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Ancient Macedonia tour

Explore North Macedonia, northern Greece and Bulgaria as you uncover the stories of ancient Macedonia – and follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great along the way. Feed your inner Classicist on ancient sites like Vergina and Philippi. Discover the archaeological museum at Sofia and see the birthplace of Alexander the Great at Pella, with its famous mosaics of mythological scenes. Travelling by bus, boat and ferry, with a group of no more than 18, you’ll complete a loop of the region in 15 days. You’ll start with Sofia in Bulgaria. From here you’ll head to Skopje, North Macedonia’s capital, before spending a few days at scenic Lake Ohrid, where the small town’s mountain backdrop adds ...Read more >
From £1,633 including UK flights
Late availability on these dates: 06 Sep

Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia tour

This thrilling tour of the Caucasus region: Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan, has all the elements of a classic holiday. Over 19 days you will explore sacred sites, cosmopolitan cities, beautiful scenery and enjoy a rich variety of cultural encounters. A busy itinerary sees you on the move every day, whether it be to a monastery, a local winery, or a fascinating museum. You will travel as part of a small group accompanied by a knowledgeable tour leader, and enjoy an immersive, authentic look at a region that has only in recent years reached the tourism radar. Begin in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, to visit popular locations such as the Cascade and the Vernisage crafts market. Yerevan is an ...Read more >
From £3,244 including UK flights
Late availability on these dates: 02 Sep, 05 Sep

Jordan highlights holiday

Discover Jordan's ancient history, diverse landscapes and delicious cuisine with a little added comfort at the end of each day. Explore Petra, sleep under the stars in a luxurious desert camp in Wadi Rum and look over the Holy Land from Mount Nebo. Wadi Rum - Experience the thrill of a jeep safari, try a traditional camel ride and taste a traditional nomadic barbecue Dead Sea - Float in the saline waters of this inland sea at the lowest point on earth Jerash - Walking tour of the most well-preserved Greco Roman ruins outside of EuropeRead more >
From £2,004 including UK flights

Sintra and Arrabida walking holiday in Portugal

On this two-centre trip explore the contrasting green hills and UNESCO heritage landmarks of Sintra and the rugged coastline of Arrabida Natural Park, Portugal's hidden gem. Discover ornate palaces, follow towering cliff paths and wander the cobbled streets of Lisbon. Portuguese food and drink - Custard tarts, fresh seafood and ruby wine Sintra Hills - Discover opulent places and beautifully manicured gardens concealed within the lush forests Arrabida Natural Park - Stunning unspoilt coastal scenery and the wild headland of Cabo EspichelRead more >
From £1,162 including UK flights

Jamaica highlights tour

Spend two weeks looping around Jamaica on this best-of tour. Hits like Montego Bay and Seven Mile Beach come part and parcel, as well as a rum tasting at the Appleton Estate and cruising through the Blue Mountain coffee plantations.At this point, the trip starts to tread its own path. You'll meet indigenous Rastas who'll give you the lowdown on their music and spirituality (happily, intertwined with their ital food). And you'll have the chance to stay with Maroons in Accompong – the descendents of escaped and freed slaves.This is a small group tour to Jamaica, so it comes complete with a guide who can fill you in on the island's pirate and plantation history, plus show you the ...Read more >
From £2,811 including UK flights

Holidays to Cuba

This 16-day small group tour of Cuba from Havana is an indispensable introduction to a country that for many years was frozen in time, and never ceases to fascinate visitors. From the faded glamour of the capital, a favourite haunt of Ernest Hemingway, you’ll drive south to Trinidad on the Caribbean, learning about the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, then west to Santiago, before looping back to the beautiful Vinales region. In Trinidad you’ll be accommodated in a Casa Particulare, a traditional homestay, for an authentic glimpse of daily Cuban life, while in the Topes de Callantes park you’ll be staying in a charming hacienda, sleeping on the veranda in the fresh mountain air. Naturally a ...Read more >
From £2,564 including UK flights

Gran Canaria walking tours, Canary Islands

This week-long walking tour of Gran Canaria is the perfect way to catch some winter sun while exploring the historic mountain trails of the island. The dramatic, volcanic landscapes of the Canary Islands are best enjoyed with an energising hike – so lace up your walking boots and let’s go.Starting in Aguimes, near the eastern coast, we’ll wind our way through craggy, sun-baked scenery, past the highest point on the island, Pico de las Nieves, to the mountain villages in the west of Gran Canaria. Highlights include the deep gorges of the Guayadeque Canyon, where we will discover the remains of a lava field and former cave dwellings, and reaching the summit of Roque Nublo, ...Read more >
From £1,109 including UK flights

