EUROPE & UK
 

Small group special interest tours and specialty travel in Europe and United Kingdom by Destination Management toursgallery.com, includes Greece, Spain, Portugal, France, Turkey, Holland, England, Scotland, Wales, Germany featuring art, gardens, antiques, architecture, castles, villages, vintage machinery and crafts.

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UK Tour & Great Dorset Steam Fair


An exclusive all encompassing tour designed for people who wish to visit the must see sights of Britain and appreciate the historic transport, architectural and industrial legacy that can still be seen scattered across the UK countryside. This is the 12th Vintage Machinery Collectors and Restorers Tour that we have operated and our fifth to the Great Dorset Steam Fair.

Ask us now to send you a complete itinerary for this most unusual escorted tour through England, Scotland and Wales.

Scenic wonders you will see include the Isle of Wight, Stonehenge, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wye Valley, Severn Valley, Iron Bridge Gorge, Welsh Coal Valleys, Lake District National Park, Lake Windermere, Falls of Clyde, Edinburgh & Inveraray Castles, Loch Lomond and the Yorkshire Moors, setting for Bram Stoker's Dracula.

You will visit Portsmouth's historic Dockyard to see HMS Victory, Harry Ferguson's Home and tractor collection on the Isle of Wight and explore the Welsh 'Big Pit' Coal Mine. Tour across Brunel's famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, ride on The Severn Valley Railway, visit the Bridgenorth Engine Shed and The Iron Bridge Museum to see the birthplace of The Industrial Revolution. Visit the Bridgewater Canal, Barton Aqueduct, Crofton Beam Engines, Telford, Manchester Ship Canal and the Clydebuilt Maritime Museum. At Darlington we will see George Stephenson's ' Locomotion No.1 ' built in 1825 and at Hendon we visit the RAF Museum where over 100 famous international aircraft are on display. We also plan to meet up with a few private tractor collectors and clubs along the way.



Iceland & Norway Tour .. seeking The Aurora Borealis


An exclusive tour limited to a maximum of only 12 guests.

This small group escorted tour to Norway and Iceland is designed for our more adventurous guests who are happy to accept on the ground changes after the tour has commenced. Fimmvorduhals volcano is currently erupting but nobody knows what it or other volcanos will be doing by the time we arrive in Iceland.


This page was written on 6 May 2010. Airports in Iceland are all operating, most roads are open to traffic but will change according to future eruptions and ash fall. We will be touring Iceland in 3 private chartered 4 wheel drive Super-Jeeps.

In Norway we will cruise on one of the Norwegian Hurtigruten coastal cruise ships from Bergen north of the Arctic Circle to Kirkenes. Hammerfest, Tromso and North Cape and the fjords will all be see during this cruise.


Poland & The Baltic Countries .. Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia

A leisurely paced, escorted small group coach tour with very nice accommodation, meals that highlight local culinary delights and includes visits that feature natural and cultural charms of this thought provoking region.

This trip actually starts in Berlin, Germany and finishes in Helsinki, Finland. In between these two wondrous cities we will take you on a fully escorted small group tour through Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. All four countries were previously controlled by the former USSR but are now all independent.




Turkey : Walking in Anatolia .. featuring the 12th IVV Olympiad

An 18 day escorted tour visiting Istanbul, Gallipoli, Anzac Cove, Troy, Assos, Pergamum, Izmir, Ephesus, Hieropolis, Aphrodesias, Cappadocia & Ankara. On this tour we are giving you an opportunity to Experience Turkey, not just drive past everything. Where possible we have included walks through bazaars, villages, nature, ancient ruins and historic old city streets that are all truly photogenic.

This tour includes 5 nights in the 5 star Sheraton Voyager Hotel near Konyaalti Beach in Antalya. This is only a short taxi ride from the downtown area. For tour members not participating in the IVV Olympiad activities there are restaurants, Antalya Museum, shops and the beach within walking distance of the hotel.



Spain & Portugal Gardens, Art and Culture Tour


Fully escorted tour visiting botanic gardens, private gardens, famous landscape gardens, art galleries and grand architectural wonders of Madrid, Seville, Granada, Cordoba, Segovia, Lisbon, Porto, Sintra, Obidos & Coimbra.

Visit Alhambra Palace, Generalife Gardens, the Alcazar, castles and mosques. See wildflowers, rural villages, Port wineries, cork plantation ...stay in Paradores and Pousadas and enjoy local cuisine.


Greek Islands and Villages Tour

This tour has been especially designed to take you to the most picturesque natural and wild areas of the Greek mainland as well as the islands of Santorini and Chios. September is when all the crowds of summer tourists start to vanish and the rural and mountain villages revert to their romantic, peaceful and most photogenic atmosphere. In addition to this you will visit the "must see" sights such as the Meteora monasteries, the Acropolis, Delphi, Epidavros and Olympia, home of the original Olympic Games.

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