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Cultural tours departing in 2018

posted on 28/06/2017

We are delighted to publish a list of tours for 2018. Other tours and music festivals will be launched later in the year; our provisional schedule can be viewed at the foot of this page:




Gastronomic Veneto, 16–23 May (ME871)

The House of Hanover, 16–22 May (ME868)

Journey through Slovakia, 18–26 May (ME873)

Savouring Lombardy, 18–24 May (ME867)

Moscow & the Golden Ring, 19–28 May (ME878)

Occupation in the Channel Islands, 20–24 May (ME874)

Cotswolds Music Festival, 21–24 May (ME876)

Châteaux of the Loire, 27–30 May (ME886)

Berry & Touraine, 28 May–5 June (ME887)

Ballet in Copenhagen, 31 May–4 June (ME890)



The Venetian Terra Ferma, 2–9 June (ME893)

The Elias String Quartet, 4–6 June (ME895)

Duchy of Urbino, 2–8 June (ME892)

Walking to Santiago, 5–16 June (ME896)

Chippendale in Yorkshire, 5–9 June (ME894)

Galleries of the American Midwest, 6–18 June (ME897)

Treasures of Moravia, 6–13 June (ME900)

Northumbria, 6–14 June (ME898)

The Leipzig Bach Festival, 7–11 June (ME901)

Walking in Southern Bohemia, 8–13-June (ME904)

Mediaeval Burgundy, 9–16 June (ME902)

A Festival of Music in Prague, 13–19 June (ME905)

Crown & Cromwell, 15–21 June (ME906)

Art in Switzerland, 16–20 June (ME918)

Walking to Derbyshire Houses, 18–23 June (ME908)

Norway: Landscape, Art, Architecture, 18–26 June (ME909)

Art in Madrid, 19–23 June (ME910)

The Rhine Valley Music Festival, 20–27 June (ME920)

Walking the Rhine Valley, 20–27 June (ME919)

Copenhagen Modern, 21–25 June (ME928)

Krakow & Silesia, 22–29 June (ME929)

Rock Art in Scandinavia, 24 June–1 July (ME932)

Mediaeval Middle England, 25–29 June (ME931)

The Ring In San Francisco, 25 June–2 July (ME930)

The Schubertiade with Mountain Walks, 27 June–1 July (ME939)

Dutch Painting, 27–30 June (ME935)

Great Houses of the East, 28 June–6-July (ME936)

Frank Lloyd Wright, 30 June–11 July (ME940)



Castles, Campaigns & Countryside, 2–6 July (ME942)

Danish Castles & Gardens, 2–8 July (ME944)

Western Ireland, 2–8 July (ME941)

Gastronomic West Country, 2–8 July (ME943)

Vikings & Bog Bodies, 3–10 July (ME946)

French Gothic, 9–15 July (ME955)

'A Terrible Beauty': Ireland and the Troubles, 9–14 July (ME953)

Glyndebourne & Garsington, 10–14 July (ME956)

Gstaad Menuhin Festival, 13–20 July (ME959)

Kuhmo Music Festival, 13–18 July 2018 (ME954)

Gardens of Cheshire & Shropshire, 16–21 July (ME916)

Verona Opera, 17–21 July (ME960)

The Ring in Munich, 19–28 July (ME961)

The Beaune Music Festival, 19–23 July (ME962)

Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania, 22 July–4 August (ME965)

The Georgians in Scotland, 23–31 July (ME966)

Orkney: 5,000 years of culture, 28 July–3 August (ME969)

Incontri In Terra di Siena, 30 July–5 August (ME970)



Estonia, 6–14 August (ME976)

The Industrial Revolution, 6–11 August (ME975)

Baroque & Rococo, 8–16 August (ME977)

Torre del Lago, 9–13 August (ME979)

Drottningholm & Confidencen, 10–13 August (ME974)

Frederick the Great, 13–17 August (ME978)

The Victorian Achievement, 13–20 August (ME980)

Rossini in Pesaro, 14–18 August (ME987)

Royal Residences, 14–18 August (ME981)

The Hanseatic League, 15–22 August (ME983)

Verona Opera, 16–20 August (ME982)

King Ludwig II, 20–25 August (ME985)

A Festival of Music in Franconia, 25 August–1 September (ME990)

Walking in Franconia, 25 August–1 September (ME989)

The Schubertiade, 27 August–2 September (ME999)



Munich's Masterpieces, 1–5 September (MF114)

West Coast Architecture, 3–14 September (MF105)

Moscow & St Petersburg, 3–11 September (MF119)

Walking in Slovenia, 3–10 September (MF111)

Bilbao to Bayonne, 3–10 September (MF106)

Samarkand & Silk Road Cities, 4–14-September (MF101)

Walking to Santiago, 4–15 September (MF102)

Cave Art in Spain, 4–10 September (MF103)

Flemish Painting, 5–9 September (MF112)

