Learn a heritage skill on holiday
01
Make A Guitar 

Making your own guitar sounds like music to our ears. At this masterclass in New Zealand you will learn all the basics of guitar making from wood carving to intonation setting.  During the process you will draw your own templates, select your own wood and craft each component. Then you will leave New Zealand with your most unique souvenir yet. 


 

02
Learn Blacksmithing

Why go to the store to buy a kitchen or outdoor knife, when you can fashion one yourself? At a traditional blacksmith forge in New Zealand, you will be able to forge and shape the blade, before filing and grinding it to perfection. 

 

 

03
Carve furniture

Create a new antique for your family – carve your own piece of furniture. Whether you want to build a bench that you can put under your favourite tree, create a table or even just a box, you can lean at this hands-on workshop at New Zealand’s premier furniture making, woodworking and design school. 

 

 

04
Weave your own shopping basket

Carry the greatest shopping basket yet. Tote a shopping basket made from Harakeke, a native plant from New Zealand. Whilst you are learning the techniques of weaving and plaiting, you will also be taught the cultural customs that surround this time-honoured craft. 
 

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From $10,500 pp

Classic Taiwan

Taiwan

  • Hiking in Taroko National Park 
  • Taking a dip in Taiwan’s famed hot springs 
  • Experiencing a handful of Taiwan’s iconic night markets – you will not go hungry on this trip!
  • Spending a few days in the capital Taipei getting a sense of the island’s unique history

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 11 nights

From $3,900 pp

Journey Through History in Berlin

Berlin

  • Learn about the stories of Berlin during different periods 
  • Admire one of the most beautiful palaces is the world – Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam
  • Walk the footsteps of Hitler and examine the rise of the Third Reich
  • Visit the Memorial & Museum Sachsenhausen – a former concentration camp
  • Travel back to the Cold War era and experience living behind the Iron Curtain

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 5 nights

From $7,400 pp

Ireland Highlight Tour

Ireland

  • Visit the highlights and pubs in Dublin 
  • Admire Powerscourt – one of the finest gardens in Europe
  • Learn about the crystal producing in Waterford
  • Driving through Ireland’s best scenery – Dingle Peninsula, Ring of Kerry, Cliff of Moher

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 10 nights
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