country houses of barbados
an island paradise
Wednesday 27 March - Friday 5 April 2019 (10 Days)
Barbados is an island paradise - rolling sugar cane fields and tropical gullies punctuated with plantation estates. Discover rich architectural treasures, from the Dutch-influenced mansions of the seventeenth century to the sophisticated houses of Oliver Messel. Most are set within lush tropical gardens, in several of which we shall be hosted privately as we discover a world hidden from most visitors.
Wagner’s RING CYCLE in LEIPZIG
Life & love transformed
Tuesday 30 April - Monday 6 May 2019 (7 Days)
As Vienna is to Austria’s musical history, Leipzig is to Germany’s: the long-term home of Bach; Felix Mendelssohn ands Robert and Clara Schumann all worked there and it is where Richard Wagner was born and received some of his early musical training. So, what better place to experience one of the pinnacles of the western musical tradition, Wagner’s mighty Ring Cycle?
Sunday 1 - Sunday 8 September 2019 (8 Days)
Quis Seperabit - ‘who shall separate’ is a motto much connected with Irish history, drawing attention to the many links between Britain and Ireland over the centuries. Discover how these links have shaped Ulster, ancient and modern, as we explore its remarkable history, its wonderful scenery and above all its private and hidden treasures in city and country.
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