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Northern lights short break, Finland

Northern lights short break, Finland

Leisurely stay in Finnish Lapland & an Aurora alert system
From £1,355 to £1,465 5 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 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: 2017: 15 Apr, 16 Apr, 18 Apr, 19 Apr, 22 Apr, 23 Apr, 25 Apr, 26 Apr, 29 Apr, 30 Apr, 2 May, 3 May, 6 May, 7 May, 9 May, 10 May, 13 May, 14 May, 16 May, 17 May, 20 May, 21 May, 23 May, 24 May, 27 May, 28 May, 30 May, 31 May, 3 Jun, 4 Jun, 6 Jun, 7 Jun, 10 Jun, 11 Jun, 13 Jun, 14 Jun, 17 Jun, 18 Jun, 20 Jun, 21 Jun, 24 Jun, 25 Jun, 27 Jun, 28 Jun, 1 Jul, 2 Jul, 4 Jul, 5 Jul, 8 Jul, 9 Jul, 11 Jul, 12 Jul, 15 Jul, 16 Jul, 18 Jul ...
Sea kayaking holiday in Wales

Sea kayaking holiday in Wales

Sea kayaking explorations on the Pembrokeshire National Park coastline
From £295 2 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 26 May, 5 Jun, 16 Jun, 30 Jun, 17 Jul, 14 Aug, 18 Aug, 21 Aug, 1 Sep, 4 Sep, 8 Sep, 11 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 December and March
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 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: 2017: 22 Apr, 13 May, 1 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug, 16 Sep
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.
Norway self guided cycling holiday, Rallarvegen route

Norway self guided cycling holiday, Rallarvegen route

Rallarvegen/Navi's Road - most popular cycleroute i Norway.
From NKr4,150 3 days ex flights
Small group travel
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: 2017: 8 Apr, 3 Jun, 12 Sep, 21 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
Last minute departures before 20th December. Please enquire for further deatails! Also available departures for our private dog sledding tours for early 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 €70 to €225 per person per night
Accommodation
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 £555 to £565 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
Croatia sea kayaking holidays

Croatia sea kayaking holidays

A short kayaking break around Dubrovnik
From €435 to €465 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: This trip departs daily between 21st May and 17th September
Kayaking weekend in Croatia

Kayaking weekend in Croatia

Paddle the clear blue sea around Dubrovnik
From €390 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 18 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep
French Riviera holiday, walking, culture & cooking option

French Riviera 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 £2,075 to £2,345 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 €995 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 5 Jun, 3 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 14 Aug, 11 Sep
Sweden family holiday, Ecolodge short break

Sweden family holiday, Ecolodge short break

Wildlife break at Sweden's most primitive hotel.
From €599 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 24 Apr, 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep
Wolf tracking in Sweden

Wolf tracking in Sweden

Winter holiday for nature lovers, by nature lovers!
From €1,567 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 16 Jan, 2 Feb
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
Portes du Soleil chalet in the French Alps

Portes du Soleil chalet in the French Alps

Traditionally built catered mountain eco-chalet
From €80 to €150 per room per night
Accommodation
Wales self guided walking holiday options

Wales self guided walking holiday options

Offa’s Dyke, Glyndwr’s Way, The Wye Valley Walk
From £529 to £959 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from March to October and can be adapted to suit your requirements as necessary
Alpine Wolf tracking holiday, France

Alpine Wolf tracking holiday, France

Once in a lifetime wolf tracking adventure in French Alps
From €564 3 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 7 Jan, 1 Apr
Coasteering weekend in Wales

Coasteering weekend in Wales

The ultimate coastal adventure
From £219 to £229 3 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov
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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
French Riviera 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
Croatia sea kayaking holidays
From
€435
excluding flights
The beauty of Croatia in general was breath taking. The sea kayaking was a bit more than I expected so it was an adventure, but I loved it. (more)Karri Reagan
Excellent location, friendly people and very relaxing activity holiday (more)Lesley Billingsley
The kayaking was great and our guide Amir was brilliant. (more)Ruth Cooper
Northern lights short break, Finland
From
£1,355
including UK 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
£295
excluding flights
Amazing. The accommodation was warm, clean and comfortable. The showers were hot! The food was excellent and plentiful. The bar prices were very reasonable. The outdoor equipment was sound and well maintained. The instructors were patient, friendly and informative. They did their best to ensure that everyone in the group was happy. They were particularly reassuring for those beginners in the group. (more)Sian Tyers
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
Kayaking weekend in Croatia
From
€390
excluding flights
Would definitely do it again. (more)Jane McNeill
Best bit: Visiting an isolated farmhouse for a home-grown dinner. (more)Sally Spence
First rate, the islands were idyllic, kayaking superb with the team making you feel so welcome. Top holiday. (more)susan bein
West Highland Line railway holiday in Scotland
From
£555
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
€1,567
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
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
Sweden holidays, Wolves, Moose and Beavers
From
€995
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
€599
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
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
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
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
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
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
€1,032
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
Short break to Iceland, tailor made
From
£1,145
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Snorkelling between two tectonic plates, visiting waterfalls, seeing a geyser, floating in the secret lagoon, meeting new people- so many... Tips? Iceland is perfect for a first time lone traveller, very safe and felt looked after by travel company Local benefits? Overall rating? Brilliant, a very well organised trip thanks to Aimy at the holiday providers who was able to arrange my holiday at short notice and was there every step of the way (even... (more)Andrea Evans
Kent Downs and coast walking holiday
From
£264
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The Cotswolds are beautiful! Tips? Read the map carefully, bring a compass Local benefits? Yes, restaurants, local brews (i.e. beer) are tasty Overall rating? Very good holiday, hope to return and do more. (more)Bill Ashby
Pembrokeshire activity holiday in Wales
From
£229
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
Northern lights family holiday, tailor made
From
£1,045
including UK flights
The most exciting part of the trip was snowmobiling! What a fantastic day. The tour was informal, fun and adventurous. What more can you ask for. The setting couldn't have been better. (more)Sarah Chandler
Excellent....We loved all of it - the food, accommodation, tour guides and the northern lights were spectacular. The trip was very well organised and everything came together nicely. We travel a lot and this trip did not disappoint. (more)Penny Salmon
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
Kasbah du Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains
From
€70
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
Wild food cookery weekend in Scotland
From
£150
excluding flights
Exceeded my expectations by far! An amazing holiday for anyone with an interest in history, archaeology, food and agriculture. (more)Alexandra Young
The most memorable and exciting part of the holiday was drinking nettle beer as the sun went down on the Saturday night. We'd had a busy day digging, foraging and cooking, so seeing it all come together at the end of the day with a crackling fire and that beautiful view of the valley below was truly memorable. (more)Heather Pollington
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