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Finland Northern Lights vacation, Wilderness Auroras

Finland Northern Lights vacation, Wilderness Auroras

Winter activities & Aurora hunting in Finnish wilderness
From £1,325 to £1,445 5 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2016: 11 Dec
2017: 18 Jan, 15 Feb, 19 Feb
Burma photography tours

Burma photography tours

Photography tour of fascinating Burma: DSLR & advanced compact cameras users welcome
From US $4,100 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 17 Apr, 24 Nov
Northern Lights photography vacation in Iceland, coast & ice

Northern Lights photography vacation in Iceland, coast & ice

Incredible Photogrpahic trip in stunning West & East Iceland
From £2,500 to £2,600 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 27 Sep, 6 Oct, 16 Oct, 2 Nov
2017: 5 Feb, 21 Feb, 20 Mar, 24 Sep, 12 Oct, 29 Oct
Mexico small group vacation, a food adventure

Mexico small group vacation, a food adventure

Get an authentic taste of Mexico on this 8 day tour
From US $1,452 to US $2,015 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 7 Oct, 22 Oct, 26 Nov, 31 Dec
2017: 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 21 Jan, 11 Feb, 25 Feb, 11 Mar, 8 Apr, 22 Apr, 20 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 15 Jul, 5 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 23 Dec
Portugal yoga & massage vacation

Portugal yoga & massage vacation

Yoga, massage and mud baths in the Portuguese mountains.
From €740 to €890 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep
Last few spaces available on our summer yoga retreats in the Portuguese mountains. Special price of 740€ each for couples of friends sharing a private room, tipi or Soulpad.
Yoga vacation in Portugal

Yoga vacation in Portugal

Yoga, massage and acupuncture in the Portuguese mountains.
From €740 to €890 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct
Last few spaces available on our summer yoga retreats in the Portuguese mountains. Special price of 740€ each for couples of friends sharing a private room, tipi or Soulpad.
Archaeology vacation in Greece

Archaeology vacation in Greece

A small-group archaeology tour of Greece
From €990 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct
Northern lights short break, Finland

Northern lights short break, Finland

Leisurely stay in Finnish Lapland & an Aurora alert system
From £1,295 to £1,395 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 4 Dec
2017: 8 Jan, 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 26 Feb, 12 Mar, 26 Mar
Northern Lights, Glaciers and Ice Photography Holiday Iceland

Northern Lights, Glaciers and Ice Photography Holiday Iceland

Incredible photographic trip in stunning south/east Iceland
From £2,200 to £2,300 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 16 Oct, 25 Oct
2017: 14 Feb, 4 Mar, 4 Oct, 22 Oct
We are offering an incredible £200 off this amazing Iceland photography adventure for the final two departures of 2016, applicable departures the 16th & 25th Oct 2016 no supplement for single travellers, all rooms with private bathrooms.
Photography vacation in southern India

Photography vacation in southern India

An incredible photographic Journey into Tamil Nadu & Kerala
From £2,700 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 18 Dec
Photography vacation in Andalucia, Spain

Photography vacation in Andalucia, Spain

Photography holidays in beautiful Andalucia
From £775 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 9 Sep
2017: 24 May, 9 Jun, 23 Jun, 4 Sep, 20 Oct
Learn Spanish in Peru & trek the Inca trail

Learn Spanish in Peru & trek the Inca trail

Inca trek & relaxed, professional Spanish lessons
From US $1,280 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made to suit any dates, subject to Inca Trail permit availability (closed February)
Orangutan photography in Borneo

Orangutan photography in Borneo

Develop your photography skills in Borneo
From £1,820 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 22 Oct, 7 Nov
Painting vacation in Andalucia, Spain

Painting vacation in Andalucia, Spain

Explore your creativity in a delightful Andalucian village.
From £799 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 10 Oct
2017: 24 May, 9 Jun, 23 Jun, 4 Sep, 20 Oct
Yoga holiday in Barbados, Christmas & New Year

Yoga holiday in Barbados, Christmas & New Year

Yoga holiday in Barbados Christmas and New Year
From US $805 to US $1,050 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 12 Dec, 19 Dec, 26 Dec
2017: 2 Jan
Special couples price of just 805€ each per week for a Christmas and/or New Year yoga retreat in Barbados.
South East China vacation, culture & nature

South East China vacation, culture & nature

Discover ethnic minorities and natural wonders of China
From €1,950 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 10 Aug, 10 Sep
Cambodia photography vacation & Angkor temples

