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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...

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...

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...

Art Deco and Art Nouveau in Lille and Antwerp

3 nights from £689

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Springtime Gardens Cruise - From London Tilbury

6 nights from £449

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.

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...

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...

Art and literature of the first world war

3 nights from £749

The first world war was the turning point of modern history and culture, the horror and brutality experienced by so many in turn inspiring powerful and beautiful art and literature as people sought...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Autumn Commemorative Voyage to Canada - From London Tilbury

34 nights from £1999

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

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...

Louvre-Lens and the galleries of northern France

3 nights from £729

The Picardie region of northern France is perhaps overlooked by visitors who pass through on their way from Calais to Paris and beyond. The area, however, once a hub of mining and industry and 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...

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