NEW – My 2021 Tours (Covid Permitting)

Welcome to 2021 and the new world of Tourism. Here are my 2021 tours…

Are we ready to travel again? Will we even be allowed?

Well, I have decided to start this year as I do every year; optimistic, but with a dose of 2021 realism when it comes to safety and staying healthy.

I have accepted tours from agencies that are doing their best to ensure travellers can be as safe as possible and tours that appear to be the most likely to run (which rules out cruises for another year). Below, as every year, you will find the tours you can pick from if you are really sure you’re happy for me to be your guide (again).

Happy, safe, travels in 2021. I truly hope to see you on one of my 2021 tours:

My 2021 Tours:

– for any of the following trips, please just email me: thomas@2nddupoftea.com and I will personally help you or put you in touch with the agency running it.

May

13 – 17 Rome: Ancient and Baroque. Are there still people who have not been to Rome? If so this agency-run, short, extremely good value for money trip, is a perfect way to start.

31 – 6 (June) Israel: Jerusalem, Galilee and The Dead Sea. I love this trip. Fabulous introduction to ‘The Holy Land’ – not a pilgrimage, but we of course visit all the biblical sites and we cross to Palestine.

June

29 – 6 (July) Lake Como: St Moritz and The Bernina Express. The trip I have lead more times than any other? I could never tire of the Italian lakes, of which dramatic Como is my favourite. Fabulous train journey on this also.

July

3 – 9 Tour de France; Spectator and Mount Ventoux Week. I continue my relationship with the official tour agency my beloved TdF this year. These trips are an amazing combination of watching cycling and sightseeing.

13 – 19 Tour de France; Final (Podium) Week. Come and watch the culmination of the great race in VIP surroundings as we come ever closer to the iconic finish on the Champs-Élysées, champagne in hand.

31 – 9 (August) NEW: Cycling The French Alps. Brand new trip I myself have created for the leading Italian cycling agency. If you are passionate about cycling, once in your life you have to try the ‘cols’ on this holiday.

August

23 – 30 Classical Italy. Florence and Rome, but staying in the wonderfully surprising Arezzo – backdrop to many films. Does what it says on the tin this one; all things classical in Italy. Long running successful agency trip.

September

October

16 – 23 NEW: Cycling in Israel. First time running – again as a partner with this top Italian cycling academy/tour operator. Follow Froome and head to Israel to challenge yourself riding by The Dead Sea. Wonderful, frankly.

November

TBC NEW Bhutan – Happiness Is a Place. Ok this is the one. If you only travel once this year – with anyone – make it Bhutan and with me. I have teamed up with the best agency to create and lead this wonderful trip. Currently creating a Nepal extension as well. Just working on dates now, to tie in with a fabulous local festival. Contact me for more and up-dated information on Bhutan – Happiness Is a Place, November 2021.

Want to read more? Here is an article I wrote about Bhutan after returning last year… Bhutan – The Last Shangri-La?

Happy and safe travels wherever 2021 may lead you…