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At Adagio we understand that the only way to truly experience a place is up close and on foot. These walking holidays are all taken at a relaxed pace, indeed the name Adagio derives from the Italian "ad agio" meaning at ease.

There are no walking grades or strict itineraries, we like wandering the backstreets, savouring the local food, staying in a hotel with jasmine around the windows. We like strolling to remote coves and sharing views with other people. We don't like rushing around. We're on holiday, and we want to enjoy ourselves. And, of course our expert leaders will be with you every step of the way.

Walking, Strolling and Ambling

We believe that the world's scenic delights are best explored on foot, and that rushing is never a good idea. Walking is an important part of the Adagio holiday and we are often asked how much walking is involved.
This will always depend on the holiday in question. Holidays marked with the 'Adagio Plus', will be most enjoyed by those who are reasonably fit, possibly new to rambling, who seek a relaxed walking holiday.
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Michael is an experienced walking leader and tour manager, mostly in Europe. Although he no longer leads holidays, he remains a keen walker and is our Adagio expert.
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What's included

All Adagio holidays include flights, airport transfers, accommodation, breakfasts and most (if not all) dinners, the occasional lunch and your Adagio Specialist who will accompany you throughout your holiday to make sure that everything runs smoothly. We also include as many of the local travel costs, entrance fees and local guides as we can, but also allow for some flexibility.

Adagio - More than just walking!

Gardens of the Channel Islands
Overseas but not abroad: scenic walking and specialist garden tours on Guernsey, Sark and Herm - An Adagio holiday

Not only enjoying the stunning scenery and heritage sites of Guernsey, we’re also close enough to visit Sark and Herm for a day each. Having one of the best sunshine records in the British Isles plants from around the world thrive here. Each season brings its own speciality. You’ll have the chance to visit several public and private gardens, see wild flowers lining cliff paths and lanes and discover each of the Islands’ natural beauty.

Next Dept: 18 Apr 15      For: 7 nights       From: Multiple
Types:    Adagio Flowers Islands New Holiday Special Interest     Grades:
Price from: £1,045
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Dreaming Spires and Stately Homes
Strolling amongst Oxfordshire villages - an Adagio holiday
Wroxton is a beautiful and picturesque village located in northern Oxfordshire, a great centre from which to explore this little known area of rural England. Situated between Banbury and Stratford upon Avon we have access to some beautiful walking and scenery.

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Loire – Châteaux, Vineyards & Walks
Exploring the charms of the western Loire - an Adagio holiday

Chinon is on the River Vienne, a few miles of gently meandering curves away from where it meets the Loire. Here are cream-coloured stone buildings, turrets, half-timbered façades and riverside promenades. This is the rich land of wine and food, of castles and kings, producing some of the Loire’s best wine.
Next Dept: 21 Apr 15      For: 7 nights       From: St Pancras
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Price from: £1,015
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La Belle France
Lakes, mountains and beautiful Annecy - an Adagio holiday

Annecy is in so many ways the perfect location for a holiday. Its dazzling medieval centre is criss-crossed by canals. Its morning markets are a joy to behold. And its lakeside setting is truly magical, with the Alps of the Haute Savoie rising from the shores. Leisurely Alpine walks with spectacular views, lakeside castles and monasteries – a holiday to savour...
Next Dept: 25 May 15      For: 7 nights       From: Heathrow
Types:    Adagio     Grades:
Price from: £1,199
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Summer Days in Stockholm
City of Islands - an Adagio holiday
Stockholm spreads across fourteen islands, and many more lie beyond in the archipelago. Fine buildings, amazing museums, parks and wild nature are on the doorstep of one of Europe’s most beautiful capitals. And of course those long, long days of summer.
Next Dept: 17 Jun 15      For: 7 nights       From: Heathrow, Manchester
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Price from: £1,450
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Gardens & Lakes of the Etruscan Heartlands
Discovering the Bel' Paese - an Adagio holiday

To the north of Rome lie the heartlands of the Etruscans, the civilisation that preceded Rome, flourishing from the 6th Century BC. Their fertile homelands are now home to volcanic crater lakes, beautiful gardens and well preserved buildings with a vibrant history stretching through time.
Next Dept: 24 Mar 15      For: 7 nights       From: Heathrow
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Price from: £960
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Stylish Umbria
Immerse yourself in all things Italian - an Adagio holiday
Umbria is the Green Heart of Italy. The long summers and fertile land bring forth olives, grapes and other delicious produce in sun-kissed abundance. Beautifully preserved Renaissance towns dot the landscape. Besides the treasures of Assisi are the lesser known attractions of Spello, Spoleto and our base of Trevi.
Next Dept: 14 Apr 15      For: 7 nights       From: Heathrow
Types:    Adagio     Grades:
Price from: £950
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Lake Como Gardens and Villas
Discover paradise along the shores of Lake Como - An Adagio holiday
Lake Como is the most romantic of the Italian pre-alpine lakes. Steep tree-clad hills, contrasting with the blue waters of the lake, and an essentially Mediterranean climate have made it a place of retreat for the Italian rich and famous in search of the exotic since Wordsworth’s day.
Next Dept: 15 Apr 15      For: 7 nights       From: Heathrow
Types:    Adagio New Holiday     Grades:
Price from: £1,140
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