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Bellini’s Madonna and Child with Saints

Our tours that delve into the Art History of the UK, Europe and further afield range from the 20th century artists of Northern England, the life and route of Caravaggio in Italy, and the traditional crafts of tribal communities in Gujarat.

Our tours that delve into the Art History of the UK, Europe and further afield range from the 20th century artists of Northern England, the life and route of Caravaggio in Italy, and the traditional crafts of tribal communities in Gujarat.

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• Be captivated by Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion, whose top floors shimmer with gold leaf, and the Silver Pavilion, once the retirement villa of a 13th century shogun

• Absorb the enchanting atmosphere of mountain-based Takayama, a World Heritage site containing a beautifully preserved old town

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• Discover the medieval churches of Mtskheta, including the 11th century cathedral once besieged by Tamburlaine

• Explore the Byzantine monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin, renowned for their school of illuminators and calligraphers

• Step inside the cathedral of Etchmiadzin, the cradle of Armenian Christianity, founded in 301

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• Explore the culturally rich capitals of the Baltics – Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia

• Wander the cobbled streets of Tallinn, brimming with historical and architectural interest

• Discover the tranquility of Estonia’s oldest university town, Tartu

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• Delve into unspoilt landscapes and groundbreaking archaeology, unaffected by mass tourism

• Step inside the country’s monasteries, treasuries of Bulgarian culture and once the focal point for artistic patronage

• Discover the ancient city of Sofia, home to an abundance of cultural and archaeological assets

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• Discover the headquarters of the Teutonic Knights at Malbork

• Visit the site of the battle of Tannenberg

• Spend time in the beautiful seaside town of Gdańsk, one of the key centres of the Hanseatic League

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