Holiday to Malta and Gozo

Malta might be one of the smallest countries in the world but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in character. A sun-drenched Mediterranean archipelago, Malta also boasts several truly ancient religious landmarks, and no fewer than three UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Valletta and the Neolithic temples of Ggantija. You’ll begin with a ferry transfer to spend a few days on the tiny island of Gozo, where you’ll explore the capital, Victoria, with your tour leader. Nearby highlights include the Ggantija, which pre-dates the pyramids of Egypt; Calypso’s Cave, which some believe is mentioned in Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’ and a beautiful red sand beach. Returning to Malta itself, ...Read more >
From £1,340 including UK flights

Kumano Kodo Trail Japan walking holiday

Encounter Japan's fascinating blend of ancient and modern influence on a walking holiday that uncovers the country's history and explores its beautiful landscapes. Urban hikes reveal a different side of Tokyo unseen by most visitors. The trip culminates with four days walking along the Kumano Kodo, an ancient pilgrimage trail connecting Shinto shrines on the mountainous Kii Peninsula. Nakasendo Way - Hike between historic post towns on a highway once travelled by samurai and itinerant merchants Kyoto - Explore the temples and tea houses of Japan's historic capital on foot Traditional accommodation - Sleep on a futon and enjoy a hot spring bath at a traditional Ryokan innRead more >
From £4,423 including UK flights

Adventure holiday in Jordan

Jordan is nothing short of extraordinary. This nine-day small group tour takes you along the King’s Highway from the capital, Amman, to the iconic rose-red city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site carved into the rocks. From there you’ll explore the magnificent Wadi Rum, once a base for ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, and stay overnight in a desert camp to experience true Bedouin hospitality. And to finish, a few days by the coast in Aqaba, during which you can snorkel over coral reefs in the Red Sea, then take a memorable float in the salty Dead Sea. Already you're tempted, no? Let's explore further... Along the way you will visit ancient crusader castles and Roman ruins, including hilltop ...Read more >
From £1,701 including UK flights

Nicaragua tours, small group

The 'Land of Lakes and Volcanoes' certainly lives up to its name - during this highlights trip, take a boat trip across magnificent Lake Nicaragua to the laid-back volcanic island of Ometepe, discover the birdlife of the lush Selva Negra Cloudforest, and explore Leon and Granada, two colonial towns that are bursting with revolutionary history. Masaya Volcano - Watch the lava swirl in the depths of this impressive active volcano San Ramon homestay - Spend the night with a family and taste the labours of this rural coffee community San Juan del Sur - Relax on the Pacific Coast, and take the opportunity to watch nesting turtles in season (August-January)Read more >
From £2,107 including UK flights

Backroads of Kerala cycling tour, India

A cycling holiday in southern India along Kerala's backroads through a landscape of tropical forests, spice, tea and rubber plantations. Discover village life, search for wildlife in Periyar National Park and relax on Indian Ocean beaches. Keralan backwaters to the highlands - Pedal along beautiful coastlines, through plantations and tropical forests Kochi - Explore this fascinating colonial coastal town Kovalam - Relax on the stunning beaches on the Malabar Coast.  Read more >
From £2,452 including UK flights

North Sri Lanka holiday

This journey to the North of Sri Lanka takes the train the town of Jaffna, heavily influenced by Tamil culture. As well as visiting Hindi temples, we spend some time camping on a remote beach, seeing the cultural heart of the country and snorkelling in clear waters off the country's East Coast. Jaffna- See the city at the heart of Tamil culture in Sri Lanka, including colonial buildings, Hindu Nallur Temple and outdoor hot springs Trincomalee- Search for blue whales off the coast and go snorkelling in paradisiacal Pigeon Island Mannar- Cross the causeway over to Mannar Island and see an abandoned Dutch Fort and camp under the starry skyRead more >
From £2,328 including UK flights

