The Palio horse race in Siena is one of the most spectacular festivals in Italy. It takes place twice a year, on 2nd July and 16th August. It is, however, much more than one race on the one day. It is the apex of months of preparation and the Palio itself is...
12th - 18th August 2015
2nd - 9th September 2015
Lakes, Gardens and Majestic Mountains
This tour explores three of the lakes of northern Italy: Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and the lesser-known Lake Orta. All three lakes have a magnificent backdrop of the snow-capped peaks of the Italian Alps. We stay in three hotels, two of...
11th - 18th September 2015
Prosciutto and Parmesan, Pilgrims and Poets
Walk the area immortalised by Lord Byron and the Romantic poets. Visit beautiful Parma, the undisputed gourmet capital of Emilia Romagna and experience the Sagra del Fungo Porcino (Porcini Mushroom fair) at the "Slow Food"...
22nd - 30th September 2015
Stunning Peaks and Silent Valleys
Abruzzo is the only region in Italy which can boast three National Parks and this tour explores all of them. Lying to the east of Rome, Abruzzo is a remote, unspoilt and hauntingly beautiful region. Stunning villages perch on the...
1st - 8th October 2015
Chianti, Castles and Tuscan Cooking
A relaxed walking holiday where we stay in two luxurious hotels - the first converted from a former Papal villa, the second an historic palace in the centre of a Tuscan village. One hotel has a pool and beautiful gardens, the other has a...
10th - 18th October 2015
Basilicata: The land where time stood still
This brand new tour for 2015 explores the undiscovered region of Basilicata in the instep of the foot of Italy. Much of the region is completely untouched by the modern world and time seemingly stands...
11th - 19th October 2015
Lakes and Mountains, Waterfalls and Wine
A 9-day hiking holiday in Slovenia and north east Italy. A tiny country, Slovenia is sometimes referred to as The Sunny Side of the Alps. We stay beside beautiful Lake Bohinj from where we hike to the Julian Alps before continuing...
21st - 28th October 2015
A Celebration of Slow Food
Let your taste buds do the walking as we immerse you in the enogastronomic wonders of north west Italy. Barolo wine, the legendary white truffle of Alba, porcini mushrooms, hand crafted cheeses and cured meats. Beautiful hotels,...
27th - 29th November 2015
Exploring Dinner Plain and classic mountain trails
A high-country weekend in the picturesque alpine village of Dinner Plain at 1570m in the Alpine National park, reached by driving the stunning Great Alpine Road from Bright or Bairnsdale. The architecture...
4th - 7th March 2016
Beautiful Bright, Mount Buffalo and boutique wineries
A fabulous weekend of food, wine and walking in Victoria's High Country based in the charming town of Bright, which is an easy drive from Albury airport and around three and a half hours from Melbourne. Three...