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Rajasthan and Taj Mahal tour

Rajasthan and Taj Mahal tour

Authentic experience of live like Royals of history.
From £900 to £1,650 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
£150 off per person when booked before September (minimum 2 people for 12 days trip)
Patagonia 10 day tour, Torres to Ushuaia

Patagonia 10 day tour, Torres to Ushuaia

Stunning journey to the end of the world
From £1,054 to £1,159 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 3 Nov, 22 Dec
2018: 9 Feb, 30 Mar, 2 Nov, 21 Dec
5% off all departures for this trip
Central America tour

Central America tour

Reggae rhythms, flavoursome food and spectacular landscapes
From £1,904 to £2,091 24 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 11 Aug, 31 Aug, 22 Sep, 12 Oct, 3 Nov, 23 Nov, 15 Dec
2018: 4 Jan, 26 Jan, 15 Feb, 9 Mar, 29 Mar, 26 Apr, 17 May, 14 Jun, 5 Jul, 2 Aug, 23 Aug, 20 Sep, 11 Oct, 8 Nov, 29 Nov, 27 Dec
10% off all departures for this trip
Burma cultural holiday

Burma cultural holiday

Discover a side of Burma hidden beyond the tourist trail
From £1,899 to £1,999 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 28 Oct, 18 Nov
2018: 3 Feb, 31 Mar, 8 Aug, 27 Oct, 17 Nov
£100 discount per person off our November small group tour to Burma
Small group holidays to Madagascar

Small group holidays to Madagascar

Experience the best of this enigmatic island continent
From £2,595 17 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 7 Sep, 12 Oct, 2 Nov
2018: 18 May, 21 Jun, 2 Aug, 6 Sep, 11 Oct
£100 off November small group tour
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
Oman small group tour

Oman small group tour

Ancient spice trails, Wahiba Sands, superb coastal scenery
From £1,799 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 22 Oct, 19 Nov
2018: 4 Feb, 1 Apr, 21 Oct, 18 Nov
£100 off per person our October Oman Small Group tour
Balkans holiday, two week explorer

Balkans holiday, two week explorer

Start and end your Balkan adventure in Dubrovnik
From £1,377 to £1,584 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 30 Jul, 13 Aug, 27 Aug, 10 Sep, 8 Oct
2018: 22 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 17 Jun, 1 Jul, 15 Jul, 29 Jul, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 9 Sep, 7 Oct
10% off all departures for this trip
India wildlife and culture tour, Rajasthan

India wildlife and culture tour, Rajasthan

Your stay in Jungle core, erstwhile hunting lodge of king.
From £1,270 to £2,150 18 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
£150 off per person when booked before September (minimum 2 people for 12 days trip)
Laos and Cambodia tour

Laos and Cambodia tour

Laos and Cambodia – A Journey to Forever Mountain
From £1,999 to £2,099 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 19 Nov
2018: 3 Feb, 2 Aug, 3 Nov
£100pp discount November small group tour
Sri Lanka holiday, small group

Sri Lanka holiday, small group

Hidden temples, sacred Buddhist sites and Hindu shrines
From £1,332 to £1,467 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 29 Jul, 26 Aug, 23 Sep, 21 Oct, 18 Nov, 16 Dec
2018: 13 Jan, 10 Feb, 10 Mar, 7 Apr, 5 May, 2 Jun, 30 Jun, 28 Jul, 25 Aug, 22 Sep, 20 Oct, 17 Nov, 15 Dec
10% off all departures for this trip
Eastern Europe cultural tour

Eastern Europe cultural tour

Descend to the dark ages on this tour of Dracula's country.
From £1,278 to £1,341 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 Aug, 3 Sep, 1 Oct, 29 Oct
2018: 15 Apr, 13 May, 10 Jun, 8 Jul, 5 Aug, 2 Sep, 30 Sep, 28 Oct
10% off all departures for this trip
Peru adventure holiday, small group

Peru adventure holiday, small group

Experience coastal deserts, mountains and the Amazon Jungle
From £2,529 to £2,781 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 23 Jun
10% off all departures for this trip
Wildlife holiday in Costa Rica

