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Cultural tours departing in 2019

posted on 15/05/18

We are delighted to publish a list of tours for 2019. More tours and events will be launched later in the year – please e-mail to register your interest.

Our provisional schedule can be viewed at the foot of this page.

This page was last updated on Thursday, 25th October 2018.



Oman, 5–15 January (MF402)

Valletta Baroque Festival, 20–27 January (MF401)

‘Rising Stars’ (Taunton), 25–27 January (MF413)

The Printing Revolution, 27 January–3 February (MF414)

Mozart in Salzburg, 28 January–3 February (MF415)



Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, 3–16 February (MF420)

Florence: Cradle of the Renaissance, 4–10 February (MF416)

Music & Ballet in Paris, 6–10 February (MF418)

The Age of Victoria, 8–10 February (MF418)

Vietnam: History, People, Food, 13–26 February (MF422)

Art in Texas, 20 February–3 March (MF424)

Essential India, 23 February–8 March (MF429)

Connoisseur's Rome, 26 February–3 March (MF427)

Essential Rome, 26 February–4 March (MF428)

Welsh National Opera, 27 February–1 March (MF423)

Opera & Ballet in Helsinki, 27 February–2 March (MF461)



The Nash Ensemble (Taunton), 1–3 March (MF431)

Florence & Venice, 4–11 March (MF439)

Civilisations of Sicily, 4–16 March (MF435)

Israel & Palestine, 5–14 March (MF440)

Indian Summer, 5–16 March (MF444)

Gastronomic Andalucía, 8–15 March (MF442)

Morocco, 9–20 March (MF441)

Venetian Palaces, 12–16 March (MF446)

Basilicata, 16–21 March (MF448)

Jonathan Keates's Venice, 18–24 March (MF449)

Minoan Crete, 18–27 March (MF450)

Civilisations of Sicily, 18–30 March (MF460)

The Birth of Mannerism20–24 March (MF455)

Modern Art on the Côte d'Azur, 21–27 March (MF462)

Gardens of the Riviera, 22–28 March (MF456)

Wines of Tuscany, 25–30 March (MF463)

Caravaggio: from Lombardy to Naples, 25 March–1 April (MF465)

Granada & Córdoba, 25 March–1 April (MF464)

Palladian Villas, 26–31 March (MF459)

Gardens of the Bay of Naples, 31 March–7 April (MF466)



Pompeii and Herculaneum, 1–6 April (MF471)

Classical Turkey, 1–10 April (MF479)

Civilisations of Sicily, 1–13 April (MF469)

Normans in the South, 2–10 April (MF475)

The Heath Quartet (Taunton), 5–7 April (MF467)

Samarkand & Silk Road Cities (for solo travellers), 5–16 April (MF472)

Essential Jordan, 6–14 April (MF474)

Gardens & Villas of Campagna Romana, 8–13 April (MF477)

Gardens of Sintra, 8–13 April (MF478)

The Via Emilia, 8–14 April (MF481)

Romans in the Rhône Valley, 9–15 April (MF476)

Gastronomic Provence, 9–16 April (MF482)

Music in Berlin, 17–22 April (MF487)

New Orleans to Natchitoches, 17–27 April (MF490)

Sailing the Dalmatian Coast, 20–30 April (MF494)

Champagne, 23–27 April (MF496)

Opera in Vienna, 23–28 April (MF495

Ravenna & Urbino, 24–28 April (MF498)

Gardens & Villas of the Italian Lakes, 25 April–1 May (MF499)

Monet & Impressionism, 28 April–3 May (MF502)

Gastronomic Puglia, 28 April–5 May (MF503)

Mediaeval Sussex & Hampshire, 29 April–3 May (MF501)

Mediaeval Saxony, 29 April–7 May (MF500)

The Ring in Leipzig, 30 April–6 May (MF504)

Sailing the Dalmatian Coast, 30 April–10 May (MF509)



Châteaux of the Loire, 2–5 May (MF514)

The Road to Santiago, 3–15 May (MF508)

Classical Greece, 4–13 May (MF550)

Tuscan Gardens, 6–11 May (MF516)

Footpaths of Umbria, 6–13 May (MF512)

Toledo & La Mancha, 6–13 May (MF511)

When Bach went AWOL, 7–13 May (MF528)

Rhineland Masterpieces, 7–12 May (MF506)

Tudor England, 8–13 May (MF515)

Organs of Bach's Time, 8–13 May (MF518)

The Cathedrals of England, 8–16 May (MF505)

Japanese Gardens, 9–20 May (MF520)

St Petersburg, 10–17 May (MF544)

Samarkand & Silk Road Cities, 10–21 May (MF525)

Prague Spring, 12–18 May (MF523)

Courts of Northern Italy, 12–19 May (MF529)


The Western Balkans, 13–26 May (MF535)

