Great English Estates

England is home to some of the most beautiful stately homes and gardens in Europe. We have explored well in excess of 100 of the most important houses over the years across counties as varied as Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Sussex, Norfolk, Yorkshire and Cumbria. We offer truly unique itineraries by private appointment.

Tours & Regions

Garden folly
Gardens & Walks

One of the great pleasures of England are its gardens and a trip into the English countryside would not be complete without them. Explore masterpieces of English landscape design by Capability Brown; classical temples, exotic trees and sweeping lakes. There are also Japanese gardens, intimate walled grottoes and Victorian pleasure gardens to discover. We use internationally renowned landscape experts and garden designers to lead our tours.

Drawing room

We have extensive experience choosing where to stay, from small and charming hotels to the Michelin starred and even iconic stately homes themselves. There are a small number of properties head and shoulders above the rest and we know them.

Art Tours Ltd Our experts

On one our tours you might meet several deeply engaging experts: it might be a curator who knows about every item of furniture and every painting in a house, it might be the head gardener who can tell you about every flower in his borders or it might be the owner themselves telling stories about their family. Our clients love the variety of expertise on our trips.

English estate with lake
Private Visits

We are known for our exclusive access to private houses and collections in England. Access that goes well beyond the obvious offered by other operators. Some of our most important visits we might only offer once a year. All visits to country houses on our tours are done privately.


Boat Life

Instead of driving between two great houses, why not go by boat?