Wildlife holiday in Costa Rica

Explore rainforests and reefs along the Caribbean coast
From £741 to £807 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 28 Jul, 17 Aug, 8 Sep, 28 Sep, 20 Oct, 9 Nov, 23 Nov, 1 Dec, 21 Dec
2018: 4 Jan, 12 Jan, 1 Feb, 15 Feb, 23 Feb, 15 Mar, 29 Mar, 6 Apr, 26 Apr, 10 May, 14 Jun, 28 Jun, 2 Aug, 23 Aug, 20 Sep, 11 Oct, 8 Nov, 29 Nov, 27 Dec
5% off all departures for this trip
Cultural holiday in Indonesia

Cultural holiday in Indonesia

Traditional culture, stunning scenery and unusual wildlife
From £2,195 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 10 Sep
2018: 9 Jun, 23 Sep
£100 off Sulawesi September small group tour
Georgia & Armenia cultural holiday

Georgia & Armenia cultural holiday

Journey to the furthest reaches of Europe
From £1,999 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 24 Sep, 30 Sep
2018: 2 Jun, 22 Sep
£100 off September 30th 2017 small group tour
Eastern Mongolia small group holiday

Eastern Mongolia small group holiday

Explore Mongolia's national parks & nature reserves
From US $1,647 to US $2,460 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 Sep
Reward yourself with the wide open glorious landscapes of Mongolia. Book before Aug 25th for a 15% discount pp. That's up to $ 373 off pp. Please get in touch for details.
Central America tour on a shoestring

Central America tour on a shoestring

Highlights of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize
From £1,479 to £1,623 22 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 Aug, 27 Aug, 17 Sep, 8 Oct, 29 Oct, 19 Nov, 10 Dec, 31 Dec
2018: 21 Jan, 11 Feb, 4 Mar, 25 Mar, 15 Apr, 6 May, 27 May, 17 Jun, 8 Jul, 29 Jul, 19 Aug, 9 Sep, 30 Sep, 21 Oct, 11 Nov, 2 Dec, 23 Dec
15% off on all departure dates for this trip
Algeria holidays, Desert and History

Algeria holidays, Desert and History

Explore the history and culture of Algeria
From £2,699 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 22 Oct
2018: 18 Mar, 21 Oct
£100 pp off October small group tour
Costa Rica holiday, encompassed

Costa Rica holiday, encompassed

Nature and adventure
From £1,197 to £1,320 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 12 Aug, 3 Sep, 23 Sep, 15 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov, 26 Nov, 16 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 7 Jan, 27 Jan, 10 Feb, 18 Feb, 10 Mar, 24 Mar, 1 Apr, 21 Apr, 5 May, 9 Jun, 23 Jun, 28 Jul, 18 Aug, 15 Sep, 6 Oct, 3 Nov, 24 Nov, 22 Dec
5% off all departures for this trip
Japan and South Korea tour

Japan and South Korea tour

Explore Japan and South Korea
From £4,559 to £4,699 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 5 Nov
2018: 4 Nov
Introductory offer of £100 per person discount for November group tour
Dubrovnik to Budapest holiday, 15 days

Dubrovnik to Budapest holiday, 15 days

See picture perfect Eastern Europe in a two week tour
From £1,287 to £1,485 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 20 Aug, 17 Sep, 15 Oct
2018: 29 Apr, 27 May, 24 Jun, 22 Jul, 19 Aug, 16 Sep, 14 Oct
10% off all departures for this trip
Budapest to Dubrovnik cultural tour

Budapest to Dubrovnik cultural tour

Experience the best of Eastern Europe in two weeks
From £1,242 to £1,431 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 Aug, 3 Sep, 1 Oct
2018: 15 Apr, 13 May, 10 Jun, 8 Jul, 5 Aug, 2 Sep, 30 Sep
10% off all departures for this trip
South America highlights tour, Peru, Argentina & Brazil

South America highlights tour, Peru, Argentina & Brazil

Explore South America in an amazing 12 day journey
From US $2,320 to US $3,146 12 days ex flights
Tailor made
Book now and get a 150 usd off - from 2225 usd – 3060 usd (12 days -ex flights)
Kerala and Goa holiday, Backwaters & beaches

