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Finland Northern Lights holiday, Wilderness Auroras

Finland Northern Lights holiday, Wilderness Auroras

Winter activities & Aurora hunting in Finnish wilderness
From £1,325 to £1,445 5 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2016: 11 Dec
2017: 18 Jan, 15 Feb, 19 Feb
Yoga retreats in Andalucia, Spain

Yoga retreats in Andalucia, Spain

Yoga and meditation in the magical mountains of Andalucia
From €649 to €1,149 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct
Last minute yoga and meditation retreat in Andalucia, Spain.
South East China holiday, culture & nature

South East China holiday, culture & nature

Discover ethnic minorities and natural wonders of China
From €1,950 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 10 Sep
Cambodia photography holiday & Angkor temples

Cambodia photography holiday & Angkor temples

Improve your travel photography on tour in Cambodia
From US $2,250 to US $2,900 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 6 Oct, 9 Dec
2017: 3 Feb, 30 Jun, 11 Aug, 11 Dec
October is the best time to visit for the photographer. The whole country is a shimmering green and there are are fewer tourists. $650 discount
Burma photography tours

Burma photography tours

Photography tour of fascinating Burma: DSLR & advanced compact cameras users welcome
From US $4,100 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 17 Apr, 24 Nov
Northern Lights photography holiday in Iceland, coast & ice

Northern Lights photography holiday in Iceland, coast & ice

Incredible Photogrpahic trip in stunning West & East Iceland
From £2,500 to £2,600 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 27 Sep, 6 Oct, 16 Oct, 2 Nov
2017: 5 Feb, 21 Feb, 20 Mar, 24 Sep, 12 Oct, 29 Oct
Portugal yoga holiday, Iyengar retreat

Portugal yoga holiday, Iyengar retreat

Wonderful healing Iyengar yoga retreats Algarve, Portugal
From €600 to €995 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 10 Sep, 14 Oct
2017: 25 Mar, 29 Apr, 19 May, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 19 Aug, 21 Oct
Mexico small group holiday, a food adventure

Mexico small group holiday, a food adventure

Get an authentic taste of Mexico on this 8 day tour
From £1,125 to £1,360 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 7 Oct, 22 Oct, 26 Nov, 31 Dec
2017: 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 21 Jan, 11 Feb, 25 Feb, 11 Mar, 8 Apr, 22 Apr, 20 May, 10 Jun, 15 Jul, 5 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 18 Nov, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
Spanish course & walking holiday, Picos de Europa, Spain

Spanish course & walking holiday, Picos de Europa, Spain

Spanish classes + stunning hikes in Picos de Europa
From €400 to €450 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 28 Aug, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 20 Nov
2017: 9 Apr, 23 Apr, 7 May, 21 May, 4 Jun, 18 Jun, 2 Jul, 16 Jul, 30 Jul, 13 Aug, 27 Aug, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 8 Oct, 22 Oct
Learn Spanish and walk the Camino de Santiago, Spain

Learn Spanish and walk the Camino de Santiago, Spain

Camino de Santiago in the North of Spain +practical Spanish
From €400 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 4 Sep, 18 Sep, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 13 Nov, 27 Nov
Scotland luxury rail holiday

Scotland luxury rail holiday

Experience Scotland in luxury and independently by train
From £1,935 to £2,050 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from April to the middle of October
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
Scotland by railway holiday

Scotland by railway holiday

Experience authentic Scotland independently and car-free
From £1,000 to £1,080 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from April to the end of October.
Yoga holiday in Portugal

Yoga holiday in Portugal

Yoga, massage and acupuncture in the Portuguese mountains.
From €740 to €890 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct
Last few spaces available on our summer yoga retreats in the Portuguese mountains. Special price of 740€ each for couples of friends sharing a private room, tipi or Soulpad.
Northern Lights & killer whales photography holiday, Iceland

Northern Lights & killer whales photography holiday, Iceland

Incredible photographic trip in stunning West Iceland
From £1,800 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 29 Jan
Archaeology holiday in Greece

