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Northern lights short break, Finland

Northern lights short break, Finland

Leisurely stay in Finnish Lapland & an Aurora alert system
From £1,295 to £1,395 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 4 Dec
2017: 8 Jan, 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 26 Feb, 12 Mar, 26 Mar
Sailing in Croatia

Sailing in Croatia

A multi-activity adventure sailing cruise
From €620 to €790 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 29 Jun, 2 Jul, 3 Jul, 5 Jul, 6 Jul, 9 Jul, 10 Jul, 12 Jul, 13 Jul, 16 Jul, 17 Jul, 19 Jul, 20 Jul, 23 Jul, 24 Jul, 26 Jul, 27 Jul, 30 Jul, 31 Jul, 2 Aug, 3 Aug, 6 Aug, 7 Aug, 9 Aug, 10 Aug, 13 Aug, 14 Aug, 16 Aug, 17 Aug, 20 Aug
Sea kayaking holiday in Wales

Sea kayaking holiday in Wales

Sea kayaking explorations on the Pembrokeshire National Park coastline
From £289 2 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 11 Jul, 22 Jul, 15 Aug, 19 Aug, 22 Aug, 2 Sep, 12 Sep
Spaces available over the summer months
Northern Lights luxury short break, Norway

Northern Lights luxury short break, Norway

Mountain lodge luxury accommodation and the northern lights
From £1,299 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: Available between 1 December 2014 and 1 March 2015
Dartmoor & Exmoor self guided walking holiday, England

Dartmoor & Exmoor self guided walking holiday, England

Self guided walking between the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks.
From £269 to £639 3 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from March to October and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Scotland island holiday in the Inner Hebrides

Scotland island holiday in the Inner Hebrides

Island-hop car-free between two tiny, remote Scottish gems
From £399 to £425 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from April to the end of October
Scotland craft weekends, felt making & natural dyeing

Scotland craft weekends, felt making & natural dyeing

Traditional craft courses in the Scottish Highlands
From £150 2 days ex flights
Small group travel
Peak District walking holiday

Peak District walking holiday

A walking break in the finest dale country
From £221 3 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Treehotel and Northern Lights holiday, Sweden

Treehotel and Northern Lights holiday, Sweden

Luxury tree hotel in Northern Sweden
From £965 to £1,195 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout September to April.
Northern Ireland short break

Northern Ireland short break

Car-free introductory short break exploring Northern Ireland
From £279 to £305 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from February to mid-December
Dublin short break to Ireland, Dublin and Beyond

Dublin short break to Ireland, Dublin and Beyond

Car-free short break exploring Dublin and countryside beyond
From £275 to £325 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from February to mid-December
Norway self guided cycling holiday, Rallarvegen route

Norway self guided cycling holiday, Rallarvegen route

Rallarvegen, the most popular cycling tour in Norway!
From NKr4,150 to NKr4,500 3 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 17 Jul, 20 Jul, 22 Jul, 24 Jul, 27 Jul, 29 Jul, 31 Jul, 3 Aug, 5 Aug, 7 Aug, 10 Aug, 12 Aug, 14 Aug, 17 Aug, 19 Aug, 21 Aug, 24 Aug, 26 Aug, 28 Aug, 31 Aug, 2 Sep, 4 Sep, 7 Sep, 9 Sep, 11 Sep, 14 Sep, 16 Sep, 18 Sep
Short break riding holiday in Tuscany

Short break riding holiday in Tuscany

A short riding holiday through the Tuscan countryside
From €700 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 13 Sep, 22 Oct
Tailor made husky safari in Wild Taiga, Finland

Tailor made husky safari in Wild Taiga, Finland

Enjoy the Finnish Taiga Winter Husky Safari
From €1,120 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade and can be arranged to depart between 7th January - 31st March 2017
Sea kayaking in Turkey

Sea kayaking in Turkey

Kayak and camp in unspoilt Turkey
From £60 to £250 3 days ex flights
Tailor made: These trips run on demand for a minimum of 4 people between April and October. Please enquire about availability of group trips.
Walking short breaks in Scotland