Kerala and Goa holiday, Backwaters & beaches

Feel blessed on this trip.
From £1,670 to £2,550 17 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
£150 off per person when booked before September (minimum 2 people for 12 days trip)
Horse riding tours in Rajasthan, India

Horse riding tours in Rajasthan, India

horseback safari adventure through rolling terrain of Rajasthan
From £2,230 to £2,950 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
£150 off per person when booked before September (minimum 2 people for 12 days trip)
North India cultural tours

North India cultural tours

Experience the different colours of Indian life
From £1,150 to £2,035 17 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
£150 off per person when booked before September (minimum 2 people for 12 days trip)
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania small group tour

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania small group tour

Explore the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
From £1,899 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 23 Sep
2018: 12 May, 15 Jun, 22 Sep
£100 per person discount for September group tour
Road cycling holiday in Spain, Costa Blanca

Road cycling holiday in Spain, Costa Blanca

Cyling's best kept secret, alpine style roads & sunshine
From £600 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 18 Nov
2018: 6 May
£60 discount on our Spanish Cycling week in November. Sunshine and amazing scenery
Botswana & Namibia adventure holiday, 13 days

Botswana & Namibia adventure holiday, 13 days

Experience the very best of Botswana & Namibia
From £1,083 to £1,187 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 12 Aug, 23 Sep, 4 Nov, 16 Dec
2018: 27 Jan, 10 Mar, 21 Apr, 2 Jun, 14 Jul, 25 Aug, 6 Oct, 17 Nov, 29 Dec
5% off all departures for this trip
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
Burma cultural holiday
From
£1,899
excluding flights
I've fallen in love with this country, didn't want to leave, enjoyed every minute, will defiantly go back one day. (more)Andy Rowlands
All the guides we had were Myanmar people, trained in the country and speaking good English. They were keen for us to see that the country has a chance for positive development and were happy to discuss social and economic prospects. (more)Phil Raybould
I loved it, the Myanmar people are very friendly and helpful. I will definitely go back. (more)Mark Meyrick
Small group holidays to Madagascar
From
£2,595
excluding flights
So many highlights. It was wonderful to see such a variety of lemurs, chameleons and other wildlife (including a fossa!)... It may have been the best trip of my life. (more)Lorena Sutherland
An excellent holiday, one of my best for many years.... I shared the holiday with wonderful group of co-travellers, who all gelled and got along from day one. The nature and wildlife of Madagascar were fantastic, discovering new things and creatures on a daily basis. I would totally recommend this trip to any nature lover. (more)David Ward
Wonderful tho' it was to see wildlife in natural habitate, the standout thing for me was the wonderful people I met and catching a glimpse into their customs and cultures. (more)Stephanie Diggon
Oman small group tour
From
£1,799
excluding flights
The entire trip was excellent and memorable. The most memorable was seeing the green turtles at night laying eggs. It was incredible! Wahiba Sands was also spectacular. (more)Sheryl Padjen
Travelling into the desert was the most memorable. Very highly. The guide was excellent, arrangements were very smooth. (more)Fiona McFarlane
There were several memorable moments: turtles on the beach in Ras al Jinz, sunset in the desert, villages in Jebel Akhdar, Misfat and Al Hamra (more)Victoria Johnson
Rajasthan and Taj Mahal tour
From
£900
excluding flights
The most memorable moments were Ranakpur Temple, wandering the streets of Bundi and visiting the Hindu temples there with the guide. It was a fantastic and rewarding experience which I will not soon forget. It really opened my eyes to a lot I didn't know about Indian culture and history... (more)Barton Colmerauer
The most important contributor to this was of course an excellent and friendly guide, who I would thoroughly recommend to others. (more)Gerry Scott
Peru adventure holiday, small group
From
£2,529
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The whole trip has been the most fantastic experience, we cannot actually pick out any single part of it which stood out more than any other. We have never had such a varied range of experiences and adventure in one trip before. Incredible journey. Tips? Go!!!! If you take American Dollars ensure that the notes are in pristine condition, they majority of exchange places will not accept any note then shows any sign (no matter how small) of damage. The main banks... (more)Alison Kille
Cultural holiday in Indonesia
From
£2,195
