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A wide choice of tailor made holidays from all over the world for those looking to create a more personalised holiday experience. Choose the departure date, duration and activities to suit you. All our tailor made holidays are from specialist operators committed to the local communities & environment.

Japan golden route holiday
9 night classic Japan trip: Tokyo, Fuji, Kyoto, from 1180 (10 days) ex flights
Cuba tours
Tailormade holidays in the pearl of the Carribean, from 640 (15 days) ex flights
Catalonia self guided cycling holiday, Spain
Self guided cycling holiday, from 426 - 840 (8 days) ex flights
Self drive South Africa holiday
Explore Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route, from 2350 (15 days) inc UK flights
Croatia self drive holiday
A self drive discovery tour of beautiful Croatia, from 845 - 1195 (15 days) ex flights
Self drive holiday in Costa Rica
Tailor made, flexible self-drive in stunning Costa Rica, from 1705 - 1880 (18 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made
Tailor made holidays to Sri Lanka, from 1825 (15 days) inc UK flights
Chile tailor made holiday, Atacama Desert
Discover Santiago, Valparaiso and the Atacama desert, from 1395 - 1695 (15 days) ex flights
Trinidad and Tobago nature tours
An eco-adventure experience that includes every comfort, from 2095 - 2850 (16 days) inc UK flights
Madagascar tailor made holiday, Reef and Rainforest
An easy two-week lemur-rich rainforest & beach holiday, from 2980 - 3650 (12 days) inc UK flights
Trinidad and Tobago bird watching holidays
A perfect introduction to neo-tropical bird life, from 2150 - 2980 (13 days) inc UK flights
India holidays to the Golden Triangle, tailormade
An ideal trip for the first-time visitor to India, from 1465 (8 days) ex flights
Galapagos activity & wildlife holiday, land based
Privately guided land-based activity holiday in Galapagos, from 1917 - 2516 (7 days) ex flights
Burma tailor made holiday
A tailor made trip to undiscovered Burma, from 1625 (10 days) ex flights
Tailor made holiday in Bali, Off the beaten track
Fabulous cultural heritage & beach relaxation, from 2095 (14 days) inc UK flights
Ethiopia holiday, tailormade
Discover the people, places and wildlife of Ethiopia, from 1720 (17 days) ex flights
Scotland by railway holiday
Experience authentic Scotland independently and car-free, from 985 - 1050 (8 days) ex flights
Trinidad and Tobago holidays
All the main highlights of Trinidad & Tobago, from 2155 - 2650 (16 days) inc UK flights
Borneo tailor made holiday, wildlife & beaches
A wonderful tour of the wildlife & beaches of Sabah, Borneo, from 2995 (13 days) inc UK flights
Nature tour in New Zealand
Journey through the heart of New Zealand, from 2650 (21 days) ex flights
Self guided biking tour in Croatia
Explore the amazing island's coasts and medieval town, from 300 - 690 (8 days) ex flights
Borneo holiday, Highlights of Borneo
The highlights of Sabah, from Mt. Kinabalu to orangutans, from 2665 (13 days) inc UK flights
Costa Rica beach & wildlife holiday
Cloud forest and a volcano, plus a whole lot of relaxation!, from 1595 (13 days) ex flights
Activity & nature holiday in Costa Rica
White-water rafting, hiking, surfing, riding & ranching in Costa Rica, from 1645 (14 days) ex flights

1623 reviews for tailor made holidays4 star overall rating

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Japan holidays, tailor made
The autumn colours were just amazing in Japan. Its a fascinating culture with so many memorable experiences, just a few spring to mind, walking the Nakesendo highway, staying at the Mitsui Garden hotel in Tokyo, the views are mind blowing from here, Geisha spotting in Kyoto... (more)Katherine Windibank
In all honesty it is very hard to pin point one defining moment. It was all brilliant. (more)Alan Brownlow
It's hard to say just which part was the most memorable because it all was (more)Janet Turnbull
From 3130 including UK flights
Life coaching and cultural holiday in Chiang Mai
Excellent. This was a memorable (and life changing!) experience. The most memorable part was the actual one to one life coaching sessions and being able to do these at a comfortable and relaxing hotel. (more)Karen Gorham
The most memorable part of the holiday was the life coaching that we had and, a fantastic highlight, the excursion to the elephant sanctuary. (more)Kirsten Stolz
From 745 excluding flights
Annapurna Sanctuary trek in Nepal
It really was the holiday of a lifetime. The 9 day trek round Annapurna Sanctuary has to be the highlight. This was made even more memorable by having the most amazing Sherpa guide and porter. (more)Gina Crowcroft
Fantastic and unforgettable experience! Thank you to the guide, our porter and the company who organised the tour! (more)Larissa Malycheva
Really enjoyed the whole trip, the operator was excellent and looked after me the whole time. Thank you. (more)Laura Hayes
From 840 excluding flights
