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27 holidays found

Husky safari in Finland

The Finnish wilderness is an incredible place to escape civilisation and truly get away from it all. On this Husky safari in Finland holiday you will spend five magical days driving your team of dogs through the stunning scenery of Pallas-Ylläs National Park in northwestern Lapland, travelling from cabin to remote cabin, through Christmas-card scenes of snowy forests and frozen lakes, in an area renowned for having the cleanest air in Europe. Beginning at the Harriniva Wilderness Hotel, you’ll meet your team of four to six huskies – just some of the 400 that are cared for at the Arctic Sled Dog Centre. Here, experienced mushers will talk you through working with your dogs, as you learn how ... Read more >
From £1,995 including UK flights

Finnish Lapland activity holiday with log cabin

Try out a complete collection of classic Finnish activities during our Taster Week in Luosto in Lapland. We waste no time in getting you immediately acquainted with Nordic favourites and local highlights. You will snowmobile through the snowy wilderness surrounding Luosto to its famous Lampivaara Amethyst Mine. Travelling all the way to this part of the world and not visiting this location would not be right. A fascinating presentation about the gems is followed by a visit to the surface mine. You will even be given the chance to dig for your very own piece of amethyst to take home with you – if it is small enough to enclose with your fingers! You will also enjoy the delights of ... Read more >
From £1,615 including UK flights

Winter adventure in Finland

This winter adventure holiday in Finland, far north of the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland is not only an exciting outdoor experience but also packed with typical Finnish things to do, wilderness being our middle name. Based in the charming, remote Harriniva Hotel, located by the Muonio River and on the outskirts of Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. The national park boasts over a thousand square kilometres of boreal forest, high fells and myriad snowshoeing and cross country skiing trails, and has a very untouched feel about it. It is, therefore, the perfect location for snowshoeing, cross country skiing, visiting a reindeer farm and, the highlight for many, going on a husky safari. No ... Read more >
From £1,925 including UK flights

Lapland husky safari holiday, Finland

This Lapland husky safari holiday in Finland really is the ultimate winter experience for anyone who loves wilderness, and dogs, staying in a lakeside lodge in Saija where the frozen waters of Lake Jokijärvi are the icing on an already gorgeous cake. And for those who choose the late December departure, a Christmas cake. For dog lovers, this is also a dream come true as you train to manage your own team of huskies, and then go on several safaris with them, one by night, through pristine Arctic forest, frozen wetland, more lakes and remote rivers. The contrast of everything being so still, and frozen, while you speed through it, well wrapped up and warm against the winter elements, is a ... Read more >
From £2,025 including UK flights

Greek Island tour, cruise on the Aegean Sea

This nine-night cruise will take you on an unforgettable journey across the Aegean Sea. Not only that, but an exclusive Motor yacht (the M/Y Callisto) or Mega Yacht (the M/Y Harmony V) will be your base, depending on your departure date. You will simply hop on and off in order to experience the ancient culture and breath-taking beauty of the Greek Islands. All of the islands in Greece’s archipelago are rich in culture, history, ancient mythology and geographical diversity, not to mention mind-blowing scenery. Beginning and ending in Athens, and visiting eight islands in total, you will sail full-circle and experience the myriad of attributes that burst from these isles. Voyaging to ... Read more >
From £2,655 excluding flights

Winter cottage holiday in Finnish Lapland

Escape from everyday life on this winter cottage holiday in Finnish Lapland. This seven-night escape captures the essence of Lapland and experienced guides ensure you enjoy the best and most unique experiences the area has to offer. Enjoy an exciting mix of unforgettable activities and rare encounters which will leave you feeling refreshed and exhilarated. One of the highlights of the trip is the chance to meet local reindeer herders and find out about their way of life and the importance of their animals. Then take a three-kilometre long sleigh for a ride through the forests with the reindeer pulling you along. You’ll also enjoy an unforgettable husky safari, which really provides a ... Read more >
From £1,845 including UK flights

Croatia cruise, Dalmatian islands and towns

The Croatian islands that are dotted along the Adriatic Coast are home to beautiful beaches, secluded coves and charming towns and villages. You will travel aboard an intimate small ship, with a maximum capacity of either 32 or 42 people, sailing from the ancient and beautiful town of Dubrovnik to a variety of islands and towns filled with history, culture and beauty. The pace of this Croatia cruise holiday is relaxed and you are free to sit back and unwind on the deck or head out to explore the sights that you will be visiting along the way. Sailing through the Adriatic and along the coast of middle Dalmatia, the vistas are simply stunning. With jagged mountains, rolling hills and ... Read more >
From £790 excluding flights

