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Personalise Your Holiday

We have created a series of experiences you can add to your holiday, making it more personal to your tastes. See our selection below.

   

Travel offers not just a chance to see new sights, but the hope of encountering new moments of wonder. While our itineraries include so much, we also offer a wide range of additional experiences to ensure you have every opportunity to embrace the places we visit. From feasting on authentic local cuisine to marvelling at the world’s myriad wonders from exhilarating perspectives, these rewarding experiences can make your trip one to remember forever.

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

Europe

Arts, Culture & History

 

Immerse yourself in fascinating cultures around the world. Be moved by the melodramatic masterpieces of Mozart in a Baroque palace, or skip the queues and discover some of the world’s finest art on a guided tour of the jaw-dropping Sistine Chapel. Perhaps follow in the footsteps of Catherine the Great and enjoy a world-class performance in St Petersburg, a city synonymous with classical ballet.
  

Travel with a Twist

 

There’s nothing quite like a fresh perspective to take your trip from fine to phenomenal. Soar to the skies in a helicopter to fully appreciate the majesty of the Alps, or gaze in awe at the mind-boggling magnitude of the Grand Canyon. Perhaps learn about the diverse wildlife of South Africa on an eye-opening bush walk with a ranger. Take a well-deserved break and relax with a traditional hammam spa experience.
   

Tour the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with an Expert

Skip the queues and discover some of the world’s greatest art on a reserved tour with an authorised guide. You’ll visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel, featuring Michelangelo’s astonishing masterpieces.
See our escorted tour of Classical Italy | See our escorted tour of Rome - Ancient & Baroque

Indulge in a Moroccan Hammam Spa Experience

Enjoy a traditional steam bath in the heart of Marrakesh. A cleansing soap made from olives and eucalyptus is applied to your skin then scrubbed away with an exfoliating kessa glove. You’ll feel energised for the rest of your Moroccan adventure.

See our escorted tour of Marrakesh & the Atlas Mountains

Enjoy a Classical Performance in Vienna
Attend a recital by the world-class Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra in the beautiful orangery, the world’s largest where Mozart himself performed in 1786 and many festivities took place during Habsburg reign. Call us to pre-book your tickets.
See our escorted tour of Prague, Vienna, Bohemia & the Danube Valley

Mole Antonelliana and National Cinema Museum

Visit the Mole Antonelliana, Turin's architectural symbol, and take its panoramic glass lift 85m up to the panoramic terrace for 360-degree views over the city and the surrounding Alps. You can also retrace the history of cinema at the National Cinema Museum, whose evocative displays spiral upwards through the Mole Antonelliana's incredible interiors.

See our escorted tour of Turin & Piedmont

Authentic flamenco show in Seville

Witness a spectacular flamenco performance filled with passion and energy in a charming theatre. Enjoy a complimentary drink while you admire the superb artistry of world-class dancers, singers and musicians, who bring to life classics like ‘Carmen’. 

See our escorted tour of Classical Spain

Immerse Yourself in Culture at The Russian Ballet
Follow in the footsteps of Catherine the Great and enjoy a sophisticated evening of world-class performances in Moscow, a city synonymous with outstanding classical ballet.
See our escorted tour of Moscow & St Petersburg

Experience the Atmospheric Verona Opera Festival
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

See the Legendary Paradis Latin Cabaret in Paris
Experience the world’s oldest cabaret at Gustave Eiffel’s historic theatre. Enjoy a three-course dinner with vintage wine, then take in the visual masterpiece that has wowed countless celebrities.
See our escorted tour of Paris

Relive the 007 Experience in the Bernese Alps
Follow in James Bond’s footsteps up to the Schilthorn summit for stunning views of the Alps. Visit the Bond World exhibition and perhaps dine at the revolving restaurant.
See our escorted tour of Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland

Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride in Seefeld

Enjoy the romance of a bygone era in style with a private carriage ride for two across Seefeld’s captivating plateau. It’s an enchanting way to take in the magnificent scenery, and the leisurely pace ensures a comfortable ride.

See our escorted tour of Austrian Tyrol & Innsbruck

Bear-Watching in the Carpathian Mountains

Journey into the beautiful Carpathian forest with a local ranger for a chance to see the tremendous brown bears of Brașov in their natural habitat. If you’re lucky you might also spot lynx, wolves and other incredible wildlife native to the area.

