Travel the world on a magical literary adventure

Cynthia Peng
·3-min read
Photo credit: Black Tomato
Photo credit: Black Tomato

From Town & Country

To help fuel our wanderlust, the luxury travel company Black Tomato has launched ‘Take me on a Story’, a new collection of magical itineraries inspired by five classic children’s books. From an interactive tea party and a costume-making workshop in Oxfordshire that nods to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, to learning survival skills in an Alaskan landscape reminiscent of Jack London’s Call of the Wild, there’s a trip for every genre…

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Photo credit: Black Tomato

Take me on a story to Oxfordshire – inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Tumble down the rabbit hole in rural Oxfordshire, with the opportunity to try croquet, enjoy an interactive tea party, and co-design a bespoke costume with a leading atelier in the Cotswolds. You will also learn to forage in the forest, join a river cruise and attend a storytelling session at the Story Museum.

From £8,250 a person for five nights at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.

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Photo credit: Black Tomato

Take me on a story to Alaska – inspired by Call of the Wild

Voyage into the Alaskan wilderness, where you might find yourself navigating glaciers by raft and panning for gold with historians. Thrilling experiences include ice-climbing, rappelling and dog-mushing, after which you can lay down your head in luxurious lodges and cabins that are so remote you will be arriving by helicopter.

From £28,000 a person for nine nights staying at Sheldon Chalet, Winterlake Lodge and Hotel Alyeska, excluding flights.

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Photo credit: Black Tomato

Take me on a story to Morocco – inspired by Arabian Nights

This is for families who want to explore a vast desert landscape and marvel at the Atlas Mountains – both on camelback and in a 4WD. You will also have the chance to tour ancient souks with soothsayers and try pottery-making, before a night learning the secrets of astronomy while sleeping on a magic carpet under the stars in the Sahara skies.

From £3,500 a person for six nights staying at Kasbah Azul, Azalai Desert Lodge, Riad Caravane and La Sultana, excluding flights.

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Photo credit: Black Tomato

Take me on a story to Iceland – inspired by Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Chart the course of Jules Verne’s classic book in Iceland’s magnificent landscape, with volcanoes, glacial lagoons, lava caves and black beaches. Your expert guide will share skills such as fire-making, geography and cartography, following a specially designed map.

From £5,375 a person for six nights staying at Hotel Húsafell, Sandhotel, Hotel Kriaand Torfhus, excluding flights.

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Photo credit: Black Tomato

Take me on a story to the British Virgin Islands – inspired by Treasure Island

This Caribbean adventure encourages families to go in search of buried treasure, including underwater hunts and a private catamaran charter to the Dog Islands. By night, you will hear how both sailors and pirates navigate the seas with tales around a bonfire, and you can also enjoy a cooking class at Rosewood Little Dix Bay, that takes place on the resort’s sustainable farm.

From £5,500 a person for seven nights staying at Rosewood Little Dix Bay, excluding flights.