Cultural tours for the discerning traveller

Art

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

FRENCH GOTHIC ART & ARCHITECTURE

FRENCH GOTHIC ART & ARCHITECTURE

12 October - 19 October, 2014
£2120

We will trace the development of the Gothic achievement in engineering, stained glass,... more

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF PUGLIA

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF PUGLIA

07 October - 13 October, 2014
£1470

Nestled in the heel of Italy lies Puglia – or Apulia as it was originally named... more

THE ROUTE OF CARAVAGGIO

THE ROUTE OF CARAVAGGIO

15 October - 24 October, 2014
£2490

Journey through Rome, Naples, Sicily and Malta as we trace the life and career of one of history’s... more

MOORISH SPAIN

MOORISH SPAIN

02 October - 11 October, 2014
£2290

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

GUJARAT: TRADITIONAL CRAFTS & TRIBAL COMMUNITIES

GUJARAT: TRADITIONAL CRAFTS & TRIBAL COMMUNITIES

08 November - 24 November, 2014
£2730

Situated in the far western corner of India, where the desert of the Rann of Kutch... 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

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

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

SPIS: GERMAN TOWNS OF EASTERN SLOVAKIA

SPIS: GERMAN TOWNS OF EASTERN SLOVAKIA

18 May - 22 May, 2015
£1195

The Spis region of eastern Slovakia, known in German as Zips, is a unique phenomenon... more

Roussillon

Roussillon

23 March - 30 March, 2015
£1695

Roussillon, bordered by the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean, is regarded as one of the most... more

ART COLLECTIONS OF NORTHERN FRANCE

ART COLLECTIONS OF NORTHERN FRANCE

27 April - 02 May, 2015
£1490

Goya’s twin canvases The Old Women and The Young Women are enough in themselves... more

PROVENCE RIVER CRUISE

PROVENCE RIVER CRUISE

17 May - 23 May, 2015
£2845

Peaceful and picturesque, the inland waterways of Provence and the Camargue are the most... more

ART & ARCHITECTURE IN THE LOIRE VALLEY

ART & ARCHITECTURE IN THE LOIRE VALLEY

25 May - 01 June, 2015
£2450

The Valley of the Loire is renowned world wide for its stunning scenery, prestigious... 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

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF THE DIVIDED TYROL

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF THE DIVIDED TYROL

06 May - 13 May, 2015
£1835

It is in the prosperous Alpine city of Innsbruck, the historical capital of the Tyrol,... 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

JAPAN IN AUTUMN: ART, TEMPLES & GARDENS

JAPAN IN AUTUMN: ART, TEMPLES & GARDENS

23 October - 08 November, 2015
£4390

Starting in Tokyo and finishing in Kyoto, this tour looks behind the mask of contemporary... more

BELARUS

BELARUS

05 September - 13 September, 2015
£2050

Belarus is one of Europe’s youngest nations and something of a blank spot on the map of the former... more

Art Nouveau in Belgium

Art Nouveau in Belgium

24 September - 29 September, 2015
£1760

During our foray into Brussels and the nearby cities of Ghent and Antwerp we will... more

Russia's Golden Ring

Russia's Golden Ring

22 August - 02 September, 2015
£2790

During our circumambulation of the ‘Golden Ring’ of Russian towns we encounter... more

Wren's City Churches

Wren's City Churches

01 October - 01 October, 2015
£89

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

The Golden Age of Dutch Art

The Golden Age of Dutch Art

02 July - 06 July, 2015
£1295

The 17th century heralded a golden age of Dutch art as a wealthy Protestant society... more

Dutch Country Houses & Gardens

Dutch Country Houses & Gardens

10 August - 17 August, 2015
£2395

The picturesque countryside of the Netherlands reveals an astonishing array of beautifully... more

20th Century Cornwall: Art, Architecture & Design

20th Century Cornwall: Art, Architecture & Design

14 April - 18 April, 2015
£795

Cornwall may immediately conjure up visions of sandy coves and mid-century modern... more

High Aragon & Navarre

High Aragon & Navarre

31 May - 06 June, 2015
£1595

The provinces of High Aragon and Navarre in the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees... more

Glasgow's Artistic Heritage

Glasgow's Artistic Heritage

01 June - 05 June, 2015
£695

As the second city of the empire, Victorian Glasgow was famed for the wealth of its collectors... more

