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Francigena Way walking holiday in Italy

From Canterbury in England to Rome in Italy, the 1900km "Francigena Way" dates back to the 11th century when pilgrims travelled across Europe on foot to visit the site of Martyrdom of St Peter and St Paul in Rome. With the modernisation of Europe and the shifting of borders the route became obsolete, until a recent revival of the pilgrimage making it one of the most exciting pilgrimage trails in Europe today. This trip takes in the last section of the trail through to Rome, passing by ancient relics and hill top towns. If you have walked the previous section from Siena you will start in Acquapendente, otherwise you will start in Orvieto. The first walk takes you down to the charming lake ... Read more >
From £820 excluding flights

Manaslu Circuit trekking holiday in Nepal

This epic three week trekking holiday in Nepal will help you reach new heights, in every sense. The inimitable form of Mount Manaslu shadows the Buddhist villages and sub-tropical forests, close to Tibet, from a summit of 8167m, making it the seventh tallest mountain on the planet. You're invited to trek to the high altitude Base Camp at 4500m where expeditions will usually start their ascent. Although this area of Nepal has been open to trekking parties for quite some time it still receives far fewer visitors than the Annapurna and Everest regions. And therein lies its charm. The Manaslu Circuit is best approached after exploring in the streets of Kathmandu and along the banks of the ... Read more >
From £1,990 excluding flights

West Coast tours in America

Over 14 action-packed days, this small group tour takes in the best of America’s West Coast, visiting four states and six National Parks, from the ancient sequoias of Yosemite to the magnificent depths of the Grand Canyon. You’ll also spend time in two of the region’s most dynamic cities – Las Vegas and San Francisco. After a city tour of San Francisco, visiting iconic sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge, you’ll head to Yosemite National Park, exploring on foot to see the soaring cliffs of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and forests full of towering trees. Then it’s on to see the hot springs at Mammoth, before a whistle-stop visit to Death Valley, an area rich in spectacular desert scenery ... Read more >
From £2,790 excluding flights

Francigena Way walking holiday, Lucca to Siena

Spectacular landscapes, fascinating Tuscan countryside full of vineyards, charming UNESCO towns and picturesque rolling hills are just some of the highlights on this section of the Via Francigena. Northern Tuscany has so much to be discovered, especially for those travelling on foot. Starting in Lucca, you can spend a day visiting its beautiful gardens and villas, or discovering some of the nearly one hundred churches that characterise this beautiful town. The first part of this walk takes you through the open and flat lands of the Val d'Elsa. You then enter the Tuscan Hills. The second half of the tour takes you back in time, exploring narrow streets and buildings of some of the most ... Read more >
From £750 excluding flights

Jambay Lakhang festival holiday in Bhutan

This Bhutan cultural holiday takes place in October in order to coincide with Jambay Lhakhang Drup Festival which takes place at Jambay Lhakhang Temple in the Bumthang region of this great Himalayan Kingdom. This holiday starts in the Paro Valley, which is most famous for being home to the spectacular Tiger’s Nest or Taktsang Monastery but also the eponymous town where the impressive Rinpung Dzong fort can be seen for miles. Take in views of the Himalayas at many points along the way, including various mountain passes such as Dochu La which takes us into Central Bhutan, and where you can get wonderful views of Mt Gangar Punsum (7520m), the Kingdom’s highest mountain. On these ... Read more >
From £2,790 excluding flights

Coast to Coast self guided walk in England

This fabulous fortnight of walking in Wordsworth and Wainwright country takes you on a 300km trail from the Irish Sea to the North Sea via the hillsides of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. Family-owned hotels, guesthouses and traditional B&B’s and pubs help you follow a path from coast to coast as your walk takes in some of northern England’s quintessential natural landscapes and traditional cultural heritage. Luggage transfers, route notes and emergency contact details increase confidence levels for self guided walkers wishing to enjoy the experience rather than endure an uphill slog. Daily distances are manageable and not too strenuous although there will be a fair bit of hill ... Read more >
From £1,030 excluding flights

Walking tours to Japan

This walking tour to Japan takes you to some of Japan’s most beautiful landscapes as well as the buzzing cities of Tokyo and Kyoto. Going on foot allows you greater insight and access to Japanese culture than on a traditional tour, and each day will bring new foodie and cultural adventures, as well as meaningful interactions with locals. If you look down at Japan from the air, you’ll see that the islands are mountainous, with a narrow strip of land around the coast and a few inland basins. It is these flat areas that are densely populated. The mountains are surprisingly quiet, with few inhabitants and many deeply ingrained traditions, and it’s here that you’ll spend most of your time on ... Read more >
From £3,090 excluding flights