Cambodia photography vacation & Angkor temples

Improve your travel photography on tour in Cambodia
From US $2,500 to US $2,900 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 6 Oct, 9 Dec
2017: 3 Feb, 30 Jun, 11 Aug, 11 Dec
Cambodia is at its photographic best in the Green Season and there are fewer tourists. $300 reduction.
Morocco photography vacation

Morocco photography vacation

A true Moroccan adventure of Kasbahs, mountains and desert
From £1,195 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 1 Oct
Last few places remaining for our Portugal courses this summer! Enquire now for more details.
West Highland Line railway vacation in Scotland

West Highland Line railway vacation in Scotland

Take the "The World's Best Rail Journey" to the Isle of Skye
From £520 to £530 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from late April to the end of September
Ladakh photography tour, India

Ladakh photography tour, India

Inspirational photographic expedition to stunning Ladakh
From £2,500 to £2,650 17 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 29 Jul
2017: 19 Jul
Angkor Temples short break photography tours, Cambodia

Angkor Temples short break photography tours, Cambodia

Four days photography tours of iconic Angkor temples
From US $1,150 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 28 Jul, 12 Oct
India small group vacation, a food adventure

India small group vacation, a food adventure

2 week discovery of the sights, sounds & flavours of India.
From US $2,030 to US $2,650 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 26 Sep, 30 Sep, 3 Oct, 7 Oct, 10 Oct, 14 Oct, 17 Oct, 21 Oct, 24 Oct, 28 Oct, 31 Oct, 4 Nov, 7 Nov, 11 Nov, 14 Nov, 18 Nov, 28 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2017: 3 Jan, 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 17 Jan
Save 10% on departures before 14th December 2016. Book by 30th July.
Photography holiday in Picos de Europa, Spain

Photography holiday in Picos de Europa, Spain

Photography in N. Spain's stunning mountains & wild coast
From £2,100 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 28 Oct
Lofoten Islands winter photography vacation, Norway

Lofoten Islands winter photography vacation, Norway

Amazing Photogrpahic trip in the beautiful Lofoten Islands
From £1,900 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 17 Mar, 24 Mar
Vietnam cuisine tour

Vietnam cuisine tour

Vietnam's highlights & sights with a culinary twist.
From US $2,485 to US $3,090 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 3 Sep, 1 Oct, 29 Oct, 26 Nov, 24 Dec
2017: 21 Jan, 18 Feb, 18 Mar
Learn Spanish in Granada, Spain

Learn Spanish in Granada, Spain

A variety of Spanish courses in Granada
From €160 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: All courses start every Monday throughout the year. There are no classes on national holiday and during the Christmas period (20 Dec – 02 Jan)
Register for an Intensive Spanish School in Granada, Spain and learn Spanish language and culture! Late availability this summer.
Autumn Yoga Cruise in Croatia

Autumn Yoga Cruise in Croatia

Do Yoga, explore the Adriatic on board a traditional boat
From £725 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 24 Sep, 1 Oct
Portugal yoga vacation, Iyengar retreat

Portugal yoga vacation, Iyengar retreat

Wonderful healing Iyengar yoga retreats Algarve, Portugal
From €650 to €995 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 29 Jul, 13 Aug, 10 Sep, 14 Oct
Spanish course & hiking vacation, Picos de Europa, Spain

Spanish course & hiking vacation, Picos de Europa, Spain

Spanish classes + stunning hikes in Picos de Europa
From €400 to €450 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 20 Nov
2017: 9 Apr, 23 Apr, 7 May, 21 May, 4 Jun, 18 Jun, 2 Jul, 16 Jul, 30 Jul, 13 Aug, 27 Aug, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 8 Oct, 22 Oct
Learn Spanish & hike the Camino de Santiago, Spain

