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Cultural tours departing in 2020

posted on 18/04/19

We are delighted to publish a list of tours for 2020. More tours and events will be launched later in the year – please 
e-mail to register your interest.

This page was last updated on 22nd August 2019.



Oman, Landscapes & Peoples, 4–14 January (MG973) 

Valletta Baroque Festival, 17–24 January (MG979)

Taunton- Rising Stars, 24–26 January (MG983)

String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam, 25–29 January (MG984)

Mozart in Salzburg, 27 January–2 February (MG985)



Architecture of the British Raj, 1–12 February (MG988)

Caravaggio, 1–8 February (MG102)

Lands of the Maya, 8–24 February (MG100)

Beethoven in Barcelona, 8–15 February (MG999)

Hamburg: Opera & 'Elphi', 9–13 February (MG103)

Leonardo 500, 11–17 February (MG101)

Gastronomic Kerala, 16–25 February (MG105)

Beethoven at The Castle, 20–22 February (MG108)

Connoisseur's Rome, 25 February–1 March (MG111)

Essential Rome, 25 February–2 March (MG112)



Art in the Age of Angst, 3–6 March (MG115)

Israel & Palestine, 3–12 March (MG116)

New Orleans to Natchitoches, 4-14 March (MG118)

Morocco, 7–18 March (MG120)

The Arts in China, 10–19 March (MG122)

Venetian Palaces, 10–14 March (MG121)

The Later Georgians: Britain 1760-1830, 13–15 March (MG123)

Angkor Wat & Antiquities of Cambodia, 14–25 March (MG125)

Sacred India, 15–28 March (MG130)

Walking in Northern Tuscany, 15–22 March (MG142)

Civilisations of Sicily, 16–28 March (MG132)

Minoan Crete, 16–25 March (MG131)

Raphael 500, 16–22 March (MG133)

Opera in Vienna, 17–22 March (MG129)

Modern Art on the Côte d'Azur, 19–25 March (MG135)

Opera & Ballet in Paris, 19–23 March (MG134)

Music in Northern Italy for Stringletter, 19–27 March (EG136)

Venice for Handel House, 19–23 March (EG137)

Eastern Andalucia, 23 March–1 April (MG139)

Florence, 23–29 March (MG140)

Extremadura, 26 March–4 April (MG143)

Classical Turkey, 30 March–8 April (MG147)

Normans in the South, 31 March–8 April (MG148)


Parma & Bologna, 1–8 April (MG150)

Samarkand, 3–14 April (MG151)

Albania: Crossroads of Antiquity, 8–17 April (MG160)

Art in Japan, 13–24 April (MG170)

Gardens & Villas of the Veneto, 14–20 April (MG167)

Opera & Ballet in Copenhagen, 15–19 April (MG162)

Ravenna & Urbino, 15–19 April (MG172)

Gastronomic Provence, 16–23 April (MG173)

Essential Jordan, 18–26 April (MG171)

The Cornish Peninsula, 18–25 April (MG166)

A Festival of Impressionism, 19–24 April (MG183)

Gardens of the Bay of Naples, 19–26 April (MG182)

The Ring in Chicago, 19–26 April (MG169)

Cities of al-Andalus, 20–26 April (MG165)

Civilisations of Sicily, 20 April–2 May (MG178)

Gastronomic Valencia, 20–27 April (MG174)

Traditions of Japan, 20 April–2 May (MG179)

Opera in Berlin, 21–25 April (MG164)

Palladian Villas, 21–26 April (MG176)

Cathedrals of England, 22–30 April (MG175)

Baroque Music in the Bolivian Missions, 23 April–4 May (MG185)

The Leonore Piano Trio, 24–26 April (MG168)

Sailing the Dalmatian Coast, 25 April–5 May (MG184)

Pompeii & Herculaneum, 27 April–2 May (MG181)

Southern Tuscany, 27 April–3 May (MG180)

East Coast Galleries, 29 April–12 May (MG186)

Gardens & Villas of the Italian Lakes, 30 April–6 May (MG177)



Footpaths of Umbria, 4–11 May (MG190)

Roman Southern Britain, 5–12 May (MG191)

Sailing the Dalmatian Coast, 5–15 May (MG192)

Japanese Gardens, 7–18 May (MG200)

St Petersburg, 8–15 May (MG196)

Concertgebouw Mahler Festival, 8–18 May (MG203)

At Home at Ardgowan, 10–15 May (MG204)

Opera in Brno & Prague, 11–17 May (MG211)

Wines of Tuscany, 11–16 May (MG210)

The Western Balkans, 11–24 May (MG214)

Samarkand, 15–26 May (MG202)

