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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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Europe’s greatest concentration of classic modern art in the idyllic Mediterranean setting where it was created.

Old and new collections, with outstanding work by Renoir, Bonnard, Braque, Léger, Miró, Giacometti, Cocteau, Chagall, Matisse, Picasso.

Visits to the coastal towns and villages which inspired the artists, staying in Nice throughout.

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The extraordinary history and legends of the southernmost region of the world, the last area of the New World to be colonised.

Visit Patagonia in the 500th anniversary of its discovery by Europeans.

Sublime landscapes, mountains and glaciers, lakes, coasts and seas.

Close encounters with penguins, sea lions and guanaco, native trees and shrubs.

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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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Remarkable landscape, hill forts, traditional souqs, archaeological sites.

The toehold of Arabia, with a diverse population reflecting its mercantile past.

A night in a desert camp and two nights in a luxury hotel in the mountains of the Jebel Akhdar.

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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'.

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

Led by art historian Christopher Newall, curator of the exhibition 'John Ruskin: Artist & Observer'.

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