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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
Albania walking holiday

Albania walking holiday

A wild and rugged landscape with historic folkore
From £1,029 to £1,079 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 30 Jun, 11 Aug, 25 Aug, 8 Sep
2018: 8 Jun, 6 Jul, 10 Aug, 24 Aug, 7 Sep
Limited availability for 30 Jun, 11, 25 Aug and 08 Sep 2017 departures.
New Zealands Subantarctic Islands cruise, including Macquarie

New Zealands Subantarctic Islands cruise, including Macquarie

Wildlife voyage to the Subantarctic inc Macquarie Island
From US $6,600 to US $9,900 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Dec, 21 Dec
Tailor made tours of Oman

Tailor made tours of Oman

Privately escorted mystical trip of stunning Oman
From £1,760 8 days inc UK 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
Holiday to South Korea

Holiday to South Korea

Explore the Land of the Morning Calm
From £3,249 to £3,399 15 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 Sep, 14 Oct
2018: 7 Apr, 28 Apr, 1 Sep, 13 Oct, 27 Oct
Sudan holiday, Desert Explorer

Sudan holiday, Desert Explorer

Explore Sudan, one of the most underrated countries in the World
From £3,129 to £3,179 13 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 23 Oct, 20 Nov
2018: 5 Feb, 2 Apr, 22 Oct, 19 Nov
Chad holidays, expedition to the Ennedi

Chad holidays, expedition to the Ennedi

Tubu nomads, desert crocodiles and the Sahara's best scenery
From £3,049 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 3 Dec
2018: 2 Dec
Albania cycling holiday

Albania cycling holiday

A wild and rugged corner of the Balkan Peninsula
From £1,159 to £1,199 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 30 Jun, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct
2018: 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 18 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct
Bosnia snowshoeing holiday

Bosnia snowshoeing holiday

Remote and spectacular winter scenery
From £999 to £1,029 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2018: 4 Feb, 18 Feb, 4 Mar
Romania holiday, the Beauty of Yesterday

Romania holiday, the Beauty of Yesterday

Small group tour to rediscover enchanting rural Romania
From £1,075 to £1,095 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 11 Sep
2018: 25 Jun
Mongolia adventure holiday

Mongolia adventure holiday

Off the beaten track adventure through spectacular Mongolia
From US $2,203 to US $2,610 20 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 22 Jul
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
Bhutan holidays, cultural tours

Bhutan holidays, cultural tours

Discover Bhutan for a once in a lifetime experience
From £1,275 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 3 Jul, 14 Jul, 20 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 15 Aug, 27 Aug, 7 Sep, 17 Sep, 25 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 23 Oct, 28 Oct, 9 Nov, 15 Nov, 24 Nov, 3 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 22 Dec, 26 Dec
Tashkent to Tehran, railway tour

Tashkent to Tehran, railway tour

A luxury rail journey along the Silk Road Tashkent to Tehran
From £4,630 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 16 Sep
Iran in depth group tour

Iran in depth group tour

Fully escorted small-group tour of historic Iran
From £4,295 17 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 14 Sep
Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro tour

Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro tour

National parks, historic cities and rural traditions
From £2,099 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 26 Aug
2018: 12 May, 25 Aug
Iran cultural holiday

Iran cultural holiday

A captivating land dripping with history and culture
From £2,699 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 10 Sep, 8 Oct
2018: 6 May, 9 Sep
Santo Antao walking holidays, Cape Verde Islands

Santo Antao walking holidays, Cape Verde Islands

Trek in Cape Verde on the beautiful island of Santo Antão
From £649 to £985 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Georgia and Armenia holiday

Georgia and Armenia holiday

Churches, monasteries, snow capped mountains, lakes and waterfalls
From £1,799 to £1,899 14 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 22 Jul, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep
2018: 26 May, 16 Jun, 30 Jun, 21 Jul, 1 Sep, 22 Sep
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
Mauritania small group holiday

Mauritania small group holiday

Ancient towns, stunning desert scenery and nomadic culture
From £1,949 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 27 Dec
2018: 6 Mar
Burkina Faso holiday, Festival of the Dancing Masks

Burkina Faso holiday, Festival of the Dancing Masks

Vibrant cultural celebrations in West Africa's secret nation
From £2,099 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 22 Feb
Central African Republic rainforest adventure

Central African Republic rainforest adventure

Track gorillas and explore the forests of Central Africa
From £3,575 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 9 Jan
2019: 8 Jan
Activity holiday in Montenegro