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Going to a traditional funeral of a very high status lady in Toraja. We only went on one day but it lasted 7 days. All her relatives and members of her tribe were there - about 20,000 people. We were made most welcome by one of the ladies grandchildren who spoke very good English so we could enjoy the spectacle even more. Tips? Travel pretty light. It's very hot and humid so lots of loose clothes but take good walking shoes - there is lots of walking involved. Local... (more)Gerard Mulryan
Eastern Mongolia small group holiday
From
US $1,647
excluding flights
It was a brilliant way to experience Mongolia, felt part of the way of life - well as much as you could in 2 weeks. (more)Lynne George
Mongolia is an incredible country ... it's so vast and never-ending. The people are very noble and their hospitality is very generous...Absolutely EXCELLENT. (more)Susan Margaret (Sue) Fox
Wildlife holiday in Costa Rica
From
£741
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Seeing magnificent rainforest from high bridges on flanks of a volcano, seeing a turtle laying her eggs, giving bottle of milk to young spider, howler and capuchin monkeys at a rescue centre. Tips? Don't miss out on tours which give you full experience of the natural history of Costa Rica. Local benefits? I think the money I paid for my tours helped support the conservation and wildlife work and that my tour helped the businesses of the hotel and restaurant... (more)Celia Home
Algeria holidays, Desert and History
From
£2,699
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The Roman ruins of Algeria are always a highlight, even more when one is blessed with a very good Guide as we had. Algiers is very beautiful, as far as I know the only Art Nouveau town, beautiful, despite the decay and rainy weather. Tips? Brace yourself for long drives (mainly from the desert onwards) and the nuisance of local security, which is not really intended to our security, as they often forget their own relay... Local benefits? Local people did... (more)maria camilo
Georgia & Armenia cultural holiday
From
£1,999
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The friendliness of the local people, in all three countries, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia. I was happy to see many efforts at preserving local buildings, e.g. churches and monasteries, especially after the Russian occupation which closed (even destroyed), places of worship. The guides for both the Armenian and especially the Georgian sections were very knowledgeable and helpful. All three drivers did a great job, on sometimes, precarious roads, steering clear of wandering... (more)Judy Schneider
Sri Lanka holiday, small group
From
£1,332
excluding flights
Jewels of Sri Lanka was a brilliant trip we covered so much from temples, wildlife, tasty food and fantastic beach time. Amara, Ranjit and Indika really looked after us and gave us fantastic service. (more)Jo Miller
The variety of activities, cultural as well as physical. The hotels were of good standard. (more)Christine Hallam
Costa Rica holiday, encompassed
From
£1,197
excluding flights
The most exciting part of the Costa Rica encompassed trip was zip lining above the trees in Monteverde Cloud Forest and abseiling down the waterfalls on a canyoneering trip outside La Fortuna. (more)Louise Muller
Definitely white water rafting on the way from Cahuita to San Jose was the highlight. A great day out, the river was perfect. Lots of adrenaline and lovely refreshing water. An amazing lunch was laid on for us as well by the side of the river. (more)Elaine Bettaney
The most memorable part was going into the beautiful clear, turquoise and remarkably warm water of the Pacific ocean, for a swim just as the sun was setting - an amazing way to start the holiday. (more)Susie Everest
Central America tour on a shoestring
From
£1,479
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Roatan, one of the bay Islands of Honduras, was beautiful and the diving was fantastic, and I'll probably never forget the chicken buses! Tips? If you're used to travelling independently then be prepared to find the lack of freedom quite restricting, however it is great not to have to worry about transport and accommodation! Local benefits? I feel that it benefitted local people as wherever possible we patronised local businesses and shops, and as far as is... (more)Victoria Baynes
Eastern Europe cultural tour
From
£1,278
excluding flights
Seeing a mother bear come to feed and bringing her cub out with her was the perfect end to the Romanian part of the trip. (more)Joyce Ell
Excellent trip with small group size as promised by the company. Unspoilt, beautiful countryside and towns with people who have not caught up with the greed of tourism. (more)Anne Higgins
Peru, Bolivia and Chile holiday
From
£2,223
excluding flights