Madeira small group holiday, gardens & levadas

Although relatively small in size, Madeira is absolutely brimming with flora and fauna. Thanks to the sub-tropical climate, the island enjoys warm temperatures for most of the year. The tall mountains capture the water from the clouds and irrigate the lands below, creating landscapes full of colour and beauty. Flowers and fruit trees line the hills and terraces and every possible bit of space is utilised to grow fresh fruits and vegetables in the fertile volcanic soil. The island has several fantastic landscaped gardens, as well as many beautiful household plots. This trip includes a visit to one of the smaller, yet more interesting private gardens of Palheiro, as well as stops at ... Read more >
From £1,205 including UK flights

Alaska small group holiday

DEPARTURE DATES BETWEEN MAY AND AUGUST This ten-night tour covers two of the most breathtaking national parks in Alaska: Denali and Kenai Fjords. There’s no need for a hire car on this trip and you can sit back and relax as you travel along the Alaskan Railroad from south to north, marvelling at the sensational landscapes of coastal and interior Alaska. Starting in Anchorage, you will have some time to unwind and relax; experiencing all that this city has to offer and learning about Alaskan culture and heritage. Journeying south via the famous Alaska Railroad, you will wind along the striking coastline of Turnagain Arm, through the hills and mountains of the majestic Kenai Fjords ... Read more >
From £3,055 excluding flights

Winter holiday in Finnish Lapland, tailor made

OVERVIEW This holiday allows you to experience Lapland your way, you can choose the duration of your holiday, the activities you would like to include and the experiences you would like to have. In terms of accommodation, you may also choose between a welcoming hotel and a selection of cosy winter cottage options. There are also extremely innovative places in which you can spend the night, including the Aurora Domes and the nearby Torassieppi Winter Village. Jeris has an idyllic setting on the banks of a frozen lake and the accommodation is surrounded by pine forests. The hotel forms the focal point for guests with the winter cottages dotted between five and ten minutes from the building, ... Read more >
From £915 including UK flights

Arctic cruise to Greenland and Iceland

During this unforgettable thirteen night holiday, you will enjoy the lengthy days of the Arctic summer whilst also making the most of the captivating and wild beauty of Greenland and the magnificent natural wonders of Iceland. You will also have time to explore Reykjavik, one of the smallest capitals in the world. Boarding the boat in Greenland, you will explore the rugged and remote west coast, a region that reflects and promotes the traditional way of life which is widely embraced on the island. The landscape throughout is dominated by steep fjords, floating icebergs and immense glaciers and there is some staggering scenery to enjoy. In Iceland, you will visit the Westman Islands and ... Read more >
From £4,935 excluding flights

Azores small group tour, volcanic wonderland

Ocean wildlife, volcanic culture, and outdoor activities: this seven-night Azores holiday to the island of São Miguel puts an exotic twist on your typical European getaway. Marine animals inspire awe in just about everyone, and seeing them in their natural habitat is one experience that is sure to feature on your bucket list. Our itinerary allows you to tick it off three times – you will watch for whales from a tour boat, be taken to swim with dolphins in the Atlantic, and snorkel close to a colourful variety of fish and other underwater fauna when snorkelling at the islet of Vila Franca. The rich volcanic heritage of the Azores is something you will be able to enjoy first-hand. Bathe in ... Read more >
From £1,295 including UK flights

Alaska self drive holiday, America

DEPARTURES BETWEEN MAY AND AUGUST This Alaska holiday provides the perfect balance between the flexibility of having your own vehicle and the comfort and convenience of rail travel. Upon arrival in Anchorage, you will have some time to relax: explore the city streets, wander through the local shops and sample the local cuisine. Heading north along the Alaska Railroad to Denali, you will coast over the flatlands and up into the foothills of the Alaska Range, hopefully catching a glimpse of the highest mountain in North America: Mount McKinley. You will then journey even further north to the town of Fairbanks an old gold prospecting town. After enjoying all that Fairbanks has to offer, ... Read more >
From £3,740 excluding flights