Archaeology holiday in Greece

A small-group archaeology tour of Greece
From €990 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct
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
Northern Lights, glaciers and ice photography holiday Iceland

Northern Lights, glaciers and ice photography holiday Iceland

Incredible photographic trip in stunning south/east Iceland
From £2,200 to £2,300 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 16 Oct, 25 Oct
2017: 14 Feb, 4 Mar, 4 Oct, 22 Oct
We are offering an incredible £200 off this amazing Iceland photography adventure for the final two departures of 2016, applicable departures the 16th & 25th Oct 2016 no supplement for single travellers, all rooms with private bathrooms.
Luxury fitness holidays in Spain

Luxury fitness holidays in Spain

Luxury weight loss, detox, fitness & wellness retreat Spain
From £898 to £998 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 21 Sep, 19 Oct, 9 Nov
Photography holiday in Southern India

Photography holiday in Southern India

An incredible photographic Journey into Tamil Nadu & Kerala
From £2,700 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 18 Dec
Photography holiday in Picos de Europa, Spain

Photography holiday in Picos de Europa, Spain

Photography in N. Spain's stunning mountains & wild coast
From £2,100 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 6 Nov
Photography holiday in Andalucia, Spain

Photography holiday in Andalucia, Spain

Photography holidays in beautiful Andalucia
From £775 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 9 Sep
2017: 24 May, 9 Jun, 23 Jun, 4 Sep, 20 Oct
Small group cooking holiday in Thailand

Small group cooking holiday in Thailand

Discover Thailand through its food. No Single Supplement.
From £2,225 15 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2016: 29 Oct
2017: 11 Feb
Save £50 per person on trips in 2016 and 2017. Book with deposit. (excluding Christmas peak period, make an enquiry for a quote).
Learn to scuba dive in the Red Sea

Learn to scuba dive in the Red Sea

Learn to dive, safely, in the warm waters of the Red Sea.
From £490 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: Courses are run throughout the year, courses start day after arrival.
$60 off Padi Open Water Course. Based on 2 learning to dive together. Offer is for July-August 2016.
Orangutan photography in Borneo

Orangutan photography in Borneo

Develop your photography skills in Borneo
From £1,820 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 22 Oct, 7 Nov
Cairngorms B & B accommodation, Scotland

Cairngorms B & B accommodation, Scotland

Accommodation in the Cairngorms
From £90 to £99 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Accommodation
We have limited availablity over August....Sunday 7th 1 Double room, Thursday 11th & Friday 12th a double room (so a 2 night break) w/c 14th we've 2 rooms available for a 3 night break. £99 per room if it's 1/2 nights or £90 per room if it's 3 nights
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
Painting holiday in Andalucia

Painting holiday in Andalucia

Explore your creativity in a delightful Andalucian village
From £799 to £899 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 10 Oct
2017: 24 May, 9 Jun, 23 Jun, 4 Sep, 9 Oct
Photography holiday in Southwest Sri Lanka

Photography holiday in Southwest Sri Lanka

Photograph South West Sri Lanka with us
From €2,400 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 20 Nov
Angkor Temples short break photography tours, Cambodia

