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Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy

Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy

Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages
From US $1,305 to US $1,625 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 22 Dec, 29 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 23 Dec, 10 Feb, 17 Feb
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 $940 to US $2,365 10 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
Pilgrims Way self guided walking tour, England

Pilgrims Way self guided walking tour, England

Discover Kent's history, its landscape and its people
From £616 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you and adapted to your requirements
Sardinia walking holiday, Italy

Sardinia walking holiday, Italy

Superb daywalks amid rich and charming scenery
From US $1,545 to US $1,625 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct
Pilgrims Way guided walk, England

Pilgrims Way guided walk, England

Discover the Pilgrims' Way with author, Derek Bright
From £912 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: All year round - subject to availability
Carpathian Mountains conservation & culture vacation

Carpathian Mountains conservation & culture vacation

Wolves, bears & sightseeing
From US $1,395 to US $1,435 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 5 May, 12 May, 2 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 28 Jul, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 15 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct
2019: 4 May, 11 May, 1 Jun, 29 Jun, 27 Jul, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 5 Oct
Nakasendo Trail walking tour, Japan

Nakasendo Trail walking tour, Japan

Village-to-village walking on the historic Nakasendo trail
From US $4,140 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 25 Mar, 2 Apr, 8 Apr, 12 Apr, 16 Apr, 6 May, 12 May, 17 May, 21 May, 16 Jul, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 7 Oct, 12 Oct, 14 Oct, 4 Nov, 8 Nov, 11 Nov
Pisa to Lucca walking vacation in Italy

Pisa to Lucca walking vacation in Italy

Self guided walking between Italian cities Pisa and Lucca.
From €480 to €700 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Thames Path walking vacation, England

Thames Path walking vacation, England

Walk the Thames Path from the source to the Thames Barrier
From £890 to £1,670 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Oxford Canal walking vacation, England

Oxford Canal walking vacation, England

Long distance walking trail along the Oxford Canal
From £825 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Andalucia self guided walking vacation, Spain

Andalucia self guided walking vacation, Spain

Moderate walking in foothills of Olive and Almond groves
From £350 7 days per accommodation
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Late availability up to and including Xmas and New Year with 10% discount for 7 night stay. Book now for 2018 and get £50 off 7 nights and a massive £150 off 14 nights
Croatian coast walking tours, self guided

Croatian coast walking tours, self guided

Self guided walking tour on the sunny Croatian coast
From €520 to €670 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures can be arranged at any time from 1st April to 1st November
Guernsey self guided walking tours, The Channel Islands

Guernsey self guided walking tours, The Channel Islands

Walking on The Channel Islands of Guernsey, Herm & Sark
From £714 to £1,015 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: Ths trip can be booked year round and can be tailor made to suit your needs and requirements.
Jersey self guided walking tours, The Channel Islands

Jersey self guided walking tours, The Channel Islands

Walking holiday on Jersey in the Channel Islands
From £699 to £1,049 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made to depart anytime between March and October
Self guided walking vacation in France

Self guided walking vacation in France

Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambiance
From €1,057 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep
Book now for 2018 holidays at 2017 prices. No single supplement for first solo guest each week in 2018.
Catalonia self guided walking vacations, Spain

Catalonia self guided walking vacations, Spain

Self-guided walking holidays in Catalonia
From €715 to €799 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
Nepal trek with Chitwan National Park safari

Nepal trek with Chitwan National Park safari

Trek in Kathmandu valley & Chitwan
From US $849 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 26 Nov, 5 Dec, 13 Dec, 21 Dec, 27 Dec
2018: 4 Jan, 15 Jan, 24 Jan, 9 Feb, 18 Feb, 28 Feb, 2 Mar, 15 Mar, 29 Mar, 7 Apr, 19 Apr, 26 Apr, 5 May, 16 May, 25 May, 4 Jun, 25 Jun, 14 Jul, 2 Aug, 16 Aug, 27 Aug, 4 Sep, 10 Sep, 20 Sep, 4 Oct, 15 Oct, 24 Oct, 30 Oct, 5 Nov, 13 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 13 Dec, 21 Dec, 27 Dec
Nicaragua walking tour vacation

