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Egypt cultural holiday, small group

This 9-day Egypt tour serves up all the main Pharaonic highlights in and around Cairo and the Nile Valley as well as a relaxing overnight felucca sailboat cruise on the River Nile and time by the Red Sea at Hurghada. Cairo highlights at the start and end of the trip include its world-famous Egyptian Museum and the colour and the bustle of Khan-el-Khalili bazaar. Whisked by overnight sleeper train to Aswan, guests will enjoy attractions including the beautiful island temple of Philae, before boarding a traditional felucca for an overnight cruise on the Nile with grand views of its timeless riverside life. Arriving at Luxor, you'll discover the incredible array of ancient sites – from the ...Read more >
From £1,199 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 30 Oct, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov, 11 Dec, 18 Dec, 28 Dec, 08 Jan, 22 Jan

Turkey small group tour

This Turkey small group tour is a great 10 day introduction to this fascinating country. Begin in busy and beautiful Istanbul, visiting its memorable landmarks: the 17th century Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace and the famous Hippodrome. From here, move on to the world famous historical sites of Troy, Pergamum and the Roman ruins of Ephesus. We will visit the bizarre calcium terraces at Pamukkale and the hot thermal pools at Hierapolis, and travel along the historical Silk Road to Konya, where we see the former home of the original Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes. There is a full day to explore the surreal landscape of Cappadocia, with its towering rock pinnacles and underground homes, and we ...Read more >
From £899 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 30 Oct, 06 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov, 04 Dec, 11 Dec, 18 Dec, 25 Dec, 01 Jan, 08 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan

Bird watching tour in Bhutan

Birdwatching is one of Bhutan's star attractions, and if you like to indulge your birdwatching habit while exploring new and beautiful parts of the world, then Bhutan really should be high on your list of places to visit. With a unique and rich Buddhist culture, spectacular Himalayan scenery, and one of the most diverse and rich ranges of birdlife on the planet, a specialist birdwatching tour in Bhutan is a really special experience. The best birding is in the east of the country, which requires a fairly long itinerary with plenty of driving, but we make regular stops and explore various Dzongs and monasteries along the way. The tour also features an easy 3-day walking section saying in ...Read more >
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Turkey small group tours

As an all-encompassing tour of Turkey, this fantastic two week adventure will follow ancient trading trails leading from Istanbul and take travellers into a world where time stands still and accommodation is nothing short of first-class. Guided tours of Istanbul set the scene prior to travelling to the WWI battlefields of Gallopoli and the ancient city of Troy before continuing south to Kusadasi and touring the Roman ruins of Ephesus and the wine growing region surrounding the village of Sirince. This tour of Turkey follows the coastline eastwards via Fethiye, Perge and Aspendos before picking up the ancient Silk Road to Konya and onwards to Cappadocia where curious rock formations and ...Read more >
From £2,199 excluding flights

Turkey cultural tour & gulet cruise holiday

Over 12 unforgettable days, discover the magic of Turkey from the exciting city of Istanbul to the ancient historical sites like Troy and Ephesus, plus its traditions from wine to carpets – then enjoy three days of glorious cruising along the coast in a traditional gulet boat to the beautiful resort of Fethiye. Begin with a dive into the rich fabric of Istanbul, including the stunning Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya museum and Topkapi Palace. Your visit to the tranquil wooded landscape of the Gallipoli battlefields provides poignant contrast as you learn about the WW1 fighting that raged here, remembered in stunning memorials to all who fell. A far more ancient conflict provides the echoes at ...Read more >
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Santorini and Mykonos holiday in Greece

The islands of Santorini & Mykonos are bucket list destinations for travellers all over the globe and for good reason - it's some of the Meditteraneans most beautiful and interesting islands. Our 7-day Greece tour is the perfect introduction to Santorini & Mykonos, but we’ll also explore popular attractions such as the Acropolis, the Parthenon and more. We’ll spend two nights in Santorini, exploring the small villages on the island, the wineries, hot springs and you can even enjoy an optional boat trip. We’ll spend another two nights in Mykonos, one of Europe’s most stylish and fashionable destinations As this is a private tour, the itinerary can be fully customised to your own requirements ...Read more >
From £1,059 excluding flights

