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Petra and Wadi Rum by bike, Jordan

Petra and Wadi Rum by bike, Jordan

Cycling trip through stunning desert scenery
From £1,549 to £1,859 9 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 Sep, 23 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec
2018: 31 Mar, 21 Apr, 19 May, 26 May, 16 Jun, 1 Sep, 22 Sep, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov, 8 Dec, 15 Dec, 22 Dec
Limited availability for 02 and 23 September 2017 departures.
Peru tailormade holiday

Peru tailormade holiday

Lima, Colca, Titicaca & Machu Picchu in a customisable tour.
From £1,765 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Experience the best of Peru on this 14 day holiday! Book by 30th June for July and August departures. Itinerary can start any date and be customised to suit you with a choice of hotels, private or group tours, and unique cultural experiences.
Jordan holiday, a week in Jordan

Jordan holiday, a week in Jordan

A week to explore the spectacular sites and scenery of Jordan
From £1,379 to £1,699 9 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 15 Jul, 5 Aug, 9 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov, 9 Dec, 23 Dec
2018: 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 17 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 19 May, 26 May, 9 Jun, 14 Jul, 4 Aug, 8 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 17 Nov, 8 Dec, 22 Dec
Spaces available on departures in the coming months
Photography holiday in Andalucia, Spain

Photography holiday in Andalucia, Spain

Photography holidays in beautiful Andalucia .New itinerary.
From £775 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 8 Sep, 9 Oct
Photograph Andalucia and visit amazing locations. Friendly, expert tuition. Meet like minded people and learn to turn a good shot into a great shot. 100 Gbp off! 23-30 June. No single supplement!!
Romania adventure holiday

Romania adventure holiday

An amazing tour exploring medieval Europe and Transylvania
From £1,950 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 10 Sep
2018: 3 Jun, 9 Sep
£100 off 10 September small group tour to Romania
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: 2017: 28 Oct
2018: 10 Feb, 27 Oct
Special departures for solo travellers - Save £50 subject to 50% deposit (or book at regular price with a 20% deposit). Private tours - last minute availability
Cuba tours

Cuba tours

Tailormade holidays in the pearl of the Carribean
From €1,090 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: Our Cuba tours can be tailor-made and departures can be arranged all year. The sample itinerary below can be modified to your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used & how long you spend in each destination
Availability on this trip for June to August 2017 and later, all boutique homestays & hostals, travel by private taxi, regular bus, Vintage car with driver, selfdrive or a mix of different travel modes.
Albania holidays, small group tour

Albania holidays, small group tour

An incredible history set against a rugged landscape
From £919 to £1,029 10 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 Jul, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 29 Oct
2018: 25 Mar, 15 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 17 Jun, 1 Jul, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 7 Oct, 28 Oct
Availability on this trip for coming months
Peru holiday, Cusco to Lake Titicaca

Peru holiday, Cusco to Lake Titicaca

Customisable Overland Trip: Machu Picchu & Titicaca Islands
From £1,220 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Experience the best of Peru on this 8 day holiday! Book by 30th June for July and August departures. Itinerary can start any date and be customised to suit you with a choice of hotels, private or group tours, and unique cultural experiences.
Sri Lanka small group holiday

Sri Lanka small group holiday

Culture, sights & wildlife. No supplement for single rooms.
From £2,325 to £2,375 15 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 4 Nov
2018: 3 Mar
Special departures for solo travellers - Save £50 subject to 50% deposit (or book at regular price with a 20% deposit). Private tours - last minute availability
Vietnam small group cycling holiday

Vietnam small group cycling holiday

The best of Vietnam on two wheels
From £2,139 to £2,639 16 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 8 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 15 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 29 Nov, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 21 Apr, 12 May, 9 Jun, 7 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 8 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov, 1 Dec, 8 Dec, 15 Dec, 22 Dec, 29 Dec
Limited availability for 03 Jul, 19 Aug and 16, 23, 30 Sep 2017 departures.
Sicily history tour, Italy

