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Madeira walking vacation

This week-long walking vacation loops around the whole of Madeira, a volcanic island with some seriously scenic vistas. Although the grand cathedrals and near-tropical gardens of Funchal are your start and finish point, it’s really just a very scenic springboard into the mountains and valleys beyond. There’s no doubt that the levadas are a highlight. These traditional stone irrigation channels double as footpaths through laurel forests, past abandoned mills and to waterfalls like the Caldeirao Verde. The Balcony Walk between the peaks of Pico Ruivo and Arieiro is a tightrope challenge – but worth it for the views deep into the valley below. You’ll also get the chance to hike the volcanic ...Read more >
From US $1,140 excluding flights
Late availability on these dates: 20 Dec, 05 Mar

Vacation to Malta and Gozo

Malta might be one of the smallest countries in the world but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in character. A sun-drenched Mediterranean archipelago, Malta also boasts several truly ancient religious landmarks, and no fewer than three UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Valletta and the Neolithic temples of Ggantija. You’ll begin with a ferry transfer to spend a few days on the tiny island of Gozo, where you’ll explore the capital, Victoria, with your tour leader. Nearby highlights include the Ggantija, which pre-dates the pyramids of Egypt; Calypso’s Cave, which some believe is mentioned in Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’ and a beautiful red sand beach. Returning to Malta itself, ...Read more >
From US $1,460 excluding flights

Madagascar vacations, The lost continent

Madagascar is one of the planet’s most unique island landscapes, with a thrilling level of biodiversity. Join an exciting 16-day small group tour of Madagascar that explores a range of beautiful national parks and other natural scenery. From the capital, Antananarivo, you’ll drive to the nearby Andasibe Reserve where no fewer than nine species of lemur are found, their calls echoing through the forest. Keep an eye out for shy chameleons as well. Afterwards, in the spa town of Antsirabe, enjoy the cool climate that made it a favourite of colonialists and missionaries, perhaps taking a sightseeing ride in a ‘pousse-pousse’ rickshaw. The volcanic Lake Tritiva is surrounded by small villages ...Read more >
From US $2,940 excluding flights

Bulgaria small group vacation

Admire century old church frescoes, ride on a mountain railway and explore the Black Sea coast on this comprehensive Bulgaria highlights tour. Along the way discover the extensive history from ancient Thracian right up to the rise and fall of communism. Rila Monastery - Explore this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site with its brightly coloured frescoes Plovdiv - In Europe's 2019 Capital of Culture see the colourful mansion houses in the old town and the Roman amphitheatre Rose Valley - Discover the ancient murals in the Thracian Tomb of Kazanluk and learn about Bulgaria's famed rose productionRead more >
From US $1,550 excluding flights

Madagascar wilderness trekking vacation

Verdant rainforests and dramatic landscapes are the setting for this vacation in Madagascar. Get off the beaten track, trekking through lush tropical vegetation, granite hills, highland meadows and surreal sandstone landscapes. Wildlife - See Madagascar's unique wildlife from lemurs to chameleons Remote villages - Interact with the friendly and hospitable local people Imarivolanitra (2658m) - Ascend Madagascar's highest climbable peakRead more >
From US $2,860 excluding flights

Poland hiking vacation

Hiking is a wonderful way to discover Poland beyond the average city break or Christmas market. The countryside is wonderfully wild, with lynx, bison and wolves, and there are impressive forested mountain ranges, flower-filled meadows and gorgeous lakes. After visiting historic Krakow, you’ll leave the city behind for the Carpathian Mountains, followed by the Tatra Mountains and Dunajec Gorge. You’ll start in the Babia Gora National Park in the Outer Carpathian Mountains, the second highest range in Poland. Next you’ll head over to the trail-tracked Tatra Mountains, where you’ll discover the beautiful Valley of the Five Polish Lakes, hike to the challenging Kozi Wierch summit, and even ...Read more >
From US $1,210 excluding flights

Self-Guided cycling vacation Passau to Vienna

Ride the most famous section of the mighty Danube River, between Passau in Germany and Vienna in Austria, on this easy self-guided cycle vacation. Medieval towns and villages - Krems, Linz and Grein Wachau wines - Sample some of Austria's premier wine Schlogener Schlinge - See the dramatic bend on the Danube.Read more >
From £890 including UK flights

Andalucia 2 weeks vacation, Moorish Andalucia

Discover Andalucia and the fascinating history that has influenced this beautiful region. Explore whitewashed villages, taste delicious tapas and see the beguiling Moorish architecture, patios and gardens of Granada, Cordoba and Seville. Cordoba - Discover the Moorish architecture from the golden era of Al-Andalus at the Mezquita Grazalema Natural Park - Hike through dramatic limestone scenery from Puerto del Boyar to Benaocaz Seville - Explore this characterful city and the stunning UNESCO-listed Alcazar Palace Read more >
From US $1,910 excluding flights

Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama vacation

This adventurous cycle trip takes us on a journey through beautiful Central America. We ride through varied scenery - past volcanoes, cloud forest, rain forest and see the famous Panama Canal. Along our way we visit the volcanic island of Ometepe and the tropical islands of Bocas del Toro for a little relaxation. Cycle Central America - An adventurous and exciting way to see the best of Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama Arenal Volcano - Cycle around the live volcano and expansive lake Caribbean Islands - Relax in paradise on Bocas del ToroRead more >
From US $3,460 excluding flights

Seville to Porto cycling vacation

Let the sun shine in on this small group tour of Andalucia. Three quite rightly famous cities pinion the trip: Granada, where you’ll join a city tour and explore the courtyards and cloisters of the Alhambra; Cordoba and its rambling back streets and mega mosque; and 2,000-year-old Seville. The Andalucian countryside ties together the cities. You’ll spend a couple of nights in cobbled Castano del Robledo: your gateway to Sierra de Aracena National Park. Spectacular caves surround Aracena. Meanwhile, the Sierra Morena lays out mountains, whitewashed Andalucian villages and a syrupy slow way of life. This Andalucia vacation balances easy city walking tours with moderate hikes through ...Read more >
From US $1,760 excluding flights

