The weather has turned once again, and it’s inspired us to look into some fabulous summer holidays, and so we went down the rabbit hole…
We found ourselves looking at James Martin’s fabulous flavours of France, and then Sir Michael Morpurgo’s adventure, and then made a departure to discover all the fabulous tours Telegraph Travel Solutions have to offer! We found some fabulous trips, so needed to share some of our favourites with you.
The fabulous flavours of France with James Martin
Who doesn’t love James Martin? As one of the nation’s favourite chefs, his fabulous flavours of France tour certainly caught our eye! We wish we were spending our Food Week on a special river cruise along the Rhône with him during a private cooking demonstration, whilst sailing through beautiful Burgundy and its wine-making traditions with Susy Atkins. On this 7 day tour, you’ll also get to visit the Roman city of Lyon, and glorious Provence, whilst taking advantage of all the delicious meals (and wine!) on board from £2,695.
Explore the Camargue with Sir Michael Morpurgo
If you’re a book fiend, we bet you’ve read a Sir Michael Morpurgo book to a little one! On his tour, you’ll get to hear all about his life and work during lunch and dinner with him, whilst visiting beautiful Southern France for the rest of your vacation during the 6 night vacation from £1,325. We just love the idea of exploring Provence, the Camargue and the Luberon, whilst being based in the heart of stunning Avignon.
Discover the Terracotta Warriors with Sir Tony Robinson
If you’re feeling adventurous, how about a trip to China with Sir Tony Robinson? We know a few people who have visited China recently- so don’t let your age put you off! With so many wonders of the world, China is absolutely a bucket-list experience. Explore Forbidden City, The Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall, a three-night cruise on the Yangtze River and even the bullet train to Shanghai, all alongside a fabulous talk with Tony Robinson at the Terracotta Warriors- so much in one 16-day (from) £3,890 tour!
Puccini Opera Festival in Italy with Adrian Mourby
Back closer to home, if you enjoy the opera, where better to discover the 65th Puccini Opera Festival in Torre de Lago’s open-air theatre than with television and radio producer Adrian Mourby? With first-sector tickets to two performances, a trip to Puccini’s birthplace of lovely Lucca, a fabulous boat ride on Lake Massaciuccoli and a host of breakfast, lunches and dinners; this is a relaxing bucket-list event you can’t miss, from only £2,179 for 5 nights and 6 days.
Discover Albania and Macedonia with Kate Adie
If you want to explore a more unusual spot, the historical tour around Albania and Macedonia with former BBC chief news correspondent Kate Adie, who reported form the region during the Yugoslav wars, is a fabulous opportunity. The 10 night, (from) £1,949 tour includes a trip to Kruja, the medieval capital of Albania, a trip with Kate to a guided tour of Ohrid old town in Macedonia; a Unesco World Heritage site, a boat trip across Unesco-listed Lake Ohrid, Berat in Albania, Gjirokaster Castle and Durres; complete with fascinating talks from Kate about her experiences during her reporting career.
South Africa v England Test with David Gower in Cape Town
Finally, we’d be lying if we didn’t fancy the tour to South Africa to watch the cricket and spend time with England cricket captain David Gower- how fascinating! This special 10-day tour features 5 days at the Newlands Cricket Ground to watch the games, hosted by David Gower in one of the exclusive Pavilion Suites, complete with drinks and snacks, lunch and even afternoon tea and a complimentary bar! Spend the rest of your time at a five-star hotel, and use your time to explore magical Cape Town over new years, all from £4,995.
We just love all of these tours, but which one takes your fancy? We’d love to hear from you!
Images taken from Telegraph Travel Solutions