Little villages, lush green meadows, rich farmlands and sandy heathlands depicted by the famous painters Constable and Gainsborough. We visit historic Bury St Edmunds, with its Dickens connections, and the delightful East Anglian countryside and peaceful coastline. As a nice contrast we visit the ‘Essex Sunshine Coast’. All this combines to give a holiday of particular charm and nostalgia.
Was £449pp | NOW £409pp A five day Holiday exploring the region, with wine tasting in Grevenmacher, tours along the River Mosel, The city of Trier, and of course Luxembourg where you have the day to yourself to explore the sights such as the Castle Ruins, Grand Ducal Palace and the Cathedral of Notre-Dame.
HRH The Prince of Wales has spent over 30 years transforming the grounds of Highgrove into what has been acknowledged as some of the most inspired and innovative gardens in the United Kingdom. His Royal Highness's strict adherence to organic and sustainable methods has helped create gardens which are both magical and intriguing.
Scarborough enjoys an unrivalled position as one of Britain’s premier coastal resorts yet also lies tantalisingly close to North Yorkshire’s rugged National Park. On this holiday you can enjoy the golden beaches, superb parks and gardens and wide range of leisure amenities which have given Scarborough its justifiable reputation, as well as the natural beauty and historical heritage of Yorkshire
Journey in style on board the British Pullman, sister train to the renowned Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train and step back in time as you board one of the antique carriages dating from the 1920s and 1930s. While liveried stewards serve you finest Orient-Express afternoon tea and glass of English sparkling wine, sit back and relax in your comfortable armchair and enjoy the view!
Enjoy a short break away exploring this iconic city. Why not visit the Albert Docks, Tate Liverpool, the Port Sunlight Museum, the Mersey Maritime Museum, the Beatles Story Exhibition, or the Cavern club. There's so much to do in this City of Culture.
Formed 60 million years ago by volcanic activity or by Giant Finn McCool? You decide, but a tour to the Giants Caueway is one not to be missed. We also have trips to the Inishowen Peninsula, The Ulster American Folk Park, Belfast, a walking tour of Derry and a Train Journey from Derry to Coleraine.
Wordsworth described Lake Como as ‘a treasure which the earth keeps to itself’. It is not simply the natural beauty of the mountain framed waters of Como that is so attractive; it is the sophisticated ambience of the towns and villages that hug its shores… and its proximity to Lake Lugano that makes it a fabulous touring base. No wonder Mr & Mrs George Clooney choose to live here!
With carol singers and the smells of traditional Christmas foods it's impossible not feel in the Christmas spirit browsing the stalls. York is a Christmas shopping heaven with its eclectic mix of shops and the hand-made and fairly traded products from the region.
Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre is said to be the best Medieval show in the land and is held in Ludlow’s magnificent castle and features over 100 stalls selling seasonal gifts with a medieval nature. There is music, minstrels, merriment and mirth, as well as Knights, Dragons, Giants, Jugglers, Dancers, Storytellers and displays.
Our Christmas in Cheltenham tour offers the best of a traditional Christmas, with a traditional lunch followed by Christmas cake and evening entertainment on Christmas Day. We will also head to the Wyvern Theatre on Christmas Eve for a wonderful afternoon performance of Dick Wittington.
Celebrate Christmas in Monschau. Nestled in a valley amongst the Eifel Mountains just over the Belgian border, with its romantic old streets, half-timbered buildings, charming shops and a wonderful selection of restaurants and cafés this is the perfect destination for Christmas away.
Created in Menton in 1934, the Lemon Festival is a unique event in the world. Locals use citrus fruit to create huge exhibitions and statues in dazzling yellow and orange shades. Some can reaching heights of 10 metres and more. Now in its 83rd year the results are truly extraordinary.
Welcome back to 1945! The experience starts soon as we get to the hotel where we are warmly welcomed by the Army & RAF, who'll be treating us all to tea & scones. We'll also be enjoying time in Llandudno, a trip though the picturesque Snowdonia National Park and much more.
In a lochside setting at the foot of the dramatic Glencoe, with its roaring log fires and peaceful surroundings the Ballachulish hotel is a real highland gem. Highlights of our trip include Fort William, Oban, the village of Callander, a cruise on the Caledonian Canal and much more.
The Lake District is thought to be one of the most picturesque regions within the UK. During our visit we have included many exciting excursions, including entrance to Beatrix Potter World, and a cruise on Lake Windermere. We will also visit Keswick in the Northern Lakes, and the village of Coniston.
Journey to Giverny to visit the beautiful gardens of Claude Monet, where you can admire some of the most iconic sights in the whole of France. Our tour also includes Chateau de Vendeuvre, a stunning castle in Normandy, which will be hosting its annual tulip festival.
Aboard MV Esmeralda, our Dutch Bulbfields Cruise includes visits to Enkhuizen one of the largest Marina's in the Netherlands, Hoorn, birthplace of explore Willem Shouten and the capital city of Amsterdam. We have also included entrance to the world famous Keukenhof Gardens.