Our early spring tours will explore the vibrant cultural landscapes of southwest England.
Cotswolds Gardens: Contemporary English Designers & Visionaries of the Past
April 19 - 24, 2020
6 days | 5 nights
Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, this early spring tour of quintessential English landscapes ranges from 18th century Rousham by William Kent to private gardens by influential contemporary designers Arne Maynard, Dan Pearson and Tom Stuart-Smith.
Spectacular in spring, the region is celebrated for an abundance of picturesque medieval villages, rolling countryside, and iconic country houses. Relax for all five nights at a favorite hotel that combines traditional comfort with a modern urban twist and locavore cuisine.
Art and Gardens from Somerset to Cornwall
April 26 - May 2, 2020
7 days | 6 nights
This spring visit to England’s southwest peninsula begins in rural Somerset. We spend our first two nights in a sophisticated boutique manor house hotel on the grounds of a secluded estate.
We travel on to Cornwall, distinguished by its rugged coastline and subtropical microclimate. From our comfortable base in a charming fishing village, we spend four days visiting highlighting the extraordinary topography and the art and horticulture it inspired. In St. Ives, a nexus for British modernist artists in the early 20th century, we enjoy private guided visits at the Tate and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Gardens.