Nicaragua walking tour vacation

An easy walking tour
From £2,725 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: Daily departures until October
Hiking holiday in St Lucia

Hiking holiday in St Lucia

Guided walking on this beautiful tear drop island
From £949 to £2,599 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout October to July
Cyprus self guided hiking vacation, North Cyprus

Cyprus self guided hiking vacation, North Cyprus

Scenic walking amongst wild flowers and crusader castles
From £594 to £839 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Scenic self-guided walking in North Cyprus, tailored to suit your walking, hotel and date requirements. From £599 7 days ex flights. Save £50 by booking your 2018 holiday before end December. Warm sunshine and numerous wild flowers in spring.
Lake Como family walking vacation, Italy

Lake Como family walking vacation, Italy

Lake Como; a panoramic hike, suited to do with children!
From €575 to €830 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Bergamo circular walking tour in Italy

Bergamo circular walking tour in Italy

Begamo; start hiking at about 5 km distance from the airport
From €600 to €830 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Dales Way walking holiday in Yorkshire, England

Dales Way walking holiday in Yorkshire, England

The Dales Way self guided walking holiday
From £657 to £963 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: The walking tour is tailor made and can be booked at a time to suit you
Northumberland coast hike, England

Northumberland coast hike, England

Self Guided Walking Holiday in Northumberland Coast Path
From £560 to £798 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Cyclades sailing & walking vacation in Greece

Cyclades sailing & walking vacation in Greece

Combine a sailing & hiking adventure around the Cyclades
From £672 to £746 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct
Provence walking tour, France

Provence walking tour, France

A superb walking holiday exploring the best of Provence
From £865 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 22 Sep
Catalonia walking & food tour, Spain

Catalonia walking & food tour, Spain

Enjoy varied landscapes & sample local food & wine.
From €899 to €959 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made between 01 Apr - 30 Jun & 08 Sep - 05 Nov to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Discount of €200 on bookings for 4 or more
Self guided walking vacation in Wales

Self guided walking vacation in Wales

Offa’s Dyke, Glyndwr’s Way, The Wye Valley Walk
From £525 to £763 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from March to October and can be adapted to suit your requirements as necessary
Croatia national parks hiking vacation

Croatia national parks hiking vacation

Walking vacation in Croatia's beautiful national parks.
From €620 to €790 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 26 May, 9 Jun, 23 Jun, 7 Jul, 18 Aug, 8 Sep, 15 Sep
Cotswolds Way self guided walking vacation, England