Walking short breaks in Scotland

Mountain sanctuaries for unique and dramatic views
From £245 to £705 2 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 21 Jul, 25 Jul, 29 Jul, 2 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 26 Aug, 30 Aug, 3 Sep
Cairo short break, Egypt

Cairo short break, Egypt

Cairo, Giza
From £250 to £270 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Walkers accommodation in the Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Walkers accommodation in the Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Family-run walkers lodge in the Scottish highlands
From £21 to £40 2 days per person per night
Accommodation
Kasbah du Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains

Kasbah du Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains

Peace and quiet only 40 miles from Marrakech
From €65 to €220 per person per night
Accommodation
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
Cotswolds self guided walking break, England

Cotswolds self guided walking break, England

Self-guided walking tour through famous towns & villages
From £325 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Short break cruise in Scotland, Western Isles

Short break cruise in Scotland, Western Isles

The perfect trip to recharge the batteries
From £690 to £964 3 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 1 Jul, 10 Jul, 14 Aug, 26 Aug, 4 Sep
2017: 1 Jun, 10 Jun, 2 Jul, 11 Jul, 15 Aug, 26 Aug, 4 Sep
wildlife/sailing cruises. departures on the 1st of july (3 berths available) for 5 nights £100 off pp, on the 10 of july (5 berths available) for 7 nights £150 off pp, on the 4th of Sep (4 berths available) for 6 nights £50 off pp.
Provence holiday, walking, culture & cooking option

Provence holiday, walking, culture & cooking option

Experience real French culture and get off the beaten track
From €510 to €780 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Lapland husky safari short break, Finland

Lapland husky safari short break, Finland

Combine wilderness and log cabins with this dog sledding adventure
From £1,865 to £2,135 5 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2016: 26 Dec
2017: 2 Jan, 12 Jan, 19 Jan, 26 Jan, 30 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 3 Apr, 10 Apr, 17 Apr
Short break walking holiday in Scotland, Lairig Ghru

Short break walking holiday in Scotland, Lairig Ghru

A self-guided walking challenge across the Cairngorms
From £151 2 days ex flights
Tailor made: May - October
Sweden holidays, Wolves, Moose and Beavers

Sweden holidays, Wolves, Moose and Beavers

Wildlife holiday in Sweden with full focus on large mammals.
From €1,275 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 11 Jul, 18 Jul, 25 Jul, 1 Aug, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 19 Sep
Sweden family holiday, Ecolodge short break

Sweden family holiday, Ecolodge short break

Wildlife break at Sweden's most primitive hotel.
From €635 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 4 Jul, 11 Jul, 18 Jul, 25 Jul, 1 Aug, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 19 Sep
Wolf tracking in Sweden

Wolf tracking in Sweden

For nature lovers, by nature lovers!
From €815 4 days ex flights
Small group travel
Dorset weekend walk, Hardy's Wessex

Dorset weekend walk, Hardy's Wessex

Relaxed small group walks in Hardy's Wessex near Dorchester
From £433 to £573 3 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 16 Sep
Scotland wellbeing retreat, short break

