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Our annual main brochure for 2024 is out now



We pride ourselves on the breadth of subject areas and destinations that our tours feature, and our 2024 programme is no exception to this. Tour Director Imogen Corrigan will teach groups how to ‘read’ a church from an architectural and social point of view, with fine examples to be found in the Romney Marshes, Norfolk and Suffolk. Elsewhere, our natural history tours investigate landscapes in Sardinia, Extremadura and Crete from top to bottom - from sweeping mountain panoramas to delicate plant and insect life.


We look forward to classic itineraries that take in some of the most famous views in the world - from the dramatic sites atop the Athenian Acropolis, to the awe-inspiring colours along the Silk Road in Uzbekistan. Our perennially popular tour to the Mozart Festival in Salzburg sits alongside a return to the beauties of the River Seine on a delightful spring cruise.


Highly anticipated too are some brand new itineraries. A group will have the chance to see some of the finest examples of American and European art housed in galleries in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington with art historian Sarah Burles. Later in the year, our tour to Rajasthan promises exquisite art and architecture on visits to the Taj Mahal and the temple complex of Ranakpur, with specially-selected accommodation in luxuriously restored havelis.


Looking further ahead, we have several exciting destinations planned for 2025, including a tour taking a look at the varied geology and natural landscapes of Iceland.


We hope you enjoy browsing what we have to offer, and hope to welcome you on your next tour with us soon.





Music tours




Elgar, Birmingham & Worcester

26th February - 2nd March 2024

With Nicholas Wearne


Enjoy outstanding performances by CBSO at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, and enjoy private recitals by Nicholas Wearne, a Junior Fellow at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.


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Wagner's Ring Cycle in Berlin

20th - 27th May 2024

With Michael Downes


Experience a renowned production of all four Ring Cycle operas at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, under the baton of Sir Donald Runnicles and in the company of Wagner expert Michael Downes.


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Nature tours




Isles of Scilly

14th - 21st May 2024

With Peter Exley & Diana Ward


Take in the exotic vegetation that makes these islands the subject of such great botanical interest, in the company of ecologists Peter Exley and Diana Ward.


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Islay, Jura & Colonsay

18th - 25th May 2024

With Mark Welch


Islay, the ‘Queen of the Hebrides’, will be our base for this rewarding study of the area’s internationally famous flora and fauna with geologist and naturalist Mark Welch.


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Art & Architecture tours





10th - 16th May 2024

With Christopher Wellington


Marvel at Lucca's wealth of historical and cultural treasures, from the elliptical Piazza dell’Anfiteatro to the Romanesque splendours of the Basilica of San Frediano.


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Art & Ceramics of Copenhagen & North Zealand

20th - 26th August 2024

With Lars Tharp


Explore the artistic treasures of Denmark; our Tour Director, ceramics expert Lars Tharp, will introduce us to the collections of porcelain at the David Collection and Designmuseum.


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Archaeology tours




Dingle & the Ring of Kerry

27th June - 4th July 2024

With Mike King


Discover standing stones, forts and ogham stones set amidst spectacular scenery on tour with Mike King, expert in Irish archaeology and early medieval culture. 


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Ancient Sicily

3rd - 12th September 2024

With Hugh Doherty


Absorb the monumental magnificence of Sicily's heritage, starting in Palermo, travelling via Agrigento and Syracuse 

(“the greatest Greek city” in Cicero's opinion) to Taormina.


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Regional culture tours




South Korea


4th - 18th March 2024

With Alex Koller


Take in a wealth of historical and artistic treasures including six UNESCO World Heritage sites at Changdeokgung, Gyeongju, Haeinsa, Jongmyo, Seokguram and Bulguksa.


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Havelis: Painted Mansions of Rajasthan (Register interest)

October 2024

With Cosmo Samuel Brockway


Stay in some of the finest havelis, traditional townhouses and mansions of Rajasthan, and explore architectural wonders including the Taj Mahal and the temple complex of Ranakpur.


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