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Northern lights short break, Finland

Northern lights short break, Finland

Leisurely stay in Finnish Lapland & an Aurora alert system
From £1,265 to £1,765 5 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 4 Dec, 11 Dec, 18 Dec
2018: 1 Jan, 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 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: 26 May, 4 Jun, 8 Jun, 6 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 27 Aug, 31 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 14 Sep
Northern Lights luxury short break, Norway

Northern Lights luxury short break, Norway

Mountain lodge luxury accommodation and the northern lights
From £1,299 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: Available between December and March
Dartmoor & Exmoor self guided walking holiday, England

Dartmoor & Exmoor self guided 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
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
Sea kayaking in Turkey

Sea kayaking in Turkey

Kayak and camp in unspoilt Turkey
From £60 to £250 3 days ex flights
Tailor made: These trips run on demand for a minimum of 4 people between April and October. Please enquire about availability of group trips.
Peak District walking holiday

Peak District walking holiday

A walking break in the finest dale country
From £221 3 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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
Sailing in Croatia

Sailing in Croatia

A multi-activity adventure sailing cruise
From €580 to €790 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 14 Apr, 15 Apr, 17 Apr, 18 Apr, 21 Apr, 22 Apr, 24 Apr, 25 Apr, 28 Apr, 29 Apr, 1 May, 2 May, 5 May, 6 May, 8 May, 9 May, 12 May, 13 May, 15 May, 16 May, 19 May, 20 May, 22 May, 23 May, 26 May, 27 May, 29 May, 30 May, 2 Jun, 3 Jun, 5 Jun, 6 Jun, 9 Jun, 10 Jun, 12 Jun, 13 Jun, 16 Jun, 17 Jun, 19 Jun, 20 Jun, 23 Jun, 24 Jun, 26 Jun, 27 Jun, 30 Jun, 1 Jul, 3 Jul, 4 Jul, 7 Jul, 8 Jul, 10 Jul, 11 Jul, 14 Jul, 15 Jul, 17 Jul, 18 Jul ...
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: 18 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep
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
Cotswolds self guided walking break, England

Cotswolds self guided walking break, England

Self-guided walking tour through famous towns & villages
From £299 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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: 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep
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
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
Small group travel: This trip runs every week (April- Nov) with a set itinerary but the length of stay & arrival date can be adjusted to your needs
Lapland husky safari short break, Finland

Lapland husky safari short break, Finland

Combine wilderness and log cabins with this dog sledding adventure
From £2,045 to £2,235 5 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2018: 2 Jan, 11 Jan, 18 Jan, 25 Jan, 1 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 16 Apr
Scottish traditional cruise, 4 days

Scottish traditional cruise, 4 days

Short break cruise in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland
From £690 to £790 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 24 Oct, 28 Oct
2018: 14 Apr, 17 Apr, 26 May, 4 Sep, 29 Sep, 2 Oct, 20 Oct, 23 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, 6 Aug
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
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
East Devon self guided walking holiday, England

East Devon self guided walking holiday, England

Splendid walking on East Devon's outstanding coastal path
From £241 to £271 3 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Purbeck Hills self guided walking holiday in Dorset, England

