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India, tigers and the Taj Mahal

8 nights from £1269

This tour of northern India features the three great cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, and the opportunity to spend some time in Ranthambhore park. Once the hunting ground of Indian princes, this...

Argentine Tango dance holiday in Andalucia, Spain

7 nights from £477

Get your tango shoes on and learn to dance at this fabulous tango school close to the Montes de Malaga where you’ll spend six nights in a tango villa surrounded by Andalucian sunshine, almond and...

Unique French immersion holiday - live-in with a French tutor in Paris, Provence or Nice

7 nights from £1272

Spend 7 nights/8 days on this unique French language holiday. This is no ordinary language learning experience, this is full immersion that is guaranteed to accelerate your French skills whilst...

Grand private houses

3 nights from £329

A special private home heritage tour telling the story of the Lygon, Scudamore, Somers-Cocks and Hervey-Bathurst families in their houses and estates from the 11th century to the present day.

Art on the south coast of England

3 nights from £369

This tour will appeal to those with an interest in British Art, as it visits some of the finest art galleries on the south coast, including the Towner Art Gallery and the Brighton Museum and Art...

Bristol and the Brunel legacy

3 nights from £389

In 1859, the great engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel died at just 53, but in that lifetime he completely revolutionised transport in Britain and beyond, and his engineering achievements are still...

Painting holiday in the Languedoc region of France

7 nights from £733

Lose yourself in the culture and tranquility of the French countryside on this seven night / eight day painting holiday based in the pretty town of Lodeve, surrounded by the architecture, the...

Great artists of East Anglia

3 nights from £289

Two of Britain's greatest arts, John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough, were born within 10 miles of each other on either side of the Suffolk-Essex border. The landscapes they grew up around became...

Provencal cookery short break in France

2 nights from £410

Stay in a beautiful family run 11th century luxury hotel for 2 nights/3 days in the ancient Provencal hilltop village of La Cadière d’Azur set in the Bandol wine region between Marseille and Nice and...

Painting short break in the Languedoc region of France

4 nights from £419

Take a 3 night break and go learn to paint in the beautiful Languedoc region of France; immerse yourself in the culture and beauty of the French countryside and be inspired by the architecture, the...

Oxford and the Pre-Raphaelites

3 nights from £299

As a student at Exeter College, William Morris was exposed to the poetry, art and architecture that came to have a huge influence on his future work. This special tour explores the life and work of...

Boot camp, yoga, Pilates and fitness retreat

6 nights from £1098

Nestled in the green triangle of Spain’s Costa Blanca, overlooking the stunning mountain scenery and seascapes, the luxury complex provides the perfect base for a detoxing, de-stressing and...

Kent castles

3 nights from £299

The invading Normans bought the concept of the castle to England in 1066, and it was following the conquest that many major construction projects began. Being on the front lines of England against...

Turkish Belly Dancing in Istanbul

7 nights from £707

This amazing 7 night/8 day belly dancing holiday set in Istanbul, one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world, uncovers the secrets and mysteries of belly dancing and enchanting oriental...

Venice opera and historic Regatta

6 nights from £945

This superb tour, travelling by air, combines two Venetian institutions that go back centuries with a tour of the historic and scenic Veneto region. The two highlights of the tour are a performance...

English cathedrals

4 nights from £479

The first of a series of small group tours that will explore and appreciate the beauty of England's prodigious cathedrals offering the rare chance to gain access to areas and collections not normally...

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...

Cookery and wine tasting holiday in Gascony, SW France

5 nights from £1199

The aim of the course is to give you the skills to cook a fabulous dinner party back home to impress even the most experienced foodies. You’ll learn to cook either in the kitchen of local restaurant...

Painting holiday near Nerja, Andalucia

7 nights from £799

The Andalucían mountain village of Torrox, located between Malaga and Nerja, is the setting for your painting course where you’ll immerse yourself in Andalucían life whilst brushing up on your...

Horse riding and wine tasting holiday in Gascony, SW France

6 nights from £999

This wine tasting and horse riding holiday is perfect for trekking on horseback through the landscapes of Madiran, tasting fine wines from the famous Gascony region, and relaxing in a manor house...

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