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Northern Lights and whale watching holiday in Norway

Northern Lights and whale watching holiday in Norway

Look to the sky for the Lights - to the sea for the whales!
From NKr8,900 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec
South Africa safari holiday, 14 days

South Africa safari holiday, 14 days

Award winning safari in South Africa
From £2,595 to £2,850 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 15 Aug, 4 Sep, 18 Sep, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct
Wildlife and cultural tour to Ethiopia

Wildlife and cultural tour to Ethiopia

See wildlife in the Omo valley
From £1,496 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary. Minimum 2 people
Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters

Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters

Experience local life kayaking through Kerala backwaters .
From US $540 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary.
Photography holiday in the Spanish Pyrenees

Photography holiday in the Spanish Pyrenees

Nature photography holiday in the breathtaking Spanish Pyrenees
From €1,495 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 15 Oct
Wine tour in Croatia and Slovenia

Wine tour in Croatia and Slovenia

Food, wine and culinary traditions of Slovenia and Croatia
From €3,500 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 19 Oct
Malawi volunteering holiday

Malawi volunteering holiday

Volunteer at Malawi’s only wildlife sanctuary
From £1,244 to £3,946 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures can be arranged at anytime to suit you
Iceland Northern Lights & Astronomy holiday, South Coast

Iceland Northern Lights & Astronomy holiday, South Coast

Enjoy spectacular Northern lights and amazing landscape
From €1,800 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 Mar
Tasmania east coast camping & walking tour

Tasmania east coast camping & walking tour

Authentic Eco tours on Tasmania's stunning East Coast
From AU $1,300 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 11 Dec, 18 Dec
2017: 1 Jan, 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 23 Apr, 30 Apr
Wellbeing holiday in North Iceland

Wellbeing holiday in North Iceland

A self-drive tour where you can visit and pamper yourself
From €1,100 to €2,500 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Yoga retreats in Andalucia, Spain

Yoga retreats in Andalucia, Spain

Yoga and meditation in the magical mountains of Andalucia
From €649 to €1,149 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct
Last minute yoga and meditation retreat in Andalucia, Spain.
Kilimanjaro Climb, safari & Zanzibar holiday

Kilimanjaro Climb, safari & Zanzibar holiday

Roof Top of Africa & Palm fringed Island of Zanzibar
From US $4,550 to US $5,850 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Iceland northern lights and snowshoeing holiday

Iceland northern lights and snowshoeing holiday

Hiking in snowshoes and bathing under the northern lights
From €2,000 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 19 Feb, 5 Mar
Sweden walking holiday, self guided

Sweden walking holiday, self guided

Self-guided hiking through Stockholm's picturesque countryside
From SKr9,595 to SKr9,840 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 30 Jul, 1 Aug, 8 Aug
Sweden activity holiday, Stockholm countryside

Sweden activity holiday, Stockholm countryside

Multi-activity tour in Stockholm's picturesque countryside
From SKr7,695 to SKr7,985 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep
Tour of Patagonia, El Calafate & Torres del Paine

Tour of Patagonia, El Calafate & Torres del Paine

Patagonia's best - Torres del Paine and Perito Moreno Glacier.
From US $620 to US $2,665 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Learn Spanish & yoga in the Picos de Europa, Spain

Learn Spanish & yoga in the Picos de Europa, Spain

Spanish & Pilates + Yoga in stunning green Spain
From €415 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 7 Aug, 4 Sep, 2 Oct, 30 Oct
€120 off on our Renovate course starting 4th Sep if booked before 22nd.
Iceland Northern Lights short break

Iceland Northern Lights short break

Aurora viewing and adventure tour in Iceland!
From IKr85,990 4 days ex flights
Small group travel
Cambodia photography holiday & Angkor temples

Cambodia photography holiday & Angkor temples

Improve your travel photography on tour in Cambodia
From US $2,500 to US $2,900 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 6 Oct, 9 Dec
2017: 3 Feb, 30 Jun, 11 Aug, 11 Dec
Cambodia is at its photographic best in the Green Season and there are fewer tourists. $300 reduction.
Burma photography tours

Burma photography tours

Photography tour of fascinating Burma: DSLR & advanced compact cameras users welcome
From US $4,100 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 17 Apr, 24 Nov
Northern Lights photography holiday in Iceland, coast & ice

