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Nakasendo Trail walking tour, Japan

Nakasendo Trail walking tour, Japan

Village-to-village walking on the historic Nakasendo trail
From US $4,215 to US $4,375 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 26 Mar, 3 Apr, 7 Apr, 9 Apr, 17 Apr, 7 May, 15 May, 22 May, 17 Jul, 4 Sep, 25 Sep, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov
You can still secure your place on our Nakasendo Trail May departure and enjoy a village to village walking on the loveliest parts of the trail. Departure is on the 22nd of May
Jordan vacation, a week in Jordan

Jordan vacation, a week in Jordan

A week to explore the spectacular sites and scenery of Jordan
From US $1,305 to US $1,425 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 15 Jul, 5 Aug, 9 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov, 9 Dec, 23 Dec
2018: 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 17 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 19 May, 26 May, 9 Jun, 14 Jul, 4 Aug, 8 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 17 Nov, 8 Dec, 22 Dec
Spaces available on departures in the coming months
Kerala Small Group Tour, India, 15 days

Kerala Small Group Tour, India, 15 days

Small group tour exploring the best of South India.
From US $1,600 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 29 Apr, 13 May, 27 May, 10 Jun, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov, 9 Dec, 23 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 20 Jan, 3 Feb, 17 Feb, 3 Mar, 17 Mar, 31 Mar
Starting from Mumbai, this 15 day tour package takes guests through the best of Kerala, but we'll also visit rural Karnataka. A mix of must-see sights and interaction with locals. Book now for April departures. Itinerary can be customised.
Vacation to Namibia

Vacation to Namibia

Discover 'The Big 5' in a stunningly diverse landscape
From £2,845 to £2,995 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 9 Apr, 5 Nov, 23 Dec
places still available on guaranteed 9th April departure
Cuba tours

Cuba tours

Tailormade holidays in the pearl of the Carribean
From €1,090 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: Our Cuba tours can be tailor-made and departures can be arranged all year. The sample itinerary below can be modified to your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used & how long you spend in each destination
Availability on this trip for May 2017 and later, all boutique homestays & hostals, travel by private taxi, regular bus, Vintage car with driver, selfdrive or a mix of different travel modes.
Culture and birding vacation in Uganda

Culture and birding vacation in Uganda

Experience the Wildlife, Birding and Cultural Diversity!
From £3,350 to £6,650 4 weeks inc UK flights
Tailor made
Spaces available for March, April and May 2017. Discount of £120 per person for all confirmed bookings travelling in April and May 2017!
Cooking and cultural vacation in the Spanish Pyrenees

Cooking and cultural vacation in the Spanish Pyrenees

A mix of cooking, culture and walking
From €1,295 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Apr, 28 May, 4 Nov
€100 Off all April and May departures. No single supplement.
Albania and Kosovo Easter vacation

Albania and Kosovo Easter vacation

An Easter escape for adventurous travellers
From £1,390 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 9 Apr
Book now for Easter!
8 day Golden Triangle tour in India

8 day Golden Triangle tour in India

India's Highlights - Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Vrindavan, Mathura
From US $700 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 17 Jun, 1 Jul, 15 Jul, 29 Jul, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar
In eight days we will visit India’s most essential destinations including Agra’s Taj Mahal, Jaipur’s Amber Fort and Delhi’s cornucopia of fascinating sights. Book now for April and May departures. Itinerary can be customised.
Japan small group tour, in the shadow of mountains

Japan small group tour, in the shadow of mountains

Western Honshu's coasts - Japan Sea and Inland Sea
From US $4,570 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 24 May, 27 Sep
A small-group guided cultural tour exploring two sides of western Japan - the Japan Sea Coast and the Inland Sea. Our May departure is guaranteed to go ahead and we still have spaces available!
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania vacation

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania vacation

Journey through Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in 12 days
From US $1,515 to US $1,595 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 26 Apr, 17 May, 24 May, 7 Jun, 5 Jul, 19 Jul, 2 Aug, 16 Aug, 30 Aug, 13 Sep
2018: 18 Apr, 2 May, 16 May, 6 Jun, 20 Jun, 4 Jul, 18 Jul, 1 Aug, 15 Aug, 29 Aug, 12 Sep
Availability on this trip for April and May
Cambodia highlights tour, 7 days

Cambodia highlights tour, 7 days

Cambodia highlights in a week - Phnom Penh and Angkor
From £1,000 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 23 Apr, 19 May, 19 Jun, 13 Jul, 6 Aug, 2 Sep, 2 Oct, 31 Oct, 29 Nov, 25 Dec
2018: 2 Jan
Spaces available on 19th March and 23rd April departures and 5% off
Small group adventure vacation in Uganda

