A unique study of five Channel Islands, featuring local experts who will explore each island's distinctive history, culture, geography and wildlife.
Discover Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Glasgow, view fine castles and gardens incl. Mount Stuart, Benmore, Inverewe, Cawdor, Glamis & Drummond, and visit the ancient Abbey of Iona. Read more
A unique tour of south-west England, Wales and the Wye Valley, an area that has inspired diverse writers and artists, with its rich, varied coastal landscapes and picturesque countryside. Read more
View private gardens by leading Flemish landscape designers including Jacques Wirtz, Daniël Ost & Chris Ghyselen, Hermannshof directed by Cassian Schmidt, and cruise the UNESCO-listed Rhine Gorge. Read more
Led by Stephen Ryan, this tour celebrates the lovely gardens, agricultural landscapes, delicious local produce, great monuments and exquisite, unspoilt small villages of Normandy and Brittany. Read more
Explore Poland’s medieval to modern history in exquisite Krakow, grand Warsaw, picturesque Torun & charming Gdansk; includes Teutonic castles, Baroque palaces & Renaissance merchant streetscapes. Read more
Travel to Moscow, St Petersburg & Novgorod in summer when the days are warm & long. Explore magnificent palaces, world-class museums, onion-domed churches & grand public architecture. Read more
Explore the beautifully preserved old towns of Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn (all UNESCO World Heritage sites), Tartu and Kaunas. Visit museums, medieval castles, cathedrals and Baroque palaces. Read more
An epic journey to ancient cities in China and Kyrgyzstan that waxed and waned over two millennia as trading hubs along the Silk Route from the heart of China to the Mediterranean. Read more
With Georgian Archaeologist, Davit Naskidashvili, explore the fascinating history, art, architecture and unforgettable scenery of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. Read more
Explore extraordinarily diverse Slovenia with its glorious landscapes, snow-capped peaks, ancient forests, charming villages and rich artistic traditions. Enjoy fine wines and innovative cuisine.
Swiss mountains and lakes have attracted amazing writers. Explore places that influenced Byron, Shelley, Dickens, Twain, Conan Doyle, Hesse, Mann, Tolkien, several Swiss writers & fabulous art. Read more