Northern Lights photography holiday in Iceland, coast & ice

Incredible Photogrpahic trip in stunning West & East Iceland
From £2,500 to £2,600 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 27 Sep, 6 Oct, 16 Oct, 2 Nov
2017: 5 Feb, 21 Feb, 20 Mar, 24 Sep, 12 Oct, 29 Oct
Portugal yoga holiday, Iyengar retreat

Portugal yoga holiday, Iyengar retreat

Wonderful healing Iyengar yoga retreats Algarve, Portugal
From €650 to €995 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 29 Jul, 13 Aug, 10 Sep, 14 Oct
Montenegro mountain biking holidays, self guided

Montenegro mountain biking holidays, self guided

Mountain biking at stunning coast of Montenegro
From €650 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Spanish course & walking holiday, Picos de Europa, Spain

Spanish course & walking holiday, Picos de Europa, Spain

Spanish classes + stunning hikes in Picos de Europa
From €400 to €450 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 20 Nov
2017: 9 Apr, 23 Apr, 7 May, 21 May, 4 Jun, 18 Jun, 2 Jul, 16 Jul, 30 Jul, 13 Aug, 27 Aug, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 8 Oct, 22 Oct
€60 off all August beginners courses booked before 22nd.
Learn Spanish and walk the Camino de Santiago, Spain

Learn Spanish and walk the Camino de Santiago, Spain

Camino de Santiago in the North of Spain +practical Spanish
From €400 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 7 Aug, 21 Aug, 4 Sep, 18 Sep, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 13 Nov, 27 Nov
€120 off our 22nd August Camino de Santiago Taster Course.
Provence cycling tour, France

Provence cycling tour, France

Cycling tour of Provence for avid riders.
From €1,070 to €1,410 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Starts any day from April 1st through October 25th, 2016
China highlights tour, tailor made

China highlights tour, tailor made

Walk along the Great Wall and relax in the stunning LiRiver
From US $2,202 to US $2,294 11 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Catalan horse riding holiday in Spain

Catalan horse riding holiday in Spain

Horse riding in the beautiful Catalan countryside.
From €685 to €1,100 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Namibia and Botswana safari holiday

Namibia and Botswana safari holiday

Namibia & Botswana lodge safari Caprivi Etosha Okavango
From €2,890 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 4 Dec, 18 Dec
Catalonia family activity holiday, Spain

Catalonia family activity holiday, Spain

Family fun with scenic bike rides & adventure activities.
From €720 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Family biking activity holiday availability. Flexible dates & shorter stays available. 25 July to 5th Aug, or 13th Aug to 3rd Sep. Exchange rate change discount. Customised to your families requirements.
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reviews for locally run holidays