Small group adventure vacation in Uganda

Experience the fresh waters, wilderness & Jungle in Africa!
From £1,600 to £3,350 7 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun
Spaces available for March, April and May 2017. Discount of £120 per person for all confirmed bookings travelling in April and May 2017!
Uganda wildlife vacation

Uganda wildlife vacation

This you cannot miss while in Uganda -The wild and beautiful!
From £1,980 to £3,160 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun
Spaces available for March, April and May 2017. Discount of £120 per person for all confirmed bookings travelling in April and May 2017!
Uganda wildlife and activity vacation

Uganda wildlife and activity vacation

Experience the Pearl of Africa...true African adventure!
From £2,490 to £5,850 15 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun
Spaces available for March, April and May 2017. Discount of £120 per person for all confirmed bookings travelling in April and May 2017!
Gorilla and game safari in Uganda

Gorilla and game safari in Uganda

The great Silver back Gorilla & wildlife all in one package!
From £2,120 to £4,190 10 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May
Spaces available for March, April and May 2017. Discount of £120 per person for all confirmed bookings travelling in April and May 2017!
Gorilla and Rwenzori expedition in Uganda

Gorilla and Rwenzori expedition in Uganda

Discover the beauty in the heights of the Pearl of Africa
From £2,550 to £4,770 16 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun
Spaces available for March, April and May 2017. Discount of £120 per person for all confirmed bookings travelling in April and May 2017!
Small group Albania vacation

Small group Albania vacation

An incredible history set against a rugged landscape
From US $1,005 to US $1,195 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 9 Apr, 21 May, 18 Jun, 2 Jul, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 29 Oct
2018: 25 Mar, 15 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 17 Jun, 1 Jul, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 7 Oct, 28 Oct
Availability on this trip for coming months
Mongolia adventure vacation

Mongolia adventure vacation

Off the beaten track adventure through spectacular Mongolia
From US $2,728 to US $4,220 23 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 17 Jun, 22 Jul
Pay a us$ 600 deposit on this trip before March 31st and receive a 20% discount per person. That's up to us$680 off per person. Please do get in touch for further details. We look forward to welcoming you to our Mongolia!
Hanoi to Saigon overland tour

Hanoi to Saigon overland tour

Halong Bay to the Mekong Delta
From US $2,200 17 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 Apr, 3 May, 3 Jun, 27 Jun, 21 Jul, 17 Aug, 16 Sep, 15 Oct, 13 Nov, 17 Dec
5% off 3rd March and 2nd April departures
Festivals and vacations in Ethiopia

Festivals and vacations in Ethiopia

A stunning journey across northern Ethiopia
From £3,325 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 9 Apr, 29 Oct, 21 Dec
places still available on guaranteed 9th April departure
Hanoi to Da Nang tour in Vietnam

Hanoi to Da Nang tour in Vietnam

Journey through Northern and Central Vietnam
From US $1,300 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 Apr, 3 May, 3 Jun, 27 Jun, 21 Jul, 17 Aug, 16 Sep, 15 Oct, 13 Nov, 17 Dec
5% off 3rd March and 2nd April departures

