TORONTO, Jan. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Martin Randall Travel (MRT) the multi award-winning tour operator from London, England, has announced its first North American office based in Toronto, Ontario.
Dan McCaughey and his business partner Linda Heslegrave were recently selected by Martin Randall to represent the cultural tour operator in Canada.
The Toronto office provides the convenience of a local contact for Canadian customers and is a marketing centre and contact point for media enquiries.
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer Canadian based services for travellers who are interested in MRT tours," say Dan McCaughey and Linda Heslegrave. "We have travelled with MRT so we know the exceptional quality of the tours and recommend them highly."
In business for more than 20 years, Martin Randall Travel has been called the leading specialist in cultural travel. MRT offers a unique series of 220 smaller-group (15-22 person) tours to discerning travellers every year in 35 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. MRT strictly limits the numbers on these tours to make the holiday a more enjoyable and personal experience.
Specialist itineraries are meticulously planned and rooted in knowledge of the destination and of the subject matter. All maintain a cultural focus - art, architecture, archaeology, gardens, literature, music, history, geology, gastronomy, even walking tours. Cultural tours are each led by expert lecturers - esteemed art historians, musicologists, archaeologists, historians. These expert guides provide an intimate, immersion experience unlike any other tour in the global marketplace
Trips range from long weekends to 12 or more days. Clients can follow in the footsteps of writers Byron and Browning in Venice. Study the Baroque & Rococo treasures of Southern Germany. Marvel at the Modern Art along the French Cote d'Azur. Walk through the major Roman, Christian and Islamic sites of Jordan and Israel. Comfortably explore the mysteries of India.
MRT in particular concentrates on musical events in some of the world's most spectacular music settings (Concert Halls and Opera Houses) including Vienna, Prague, Paris, Berlin, Milan and Rome. These include larger-group (150-300) original Music Festivals renowned for commissioning world-famous musicians and singers who perform exclusively for MRT clients. In 2012, MRT offers festivals in Rome and Oxford and river cruise based tours on the Danube and Rhine.
A hallmark of MRT, remarked on widely in reviews and client surveys, is the meticulous care taken with itineraries and the focus on the comfort of clients. MRT prides itself on giving a professional service of the highest calibre where everyone is treated as an individual, not just part of a larger group.
Martin Randall Travel (MRT) is now entering its third decade offering carefully crafted and unique cultural, musical and gastronomic tours throughout the world. This year MRT offers a record number of tours (220) in 35 countries with a massive annual program of 170 different itineraries. (See website for complete details). MRT has received accolades from travel groups as diverse as the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO) as Travel Company of the Year and 50 Tours of a Lifetime Award several times from National Geographic.
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