Explore England’s rustic side with small, nearly private tours with Around & About Bath. The tour provider showcases Bath and Somerset’s authentic attractions from historic architecture and art to cuisine and nature. Group sizes range two–eight guests and offer a more personal experience.
Bring the family along on one of the winter tour’s newly announced itineraries.
Available November–April 2019, guests experience Cotswolds castles, villages and ancient sites with a picturesque, wintry touch. Venture to the charmed English village of Castle Combe and stroll along the historic streets. Warm up with a hot drink and a view overlooking town square and learn about the ruins of a grand abbey. Guests enjoy lunch at England’s oldest hotel before visiting Tetbury and Prince Charles’ Highgrove shop. After antiquing, stop off for a drink by the fire.
Eat, drink and be merry with an unforgettable dining experience at the Babberton Arms — or as your family may know it, a featured set piece in Harry Potter. Hear stories by the fire and enjoy a nightcap in the reading room. Two-course dinner and drinks included in this evening tour, available November–April 2019.
Cathedrals & Designer Outlets
For the medieval meets modern experience, this tour brings guests through cathedrals and rolling countryside views with design shops peppered in. Enjoy fine dining and take in the sights of the medieval city of Wells and the ruins of Bishop’s Palace. Get your shopping in through quaint boutique shops and designer outlets before lunch in the countryside.
Stonehenge & Secret Somerset in Winter
Experience the awe-inspiring Stonehenge with a small group before embarking on a journey through England’s lesser-known regions. Enjoy a hot lunch at a country inn before hitting the medieval streets for some shopping and sightseeing. Lunch and drinks are included, so indulge in some mulled wine and mince pie by the fire, listening to tales of the little-known town.
Last month, we spent three sunny days (and one rainy hour) at Loew’s Miami Beach Hotel, where I hadn’t been for more than 10 years. This oceanfront resort is perfectly located in walkable South Beach, just one block from Lincoln Road, two blocks from the new eateries in Time Out Market, four blocks from the Convention Center and an easy walk north or south to all the must-see shops and dining spots lining Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue.
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
There’s one in every family — an art lover, science enthusiast, avid outdoor person, cat fancier, foodie and city dweller looking for the perfect rural setting to chill and reflect. In Japan, one itinerary to satisfy a group with divergent interests is a bike, hike and ferry exploration of the Seto Inland Sea, contained within major islands Honshū (Japan’s largest and most populated island), Shikoku and Kyūshū.
Deep in southeast Alaska on the fringe of Tongass National Forest in Ketchikan, Cape Fox Lodge is the ideal launching point for an edgy, sophisticated adventure. Shared spaces and private accommodations at the stunning lodge reflect the surrounding wilderness, from the beamed pine ceiling and river rock fireplace in the lobby, to local touches such as native art in each of the guestrooms, suites and detached lodges.