CULTURAL TOUR OPERATORS

ACE CULTURAL TOURS

ACE Cultural Tours was started in 1958 by former Reuters foreign correspondent Philip Barnes as a centre for lifelong learning. Today, they offer over 1000 different tours, courses and cruises, including nature tours and river cruises, to a variety of… Read More

ALLEGRO HOLIDAYS

Allegro Holidays, founded in 1986, offers completely customisable tours for special interests, such as archaeology, classical music, religion and more. Popular tours include a religious journey in northern Mesopotamia (where the Silk Road meets the Garden of Eden), Lycia and… Read More

ANDANTE TRAVELS

Founded and run by archaeologists, Andante Travels runs an impressive range of original and inspiring archaeological and historical tours around Britain, Europe and beyond. Their tours were named ‘Trips of a Lifetime’ by National Geographic Traveler fi ve years in… Read More

CICERONI TRAVEL

An art history graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, Tom Duncan founded CICERONI Travel in 1998. ‘I was the only person doing art history lectures on Ireland for the National Art Collection Fund [now called the Art Fund], and people began… Read More

COX & KINGS

Founded in 1758 by Richard Cox, regimental agent to the Foot Guards infantry regiment, Cox & Kings may be the oldest travel agent in the world. It operates cultural tours all over the world, from Romania to Sri Lanka to… Read More

FINE ART TRAVEL

Fine Art Travel has for 30 years specialised in niche, high-end European tours for sophisticated art afi cionados. Regular lecturers include classicist and historian Robin Lane Fox and historian John Julius Norwich. They specialise in taking an elite, mixed crowd… Read More

HAYLLAR MUSIC TOURS

Hayllar Music Tours provides fi ne classical music tours to festivals and venues around the world. Through the contacts of founder Elizabeth Hayllar, who had an international career working and touring with the world’s greatest orchestras and artists before setting… Read More

IN MOZART’S FOOTSTEPS

Founded by American musician, conductor and author Professor Dr David L Nelson, In Mozart’s Footsteps guides the music lover through the lives and works of great composers, from Brahms to Beethoven. Each specialised trip includes world class concerts and recitals,… Read More

KUDU TRAVEL

Kudu Travel is a specialist cultural walking-tour company that organises worldwide trips for clients to reconnect with the natural environment and improve their health, as well as arranging special events from music festivals to bird-watching and wildfl ower walks. The… Read More

MARTIN RANDALL TRAVEL

Martin Randall Travel offers small-group art and cultural tours and music-festival tours, in the UK, continental Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, India, China, Japan, the Americas and Australasia. It offers 300 tours and events, each of which… Read More

TRAVEL FOR THE ARTS

TFA caters to an audience of opera, ballet and classical music afi cionados, providing unparalleled care and expertise. ‘We have a lot of loyal clients who come to us again and again,’ says CEO Richard Savage, a professional classical singer… Read More