Magna Carta (Photo by Ash Mills)
Magna Carta (Photo by Ash Mills)


Oberammergau 2022

16 October 2020

The legendary play created from the desperation of a deadly plague saw its almost 400-year history disrupted by a modern-day pandemic, but it will return in 2022 and we have just launched a series of exciting tour itineraries.

Germany’s Oberammergau Passion Play was first staged in 1634, a year after…

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The Phoenicians by Dr Eireann Marshall

12 October 2020

There are few people who have been more influential to Western Europe culture than the Phoenicians, though this is so little recognised. Famous for their seafaring and for their manufacturing of goods, Phoenicians were fundamentally important to the development to Greek culture, something which Herodotus readily admits to. Yet they…

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Death on the Nile

8 October 2020

On December 18th, the exciting new Death on the Nile film will be released. The movie has an impressive cast, including Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Sophie Okonedo, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Annette Bening. As you’ll know, the movie is based on the 1937 novel of the same name by…

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How to Make Bread

5 October 2020

...the ancient way! If you're looking to add another string to your bow while outdoor activities are still somewhat limited, why not try your hand at bread-making? Perhaps, like some of us here in the Andante office, you've mastered a sourdough starter and have baked a few delicious loaves, and…

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Travel in this new 'Rule of Six' era

1 October 2020

As you'll know, in order to try and slow the transmission rate of COVID-19 it is no longer be permitted for more than six people to gather socially. If you are already booked on a UK-based Andante Travels tour that is depart in the next couple of months, or you…

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