Best places to visit in October vacations

We've gathered together the best places to visit in October. Small ship cruises are on their last trips around Croatia and the Greek Islands, where it's blissfully peaceful. The wildlife is out in force in southern Africa, where dry season has set in, and Japan is back in focus for photographers after some spectacular autumn colours.

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Southern Croatia cruise in comfort

Southern Croatia cruise in comfort

Cruise Croatia's beautiful islands on a small cruise ship
From £669 to £979 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct
Tanzania Selous safari holiday & Zanzibar

Tanzania Selous safari holiday & Zanzibar

Off-the-beaten track safari experiences & paradise beaches
From £3,250 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Namibia and Botswana safari holiday

Namibia and Botswana safari holiday

Namibia & Botswana lodge safari Caprivi Etosha Okavango
From US $3,795 to US $4,110 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 25 Dec
2023: 12 Feb, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 21 May, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 20 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov, 10 Dec, 24 Dec
Last minute availability winter 2022
Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy

Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy

Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages
From US $1,779 to US $2,579 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 24 Dec, 31 Dec
2023: 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 24 Dec, 31 Dec, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 04 Mar, 11 Mar
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Jordan vacation, a week in Jordan

Jordan vacation, a week in Jordan

A week to explore the spectacular sites and scenery of Jordan
From US $1,999 to US $2,579 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 10 Dec, 17 Dec
2023: 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 25 Feb, 11 Mar, 15 Mar, 18 Mar, 22 Mar, 25 Mar, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 5 Aug, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 27 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 25 Oct, 28 Oct, 1 Nov, 4 Nov, 8 Nov, 11 Nov, 15 Nov, 18 Nov, 22 Nov, 25 Nov, 29 Nov, 2 Dec, 6 Dec, 9 Dec, 13 Dec, 16 Dec, 30 Dec
2024: 6 Jan, 20 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 24 Feb, 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 23 Mar ...
Late availability on these dates: 10 Dec, 17 Dec, 04 Feb, 11 Feb, 25 Feb, 11 Mar
Golden Triangle with Ranthambore tour, India

Golden Triangle with Ranthambore tour, India

Brilliant experiences including Tigers and Temples
From £1,199 to £1,299 11 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Northern Lights photography vacation in Iceland, coast & ice

Northern Lights photography vacation in Iceland, coast & ice

Photographic trip in the stunning west and southeast Iceland
From £3,450 to £3,750 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 17 Feb, 29 Sep, 27 Oct
2024: 18 Feb, 27 Sep, 25 Oct
Spanish course & hiking vacation, Picos de Europa, Spain

Spanish course & hiking vacation, Picos de Europa, Spain

Spanish classes + stunning hikes in Picos de Europa
From €735 to €858 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 3 Apr, 10 Apr, 17 Apr, 24 Apr, 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct
Scotland by railway vacation

Scotland by railway vacation

Experience authentic Scotland independently and car-free
From £1,275 to £1,345 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from April to the end of October.
Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked

Japan small group holiday, Japan unmasked

Whistlestop Japan highlights with an expert tour leader
From £2,660 to £2,940 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 27 Feb, 3 Apr, 24 Jul, 4 Sep, 27 Nov
Cappadocia walking vacation in Turkey

Cappadocia walking vacation in Turkey

Trek the unique and fairytale landscape of Cappadocia
From US $1,599 to US $1,949 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 15 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 26 Aug, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct
2024: 13 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May, 18 May, 8 Jun, 6 Jul, 24 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct
Altiplano de Granada activity vacation, Spain

Altiplano de Granada activity vacation, Spain

Multi-activity family holiday in the Spanish Lake District
From €450 to €900 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip is available during UK and Ireland school holidays only and can be tailor-made to suit your requirements.
Japan self guided trekking vacation, Nakasendo Trail

Japan self guided trekking vacation, Nakasendo Trail

Self-guided walking along Japan’s ancient Nakasendo trail
From US $1,040 to US $1,845 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
The Lycian Way hiking vacation in Turkey

The Lycian Way hiking vacation in Turkey

Follow one of Turkey's most spectacular coastal trails
From US $860 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 8 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct
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Adventure vacation in Jordan

Adventure vacation in Jordan

The very best of Jordan
From US $1,250 to US $1,620 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 3 Dec, 7 Dec, 10 Dec
2023: 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 9 Mar, 11 Mar, 16 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 30 Mar, 1 Apr, 6 Apr, 8 Apr, 13 Apr, 15 Apr, 20 Apr, 22 Apr, 27 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 11 May, 13 May, 18 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 29 Jul, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 14 Sep, 16 Sep, 21 Sep, 23 Sep, 28 Sep, 30 Sep, 5 Oct, 7 Oct, 12 Oct, 14 Oct, 19 Oct, 21 Oct, 26 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 16 Nov, 18 Nov ...
Late availability on these dates: 03 Dec, 07 Dec, 10 Dec, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 04 Mar, 09 Mar, 11 Mar
Painting vacation in Morocco

