Rome & the Grand Tour
Et in Arcadia Ego
Saturday 23 February - Friday 1 March 2019 (7 Days)
For two millennia Rome has dominated the culture of Europe and has fascinated generations of intelligent travellers from the British Isles, Europe and beyond. Arriving in Italy on ‘The Grand Tour’, the climax of this great adventure was a period spent in Rome; a journey of discovery we shall recreate in miniature, giving participants the perspective of a ‘Grand Tourist’ of the eighteenth century.
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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