New English Gardens & RHS Chelsea, 15-20 May (MG218)

Norman Conquest & Plantagenet Power, 17–20 May (MG215)

Gardens of Sintra, 18–23 May (MG216)

Walking Hadrian's Wall, 18–24 May (MG221)

Albion String Quartet, 19–21 May (MG219)

The Ring in Leipzig, 19–25 May (MG220)

The Pyrenees, 19–28 May (MG217)

Iceland's Story, 20–27 May (MG222)

Gastronomic Veneto, 20–27 May (MG224)

Early Spain: Asturias & Cantabria, 21–27 May (MG225)

Georgian Dublin, 21–24 May (MG223)

Classical Greece, 23 May–1 June (MG212)

Great Irish Houses, 23 May–1 June (MG224)

Courts of Northern Italy, 31 May–7 June (MG235)


German Gothic, 3–10 June (MG240)

Art & Artefacts of the Ancient World, 4–10 June (MG241)

The Road to Santiago, 5–17 June (MG247)

Medieval Burgundy, 6–13 June (MG242)

Art in Tyrol, South & North, 8–14 June (MG250)

Duchy of Milan, 8–15 June (MG249)

Great French Gardens, 10–19 June (MG252)

Medieval East Anglia, 11–15 June (MG253)

Frank Lloyd Wright, 12–23 June (MG255)

Gastronomic Sweden, 12–19 June (MG254)

Leipzig Bach Festival, 12–17 June (MG251)

Walking to Derbyshire Houses, 15–20 June (MG257)

Schubertiade, 21–27 June (MG258)

Gdansk & Eastern Pomerania, 22–29 June (MG282)

Great Swedish Houses, 22–28 June (MG280)

Aalto & Others, 25 June–3 July (MG283)

Dutch Painting, 27–30 June (MG285)

Yorkshire Houses, 27 June–3 July (MG287)

Castles, Campaigns, Conquests, 29 June–3 July (MG292)

Walking the Rhine Valley, 29 June–6 July (MG286)

Wines of the Côte d'Or, 29 June–6 July (MG286)

MUSIC ALONG THE RHINE, 30 June–7 July (MG288)



Versailles: Seat of the Sun King, 3–6 July (MG289)

Danish Art & Design, 4–12th July (MG290)

French Gothic, 6–12 July (MG297)

West Country Churches, 6–10 July (MG291)

Gastronomic West Country, 6–12 July (MG293)


'A terrible beauty', 9–14 July (MG295)

Rock Art in Scandinavia, 12–19 July (MG300)

Medieval Normandy, 17–24 July (MG303)

Gardens of Cheshire & Shropshire, 19–24 July (MG311)

Western Ireland, 20–26 July (MG313)

Oberammergau 2020, 21–27 July (MG315)

Opera in Munich, 24–28 July (MG314)

Orkney: 5000 years of culture, 25–31 July (MG316)


The Industrial Revolution, 3–8 August (MG321)

Estonia, 3–11 August 2020 (MG322)

Franconia, 17–24 August (MG337)

Oberammergau 2020, 18–24 August (MG340)

The Hanseatic League, 19–26 August (MG343)


The Douro, 31 August–7 September (MG349)



Cave Art in Spain, 1–7 September (MG350)

Flemish Painting, 2–6 September (MG352)

Lombardy: Gastronomy & Opera, 5–11 September (MG359)

Genoa & Turin, 6–12 September (MG355)

Classical Turkey for Hong Kong Museum of Art, 7–16 September (EG356)

Goya, 7–12 September (MG414)

Rome on Film, 7–12 September (MG354)

Walking and Literature in the Lake District, 7–13 September (MG388)

Champagne, 8–12 September (MG358)

Walking to Santiago, 8–19 September (MG357)

Arts & Crafts in the Cotswolds, 9–13 September (MG366)

Dutch Modern, 10–14 September (MG365)

St Petersburg, 11–18 September (MG360)

West Coast Architecture, 11–22 September (MG363)

Cyprus: stepping stone of history, 12–20 September (MG368)

Gastronomic Emilia-Romagna, 12–18 September (MG372)

Frank Lloyd Wright, 11–22 September (MG370)

Georgia Uncovered, 12–22 September (MG371)

Courts of Northern Italy, 13–20 September (MG373)

Civilisations of Sicily, 14–26 September (MG376)

Gardens & Villas of the Italian Lakes, 14–20 September (MG364)

Gastronomic Catalonia, 14–20 September (MG375)

Walking Hadrian's Wall, 14–20 September (MG377)

The Etruscans, 14–20 September (MG374)

The Kingdom of Bohemia, 14–21 September (MG380)

Albania: Crossroads of Antiquity, 16–25 September (MG378)

