Cultural tours for the discerning traveller

Historical

ROMAN & BYZANTINE RAVENNA

ROMAN & BYZANTINE RAVENNA

08 April - 12 April, 2014
£980

Ravenna’s surviving collection of early Christian monuments and mosaics is without... more

LORRAINE

LORRAINE

12 June - 20 June, 2014
£1995

Tucked in between the celebrity of the Champagne and the beauty of the Alsace, Lorraine... more

HILL TOWNS OF TUSCANY & UMBRIA

HILL TOWNS OF TUSCANY & UMBRIA

12 May - 19 May, 2014
£1850

Tuscany and Umbria form one of Italy’s most enchanting regions, an area liberally... more

CITADELS OF TRANSYLVANIA

CITADELS OF TRANSYLVANIA

07 May - 14 May, 2014
£1450

The Transylvanian Saxons were first invited to settle in the foothills of the Carpathian... more

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

CRETE: BIRDS, FLOWERS & MINOANS

CRETE: BIRDS, FLOWERS & MINOANS

08 April - 15 April, 2014
£1795

Although the emphasis of our programme will be on flowers and birds, there will also... 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

ROMAN & BYZANTINE RAVENNA

ROMAN & BYZANTINE RAVENNA

02 April - 06 April, 2014
£980

Ravenna’s surviving collection of early Christian monuments and mosaics is without... more

VIENNA 1914

VIENNA 1914

06 October - 13 October, 2014
£1450

Antebellum Vienna, capital of the still mighty Austro-Hungarian Empire, was a magnet... more

A JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT WAR

A JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREAT WAR

02 June - 07 June, 2014
£985

Trace the chronology of the First World War through the battlefields and memorials... 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

CROATIA

CROATIA

22 October - 02 November, 2014
£2450

Few countries in central Europe can match Croatia’s wealth of historical architecture... more

THE ANCIENT MAYA (DAY)

THE ANCIENT MAYA (DAY)

03 April - 03 April, 2014
£55

Providing both a sweep of ancient history and precise examination of local detail... 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

SECRET WAR

SECRET WAR

10 April - 13 April, 2014
£560

Our tour will chart the history of the Special Operations Executive (SOE), whose... 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 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

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

HISTORIC ETHIOPIA

HISTORIC ETHIOPIA

30 October - 14 November, 2014
£3495

On the roof of Africa, where the Nile has its source, lies an ancient Christian country... more

FROM CONNEMARA TO SOUTH MAYO

FROM CONNEMARA TO SOUTH MAYO

11 June - 18 June, 2014
£1490

Connemara and south Mayo, situated at the far west edge of Europe, form two of the most... more

POMPEII WITH HERCULANEUM

POMPEII WITH HERCULANEUM

11 October - 17 October, 2014
£1520

Pompeii and Herculaneum, destroyed yet preserved by the volcanic catastrophe, offer... more

IMPERIAL ROME

IMPERIAL ROME

20 October - 25 October, 2014
£1520

Perhaps the greatest empire that the world has ever seen, the Roman Empire expanded... more

EASTERN LOMBARDY

EASTERN LOMBARDY

02 June - 09 June, 2014
£1690

In the foothills of the Alps, between Lakes Como and Garda, lies Lombardy, a wealthy... more

MOROCCO: ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE WESTERN KINGDOM

MOROCCO: ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE WESTERN KINGDOM

15 November - 28 November, 2014
£2995

The spread of Islam, combined with the spirit of al-Andalus, gave birth in Morocco... more

TEUTONIC KNIGHTS

TEUTONIC KNIGHTS

08 July - 20 July, 2014
£2050

In the late 13th century the Teutonic Knights, ruthless advocates of holy war, overthrew... more

MOORISH SPAIN

MOORISH SPAIN

02 October - 11 October, 2014
£2290

With visits to Granada, Córdoba, Ronda and Seville, our study tour concentrates... more

MEDIAEVAL CATALONIA: OUT OF TARRAGONA

MEDIAEVAL CATALONIA: OUT OF TARRAGONA

20 September - 27 September, 2014
£1675

On this tour, we explore the magnificent art and architecture of mediaeval Catalonia,... more

CUBA

CUBA

08 January - 20 January, 2015
£2990

Our unique cultural circuit of Cuba begins and ends in Havana, glamorous and ramshackle... more

WORLD WAR ONE: 1914 EXAMINED AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

WORLD WAR ONE: 1914 EXAMINED AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

31 March - 31 March, 2014
£95

A day of lectures and investigation at the treasure trove that is the National Archives... more

THE GOLDEN AGE OF DUTCH ART

THE GOLDEN AGE OF DUTCH ART

03 July - 07 July, 2014
£1175

This popular tour investigates 17th Century Amsterdam and the wealth of Dutch Art held... more