Cotswolds Way self guided walking vacation, England

Hike through one of Britain's most popular regions
From £803 to £1,122 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Carpathian Mountains conservation & culture vacation
From
US $1,395
excluding flights
Walking in the Carpathian Mountains was stunning. Watching bear and wild boar at close quarters and visiting the bear sanctuary was definitely one of the highlights. Gaining an insight into the history of Romania by visiting castles, fortified churches and local towns was also fascinating. (more)Alison Mitchell
The most memorable were the painted monasteries and the village of Viscri and Transylvania generally. (more)Mauveen Jones
The most memorable part of my vacation was watching the brown bears from the bear hide. While we were there we saw around 10 different bears including a mother with her two cubs. (more)Stella Jales
Nepal trek with Chitwan National Park safari
From
US $849
excluding flights
The whole vacation was memorable, however I especially enjoyed the trekking and being able to see the 'real' Nepal away from the city. (more)Fiona Williams
I loved every bit of it - the challenges and sweat during the trekking, the incredible kindness and patience of local people (more)Martina Pilikova
It was absolutely great. I think it would be perfect for groups and solo travelers (I went solo). I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting great diversity and fun. (more)Endija Skopane
Japan self guided trekking vacation, Nakasendo Trail
From
US $940
excluding flights
Experiencing a completely different culture was the highlight. (more)John Gunston
The walks through the ancient forests of Japan were above expectation, but the highlight I think was staying in the Ryokan - the charm and character of the inns and our hosts and the total immersion into a traditional Japanese experience with their tatami rooms, onsen baths and local cuisine. (more)Neil Dillon
Excellent, looking forward to traveling with you again. (more)Dennis Minchin
Croatian coast walking tours, self guided
From
€520
excluding flights
Difficult to pick out one highlight but the walk around the beautiful lake in Mljet with a swim at the end was certainly a highlight. (more)Sarah Jennings
We enjoyed getting out into the countryside on the walks. Since we were towards the end of the season, most of the time we were the only ones on the trails. The area was spectacularly beautiful, so everywhere we went had amazing views. We liked staying in small B&Bs. Each one had an interesting history. (more)Robin Melvin
all of it was amazing! Excellent. Our tour operator are a fantastic company and ensure you are well cared for put together a great itinerary. (more)Paulene Morrow
Andalucia self guided walking vacation, Spain
From
£350
per accommodation
The walking was excellent. The walks from the farmhouse all have clear instructions with a large scale map, there is a photo of every key point on the walk to help you... (more)Sally James
The most memorable was sitting on the balcony under a cloud free brilliant blue warm sky enjoying a cold beer after a long walk in the hills. (more)Christine Owens
The wildflowers and the views were especially memorable. (more)Angela Nichols
Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy
From
US $1,305
excluding flights
Experiencing the Amalfi coast and getting to know the area better thanks to the leader and guide. Beautiful scenery and very good company. (more)Ulrika Bjorklund
The stunning scenery was amazing! An excellent choice for anyone who wants to connect with the area and experience the peace and tranquillity. (more)Christine O
Walks, scenery, Enrico our guide is passionate about the environment and always happy to answer any questions. The views are spectacular, and the walking great, accommodation and food first rate. (more)Louise Jones
Catalonia self guided walking vacations, Spain
From
€715
excluding flights
It was all fantastic, but the bird sanctuary was my favorite. Beautifully management and interpretive signage. Peaceful stroll. (more)Kate Long
Seeing so many beautiful places along the Catalan coast and mountains, from gorgeous beaches to the mountain top monestary, to tiny villages. (more)Madeleine Holman
Excellent...The notes on where to go are really good and we did not get lost at all. (more)Sarah Pajwani
Self guided walking vacation in France
From
€1,057
excluding flights
Truly great value and the fact that most of the guests had been before and one set I think 12 times makes its own point. (more)David Edmonds
The beautiful countryside, great food, wine and company. Our hosts Carolyn and Peter were great fun, interesting conversationalists and they run a lovely home. I walked my legs off and swam in the pool every day. (more)Mairead Ryan
The most memorable part was the hospitality of the hosts. (more)Elaine Overnell
Jersey self guided walking tours, The Channel Islands
From
£699
excluding flights
Memorable parts? It is hard to pin point one part - the whole vacation was great. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Extremely good. (more)Christine Ermuth
Nicaragua walking tour vacation
From
£2,725
excluding flights
Wildlife encounters in the tropical forest - howler monkeys, a sloth, racoons and porcupines plus too many species of birds to name. Guides were likeable and knowledgeable (more)Stephen Osgerby
