Northern lights short break, Finland

Northern lights short break, Finland

Leisurely stay in Finnish Lapland & an Aurora alert system
From £1,235 to £1,595 5 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2019: 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar
Sea kayaking holiday in Wales

Sea kayaking holiday in Wales

Sea kayaking explorations on the Pembrokeshire National Park coastline
From £295 2 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 6 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 27 Aug, 31 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 14 Sep
Watch brown bears in Finland

Watch brown bears in Finland

Observe the rare European Brown Bear
From £855 to £1,069 4 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2018: 27 Jul, 17 Aug, 14 Sep
Northern Lights luxury short break, Norway

Northern Lights luxury short break, Norway

Mountain lodge luxury accommodation and the northern lights
From £1,449 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: Available between December and March
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Dartmoor & Exmoor walking holiday, England

Dartmoor & Exmoor walking holiday, England

Self guided walking between the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks.
From £269 to £639 3 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from March to October and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Scotland craft weekends, felt making & natural dyeing

Scotland craft weekends, felt making & natural dyeing

Traditional craft courses in the Scottish Highlands
From £150 2 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 4 Aug, 25 Aug, 8 Sep
Treehotel and Northern Lights holiday, Sweden

Treehotel and Northern Lights holiday, Sweden

Luxury tree hotel in Northern Sweden
From £965 to £1,195 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout September to April.
Short break riding holiday in Tuscany

Short break riding holiday in Tuscany

A short riding holiday through the Tuscan countryside
From €700 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 22 Sep, 6 Oct
Short Arctic cruise from Iceland

Short Arctic cruise from Iceland

A unique Arctic experience on board a three-masted schooner
From €1,000 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 19 Oct
Cairo short break, Egypt

Cairo short break, Egypt

Cairo, Giza
From £266 to £321 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Kasbah du Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains

Kasbah du Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains

Peace and quiet only 40 miles from Marrakech
From €70 to €225 per person per night
Accommodation
Free upgrade to Superior when booking minimum 2 nights in June, July, August. (Subject to availability)
Sailing in Croatia

Sailing in Croatia

A multi-activity adventure sailing cruise
From €580 to €790 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 24 Jun, 24 Jul, 25 Jul, 28 Jul, 29 Jul, 31 Jul, 1 Aug, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 14 Aug, 19 Aug, 21 Aug, 22 Aug, 25 Aug, 29 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 16 Sep, 18 Sep, 19 Sep, 30 Sep, 2 Oct, 3 Oct, 6 Oct, 7 Oct, 9 Oct, 10 Oct, 14 Oct, 16 Oct, 17 Oct, 20 Oct, 21 Oct
Helsinki city break, winter sports & gastronomy

Helsinki city break, winter sports & gastronomy

Helsinki with an overnight tour in the countryside tailomade
From €634 to €800 3 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip departs on a Friday
Sweden activity holiday, Stockholm countryside

Sweden activity holiday, Stockholm countryside

Multi-activity tour in Stockholm's picturesque countryside
From SKr8,595 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep
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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 £535 to £595 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from April to October
Short break to Petra, Jordan

Short break to Petra, Jordan

Highlights of Petra & Dead Sea for short break to Jordan.
From £585 4 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
Croatia sea kayaking holidays

Croatia sea kayaking holidays

A short kayaking break around Dubrovnik
From €510 to €545 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 21 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 31 Aug, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct
Late availability on kayaking tours in June and July
Kayaking weekend in Croatia

Kayaking weekend in Croatia

Paddle the clear blue sea around Dubrovnik
From €430 to €460 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 21 Jun, 28 Jun, 5 Jul, 12 Jul, 19 Jul, 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 16 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug, 12 Sep, 19 Sep
Late availability on kayaking tours in June and July
French Riviera holiday, walking, culture & cooking option

French Riviera holiday, walking, culture & cooking option

Experience real French culture and get off the beaten track
From €510 to €780 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip runs every week (April- Nov) with a set itinerary but the length of stay & arrival date can be adjusted to your needs
Short break pasta and risotto making holiday, Tuscany

Short break pasta and risotto making holiday, Tuscany

A Tuscan food adventure, learn to make pasta
From £650 to £700 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 20 Sep, 21 Oct
2019: 11 Apr, 3 May, 24 May, 17 Jun, 9 Sep, 7 Oct, 24 Oct
Yorkshire guided walking holiday, The Prior Richard Way

