Classical pottery, medieval castles, Romanesque churches or Bauhaus architecture – however specific your obsession, there’s a tour to match. As well as being tailored to your individual tastes, experiential tours offer the perfect chance to connect with fellow enthusiasts. Some arrange access to parts of the world that are closed to independent explorers. Others will bring you face-to-face with rare species, reveal hidden cultural gems or introduce you to the newest and most exciting developments within their area. But what all experiential tours have in common are highly experienced guides, whose infectious knowledge and enthusiasm will enliven your holiday.