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Windward Isles & French Antilles holiday

For those who traditionally associate the West Indies with sun, sea and sand, this exploration of three very different Caribbean islands will surprise and delight. Our journey begins in St Lucia, whose 'Pitons' provide a dramatic backdrop to its beaches and nature trails. We also visit Guadeloupe and Dominica, two contrasting islands where we hike through rainforest, marvel at Dominica's many natural wonders, discover spectacular waterfalls and taste the local rum. Along the way we have the opportunity to swim and snorkel in the warm Caribbean waters. • Crayfish Waterfall (Guadeloupe) - Swim in a waterfall surrounded by nature in the National Park • Morne Trois Pitons National Park ... Read more >
From £4,199 including UK flights

Holidays to Cuba

This remarkable journey through Cuba explores the island's revolutionary history and its modern, vibrant Caribbean culture. Travelling across the breadth of the country, we will discover beautiful colonial architecture and a lively music scene in Trinidad and Cuba. Along the way we pass through glorious countryside, rich with exotic birds and flowers, and camp out in the forested Escambray Mountains. The sea is never far away, with spectacular coastlines and tropical islands to enjoy. We also stay with the locals in privately run casas particulares in Trinidad, an excellent way to get a deeper experience of local life. Now is undoubtedly a fantastic time to visit Cuba to see and experience ... Read more >
From £2,120 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 £1,225 including UK flights

Gran Canaria walking tours, Canary Islands

The Canary Islands offer some of the best walking anywhere in Southern Europe. The volcanic island of Gran Canaria in particular offers far more than the beaches it is best known for. Staying off the beaten track in Aguimes on the eastern side and La Aldea de San Nicolas on the western side of the island, we discover dramatic volcanic landscapes, steep gorges, high peaks, semi-tropical valleys and unspoilt hillside villages as we explore the 'Gran Isla' by foot. • Aguimes - A traditional Canarian village • La Aldea de San Nicolas - Hiking in the remote west of the island • Guayadeque Canyon - dramatic ravine with stone age cave dwellings • Roque Nublo - a distinctive rock formation and ... Read more >
From £915 including UK flights

Sri Lanka small group holiday, Buddhas Island

This comprehensive trip of the 'Pearl of the Indian Ocean' covers Sri Lanka's many highlights at a relaxed pace. Uncovering ancient cities, rock carvings and gilded temples, we discover its rich Buddhist history and culture. Other highlights include the spectacular Hill Country, wildlife-filled national parks and an idyllic tropical coastline, where we enjoy some down-time. Along the way, we are welcomed by generous hospitality and friendly faces. • National Parks - Enjoy a jeep safari with the hope of spotting a leopard, elephant and sambar deer in the wild • Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla and Sigiriya - Explore ancient capitals, painted cave temples and the dramatic 'Sky ... Read more >
From £1,999 including UK flights

Highlights of Costa Rica tailor made tour

A wildlife lovers’ paradise! With lush rainforests, soaring volcanoes and beautiful sandy beaches, Costa Rica is a great destination for any nature lover. Discovering national parks and nature reserves, this highlights itinerary will allow you the opportunity of visiting some very diverse habitats, in which you will find hundreds of bird species, reptiles, insect and mammals. Enriching tailormade journeys – for you This bespoke journey features some of our favourite spots in Costa Rica. You can choose to take our destination experts’ recommendations and travel just as you see the itinerary here, or contact us to add your own special touches; maybe add extra guided treks and zip-lining ... Read more >
From £1,235 excluding flights

Small group backroads and beaches tours to Cuba

On this exciting introduction to Cuba, we explore the captivating capital of Havana and wander through the twisting alleyways of colonial Trinidad. Throughout the tour, we will be staying in Casas Particulares, a local term for homestay, which gives us a unique opportunity to experience local hospitality. Often full of history, family photos and memorabila, these casas give us a deeper insight into Cuban life. Along the way, we absorb the country's lively culture by learning salsa dancing and how to make Cuban cocktails. We also discover Cuba's spectacular natural beauty, taking in its pristine beaches, unspoilt forests and the dramatic landscape of Vinales. Learning about Cuba's ... Read more >
From £1,545 including UK flights

