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Egypt cultural vacation, small group

This 9-day Egypt tour serves up all the main Pharaonic highlights in and around Cairo and the Nile Valley as well as a relaxing overnight felucca sailboat cruise on the River Nile and time by the Red Sea at Hurghada. Cairo highlights at the start and end of the trip include its world-famous Egyptian Museum and the colour and the bustle of Khan-el-Khalili bazaar. Whisked by overnight sleeper train to Aswan, guests will enjoy attractions including the beautiful island temple of Philae, before boarding a traditional felucca for an overnight cruise on the Nile with grand views of its timeless riverside life. Arriving at Luxor, you'll discover the incredible array of ancient sites – from the ...Read more >
From £719 excluding flights
Up to £580 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 11 Dec, 18 Dec, 28 Dec, 08 Jan, 22 Jan, 05 Feb, 19 Feb, 05 Mar, 12 Mar

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 £675 excluding flights
Up to £220 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 04 Dec, 11 Dec, 18 Dec, 25 Dec, 01 Jan, 08 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 05 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 05 Mar, 12 Mar

Bird watching tour in Bhutan

Birdwatching is one of Bhutan's star attractions, and if you like to indulge your birdwatching habit while exploring new and beautiful parts of the world, then Bhutan really should be high on your list of places to visit. With a unique and rich Buddhist culture, spectacular Himalayan scenery, and one of the most diverse and rich ranges of birdlife on the planet, a specialist birdwatching tour in Bhutan is a really special experience. The best birding is in the east of the country, which requires a fairly long itinerary with plenty of driving, but we make regular stops and explore various Dzongs and monasteries along the way. The tour also features an easy 3-day walking section saying in ...Read more >
From £ excluding flights

Santorini and Mykonos vacations in Greece

The islands of Santorini & Mykonos are bucket list destinations for travelers all over the globe and for good reason - it's some of the Meditteraneans most beautiful and interesting islands. Our 7-day Greece tour is the perfect introduction to Santorini & Mykonos, but we’ll also explore popular attractions such as the Acropolis, the Parthenon and more. We’ll spend two nights in Santorini, exploring the small villages on the island, the wineries, hot springs and you can even enjoy an optional boat trip. We’ll spend another two nights in Mykonos, one of Europe’s most stylish and fashionable destinations As this is a private tour, the itinerary can be fully customised to your own requirements ...Read more >
From £1,389 excluding flights

Bhutan tours, tailormade

Hidden in the Himalayas between India and China, the independent Bhutanese people have largely lived a life of isolation from the world, and have succeeded in maintaining their cultural and spiritual heritage, preserved in age-old traditions. Bhutan exudes a special charm, a feeling of calm and serenity, which envelopes you the instant you arrive. The people are deeply religious, following the Lamaist form of Buddhism, and monasteries, temples and religious monuments are dotted across the landscape. Nearly three quarters of the land area is covered by forests, and the country has a wealth of biodiversity, with dazzling snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and beautiful rural landscapes. Any ...Read more >
From £1,870 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

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 £ excluding flights

Greek Island tour, Zakynthos and Santorini

The historic capital city of Athens is the starting and ending point for this 9-day tour of Greece. We launch our Greek adventure with a fully guided tour of the capital, and you will have the chance to visit the Acropolis and its Parthenon. From the city, the tour will take you to the picturesque island of Zakynthos. Popular for its golden beaches and azure seas, Zakynthos provides countless opportunities for snorkelling and diving. We will also visit the volcanic island of Santorini, which is widely acclaimed for its breath-taking scenery and beautiful sunsets. It's not hard to understand why it's considered to be one of the most romantic and stunning Greek islands.Read more >
From £1,529 excluding flights

Bolivia small group tour

Over 15 days this small group vacation in Bolivia takes you through some of the most dramatic scenery on the South American continent: barren salt flats, Amazonian rainforest, pampas grasslands where anacondas prowl, and bubbling volcanic craters. It’s an eye-opening itinerary designed to give you a far deeper insight into Bolivian nature and culture than tours that pass through more quickly. This trip has too many highlights to cover here, but they include a wander around the infamous Witches Market of La Paz. Here you can have your fortune read, pick up a good luck trinket in the form of a dried llama foetus, or a traditional folk remedy for whatever ails you. It certainly won’t be ...Read more >
From £1,849 excluding flights

Maldives activity vacation

The Maldives is rightly known as a tropical paradise and attracts sun worshippers and luxury resort lovers from around the world. However, the Maldives is also fast becoming a great destination for thrill-seeking adventure and water based activities. These include incredible snorkelling and scuba diving, great surfing and windsurfing, sea kayaking safaris and much, much more. Our Maldives Active Adventure tour takes you by sea plane from the cosmopolitan capital of Male to the local island of Gan and the surrounding atolls and islands in search of water bound adventures. Lammu atoll was also used as the location for the planet Scarif in the recent Star Wars Rogue One film. Activities ...Read more >
From £1,699 excluding flights