The beauty of the country and the people was the highlight. Some of the most warm and friendly people I have ever come across. Very safe in the areas we travelled and absolutely amazing art for very little money. Loved it!! (more)Rene McRogers
Guernsey self guided walking tours, The Channel Islands
From
£714
excluding flights
The sheer beauty of the island, the friendly people, the walks and the super clean loos along the route! (more)Jane Haywood
The most memorable part of the vacation was visiting the smaller islands of Sark and Herm. Not only was the scenery fabulous but the weather was kind! (more)Stuart Harris
The day trip to Herm, the beaches were beautiful and the weather was great for an easy walk round the island. (more)Gabrielle Lorenz
Walking vacation in Greece
From
US $1,195
excluding flights
The walk in which we ascended Mount Kliosi and the Acropolis of Styra - visiting the 'ancient gate' the cave of ST.Nicholas and the ruins of Castri Armeno - fantastic views of the coast! (more)Glenn Tobin
Excellent...Visiting the Temple of the Dragons on the top of Mount Oci, Evia was the most memorable part. (more)Jan Pryer
Pisa to Lucca walking vacation in Italy
From
€480
excluding flights
SEEING THE ROMAN AQUEDUCT (more)Michael Slezak
Highly enjoyable...Experiencing rural Tuscany, in particular Buti and Calci. (more)Carol Quinn
Lake Como family walking vacation, Italy
From
€575
excluding flights
Walking over the summit of mount Palonzone and seeing the peregrine falcons circling below us while we ate lunch. Walking along the ridge of Mt San Primo to the top (1686m) with views of the whole of Lake Como and the steep scramble down the other side. Staying at Mount de Volt on the Piano del Tivano - great hosts, fantastic place to stay. (more)Anne Kinderlerer
We loved the scenery and the views of the lake during the walk...It was an interesting experience a lot tougher than we thought but was a great achievement to complete. (more)David Barton
Fantastic! It was everything we hoped, and more. Our daughters are 13 and 11 years old, and we had a great time on our first family walking vacation. (more)Paul Arkle
Annapurna trekking vacations, Nepal
From
US $1,750
excluding flights
Highlights were waking up the first morning of the trek and seeing the sun hitting the peaks of the mountains. The sights, sounds and smells of Kathmandu. The incredibly friendly people of the villages we passed through. (more)Jane Brandon
The most memorable part of my vacation: waking up on trek and looking out of my tent at the Annapurnas with the rising sun catching the peaks and the truly charming and helpful Nepalese people. (more)Margaret Pitt
Catalonia walking & food tour, Spain
From
€899
excluding flights
Beautiful hike on the Spanish Riviera was the most memorable part...We had a wonderful time, both on the Costa Brava and in Barcelona. (more)Don Song
The stunning coastal scenery and the obvious care taken by Alan and Vivian in choosing the routes and accommodation. (more)Robert Tulloch
Pyrenees guided walking vacation
From
£790
excluding flights
The scenery was very varied and magnificent, at night there was a blanket of stars and the food was very good. Rob led the trek and is a qualified and experienced mountain guide with an extensive knowledge of geology and natural history (the same applies to Emma) which he shared with us. (more)Jenny Lunn
This vacation was superb in every way. It allowed my family, with three adult children to spend a wonderful week in each other's company, walking and sharing meals in a beautiful well appointed chalet. (more)Maggie Felton
Fantastic mountain scenery. Rob was a great guide adapting the walk to suit weather conditions, amazing local knowledge of plants, animals and geology. Highly recommended. (more)Carol Rakicic
Naxos and the small Cyclades walking vacation, Greece
From
£592
excluding flights
There were many memorable moments. The variety of walks and the stark differences of the three Islands. The abundance of Spring flowers and herbs along the trails - beautiful! The thrill of reaching the top of Mt Zeus, and the many delicious meals shared in small village Tavernas. (more)Joy Field
The highlight was the views from the top of Mount Zas on Naxos and the tranquillity of Iraklia. (more)Jamie Johnson
This was the best organised walking vacation we've been on and that was totally down to the Guide - nothing was too much trouble and she went out of her way to help us. (more)Joanne Davidson
Cyprus self guided hiking vacation, North Cyprus
From
£594
excluding flights
The most memorable moment was climbing to the top of crusader castles and seeing amazing views. (more)Kirsty Syder
Lovely views from the walks. Very enjoyable vacation, some lovely walks and great accommodation. (more)Ken Lewis
Outstanding. Lots to do and see, great walking, great food and a very nice hotel. (more)Paul Watling
Bergamo circular walking tour in Italy
From
€600
excluding flights
We have been on many walks throughout the world, however this is only our second self guided walk, but we thought it was particularly special. When you look at a map you realise that you are not that far from the plains of Bergamo and Milan, but from day 1 you step into a different world of peaceful landscapes, beautiful local villages (more)Alan Peggie
