Luxury travel holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

100s of luxury holidays combining creature comforts with more authentic travel experiences. Our worldwide selection of luxury travel experiences are brought to you by the leading responsible tailor made operators & luxury accommodations
Tailor made holiday in Bali, Off the beaten track
Fabulous cultural heritage & beach relaxation, from £2095 (14 days) inc UK flights
Tailor made tiger safari in India
17 game drives in 3 National Parks, from £2650 (13 days) inc UK flights
Spanish Pyrenees historic B&B
Guest house in volcanic park of La Garrotxa, from €100 - €130 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Luxury Greek Island holiday accommodation
Private country estate by the sea on Greek island of Ithaca, from €2495 - €4950 per week (sleeps 4-6)
Kasbah du Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains
Peace and quiet only 40 miles from Marrakech, from €65 - €220 per person per night
Mafia Island holiday
Off beaten track treehouse beach stay on Tanzania's coast, from £1170 - £1495 (7 days) ex flights
Laos holidays, tailor made
Explore the beautiful Golden Triangle area, from £2980 (12 days) inc UK flights
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made
Tailor made holidays to Sri Lanka, from £1825 (15 days) inc UK flights
Scotland luxury rail holiday
Experience Scotland in luxury and independently by train, from £1750 - £1820 (8 days) ex flights
Kerala luxury holiday
Kerala at a relaxed pace, from £2022 (15 days) ex flights
Tasmania luxury tour, 7 days
Experience Tasmania on this private charter journey, from AU $2995 (7 days) ex flights
Everest Base Camp luxury trek in Nepal
Luxury lodge trek up to see the highest mountain on Earth, from £2859 (19 days) ex flights
Japan holidays, tailor made
Experience the culture and traditions of Japan, from £3130 (14 days) inc UK flights
Luxury yurt pod accommodation in Lanzarote, with eco car
Luxury Eco Yurt Royale sleeps up to 6, from €1540 - €1925 per accommodation per week
India holidays to the Golden Triangle, tailormade
An ideal trip for the first-time visitor to India, from £1465 (8 days) ex flights
Polar Bear watching holiday, Canada
Get up close & see polar bears, from £4850 (6 days) inc UK flights
Patagonia luxury adventure holiday
Luxury hotels and adventure in Patagonia, from £2350 (11 days) ex flights
Orangutans and Ibans tour to Borneo
Vast jungles of Sabah and Sarawak & Iban Headhunter tribe, from £3750 (15 days) inc UK flights
Trinidad and Tobago nature tours
An eco-adventure experience that includes every comfort, from £2095 - £2850 (16 days) inc UK flights
Tailor made tours of Oman
Privately escorted mystical trip of stunning Oman, from £1760 (8 days) inc UK flights
Borneo tailor made holiday, wildlife & beaches
A wonderful tour of the wildlife & beaches of Sabah, Borneo, from £2995 (13 days) inc UK flights
Tailor made holiday in Venezuela
From beach to jungle, mountain to flat plains, from £3495 (14 days) inc UK flights
Pembrokeshire luxury barn accommodation in Wales
Stay at an unspoilt corner of Pembrokeshire, from £600 - £1365 per accommodation per week
Maldives luxury Christmas holiday
Enjoy Christmas holiday in Maldives, 5 star luxury resort, from US $9207 - US $11573 (7 days) per couple per week
Borneo holiday, Highlights of Borneo
The highlights of Sabah, from Mt. Kinabalu to orangutans, from £2665 (13 days) inc UK flights
South Africa safari and Mauritius beach holiday
This luxury itinerary combines a wildlife safari with relaxation time on the beach, from £2980 (13 days) inc UK flights
Kerala and Sri Lanka holiday
Discover Kerala's backwaters and Sri Lankan temples, from £2112 (15 days) ex flights
Zambia and Malawi tailor made safaris
A fabulously varied itinerary including waterfalls wildlife and lakes, from £4500 (15 days) inc UK flights
Italy cuisine tour
Behind the scenes food and wine tour in Tuscany and Umbria, from £1185 (5 days) ex flights
Bolivia tour, tailor made
Tour the magnificent landscapes of Bolivia., from €2390 - €3170 (26 days) ex flights

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Japan holidays, tailor made
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
From £3130 including UK flights
Orangutans and Ibans tour to Borneo
The most memorable parts of the holiday were Borneo Rainforest Lodge in the Dannum Valley and climbing Mt. Kinabalu. (more)Zachry Brown
Fantastic experience, unforgettable. It surpassed all expectations. (more)Lois Froud