Turkey gulet cruises, Fethiye to Marmaris

If you’re looking for a unique Turkish vacation experience that’s not too lengthy and pricey, then our Fethiye to Marmaris gulet tour is perfect for you. This five-day Turkey tour explores the secluded islands and coves while sailing on the Mediterranean with a gulet - a classic wooden yacht which is unique to the coastal towns of Turkey. The voyage starts at the Fethiye Harbour and ends in Marmaris. Over the next few days, you will sail to the Gocek and Yassic islands, the bays of Bedri Rahmi and Sarsala and we’ll also make our way to Aga Limani. Also on the itinerary are visits to Iceada Cebekilise, Turunc and for a swim stop in Kadirga or Kumlubuk before we finally reach Marmaris.Read more >
From £289 excluding flights

Turkey 4 day gulet cruise, Marmaris to Fethiye

This four day Marmaris to Fethiye Turkish gulet cruise takes you on a voyage between the coastal towns of Marmaris and Fethiye. Along the journey, we’ll stop at secluded coves and islands, where you’ll get the opportunity to swim, sunbathe or unwind. There is a wide range of optional activities to enjoy as well, such as a mud bath in the riverside town of Dalyan.Read more >
From £289 excluding flights

Cape Town to Johannesburg tour, South Africa

Witness first-hand all that is fantastic about South Africa - stunning beaches, dense forests and abundant marine and bush wildlife. We visit the most southerly point in Africa, venture along the world-renowned Garden Route, the lesser-known Wild Coast and explore the mountainous kingdom of Lesotho.Read more >
From £875 excluding flights

Silk road overland vacation, Bishkek to Beijing

Join this Overland Expedition and venture off the tourist trail throughout Kyrgyzstan and follow the ancient trading routes along the Silk Road to Beijing. Discover stunning scenery and some of the oldest cities in the world steeped in history and legend from Lake IssyKul to Xi'an and its Terracotta Warriors.Read more >
From £3,275 excluding flights

Langtang and Tamang Heritage trek in Nepal

This Nepal trek combines the quiet and little travelled paths of the Tamang Heritage Trail with the spectacular high mountain scenery of the Langtang National Park - once known as a restricted area for trekkers. Langtang treks mountainous region provide some of Nepal's most breath-taking scenery and trekking in this area is a must for all outdoor enthusiasts. The soaring, snow-capped mountains at the head of the Langtang valley and the rich cultural heartlands of the Tamang people in the lower foothills combine to make this a perfect trekking alternative to the better-known Everest and Annapurna treks. On this tour, we kick off in Kathmandu with an introduction to your trekking guide and a ...Read more >
From £1,105 excluding flights

Turkey gulet cruise from Marmaris

This Turkey tour package starts and ends in the Harbourside town of Marmaris, from where you'll be able to fly into and out of the nearby airport in Dalaman. On this tour, you can expect to sail along with one of Turkey's most beautiful stretches of coastline, making stops in secluded bays and visiting quiet islands.Read more >
From £360 excluding flights

Turkey gulet cruise, Fethiye to Olympos

This four day Turkey tour takes you on a gulet sailing trip from the seaside town of Fethiye to the ancient city of Olympos. You will get the chance to explore secluded coves and islands, where you’ll have the chance to relax, swim and sunbathe, with a range of other optional activities available as well.Read more >
From £319 excluding flights

Turkmenistan to Kyrgyzstan overland tour

Follow one of the world's most well renowned highways; the Silk Road. This expedition will take you through some of the oldest cities in the world, discover the ancient trading routes through the 'Stan's' including a stop in the Turkmenistan capital, Ashgabat, which holds the Guinness world record for the most-white marble on Earth. We'll also stop off in splendored Old Registan in Uzbekistan. Once we reach Tajikistan there will be the chance to hike in the Fann Mountains and visit the tallest waterfall in the country. Our tour ends in the City of Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan.Read more >
From £1,375 excluding flights

Annapurna circuit and Nar Phu Valley tour

The Annapurna Circuit is a long trek - known for its diversity, panoramic views and soaring peaks - its route takes you from sub-tropical zones right up to the very edge of the arid Tibetan plateau. Expect to travel on an exciting new trekking route that takes advantage of trekking through the Tibetan influenced Nar and Phu Valleys, while still including the highlight of the original route across the high Thorung La Pass to Muktinath and avoiding walking on the roads themselves - a rewarding trek that encircles the entire Annapurna Himal mountain range. Your tour begins in Kathmandu with an informal walk through the bustling cities narrow streets - walking past markets, temples, stupas, and ...Read more >
From £1,529 excluding flights

Greece tour, highlights of the Cyclades

This adventurous eight-day tour begins and ends in Athens - covering some of Greece's most picturesque sights. The Greece tour starts with a comprehensive guided tour of Athens featuring historical landmarks and monuments such as the Acropolis and its Parthenon - a former temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron - and many more. Next, we head to the volcanic island of Milos, with its glistening waters and pristine beaches. From Milos, we make our way to the island of Santorini - renowned for its rows of whitewashed houses and blue-capped churches built into the cliffside.Read more >
From £1,439 excluding flights
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