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Moscow to St Petersburg holiday

Get ready for Russia on this small group tour of its two finest cities. Compare Moscow to St Petersburg Ė and perhaps be surprised which one you prefer. On a city tour of Moscow, admire Red Square, where you can visit Saint Basilís Cathedral and Leninís Mausoleum. Delve into the Kremlin and its Armoury Museum, and use the cityís impressive metro to get between sights. Youíll travel onwards to St Petersburg overnight on the Red Arrow, a train thatís been running since 1931. In historic St Petersburg youíll have another city tour, this one to take in the cityís churches and fabulous royal residences. Enjoy the priceless art in the Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum, and take an excursion to ... Read more >
From £1,145 including UK flights
Late availability on these dates: 27 Jul, 17 Aug, 07 Sep, 21 Sep, 05 Oct

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 £3,050 including UK flights
Late availability on these dates: 07 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 05 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct

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 £1,029 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 £1,999 including UK flights

Highlights of Lebanon holiday

See whatís beyond Beirut. Take a week to get to know the real Lebanon with a guided tour of some of its most important sights. Not only will you gain a fascinating insight into this diminutive Middle Eastern nation, but youíll also eat wonderfully well. Lebanon has a gastronomic reputation that belies its size, and a chequered history. Youíll learn about the civil war as you tour Beirut, the capital, then see ruins that place the country in the context of the Roman empire, and castles that will transport you back to the days of the Crusades. Travelling from site to site by bus, with a group of no more than 16, youíll explore most of the sites on foot. Starting in Beirut, youíll travel ... Read more >
From £1,540 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 £725 including UK flights
Late availability on these dates: 28 Sep, 12 Oct, 19 Oct

Canary Islands walking holiday

Enjoy this eight day walking holiday on two Canary Islands: Tenerife and La Gomera. With their dramatic mountains and great year-round climate, these two Canary Islands offer fantastic hiking. Across both islands thereís wonderful scenery, from laurel forests to hillside villages and black sand beaches. A hike around Tenerifeís large central volcano Ė and Spainís highest peak Ė Mount Teide, brings the trip to a dramatic finale. From Tenerife youíll start this tour by taking a ferry over to La Gomera. On this quiet island you can visit the attractive colonial town of Agulo, enjoy pretty coastal walks, and visit Garajonay National Park to climb the highest peak on the island. Crossing back ... Read more >
From £1,155 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 £2,450 including UK flights

South India overland tour

The best way to experience an area as fascinating and far-reaching as Kerala or Tamil Nadu is with a South India overland tour. The epic itinerary of this expertly guided, 15 day trip covers a mix of historic highlights, national parks, beach resorts and traditional towns.  We’ll cross the country using India’s incredible railway system, as well as travelling by bus and boat. Most of our accommodation will be in comfortable hotels, but you also get to experience an overnight stay in a Kerala houseboat, docked in a beautiful stretch of backwater and surrounded by coconut palms.  From their intricately carved pillars to their spectacular shrines, the temples and palaces ... Read more >
From £2,245 including UK flights

Laos highlights tour, 10 days

On this short trip we visit glittering temples, explore vast caves and underground caverns, witness monks collecting alms at sunrise and discover natural blue waterfalls, all inside of eight days. Luang Prabang - Soak up the city's charming mix of French colonial architecture and golden Buddhist temples Vientiane - Explore the sleepy Laotian capital and haggle for colourful goods at the river-side nightmarket Vang Vieng - Wander amongst the towering limestone karst scenery or kayak the gentle Nam Song River Read more >
From £1,395 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, youíll leave the city behind for the Carpathian Mountains, followed by the Tatra Mountains and Dunajec Gorge. Youíll start in the Babia Gora National Park in the Outer Carpathian Mountains, the second highest range in Poland. Next youíll head over to the trail-tracked Tatra Mountains, where youíll discover the beautiful Valley of the Five Polish Lakes, hike to the challenging Kozi Wierch summit, and even ... Read more >
From £848 including UK flights
Late availability on these dates: 07 Sep, 14 Sep

Pamir Highway holiday, Tajikistan

Join us on this true adventure along the iconic 'Pamir Highway' - 1250 kilometres of road (not all of it sealed!) that connects the ancient trading cities of Dushanbe and Osh. This is a journey of ever-changing scenery, high mountain passes, raging rivers, isolated villages and hardy peoples. Wakhan Corridor - Drive through the Wakhan Corridor and spot Afghan villages across the Panj River Ak Baital Pass - Cross the highest pass of former-USSR on the drive along the Pamir Highway Song Kul Lake - Walk through Kyrgyzstan's lush summer pastures and stay in a yurt on the shores of Song Kul Lake. Read more >
From £4,859 including UK flights

