2018 tours explore the countryside of Wessex, an ancient region in the west of England.  Please scroll down for details. As availability is limited, we recommend you contact us as soon as possible to reserve a place.   

Gardens & Art in the West of England

April 29 - May 4, 2018
6 days | 5 nights          

Private visits explore classic and contemporary gardens in Somerset and Devon where settings range from a medieval moated manor to a restored ancient stone farmhouse. Internationally acclaimed art galleries are included and optional activities such as golf and hiking can also be arranged. Relax first in a boutique spa hotel and then at a comfortable Elizabethan manor house nestled in a secluded valley. Both hotels specialize in seasonal farm-to-table dining from their own kitchen gardens.

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Private Artist Workshop in Somerset

June 17 - 22, 2018
6 days | 5 nights

This custom tour for a small group of watercolorists highlights English landscape and architecture in Wessex.  Our guests will stay in a charming country pub, and will spend each day exploring the region's gardens, market towns and rural countryside.  As always, meals center on gastropubs with great seasonal produce.

 
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Customized Itineraries throughout the UK

Private tours

From Scotland to Cornwall or the Cotswolds to Sussex, we’re happy to design exclusive itineraries for private groups tailored to specific interests, dates and budgets. There are countless gardens and hidden gems to chose from. Our handpicked hotels range from luxurious manor houses to comfortable boutique inns, all specializing in farm-to-table cuisine. We will accompany you and take care of all the details so you're free to relax and enjoy your trip.