ART TREASURES OF BAVARIA

ART TREASURES OF BAVARIA

07 May - 12 May, 2014
£1280

Our survey of the art treasures of Bavaria will reacquaint participants with some... 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

BRATISLAVA AT ADVENT

BRATISLAVA AT ADVENT

01 December - 06 December, 2014
£995

In the Christmas season Bratislava sparkles with festive spirit. more

CHRISTMAS IN FLORENCE

CHRISTMAS IN FLORENCE

23 December - 28 December, 2014
£1370

Celebrate a Buon Natale in the principal city of the Italian Renaissance, whilst... more

CHRISTMAS IN BERLIN

CHRISTMAS IN BERLIN

23 December - 29 December, 2014
£1830

Experience the rich delights of Berlin’s art collections and architectural heritage,... more

NEW YEAR IN VENICE

NEW YEAR IN VENICE

29 December - 04 January, 2015
£2125

As the Christmas period comes to a close we will wait with baited breath for the unique... more

NEW YEAR IN PARIS

NEW YEAR IN PARIS

30 December - 03 January, 2015
£1590

Celebrate the New Year in a capital of culture that boasts a long history of love... more

ALGERIA: ROME MEETS THE SAHARA

ALGERIA: ROME MEETS THE SAHARA

11 April - 23 April, 2015
£2995

The variety of ancient sites and monuments of Algeria's diverse easrern landscapes... more

POMPEII WITH HERCULANEUM

POMPEII WITH HERCULANEUM

11 April - 17 April, 2015
£1575

Pompeii and Herculaneum, destroyed yet preserved by the volcanic catastrophe, offer... more

BOLOGNA, MANTUA & PARMA

BOLOGNA, MANTUA & PARMA

13 April - 19 April, 2015
£1645

This navigation of northern Italy absorbs the artistic splendours of Bologna, Mantua... more

ORIENTE: TRADITIONAL CUBA EXTENSION

ORIENTE: TRADITIONAL CUBA EXTENSION

19 January - 27 January, 2015
£1590

Optional extention of the lush and mountainous Oriente region in the east which is less... more

AQUILEIA CITY OF ANTIQUITY

AQUILEIA CITY OF ANTIQUITY

23 March - 27 March, 2015
£995

Aquileia, once described by Emperor Justinian as “the greatest of all towns in the West”... more

ROMAN & BYZANTINE RAVENNA

ROMAN & BYZANTINE RAVENNA

16 March - 20 March, 2015
£990

Today a tranquil town of cobbled streets, Ravenna served as the final capital of the Western... more

MALTA THROUGH HISTORY

MALTA THROUGH HISTORY

14 March - 21 March, 2015
£1795

On Malta you will find a medley of histories are combined on a landmass of little... more

SOUTH AMERICAN BAROQUE MUSIC IN LONDON (Day)

SOUTH AMERICAN BAROQUE MUSIC IN LONDON (Day)

05 November - 05 November, 2014
£115

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

ART ON THE COTE D’AZUR

ART ON THE COTE D’AZUR

23 March - 30 March, 2015
£1995

During our week in Nice and its environs we will consider the lasting legacy of this... more

STOCKHOLM & DROTTNINGHOLM PALACE

STOCKHOLM & DROTTNINGHOLM PALACE

06 August - 10 August, 2014
£1790

Our tour to Stockholm explores the rich variety of architectural treasures and presents... 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

AQUILEIA CITY OF ANTIQUITY

AQUILEIA CITY OF ANTIQUITY

09 March - 13 March, 2015
£995

Aquileia, once described by Emperor Justinian as “the greatest of all towns in the West”... more

WINDSOR: LIFE IN THE ROYAL CASTLE

WINDSOR: LIFE IN THE ROYAL CASTLE

27 July - 28 July, 2015
£595

Windsor Castle is more than just a castle. Throughout its long history the complex... more

MEDIAEVAL IMAGERY IN WINCHESTER

MEDIAEVAL IMAGERY IN WINCHESTER

02 March - 04 March, 2015
£395

During our time in historic Winchester we will be absorbed by the imagery and imagination... more

RIVIERA DI LEVANTE: FROM GENOA TO PISA

RIVIERA DI LEVANTE: FROM GENOA TO PISA

20 April - 27 April, 2015
£2085

On this tour we shall make our way along the enchanting Riviera di Levante (‘coast... more

MUSICAL & CREATIVE LEGENDS OF PRAGUE & BRNO

MUSICAL & CREATIVE LEGENDS OF PRAGUE & BRNO

14 April - 20 April, 2015
£1765

Journey through the hidden history and treasures of the ravishing Czech capital and it's... more

CARDIFF: FROM COAL PORT TO CULTURAL CAPITAL

CARDIFF: FROM COAL PORT TO CULTURAL CAPITAL

20 April - 24 April, 2015
£585

Explore the way in which the city transformed itself from ‘the coal metropolis... more