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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 £1,099 excluding flights
Flexible booking policy: If your tour is cancelled you will receive a cash refund or 110% credit voucher. Penalties removed/reduced if you need to cancel or transfer your booking to another traveller.

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
Flexible booking policy: If your tour is cancelled you will receive a cash refund or 110% credit voucher. Penalties removed/reduced if you need to cancel or transfer your booking to another traveller.

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
Flexible booking policy: If your tour is cancelled you will receive a cash refund or 110% credit voucher. Penalties removed/reduced if you need to cancel or transfer your booking to another traveller.

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 £2,299 excluding flights
Flexible booking policy: If your tour is cancelled you will receive a cash refund or 110% credit voucher. Penalties removed/reduced if you need to cancel or transfer your booking to another traveller.

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
Flexible booking policy: If your tour is cancelled you will receive a cash refund or 110% credit voucher. Penalties removed/reduced if you need to cancel or transfer your booking to another traveller.

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
Flexible booking policy: If your tour is cancelled you will receive a cash refund or 110% credit voucher. Penalties removed/reduced if you need to cancel or transfer your booking to another traveller.

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 >
From £1,099 excluding flights
Flexible booking policy: If your tour is cancelled you will receive a cash refund or 110% credit voucher. Penalties removed/reduced if you need to cancel or transfer your booking to another traveller.

Indian Himalayas cultural tour, foothills and faiths

This 12-day India tour takes you to the edge of the towering Himalayas from Dharamsala to Rishikesh, as we explore some of the most important Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh sites along the way. We’ll explore some of India’s more remote villages, as we board the Himalayan Queen toy train to Shimla. We’ll start in Amritsar, visiting its Golden Temple and a community kitchen before heading to the foothills of the Himalayas to the Buddhist enclave known as Mcleod Ganj - the home of the Dalai Lama as well as the Tibetan government in exile. While we’re here, we’ll take in the beauty of its monasteries and temples situated atop of its hilltops. We’ll also take you to the heritage villages of Pragpur ...Read more >
From £1,599 excluding flights
Flexible booking policy: If your tour is cancelled you will receive a cash refund or 110% credit voucher. Penalties removed/reduced if you need to cancel or transfer your booking to another traveller.

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 £2,029 excluding flights
Flexible booking policy: If your tour is cancelled you will receive a cash refund or 110% credit voucher. Penalties removed/reduced if you need to cancel or transfer your booking to another traveller.

Amritsar, Shimla and Dehli tour in India

This 10-day Northern India tour takes you to the foothills of the towering Himalayas and includes a visit to Amritsar’s Sikh Golden Temple and the Buddhist enclave in Mcleodganj, exploring the less-visited heritage visitors and takes you on a scenic mountain railway journey. This North India tour starts in Amritsar, where you’ll have the chance to visit the Golden Temple twice, giving you the opportunity to participate in a Langar Sevar in a community kitchen. Then, we’ll head to the India & Pakistan border, where we witness the unique Wagah Border ceremony before we head north towards the tiny town of Mcleod Ganj, which is the home of the Tibetan Government in exile, and we’ll get to ...Read more >
From £1,249 excluding flights
Flexible booking policy: If your tour is cancelled you will receive a cash refund or 110% credit voucher. Penalties removed/reduced if you need to cancel or transfer your booking to another traveller.

Cairo short break in Egypt

Cairo is a bustling city, Africa's largest, and has great contrasts between its ancient history and modern-day importance. This short tour gives you a taste of the city, its museums and monuments, 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 Sphinx. We also visit the Step Pyramid at Saqqara today to learn about the history and evolution of pyramid building. On day two we take a city tour of Cairo where we visit the Egyptian Museum of antiquities, the Citadel, several mosques (or alternatively Coptic Cairo) and the busy ...Read more >
From £1,049 excluding flights
Flexible booking policy: If your tour is cancelled you will receive a cash refund or 110% credit voucher. Penalties removed/reduced if you need to cancel or transfer your booking to another traveller.

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
Flexible booking policy: If your tour is cancelled you will receive a cash refund or 110% credit voucher. Penalties removed/reduced if you need to cancel or transfer your booking to another traveller.