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 17–22 September (MG399)

Pompeii & Herculaneum, 21–26 September (MG422)

Walking a Royal River, 21–27 September (MG381)

Footpaths of Umbria, 21–28 September (MG382)

Connoisseur's Prague, 22–28 September (MG424)

The Victorian Renaissance, 22–26 September (MG423)

Ravenna & Urbino, 23–27 September (MG427)

Siena & San Gimignano, 23–27 September (MG428)

St Petersburg, 25 September–2 October (MG447)

Bulgaria, 26 September–5 October (MG442)

Gastronomic Crete, 27 September–5 October (MG441)

World Heritage Malta, 28 September–4 October (MG434)

The Imperial Riviera, 28 September–4 October 2020 (MG435)

Lucca, 28 September–4 October (MG443)

Ancient Kingdoms of Castile & León, 28 September–7 October (MG444)

Rock Art in the Italian Alps (Val Camonica), 28 September–3 October (MG446)

THE DIVINE OFFICE, 28 September–2 October (MG440)

In Search of Alexander, 29 September–5 October (MG445)

Modern Art in Sussex, 29 September–4 October (MG448)


Ancient and Islamic Tunisia, 2–9 October (MG474)

Morocco, 3–14 October (MG452)

Istanbul Revealed, 5–11 October (MG453)

The Romans in Mediterranean Spain, 5–11 October (MG455)

The Western Balkans, 5–18 October (MG464)

Food & Wine Archaeology, 6–9 October 2020 (MG459)

Medieval Alsace, 6–13 October (MG458)

Palladian Villas, 6–11 October (MG456)

Samarkand, 9–20 October (MG454)

Classical Greece, 10–19 October (MG369)

Gastronomy & the Golden Age, 10–17 October (MG462)

Churches, Castles & Roman Ruins in the Italian Alps, 11–18 October (MG460)

Ancient Rome, 12–17 October (MG466)

Civilisations of Sicily, 12–24 October (MG465)

Piero della Francesca, 12–18 October (MG463)

Palestine, Past & Present, 12–20 October (MG484)

Modern Art on the Côte d'Azur, 14–20 October (MG470)

Two Spains: the Spanish Civil War, 14–27 October (MG472)

China's Silk Road Cities, 15–27 October (MG486)

Essential Jordan, 16–24 October (MG477)

Art in the Netherlands, 18–24 October (MG510)

Pompeii & Herculaneum, 19–24 October (MG512)

Art in Japan, 19–30 October (MG515)

Bilbao to Bayonne, 19–26 October (MG514)

Essential Andalucía, 19–29 October (MG511)

Art & Medicine, 19–25 October (MG513)

Roman & Medieval Provence, 23–29 October (MG480)

Oman, Landscapes & Peoples, 24 October–3 November 2020 (MG535)

Wines of Bordeaux, 26 October–1 November (MG520)

Gastronomic Puglia, 26 October–2 November (MG522)

Tintoretto, Titian & Veronese, 26 October–1 November (MG521)

The Cathedrals of England, 28 October–5 October (MG450)


Textiles in Japan with HALI, 1–12 November (EG551)

Painted Palaces of Rajasthan, 3–15 November (MG552)

Art in Madrid, 4–8 November (MG554)

Japanese Gardens, 5–16 November (MG555)

Venice Revisited 9–14 November (MG559)

Venetian Palaces, 10–14 November (MG560)

Art in Texas, 11–22 November (MG570)

Les Années Folles, 12–15 November (MG575)

Bengal by River, 16–27 November (MG580)

Patagonia, 26 November –11 December (MG595)

The Ring in Paris, 29 November–7 December (MG600)


Provisional schedule – 2020 events yet to go on sale




Los Angeles for the Patrons of The National Gallery of Canada


Ballet of St Petersburg

Bergen Music Festival

Opera in Turin & Milan

Budapest Spring

Textile Collections in Russia: St Petersburg & Moscow with HALI



Cities of Eastern Saxony

Glyndebourne & Garsington



Savonlinna Opera

Beaune Festival

Hindsgavl Festival

Verona Opera

West Cork


A Schubertiade in Catalonia

Rossini in Pesaro

Summer Music: Opera in Austria

Drottningholm & Confidencen



Lombardy: Gastronomy & Opera

Music in the Saxon Hills



Vienna for the Patrons of The National Gallery of Canada

Connoisseur's Berlin

Verdi in Parma & Busseto

A Portrait of Matisse

Historic Musical Instruments

Gastronomic Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Israel & Palestine



Music in Venice

Welsh National Opera

Ring in St Petersburg

Art in Paris

Lavenham or Taunton


Please e-mail to register your interest.