Learn Spanish & hike the Camino de Santiago, Spain

Camino de Santiago in the North of Spain +practical Spanish
From €400 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 7 Aug, 21 Aug, 4 Sep, 18 Sep, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 13 Nov, 27 Nov
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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
Northern Lights photography vacation in Iceland, coast & ice
From
£2,500
excluding flights
Fantastic - the tutors were excellent, patient, helpful and very professional. I learnt a lot but realise that I still have a lot to learn (more)Jan Beaty
What was the most memorable part of the vacation? - Everything!...Excellent! (more)Chada Ruangtoowagoon
Fabulous, never to be forgotten...the excitement of 'getting' the Northern Lights was really great. (more)Doreen Kelly
Yoga & relaxation vacation in Portugal
From
€740
excluding flights
It was amazing and fabulous and life changing. One of the best vacations I have ever been on, I just wish it could have been longer!! (more)Rosy Everitt
This would be a perfect and highly recommendable vacation if you're: interested in nurturing your mind and body by yoga and healthy tasty food...The love and warmth of the Winter family made you directly feel at ease and at home. The yoga classes were of good quality and inspiring. Loved the silent walks in the morning. (more)Jasmijn Visser
So many memories and amazing times. Probably the most exciting was swimming in fast flowing rivers and waterfalls around the house! ...A brilliant vacation and I'd definitely go back. (more)Laura Chan
Iceland Northern Lights short break
From
IKr85,990
excluding flights
Brilliant and Awesome!! Climbing the ice wall during our trip to the Sσlheimajφkull glacier and seeing the geological wonders of Iceland - geysers, waterfalls, Thingvellir and of course, The Northern Lights!! (more)sue deedigan
Book as much as you can!!!! This is a fantastic company with excellent service and great advice...The amazing day trips which we booked through the company for a great price and included breakfasts made the day easy (more)Elizabeth King
Northern Lights tailor made vacation in Finland
From
£885
including UK flights
Memorable parts? Everything. All activities of the trip were such memorable and exciting. Tips? Just enjoy all the activities even if you don't feel like it. You won't regret it. Local benefits? Absolutely. Overall rating? 9/10. Less a point for 'missing out of one activity' but managed to schedule it back in. (more)Fred Wong
Autumn Yoga Cruise in Croatia
From
£725
excluding flights
I've done yoga vacations in the past but this one exceeded all my expectations. (more)Olga Baranova
The whole trip was memorable, on a beautiful boat, in a stunning coastal location with delicious food. The yoga was an excellent. (more)deborah Hancock
Umbria cooking vacation, Italy
From
€1,190
excluding flights
Do it. You will love it. (more)Ruth Kirkby
The cooking was great and we helped out with different parts such as frying courgette flowers in rice flour a delicacy and making ravioli (more)Richard Soper
The cooking was fun and well balanced with other activities and visits to interesting places in the wider area. (more)Penny Kent
Finland Northern Lights vacation, Wilderness Auroras
From
£1,325
including UK flights
10 OUT OF 10 (more)Jill Bridden
Every minute I spent in Finland was truly memory making! To walk in snowy woods along paths through the trees, to hear nothing but the sound of my breath was so soul restoring. (more)Marilyn Molyneux
One of the best vacations we have ever had, we loved it all. (more)Samantha May
Scotland, luxury rail vacation
From
£1,935
excluding flights
Excellent! The train rides through the highlands - such scenery, and having the train stop at so many lovely, tiny places. (more)Marianna Mather
The whole experience was memorable. The Jacobite steam train, the Culodin battlefield, and the warm and friendly people. (more)Lisa Shaffer
Excellent....Time on Skye, and the rail journeys on the West Highland line and from Kyle of Lochalsh to Dingwall (more)Andrew and Hilary Walker
Portugal yoga & massage vacation
From
€740
excluding flights
Don't hesitate! I had never done any yoga before but if you are a beginner, don't be put off as everyone is so welcoming and encouraging. (more)Rosy Scott
It was a very magical place where you could relax and have complete rest with a wonderful team of people looking after you. I would highly recommend and would make a return visit again. (more)Kwok Chan
Excellent! This is a vacation for people who want or need to offer time to themselves, stepping out of their daily life for a week and literally cleansing their body on every level, whether physically, mentally or spiritually. (more)georgina porro
Archaeology vacation in Greece
From
€990
excluding flights
I would give this tour the highest rating. My husband and I felt totally taken care of, with never a worry. (more)Jan Fisher
Loved traveling with the guides--they treated us like family. (more)Brynnen Ford
We had a fantastic vacation, the tour guides were wonderful, the itinerary is really good. (more)Jane Anthony
Yoga vacation in Portugal