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Northern Lights photography holiday in Iceland, coast & ice
From
£2,500
excluding flights
Fantastic - the tutors were excellent, patient, helpful and very professional. I learnt a lot but realise that I still have a lot to learn (more)Jan Beaty
What was the most memorable part of the holiday? - Everything!...Excellent! (more)Chada Ruangtoowagoon
Fabulous, never to be forgotten...the excitement of 'getting' the Northern Lights was really great. (more)Doreen Kelly
Iceland Northern Lights short break
From
IKr85,990
excluding flights
Brilliant and Awesome!! Climbing the ice wall during our trip to the Sσlheimajφkull glacier and seeing the geological wonders of Iceland - geysers, waterfalls, Thingvellir and of course, The Northern Lights!! (more)sue deedigan
Book as much as you can!!!! This is a fantastic company with excellent service and great advice...The amazing day trips which we booked through the company for a great price and included breakfasts made the day easy (more)Elizabeth King
Kilimanjaro Climb, safari & Zanzibar holiday
From
US $4,550
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Too many to mention! Highlights - getting to the top of Kilimanjaro and Serengeti safari! Tips? Do your research. We tweaked our holiday quite a bit and the main aim was to climb Kilimanjaro - had we not researched and as such altered the original itinerary by adding an extra day - we would NOT have made it to the top - which would have soured the rest of the trip which was to go on safari and finish in Zanzibar. Local benefits? Yes - we had sixteen people... (more)Angie Koufou
Tasmania east coast camping & walking tour
From
AU $1,300
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The most exciting part was wild camping at Trial Harbour. Tips? The tour guide is very accommodating to the traveller's needs and interests, so I would suggest building up a dialogue with him about the holiday plans. Local benefits? Definitely ....the tour guide was genuinely sympathetic to the environment and took care to reduce environmental impact and also educate the traveller about the local wild life and environment. Overall rating? The holiday... (more)Kathy Layton
Yoga retreats in Andalucia, Spain
From
€649
excluding flights
The setting is very tranquil and lovely and rather "away from it all" so you can really disconnect if you want to. (more)Heather Rome
It was great. Just what I needed. Very relaxing, great very healthy local food, great tips and advise. (more)Sarah Williams
The best thing I have ever done, so so glad that I did it. (more)Josie Korda
Sweden walking holiday, self guided
From
SKr9,595
excluding flights
We were impressed with the beauty of Sweden and how easy it was to travel around. (more)Sharon Reardon
Excellent. No complaints at all and would definitely do it again. Credit should be given to Carmen Hamdi who left nothing to chance and organised our stay with extreme professionalism. (more)Andrew and Sharon Venables
Yoga holiday in Portugal
From
€740
excluding flights
Fantastic, would heartily recommend the yoga retreat. It works for practioners at all levels and is a wonderful relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings. (more)Smita Shah
I miss walking home to my pad, under the starry August sky with a belly full of ridiculously tasteful deliciousness, and a body stretched to the core. (more)Medea Van Schijndel
The trip was definitely one of most memorable and exiting holidays I have ever had. Nothing was short of wonder! (more)Anna Manaeva
Catalan horse riding holiday in Spain
From
€685
excluding flights
Fantastic, didn't want to come home again. (more)Jane Nair
Absolutely brilliant! We loved every part of it! (more)Angie Johnston
Very interesting with plenty of activities and many lovely people (more)Matthew Gobey
Altiplano de Granada activity holiday, Spain
From
€207
excluding flights
Don't hesitate, book it and enjoy! (more)Tania Chandler
We loved the amazing views in all directions from, the great range of exciting activities organised by the owners, who were fantastic hosts and so friendly and helpful, and the total relaxation of really getting away from it all. (more)Lucy Schonberger
A gloriously friendly hotel with a perfect location for a peaceful retreat into a Spain we rarely get to experience (more)Amanda Povey
Archaeology holiday in Greece
From
€990
excluding flights
I would give this tour the highest rating. My husband and I felt totally taken care of, with never a worry. (more)Jan Fisher
Loved traveling with the guides--they treated us like family. (more)Brynnen Ford
We had a fantastic holiday, the tour guides were wonderful, the itinerary is really good. (more)Jane Anthony
Tibet cultural tours
From
£895
excluding flights
Outstanding guides. Excellent (more)frank ingram
A real adventure. The whole trip was thoroughly enjoyable. The highlights for us were Lhasa Old Town, the Potala Palace and Mount Everest. (more)Christopher Ashley-Jones
It was my dream to travel to Tibet and I wasn’t disappointed... (more)izabela spero
Provence holiday, walking, culture & cooking option
From
€510
excluding flights
The peaceful, unspoilt village with spectacular views. The friendliness and warmth of our hosts, their local knowledge and their pride in their local area. (more)Kay Boshier
Book it. The local tours are great with good food. (more)Alison Mott