Backroads of Kerala cycling tour, India

On this cycling trip in southern India we travel into Kerala's rural backwaters. We ride inland through a landscape of spice, tea and rubber plantations. We also travel along the waterways, walk through Periyar National Park in search of wildlife and relax on Indian Ocean beaches. Staying in family houses on some nights, we also enjoy warm Keralan hospitality. Trip highlights Backroad cycling - Pedal along beautiful coastlines, through tea and spice plantations and tropical forests Backwaters Homestay - Stay in traditional village houses with local families Cochin - Explore this fascinating colonial coastal town Kovalam - Relax on the stunning beaches of the Arabian Sea Read more >
From £1,990 including UK flights

Self-guided coastal trails of Portugal holiday

Follow the Rota Vicentina along the coast to Cabo Sao Vicente, the south-western most point of Portugal and continental Europe. Hike between villages through the natural park of 'Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina'. Walk along well-marked trail along cliff tops, amongst dunes and beside dramatic rocky shorelines. Enjoy the traditionally relaxed Portuguese lifestyle, golden beaches and sample delicious fresh seafood and wine along the way. Coastal landscapes - Unspoilt beaches, dunes and steep cliffs Get off the beaten track - Walk the Rota Vicentina along this little-known part of the western Algarve Cabo de Sao Vicente - Discover the south-western most point of mainland Portugal and ... Read more >
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Nepal small group holiday

Enjoy an enticing introduction to Nepal, starting with a tour of the gilded Hindu temples and Buddhist stupas of the Kathmandu valley. From Pokhara we'll walk to the Peace Pagoda for panoramic views of the Annapurna range before travelling to the Newari town of Bandipur. We then explore Chitwan National Park, searching for rhino, sloth bears and leopards. Trip highlights Kathmandu - Explore the riverside Temple of Pashupatinath and Bodnath Stupa Kathmandu Valley - Step back in time in the well preserved medieval city of Bhaktapur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Nargakot - Stunning ridge top mountain views of the Himalaya Gorkha - Visit the hilltop home of the Gurkhas Pokhara - Walk up to ... Read more >
From £1,935 including UK flights

Watch brown bears in Finland

Sparsely-populated North Eastern Finland is an untamed expanse of pristine natural beauty. The dense taiga forest with its many rivers and lakes offers a haven to the elusive European brown bear. Travelling deep into the forest to specially prepared observation hides, we aim to observe this amazing animal in its natural habitat during this exciting short break. • Wild Brown Bear Centre - Spend a night observing the European brown bear from a bear hide • Wildlife - Look out for wolverine, foxes, elk and owls during your night in the hide • Nature walks - Explore the forest and learn about the bears habitat on a walk with our local wildlife guide • Kainuu region - Experience the pristine ... Read more >
From £899 including UK flights

Canary Islands walking holiday

This walking tour to the Canary Islands explores the quiet island of La Gomera and the perfect volcanic cone of El Teide on Tenerife. On La Gomera, hike through varied and dramatic scenery including beautiful steep-sided valleys, quiet villages, black sand beaches and the verdant cloudforest of Garajonay National Park. The tour ends with a walk in El Teide National Park, taking in the spectacular views of this iconic landmark. • Garajonay National Park - Explore La Gomera's unique cloudforest • San Sebastian - La Gomera's lively and colourful port town • Roque Cano - Magnificent rock formation • Playa Caleta - Relax on this black volcanic sand beach Read more >
From £1,099 including UK flights

Maldives holidays, Dhoni cruise

On this holiday, we cruise among the remote atolls of the idyllic Maldives, aboard a traditional dhoni. We eat and sleep aboard the boat as we sail between the unspoilt palm-fringed tropical islands of South Male, Felidhoo and Meemu. Along our way, we visit small fishing village communities and stop to swim or snorkel at beautiful coral reefs. • Seven - day cruise - Relax on board a traditional dhoni boat, with all meals included and freshly prepared by the boat crew • Uninhabited islands and pristine beaches - Visit unspoilt, idyllic corners of the Maldives, far away from the tourist resorts • Remarkable snorkelling and swimming - Enjoy warm, clear water and spot manta rays, turtles and ... Read more >
From £1,635 including UK flights

Greek Islands tour

Explore the gleaming waterfront harbours, beautiful coves and long sandy beaches of the Cyclades Islands. Travelling by ferry we visit the islands of Syros, Paros, Santorini and Naxos. Join us for exploratory walks or relax in beachside taverns enjoying the local cuisine. Syros is the capital of the Cyclades and whilst here we walk to the remarkable Church of Agios Stefanos, located in a cave at the seas edge. Santorini is probably the best known of the islands and is one of the most picturesque areas in the Aegean with its whitewashed churches and blue-domed roofs. It's also of particular interest to those keen on the Lost Atlantis legend. Formerly a huge volcano, its centre disappeared in ... Read more >
From £1,420 including UK flights

