Cultural tours for the discerning traveller

Architecture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE AMERICAN DEEP SOUTH

THE AMERICAN DEEP SOUTH

18 March - 29 March, 2015
£3395

Our stay coincides with Natchez’s annual ‘Spring Pilgrimage’, when numerous... 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

PALACES, VILLAS AND GARDENS OF BERGAMO & BRESCIA

PALACES, VILLAS AND GARDENS OF BERGAMO & BRESCIA

17 May - 23 May, 2015
£2450

Nestled up against the Alpine foothills of eastern Lombardy are two of the most rewarding... more

VILLAS & GARDENS OF THE ITALIAN LAKES

VILLAS & GARDENS OF THE ITALIAN LAKES

30 May - 06 June, 2015
£2195

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

VILLAS & GARDENS IN LAZIO

VILLAS & GARDENS IN LAZIO

02 May - 08 May, 2015
£2145

Glorious houses and gardens in the countryside of the Roman Campagna. more

GRAND HOUSES OF NORFOLK

GRAND HOUSES OF NORFOLK

30 May - 03 June, 2015
£875

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

OTTOMAN TURKEY

OTTOMAN TURKEY

26 April - 06 May, 2015
£2140

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