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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...

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...

Villas and gardens of the Cote d'Azur

7 nights from £1245

Join Nicholas Merchant, Chairman of the Art Fund West Yorkshire Fundraising Committee, to explore the array of rich estates on France's Cote d'Azur.

Based in the vibrant city of Nice at...

Provence by rail

6 nights from £599

One of the most alluring regions of France must be Provence by Rail, travelling by Eurostar and TGV trains, that conjures up images, immortalised in countless films and books, of sleepy villages,...

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...

Monet and the Impressionists in Normandy

3 nights from £699

Normandy is synonymous with the Impressionist movement, thanks largely to Monet's involvement in and love of the area.

This short lecture tour, based in Rouen, visits his house and...

French and Spanish Catalonia by rail

6 nights from £779

The historic principality of Catalonia sits on the north east of the Iberian Peninsula, reaching over the Pyrenees and along the Mediterranean coast into the old county of Roussillon in France. With...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Carcassonne, Avignon and Provence

5 nights from £439

Join us in the walled fortress-town of Carcassonne - one of France's greatest medieval glories. Visit the papal city of Avignon, and the Pont du Gard, and perhaps join our optional excursions to the...

Southern Provence and the Cote dAzur by rail

7 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...

Cannes and the Cote D'Azur by rail

7 nights from £899

This lovely tour, now into its second year, is based in the world famous resort of Cannes and visits some of the renowned sights along one of the worlds most famous coastlines, with a wealth of...

Alsace and the Black forest by rail

6 nights from £669

Little known in Britain, the Alsace region has a wealth of interest - from beautiful scenery to fascinating medieval towns and cities, and a superb regional cuisine. This tour is based in the...

Lot, Tarn and Haut-Garonne by rail

6 nights from £819

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...

Dordogne, Albi and Carcassonne

7 nights from £1069

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...

Brittany by rail

6 nights from £769

Occupying an isolated peninsular jutting out into the Atlantic, Brittany is culturally and geographically distinct from the rest of France and so offers a glimpse of unique cultures and traditions,...

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