From £3750 including UK flights
Luxury camping safari in Botswana
Memorable parts? The wildlife, the stunning location of our accommodation was truly memorable. Tips? Go to the bushcamps! Its fab. Local benefits? During our stay, we learnt a lot about the different local projects the provider of this holiday is involved with - we thought it was quite extensive. Environmentally, the solar-powered bushcamp was definitely the most ecological of the 3 camps we stayed at. Overall rating? A truly unique experience. Great service pre-booking.... (more)Judith Frehner
From £1685 - £2975 excluding flights
Northern Lights luxury short break, Norway
Memorable parts? The most memorable thing of the holiday was the location. The lodge was a perfect place to stay indoors, and also the perfect place to enjoy the nature. Tips? Choose your flight remembering that it takes 3 hours from Troms to the lodge. Local benefits? Yes, I felt that the holiday benefited to the local people. Overall rating? My holiday was perfect, I really enjoyed it. (more)Marta Bindi
From £1299 excluding flights
Scotland luxury rail holiday
Excellent....Time on Skye, and the rail journeys on the West Highland line and from Kyle of Lochalsh to Dingwall (more)Andrew and Hilary Walker
Wow, a number of exciting parts, firstly the train journey from Queen Street station to Fort William, absolutely superb. Staying at Inverlochy Castle, truly breathtaking location. Steam train. (more)Anne Feeley
From £1750 - £1820 excluding flights
Polar Bear watching holiday, Canada
Memorable parts? Watching the polar bears playing and posing for us. Tips? Have a good camera. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Great experience. (more)Mary-Laure Bollini
From £4850 including UK flights
History, culture & wildlife of India holiday
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
Excellent, we enjoyed it all. The two home stays were an amazing part of our trip. Take the plunge and travel on an overnight train with shared accommodation. It's a great experience. (more)Caroline Powell
The most memorable parts were staying at the home of the Kumars, visiting Golden Temple at Amritsar and WildFlower Hall...Outstanding. (more)Andrew Hollas
From £1336 excluding flights
Tailor made holidays to Jordan
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
From £1975 including UK flights
Tailor made tours of Oman
Driving through a Wadi with water flowing through it. Driving the sand dunes in the desert. The mountain scenery is great. (more)Adrian O Malley
The most memorable part was the surprise at arriving at the camp in the Wahiba Sands for our night of Wild Camping and instead of finding the little 2-man tent that we had expected we found a luxury tent complete with bathroom, proper beds, carpets, oriental cushions and lanterns which had been set up just for us. (more)Sally Frohlich
Driving down to Wadi Bani Awf. Awesome. Also the night in the desert where the operator found us a camp where we were completely alone, 8 km through the dunes from the main camp, itself small and remoter than the bigger camps. (more)Peta Constable
From £1760 including UK flights
Borneo holiday, Highlights of Borneo
Brilliant! Knowledgeable guides and small groups of like-minded people, who were interested in and cared about the natural environment of the place they were visiting. (more)Katy Wing
Fabulous. There's really nothing more to say. (more)Amjad Parkar
Fantastic! Eye opening!The best part was seeing Orangutans in the wild at Borneo Rainforest Lodge (more)Amy Rubin
From £2665 including UK flights
Kerala luxury holiday
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
Out of 100 - 100. Out of 10 - 10 Out of 5 -5 It was the most perfect holiday in the whole wide world. (more)Susan Ainger
From £2022 excluding flights
Trinidad and Tobago nature tours
Getting to the heart of Carnival on our day trip there was the most memorable part of the holiday...Excellent - lovely people, great bird life, and a huge variety of fish to snorkel with, just off the beach... (more)Mike Edwards
Excellent, I will pass on recommendations to friends and family (more)David Brierley
Excellent...The best part was the turtles at Mt Plaisir, Grande Riviere. We watched one laying her eggs, and later helped a lost hatchling find the sea! (more)Susan Holdsworth
From £2095 - £2850 including UK flights
Tailor made holiday in Bali, Off the beaten track
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