Painting vacation in Morocco

'Sketchbook journey' through the stunning sights of Morocco.
From £1,300 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2024: 17 Mar
Luxury small ship cruise in Croatia

Luxury small ship cruise in Croatia

Luxury small ship cruise through Croatia's Islands
From £1,299 to £2,299 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 30 Apr, 3 May, 6 May, 13 May, 14 May, 17 May, 20 May, 27 May, 31 May, 3 Jun, 4 Jun, 10 Jun, 11 Jun, 14 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 25 Jun, 1 Jul, 2 Jul, 8 Jul, 9 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 23 Jul, 29 Jul, 30 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 13 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 27 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 10 Sep, 16 Sep, 17 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 1 Oct, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 15 Oct
Croatian coast walking tours, self guided

Croatian coast walking tours, self guided

Self guided walking tour on the sunny Croatian coast
From €710 to €880 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures can be arranged at any time from 1st April to 1st November
Small group vacations to Madagascar

Small group vacations to Madagascar

Experience the best of this enigmatic island continent
From £2,780 to £2,975 18 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 14 Dec
2023: 16 Jun, 4 Aug, 1 Sep, 15 Sep, 6 Oct, 15 Dec
Yoga vacations in Spain

Yoga vacations in Spain

Join us by the sea to breathe, flow & let go.
From £800 to £990 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 23 Mar, 27 Apr, 18 May, 8 Jun, 22 Jun, 21 Sep, 5 Oct, 26 Oct
Catalonia self guided walking vacations, Spain

Catalonia self guided walking vacations, Spain

Self-guided walking holidays in Catalonia
From €739 to €887 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Available all year round on any day to suit and can be tailor-made and adapted to your requirements
Sailing in Croatia

Sailing in Croatia

A multi-activity adventure sailing cruise in Croatia
From €580 to €790 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 15 Apr, 16 Apr, 17 Apr, 18 Apr, 19 Apr, 20 Apr, 22 Apr, 23 Apr, 24 Apr, 25 Apr, 26 Apr, 27 Apr, 29 Apr, 30 Apr, 1 May, 2 May, 3 May, 4 May, 6 May, 7 May, 8 May, 11 May, 13 May, 14 May, 15 May, 16 May, 17 May, 18 May, 20 May, 21 May, 22 May, 23 May, 24 May, 25 May, 27 May, 28 May, 29 May, 30 May, 31 May, 1 Jun, 3 Jun, 4 Jun, 5 Jun, 6 Jun, 7 Jun, 8 Jun, 10 Jun, 12 Jun, 13 Jun, 15 Jun, 17 Jun, 19 Jun, 20 Jun, 22 Jun, 23 Jun ...
Cycling vacation in Portugal, self guided

Cycling vacation in Portugal, self guided

A leisurely cycling holiday in the Algarve
From €665 to €729 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be arranged at any time to suit your requirements although we do not recommend trips in August due to high temperatures
Algarve vacation accommodation

Algarve vacation accommodation

Enchanting agrotourism on 6 ha rural estate close to beach
From €65 to €265 per accommodation per night
Accommodation
Yoga & walking vacation in Spain

Yoga & walking vacation in Spain

Oodles of yoga & hikes in the great outdoors!
From £890 to £920 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 23 Mar, 27 Apr, 5 Oct, 26 Oct
Brown bear tracking in Northern Greece

Brown bear tracking in Northern Greece

Track wild bears & explore the wilderness with park rangers
From €665 5 days ex flights
Small group travel
Cuba cultural vacation

Cuba cultural vacation

Immerse yourself in Cuban culture on this 8 day adventure
From €635 to €700 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 4 Dec, 25 Dec
2023: 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 23 Apr, 30 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, 29 Oct, 5 Nov
West Highland Line railway vacation in Scotland

West Highland Line railway vacation in Scotland

Take the world's best rail journey to the Isle of Skye
From £980 to £1,055 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from April to October
Porto to Lisbon cycling holiday, self guided

Porto to Lisbon cycling holiday, self guided

Family Cycling Holidays in Portugal | Self-Guided
From €845 to €1,068 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Cooking and walking vacation, Spanish Pyrenees

Cooking and walking vacation, Spanish Pyrenees

Gastronomy and beautiful walks in the Spanish Pyrenees.
From €1,495 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 22 Apr, 17 Sep, 19 Oct
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