Imperial St Petersburg
A Window on the West
Monday 18 - Sunday 24 September 2017 (7 Days)
The creation of St Petersburg reflects Tsar Peter's rejection of cultural isolation and the search for new ideas. Russia opened itself to the expertise of the western world, not least in the visual arts. Discover the Romanov city and country palaces filled with masterpieces by the greatest names, housed in rooms of amazing opulence.
Exploring the bay of naples
Vases and volcanoes
Wednesday 25 - Monday 30 October 2017 (6 Days)
The rediscovery of the Roman towns and villas garlanding the Bay of Naples, destroyed by Vesuvius in 79 AD, was an unprecedented event. Like the famous aesthete, Sir William Hamilton, we too shall encounter these discoveries in the manner of the 'Grand Tour' with gently paced visits to iconic, romantic sites including Paestum, Pompeii and Herculaneum
The art collections of los angeles
The Getty & its companions
Tuesday 7 - Tuesday 14 November 2017 (8 Days)
From the Spanish colonists to the entertainment power brokers of Hollywood, Los Angeles has always been a magnet for risk-takers. Bankers, tycoons, oil men and philanthropists such as the Gettys and the Huntingtons collected on a remarkable level. Thus an astonishing array of art and antiquities can be found in and around the city and we shall see the best of the best!
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