Orangutans and Ibans tour to Borneo
The most memorable parts of the holiday were Borneo Rainforest Lodge in the Dannum Valley and climbing Mt. Kinabalu. (more)Zachry Brown
Fantastic experience, unforgettable. It surpassed all expectations. (more)Lois Froud
From 3750 including UK flights
Australia holidays, tailor made
Memorable parts? There were two really memorable parts of the holiday: 1. The accommodation at Cape Otway. This is a fabulous place with great food and service. Lizzie and Shayne are so knowledgeable and passionate, it is really inspiring. We were surrounded by wildlife. We had breakfast with kangaroos grazing right in front of the window. We went on two dusk walks with Shayne, we got up close to koalas and tiger quolls, and fed sugar gliders. We wish we had stayed there longer and would... (more)Diane Bushell
From 5395 including UK flights
Malawi tailor made holiday
The most memorable part was locating and visiting Rita's brother's grave in Blantyre. Huntingdon House and meeting Chip. Safaris at Mvuu Camp...Excellent - the trip of a lifetime for all of us. (more)John Christie
Very good, we went to four very different locations and saw a great deal. (more)ian macbeth
From 2195 - 2245 excluding flights
Trinidad and Tobago holidays
Memorable parts? All of it Tips? If you are bird watcher you are in for a treat Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? (more)Julie Newberry
From 2155 - 2650 including UK flights
Vietnam culture and beach holiday
It was excellent. I would definitely recommend this sort of tour for a first visit. We had never had a guide or arranged tour before so it really made the difference knowing that tours had been prepaid and pick ups and cars had been pre arranged. (more)Val Bodington
Both the visit to the Cu Chi tunnels and the day on the Mekong Delta was the most memorable. (more)Emma Miller
From US $1284 excluding flights
Spain self drive holiday, Rioja & Pyrenees
Memorable parts? This holiday was so packed full of fantastic memories.........From the moment we arrived in Bilbao with the awesome Guggenheim Museum and delicious tapas, through to the final day when we walked down to the beach in Barcelona to paddle in the Mediterranean Sea like a couple of teenagers! Tips? Go with an open mind, and enjoy the real Spain. Local benefits? All the hotels we stayed in, apart from the first night, were family run hotels. The spanish people... (more)Janet Herbert
From 1811 - 2117 excluding flights
Borneo wildlife holiday with Mt. Kinabalu climb
Amazing. We were very fortunate with the wildlife we saw. The itinerary captured everything that we enjoy doing and so for us it was the perfect holiday! (more)Jo Gillett
Fantastic ! Although it did take me 4 days of R&R to recover from the 1st 10 days. Everybody agreed it was unique and a wonderful experience (more)val stapleton
From 3135 including UK flights
Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring
Excellent. We had a nice mix of major cities, the Hakone National Park Region, and Miyajima Island. (more)Sally Vogl
We absolutely had a blast on the whole trip. It was a busy, we tried to see a much as we could but enjoyed the holiday...I would do this again in a heartbeat! (more)Rebekah Schultz
From 650 excluding flights
Japan self guided walking holiday, Nakasendo Trail
It was all a very fine experience. Terrific organisation, didn't miss a beat anywhere; great choices of accommodation/food. The combination of physical, topographical and cultural stimulation provided by this sort of travel is very very hard to beat. There were several occasions where I was simply floaty with delight. A knockout. (more)David McRae
Excellent...in every way. The most memorable parts were... Seeing the old villages and towns along our walk - meeting so many friendly and helpful people in surroundings completely different from our own. And the food - different, flavorful, every meal exquisitely presented and excellent. (more)Gill Berry
From 635 - 1790 excluding flights
Croatia self drive holiday
Excellent. We highly recommend this type of holiday to anyone travelling to Croatia. Driving is easy. Don't hesitate to do it. It is breath taking to drive along the coast. (more)Nancy Browne
It was truly memorable, and we highly recommend this company to book your trip. You were willing to shorten it for us as we could only be away for 10 days not 14 days. You looked at what we wanted and the sights we wanted to visit. (more)Annemarie Flick
The most memorable part was walking along Dubrovnik walls & spectacular views. Enjoying Plitvice waterfalls - spent hrs walking every path. (more)Sue Howles
From 845 - 1195 excluding flights
Madagascar tailor made holiday, Reef and Rainforest
Brilliant, eye opening, once in a lifetime experience...Seeing and hearing the Indri in Andasibe was breathtaking and our guide was brilliant. (more)Anita Chapman
This was an absolutely superb adventure, great people, amazing wildlife, stunning scenery. (more)Claudia Biedert