Activity holiday in Montenegro

An active villa holiday at stunning Lake Skadar, Montenegro
From £495 to £695 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 20 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct
Book for any of the following dates and get a £200pp discount! W/c June 11th, September 17th, 24th.
Transylvania holiday accommodation

Transylvania holiday accommodation

Stay at a Count's guesthouse
From €36 to €49 per person per night
Accommodation
Haiti holiday, small group

Haiti holiday, small group

Discover Haiti on this tour to the Caribbean's hidden gem
From £2,175 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 12 Nov
2018: 1 Apr, 11 Nov
Tibet holiday

Tibet holiday

Roam the Roof of the World
From £3,216 to £3,510 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 3 Sep, 15 Oct
2018: 22 Apr, 20 May, 24 Jun, 2 Sep, 14 Oct
Georgia cultural holiday, Georgia Explorer

Georgia cultural holiday, Georgia Explorer

Trek amongst Georgia's untouched villages and mountains
From £1,995 to £2,035 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 17 Sep
2018: 17 Jun, 16 Sep
Kyrgyzstan holiday, small group

Kyrgyzstan holiday, small group

Explore Kyrgyzstan's striking alpine landscapes and lakes
From £1,745 to £1,895 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 20 Aug
2018: 22 Jul, 19 Aug
Activity holiday in Montenegro
From
£495
excluding flights
Stunning scenery and wildflowers, so unexpectedly green end of May. Kayaking on the stunning Lake Skadar, almost had the lake to ourselves. Hiking through the hills, jumping in refreshing water pools. (more)Gail Ashworth
The gorgeous unspoilt landscape. A fantastic opportunity to relax, explore, play, savour,enjoy and learn in Montenegro. (more)Belinda Simpson
The most memorable was the views. Amazing Emma and Ben do amazing job. (more)Vanessa Hall
Transylvania holiday accommodation
From
€36
per person per night
The peace and tranquillity of this beautiful valley was stunning. All the staff and guides - particularly Gabo - were friendly and knowledgeable, and did their utmost to make us feel comfortable and at home. Just fantastic, we would like to return to appreciate this special place at another time of year, probably spring or autumn. (more)Clio Whittaker
It was the perfect 'get away from it all' trip where you really felt like you were stepping back in time. The location, nature and wildlife were stunning and I particularly enjoyed meeting many different people staying at both the guesthouses. (more)Melanie Johnson
We were impressed by the beauty of Romania. It was really opened up for us by the excellent guides at the guesthouse, who showed us places and things we would never have found on our own. (more)Fiona D
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
Albania walking holiday
From
£1,029
including UK flights
Memorable parts? The walk Theth to Valbona is tough, but worth the effort Tips? Berat is worth a visit, but takes up a lot of travel time Local benefits? Walking in Theth and Valbone used local hotels, guides, horses and minibuses so certainly benefited local people. Overall rating? An excellent introduction to Albania, a country that more should visit, with a very knowledgeable Albanian tour leader (more)Bob Handley
Mongolia adventure holiday
From
US $2,203
excluding flights
Amazing. Trip of a life time.....The amazing landscapes were very memorable as were the Mongolian people and their culture. The wild camp sites were a huge highlight of the trip. (more)Paula Ridge
It was fantastic, with excellent local interaction with the families who owned the Ger Camps, fab views and an idea of the vastness of the country/ steppes. (more)Kathleen Culliton
The landscapes, the animals, the people, the small group we were travelling with: it all was just right and made for a mind-blowing holiday. (more)Sophie van het Erve
Bhutan holidays, cultural tours
From
£1,275
excluding flights
The highlight was the trek up to the Tiger's Nest Temple in Bhutan. What a wonderful day - it was really challenging, but so worth it when you get to the top. Also the 4 day hike in the Annapurna region - amazing mountain scenery and I met great people along the way. (more)Melanie Moehl
The best part was the time spent in Bhutan, especially the trek up to the Tiger's Nest. The Bhutan element was life enhancing. Kathmandu was in striking contrast and a challenging experience for all my senses! (more)Bob Shearwood
Bhutan was the most wonderful friendly country...Tiger's nest was the highlight, amazing place. The tour operator organised the whole tour to perfection even organising my friend's 70th birthday evening. (more)Rosalind MacRae
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
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
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
Great! Loved it! (more)Ana Pissarro
Tailor made tours of Oman
From
£1,760
including UK flights
Excellent and tour guide (Abdullah) was really excellent (more)Karen Shaw
Oman is a "must see" country and I would thoroughly recommend everyone to go. Lovely, wonderful, gentle people, so proud of their heritage and a most beautiful country. (more)Vivien Gainsborough Foot
