Activities Abroad and The Aurora Zone

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Finland Northern Lights vacation, Wilderness Auroras

Departure dates from November to March. With no light pollution and unobstructed views of the night sky from the eponymous lake, Northern Lights vacations in the village of Menesjärvi offer visitors a high chance of witnessing the Aurora at their most spectacular. In Finnish Lapland, this vacation has a wonderful base at Hotel Korpikartano, a charming hotel which was once a boarding school, but which now proffers the perfect wilderness accommodation for those seeking the Northern Lights. As we wait to see if the Northern Lights appear, we offer plenty of winter activities so that you can enjoy your Lapland vacation in a traditional way. Such as snowshoeing or cross country skiing in ...Read more >
From £1,785 including UK flights

Husky safari in Finland

The Finnish wilderness is an incredible place to escape civilisation and truly get away from it all. On this Husky safari in Finland vacation, you will spend five magical days driving your team of dogs through the stunning scenery of Pallas-Ylläs National Park in northwestern Lapland, traveling from cabin to remote cabin, through Christmas-card scenes of snowy forests and frozen lakes, in an area renowned for having the cleanest air in Europe. Beginning at the Harriniva Wilderness Hotel, you’ll meet your team of four to six huskies – just some of the 400 that are cared for at the Arctic Sled Dog Centre. Here, experienced mushers will talk you through working with your dogs, as you learn ...Read more >
From £2,730 including UK flights

Winter vacation in Finnish Lapland

Departure dates from January to March. Escape from everyday life on this winter vacation in Finnish Lapland. This seven-night escape captures the essence of Lapland and experienced guides ensure you enjoy the best and most unique experiences the area has to offer. Enjoy an exciting mix of unforgettable activities and rare encounters which will leave you feeling refreshed and exhilarated. This trip aims to introduce you to the fascinating culture of the Sámi people and one of the highlights is the chance to meet local reindeer herders and find out about their way of life and the importance of their animals. A Shamanic ceremony and evening with the local Sámi is included. You’ll also enjoy ...Read more >
From £2,235 including UK flights

Finland Northern Lights and glamping

Departures in January and March 2023 Close to the borders of the stunning Pallas Ylläs National Park, tucked away in the north-west corner of Finnish Lapland sits Torassieppi, a peaceful winter landscape full of Arctic and Aurora opportunities. The surrounding wilderness means a lack of light pollution, giving you ideal viewing conditions for the Northern Lights. Your itinerary includes two dedicated activities to get you out further into the wilds and on the search for the Aurora. From visiting a prime lookout spot with your expert guide to a reindeer-pulled sleigh, you’ll be searching the skies in memorable ways. A true highlight in your Northern Lights quest is spending the night in ...Read more >
From £1,345 including UK flights

Madeira tailor made vacation, gardens & levadas

Departures All-Year Long!! Although relatively small in size, Madeira is absolutely brimming with flora and fauna. Thanks to the sub-tropical climate, the island enjoys warm temperatures for most of the year. The tall mountains capture the water from the clouds and irrigate the lands below, creating landscapes full of colour and beauty. Flowers and fruit trees line the hills and terraces and every possible bit of space is utilised to grow fresh fruits and vegetables in the fertile volcanic soil. The island has several fantastic landscaped gardens, as well as many beautiful household plots. This trip includes a visit to one of the smaller, yet more interesting private gardens of Palheiro, ...Read more >
From £855 excluding flights

Alentejo Coast family activity vacation, Portugal

This Alentejo Coast family activity vacation in Portugal takes place in a region that is very much off the tourist circuit, although it is a favourite with Portuguese families. Consequently, it has a real-life feel about it, but with the added joys of seaside fun staying in the traditional resort town of Vila Nova De Milfontes. Unlike the Algarve, this is actually one of the country’s most unpopulated regions, with the added bonus of having Alentejo Natural Park on the doorstep. Not surprisingly, many of our family activities are water-based with the Atlantic waves, magnificent beaches and dramatic cliffs all waiting to be enjoyed. Although this is a small group tour, you can choose as ...Read more >
From £1,030 excluding flights

