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Egypt 10 day tour with Nile cruise

This 10-day Egypt tour features all the main Pharaonic highlights in Cairo and the Nile Valley as well as including a luxury Nile river cruise and some time by the Red Sea at Hurghada. We start in Cairo with tours of the Pyramids and Sphinx at Gisa, and the world famous Egyptian Museum which has a huge collection of ancient artefacts including of course, the King Tutankhamun display. Next, we take an internal flight south to Aswan, where the Nile is at its most picturesque. We'll explore a local Nubian village and take a boat trip to the beautiful island temple of Philae. You also have the option to visit the amazing temples to Abu Simbel which were dismantled and rebuilt when Lake Nasser ...Read more >
From £1,154 excluding flights
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Sudan vacation, small group tour

This 10-day adventure takes you in the footsteps of ancient civilisations that made their unforgettable mark in the often-overlooked Sudan, from the pyramids of the Nile Valley to the Nuban civilisation. Begin amid the fantastic museums and markets of the capital Khartoum, before crossing the confluence of the Blue and White Nile to visit Omdurman, the old capital of Sudan. At sunset, watch a Whirling Dervish ceremony near the tomb of Sufi leader Ahmed al Nil. Entering the Nubian Desert, you'll discover a world of incredible historic sites in a startling landscape – from the temples of Naga to the most concentrated pyramid complex in the Nile valley, around the ancient 'Black Pharaoh' ...Read more >
From £2,469 excluding flights

Family adventure vacation in Jordan

This family tour to Jordan combines time at some of Jordan's most important historical sites with some more fun activities for the children. Jordan has so much to offer the adventurous family and this tour is a good mix of interesting historical sites, spectacular landscapes and fun activities such as snorkelling in the Red Sea, a 4x4 desert jeep safari, desert camel rides, and a dip/float in the Dead Sea. Group sizes are small and our guides are used to dealing with children so you'll get the best experience possible. You can also book this tour privately. Starting your tour in Amman, we first take a trip north to the ancient Roman remains at Jerash before we return to Amman to visit the ...Read more >
From £1,349 excluding flights

Small group tour of Jordan

Dig deep into Jordan's rich history, unique culture and delicious cuisine on a small-group tour that combines iconic sites such as Petra and Jerash with local encounters from a family homestay to time helping out a Bedouin shepherd! After some time exploring Amman (plus its towering 'Desert Castles'), head to Jerash to discover one of the finest Roman sites in the Middle East. You'll also hike to the imposing Aljoun Castle, and discover massive Bronze Age Dolmens before spending a night with a Jordanian family. There are more Roman memories then with the mosaics at Madaba – plus breathtaking views of Jericho from Mt. Nebo. Heading to the Dead Sea, you'll experience the unique aspects of ...Read more >
From £1,199 excluding flights

India Golden Triangle tour, Rajasthan to Varanasi

This 17-day northern Indian tour takes you to Rajasthan’s palaces, forts and temples, through Agra to see the spectacular Taj Mahal and the towering Agra Fort and the holy city of Varanasi located on the banks of the River Ganges. This India tour starts in the capital city of Delhi, before we board an overnight sleeper train to the scenic lakeside city of Udaipur. We explore its most popular sites such as the city palace, its manicured gardens and sail on the waters of Lake Pichola, before visiting some of its lesser known temples Eklingii and Nagda. We’ll then head to blue painted town of Jodhpur to marvel at the white marble Jain temples at Ranakhpur, before making our way to the lakeside ...Read more >
From £2,099 excluding flights

Jordan budget tour, one week

This 8-day shoestring tour is the perfect introduction to Jordan and includes the county's most notable and famous sights. Our tour will also venture to some less touristy places to give you a real taste of Jordan. The tour kicks off in the capital city of Amman, beginning with the Baptism Site on the River Jordan and continues along the 'Harmony Trail' through the hillside town of As-Salt. When you are here you can learn about the different religions that are practiced by the residents. The tour will give you a thorough excursion of Amman and you will get to view the remarkable Roman ruins at Jerash. You will then be taken south into the desert and along the picturesque King's Highway, ...Read more >
From £809 excluding flights

Nepal vacation on a shoestring

Dive into exciting, colourful Nepal on this eight-day tour, which gives a great introduction to the country without costing the earth. Visit the capital Kathmandu, beautiful Chitwan National Park where tigers and rhino roam, and peaceful Pokhara in the shadow of the Himalayas. Although this is a vacation on a shoestring, there is still a huge amount included in the trip, to help you relax into your visit and get the best from Nepal. Enjoy a transfer from Kathmandu airport once you arrive, a hotel in the tourist district of Thamel, a walking tour to get a feel for the city and a visit to several iconic Hindu and Buddhist temples and stupas. Also included is public coach travel between ...Read more >
From £719 excluding flights

