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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 250 tours for small groups every year in the UK and Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, India, China, Japan and the Americas.

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We are renowned for our first-rate client care and unobtrusive efficiency which leads to the highest levels of customer satisfaction. We aim for faultless administration from your first encounter with us to the end of the holiday, and beyond. We want you to come back again and again – as most of our clients do.

All aspects of our cultural holidays have been carefully researched, tried and arranged by members of MRT staff, including the best authentic restaurants and comfortable hotels. There are no hidden extras. The price covers nearly everything, including wine with meals and all tips. We do not levy surcharges for fuel or for any other reason.

Comments from A Festival of Music in Bologna, 28 September–3 October 2014.

'These are just tremendous events that you organise and we are very grateful to everyone at MRT for this one. To those with the vision to set it up and those with the grit and determination to plan in such an efficient and appropriate manner, our sincere thanks.'

'Magnifico! All performances were great and the venues were wonderful.'

'One of your best festivals! Your choice of venues never ceases to amaze me.' 

'We were very impressed with the quality of our experience on this festival. The thoughtfulness that went into its planning was evident through the week.'

'This was my sixth Martin Randall festival. I’ve loved them all but I thought the music this time was the best programme I’ve enjoyed.'

'The combination of efficient organisation and pleasurable company makes it a well-nigh perfect experience.'


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.

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