Turkey & Greek Islands small group holiday

This fabulous two week Turkey and Greek islands tour invites travellers to enjoy the very best of both worlds with the ancient sites of Athens and Ephesus combining effortlessly with the sun-kissed Aegean islands of Santorini, Mykonos and Samos. Starting in Athens, your Turkey and Greek islands tour explores the Acropolis and Parthenon prior to extending into the Aegean and Greek island-hopping back to the mainland and the south coast town of Kusadasi. The Roman ruins of Ephesus are next on the agenda with natural thermal and limestone baths in Pamukkale and Heirapolis, and the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia, both above and below ground, offering unique insight into the east of Turkey ...Read more >
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Bhutan tours, tailormade

Hidden in the Himalayas between India and China, the independent Bhutanese people have largely lived a life of isolation from the world, and have succeeded in maintaining their cultural and spiritual heritage, preserved in age-old traditions. Bhutan exudes a special charm, a feeling of calm and serenity, which envelopes you the instant you arrive. The people are deeply religious, following the Lamaist form of Buddhism, and monasteries, temples and religious monuments are dotted across the landscape. Nearly three quarters of the land area is covered by forests, and the country has a wealth of biodiversity, with dazzling snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and beautiful rural landscapes. Any ...Read more >
From £1,870 excluding flights

Bolivia small group tour

Over 15 days this small group holiday in Bolivia takes you through some of the most dramatic scenery on the South American continent: barren salt flats, Amazonian rainforest, pampas grasslands where anacondas prowl, and bubbling volcanic craters. It’s an eye-opening itinerary designed to give you a far deeper insight into Bolivian nature and culture than tours that pass through more quickly. This trip has too many highlights to cover here, but they include a wander around the infamous Witches Market of La Paz. Here you can have your fortune read, pick up a good luck trinket in the form of a dried llama foetus, or a traditional folk remedy for whatever ails you. It certainly won’t be ...Read more >
From £1,849 excluding flights

Budget Tonga holiday, swim with humpback whales

Swim with humpback whales on this amazing budget Tonga holiday. Humpbacks visit Tonga each year to breed and have their calves. They also enjoy socialising here, in the wonderfully clear waters. This 10 day small group tour includes three whale swimming safaris. You’ll be fully briefed before and accompanied by professional guides on each six hour adventure out to sea. Your base for seven nights is the tiny island of Ha’apai. Here, as well as the unforgettable whale safaris, you’ll have time to relax on the beautiful beaches, snorkel and take an island tour. You will also explore the main island, Tongatapu, visiting its key sights, shopping in a local market and enjoying a cultural show ...Read more >
From £2,399 excluding flights

Maldives activity holiday

The Maldives is rightly known as a tropical paradise and attracts sun worshippers and luxury resort lovers from around the world. However, the Maldives is also fast becoming a great destination for thrill-seeking adventure and water based activities. These include incredible snorkelling and scuba diving, great surfing and windsurfing, sea kayaking safaris and much, much more. Our Maldives Active Adventure tour takes you by sea plane from the cosmopolitan capital of Male to the local island of Gan and the surrounding atolls and islands in search of water bound adventures. Lammu atoll was also used as the location for the planet Scarif in the recent Star Wars Rogue One film. Activities ...Read more >
From £1,699 excluding flights

Small group tour of Turkey

This small group tour of Turkey gives a great introduction to this fascinating country. Beginning with a full day tour of vibrant Istanbul, we then move on to explore many of Turkey’s most ancient and intriguing sites. We visit Gallipoli for a fully guided tour of this World War I battlefield site, before travelling to Troy, where the famous war of Homer’s Iliad played out, and to the ancient city of Pergamum, with its beautiful Acropolis. We’ll take in the ruined Roman city of Ephesus, before visiting Pamukkale, where white calcium terraces known as travertines create an otherworldly landscape. In Hierapolis, another Roman site, you can take a dip in the famous hot springs and on our way ...Read more >
From £719 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 30 Oct, 06 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov, 04 Dec, 11 Dec, 18 Dec, 25 Dec, 01 Jan, 08 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan

Turkey gulet cruise from Marmaris

This Turkey tour package starts and ends in the Harbourside town of Marmaris, from where you'll be able to fly into and out of the nearby airport in Dalaman. On this tour, you can expect to sail along with one of Turkey's most beautiful stretches of coastline, making stops in secluded bays and visiting quiet islands.Read more >
From £360 excluding flights