Excellent...Seeing lemurs in the wild was the most memorable part. (more)Hilary Wilson
From 2980 - 3650 including UK flights
South Africa holiday, Cape Town, Winelands & Kruger safari
Memorable parts? It was all brilliant. But two most memorables, I think. First was staying at the Fugitives Drift Lodge. I've never felt so immediately at home anywhere in my life. The staff were highly professional and efficient wherever we went in KwaZulu-Natal but at the Drift they added a real family atmosphere, lots of personal touches. So we're currently looking for an excuse to go back!! Second was the Turtle Tour at St. Lucia. We'd been properly warned that we might not actually find... (more)Dave McCall
From 3095 - 3495 including UK flights
Activity & nature holiday in Costa Rica
It was a great holiday... the friendly people; the environmental focus; the variation in scenery & the birds & animals. (more)John Nightingale
Excellent, highly enjoyable and eye-opening!...We loved the white water rafting on the Pacuare River and zip-lining in the canopy above Monteverde Cloud Forest, wicked! (more)Faye Whitear
From 1645 excluding flights
Northern Lights tailor made holiday in Finland
Overall the best experience ever and would look at having more winter holidays now than summer :-) (more)Elizabeth Watson
It was a fantastic experience and one of the best holidays we have ever had. We thought it would be a once in a lifetime holiday, but are already talking of going back to do the 2 day husky trail (more)Rowena Schofield
Excellent...Despite the challenging environment (minus 26 degrees C at one point!) we felt safe and well looked after at all times. The sleigh ride with the huskies was the favourite for both my wife and me (more)Tony van de Bovenkamp
From 845 including UK flights
Costa Rica coastal tour, Caribbean Explorer
Memorable parts? All of it! Tips? Research what you want to do as there is so much to do and see in Costa Rica that one trip will not be enough!! Local benefits? Yes very much so! Felt intergrated into the communities! Overall rating? 10/10. (more)Julia Hames
From 1145 excluding flights
Dominica nature holiday
Memorable parts? The whole two weeks was both memorable and exciting! The sheer beauty of Dominica with it's rainforests, mountains and rivers; the fantastic array of tropical flowers, the wonderful bird-life, and the feeling of being a traveller, not just a tourist. It felt as if we were in Paradise and somewhere completely different. The food was wonderful and the people friendly. I felt I had never eaten healthier - different freshly squeezed fruit juice everyday and everything freshly... (more)Jean Powell
From 2150 - 2750 including UK flights
Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
The location is stunning, Marina and Gianluca make you feel welcome, and they work exceedingly hard to ensure that you have an enjoyable stay. We came to learn cookery, but Marina ensures you know about so much more. I can't wait to try some of the recipes we have been taught. (more)Joanne Wilkins
It was amazing. One of the best holidays I have ever had (& I am old...so have had a few!) I can honestly not praise this trip enough. It was FABULOUS. (more)Hilary Brett
The overall experience was memorable. The location is great and Marina and Jeancarlo are excellent hosts, they make you feel at home since the begining. When you realize you are relaxed, feeling energetic and sleeping like a baby after an excellent meal with nice wine and company. (more)Sylvia Azem
From 1100 - 1300 excluding flights
India Golden Triangle tour
The temples and history were fascinating, especially the Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Amer Fort, Pink city etc and were very interesting the animals, birds, environment, and landscape were amazing with stunningly beautiful scenery in many locations. (more)Elizabeth Gooch
Seeing the Taj Mahal and Baby Taj in Agra was so amazing. I got to see the Taj at sunset and it really does change colors. The biggest surprise was Mumbai. (more)Patricia Iris Mayo
From 1199 - 1399 excluding flights
Andalucia self guided walking holiday, Spain
The first sunny morning at Cortijo Fuerteventura was lovely, the garden beautiful and sitting out for breakfast delightful. The welcome from Terry and Gail was also great and the information provided by them and John about the local area invaluable. (more)Damaris Armstrong
Peaceful location, excellent or walking, Beautiful scenery, friendly and welcoming people, great wine..... (more)Debbie Bayntun=Lees
An excellent break...A splendid welcome from our hosts and the lovely inhabitants of the village. (more)Alison Buckingham
From 390 per accommodation
Self drive Cuba family holiday
There were many memorable moments on this holiday that I can not pick just one. Everything was far beyond our expectations. The people, culture, snorkelling and food were all fantastic! (more)Tania Kitchell
The most memorable parts of the holiday were the families, the excellent veggie food. The beautiful homes. (more)James Minney