It was simply the best holiday I have been on in years very special (more)Joanne Hackett
Learn to scuba dive in the Red Sea
From
£490
excluding flights
Excellent - if you want a friendly open hearted place to stay and learn to dive then I couldn't recommend it more highly. (more)katherine Church
Do not hesitate to book this holiday! The people are fantastic, the place is beautiful and the more relaxed nature of the area due to its more remote location made for a far more relaxing holiday than you would have at other resorts in the region The whole operation was centred around local people and the local economy. We were actively encouraged to reduce our environmental impact and respect the environment which we were lucky enough to see (more)Gareth Jones
Everything was fantastic but the most memorable part was the diving. We went diving every day and saw lots of coral and fish. Staying with this operator was also very relaxing. They looked after us wonderfully, everything we wanted was provided and nothing was too much trouble. (more)Diederik Kohnhorst
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group lodge tour
From
€3,170
excluding flights
Remember that this is Africa and everything does not work all the time. Be patient and positive and make friends along the way. (more)Louis Carroll
The most memorable part was driving with Makoros (traditional wood boot) to our wild camping in the Okavango Delta observed by hippos. (more)Sigrid Pach
Cycling tour in Catalonia for food lovers, Spain
From
€995
excluding flights
It was great. We could do as much as we wanted. We could have made it as hard or easy as we liked. We loved being active. (more)Liz Wood
Biking in the beautiful country of Spain with my husband and good friends was the most memorable part. It was a wonderful experience, great trails, food and memories to last a lifetime. I am planning my next trip now! (more)Mark Edwards
Everything about this holiday was excellent, and exceeded expectations. We have already recommended this holiday to our friends, and would do it again ourselves! (more)Ashling Swirtz
Watersports activity holiday in Croatia
From
€620
excluding flights
If you enjoy being outdoors and in water then this is the holiday for you. (more)Emma Brehony
It was simply the best holiday I have ever been on. I used to think the city was the best place in the world. My world was turned upside down. (more)Julie Stolyarchuk
Amazing! The perfect combination of activities and challenges in pristine settings. Our guides, Nikola and Mario are passionate, knowledgeable guys who spoke openly and honestly. I not only enjoyed the activities, but loved learning more about Croatia. (more)maria falgoust
Honeymoon in Vietnam
From
US $1,694
excluding flights
Our tour around the palaces & tombs of Hue with our responsible travel guide Mr Dai & the trip over the mountains to Hoi An were the most memorable parts of the holiday. (more)Jenny Jones
Highlights of the trip were 5 days at the fantastic Mango Bay resort on Phu Quoc Island and trekking / homestay in Pu Luong National Park. The tour operator, were excellent and extremely well organised. (more)Rachel Baldry
11/10 mark. Just perfect! All of it was amazing, wandering around all Vietnam was an unforgettable experience. (more)Stathis Nikolaou
Mercantour family walking holiday, France
From
£440
excluding flights
Awesome, it has raised the bar for next year! (more)Tony Johnson
The whole thing was memorable! Our 6 year old and 4 year old leading "Leonidas" our donkey through the French Alps, sleeping in a beautiful yurt in an Alpine meadow, and feeling like we'd done something completely different to the typical "bucket and spade" type of holiday. (more)Alison Godfrey
The mountains, flora and fauna in an exceptionally beautiful and unspoilt part of the world, within and on the periphery of the Mercantour National Park in the French maritime Alps were most memorable. (more)Nick Lampert
Family scuba diving holidays in the Red Sea
From
£490
excluding flights
Absolutely brilliant. Excellent service, accommodation fine, food good, beach close, great picnic in the mountains. So good we are going back in a few months. (more)Jackie Vale
10/10 - you must GO!! The best parts was becoming a scuba diver and my son becoming Open Water PADI certified (more)julie griffiths
Most memorable was getting the children snorkelling and seeing their excitement at seeing all the pretty fish! (more)Nicky Smith
Algonquin Park tours in Canada, canoeing & moose
From
CA $599
excluding flights
It was great fun to be out on the water in the sunshine, paddling along the lakes and rivers. It was a beautiful, peaceful trip in which time did not exist. (more)Annemarieke de Bruin
Learning how to track animals, brew pine needle tea, make rope out of bark, start a fire in the rain and read weather patterns were the most memorable parts. (more)Jane Lucken
Family activity holiday in Turkey
From
£475
excluding flights
9.5/10 - an absolutely wonderful holiday. We cannot recommend it highly enough. (more)Doug Grimwade
Fantastic. A wonderful life-affirming experience, thoroughly enjoyed by our whole family (rare, given wide-ranging abilities). I would highly recommend this company and holiday. (more)Lisa Williams
Excellent! Probably the best family holiday we have had. Try it for your self! (more)Angelique Crooks
Nepal trek with Chitwan National Park safari
From
US $849
