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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 £999 excluding flights

Sudan holiday, small group tour

This 10-day adventure takes you in the footsteps of ancient civilisations that made their unforgettable mark in the often-overlooked Sudan, from the pyramids of the Nile Valley to the Nuban civilisation. Begin amid the fantastic museums and markets of the capital Khartoum, before crossing the confluence of the Blue and White Nile to visit Omdurman, the old capital of Sudan. At sunset, watch a Whirling Dervish ceremony near the tomb of Sufi leader Ahmed al Nil. Entering the Nubian Desert, you'll discover a world of incredible historic sites in a startling landscape – from the temples of Naga to the most concentrated pyramid complex in the Nile valley, around the ancient 'Black Pharaoh' ...Read more >
From £2,399 excluding flights

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 £919 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 £729 excluding flights

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 £1,835 excluding flights

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 £4,999 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 £1,349 excluding flights

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 £1,499 excluding flights

India small group tour

This 9-day exploration of the Golden Triangle route of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra merits its Incredible India tag, mixing classic historic sites with cultural and wildlife experiences. Starting in India's capital, compare the vibrant collage of cultures, religions and languages of New Delhi with the rich historic memories of Old Delhi, from the ancient Mughal Empire to British colonial times – with a chance to savour the old city's fabulous street food too! Next stop is the Rajasthan state capital Jaipur – the gorgeous 'Pink City' home of the Amber Fort, City Palace and the Jantar Mantar Observatory, as well as beautiful craft and food markets. While in Rajasthan, you'll also visit the ...Read more >
From £799 excluding flights

South Africa Garden Route holiday, 9 days

Spend nine thrilling days exploring the beautiful and diverse Cape region of South Africa. This part of the country offers memorable experiences for lovers of adventure, culture, history and nature. The tour begins in the Mother City of Cape Town, where you can see all the famous landmarks and sites. You then travel along the stunning Garden Route, stopping to see and experience the best it has to offer. Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Cape Agulhas, the Bloukrans Bridge, Hermanus, Tsitsikamma - all before a Big 5 safari in Addo Elephant National Park. Exhilarating adventure activities are also available for those brave enough. Bungee jumping, skydiving, sandboarding, shark cage diving... this tour will ...Read more >
From £829 excluding flights

Cairo holiday in Egypt

There is no city in the world like Cairo. It has been the largest city in Africa and the Middle East for 750 years and has been attractive to tourists throughout the ages. This short tour gives you a taste of Egypt's bustling capital city and home to the Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum, and is ideal for those short of time or who may have visited other parts of Egypt already. The tour begins with a guided sightseeing tour to Egypt's most well-known landmark - the Great Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx. We also visit the unique Step Pyramid at Saqqara to learn about the history and evolution of pyramid building. Next we take a fully-guided city tour of Cairo to visit the ...Read more >
From £379 excluding flights

Garden Route tour, South Africa

There are just some scenic stretches, around the world, that really need to be seen, first-hand, to truly be believed. South Africa's Garden Route is one such 'must do' road trip destination, and this week-long tour provides every opportunity to find out why. Starting out in Cape Town you'll instantly be transported to some of South Africa's best-loved sites with the wine regions around Stellenbosch one of this tour's historic and naturally appealing highlights. An ostrich farm awaits in Oudtshoorn before you drive through the Outeniqua Mountains after a guided tour of the captivating Cango caves. Plettenberg Bay provides accommodation for the night – no camping on this tour – with plenty ...Read more >
From £719 excluding flights

India small group, temples and palaces

Head to the north of India for 12 days of temples, palaces and making friends with like-minded people that you haven't even met yet. Small groups are amazing for travelling with confidence and sharing unique experiences that will stay with you long after your holiday has finally drawn to a close. This small group tour of India places you on the banks of the mighty Mother Ganges as you visit Varanasi one of the holiest and most spiritual cities on earth. Jaipur, Agra, the Taj Mahal and time spent in the countryside of Rajasthan add to the excitement of cultural discovery with the frenetic energy of Delhi definitely kick starting this 12 day tour like you mean to go on. After getting to ...Read more >
From £1,329 excluding flights

Best of Jordan holiday, 7 days

This 7-day shoestring tour is the perfect introduction to Jordan and includes the county's most notable and famous sights. Our tour will also venture to some less touristy places to give you a real taste of Jordan. The tour kicks off in the capital city of Amman, beginning with the Baptism Site on the River Jordan and continues along the 'Harmony Trail' through the hillside town of As-Salt. When you are here you can learn about the different religions that are practiced by the residents. The tour will give you a thorough excursion of Amman and you will get to view the remarkable Roman ruins at Jerash. You will then be taken south into the desert and along the picturesque King's Highway, ...Read more >
From £629 excluding flights

Beirut holiday in Lebanon

This four-day Beirut City break is perfect for travellers looking to explore Lebanon's capital city. You'll visit some of Lebanon's most popular attractions, such as the Jeita Grotto, Harissa by cable car as well as the city of Byblos. You'll have time to browse around the city yourself or in your free time, you can choose to try one of two optional activities, which will visit the Barouk Cedar Nature Reserve, Deir El Qamar, the Beiteddine Palace, Baalbek, the Ksara Caves and Anjar.Read more >
From £399 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 £2,489 excluding flights

Morocco holiday on a shoestring

This Morocco holiday is on a shoestring but does not lack in any of the cultural experiences that this fascinating country has to offer in any way. In fact you stay in 3* hotels and transfers are in private transfers so all in all it is a great value way to see Morocco. Especially as many of the meals are also included, as per the itinerary below. The itinerary focuses mainly on Morocco’s historic cities, all with their own characters and natural heritage backdrops. Starting and ending in Casablanca we go on a wonderful circuit of Rabat, the capital city, Meknes, with its 40km of ancient walls, 9th century Fes with its labyrinthine Fez el-Bali medina and of course Marrakech, which needs ...Read more >
From £579 excluding flights

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

Jordan holiday on a shoestring

This tour of Jordan provides a great value introduction to the country's major sites including Amman, Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea. The bustling capital Amman is the springboard for a day trip out to the ancient Roman city at Jerash. One of the largest and best-preserved sites outside Italy, wander amid paved and colonnaded streets, hilltop temples, amphitheatres and spacious public squares. From here, you'll head across to the Dead Sea to enjoy floating effortlessly in its famously salty waters. Heading south along the King Highway towards Petra, you'll experience a wonderfully scenic route taking in deep wadis, olive groves and characterful rural villages. Along the way, ...Read more >
From £549 excluding flights

Vietnam small group tours

This 11 day small group tour is ideal for travellers wishing to reconnect with Southeast Asia or discover the delights of Vietnam for the very first time. Featuring a carefully selected blend of classic city highlights and off beat experiences in rural regions you’ll explore overland from Hanoi and Halong Bay to Hue and Hoi An before taking a flight to Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta for the final leg of the tour. Old fashioned districts, street food stalls, traditional junk boats and kayaking adventures set the scene prior to an overnight train journey from Halong Bay to Hue’s Imperial City to allow more than enough time to settle into a sunset cruise along the beautiful Perfume ...Read more >
From £1,199 excluding flights
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