Activities Abroad & The Aurora Zone

Activities Abroad & The Aurora Zone holidays.

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Finland Northern Lights holiday, Wilderness Auroras

With no light pollution and unobstructed views of the night sky from the eponymous lake, Northern Lights holidays in the village of Menesjärvi offer visitors a high chance of witnessing the Aurora at their most spectacular. In Finnish Lapland, this holiday has a wonderful base at Hotel Korpikartano, a charming hotel which was once a boarding school, but which now proffers the perfect wilderness accommodation for those seeking the Northern Lights. As we wait to see if the Northern Lights appear, we offer plenty of winter activities so that you can enjoy your Lapland holiday in a traditional way. Such as snowshoeing or cross country skiing in wilderness areas, as well as spending time with ... Read more >
From £1,475 including UK flights

Northern Lights family holiday in Finland

This Northern Lights family holiday is a small group tour, based in the small town of Menesjärvi where you will stay in a family friendly hotel, experiencing all sorts of snowy adventures while also ringing in the New Year. With the Northern Lights, hopefully, as the firework show! Based in a traditional Sami community, you will also have a chance to learn all about reindeer farming and other traditions in this remote, northern beauty spot. Outdoor activities on this family holiday include snowmobiling, kick sledding, dog sledding and cross country skiing. You are staying in the heart of the Aurora Zone in Finnish Lapland and so your adventures are not only by day but also by night. The ... Read more >
From £2,325 including UK flights

Alentejo Coast family activity holiday, Portugal

This Alentejo Coast family activity holiday in Portugal takes place in a region that is very much off the tourist circuit, although it is a favourite with Portuguese families. Consequently it has a real life feel about it, but with the added joys of seaside fun staying in the traditional resort town of Vila Nova De Milfontes. Unlike the Algarve, this is actually one of the country’s most unpopulated regions, with the added bonus of having Alentejo Natural Park on the doorstep. Not surprisingly, many of our family activities are water based with the Atlantic waves, magnificent beaches and dramatic cliffs all waiting to be enjoyed. Although this is a small group tour, you can choose as many ... Read more >
From £845 including UK flights

Iceland Northern Lights holiday

This Iceland Northern Lights holiday has been divided between two locations, staying at two equally gorgeous, four star hotels. A small group tour, your first two nights are in a boutique hotel in Reykjavik where you have time to explore at your own pace. On the second night, we organise a trip out of the big lights to go in search of the Northern Lights with an expert Aurora hunter. From the third day we explore the geological wonders of southern Iceland with highlights such as Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, Geysir, Myrdalsjokull Glacier and Thingvellir National Park. From your second hotel, one that is celebrated not only for its luxury but also for its Northern Lights appearances, we take a ... Read more >
From £2,070 excluding flights

Family holiday to Peru, wildlife & Incan culture

OVERVIEW As a country with bountiful natural wonders and one of the richest historical heritages in the world, Peru is a fascinating country for families and never fails to delight and inspire our guests who travel here. This Peru active holiday itinerary has been crafted to offer families the opportunity to discover more of this remarkable country, taking in not only its most famed highlights but also to dig a little deeper and see more of its people, culture and scenery. You will travel from the Madre de Dios region of the Amazonian rainforest to the world-famous Inca site of Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. In the rainforest you will sleep amongst the sounds ... Read more >
From £3,295 excluding flights

Northern lights short break, Finland

Take five days to discover the natural beauty of Finland on a leisurely small group tour that gives you an essential example of a Northern Lights holiday. The pristine Arctic environment is the perfect place to make the most of the frozen wilderness and catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights; Finland tours also offer an excellent opportunity to keep active with snowmobile tours and dog sledding just a couple of activities to enjoy in between watching the skies. Luosto accommodation options: This Northern Lights Finland holiday includes hotel accommodation in the small ski resort and village of Luosto with superior guest rooms, spa and swimming facilities, adding to the laid back, and ... Read more >
From £1,235 including UK flights

Finnish Lapland Autumn Northern Lights holiday

This Northern Lights holiday in Finnish Lapland takes you into the winter wilderness, based in Luosto and staying at the perfectly named Hotel Aurora. We run this trip during October and November for the best chances to see the Northern Lights, but also enjoy other activities to make the most of your time up in traditional and tranquil Finnish Lapland. As well as being near the Sodankyla Geophysical Observatory, a great point of interest for our Northern Lights fans because it provides an Aurora alert system for our guests, we take you on a visit to Luosto’s fascinating amethyst mine, on a hike with huskies and to visit a reindeer farm. During the evenings, we offer information evenings ... Read more >
From £1,440 including UK flights

