There are some new and exciting destinations in 2017/2018 such as the Menton Lemon Festival and the Austrian Tyrol based in Mayrhofen.
Although the camellia is of Asiatic origin, it has found a second home in the Lake Maggiore area, where the temperate climate and acid soil provide optimal conditions for its cultivation. From our base in Stresa on Lake Maggiore itself, enjoy the blooms and colours of this magnificent flower whilst sampling the best springtime gardens of the region.
We are pleased to announce another fabulous holiday to New Zealand following an itinerary which has been developed over several years' experience. We cover the most scenic and interesting parts of both the North & South Islands staying at carefully selected hotels as we go. With breakfast each morning and dinner most evenings. Once again we have planned the holiday in conjunction with Leisure Time Tours of New Zealand, a family firm with over 30 years' experience of showing their beautiful cou
Standing at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, Cyprus has had a tumultuous history. Today its historic background merges with the natural beauty ranging from golden beaches to rugged coastlines to rolling hills and forest clad mountains, dotted with picturesque villages.
Southern Spain is home to the region of Andalucia and throughout you will find Roman and Moorish influences and its towns and cities bear the evidence of these civilisations, which have dominated Andalucia's colourful history.
The Amalfi Coast, where picturesque villages and lemon groves cling to the sheer rock facing the sea; this is indeed a spectacular coastline. With its centuries of history and great natural beauty, there is a lot to discover and enjoy.
Think Corfu and you conjure up images of white-washed villages cascading down hillsides, azure seas sparkling in bright sunshine and powder-soft white sand beaches. Corfu the town, has a wealth of Greek, French and British influences in its maze of cobbled streets and alleyways.
Discover the main ingredients of Italian life and their love of great food on this tour to glorious Tuscany. See the sights amidst some of Italy's most stunning landscapes and try your hand at the art of pasta making in an authentic country farmhouse, taking in the feast of the senses that is "la dolce vita".
Stretching the width of south-western France, from the wind scuffed surf of the Atlantic to the gentle drift of the Mediterranean, the Pyrenees form a magnificent backdrop of mountains some 400km long and act as the natural frontier between France and Spain. Our 'Little Trains' tour enables you to see a truly diverse landscape.
Delight in the enchanting gardens and picturesque villages on the beautiful Island of Madeira. From our base near the capital of Funchal, our included excursions offer you the best the island has to offer.
Famed for the vibrant and cultural cities of Barcelona and Girona, the Costa Brava will also be familiar to many for its sandy beaches and wild, rocky coves. Explore all of this together with its tranquil and lush gardens while the City of Girona bursts into colour during the annual Flower Festival.
A tour which traces the roots of American music, discovering the cultural landscapes and cities which gave us the Blues, Country and Rock 'n' Roll. Take in the sights and sounds at Music Row in Nashville, on Beale Street in Memphis and along Bourbon Street in New Orleans.
The 'heel' of Italy is a land of memorable coastal and hilltop towns, picturesque seascapes, olive groves and limestone precipices. We explore this fascinating area from our base in Martina Franca, a small town in the very heart of Puglia. The town has a lovely historic centre and a maze of winding alleys where whitewashed simplicity sits side by side with Baroque extravagance.
This holiday will take us on a variety of trains through the superb scenery of the Rocky Mountains. Three of the trains will be hauled by steam engines climbing as high as 10,000ft and we also travel on the highest cog railway in the world. Away from the trains, we visit the Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde and Great Sand Dune National Parks.
Exploring by train, mountain railways, lake steamers and buses. The Swiss public transport system offers a unique opportunity to explore the wonderful scenery of the Bernese Oberland. We take full advantage of all the system has to offer using Regional Passes.
The largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca sparkles in the azure blue of the Mediterranean. On this holiday you will not only discover its sandy beaches, forested limestone mountains with rustic medieval villages, but hillsides of orange groves with the chance to experience some traditional and authentic Mallorquian delights.
The sleepy town of Koniswinter is situated on the right bank of the Rhine, at the foot of the Siebengebirge mountain region. The romantic Drachenfels hill, crowned by the ruins of a castle built in the early 12th century, rises behind the town. With magnificent views from the summit, a cave in the hill is said to have sheltered the dragon which was slain by the hero Siegfried. We feature Drachenburg Castle, Bonn and Siebenbirge guided tour, River Rhine boat trip and wine tasting.Duration: 5 Days
Lake Maggiore is situated in the north west of Italy and crosses the border into Switzerland. The resort of Stresa is an ideal location on the shores of the Barromean Gulf. Once a tiny fishing village, Stresa is now a bustling and vibrant town with a good selection of cafes, traditional souvenir shops and boutiques.
This sailing is a medley of captivating Norwegian destinations. Divert down spellbinding Naroyfjord, filled with twists and turns, witness the beautiful Seven Sisters Waterfall and marvel at the lush, green mountainsides of Nordfjord. Witness the magnificent glaciers, take a thrilling train ride, admire unspoilt landscapes and explore the Hanseatic city of Bergen.
New England is in the northeastern region of the United States and is known for its Colonial past, Atlantic coastline and dramatic autumn colours. A redesigned itinerary for 2018 as a 3 centre holiday, you will journey through its most iconic & historical locations at the most glorious and colourful time of year.