Best expert-led trips in the UK for 2024
One for slow-paced travel advocates and history-buffs alike, you will enjoy journeying through Norfolk's glorious scenery, famed for its wide skies, serene rivers and gorgeous coastline, it's no wonder the Royal Family head here to unwind. You'll be joined by acclaimed historian Lucy Worsley, who will give a fascinating talk about 'Sandringham and the Modern Monarchy' before joining you on a visit to the Royal Family's country retreat, and there's also plenty of time to enjoy all Norfolk has to offer.
5 days - departing April, May and September 2024
This one's for horticulturists and fans of English country gardens, as there are no fewer than seven visits on this four-day trip. The highlight of the tour will be a day in the company of Sarah Raven, as you visit her garden in Perch Hill, East Sussex and listen to an exclusive talk about the 25-year transformation from a dairy farm into 90 acres dedicated to flowers and colourful gardens. You'll aldo have a private tour accompanied by the gardeners and enjoy a two-course lunch. Other botanical highlights include the gardens at Sissinghurst, Lullingstone Castle and Scotney Castle.
4 days - departing June 2024
You will set sail on this full-board small ship experience as it journeys through the Highlands and Islands of Scotland in the company of proud Scotswoman and weather presenter, Carol Kirkwood, who will be hosting a private talk and Q&A session. As you sail from Inverness, navigate the Caledonian Canal and Scotland's hidden lochs, before calling at its islands: Iona, Mull and Skye. Further highlights include the impressive Glenfinnan viaduct and imposing Eilean Donan Castle.
8 days - departing May 2024