The Fitzwilliam String Quartet (Lavenham), 14–16 May (MF519)

Barcelona, 14–18 May (MF533)

Walking Hadrian's Wall, 14–20 May (MF538)

In Search of Alexander, 14–20 May (MF534)

Roman Southern Britain, 14–21 May (MF522)

Iceland's Story, 15–22 May (MF536)

The South Downs, 16–21 May (MF542)

Dresden Music Festival, 16–22 May (MF532)

Hamburg: Opera & 'Elphi', 18–22 May (MF539)

Ballet in St Petersburg, 18–23 May (MF537)

Tastes of Le Marche, 20–27 May (MF543)

Mediaeval Upper Normandy, 20–27 May (MF540)

Art in Japan, 20–31 May (MF545)

Moscow & the Golden Ring, 25 May–3 June (MF552)

Great Irish Houses, 27 May–4 June (MF553)

Puccini in Copenhagen, 30 May–2 June (MF555)

Gastronomic Sweden, 31 May–7 June (MF554)



Gastronomic Galicia, 3–10 June (MF559)

Palaces of Piedmont, 4–9 June (MF560)

Journey Through Slovakia, 7–15 June (MF507)

Mediaeval Burgundy, 8–15 June (MF570)

Frank Lloyd Wright, 8–19 June (MF571)

The Boston Early Music Festival, 9–16 June (MF569)

Yorkshire Churches & Cathedrals, 10–14 June (MF572)

Rhineland Romanesque, 10–16 June (MF575)

The Imperial Riviera, 10–16 June (MF573)

Walking to Santiago, 11–22 June (MF576)

Handel in Halle, 12–17 June (MF579)

Krakow & Silesia, 14–21 June (MF577)

Gastronomic Sweden, 14–21 June (MF580)

Connoisseur's Vienna, 17–23 June (MF590)

Cave Art of France, 17–24 June (MF599)

Dutch Modern, 20–24 June (MF595)

Great Houses of the North, 21–30 June (MF588)

The Schubertiade with mountain walks, 23–29 June (MF581)

The Welsh Marches, 24–28 June (MF600)

Berlin: New Architecture, 25–29 June (MF578)

At home at Weston Park, 25–30 June (MF602)

Dutch Painting, 26–29 June (MF601)

Glyndebourne & Garsington, 27–30 June (MF604)

Versailles: Seat of the Sun King, 28 June–1 July (MF591)



Danish Castles and Gardens, 1–7 July (MF607)

French Gothic, 1–7 July (MF608)

Western Ireland, 1–7 July (MF610)

Country Houses of the South West, 4–7 July (MF613)

Architecture of Bath, 6–7 July (MF614)


Gastronomic West Country, 8–14 July (MF616)

Ireland: 'A terrible beauty', 9–14 July (MF620)

Mitteldeutschland, 21–29 July (MF627)

Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania, 21 July–3 August (MF628)

Savonlinna Opera, 22–25 July (MF629)

Verona Opera, 22–26 July (MF630)

The Schubertiade, 26 August–1 September (MF662)

Orkney: 5,000 years of culture, 27 July–2 August (MF636)

Opera in Munich & Bregenz, 28 July–3 August (MF637)

Country Houses of the North West, 29 July–3 August (MF635)



Verona Opera, 15–19 August (MF647)

Walking in Southern Bohemia, 18–23 August (MF654)

Great Houses of the Czech Lands, 23–31 August (MF660)

King Ludwig II, 26–31 August (MF663)

Vienna's Masterpieces, 27–31 August (MF664)

MUSIC ALONG THE DANUBE, 31 August–7 September (MF665)

Walking the Danube, 31 August–7 September (MF666)



Footpaths of Umbria, 2–9 September (MF670)

The Douro, 2–9 September (MF674)

Moscow & St Petersburg, 2–10 September (MF669)

Flemish Painting, 4–8 September (MF678)

The Hanseatic League, 4–11 September (MF671)

Lombardy: Gastronomy & Opera, 5–11 September (MF685)

Sacred Armenia, 5–13 September (MF729)

Peru: the Andean Heartland, 5–20 September (MF675)

Poets & the Somme, 6–9 September (MF673)

Wine, Walks & Art in Alsace, 6–12 September (MF690)

Samarkand & Silk Road Cities, 6–17 September (MF676)

Gardens & Landscapes of the Dutch Wave, 7–12 September (MF679)

Franconia, 7–14 September (MF677)

Frank Lloyd Wright, 7–18 September (MF681)

Courts of Northern Italy, 8–15 September (MF682)

Literary England, 8–16 September (MF684)

The Heart of Italy, 9–16 September (MF687)

Connoisseur's Prague, 10–16 September (MF691)

Roman Italy, 9–18 September (MF689)

Essential China, 11–23 September (MF702)

St Petersburg (for solo travellers), 13–20 September (MF705)

The Age of Bede, 14–17 September (MF712)

