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Romania vacation, the Beauty of Yesterday

Romania vacation, the Beauty of Yesterday

Small group tour to rediscover enchanting rural Romania
From £1,065 to £1,095 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 5 Jun, 11 Sep
2018: 25 Jun
Kamchatka vacations, small group tour

Kamchatka vacations, small group tour

Explore the region of Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula
From £1,999 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 19 Jun, 12 Jul, 26 Jul, 8 Aug, 23 Aug
Romania adventure vacation

Romania adventure vacation

An amazing tour exploring medieval Europe and Transylvania
From £1,950 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 4 Jun, 10 Sep
2018: 3 Jun, 9 Sep
Tailor made tours of Oman

Tailor made tours of Oman

Privately escorted mystical trip of stunning Oman
From US $1,999 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Oman small group tour

Oman small group tour

Ancient spice trails, Wahiba Sands, superb coastal scenery
From £1,799 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 28 Dec
2017: 5 Mar, 9 Apr, 22 Oct, 19 Nov
2018: 4 Feb, 1 Apr, 21 Oct, 18 Nov
Bhutan vacations, cultural tours

Bhutan vacations, cultural tours

Discover Bhutan for a once in a lifetime experience
From £1,105 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 8 Dec, 16 Dec, 22 Dec, 27 Dec
2017: 2 Jan, 9 Jan, 20 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 18 Feb, 26 Feb, 9 Mar, 17 Mar, 26 Mar, 1 Apr, 7 Apr, 16 Apr, 29 Apr, 7 May, 13 May, 27 May, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 25 Jun, 3 Jul, 14 Jul, 20 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 15 Aug, 27 Aug, 7 Sep, 17 Sep, 25 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 23 Oct, 28 Oct, 9 Nov, 15 Nov, 24 Nov, 3 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 22 Dec, 26 Dec
Santo Antao hiking vacations, Cape Verde Islands

Santo Antao hiking vacations, Cape Verde Islands

Trek in Cape Verde on the beautiful island of Santo Antão
From US $1,029 to US $1,584 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Algeria vacations, Desert and History

Algeria vacations, Desert and History

Explore the history and culture of Algeria
From £2,699 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 22 Jan, 22 Oct
2018: 18 Mar, 21 Oct
Last spaces available on our 22nd January guaranteed departure Algeria desert and history holiday
South Korea vacation

South Korea vacation

Explore the "Land of the Morning Calm"
From US $3,485 to US $3,645 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 8 Apr, 2 May, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 14 Oct
2018: 7 Apr, 28 Apr, 1 Sep, 13 Oct, 27 Oct
Albania walking holiday

Albania walking holiday

A wild and rugged landscape with historic folkore
From US $1,085 to US $1,165 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 9 Jun, 30 Jun, 11 Aug, 25 Aug, 8 Sep
2018: 8 Jun, 6 Jul, 10 Aug, 24 Aug, 7 Sep
Georgia and Armenia vacation

Georgia and Armenia vacation

Churches, monasteries, snow capped mountains, lakes and waterfalls
From US $2,275 to US $2,325 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 27 May, 17 Jun, 1 Jul, 22 Jul, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep
2018: 26 May, 16 Jun, 30 Jun, 21 Jul, 1 Sep, 22 Sep
Haiti vacation, small group

Haiti vacation, small group

Discover Haiti on this tour to the Caribbean's hidden gem
From £1,899 to £1,999 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 5 Dec
2017: 19 Mar, 12 Nov
Venezuela vacation, small group

Venezuela vacation, small group

Natural wonders, superb architecture and wildlife encounters
From £2,699 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 21 Jan
Activity vacation in Montenegro

Activity vacation in Montenegro

An active villa holiday at stunning Lake Skadar, Montenegro
From £495 to £695 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 23 Apr, 7 May, 14 May, 21 May, 28 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 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
Book by the end of 2016 and get a £50 per adult discount (kids under 14 already get 20% off!)
Nicaragua walking tour vacation

Nicaragua walking tour vacation

An easy walking tour
From £2,725 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: Daily departures until October
Transylvania vacation accommodation

Transylvania vacation accommodation

Stay at a Count's guesthouse
From €36 to €49 per person per night
Accommodation
Georgia cultural vacation, Georgia Explorer

Georgia cultural vacation, Georgia Explorer

Trek amongst Georgia's untouched villages and mountains
From £1,995 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 18 Jun, 17 Sep
Kyrgyzstan vacation, small group

Kyrgyzstan vacation, small group

Explore Kyrgyzstan's striking alpine landscapes and lakes
From £1,745 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 23 Jul, 20 Aug
Iran cultural vacation

Iran cultural vacation

A captivating land dripping with history and culture
From £2,499 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 7 May, 10 Sep
2018: 6 May, 9 Sep
Belarus tour, Forgotten Europe