Angkor Temples short break photography tours, Cambodia

Four days photography tours of iconic Angkor temples
From US $1,150 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 12 Oct
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reviews for special interest 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
Northern Lights photography holiday in Iceland, coast & ice
From
£2,500
excluding flights
Fantastic - the tutors were excellent, patient, helpful and very professional. I learnt a lot but realise that I still have a lot to learn (more)Jan Beaty
What was the most memorable part of the holiday? - Everything!...Excellent! (more)Chada Ruangtoowagoon
Fabulous, never to be forgotten...the excitement of 'getting' the Northern Lights was really great. (more)Doreen Kelly
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
Northern Lights tailor made holiday in Finland
From
£885
including UK flights
Memorable parts? Everything. All activities of the trip were such memorable and exciting. Tips? Just enjoy all the activities even if you don't feel like it. You won't regret it. Local benefits? Absolutely. Overall rating? 9/10. Less a point for 'missing out of one activity' but managed to schedule it back in. (more)Fred Wong
Finland Northern Lights holiday, Wilderness Auroras
From
£1,325
including UK flights
10 OUT OF 10 (more)Jill Bridden
Every minute I spent in Finland was truly memory making! To walk in snowy woods along paths through the trees, to hear nothing but the sound of my breath was so soul restoring. (more)Marilyn Molyneux
One of the best holidays we have ever had, we loved it all. (more)Samantha May
Autumn Yoga Cruise in Croatia
From
£725
excluding flights
I've done yoga holidays in the past but this one exceeded all my expectations. (more)Olga Baranova
The whole trip was memorable, on a beautiful boat, in a stunning coastal location with delicious food. The yoga was an excellent. (more)deborah Hancock
Yoga retreats in Andalucia, Spain
From
€649
excluding flights
The setting is very tranquil and lovely and rather "away from it all" so you can really disconnect if you want to. (more)Heather Rome
It was great. Just what I needed. Very relaxing, great very healthy local food, great tips and advise. (more)Sarah Williams
The best thing I have ever done, so so glad that I did it. (more)Josie Korda
Yoga holiday in Portugal
From
€740
excluding flights
Although cliché, I would say this was one of the best holidays I've been on, hand on heart. Why? All the categories that I can think of which make for an enriching and joyous experience were there: excellent quality of the treatment, yoga lessons; the beautiful location, the friendly and committed ethos of the staff and owners; wonderful and eye-opening food; outstanding company of fellow travellers; the vision of the project and its execution (more)Ben Moss
I loved my holiday and I am very thankful to have shared this experience with a brilliant group of people. I highly recommend this retreat. (more)Helen Butler
The whole holiday at was memorable. Really lovely warm hearted hosts and a great yoga teacher and the best vegetarian food we have ever eaten! (more)Jacqui Allen
Scotland luxury rail holiday
From
£1,935
excluding flights
Excellent! The train rides through the highlands - such scenery, and having the train stop at so many lovely, tiny places. (more)Marianna Mather
The whole experience was memorable. The Jacobite steam train, the Culodin battlefield, and the warm and friendly people. (more)Lisa Shaffer
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
South East China photography holiday
From
€2,340
excluding flights
It was a wonderful holiday/experience The weather was perfect, We had a very good choice of food. Beer very good. Wine ghastly. Excellent company we laughed a lot. Oktay helped us with any camera problems and gave us some very good advice. He went to the trouble of following us up after our return to see if he could help us with our photo's (more)SIMONA doyle
This trip offers so many great memories which get even better as I reflect on them following my return. A great experience, with a great host and an invaluable local guide. (more)Jenny Abbott
I enjoyed the whole trip. I think it was well planned, even leaving it open to changes, tour leaders know their way around well and we had plenty of interesting photo opps. and they are always available and helpful. I would rate it 10 out of 10. (more)VIVIANE VAMMALLE
Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
From
€1,190
excluding flights
Do it. You will love it. (more)Ruth Kirkby
The cooking was great and we helped out with different parts such as frying courgette flowers in rice flour a delicacy and making ravioli (more)Richard Soper
The cooking was fun and well balanced with other activities and visits to interesting places in the wider area. (more)Penny Kent
