Cultural Round Trips

Inspired Journeys
These escorted tours have all been inspired by people or places that you wouldn’t normally have access to unless you travel as a small group. With each special journey we have been careful to stick to the same level of adventure, exclusivity and under the skin experiences as we do with our tailor-made travel.
All aspects of our cultural holidays have been carefully researched, tried and arranged by members of Leading staff, including the best authentic restaurants and cosy hotels.

Guides-Lecturers are a key ingredient of our tours and we select them with great care. Their erudition is unimpeachable but their ability to communicate their learning is equally important. Their brief is to enlighten and stimulate, not merely to inform.
They are also ‘tour leaders’ because they are in charge of the tour, even when accompanied by a tour manager.

Traveling from the Homeric times to the last years of Byzantium

For over 100 years the world has been discovering the Cretan civilization that began as far back as the Neolithic period. Visitors will already be familiar with the big Bronze Age sites, such as Minoan Knossos. There have also been recent discoveries, such as ancient Eleftherna, that from 2016 will be open to the public, […]

Crete’s magnificent scenic and cultural highlights in 6 days.

  Leading is proud to offer this 6 days fantastic land tour of the legendary island of Crete. Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and its historical significance is second to none, ranging from Neolithic period farmers and Stone Age seafarers to the mystifying and fascinating Bronze Age civilisation of the Minoans. The […]