Lapland husky safari and activity vacation, Finland

This Lapland husky safari vacation in Finland really is the ultimate winter experience for anyone who loves the wilderness, and dogs, staying in a lakeside lodge in Saija where the frozen waters of Lake Jokijärvi are the icing on an already gorgeous cake. For dog lovers, this is also a dream come true as you train to manage your own team of huskies and then go on several safaris with them, one by night, through pristine Arctic forest, frozen wetland, more lakes and remote rivers. The contrast of everything being so still, and frozen, while you speed through it, well wrapped up and warm against the winter elements, is a feeling that will stay with you forever. Staying in traditional log ...Read more >
From £2,215 excluding flights

Madeira tailor made vacation, wildlife & nature

Departures between March 2022 to 30 March 2023. The landscape of Madeira is simply stunning and for such a small island, it has a huge variety of scenery. Towering mountain peaks covered in thick, green forests are home to a wealth of flora and fauna and the terraced hillsides are packed with colourful flowers and blooming fruit trees. The Atlantic Ocean wraps around the Madeiran archipelago and the Gulf Stream makes the sea warm and pleasant and also a perfect year-round home for all sorts of marine life. Bottlenose and Atlantic-spotted dolphins, as well as humpback and short-finned pilot whales, are often found here in abundance, making it a wildlife lover’s paradise. This itinerary ...Read more >
From £895 excluding flights

Azores tour, volcanic wonderland

Sitting in the vast Atlantic Ocean, the lush, volcanic island of São Miguel offers an adventure playground for activity and wildlife lovers alike. This seven-night small group tour will see you snorkelling with wild dolphins, kayaking on crater lakes and swimming in ocean hot springs. This trip is a real celebration of the Azores’ two big draws – the wild Atlantic Ocean and spectacular volcanic landscapes. Led by an expert guide, you and your small group of like-minded fellow travelers will be cycling through lush forests, kayaking on the crater lakes of the Sete Cidades lagoon and taking a leisurely walk through São Miguel’s largest lava tunnel. You’ll be swimming in the Atlantic ...Read more >
From £995 excluding flights

Lapland Autumn Northern Lights vacation

This Lapland Northern Lights vacation takes place in Finnish Lapland during the autumn months, which are not as well known as potential Aurora hunting time, but a stunning time of year to visit these wilderness regions. This small group vacation is based in a waterfront hotel on Lake Inari, where you will get a chance to, hopefully, see the Northern Lights reflected off the lake but also take in the seasonal leaf changes in the forests all around. Located north of the Arctic Circle, you get to experience this wild and wonderful landscape before it freezes over. The autumnal season is known as ‘Ruska’ locally, with everything changing colour by the day, and some flurries of snow thrown into ...Read more >
From £1,495 including UK flights

Winter adventure in Finland

Winter 2022/23 departure dates now available. This winter adventure vacation in Finland, far north of the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland is not only an exciting outdoor experience but also packed with typical Finnish things to do, wilderness being our middle name. You can choose to stay at either Hotel Jeris, next to the frozen Lake Jerisjarvi or Hotel Harriniva, located by the Muonio River and on the outskirts of Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. The national park boasts over a thousand square kilometres of boreal forest, high fells and myriad snowshoeing and cross country skiing trails, and has a very untouched feel about it. It is, therefore, the perfect location for snowshoeing, ...Read more >
From £2,525 including UK flights

Winter vacation in Finnish Lapland, tailor made

Overview This vacation allows you to experience Lapland your way, you can choose the duration of your vacation, the activities you would like to include and the experiences you would like to have. In terms of accommodation, you may also choose between sister hotels - Jeris or Harriniva. Jeris offers welcoming hotel rooms and a selection of cosy winter cottage options; whilst Harriniva offers comfortably furnished hotel rooms with wooden Scandinavian decort. There are also extremely innovative places in which you can spend the night, including the Aurora Domes and the nearby Torassieppi Winter Village. Jeris has an idyllic setting on the banks of a frozen lake and the accommodation is ...Read more >
From £915 including UK flights

Azores island hopping vacation

Departures from May to October. PLEASE NOTE: 2022 dates and prices are provisional and subject to change. Situated in the center of the Azores archipelago, the islands of Faial, São Jorge, and Pico make a triangle rich in natural beauty and local culture. This ten-night vacation gives you a full introduction to the region, with a few nights in each location and visits to the prime attractions. On a tour of Faial, you will see the mighty volcanic crater of Caldeira which rises above the island. There will be a trip to the sea-facing Capelinhos volcano and the iconic Ponta dos Capelinhos lighthouse which stands below. While exploring Sao Jorge, you can look forward to the greenery of Sete ...Read more >
From £1,235 excluding flights

