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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 £902 including UK flights
Late availability on these dates: 03 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 05 Nov

Ancient North 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 £1,672 including UK flights
Late availability on these dates: 04 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep

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 £1,452 including UK flights
Late availability on these dates: 07 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 21 Sep, 24 Sep, 28 Sep, 12 Oct, 15 Oct, 19 Oct, 22 Oct, 26 Oct, 29 Oct, 05 Nov, 09 Nov, 12 Nov, 16 Nov

Mongolia cultural holiday, 3 sports festival

Endless blue skies, a picturesque plateau, vast desert and welcoming nomadic hospitality is everything that is great about this exploration of Mongolia. As well as this we visit old monasteries, cross part of the great Gobi Desert and experience traditional Nomadic hospitality. Nadaam Festival Departure - Experience Mongolia's '3 sports festival' including horse racing, wrestling and archery Gobi Desert - Travel through one of the most remote parts of our planet and marvel at the deserted scenery Karakorum - Explore Genghis Khan's ruined capital and the revived Erdene Zuu Monastery Read more >
From £3,353 including UK flights

Seville to Porto cycling holiday

Let the sun shine in on this small group tour of Andalucia. Three quite rightly famous cities pinion the trip: Granada, where you’ll join a city tour and explore the courtyards and cloisters of the Alhambra; Cordoba and its rambling back streets and mega mosque; and 2,000-year-old Seville. The Andalucian countryside ties together the cities. You’ll spend a couple of nights in cobbled Castano del Robledo: your gateway to Sierra de Aracena National Park. Spectacular caves surround Aracena. Meanwhile, the Sierra Morena lays out mountains, whitewashed Andalucian villages and a syrupy slow way of life. This Andalucia holiday balances easy city walking tours with moderate hikes through ...Read more >
From £1,570 including UK flights

La Palma walking holiday, Canary Islands

Get off the beaten track on the verdant Canary Island of La Palma, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The warm year round climate and dramatic volcanic scenery makes La Palma a great winter walking destination. Caldera de Taburiente - Explore this distinctive crater-like ridge that dominates the centre of the island. Impressive coastline - Discover the wild, rocky shores and black sand beaches of La Palma Laurisilva cloudforest - Walk in the laurel forest unique to this region Read more >
From £1,165 including UK flights

Winter adventure in Romania holiday

This is winter adventure to discover Romania's highlights including the legendary Bran Castle, colourful Sighisoara and the capital city, Bucharest. Spend a night at the wonderful Ice Hotel, which is a once in a lifetime experience. Ice Hotel - Spend the night above Lake Balea at Romania's only ice hotel and go snow shoeing Transylvania - Visit Bran Castle, Brasov and a fortified Saxon church and try wildlife tracking Bucharest - Explore the Palace of Parliament with its grand marble interiors and controversial history Read more >
From £1,217 including UK flights

Pamir Highway holiday, Tajikistan

Join us on this 20 day adventure exploring part of the world well off the tourist track with a journey through Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. The Pamir Highway is a wild and remote mountain road that stretches between the Tajikistan capital of Dushanbe and passes through the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan, Osh. Built by the Soviets, and better known as the M41, it’s 1250km of dirt track that winds its way through raging rivers, mountain passes and some of the most isolated villages in one of the least-known corners of the world. In short, it’s the ultimate road trip for the adventurous traveller. Travelling as a small group, we’ll start in Tajikistan and make ...Read more >
From £5,122 including UK flights

Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama holiday

This adventurous cycle trip takes us on a journey through beautiful Central America. We ride through varied scenery - past volcanoes, cloud forest, rain forest and see the famous Panama Canal. Along our way we visit the volcanic island of Ometepe and the tropical islands of Bocas del Toro for a little relaxation. Cycle Central America - An adventurous and exciting way to see the best of Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama Arenal Volcano - Cycle around the live volcano and expansive lake Caribbean Islands - Relax in paradise on Bocas del Toro Read more >
From £3,376 including UK flights

Tribes and festivals of Southern China holiday

We take an extraordinary journey into the mountains of southern China to witness the lives and century-old festivals of the minority tribes of the Guizhou region. We've timed our visit to coincide with four exciting village festivals where locals turn out in their most spectacular traditional costume to enjoy singing, dancing and sports. Homestay with Miao family- Spend two nights living with traditional Chinese family learning about their fascinating customs and traditions Tiaohuacha Festival of Longhorn Miao people- Attend the festival celebrations of this isolated minority tribe Fire Dragon Dance Festival in Leishan- See the spectacle of Leishan's firework laden dancing dragons, a ...Read more >
From £3,715 including UK flights

Family small group holiday in India

Combine north and south India in two weeks. Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal, explore the grand monuments of Delhi and cruise the backwaters of tropical Kerala in the south. Spend a night at a homestay, cook up a fragrant curry using local ingredients, hire bikes and explore ornate temples and, kick back and relax with two days relaxing on the stunning Indian Ocean. Houseboat - Float through the backwaters and sleep on a traditional boat Periyar National Park - Look out for wildlife on a boat trip in the park Kochi - Discover Fort Kochi, St Francis Church and Mattancherry Palace and watch a Kathakali show Read more >
From £2,290 including UK flights

