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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 £1,632 including UK flights
Late availability on these dates: 03 May, 10 May

Moscow to St Petersburg holiday

Get ready for Russia on this small group tour of its two finest cities. Compare Moscow to St Petersburg – and perhaps be surprised which one you prefer. On a city tour of Moscow, admire Red Square, where you can visit Saint Basil’s Cathedral and Lenin’s Mausoleum. Delve into the Kremlin and its Armoury Museum, and use the city’s impressive metro to get between sights. You’ll travel onwards to St Petersburg overnight on the Red Arrow, a train that’s been running since 1931. In historic St Petersburg you’ll have another city tour, this one to take in the city’s churches and fabulous royal residences. Enjoy the priceless art in the Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum, and take an excursion to ...Read more >
From £1,244 including UK flights
Late availability on these dates: 04 Apr, 02 May, 23 May

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 £3,219 including UK flights
Late availability on these dates: 16 May, 30 May, 02 Jun, 06 Jun

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 £2,190 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
Late availability on these dates: 06 Apr

Caribbean Island walking holiday in Dominica

Often named the 'Nature Island', Dominica's dramatic interior of forest-covered mountains, spectacular waterfalls and bubbling hot springs is perfect for exploring on foot. The lush scenery and wild nature make this a Caribbean holiday with a difference. Boiling Lake - Hike to one of the world's largest hot springs, a showcase of nature's might Middleham Falls - Take a dip under this cascade in the heart of the rainforest Syndicate - Hike on this nature trail, home to the endemic Sisserou parrotRead more >
From £2,822 including UK flights

Kerala and Sri Lanka holiday

Combine the tea plantations, spice gardens and backwaters of South India's Kerala with the highlights of the 'pearl of the Indian Ocean', Sri Lanka. In just over two weeks we get a real flavour for both countries and their different ways of life, culture and history. Kerala - Journey through lush plantations, wildlife havens and meet welcoming locals in 'God's Own Country' Houseboat experience- Witness waterfront village life as you cruise through the tranquil 'backwaters' on an overnight houseboat Sri Lanka- Walk around ancient capitals, Buddhist sites and search for leopards and other wildlife Read more >
From £2,552 including UK flights

Highlights of Bolivia holiday

Bolivia contains some of the richest culture and most startling scenery in South America. The biodiverse Amboro National Park nestles within the Andean foothills, while Condor fly above. The high mountains of the Andes explode with colourful scenes, from the indigenous communities living in colonial Sucre and Potosi, to the ethereal, bright-white salt plains in Uyuni and the magical sunsets over Lake Titicaca. Uyuni - Walk on the dreamlike salt plains, where oddly-shaped cacti live on the blinding white desert Lake Titicaca - Hike on the Isla del Sol, surrounded by astounding views across the enormous lake La Paz - Take a cable car to explore one of the highest cities in the worldRead more >
From £3,453 including UK flights

Costa Rica and Nicaragua walking holiday

This walking holiday in Central American journeys through the contrasting countries of Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Hike up volcanoes, discover remote waterfalls and explore the tropical forests, seeing the diverse wildlife living in the tree tops. Isla Ometepe - Experience the laid back atmosphere of this island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua Arenal Volcano - Hike in the tropical forest around this striking volcano Leon and Granada - Explore these beautiful colonial cities Read more >
From £2,661 including UK flights

Canal du Midi cycling holiday in France

A cycling holiday along France's historic Canal du Midi and surrounding countryside. Explore medieval walled towns, Cathar Castles, local markets and of course refuel on delicious French cuisine on route. Canal du Midi - Cycle alongside one of the greatest works of civil engineering of the 17th century Discover rich histories - Beziers, Narbonne and the walled fortress town of Carcassonne Carcassonne - Discover this fascinating and impressively preserved walled fortress. Read more >
From £1,214 including UK flights

Vietnam in depth holiday, small group

Take an in-depth journey across Vietnam following part of the Ho Chi Minh Trail through the beautiful Central Highlands where we trek, raft and visit tribal villages. We also explore beyond Halong Bay and cruise among floating markets on the Mekong Delta. Halong Bay - Take an extended 2 night junk cruise through its jade green waters Central Highlands - Stay in a tented camp and trek, raft whilst visiting tribal villages Ho Chi Minh City - Crawl through the Cu Chi Tunnels and walk through the alleys of Old Saigon Read more >
From £2,664 including UK flights

Nepal small group holiday

Mountainous Nepal is home to some of the most rewarding scenery in the world, largely due to the Himalayan Mountain range running through its spine. Visit peaceful lakeside towns, ancient religious sites and search for iconic wildlife in the lowlands. Kathmandu Valley - Visit the well preserved medieval city of Bhaktapur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Nagarkot - Stunning ridge top mountain views of the Himalayas, the highest mountain range in the world Chitwan National Park - Jungle walk and jeep safari in search of the one-horned rhinos, sloth bears and leopards.Read more >
From £2,209 including UK flights