The whole trip was fabulous, we loved every part of the itinerary. The best bits were swimming outdoors in the Wadi Bani Khalid and in the Bimmah sinkhole, and also seeing turtles on the beach at night (we were lucky). (more)Anisha Palan
Romania holiday, the Beauty of Yesterday
From
£1,075
excluding flights
EXCELLENT, our guide Alexandra was first class....Hard to say as so many wonderful bits. Maybe visiting the fortified church in the village where Prince Charles has bought a house, and then going by horse and cart to visit the brick maker. (more)Peter Hartnall
It is difficult to pick out the 'most' memorable as the whole holiday was absolutely wonderful. The guide made it possible to visit small museums and 'cottage industries' such as a rural tile maker, which involved a pony cart ride, none of which would have been possible without her local knowledge. (more)Julie. Stokes
It's difficult to pick one thing. For me the Carpathian Forest Steam Train trip and the visit to Viscri Weisskirch are the two most memorable items. (more)Martin Sutton
Tibet holiday
From
£3,216
excluding flights
Very good, enjoyable, hard work but always worth it. (more)Victoria Hart
See Mt. Everest from Base Camp. Excellent. Group leader Gorpal was terrific. (more)Brian Dahlstedt
Canoeing holiday in Montenegro, Lake Skadar
From
£545
excluding flights
It was amazing to be so busy and active and yet be so refreshed. (more)Philippa Throssell
The kayaking was amazing, the lake is so quiet and often ( nearly always) you are the only people out there! The scenery is stunning, it's quite amazing. (more)Kay Audoire
The whole trip was amazing, stunning scenery and lovely villa. We loved the hikes, out in the countryside seeing the local landscapes and the amazing insects.... Ben and Emma have immersed themselves in the local community, employing local people and the lunch at Tanya's (a local villager, where we stopped off on a hike) was amazing. (more)Liz Cush
Iran cultural holiday
From
£2,699
excluding flights
The beauty, the stunning artistic design in so many aspects -- the carpets, the miniatures, the jewellery, and above all the architecture through the ages. Our jaws got sore from dropping in awe every time we entered another glorious mosque. (more)Mar Thomson
Very good holiday (more)Mandy Conway
Be prepared to be welcomed everywhere! The Iranians are delightful people! (more)Danica Trim
Sudan holiday
From
£2,199
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The visit to Meroe. Mind blowing! The pyramids in the daytime WOW, but even better at sundown. A very big shame that there were no G&T`s to go with the atmospheric feeling of history. When you stay in tent city, it`s fantastic with the night sky and no light pollution. Eating and sleeping, with the stars, all around you, then you have arrived in paradise.If you are lucky to go on this trip and have Kahlid as your guide, then you are in for a treat.If you think the desert... (more)Geoffrey Hermsen
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
Iraq Kurdistan holiday
From
£2,999
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The visit to the battlefield of 331BC Guagemela where Alexander the Great defeated Darius III was particularly good because of the excellent talk on the history and strategy employed. However the scenery in the mountains, the Kurdish people and the many historic and cultural site were all interesting and memorable. Tips? The more you have read about the area first the more I think you get from the trip. Be prepared to be flexible and enjoy it as it comes. Local... (more)Jenny Maddick
Georgia cultural holiday
From
£1,425
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Almost everything we saw in Georgia was memorable and exciting! Tips? Ladies, take a skirt for the churches and monasteries. Local benefits? We certainly managed to visit individuals in their homes and bring a little benefit,and this was always very interesting. I'd like to be able to w a l k to a restaurant where possible. Overall rating? Excellent! (more)Anna Cooper
Iran in depth group tour
From
£4,295
including UK flights
Memorable parts? Iran the country - the people, the bustle, the food, the antiquities - it was a revelation; can't wait to go again ! Tips? Go with an open mind and leave negative preconceptions behind. Many Iranians will want to talk to you, to say Hello and practise their excellent English. Do respond and make new friends. Local benefits? Yes, we used entirely local amenities, restaurants, bazaars and travel services. Overall rating? This was very good.The success... (more)Mike Watson
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
Georgia and Armenia holiday
From
£1,799
including UK flights
Best bit: The hike up to the Gergeti monastery in Georgia. Wonderful location. (more)Paul Rooney
Content, guide and transport, very, very good. (more)Mark Bowman
French Riviera holiday, with morning yoga
From
€805
excluding flights
The excursions which were well thought out and very informative. So much we wouldn't have known if it wasn't for Benoit. Corrines cookery lesson was amazing too and very relaxed. (more)Brenda Muir