Bhutan festivals small group holiday

Discover the peaceful beauty of the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan with this two week tour of its natural and historic sights. This is a small group holiday is culture-packed, led by local Bhutanese guides, and we’ll aim to see and do as much as possible in the time we’re here!Our tour starts and ends in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, where we will have the time to browse the dazzling bazaars and temples, before catching a connecting flight to the picturesque city of Paro. From here we’ll drive east, through terraced rice fields and beautiful mountain landscapes, to Punakha. We will visit the interior of the majestic Punakha Dzong, once the seat of the Bhutanese ... Read more >
From £4,040 including UK flights

Cambodia small group holiday

This is an exploratory trip that delves deep into Cambodia, a country rarely explored outside of the iconic temples of Angkor. On this journey we meet locals in our village homestay in the countryside, motor upriver through steamy jungles and relax on deserted white-sand beaches. Siem Reap - Get lost amongst the incredible jungle-consumed temples of Angkor Phnom Penh - Learn about the dark history of the Khmer Rouge and sample tasty street food Chi Phat - Cruise along jungle-lined rivers in search of birds and wildlife in the Cardamom Mountains. Read more >
From £1,769 including UK flights

Philippines small group tour

This Philippines adventure focusses on Luzon, the largest island of the archipelago. We explore the whole island discovering contrasting landscapes including incredible 2000 year-old rice terraces, cobbled Spanish colonial towns, white-sand beaches, volcano lakes and the teaming mega-city that is Manila. Banaue rice terraces - Discover UNESCO-listed 2000-year old rice terraces built the Ifugao people Sagada - Discover mysterious burial caves and ancient hanging coffins Vigan - Explore a little slice of Spain when taking a kalesa (horse-drawn carriage) through its narrow streets Read more >
From £2,665 including UK flights

Kerala hiking holiday in India

A walking holiday taking in the diversity of tropical Kerala in India's far south. Trek among the forests and grasslands of the mountainous Western Ghats, walk in search of wildlife in the Periyar National Park and meet the locals rambling through tranquil Backwaters\ villages. Exploring on foot is the best way to discover the culture and landscapes of God's Own Country. Meesapulimala Peak - Enjoy the views from one of South India's highest peaks (2635m) Backwaters cruise - Observe daily life in the tranquil Backwaters and spend the night aboard a converted rice barge Kochi - Explore colonial architecture and city sights on a walking tour Read more >
From £1,455 including UK flights

Winter in Poland holiday

The pine covered peaks of the Pieniny Mountains are the perfect backdrop for this short break in the crisp Polish winter. A highlight is the torch-lit horse-drawn sleigh ride and evening spent eating rustic Polish food and listening to folk music. Dunajec Gorge - Experience a riverside walk between the snowy, beech-covered mountains Krakow - Uncover the architectural delights of this UNESCO-Listed medieval city Pieniny Mountains - Go snowshoeing in the pristine winter alpine scenery Read more >
From £655 including UK flights

Gorilla and Chimp safari in Uganda

A once in a lifetime chance to experience the ultimate wildlife encounter: to get up close and personal with the endangered mountain gorilla in their natural habitat, Bwindi national park. Plus opportunities to track chimps and take game drives, this is a perfect trip for wildlife lovers. Kibale National Park - Spend a day tracking chimpanzees through the jungle; as well as the chance to spot another 13 species of primate including the Ugandan red colobus Queen Elizabeth National Park - Safari through Uganda's finest reserve in search of lion, elephant and buffalo Kazinga Channel - Take an exhilarating cruise looking out for hippo, crocodile, elephant and birdlife Read more >
From £4,565 including UK flights

Cycling holiday in Poland

This is an ideal trip for cyclists of a reasonable fitness that are looking for a sociable ride with plenty of time to take in the local scenery and culture, rather than cranking out the kilometres. Daily rides are between 20km and 60km, with your luggage transported between accommodations, on a point-to-point route through southern Poland and Slovakia that comes to an end in the handsome Polish city of Krakow. Youíll ride past the unique timber architecture of the Zakopane region, found nowhere else in Europe; through wild forests and marshland; take an exhilarating downhill from the summit of Gubalowka Mountain after the cable car up, and along the lush 'Pieniny Way', a cycle path carved ... Read more >
From £955 including UK flights
Late availability on these dates: 07 Sep

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 £2,179 including UK flights
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