Luxury culture holidays
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Tailor made tours of Oman

Tailor made tours of Oman

Privately escorted mystical trip of stunning Oman
From £1,760 8 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Rajasthan luxury tours

Rajasthan luxury tours

Endless possibilities in Rajasthan
From £1,200 to £1,300 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Kerala luxury holiday

Kerala luxury holiday

Kerala at a relaxed pace
From £2,160 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made to suit your dates, budget and requirements
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made

Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made

Independent tailor made holidays to Sri Lanka
From £1,945 15 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: Our tailor made Sri Lanka holidays can be arranged at any time to suit you, and adapted to your requirements as necessary although we do not offer trips for under 10 days.
Rajasthan art history & architecture tour

Rajasthan art history & architecture tour

Rajasthan cultural heritage, art history, music and wildlife
From £706 to £710 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Luxury Rajasthan holiday, 14 days

Luxury Rajasthan holiday, 14 days

Experience life as a Maharaja in wonderful Rajasthan
From £3,300 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Tailor made holiday in Bali, Off the beaten track

Tailor made holiday in Bali, Off the beaten track

Cultural heritage, rainforest & beach relaxation in Bali
From £1,250 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made year round at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Costa Rica tailor made holiday, vistas and volcanoes

Costa Rica tailor made holiday, vistas and volcanoes

Discover Costa Rica's hidden gems
From £3,095 12 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: Available all year. This suggested itinerary can be modified entirely to your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used and how long you spend in each destination.
India holidays to the Golden Triangle, tailormade

India holidays to the Golden Triangle, tailormade

An ideal trip for the first-time visitor to India
From £1,250 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be arranged at any time to suit you, and adapted to your requirements as necessary
Japan holidays, tailor made

Japan holidays, tailor made

Experience the highlights of Japan by train
From £4,990 14 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor-made and departures can be arranged all year. The sample itinerary below can be modified to your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used & how long you spend in each destination.
South India holiday

South India holiday

Tour the ancient trading cities and towns
From £1,851 15 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
Bhutan luxury holiday

Bhutan luxury holiday

Visit Bhutan's authentic cultural gems and natural wonders
From £5,108 11 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Suffolk holiday, walking and gastronomy tour

Suffolk holiday, walking and gastronomy tour

Walking and experiencing England at its prettiest
From £1,890 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 9 Jul
Pyrenees walking and gastronomy holiday

Pyrenees walking and gastronomy holiday

Come and visit the beautiful Basque country
From €2,890 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 27 Sep, 4 Oct
Tailor made holiday in China

Tailor made holiday in China

China's iconic historical sights
From £2,800 to £3,500 14 days inc UK 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
Luxury culture holiday in Oman

Luxury culture holiday in Oman

Meet the Bedouin of Wahiba Sands and Turtles of Sur in Oman
From £1,699 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Northern India holiday, tailor made

Northern India holiday, tailor made

Explore the quieter side of this incredible area of India
From £3,050 18 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This itinerary is an example only and can be tailor made all year. This suggested itinerary can be modified entirely to your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used and how long you spend in each destination
Indonesia holidays, tailor made, Orangutans & Komodo dragons

Indonesia holidays, tailor made, Orangutans & Komodo dragons

Diverse wildlife & rich culture
From £3,785 14 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor-made and departures can be arranged all year. The sample itinerary below can be modified to your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used & how long you spend in each destination.
Jordan holiday, tailor made

Jordan holiday, tailor made

All the highlights of Petra and Jordan
From £2,000 9 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor-made and departures can be arranged all year. The sample itinerary below can be modified to your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used & how long you spend in each destination.
Laos holidays, tailor made

Laos holidays, tailor made

Explore the beautiful Golden Triangle area
From £2,980 12 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: Available all year. This suggested itinerary can be modified entirely to your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used and how long you spend in each destination.
Vietnam tailor made holidays

Vietnam tailor made holidays

Stay in an authentic Vietnamese homestay
From £2,980 15 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Short break to Petra, Jordan

Short break to Petra, Jordan

Highlights of Petra & Dead Sea for short break to Jordan.
From £585 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Peru holiday, Cusco to Lake Titicaca

Peru holiday, Cusco to Lake Titicaca

Customisable Overland Trip: Machu Picchu & Titicaca Islands
From £1,220 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Experience the best of Peru on this 8 day holiday! Book by 31st May for June and July departures. Itinerary can start any date and be customised to suit you with a choice of hotels, private or group tours, and unique cultural experiences.
Colombia holiday, tailor made

