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The Mediterranean and the Crux of Civilisation

Renaissance Florence, glamorous Milan, romantic Venice and the eternal city of Rome, are the urban highlights of Italy. Those seeking a quieter holiday will find peace and solitude beside the waters of the Italian lakes or on the idyllic islands of Ischia and Sicily. Spain, Portugal and Morocco offer an exotic blend of cultures and flavours while in Greece we unearth the infancy of civilisation itself.

Aside from being the birthplace of Western civilisation and hosting a horde of magnificent cities, the countries around the Mediterranean possess an increasingly rare quality; respite. Even in the bustling cities there is an other worldly sense that no one really takes things seriously. Taxi drivers honk their horns at the traffic but they're not doing it out of spite, they just know it's what they're supposed to do and not doing so would be silly. As you travel towards the coast this semi-serious way of life fades away entirely. So long as there is food in your belly and good company nearby nothing in the world can disturb the Mediterranean summer.

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Andalucian Parador Experience

From the heart of cultural Andalucía, explore the very best this stunning destination has to offer, including the historic streets of vibrant Seville and the overwhelming beauty of Granada's UNESCO-listed Alhambra.

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2019MayJunSep

8 days from £1,275 pp

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Roses, Catalan Coast & Trains of the Pyrenees

Uncovering the hidden gems of one of Spain's finest regions, this tour of the Catalan coast sees us take two wonderful railway journeys into the Pyrenees Mountains, venture to the vibrant city of Girona and see the birthplace of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí.

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2018MayJunSepOct

8 days from £1,315 pp

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Simply Lake Garda

Picturesque, peaceful and perfectly placed for our visits to Verona and Venice, the lakeside town of Desenzano forms the ideal base for a wonderful holiday with a delightful setting on the shores of tranquil Lake Garda - one of Italy's best-loved lakes.

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2019AprMayJun

10 days from £1,395 pp

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The Magic of Sicily

Set just off the 'toe' of Italy, Sicily boasts an enthralling combination of historic cities, alluring coastline, glorious landscapes and the wonderful remains of the ancient kingdoms that shaped the island. Our excursion-rich adventure is crowned with a thrilling journey to Mount Etna.

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2018MayJunSep

8 days from £1,495 pp

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Lisbon and Southern Portugal

Venture down to sun-drenched Southern Portugal on a tour which encapsulates the unique laid-back way of life of this corner of Europe. Visit the illustrious capital Lisbon, discover the charm of cities like Evora and Elvas, and explore the palaces of Sintra.

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2018JunSep

10 days from £1,515 pp

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Biarritz & the Atlantic Pyrenees

Superb sandy beaches, a mild climate and a delightful ocean promenade have drawn visitors to Biarritz for years. Here we see the region's lovely coastal resorts, the mighty Pyrenees and the unique Basque heritage.

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2018MayJunSep

7 days from £1,565 pp

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