Memorable parts? I loved every minute of my tour, but seeing Machu Picchu with your own eyes takes some beating, I have been to 5 of the seven wonders of the world now, and Mach Picchu is the best. Got the Great wall and Petra left to do Tips? Don't be put off by any negative reviews you read pre-booking, as its impossible to please everyone and remember its an adventure holiday which is the crux of it Local benefits? Yes to all of the above, places like Cusco, Puno etc... (more)Michael Dickerson
South Africa, Botswana and Zambia holiday
From
£1,273
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Everyday brought new adventures and experiences - Very early morning starts meant we got to see lots of both sunrises and sunsets, sunset cruise in Zimbabwe brought us up close to wallowing Hippo's and a walking safari got as close to a crash of 7-8 Rhino and then walking in the vicinity of these beautiful animals. In Kruger a pack of very young Hyena were out of the den playing in daylight close to the road. Spray off Victoria Falls from both Zimbabwe and Zambia side... (more)Vince Williams
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania small group tour
From
£1,899
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The beauty of the landscape, the nice and clean cities, the wonderful organization and fantastic guides. Tips? Do our programme. Visit small villages.Eat in local restaurants.Meet local people. Local benefits? Of course. It was very interesting the visit at a small and familiar factory of smoked fish. There we had a very very good meal. Overall rating? 5 stars I really recommend it. (more)Helena Melo
Inca Highlights, adventure tour
From
£2,052
excluding flights
Most memorable were horse riding on the hills above Cusco, Cusco itself a beautiful city, the floating reed island and most certainly the time on the island with local family, I loved their way of life and their hospitality. (more)Ruth Stanley
Swimming in the Amazon, learning about the jungle and meeting a Shaman, Salsa dancing in Cusco, staying with a local family in Armanti and folk dancing to traditional music, the colours, textiles and crafts, music, food and drink (more)Amanda Whittington
Unforgettable experience. Cusco and Machu Picchu were the highlights. (more)Maitane Zubiaurre
Borneo adventure holidays
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£1,729
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Early morning river boat experience viewing 100+ pygmy elephants (with their calves) swim across the river roughly 50 m in front of us. Closely followed by close-up view (from the boat) of salt -water crocodiles -they are very fast! Tips? Do not over-pack on the luggage. It's hot & humid (but bearable) and opportunities to wash clothes during the trip. Make sure you have a good torch (& spare batteries) with you. Must be reasonably fit (and plenty stamina)to get the... (more)Alastair Neilson
East Africa adventure holiday, safari, gorillas & beach
From
£2,524
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Gorilla Tracking was just outstanding. Many other highlights of the tour (camping in the Serengeti, visit of local villages, rafting the Nile) were also great. Tips? Prepare for long truck, bus and jeep rides, bring maybe a sleeping pillow or similar. Mattress is not necessary and a sleeping bag just for two nights, so don't bother to waste too much space for this. Hiking boots for the gorillas are a must. Don't miss out on the Pygmy village! Local benefits? Definitely... (more)Alessandra Hool
Patagonia tour, 24 day itinerary
From
£2,346
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The scenery, unbelievable and photos don't do it justice. Tips? Pace yourself, there's a lot of trekking and it's a lot steeper than you prepare for. Brilliant, do what you can and enjoy the scenery. Be prepared for the Patagonian wind. There's also a lot of travelling, but the scenery changes so much you won't be bored. Local benefits? Yes. There's always more you can do, but there's a good balance here. Overall rating? Excellent value for money. (more)Fran Adenis
Colombia holiday, small group
From
£1,396
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The lush, beautiful scenery in the South of Colombia. Tips? Be aware that so many of the activities our tour operator mentioned are NOT available, i.e. horse-riding, bicycle tour, tubing, white water rafting - latter not allowed for over 60's. This caused major disappointment for many of the group. Local benefits? Not particularly. Overall rating? Tiring (lots of long road journeys, plus several flights due to the size of the country) but a fabulous... (more)Stevie Bishop
Myanmar holiday, 21 day itinerary
From
£2,358
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The friendliness of the Myanmar people. Inle lake was the highlight of the places we visited. Tips? There are many ATM's and money changers. Local benefits? The holiday benefited local people, we tried to eat in small places and also street food. The transport also reduced environmental impact, tuk tuk's, local trains. Overall rating? Very good, hotels fine except for one. (more)Peter Thomas
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