It was a fantastic holiday, the organisation was faultless, the guide excellent - overall I am very pleased, especially because I hardly ever go on a package holiday of any kind. Thank you (more)Dragana Josifova
From £2095 including UK flights
Burma tailor made holiday
The most memorable parts of the holiday were the temples at Bagan and charming Hsipaw and the local village visit and boat trip - tranquil, natural beauty...Excellent tour, very well organised. (more)Alice Bretherton
It was a wonderful holiday which I have been recommending to everyone I meet! The highlights were the elegant pink nuns we met along the way wielding a double handed saw to cut down some trees. The village family we visited, seeing their house and meeting their neighbours sharing tea with them all and trying on their national costumes. (more)Janette Gledhill
We loved our holiday. The mixture of culture, wildlife (particularly the birds at Inle lake)interesting places to stay and excellent street food was just what we needed. I travel a lot for work and this was just the contrast I needed. (more)Liz Ollier
From £1625 excluding flights
Malaysia rainforest bungalows near Kuala Lumpur
My best holiday ever....The whole place was wonderful. I loved the open air nature of the hut. It felt like being outdoors yet protected at the same time. (more)Matthew Murphy
Very good...the best parts were Swimming in the pool during light rain and watching the clouds over the jungle. (more)Gisa Jaehnichen
Beautiful location, living in the open all day and night without the hassle of camping, the Malaysian food, the balance between privacy and company, the access to the virgin forest, the pools. What's not to like! (more)Mervyn Hawe
From MYR400 - MYR1000 per accommodation per night
Philippines tailor made holiday
Memorable parts? The Alona Palm Beach is a very well run beach-side resort in Panglao Island, Bohol, definitely recommend it to anyone. The setting, the management, villas, pool and the restaurant were very good - but at a price. Another highlight is Palawan. Apart from the snorkelling and diving in El Nido, a whole island is a gem - it is all still covered by rainforest, a lot more wild then even Borneo with its oil palm plantations. A Bambua resort and organic farm in Sabang - definitely... (more)Andrey Zvoznikov
From £2580 including UK flights
Laos holidays, tailor made
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
From £2980 including UK flights
Morocco holiday, tailor made
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
From £995 including UK flights
Borneo tailor made holiday, wildlife & beaches
10 out of 10...the most memorable moment was seeing the Pygmy elephants on the banks of the Kinabatangan river playing, tugging up plants and placing them on their head. (more)Gill Bowles
We really enjoyed it and it lived up to expectations. (more)Steve Jameson
The most memorable part of the holiday was 100 pygmy elephants on the bank of the Kinabatangan River...Brilliant. Would do it again, and spend more time in each place. (more)Katie Southgate
From £2995 including UK flights
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made
The holiday overall was amazing, there were so many memorable experiences it is difficult to name only one thing. If we had to choose it would have to be turtle watching on Rekawa beach. (more)Jude Lambert
Great!...Sri Lankean nature and food were just amazing. The chefs are real professionals! (more)Heli Aru
The elephant safari, or swimming in the Indian Ocean at sunset were the most memorable parts of the holiday (more)Emma Coleman
From £1825 including UK flights
India holidays to the Golden Triangle, tailormade
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
From £1465 excluding flights
Borneo luxury holidays, tailor made
Magical...Fantastic - comment from my husband "I normally am ready to come back to work, but this time i absolutely hated it!" (more)Deborah Flint
Fantastic - the wildlife was amazing; watching elephants bathing in the river, snorkelling with turtles, scuba diving with sharks (small ones thankfully!), and the odd orangtan and probocis monkey! The people were extremely friendly and proud of their country. (more)Anna Davies
Making it to the top of Mount Kinabalu, spotting four wild orangutans and a huge croc on a Kinabatangan river cruise and Lankayan Island were the best. (more)Sue Cheung
From £3150 including UK flights
Cotswolds bed and breakfast near Chipping Norton, England
