history, art, food, wine…. 

Imagine a misty, atmospheric Venice in winter or a sun-dappled Greek Temple in Sicily in June. We offer tailor-made travel to England, The Alps and Italy for individuals and small groups. We are inspired by the original Grand Tourists who travelled through Europe discovering history, art, music and culture. Our focus is always on hidden places; Arezzo, Matera, Paestum, Cilento and Val di Noto. We’ve written lots of articles on Europe, why not discover  ‘A History of the Grand Tour in Italy’ on our blog.


I’d like to throw coins into the Trevi Fountain on my 60th birthday. But I don’t fly. No problem Madam – we arranged a train tour through Europe for this charming lady. On her birthday there was a cake waiting for her at the Trevi Fountain!

A helicopter over the Alps from Chamonix to Lake Como – yes we can do that.
Visiting the villas designed by the architect Andrea Palladio by bike – yes, no problem!!

a week away…. 

Are you a couple looking to go away for a perfect short break? Perhaps it’s an anniversary, a birthday or a bit of peace and quiet. 

Recently we devised a one week trip to Amalfi and Capri for a young couple. They wanted to see Vesuvius, the volcano, so we arranged for them to be there at sunset to admire the spectacular view over the Bay of Naples. They love history so we arranged a private tour of Herculaneum, the seaside town that was blanketed in a pyroclastic cloud of mud, ash & gas when Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. We even found the perfect romantic hotel on the island of Capri for a few days of ‘fa niente’ – that’s Italian for ‘doing nothing’!


Last year we arranged an amazing Gastronomy & Wine tour of Northern Italy. The clients were a group of friends from Hong Kong. They ate in some of the finest restaurants in Italy – including Osteria Francescana. Modena – frequently voted best restaurant in the world.

We also arranged truffle hunting near Bologna for a group of friends from Chicago, with fine dining near Lake Garda and vineyard visits in Barolo. The trip was a huge success. Right now we are working on a birthday weekend in Venice for a group of ladies. There’ll be a private boat trip on the lagoon – guaranteed!! We have some packages available in our Experiences section of this web site. 




Now that I’ve travelled with Janet (several times) I can never go back to other tour companies, her attention to detail is exceptional. Everything is carefully planned and yet it is relaxed. If we meet someone particularly interesting there is always time to stay and chat.

MLP (Mackinaw City, MI)

Janet’s planning and organisational skills were ‘flawless, absolutely flawless’

The Moorehead Family – November, 2019

We’ve enjoyed every minute of our trip to Le Marche. Honestly it has been great!

SM & RM (Adelaide)

The quality of the services that you offer, the personal attention to small details and the friendliness of your staff has made our trip really perfect

RLN (Boston, Mass)

Time to talk about your next trip