Expert Partners

We partner with highly respected experts in various fields on a number of tours to help you uncover different perspectives.


Having presented critically acclaimed television programmes for the BBC, our experts are well-poised to take you on an exciting journey through time and culture.


Andrew Graham-Dixon

Art Critic

Andrew Graham-Dixon sitting in bar with coffee and water

For a selection of tours, Andrew offers some personal insights into the art and architecture of each region in a series of short videos.

Classical Spain

In this clip, Andrew talks a little about the architectural and cultural effects of the Arab conquest of Moorish Spain in the 8th century, and how it changed the artistic landscape of Andalucia.

Madrid, Salamanca & Toledo

The Prado Museum in Madrid, which features the extraordinary Las Meninas painting by Diego Velázquez, is a personal highlight of the city for Andrew. Watch as he briefly explains the story behind the painting.

For more insights from Andrew, watch his videos on the following pages or check out our full video collection on Vimeo.

Lucy Worsley


Lucy Worsley in blue dress by window

Popular historian, writer and broadcaster Lucy Worsley captured our imagination with a riveting retelling of Romanov Russia’s most extraordinary story on BBC’s Empire of the Tsars. She is also Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, and has written many books which bring to life history and its most intriguing figures.

On an exclusive departure of our Moscow and St Petersburg tour, attend Lucy’s insightful talk at the Novotel St Petersburg during your stay in this imperial capital. Founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, the beautiful city unabashedly flaunts a dramatic history, rich cultural legacies and stunning architecture. With fresh perspectives from Lucy, St Petersburg is certain to leave a lasting impression.

Departing May 7, 2019.

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Dan Cruickshank

Art Historian


Dan Cruickshank in front of Tower Bridge London

Dan Cruickshank is a writer, art historian, architectural consultant and broadcaster who has made numerous history and culture programmes and series for the BBC.

Through his travels he has written a number of books and is also a regular presenter on the BBC, best known for his popular series AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 TREASURES and accompanying book.  

He has travelled extensively, filming in troubled regions including Afghanistan in 2002 (for the BBC Omnibus series to discover what cultural treasures remained after years of civil war and bloodshed) and Iraq (for UNDER FIRE, reporting on the scale of looting of Iraqi treasures).

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