Sicily history tour, Italy

One of the most fascinating islands in Europe
From £1,279 to £1,499 9 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 21 Oct
2018: 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 30 Jun, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct
Availability on this trip for coming months
Sri Lanka wildlife holiday

Sri Lanka wildlife holiday

Encounters with elephants, whales and an array of dolphins
From £1,595 to £2,195 14 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Availability including last minute. Save £50pp for trips in May, June, September, October. Save £100 per couple on wildlife-themed private tours with a twist. 2018 - Reserve with just a 10% deposit, with your final price guaranteed.
Cambodia cycling holidays

Cambodia cycling holidays

Cycle Cambodia & choose the difference you make
From £1,150 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 18 Jul, 9 Nov
2018: 23 Jan
Save £250 on our Cambodia Cycle Adventure from July 18-27 when you book before June 30. Save a total of £300 when you book for two people or more. Available on the Nov 9-18 adventure only. Book before June 30 to claim this special offer.
Kyrgyzstan walking holiday, Silk Road mountain trek

Kyrgyzstan walking holiday, Silk Road mountain trek

Trekking in Kyrgyzstan in the Fergana Range
From £2,295 to £3,150 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 22 Jul
2018: 11 Aug
Places still available on the guaranteed 22nd July departure
Japan small group tour, in the shadow of mountains

Japan small group tour, in the shadow of mountains

Western Honshu's coasts - Japan Sea and Inland Sea
From £3,350 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 27 Sep
2018: 23 May, 26 Sep
Spaces available on 27th Sep departure. From sea to sea in southern Japan, explore enchanting castle towns, see Miyajima Island with its iconic red torii gate and free-roaming deer and much more.
Budget Tonga holiday, swim with humpback whales

Budget Tonga holiday, swim with humpback whales

Once in a lifetime chance to swim with humpback whales.
From £1,999 to £2,199 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct
2018: 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 16 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct
Take 10% off the sale price for all tours departing in 2017/18 when booked by 15 July.
China tour, trekking & pandas

China tour, trekking & pandas

11 days exploring Southern provinces of China
From £3,650 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 5 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep
Your last chance to book an adventure of a lifetime in China this August, on our Shangri-La Trekking and Pandas trip! There is only 1 remaining departure date for August 2017 - 26th August
Balkans tour, Belgrade to Banja Luka

Balkans tour, Belgrade to Banja Luka

Explore the Balkans: Culture, history & stunning landscapes
From £2,695 to £2,795 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Jul, 9 Sep
2018: 30 Jun, 8 Sep
Places still available on guaranteed 1st July departure
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania holiday

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania holiday

Journey through Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in 12 days
From £1,249 to £1,319 12 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 5 Jul, 19 Jul, 2 Aug, 16 Aug, 30 Aug, 13 Sep
2018: 18 Apr, 2 May, 16 May, 6 Jun, 20 Jun, 4 Jul, 18 Jul, 1 Aug, 15 Aug, 29 Aug, 12 Sep
Limited availability on this trip for the summer months
Great Bear Sea wildlife sailing cruise, Canada

Great Bear Sea wildlife sailing cruise, Canada

Sail the remote wilderness of Canada's Great Bear Rainforest
From CA $5,995 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 14 Aug, 23 Aug
late availability on 14th August departure
Great Bear Rainforest sailing cruise, Canada

Great Bear Rainforest sailing cruise, Canada

Bears, Whales, and Wolves of Canada's Great Bear Rainforest
From CA $5,995 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Sep, 10 Sep, 19 Sep, 27 Sep
Last minute availability in September. There’s no place like B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest the largest intact coastal temperate rainforest in the world. See bears – black, grizzly, and the iconic spirit bear, found only here on Earth.
Family holiday in Sri Lanka, Forts & Monkeys

Family holiday in Sri Lanka, Forts & Monkeys

Wildlife & culture family adventure holiday (private tour).
From £1,425 to £1,925 15 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Availability including last minute. Save £50pp for trips in May, June, September, October. Save £100 per couple on wildlife-themed private tours with a twist. 2018 - Reserve with just a 10% deposit, with your final price guaranteed.
Papua New Guinea holiday, The Kokoda Trail