This was our second visit to The Cotswolds (last over 4 years ago) and we were charmed anew. Too often our holiday experience has been such we're ready to return home after a few days, but on this occasion a week passed quickly, happily, relatively comfortably. (more)Elisabeth Marciniw
It was an excellent location. Very quiet B/B. Very friendly hosts and good breakfasts. Room well equiped with everything we needed. (more)Anne Grant
From £75 - £92 per room per night (sleeps 2)
India wildlife camp, Jalore Wildlife Sanctuary
The highlight of my trip was the Jalore Wildlife Sanctuary. I was welcome by the owners of the land and taken around on night safaris by the son Ravindra. (more)Viveca Ott
Seeing all three cat species that live savely in the sanctuary was amazing (they where the reason for me wanting to go there). Jungle cat from up 15 m! (more)Yvonne Rijsdijk
We had a truly amazing holiday, we were looked after as if we were royalty by our hosts Gajendra and Ravi and wanted for nothing from the moment we were picked up at Jodhpur airport. (more)Philippa Marland
From £120 - £130 per person per night all inclusive
Costa Rica eco lodge in a private reserve
A fabulous situation , beautiful rooms, great service all round... We spent two weeks there and enjoyed every moment .Great thanks to the owners and their parents. (more)patrick heffron
We loved every aspect of this accommdation... We dream of returning soon. My daughter and I rank this accommodation as our best holiday ever. (more)Judith Doyle
This was a totally relaxing, getaway holiday...John and Maureen are wonderful hosts and if you are looking for this kind of restful holiday this place is perfect. Excellent - it surprised my husband how much he enjoyed it. (more)Mary Head
From US $160 - US $225 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Sri Lanka and Maldives holidays
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
Very happy with our holiday, certainly related to the quality of the different guest houses. (more)Tinnes Sebastien
From £3195 including UK flights
Luxury anti ageing health retreat in Spain
Brilliant! It’s exactly what a lot of women need during stressful times and it’s a fantastic environment to make friends and support other people. There were lots of memorable aspects but the two things that stand out were the varied mixture of activities in the programme, and the cohesion of the group and tutors alike. (more)Jita Shah
The food was absolutely delicious and we were never hungry which was quite a surprise for a detox holiday. The exercise program was just perfect and you could do as much or as you felt able to. The treatments in the SPA were excellent. All around it was a fantastic holiday. (more)Sari Winckworth
From £998 excluding flights
Zambia and Malawi tailor made safaris
Memorable parts? All days and trip were memorable, but above all watching elephants crossing the river 30 metres away from us having lunch in Old Mondoro. Tips? 1. I'd check the daily planning of the activities. Given the winter climate, the scheduling for the days was perhaps too relaxing, with a very long pause from 11.00/11.30 to 15.30/16.00 depending on the camp. 2. Definitely GO to Lower Zambesi: in any brochure or Web Sites is presented ad a second choise vs. South Luangwa,... (more)Vincenzo Bracciale
From £4500 including UK flights
Spanish Pyrenees historic B&B
It was perfect in all respects, particularly thanks to our hosts who not only cooked the delicious dinners but also helped with (very useful) recommendations for excursions, organising rental bikes and stimulating conversation. We will be back soon! (more)Irina von Wiese
Brilliant. Would love to do it again...Beautiful countryside, quiet location & helpful hosts (more)R Moore
Very good, familiar hospitality...Roy a very good and fine cook and Goretti the wine and whisky-expert was marvellous. (more)Lutgart Van Malderen
From €100 - €130 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Bolivia tour, tailor made
Excellent. Travelling up from Tupiza past volcanoes and lagoons and over the salt flats was the best part. (more)Janet Balling
The Bolivia salt flats and altiplano were the most memorable parts of the holiday (more)Jan Stockdale
Amboro and Refugui log Volcanes. Noel Kempf National Park. Altiplano (Sajama and Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve) were the most memorable parts of the holiday (more)Morten Ross
From €2390 - €3170 including domestic flights only

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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