Scotland wellbeing retreat, short break

Ecotherapy in a natural, transformative haven
From £285 to £730 3 days ex flights
Tailor made
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reviews for short breaks 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
Iceland Northern Lights short break
From
IKr85,990
excluding flights
Brilliant and Awesome!! Climbing the ice wall during our trip to the Sólheimajökull 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
Provence holiday, walking, culture & cooking option
From
€510
excluding flights
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
We enjoyed the idea of doing everything locally with local people and contributing to the local economy. Above all, we felt really well taken care of with much attention to detail. (more)Tammy Railton
Northern lights short break, Finland
From
£1,295
excluding flights
Most memorable was the snow! (more)Joanna Kelly
It was in my top three holidays and I have travelled a lot. An absolute must! (more)Thomas White
The most memorable part of the holiday was husky sledging...Daughter said, "best holiday ever". (more)Alison Ferguson
Sailing in Croatia
From
€620
excluding flights
The highlight of our month in Europe. Worth every cent, or should I say Kuna. 10+/10 (more)Ingrid Sloan
Excellent. Would definitely recommend it. Loved the small villages, cycling and trying the SUP. The catamaran and crew were fantastic. (more)Monique Linder
The most memorable part of the holiday - Sitting on the boat in the sun, under sail, with no noise other than the waves! (more)Sonia Reynolds
Scotland island holiday in the Inner Hebrides
From
£399
excluding flights
Too many memorable parts to number! We loved Iona (everything about it except the weather!), Colonsay was beautiful, remote and atmospheric, the Jacobite steam train was great fun, The Sleat peninsula on Skye stunning. The hotels were excellent with wonderful food and accommodation for the most part. (more)Graham Wigmore
Best bit: Experiencing the islands, each one has an individual personality. (more)Brid Burke
Sea kayaking holiday in Wales
From
£289
excluding flights
Great time and a great way to spend the bank holiday weekend. (more)Lara Quarterman
Overall a great holiday. The instructors were great, very reassuring. They were good at adapting what we doing to suit everyone. The food and accommodation were great. (more)sally Tolley
Fantastic. We WILL be back! (more)MARTIN CLARK
Short break cruise in Scotland, Western Isles
From
£690
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The stunning scenery and peaceful moorings. The wildlife especially the seals and beautiful shoals of jellyfish floating like alien creatures in a calm sea. The first ever fish caught by one of our party - a splendid mackerel! The delicious food and good company of Michael and Colette. The successful descent into the dinghy of a nervous member of our party - if she can do it with Michael's patient help anyone can. Raising and lowering the anchor - tying knots and rope throwing... (more)Fiona Morrison
Wolf tracking in Sweden
From
€815
excluding flights
Memorable parts? This tour was memorable for all of the right reasons. If the aim of the company is to ensure guests 'collect memories not things' then they certainly delivered. The ethereal scenery sets the tone for the tour, each day going with the flow of nature and it's wildlife. The anticipation of finding tracks or wildlife sightings is all part of the fun. It is food for the soul. A night hike and Marcus' howling is something quite special. The guest house Pensionat Udden is a home... (more)Rachel North
Tailor made husky safari in Wild Taiga, Finland
From
€1,120
excluding flights
Excellent experience - would have liked to have stayed longer and would go again! (more)Philippa Cawthorne
Spectacular (more)Lloyd Bond
The best holiday we have ever had. (more)Denise PHILLIPS
Istanbul holiday accommodation, Turkey
From
€90
per apartment per night
The most exciting part was just being in Istanbul...Brilliant holiday and very personable local contact. (more)Frances Smyth
Istanbul was a great place to stay, with so much to do. The accommodation was in a brilliant location to enjoy both the historic sights and going out. It has been beautifully restored and was perfect for a couple. (more)Eleanor Tomlinson
Sea kayaking in Turkey
From
£60
excluding flights
A brilliant trip. Got to get away from the crowded tourist areas and see the real beauty of Turkey. Really friendly and helpful guides and company owner who helped us with everything we needed and more. (more)Emma Borrows
An excellent guide who was knowledgeable about the environment, sights, history and culture of the region. Engin was able to entertain Adults and children alike with little surprises when energy levels were flagging. (more)Cathy Denney
Lycian way walking holiday
From
£460
excluding flights
Best bit: The whole time in Turkey (more)Robert Linsky
The holiday was excellent, I would even consider going on the same one again. (more)Niamh McGarry