China, Tibet and Nepal tour

Journey from Beijing to Kathmandu by way of the Terracotta Army in Xi’an and the holy city of Lhasa on this superb small group holiday through China, Tibet and Nepal. Every day brings incredible new sights to enthrall, as you cover the history and traditions of three very distinct countries. To begin, China. Unmissable highlights include the legendary Forbidden City with its myriad palaces and pavilions, as well as Tiananmen Square and the Summer Palace. You’ll watch an amazing Chinese acrobat show, which is a true feat of artistry, and walk a stretch of the Great Wall itself, before moving onto Xi’an with its mighty Terracotta warriors. Besides exploring the big-name locations, you’ll ... Read more >
From £2,990 excluding flights

Snowman trek in Bhutan

This Snowman Trek holiday in Bhutan is a 27 day, small group tour of one of the most magnificent trekking routes in the world. Trek down the Himalayan spine between Bhutan and Tibet, crossing no less than eleven mountain passes, all of which have an elevation of more than 4500m. With full support, porters and camping along the way, we will also traverse five mountain passes exceeding 5000m, such as Karakachu La and Loju La. This iconic trek takes you through the Lunana District, which feels like its own mountain kingdom, given its remote location dotted with stunning traditional villages such as Laya and Thanza. It simply feels like an honour walking through such rarely visited terrain, ... Read more >
From £5,490 excluding flights

Self guided cycling holiday in Brittany, France

This self guided cycling holiday in Brittany is a week long journey around some of France’s most underrated and simply stunning Atlantic landscapes. Starting and ending in the pretty port of St Malo, we suggest the itinerary below as a way to explore the Celtic heritage and traditional villages of Brittany. The level of cycling on this route below is easy to moderate. We can also organise electric bike hire for you, at an additional cost. As you will discover on this cycling holiday, the local language is Breton which you will see on signposts and buildings, and local people are very proud of their cultural heritage. Great sights along the way include the medieval town of Dinan, the ... Read more >
From £960 excluding flights

Madagascar wildlife small group tour

The Island of Madagascar is synonymous with the exotic, if not the quirky. Separated from Africa millions of years ago with the break up of Gondwana, Madagascar has its own unique cargo of endemic plants and animals. Lemurs have occupied most mammal ecological niches of the forests and spectacular chameleons are iconic reptiles. The vegetation varies from arid Spiny Forest in the south to tropical rainforest in the north and east. We explore the spectacular collection of the island's national parks, taking in the full diversity of the land and animals, including the Isalo, Andringitra and Ranomafana National Parks. Our daily wildlife adventures contrast with the comfort of pleasant hotels ... Read more >
From £1,690 excluding flights

Cycling holidays in Burgundy, France

This week long cycling holiday in Burgundy is a small group tour, with a guide taking you over gently rolling hills, through quiet villages, vineyards and veritable French rural idylls. The pace on this cycling holiday is gentle, as is the flow of the Burgundy canal which we follow at many points, and which is also our home for the week, staying on a private, custom built barge. The barge is a lovely restoration of a working sailing barge, with ensuite facilities on a twin share basis. They are compact but cute, with split level beds. There are limited cabins if you are travelling solo, but do request these in advance, and a supplement applies. As part of this cycling holiday we will ... Read more >
From £890 excluding flights

La Gomera self guided walking, Canary Islands

La Gomera, one of the smallest and most ecologically diverse of the Canary Islands, is the setting for this week-long self guided walking tour. Hike anti clockwise around the island from the port of San Sebastian, staying in hotels, historic manor houses and family-run pensions within reach of superb traditional restaurants. On daily routes designed to provide a challenge without being too demanding, you’ll enjoy the raw coastal scenery of La Gomera, as well as the wonderfully atmospheric cloud forest in Garanjoy National Park and other fragile landscapes. You might spend some time wandering the tiny pottery workshops of El Cercado, explore the lush ‘hidden’ valley of Imada, or climb to ... Read more >
From £800 excluding flights

