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New 2021 tour releases


Art Collections of Liverpool
26 - 29 April, 2021

with Stella Lyons

Discover rich art collections in and around UNESCO-listed Liverpool, from the holdings of the Walker Art Gallery to Antony Gormley’s coastal sculptures.


Swedish Palaces & Castles 
4 - 10 July, 2021

with Charles Hind

Explore the rich collection of historical houses and palaces to be found in Sweden’s capital city and its hinterland.


The Pre-Raphaelites in Oxford
5 - 8 October, 2021

with Stella Lyons

Discover the world of William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones in and around Oxford.


Oxford College Chapels & Organs
10 - 12 November, 2021

with John Bryden & Nicholas Wearne

 Join two accomplished organists as they investigate a selection of Oxford’s beautiful college chapels, with an emphasis on their distinguished organs.


Houses & Gardens of Herefordshire & The Welsh Borders
19 - 23 July, 2021

with Jeffrey Haworth

From a base in the cathedral city of Hereford, enjoy an array of private visits to houses and gardens not frequently open to the public, from Whitfield to Llanvihangel and Treberfydd.


Festtage: Mozart & Wagner in Berlin
31 March - 6 April, 2021

with Paul Jackson

Experience Mozart piano concertos performed by Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim, two of the world’s most pre-eminent pianists and attend Mozart’s comic masterpiece, The Marriage of Figaro, and Wagner’s epic Parsifal at Berlin’s iconic state opera house.


Buxton Opera Festival
20 - 25 July, 2021

with John Bryden

In the words of Tour Director Donald Maxwell, experience the “essential guide to all things Gilbert & Sullivan”


International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival
12 - 16 August, 2021

with Donald Maxwell

In the words of Tour Director Donald Maxwell, experience the “essential guide to all things Gilbert & Sullivan”


7 - 13 April, 2021

with Christopher Wellington

Trace the footsteps of medieval pilgrims as they stopped en route to Rome and follow the city’s own cultural and artistic journey, from spectacular church façades to delightful gardens.


Aquileia: City of Antiquity
27 September – 2 October, 2021

with Andrew Wilson

Visit the city's remarkable basilica with its sequence of 4th century mosaics and discover the Lombard Temple and medieval Duomo in Cividale, high above the Natisone River. 


Princely Courts of the Ile-de-France
19 - 26 October, 2021

with Andrew Spira

From a base in the Chantilly forest, explore stunning chateaux including Fontainebleau, Pierrefonds and Compiègne.


Lycian Cruise
6 - 20 September, 2021

with Andrew Wilson

Cruise down the Loryma Peninsula, where mountain tops are guarded by impressive fortresses of the Hellenistic age and explore ancient cities containing fascinating classical remains on our voyage around the coast of south-west Turkey.


19 September – 3 October, 2021

with Rev John Binns & Kevin Hand

Journey to the roof of Africa to discover a country of ancient history and diverse landscapes.


Douro River Cruise on the Royal Barge
21 - 28 May, 2021

24 September – 1 October, 2021

with Martin Symington

Sail aboard the Spirit of Chartwell, formerly Her Majesty’s Royal Barge, as it cruises along the ‘River of Gold’.

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Palladio & the Villas of the Veneto
21 - 30 October, 2021

with Charles Hind

Learn about the life of Andrea Palladio, and visit both famous and lesser-known villas in and around Vicenza and Padua.


South Korea
16 - 30 November, 2021

with Alex Koller

Explore the pagodas, palaces, temples and tumuli of South Korea including six UNESCO World Heritage sites: Changdeokgung, Gyeongju, Haeinsa, Jongmyo, Seokguram and Bulguksa.


Southern Russia: Cossacks, Kalmyks & The Caucasus
15 - 30 June, 2021

with Alex Koller

Discover the history of southern Russia, from classical Greek colonisation to 19th century literature.


Piero della Francesca
25 October – 1 November, 2021

with Lucrezia Walker

Discover the abundance of paintings and sites relating to the great artist Piero della Francesca situated along the eponymous trail stretching through Tuscany, Umbria and the Marches.


Isle of Wight
6 - 11 September, 2021

with Stella Lyons

Discover the cultural highlights of the Isle of Wight, with a particular emphasis on its Victorian heritage and the between the island and the Pre-Raphaelite movement.


Constable & Gainsborough in Suffolk
9 - 12 August, 2021

with Stella Lyons

 Explore landscapes that inspired the works of two of England’s most recognised and respected painters with visits that will provide insights into Constable and Gainsborough’s lives and working practices.