Archaeology holiday in Greece
From
€990
excluding flights
I would give this tour the highest rating. My husband and I felt totally taken care of, with never a worry. (more)Jan Fisher
Loved traveling with the guides--they treated us like family. (more)Brynnen Ford
We had a fantastic holiday, the tour guides were wonderful, the itinerary is really good. (more)Jane Anthony
Orangutan photography in Borneo
From
£1,820
excluding flights
Overall just absolutely amazing. As a nature lover, traveller and with an interest in knowing new cultures and interacting with local people I really appreciated the program of the trip. As a beginner in photography I really appreciated the patient and willing attitude that Ian had on this tour. (more)Henriette Hradocka
Staff excellent and very friendly and helpful. (more)Greg Morrison
This is a great holiday. Whether you are a first time photographer or experienced photographer you will love this holiday and will come back with great photos and memories, as well as having learned a lot. (more)Mark Edwards
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
Learn to scuba dive in the Red Sea
From
£490
excluding flights
Excellent - if you want a friendly open hearted place to stay and learn to dive then I couldn't recommend it more highly. (more)katherine Church
Do not hesitate to book this holiday! The people are fantastic, the place is beautiful and the more relaxed nature of the area due to its more remote location made for a far more relaxing holiday than you would have at other resorts in the region The whole operation was centred around local people and the local economy. We were actively encouraged to reduce our environmental impact and respect the environment which we were lucky enough to see (more)Gareth Jones
Everything was fantastic but the most memorable part was the diving. We went diving every day and saw lots of coral and fish. Staying with this operator was also very relaxing. They looked after us wonderfully, everything we wanted was provided and nothing was too much trouble. (more)Diederik Kohnhorst
South India by rail holiday
From
£2,010
excluding flights
We very much enjoyed this holiday, completely met and often exceeded our expectations. (more)Carole Noble
An amazing way to get an insight into the many sides of India. Trains are a brilliant way to see the countryside and talk to Indian people. The tour company was the most helpful travel company I have ever dealt with and I highly recommend using them. (more)David Jelley
The most memorable part of the holiday was staying in some fabulous homestays. Arriving at the first one, Nelpura, Moncompu in a canoe felt like royalty. (more)Clair Butler
Photography holiday in Andalucia, Spain
From
£775
excluding flights
Loved El Torcal and walking through the rock formations... very memorable. (more)Bryan Duff
it was best vacation I've had. I will definitely use responsible vacations again. I was very pleased (more)Katie hartwig
Fabulous - wonderful hosts and tutors in a spectacular environment. (more)Margaret Renaud
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
Northern Lights, glaciers and ice photography holiday Iceland
From
£2,200
excluding flights
It was fantastic. The tour guides were very responsive to local conditions and flexible to the interests of the group. They were very well organized and knew which sites would be good at different times of day for photography. The group had people at different levels of photography experience, but the common interest brought people together. (more)Christopher Gawronski
Excellent. Inspiring. Exhausting. I would do it all again tomorrow. (more)Tania Skye
Totally memorable, for all the best reasons!...We would unhesitatingly recommend this Holiday. (more)Suzanne de Pelsenaire
Photography holiday in Picos de Europa, Spain
From
£2,100
excluding flights
Great time. Interesting locations. I got a lot of hands on time with the knowledgeable instructors. I ended up looking at certain things I'd never considered before, and have taken that knowledge home with me as I take photos here. (more)Shane Woods
Very good, I learned a lot. The small group size was perfect for a photography holiday and despite being very full in terms of activities was also very relaxing. Food very large portions and good range of choice. (more)D Smith
The mountainous landscape of the Picos de Europa was stunning...lots of photographic help and advice was available for anyone who wished to take it and each participant was treated as an individual at their own level of expertise. (more)Maureen Fidkin
Cairngorms B & B accommodation, Scotland
From
£90
per room per night (sleeps 2)
It was a 100% success...We have never been anywhere that was more environmentally friendly. (more)Keith Pinion
Brillant!...The Scotish scenery and the castles. The b&b was the very good, we really enjoyed staying there. (more)Michael Hinton