Autumn Northern Lights holiday in Norway, self drive

This four-night self-drive holiday takes you to some of the best spots in Northern Norway, which is a wonderful autumn destination. You will go from one of the liveliest cities in this part of the world to quieter island communities, all offering a warm welcome. Given the time of year and the fact that the places you will visit are well-located for watching the Northern Lights, we have included Aurora hunts to improve your chances of seeing a display. Your first stop will be the city of Tromsø, widely referred to as the ‘Capital of the Arctic’. It is an excellent place to get a dose of culture, with impressive 19th-century architecture and a fine selection of museums. From here, you will ... Read more >
From £1,015 excluding flights

Your own group winter activity holiday

This itinerary has been specifically designed to ensure that you make the most of your time in Finnish Lapland. Get competitive with a spot of ice karting before heading out on a Northern Lights hunt with a renowned Aurora hunter and photographer of the Northern Lights; drive your own team of dogs across stunning winter scenery and relax in a traditional smoke sauna. For those of you who prefer to immerse themselves in the local culture, there are opportunities aplenty-spend sometimes getting to know the traditional lifestyle of the reindeer herding community who prevail to this day and experience the completely unique experience of a Lappish Sharman performing a traditional ceremony to ... Read more >
From £1,200 including UK flights

Northern Lights holiday in Finnish Lapland, Harriniva

This Northern Lights holiday takes place in the western region of Finnish Lapland, based in a small wilderness hotel on the outskirts of Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, just beside the frozen waters the Muonio River. Far out there, this really is the most perfect spot for seeing the Northern Lights as it is far from light pollution and also high above the Arctic Circle. It is also so remote that when and if they appear, seeing the Lights against this wild, rugged landscape really is an extraordinarily beautiful experience. Every night is an adventure on this holiday, as we take on evening activities in the hope of seeing the Northern Lights as we do. So, for example, we go snowmobiling ... Read more >
From £1,645 including UK flights

Norway Northern Lights holiday, Senja Island

To know Senja is to love Senja (or at least that’s the case in our office!). The small hotel of Hamn is set right on the harbour of a sheltered bay which eventually leads out to the vast Norwegian Sea. Regardless of when you visit, it is an idyllic and timeless setting with panoramic views of the harbour, which was used by fishermen for hundreds of years. The location of the hotel, right on the water’s edge and away from almost all artificial light pollution, could not be better for viewing the Aurora Borealis. Sitting right in the heart of the Aurora Zone at a latitude of 69.41 degrees (anything north of 63/64 is normally considered in the zone), sometimes, you need do no more than just ... Read more >
From £1,550 excluding flights

Lapland Autumn Northern Lights holiday

This Lapland Northern Lights holiday takes place in Finnish Lapland during the autumn months, which are not as well known as potential Aurora hunting time, but a stunning time of year to visit these wilderness regions. This small group holiday is based in a waterfront hotel on Lake Inari, where you will get a chance to, hopefully, see the Northern Lights reflected off the lake but also take in the seasonal leaf changes in the forests all around. Located north of the Arctic Circle, you get to experience this wild and wonderful landscape before it freezes over. The autumnal season is known as ‘Ruska’ locally, with everything changing colour by the day, and some flurries of snow thrown into ... Read more >
From £1,395 including UK flights

Costa Rica family activity holiday

This Costa Rica family activity holiday allows you to explore some of this exquisite country’s natural beauty, which not only boasts over 1200km of coastline but also rainforest, cloud forest and volcanic terrain. With world renowned national parks such as Tortuguero and Arenal Volcano, and a superb array of wildlife, there is no shortage of adventures to be had in Costa Rica. It is one big natural playground, and a happy one too, the New Economics Foundation recently declaring Costa Rica the happiest country in the world, following research that they had carried out. Our carefully crafted itinerary will certainly bring many a smile to your faces, with a wonderful mix of canyoning, ... Read more >
From £2,715 excluding flights