Colombia holiday, tailor made

Amazing Colombia from Caribbean to Amazon, tailor made
From €1,920 to €3,340 27 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Tailor made tour of Jordan & Israel

Tailor made tour of Jordan & Israel

A tour of Jordan & Israel with breathtaking sites & fascinating history
From £2,370 15 days inc UK flights
Tailor made
Cape Town & winelands holiday, South Africa tailormade

Cape Town & winelands holiday, South Africa tailormade

Explore this city, meet its people, and taste fabulous wine and food
From £995 to £1,280 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: You can either join one of our set departures (twice monthly), or this trip can be arranged at any time to suit you and adapted to suit your requirements
Sri Lanka and Maldives holidays

Sri Lanka and Maldives holidays

Enjoy two Indian Ocean tropical island paradise
From £3,590 15 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements although we do not offer trips for under 10 days
North Sri Lanka holiday, tailor made

North Sri Lanka holiday, tailor made

North Sri Lanka is magnificent, friendly and not touristy
From £3,250 17 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Nicaragua bespoke holiday, fire, water and revolution

Nicaragua bespoke holiday, fire, water and revolution

Discover the culture and landscape of beautiful Nicaragua
From £2,103 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Spain cultural holiday, Seville, Cordoba and the Alpujarra

Spain cultural holiday, Seville, Cordoba and the Alpujarra

Super chic accommodation personal guides & incredible sights
From €1,150 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 16 Jun, 27 Oct
Japan holidays, tailor made
From
£4,990
including UK flights
The autumn colours were just amazing in Japan. Its a fascinating culture with so many memorable experiences, just a few spring to mind, walking the Nakesendo highway, staying at the Mitsui Garden hotel in Tokyo, the views are mind blowing from here, Geisha spotting in Kyoto... (more)Katherine Windibank
In all honesty it is very hard to pin point one defining moment. It was all brilliant. (more)Alan Brownlow
It's hard to say just which part was the most memorable because it all was (more)Janet Turnbull
Kerala luxury holiday
From
£2,160
excluding flights
This was definitely a 4-star holiday!...By far the most memorable part for us was the houseboat cruise on the back waters. Two nights on a barge - we loved the leisurely pace as we moved slowly along the rivers, giving plenty of time for watching birds and also watching life as lived alongside the river. (more)Aldyth Rowe
Excellent...The backwaters trip and the stay at Serenity were the most memorable parts. (more)john still
It was a 100% enjoyable experience. We got really far off the beaten track & to the real Southern India (Kerala & Tamil Nadu). Seeing lots of wild fauna & flora, including elephant three times. (more)John Tams-Gray
Rajasthan luxury tours
From
£1,200
excluding flights
There were so many memorable moments it was brilliant. Seeing tigers and leopards, staying in the most amazing room at Nadine's Haveli, travelling on the sleeper train visiting the elephants at Jaipur, the holi festival in Jaipur, the living fort at Jaisalmer, the camel ride, meeting so many lovely friendly and helpful people. (more)Graham Meadows
Very hard to choose from so many truly wonderful and diverse experiences. Generally, we'd say the unexpected opportunity to meet - and to spend some real quality time getting to know and learning from - a variety of local individuals was especially gratifying. Truly outstanding and quite unusual. Stimulating, challenging, and fun. Extensive opportunities to explore an incredible variety of stunning historical and cultural sites. (more)Janice McGuire
Great moment: Sitting in a rooftop cafe with a view of the Taj Mahal, hearing the call to prayer from lots of mosques competing with each other, and having our beer stolen by a monkey (more)Julie Cigman
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made
From
£1,945
including UK flights
The most memorable was seeing Blue Whales live, they are so big! Learning about the Tea industry and how best Tea is made at Amba Estate. Beautiful private waterfalls in the Hillside Country. Sigiriya Fortress / Rock and Dambulla Cave Temples. Beautiful beaches in Tangalle and Bentota. Too many!! (more)Anamaria Tudoran
Combination of nature and culture. Having a competent guide with us for all our activities as a family. (more)Jens Brümmer
The variety of eco-systems, climates, views and experiences. And the Rice & Curry! Yum! We thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks in Sri Lanka. (more)Bob Treitman
Tailor made holiday in Bali, Off the beaten track
From
£1,250
excluding flights