Purbeck Hills self guided walking holiday in Dorset, England

Walking a stunning stretch of Dorset's World Heritage Coast
From £219 to £242 3 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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
We have available departures for our private dog sledding tours in January-March 2017. Please enquire for further details.
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
Memorable parts: I know it sounds clichι, but there are too many to mention! ...Great. Would recommend it to anyone! (more)Cobus van der Elst
From the incredibly beautiful swimming spots to the quaint villages we visited, it was incredible. The food was local and outstanding. The skipper knew all the best spots and just where to take us. (more)Lisa Sexauer
The whole trip was a highlight (more)Lina Echeverri
Cotswolds self guided walking break, England
From
£299
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Playing in the little brook and catching crabs Tips? Recommended to families with children. Unforgettable. Local benefits? Yes. Everything was very local. Overall rating? Perfect (more)Malgorzata Jokipii
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
French Riviera holiday, walking, culture & cooking option
From
€510
excluding flights
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
The entire week at St. Jeannet was memorable! Loved each of Benoit's daily activities including his informative, detailed, and interesting commentaries! ... The area, the people, the beauty, the food, the relaxing pace (activities did not start before 10 AM... no jumping out of bed and rushing to catch a bus!)... (more)Catherine Burns
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
£1,265
including UK flights
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
northern lights, all booked trips were excellent, and everything went to plan (more)Sandra Thomas
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
West Highland Line railway holiday in Scotland
From
£535
excluding flights
The trip around Skye was the most memorable...Excellent. (more)Caroline Fuchs
The Jacobite Steam Train was the highlight! (more)Simon Hurst-Grover
The train journey from Glasgow to Spean Bridge, then the Jacobite steam train from Fort Wiliam to Mallaig. Then the trip round Skye. The views were so beautiful. (more)Sally Dobson
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
£690
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
Purbeck Hills self guided walking holiday in Dorset, England
From
£219
excluding flights
The holiday was fantastic and we would strongly recommend it... (more)Norah Johnston
The directions prepared by the holiday provider were terrific and the selections for the walk was great. It combined great sea views with a walk across the Down. (more)Richard Clark
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
Treehotel and Northern Lights holiday, Sweden
From
£965
excluding flights
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
The husky dog sledging day - it was wonderful - you get your own set of huskies & sledge with a fur rug. Remember your ski goggles thou' - we had a lot of snow & you can go quite fast (particularly if light) - afterwards hot chocolate & homemade cake in a tippee with roaring fire! Fab. (more)Cindy Chattaway
The stay at the Tree Hotel was brilliant. The accommodation is great, the food delicious and the people wonderful. The whole experience was great, but probably the dog sledding outing was the stand-out element. (more)Carole Thomas
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
Sea kayaking in Turkey
From
£60
excluding flights
A brilliant trip. Got to get away from the crowded tourist areas and see the real beauty of Turkey. Really friendly and helpful guides and company owner who helped us with everything we needed and more. (more)Emma Borrows
An excellent guide who was knowledgeable about the environment, sights, history and culture of the region. Engin was able to entertain Adults and children alike with little surprises when energy levels were flagging. (more)Cathy Denney
Lycian way walking holiday
From
£460
excluding flights
Best bit: The whole time in Turkey (more)Robert Linsky
The holiday was excellent, I would even consider going on the same one again. (more)Niamh McGarry
As a first-time tour attendee, I was unsure about walking as part of a group, but I found that the whole experience totally enjoyable. The group was cohesive and fun and we learned so much about Turkey and the region. I would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys walking in beautiful coastal countryside. (more)Gina Goble
Northern Lights luxury short break, Norway
From
£1,299
excluding flights
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
My holiday was perfect, I really enjoyed it...The most memorable thing of the holiday was the location. The lodge was a perfect place to stay indoors, and also the perfect place to enjoy the nature. (more)Marta Bindi
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
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
Sami people winter holiday in Norway with ice hotel
From
£1,749
excluding flights
Memorable parts? As we came out of the woodland and onto the frozen lake, the thrill of running a team of 8 huskies gave way to awe at the sheer magical beauty of the landscape. The trees were heavy with snow, everything was white, touched by the light of the low sun. I have never felt so alive. Tips? Don't skimp on the layers! Although the Sami guides don't expect tips, we took some of our own produce (honey) to give as a thank you gift. This went down extremely well! Norway is... (more)Matt McCabe
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
Northern Lights short break, Finnish Lapland
From
€1,204
excluding flights
The most memorable part of a very memorable trip was the Tentsile camping experience. This is where we camped overnight in beautiful surroundings with comfortable bedding in a tent suspended in the trees. The catering and camping facilities were exceptional. (more)Chris Felstead
All arrangements went very well. The programs arranged were excellent. My wife and I enjoyed the husky rides and snow mobile safari. Had 2 night of fantastic aurora experience. (more)Patrick Low
Watching the glorious Northern Lights in an igloo room in Nellim in the northern part of Lapland; spending the night in a cabin in the wilderness for photographers near Kuhmo in the east, close to the Russian border; spending 2 days in a non-touristic huskies farm. (more)Helene Monteil
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
Montenegro holiday, culture and relaxation
From
€405
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Driving through the mountains and tasting the local delicacies Tips? Just be confident when driving! Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? Top rating (more)Azhar Khan
Piedmont short break stay in castle, Italy
From
€545
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Staying in the Castello di Pavlone. It is a genuine medieval castle perched on a hill but it has all the comforts of home. There are various restaurants in the Castello and we had dinner on two nights and it was delicious. We also toured two other castles in the region and they were beautiful and amazing. The winery visit to Tenuta Roletto was also very memorable as our hosts were excellent and the wines were fabulous. Tips? Local benefits? Our trip... (more)Merinda Northrop
Poland bison safari in the Primeval Forest
From
PLZ3,310
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Seeing the wild bison Tips? Be willing to be sociable and make the most of the opportunities to see the wildlife, even if it means getting up very early. Be respectful of the rules and the rest of the group and follow the clothing rules (as some of our group did not do!) Local benefits? Yes. It was nice to have a small group and get to know the local guides who were personable and extremely knowledgeable. Overall rating? Great, although I would... (more)Sarah Bascombe
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
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