Belarus tour, Forgotten Europe

Explore the culture and traditions of Europe's wild east.
From £1,799 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 19 May, 18 Aug
2018: 18 May, 17 Aug
Bulgaria self guided hiking vacation

Bulgaria self guided hiking vacation

Explore the hidden delights of Bulgaria's Rodopi Mountains
From US $804 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Romania hiking vacation, 'Along the Enchanted Way' tour

Romania hiking vacation, 'Along the Enchanted Way' tour

Explore the stunning scenery of remote Romania
From £1,795 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 26 May, 25 Aug
Georgia & Armenia cultural vacation

Georgia & Armenia cultural vacation

Journey to the furthest reaches of Europe
From £1,999 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 4 Jun, 24 Sep
2018: 2 Jun, 22 Sep
Canoeing vacation in Montenegro, Lake Skadar

Canoeing vacation in Montenegro, Lake Skadar

Wilderness canoeing holiday at a vast lake in Montenegro
From £545 to £645 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 23 Apr, 30 Apr, 7 May, 14 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct
Book by the end of 2016 and get a £50 per adult discount (kids under 14 already get 20% off!)
Iraq Kurdistan vacation

Iraq Kurdistan vacation

Iraqi Kurdistan is a fascinating place of sheer beauty
From £2,999 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 Apr, 10 Sep
2018: 15 Apr, 16 Sep
New Zealands Subantarctic Islands cruise, including Macquarie

New Zealands Subantarctic Islands cruise, including Macquarie

Wildlife voyage to the Subantarctic inc Macquarie Island
From US $6,600 to US $9,900 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 4 Dec, 23 Dec
2017: 1 Dec, 21 Dec
Georgia cultural vacation

Georgia cultural vacation

Fascinating cultural tour of Georgia
From £1,495 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 10 Jun, 12 Aug
Sudan vacation

Sudan vacation

Visit pyramids & meet desert nomads
From £2,199 to £2,999 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 27 Dec, 30 Dec
2017: 13 Jan, 4 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 24 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 22 Apr, 13 Oct, 17 Nov, 1 Dec, 8 Dec, 29 Dec
2018: 12 Jan, 2 Feb, 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 13 Apr
Guinea Bissau tours

Guinea Bissau tours

Discover one of Africa's least visited nations
From £2,395 to £2,495 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 28 Dec
2017: 29 Jan, 24 Feb, 9 Apr, 23 Apr, 21 May, 19 Nov, 31 Dec
2018: 25 Mar
Georgia small group tour

