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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. 

This page was last updated on 22 March 2020.



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)

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) – CANCELLED

Venetian Palaces, 10–14 March (MG121) – CANCELLED

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

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

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

Civilisations of Sicily, 16–28 March (MG132) – CANCELLED

Minoan Crete, 16–25 March (MG131) – CANCELLED

Raphael 500, 16–22 March (MG133) – CANCELLED

Opera in Vienna, 17–22 March (MG129) – CANCELLED

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

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

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

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

Eastern Andalucia, 23 March–1 April (MG139) – CANCELLED

Florence, 23–29 March (MG140) – CANCELLED

Extremadura, 26 March–4 April (MG143) – CANCELLED

Classical Turkey, 30 March–8 April (MG147) – CANCELLED

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


Parma & Bologna, 1–8 April (MG150) – CANCELLED

Samarkand, 3–14 April (MG151) – CANCELLED

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

Art in Japan, 13–24 April (MG170) – CANCELLED

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

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

Ravenna & Urbino, 15–19 April (MG172) – CANCELLED

Gastronomic Provence, 16–23 April (MG173) – CANCELLED

Essential Jordan, 18–26 April (MG171) – CANCELLED

The Cornish Peninsula, 18–25 April (MG166) – CANCELLED

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

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

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

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

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

Gastronomic Valencia, 20–27 April (MG174) – CANCELLED 

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

Opera in Berlin, 21–25 April (MG164) – CANCELLED

Palladian Villas, 21–26 April (MG176) – CANCELLED 

Cathedrals of England, 22–30 April (MG175) – CANCELLED 

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

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

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

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) – CANCELLED

Japanese Gardens, 7–18 May (MG200) – CANCELLED

St Petersburg, 8–15 May (MG196)

Concertgebouw Mahler Festival, 8–18 May (MG203)

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

Wines of Tuscany, 11–16 May (MG210)

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

The Western Balkans, 11–24 May (MG214)

Samarkand, 15–26 May (MG202) – CANCELLED

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)

Opera in Turin & Milan, 21–25 May (MG230)

Classical Greece, 23 May–1 June (MG212)

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

Textile Collections in Russia: St Petersburg & Moscow with HALI, 29 May–6 June (MG889) – CANCELLED

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


The Oberammergau Passion Play, 1–5 June (EG401)

German Gothic, 3–10 June (MG240)

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

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

Glyndebourne & Garsington, 5–8 June (MG246)

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)

Lusatia, 29 June–5–July (MG279)

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)


Hindsgavl Festival, 8–14 July (MG298)

Verona Opera, 8–11 July (MG310)

'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)

A Schubertiade in Catalonia, 19–24 August (MG342)


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) – CANCELLED

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)

Tom Abbott's Berlin, 5–9 October (MG457)

Connoisseur's Pompeii, 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)

Gastronomic Friuli-Venezia Giulia, 11–17 October (MG461)

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)

Verdi in Parma & Busseto, 15–19 October (MG469)

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

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)

Historic Musical Instruments, 29 October–1 November (MG545)

Naples: Art, Antiquities & Opera, 29 October–2 November 2020 (MG548)


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

VENICE: PAGEANTRY & PIETY, 2–7 November (MG553)

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

Art in Madrid, 4–8 November (MG554)

Japanese Gardens, 5–16 November (MG555)

Beethoven in Amsterdam, 7–13 November (MG558)

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) 


Vienna at Christmas, 21–27 December (MG614)

Prague at Christmas, 21–27 December (MG613)

Milan at Christmas, 21–27 December (MG615)

Siena at Christmas, 21–27 December (MG610)

Christmas in Holland, 21–27 December (MG617)

Christmas in Western Sicily, 21–28 December (MG611)

Paris at Christmas, 22–27 December (MG616)

Provence at Christmas, 21–28 December (MG612)

Music in Berlin at New Year, 28 December 2020–2 January 2021


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