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Madeira walking holiday

This week-long walking holiday loops around the whole of Madeira, a volcanic island with some seriously scenic vistas. Although the grand cathedrals and near-tropical gardens of Funchal are your start and finish point, it’s really just a very scenic springboard into the mountains and valleys beyond. There’s no doubt that the levadas are a highlight. These traditional stone irrigation channels double as footpaths through laurel forests, past abandoned mills and to waterfalls like the Caldeirao Verde. The Balcony Walk between the peaks of Pico Ruivo and Arieiro is a tightrope challenge – but worth it for the views deep into the valley below. You’ll also get the chance to hike the volcanic ...Read more >
From £988 including UK flights
Late availability on these dates: 20 Dec, 05 Mar

Madagascar holidays, The lost continent

Madagascar is one of the planet’s most unique island landscapes, with a thrilling level of biodiversity. Join an exciting 16-day small group tour of Madagascar that explores a range of beautiful national parks and other natural scenery. From the capital, Antananarivo, you’ll drive to the nearby Andasibe Reserve where no fewer than nine species of lemur are found, their calls echoing through the forest. Keep an eye out for shy chameleons as well. Afterwards, in the spa town of Antsirabe, enjoy the cool climate that made it a favourite of colonialists and missionaries, perhaps taking a sightseeing ride in a ‘pousse-pousse’ rickshaw. The volcanic Lake Tritiva is surrounded by small villages ...Read more >
From £2,765 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 £1,280 including UK flights

Self-Guided cycling holiday Passau to Vienna

Ride the most famous section of the mighty Danube River, between Passau in Germany and Vienna in Austria, on this easy self-guided cycle holiday. Medieval towns and villages - Krems, Linz and Grein Wachau wines - Sample some of Austria's premier wine Schlogener Schlinge - See the dramatic bend on the Danube.Read more >
From £890 excluding flights

Porto to Lisbon cycling holiday in Portugal

Discover the cultural highlights, sweeping beaches and natural beauty of central Portugal. Cycle up the Douro Valley, ride a bike path to university town Coimbra then take a train to picturesque Aveiro. Spend the next three days following the Atlantic Coast, trying the excellent local wines and catch of the day. Varied and scenic cycling - two inland rides and three days closer to the coast Porto and Lisbon - Explore Portugal's two finest cities Local cuisine - Taste great food especially fresh fish and seafood Read more >
From £1,291 including UK flights

Cycling holiday in Cuba

Explore the scenic beauty and cultural highlights of Cuba on two wheels. Cycle on quiet roads along the Caribbean coast to historic Trinidad, past striking limestone landscapes in Vinales and through tropical forests in Topes de Collantes. Cycle Cuba - With very little traffic this is the ideal way to see the island Casas Particulares - Stay in private homestays in colonial Trinidad and Vinales Havana - Explore this atmospheric UNESCO Heritage Site Read more >
From £2,470 including UK flights

Self-guided Andros trail holiday

Trek from the South to the North of Andros on the Andros Route, a recently restored historic trail. Let old, walled mule tracks lead you through terraced fields from one picturesque village to the next on this self-guided walking holiday. Andros Chora - Charming town mansions, cafes and stone walkways Sandy beaches - Relax on the beach or swim in the turquoise Aegean Sea Andros Routes project - by booking this trip you promote sustainable tourism on Andros Read more >
From £585 excluding flights

Bulgaria small group holiday

Admire century old church frescoes, ride on a mountain railway and explore the Black Sea coast on this comprehensive Bulgaria highlights tour. Along the way discover the extensive history from ancient Thracian right up to the rise and fall of communism. Rila Monastery - Explore this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site with its brightly coloured frescoes Plovdiv - In Europe's 2019 Capital of Culture see the colourful mansion houses in the old town and the Roman amphitheatre Rose Valley - Discover the ancient murals in the Thracian Tomb of Kazanluk and learn about Bulgaria's famed rose productionRead more >
From £1,308 including UK flights

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 Europe Read more >
From £1,844 including UK flights

