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  • Athens, Acropolis.
  • Florence, Descent of Christ into Limbo (detail) by Bronzino in the Basilica of Santa Croce.
  • Venice, Grand Canal
  • Wilton House, Corner Room, ©Wilton House.

Welcome to The Cultural Travel Company, the leading specialist in cultural holidays


We visit many cultural highlights in some of the most evocative cities and regions in Europe, including the UK.

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Palermo, Palatine Chapel


From art and archaeology to music and history, we examine a range of fascinating cultural subjects in the company of experts.

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Château Chenonceau

Holiday types

The Cultural Travel Company offers a carefully-selected range of cultural holidays, including short breaks, city trips, regional tours and musical events.

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Salzburg im Winter. Blick von Mülln auf die Stadt, Mitte 19. Jh., Öl auf Leinwand, Salzburg Museum Inv.Nr. 7004-49

Expert speakers

Always highly qualified, often distinguished, our speakers provide commentary and insight which is authoritative and thought-provoking.

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Photo of Antony Spawforth.

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Gothic Splendour in France The great cathedrals of the High Middle Ages

Chartres Cathedral, detail from porch, ©Pack-Shot/shutterstock
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Villas of the Veneto Palladian country houses in Venice’s hinterland

28 Sep - 02 Oct 2017 £990
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Castile offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and fascinating culture. I'm particularly looking forward to Burgos, home to some of the most spectacular 15th century sculpture in Europe.

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Rubens, Disputation of the Holy Sacrament, in St Paul's Church (Paulskerk) Antwerp

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Madrid, Royal Palace


Allegorical Figure of Music, Laurent de la Hyre (1649).