Yorkshire guided walking holiday, The Prior Richard Way

A guided 12th century walk, York to Fountains Abbey via Ripon
From £350 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 9 Aug
Late availability on the 9-12 August trip. Book now to guarantee your place !
Lapland husky safari short break, Norway

Lapland husky safari short break, Norway

Combine wilderness and log cabins with this dog sledding adventure
From £2,305 to £2,515 5 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2019: 1 Jan, 10 Jan, 17 Jan, 24 Jan, 31 Jan, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr
Scottish traditional cruise, 4 days

Scottish traditional cruise, 4 days

Short break cruise in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland
From £760 to £870 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 29 Sep, 2 Oct, 20 Oct, 23 Oct
2019: 13 Apr, 16 Apr, 11 May, 14 May, 10 Sep, 28 Sep, 1 Oct, 26 Oct
Sweden holidays, Wolves, Moose and Beavers

Sweden holidays, Wolves, Moose and Beavers

Wildlife holiday in Sweden with full focus on large mammals.
From €1,395 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 9 Jul, 23 Jul
Sweden family holiday, Ecolodge short break

Sweden family holiday, Ecolodge short break

Wildlife break at Sweden's most primitive hotel.
From €599 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep
Scotland wellbeing retreat, short break

Scotland wellbeing retreat, short break

Ecotherapy in a natural, transformative haven
From £285 to £730 2 days ex flights
Tailor made
Lofoten Islands whale watching & fishing holiday, Norway

Lofoten Islands whale watching & fishing holiday, Norway

Tailored holiday in the magical Lofoten Islands of Norway
From £795 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Portes du Soleil chalet in the French Alps

Portes du Soleil chalet in the French Alps

Traditionally built catered mountain eco-chalet
From €80 to €150 per room per night
Accommodation
Tailor made husky safari in Wild Taiga, Finland

Tailor made husky safari in Wild Taiga, Finland

Enjoy the Finnish Taiga Winter Husky Safari
From €1,120 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade and can be arranged to depart between 7th January - 31st March 2017
Wales self guided walking holiday options