By the end of the week (helped by the glorious weather) I had laughed a lot, had some hugely interesting conversations, seen some beautiful places, learnt a lot of interesting facts, made some new friends, eaten some delicious food, tried lots of new things and completely relaxed. I practically cried when I had to leave, I'd loved it so much! (more)Ali James
Sudan holiday, Desert Explorer
From
£3,129
including UK flights
Memorable parts? The most memorable part of my journey in Sudan was the Sudanese people, I have never experienced just a warm welcome in my life, it will for ever stay with me. Tips? Just book it, don't ponder about it and worry about safety, I never felt as safe and for me it was a trip of a lifetime. Local benefits? The trip was linked with a local tour operator, who were directly involved or had links with local projects just as schools and education. Also they employed... (more)Cathal Murphy
Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova holidays
From
£2,399
excluding flights
It was tops! Good pace for all ages, all drivers were on time so it was SO smoothly run, I didn't feel like I missed out on anything in the countries we saw at all! (more)Hannah Jover
The "banya" Russian style sauna was fantastic. Running out of the sauna having vodka and salo and running back into the sauna was a great experience. (more)Anil Kashyap
Burkina Faso small group tour
From
£1,899
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Fascinating to visit many local tribes & see & hear about their varied customs & beliefs - an anthropologists dream. Most memorable for me were informal visits to villages & meeting the lovely welcoming people. Tips? Probably not the best trip for a first time visitor to Africa. Practise your French. Take eye drops to help with the heat & dust! Local benefits? Definitely a benefit to local people - the number of tourists has dropped due to the problems... (more)Joan Godman
Ghana, Togo and Benin holiday, gold and magic
From
£2,299
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The festival for the local king in Kumasi on day 11 was a highlight. Another highlight was a visit to a village of semi nomadic people on day 9. They had a sort of water festival that day. Around 100 women in color full dresses carried a jar of water on their head, singing, and emptied the water in front of their chief. Visit to the slave forts and to several markets were very interesting. Tips? Do not have high expectations about hotels or restaurants, but... (more)Annie Krefting
Uzbekistan small group tour
From
£1,799
including UK flights
Memorable parts? The whole trip was memorable but plov night really sticks in the mind. The locals were very friendly which added a bit of magic. Tips? Take your own tonic it is not available anywhere in the country! Local benefits? We certainly put some investment into the country not sure how much benefit it was. Environmentally no idea of our impact. Overall rating? Great, nice group, well rounded tour (more)Dominic Long
Gerewol festival holiday in Chad
From
£1,999
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Interacting with the Mbororo people was a very rewarding experience. They were friendly and very obliging when it comes to taking photos. The work which had been done before the trip started in order for the group to be accepted was obviously of the highest standard. Tips? Arrive a day earlier to acclimatize as it is a very hot destination and it is better to be well rested before the start of the trip. I arrived a day earlier and left Chad later than most of the... (more)Tony Camacho
Nicaragua walking tour holiday
From
£2,725
excluding flights
Wildlife encounters in the tropical forest - howler monkeys, a sloth, racoons and porcupines plus too many species of birds to name. Guides were likeable and knowledgeable (more)Stephen Osgerby
The beauty of the country and the people was the highlight. Some of the most warm and friendly people I have ever come across. Very safe in the areas we travelled and absolutely amazing art for very little money. Loved it!! (more)Rene McRogers
Armenia holiday, Ancient Armenia
From
£999
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Lots of ancient history, culture and impressive monasteries. The Matenadaran Library in Yerevan is fascinating with a wealth of exhibits and information. Tatev is worth a visit, great views from the cable car. The Genocide Memorial in Yerevan is very imposing and dignified. Tips? Try the local home made produce you can get from vendors outside the monasteries. The bread filled with herbs we bought at Tatev was delicious and the walnuts wrapped in fruit was also very... (more)Wayne Smith
Burkina Faso holiday, Festival of the Dancing Masks
From
£2,099
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Visting the Lobi villate of Kampti with all its fetishes in full display. Tips? Drink plenty of fluids and bring plenty of money and storage space for all the souvenirs you are likely to buy. The quality and variety are amazing. Local benefits? Staying at local hotels, buying souvenirs and drinks (at inflated prices) definitely helped the local economy and local people. Overall rating? Different and enjoyable. (more)Dominic Turnbull
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