Kazakhstan tour, small group

On this adventure through the wealthiest of the 'Stans, we travel vast swathes of the Kazak steppe, from the foothills of the Tien Shen Mountains in the south, through Silk Road cities and past Russian cosmodromes to Astana in the dusty north. Aralsk- Uncover eerie ships rusting in the desert where the Aral Sea once was. Baikonur - Visit the Baikonur Cosmodrome, explore a decommissioned spacecraft and sit in a cosmonaut's seat. Nur-Sultan - Explore Kazakhstan's uber-modern capital with its glittering skyscrapers and bizarre architecture.Read more >
From £3,989 including UK flights

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 there’s wonderful scenery, from laurel forests to hillside villages and black sand beaches. A hike around Tenerife’s large central volcano – and Spain’s highest peak – Mount Teide, brings the trip to a dramatic finale. From Tenerife you’ll 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 £1,319 including UK flights
Late availability on these dates: 05 Nov, 12 Nov

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 15-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 £2,863 including UK flights
Late availability on these dates: 12 Aug, 02 Sep, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 18 Nov

Brazilian Amazon by boat holiday

This unique trip is dedicated solely to discovering the rich ecosystem of the Amazon, journeying between the cities of Belem and Manaus by a variety of boat. We sail along the unimaginably wide Amazon River, exploring the thriving communities living near the banks. This is certainly a trip for an active traveller who is willing to forgo higher comfort levels to experience something extraordinary. Amazon villages - Visit caboclo (mixed white and indigenous) communities that live on the banks of the river Alter do Chao - See white-sand beaches in the middle of the Amazon Stargazing - Sleep in a hammock on deck, beneath a sea of shimmering stars Read more >
From £4,411 including UK flights

Cycling holiday in Bosnia and Montenegro

Experience traditional Balkan fare and warm, friendly hospitality as you cycle through unspoilt countryside and timeless villages. Traverse landscapes of dramatic mountains and pretty rivers on this journey through Bosnia and Montenegro. Sarajevo - Explore the cultural highlights of the 'Jerusalem of Europe' Lake Skadar National Park - Cycle with views of the largest lake in the Balkans Virpazar - Stay in this traditional Montenegrin village Read more >
From £1,306 including UK flights

Family Nicaragua activity holiday

From zip-wiring through tree-top canopies to climbing an active volcano, Nicaragua is a wonderful destination for a family adventure. We search for crocodiles in mangrove-lined forests, track monkeys in Chocoyero El Brujo National Park and kayak on Lake Nicaragua. We also visit a local kids charity, surf some waves and stay on a volcanic island before relaxing on the golden beaches of the Caribbean Sea. Volcanoes | Summit Cerro Negro Volcano and stay on Ometepe, a volcanic island Kayaking | Meander amongst the tropical islands of Las Isletas on Lake Nicaragua. Cloud forest | Exhilarating zip wire course through the trees at Mombacho Read more >
From £3,731 including UK flights

Family Thailand jungle and islands holiday

Southern Thailand's warm, clear waters and west coast tropical islands provide a perfect winter getaway. Combine some of the world's most beautiful beaches by kayak, speedboat and longtail boat with time to explore ancient jungles that are home to whooping gibbons, long tailed macaques and wild elephant. A few days in Bangkok adds contrast with the opportunity to try Thai boxing and cruising the city's klongs. Bangkok - Take part in a Muay Thai boxing training session and absorb local life on a long-tail boat journey through Bangkok's canal network Khao Sok National Park - Enjoy guided jungle walks and a canoe trip through this ancient jungle Khao Lak or Koh Samui - Do as much or as ...Read more >
From £2,344 including UK flights

Silk Road holiday, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

Discover the rich culture and tumultuous history of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan on this exploration through ancient trading cities and along the fabled Silk Road. Ashgabat - Explore Turkmenistan's remarkable capital city, a rich mix of ancient and modern Khiva - Walk through the 'open air museum', the historic heart of one of the great Silk Road cities Samarkand - Discover the beautiful, intricately mosaicked mosques and madrassahs of Tamerlane's cityRead more >
From £3,027 including UK flights

Montreal to Boston holiday

Travelling from Montreal to Boston, this two-week trip immerses you in the glorious technicolour of a north-eastern Fall. Take the aerial tramway to the summit of Cannon Mountain in Vermont, drive along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway for outstanding fall foliage, and hike in national parks such as Acadia, Orford and Crawford Notch. With lots of food experiences, a trip to eerie Salem, and a moose-spotting safari included, this diverse tour is a treat for all the senses. National parks - Explore the great outdoors from the cobblestone beaches of Acadia to the sprawling colour of Orford National Park French Canadian cuisine - Try poutine, eat maple-inspired food at a sugar shack, taste ...Read more >
From £4,386 including UK flights