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 £1,495 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

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 £1,415 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

Finnish Lapland 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

Croatia family holiday, for younger families

This fun-filled adventurous itinerary has specifically been designed with younger children in mind. Containing a mixture of exploration and beachside fun it is ideally suited to creating long-lasting family memories. After flying into Dubrovnik, you will make for the tranquil island of Šipan which is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands. Your adventure will then begin with a free afternoon to explore the traditional town of Šipanska Luka or simply enjoy the fantastic seaside location of your Guest House. Snorkelling equipment is available from the hotel for those who simply cannot wait to explore the temperate Adriatic seas. After a relaxed first day, a sea kayak adventure to hidden coves ... 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

Northern Lights family holiday in Finland

Menesjärvi is the ideal place to spend New Year with your family. You can try unforgettable winter activities, search for the Northern Lights, enjoy a very warm welcome from your hosts and explore some unforgettable scenery. This trip is all about amazing, shared family experiences and learning about life in Lapland. You are far removed from the holiday crowds here. During your stay, you will explore together and enjoy the array of exciting activities. By the end of your trip, you will have explored your surroundings using snowshoes, snowmobiles, kick sleds, dog sleds and on cross-country skis. Upon arrival in Lapland, your days will be filled with activities and we do what we can to help ... Read more >
From £2,325 including UK flights

Lapland Northern Lights holiday

There can be few better ways to witness an autumn Aurora than from one of the Aurora Camps near Lake Inari in Finnish Lapland. While the Northern Lights dance above your head they can also be reflected in the calm waters of Finland’s third largest lake, it's simply breathtaking. To witness these wonderful reflections you must head to Lapland before winter sets in and the lake freezes. There are also wondrous things happening during the hours of daylight at this time of year. In Finnish Lapland it is said that autumn begins at 9 o’clock on the 9th September and as the leaves fade to burnished shades of yellow, brown and red, you might be mistaken for thinking this is New England in the ... Read more >
From £1,375 including UK 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 £1,315 including UK flights

Iceland Northern Lights holiday

Iceland is known as the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’ for good reason. Volcanoes, glaciers, geysers and hot springs practically litter the south of the island and make it one of the most spectacular places in the world to witness the wonders of Mother Nature. Iceland also boasts an enviable location within The Aurora Zone and with a dedicated super jeep tour and two nights at the famed Northern Lights hotspot, Hotel Ranga, your chances of seeing the Northern Lights are very high. Your base for the first two nights is the boutique Hotel Óðinsvé which is situated in the heart of Reykjavik. This is the ideal place from which to explore the vibrant city with galleries, cafés and shops on your ... Read more >
From £1,835 excluding flights

Gozo family activity holiday in Malta

The island of Gozo is a little-known Mediterranean wonder that is home to one of our most popular family adventures. Just half an hour from Malta by ferry, it showcases an extraordinary natural environment ideal for an activity-filled week away. We have made the most of our local connections and expertise to find the very best locations and activities in and around the island. With group sizes of no more than 24, you will enjoy a highly personalised experience. All activities are included in the holiday price. You’ll have a guided boat trip around the picturesque coast, with the chance to go snorkelling and Mini B diving at some of the top scuba sites in Europe. The Gozitan cliffs offer ... Read more >
From £1,555 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

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

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

Northern Lights 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

Tuscany family activity holiday

There are so many good things about this area of Italy that we simply can’t choose our favourite aspect of this holiday: the completely unique accommodation, your professional and incredibly friendly host Simone, the delicious Tuscan cuisine served in the local restaurants in Vinci, the exciting range and beautiful settings of the activities, the close vicinity to Lucca, Florence and Pisa for visits during your free day and finally the outdoor swimming pool with the best view in the world... just to name a few. We take full advantage of the Tuscan landscape here with your activities including rock climbing, orienteering, canyoning, an introduction to caving and cycling through the ... Read more >
From £625 excluding flights

Family winter activity holiday in Finland

Treat the family to a range of fabulous Finnish activities and experiences on this fun-filled, seven night holiday to Jeris. You’ll get to try out a host of classic activities on the snow, stay in a wonderful winter cottage, and explore a true winter wonderland. As a family, you will journey through this landscape in a range of ways. Huskies are some of the most enthusiastic creatures you will ever meet and you'll enjoy their company on a 17-kilometre husky ride and, during a 30-kilometre snowmobile safari, you’ll see some superb scenery and witness the scale of the wilderness. Get ready to learn how to ski cross-country just like the locals do, as well as enjoying a snowshoe hike in the ... Read more >
From £1,975 including UK flights

Family activity holidays in Turkey

Kas is a great base for families who want an energetic way to enjoy sun, sea, and sand. A flexible activity arrangement offers you a fun-filled spread of entertainment, with the opportunity to do as much or as little as you like. There is something for all the family: mountain biking, hiking, our famous lazy boat day, sea kayaking, and tubing. There is also time to relax, enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine, and take in the vibrant local culture with its excellent food. The old town of Kas is an ideal destination for an activity holiday with its impressive coastline complemented by a wonderful warm climate, cosmopolitan culture, and friendly locals. During the activity schedule, we also ... Read more >
From £900 including UK 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
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