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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Carcassonne, Avignon and Provence

5 nights from £449

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...

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...

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...

Walking in Alsace

6 nights from £929

Together with local resident and walking guide, Glenn Ford, we have put together an itinerary in one of France's most beautiful and historic regions. Glenn has been organising walking tours in the...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Autumn commemorative voyage to Canada - From London Tilbury

34 nights from £1859

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...

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,...

Cannes and the Cote D'Azur by rail

7 nights from £849

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...

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