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  • Nuremberg, watercolour by William Callow (1812–1908).
  • Montecute House, Somerset, lithograph 1842.
  • San Sebastian, wood engraving c. 1860.
  • Watercolour by Carlton A. Smith from the Times of India Annual 1935

Welcome to Martin Randall Travel, the leading specialist in cultural holidays


We offer the widest selection of tours in the UK, continental Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, India, China, Japan, the Americas and Australasia.

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We offer an unequalled range of tours and events focusing on archaeology, architecture, art, gastronomy, history, houses and gardens, literature and drama, music, ballet and opera, and walking.

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A print published in 1897 after 'A Schubert Evening in a Vienna Salon' by Julius Schmid

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We have over three hundred tours and events in fifty different countries, and they range from single-day seminars to seventeen days in Peru.

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Amsterdam Theatre

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Our lecturers are selected with great care. Their scholarship is unimpeachable but their ability to communicate their learning is equally important.

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East Coast Galleries From Boston to Washington DC

09 - 22 May 2018 £6,890
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Dark Age Brilliance Late Antique & Pre-Romanesque

14 - 21 Oct 2018 £2,270
Ravenna, San Vitale, engraving 1906 from 'The Shores of the Adriatic'.
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The first is the choice of programme and the high quality of the performers. The second is meticulous attention to detail, every aspect of the tour being worked out to ensure that it ran smoothly. The third is the calibre of the Martin Randall staff, who are both efficient and delightful.

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Kraków, St Florian Gate, steel engraving c. 1850.

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Roman wall painting colour.

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Arch of Septimus of Rome


Copenhagen, Rosenborg Palace, engraving c. 1850.