Tours and Cultural Learning Programmes
The English Manner was founded on the basis of a modern day finishing school – the ability to acquire confidence and poise in social and business situations and with that, a knowledge of culture, history, arts related subjects, food, wine and gardens, to name but a few.
A pioneer in offering escorted tours for cultural learning, whether for the discerning international individual or groups such as the Lake Forest Garden Club, the National Society Colonial Dames XVIIth Century or the Trinity Academy, we are a small team designing and working to the highest standards with absolute attention to detail.
We are noted, not only for our luxurious standards in accommodation, transport and dining, but for our ability to offer access to otherwise inaccessible avenues; private homes, Royal palaces, gardens and experiences which money alone cannot buy. Guests have a unique opportunity to step beyond the restraints of normal vacation travel, learning at first hand from owners and specialists.
Responsible for tours and cultural masterclasses for connoisseurs, from the concept and research, design and hosting, we are proud to work in partnership with Discover Europe and Haslemere Travel, to offer travel logistics, flights, insurance and credit card protection within the minutiae of the legalities of international travel.
We have welcomed single travellers, exploring couples and friends; non English speaking international guests who want to learn more of British or European culture; and frequently guests who are eager to expand a treasured interest. From British manners to landscape & garden design, Real tennis, art history, harp and opera music, to a straightforward appreciation of art, theatre, literature and history; we have designed and orchestrated special interest tours in England, Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy, and hope in future years to expand our design to India and China where we have tutorial offices and a fabulous new network of local knowledge.
One of our first garden tours led to the first ever entry of a USA Garden Club to a RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden and a silver gilt medal – a phenonmenal achievement! Another programme led to the Chief Justices Programme for Jamestown 2007, and this year we are proud to have been invited to participate in the Visit Britain promotion of Downton Abbey in the USA.
No hobby or interest is beyond us; we will always give careful consideration and research to designing a fabulous cultural programme to stretch the mind and imagination.
Accessing the Inaccessible with The English Manner.