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contents introduction 5 royal academy art tours explained 6 year planner expert lecturers europe 8 côte d azur • matisse modern art 10 madrid toledo • from el greco to picasso 12 barcelona • gaudí catalan modernism 14 bilbao san sebastian • basque art architecture 16 andalucía • land of moors knights poets 18 lisbon sintra • portuguese palaces art 20 malta gozo • temples knights caravaggio 22 sicily • crossroads of the mediterranean 24 bay of naples • pompeii herculaneum 26 puglia basilicata • italy s undiscovered south 28 rome • from romans to the renaissance 30 florence • patronage palaces 32 umbria • soul of the renaissance 34 bologna • treasures of emilia-romagna 36 ravenna • mosaics marble 38 greece • the glory of the classical world 40 crete • minoans venetians ottomans 42 albania macedonia • cradle of the balkans 44 bulgaria • balkan

xxxxxxxxxx the alcazar and old town toledo dates guideline prices for 2017-18 important information expert-led tour this tour is fully escorted throughout by a lecturer who has specialist knowledge of the destination and its culture as well as an experienced local guide standard tour based in 3 and 4-star accommodation please visit this tour on our website to see details of the hotels included accessibility this tour involves some long walks and therefore requires a good level of fitness 13 17 mar 2017 06 10 nov 2017 12 16 mar 2018 with dr richard stemp with gayna pelham with dr richard stemp tour code aem from £1,245 from £1,245 from £1,245 single supp from £145 single supp from £145 single supp from £145 group tours include international flights • transfers • expert lecturer • the best local guides • all accommodation • all sightseeing described • all entrance fees • meals as per itinerary air europa flight upgrades

interior of the mezquita cordoba magnificent gardens and see the chapel of san bartolome b day 6 cordoba • carmona • seville visit the archaeological site of madinat al-zahra a palatial town built in the 10th century for the caliphs of cordoba the restored palaces and houses of the town and the award-winning museum provide a unique glimpse into the life of early islamic spain drive to seville stopping en route for lunch at parador de carmona visit the house of pilate a 16th-century palace with strong mudéjar islamic and renaissance elements and take a walk through the picturesque jewish quarter the final visit of the day is to the museum of fine arts a converted monastery with a comprehensive collection of spanish art dating back to the renaissance including paintings by murillo seville’s foremost painter stay 1 night at hotel inglaterra or similar b l day 7 seville • fly to london visit to seville cathedral allegedly the largest in the world and climb to

italy bay of naples pompeii herculaneum duration • 7 days 6 nights category • standard expert-led group tour • from £1,495 lecturer • dr steve kershaw or stephen nelson tour overview uncover the mysteries of the bay of naples once one of the greatest centres of classical roman civilisation with experts dr steve kershaw or stephen nelson the excavated remains of pompeii boscoreale and villa oplontis entombed in ash in the mount vesuvius eruption of 79ad provide a special glimpse into this lost world herculaneum covered in mud rather than ash is remarkably well preserved with multi-storey buildings frescoes and mosaics on show the region’s greek highlights include cumae the sibyl’s cave and the imposing temples of paestum c&k highlights • see unrivalled displays of exceptionally well-preserved roman archaeology • visit newly renovated houses at pompeii • explore significant greek settlements at paestum cumae •

italy florence patronage palaces duration • 6 days 5 nights category • standard expert-led group tour • from £1,645 lecturer • siân walters or gayna pelham tour overview uncover the artistic riches of florence with experts siân walters or gayna pelham in the 15th century florence was an immensely wealthy and powerful city state where the principal florentine families were able to commission great architects and artists to adorn their city with buildings statues and paintings as a result modern-day florence is packed with artistic riches it is not uncommon for many masterpieces monuments and private palaces to be missed on a first visit to the city simply because they are located away from the main sights and museums this tour includes visits to a number of hidden gems and palaces not easily accessible to the public c&k highlights • private walk through corridoio vasariano • private visit to palazzo corsini • extra long visit in the

italy ravenna mosaics marble duration • 4 days 3 nights category • standard expert-led group tour • from £1,045 lecturer • rowena loverance or dr sally dormer tour overview uncover ravenna s glittering past with experts rowena loverance or dr sally dormer in 401ad the city became the capital of the western roman empire and mosaic-decorated churches were built ravenna flourished during the early sixth century under the ostrogoths who commissioned further splendid monuments in 540ad it became the main outpost of the byzantine empire in western europe experiencing another lavish period of patronage and the lombards assumed control in 751ad decline was inevitable but vital in ensuring the survival of ravenna’s illustrious past c&k highlights • see some of the finest remaining sixthcentury mosaics • visit the church of san pietro in silvis the oldest in the ravenna area • admire ravenna’s exquisite and well preserved byzantine

xxxxxxxxxx church of st john ohrid day 7 ohrid morning tour of the town known as the macedonian jerusalem due to its large number of churches see st sophia cathedral the oldest cathedral in macedonia the church of st clement at plaoshnik and the gallery of icons also visit the national museum housing works of art dating from 1863 the ethnological museum samuil’s fortress and the antique theatre the oldest such building in macedonia afternoon at leisure b day 8 tirana travel to elbasan to see the ottoman fort continue to tirana for an afternoon tour of the albanian capital including visits to the national museum the mosque the main square and its clock tower end the day with a visit to the bektashi world centre to learn about this islamic sufi order stay at the tirana international hotel or similar for 1 night b day 9 shkodër • kruja • fly to london morning drive to shkodër one of the most historic towns in albania and visit st stephen’s catholic

xxxxxxxxxx wawel castle krakow day 7 krakow visit wawel castle and cathedral an impressive complex of gothic and renaissance buildings that stand on fortifications dating back to the eighth century afternoon at leisure or optional visit to the former nazi concentration camp of auschwitz b day 8 fly to london morning at leisure travel to dwor tomaszowicach a restored 19th-century neoclassical manor to see the 16th-century wooden church over lunch there will be a talk from an expert about the manor evening flight to london b l meal basis as per itinerary – b breakfast l lunch d dinner n no meals extension tour krakow 3 days 2 nights from £245 extension starts on day 8 of tour extend your stay in krakow with 2 nights at the metropolis design hotel or similar includes airport transfer important information concerts optional concert performances can be pre-booked please contact cox kings for details expert-led tour this tour is fully escorted throughout by a lecturer who has

iran iran persian palaces gardens duration • 15 days 13 nights category • standard expert-led group tour • from £4,495 lecturer • hilary smith or diana driscoll day 5 rayen • mahan full-day excursion to the village of rayen to visit the citadel a medieval mudbrick construction with all the architectural features of a desert citadel on the return journey stop at mahan to visit the blue-tiled mausoleum of shah nematollah-e-vali and shazdeh garden b tour overview a land of mystery and ancient cultures iran warmly welcomes visitors to explore its majestic persian monuments spectacular islamic architecture and zoroastrian towers of silence as well as the must-see sights of tehran yazd shiraz persepolis pasargadae and isfahan this tour also includes the little-visited city of kerman the exquisite shazdeh garden in mahan and the desert citadel of rayen day 6 yazd drive to yazd en route visiting the castle of saryazd one of the largest defensive castles in

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