The people are so nice, always happy and the island is like nowhere else. (more)michele allix
Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. They put together the perfect package for our honeymoon. We can't thank them enough. (more)Christina Lloyd
Most memorable was sailing down the river in our private boat in kalamantan looking at the orangutans swinging through the jungle and staying on a remote island near komodo snarkling and watching the birds. (more)Amanda Law
Tailor made tours of Oman
From
£1,760
including UK flights
Excellent and tour guide (Abdullah) was really excellent (more)Karen Shaw
Oman is a "must see" country and I would thoroughly recommend everyone to go. Lovely, wonderful, gentle people, so proud of their heritage and a most beautiful country. (more)Vivien Gainsborough Foot
The whole trip was fabulous, we loved every part of the itinerary. The best bits were swimming outdoors in the Wadi Bani Khalid and in the Bimmah sinkhole, and also seeing turtles on the beach at night (we were lucky). (more)Anisha Palan
Short break to Petra, Jordan
From
£585
excluding flights
Have told my family and friends to go there and use Responsible Travel (more)Alan Frost
Just go. (more)David Hayward
Fantastic. We fitted so much into 5 days, and stretched ourselves physically & culturally. It was a great trip. (more)Nicole Stallard
India holidays to the Golden Triangle, tailormade
From
£1,250
excluding flights
Was exciting from beginning to end...Excellent. Would recommend this operator. (more)Denise Brooks
Gwalior Palace and Khajaraho Jain temples (more)Paul Street
Indian train travel, sumptuous hotels and beautiful new Delhi were the most memorable parts of the holiday. (more)Lydia Walton
South India holiday
From
£1,851
excluding flights
It was just wonderful; well organized; filled with activities we really enjoyed; the accommodation was lovely and we have great drivers. All in all a very memorable trip. (more)Anne Niklewicz
There were so many it us hard to pick one but the most outstanding was the friends and acquaintances we made along the way. From the drivers. Guides and of course Ravi and Rajat's family hospitality was second to none. A lovely family who made our stay relaxed, comfortable and thoroughly well looked after. They are very special people who feel like friends now. (more)Clare Jacobs
All of Kerela was stunning. My favourite was the tea estate in Munnar and my family loved the houseboat. (more)Pooveshnee Reddy
Sri Lanka and Maldives holidays
From
£3,590
including UK flights
The highlight was staying in Ella and walking in the hill country and snorkelling in the Maldives. Very good, loved the Maldives. (more)Annmarie Woodcraft
The most memorable part of our holiday was snorkelling in the Maldives. It was amazing to see sharks, fish and sea turtles on the reef. It was a surreal experience...Overall, I would rate our holiday 10/10. We had a great time in all the countries we visited, the locals were very friendly and hospitable. (more)Tracy Watson
Flying in a seaplane over the Maldives and landing in the lagoon by Filitheyo Island where we spent an amazing week was the most memorable part. (more)Greg Harris
Peru holiday, Cusco to Lake Titicaca
From
£1,220
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The trip up to Machu Puchi, our guide Wilfredo was very knowledgeable and stopped to let us drink in the pure awesomeness of it all and when we reached the top the feeling was surreal and brought not just a lump to my throat but a tear to my ear. Tips? Take plenty of insect repellent as the mosquitos are in their millions Local benefits? Peru's main economy is from mining but all our guides stressed how important tourism is to their country Overall rating? My... (more)John Hawkins
Tailor made tour of Jordan & Israel
From
£2,370
including UK flights
Amazing, interesting (more)Hefin Salisbury
Every moment was a memorable moment...Jerash in Jordan was a surprise...Petra Kitchen was a lot of fun ...Dinner at Fauzi Azar Inn, and singing and dancing at Bedouin Camp was great too! (more)Helga Trim
9/10...Jordan - particularly Petra which lived up to, and surpassed its reputation (more)Jean Ross
Colombia holiday, tailor made
From
€1,920
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Loved the Colombian people; loved Bogota; Medellin & Cartagena. Tips? Be aware in advance of the length of time it takes to get served in restaurants and the blandness of the food. Also we found the guides to be uninspiring. Colombia needs to invest in these areas in order to drive tourism in a positive was. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? It was good and very enjoyable overall - we saw a huge amount of the country and had many different experiences. (more)Helen Cosgrove
Tailor made holiday in Peru
From
£4,145
including UK flights
