Cultural tours for the discerning traveller

England

IMAGERY & MORALITY IN THE MEDIAEVAL NORTH

IMAGERY & MORALITY IN THE MEDIAEVAL NORTH

02 June - 06 June, 2014
£695

“Once you have experienced the delights and curiosities of mediaeval imagery you will... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ALDEBURGH FESTIVAL

ALDEBURGH FESTIVAL

20 June - 23 June, 2014
£

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

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

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

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

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

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 GENIUS OF WILLIAM KENT: HOUGHTON & HOLKHAM

THE GENIUS OF WILLIAM KENT: HOUGHTON & HOLKHAM

07 October - 08 October, 2014
£385

The polymathic genius of William Kent will be celebrated by a major exhibition that... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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