Cultural tours for the discerning traveller

Art

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

MEDIAEVAL BURGUNDY

MEDIAEVAL BURGUNDY

15 June - 22 June, 2014
£2290

This tour pays tribute to some of Europe’s most treasured Romanesque monuments:... 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

UPPER AUSTRIA

UPPER AUSTRIA

02 June - 09 June, 2014
£1850

During our time ‘ob der Enns’, above the River Enns, we will discover an area... more

ART IN VIENNA

ART IN VIENNA

10 June - 14 June, 2014
£1325

The tour will include world-class museums, Baroque churches, Rococo palaces and Secessionist... more

SAXONY: PICTURES, PALACES & PORCELAIN

SAXONY: PICTURES, PALACES & PORCELAIN

12 May - 18 May, 2014
£1450

Artistic highlights include the New Masters Picture Gallery, with its rich selection... more

BILBAO & GERNIKA

BILBAO & GERNIKA

07 April - 10 April, 2014
£840

Highlights: The Guggenheim Museum - designed by Frank Gehry with collections of modern... 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

PALACES OF ST PETERSBURG

PALACES OF ST PETERSBURG

03 June - 11 June, 2014
£2495

Our itinerary centres on a series of ducal and princely palaces in and around St Petersburg,... more

FROM CRETE TO TOLEDO: THE CAREER OF EL GRECO (DAY)

FROM CRETE TO TOLEDO: THE CAREER OF EL GRECO (DAY)

11 April - 11 April, 2014
£70

Next year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Domenikos Theotokopoulos, the artist... 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

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

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

BULGARIAN MONASTERIES

BULGARIAN MONASTERIES

20 September - 04 October, 2014
£2290

Carpeted in thick forest and studded with snow-capped peaks, Bulgaria’s natural... 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

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

CONNOISSEURS’ EDINBURGH

CONNOISSEURS’ EDINBURGH

02 June - 07 June, 2014
£995

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

THE GOLDEN AGE OF DUTCH ART

THE GOLDEN AGE OF DUTCH ART

10 July - 14 July, 2014
£1175

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

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

JAPAN IN AUTUMN: ART, TEMPLES & GARDENS

JAPAN IN AUTUMN: ART, TEMPLES & GARDENS

31 October - 16 November, 2014
£4390

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

ART & MUSIC IN ST PETERSBURG

ART & MUSIC IN ST PETERSBURG

09 November - 16 November, 2014
£2350

During this tour of Peter the Great’s legendary capital we will be immersed into... more

MOORISH SPAIN

MOORISH SPAIN

02 October - 11 October, 2014
£2290

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

GREAT SPANISH MASTERS: FROM EL GRECO TO SOROLLA

GREAT SPANISH MASTERS: FROM EL GRECO TO SOROLLA

22 September - 28 September, 2014
£1475

During the quadricentenary year since the death of Doménikos Theotokópoulos ‘El... 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

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

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