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Costa Rica wildlife holiday

Costa Rica wildlife holiday

An amazing variety of Costa Rican wildlife
From £2,949 to £4,299 16 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2019: 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 12 Oct, 26 Oct, 7 Nov, 9 Nov, 12 Nov, 16 Nov, 19 Nov, 21 Nov, 26 Nov, 28 Nov, 30 Nov, 19 Dec, 21 Dec, 31 Dec
2020: 4 Jan, 7 Jan, 9 Jan, 11 Jan, 16 Jan, 18 Jan, 25 Jan, 27 Jan, 30 Jan, 1 Feb, 4 Feb, 6 Feb, 8 Feb, 13 Feb, 15 Feb, 22 Feb, 25 Feb, 27 Feb, 29 Feb, 3 Mar, 5 Mar, 6 Mar, 10 Mar, 12 Mar, 14 Mar, 17 Mar, 19 Mar, 21 Mar, 24 Mar, 26 Mar, 28 Mar, 1 Apr, 4 Apr, 8 Apr, 11 Apr, 15 Apr ...
Late availability on these dates: 27 Jul, 03 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug
Japan golden route holiday

Japan golden route holiday

9 night classic Japan trip: Tokyo, Fuji, Kyoto
From £1,750 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Southern Croatia cruise in comfort

Southern Croatia cruise in comfort

Cruise Croatia's beautiful islands on a small cruise ship
From £559 to £805 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 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, 5 Oct, 12 Oct
2020: 11 Apr, 18 Apr, 25 Apr, 2 May, 9 May, 16 May, 23 May, 30 May, 6 Jun, 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 27 Jun, 4 Jul, 11 Jul, 18 Jul, 25 Jul, 1 Aug, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct
Shanghai to Hong Kong tour, discover China

Shanghai to Hong Kong tour, discover China

Cities, wildlife, ancient history and rolling rice paddies.
From £2,255 17 days ex flights
Tailor made: Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way.

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Orkney & Shetland self drive holiday, Scotland

Orkney & Shetland self drive holiday, Scotland

Island hop the wild Scottish Northern Isles on this week's holiday to Orkney and Shetland
From £800 to £925 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Umbria cooking holiday, Italy

Umbria cooking holiday, Italy

italian cooking in a farmhouse between Umbria and Tuscany
From €1,390 to €1,650 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 27 Jun, 8 Jul, 21 Jul, 16 Aug, 25 Aug, 2 Sep, 23 Sep, 1 Oct, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 29 Dec
Scotland by railway holiday

Scotland by railway holiday

Experience authentic Scotland independently and car-free
From £1,025 to £1,125 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from April to the end of October.
Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked

Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked

Whistlestop Japan highlights with an expert tour leader
From £2,595 to £2,795 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 2 Sep, 20 Sep, 25 Nov
2020: 17 Feb, 2 Mar, 27 Apr, 11 May, 25 May, 8 Jun, 29 Jun
Small group holiday to Burma

Small group holiday to Burma

Highlights of Burma; Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Lake Inle
From £3,200 to £3,400 13 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2019: 27 Jul, 17 Aug, 14 Sep, 26 Oct, 16 Nov, 30 Nov, 23 Dec
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What we rate and what we don't
Archaeology holiday in Greece

Archaeology holiday in Greece

A small-group archaeology tour of Greece
From €1,250 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 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, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct
Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal

Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal

Eco-friendly B&B, in Sintra Natural Park near lovely beaches
From €90 to €120 per room per night
Accommodation
Relax & enjoy Sintra Natural Park Portugal with dramatic coastline, beautiful beaches, forests, quaint villages, historic sites. B&B off the beaten track, free bus pass for stay of 4 days veg/vegan/Gluten free. Late availablility in July and Aug
Small group adventure holiday to Patagonia

Small group adventure holiday to Patagonia

Explore the spectacular wilderness and mountains of Patagonia
From £3,659 20 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 3 Nov, 24 Nov, 15 Dec
South Africa safari holiday, 14 days

