Travel offers not just a chance to see new sights, but the hope of encountering new moments of wonder. While our itineraries include so much, we also offer a wide range of additional experiences to ensure you have every opportunity to embrace the places we visit. From feasting on authentic local cuisine to marvelling at the world’s myriad wonders from exhilarating perspectives, these rewarding experiences can make your trip one to remember forever.
To book any of the below experiences, please call our Reservations Department on 01 905 6300
Immerse yourself in fascinating cultures around the world. Be moved by the melodramatic masterpieces of Mozart in a Baroque palace, or skip the queues and discover some of the world’s finest art on a guided tour of the jaw-dropping Sistine Chapel. Perhaps follow in the footsteps of Catherine the Great and enjoy a world-class performance in St Petersburg, a city synonymous with classical ballet.
Tour the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with an Expert
Skip the queues and discover some of the world’s greatest art on a reserved tour with an authorised guide. You’ll visit the beautiful Sistine Chapel, featuring Michelangelo’s astonishing masterpieces.
See our escorted tour of Classical Italy
Enjoy a Classical Performance in Vienna
Attend a recital by the world-class Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra in the beautiful orangery, the world’s largest where Mozart himself performed in 1786 and many festivities took place during Habsburg reign.
See our escorted tour of Prague, Vienna, Bohemia & the Danube Valley
Authentic flamenco show in Seville
Witness a spectacular flamenco performance filled with passion and energy in a charming theatre. Enjoy a complimentary drink while you admire the superb artistry of world-class dancers, singers and musicians, who bring to life classics like ‘Carmen’. (2019 departures)
Relive the 007 Experience in the Bernese Alps
Follow in James Bond’s footsteps up to the Schilthorn summit for stunning views of the Alps. Visit the Bond World exhibition and perhaps dine at the revolving restaurant.
See our escorted tour of Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland
Follow in the footsteps of The Godfather
Escape to the unspoilt villages of Savoca and Forza D’Agrò in the Sicilian hills. As you wander the atmospheric streets, you’ll catch stunning views of the Ionian Sea and recognise scenes from The Godfather films. See the church where Michael Corleone wed his bride and enjoy wine with local specialities at Bar Vitelli, one of Sicily’s most famous cafés. It’s an afternoon you simply can’t refuse.
Experience the Atmospheric Verona Opera Festival
Attend the world’s oldest open-air opera festival in an atmospheric Roman amphitheatre. When the lights dim, the magic begins and the most ethereal voices fill the dusky air.
See our escorted tour of Lake Garda, Venice & Verona
Classical Concert in Salzburg
Catch a classical performance by the renowned Salzburger Schlosskonzerte in the world-famous Mirabell Palace in Salzburg. You’ll feel like royalty soaking up the romantic ambience of a very special evening. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this wonderful concert.
See our escorted tour of the Lakes & Mountains of Austria
The world is a melting pot of mouth-watering flavours waiting to be savoured. Try your hand at mastering the culinary delights of the Mediterranean with local cooks, or simply indulge in a sumptuous afternoon tea in an iconic luxury hotel. We also offer a choice of dining options on some tours, so you can have dinner in your hotel or dine independently to unearth the area’s gastronomic treasures.
Enjoy Afternoon Tea with Fantastic Views in Madeira
Indulge in freshly baked scones, pastries and sandwiches with your choice of hot tea or refreshing Champagne, all from the terrace of an iconic luxury hotel with splendid harbour views.
See our escorted tour of Madeira, the Pearl of the Atlantic.
Market Tour and Cooking Class in Madrid
Explore the bustling local market and shop for fresh, organic ingredients to create a traditional Spanish feast. Learn to make the perfect paella, a selection of tapas and refreshing sangria – then enjoy your creations, finishing off with a delicious dessert.
Dine in Berlin TV Tower’s Revolving Restaurant
Skip the queues and ascend straight to your reserved table in Berlin’s tallest building. Soak up the incredible vistas while enjoying your delicious two-course dinner, accompanied by three glasses of wine.
See our escorted tour of Berlin, Dresden, Meissen & Colditz.
Traditional Polish food tour
Sample over a dozen types of traditional and authentic Polish and Krakow specialities, including Polish vodka and craft beers, with a local guide. Discover places loved by locals and explore the historic neighbourhood of Kazimierz.
Experience the Grand Canyon by Helicopter
Perhaps the most exciting way to experience the Grand Canyon is by helicopter. You’ll be treated to spectacular views of one of the USA’s greatest wonders.
Spend a Night in a Traditional Japanese Inn
For a traditional experience, stay in a wonderful ryokan, where you’ll sleep on a Japanese-style futon and enjoy a beautifully prepared kaiseki dinner.
See our escorted tour of Japan - Land of the Rising Sun
Stay in a Tented Camp
Spend a night in a tented camp and enjoy an exhilarating bushwalk led by a ranger in Kruger National Park.
See our escorted tour of South Africa