Langtang and Tamang Heritage trek in Nepal

This Nepal trek combines the quiet and little travelled paths of the Tamang Heritage Trail with the spectacular high mountain scenery of the Langtang National Park - once known as a restricted area for trekkers. Langtang treks mountainous region provide some of Nepal's most breath-taking scenery and trekking in this area is a must for all outdoor enthusiasts. The soaring, snow-capped mountains at the head of the Langtang valley and the rich cultural heartlands of the Tamang people in the lower foothills combine to make this a perfect trekking alternative to the better-known Everest and Annapurna treks. On this tour, we kick off in Kathmandu with an introduction to your trekking guide and a ...Read more >
From £1,299 excluding flights

Israel holidays, small group tour

This Israel holiday is a small group tour that offers an excellent eight day introduction to the Holy Land. You’ll visit the most significant historical and religious sites, starting in stylish, busy Tel Aviv, then taking in the excavations of Caesarea and Megiddo, before travelling to Haifa, a lovely port town on the Mediterranean Sea. From Haifa, we board a boat and travel across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum. We will explore Tabgha, the Mount of the Beatitudes, and also the picturesque Golan Heights, with its valleys, grazing land and snow capped mountains. Next, visit Nazareth and then push on south, following the River of Jordan until we reach Jerusalem. Here, spend time in the Old ...Read more >
From £1,169 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 02 Dec, 09 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec, 06 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan

Everest luxury trekking tour

Nepal is blessed with spectacular mountain vistas, having eight of the world's highest mountain peaks. Trekking in the Everest region is rewarding - it holds the world’s highest mountain, known for its friendly Sherpa people, has some of the most picturesque villages, a great variety of cultures and traditions, spontaneous festivals and monasteries. This Nepal trekking tour moves at a relatively relaxed pace and gives you a chance to get right up into the Khumbu region and enjoy great views of Everest and other peaks while staying in luxury lodges. The trip begins with a walking tour of the narrow back streets and temples of Kathmandu - this lively city is a magnet for travellers. From ...Read more >
From £2,449 excluding flights

Turkey 4 day gulet cruise, Marmaris to Fethiye

This four day Marmaris to Fethiye Turkish gulet cruise takes you on a voyage between the coastal towns of Marmaris and Fethiye. Along the journey, we’ll stop at secluded coves and islands, where you’ll get the opportunity to swim, sunbathe or unwind. There is a wide range of optional activities to enjoy as well, such as a mud bath in the riverside town of Dalyan.Read more >
From £289 excluding flights

Turkey gulet cruise, Fethiye to Olympos

This four day Turkey tour takes you on a gulet sailing trip from the seaside town of Fethiye to the ancient city of Olympos. You will get the chance to explore secluded coves and islands, where you’ll have the chance to relax, swim and sunbathe, with a range of other optional activities available as well.Read more >
From £319 excluding flights

Turkey gulet cruises, Fethiye to Marmaris

If you’re looking for a unique Turkish holiday experience that’s not too lengthy and pricey, then our Fethiye to Marmaris gulet tour is perfect for you. This five-day Turkey tour explores the secluded islands and coves while sailing on the Mediterranean with a gulet - a classic wooden yacht which is unique to the coastal towns of Turkey. The voyage starts at the Fethiye Harbour and ends in Marmaris. Over the next few days, you will sail to the Gocek and Yassic islands, the bays of Bedri Rahmi and Sarsala and we’ll also make our way to Aga Limani. Also on the itinerary are visits to Iceada Cebekilise, Turunc and for a swim stop in Kadirga or Kumlubuk before we finally reach Marmaris.Read more >
From £289 excluding flights

Peru & Inca Trail small group holiday

This 19 day small group tour of Peru includes a four day trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu from Cuzco and the Urubamba Valley. However, there's so much to get excited about pre and post trek. Starting out in the capital of Peru, Lima, you'll travel south to the animal abundant Paracas National Reserve where a birdwatching and marine wildlife boat ride takes you around the absolutely beautiful Ballestas Islands. This is a fantastic opportunity to see some of South America's indigenous species in one of the most important marine sanctuaries on the planet. Next stop is an altogether drier destination as you journey inland towards the Ica Desert in search of some of Peru's best-loved ...Read more >
From £2,399 excluding flights