This tour will be travelling around the British Isles at the height of summer, when the countryside is flourishing, hedgerow-bound crops are being harvested, and skies are usually sunniest. Agricultural events will be in full swing and the tour will visit the UK's best show, the Royal Welsh, and enjoy lunch with the judges and cheese makers at the International Cheese Fair on trade-only day.
In addition to unmissable cultural highlights and a wide variety of agriculture-related features, passengers will have the unique opportunity to meet a wide range of inspiring locals. The tour will be entertained by an Irish book author over lunch in a livestock 'mart', and have dinner with several dozen other locals in different locations. For example, the Scottish chairman of the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists, a particularly eloquent English country solicitor known for successfully defending against animal rights activist claims, the visionary founder of Open Farm Sunday and an Irishman who waxes lyrical about his beloved free range pigs.
Tour leader Fiona Lake is an award-winning rural photographer and she will be taking photos of everyone on tour, including by drone, on some of the farms visited. She will also be helping everyone get the most out of their own cameras (including phones), so all have the personal satisfaction of capturing great photos of what they most enjoy.
One lucky passenger who books soon will win an especially memorable way to finish this rural tour - the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of an iconic British sporting venue such as Lords or Wimbledon, followed by a classic English afternoon tea in the Ritz, or a spectacular West End show, and/or a shopping spree in Harrods.
Don't miss this unique opportunity. Tour details can be found on the Quadrant website and Fiona Lake's website, www.fionalake.com.au - including more information about the March booking prize.