Cultural tours for the discerning traveller

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ROUSSILLON

ROUSSILLON

31 March - 07 April, 2014
£1595

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

GRAND HOUSES OF NORFOLK

GRAND HOUSES OF NORFOLK

13 April - 16 April, 2014
£670

Grand Houses of Norfolk takes its cue from a clutch of privileged visits to some... more

WINDSOR: LIFE IN THE ROYAL CASTLE

WINDSOR: LIFE IN THE ROYAL CASTLE

10 March - 11 March, 2014
£550

We will experience what it is like to live in the royal castle, staying within the castle... 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

LORRAINE

LORRAINE

12 June - 20 June, 2014
£1995

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

PROVENCE RIVER CRUISE

PROVENCE RIVER CRUISE

18 May - 24 May, 2014
£2795

Our cruise aboard the luxurious Phénicien – renowned across the Rhône for its refined... 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

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

ISTRIA: ARCHITECTURE ALONG THE ADRIATIC COAST

ISTRIA: ARCHITECTURE ALONG THE ADRIATIC COAST

22 May - 26 May, 2014
£1150

The cultural heritage of the region stretches from impressive Roman remains to some... 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

VILLAS & GARDENS IN LAZIO

VILLAS & GARDENS IN LAZIO

03 May - 09 May, 2014
£1985

From the age of antiquity through the Renaissance and Baroque periods and up to the present... more

VILLAS & GARDENS OF THE ITALIAN LAKES

VILLAS & GARDENS OF THE ITALIAN LAKES

31 May - 07 June, 2014
£2090

The shores of Lakes Maggiore and Como have a reputation for some of the finest gardens... more

IRISH COUNTRY HOUSES & GARDENS

IRISH COUNTRY HOUSES & GARDENS

23 June - 29 June, 2014
£1590

Our representative cross-section of houses from different periods also includes Elizabethan... more

THE AMERICAN DEEP SOUTH

THE AMERICAN DEEP SOUTH

18 March - 29 March, 2014
£3090

“Spring is easily the nicest time to visit the Deep South; the weather should be balmy,... more

MEDIAEVAL IMAGERY IN WINCHESTER

MEDIAEVAL IMAGERY IN WINCHESTER

03 March - 05 March, 2014
£375

Winchester Cathedral boasts some of the finest examples of the Green Man, in both... 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

PALLADIO IN LONDON (DAY)

PALLADIO IN LONDON (DAY)

05 March - 05 March, 2014
£70

Palladio had an important influence on English architecture between 1614 and 1753.... more

OTTOMAN TURKEY

OTTOMAN TURKEY

27 April - 07 May, 2014
£2090

Its skyline studded with domes and minarets, Istanbul pays eloquent testimony to more... 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

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

BULGARIAN MONASTERIES

BULGARIAN MONASTERIES

20 September - 04 October, 2014
£2290

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

WILLIAM KENT (DAY)

WILLIAM KENT (DAY)

15 April - 15 April, 2014
£125

2014 promises to be an important year for enthusiasts of the architect William Kent,... 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

HAWKSMOOR’S LONDON CHURCHES (DAY)

HAWKSMOOR’S LONDON CHURCHES (DAY)

10 April - 10 April, 2014
£98

Nicholas Hawksmoor, who started as a lowly assistant in the office of Christopher... more

DANISH PALACES & COUNTRY HOUSES

DANISH PALACES & COUNTRY HOUSES

31 July - 08 August, 2014
£2650

The gentle Danish countryside, where the sea is never far away, hosts a distinguished... 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

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

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

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

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

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

PALERMO

PALERMO

11 October - 17 October, 2014
£1890

The aim of this itinerary is to give an overall impression of the architectural riches... 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

PALLADIO & THE VILLAS OF THE VENETO

PALLADIO & THE VILLAS OF THE VENETO

16 October - 24 October, 2014
£2390

Palladian highlights in the countryside outside Vicenza will include two of his most... 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

BURMA

BURMA

23 January - 06 February, 2015
£3890

Known today as Myanmar, Burma hosts an array of memorable sights: ancient Bagan,... more

CUBA

CUBA

08 January - 20 January, 2015
£2990

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

UKRAINE & THE CRIMEA

UKRAINE & THE CRIMEA

19 September - 01 October, 2014
£2990

This tour unravels the intriguing history of the northern shores of the Black Sea,... 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

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

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