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Our Favourite Places to Travel: As Told by Our Tour Managers

From tucked away café spots in Provencal cities to incredible vistas painted forever in their memories, our tour managers have totted up hundreds of air miles, memories and of course stories along the way. In a time where we’re all longing to catch up on travel, we asked them about their favourite places, and where they can’t wait ...

Discover the Gardens of Japan on Our Exclusive Tour

From bonsai trees to cherry blossom, it’s no secret that Japan is a haven for horticulture. On our Japan Garden Discovery tour, we immerse ourselves in all things green and glorious, visiting 10 traditional and historic gardens across Tokyo, Hakone, Hiroshima, Okayama and Kyoto amongst other highlights of Japan. With a specialist Japanese gardener at ...

Why I Love French Tours, As Told By a Tour Manager

From the magic of Monet's garden to the delightful essence of ‘Douceur de Vivre’, Tour Manager, Evelyn Malcolm shares her favourite parts of France and why she loves hosting Riviera escorted tours there. Honfleur NormandyWhat springs to mind is the rich food: Courtesy of the contented Normandy cows in their bright green ‘paturages’, cream, butter, cheese, camembert and so many others; from the maritime side, fish and seafood, also cider, ...

Displays to Dazzle – The Best Fireworks Across the Globe

November. Remember, remember….. Once again, it’s that time of the year again; the clocks have gone back, there’s a definite nip in the air and Guy Fawkes’ Night is fast approaching. This week many of us will be enjoying the traditional spectacle of a glittering pyrotechnical performance. Whether your excitement mounts at the prospect of ...

Travelling As a Group – Your Questions Answered

Seeing the world is one of life’s greatest joys but nothing beats a shared travel experience with like-minded friends for memories to treasure. A group holiday can be a superb way to reconnect with your members – particularly in the aftermath of recent months, allowing us the time and space to re-establish friendships, lift spirits ...

A Spotlight on Texas and the Deep South

A classic ‘road trip’ across America has been immortalised in numerous movies and to enjoy this iconic experience at least once in a lifetime is surely a must. On our tour, we explore the Deep South, renowned for its gracious hospitality, spicy Creole and Cajun cuisine, charismatic southern drawl and of course, the most popular music genres of the 20th century – jazz, rock n’ roll, the ...

Our Favourite Wonders of the World …And Our Holidays Which Visit Them

‘The world will never starve for want of wonders; but only for want of wonder.’ Though we’ve been unable to travel the world for so many months, you can rest assured our passion for discovering somewhere new with you remains as strong as ever. We’ve spent much of the last year dreaming of the opportunity to ...

The Best Italian Lakes to Visit

Explore the best Italian lakes to visit – from tranquil Garda and romantic Como to majestic Maggiore – and plan your Italian lake holiday.

We’re Ready to Travel the British Isles This Summer

In the last couple of weeks we’ve been travelling the British Isles ahead of our new UK tours, set to start with the Peak District on June 3rd. From the Conwy coast to The Cotswolds, we’ve been visiting our hand-picked hotels, taking iconic train journeys, dining in local restaurants and experiencing the excursions first-hand, to ...

Iconic Rail Journeys of the British Isles

The sound of your ticket being punched by an inspector, the clickety-click of the tracks, the smell of a traditional steam engine chugging along, and the anticipation which builds as your destination comes into view through the sparkling carriage windows. There’s something undeniably nostalgic about travelling by rail. Even in the British Isles, with its unspoilt landscapes, verdant hillsides, and dramatically beautiful coastlines, there are some of ...

24 Hours in Cape Town

A beautiful mix of British, Dutch and Cape Malay influences, Cape Town brings together an array of eclectic inspiration under a backdrop of stunning blue skies and the iconic Table Mountain. Fringed with white sand beaches and the nearby seemingly never-ending valleys of the Winelands, South Africa’s ‘Mother City’, was the first settlement founded by ...