Cultural vacations that you and your family will enjoy
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LEARN TRADITIONAL TILE PAINTING IN PORTUGAL

Join artist Helena Ferreira at her atelier to learn more about ancient Azulejos art. This chic blue and white tiles can be found in the interior and upon the exterior of palaces, churches, houses and schools. They were not just ornamental, they were used to help control the temperatures of the buildings. Some take a simple graphic form, while other can be raised and feature more intricate illustration. During a 60-minute class you can join Ferreira to learn the techniques and more about the culture.
Stay: Six Senses Douro Valley.

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CREATE A BESPOKE PIECE OF MURANO GLASS IN ITALY

Take a private boat to the island of Murano in Venice and take a bespoke tour of one of the famed glass factories. You can watch the skilful artisans at work, then follow in their footsteps and create your own colourful Goto drinking glass using these ancient methods and a glowing furnace.
Stay: Baglioni Hotel Venice

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03
MAKE BELGIAN CHOCOLATE IN BRUSSELS

This trip is sure to make your mouth water. A master chocolatier from one of the most celebrated names in Belgian chocolate, Laurent Gerbaud will show you how to make the ultimate sweet treat. As you practise creating different types of chocolate and enjoying a tasting session to remember, the master chocolatier will tell you more about where the ingredients are sourced from and how the Belgians have perfected chocolate making since the 19th century.
Stay: Hotel Amigo

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  • See the monuments and sculptures of the Athens Acropolis

  • Explore the sites of Corinth and Mycenae on the Peloponnese

  • Wander among the ruins of mystical Delphi

  • Take a boat trip to the island of Delos

  • Relax on the golden beaches of Mykonos

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ideal length 10 nights
Paradise beach on Koufonisia off the coast of Naxos, Cyclades, Greece

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  • Explore Athens on a private guided tour, including a trip to the Acropolis
  • Visit the sacred site of Delphi, home of the oracle of Apollo
  • Enjoy beautiful beaches and fun activities in Mykonos
  • Get a taste of Spain on a tapas tour of the Spanish capital, Madrid
  • Discover the world of Gaudi in the avant-garde city of Barcelona

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ideal length 14 nights
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  • Explore Angkor Wat with American fine art photographer and photojournalist John McDermott
  • Visit Beng Mealea, one of the few ancient temples you can climb
  • Learn about life in the local villages and dine at a local home
  • Take a boat trip on Tonlé Sap Lake, the largest lake in south-east Asia
  • Discover Siem Reap’s colourful markets

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