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Expert Led

Our expert-led series of intriguing adventures take you to some of the world's most fascinating destinations, both in Europe and further afield.

Expert led holidays

Embark on a journey with your favourite The Times and The Sunday Times journalists who will be coming along for the ride, sharing their own entertaining insights into everything from literature to espionage.

Next departure: March 7th 2020
Next departure: December 1st 2020

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Angkor Wat
The expert guide to Angkor Wat
How to get Cambodia’s national icon, the temples of Angkor Wat, all to yourself
Antarctica polar research vessel (Getty)
Hungarian Parliament building, Budapest (Getty)
Budapest city guide: A weekend in Hungary’s ‘city of two halves’
From steamy spa baths to Heroes' Square, here's where to spend the weekend in Budapest – Hungary's charismatic capital on the banks of the Danube River
Still Waters With Reflections of the Riddarholmen Waterfront
A local’s guide to the secret side of Stockholm
Martin Blix, the frontman of synth-pop band ItaLove shares his favourite spots in the Swedish capital
Ben Youssef Medersa is no longer a religious school, but it was once the country's largest, housing almost 1,000 students. The central courtyard, anchored by a large pool, is surrounded by beautiful zellij, carved marble and stucco walls and columns, and numerous arches.
A local’s guide to the secret side of Marrakech
From Yves Saint Laurent's garden to alfresco nights in the coolest restaurants and clubs, gallery owner Kenza Cherkaoui reveals her favourite spots in Marrakesh
Machu Picchu Sunset, Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Peru
The ultimate guide to Machu Picchu
Visiting Machu Picchu without the tourist hordes isn't impossible. Here’s how to have the Andes' bucket list wonder all to yourself...
Barcelona - idyllic sunset on the beach of La Barceloneta (Catalonia/ Spain)
The local’s guide to Barcelona, Spain
Want to see the authentic side of Barcelona, one of Spain's most beautiful cities? Our local expert reveals her favourite things to see and do in the city outside of La Rambla and Gaudi's La Pedrera
Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavík city guide: Hot springs and hotter restaurants in Iceland’s capital
Where to go, what to see, and the restaurants that our local experts love: These are the best things to do in Reykjavík, Iceland