Boxing day holiday in Finnish Lapland

This Boxing Day winter holiday in Finnish Lapland is a five day, small group holiday that is perfect for those who don’t want the fun of Christmas to be over just because the calendar has a big gap all the way through to New Year’s Eve. No sluggish, sofa slouching here, as the invigorating, idyllic landscapes of Finnish Lapland cast their magic spell on ‘Betwixmas’ in this white wilderness of Torassieppi, on the outskirts of Pallas Ylläs National Park. This carefully crafted itinerary is for people who want to get out into the winter wilderness, starting with a very cool opener, spending the first night of your holiday in a snow hotel. This is rebuilt with the season using snow and ice, ... Read more >
From £1,965 including UK flights

Croatia family holiday, for younger families

Croatia’s Elaphiti Islands are little-known gems for family holidays. They are some of the greenest in Croatia, covered by forests and edged by sandy beaches, hidden coves, reefs, pines and palms, all just waiting to be explored. You’ll be based on the island of Sipan in a family run guesthouse and situated on the edge of a stunning sandy bay, but during most days you will hop between islands and explore further afield during your activities. The whole family can get involved in this itinerary as activities can be tailored to accommodate those as young as 6 years old, whilst still maintaining the adventure for older kids. This is one of our ‘Flexible Activities’ holidays and so the price ... Read more >
From £975 including UK flights

Madeira family holiday

Provisional dates and prices: You can make a pre-reservation to secure your holiday at this stage by paying a deposit but, the provisional departure dates, prices and itineraries remain subject to change. We will contact you when the final dates, prices and itineraries are confirmed and you will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. If you decide not to travel we will refund your deposit. Madeira is the perfect place for families to enjoy a holiday of discovery: warm waters, sun-filled days and exciting activities make this a fantastic place to explore. You’ll be based in Funchal, the island’s small and fascinating capital and from here you can take part in all sorts of ... Read more >
From £1,315 including UK flights

Montenegro family activity holiday

Montenegro has only recently started to receive the kind of glowing publicity that we know it deserves. It is a land of exceptional landscapes which provide the backdrop to some incredible family experiences. With its walled towns and vast dramatic mountains, a visit to Montenegro is like stepping into the past. It is a country that encapsulates an idyllic blend of Eastern and Western European cultures. Walking on streets over which Ancient Romans walked and swimming in waters once sailed by pirates. Children will feel like intrepid explorers and adults will no doubt be captivated by the sheer beauty of this tiny country. All activities are included in the cost of your holiday, which ... Read more >
From £1,315 including UK flights

Northern Lights Autumn holiday in Finland

This Northern Lights holiday in Finland takes place in the wonderful autumn environs of Pallas Ylläs National Park, with over 1000 square kms of boreal forest, high fells, walking and cycling trails. There are stunning lakes including Torasjarvi Lake on which your hotel is located and these lakes offer mesmerising effects if the Northern Lights appear and are reflected on the water below. The Aurora hunting season begins as early as the end of August, giving travellers an opportunity to experience this forest filled wilderness in autumn, gaining glimpses of wildlife before the winter hibernation and enjoying the change of leaf colour everywhere. As well as milder temperatures. In this ... Read more >
From £1,055 including UK flights

Lake District family activity holiday

The Lake District is undeniably one of the most beautiful regions in England, with its glistening lakes and towering fells providing an exceptional setting for a family activity holiday. As the accommodation for this particular type of Lake District activity holiday is located right next door to the local spa you can rest assured that all your aches and pains will be alleviated in no time at all with tennis courts and a kids' playground adding to the attraction for families still raring to go. Fitz Park is one of Keswick's best loved green spaces and also offers some great views over the mountains of Skiddaw and Latrigg as well as easy access to the farmers' market that takes place every ... Read more >
From £525 excluding flights

Gozo family activity holiday in Malta

A Gozo family activity holiday that offers a wonderful opportunity to explore this Maltese island in the middle of the Mediterranean. Gozo is a much underrated destination when it comes to family fun, the adventures here beginning the minute you take the ferry from Malta and start take in the island’s stunning seascapes. This is a small group tour, with no more than 24 people so that children have a chance to enjoy the company of other young people during their week of adventures. On this holiday all the activities are included in the price and every day is different. From snorkelling or Mini B diving (May to September only), to rock climbing on the magnificent Gozitan cliffs, you will ... Read more >
From £1,555 including UK flights
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