It was a fantastic vacation. I found the walks breath taking and deeply rewarding in terms of the amazing scenery and routes. (more)Lara Clifton
Walking was fabulous and the appetite for good local fare was a perfect, beer in hand, table spread for an evening meal to end our day...we were very well guided. (more)Hazell Penn
Hiking holiday in St Lucia
From
£949
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Reaching the top of Gros Piton. Tips? Go for it! Local benefits? The whole issue of environmentally friendly tourism is a complex one. In many ways there are benefits in that local people get much needed employment and sometimes improved amenities and infrastructure. But these changes don't always benefit those most in need and fail to filter down to ordinary people. We hiked off the beaten track and saw parts of the island that the 'normal' tourist (whatever... (more)Margaret Gravelle
Hiking vacation in Las Alpujarras, Spain
From
€685
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The remote location and choice of beautiful scenic walks. The sense of history - the ancient white villages,the waterways and land use. The wildflowers and wildlife and the local food and village hospitality.This was all complemented by our easy going and informative guide,Dan, whose helpfulness and sense of humor was very much appreciated. A visit to the Alhambra Palace in Granada was a wonderful aside. Tips? Good walking boots, a reasonable level of fitness, an... (more)Joy Field
Spain hiking vacation, Walking in blossom
From
€465
excluding flights
The most memorable moment was the stunning views and sense of achievement - earning that beer! Really enjoyable - I do mean joy. It was such a pleasure to discover this part of the world and get a little bit (OK a lot) of exercise too. Challenging at times but worth it. (more)Karen Sutherland
Lovely walking through hillsides full of blossoming almond trees in the mountains of the Alpujerras in southern Spain. (more)Susan Sargeant
A lovely short break walking experience. The location is just beautiful. I would certainly recommend this trip to any walker. (more)Jenny Trickett
Provence walking tour, France
From
£865
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The food throughout the stay, the choices of hikes (particularly the gorge and the mountain top), and the mix of people. Tips? Be in shape! Be prepared for challenging walks. Local benefits? We left no trace behind on our walks. Food was purchased locally. We visited local markets and went to two local restaurants. Overall rating? This experience exceeded our expectations. We had great food, great guides, interesting and challenging walks and a very... (more)Ken Margraf
Croatia national parks hiking vacation
From
€620
excluding flights
Most memorable was reaching the summit in Velebit National Park (more)Gale Koteles
We really liked all sections as each one had something different to offer. (more)Julie Jones
The whole vacation lived up to expectations (more)Paul Tudor
Cyclades sailing & walking vacation in Greece
From
£672
excluding flights
Fantastic! Very memorable. Something I'd want to repeat. (more)Jane Cousins
There were many 'wow' factors - the weather, the unspoiled islands, the clear unpolluted waters we sailed and swam in, stunning walks/hikes learning the history of the Cyclades, the friendly locals and the great food. (more)Angela Wingfield
Excellent, forgot how blue and clear the water is, and it was great to get to the smaller islands were people lived their everyday lives, highly recommend this vacation. (more)Louise jones
Northern Ireland walking vacation
From
£399
excluding flights
It was wonderful. (more)Diana Howie
The hike from the giant's causeway to Ballintoy was spectacular...It was terrific. (more)Julie Bordwin
Walking in Andalucia, Spain
From
£525
excluding flights
If you wish to have a taste of the real Andalucia , this week will tick all the boxes (more)John Freeman
Fantastc week, I shall be returning.....Fabulous location, great weather, good food, fun people to share a vacation with......all in all a great week. (more)ROBERT INNIS
Very good. I loved the variety: different types of scenery on walks, eating out in different restaurants and even private houses, and also the different age groups.(40's upwards) I would recommend this vacation particularly for single people (more)Pauline Dodds
Pilgrims Way self guided walking tour, England
From
£616
excluding flights
Very very good. Derek was very knowledgeable and helpful. Lunches were delicious. (more)Isabel Clare
Walking through Godmersham Park in the footsteps of Jane Austin was the single most memorable aspect. (more)Deborah Rice
Our vacation on the North Downs Trail in late spring was breathtaking. (more)Carol R Mehler
Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections
From
£675
excluding flights
Seeing fantastic landscapes & wildlife was memorable. Really great. (more)Ingrid Beveridge
Tres bien! Liz and Mel took good care of us and went above and beyond our expectations to ensure our vacation was great. Good value, too! (more)Holly Evans
The variety of the walks and scenery - and loads of wildlife. Marmot, chamois, vultures, various birds. Level of challenge was set just right for the needs of the group...Great - would do it again! Really good value for money. (more)Patricia Grey
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