Excellent...Extremely welcoming host, all facilities excellent & so refreshing to see eco policies put into practice so thoroughly (more)Geraldine Moon
West Devon accommodation, B&B on organic farm
From
£75
per double room per night
Staying in this farm you may feel you are staying at home. The farm owners are simple and friendly. (more)chanuan ratanawaraha
The most memorable part of the holiday was visiting the Eden Project, Rosemoor Gdns, other NT/RHS properties in the area. (more)Elisabeth Marciniw
The wonderful breakfasts that Rose cooked were made up of local produce and tasted delicious. Rose is a very good jam maker too! (more)Amanda Porter
Northern Lights and whale watching holiday in Norway
From
NKr8,900
excluding flights
A wonderful time. One of our best, most memorable holidays. Not a single negative comment. (more)Daniel Roussel
It was an amazing experience. I enjoyed it. Thanks. (more)Carol Ryan
A special experience - would love to do it again. (more)Lucy Chard
Burgundy self guided cycling tours, France
From
€880
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Cycling at our own pace through stunning, varied countryside and finding places that we would have missed in a car. Tips? Be prepared for more than just undulating vineyards - there are some hills and you should have a decent level of fitness. (However, we managed and are in our more senior years!) The hire bikes were excellent, sturdy machines and there was technical back-up if required. (Luckily not needed! ) Local benefits? Staying at comfortable,... (more)Neil Crawley
Genghis Khan warrior training in Mongolia
From
£2,595
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The whole trip was very memorable, horse riding, local, landscape, culture everything was amazing Tips? just be ready to let yourself go and enjoy being in a very different authentic existence for a while Local benefits? The locals were key to the whole trip and were very happy to be sharing their culture Overall rating? absolutely amazing experience (more)Dave Redfern
Northern lights family holiday, tailor made
From
£1,125
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
Northern Lights & killer whales photography holiday, Iceland
From
£1,800
excluding flights
Got to see a pod of eight orca whales including a baby on a whale watching cruise from grundurfordur. (more)Craig Hamilton
We had a 24hr period where everything just went right. Killer Whales, dolphins and a surprise display of a fantastic Aurora...It was a fantastic holiday. (more)Jenny Lacey
The most memorable parts were seeing the Orca swim under the bridge we were standing on and the grade 5 Aurora Borealis - painting the sky in technicolour! (more)Keith Muir
Portugal yoga holiday, Iyengar retreat
From
€600
excluding flights
Outstanding. This is a seriously good holiday. (more)Gillian Goodchild-Colley
The yoga classes, the extraordinary vegetarian food and the peaceful location...9 out of 10! (more)Alex Bartolozzi
The combination of the very warm welcome, excellent teaching and the wonderful food...All the elements were carefully put together with experience and a real commitment to the well being of the quests. The location was beautiful too. (more)Ros Morpeth
Mexico small group holiday, a food adventure
From
£1,125
excluding flights
Memorable parts? This was a food trip, and the food was fantastic. Our great guide, Fernando, took us to street food, markets, and restaurants--more than I expected. The cities of Puebla and Oaxaca are beautiful. For me high points were the markets and Monte Alban. Tips? 1) Check the exact date you are going. We happened to be on the one trip that started at a different hotel, and there was confusion. 2) Now there is an overnight bus from Oaxaca to Zipolite (apparently soon... (more)Nancy McCormick
Spanish course & walking holiday, Picos de Europa, Spain
From
€400
excluding flights
An interesting experience in a beautiful part of Spain (more)Julie Plaistowe
It provided just what it said on the tin---great language teaching, and good exercise with the guided walks. (more)Mary Buxton
This holiday had two parts to it: learning Spanish in the mornings and walking in the afternoons. Both of these were equally excellent. (more)Gabriel Fuller
Learn Spanish and walk the Camino de Santiago, Spain
From
€400
excluding flights
Excellent .. I didn't want to leave Panes. (more)Lynn Molloy
The combination of language learning and outdoor activities was just what I was looking for. I would say that this holiday completely lived up to expectation. (more)Rafe Suvarna
The entire week was good fun and well organised. I was a complete beginner in Spanish and was surprised at how much ground we managed to cover. The teachers and walking guide were all very friendly and accommodating. (more)Paula Rutherford
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