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Auvergne by rail

6 nights from £799

Virtually untouched by the ravages of modern tourism, the Auvergne is truly a destination for Francophiles who appreciate the spectacular volcanic mountain scenery, picturesque rural villages, often...

First world war centenary

5 nights from £749

Join Jonathan Nicholls, an experienced guide of the 1914-1918 battlefields of the Western Front, to visit the key sites and battlefields of the Somme, Arras and Ypres, whilst hearing the evocative...

Lot, Tarn and Haut-Garonne by rail

6 nights from £849

The departments of the Lot, Tarn and Haut-Garonne are not easily classified but constitute a wonderful combination of scenic and historic sights.

Based in the beautiful abbey town of...

Autumn commemorative voyage to Canada - From London Tilbury

34 nights from £4679

Marco Polo continues her 50 golden years of service with a cruise to Canada. Call at a series of fascinating ports - including overnight stays in both Montreal and Quebec City - and enjoy the...

Imperial treasures: the world of Napoleon and Eugenie

3 nights from £699

Join Dr Anne Anderson or Dr Scott Anderson to step back into 19th century France and discover a world of imperial splendour. Explore Compiègne, a former royal palace refurbished in the Empire style...

Jura mountains by rail

6 nights from £799

The Jura, a region of forests, lakes and mountains in eastern France north of Geneva is one of France's most beautiful, yet least known corners. A delight for Francophiles - scenic beauty combined...

Lake Annecy by rail

5 nights from £729

Lake Annecy is one of the most beautiful areas of France and our Lake Annecy by train tour offers the opportunity of a break in the lakeside village of Talloires. Visits are made by coach to the...

Champagne to Chablis

6 nights from £679

Taste and tour two winegrowing corners in Champagne and Burgundy, known for gastronomy and steeped in fairy-tale chateaux, gothic cathedrals and royal history. Explore medieval towns, soak up the...

Languedoc Roussillon by rail

6 nights from £699

Our Languedoc by rail tour, travelling by Eurostar and TGV trains, offers a taste of the variety that this beautiful region has to offer. From our base in the southern city of Montpellier the...

Basque country of Spain and France

7 nights from £769

Home to the Basque people and their language, culture and traditions, Euskal Herria (the Basque name for their ancestral land) spans the area in the western Pyrenees on the Atlantic coast of Spain...

Lake Orta by rail

8 nights from £1269

This wonderful tour was our first by train to Italy and focuses upon Italy's beautiful lakes from our base on pretty Lake Orta. Tour highlights include two of Italy's (and one of Switerzland's) most...

Burgundy by rail

6 nights from £699

Burgundy is renowned for its famous and superb red wines, but there is much more to this beautiful region of France.

Our Burgundy by rail tour is based in the wonderful medieval city of...

South of France - Modern art on the Riviera

3 nights from £899

The French Riviera's lyrical landscapes and azure blue waters were a source of inspiration for the artists that frequented the area in the early 20th century, making this illustrious stretch of...

Springtime gardens cruise - From London Tilbury

6 nights from £399

Colourful Amsterdam, historic Bruges, pretty Honfleur and the twin Channel Island ports of St Helier and St Peter Port await Marco Polo on this delightful spring cruise.

Dordogne by rail

6 nights from £769

Probably the most beautiful river in France, the Dordogne winds majestically through a magnificent tableau of medieval hill villages, craggy hillsides, vineyards and towns full of character.

Metz - 'Playing with Fire'

3 nights from £849

It was in Meisenthal that École de Nancy founder Émile Gallé first learnt the craft of glass blowing and decorating, which he used to great effect in his interpretation of Art Nouveau.

Savoie by rail

6 nights from £829

This tour visits one of France’s most distinctive and beautiful areas, the mountainous Savoie region together with its atmospheric second city, Lyon, famed for its cuisine.

Our Savoie by...

Southern Provence and the Cote dAzur by rail

6 nights from £699

Our southern Provence tour is based in the seaside town of Sanary-sur-Mer, close to Cassis and Bandol and visits Aix-en-Provence for the day, as well as concentrating on on the wonderful myriad of...

Dordogne, Albi and Carcassonne

7 nights from £1049

The Dordogne is a rural landscape covered with chestnut forests as well as trout-filled rivers. It’s bisected by dry-stone walls, studded with isolated farm houses and medieval stone villages which...

Art Deco and Art Nouveau in Lille and Antwerp

3 nights from £699

Further to the success of our tour to Nancy, we have added an extra tour devoted to the art of the early 20th century to Lille and Antwerp.

Easily accessible in just one and a half...

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