South Africa safari holiday, 14 days

Award winning safari in South Africa
From £3,720 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 7 Jul, 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 18 Aug, 1 Sep, 15 Sep, 29 Sep, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 10 Nov, 24 Nov, 8 Dec, 22 Dec
Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy

Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy

Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages
From £1,099 to £1,649£1,599 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2019: 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 20 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 31 Aug, 14 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 16 Nov, 23 Nov, 21 Dec, 28 Dec
2020: 15 Feb, 22 Feb, 29 Feb, 7 Mar, 14 Mar, 21 Mar, 28 Mar, 4 Apr, 11 Apr, 18 Apr, 25 Apr, 2 May, 9 May, 16 May, 23 May, 30 May, 6 Jun, 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 27 Jun, 4 Jul, 11 Jul, 18 Jul, 25 Jul, 1 Aug, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 17 Oct ...
Late availability on these dates: 29 Jun, 06 Jul, 20 Jul, 03 Aug, 10 Aug, 31 Aug, 14 Sep, 28 Sep
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made

Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made

Independent tailor made holidays to Sri Lanka
From £2,145 15 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: Our tailor made Sri Lanka holidays can be arranged at any time to suit you, and adapted to your requirements as necessary although we do not offer trips for under 10 days.
Transylvania holiday accommodation

Transylvania holiday accommodation

Stay at a Count's guesthouse
From €100 to €174 per person per night
Accommodation
Myanmar holiday, A taste of Myanmar

Myanmar holiday, A taste of Myanmar

Explore Myanmar's spiritual highlights in under two weeks
From £1,595 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way
Book your 2019 holiday with only a £150 deposit per person
Borneo tour, Great Apes and Beach escapes

Borneo tour, Great Apes and Beach escapes

Explore bustling cities, lush jungles and paradise beaches.
From £1,658 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build your own unique and meaningful trip. Slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there, add a few more active adventures along the way, upgrade your accommodation for that extra bit of luxury – it’s up to you!
Book your 2019 holiday with only a £150 deposit per person
Costa Rica highlights holiday & beach

Costa Rica highlights holiday & beach

Short highlight itinerary covering city, forests and beach.
From £1,475 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way.
Book your 2019 holiday with only a £150 deposit per person

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If you would like some help or advice, or just want to discuss your ideas for your next trip, do give us a call.
Tiger tour in India, land of the Tiger tour

Tiger tour in India, land of the Tiger tour

Wildlife tour through India
From £2,779 to £3,379 16 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2019: 11 Oct, 26 Oct, 8 Nov, 15 Nov, 20 Dec
2020: 31 Jan, 28 Feb, 27 Mar, 3 Apr, 10 Apr, 9 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 18 Dec
Cycling holiday in Portugal, self guided

Cycling holiday in Portugal, self guided

A leisurely cycling holiday in the Algarve
From €539 to €669 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be arranged at any time to suit your requirements although we do not recommend trips in August due to high temperatures
Classic Cuba holiday, 11 days

Classic Cuba holiday, 11 days

Get into the Cuban swing over just ten days.
From £1,085 11 days ex flights
Tailor made: Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way.
Book your 2019 holiday with only a £150 deposit per person
Bali holidays, rice terraces & beaches

Bali holidays, rice terraces & beaches

Discover Bali’s emerald rice paddies & tiny castaway islands
From £1,185 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way
Book your 2019 holiday with only a £150 deposit per person
Croatian coast walking tours, self guided

Croatian coast walking tours, self guided

A seven-day walking holiday on the Dalmatian coast — islands and Dubrovnik included
From €575 to €725 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures can be arranged at any time from 1st April to 1st November
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Self guided walking holiday in France

Self guided walking holiday in France

Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambience
From £900 to £980 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: Self-guided walking holidays commence most Sunday afternoons from May to September
£300-off per person in week commencing 21 July. No single supplement for first solo guest in the remaining weeks of 2019.
Galapagos holiday cruise options

Galapagos holiday cruise options

Excellent selection of small and midsize Galapagos cruises
From £2,835 to £4,150 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Southern Peru small group tour

