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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
THE GRAND TOUR
Peter Straus, Director
PO Box 274, Peterborough, NH 03458
SELECTED UPCOMING TOURS
With our partner organizations
Great Music Capitals: Vienna & Prague
May 6–16, 2014
WDAV PUBLIC RADIO
Vienna Philharmonic/Muti; Andras Schiff
all-Beethoven recital; Prague Spring Festival;
5-star hotels. Only 5 spaces left
World of Downton Abbey
September 3–12, 2104
MOUNTAIN LAKE PBS
Exclusive private visit to Highclere Castle; London theatre; House of Lords; Eton College; Inspector Morse’s Oxford, Jane Austen’s Bath
Exclusive Opera Tours!
World of Opera in Santa Fe
August 11–17, 2014
WORLD OF OPERA
Four new productions at Santa Fe Opera; Inn & Spa at Loretto; Bandelier, Chimayo, Georgia O’Keeffe home; host Lisa Simeone
Opera & Food in Italy
October 15–24, 2014
VIVA VERDI & FRIENDS
Verdi Festival in Parma, operas in Bologna & Cremona; two private concerts; wine, oil, balsamic, parmigiano and prosciutto tastings; host Ron Della Chiesa. Contact us for information: 800.727.2995; email@example.com
Photos: The Colosseum, Rome, 1st cen. AD (top);
TGT at Highclere Castle, the real Downton Abbey, England (left).