See our escorted tour of Transylvania & Bucharest

Experience the Amazing Alps by Helicopter
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

Gondola Ride Through Venice

Explore Venice from a different perspective on a leisurely gondola ride through the city. Glide along the enchanting maze of waterways and the famous Grand Canal, admiring Venice’s iconic sights as you go. 

See our escorted tour of Venice

See Florence by Night in a Classic Fiat 500
Take a ride in a Fiat 500 to the hills of Florence and watch the city come alive when night falls. During this 2-hour tour, your guide will share stories of the places you see and you’ll stop for some delicious gelato.
See our escorted tour of Florence & Tuscany

Tour Juventus Museum and Allianz Stadium

Go behind the scenes at Allianz Stadium, home to Juventus football club, and explore areas such as the players’ dressing room and media area. Then tour Juventus Museum to relive the club’s history as you experience its fascinating exhibits. (2018 departures)

See our escorted tour of Turin & Piedmont

Classical Concert in Salzburg
Catch a classical performance by the renowned Salzburger Schlosskonzerte in the world-famous Mirabell Palace in Salzburg. You’ll feel like royalty soaking up the romantic ambience of a very special evening. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this wonderful concert.
See our escorted tour of the Lakes & Mountains of Austria

The world is a melting pot of mouth-watering flavours waiting to be savoured. Try your hand at mastering the culinary delights of the Mediterranean with local cooks or simply indulge in a sumptuous afternoon tea in an iconic luxury hotel. We also offer a choice of dining options on some tours, so you can have dinner in your hotel or dine independently to unearth the area’s gastronomic treasures.
    

Country Walk and Olive Oil Tasting

Take a relaxing walk through the charming villages of Gavalochori and Douliana, visiting a folklore museum and an olive oil factory for a tour and tasting. A light lunch is included at a traditional taverna.

See our escorted tour of Western Crete

An Authentic Home-Dining Experience in Bologna

Savour an authentic home-cooked meal of Bolognese classics in the 16th-century apartment of your local host, a passionate traveller and wine expert. You’ll discover Bologna’s rich culinary tradition, help with the preparation and dine together.

See our escorted tour of Bologna, Parma & Ravenna

Traditional Afternoon Tea in Madeira

Indulge in a sumptuous afternoon tea at Belmond Reid’s Palace,overlooking the Atlantic. Enjoy delicious freshly baked scones, pastries and dainty sandwiches with your choice of tea or a glass of refreshing champagne.
See our escorted tour of Madeira, the Pearl of the Atlantic.

Venetian ‘cicchetti’ and Wine Walking Tour by Night

Join our walking tour for a taste of ‘cicchetti’ culture. We seek out traditional osterias favoured by locals to sample Venetian tapas, best enjoyed with some wine while standing at the bar and as you discover the city’s culinary secrets.

See our escorted tour of Venice: Classic & Undiscovered

Berlin Food Tour

Discover Berlin’s exciting street food scene with an evening stroll through Berlin’s bustling bohemian quarter, tasting a multitude of Berlin classics such as currywurst and buletten, before continuing to a variety of delicious cakes and candies.

See our escorted tour of Berlin, Dresden, Meissen & Colditz for Solo Travellers 

Market Tour and Cooking Class in Madrid

Explore the bustling local market and shop for fresh, organic ingredients to create a traditional Spanish feast. Learn to make the perfect paella, a selection of tapas and refreshing sangria – then enjoy your creations, finishing off with a delicious dessert.

See our escorted tour of Madrid, Salamanca & Toledo

Dine in Berlin TV Tower’s Revolving Restaurant
Skip the queues and ascend straight to your reserved table in Berlin’s tallest building. Soak up the incredible vistas while enjoying your delicious two-course dinner, accompanied by three glasses of wine. 
See our escorted tour of Berlin, Dresden, Meissen & Colditz.

Savour the Flavours of Rome
Enjoy more than 10 tastings at some of Rome's favourite foodie locations. On this 4-hour walking tour of the vibrant Trastevere region, sample 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

Traditional Polish food tour 

Sample over a dozen types of traditional and authentic Polish and Krakow specialities, including Polish vodka and craft beers, with a local guide. Discover places loved by locals and explore the historic neighbourhood of Kazimierz. 