Southern Peru small group tour

Journey through south Peru, the heartland of the Inca Empire
From £3,131 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 5 Aug, 23 Sep, 11 Nov, 9 Dec
Catalonia self guided walking holidays

Catalonia self guided walking holidays

Self-guided walking holidays in Catalonia
From €715 to €799 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Available all year round on any day to suit and can be tailor-made and adapted to your requirements
Kerala luxury holiday

Kerala luxury holiday

Kerala at a relaxed pace
From £2,438 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made to suit your dates, budget and requirements
Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara

Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara

Superb safari and trip to see gorillas
From £3,849 to £5,499 18 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2019: 26 Aug, 19 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Dec, 28 Dec
2020: 25 Jan, 10 Feb, 27 Jun, 13 Jul, 8 Aug, 24 Aug, 12 Sep, 28 Sep, 17 Oct, 2 Nov, 11 Dec, 27 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 26 Aug
Inner Reaches Eastern Coves cruise in Alaska
From
£2,309
excluding flights
Memorable parts? There were so many highlights. The knowledgeable guides, the fantastic staff on the boat, the food, the scenery and the wildlife. Tips? Bring clothes for hot sunshine, wet weather and the cold. Lots of layers. Local benefits? The education talks definitely raised awareness of conservation issue. Overall rating? Absolutely fantastic (more)Richard Smith
Iran holiday, private departure
From
£2,735
including UK flights
Memorable parts? We enjoyed our whole tour from the snowy mountains of Tehran across desert sands to Kerman finishing with a visit to Persepolis and the tomb of Cyrus the great. We will remember the friendly people, amazing architecture, historical sights and the UNESCO gardens. Tips? Allow about 3 months for getting holiday planned and visas organised. Check internal rates of exchange, we found Currency exchange offices gave a very favourable rate compared to the internet. Try to... (more)Sally Hunt
Southern Croatia cruise in comfort
From
£559
excluding flights
5 stars ! (more)Glenda Rushton
I loved visiting the old coastal towns and the amazing coastal scenery (more)Maybelle Go
The whole experience of this holiday was memorable and thoroughly enjoyable. Split, Dubrovnik and sailing around the islands of Dalmatia was just superb. The scenery was spectacular ! (more)Don Sturgeon
Split to Dubrovnik Luxury cruise, Croatia
From
£1,259
excluding flights
Split, particularly Diocletion’s Palace was memorable as well as the particularly friendly crew on boat. (more)Angela Peachey
Cruising the islands and enjoying the beauty of the unspoilt hills and mountains were the most memorable parts our holiday. (more)Owen Toller
Every aspect of this holiday was memorable - Croatia is truly beautiful with such an intriguing history, and being made up of so many islands, a cruise like this was one of the best ways to experience the place. (more)Ambika Thandavan
Algarve holiday accommodation
From
€55
per accommodation per night
Swims in the pool listening to the birdsong and watching the trees move in the early morning breeze was memorable. (more)Sarah Griffin
Lying in a hammock watching the moon rise was the most memorable moment ! (more)Jamie Paterson
The most memorable was to sit by the tranquil swimming pool, gradually taking in the views to distant hills framed by a colourful variety of trees, cacti, beautiful blossoms, oranges and lemons. (more)Nicola Blackwell
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made
From
£2,145
including UK flights
We all really enjoyed our visit to Sri Lanka and I would love to return to see more. The places you chose for us to stay were really great. They were well spaced and considered our request for some down time as well as culture. (more)Caroline Tower
The most memorable part of the holiday was the national park and the sightings of leopards and sun bears. (more)Lynn Ridgers
Absolutely wonderful! Sri Lanka is a magical and diverse country well worth exploring. (more)Sarah Ludlam
Sailing in Croatia
From
€580
excluding flights
Sailing, doing water sports/activities/hikes, meeting other people on the trip and enjoying the entire experiences with the group was memorable. (more)Summer Seah
We enjoyed seeing the different style of life on each island. Meeting local people and eating delicious, fresh grilled fish at local restaurants was also a highlight. (more)Sue Johnson
