Art History in Focus holidays are unique in that every trip is especially planned in order to include more unusual elements such as private viewings, exclusive guest lectures and visits to lesser-known sights. Accommodation is carefully chosen and evenings are always sociable and convivial, as a special emphasis is placed on sampling local wines and dishes in good restaurants.

Enjoy a free case of fine Italian wines for every 4 tours you book with us.




Hidden Treasures of Venice and the Veneto

April 10-15 2019

Enjoy 5-star luxury in one of Venice's most beautiful and historic hotels whilst exploring many of the city's artistic treasures, including private openings and visits to palaces which are not open to the public

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Exclusive Homes & Gardens: Compton Verney & the Cotswolds

12 - 13 May 2019

Enjoy a summer break on our stately homes and gardens tour this May, staying at the historic 4-star Ettington Park Hotel near Stratford-upon-Avon

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Castles and Gardens of Wales

June 16-19 2019

Enjoy a short break in Wales, staying at the beautiful Llangoed Hall hotel in the Brecon Beacons

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Private Tours


As well as organising Art History in Focus escorted holidays, Siân also leads exclusive private tours for groups of friends and individuals. If you are planning a trip consider exploring the artistic treasures of great cities with a private, specialist guide at your side, as in the days of the Grand Tour. Siân has accompanied over 120 cultural tours in the capacity of a lecturer throughout Europe as well as Russia and America. She has also worked for a number of small independent travel companies, and often leads tours for members of NADFAS. Simply let us know when you are planning to travel, then leave it to us to put together a daily itinerary for you!

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Free Italian Wines


As a way of thanking you for booking with Art History in Focus, we would like to send you a gift selection of fine Italian wines for every four tours booked with us.

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Thank you so very much for a simply wonderful few days in Florence - I enjoyed it all immensely and was so pleased to meet so many nice people. You are a superb lecturer and everything is always so beautifully organised on your tours - it is a real treat to be with you.”

Miss Jennifer Bowen

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