Malta and Gozo & Sicily holiday

Explore some of the most impressive and best preserved ancient sites in the Mediterranean on the diverse islands of Malta, Gozo and Sicily. See the stunning temples, experience the relaxed island lifestyle and sample delicious food and wine along the way. Megalithic Temples - Discover the UNESCO-Listed Ggantija, Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples Valley of the Temples - See Sicily's most famous Classical remains and the remarkable Doric architecture Erice - Experience this walled medieval hilltop town with its maze of narrow winding cobbled streets and quaint shopsRead more >
From £2,408 including UK flights

Self-Guided Cycle Venice to Porec holiday

A self-guided cycle journey hugging the Adriatic Sea from Venice to Porec. On this fascinating route through Italy, Slovenia and Croatia we have carefully selected the best sections to cycle, while travelling other parts by train. Aquileia Roman ruins - Option to visit the remains of this once important Roman city Trieste - Grand architecture, plazas and coastal promenade Wetlands - Varied and beautiful habitats with birdlife in the protected delta of the River Isonzo .Read more >
From £1,075 excluding flights

Burma cycling holiday

A cycling holiday that uncovers the scenic beauty and cultural highlights of Burma. Get off the beaten track and closer to the wonderfully friendly local people with bike rides between Mandalay, stilt villages of Inle Lake and the temple-studded plains of ancient Bagan. We also cruise the mighty Irrawaddy River. Inle Lake - Discover floating gardens, stilted villages and leg-rowing fishermen Rangoon (Yangon) - Colonial grandeur, guilded temples and street markets Shan Highlands - Hilltribe villages and former British hill station of Kalaw Read more >
From £2,714 including UK flights

Madagascar wilderness trekking holiday

Verdant rainforests and dramatic landscapes are the setting for this holiday in Madagascar. Get off the beaten track, trekking through lush tropical vegetation, granite hills, highland meadows and surreal sandstone landscapes. Wildlife - See Madagascar's unique wildlife from lemurs to chameleons Remote villages - Interact with the friendly and hospitable local people Imarivolanitra (2658m) - Ascend Madagascar's highest climbable peakRead more >
From £2,708 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 £1,019 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 £2,269 including UK flights

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 £1,614 including UK flights

Andalucia 2 weeks holiday, Moorish Andalucia

Discover Andalucia and the fascinating history that has influenced this beautiful region. Explore whitewashed villages, taste delicious tapas and see the beguiling Moorish architecture, patios and gardens of Granada, Cordoba and Seville. Cordoba - Discover the Moorish architecture from the golden era of Al-Andalus at the Mezquita Grazalema Natural Park - Hike through dramatic limestone scenery from Puerto del Boyar to Benaocaz Seville - Explore this characterful city and the stunning UNESCO-listed Alcazar Palace Read more >
From £1,564 including UK flights

Lisbon to Algarve cycling holiday in Portugal

From the cobbled streets of Lisbon we cycle south through wild coastal landscapes, past fishing villages, pristine coves and superb beaches, to the remote south-westerly corner of Europe. Discover the Costa Vicentina - Europe's largest coastal natural park. Lisbon - Explore Portugal's lively and charming capital Vicentine Coast Natural Park - Cycle the entire length of this wild and unspoilt corner of Europe Food and drink - Try great local cuisine, fresh fish, seafood and Alentejo wines Read more >
From £1,254 including UK flights

The Ivory Coast holiday

After years of isolation, Ivory Coast is finally opening up to travellers and on this trip we will be exploring remote villages; untouched by the western world where the spirit gods and ancestral traditions are king. Mask Ceremonies - See the stilt dancers from the hill villages of the Yacouba Rainforest - Explore the country's pristine rainforests in search of monkeys, baboons and birdlife Traditional life - Visit bustling markets, meet hunter-gatherer tribesman and embrace the colours, songs and secrets that make up this fascinating country Read more >
From £3,126 including UK flights

Kalimantan Adventure holiday in Borneo

Kalimantan occupies nearly three-quarters of the island of Borneo, and plays host to some of the oldest rainforests in the world, home to an incredible array of wildlife. But it's not just about the rainforest, there are bustling markets to be explored, rivers to be rafted and delicious local food to be sampled. Tanjung Puting - Spot orang-utans and Proboscis monkeys from a traditional wooden houseboat Palangkaraya - Share lunch in a Dayak village and watch daily life on a cruise through the city's waterways. Loksado - Float on a bamboo raft down the Amandit River, walk past farms and villages and swim by a waterfallRead more >
From £3,474 including UK flights