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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: 27 Aug, 28 Aug, 31 Aug, 3 Sep, 4 Sep, 6 Sep, 7 Sep, 10 Sep, 11 Sep, 14 Sep, 17 Sep, 18 Sep, 20 Sep, 21 Sep, 24 Sep, 25 Sep, 28 Sep, 1 Oct, 2 Oct, 4 Oct, 5 Oct, 8 Oct, 9 Oct, 11 Oct, 12 Oct, 15 Oct, 16 Oct, 18 Oct, 19 Oct, 22 Oct, 23 Oct, 25 Oct, 26 Oct
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: 2 Sep, 12 Sep
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: 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.
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
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
West Highland Line railway holiday in Scotland

West Highland Line railway holiday in Scotland

Take the "The World's Best Rail Journey" to the Isle of Skye
From £520 to £530 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from late April to the end of September
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: 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
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: 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: 29 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 19 Sep
Wolf tracking in Sweden

Wolf tracking in Sweden

For nature lovers, by nature lovers!
From €1,845 6 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
Lofoten Islands whale watching & fishing holiday, Norway

Lofoten Islands whale watching & fishing holiday, Norway

Tailored holiday in the magical Lofoten Islands of Norway
From £795 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
East Devon self guided walking holiday, England

East Devon self guided walking holiday, England

Splendid walking on East Devon's outstanding coastal path
From £241 to £271 3 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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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 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
Provence holiday, walking, culture & cooking option
From
€510
excluding flights
It was FABULOUS (more)Lesley Fowler
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
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
It was one of my best trips and adventures I've had . I loved the fact that every day was full of activities and new adventures. (more)Nicola Falconer
The scenery in Croatia is amazing. Our guide and skipper were incredible and the whole trip was fantastic. I especially loved all of the activities. (more)Melissa Conley
The highlight of our month in Europe. Worth every cent, or should I say Kuna. 10+/10 (more)Ingrid Sloan
Sea kayaking holiday in Wales
From
£289
excluding flights
Unbelievably good. Exciting and fun. Scenery fantastic. Staff amazing. Thank you so much for a holiday we will remember and talk about until we return next year. (more)Sally Austin
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
Short break cruise in Scotland, Western Isles
From
£690
excluding flights
The sailing trip was amazing and the best of all was meeting Colette and Michael, there where wonderful. Colette is a great chef, breakfast, lunch and dinner was very, very good (more)Karen Wix
The most memorable parts were the stunning scenery and peaceful moorings. The wildlife especially the seals and beautiful shoals of jellyfish floating like alien creatures in a calm sea. (more)Fiona Morrison
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
West Highland Line railway holiday in Scotland
From
£520
excluding flights
Best bit: The trip round the island (more)Cheryl Brewin
I really enjoyed it. The weather tried to spoil it, but failed! (more)Richard Lunt
Wolf tracking in Sweden
From
€1,845
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
€70
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
Iceland activity holidays
From
IKr108,990
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
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
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
Sweden holidays, Wolves, Moose and Beavers
From
€1,275
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The best thing was hearing the wolves howl but the walk through the woods looking for signs of wolf and moose activity was also magical. Standing in the woods silently, in the dark waiting for the howl is an intense experience. Tips? Go determined to enjoy all parts of being in the outdoors with wildlife experts. Hearing or seeing wolves should be an extra bonus if it happens. Local benefits? A local Pension is used as one of the bases. The holiday provider... (more)David Green
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
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
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
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
French Alps climbing holiday, short break
From
€730
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Reaching the Summit of Dome Des Ecrins at 08:40 on the Sunday morning after leaving the refuge at 04:00am! Overall the experience was great, certainly recommend Bernard's excellent skills at both guiding and pushing you to reach above your goals Tips? Good boots that you know are essential, you'll be working them hard over different terrain, with and without crampons. Stuff to eat while you're on the move or balanced on a snow-field - ideally softer the better - makes... (more)Rebecca Belton
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
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
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
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
Family multi activity holiday in Finland
From
£1,595
including UK flights
We all agreed that the husky safari was the best part of the trip. The kids enjoyed cuddling the dogs very much; they were the friendliest bunch of dogs ever seen. (more)Leontine Mastenbroek
The most memorable feature of the holiday - to the average city-dwelling Brit - was the landscape. Forests and frozen lakes, big skies and 18-hours of daylight - our girls were convinced they were in Narnia (the thaw suggesting Aslan would arrive soon). (more)Anon
The best part of the holiday was the husky safari, followed by the snow mobiling. The walk on the first day was good - but we would have liked to have done more/gone a bit further. (more)Liz Gregory
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
Pembrokeshire activity weekend in Wales
From
£219
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Clambering on steep rock ledges during coasteering and exploring caves sea kayaking Tips? Take a sense of adventure, layers. Reading material for the evenings.. Local benefits? yes Overall rating? Great! (more)Kavitha Ravikumar
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