As a first-time tour attendee, I was unsure about walking as part of a group, but I found that the whole experience totally enjoyable. The group was cohesive and fun and we learned so much about Turkey and the region. I would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys walking in beautiful coastal countryside. (more)Gina Goble
Northern Lights luxury short break, Norway
From
£1,299
excluding flights
Very good....Swishing through the forest in a blizzard with head torches in the dark on the back of a speeding dog sled. (more)Anne Blagden
Every day was memorable but husky dog sledding was most exciting. (more)Sue McGahan
My holiday was perfect, I really enjoyed it...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. (more)Marta Bindi
Treehotel and Northern Lights holiday, Sweden
From
£965
excluding flights
The husky dog sledging day - it was wonderful - you get your own set of huskies & sledge with a fur rug. Remember your ski goggles thou' - we had a lot of snow & you can go quite fast (particularly if light) - afterwards hot chocolate & homemade cake in a tippee with roaring fire! Fab. (more)Cindy Chattaway
The stay at the Tree Hotel was brilliant. The accommodation is great, the food delicious and the people wonderful. The whole experience was great, but probably the dog sledding outing was the stand-out element. (more)Carole Thomas
Sweden family holiday, Ecolodge short break
From
€635
excluding flights
We had a fantastic time with our family of 4. Our teenage children did not miss their WiFi one moment, busy with making fire, canoeing, cutting wooden sticks (bring a pocket knife!), chopping wood... even doing the dishes was fun! (more)Gerda van Loon
Up there with the best. I was worried about all the changes with public transport but everything went very smoothly (more)Barbara Bishop
Scotland craft weekends, felt making & natural dyeing
From
£150
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The location was superb with amazing views overlooking the glen. We learned fascinating traditional skills, collecting lichens and bracken fronds from the woods and making up a wide range of natural dyes, using open wood fires. We dyed fleeces and fabric, mixing our colours, which were astonishingly vibrant and ready to take on to the next step for spinning or felting. Rosie and her family were very welcoming and gave us wonderful outdoor lunches. Tips? Bring sensible... (more)Annie Hibberd
Iceland activity holidays
From
IKr119,990
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Hot Spring hunt and heritage tour plus horse riding The glacier walk, the visits to the waterfalls and Vik Bay. Tips? If you have children be aware that many of the starts are at 8 or 8.30 in the am. Particularly because we had a very early flight from Bristol, our teenage children found the early starts a bit much over the week Local benefits? I feel that they benefited local cafes and provided employment. Overall I think Iceland is struggling to cope with... (more)Vicki Harris
Coasteering weekend in Wales
From
£219
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The coasteering half day event. Tips? Take ear plugs as noise from other rooms and late comers does travel although it was not a major problem. Be aware that there is no mobile phone coverage at lodge. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? 8/10. (more)Helen Morrell
Dublin short break to Ireland, Dublin and Beyond
From
£275
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The hilarious bike tour of the city with Dublin City Bike Tours. A really good tour with good , safe equipment and a very amusing and knowledgeable guide. Tips? If staying in Ballsbridge at Waterloo House the city centre is a fast 20 minute walk away -- although there are lots of buses. It's easy to see the main parts of the city by walking though. The Guinness Storeroom tour is a must -- don't miss a drink in the Gravity Bar. Local benefits? We ate a lot... (more)Mark Wates
Walking short breaks in Scotland
From
£245
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Walking on snow at the top of Cairn Gorm mountain in July at a day time temperature of 28 degrees! Tips? Have an appreciation of scenery, wildlife, flora. be fit and not mind about being busy. There's loads more to do in the Aviemore region so think about extend your trip. The cairngorm discovery package gives you an excellent introduction to the region if you havent been before. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? We had amazing weather so the... (more)Gail Ashworth
Sami people winter holiday in Norway with ice hotel
From
£1,749
excluding flights
Memorable parts? As we came out of the woodland and onto the frozen lake, the thrill of running a team of 8 huskies gave way to awe at the sheer magical beauty of the landscape. The trees were heavy with snow, everything was white, touched by the light of the low sun. I have never felt so alive. Tips? Don't skimp on the layers! Although the Sami guides don't expect tips, we took some of our own produce (honey) to give as a thank you gift. This went down extremely well! Norway is... (more)Matt McCabe