Cycle Vietnam holiday

This two week cycling tour of Vietnam invites you on a journey through picturesque pagodas, delightful cities and wild landscapes as we discover this vibrant country from behind the handlebars. Travelling as a small, guided group, we’ll spend 10 days of the trip in the saddle, covering between and eight and 35km each day on easy, mostly tarmac terrain. From north to south, we’ll cycle through lush rural scenery, where boat building and straw mat making can be seen from the road, and along coastal roads, stopping to visit temples and tombs. Cultural headliners include the Citadel of Hué, the old merchant houses of Hoi An, the ancient ruins at UNESCO-protected My Son and the ...Read more >
From £2,156 including UK flights

The Lycian Way walking holiday in Turkey

Spend just over a week walking along the beautiful Lycian Way, Turkey’s best known long-distance footpath. This small group walking holiday in Turkey, led by a local guide, takes us along a scenic trail of ancient ruins, time-forgotten Turkish villages and sublime coastal landscapes. This Lycian Way walking holiday covers distances of between eight and 18 kilometres a day, exploring marked trails and old Roman roads that link together little-visited towns and historic sites.  Our guide is on hand to offer interesting insights into the local culture and history, and we’ll stay in village houses, try fresh produce and meet some of the local families. On our way ...Read more >
From £779 including UK flights

Sri Lanka small group holiday, Buddhas Island

Uncover the highlights of the \ Pearl of the Indian Ocean\ at a relaxed pace. This two week exploration of spiritual Sri Lanka features a mix of ancient cities, rock carvings, gilded Buddhist temples and wildlife-filled national parks. National Parks - Enjoy a jeep safari in search of leopard, elephant, sambar deer and other wildlife Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla and Sigiriya - Wander through ancient capitals, painted cave temples and climb the dramatic 'Sky Fortress' Kandy and the Hill Country - Explore the 'temple of the Tooth\ and the lush tea plantations in cooler climates.Read more >
From £2,364 including UK flights

Poland hiking holiday

Hiking is a wonderful way to discover Poland beyond the average city break or Christmas market. The countryside is wonderfully wild, with lynx, bison and wolves, and there are impressive forested mountain ranges, flower-filled meadows and gorgeous lakes. After visiting historic Krakow, you’ll leave the city behind for the Carpathian Mountains, followed by the Tatra Mountains and Dunajec Gorge. You’ll start in the Babia Gora National Park in the Outer Carpathian Mountains, the second highest range in Poland. Next you’ll head over to the trail-tracked Tatra Mountains, where you’ll discover the beautiful Valley of the Five Polish Lakes, hike to the challenging Kozi Wierch summit, and even ...Read more >
From £1,017 including UK flights

Walks and coastal towns of Croatia holiday

This walking holiday explores Croatia's national parks; the jagged peaks of Dalmatia, plunging gorges in Paklenica and spectacular lakes and waterfalls in Plitvice. Stay in the capital Zagreb and in coastal Spilt meander the maze of cobbled streets past ancient sites. Plitvice National Park - Walk round the UNESCO World Heritage Site with views of breathtaking aquamarine lakes Paklenica National Park - Spectacular coastal and mountain walking along the Adriatic coast Trogir - One of the oldest cities in Croatia, discover the city's medieval, Romanesque and Gothic architecture Read more >
From £1,192 including UK flights

Guatemala holiday, small group

Guatemala is one of the only remaining places where the living Maya culture can be truly experienced. This trip contrasts old and new, visiting modern indigenous communities thriving in the highlands around Lake Atitlan, as well as the early Maya cities of Tikal, Quirigua and Copan (Honduras). Hitting the highlights as well as getting far off the beaten path, this trip encompasses the beauty and colour of ancient Central America. Lake Atitlan - Take a boat trip on this stunning lake, encircled by volcanoes, and visit the neighbouring Maya villages Maya sites - Discover the atmospheric site of Tikal, its spires poking out of deep jungle, and the peaceful site of Copan Chichicastenango ...Read more >
From £2,569 including UK flights

Cycling holiday in South Korea

Explore the landscapes, flavours and character of rural South Korea on this off-the-beaten-track cycling holiday. Visit historical temples, cycle scenic coastlines and stop at sleepy fishing villages along the way. Jeju - Explore the natural beauty, historic and volcanic sites of Jeju Island Gyeongju - Ancient Korean capital, filled with atmospheric temples, ponds and historic treasures Seoul - South Korea's present-day capital, one of the world's great and fast-changing modern metropolises.Read more >
From £3,189 including UK flights
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