It was so much fun visiting small ports, eating in local restaurants and even one night in someone’s backyard; home-cooked under the bell. Also the paddle boarding, swimming, kayaking and biking were very cool. (more)Lynne Bespfluv
Costa Rica wildlife holiday
From
£2,949
including UK flights
One of the best we have ever had. The whole trip was memorable for two main reasons – the variety of scenery and the superb wildlife. (more)Tim Graham
Included memories are - Spider monkeys swinging jumping above us to reach the trees on opposite side of jungle river, finding red eyed tree frogs at night... an incredible display by the resplendent quetzal during a courting session (more)Paula Cooke
The stay at Laguna Lodge was an amazing start with river trips and accommodation overlooking the river. Seeing Sloths close up and watching the antics of the capuchin monkeys was fun. (more)Jean Thirkettle
Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy
From
£1,099
including UK flights
The great guide, the path of the gods from Bomerano to Positano and the visits to Ravello, Herculaneum and Pompeii were the most memorable parts of our holiday (more)Carron McDiarmid
An excellent experience. Having never booked or experienced anything like it before I would wholeheartedly recommend it. (more)Jo Halliwell
Amazing. 5 on 5 (more)Deepa Kadam
Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia holiday
From
£2,915
excluding flights
Extremely highly. There were amazing sights to see, the hospitality was outstanding and we were well looked after. (more)Heather Rushton
We started walking through the fortified town of Sighnaghi in Georgia and were sidetracked by the sound of music coming from the main square. It turned out that it was a national holiday, and a series of youth groups in splendid costumes were doing traditional dances on a stage in the square... (more)Paula Lozar
South Africa safari holiday, 14 days
From
£3,720
excluding flights
It was so wonderful. Everything was just as I wanted, that is to say being able to spend time observing the wildlife of South Africa in a variety of settings and staying in small lodges and camps. (more)Sue Spencer
Absolutely brilliant. (more)Lesley Tremlett
The most memorable part of the trip was spotting not only the big 5 but seeing rare animals such as white lions, wild dogs and the endangered ground hornbill. There was never one trip out the same and the excitement of seeing so many different animals was amazing. (more)Dave Jackson
Small group adventure holiday to Patagonia
From
£3,659
excluding flights
A trip full of contrasts, astonishing sights, amazing landscapes, impossible to compare with anything I had seen before. (more)Julia Kelly
Most memorable: Reaching the summit of Villarica Volcano to spectacular views of the surrounding landscape, lakes, and the Andes, peppered with snowy topped volcanos and then peering down into the smoking crater... (more)Ali Pendle
The walks in the national parks near Fitzroy and Torres Del Paine was the highlight. Great trip to see a few highlights of 2 very large countries. (more)Bob Handley
Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal
From
€90
per room per night
The beautiful location, the delicious food and outstanding hospitality of Aasta and James were the most memorable parts. (more)Anne Rousseau
Walking in this area was wonderful, as were all the restaurants our host recommended. (more)Suzy Myers
The great hospitality, the lovely food and the good company were the most memorable parts our holiday. (more)Rachel Hoole
Archaeology holiday in Greece
From
€1,250
excluding flights
Seeing Mycenae and feeling the weight of history was memorable. (more)Madeleine Weingarten
Highlights of the trip were the hike in the Lusios Gorge - stunningly beautiful and the Olympia site - the site is a lovely park, with lots of trees and fascinating ruins and the museum is quite brilliant. (more)Kate Jay
The hike in the mountains and the delicious lunch by the beautiful river were the most memorable parts of our holiday. Olympia was my favourite site. (more)Terry White
Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked
From
£2,595
excluding flights
The most exciting part for me was trying all the many different foods under the expert suggestions from our tour leader. (more)Anna Avery
The beautiful Himeji Castle floating above you on the horizon when walking towards it from the station. Hiroshima was very moving. (more)Yasmin Dastur
There were many `most memorable´things such as the autumn colours, the gardens, the Japanese people, the food, the variety you offered on this tour, the numerous surprises Japan has in store by being so different, the group, the tour leader. (more)Inge Kerber
Namibia and Botswana safari holiday