Walking holiday in Cyprus

Steeped in mythology, Cyprus is a beautiful island. We discover its varied landscapes and rich cultural heritage as we trek through the Troodos Mountains and the Akamas Peninsula. In the Solea Valley we discover 12th-century Byzantine churches, and explore the Tombs of Kings in Paphos. We also visit the Baths of Aphrodite, Kykkos Monastery and the Greco-Roman amphitheatre at Kourion. • Lefkosia - Walking tour of this divided capital • Walking in the Troodos Mountains - Traditional villages, beautiful views and pine scented forests • Akamas Peninsula - Stunning coastal walking in the 'Footsteps of Aphrodite' • Roman ruins - Pafos mosaics, Kourion. Well-preserved, fascinating historical ... Read more >
From £875 including UK flights

Self-Guided Amalfi Coast trails walking holiday

A self-guided walking holiday that is all about enjoying the Italian way of life - good food and wine, the sun and the sea. Visit the panoramic Amalfi Coast and the magnificent Bay of Naples with the volcanic Mount Vesuvius towering on the horizon. Spend the day walking on the beautiful island of Capri, then hike along the scenic coastal Path of the Gods. See the bustling fishing villages and take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Update - May 2018- The Path of the Gods is partially closed due to a landslide. An alternative route is being offered until it reopens. Sorrentine Peninsula - Hike clifftops and coves for breathtaking views of the emerald blue ... Read more >
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Japan cycling holiday, small group

From the ancient city of Kyoto we cycle along quiet roads on the Noto Peninsula and into the highlands around the Shirakawa-go historic village, taking us firmly off the beaten track and providing us with a glimpse of old Japan. Along the way we will see one of the finest Japanese gardens in Kanazawa and enjoy varied mountain scenery and coastal paths. We end our journey travelling by bullet train to modern Tokyo. Trip highlights Off the beaten track cycling - Enjoy the landscapes, flavours and characters of rural Japan Point - to-Point cycling - Uninterrupted ride for 8 days around the Noto Peninsula Kyoto - Japan's historic capital, filled with temples and traditional tea houses Tokyo - ... Read more >
From £4,735 including UK flights

Bhutan festivals small group holiday

Peaceful monasteries, jagged Himalayan mountains and deep valleys are all part of this fascinating journey through the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan. We meet the welcoming locals for whom tradition and ritual are still a way of life. After discovering this unique country's rich cultural heritage we return to Kathmandu to sample bustling Nepalese city life. Trip highlights Punakha - The ancient capital of Bhutan. Visit Punakha Dzong and hike in the Punakha Valley Phobjika Valley - Look out for the rare black-necked crane Paro - Climb up to the 'tiger's Nest\ Monastery, perched high on the cliff side Thimpu - Walk through the most relaxed capital in the world Kathmandu - Explore the old city ... Read more >
From £3,830 including UK flights

Baltic Republics small group holiday

Discover the historic Baltic Republics on this trip through Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. We explore the maze of cobbled streets in Tallinn, visit the lively local market in Riga and admire the beautiful architecture and baroque churches in Vilnius. We also visit picturesque fishing villages, stunning countryside and sample delicious local cuisine on the way. • Three Baltic capitals - Explore the historic Medieval centres of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius on foot • Saaremaa - Discover timeworn windmills, sturdy churches and juniper groves on Estonia's largest island • Rundale Palace - Visit the impressive 18th century palace, built by a Russian Empress for her lover • Curonian Spit National ... Read more >
From £1,660 including UK flights

China highlights small group holiday

On this fast paced trip we explore China's main highlights. From the Great Wall and sprawling Forbidden City in Beijing and Xian's Terracotta Army to the loveable giant pandas in Chengdu. We cruise on the infamous Yangtse River through the Three Gorges and relax in quiet Yangshuo before heading to the neon lights of Shanghai. Beijing - Walk through Tiananmen Square to the Forbidden City. Walk on the Great Wall at Mutianyu Xian - Meet the Terracotta Warriors and explore the Muslim Quarter Yangtse Cruise - Float along the Yangtse River on a 5 star cruise ship Yangshuo - Cruise on the Li River and see classic Chinese limestone scenery Shanghai - Take in China's most cosmopolitan city Read more >
From £2,899 including UK flights
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