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Cultural tours departing in 2023

last updated on 22/11/22

We are delighted to publish a list of tours for 2023. Please click on the links below to view full itineraries.

Dates listed for tours which are not yet available to book (those without a code in the list below) are subject to change, although most are unlikely to move by more than one or two days. Please e-mail to register your interest in these events. 


Valletta Baroque Festival, 17–23 January (MJ605)

Mozart in Salzburg, 28 January–3 February (MJ610)


Israel & Palestine, 21 February–2 March (MJ626)

Palaces & Villas of Rome, 27 February–4 March (MJ624)

Essential Rome, 28 February–6 March (MJ625)


Castalian String Quartet (UK Chamber Music Short Break), 3–5 March (MJ632)

Florence & Venice, 13–20 March (MJ643)

Indian Summer, 14–25 March (MJ644)

Cities of Al-Andalus, 20–26 March (MJ650)

Venetian Palaces, 21–25 March (MJ652)

Gastronomic Valencia, 27 March–3 April (MJ657)

Cyprus: stepping stone of history, 27 March–4 April (MJ660)

Essential Puglia, 28 March–4 April (MJ658)

Florentine Palaces, 29 March–2 April (MJ661)

Opera in Vienna

Classical Turkey


The Ring in Berlin, 3–11 April (MJ662)

Art in Japan, 10–21 April (MJ674)

Palladian Villas, 11–16 April (MJ677)

Romans & Carolingians, 12–19 April (MJ678)

Pompeii & Herculaneum, 17–22 April  (MJ683)

Anjou & the West, 18–27 April (MJ682)

The Cathedrals of England, 19–27 April (MJ684)

Albania: Crossroads of Antiquity, 19–28 April (MJ686)

Ravenna & Urbino, 20–24 April (MJ687)

Southern Tuscany, 20–26 April (MJ690)

The Linos Piano Trio (UK Chamber Music Short Break), 21–23 April (MJ689)

Samarkand & Silk Road Cities, 21 April–2 May (MJ688)

The Venetian Land Empire, 24 April–3 May

Civilisations of Sicily, 24 April–6 May (MJ692)

Gardens & Villas of the Italian Lakes, 27 April–3 May 

Hamburg: Opera & 'Elphi'

Gastronomic Lombardy


Flemish Painting, 3–7 May

The Elias String Quartet (UK Chamber Music Short Break), 8–10 May (MJ706)

Tuscan Gardens, 8–13 May (MJ703)

Walking Hadrian's Wall, 8–14 May (MJ705)

The Duchy of Milan, 8–15 May (MJ716)

Traditions of Japan, 8–20 May (MJ717)

The Western Balkans, 8–21 May (MJ714)

Aragón: Hidden Spain, 10–18 May (MJ715)

Courts of Northern Italy, 12–19 May (MJ723)

Art in Scotland, 12–19 May (MJ719)

Great Irish Houses, 12–20 May

Cities of Catalonia, 13–22 May (MJ718)

Classical Greece, 13–22 May (MJ712)

Prague Spring, 15–21 May (MJ720)

Great Swedish Houses, 15–21 May

Footpaths of Umbria, 15–22 May

Moldavia & Transylvania, 18–28 May (MJ727)

Leipzig Mahler Festival, 18–29 May (MJ729)

Dresden Music Festival, 19–25 May (MJ726)

Samarkand & Silk Road Cities, 19–30 May (MJ725)

Castles of Wales, 21–25 May (MJ730)

Great Private Houses in Norfolk, 22–26 May (MJ735)

The Medieval Pyrenees, 23 May–1 June (MJ737)

Berlin New Architecture, 30 May–3 June (MJ748)


Medieval Burgundy, 3–10 June (MJ754)

Gastronomy & the Golden Age, 7–14 June (MJ755)

Versailles, 9–12 June

Art in Tyrol: South & North, 12–18 June (MJ763) 

Gastronomic Friuli-Venezia Giulia, 12–18 June

Cave Art of France, 12–19 July (MJ795)

Great French Gardens, 14–23 June (MJ765)

Great Houses of the North, 15–23 June (MJ768)

Walking in Southern Bohemia, 16–21 June

Medieval Alsace, 16–23 June (MJ769)

Gardens in the Highlands, 17–25 June (MJ770)

Medieval Middle England, 19–23 June (MJ772)

Walking the Rhine Valley, 22–28 June (MJ774)


