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Art and Culture in Spain: A Historical Introduction

Modern Spain occupies two thirds of the Iberian peninsula, an arid mountainous outpost of the Eurasian landmass which, separated from …

Historical Background: The History of Lisbon & Portugal

During the Prehistoric period the valley in which the heart of Lisbon now lies was the bed of a forked …

Andalucia: A Historical Introduction

The Andalucia of reality is even more remarkable than the romantic dream evoked by its name. It lives as the …

Cultural Landscapes of the Midi Pyrénées & the Dordogne: A Historical Background

This tour travels through three regions of France, Midi-Pyrénées, Auvergne and Aquitaine. The southern reaches of the Midi-Pyrénées and Aquitaine …

Romania Revealed: A Historical Introduction

Romania is one of the most culturally diverse countries in Europe, and therefore one of the most interesting in which …

The Silk Route: from Xian to Tashkent: Historical Overview

This tour is an epic journey to ancient cities in China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan that waxed and waned over two …

Silk Road Cities: A Historical Introduction

At the centre of the Eurasian continent lies the Central Asian steppe, a vast expanse of rugged pasture land and …

Eastern Turkey: A Historical Introduction

Eastern Turkey, the land beyond the Upper Euphrates, stands in stark contrast to better-known Turkish Mediterranean fringe. A ruggedly alluring …

Paradors of Spain

One of the highlights of this tour will be our accommodation in several Spanish heritage buildings including the two finest …

Heritage Cities of the Baltic: An Overview

THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE BALTICS From a vantage point somewhere above the North Pole, on a clear day the area …