II. more

THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC

THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC

03 July - 06 July, 2014
£485

“The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril”,... more

MANCHESTER: MODERN CAPITAL OF THE NORTH

MANCHESTER: MODERN CAPITAL OF THE NORTH

04 July - 07 July, 2014
£745

Manchester, like its northern rival Liverpool, astonishes the first-time visitor... more

GLASTONBURY: SACRED BRITAIN

GLASTONBURY: SACRED BRITAIN

10 July - 12 July, 2014
£345

As we explore the ruins of one of the greatest abbeys in pre-Reformation England,... more

ART IN YORKSHIRE

ART IN YORKSHIRE

14 July - 18 July, 2014
£695

From Jacobean architecture and decorative arts to abstract sculpture of the 20th... more

BORDER RIVALRIES

BORDER RIVALRIES

16 July - 19 July, 2014
£725

Our tour focuses on the Middle and East Marches, particularly the valleys of the Teviot... more

WORCESTER THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL

WORCESTER THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL

26 July - 30 July, 2014
£860

We join the festival during a cleverly programmed series of opening concerts nestled... more

HADRIAN’S WALL

HADRIAN’S WALL

08 August - 11 August, 2014
£485

This long-weekend tour is devoted to Britain’s most majestic Roman monument: Hadrian’s... more

INTERNATIONAL GILBERT & SULLIVAN FESTIVAL IN HARROGATE

INTERNATIONAL GILBERT & SULLIVAN FESTIVAL IN HARROGATE

14 August - 18 August, 2014
£750

This year the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival moves to the Spa town of Harrogate... more

SHAKESPEARE AT STRATFORD

SHAKESPEARE AT STRATFORD

18 August - 21 August, 2014
£595

Performances: Henry IV Part I, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Roaring Girl. more

THE WORLD OF ST CUTHBERT & ST BEDE

THE WORLD OF ST CUTHBERT & ST BEDE

20 August - 23 August, 2014
£485

The old Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria once stretched from the Humber to the Forth.... more

HARDY’S DORSET

HARDY’S DORSET

08 September - 11 September, 2014
£595

Thomas Hardy was among the greatest of Victorian novelists and poets. He drew inspiration... more

ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL

ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL

11 September - 13 September, 2014
£475

Britain’s most daring engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859), is often thought... more

LIVERPOOL: PRIVATE WEALTH, PUBLIC RICHES

LIVERPOOL: PRIVATE WEALTH, PUBLIC RICHES

12 September - 15 September, 2014
£490

Founded eight centuries ago by King John, Liverpool rose from hesitant beginnings... more

CUMBRIA & CLIFFORD COUNTRY

CUMBRIA & CLIFFORD COUNTRY

13 September - 18 September, 2014
£940

Lady Anne was a great patron of the north of England, building from scratch or skilfully... more

WREN’S CITY CHURCHES (DAY)

WREN’S CITY CHURCHES (DAY)

02 October - 02 October, 2014
£85

This study day takes a detailed look at eight of Wren’s surviving churches and includes... more

ROMAN TOWNS, FORTS & FRESCOES

ROMAN TOWNS, FORTS & FRESCOES

03 October - 05 October, 2014
£450

From the subterranean vestiges of Roman Canterbury to the singular Bacchic frescoes... more

THE LAKE DISTRICT: ART & POETRY

THE LAKE DISTRICT: ART & POETRY

06 October - 10 October, 2014
£825

For centuries its rolling hills, wild countryside and vast waters have been an inspiration... more

MEDIAEVAL TO MODERN: SIX ERAS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC

MEDIAEVAL TO MODERN: SIX ERAS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC

12 November - 12 November, 2014
£115

This introduction to classical music with musician and broadcaster Sandy Burnett... more

CALEDONIA: ANCIENT FORESTS & FLOW COUNTRY

CALEDONIA: ANCIENT FORESTS & FLOW COUNTRY

01 July - 07 July, 2014
£1075

In the far north of Britain, wide open skies frame dramatic landscapes of ancient... more

MENDELSSOHN IN SCOTLAND

MENDELSSOHN IN SCOTLAND

07 July - 12 July, 2014
£1195

Felix Mendelssohn made an unforgettable visit to Scotland in the summer of 1829.... more

WILD & ANCIENT ORKNEY

WILD & ANCIENT ORKNEY

19 July - 26 July, 2014
£1590

This tour encompasses the whole range of the islands’ history, from prehistory... more

ABERDEENSHIRE: STANDING STONES TO SCOTTISH TOWER HOUSES

ABERDEENSHIRE: STANDING STONES TO SCOTTISH TOWER HOUSES

05 August - 11 August, 2014
£1295

Watered by two great rivers arising in the Cairngorms, the Dee and the Don, the rolling... more

GREAT HOUSES OF SOUTH-WEST SCOTLAND

GREAT HOUSES OF SOUTH-WEST SCOTLAND

21 September - 25 September, 2014
£975

Chronologically the sequence begins with picturesquely asymmetrical Kelburn Castle,... more

SHAKESPEARE AT THE GLOBE - ANTONY & CLEOPATRA (DAY)

SHAKESPEARE AT THE GLOBE - ANTONY & CLEOPATRA (DAY)

27 July - 27 July, 2014
£110

This year the focus of our annual pilgrimage to London’s Globe Theatre – Sam Wanamaker’s... more

OXFORD COLLEGES (DAY)

OXFORD COLLEGES (DAY)

27 August - 27 August, 2014
£115

This day concentrates on privileged visits to Oxford's Magdalen, Queen'a and University... more

NEW YEAR IN EDINBURGH

NEW YEAR IN EDINBURGH

29 December - 04 January, 2015
£1590

Welcome in the new year in the home of Hogmanay. From the mediaeval streets and distinctive... more

THE HIDDEN COAST & WOODS OF LINCOLNSHIRE

THE HIDDEN COAST & WOODS OF LINCOLNSHIRE

25 February - 28 February, 2015
£620

Wander through some of England’s wildest woods and stroll along sandy beaches with... more

BAROQUE MUSIC FROM BOLIVIA

BAROQUE MUSIC FROM BOLIVIA

05 November - 06 November, 2014
£375

Dr Piotr Nawrot will join Ashley Solomon at London’s Royal College of Music to discuss... more

WORLD WAR I CAMBRIDGE: MUSIC & POETRY

WORLD WAR I CAMBRIDGE: MUSIC & POETRY

10 November - 13 November, 2014
£945

This new tour, spanning Remembrance Day 100 years after the outbreak of WWI, looks... more