From
€740
excluding flights
Fantastic, would heartily recommend the yoga retreat. It works for practioners at all levels and is a wonderful relaxing vacation in beautiful surroundings. (more)Smita Shah
I miss walking home to my pad, under the starry August sky with a belly full of ridiculously tasteful deliciousness, and a body stretched to the core. (more)Medea Van Schijndel
The trip was definitely one of most memorable and exiting vacations I have ever had. Nothing was short of wonder! (more)Anna Manaeva
Provence vacation, walking, culture & cooking option
From
€510
excluding flights
The peaceful, unspoilt village with spectacular views. The friendliness and warmth of our hosts, their local knowledge and their pride in their local area. (more)Kay Boshier
Book it. The local tours are great with good food. (more)Alison Mott
It was simply the best vacation I have been on in years very special (more)Joanne Hackett
Orangutan photography in Borneo
From
£1,820
excluding flights
Overall just absolutely amazing. As a nature lover, traveler and with an interest in knowing new cultures and interacting with local people I really appreciated the program of the trip. As a beginner in photography I really appreciated the patient and willing attitude that Ian had on this tour. (more)Henriette Hradocka
Staff excellent and very friendly and helpful. (more)Greg Morrison
This is a great vacation. Whether you are a first time photographer or experienced photographer you will love this vacation and will come back with great photos and memories, as well as having learned a lot. (more)Mark Edwards
Northern Lights and whale watching vacation in Norway
From
NKr8,900
excluding flights
A wonderful time. One of our best, most memorable vacations. Not a single negative comment. (more)Daniel Roussel
It was an amazing experience. I enjoyed it. Thanks. (more)Carol Ryan
A special experience - would love to do it again. (more)Lucy Chard
Burgundy self guided cycling tours, France
From
€880
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Cycling at our own pace through stunning, varied countryside and finding places that we would have missed in a car. Tips? Be prepared for more than just undulating vineyards - there are some hills and you should have a decent level of fitness. (However, we managed and are in our more senior years!) The hire bikes were excellent, sturdy machines and there was technical back-up if required. (Luckily not needed! ) Local benefits? Staying at comfortable,... (more)Neil Crawley
Genghis Khan warrior training in Mongolia
From
US $3,450
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The whole trip was very memorable, horse riding, local, landscape, culture everything was amazing Tips? just be ready to let yourself go and enjoy being in a very different authentic existence for a while Local benefits? The locals were key to the whole trip and were very happy to be sharing their culture Overall rating? absolutely amazing experience (more)Dave Redfern
Photography vacation in Andalucia, Spain
From
£775
excluding flights
Loved El Torcal and walking through the rock formations... very memorable. (more)Bryan Duff
it was best vacation I've had. I will definitely use responsible vacations again. I was very pleased (more)Katie hartwig
Fabulous - wonderful hosts and tutors in a spectacular environment. (more)Margaret Renaud
Northern lights short break, Finland
From
£1,295
excluding flights
Most memorable was the snow! (more)Joanna Kelly
It was in my top three vacations and I have travelled a lot. An absolute must! (more)Thomas White
The most memorable part of the vacation was husky sledging...Daughter said, "best vacation ever". (more)Alison Ferguson
Northern Lights, Glaciers and Ice Photography Holiday Iceland
From
£2,200
excluding flights
It was fantastic. The tour guides were very responsive to local conditions and flexible to the interests of the group. They were very well organized and knew which sites would be good at different times of day for photography. The group had people at different levels of photography experience, but the common interest brought people together. (more)Christopher Gawronski
Excellent. Inspiring. Exhausting. I would do it all again tomorrow. (more)Tania Skye
Totally memorable, for all the best reasons!...We would unhesitatingly recommend this Vacation. (more)Suzanne de Pelsenaire
West Devon accommodation, B&B on organic farm, England
From
£75
per double room per night
Staying in this farm you may feel you are staying at home. The farm owners are simple and friendly. (more)chanuan ratanawaraha
The most memorable part of the vacation was visiting the Eden Project, Rosemoor Gdns, other NT/RHS properties in the area. (more)Elisabeth Marciniw
The wonderful breakfasts that Rose cooked were made up of local produce and tasted delicious. Rose is a very good jam maker too! (more)Amanda Porter
Burma photography tour
From
£3,330
including UK flights
The most memorable moment of the trip was the balloon flight over Bagan! (more)David Tiley
Excellent small group led by an experienced photographer who showed us many different ways of using light and lenses and who was also relaxed and fun to be with. Our experiences felt real. (more)elizabeth McCormick
