A Brief History of Sri Lanka

Nov 17th, 2016 | Judy Tenzing

Our tour leader Judy Tenzing takes us through the history of one of Asia’s true hidden gems, Sri Lanka. Judy has a lifelong passion for travel and over 30 years experience as a tour leader on the sub-continent and in Asia. Judy has a degree in South Asian History and...

The Best Places to Stay in Spain

Nov 10th, 2016 | Academy Travel

Spain's magnificent heritage is surveyed on Academy Travel’s 18-day tour of Spain from south to north, through the regions of Andalusia, Castille-Leόn and Catalonia. The itinerary commences with three nights each in the southern cities of Granada, Córdoba and Seville, home to Roman and Moorish treasures. Our four days in...

New York and The Performing Arts Scene

Oct 16th, 2016 | Dr Matthew Laing

We asked one of our expert tour leaders Dr Matthew Laing about the performing arts scene in New York...   Q: How is the performing arts scene linked to the city’s history? Matthew: New Amsterdam, as a far-flung fur trading outpost of the Dutch Empire in the 17th century, was quickly famous...

Discover Spain’s Hidden Gems

Sep 8th, 2016 | Dr Jeni Ryde

Spain is a diverse and always fascinating country, steeped in history, art and many traditions. If you're planning a trip to Spain, our tour leader Dr Jeni Ryde has given us a list of hidden gems well worth seeking out, covering the cities of Granada, Cordoba, Seville, Madrid and Barcelona! Please...

7 Top Destinations For Off-Season Travel From November-March

Sep 6th, 2016 | Robert Veel

“Our happiest moments as travellers always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block The Centuries of tradition dictates that summer is the best time to take holidays.  So Australia’s December-January peak holiday season corresponds to the ‘off-season’ for tourism in...

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