Madeira family vacation

Madeira, the Portuguese archipelago in the North Atlantic just off the coast of Africa, is your destination for a memorable family vacation packed with exciting activities. You’ll be based in a hotel in Funchal, within easy walking distance of the capital’s restaurants, shops and attractions, but the real fun starts once you head off the beaten track and into the surrounding scenery. Let’s start with a jeep journey through mountainous terrain followed by a walk along a levada. Later on in the week will be a day that kids will remember for years to come – a sea kayaking trip around the island’s picturesque coves and bays. After a few hours of paddling, you’ll board a RIB boat for a bouncy ...Read more >
From £995 excluding flights

Montenegro family activity vacation

An unforgettable family activity vacation in Montenegro begins in Kotor, with its picturesque old town and beaches ideal for a little R&R with the kids before the adventures get underway. On day three you’ll head to Lovcen National Park, widely considered to be the most beautiful part of Montenegro, where after a delicious BBQ lunch you’ll get into the swing of things, literally, with an exciting high ropes adventure. Next up, the Tara Canyon, located in Durmitor National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site full of wildlife. Here you’ll strap on lifevests and helmets for a fun whitewater rafting expedition through Europe’s deepest river canyon. The following day you can unleash ...Read more >
From £1,165 excluding flights

Gozo family activity vacation in Malta

A Gozo family activity vacation that offers a wonderful opportunity to explore this Maltese island in the middle of the Mediterranean. Gozo is a much-underrated destination when it comes to family fun, the adventures here beginning the minute you take the ferry from Malta and start taking in the island’s stunning seascapes. This is a small group tour, with no more than 24 people so that children have a chance to enjoy the company of other young people during their week of adventures. On this vacation all the activities are included in the price and every day is different. From snorkelling or Discover Scuba Diving, to rock climbing on the magnificent Gozitan cliffs, you will either be on the ...Read more >
From £1,195 excluding flights

Northern Lights family vacation in Finland

This Northern Lights family vacation is a small group tour, based in the town of Menesjärvi where you will stay in a family-friendly hotel, experiencing all sorts of snowy adventures while also ringing in the New Year, with the Northern Lights, hopefully, as the firework show! Based in a traditional Sami community, you will also have a chance to learn all about reindeer farming and other traditions in this remote, northern beauty spot. Outdoor activities on this family vacation include snowmobiling, kick sledding, dog sledding and cross country skiing. You are staying in the heart of the Aurora Zone in Finnish Lapland and so your adventures are not only by day but also by night. The ...Read more >
From £2,570 including UK flights

Family activity vacations in Turkey

This family activity vacation in Turkey is a center-based trip, staying in the ancient waterfront town of Kas, a quiet town with typical whitewashed house and Mediterranean laid back beauty. It has a mountainous backdrop and is located on the iconic Lycian Way. This is a beautiful long-distance walking route, and so there is plenty of scope for inland adventures on this vacation, such as mountain biking and hiking, as well as coastal ones. On this week-long, small group guided tour you can experience a number of activities. They include a boat trip with snorkelling and swimming, sea kayaking, picnic hike, mountain biking, tubing and walking in Saklikent Gorge. You will be staying in a ...Read more >
From £625 excluding flights

Family Lake district vacation

Departures available from July to October. The Lake District is perhaps one of Britain’s most picturesque regions and a firm favourite for family vacations. With an array of pristine lakes surrounded by looming colourful fells, it is an ideal location for multiple adventurous activities and provides a peaceful and idyllic setting. The carefully chosen activities during this adventure are based in the magnificent Borrowdale Valley whose scenery is the very image of the English countryside. Water-based activities take place at Derwentwater which offers otherworldly views of the surrounding landscape and is aptly known as ‘The Queen of the English Lakes’. This short break adventure includes ...Read more >
From £475 excluding flights

Family winter activity vacation in Finland

Winter departures dates available in February 2023. This family winter activity vacation in Finland is based in Jeris, in the far north of Finnish Lapland. Here you will get a chance to try out lots of traditional and exciting activities such as husky sledding, snowshoeing in the snow-blanketed forests and Northern Lights hunting by Aurora Snow Train. The husky sledding takes you on a wilderness journey over 15km, but you also get a chance to do a 35km snowmobile safari. All around your accommodation, where you will be staying in cosy winter cabins, it will, of course, be frozen and white. So, donning your winter clothing, which we provide for the duration of the trip, you can also ...Read more >
From £2,870 including UK flights
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