Georgia Uncovered, 14–23 September (MF707)

Dark Age Brilliance, 15–22 September (MF714)

Walking Hadrian's Wall, 16–22 September (MF683)

Essential Puglia, 16–23 September (MF717)

Ancient Kingdoms of Castile & León, 16–25 September (MF706)

Civilisations of Sicily, 16–28 September (MF750)

Walking to Santiago, 17–28 September (MF672)

The Cathedrals of England, 18–26 September (MF727)

Gardens & Villas of the Italian Lakes, 19–25 September (MF732)

Berlin, Potsdam, Dresden, 19–27 September (MF730)

The Renaissance in Castile & León, 21–26 September (MF731)

Classical Greece, 21–30 September (MF734)

Country Houses of Kent, 23–27 September (MF746)

Dorset Churches, 23–27 September (MF736)

Food & Wine Archaeology, 24–27 September (MF735)

Crécy, Agincourt & Waterloo, 25–29 September (MF733)

Bauhaus Centenary, 27 September–2 October (MF762)

SACRED MUSIC IN SANTIAGO, 28 September–2 October (MF760)

Gastronomic Crete, 29 September–7 October (MF767)

Arts & Crafts in the Lake District, 30 September–4 October

Pompeii and Herculaneum, 30 September–5 October (MF768)

Istanbul Revealed, 30 September–6 October (MF757)

Leonardo 500, 30 September–6 October (MF766)

World Heritage Malta, 30 September–6 October (MF800)

Aragón, 30 September–8 October (MF769)



Palladian Villas, 1–6 October (MF771)

Art in Madrid, 2–6 October (MF772)

Albania: Crossroads of Antiquity, 2–11 October (MF770)

The Venetian Hills, 3–7 October (MF774)

Ancient and Islamic Tunisia, 4–11 October (MF777)

Friuli-Venezia Giulia, 7–12 October (MF775)

Walking in Southern Tuscany, 7–14 October (MF776)

Bauhaus Centenary, 8–13 October (MF785)

Sacred China, 8–21 October (MF786)

Romantic Agony: English Poets in Italy, 12–19 October (MF793)

Moldavia & Transylvania, 12–20 October (MF787)

Courts of Northern Italy, 13–20 October (MF791)

Romans in Western Iberia, 14–20 October (MF788)

Bilbao to Bayonne, 14–21 October (MF792)

Palestine, 14–22 October (MF789)

Civilisations of Sicily, 14–26 October (MF799)

The Western Balkans, 14–27 October (MF790)

Houghton & Holkham, 15–18 October (MF805)

Mediaeval Alsace, 15–22 October (MF794)

Modern Art on the Côte d'Azur, 17–23 October (MF816)

New England Modern, 17–26 October (MF820)

China's Silk Road Cities, 17–29 October (MF802)

Le Corbusier, 19–27 October (MF806)

Art in the Netherlands, 20–26 October (MF840)

Classic Catalan Wines, 21–26 October (MF807)

Essential Andalucia, 21–31 October (MF848)

Ravenna & Urbino, 23–27 October (MF809)

Myanmar: Ancient to Modern, 24 October–4 November (MF859)

The Making of Argentina, 24 October–6 November (MF860)

Gastronomic Piedmont, 26 October–1 November (MF864)

Essential Jordan, 26 October–3 November (MF868)

Oman, 26 October–5 November (MF865)

Leonardo 500, 29 October–4 November (MF766)



Historic Musical Instruments, 1–4 November (MF873)

Venetian Palaces, 5–9 November (MF878)

Californian Galleries, 6–16 November (MF881)

Bengal by River, 10–22 November (MF880)

Art History of Venice, 11–17 November (MF882)

Florence Revisited, 11–17 November (MF883)

Gastronomic Sicily, 11–18 November (MF885)

Palermo Revealed, 12–17 November (MF888)

Mughals & Rajputs, 16–28 November (MF900)

Palaces & Villas of Rome, 18–23 November (MF901)

Art in Japan, 18–29 November (MF902)

Ruskin's Venice, 20–24 November (MF904)

Vietnam: History, People, Food, 20 November–3 December (MF906)


Provisional schedule – 2019 events yet to go on sale



Music in Berlin

Opera in Barcelona



Bergen Festival

Walking to Derbyshire Houses

Traditional Arts of Japan







Lofoten Festival

The Trasimeno Music Festival


Walking & Literature in the Lake District




Innsbruck Early Music Festival

Northern Poland

Drottningholm & Confidencen

Lucerne Summer Festival



A Portrait of Matisse

Enescu Music Festival (Bucharest)

In Churchill's Footsteps



Lombardy: Gastronomy & Opera

Verdi in Parma & Busseto

OPERA IN SOUTHERN SICILY (Martin Randall Festival)



THE TALLIS TRAIL (Martin Randall Festival)