Excursions

Tutankhamun and the Roaring Twenties

Tutankhamun and the Roaring Twenties

27/04/2020

Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, the exhibition showing at the stunning Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea is truly spectacular. It is astonishingly beautiful, thought provoking and, like a good film or book, its reputation and popularity is growing by word of mouth.
The discovery of the boy king’s tomb in 1922 by Howard Carter in an expedition financed by Lord Carnarvon of Highclere Castle stirred up ‘Egyptomania’ in England. The 3,300 year old Egyptian designs influenced the art and architecture of the Roaring Twenties. Our companion tour in the company of an erudite and entertaining Blue Badge Tour Guide tells the story of Tutmania in the Roaring Twenties, shows you where the protagonists in this remarkable discovery lived in London and sets the scene for your visit to the exhibition

A Day in Cambridge

A Day in Cambridge

20/05/2020

Smaller and more compact than Oxford, Cambridge is a cultured pearl in a rich agricultural sea.
Set on a river bend, Cambridge has kept its rural feel with cattle grazing within 500 yards of the market square. Our full day in Cambridge includes visits to the American Cemetery, a short entertaining stroll to explore the Senate House, some of the University colleges including Kings College Chapel with a later return to Kings for Choral Evensong.

Cotswolds Jewels

Cotswolds Jewels

27/05/2020

Today, in the company of a top notch Blue Badge Guide, we explore beautiful landscapes. We start our day in Moreton-in-Marsh and via some beautiful countryside exploring Stow-in-the-Wold and Broadway, we finish with a visit to an Indian Palace on a Cotswold Hill. Morning coffee and lunch will be included.

Cruise - Capital Cities of The Baltic

Cruise - Capital Cities of The Baltic

01/06/2020 - 14/06/2020

We’ll be visiting five diverse cities in five different countries aboard Braemar, including three magnificent Baltic capitals, you’ll experience cultural discovery at its finest on this enriching 13-night adventure. You can delight in Copenhagen’s palaces, monuments and beautiful waterfront; indulge in an authentic Finnish sauna experience in Helsinki; and delve into Tallinn’s fairytale-esque Old Town. Elsewhere, savour world-famous sights and an unforgettable night at the Russian ballet in St Petersburg; and in Germany, visit charming Travemünde before sailing the size-restricted Kiel Canal.

Voulez-Vous

Voulez-Vous

30/07/2020

Join us for a really wonderful feel-good afternoon of entertainment in the UK’s only ABBA musical lunch tribute show. West End singers will be reviving all ABBA ‘s chart-topping hits including Mamma Mia, Voulez Vous, Fernando, I Have a Dream, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Super Trouper and many more. Dig out those platforms and you’ll be partying, singing along and having the time of your life – all whilst enjoying a delicious two-course lunch with coffee.

Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

12/08/2020

An entertaining antiques hunting game in the company of an antique expert from ITV’s David Dickinson’s Real Deal and Secret Dealers. Includes morning coffee and a very nice two-course lunch with coffee. This is a genuinely different opportunity and something to really engage and entertain you. Finders Keepers is an antique hunting game played in the company of TV antiques expert and talented live wire – Karen Dalmeny.

Newmarket - Gallops and Racing Yard Tour + Racing

Newmarket - Gallops and Racing Yard Tour + Racing

28/08/2020

Join us for a two hour tour, behind the scenes, of a working racing yard in Newmarket – the home of racing. We’ll also visit the gallops to see horses in training and later go to the Racecourse for an enjoyable afternoon of horseracing with Premier Admission tickets.

Imagna Valley

Imagna Valley

04/10/2020 - 10/10/2020

The Imagna Valley – a rural jewel set between the sparkling Lakes Como and Iseo, Italy’s Imagna Valley is a lush green oasis that remains relatively untouched by tourism. Enjoy a 7 day, 6 night half board holiday with us in a beautiful hotel with an amazing number of tours, a boat trip on Lake Como, food and wine tasting – even a cookery lesson. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind whilst surrounded by magnificent vistas and evocative history. This holiday has been arranged with our award-winning friends at Success Tours who we know will look after us well.

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

10/12/2020 - 11/12/2020

Join us to enjoy Britain’s biggest and most exciting Christmas Show. At Thursford you can experience the popular blend of Christmas entertainment with dazzling dancers, beautiful costumes, songs and carols. The cast of 130 professional West End performers create an amazing performance. The pageant of spectacle and colour features seamless musical transitions, from up-beat dance routines to choral renditions of Christmas carols. We’ll be staying at Dunston Hall – a grand Elizabethan-style mansion and we shall be making a stop in Grantchester for a Christmas buffet lunch on our way home.

Christmas Carols at the Royal Albert Hall + Lunch

Christmas Carols at the Royal Albert Hall + Lunch

21/12/2020

Something to get you really into the Christmas spirit. Following the success of the 2019 concert we have again booked Grand Tier box seats at the Royal Albert Hall for the 7.30pm performance of this wonderful festive concert. We’ve arranged a Christmas meal for you before the concert and, of course, there’ll be a surprise or two.

Cruise - Classic Caribbean & Havana Highlights

Cruise - Classic Caribbean & Havana Highlights

07/01/2021 - 21/01/2021

An exotic journey of discovery blending immersive history, authentic cultures with blissful indulgence, this cruise takes in seven absorbing island destinations for stunning landscapes, captivating cities, remarkable ancient sites and much more. You’ll get to uncover Tortola’s swashbuckling pirate legends; explore Mayan ruins or snorkel coral reefs in Cozumel; and take a rare opportunity to learn of Guadaloupe’s fascinating slave history and colonial heritage. Time in Cuba is sure to be an undoubted highlight: you’ll stop overnight in Havana, an opportunity to explore historic districts, sample authentic Cuban rum, and even see the sights from an iconic classic car.

New England & Canada in the Fall

New England & Canada in the Fall

08/10/2021 - 19/10/2021

Beginning with three nights to explore downtown Boston, this incredible tour then takes you to Salem, location of the infamous witch trials. You’ll drive along the scenic Kancamagus Highway for some of the best views of New England’s spectacular fall foliage and visit North Conway and Stowe. As we cross the border into Canada, the delights of cosmopolitan Montreal await. Quebec City, Ottawa and Toronto all feature, before your adventure ends with a breathtaking visit to stunning Niagara Falls.