Israel vacations, small group tour

This Israel vacation is a small group tour that offers an excellent eight day introduction to the Holy Land. You’ll visit the most significant historical and religious sites, starting in stylish, busy Tel Aviv, then taking in the excavations of Caesarea and Megiddo, before traveling to Haifa, a lovely port town on the Mediterranean Sea. From Haifa, we board a boat and travel across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum. We will explore Tabgha, the Mount of the Beatitudes, and also the picturesque Golan Heights, with its valleys, grazing land and snow capped mountains. Next, visit Nazareth and then push on south, following the River of Jordan until we reach Jerusalem. Here, spend time in the Old ...Read more >
From £1,529 excluding flights

Budget Tonga vacation, swim with humpback whales

Swim with humpback whales on this amazing budget Tonga vacation. Humpbacks visit Tonga each year to breed and have their calves. They also enjoy socialising here, in the wonderfully clear waters. This 10 day small group tour includes three whale swimming safaris. You’ll be fully briefed before and accompanied by professional guides on each six hour adventure out to sea. Your base for seven nights is the tiny island of Ha’apai. Here, as well as the unforgettable whale safaris, you’ll have time to relax on the beautiful beaches, snorkel and take an island tour. You will also explore the main island, Tongatapu, visiting its key sights, shopping in a local market and enjoying a cultural show ...Read more >
From £2,399 excluding flights

Small group tour of Turkey

This small group tour of Turkey gives a great introduction to this fascinating country. Beginning with a full day tour of vibrant Istanbul, we then move on to explore many of Turkey’s most ancient and intriguing sites. We visit Gallipoli for a fully guided tour of this World War I battlefield site, before traveling to Troy, where the famous war of Homer’s Iliad played out, and to the ancient city of Pergamum, with its beautiful Acropolis. We’ll take in the ruined Roman city of Ephesus, before visiting Pamukkale, where white calcium terraces known as travertines create an otherworldly landscape. In Hierapolis, another Roman site, you can take a dip in the famous hot springs and on our way ...Read more >
From £1,099 excluding flights

Classic Turkey 8 day tour

This 8-day Turkey tour takes you from bustling Istanbul to the Mediterranean at Kusadasi and then inland to the beautiful scenery of Cappadocia. The itinerary is designed to combine some of Turkey's classic highlights in a week's visit, balancing bustling cities, beautiful scenery, ancient ruins and modern Turkey. You'll stay in a mix of 4-star and boutique style properties along the way. Starting in Istanbul, the beating heart of Turkey and historically a vitally important connecting point between the continents of Europe and Asia, we visit the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Spice Bazaar, Hippodrome and take a cruise on the Bosphorus before flying south to the Mediterranean coast at Kusadasi. ...Read more >
From £1,099 excluding flights

Turkey vacation, best of Turkey

Turkey is a truly magical destination. Steeped in history and filled with important ancient sites and historical landmarks, it offers a deeply captivating experience. This 11-day tour takes you from Istanbul, the grand capital, to many of the country’s best destinations, before ending again in Istanbul. See the ruins of ancient cities and visit the resting places of important men in history. You explore the unique and bizarre natural landscapes of Cappadocia and Pamukkale. We then travel down the ancient Silk Road, just as the ancient traders did before returning to modern life feeling as through you had journeyed through time!Read more >
From £1,359 excluding flights

Morocco vacation on a shoestring

This Morocco vacation is on a shoestring but does not lack in any of the cultural experiences that this fascinating country has to offer in any way. In fact you stay in 3* hotels and transfers are in private transfers so all in all it is a great value way to see Morocco. Especially as many of the meals are also included, as per the itinerary below. The itinerary focuses mainly on Morocco’s historic cities, all with their own characters and natural heritage backdrops. Starting and ending in Casablanca we go on a wonderful circuit of Rabat, the capital city, Meknes, with its 40km of ancient walls, 9th century Fes with its labyrinthine Fez el-Bali medina and of course Marrakech, which needs ...Read more >
From £674 excluding flights