Wales self guided walking holiday options

Offa’s Dyke, Glyndwr’s Way, The Wye Valley Walk
From £525 to £763 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from March to October and can be adapted to suit your requirements as necessary
Sailing in Croatia
From
€580
excluding flights
I really enjoyed the time we spent learning about different cultures and trying new food with our hosts. (more)Kirsten Schmidt
Beautifully scenic, relaxing and luxurious bumbling around the islands. Fantastic, already highly recommended to friends. (more)Alexander White
Just sailing the Adriatic in a catamaran with the best guide and skipper...also the funniest group and scrumptious breakfasts (more)Judith Cahoon
French Riviera holiday, walking, culture & cooking option
From
€510
excluding flights
The views from Saint Jeannet are fabulous and I met so many lovely people at the inn. (more)Melanie Fluharty
Benoit and Corrine were the most amazing hosts. They are always making sure their guests are happy and satisfied. The house is lovely. I recommend the top floor balcony room. The views of sunrise and sunset along the Alps Maritimes and the Cτte D"azur are awe inspiring. (more)Arlene Fleischmann
Awesome experience and as a solo traveller I felt very looked after and included. (more)Helen Barker
Sweden activity holiday, Stockholm countryside
From
SKr8,595
excluding flights
Jumping in the lake for a cool off after a long day canoeing was the best. Had a great holiday. After busy days there was always a great place to stay and good food to eat. It was well planned and thought through and Carmen smoothed it all along nicely. (more)Andrea Austin
The day canoeing and camping it really felt like a wilderness adventure even though you are really not far from Stockholm.. We were lucky with the weather. (more)David Davies
The week of touring Sweden's countryside on our own with some support was amazing, breath-taking and so enjoyable! (more)Ingrid Sloan
Helsinki city break, winter sports & gastronomy
From
€634
excluding flights
The highlight was spending a wonderful afternoon and evening at the country home of our Finnish guide, meeting her delightful family and enjoying a superb dinner while listening to her son's girlfriend singing Finnish songs. (more)Nomi Paynton
We really enjoyed the bicycle tour through green spaces around the edges of Helsinki. It was definitely off the beaten tourist track. Our guide was informative and delightful. We loved the evening boat trip to a tiny island west of Turku. (more)Diane Banner
West Highland Line railway holiday in Scotland
From
£535
excluding flights
Skye was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Judy Byrne
The trip around Skye was the most memorable...Excellent. (more)Caroline Fuchs
The Jacobite Steam Train was the highlight! (more)Simon Hurst-Grover
Croatia sea kayaking holidays
From
€510
excluding flights
The highlight was the friendliness and helpfulness of the guides, seeing different areas, the food -everything really! (more)Donna Murray
If you have the chance, don't miss out on the dinner on a small farm in the hillsides of Lopud. The three days of kayaking around the beautiful islands was a perfect combination of activity and relaxation. The guides were skilled and very helpful. (more)Anne-Kari Petersen
The beauty of Croatia in general was breath taking. The sea kayaking was a bit more than I expected so it was an adventure, but I loved it. (more)Karri Reagan
Short break to Petra, Jordan
From
£585
excluding flights
Have told my family and friends to go there and use Responsible Travel (more)Alan Frost
Just go. (more)David Hayward
Fantastic. We fitted so much into 5 days, and stretched ourselves physically & culturally. It was a great trip. (more)Nicole Stallard
Northern lights short break, Finland
From
£1,235
including UK flights
The most memorable was snowshoeing on the fell above Luosto in a winter wonderland, leading a team of Huskies and snowmobiling in the dark. An excellent holiday, good accommodation, great activities, wonderful food. (more)Paul Moran
Of course we loved, loved, loved seeing the aurora and the dog sledding was incredible. (more)Adele Weiss
Absolutely wonderful. All the people on site were magnificent - we can't speak more highly enough. We have never been looked after any better on any holiday we have taken. (more)Ray Wiley
Sea kayaking holiday in Wales
From
£295
excluding flights
Amazing. The accommodation was warm, clean and comfortable. The showers were hot! The food was excellent and plentiful. The bar prices were very reasonable. The outdoor equipment was sound and well maintained. The instructors were patient, friendly and informative. They did their best to ensure that everyone in the group was happy. They were particularly reassuring for those beginners in the group. (more)Sian Tyers
Unbelievably good. Exciting and fun. Scenery fantastic. Staff amazing. Thank you so much for a holiday we will remember and talk about until we return next year. (more)Sally Austin
Great time and a great way to spend the bank holiday weekend. (more)Lara Quarterman
Kayaking weekend in Croatia
From
€430
excluding flights
Paddling in quite big waves, surfing first time with kayak. (more)Jarmo Launonen
Would definitely do it again. (more)Jane McNeill
Best bit: Visiting an isolated farmhouse for a home-grown dinner. (more)Sally Spence
Scottish traditional cruise, 4 days
From
£760
excluding flights
The food on board Splendour was simply splendid, the chef did extremely well in his small galley and was an amusing part of our voyage; the skipper Ian was charming and made us feel very much at home, our cabin was comfortable and the en suite facilities worked well... (more)Audrey Semple
Idyllic....All-round pleasure. Good food, beautiful scenery, good company, just the right size with 4 cabins, 8 passengers, Ian, most kind and accommodating of skippers and Steve the wonderful, inventive chef. (more)Maggie Dolan
Northern Lights luxury short break, Norway
From
£1,449
excluding flights
Each of the five days was memorable in its own way. The evening walk from Mefjord Brygge up to the hut for the Northern Lights safari was special as the lights were particularly impressive that evening. Equally driving huskies through the beautiful winterwonderland was also hard to beat. We also loved the boat trip around the fjord, although there are no whales, as the herrings have moved elsewhere. (more)Graham Howe
