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58 holidays found

Small group tour of Turkey

A wonderful introduction to Turkey, this 8 day tour takes in many of the ancient sites. From the thriving city of Istanbul with a full day tour included, you will move on to explore the WWi battlefields of Gallipoli and the ancient historical sites of Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus and Pamukkale. Read more >
From £599 excluding flights

Turkey small group tour

This exciting 10 day tour begins in the bustling city of Istanbul before moving on to the important historical sites of Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus and Pamukkale. We visit the hot thermal pools at Hierapoli, follow the ancient Silk Road to Konya and tour the stunning and surreal landscape of Cappadocia before visiting Ankara. Read more >
From £839 excluding flights

Israel holidays, small group tour

A fascinating tour of the Holy Land, this 8 day exploration of Israel takes in many of the ancient and important historical and religious sites of this unique country. We will experience the cosmopolitan buzz of Tel Aviv before moving on to the excavations of Caesarea and Megiddo and the beautiful port of Haifa. We then take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum and also visit Tabgha and Mount of the Beatitudes as well as the beautiful Golan Heights. We move on to Nazareth before continuing south along the shores of the River of Jordan to Jerusalem where we will explore both the Old City and the New City before visiting Bethlehem. After a drive through the Judean Desert to ... Read more >
From £1,349 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

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 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 temples to Abu Simbel which were ... Read more >
From £699 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 £1,479 excluding flights

Turkey cultural tour & gulet cruise holiday

Over 11 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 £1,199 excluding flights

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 £450 excluding flights

India small group tour

This relaxing 8-day trip is the perfect introduction to India. It is made up of a classic Golden Triangle tour with some additional sites added The tour starts with a full day tour of Old and New Delhi before we head to Agra to visit Agra Fort and the incredible Taj Mahal at sunset. The tour then visits the ruined city of Fatehpur Sikri and enjoys a cycle rickshaw through Keoladeo National Park en-route to the Pink City of Jaipur. Here we tour the city, visit the Amber Palace and enjoy a little free time to explore this bustling city. Next we head into the rural arid region of Shekhawati where we stay in a classic Rajasthani heritage hotel and see the colourful outdoor frescoes painted on ... Read more >
From £699 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 £1,799 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 £4,349 excluding flights

Budget Tonga holiday, swim with humpback whales

This amazing Tonga tour gives you a once in a lifetime chance to swim with humpback whales as they visit these islands to breed, give birth and socialise in the beautiful clear waters. The tour includes 3 whale swimming safaris, a local island tour, and time to relax and snorkel on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The whales visit Tonga during a specific season between July and October and we run several group departures during this period. We can also arrange private and tailor-made tours on request if our group dates or itinerary don't work for you. Read more >
From £1,999 excluding flights

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 £749 excluding flights

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 £829 excluding flights

Nepal holiday on a shoestring

Dive into exciting, colourful Nepal on this eight-day tour, which gives a great introduction to the country without costing the earth. Visit the capital Kathmandu, beautiful Chitwan National Park where tigers and rhino roam, and peaceful Pokhara in the shadow of the Himalayas. Although this is a holiday on a shoestring, there is still a huge amount included in the trip, to help you relax into your visit and get the best from Nepal. Enjoy a transfer from Kathmandu airport once you arrive, a hotel in the tourist district of Thamel, a walking tour to get a feel for the city and a visit to several iconic Hindu and Buddhist temples and stupas. Also included is public coach travel between ... Read more >
From £599 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 £1,499 excluding flights

Egypt budget small group tour

Budget tours of Egypt don’t get any more exciting than this excellent two week itinerary that takes in the highlights of Cairo prior to heading to the temples of Philae and the engineering feat of the Aswan High Dam by overnight train. Time spent exploring the souks and market places of Aswan are matched with an optional visit to Abu Simbel where you’ll be able to see the stunning temples created by Ramses II. Traditional overnight felucca cruises on the Nile are an exceptionally peaceful way to travel with the temples of Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings and the temples of Karnak, adding to the exhilaration of arriving afloat. After also experiencing the lesser-visited Colossi of ... Read more >
From £879 excluding flights

Rajasthan small group tour

An incredible 15-day tour through some of the most iconic sites of Northern India. After Delhi, visit the Taj Mahal and take a tour through the desert plains of Rajasthan – home to impressive forts, ornate palaces and wildlife parks. One departure a year is timed to co-inside with the spectacular annual Pushkar camel fair and festival. The tour starts with a full day tour of Old and New Delhi before we head to Agra to visit Agra Fort and the incredible Taj Mahal at sunset. The tour then visits the ruined city of Fatehpur Sikri and enjoys a cycle rickshaw through Keoladeo National Park en-route to the Pink City of Jaipur. Here we tour the city and the Amber Palace as well as enjoying some ... Read more >
From £1,399 excluding flights

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

Vietnam small group tours

This comprehensive Vietnam tour is a perfect introduction to Vietnam, with tours to visit many of the countries tourist highlights combined with some less visited rural areas. This exciting adventure begins in the capital Hanoi where you’ll have guided tours to all of the cities important monuments and buildings along with plenty of free time to soak up the culture in the Ancient Quarter together with a guided street food tasting tour. Leaving Hanoi behind you head to famous Halong Bay which many regard as one the Natural Wonder of the World. Whilst here you’ll spend 2 days onboard a traditional Junk boat meandering around the thousands of tiny islands. Halong Bay is an awe-inspiring site ... Read more >
From £989 excluding flights
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