Lombardy offers so much. As well as the sapphire waters of Lake Garda, palaces drape the rolling hills and characterful towns nurture medieval cores. These provincial masterpieces boast extravagant architecture and spectacular artworks, and the impossibly graceful cities show off art and artefacts at every turn, inside and out.
Thursford Christmas Spectacular is Britain’s biggest and most exciting Christmas show: experience the popular blend of Christmas entertainment with dazzling dancers, beautiful costumes, songs and carols. A truly festive pageant of spectacle and colour!
The UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace is one of the finest palaces in Britain. The property’s lovely formal gardens come to life in the darkness of winter thanks to the Blenheim Illuminated Light Trail, which delights visitors with stunning displays designed to highlight the palace.
Counties Galway & Mayo form the heart of west coast Ireland, and running through them is a section of the Wild Atlantic Way – Ireland’s spectacular coastal route. The romantic Connemara Peninsula is known for its looming mountains, vast lakes, windswept islands, rugged with cliffs, and the dramatic Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only glacially formed fjord.
Tucked between the golden beaches of the Mediterranean and the dramatic peaks of the Pyrenees, Catalonia is an ancient and fiercely independent region. The creative playground of Dalí and Gaudí, inspirational Catalonia is rich with a quirky and unique aesthetic.
Ireland’s hidden heartlands offer much more than just outstanding rural tranquillity and a wonderfully relaxed pace of life. Amongst the rolling hills, flourishing countryside and dewy lakes are charming Irish towns and a superb selection of museums, mansions and monasteries which combine in an enchanting mix of the ancient and the mythological.
Half board accommodation
One hour cruise on the River Shannon
Athlone Castle - the site of battles & sieges
St Peter & St Paul's Church - elegant architecture in Athlone
A country of contradictions, Cuba is lively, yet laid back; a place where decaying heirlooms exude a sense of grandiosity, and where music and dance reveal a diverse cultural melting pot. A plethora of pastel colours dominates the ramshackle towns. Cuba’s exuberance extends to its lush natural landscapes, and its coastal scenery is nothing short of spectacular.
A varied selection of suitable accommodation
Old Havana - a district of decay and decadence
Vintage car tour - see Havana's sights in style
Cigar factory - learn about this unique handicraft
Museum of the Revolution - exhibitions on the uprising
Ireland’s east evokes images of lush landscapes, elegant cities & idyllic towns spanning centuries of history. Dotted with grand Palladian properties, gorgeously situated distilleries, & innumerable collections of fine art, an exploration of the east of this island reveals the best of Ireland’s culture & heritage.
Half board accommodation
Stormont Parliament Buildings - home of the NI Assembly