Welcome to Reality and Beyond
Lucy Abel Smith and Harriet Landseer specialise in tailor-made tours to all parts of Central and Eastern Europe, to countries we have explored and enjoyed for many years. Our philosophy is to bring out the richnessand diversity of these often neglected regions where against all odds, strong artistic and intellectual traditions remain.
Reality and Beyond in 2013
Harriet led a small group of friends to Dubrovnik & Montenegro, while Lucy organised the first ever Transylvanian Book Festival. On its heels, the Friends of Sychrov visited the Baroque Opera Festival in Cesky Krumlov in South Bohemia and then travelled on to North Bohemia to visit the great neo-gothic country house of Sychrov, historic home of the de Rohans where the Friends had contributed much to the restored house and gardens. Meanwhile Lucy was guest speaker on Transylvania and Bukovina with its painted churches for the Royal Academy.
We enjoy arranging visits for small parties of friends, even in other areas of expertise. In 2013 Lucy ran a tour of great houses in the Scottish Highlands for a group from Georgia and South Carolina. Otherwise we aim to continue to offer 4-5 tours a year.