    reviews for Cultural tours last minute vacations

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    I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
    Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
    Very enjoyable
    It was OK
    A bit disappointing really
    Kerala Small Group Tour, India, 15 days
    From
    US $1,600
    excluding flights
    It was an exciting eye opening trip that gave us a real taste of life in India and of the rich culture and history of the place. (more)Lorne Invan
    This ten-day Kerala tour was the highlight of my six-week visit to India. (more)Robyn Cook
    Cuba tours
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    €1,090
    excluding flights
    The best part of our vacation overall were all the guided walks that were arranged for us; all our guides were young, educated, bi-lingual and delightful. We learnt so much from what they told us and their enthusiasm for their country and culture was infectious. We would not have felt so immersed in Cuba without their input and as a result I found myself leaving Cuba with a huge respect for the Cubans and their culture. (more)Chrissie Amey
    Trinidad was memorable: Loved the city, cobbled streets & buildings. Also loved the number of bars and restaurants. Meal at paladar la Redaccion. Tour to Topes Coliantes - Great views, greenery and saw a Cuban Trogon etc. (more)Kathy Brown
    Our casa particulars stay in Vinales was awesome! Although she didn't speak much English and we didn't speak much Spanish, Loly was delightful. The food was great and her family made us feel very welcome in their home. We had a fantastic trip and would recommend time in Cuba to anyone willing to take an adventure. (more)Laura Giffin
    Jordan vacation, a week in Jordan
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    US $1,305
    excluding flights
    The most memorable moment was Petra (of course) and the camel ride at Wadi Rum (it is an optional but well worth it!). Our local tour leader was excellent (knowledge of history and kept us entertained during our bus journeys), the group blended well (the best so far), trips well organised and plenty of shopping opportunities. (more)Hely Collie
    There was so many memorable moments. Trying to stand up in the Dead Sea it is nearly impossible for your feet to find the bottom so you end up bobbing like a cork! Walking down the canyon to Petra but also going up on the long way to the place of sacrifice. The amphitheatre in Amman. The call to prayer echoing across the city from the mosques is a wonderful musical recitation. (more)Geoffrey Leigh
    The most memorable moment was Petra. The wonder of the world. (more)Anil Kashyap
    Mongolia adventure vacation
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    US $2,728
    excluding flights
    Amazing. Trip of a life time.....The amazing landscapes were very memorable as were the Mongolian people and their culture. The wild camp sites were a huge highlight of the trip. (more)Paula Ridge
    It was fantastic, with excellent local interaction with the families who owned the Ger Camps, fab views and an idea of the vastness of the country/ steppes. (more)Kathleen Culliton
    The landscapes, the animals, the people, the small group we were traveling with: it all was just right and made for a mind-blowing vacation. (more)Sophie van het Erve
    Cambodia highlights tour, 7 days
    From
    £1,000
    excluding flights
    Memorable parts? The sites I visited in Cambodia were spectacular, and being able to just relax knowing that my tour operator was looking after everything was so valuable for me. They made me feel truly immersed in the local environment, food, people in a very short time (1 week) and I loved my tuktuk trips just taking in the scenery. Tips? Trust the tour operator choices for food and sites to visit. People who usually manage their own trips (like me) may tend to be drawn to tourist... (more)Andrea Vogel
    Uganda wildlife and activity vacation
    From
    £2,490
    including UK flights
    The whole trip was marvellous. The white water rafting very memorable, safari drives and river trips great but if I have to choose the most memorable thing it would of course be the gorilla trekking followed closely by the chimpanzee trekking. A wonderful vacation and well looked after by Alex our driver and guide. (more)Christin Monson
    The most memorable part of the vacation was the mountain gorrilas - great trek into the mountains spending over an hour with the gorillas. The scenery was stunning which topped off the experience. (more)Kate Cullen
    This was the perfect trip: great places, great people, good value for money. We couldn't have wished for anything more. (more)Sabine Mosch
    Festivals and vacations in Ethiopia
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    £3,325
    excluding flights
    It was all memorable but - not toooo exciting! (more)June Addison
    The most memorable parts were the fantastic views from the escarpments and a chance visit at a local school during the TESFA walk, the view over the twin of Ayers Rock from the Ghiralta lodge (more)Monica Filkova
    This was a wonderful way to see the beauty of Ethiopia, its warm friendly people and to experience one of it's best known festivals in an idyllic rural community setting. The guide was outstanding in her knowledge of the country and was proactive...A traveling group vacation cannot get better than this. (more)Anne Cooper
    Small group adventure vacation in Uganda
    From
    £1,600
    including UK flights
    The entire vacation was memorable. There are countless experiences that I will always remember. Having the opportunity to track and then spend an hour with the mountain gorillas was perhaps the most memorable. (more)Robert Roberto
    Spotting the Gorillas in The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest was the most memorable part...I travelled alone and as a 50 something year old female felt totally at ease throughout the trip. (more)Kathy Hammond
    Hanoi to Da Nang tour in Vietnam
    From
    US $1,300
    excluding flights
    Memorable parts? Sitting in a restaurant in Hoi An overlooking the river at night; Trying local dishes at each place we visited. (Try the Hue pancakes!) Walking around Hoi An's old quarter. Visiting the My Son ruins early in the morning to get there ahead of the heat and other tourists. (The itinerary showed that visit as an afternoon trip but the guide suggested we go early in the morning which was a great idea and meant we had it almost to ourselves.) Tips? Take the opportunity... (more)Sue Pidgeon
    Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania vacation
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    US $1,515
    excluding flights
    Memorable parts? Historic cities, interesting and often tragic histories and natural beauty in the landscapes. Lots of insights into the more recent past of the Cold War also. Tips? Be prepared for a fascinating time, and take good walking shoes as you may cover a lot of ground! Local benefits? Local people benefited from our tourism via hotels, restaurants , markets and local guides. We were all environmentally aware. Overall rating? Really fantastic! I learned... (more)Fiona BELL
    Uganda wildlife vacation
    From
    £1,980
    including UK flights
    Memorable parts? I was able to get up close and personal with the Mountain Gorillas. A very special memory... Tips? Understand the level of physical activity and potential minor discomfort you will encounter so that you can be prepared. Little things like bringing appropriate footwear, gloves, camera equipment that can bear rough treatment, all of this is good to know before you start the tour. Local benefits? Yes, I stayed in environmentally-friendly/ minimum footprint accommodation,... (more)Andrew Parker
    Small group Albania vacation
    From
    US $1,005
    excluding flights
    I feel that it supported local conservations in terms of restricting visitor numbers to archaeological sites, local museums. (more)Theodore John Levin
    Very enjoyable with some lovely memories (more)Sandra Killick
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