THE GRAND TOUR (TGT) strives to capture the spirit of the classic cultural pilgrimage made by British and Americans who, beginning in the 17th century, wished to complete their educations by observing the great sites of the classical age and Renaissance in person.

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes with patrons
from WGBH Boston and The Grand Tour in London, December 2014

This sojourn abroad—a movable feast of history, architecture, fine art, good food, and often general revelry—came over time to be known as THE GRAND TOUR.

We design custom tours of learning, culture, and pleasure to Europe and the US for private groups primarily from non-profit organizations. Just as The Grand Tour of old, these tours focus on aspects of art, music, history and cuisine, and are perfect for the independent-minded, inquisitive traveler. We promise a rich, rewarding experience with expert guides, deluxe lodging, fine dining, and plenty of free time.

To discuss your group's next cultural tour to Europe or North America, please contact us at 800.727.2995 or email us at

Peter Straus, Director
PO Box 274, Peterborough, NH 03458
Tel: 800.727.2995
Fax: 603.532.8851



The Beethoven Quartet Tour
October 25–November 5, 2015

The Cypress String Quartet plays the complete quartets of Beethoven in historic venues in Budapest, Vienna and Prague. Bill McGlaughlin, popular host of public radio's Exploring Music and St. Paul Sunday Morning, provides commentary throughout the tour. A once-in-a-lifetime tour!

For more information: 800.727.2995 or email

In Search of the Early Church:
Early Christian Art in Rome, Ravenna & Milan

March 3–13, 2015
Postponed to later date
Limited to 25 passengers

Photos: The Colosseum, Rome, 1st cen. AD (top);
Music Room of Lobkowicz Palace, Prague (middle);
Early mosaic in Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna (bottom)




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The Grand Tour Travel Company | PO Box 274, Peterborough, NH 03458
Tel: 800. 727.2995 Fax: 603.532.8851