Papua New Guinea holiday, The Kokoda Trail

Papua New Guinea, The Kokoda Trail
From £2,395 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Jul, 17 Jul, 27 Jul, 7 Aug, 23 Aug, 2 Sep, 18 Sep, 16 Oct, 27 Oct, 6 Nov, 20 Nov
Your last chance to book an adventure of a lifetime in Papua New Guinea this August, on our Kokoda Trail Trek! There are 2 guaranteed departure dates remaining for August 2017 - 7th August and 23rd August
Maldives activity holiday

Maldives activity holiday

Maldives Active Adventure
From £1,399 to £1,499 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 16 Jul, 13 Aug, 10 Sep, 8 Oct, 12 Nov, 3 Dec, 24 Dec
Take 10% off the sale price for all tours departing in 2017/18 when booked by 15 July.
Jordan holiday on a shoestring

Jordan holiday on a shoestring

Great value tour covering all Jordan's major sites
From £499 to £599 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 3 Jul, 17 Jul, 31 Jul, 14 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 20 Nov, 4 Dec, 18 Dec, 25 Dec
2018: 1 Jan, 8 Jan
take 10% off the sale price for all tours departing on 2017/18 when booked by 30 June.
Peru holiday, Andes to the Amazon

Peru holiday, Andes to the Amazon

Customisable tour of Peru's three diverse regions.
From £1,760 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Experience the best of Peru on this 12 day holiday! Book by 30th June for July and August departures. Itinerary can start any date and be customised to suit you with a choice of hotels, private or group tours, and unique cultural experiences.
Peru holiday, Machu Picchu and the Amazon

Peru holiday, Machu Picchu and the Amazon

Customisable tour of Inca Ruins and the Amazon Rainforest.
From £1,280 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Experience the best of Peru on this 8 day holiday! Book by 30th June for July and August departures. Itinerary can start any date and be customised to suit you with a choice of hotels, private or group tours, and unique cultural experiences.
Southern Peru holiday, tailor made

Southern Peru holiday, tailor made

Customisable tour of Peru's cultures, wildlife & landscapes.
From £2,460 21 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Experience the best of Peru on this 21 day holiday! Book by 30th June for July and August departures. Itinerary can start any date and be customised to suit you with a choice of hotels, private or group tours, and unique cultural experiences.
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan small group holiday

Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan small group holiday

See the striking mountain scenery of the Pamir Highway
From £3,795 17 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 6 Jul
Places still available on 7th July Departure
Jordan holiday, a week in Jordan
From
£1,379
including UK flights
Jerdash Roman ruins was quite intact and impressive. But the most memorable were Petra, the walk along the Siq, and seeing the Treasury, and the Monastery. They were fantastic. Hiking up to the cliffs of Petra and the views were outstanding. (more)Ferdinand Rullan
The most memorable moment was Petra (of course) and the camel ride at Wadi Rum (it is an optional but well worth it!). Our local tour leader was excellent (knowledge of history and kept us entertained during our bus journeys), the group blended well (the best so far), trips well organised and plenty of shopping opportunities. (more)Hely Collie
Petra was the obvious highlight but we saw so many other unexpected monuments, ancient cities and fabulous landscape. Every day brought a new highlight. An excellent trip that visited as much of the country as possible squeezed into a week. (more)Alison Drew
Peru tailormade holiday
From
£1,765
excluding flights
The most memorable was te hospitality of the hotel staff and guides. The Amazon jungle trips. And Heather's constant monitoring even over the Christmas week end…. (more)Natraj Balasubramanian
Peru is a wonderful destination with so much more to offer than just the iconic Machu Picchu - all thoroughly recommended. (more)Paul Mors
Albania holidays, small group tour
From
£919
including UK flights
We loved Albania so it is hard to think of one memorable part but the visits to the Blue eye, Gjirokaster, Butrint & Berat stand out. (more)Tony Barker
A brilliant experience. Fun, educational and eye-opening. (more)Kay Emblen-Perry
I feel that it supported local conservations in terms of restricting visitor numbers to archaeological sites, local museums. (more)Theodore John Levin
Petra and Wadi Rum by bike, Jordan
From
£1,549
including UK flights
The scenery is amazing In Jordan, incredible gorges, rock formations as well as good variety. In terms of ancient cultures - Jerash and Petra stand out. The people are very friendly and its very safe. (more)Jill Ford
Action packed, fantastic from start to finish (more)Phil Ely
Romania adventure holiday
From
£1,950
excluding flights
Excellent...there were too many highlights for us to single out any one experience as the most memorable. Every day was memorable and for all the right reasons. (more)Gerald Sherry
Successful (more)Marcia Westreich
One of the most memorable things was the beautiful Carpathian countryside and the people working in the fields as of yesteryear. The haymaking and haystacks were fascinating and we all fell in love with rural Romania. (more)Joan Houston
Cuba tours
From
€1,090
excluding flights
The Cuban people were very welcoming, helpful, and friendly, taking in all the beautiful scenery, whether it be the Vinales valley, the beautiful beaches or the historic streets of Trinidad and Havana (more)Gary Lum
The highlight was the walk up El Yunke in Baracoa. In fact everything about Baracoa was lovely. The guide Norge was simply the best... A very enjoyable and educational tour. It was very good to experience the friendliness and enterprise of the people in Cuba. (more)Melsa Houston
We really enjoyed the Badada Codina hike - in Sierra Escambray. The hike was 3-4 hours... Our guide was great - telling us stories about the nature we were seeing, but also about herself and the people living in the mountains... She took us to the caves, and then to the state-run restaurant where we (surprisingly) had an amazing lunch with roasted pig, rice, Cristal and coffee & fruits at the end. (more)Beatrice Mosello
Photography holiday in Andalucia, Spain
From
£775
excluding flights
I would definitely recommend it ! (more)M.C
Seeing real Spain and the wonderful hill top villages with great people was the highlight. (more)Gary Franklin
The most memorable was visiting Kitty Sculptures garden - amazing pieces of work to photograph and a very beautiful setting. (more)Maureen Kerr
Small group cooking holiday in Thailand
From
£2,225
including UK flights
I loved the Central Plains homestay, after Bangkok it was amazingly beautiful and peaceful. All the cooking schools were so beautiful and peaceful, and the food was amazing! (more)Suzanne Smith
The most memorable part of the holiday was definitely the cooking ... and all the eating. Swimming in the Andaman sea was also a real highlight. (more)Shelley Kennedy
The cooking and the eating were the most memorable! Fabulous. (more)Stacey Cooper
Sri Lanka small group holiday
From
£2,325
including UK flights
I really adored meeting and spending time with the kids at the plantation nursery school and with the older fishermen's children at Dutch Bay. Glorious, dignified children. It was a wonderful holiday with a group that worked very well together and were in fact quite resilient and funny. I really felt there was a good mix of Sri Lankan culture, crafts , food, people and nature on this trip. (more)Mary Puckett
Excellent. (more)Tim Harber
Vietnam small group cycling holiday
From
£2,139
including UK flights
