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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,...

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...

Autumn commemorative voyage to Canada - From London Tilbury

34 nights from £1999

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

French and Spanish Catalonia by rail

6 nights from £739

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...

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