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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Please see each individual escorted tour page for full details of what's included, applicable fees and additional information.
On a selection of our best-selling cruises this autumn, you can personalise your holiday by adding a Walk & Discover package. Join a local guide through beautiful scenery, experiencing a unique tour from a new perspective.
5 Guided Walks on the Cruise the Heart of Europe River Cruise
Walk around some of Europe's most fascinating sites including Rüdesheim, Würzburg, Bamburg, Passau and Hainburg an der Donau (from Vienna).
Departing 31st October 2019
3 Guided Walks on our Blue Danube River Cruise
Walk the path less travelled with a local expert, to see some of the most beautiful sites near the Danube. See Esztergom, Dürnstein and Salzburg (day walk in Mondsee).
Departing 14th October 2019
3 Guided Walks on our Medevial Germany River Cruise
See another side of Germany in Wertheim, Würzburg and Bamburg. Enjoy three walks with a local guide, while experiencing the great outdoors.
Departing 26th September 2019
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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 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.
Discover Versailles with an Audio Guide and Timed Entry
Make the most of your time in Versailles and pre-book a timed-entry visit, which provides admission to the magnificent palace – where you’ll find the royal apartments and Hall of Mirrors – and the outstanding gardens. You’ll receive an audio guide so you can explore at your own pace.
Classical Concert in Venice
Attend an extraordinary classical performance of Baroque arias by skilful Venetian musicians dressed in fabulous period costumes. The concert is held at the historic Scuola Grande di San Teodoro.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunset cruise on Lake Maggiore
Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Lake Maggiore, made even more magical when illuminated by the sunset across the Alps and the twinkling lights of Stresa. You'll see the beautiful Borromean Islands and call at one of the neighbouring lakeside villages to admire its elegant waterfront.
A private tuk tuk for two
Enjoy a one-hour ride around Lisbon seeing the sights from a different perspective! A fun way to get around the city.
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.
Whale and Dolphin Watching in The Azores
The Azores islands are some of the most popular whale-watching destinations, as the nutrient-rich waters here attract a third of the world’s cetacean species. Take a boat trip to spot these majestic creatures – depending on season, you may see migrating species, such as blue whales and striped dolphins.
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.
Paella cooking class in Valencia
Visit the Central the Market, a jewel of Valencian modernist architecture and the source of fresh ingredients for our cooking class, where a chef will teach you to make the perfect paella. Afterwards, enjoy your creation with a Valencian salad, traditional dessert and drinks.
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.
Hotel Dining Options
Many tours are bed and breakfast, allowing you the opportunity to dine locally each evening. However, we do recognise that it may be more convenient to dine at the hotel. Hotel diding options are available to pre-book on the following tours:
Late Check-Out and Afternoon Tea
Enjoy a relaxing, late check-out and afternoon tea in the Tropicana Bar at the Borei Angkor Resort in Siem Reap.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rocky Mountaineer Gold Leaf Upgrade
Upgrade to the double-decker Gold Leaf Dome carriage on the Rocky Mountaineer train, with panoramic wrap-round windows, plus access to the open-air observation vestibule and a 3-course gourmet dining experience.
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Las Vegas by Night with a Local Guide
See its glittering revue theatres, night clubs, bars and, of course, the lavishly decorated casinos that dominate the skyline.
Take a Zip-Line Tour Through the Rainforest
See the extraordinary Monteverde Cloud Forest from a different perspective with a thrilling zip-line tour!
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.
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.
Experience Traditional Japan
Dress in a luxurious kimono and discover its rich history, enjoy the origami art of paper-folding, learn to prepare sushi or teriyaki chicken, or try your hand at calligraphy.
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.
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.
San Diego Harbour Cruise with Narrated Tour
Take in San Diego's stunning waterfront sights on a 2-hour cruise through the North and South Bays seeing more than 50 landmarks, such as the sweeping Coronado Bay Bridge.
Monument Valley 4x4 tour with a Native American guide
Enjoy nature's marvellous sandstone creations and see the places where ancient Anasazi families once lived among the enormous red buttes, with expert Navajo guides sharing insights into the history, culture and plants.
Phare, The Cambodian Circus
Phare, The Cambodian Circus tells of Cambodian folklore, historic and modern society stories through modern circus arts, dance, live music and theatre. More than just a circus, the young performing artists will enthral you with their talent incorporating emotion, enthusiasm and energy. Watch the video below for a glimpse of what you'll see.
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Palermo Street Food Tour
Experience Palermo’s rich culture through its variety of delicious foods, such as creamy arancini risotto balls, thick-crusted sfincione pizza and savoury panelle fritters. Your local guide will help you identify the Mediterranean and Arab influences that make Palermo – and its street food – so delightful.
Evening Cruise on the Danube
After touring Budapest with our guide during the day, why not see the city from a different perspective? Take an evening cruise on a ship chartered just for your group and enjoy the beautifully lit landmarks with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.
An Day in Montepulciano
Spend a day in medieval Montepulciano, a beautifully preserved hilltop town with an imposing cathedral, Gothic town hall and lovely mix of eateries. It’s most famous for its formidable Vino Nobile wines, which you can taste at the town’s many wine cellars or wine bars.
Fado Performance in Lisbon
Nothing captures the mood of Portugal more than the haunting sounds of fado, the unique song style that tells tales of tragic love and maritime adventures. Come with us for an unforgettable night of music at one of Lisbon’s most renowned fado houses in the heart of the Alfama district, complete with 3-course menu and drinks.
Berlin Food Tour
Discover Berlin’s exciting street food scene with an evening stroll through the bustling bohemian quarter, tasting a multitude of Berlin classics such as currywurst and buletten, before continuing to a variety of delicious cakes and candies. Wash it all down with a selection from the city’s burgeoning craft drinks scene.
Rome Aperitivo Stroll
Spend 3 hours enjoying the gastronomic delights of Trastevere, the historic Jewish quarter. The tour includes a tasting of local wines and cheeses, iconic Roman pasta dishes, modern street food and, of course, gelato. Along with the food come some lesser-known stories and insights from the Eternal City.
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.
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?
Fast Track Pass
Skip long airport security queues with a Fast Track pass.
Once airside, relax in peace away from the bustle of the terminal in a comfortable airport lounge.
Airport Parking & Hotels
If you need to book a parking space or hotel overnight near your UK airport, please visitor call 0871 360 1018.
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.
To book any of the above experiences, please call our Reservations Department on
Please see each individual escorted tour page for full details of what's included, applicable fees and additional information.