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Welcome to Martin Randall Travel, the leading specialist in cultural holidays, organising a unique series of all-inclusive music festivals and around 220 small-group tours every year in the UK and Europe, Middle East, India and North America.
Comments from our India tours:
‘There were some amazing sites, never to be forgotten, and I am really pleased I made this trip.' Essential India, 2013
‘A fascinating blend of colonial history, Indian heritage and glimpses of rural life. And, of course, the excitement and chaos of Kolkata. Full of variety and well-balanced.’ Bengal by River, 2013
‘The itinerary was quite excellent, it flowed well from place to place and allowed the right amount of pause. I was delighted by the places visited, which were beyond expectation. The absence of many tourists before Hampi made one feel privileged.’ Kingdoms of the Deccan, 2013
Lecturers are a key ingredient of our tours and we select them with great care. Their scholarship is unimpeachable but their ability to communicate their learning is equally important. Their brief is to enlighten and stimulate, not merely to inform.
We use the term ‘lecturer’ because it emphasises their primary role. They are also ‘tour leaders’ because they are in charge of the tour, even when accompanied by a tour manager. Though some of what they do might constitute guiding, they are not guides. Being professional academics, writers and curators, the nature of the information they supply is significantly different from that which tour guides usually provide.