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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 £999 including UK flights
Late availability on these dates: 26 Dec

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 EuropeRead more >
From £2,051 including UK flights

Sintra and Arrabida walking holiday in Portugal

On this two-centre trip explore the contrasting green hills and UNESCO heritage landmarks of Sintra and the rugged coastline of Arrabida Natural Park, Portugal's hidden gem. Discover ornate palaces, follow towering cliff paths and wander the cobbled streets of Lisbon. Portuguese food and drink - Custard tarts, fresh seafood and ruby wine Sintra Hills - Discover opulent places and beautifully manicured gardens concealed within the lush forests Arrabida Natural Park - Stunning unspoilt coastal scenery and the wild headland of Cabo Espichel Read more >
From £1,091 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 £2,663 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 £2,265 including UK flights

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 £1,711 including UK flights

Kumano Kodo Trail Japan walking holiday

Encounter Japan's fascinating blend of ancient and modern influence on a walking holiday that uncovers the country's history and explores its beautiful landscapes. Urban hikes reveal a different side of Tokyo unseen by most visitors. The trip culminates with four days walking along the Kumano Kodo, an ancient pilgrimage trail connecting Shinto shrines on the mountainous Kii Peninsula. Nakasendo Way - Hike between historic post towns on a highway once travelled by samurai and itinerant merchants Kyoto - Explore the temples and tea houses of Japan's historic capital on foot Traditional accommodation - Sleep on a futon and enjoy a hot spring bath at a traditional Ryokan innRead more >
From £4,386 including UK flights

Highlights of Morocco tour

Discover the highlights of captivating Morocco on this fast-paced, adventurous trip. From the iconic imperial cities of Marrakech, Fez and Meknes to the golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi and the friendly Berber villages in the Atlas Mountains. Imperial cities - Explore the vibrant souks and exhilarating atmosphere of Morocco's cities Todra Gorge - Walk in Morocco's Grand Canyon through spectacular rock formations The Atlas Mountains - Beautiful mountain scenery in the highest mountain range in North Africa Read more >
From £892 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 £1,276 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 £2,457 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 £2,945 including UK 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 £1,434 including UK flights

Holidays to Cuba

This 16-day small group tour of Cuba from Havana is an indispensable introduction to a country that for many years was frozen in time, and never ceases to fascinate visitors. From the faded glamour of the capital, a favourite haunt of Ernest Hemingway, you’ll drive south to Trinidad on the Caribbean, learning about the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, then west to Santiago, before looping back to the beautiful Vinales region. In Trinidad you’ll be accommodated in a Casa Particulare, a traditional homestay, for an authentic glimpse of daily Cuban life, while in the Topes de Callantes park you’ll be staying in a charming hacienda, sleeping on the veranda in the fresh mountain air. Naturally a ...Read more >
From £2,620 including UK flights

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 £3,286 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 £795 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 £1,010 including UK flights

Cambodia holiday with Angkor Watt

Exploring on foot allows you escape the crowds and see Cambodia in a different light. At the iconic site of Angkor walk from temple to temple on jungle footpaths known to few. In the far eastern province of Mondulkiri, hike to waterfalls and tribal villages and enjoy the unique experience of a day walking with elephants. Elephant Valley Project - Walk with a herd of 'retired' elephants Phnom Penh - Explore the capital on foot and uncover the dark history of the Khmer Rouge Irrawaddy dolphins - River cruise to spot endangered freshwater dolphinsRead more >
From £2,587 including UK flights
Late availability on these dates: 20 Dec

Vietnam in depth family holiday

Join us on an in depth journey through magical Vietnam, traversing the country from north to south. Bike alongside the rice paddy fields of Mai Chau and explore the intricate network of waterways in the Mekong Delta. Witness the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City, the old-world charm of Hanoi, ancient neighbourhoods of Hoi An and dramatic limestone pinnacles of Halong Bay. Mai Chau - Cycle along rice terraces and through villages dotted with stilt houses Ho Chi Minh City - Learn about the resourcefulness of the Viet Cong at the Cu Chi Tunnels, visit an underground weapons bunker and explore old Saigon's bustling back alleys Mekong Delta - Navigate the delta by bike and boat. Stay ...Read more >
From £2,276 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 £3,619 including UK 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 £1,309 including UK flights
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