Georgia small group tour

Get off the beaten track in Georgia
From £1,599 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 9 Jul, 9 Aug
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reviews for Unusual destinations 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
Romania adventure vacation
From
£1,950
excluding flights
Excellent...there were too many highlights for us to single out any one experience as the most memorable. Every day was memorable and for all the right reasons. (more)Gerald Sherry
Successful (more)Marcia Westreich
One of the most memorable things was the beautiful Carpathian countryside and the people working in the fields as of yesteryear. The haymaking and haystacks were fascinating and we all fell in love with rural Romania. (more)Joan Houston
Activity vacation in Montenegro
From
£495
excluding flights
We were the only tourists we saw all week, apart from a day we went to the coast which wasn't arranged by the hosts we were taken to hidden gems all week long, we would never have discovered these places without our fantastic hosts. (more)Louise Hirons
Montenegro is only 3 hours away from UK and yet a world apart It gave our children a distinct feeling that they had gone further off the beaten track than we had seeing new animals and having exciting experiences the views of mountains and lakes at various times of the day were never something we stopped loving looking at . (more)Steph Bowler
I loved the opportunity for wild swimming in Lake Skadar and surrounding rivers in the area. The National Park is outstandingly beautiful, and at times we felt like the only people there. (more)Maggie Felton
Bhutan vacations, cultural tours
From
£1,105
excluding flights
Bhutan was the most wonderful friendly country...Tiger's nest was the highlight, amazing place. The tour operator organised the whole tour to perfection even organising my friend's 70th birthday evening. (more)Rosalind MacRae
The most memorable part was trekking up to tigers nest. A lifelong wish finally coming to fruition with a super guide and lovely fellow tourists...I cannot fault any part of the vacation. (more)Helen Dukes
I was immersed in the Nepalese way of life and found it to be enchanting ! (more)Carole Bridge
Tailor made tours of Oman
From
US $1,999
excluding flights
Excellent and tour guide (Abdullah) was really excellent (more)Karen Shaw
Oman is a "must see" country and I would thoroughly recommend everyone to go. Lovely, wonderful, gentle people, so proud of their heritage and a most beautiful country. (more)Vivien Gainsborough Foot
The whole trip was fabulous, we loved every part of the itinerary. The best bits were swimming outdoors in the Wadi Bani Khalid and in the Bimmah sinkhole, and also seeing turtles on the beach at night (we were lucky). (more)Anisha Palan
Nicaragua walking tour vacation
From
£2,725
excluding flights
Wildlife encounters in the tropical forest - howler monkeys, a sloth, racoons and porcupines plus too many species of birds to name. Guides were likeable and knowledgeable (more)Stephen Osgerby
The beauty of the country and the people was the highlight. Some of the most warm and friendly people I have ever come across. Very safe in the areas we travelled and absolutely amazing art for very little money. Loved it!! (more)Rene McRogers
Kamchatka vacations, small group tour
From
£1,999
excluding flights
Memorable parts? There were many great moments. Our group seemed to gel very well, and the Russian team were terrific (although admittedly we had to get the first guide removed after day 3). I loved the rafting section, close to the bears and so peaceful. Shame about the rain. The lunar base camp and Dead Forest were extraordinary. Weather precluded a trip to the Valley of the Geysers, instead we helicoptered to Kuril Lake: what a day! The pilot descended into a volcano crater on the return... (more)Alastair Giddings
Oman small group tour
From
£1,799
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the vacation was crossing the mountains and the desert, and having a clear night sky in the desert. Omani are really hospitable. (more)Yann Bacon
It was wonderful. The people were warm and gracious. Our guide did a great job and was a superb quick driver. (more)Dennis Shulha
Transylvania vacation accommodation
From
€36
per person per night
It was the perfect 'get away from it all' trip where you really felt like you were stepping back in time. The location, nature and wildlife were stunning and I particularly enjoyed meeting many different people staying at both the guesthouses. (more)Melanie Johnson
We were impressed by the beauty of Romania. It was really opened up for us by the excellent guides at the guesthouse, who showed us places and things we would never have found on our own. (more)Fiona D
Fantastic would definitely recommend and hope to return (more)Ann Adamson-Eadie
Romania vacation, the Beauty of Yesterday
From
£1,065
excluding flights
EXCELLENT, our guide Alexandra was first class....Hard to say as so many wonderful bits. Maybe visiting the fortified church in the village where Prince Charles has bought a house, and then going by horse and cart to visit the brick maker. (more)Peter Hartnall
It is difficult to pick out the 'most' memorable as the whole vacation was absolutely wonderful. The guide made it possible to visit small museums and 'cottage industries' such as a rural tile maker, which involved a pony cart ride, none of which would have been possible without her local knowledge. (more)Julie. Stokes
It's difficult to pick one thing. For me the Carpathian Forest Steam Train trip and the visit to Viscri Weisskirch are the two most memorable items. (more)Martin Sutton
Canoeing vacation in Montenegro, Lake Skadar
From
£545
excluding flights
It was amazing to be so busy and active and yet be so refreshed. (more)Philippa Throssell
The kayaking was amazing, the lake is so quiet and often ( nearly always) you are the only people out there! The scenery is stunning, it's quite amazing. (more)Kay Audoire
The whole trip was amazing, stunning scenery and lovely villa. We loved the hikes, out in the countryside seeing the local landscapes and the amazing insects.... Ben and Emma have immersed themselves in the local community, employing local people and the lunch at Tanya's (a local villager, where we stopped off on a hike) was amazing. (more)Liz Cush
Sudan vacation
From
£2,199
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The visit to Meroe. Mind blowing! The pyramids in the daytime WOW, but even better at sundown. A very big shame that there were no G&T`s to go with the atmospheric feeling of history. When you stay in tent city, it`s fantastic with the night sky and no light pollution. Eating and sleeping, with the stars, all around you, then you have arrived in paradise.If you are lucky to go on this trip and have Kahlid as your guide, then you are in for a treat.If you think the desert... (more)Geoffrey Hermsen
