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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...

Perfume Making Holiday in Grasse, France

3 nights from £412

Set in Grasse, the beautiful French town surrounded by rolling fields of lavender, jasmine, mimosa, orange blossom and violets, your hotel provides the perfect base for a perfume making holiday. Just...

Pilates and spa short break in Alicante, Spain

3 nights from £478

Recharge your batteries on this relaxing pilates and spa short break in Alicante as you wrap yourself in the luxury of a five star hotel’s spa and rejuvenate your mind and body with a Pilates...

Edinburgh Tattoo, lochs and steam

3 nights from £309

A cruise on the waters of Loch Katrine aboard the SS 'Sir Walter Scott', a journey on the steam-hauled Bo'ness and Kinneil railway and an evening experiencing the colour, music, pomp and pageantry...

Luxury jewellery making short break in Gascony, near Toulouse

3 nights from £539

On this jewellery making short break in the Gascony region of south west France you will learn how to use precious metal clays (PMC, art clays etc) to craft pieces of solid silver jewellery.

Battle of Britain

3 nights from £259

As the Battle of Britain raged in the skies over Britain, the de Havilland Aircraft Company worked, with limited resources, to develop their DH-88 Comet into a combat aircraft that would take the war...

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...

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...

Gothic castles to French Impressionism

3 nights from £289

It was a love of Gothic Revivalism that bought the third Marquess of Bute together with architect William Burges to sumptuously remodel Cardiff Castle and create the Neo-Gothic fairytale Castell Coch...

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...

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...

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...

Bletchley Park - The secrets of war

1 night from £109

Wartime secrets and spies

Uncover the secrets of Bletchley Park and discover how its code-breaking activities, and Churchill's 'Silent Geese', hastened the end of the second world war....

Archaeology in Bulgaria

8 nights from £1275

For decades after the Second World War Bulgaria lay firmly behind the Iron Curtain and had little contact with the outside world, but in classical times it prospered through trade with the Near East...

The British Grand Prix - Three days

2 nights from £379

The Silverstone 2013 was certainly 'busy'. Six tyre failures and two safety cars saw the field shuffle and reshuffle, Sebastian Vettel retire completely and Alonso and Hamilton battle back through...

Photography holiday in Nerja, Spain

7 nights from £699

The charming 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 and be inspired by the...

The great castles of North Wales

3 nights from £319

In the late 13th century, in the course of three devastating campaigns, Wales was conquered by the English King Edward I. To cement his victory he built a string of castles which became the greatest...

Unique Paint Safari in Almeria, Spain

7 nights from £1509

This is not your standard painting holiday. If you love art and have a passion for adventure and trying something new, this paint safari holiday is the perfect creative course for you. This unique...

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...

Culture and cuisine in Evia

7 nights from £1250

Evia is Greece's hidden gem managing to retain a wonderful air of the undiscovered. This two centre tour will expose you to the age old traditions, the fantastic scenery and wealth of historic sites...

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