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TOURS RELEASED ON FRIDAY 26 MAY:


Japan in Autumn: Art, temples & Gardens

Nov 2 - 18, 2018; £5995 | Meri Arichi

Journey from Tokyo to Kyoto on this multi-layered tour, which looks behind the mask of contemporary Japan to uncover the nation’s

artistic, religious and cultural heritage. More >>

 

Glyndebourne

Oct 19 - 22, 2017; £875 | Nicholas Wearne 

Oct 23 - 26, 2017; £875 | Nicholas Wearne

This autumn the Glyndebourne Tour programme will present two spectacular and much-loved  operas – Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, the latter of which has not been seen at Glyndebourne since 1982 – a longside Brett Dean’s critically acclaimed Hamlet. All will be presented on Glyndebourne’s home stage.

Oct 19 - 22, 2017 More >>

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TOURS RELEASED ON FRIDAY 5 MAY:


Vasari: Father of Art History

Mar 19 - 26, 2018; £1995 | Alex Koller

Discover the artists of Giorgio Vasari’s The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects on this art history tour of Florence. More >>

 

Somerset Levels in Winter

Feb 14 - 17, 2018; £595 | Peter Exley

Join the RSPB’s Peter Exley on this winter wildlife tour to look out for Somerset’s growing flock of cranes, recently reintroduced after a 400 year absence. More >>

 

Riviera di Levante: from Genoa to Pisa

Apr 12 - 19, 2018; £2195 | Christopher Wellington

Travel along the Riviera di Levante tracing the artistic legacy of the Italian city-states from Genoa to Pisa. More >>

 

Pompeii with Herculaneum

Apr 10 - 16, 2018; £1535 | Andrew Wilson

This perennial favourite offers a thought-provoking window onto Roman life in the company of archaeologist Andrew Wilson. More >>

 

Art on the Côte d'Azur

Mar 5 - 12, 2018; £2375 | Colin Bailey

Enjoy the rich art collections of the Cote d’Azur in the landscape which inspired artists such as Monet and Bonnard. More >>

 

Shakespeare at Stratford

Jan 18 - 21, 2018; £695 | Vivien Heilbron

Witness the triumphs and tragedies of Shakespeare’s Rome with Robert Harris’s critically acclaimed Cicero trilogy, adapted by Tony nominated writer Mike PoultonMore >>

 

Art & Architecture of the Loire Valley

May 14 - 21, 2018; £2590 | Colin Bailey

Discover the rich cultural legacy of the Loire Valley through visits to the varied collections housed in the beautiful chateaux of the region. More >>

 

Citadels of Transylvania

Apr 25 - May 2, 2018; £1645 | Alex Koller

Explore the fortified churches of the Transylvanian Saxons in Romania and visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Câlnic Citadel and the three-nave Biertan Forti ed Church. More >>

 

TOURS RELEASED ON THURSDAY 4 MAY:


Iceland: History & Landscape

Jul 8 - 15, 2018; £3795 | Harriet Allen

Uncover Iceland’s extraordinary natural history through visits to several of the country’s glaciers, waterfalls and steaming vents – including its largest ice cap,Vatnajökull whilst history and legend come alive at the Settlement Centre Museum in Borganes, and at UNESCO listed Thingvellir, home to one of the oldest parliaments in the world. More >>

 

Wildlife in Norfolk

Jan 22 - 25, 2018; £685 | Kevin Hand

The wetland reserves of Norfolk are internationally renowned for their unspoilt coastlines and outstanding natural habitats. With its vast skies and shimmering frosts, winter offers one of the very best environments to experience the region’s rich and dynamic wildlife. More >>

 

Wagner's Ring Cycle in Dresden

Jan 28 - Feb 5, 2018; £2995 | John Deathridge

Experience all four Ring Cycle operas in the company of one of the world’s foremost experts on Wagner, immersed in the town where the composer made his name. More >>

 

Upper Austria

June 4 - 11, 2018; £2195 | Alex Koller

Situated on the borders of germany and the Czech Republic, the state of Upper Austria contains a rich cultural history that will form the focus of this artistic and historical legacy tour. More >>

 

TOURS RELEASED ON WEDNESDAY 3 MAY:


Aquileia: City of Antiquity

March 19 - 23, 2018; £1195 | Andrew Wilson

Aquileia, once described by Emperor Justinian as “the greatest of all towns in the West” is today a little known but important Roman city perched on the Adriatic coastline. As the ninth biggest city in the Roman Empire during the 1st century AD Aquileia served as a crossroads, with a wide trading network between Rome and the East. More >>

 

Malta Through History

March 3 - 10, 2018; £1995 | John Greenacre

Our tour to this island country delves into its rich layers of history, from the foundation of its capital to its central activities during World War II. More >>

 

Secret War

April 26 - 28, 2018; £485 | Mark Baldwin

Unravel the clandestine stratagems dreamt up by British Intelligence during World War II including a visit to Bletchley Park to fathom the mysteries of ‘Station X’, where one of the highlights will be the rebuilt Colossus computer. More >>

 

TOURS RELEASED ON TUESDAY 25 APRIL:


Cuba

Jan 4 - 16, 2018; £3945 | Peter Higginson

Explore the cultural heritage of Cuba from the art and architecture of Havana to the natural beauty of the Viñales Valley. More >>

 

Iran: Glories of Persia

Apr 22 - May 9, 2018; £3945 | Andrew Wilson

This cultural tour to Iran takes in some of Asia's most remarkable monuents, from the enchanting city of Shiraz, the cultural heart of Persia for 2,000 years, to the ornate Royal Mosque at Isfahan and the magnificent ruins of Persepolis, founded by Darius I in 518 BC. More >>

