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56 holidays found

Egypt cultural holiday, small group

This 9-day Egypt tour features all the main Pharaonic highlights in Cairo and the Nile Valley as well as including a relaxing overnight felucca sailboat cruise on the River Nile and some time by the Red Sea at Hurghada. We start in Cairo with tours of the Pyramids and Sphinx at Gisa, and the world famous Egyptian Museum which has a huge collection of ancient artefacts including of course, the King Tutankhamun display. Next, we take the overnight sleeper train south to Aswan, where the Nile is at its most picturesque. We'll explore a local Nubian village, take a boat trip to the beautiful island temple of Philae, and see the huge Aswan Dam. You also have the option to visit the amazing ... Read more >
From £729 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 31 Mar, 07 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 09 Jun, 23 Jun

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

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 £1,799 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 £1,299 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 08 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 06 May, 13 May, 27 May, 03 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun

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 £599 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 31 Mar, 07 Apr, 14 Apr, 28 Apr, 05 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 02 Jun, 09 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun

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: 31 Mar, 07 Apr, 14 Apr, 28 Apr, 05 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 02 Jun, 09 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun

Turkey cultural tour & gulet cruise holiday

Over 12 days to explore this fascinating country, you are guaranteed to return with magical memories. From the exciting city of Istanbul to the ancient historical sites of Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus and Pamukkale, you will also enjoy three days of glorious cruising along the coast in a traditional gullet boat before ending in the beautiful resort of Fethiye. Read more >
From £999 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 05 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 02 Jun, 09 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun

India tours, tailormade

Land of the Maharajas; of majestic palaces and stunning monuments; of towering mountains, dusty deserts, and thick jungles; of culturally diverse peoples - India is a country that is sure to live up to expectations. India is also rightly well-known for its numerous national parks, which are home a wide variety of animal and plantlife, India is perhaps best known as being one of the last refuges of the endangered and enchanting Royal Bengal tiger. We have a small range of Indian tours & services ideally suited for the active traveller. Whether you want us to arrange your hotel accommodation before you arrive in India (including your airport pickup) or a tour of Northern India we can ... Read more >
From £990 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 >
From £1,779 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 06 Jun, 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 27 Jun

Garden Route tour, South Africa

The world famous Garden Route tour is visited during our 7-day “accommodated” tour. While stopping along the most famous tourist sites along the way, you will be staying at hotels and lodges rather than camping. As we leave Cape Town behind we drive to Stellenbosch. This town is renowned for its wines and historic splendor. After some free time to explore the Cape Dutch scenery, we drive through the majestic Outeniqua Mountains where we visit the Cango caves with its limestone caverns. We also visit an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn where the brave travelers get to meet these long necked birds. The following day we leave for Knysna and its seaside beauties. Next we visit the Tsitsikamma ... Read more >
From £829 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 04 May, 01 Jun

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 £1,479 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 14 Apr, 28 Apr, 12 May, 26 May, 09 Jun, 23 Jun

Small group tour of Great Britain

This short but comprehensive tour of Great Britain packs in all the major sites and includes Cambridge, York, Edinburgh, Loch Ness, Liverpool, Cardiff, Stonehenge, Bath and so much more. Starting in the world-famous city of London we head north via the University town of Cambridge for a traditional punt on the River Cam, before taking in the architecture of York, including the famous York Minster. Continuing north via Edinburgh this action packed tour explores the scenic highlands of Scotland, including Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle and Whiskey tasting at Fort William. Returning south we stop off in Liverpool for a taste of Beatles mania and continue on to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of ... Read more >
From £899 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 25 Mar, 01 Apr

Bhutan small group tour

This Bhutan small group tour explores this remote and intriguing country, spending eight days here, enjoying a balance of culture and history, with short hikes through the beautiful Bhutanese landscapes to appreciate the scenery. There will be lots of delicious local Bhutanese food to enjoy, too, and you’ll have the chance to learn about traditional Bhutanese culture and the Buddhist lifestyle. This is an eight day tour, which begins in the town of Paro, home to a particularly picturesque airport, where you’ll be met. A visit to the beautiful buildings of Paro Dzong, which are both monastic and civic, which for centuries have administered Bhutan. From here, we cross the Dochu La Pass, ... Read more >
From £1,379 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 27 Mar, 17 Apr, 08 May

Israel classic small group tour

This comprehensive 8-day tour to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories explores the Mediterranean coast, Nazareth and the Golan Heights as well as the Dead Sea, Masada and Old Jerusalem and offers a great and balanced introduction to this interesting country. Starting in Tel Aviv we head north along the coast visiting the roman excavations at Caesarea, a Druze Village and the beautiful gardens at Haifa. Heading inland we climb up to the Golan Heights to enjoy a wine tasting session at one of Israel's most well known wineries. Next we visit the holy sites around the Sea of Galilee and the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth. We drive south back to Jerusalem for a tour of the old ... Read more >
From £1,399 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 05 May, 12 May, 26 May, 02 Jun, 09 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun

