Martin Randall Travel
Walking in Slovenia
A green and historic nation
3–10 September 2018
Discover one of Europe’s smallest countries on foot with this diverse walking tour, which explores Slovenia’s vivid and varied landscapes. Across five country walks, traverse scenery including vineyards, lakes, gorges, forests and coastline, while learning more about Slovenia’s fascinating history. Home to underappreciated wines and varies cuisine, taste the local grape varieties cultivated since mediaeval times and sample cuisine that takes its notes from the best of Central Europe. Includes a walk in the Vintgar Gorge, which leads to views of Slovenia’s jewel, Lake Bled, and travel by gondola to its picturesque island. Led by Professor Cathie Carmichael, co-author of Slovenia & Slovenes.
Prices from £2,980 pp (two sharing) includes return STN flights, accommodation, most meals with drinks, talks by the lecturer and all admissions, taxes and tips.
For further information, please call 020 8742 3355 or visit www.martinrandall.com/walking-in-slovenia
Walking a Royal River
Art, architecture & history from the source to Hampton Court
17–23 September 2018
On this 7–day walking tour, cross from the source of the Thames to Hampton Court with walks of between two and five miles a day. Visit villages, churches, country houses, gardens and palaces along the way, with regal connections from the Middle Ages to the present. As well as visits to Windsor Castle and Hampton Court, discover Cliveden House, home to Waldorf and Nancy Astor in the early 20th century and visited by virtually every British monarch since George I. Led by Paul Atterbury, a long-standing expert on BBC’s Antiques Roadshow and author of two books on the Thames.
Prices from £2,460 pp (two sharing) includes accommodation, travel by private coach, most meals with drinks, talks by the lecturer and all admissions, taxes and tips.
For further information, please call 020 8742 3355 or visit www.martinrandall.com/walking-a-royal-river
Walking to Cornish Houses
Landscapes & history between Fowey & Padstow
24–30 September 2018
Traverse the striking Cornish coastline and countryside across seven guided walks of up to 6½ miles on this 7–day tour. The added charm of these walks is that at the end of each one is a country house or garden of distinction. Explore a variety of architectural periods and styles over a mixture of grand and smaller country houses and gardens, many by special arrangement. Stay in Fowey and Padstow, among the most picturesque Cornish seaside towns, with charming hotels and locally sourced modern British food. Led by Paul Atterbury, a long-standing expert on BBC’s Antiques Roadshow and expert on art and architecture of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Prices from £2,520 pp (two sharing) includes accommodation, travel by private coach and all ferry crossings, most meals with drinks, talks by the lecturer and all admissions, taxes and tips.
For further information, please call 020 8742 3355 or visit www.martinrandall.com/walking-to-cornish-houses
Walking & Gardens in Madeira
Garden of the Atlantic
8–13 October 2018
Closer to Morocco than Portugal, Madeira is a startling island, whose volcanic nature has produced not only rugged central mountains but also spectacular coastal scenery. Focussing on both formal gardens and the island’s natural flora and wildlife, four moderate walks (maximum of four miles) will lead you through Madeira’s coastal, woodland and mountainous landscapes. With a private tasting and visit to a winery which has been operating on the island for over two hundred years, there is also the opportunity to study the history of the island’s greatest export, Madeira wine. Led by Dr Gerald Luckhurst, landscape architect and author on Madeira’s gardens.
Prices from £2,440 pp (two sharing) includes return LGW flights, accommodation, travel by private coach, most meals with drinks, talks by the lecturer and all admissions, taxes and tips.
For further information, please call 020 8742 3355 or visit www.martinrandall.com/walking-in-madeira
Walking in Eastern Sicily
Crater & coast: in the footsteps of history
8–15 October 2018
From the lava fields of Etna to coastal salt lake flats, six walks (between 3–8km) lead to little-visited corners on this 8–day tour of Sicily; the Mediterranean’s largest island. Unearth its archaeological history during visits to the Roman amphitheatre in Syracuse’s Archaeological Park and Taormina’s famed Greek-Roman theatre. Explore Syracuse and the Baroque city of Noto, with time for a wine tasting in Taormina and a private visit to a palazzo in Catania. Led by art historian and Sicily expert Christopher Newall.
Prices from £2,780 pp (two sharing) includes return LGW flights, accommodation, travel by private coach, most meals with drinks, talks by the lecturer and all admissions, taxes and tips.
For further information, please call 020 8742 3355 or visit www.martinrandall.com/walking-in-eastern-sicily
For further information please contact Liz Brown or Lucy Stickling on 020 3948 9743.
Notes to editors:
Martin Randall Travel is the leading specialist in cultural tours, organising a unique series of all-inclusive music festivals and around 300 small-group tours every year in the UK, continental Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, India, China, Japan, the Americas and Australasia.
All aspects of our cultural tours have been carefully researched, tried and arranged by members of MRT staff, including the most authentic restaurants and comfortable hotels. There are no hidden extras. The price covers nearly everything, including wine with meals and all tips. We do not levy surcharges for fuel or for any other reason.
Martin Randall Travel has won numerous awards, most recently Best Holiday Company for Customer Service (2016), and Best Special Interest Holiday Company (2017) at the British Travel Awards.