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There is still time to find a cultural getaway for 2017, some of our most popular tours have a small number of spaces remaining. Follow the links below to learn more about each tour and contact us soon to reserve your place.

Updated on Friday 9th June 2017




Buxton Festival - SPACES

July 17 - 21, 2017; £1275

Our July tour to Buxton Festival will encompass a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth, the composer’s dramatic interpretation of the famous Shakespearian play; Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring, a spirited and comedic depiction of life in rural England; and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s rarely performed early opera Lucio Silla. More >> 


International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in Harrogate - SPACES

August 17 - 21, 2017; £1175

Join opera baritone Donald Maxwell as he leads our annual music tour to the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival set in beautiful Harrogate.Join opera baritone Donald Maxwell as he leads our annual music tour to the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival set in beautiful Harrogate. Join opera baritone Donald Maxwell as he leads our annual music tour to the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival set in beautiful Harrogate. More>>





Cities of the Netherlands - SPACES

September 4 - 10, 2017; £2195

Explore the less-often visited cities of the Netherlands, travelling from the southern medieval centre of Utrect, to the historic trading outpost of Groningen in the north with art historian Adam White. More >>


Isles of Scilly - SPACES

September 5 - 12, 2017; £2065

More peaceful and relaxed than mainland Britain, Scilly embraces five inhabited islands and dozens of rocky outcrops, rich in sea birds. Our September tour with ecologist and ornithologist Marcus Kohler concentrates on the birdlife of the isles and coincides with the flow of autumn migration. More >>

Watch Marcus Kohler introduce this tour in the video below.


Roman & Byzantine Ravenna - SPACES

September 11 - 15, 2017; £1095

Travel to one of the Mediterranean's most illustrious cities on this archaeology tour with Andrew Wilson. More >>


Piacenza & Val Trebbia - SPACES

September 11 - 15, 2017; £1345

Discover a forgotten corner of Italy away from the well-beaten tourist trail with Christopher Wellington who will introduce us to his hometown of Piacenza and its unspoilt surrounding area, whose history is a microcosm of the history of northern Italy as a whole. More>>


The Dordogne: Prehistory to Renaissance - SPACES

September 15 - 22, 2017; 2195

Explore the diverse personality of one of France’s most charming regions, whose prehistoric landscape is peppered with small Romanesque churches and beautiful medieval fortified towns – bastides. More>>


Chichester & the South Downs - SPACES

September 18 - 22, 2017; £1165

Explore one of England's smallest cathedral cities, Chichester and the surrounding beautiful landscape of the South Downs on this fascinating cultural tour. More>>





Great Palladian Houses of Norfolk - SPACES

October 9 - 11, 2017; £865

This architectural tour of Norfolk explores the county’s great Palladian houses including Houghton Hall, Holkham Hall and Raynham Hall. More>>


Victorian Italy: The Pre-Raphaelites in Tuscany - SPACES

October 10 - 16, 2017; £2295

Study the Victorian love affair with Italy in the artistic centres of Florence and Siena with examinations of the Italian Masters that influenced the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood of artists, architects and writers. More>>


Verdi Festival in Parma - SPACES

October 10 - 16, 2017; £2715

Experience performances in historic theatres including the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Busseto and Parma’s Teatro Regio and enjoy visits to locations associated with the composer’s life and work including his birthplace museum in Le Roncole and his villa in Sant’Agata. More>>


Belle Epoque Paris - SPACES

October 11 - 14, 2017;1425

Walk the Grands Boulevards of this romantic city as our tour recreates a ‘lost world’ of courtesans, opera, decorative treasures and luxurious design and delve into the enchanting Art Nouveau interior of Maxim’s on this exploration of 1900s Paris. More>>