Iran cultural vacation
From
£2,499
excluding flights
Be prepared to be welcomed everywhere! The Iranians are delightful people! (more)Danica Trim
An excellent experience with the right amount of sightseeing and free time. (more)Rosemary Rennie
Iraq Kurdistan vacation
From
£2,999
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The visit to the battlefield of 331BC Guagemela where Alexander the Great defeated Darius III was particularly good because of the excellent talk on the history and strategy employed. However the scenery in the mountains, the Kurdish people and the many historic and cultural site were all interesting and memorable. Tips? The more you have read about the area first the more I think you get from the trip. Be prepared to be flexible and enjoy it as it comes. Local... (more)Jenny Maddick
Georgia cultural vacation
From
£1,495
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Almost everything we saw in Georgia was memorable and exciting! Tips? Ladies, take a skirt for the churches and monasteries. Local benefits? We certainly managed to visit individuals in their homes and bring a little benefit,and this was always very interesting. I'd like to be able to w a l k to a restaurant where possible. Overall rating? Excellent! (more)Anna Cooper
Mongolia adventure vacation
From
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
French Riviera vacation, with morning yoga
From
€805
excluding flights
Memorable parts? For me, staying at the hotel has re-written the rule book on the group activity vacation - something I have avoided up until now, as I have never wanted to spend 24/7 with a random group of people or be tied to a strict, laminated schedule. Everything about the week I spent in Saint-Jeannet surpassed my expectations. The accommodation was cosy and comfortable (and if you book a balcony room, I challenge anyone to find a better view!), the excursions were flexible, interesting... (more)Ali James
Ghana, Togo and Benin vacation, gold and magic
From
£2,099
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The festival for the local king in Kumasi on day 11 was a highlight. Another highlight was a visit to a village of semi nomadic people on day 9. They had a sort of water festival that day. Around 100 women in color full dresses carried a jar of water on their head, singing, and emptied the water in front of their chief. Visit to the slave forts and to several markets were very interesting. Tips? Do not have high expectations about hotels or restaurants, but... (more)Annie Krefting
Uzbekistan small group tour
From
US $1,705
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The whole trip was memorable but plov night really sticks in the mind. The locals were very friendly which added a bit of magic. Tips? Take your own tonic it is not available anywhere in the country! Local benefits? We certainly put some investment into the country not sure how much benefit it was. Environmentally no idea of our impact. Overall rating? Great, nice group, well rounded tour (more)Dominic Long
Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova holidays
From
£2,399
excluding flights
It was tops! Good pace for all ages, all drivers were on time so it was SO smoothly run, I didn't feel like I missed out on anything in the countries we saw at all! (more)Hannah Jover
The "banya" Russian style sauna was fantastic. Running out of the sauna having vodka and salo and running back into the sauna was a great experience. (more)Anil Kashyap
Albania vacation, in the land of the Eagles
From
£1,075
excluding flights
Fantastic, accommodation and food far exceeded expectations. Scenery and Albanian people are wonderful. (more)Barbara Hoffmann
Nine of ten....Visit to St Nicholas Catholic Church, down the rutted track (over one hour) situated on a remote beach. Surrounded by Hoxha's bunkers and people fishing. And, the local priest was conducting a service so the 9Century church was open (more)Sarah-Jane Lee
Gerewol festival vacation in Chad
From
£1,999
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Interacting with the Mbororo people was a very rewarding experience. They were friendly and very obliging when it comes to taking photos. The work which had been done before the trip started in order for the group to be accepted was obviously of the highest standard. Tips? Arrive a day earlier to acclimatize as it is a very hot destination and it is better to be well rested before the start of the trip. I arrived a day earlier and left Chad later than most of the... (more)Tony Camacho
Georgia and Armenia vacation
From
US $2,275
excluding flights
Best bit: The hike up to the Gergeti monastery in Georgia. Wonderful location. (more)Paul Rooney
Content, guide and transport, very, very good. (more)Mark Bowman
Armenia vacation, Ancient Armenia
From
£999
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Lots of ancient history, culture and impressive monasteries. The Matenadaran Library in Yerevan is fascinating with a wealth of exhibits and information. Tatev is worth a visit, great views from the cable car. The Genocide Memorial in Yerevan is very imposing and dignified. Tips? Try the local home made produce you can get from vendors outside the monasteries. The bread filled with herbs we bought at Tatev was delicious and the walnuts wrapped in fruit was also very... (more)Wayne Smith
Kosovo small group holiday
From
£1,025
excluding flights
I would highly recommend this trip, it was a real eye opener. Well organised, excellent transport in a comfy car with an English speaking, very friendly and helpful young Albanian driver who kept us amused by the plans for his imminent wedding! (more)Olive O
Our guide was knowledgeable. Enthusiastic and aimed to please. (more)Anon
Small group Albania vacation
From
US $925
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
Burkina Faso holiday, Festival of the Dancing Masks
From
£1,999
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Visting the Lobi villate of Kampti with all its fetishes in full display. Tips? Drink plenty of fluids and bring plenty of money and storage space for all the souvenirs you are likely to buy. The quality and variety are amazing. Local benefits? Staying at local hotels, buying souvenirs and drinks (at inflated prices) definitely helped the local economy and local people. Overall rating? Different and enjoyable. (more)Dominic Turnbull
South Korea vacation
From
US $3,485
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Temple stay Tips? Be aware tour leaders may not be used to escorting Europeans Local benefits? In some ways but if given time we may have spent more money locally to benefit local people. Not sure if it reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation Overall rating? Very enjoyable (more)Sandra Killick
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