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 A city to walk, wander and dream. A place to enjoy the magnificent views and the city’s rich history. Get ready for your trip and join me, Janet Simmonds, tour guide and travel writer.

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Journeys in Europe – Calendar 2023 & 2024

With the help of Grand Tourist, why not immerse yourself in this region’s rich history, magnificent landscape, fascinating culture and delicious cuisine.

Greece – Discovering Legends

Immerse yourself in Greece’s rich history, magnificent landscape, fascinating culture, and delicious cuisine.

Discover Cappadocia with Grand Tourist

Immerse yourself in Cappadocia’s rich history, magnificent landscape, fascinating culture, and delicious cuisine.

Writer’s Retreat, Veneto, Italy

Writers Retreat – one week in Italy. Workshops, seminars, inspirational tours. Author Sophfronia Scott and Art Historian Janet Simmonds guide you through the idyllic countryside of Veneto, Italy for ‘The Write of Your Life’. 18-24 September 2023

Izmir Adventure

Izmir Adventure – discover the history and culture of Izmir, Turkey once the Greek city of Smyrna and an important port and silk producer.
Grand Tourist Experience.

Discover Istanbul with Grand Tourist

Istanbul Adventure – discover the history and culture of Istanbul with
Grand Tourist.

Grand Prix de Monaco Historique

The Monaco Historic Grand Prix is a spectacular event that takes place every two years. It celebrates and commemorates the golden age of motor racing. It is an absolute must for any motorsport enthusiast! Style, glamour and quality are everywhere…

Drive a Ferrari in Italy

Drive a Ferrari in Italy. This is the home of Ferrari where the wide open roads are perfect for discovering the capability of these amazing Ferrari cars. A real ‘trip of a lifetime’.

Venice to the Alps

A magically grand tour from Venice to Munich via the Dolomites and Salzburg.

Trieste, Aquileia and Venice

Combine the two Trieste and Venice and you have exceptional history, fascinating art and amazing food and wine. The Friuli wines are just fabulous. Join me for Trieste to Venice – a week of history, art, fun and learning. A week filled with conversation, historical context and new ideas.

Treasures of Sicily – June, 2023

Sicily – the jewel in the crown of the Mediterranean Sea. Join our next small group tour – June, 2023

Porsche Driving Experience In Sicily

Drive a fabulous open-top shiny Porsche on the challenging roads of Sicily? Join Grand Tourist for this exciting new experience!

The Ultimate Italy Food Tour

Our ultimate Italy food tour combines 3 nights in Parma, the gastronomic heart, and 3 nights in the countryside for truffle hunting and vineyard visit.