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Expert-led cultural tours by Martin Randall Travel

As the leading cultural tour specialist, Martin Randall Travel has the widest selection of small-group tours available covering a wide range of themes including art, architecture, gastronomy, archaeology, history and music. Many tours involve elements of various themes, such as a combination of art history, architecture and music. Most of our tours run with between 10 and 20 participants. We strictly limit the numbers, specifying the maximum in each tour description, which is rarely more than 22 and often fewer.

As the leading cultural tour specialist, Martin Randall Travel has the widest selection of small-group tours available covering a wide range of themes including art, architecture, gastronomy, archaeology, history and music. Many tours involve elements of various themes, such as a combination of art history, architecture and music. Most of our tours run with between 10 and 20 participants. We strictly limit the numbers, specifying the maximum in each tour description, which is rarely more than 22 and often fewer.

Expert-led cultural tours Holidays

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From Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh. The entire length of the country in fourteen days, featuring several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Several arrangements specially made to avoid the crowds, and more time spent in each city than most mainstream tours. Talks with local experts are a feature. Covers diverse aspects of Vietnamese culture and history.

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English Poets in Italy - Byron, Shelley and Keats in the ‘paradise of exiles’.
Literature, history and art in Venice, Florence and Rome.
Special arrangements in several places on the poets’ Grand Tour.
Travel by first-class rail between cities.

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Journey from a coastline renowned for its fresh seafood, to the veritable pantry of Sweden at the country’s southernmost tip.
Linking the Viking legacy of hunting, preserving and foraging with exciting New Nordic cuisine.
The most humble local delicacies to Michelin-starred meals; established spirits alongside burgeoning young wines.

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Taste charactuful wines and meet their makers, who exude passion and pride.

Spend time in vibrant Barcelona as well as Catalonia's gently undulating countryside.

Visit a selection of wineries from rustic farm buildings to spanking-new constructions.

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2019 marks the bicentenary of the birth of the enormously influential critic and philosopher John Ruskin, author of The Stones of Venice.

Visits a selection of buildings and paintings which were significant to him: Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance.

Led by art historian Christopher Newall, who curated the exhibition John Ruskin: Artist & Observer

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