Bhutan small group tour

This Bhutan small group tour explores this remote and intriguing country, spending eight days here, enjoying a balance of culture and history, with short hikes through the beautiful Bhutanese landscapes to appreciate the scenery. There will be lots of delicious local Bhutanese food to enjoy, too, and you’ll have the chance to learn about traditional Bhutanese culture and the Buddhist lifestyle. This is an eight day tour, which begins in the town of Paro, home to a particularly picturesque airport, where you’ll be met. A visit to the beautiful buildings of Paro Dzong, which are both monastic and civic, which for centuries have administered Bhutan. From here, we cross the Dochu La Pass, ...Read more >
From £2,699 excluding flights

India small group tour

This 9-day exploration of the Golden Triangle route of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra merits its Incredible India tag, mixing classic historic sites with cultural and wildlife experiences. Starting in India's capital, compare the vibrant collage of cultures, religions and languages of New Delhi with the rich historic memories of Old Delhi, from the ancient Mughal Empire to British colonial times – with a chance to savour the old city's fabulous street food too! Next stop is the Rajasthan state capital Jaipur – the gorgeous 'Pink City' home of the Amber Fort, City Palace and the Jantar Mantar Observatory, as well as beautiful craft and food markets. While in Rajasthan, you'll also visit the ...Read more >
From £899 excluding flights

Egypt family adventure vacation

This compact tour of Egypt is perfectly suited for families and children wanting a more active adventure. It combines a tour of the iconic Pyramids & Sphinx, the sprawling Egyptian Museum and ancient Pharaonic temples & tombs with some more active adventure such as a fun camel ride and a cruise on a traditional felucca sailboat. Our handpicked guides have great skills and experience guiding families with children, and we keep our group sizes small to ensure you get the most out of what we are sure will be a vacation of a lifetime. Our adventure begins in Cairo with a tour of the iconic Pyramids and Sphinx, then we take time to explore the vast Egyptian Museum, and in particular the famous ...Read more >
From £1,299 excluding flights

Turkey small group tour

This Turkey small group tour is a great 10 day introduction to this fascinating country. Begin in busy and beautiful Istanbul, visiting its memorable landmarks: the 17th century Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace and the famous Hippodrome. From here, move on to the world famous historical sites of Troy, Pergamum and the Roman ruins of Ephesus. We will visit the bizarre calcium terraces at Pamukkale and the hot thermal pools at Hierapolis, and travel along the historical Silk Road to Konya, where we see the former home of the original Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes. There is a full day to explore the surreal landscape of Cappadocia, with its towering rock pinnacles and underground homes, and we ...Read more >
From £1,087 excluding flights

Cairo short break in Eygpt

Cairo is a bustling city, Africa's largest, and has great contrasts between its ancient history and modern-day importance. This short tour gives you a taste of the city, its museums and monuments, and is ideal for those short of time or who may have visited other parts of Egypt already. The tour begins with a guided sightseeing tour to Egypt's most well known landmark - the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx. We also visit the Step Pyramid at Saqqara today to learn about the history and evolution of pyramid building. On day two we take a city tour of Cairo where we visit the Egyptian Museum of antiquities, the Citadel, several mosques (or alternatively Coptic Cairo) and the busy ...Read more >
From £1,549 excluding flights

Egypt tour and beach break in Hurgada

This 9-day Egypt tour takes in the country’s key historical sites as well as making time for a beach break in Hurgada. Kicking off in Cairo, you’ll visit the top attractions in the company of an Egyptologist guide, including the Giza pyramid complex on the Giza Plateau, and the famous Egyptian Museum, which houses a fascinating Tutankhamun exhibit. You’ll then travel by sleeper train to Luxor, where you’ll have free time to wander the local markets and visit Luxor Temple before joining your group to explore the hidden tombs of the Valley of the Kings, as well as Queen Hatchepsut and Medinat Habu temples. A further highlight is a visit to the massive Karnak temple complex, which was once ...Read more >
From £959 excluding flights

Morocco tour, desert and kasbahs

This eight-day small-group Morocco tour is a great way to explore this beautiful country for the very first time, taking in its bustling medinas, its beautiful desert regions and enjoying the local Moroccan cuisine. The Desert and Kasbahs tour begins and ends in the busy city of Marrakech but focuses on the stunning mountains and desert scenery of Morocco. After leaving Marrakech, we cross the Atlas Mountains through the Tizi n Tichka Pass before descending through the hills to the desert plains around Ouarzazate. Then we're going back to the hills to Skoura Oasis, the Valley of the Roses and the Dades Canyon. The tour then heads out to the edge of the Sahara Desert at Merzouga, where you ...Read more >
From £1,249 excluding flights
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