Asturias: The Cradle of Spain & The Camino Primitivo

Asturias: The Cradle of Spain & The Camino Primitivo

03 August - 10 August, 2015
£1675

Legends tell of a ‘cradle of the reconquest’ in the northern Spanish region of Asturias... more

BILBAO & BARCELONA

BILBAO & BARCELONA

15 September - 21 September, 2015
£1790

Spain has produced some of the most notable artists and architects of the modern... more

Moorish Spain: Al-Andalus & its Legacy

Moorish Spain: Al-Andalus & its Legacy

01 October - 10 October, 2015
£2240

In 711 Tariq, governor of Tangier, crossed the Straits of Gibraltar with his Berber... more

Swedish Palaces & Castles

Swedish Palaces & Castles

28 June - 04 July, 2015
£2490

Although curiously neglected by cultural travellers from abroad, Sweden is rich in historic... more

Country Houses of South Devon

Country Houses of South Devon

01 June - 05 June, 2015
£995

The delightful countryside of South Devon is not noted for grand mansions but instead... more

From Washington to Jamestown

From Washington to Jamestown

15 June - 26 June, 2015
£3790

Navigate through a concentration of historic American sites as we journey from Washington... more

Houses & Gardens of Hereford & Worcester

Houses & Gardens of Hereford & Worcester

06 July - 10 July, 2015
£965

Recent preservation and restoration projects have transformed many of the great historic... more

Georgian Ireland

Georgian Ireland

07 August - 14 August, 2015
£1860

Ireland’s 18th century architectural legacy ranks amongst the most handsome in Europe.... more

Artists of the North: Hepworth, Moore, Lowry & Hockney

Artists of the North: Hepworth, Moore, Lowry & Hockney

06 July - 09 July, 2015
£575

Yorkshire and Lancashire were home to four of Britain’s most important 20th century... more

Constable & Gainsborough in Suffolk

Constable & Gainsborough in Suffolk

13 July - 16 July, 2015
£550

Our tour will study the influence of the Suffolk countryside on Constable and his near... more

Italian Marches

Italian Marches

09 September - 16 September, 2015
£1990

The Italian Marches, sandwiched between the towering Sibillini mountains and a long... more

Piero Della Francesca

Piero Della Francesca

07 September - 14 September, 2015
£1850

The paintings of Piero della Francesca are dispersed throughout Tuscany, Umbria and the Marches,... more

Victorian Oxford: Pre-Raphaelites, William Morris & The Gothic Revival

Victorian Oxford: Pre-Raphaelites, William Morris & The Gothic Revival

27 July - 30 July, 2015
£750

Focusing on Oxford and the surrounding region, this tour places William Morris at the epicentre... more

Amalfi & Naples: Riches of Campania

Amalfi & Naples: Riches of Campania

17 September - 24 September, 2015
£2075

Revel in the astonishing assembly of architectural and archaeological riches and high... more

The Cotswolds: From Arts & Crafts to Modernism

The Cotswolds: From Arts & Crafts to Modernism

25 August - 28 August, 2015
£725

The quiet remoteness of the Cotswolds was chosen by some of the most original thinkers... more

Castles & Palaces of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia

Castles & Palaces of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia

04 October - 10 October, 2015
£1775

The province of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, occupying the north-east corner of Italy,... more

Derbyshire Halls & Houses

Derbyshire Halls & Houses

21 September - 25 September, 2015
£850

Derbyshire revels in an edifying assembly of historic country houses: Haddon Hall,... more

The Route of Caravaggio

The Route of Caravaggio

04 November - 13 November, 2015
£2690

Journey through Rome, Naples, Sicily and Malta as we trace the life and career of one of history’s... more

Art & Patronage in Renaissance Florence & Siena

Art & Patronage in Renaissance Florence & Siena

19 October - 26 October, 2015
£1990

Discover the flowering of the Renaissance era within the context of the important... more

Palladio & The Villas of The Veneto

Palladio & The Villas of The Veneto

22 October - 31 October, 2015
£2530

Even five centuries after his birth, Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) remains one of the most... more

Francois I: Patron King of France

Francois I: Patron King of France

11 February - 12 February, 2015
£495

Timed to coincide with the 500th anniversary celebrations of the accession to the throne... more

Germany's Romantic Road

Germany's Romantic Road

03 August - 10 August, 2015
£1995

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