Personalise Your Holiday

Over the years we have been asked if we can arrange more personalised experiences on our tours. The good news is, now we can. Enjoy a night at the ballet in St Petersburg, learn to make your own pasta, or take off in a hot air balloon over the breath-taking Tuscan countryside. Drive around Berlin’s historic sites in an iconic communist-era Trabant. For the more active, we have added alpine walks with naturalist guides in Italy, France and Austria on a selection of holidays as well. For music lovers, there is the chance to enjoy a classical concert in Salzburg and Vienna, or a spectacular night at the opera in Verona’s majestic ancient amphitheatre.

Arts and Culture

A Night at the Ballet in Russia
Follow in the footsteps of Catherine the Great and enjoy a sophisticated evening of world-class performances in Moscow synonymous with outstanding classical ballet.
See our escorted tour of Moscow & St Petersburg

The Verona Opera Festival 
This summer, attend the world’s oldest open-air opera festival in an atmospheric Roman amphitheatre. When the lights dim, the magic begins and the most ethereal voices fill the dusky air.
See our escorted tour of Lake Garda, Venice & Verona

The ‘Sound of Music’ in Salzburg
Enjoy a classical performance by the renowned Salzburger Schlosskonzerte in the world-famous and historically significant Mirabell Palace, where several scenes from The Sound of Music were filmed.
See our escorted tour of the Lakes & Mountains of Austria

A Classical Concert in Vienna
Listen to some of the world’s most recognisable music performed by the world-class Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra in the beautiful Palace Orangery, where Mozart himself played in 1786.
See our escorted tour of Prague, Vienna, Bohemia & the Danube Valley

Travel with a Twist

Helicopter Flight over the Alps
Enjoy the dramatic view of magnificent Mont Blanc, one of the most awe-inspiring displays of Mother Nature's treasures.
See our escorted tour of Mont Blanc, Lake Geneva & Annecy

Barcelona and Tuscany in a Hot Air Balloon
Take to the skies for an early morning flight over picturesque Tuscany or Barcelona.
See our escorted tour of Florence & Tuscany
See our escorted tour of Barcelona & the Highlights of Catalonia

Trabi Safari in Berlin
Take a ride back in time behind the wheel of the Trabant, the official car of the DDR, known by locals as a Trabi.
See our escorted tour of Berlin, Dresden, Meissen & Colditz

Tour Florence in a Fiat 500
Explore the winding streets and magnificent sights of Florence, steered by a local guide in a truly classic car and Italian favourite.
See our escorted tour of Florence & Tuscany

Venetian Rowing Lessons
Learn voga, the unique style of rowing a gondola and see how it is an integral part of Venetian heritage. 
See our escorted tour of Venice

Food and Drink

Food Tour in Rome
Indulge in over 10 tastings at some of Rome’s foodie favourites. On this 4-hour tour, sample everything from the finest cheeses, the freshest pasta, wines in a cellar older than the Colosseum, and much more.
See our escorted tour of Rome - Ancient & Baroque
See our escorted tour of Classical Italy

To book any of the above experiences, please call our Reservations Department on 01283 742 300

Please see each individual escorted tour page for full details of what's included, applicable fees and additional information.

New Included Highlights

We have refreshed many of our best-loved tours with exciting new discoveries, such as a fascinating behind-the-scenes guest visit to Vienna’s exquisite Spanish Riding School, and the Ferrari museum on our Bologna tour. For experienced travellers who have already visited classic destinations and seen their most renowned sites, we offer a choice to discover something different. For example, on our holidays in Sorrento whilst you can still visit historic Pompeii, you can also visit Herculaneum. Want to personalise your trip without losing any of its fascination? In both Verona and Venice, you can select your preferred type of guided tour – the ‘classic’ version or an ‘undiscovered’ one for equally illuminating yet lesser-known insights into each city.

Arts, Culture and History

See Classic or Undiscovered Venice and Verona
Choose to tour ‘classic’ Venice and Verona, or the ‘undiscovered’ version for equally illuminating insights.
See our escorted tour of Lake Garda, Venice & Verona

Grotta Mangiapane Cave dwelling in Trapani
See the amazing archaeological site with artefacts and cave paintings preserved for over 20,000 years.
See our escorted tour of Western Sicily, Palermo & the Aeolian Islands

Learn to Yodel in the Alps
Have fun learning this ancient form of communication and gain a diploma for your efforts.
See our escorted tour of the Lakes & Mountains of Austria

Spanish Riding School in Vienna
Take a behind-the-scenes guided tour and see the world’s oldest riding school.
See our escorted tour of Prague, Vienna, Bohemia & the Danube Valley

Ferrari Museum in Maranello 
‘Live the dream!’ on our visit to the world-famous Ferrari Museum in Maranello which tells the story of Ferrari past and present.
See our Escorted tour of Bologna, Parma & Ravenna

Carmelite Priory Tour in Malta
Enjoy a guided tour of the Carmelite Priory in Mdina with someone who knows it best, a resident monk
See our escorted tour of Undiscovered Malta

Food and Drink


Russian Vodka Museum in Moscow 
Learn about the history and traditions of vodka-drinking, plus taste the tipple integral to Russian life.
See our escorted tour of Moscow & St Petersburg
Pasta-making Demonstration in Apulia
See an expert at work in the capital of pasta making, then enjoy a light lunch at a rustic osteria.
See our escorted tour of Apulia, Lecce & Vieste

Wine Tasting in Tuscany
Visit a typical cantina in renowned Chianti for a tour of the cellars and a taste of the exquisite wines.
See our escorted tour of Florence & Tuscany

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