From
€3,380
excluding flights
Exceeded all our expectations... Sleeping in a bamboo tree-house with a deck overlooking the river and listening to the hippos as you fall asleep takes some beating. (more)Carole Thomas
The wonderful variety of wildlife and the magnificent beauty of the Namib desert (more)Clare Price
Truly excellent! There was a good mixed group of people, but overall our guides, Jeff & Tawanda, really made the trip as good as it was. They worked hard, were up first, and to bed last. Always cheerful and smiling, full of information about the regions we were travelling through, the animals and people. (more)Danila Mansfield
Holiday in Georgia, tailor made
From
£1,995
excluding flights
Everything we saw and did was memorable, although visiting the Svaneti region was a highlight. We have come home with a real insight into the fascinating culture and history of the country. (more)Sheila Jelfs
An excellent mix of culture and nature (more)Phil Stevens
Trekking in Svaneti and enjoying the relaxed evenings in Tbilisi and Batumi (more)Martin Holley
Scotland by railway holiday
From
£1,025
excluding flights
We had a driver for a day in Perthshire who showed us so much and told us so much about the area. We just loved it. (more)Barb Cameron
The Jacobite steam train was memorable (more)Nancy Petersen
The Isle of Skye was the most memorable part of our holiday. (more)Christine Helfrich
Spanish course & walking holiday, Picos de Europa, Spain
From
€659
excluding flights
I now feel more confident using the language. Alongside the extremely enjoyable classes I had GREAT fun doing the outdoor activities (canyoning, caving, kayaking etc.). The area is stunning. (more)Mark Kitchenham
The walks in the Picos de Europa were great. There were lots of variation in the scenery and the guide was very good. (more)Johanna Klunder
Meeting with like-minded people, all very friendly and all willing to learn from each others was memorable. I also certainly loved exploring the region of the Picos de Europa, with green and quite dramatic scenery. (more)Jean-Pierre Darque
Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
From
€1,390
excluding flights
The whole package was full of interesting elements from the cooking to the trips out to stunning hilltop towns. The food was, as always in Italy, such a pleasure to enjoy along with the excellent wines. (more)Martyn furzer
It was a perfect holiday for me, It was restful but not too restful, provided great food, great site seeing, great company and the best hosts you could ever meet. (more)Christine Aickin
The wonderful hospitality that Marina gave us, and the unbelievable meals that Gianluca prepared, some with our help. It is really impossible to pick one thing. The whole week was absolutely wonderful. (more)Peggy Harrison
Orkney & Shetland self drive holiday, Scotland
From
£800
excluding flights
We enjoyed the whole trip but most of all we liked the archaeology - it was easily accessible and everywhere. (more)Richard Gentle
Day trip to Papa Westray was the best highlight. (more)Christine Derrick
It was fantastic to see the contrast in both Isles and to see the nature, unspoilt beauty. The wealth of wildlife and to see them in a nature environment. The wealth of history and to see how the areas have evolved throughout the years. (more)Moira Parker
Laos holiday, Luang Prabang and the Plain of Jars
From
£900
excluding flights
The Plain of Jars was fascinating and beautiful - it was one of the main reasons that I wanted to go to Laos... Overall this trip was very good and went well. (more)Sheryl Padjen
All of it !!! Amazing place. Think though that the LUANG PRABANG part was really special. (more)Jan Hoole
Argentina holiday, Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls
From
£1,595
excluding flights
We loved every minute. The self drive in Bonito and Pantanal was super exciting It’s good to be independent travellers for a bit. All local guides were very good and helpful. (more)Pratibha Nirodi
The most memorable was the scenery, itinerary, and friendliness of the people. (more)Gary Wright
Shanghai to Hong Kong tour, discover China
From
£2,255
excluding flights
We were amazed at how well we managed to combine two holidays into one by using two of the companies you recommended...All memories will stay with us forever. (more)Anne Hargreaves
Clearly The Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Panda's, Forbidden Palace were all amazing, but for me the peace and quiet of drifting down the river on a bamboo raft at Guilon was just perfect after the frantic travelling around China. (more)Nigel Davies
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