Very good....Swishing through the forest in a blizzard with head torches in the dark on the back of a speeding dog sled. (more)Anne Blagden
Every day was memorable but husky dog sledding was most exciting. (more)Sue McGahan
Treehotel and Northern Lights holiday, Sweden
From
£965
excluding flights
The dog sledding was the most memorable. (more)James Harrison
The glass igloo and the Aurora restaurant was the highlight of the trip. We got to enjoy a few hours of clear night sky and a full moon before the clouds came over, and whilst we didn't get to see the northern lights, it was still fantastic. (more)Jodie Potts
The food, northern lights and the moose sightings, also the friendly and most hosptialable reception from all the staff. And oh the accommodation, so warm, clean and stylish with amazing views. (more)Karen Gibson
Sweden holidays, Wolves, Moose and Beavers
From
€1,395
excluding flights
Apart from the obvious beauty and silence - unexpectedly seeing a mink and an grey owl was the highlight. enjoyed everything except sleeping in a tent - but I knew that I wouldn't enjoy that! (more)Martin Land
Many memorable moments but the image which will stay in my mind for a long time is canoeing back home on a Swedish lake in perfect conditions: no wind or rain, sun going down slowly... (more)Sheila Jukes
Beaver watching from a silent electric boat. (more)Matthew Carroll
Sweden family holiday, Ecolodge short break
From
€599
excluding flights
The beautiful location staying in the forest next to a stunning lake with simple but cosy accommodation. (more)Rosalind Gibbons
We had a fantastic time with our family of 4. Our teenage children did not miss their WiFi one moment, busy with making fire, canoeing, cutting wooden sticks (bring a pocket knife!), chopping wood... even doing the dishes was fun! (more)Gerda van Loon
Up there with the best. I was worried about all the changes with public transport but everything went very smoothly (more)Barbara Bishop
Tailor made husky safari in Wild Taiga, Finland
From
€1,120
excluding flights
The most memorable moment was the warmth and hospitality of our hosts (and their great home cooked Finnish cuisine), to interacting with the dogs and harnessing them, to the experience of a wood fired sauna beside a frozen lake each evening, this short holiday could not have been better. (more)Matthew Peek
Excellent experience - would have liked to have stayed longer and would go again! (more)Philippa Cawthorne
Spectacular (more)Lloyd Bond
Istanbul holiday accommodation, Turkey
From
€70
per apartment per night
The most exciting part was just being in Istanbul...Brilliant holiday and very personable local contact. (more)Frances Smyth
Istanbul was a great place to stay, with so much to do. The accommodation was in a brilliant location to enjoy both the historic sights and going out. It has been beautifully restored and was perfect for a couple. (more)Eleanor Tomlinson
Scotland craft weekends, felt making & natural dyeing
From
£150
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The location was superb with amazing views overlooking the glen. We learned fascinating traditional skills, collecting lichens and bracken fronds from the woods and making up a wide range of natural dyes, using open wood fires. We dyed fleeces and fabric, mixing our colours, which were astonishingly vibrant and ready to take on to the next step for spinning or felting. Rosie and her family were very welcoming and gave us wonderful outdoor lunches. Tips? Bring sensible... (more)Annie Hibberd
Yorkshire guided walking holiday, The Prior Richard Way
From
£350
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The beautiful Lock House in Boroughbridge and the last day of walking including. Fountains Abbey was the best part because of the landscape being more interesting. Tips? Bring your best walking shoes. There is a lot of walking on asfalt, but still you need waterproof shoes because of the many crossings of fields. Local benefits? Yes, only small local companies were visited during our walk. Overall rating? Tony and Rachel took really good care of us... (more)Hilde and Ingebrigt Kirkvold
Watch brown bears in Finland
From
£855
including UK flights
It was wonderful seeing the bears, but the whole Finland forest experience was also very special. We did so much it seemed longer than a weekend. (more)Rosemary Sutcliffe
Excellent...being in a bear hide and seeing the Brown Bears was the most memorable part. (more)Anne Higgins
A very enjoyable holiday...the most exciting moment was when a brown bear came into view after a wait of 9.5 hours in the hide (more)Rosemary Dunk
Coasteering weekend in Wales
From
£219
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The coasteering half day event. Tips? Take ear plugs as noise from other rooms and late comers does travel although it was not a major problem. Be aware that there is no mobile phone coverage at lodge. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? 8/10. (more)Helen Morrell
Northern Lights short break, Finnish Lapland
From
€1,204
excluding flights
The husky ride was the most memorable. (more)John Willcox
The husky dog sleigh day at Guesthouse Husky was the most memorable. (more)Josephine Wade
The Husky Safari and Wilderness Boutique Hotel was the highlight. Brilliant. Such a wonderful and unique experience with a friendly bunch of local and knowledgeable people at hand. Wished we could stay longer and only saw a mild version of the Northern Lights on 1 night - but beggars can't be choosers! Will definitely try and go back in some sort of capacity again. (more)Mitul Jobanputra
Italy walking & cultural holiday, Lake Como & Milan
From
€405
per accommodation
Memorable parts? Lake Como views Tips? Spend more time in lake como Local benefits? Yes. Guess the restaurants, bars etc benefited Overall rating? Wonderful (more)Lynn Bird
French Alps climbing holiday, short break
From
€730
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Reaching the Summit of Dome Des Ecrins at 08:40 on the Sunday morning after leaving the refuge at 04:00am! Overall the experience was great, certainly recommend Bernard's excellent skills at both guiding and pushing you to reach above your goals Tips? Good boots that you know are essential, you'll be working them hard over different terrain, with and without crampons. Stuff to eat while you're on the move or balanced on a snow-field - ideally softer the better - makes... (more)Rebecca Belton
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