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Dear Discerning Traveller,

We are delighted to highlight six of our favourite tours for departure in September and October. Each is confirmed to travel and availability is limited - book soon to avoid disappointment.

This is the perfect time to visit Europe with warm autumn sunshine but vastly reduced crowds allowing for more time and space to enjoy the spectacular mediaeval architecture of Carcassonne & Albi, the grand houses of the Czech Republic or the beautiful Villas & Gardens around Rome. Our tour to Moscow explores the city's fascinating wealth of art & literature and our Peninsular War tour to Portugal and Spain follows in the footsteps of Wellington through the stunning Douro Valley from Oporto to Salamanca. Do not overlook Turin, so often ignored in favour of more famous Italian cities, the grandeur of its past combined with the unspoilt Piedmont countryside makes for a very enjoyable holiday.

We look forward to hearing from you soon - 020 7593 2284.

Kind regards,

Ted Wake - Joint MD & Director of Sales & Marketing.

Carcassonne & Albi
6 nights | 2 September 

The impressive silhouette of Carcassonne's citadel is one of the most iconic sights of the south-west of France, and we will stay inside the castle itself at the 5* deluxe Hotel de la Cit for this fascinating tour. From here we shall explore the Languedoc region, discovering the turbulent history of the Cathars and the brutal conflicts of the Albigensian Crusades, as well as visiting Toulouse, and the charming Mediterranean village of Collioure.

Price from £2,096 per person

Single supplement: £398

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The Country Houses of Bohemia & Moravia
7 nights | 18 September

Rural Bohemia and Moravia in the Czech Republic are home to an array of impressive country houses and estates, founded under the Hapsburg era. Highlights of our tour will include Kromeriz, Olomouc and Lednice-Valtice, the home of the famous Liechtenstein family. We will trace the history of Leos Janacek and attend an opera in Brno, before finishing in beautiful Cesky Krumlov.

Price from £1,778 per person

Single supplement: £198

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Villas & Gardens Around Rome
5 nights | 25 Sept & 2 Oct

The countryside surrounding Rome is home to a number of wonderful gardens including the beautiful and romantic La Landriana and Ninfa. A day will be devoted to Tivoli with its two great estates: the Villa DEste and Hadrians Villa and another to Rome itself where we will visit the Villa Borghese Gardens and Gallery and the Villa Torlonia. We also visit the Villa Lante - one of the greatest of all Italian Renaissance gardens and the gardens of the Villa Farnese. We stay at the 4* Park Hotel Villa Grazioli in Frascati, a charming town surrounded by vineyards only 20 km from Rome.

Price from £1,528 per person

Single supplement: £280

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Turin & Piedmont
5 nights | 29 September

Turin was the seat of the powerful Savoy dynasty from the 16th century and became the first capital of the Kingdom of Italy in 1861. Today the city retains a grandeur which is reflected in its Renaissance palaces, Baroque arcades, magnificent museums and historic cafes and restaurants, reminiscent of the coffee houses of Vienna. As well as exploring the city itself, including fine art collections, museums and palaces, we shall also discover the beautiful Piedmont countryside with its Barolo vineyards, romantic Savoy castles, and the charming town of Alba, famous for its exquisite white truffles.

Price from £1,598 per person

Single supplement: £340

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The Duke of Wellington & The Peninsular War
7 nights | 25 September 

Starting from Oporto, we will travel up the Douro river towards the plains of Castille following in the footsteps of Wellington and his army. As well as battlefields where The Iron Duke won unexpected victories, we will see beautiful landscapes and enjoy delicious local food and wine. Highlights include a train journey to Pinh£o where we spend a night on the banks of the Douro, and Salamanca, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain.

Price from £1,895 per person

Single supplement: £320

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Art & Literature in Moscow
5 nights | 14 Sept & 12 Oct

The spiritual and political heart of Russia, Moscow is also the city of Tolstoy, Chekhov and Dostoevsky. Our tour will encompass dazzling Orthodox cathedrals, imposing Soviet era monuments, and the treasures of the Kremlin =93 accumulated by generations of Tsars. We shall also uncover the legacy of Russias greatest writers and artists at the Pushkin and Tretyakov galleries, the former home of Anton Chekhov, and the dachas where Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky created their greatest works.

Price from £1,996 per person

Single supplement: £348

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To reserve your place or make an enquiry please speak to an expert on 020 7593 2284

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