Memorable parts? Climbing the Hai Van pass. We all made it to the top and were supported throughout by our guide Danh who gave us cold drinks and cheered us on. The food was also great and we were treated to genuine local cuisine, all delicious. Tips? Take more money than recommend, especially if you want to take presents home or drink wine with you evening meal. Some people couldn't get money out of the ATMs so tell your bank that you are going to Vietnam. You don't really need US... (more)Cath Lysley
Peru holiday, Cusco to Lake Titicaca
From
£1,220
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The trip up to Machu Puchi, our guide Wilfredo was very knowledgeable and stopped to let us drink in the pure awesomeness of it all and when we reached the top the feeling was surreal and brought not just a lump to my throat but a tear to my ear. Tips? Take plenty of insect repellent as the mosquitos are in their millions Local benefits? Peru's main economy is from mining but all our guides stressed how important tourism is to their country Overall rating? My... (more)John Hawkins
Sri Lanka wildlife holiday
From
£1,595
including UK flights
Memorable parts? Safari at Uda Walawe National Park. Tips? Take insect repellent lots of it! Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Eleni Josephides
Sicily history tour, Italy
From
£1,279
including UK flights
All of it. (more)Olga Gallego
Sicily is very beautiful if a little run down. Reminded me a lot of the Balkans. (more)Eva Doyle
The locations of the temples at Agrigento and Selinunte were truly spectacular. Entering the Cathedral at Monreale made everyone go "wow!" (more)Diana Grant
Cambodia cycling holidays
From
£1,150
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Riding the crazy streets of Phnom Penh on the first day, like you're in a computer game. Eating a power bar on a river bed after a two-hour push through mud. Seeing a small girl rowing a bath tub in a floating village on the Tonlé Sap. Beef loc lac. Fish amok. A chorus of hellos from children in every village. Hoem, the support van driver's laugh. Angkor Thom with no one there. Twin massage in Siem Reap. Water buffalo. Macaques. Iced coffee with condensed milk. The ice-cream... (more)Louise Brealey
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania holiday
From
£1,249
including UK flights
Everything was memorable but the Cold War Museum in an abandoned Soviet missile launch site and the Occupation Museum in Riga are the two things that made the biggest impression on me. (more)James Fairbanks
Really fantastic! I learned so much about these Baltic countries and their people and environment. (more)Fiona BELL
Small group tour of Egypt, Nubian adventure
From
£629
excluding flights
The sheer size, age and wonder of the things we were taken to view on this holiday was AMAZING! (more)Bernice Yung
We visited Jordan and Egypt to take in the cultural and historical aspects of the countries and we were not disappointed. Amazing wonderful sights in perfect weather. (more)John Robinson
Our tour was organised brilliantly. We felt safe at all times and the guides were knowledgeable. The 3 day cruise on the Nile was the best part (more)Angela Guildford
Jordan holiday on a shoestring
From
£499
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Petra was AMAZING, the site, and number of different ancient relics is unbelieveable, and truly awe inspiring to see how sophisticated they were, so long ago. Tips? Make sure you spend your evenings exploring, it's all too easy to get meals in hotels, but walking into the town in Petra (it's a little walk from the hotel, but there are taxis as alternative), and taxis into Amman - it is so worth while. Local benefits? I think this trip used local guides, and... (more)Clara Downton
Thailand wildlife holiday, elephants & waterfalls
From
£1,350
including UK flights
It was absolutely brilliant. The whole tour ran to plan and was extremely well organised. It was a great combination of active and relaxing and we had a marvellous time. Highly recommended. (more)Michelle Le Blanc
The most memorable parts were... Riding the elephants and seeing Angkor Wat. The lodgings at Ko Samed were also very beautiful...It was a very well run trip. (more)Marc Teicholz
The most memorable part was the time with elephants!....Amazing! (more)Lisa Hele
Historic Andalucia tour, Spain
From
£1,059
including UK flights
The most memorable part was the visit to the Cordoba Mezquita. (more)Jeannette Van Zyl
The highlights were some of the views of lovely Spanish countryside. Swimming in 4 degrees swimming pool on Xmas Day. (more)Ruth Tillyard
The most memorable parts of our holiday were the food, the accommodation and the wonderful company. Those beautifully warm evenings sitting together eating al fresco will stay with us forever. (more)Linda Stringer
Madagascar north coast nature holiday
From
£2,150
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Seeing the lemur's and other wildlife. Talking to as many local Madagascan people as was possible. Visiting the Tsingy. Tips? Fly as often as possible, the roads are unbelievably bad up North, even in a four wheel drive. Take what you are told before you go with a "pinch of salt". There are other travel operators to Madagascar look at them all. Make sure you talk to the local guides all the time, especially if you have a complaint. Even if some one says the roads... (more)Chris Green
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