Antarctic Peninsula holiday

This two week holiday to the Antarctic Peninsula crosses the legendary Drake Passage to and from the South Shetland Islands and the Southern Ocean. Crossing the Antarctic Convergence is a phenomenal and surreal feeling with opportunities to explore on land and at sea conjuring some outstanding glacial scenery and animal encounters. Humpback, Minke and Fin whales may all make an appearance at some point or another with albatrosses, penguins and petrels also bound to feature the closer we get to shore. Although an expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula is an experience in itself, this particular tour provides additional activities to keep you on your toes. Kayaking, snowshoeing, hiking and ... Read more >
From US $7,950 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 28 Nov

Amalfi Coast moderate walking holiday, Italy

Beginning with a few days in the beautiful surrounds of Amalfi itself, this small group walking holiday on the Amalfi Coast takes you through some of the region’s most jaw-dropping landscapes. Wander through fragrant groves of citrus and vineyards, bask in what many (rightly) consider to be the finest sea views in the world, and explore a renowned nature reserve. See the 11th century ruins of Europe’s oldest paper factories, the fascinating remains of Pompeii, and a palace built by a Roman emperor on Capri. Stroll through gardens so beautiful they’ll take your breath away, enjoy gelatos by the seashore in peaceful fishing villages, and take a dip in the natural spring of a historic Roman ... Read more >
From £1,080 excluding flights

Spitsbergen cruise to the Arctic

On this incredible Arctic cruise you’ll explore the High Arctic islands of Spitsbergen, part of the Svalbard archipelago and only 600 miles from the North Pole. This rugged landscape of glaciers, ice caps and sprawling tundra is home to 3,500 people and covers an area roughly equivalent to the Republic of Ireland. The fantastic variety of wildlife is the main attraction here. Once popular with whalers and trappers, it’s now tourists who come to this unspoilt wilderness to view enormous marine bird colonies, as well as polar bears, reindeers, arctic foxes and walruses. You’ll sleep in a comfortable cabin on a small expedition cruise ship called the Polar Pioneer, along with a group of ... Read more >
From US $ excluding flights

Amsterdam to Bruges bike and barge holiday

Discover the classic lowland areas and expansive North Sea coastline of the Netherlands and Belgium as you sail and cycle Amsterdam to Bruges and enjoy a whole host of gastronomic fuel stops along the way. Barging and cycling Amsterdam to Bruges allows travellers to experience some of northern Europe’s most endearing rural and cultural images from a truly tranquil and unique perspective. From cheese manufacturers in Gouda and traditional windmills in Kinderdijk to pedalling through Dordrecht and travelling by barge to Willemstad and onwards to Zeeland on the Belgian-Dutch border, this eight day bike and barge holiday is perfect for small groups looking to experience the best of both ... Read more >
From £920 excluding flights

Iran holidays, small group tours

This Iran holiday takes you on a small group tour around this incredible country, taking in its top highlights. Often maligned in the international press, Iran is a country that travellers rave about – for its warmth, its hospitality, its natural beauty and its rich history and culture. Your journey will explore the magnificent cities, mosques and tombs that are the legacy of the once mighty Persian Empire. Starting in lively, modern Tehran, you’ll fly south to Shiraz, once the capital of Iran and the birthplace of two of its greatest poets, Hafez (1324-1391) and Sa’di (1209-1291). Then you’ll move on to ancient Persepolis, a vast city constructed around 512 BC by Darius I, ruler of the ... Read more >
From £2,090 excluding flights

Danube cycling holiday, self guided

This Danube cycling holiday is self guided, along this iconic river, starting in Germany and cycling through Austria, Slovakia and finally Hungary. The first eight days of the trip are cycling through Austria, taking in beautiful landscapes such as the vineyards and villages of Wachau, with its truly romantic scenery of vineyards and quaint villages, or Donauauen National Park . As well as the great cities of Linz and Vienna. Other great cities along the Danube that you visit include Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia and Budapest, the capital of Hungary, where you finish your journey. Cycling along the natural artery that links these fascinating countries gives you time to not only take ... Read more >
From £1,295 excluding flights

National Parks hiking holiday in America

Our National Parks hiking holiday in America is a small group tour, following a carefully crafted itinerary that takes you to some of Western USA’s greatest national parks, with some additional treats thrown into this wonderful mix of natural heritage. The hiking on this trip is not too tough, although eight out of our fourteen days do have guided treks through dramatic and unforgettable terrain. There are plenty of rest days built in, some of them a necessity as we travel from one national park to the next, using private transport. Our hiking highlights along the way include Mount Washburn (3120m) in Yellowstone National Park, where the geysers, waterfalls, boiling mud pots and ... Read more >
From £3,090 excluding flights
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