Having Nathan Horton on the trip gave a very interesting slant to an already enjoyable vacation. Nathan had a flair for taking the group to places which were not on the tourist trail and this was very much appreciated. (more)John Martin
Northern lights family vacation, tailor made
From
£1,125
including UK flights
The most exciting part of the trip was snowmobiling! What a fantastic day. The tour was informal, fun and adventurous. What more can you ask for. The setting couldn't have been better. (more)Sarah Chandler
Excellent....We loved all of it - the food, accommodation, tour guides and the northern lights were spectacular. The trip was very well organised and everything came together nicely. We travel a lot and this trip did not disappoint. (more)Penny Salmon
Northern Lights & killer whales photography holiday, Iceland
From
£1,800
excluding flights
Got to see a pod of eight orca whales including a baby on a whale watching cruise from grundurfordur. (more)Craig Hamilton
We had a 24hr period where everything just went right. Killer Whales, dolphins and a surprise display of a fantastic Aurora...It was a fantastic vacation. (more)Jenny Lacey
The most memorable parts were seeing the Orca swim under the bridge we were standing on and the grade 5 Aurora Borealis - painting the sky in technicolour! (more)Keith Muir
Portugal yoga vacation, Iyengar retreat
From
€650
excluding flights
The yoga classes, the extraordinary vegetarian food and the peaceful location...9 out of 10! (more)Alex Bartolozzi
The combination of the very warm welcome, excellent teaching and the wonderful food...All the elements were carefully put together with experience and a real commitment to the well being of the quests. The location was beautiful too. (more)Ros Morpeth
Excellent..Great food. A relaxing vacation in good company (more)Roger Elston-Green
Scotland by railway vacation
From
£1,000
excluding flights
This was a first-class tour which is very well thought out and planned. The trains were comfortable and a great way to travel about. (more)Doris Burke
Excellent. We loved everything about it except that it was over too soon! (more)Carol Evans
Excellent. Accommodations, hosts, meals, and travel arrangements all exceeded our expectations. (more)Kathy McLeod
Thai Massage Course with Yoga in Portugal
From
€740
excluding flights
The most amazing week away...It has opened my eyes to Yoga and the benefits of massage and Acupuncture. (more)sarah dunnill
A great break from a mad city life. A great combination of people and therapies to recharge...great space for yoga, great teaching. Wonderful massage and acupuncture - totally restorative. (more)Joanna Benn
Excellent...perfect in so many ways. . There is an energy that runs through the place and you feel connected every waking moment; as you find a quiet moment by one of the water pools, or take a walk with one of the dogs, attending a yoga class, enjoying a good night’s sleep. It’s a healing place like no other. (more)sophia Hannay
Spanish course & hiking vacation, Picos de Europa, Spain
From
€400
excluding flights
An interesting experience in a beautiful part of Spain (more)Julie Plaistowe
It provided just what it said on the tin---great language teaching, and good exercise with the guided walks. (more)Mary Buxton
This vacation had two parts to it: learning Spanish in the mornings and walking in the afternoons. Both of these were equally excellent. (more)Gabriel Fuller
Learn Spanish & hike the Camino de Santiago, Spain
From
€400
excluding flights
Excellent .. I didn't want to leave Panes. (more)Lynn Molloy
The entire week was good fun and well organised. I was a complete beginner in Spanish and was surprised at how much ground we managed to cover. The teachers and walking guide were all very friendly and accommodating. (more)Paula Rutherford
I had a great time in ways I didn't expect. The area is stunning and I loved the local food. (more)Christine Riley
Mexico small group vacation, a food adventure
From
US $1,452
excluding flights
Memorable parts? This was a food trip, and the food was fantastic. Our great guide, Fernando, took us to street food, markets, and restaurants--more than I expected. The cities of Puebla and Oaxaca are beautiful. For me high points were the markets and Monte Alban. Tips? 1) Check the exact date you are going. We happened to be on the one trip that started at a different hotel, and there was confusion. 2) Now there is an overnight bus from Oaxaca to Zipolite (apparently soon... (more)Nancy McCormick
Wellbeing vacation in North Iceland
From
€1,100
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? We had a fantastic whale watching trip from Husavik. Saw several grey whales close to our boat. One was very active and actually breached for us! Visit to steaming geothermal area bubbling pools of water and mud and smelling strongly of rotten eggs! Tips? Needed information about transport between international and domestic airports in Reyjavik. Had to use taxi between bus terminal and domestic airport which we were not told about. More information about our... (more)Jeanne Weston
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