Alpine lakes of Slovenia holiday

Slovenia is one of the most attractive countries in the Balkans with its glistening glacial lakes, steep mountain cliffs, rambling caves and grassy meadows. Explore the laid-back capital city of Ljubljana and the countryside including, Lake Bled. Lake Bled - Probably the most photographed place in the country and its beauty won't disappoint Triglav National Park - Discover the alpine scenery on walks in the Julian Alps from tranquil Lake Bohinj Ljubljana - Explore the majestic Baroque capital city on the leafy banks of the Ljubljanica River.Read more >
From £1,386 including UK flights

Sri Lanka cycling tour

Completing a circular journey this trip takes in ancient temples and fortresses, cycling through tea plantations and across the scenic trails of the Knuckles Range. Leaving the coast behind we explore the ancient city of Polonnaruwa on two wheels before steadily climbing to wide plains. Search for leopard in Yala National Park before making our way to the beach for a well-earned rest. Cycle Sri Lanka - Ride the backroads, villages, Knuckles Range and central highlands of Sri Lanka Polonnaruwa, Dambulla and Sigiriya - Wander through ancient cities, painted cave temples and climb the dramatic 'Sky Fortress' Kandy and the Hill Country - Explore the 'temple of the Tooth' and cycle the lush ...Read more >
From £2,492 including UK flights

The Golden Triangle cycling holiday in India

Explore the cultural heart of vibrant northern India on this cycling holiday. Discover Rajasthan's impressive Moghul architecture, visit the incredible Taj Mahal and look out for tigers in Ranthambore National Park. Indian villages by Bike - Cycle through the back-roads and villages of rural Rajasthan Wild India - Game drive in Rathambore National Park to seek Tigers Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Jaipur - Explore the majesty of the Moghuls and the Rajput princes. Read more >
From £1,835 including UK flights

Turkey history tours, small group

Spend a week exploring some of Turkey's best Greco-Roman sites, including Ephesus and Aphrodisias, as well as relaxing at a thermal spa hotel in Salihli and amongst the olive groves on the banks of Lake Bafa. Pamukkale - Admire the hillside of white travertines terraces and explore historic Hierapolis Sardes - Discover this extraordinary ancient site that is rarely featured on other tours Turquoise Coast - Take a tranquil boat ride through the reeds to Caunos and swim at Iztuzu BeachRead more >
From £1,017 including UK flights

Hiking in the Caucasus holiday

The trips offers the chance to trek in a fascinating, off-beat region that's just being discovered by tourism. Georgia's Svaneti region has its own unique history and culture and lies among the craggy snow-capped peaks and deep gorges of the Greater Caucasus Mountains. Stay with the proud Svantian people in remote villages with their distinctive koshki - medieval defensive stone towers. Caucasus hikes - Trek to the foot of Mount Ushba, summit Mount Guro and reach the Shkhara Glacier Monastery and grottoes - Visit Gelati Monastery and the dramatic Prometheus Caves Food and drink - Enjoy hearty home-cooked local dishes and Georgian winesRead more >
From £1,345 including UK flights

Canadian rockies & Vancouver Island holiday

Using a selection of simple wilderness hostels and some well-located campsites, this overland adventure is a low cost way to explore all the stunning national parks that Canada has to offer, combining the temperate rainforest found on Vancouver Island with the lofty peaks and glacial lakes of the Rockies. Banff National Park - Canada's most beautiful national park, including the picture-postcard lakes Louise and Moraine Jasper National Park - Visit the mindblowing landscapes up the Icefields Parkway, and search for wildlife including moose and elk Pacific Rim National Park - Incredible rainforest, rugged beaches and a chance to go bear spotting or whale watching Read more >
From £2,904 including UK flights

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 £2,737 including UK flights
Late availability on these dates: 20 Mar, 03 Apr

Family holiday in Peru, small group

A memorable two week journey across Peru encompassing the laid back colonial city of Arequipa, watching condors wheeling over the Colca Canyon, staying in a homestay on Lake Titicaca and rafting on the Urubamba River; cumulating in the moment when you catch your first glimpse of the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu, simply unforgettable. Machu Picchu - Travel by train to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to this impressive ancient site, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Lake Titicaca - Enjoy local hospitality in a homestay on one of the islands of this incredible high altitude lake. Cusco - Witness colourful markets, sacred Inca sites and a chocolate making master class. Read more >
From £3,335 including UK flights
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