Memorable parts? EVERYTHING - it was just great! Tips? To inform themselves very early (6 month before booking) to get the most out of it. We therefore had the best holidays ever and people we met on our tour were just jealouse, because we could do all the cool stuff (we had organised the permits for Huayna Picchu, the Trek to Huchuy Qosqo etc.) Local benefits? Yes I do Overall rating? Great! (more)Barbara Buchegger
Rajasthan art history & architecture tour
From
£706
excluding flights
Memorable parts? There were two big parts of our holiday: the culture and the nature. From a cultural perspective, we learned so much about the history of various cultures within Rajasthan. The forts we visited (Mehrangarh, Roopangarh, Amber) were amazing, but the highlight was definitely staying at Jog Niwas, where our host/organizer Shanane Davis lives. She taught us so much about patronage and connoisseurship, sharing with our whole family a remarkably vast knowledge about textiles, art,... (more)Robert Macauley
Burma holiday, rivers & railways
From
£4,495
including UK flights
Memorable parts? It's difficult to choose one moment. The train ride from Pwin Oo Lwin to Hsipaw was wonderful. Spending days on Inle Lake was fabulous. Seeing the ancient city of Bagan from the basket of the hot air balloon was magic! Tips? Try not to do too much on any given day. Take some time to sit and watch people as they go about their daily lives. Don't stick strictly to any given itinerary. Local benefits? Local people were employed as guides and drivers. We supported... (more)Irene Chisholm
Honeymoon to Sri Lanka
From
£1,350
excluding flights
Most memorable were Seeing the (many, many) elephants by jeep safari in the national park...Climbing up Sigirya rock and admiring the spectacular views, and then swimming in the hotel pool beneath during the stormy monsoon rain....We really enjoyed our snapshot of Sri Lanka and would love to go back sometime. (more)Joanna Brown
A great experience with a good insight into the diverse nature and culture of Sri Lanka and its people and religions. It was definitely worth all the planning and the cost and we would probably go again given the opportunity in the future. (more)Alastair Francis
The most memorable part was definitely the look of pure joy on my wife's face when taking a bath with an elephant at the Millenium Foundation... (more)John Dodson
Sabah & Sarawak holiday in Borneo
From
£2,535
including UK flights
It was an amazing wildlife adventure - I feel very fortunate to have seen freshly hatched baby green turtles and wild orangutans. (more)Claire Onody
There were many memorable moments. Too few to fully list out! One destination was the Gomantong Birdnest Caves. The main cave tests all your senses. Certainly a location for the next Indiana Jones film, not for flip-flop wearing tourists! (more)Jonathan Reed-Lethbridge
Indonesia holidays, tailor made, Orangutans & Komodo dragons
From
£3,785
including UK flights
Fantastic! It was incredible to have everything pre-arranged and all the logistics sorted out for us, so relaxing and just what we needed after a hectic wedding! Most memorable was staying with the Iban tribe and seeing the orangutans in Sarawak, and Borobudur at sunset in Java. (more)Portia Lloyd
Really brilliant - it was our honeymoon and we really had a fabulous time. It was so well organised by the operator which took a lot of the stress out of travelling which was exactly what we needed with such a complicated itinerary. The hotels we stayed in were second to none - really fabulous and we were spoilt rotten! (more)Erin Bunting
Seeing the orang-utans at Tanjung Puting National Park was the highlight, followed closely by the couple of days spent on board the boat to Komodo Island. The orang-utans were a joy to watch and we felt privileged to see these animals in their natural habitat. (more)Kathryn White
Beach holiday & tour in Sri Lanka
From
£2,495
including UK flights
The most memorable moments were was the beautiful scenery, the exciting wildlife, the friendly people and delicious food. Absolutely fantastic! Everything was perfect from the initial booking with our tour operator, the superb accommodation and the planned activities and safaris. (more)Catherine Huzzey
Whale Watching and Wildlife Safari was the most memorable part of this trip (more)Phil Miller
The accommodation was the most luxurious, most welcoming, most helpful place we have ever stayed in; and the walks through the tea estate with idyllic views of the reservoir and surrounding hills, both relaxing and inspiring. (more)Ruth Le Guen
History, culture & wildlife of India holiday
From
£1,336
excluding flights
My stay at the Wild Mahseer in Assam was very special. Great hospitality, beautiful lodgings and interesting environmental projects. (more)Liz Mcmanus