Yukon winter activity and northern lights holiday

Available departure dates between 01 Dec 2017 and 04 Apr 2018. The Yukon is famed for incredible Northern Lights displays, dramatic unending wilderness and a wealth of exhilarating winter activities, making it one of the most appealing winter destinations around. This combination tour starts with an overnight stay in the small town of Whitehorse where you will have the chance to acclimatise to your surroundings and explore this fascinating part of the world. After Whitehorse, you will then stay in one of the most beautiful lodges in the Yukon, the Northern Lights Resort and Spa. With stunning views of the surrounding mountains and snow-covered forests, it is the perfect place to stay to ... Read more >
From £1,075 excluding flights

Madeira small group holiday, wildlife & nature

The landscape of Madeira is simply stunning and for such a small island, it has a huge variety of scenery. Towering mountain peaks covered in thick, green forests are home to a wealth of flora and fauna and the terraced hillsides are packed with colourful flowers and blooming fruit trees. The Atlantic Ocean wraps around the Madeiran archipelago and the Gulf Stream makes the sea warm and pleasant and also a perfect year-round home for all sorts of marine life. Bottlenose and Atlantic-spotted dolphins, as well as humpback and short-finned pilot whales, are often found here in abundance, making it a wildlife lover’s paradise. This itinerary has been designed for you to explore as much of ... Read more >
From £1,215 including UK flights

Alaska railway holiday, Kenai Fjords and Denali

DEPARTURES DATES: between May and August Journey across Alaska along the famous Alaska Railroad: a gentle, meandering journey through some of the World's most stunning landscapes during this unforgettable holiday. Prior to your journey of exploration, spend some time relaxing in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. On the railroad your journey will first take you south, to the stunning Kenai Fjords National Park: a place characterised by mountain peaks and glaciers; where ancient flows of ice meet the destructive power of the ocean. There is also an abundance of marine life to encounter in the fjords. You will then head north, back through Anchorage and on to Talkeetna, the gateway for many ... Read more >
From £2,725 excluding flights

Lapland husky safari short break, Norway

Authenticity explains the popularity of the Karasjok husky safari, which was created by Sven Engholm, (Scandinavia's 11 times winner of the Finnmarkslopet longest dog sled race in Europe and also a top ten finisher in the Iditarod 1800km North American mushing race). The passion for mushing and the excitement of the trail is simply contagious in his company. Your wilderness adventure lasts three days and two nights, covering up to 25km to 50km a day. With breathtaking winter scenery as your backdrop, look out for local wildlife such as reindeer and moose in their natural habitats. ACCOMMODATION Your accommodation is a mix of log cabins at Engholm Husky Farm (6km from Karasjok). A launch ... Read more >
From £2,095 including UK flights

Finnish Lapland holiday, Luosto activity week

OVERVIEW Our Taster Week in Luosto takes you right into the heart of a beautiful landscape, giving you the chance to take part in a full range of Nordic activities, all while finding out more about the local culture. Get familiar with the winter wonderland around Luosto on snowmobiles - easily one of the most popular ways to get about in Finland. You will drive them all the way to the famous Lampivaara Amethyst Mine, where you will be able to dig for your own amethysts. Leave pistes behind and connect with nature as you learn how to cross-country ski on delightful trails. As Luosto is right inside the Aurora Zone, a snowshoe hunt for the Northern Lights has been included in your ... Read more >
From £1,565 including UK flights

Alaska luxury lodge holiday, wild Alaska

DEPARTURE DATES: between May and August This holiday allows you to experience two of Alaska's most stunning wilderness areas, as well as offering you the chance to immerse yourself in the culture and atmosphere of the state's largest city. Upon arrival in Anchorage, you are free to spend time relaxing and exploring. Filled with great restaurants, cafes, shops and a museum, there is certainly a lot to see and do in the city. You can choose from numerous customisable options such as a flight-seeing tour through the Chugach Mountains and into Prince William Sound: an experience like no other. Following this, you will take the scenic train to the lovely coastal town of Seward which is ... Read more >
From £5,265 excluding flights

Winter cottage short break in Finland

Designed to make the most of the Christmas lull between the big day and new year, this 4-night winter cottage break delivers all the highlights of a real Finnish adventure with some cosy festive cheer thrown in. You will stay in the middle of a snow-clad forest in a warm Finnish winter cottage complete with its own roaring fire and private sauna to help you warm up after a day of adventures in the snow, or an evening of northern lights watching outside your front door. We have included all our winter favourites on this trip, all led by fully qualified instructors and guides. You will learn to navigate a husky-pulled sleigh through an icy forest, drive a snowmobile through spectacular ... Read more >
From £1,820 including UK flights
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