Jordan and Dubai small group tour

This 10-day tour of Petra & Dubai starts in Jordan's capital city of Amman - a modern city with numerous ancient ruins. From Amman, you'll make our way to the 'Rose City' of Petra - but before arriving, you'll have the chance to witness the Roman Mosaics at Madaba, take in wonderful views of Israel from the towering Mt. Nebo and visit the spectacular Kerak Castle - one of Jordan's largest Crusader castles. The ancient Nabatean site of Petra is famed for the carvings of buildings deep in its rose-red coloured sandstone hills and you'll enjoy a guided tour of the area with plenty of free time to explore on your own. From Petra, you'll spend time in the Wadi Rum desert enjoying Bedouin ...Read more >
From £1,199 excluding flights
Flexible booking policy: If your tour is cancelled you will receive a cash refund or 110% credit voucher. Penalties removed/reduced if you need to cancel or transfer your booking to another traveller.

Small group tour of Lebanon

This 8-day tour is the perfect way to experience the unique and fascinating destination that is Lebanon. Found on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean, Lebanon is filled with historical and cultural sites and landmarks. You will visit Tyre and Sidon, great ancient Phoenician cities; Byblos, the world’s oldest continually-inhabited city; and Heliopolis, the Middle East’s best-preserved temple. Lebanon also abounds with natural phenomena and landscapes, and you will visit many fascinating natural sites. These include the Baatara Gorge Waterfall, the Jeita Grotto, the Ksara Caves, and the Barouk Cedar Nature Reserve. With sites such as the birthplace of Khalil Gibran, and the Lebanon cedar ...Read more >
From £951 excluding flights
Flexible booking policy: If your tour is cancelled you will receive a cash refund or 110% credit voucher. Penalties removed/reduced if you need to cancel or transfer your booking to another traveller.

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 £749 excluding flights
Flexible booking policy: If your tour is cancelled you will receive a cash refund or 110% credit voucher. Penalties removed/reduced if you need to cancel or transfer your booking to another traveller.

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 £1,479 excluding flights
Flexible booking policy: If your tour is cancelled you will receive a cash refund or 110% credit voucher. Penalties removed/reduced if you need to cancel or transfer your booking to another traveller.

Morocco tour, desert and kasbahs

This eight-day small-group Morocco tour is a great way to explore this beautiful country for the very first time, taking in its bustling medinas, its beautiful desert regions and enjoying the local Moroccan cuisine. The Desert and Kasbahs tour begins and ends in the busy city of Marrakech but focuses on the stunning mountains and desert scenery of Morocco. After leaving Marrakech, we cross the Atlas Mountains through the Tizi n Tichka Pass before descending through the hills to the desert plains around Ouarzazate. Then we're going back to the hills to Skoura Oasis, the Valley of the Roses and the Dades Canyon. The tour then heads out to the edge of the Sahara Desert at Merzouga, where you ...Read more >
From £1,199 excluding flights
Flexible booking policy: If your tour is cancelled you will receive a cash refund or 110% credit voucher. Penalties removed/reduced if you need to cancel or transfer your booking to another traveller.

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 £1,299 excluding flights
Flexible booking policy: If your tour is cancelled you will receive a cash refund or 110% credit voucher. Penalties removed/reduced if you need to cancel or transfer your booking to another traveller.

Cities of Morocco budget tour

Our budget-friendly Moroccan tour starts and finishes in Marrakech and provides a fantastic introduction to Morocco's imperial cities, with busy medinas and amazing historic sites to explore, and great opportunities to try local Moroccan cuisine. We start the Morocco tour by heading to the coastal city of Casablanca, visiting the unique Habous District, the Royal Palace, Mohamed V Square, the Anfa district and the Hassan II Mosque. We also head to Rabat for a tour of the old city including visits to the Royal Palace, Ouadaya Kasbah and the Hassan Tower Mosque. We explore the old imperial city of Meknes with its ramparts, followed by the ruins at the ancient Roman city of Volubilis before we ...Read more >
From £599 excluding flights
Flexible booking policy: If your tour is cancelled you will receive a cash refund or 110% credit voucher. Penalties removed/reduced if you need to cancel or transfer your booking to another traveller.

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 £669 excluding flights
Flexible booking policy: If your tour is cancelled you will receive a cash refund or 110% credit voucher. Penalties removed/reduced if you need to cancel or transfer your booking to another traveller.