I have told the holiday provider that they do a great job . (more)Joel Montague
The most exciting part was not on the original programme. We asked Rajat to give us somewhat more nature and less culture. He arranged for us to spend a day and two nights in a resort on the Kabini Lake, across from the Nagarhole National Park. On a boat safari at dusk, amidst myriad birds and beasts, we saw a male tiger emerging muddily from the river, slinking into the jungle. (more)Robin Fox
Cambodia holiday, culture & coast
From
£3,650
including UK flights
Memorable parts? There were many memorable moments but the temples were definitely a high point. Tips? Definitely go for the option of having your own driver - makes everything much easier. Local benefits? Yes as tourism is putting much needed money into Cambodia and local people were used by the company as guides etc. Overall rating? 8 out of 10. (more)Pauline Sieler
Jordan holiday, highlights & hidden gems
From
£2,450
including UK flights
The most memorable part was walking down Wadi in Dana National Park to Feynan...It was wonderful. So beautiful and so much to do and see and the Jordanians were very kind and helpful. (more)Stephen Pick
Jerash was incredible as was the site of the Baptism of Christ. The countryside of Jordan an all its aspects. (more)Geoffrey Gurling
Laos holidays, tailor made
From
£2,980
including UK flights
Fabulous 10 out of 10...the best part was sailing down the Mekong River from Northern Thailand to Luang Prabang. (more)Sarah blagdon
There were many memorable moments, but we loved arriving at Hin Boun park by boat - even if we did have to do a lot of pushing! and La Folie down in the south of Laos was perfect! (more)Lesley Duncan
Malaysia tailor made holiday
From
£2,195
including UK flights
Memorable parts? Difficult to say as all four venues were wonderful but Pangkor Laut Island was just perfect. Not cheap but worth it, the resort and staff were absolutely fantastic, definitely a 5 star location. Tips? Bear in mind the travel required, most transfers were around three hours so this can eat into a day in soom places so book an extra night where you think you may not have enough time but on the whole 2 or 3 nights is plenty to get a good view of all the areas. Local... (more)Julie Dyson
Tailor made holidays to Jordan
From
£1,195
excluding flights
Magical. Loved every minute. 4 days that felt like 2 weeks they were so full of sights and sounds and wonderful people. A brilliant short break. (more)ali king
Very good...Feynan Lodge was the best part - would like to have spent longer there. (more)Alan Graham
I will always remember Petra. The history is incredible and our guide was very informative...Excellent! (more)Carol Seaforth
Morocco holiday, tailor made
From
£995
including UK flights
excellent (more)Alice Leftley
Most memorable part? There were many: the hike up towards Jebel Toubkal; the old medina in Fez; the call to prayer of the muezzin; stepping into the intricate interiors hidden behind the facades... (more)Peter John Massyn
All the Moroccans that we met were friendly welcoming and smiling. (more)Bill Jowett
Vietnam tailor made holidays
From
£2,980
including UK flights
We enjoyed it all - wonderful food, pleasant, well informed guides, new experiences. Hanoi is a beautiful and really buzzing city; we'd love to go back. Mai Chau valley is beautiful and developing fast; Halong is like visiting another planet - so strange, so awe-inspiring. (more)Patricia Stoat
It was a great holiday, and it is very hard to single out one thing. Our trip to the northeast was one of the best bits (I was honoured to be invited to join the other giggling grannies on the floor of the Tay house - if only I was as limber as they are!). (more)Margery Nzerem
Luxury holiday in Vietnam
From
US $6,361
excluding flights
It was all highly memorable. We particularly liked our visit to a village outside Hanoi where we met with local people and were able to ask questions. (more)Alison and Paul Crowe
The tour operator is a superb company - highly recommended. (more)John Richardson
Excellent - very interesting, some spectacular scenery and great weather and people. (more)Mark Stamper
Luxury culture holiday in Sri Lanka
From
£1,450
excluding flights
I would rate it very highly, great experiences, well organised, we felt very wwell looked after and entertained the whole time. (more)Cath Errington
I booked with Jith, who helped in every way he could, to make it a great trip, in particular when we had to change flights and plan. His driver, Upali, was wonderful and made sure that my time in Sri Lanka was as good as possible. He gave me lots of information about Sri Lanka, the people, history and country. (more)Karen Pedersen
We'll worth doing (more)philip perry
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