See our escorted tour of Krakow

Enjoy a Moroccan Gastronomic Experience

Attend La Maison Arabe’s world-renowned cooking workshop, where a professional chef will teach you how to create a delicious and authentic Moroccan dish. Then you’ll feast on your culinary creations with your fellow cooks.

See our escorted tour of Marrakesh & the Atlas Mountains

Stay at the 5-star Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Indulge in a stay at the five-star Taj Lake Palace, featuring white marble and set in the middle of Lake Pichola. A stay in this luxurious hotel is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
See our escorted tour of Rajasthan, The Taj Mahal & Amritsar’s Golden Temple

Oak Alley Plantation & Louisiana Swamp Tour

Tour the stunning 'Big House' with a guide, and hear the stories of its compelling history. Complete your experience with a 1.5-hour-long boat tour of the Louisiana bayou to discover the wetlands.

See our escorted tour of Deep South USA Plus Texas

Experience the Grand Canyon by Helicopter

Perhaps the most exciting way to experience the Grand Canyon is by helicopter. You’ll be treated to spectacular views of one of the USA’s greatest wonders.

See our escorted tour of California & the Golden West

The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville

Dedicated to honouring country music’s rich history and dynamic present, the Grand Ole Opry is Nashville’s number-one attraction. Catch one of the weekly live shows featuring country music's greatest talents, who in the past have included stars such as Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton.

See our escorted tour of Deep South USA Plus Texas

Stay in a Tented Camp
Spend a night in a tented camp and enjoy an exhilarating bushwalk led by a ranger in Kruger National Park.
See our escorted tour of South Africa

Take a Zip-Line Tour Through the Rainforest
See the extraordinary Monteverde Cloud Forest from a different perspective with a thrilling zip-line tour!
See our escorted tour of Costa Rica - from the Caribbean to the Pacific

Stockyards Rodeo VIP seats, Fort Worth

See some of the best rodeo athletes perform thrilling feats of bull-riding, tie-down roping, team-roping, barrel-racing, bronc-riding and breakaway-roping.

See our escorted tour of Deep South USA Plus Texas

Spend a Night in a Traditional Japanese Inn
For a traditional experience, stay in a wonderful ryokan, where you’ll sleep on a Japanese-style futon and enjoy a beautifully prepared kaiseki dinner.
See our escorted tour of Japan - Land of the Rising Sun

Experience Traditional Japan
Dress in a luxurious kimono and discover its rich history, participate in a traditional tea ceremony (with or without a kimono-fitting), enjoy the origami art of paper-folding, learn to prepare sushi or teriyaki chicken, or try your hand at calligraphy.
See our escorted tour of Japan - Land of the Rising Sun

General Jackson Showboat, Nashville

The graceful showboats of the south have long been a colourful part of America's history, so what better way is there to experience Nashville than on the grand General Jackson Showboat? Admire stunning views of the city while 'rollin' down the river', and enjoy a delicious meal and toe-tapping entertainment in the two-storeyed Victorian Theatre on board. 

See our escorted tour of Deep South USA Plus Texas

Stay at the five-star Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort

Whilst in Nizwa, you have the option of staying one night in the five-star Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort. You’ll stay in a premier canyon-view room, with breakfast and the price includes a 4x4 vehicle transfer to/from the hotel.

See our escorted tour of Oman

Our holidays include scheduled flights and carefully chosen accommodation, but you also have the freedom and flexibility to choose an upgrade to make your experience absolutely unforgettable. Simply let us know when making a booking.

Hotels

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or prefer a room with a balcony and sea view, why not elevate your experience and upgrade your hotel room?

Air & Rail Travel

Upgrade to first class on rail journeys within the UK or to Standard Premier Class when travelling by Eurostar. On longer flights, you may prefer to travel in Premium Economy or Business Class for the extra space and that touch of luxury.

Fast Track Pass

Skip long airport security queues with a Fast Track pass

Airport Lounges

Once airside, relax in peace away from the bustle of the terminal in a comfortable airport lounge.


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.

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