Travel in the company of an expert
No matter your hobbies or interests, our expert-led tours have something for everyone. From foodie trips with famous chefs and horticulture breaks with gardening experts, to musical tours with live performances and cultural trips with esteemed historians. Take a look at these expert-led trips.
Uncover the enchanting beauty and history of Venice with James Martin

Cruise the Venetian lagoon on board luxurious ship SS La Venezia, where celebrity chef James Martin will join you for a day. You'll have exclusive access to some of the city's top sights including St Mark's Basilica, the church on Torcello and Doge's palace. You'll also have the opportunity to spend time in Burano, Murano, Mazzorbo, and Chioggia - with excursions included along the way. James will join you on board for a private Q&A session about his life and career and give a talk as well as curating and cooking a special gala dinner.

Full details: Cruise Venice's Lagoons with James Martin

Scotland’s Scenic Highlights with Carol Kirkwood

There's no better way to explore Scotland's Highlands and Islands than by ship, and you'll embark the Lord of the Glens for this scenic cruise. Departing from Inverness, explore Scotland's Caledonian Canal and hidden sea lochs as you sail to Kyle of Lochalsh, via the Isles of Iona, Mull and Skye. Your small ship offers personalised service and with just 26 cabins, you'll sail with like-minded others. The highlight of your trip will be meeting proud Scotswoman and weather presenter Carol Kirkwood, who will join you for part of the cruise, giving a talk to guests on her life and career - as well opening the floor to a very special Q&A. Scotland's scenery is spectacular, and this springtime voyage is not to be missed.

Cruise Scotland's Islands with Carol Kirkwood

Caledonian Canal
Cruise to see the Northern Lights with Doug Allan

Experience the magic of Norway's Arctic Circle on this twelve-day voyage aboard MS Kong Harald and witness the mystical Northern Lights. Sail on a round trip from Bergen to Kirkenes cruising through picturesque landscapes and tranquil fjords with plenty of opportunity to catch a glimpse of the country's unique wildlife, including puffins and humpback whales. A highlight of the trip is the company of wildlife photographer and cameraman, Doug Allan who'll join the cruise for a few days and accompany you on an exclusive Arctic Coastal walk, sharing his expert photography tips.

Full details: Cruise Norway's coastline with Doug Allan

Explore the Amalfi coast with Carol Kirkwood

Taste the flavours of the stunning Amalfi Coast on this six-day tour, in the company of weather presenter and best-selling author, Carol Kirkwood. You'll discover the pretty towns of Ravello, Positano, and Capri - as well as step back in time to witness the remarkable ruins of Pompeii, with an expert guide. Highlights of the trip include exclusive visits to a family-run mozzarella farm and and a tour of a winery in the foothills of Mount Vesuvius. Carol will join you on excursions and host an insightful talk and Q&A at your hotel to talk about her latest book - Secrets of the Villa Amore - which is set on the shores of the Amalfi Coast.

Full details: Discover the Amalfi Coast with Carol Kirkwood

Sail the Danube and see the Lipizzaners with Lucy Worsley

Embark on a Danube river cruise with an exclusive visit to the Royal Lipizzaner Stables with historian Lucy Worsley. Board A-ROSA FLORA in Engelhartszell, Austria for your round-trip sailing, beginning with an overnight stay in Vienna, before sailing to ports of call in Hungary and Slovakia - take in beautiful Budapest and Bratislava, as well as the dramatic Wachau Valley. The highlight of your trip will undoubtedly be the private excursion to the Spanish Riding School with Lucy, who will also join you on a guided city tour of Vienna, before hosting a talk and Q&A session for guests.

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