Lincolnshire Churches, 27 June–1 July (MJ785)

Copenhagen Modern, 29 June–3 July (MJ780)

West Cork Chamber Music Festival

Glyndebourne & Garsington



West Country Churches, 3–7 July (MJ790)

Savonlinna Opera6–11 July (MJ792)

Lusatia: Germany’s Eastern Borderlands, 10–16 July

Opera in Munich & Bregenz, 18–24 July

Hindsgavl: Chamber Music in Denmark

Verona Opera

Lofoten Chamber Music Festival

Orkney: 5,000 years of culture

The Industrial Revolution


The Hanseatic League, 3–10 August

King Ludwig II, 15–20 August (MJ828)

The Schubertiade, 25–31 August (MJ835)

Medieval Saxony, 26 August–3 September 

Organs of Bach's Time

Rossini in Pesaro

Verona Opera

Drottningholm & Confidencen

The Lucerne Festival


Samarkand & Silk Road Cities, 1–12 September (MJ842)

The Heart of Italy, 2–9 September (MJ848)

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 3–8 September


The Age of Bede, 5–8 September

Walking to Santiago, 5–16 September (MJ851)

Dutch Modern, 6–11 September (MJ853)

Ravenna & Urbino, 7–11 September (MJ858)

Sacred Armenia, 7–15 September

Courts of Northern Italy, 8–15 September (MJ859)

Châteaux of the Loire, 9–13 September (MJ855)

Classical Greece, 9–18 September (MJ856)

Design & Modernism in Turin & Milan, 11–16 September

Gastronomic Basque Country, 11–18 September

Civilisations of Sicily, 11–23 September (MJ862)

Georgia Uncovered, 16–26 September

Walking a Royal River, 18–24 September

English Georgian Towns, 20–27 September (MJ895)

Albania: Crossroads of Antiquity, 20–29 September (MJ898)

Basilicata & Calabria, 22–30 September

Frank Lloyd Wright, 22 September–3 October (MJ900)

The Ligurian Coast, 23–29 September

Walking in Northern Tuscany, 24 September–1 October

Pompeii & Herculaneum, 25–30 September (MJ903)

Essential Andalucía, 25 September–5 October (MJ905)

Arts & Crafts in the Cotswolds, 26–30 September (MJ865)

The Cathedrals of England, 27 September–5 October (MJ907)

Two Spains: The Spanish Civil War & its Aftermath, 27 September–5 October (MJ908)

Gardens & Villas of the Italian Lakes, 28 September–4 October

The Sibelius Festival


Walking in Slovenia


Gardens & Villas of Campagna Romana, 2–7 October (MJ923)

Siena & San Gimignano, 4–8 October

Berlin, Potsdam, Dresden, 5–13 October

Morocco: Cities & Empires, 6–17 October

Malta: prehistoric to present, 9–15 October (MJ930)

Footpaths of Umbria, 9–16 October

Ravenna & Urbino, 12–16 October (MJ940)

Gastronomic Piedmont, 14–20 October 

In Search of Alexander, 15–21 October

Castile & León, 16–25 October

Civilisations of Sicily, 16–28 October (MJ932)

Palladian Villas, 17–22 October (MJ955)

Renaissance Rivals, 18–24 October


Essential Jordan, 21–29 October (MJ980)

Modern Art on the Côte d'Azur, 22–28 October (MJ928)

Malta: prehistoric to present, 23–29 October (MJ982)

Palermo Revealed, 31 October–5 November (MJ996)

Wexford Opera Festival

Parma Verdi Festival

Art in the Netherlands

Walking & Gardens in Madeira

Istanbul Revealed

Central Anatolia

Symposium at The Castle, Taunton (theme to be confirmed)

Welsh National Opera

In Churchill's Footsteps


Les Années Folles, 2–5 November (MJ100)

Venetian Palaces, 7–11 November (MJ105)

Japanese Gardens, 9–20 November (MJ108)

Art History of Venice, 13–19 November (MJ110)

Gastronomic Sicily, 13–20 November (MJ111)

Art in Madrid, 15–19 November (MJ112)

The Printing Revolution, 19–26 November

The Art of Florence, 20–26 November

Essential South India, 30 November–13 December (MJ132)

Opera in Naples & Rome

Oman, Landscapes & Peoples

Picasso in Spain


We usually offer several tours over the Christmas and New Year period. Full details will be available in early 2023. 


Please email to register your interest in events that are not yet available to book.