Historical Tour of Central London

Six-hour tour with Art History UK

The capital of the United Kingdom has seen empires rise and decline, kings thrive and fade, fashions change and buildings fall. Her great buildings stand as monuments to a turbulent history, and this expert-led tour will take you into the heart of the Tower of London, begun by William the Conqueror in 1078 and now home to the Crown Jewels. The tour begins with a view of the whole of London from a private pod on the London Eye, after which guests travel by boat to the Tower. From there, you proceed to St Paul's Cathedral for a behind-the-scenes tour and introduction to the work of Sir Christopher Wren, who raised its iconic dome after the ravages of the Great Fire of London in 1666.

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GATEWAY to ENGLAND

Experience the English country-house lifestyle

Artisan Food Week

Seven-day culinary tour, with Tasting England

Stay in an Elizabethan inn in Worcestershire and tour the Cotswolds with your expert guides, Jenny and Tina, who cooked for The Queen on her Jubilee Tour. Visit a boutique hotel famous for its traditional puddings and homemade chocolates, a 100-year-old delicatessen in an ancient village of black-and-white houses and a boutique vineyard at the foot of the Malvern Hills. Learn how to make award-winning cheese and handcrafted ales, homemade bread and traditional cider, and, of course, taste everything. Meals are taken in local pubs and private houses, and extra excursions can be arranged on request.

Wait a Little Big Five Ride, South Africa

Eight-day riding safari with Aardvark Safaris

No type of safari can get you as close to the wildlife as a riding safari. Horses are accepted by other animals in a way that humans or jeeps never are, giving you an unparalleled viewing experience. On this trip, ride across 74,000 acres of private game reserves near the Kruger National Park, staying in luxury tents and fly camps in the bush for a taste of adventure. Spot the Big Five, lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino, plus kudu, waterbuck, hippos, crocodiles and countless birds.The horse are well-trained and responsive, the guides supremely knowledgeable and the landscape breathtaking, with a backdrop of the spectactular Drakensburg Mountains and terrain ranging from bushveld to savannah, hills to gullies.