Top 5 Expert-Led Tours
Step aboard Lord of the Glens, a small yacht-like ship and spend eight days exploring the Caledonian Canal and the enchanting islands off Scotland's western shore in the company of Carol Kirkwood, who joins the cruise for two days. Your 'Cruise Scotland's Highlands & Islands with Carol Kirkwood' adventure starts in style, joining Carol Kirkwood aboard Lord of the Glens for welcome drinks and dinner in Inverness before setting sail the following day on an itinerary that takes you to see some of Scotland's most beautiful scenery in the springtime.
The Cotswolds are the epitome of Great British countryside - rolling hills, picture-perfect villages and towns with honey-stone-coloured buildings, and bundles of rural charm. On this four-night itinerary, discover the Cotswolds' Gardens and Farm Park with Adam Henson - and get a chance to explore this quintessentially English region. Your tailor-made trip will end with another truly British pastime - afternoon tea at the four-star Lygon Arms Hotel in the village of Broadway.
Spring is the best time to visit the Netherlands, as its world-renowned flower fields burst into colour - and on this six-night river cruise, you'll be able to witness it all. MS Arena will be your home-from-home on this roundtrip sailing from Amsterdam, inviting you to sail Dutch and Belgian Waterways with Adam Frost. Among the highlights ashore are the windmills at Kinderdijk, and visits to the Meise Botanic Garden and Keukenhof Gardens.
Join cricketing legend Ian Botham and chef Rosemary Shrager on a luxury week-long food and wine cruise through southern France. You'll sail along the peaceful Rhône and Saône rivers through beautiful landscapes that inspired Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin and discover the secrets which make this region one of the world's top gastronomic destinations. You'll stop at a different port every day, with many shore excursions included, until you reach Avignon, where your cruise draws to a close.
For lovers of history and culture, we have just the tour - explore the Peak District's Grand Homes and Antique Hunt with Paul Martin. This three-night tour takes in some of the finest country houses including Chatsworth House, Bolsover Castle, Tissington Hall, Hardwick Hall, and Renishaw Hall. Also included is a visit to Bolsover Antiques Centre, where Paul's expertise will come in handy. Peruse the wares of over 40 dealers and maybe even bag yourself a bargain.
Don't worry, we have plenty of alternative expert-led tours, departing for the remainder of this year, as well as 2023.