Tours

Exclusive Telegraph Tours: Once in a Lifetime Tours 2017 & 2018

Extraordinary trips with extraordinary people

Telegraph Tours combine access to The Telegraph's leading columnists, experts and correspondents with exclusive experiences provided by some of your favourite operators.

Our 2017/18 portfolio is as enticing as ever. Travel with world famous names from the culinary scene such as Michel Roux Jr, Mary Berry or Ken Hom. Pick up gardening tips in person from Alan Titchmarsh and Monty Don. Or enjoy the expertise of John Suchet, Monty Halls, Kate Adie, Michael Portillo and Nicholas Crane - to name but a few.

What do these tours have in common? All of our tours are unique: created by Telegraph editors for Telegraph readers. We provide the ultimate access to the biggest names, brightest insights and best destinations.

Whether by rail, on a cruise, on a sports or cultural tour, see the world in the company of our experts.

See our full collection of Telegraph Tours

Cruise

Introducing a wonderful, varied portfolio of cruises, including river and ocean itineraries. Voyage the length of the majestic Danube, hearing from John Suchet and Gyles Brandreth. Explore the tastes of Asia with Ken Hom on a Mekong cruise. Savour the festive highlights of Central Europe with Mary Berry, or wander the gardens of Bordeaux with Monty Don. As for ocean cruises, join Coast presenter Nicholas Crane on Skye on a cultural cruise through Scottish waters; or venture to the Arctic with Monty Halls.

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Rail

Take in remarkable sights, landscapes and scenery from the comfort of your cabin with a choice of two incredible tours. Join Michael Portillo, who will share anecdotes from his Great Railway Journeys  as you journey through Iran on board the Golden Eagle, a train known as much for its opulence as for the extraordinary country it passes through. Alternatively, join Jeremy Paxman in Southern Africa and enjoy a journey aboard the luxury Rovos Rail train to Pretoria.

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Long haul

Travel to new frontiers with these Telegraph Tours. See China through a foreign correspondent's eyes. Spot the big cats of the Masai Mara with Jonathan Scott. Savour the delights of South Africa with Anne Swithinbank or discover The Telegraph's Great Silk Road Adventure with Benedict Allen.

Credit: © Michele Falzone / Alamy Stock Photo/Michele Falzone / Alamy Stock Photo

Culture

We have a wide-ranging and diverse collection of cultural tours. You could trace the work of Michelangelo in Rome with the artist's biographer Martin Gayford, explore Sicily with Andrew Graham-Dixon or enjoy an exclusive prosecco festival in Italy with wine critic Susy Atkins. Other options include a moving visit to the Battlefields of the First World War with Sir Anthony Seldon, the opportunity to play bridge with Tom Townsend on the Slovenian Riviera or, closer to home, enjoy a historical walk along the Thames with our heritage expert Sophie Campbell.