Kazakhstan tour, small group

On this adventure through the wealthiest of the 'Stans, we travel vast swathes of the Kazak steppe, from the foothills of the Tien Shen Mountains in the south, through Silk Road cities and past Russian cosmodromes to Astana in the dusty north. Aralsk- Uncover eerie ships rusting in the desert where the Aral Sea once was. Baikonur - Visit the Baikonur Cosmodrome, explore a decommissioned spacecraft and sit in a cosmonaut's seat. Nur-Sultan - Explore Kazakhstan's uber-modern capital with its glittering skyscrapers and bizarre architecture.Read more >
From US $4,920 excluding flights

Poland cycling vacation

An exploration of Poland's Baltic coast on two wheels. Cycle along dedicated cycle paths and quiet country roads through charming medieval towns, past pristine beaches and along the Hel Peninsula sand bar. Visit the giant Teutonic castle of Malbork. Gdansk - Beautiful maritime city rich with history Slowinski National Park - Cycle with views of giant shifting sand dunes Elblag canal - Take a short cruise on this unique engineering achievement Read more >
From US $1,400 excluding flights

Pamir Highway vacation, Tajikistan

Join us on this 20 day adventure exploring part of the world well off the tourist track with a journey through Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. The Pamir Highway is a wild and remote mountain road that stretches between the Tajikistan capital of Dushanbe and passes through the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan, Osh. Built by the Soviets, and better known as the M41, it’s 1250km of dirt track that winds its way through raging rivers, mountain passes and some of the most isolated villages in one of the least-known corners of the world. In short, it’s the ultimate road trip for the adventurous traveler. Traveling as a small group, we’ll start in Tajikistan and make ...Read more >
From US $5,870 excluding flights

Self-guided Andros trail vacation

Trek from the South to the North of Andros on the Andros Route, a recently restored historic trail. Let old, walled mule tracks lead you through terraced fields from one picturesque village to the next on this self-guided walking vacation. Andros Chora - Charming town mansions, cafes and stone walkways Sandy beaches - Relax on the beach or swim in the turquoise Aegean Sea Andros Routes project - by booking this trip you promote sustainable tourism on Andros Read more >
From US $860 excluding flights

Cycling vacation in Cuba

Explore the scenic beauty and cultural highlights of Cuba on two wheels. Cycle on quiet roads along the Caribbean coast to historic Trinidad, past striking limestone landscapes in Vinales and through tropical forests in Topes de Collantes. Cycle Cuba - With very little traffic this is the ideal way to see the island Casas Particulares - Stay in private homestays in colonial Trinidad and Vinales Havana - Explore this atmospheric UNESCO Heritage Site Read more >
From US $2,650 excluding flights

Malta and Gozo & Sicily vacation

Explore some of the most impressive and best preserved ancient sites in the Mediterranean on the diverse islands of Malta, Gozo and Sicily. See the stunning temples, experience the relaxed island lifestyle and sample delicious food and wine along the way. Megalithic Temples - Discover the UNESCO-Listed Ggantija, Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples Valley of the Temples - See Sicily's most famous Classical remains and the remarkable Doric architecture Erice - Experience this walled medieval hilltop town with its maze of narrow winding cobbled streets and quaint shopsRead more >
From US $3,260 excluding flights

Self-Guided Cycle Venice to Porec vacation

A self-guided cycle journey hugging the Adriatic Sea from Venice to Porec. On this fascinating route through Italy, Slovenia and Croatia we have carefully selected the best sections to cycle, while traveling other parts by train. Aquileia Roman ruins - Option to visit the remains of this once important Roman city Trieste - Grand architecture, plazas and coastal promenade Wetlands - Varied and beautiful habitats with birdlife in the protected delta of the River Isonzo .Read more >
From US $1,580 excluding flights

Mongolia cultural vacation, 3 sports festival

Endless blue skies, a picturesque plateau, vast desert and welcoming nomadic hospitality is everything that is great about this exploration of Mongolia. As well as this we visit old monasteries, cross part of the great Gobi Desert and experience traditional Nomadic hospitality. Nadaam Festival Departure - Experience Mongolia's '3 sports festival' including horse racing, wrestling and archery Gobi Desert - Travel through one of the most remote parts of our planet and marvel at the deserted scenery Karakorum - Explore Genghis Khan's ruined capital and the revived Erdene Zuu Monastery Read more >
From US $3,200 excluding flights

Cycling vaction in South Africa

Cycle the rugged coastline and beautiful winelands of the Western Cape on this cycling vacation through South Africa. Ride on the side of the iconic Table Mountain and along the famous garden route from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. Stellenbosch winelands - Cycle through stunningly beautiful vineyards and farmlands Oudtshoorn - Freewheel down the dramatic Swartberg pass Cape Agulhas - Cycle to the southernmost point of Africa.Read more >
From US $2,930 excluding flights

Jordan highlights vacation

Discover Jordan's ancient history, diverse landscapes and delicious cuisine with a little added comfort at the end of each day. Explore Petra, sleep under the stars in a luxurious desert camp in Wadi Rum and look over the Holy Land from Mount Nebo. Wadi Rum - Experience the thrill of a jeep safari, try a traditional camel ride and taste a traditional nomadic barbecue Dead Sea - Float in the saline waters of this inland sea at the lowest point on earth Jerash - Walking tour of the most well-preserved Greco Roman ruins outside of Europe Read more >
From US $1,950 excluding flights
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