UK cultural tours

Cathy's verdict
History, literature, gorgeous gardens: these small group tours are the ideal way to indulge your interests in the company of like-minded people. Take exclusive peeks at England’s stately homes and castles, or let expert guides reveal the secrets of some of the loveliest scenery and ancient buildings further afield.

Recommended tour operator: Martin Randall Travel

Martin Randall Travel says

We specialise in cultural tours for small groups, which are imaginative and meticulously planned, often with private visits to places not normally open to the public and always in the company of an expert guide.

  • expert-guided groups
  • popular with solos
  • low single supplement

Around 30% of guests in our groups are solo travellers, and on a selection of tours there is no single supplement; rooms allocated are generally a double or twin for sole occupancy.

Our UK tours range from two nights to a week or more with themes such as country houses, music, architecture, art, walking and history.

Italy is a particularly popular destination with options such as Palladian Villas in the Veneto region and Garden & Villas of the Italian Lakes.

To give you a taste of the wide variety of tours further afield, you can head to Samarkand and the Silk Road cities of Uzbekistan or experience the highlights of Oman for example.

Join one of our groups for the company of like-minded travellers, an informative guide and fascinating insights. Where we have single supplements, most are subsidised by ourselves, sometimes by hundreds of pounds, to keep them to a minimum.

Find out more about our full range of our cultural tours.

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