Want to see how the other half live? Then take a look at our selection of tours that visit all the best palaces and forts around the world. Many of the wonderfully ornate palaces that we visit are now historical museums and sites of interest allowing you to have a good old look around. Previously they were homes to heads of state and important people such as the Dalai Lama who lived in Potala Palace in Lhasa, or the Winter Palace, once home to Peter the Great and now the abode of the biggest art collection in the world.
The beautiful walled city of Dubrovnik in Croatia contains several fortresses from which you have wonderful views of the surrounding sea. Topkapi Palace in Turkey, once home to the Ottoman Sultans, until they tired of it in the 17th century!
To see some fortresses still in use today, visit isolated Bhutan where their many fortresses (known as dzongs) are used by the government, the army, the for festivals.
For Palace and Fort heaven why not investigate India, where you will be spoilt for choice - from the impressive hilltop Amber Fort to the intricate and beautiful City Palace in Udaipur. And when you've had your fill of sightseeing, it's time to live like a king and stay in one of the many hotels that have been converted from a palace!