excluding flights
It was absolutely great. I think it would be perfect for groups and solo travellers (I went solo). I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting great diversity and fun. (more)Endija Skopane
Book your flight , pack your bag , seize the day , go ! Just do it ! (more)Lorna Jenkins
Everything was done locally, and the guides were great at imparting knowledge about the local area and customs. (more)Bronwyn Russell
Marine conservation in Belize
From
US $1,330
excluding flights
The diving was fabulous. The instructors are brilliant, very patient and informative! (more)Lucy Keech
The most memorable part was diving with like minded staff and guests who love and appreciate the ocean and contributing to research and conservation...Excellent opportunity and experience. (more)Michelle Lamarca
Tom Owens Caye was a magic location for a chilled week diving in Belize. Polly, Patty and the team were generous hosts. The food was delicious with the lionfish and banana pancakes particular highlights! Diving was excellent. Still feeling good about the lobster survey! (more)Karen Whitham
Tiger watching holiday in India
From
£660
excluding flights
Seeing a tiger in the wild was simply amazing, but another heart stopping experience happened a few days later. While having an outdoor supper at the hotel, a tiger nearby started calling. It sounded so close and the area was so dark. Simply amazing to be that close to wild tigers. (more)Lorinda Semeniuk
Seeing tigers was heart-stopping! (more)TINA JOHNSON
It was a trip of a lifetime and to experience tigers at such close hand was an experience we will never forget. India is exhausting but the wildlife of the parks was amazing. (more)Julia Gallagher
South Africa safari holiday, 14 days
From
£2,595
excluding flights
Excellent, without question. The entire holiday exceeded our expectations. We saw much more wildlife than we imagined, and we experienced the bush in a direct, personal way. (more)Bruce Marsland
If you are looking for a first class small group safari experience which has the added benefits of a more hands approach to the wild life and conservation, culture, and people of South Africa and all at a reasonable cost, this is the ideal package. (more)Adele Struyck-Ismay
Five stars! It was, as stated, the adventure of a lifetime, which we were expecting, but we did not plan to gain so much more, in the way of making friends and feeling a part of missions that transcended mere tourism. (more)Tania Modleski
Liveaboard diving and sailing holiday in Greece
From
£555
excluding flights
We could not rate our holiday any higher. All six of us are eager to return. We miss the stories and history learned from Sotiris and Annie, the deliciousness of the local authentic food, the curiosity of learning about a new place and its culuture and the genuineness of the hospitality everywhere. (more)Danielle Romme
I had a really lovely time. (more)Melandee Brown
Excellent...For me it was the opportunity to see some amazing places, both on land and underwater. The night dive on Polygaios with the bioluminescent plankton was mind-blowing, Avatar style! (more)Mathias Bredvei
Cycling holiday in Portugal, self guided
From
€539
excluding flights
It was fantastic and would recommend it. June was a great month as the weather was stable and sunny everyday. (more)Karen Tweed
The west coast is breath taking and feels unspoilt. I would really recommend this holiday, it is so well co-ordinated to appeal to lots of different tastes. (more)Fran Kelly
Great, very well organized, good maps, well-considered route. (more)Richard Scott
Sailing holiday in the Aegean Sea
From
£458
excluding flights
Great experience and gave us a good taste of sailing, now ready for some more! (more)Melanie Meurant
The most memorable part of the holiday were the views from ashore and on dry land. The Cyclades are really unique. (more)Lorenza Campana
There were so many highlights it is hard to pick out the best - snorkelling in clear blue waters, visiting deserted beaches, wandering through the streets of ancient villages far away from all the tourists, eating marvellous local food, seeing ancient ruins, sailing under starry skies.... (more)Madeleine Minto
Self guided sea kayaking in Croatia
From
€560
excluding flights
Most memorable was getting out on the sea and being able to travel at your own pace. The Islands are amazing and Miljet is a must see place, we loved it. (more)Chivers Libby
We enjoyed the kayaking because we were able to get away from the throng of tourists and it was an ideal holiday for the 3 active teenagers we had with us but easy enough for the adults. (more)Louise Solomon
The sea kayaking and snorkelling on Lopud island was great fun. It got quite interesting in terms of high waves on the way back which was a welcomed challenge. (more)Mariana Heinrich
Family sea kayaking holiday in Croatia
From
€650
excluding flights
Croatia was jolly good value, beautiful and friendly. (more)Bridget Smith
It was right balance of activities and doing our own thing. I would definitely recommend and will be back. (more)Peter Wightman
We loved loved loved the kayaking which was pitched at just the right level for us with 2 kids, aged 11 years and 8 years but we all agree that the absolute highlight was swimming in the green cave, absolutely unforgettable. (more)Trish Horgan
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