ODive into an array of once-in-a-lifetime adventures from diving into a seabed off the Cornish coast to galloping through the curling Dartmoor mist.
Cookson Sunken Wine:As part of an exclusive seven-day marine expedition to the bottom of the sea, guests of the Cookson Sunken Wine experience will retrieve a treasure trove of rare vintages lost at sea for over 100 years. In 1918, just two months before the end of World War I, a German U-boat torpedoed and sank a vessel sailing from Bordeaux to the UK, carrying selection of prestigious Champagnes, rare wines, brandies and Benedictines. Now, with an expert team of marine archaeologists, historians and divers, and using state-of-the-art Coravin technology, guests can unearth these historic bottles for themselves. A luxury experience throughout, guests will enjoy daily helicopter transfers from their five-star accommodation in a private Cornish mansion, complete with its own beach, stunning sea views and dedicated personal chef.
In Conversation With Sally Bedell Smith:Join one of the world’s preeminent authors, Sally Bedell Smith who will read from her latest royal biography and compare and contrast Britain’s leading royal figures, the Queen and Prince Charles. Taking place at Heckfield Place, an outstanding Georgian family home lovingly restored from its classic origins and set across 400 acres of secluded Hampshire greenery. Multi-award-winning Sally is the best-selling author of seven biographies, and her latest, Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life, was an instant bestseller on the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal lists. Her previous biographies include Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch, and it was this title that led Sally to act as a consultant to playwright Peter Morgan on The Audience, his award-winning production about Queen Elizabeth II starring Helen Mirren. Also a distinguished journalist, Sally was the cultural news reporter for The New York Times and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. Since 2017 she has also been an on-the-air contributor for CNN, offering analysis and commentary on the British royal family. She is currently writing a dual biography of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
Liberty Trails:Enjoy England’s premier riding experience by combining fabulous equestrian experiences over almost 1,000 square miles of Dartmoor National Park. Take in this sensational scenery across the curling Dartmoor mist, receding valleys and rolling hills of Devon. It is like a Jane Austen novel unfolding on horseback. This new equestrian safari company takes competent riders on guided, galloping, gastronomic tours in and around Dartmoor in Devon, including stays in luxury hotels, Michelin-starred meals and devilishly good massages, all woven into the five-star experience.