Peru, 6–21 September (MF107)

Poets and the Somme, 7–10 September (MF115)

Georgia Uncovered, 8–17 September (MF117)

Franconia, 8–15 September (MF108)

Gardens & Landscapes of the Dutch Wave, 8–13 September (MF116)

Courts of Northern Italy, 9–16 September (MF109)

The Imperial Riviera, 10–16 September (MF124)

Walking Hadrian's Wall, 10–16 September (MF110)

Hungary, 12–19 September (MF141)

The Hanseatic League, 12–19 September (MF165)

Albania: Crossroads of Antiquity, 12–21 September (MF125)

St Petersburg, 14–21 September (MF148)

Sardinia, 15–23 September (MF151)

Classical Greece, 15–24 September (MF150)

Early Railways: the North, 16–22 September (MF155)

Civilizations of Sicily, 17–29 September (MF157)

Gastronomic Galicia, 17–24 September (MF160)

Tastes of Le Marche, 17–24 September (MF161)

Walking a Royal River, 17–23 September (MF156)

History of Medicine, 17–23 September (MF159)

The Etruscans, 17–23 September (MF158)

Ming & Qing Civilisation, 19–30 September (MF164)

Arts & Crafts in the Cotswolds, 20–24 September (MF163)

Gardens & Villas of the Italian Lakes, 20–26 September (MF170)

Berlin, Potsdam, Dresden, 20–28 September (MF167)

Frank Lloyd Wright, 22 September–3 October (MF175)

Lucca, 24–30 September (MF181)

The Divine Office, 24–28 September (MF180)

Pompeii & Herculaneum, 24–29 September (MF193)

Walking to Cornish Houses, 24–30 September (MF162)

Provence & Languedoc, 27 September–6 October (MF186)

St Petersburg, 28 September–5 October (MF196)

Gastronomic Crete, 30 September–8 October (MF198)

Art in the Po Valley, 30 September–7 October (MF199)



World Heritage Malta, 1–7, October (MF206)

Castile & León, 1–10 October (MF204)

The Romans in Mediterranean Spain, 1–7 October (MF201)

Western Balkans, 1–14 October (MF210)

Essential Andalucia, 1–11 October (MF208)

Samarkand & Silk Road Cities, 2–12 October (MF202)

Palladian Villas, 2–7 October (MF205)

Tintoretto 500, 4–8 October (ME220)

Rubens & Baroque, 4–7 October (MF218)

Roman Italy, 8–17 October (MF207)

Walking & Gardens in Madeira, 8–15 October (MF211)

Walking in Eastern Sicily, 8–15 October (MF212)

Siena & San Gimignano, 10–14 October (MF234)

Ravenna & Urbino, 10–14 October (MF235)

Memories of Monte Cassino, 12–18 October (MF214)

Dark Age Brilliance, 14–21 October (MF216)

Civilizations of Sicily, 15–27 October (MF248)

Art in Japan, 15–26 October (MF247)

Palestine Past & Present, 15–23 October (MF222)

Gastronomic Spain, 15–22 October (MF215)

Mediaeval Alsace, 16–23 October (MF250)

Modern Art on the Côte d'Azur, 18–24 October (MF252)

Art in the Netherlands, 21–27 October (MF246)

Courts of Northern Italy, 21–28 October (MF268)

Piero della Francesca, 22–28 October (MF278)

Wines of Bordeaux, 22–28 October (MF269)

Gastronomic Sicily, 22–29 October (MF272)

Granada & Córdoba, 22–29 October (MF270)

Parma & Bologna, 24–31 October (MF295)

Cathedrals of England, 24 October–1 November (MF282)

The Indian Mutiny, 24 October–5 November (MF279)

The Making of Argentina, 25 October–7 November (MF296)

Japanese Gardens, 25 October–5 November (MF290)

Normans in the South, 26 October–3 November (MF297)

Essential Jordan, 27 October–4 November (MF298)

Historic Musical Instruments, 28–31 October (MF292)

Picasso in Spain, 29 October–4 November (MF299)

Art in Paris, 30 October–2 November (MF280)



Music in Bologna, 1–6 November (MF301)

Venetian Palaces, 6–10 November (MF303)

Florentine Palaces, 7–11 November (MF304)

Conservation and Heritage: Champions and Challenges, 7–9 November (ME309)

Kingdoms of the Deccan, 10–22 November (MF307)

Civilizations of Sicily, 12–24 November (MF310)

Venice Revisited, 13–18 November (MF345)

Florence & Venice, 19–26 November (MF346)

Roman Palazzi, 19–24 November (MF321)



Naples at Christmas, 20–27 December (ME392)

St Petersburg at Christmas, 20–27 December (ME380)

Verona at Christmas, 20–27 December (ME393)

Modern Art on the Côte d'Azur at Christmas, 21–27 December (ME394)

Milan at Christmas, 21–27 December (ME395)