 

New Zealand

Feb 14 - 28, 2018; £3995 | Mark Hanger

Discover the diverse and ever-changing land of New Zealand, full of natural spectacles to be enjoyed and held in awe. More >>

 

Churches of Norfolk

Jun 26 - 29, 2018; £745 | Imogen Corrigan

Explore some of Norfolk's beautiful medieval churches and delve into the various media for church art, from misericords and woodcarving to wonderful stained glass. More >>

 

TOURS RELEASED ON THURSDAY 20 APRIL:


Art Treasures of St Petersburg

Feb 12 - 19, 2018; £2345 | Colin Bailey

Enjoy extended visits to the world’s largest collection of paintings in the Hermitage Museum – including a visit to the holdings of the State Depository. More >>

 

Spiš: German Towns of Eastern Slovakia

May 26 - 30, 2018; £1275 | Alex Koller

Uncover a varied architectural history featuring Renaissance palazzos, medieval fortified towns and churches adorned by Saxon artisans. More >>

 

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Irish Country Houses & Gardens

June 18 - 24, 2018; £1895 | Roger White

Visit some of the finest country houses in Ireland across a range of periods and architectural styles. More >>

 

Crete, Birds, Flowers and Minoans

April 10 - 17, 2018; £1995 | Kevin Hand

Absorb captivating views across the Cretan landscape from the beautiful Lassithi Plateau and explore the Minoan palace at Knossos in addition to the remains at Gournia and Malia. More >>

 

Poland's Green Lung

May 22 - 29, 2018; £1695 | Kevin Hand

Explore the truly unique environment of Bialowieza, the greatest primeval deciduous and coniferous forest on the continent, home to wild boar, red deer and wild bison. More >>

 

Wildlife & Walking in Extremadura

May 2 - 9, 2018; £1695 | Kevin Hand

Wander over rolling plains and through cork and holm oak dehesas in one of the most untouched areas of Spain. More >>

 

Algeria: Rome Meets the Sahara

May 14 - 23, 2018; £3375 | Philip Kenrick

Discover the Roman colony of Timgad, the “Pompeii of Africa”, founded by Emperor Trajan on the edge of the Aurès Mountains, walk amongst the Roman ruins at Gemellae on the fringe of the Sahara Desert and Explore Tipasa, an enchanting coastal town featuring Phoenician, Roman and Byzantine ruins above a sparkling azure sea. More >>

 

Christmas in Thessaloniki

Dec 22 - 28, 2017; £1795 | Andrew Wilson

Discover the fascinating late-Roman and Byzantine archaeology of Greece’s second city, founded by one of Alexander’s greatest generals and visit the awe-inspiring tomb of Philip II at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Vergina. More >>

 

Temple Winter Festival

Dec 11 - 13, 2017; £845 | Richard Wigmore

Exquisite musical performances weave around historical visits as we delve into one of London’s most beautiful, ancient and enigmatic districts – Temple. More >>

 

New Year in Budapest

Dec 29, 2017 - Jan 4, 2018; £2265 | Patrick Bade

A feast of art, architecture and music awaits us on this New Year tour of Hungary’s stunning capital. More >>

 

New Year in Ravenna

Dec 30, 2017 - Jan 3, 2018; £1495 | Andrew Wilson

Visit the magnificent Basilica of San Vitale, where Byzantine mosaics of the emperor Justinian and his wife Theodora shimmer with gold and bask in the beauty of the Basilica of Sant’ Apollinare Nuovo, whose twin mosaics display a procession of martyrs and virgins, saints and angels. More >>

 

The Coto Doñana and Seville at Christmas

Dec 22 - 29, 2017; £1795 | Kevin Hand

Delve into the remarkable wildlife of the Coto Doñana, from the birdlife teeming on the lagoon outside our hotel to the ancient dunes and forests of the of the Cuesta de Maneli. More >>

 

New Year in Sorrento

Dec 29, 2017 - Jan 3, 2018; £2085 | Christopher Wellington

Visit the Duomo di Ravello, built in the 11th century, before taking in stunning views across the gulf of Salerno from Villa Cimbrone. More >>

 

New Year in Prague

Dec 29, 2017 - Jan 4, 2018; £2295 | John Bryden

Savour a festive week in one of Europe’s most beautiful capitals, as we immerse ourselves in the musical heritage of the city once home to Dvořák and Smetana, and beloved second home of Mozart. More >>

 

Christmas in Berlin

Dec 22 - 28, 2017; £2095 | Colin Bailey

Experience the rich delights of Berlin’s art collections and architectural heritage, at a time when the city is alive with festive lights and bustling Christmas markets. More >>

Cambodia & Laos

Jan 22 - 4 Feb, 2018; £4135 | Moira Tait

Experience the temple complex of Angkor Wat with its bas-reliefs and the UNESCO listed ruins of Preah Khan, slowly being reclaimed by the jungle. More >>

Christmas in Aix-en-Provence

Dec 21 - 27, 2017; £2295 | John Bryden

Soak up the delightful atmosphere of a Provençal Christmas – from its traditional 'thirteen desserts' markets to charismatic nativity scenes – alongside a series of musical treats. More >> 

Christmas in Florence

Dec 22 - 28, 2017; £1845 | Christopher Wellington

Admire some of the greatest art treasures of the Renaissance and experience a Christmas Eve walking tour through the historic heart of the city. More >> 

 
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