Horse riding holiday in the Mercantour
From
£625
excluding flights
Every minute was memorable and exciting! The horses, the views, the people, the food - all lovely. (more)Jane Fox
I loved every moment of it. It felt really special and actually quite an achievement to be part of something like a transhumance, which is steeped in so much tradition. (more)Kate Moore
Most memorable was perhaps climbing to what seems like the top of the world on horseback, arriving at a mountain refuge in a cloud and then realizing the stupendous view in the morning. (more)Hester Wilcox
Walking navigation & mountaineering courses in Scotland
From
£235
excluding flights
There are so many positive things to say about this course – the supportive leader, the fantastic home made food, the beautiful highland scenery…but the happiest memories for me are of the people I met. (more)Kim Naylor-Vane
The highlight was seeing scotland for the first time, learning new skills, enjoying the company. The satisfaction of getting to the top of 2 munros. (more)Harjit Mahl
We had a great time and felt we learned loads about navigation and being out in the hills in general. Best thing for me was increased confidence. I now feel in being able to venture out into the hills and find my way. (more)Heather Martin
Whale watching cruises, Isle of Mull, Scotland
From
£395
excluding flights
Really enjoyed visiting the cairns of Coll in sunlight after a rather wet and miserable crossing . Thrilled to see, albeit a small, basking shark close up. (more)Linda Harvey
The most memorable part of the holiday was the surveys trip ... seeing Minke whales and basking sharks on such a beautiful day - I will remember this for many years to come. (more)John Eversfield
Northern Lights short break, Finnish Lapland
From
€1,190
excluding flights
Best bits: Everything, but if I really had to choose - husky sledding and seeing the Aurora the three nights I was there! (more)J Kwan
Snowshoeing in the dark was the most memorable experience. (more)Nickie Wheeler
Iceland short break, summer in Reykjavik
From
€700
excluding flights
Memorable parts? We had a lovely few days seeing the immense and beautiful landscape in Iceland. A highlight was the horse riding and then the Golden Circle tour afterwards. The weather even behaved for us! Tips? The Downtown Hostel where we stayed was excellently situated - I would definitely advise going for a small hostel / guest house in the centre. Everything was walking distance. Some of the large hotels are a bit further out and in less lovely surroundings (e.g. Hilton). However,... (more)Clare Johnson
Kasbah du Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains
From
€65
per person per night
Absolutely brilliant...The hospitality and friendliness of the staff at Kasbah du Toukbal. The stunning views from the dining room. The amazing lunches high on the mountains and relaxing on a mattress after lunch before continuing the trek. Great guide and a schedule tailored completely to our needs. We were looked after so well. (more)James Osborn
Excellent -- would thoroughly recommend it! (more)Faizullah Parkar
Very interesting and mostly enjoyable, it felt good not to be mere spectator tourists, but to feel we were contributing to their environment albeit for a short time. (more)Alison Fowles
Pembrokeshire activity holiday in Wales
From
£219
excluding flights
Memorable parts? I really enjoyed the surfing under really bad weather conditions, so much fun! Tips? You don't have much of a phone signal (though you can get your emails through Wi Fi) so it's very relaxing and you get to sleep loads too Local benefits? I guess we contributed financially Overall rating? Fantastic balance between activities and relaxing time (more)Sol Arigos
Volunteering with rescued chimps in Spain
From
€240
excluding flights
Best bit: Getting to know the chimpanzee's personalities. (more)Sarah Kennedy
Best bit: Getting close to the primates and observing their behaviour, seeing how well they were cared for both physically & mentally. (more)lisa lapthorn
Fantastic. I'm going to return again someday for sure! From the warm and friendly greeting from the team and volunteers to meeting the chimpanzees for the first time. I enjoyed every minute of every task and the local area is also stunning. (more)Helen Mulry
Bird watching short break to Hungary
From
£325
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Seeing so many wonderful birds so close. Tips? Go for it and make sure you pack some sum tan lotion and sun glasses. Local benefits? Air travel will always have an impact on the environment but this was kept to a minimum. I hope and expect the holiday helped the local economy in a small way. Overall rating? Excellent. A lovely location, super hotel, well thought out and planned by Roy Adams. Efficiently delivered and professionally run in a very... (more)Joyce Varley
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