Amazing. We loved it. Cuba is an incredible world or sunshine, music, history, culture, beauty, beaches and Havana is like no other city I have been to. (more)Sophie McGeoch
From 1598 - 3379 excluding flights
Trinidad and Tobago nature tours
Getting to the heart of Carnival on our day trip there was the most memorable part of the holiday...Excellent - lovely people, great bird life, and a huge variety of fish to snorkel with, just off the beach... (more)Mike Edwards
Excellent, I will pass on recommendations to friends and family (more)David Brierley
Excellent...The best part was the turtles at Mt Plaisir, Grande Riviere. We watched one laying her eggs, and later helped a lost hatchling find the sea! (more)Susan Holdsworth
From 2095 - 2850 including UK flights
Burma tailor made holiday
The most memorable parts of the holiday were the temples at Bagan and charming Hsipaw and the local village visit and boat trip - tranquil, natural beauty...Excellent tour, very well organised. (more)Alice Bretherton
It was a wonderful holiday which I have been recommending to everyone I meet! The highlights were the elegant pink nuns we met along the way wielding a double handed saw to cut down some trees. The village family we visited, seeing their house and meeting their neighbours sharing tea with them all and trying on their national costumes. (more)Janette Gledhill
We loved our holiday. The mixture of culture, wildlife (particularly the birds at Inle lake)interesting places to stay and excellent street food was just what we needed. I travel a lot for work and this was just the contrast I needed. (more)Liz Ollier
From 1625 excluding flights
Costa Rica holidays, coast to coast
Monkeys. Saw all four species and such fun! All the wildlife was spectacular, lots of it up close and easy to see. The local wildlife guides are brilliant and everyone in the country seems to know about and care about wildlife - wonderful! (more)Dee Stephens
Macenque & Monteverde & Sarapiqui were the most memorable parts of the holiday. (more)Anton Gill
We saw monkeys in the hotel grouse, sloth and of course the scarlet macaws. We had never been to a rainforest before and could not believe how green it was. All the places we stayed at were interesting and different. (more)Barbara Dart
From 1190 - 2275 excluding flights
Rwanda and Uganda wildlife holiday
Memorable parts? By far - coming face to face with a group of Mountain Gorillas Tips? Try to spread it over more than two weeks as there was rather a lot of travelling up to 12 hours on one day Local benefits? Yes definitely as it creates employment for hotels etc and also drivers, park rangers, guides and security personnel, obviously the cost of Chimp and Gorilla treks as well as Game Park fees must benefit conservation and wildlife Overall rating? It was a wonderful... (more)Colin Stevens
From US $2850 - US $3800 excluding flights
Self drive holiday in Costa Rica
It was all memorable but probably the two things which stand out were the tour to Torteguero and the one day trip to the Corcavado national park from Uvita. (more)Margaret Everall
We had a great holiday...the eco lodge was amazing with a spectacular view, a private beach, surrounded by rainforest and beautiful gardens full of tropical birds like Toucans and Colibris, and a fantastic restaurant with delicious fresh pure food!! (more)Kim Jans
The most memorable part of the holiday was rafting to Pacuare Lodge and then rafting out again 2 days later. 28km of rafting in all...It was an excellent holiday with a great mix of nature, conservation and thrills. (more)Christine McCormack
From 1705 - 1880 excluding flights
Chile tailor made holiday, Atacama Desert
The best thing was to to learn about the Mapuche, an indigenous tribe, who live in Chile. The food was unbelievably good.. (more)Victoria Edwards
The visit to the Atacama Desert area including the high Andes was special for me, and spending time with the indigenous farmer was really interesting. (more)Dave Thalrose
We had a fantastic time. Personally, the most memorable parts of the holiday were staying with the Pewenche family who were fantastic hosts, and stargazing in the Atacama with the Lickan Antay people. This was my first experience of community based tourism and I honestly believe it is the future of travelling. (more)Joe Davis
From 1395 - 1695 including domestic flights only
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made
The holiday overall was amazing, there were so many memorable experiences it is difficult to name only one thing. If we had to choose it would have to be turtle watching on Rekawa beach. (more)Jude Lambert
Great!...Sri Lankean nature and food were just amazing. The chefs are real professionals! (more)Heli Aru
The elephant safari, or swimming in the Indian Ocean at sunset were the most memorable parts of the holiday (more)Emma Coleman
From 1825 including UK flights

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