Bolivia small group tour

Join us on this 15 day in depth tour of Bolivia's highlights. This tour starts in La Paz with a visit to the main sites of this remarkable city, which is nestled in between the peaks of the Andes. The tour then heads to the dramatic salt flats where the sky is reflected perfectly on the flats like a mirror. We spend three days exploring the flats by 4 wheel drive, this place is like another world, we visit lagoons full of flamingoes as well as volcanoes and geysers. We then leave the salt flats to visit the beautiful towns of Potosi and Sucre. The tour then takes us into the Amazon jungle, we do walks and boat trips exploring the wildlife of the jungle and rivers, we search for monkeys, ... Read more >
From £1,589 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 13 Apr, 04 May, 25 May

India small group, temples and palaces

This 12-day tour of Northern India takes you to the holy city of Varanasi located on the banks of the Ganges River, the pink city of Jaipur, rural Rajasthan and Agra - the home of the Taj Mahal mausoleum. We’ll kick things off in Delhi, exploring both the old and new sides of this busy city before we make our way south to Rajasthan, famous for its towering forts and palaces and rich cultural history. When in Jaipur, we’ll make our way to the Amber Fort, the City Palace and explore the strange Jantar Mantar Observatory, before visiting some of its renown craft and produce markets. Our next stop is a visit to the ancient village of Tordi, where we’ll reside in a redesigned palace and explore ... Read more >
From £999 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 14 Apr, 05 May, 26 May, 16 Jun

Thailand holiday on a shoestring

This amazing budget introduction to Thailand includes sightseeing in Bangkok, adventure in the beautiful Khao Sok National Park, and sun, sea & sand on Ko Pha-ngan island, and is a cheap way to start off your travels in Thailand. This 8-day adventure starts in Bangkok with a river cruise and visit to the most important temples of this famous city along with a chance to sample the city's legendary nightlife. You'll then head south on the overnight sleeper train for a jungle adventure in the beautiful Khao Sok National Park. Walk through the jungle or kayak on the lake and spend the night on floating bunglows before taking the ferry to the paradise island of Ko Pha-ngan. After time to relax ... Read more >
From £520 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 30 Mar, 01 Apr, 06 Apr, 09 Apr, 13 Apr, 15 Apr, 17 Apr, 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 30 Apr, 02 May, 07 May, 11 May, 15 May, 17 May, 20 May, 27 May, 31 May, 04 Jun, 06 Jun, 08 Jun, 12 Jun, 15 Jun, 18 Jun, 26 Jun

India small group tour

Our 9-day Incredible India takes you north, as we explore the Golden Triangle route of Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and includes unique activities and experiences to give you an authentic Indian holiday. We'll start in India's capital city of New Delhi, which is home to an unforgettable collage of all the cultures, religions and languages. We'll also visit Old Delhi - which served as the home of the Mughal Empire centuries ago. You'll be mesmerised by Old Delhi's rich history, exquisite architecture and its tasty street cuisine, in contrast to the modern architecture and way of life in New Delhi. We'll also stop at the 'Pink City' of Jaipur, the capital of India's Rajasthan state. We'll explore it's ... Read more >
From £599 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 14 Apr, 05 May, 26 May, 16 Jun

Vietnam small group tours

If you’re visiting Vietnam for the first time or returning to take in its splendour one more time, this tour combines its most popular tourist attractions with visits to its rural areas - giving you a well-rounded experience that will stay in your memories forever. We’ll explore the city of Hanoi - watching the locals enjoying morning Tai Chi, walking through the Old Quarter and tasting all the unique flavours of Vietnamese street food. We’ll hop onto a traditional junk boat to marvel at the limestone & rainforest scenery of Halong Bay, regarded by many as one the Natural Wonders of the World. We’ll take an overnight train ride and head to the majestic Hue City before visiting the port town ... Read more >
From £979 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 31 Mar, 07 Apr, 28 Apr, 26 May

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 >
From £4,249 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 23 Mar, 24 Mar, 25 Mar, 26 Mar, 27 Mar, 28 Mar, 29 Mar, 30 Mar, 31 Mar, 01 Apr, 02 Apr, 03 Apr, 04 Apr, 05 Apr, 06 Apr, 07 Apr, 08 Apr, 09 Apr, 10 Apr, 11 Apr, 12 Apr, 13 Apr, 14 Apr, 15 Apr, 16 Apr, 17 Apr, 18 Apr,...
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