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Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy

Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy

Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages
From US $1,265 to US $1,625 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 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 the these dates: 07 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 04 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 23 Dec
Amalfi coast easy walking holiday, Italy

Amalfi coast easy walking holiday, Italy

Easy walks from Amalfi: 4* sea-facing hotel; top restaurants
From £1,280 to £1,340 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 8 Oct
2018: 6 May
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
Our November departure is the only departure in 2017 for which we still have a few remaining spaces. Book now to secure your place! From village to village, walk on the loveliest parts of the old Nakasendo Trail.
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 $1,435 to US $1,475 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 30 Sep, 7 Oct
2018: 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct
Late availability on the these dates: 07 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 $1,285 to US $1,435 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 30 Sep, 7 Oct
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
Late availability on the these dates: 07 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: 2017: 25 Sep, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov
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
Early Bird special offer of 10% discount for the new walking season September 2017 to May 2018.
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
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: 25 Sep, 3 Oct, 12 Oct, 23 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 14 Nov, 26 Nov, 5 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 £929 to £4,829 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 September. 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: 2017: 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct
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
100 euros off, 8 & 15 October departures
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
Carpathian Mountains conservation & culture vacation
From
US $1,285
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
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
We loved the beautiful walks and meeting the super kind inn keepers. A highlight was the tea house on the way to Tsumago, in the rain. (more)Christa Fiischer
Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy
From
US $1,265
excluding flights
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
Most memorable was the number of steps I climbed, with a lovely group of people who I had not met before I joined the vacation...EXCELLENT (more)Penny Phillips
Outstanding trip. A vacation of a lifetime. (more)Yvonne Gilinsky
Croatian coast walking tours, self guided
From
€520
excluding flights
My stay on the island of Mljet - absolutely gorgeous place, plenty of places to walk and swim - when avoiding the heat. (more)Bev Strange
We learned a great deal about local history, their family, and got lots of recommendations about the area. They even drove us to a very special restaurant a few kilometers away so we could sample authentic cuisine. (more)Julie Forbes
Simply wonderful....Seeing parts of Croatia off the beaten tourist routes. The salt water lakes on Mljet Island are stunning. The facility to stop at almost any point on the walk and go for a swim was wonderful. (more)Keith BRILL
Amalfi coast easy walking holiday, Italy
From
£1,280
excluding flights
All of the guided walks were wonderful but if I had to pick a favorite it would be the "Path of the Gods" from Bomerano to Positano. (But the breath-taking views were everywhere!) The lemon tour was also excellent (and tasty). (more)Valerie Jordan
4 stars (more)Asma Abu Taleb
The walks were stunning! Definitely worth the effort to hike up into the surrounding countryside and experience the views! (more)Jackie Bonic
Andalucia self guided walking vacation, Spain
From
£350
per accommodation
The wildflowers and the views were especially memorable. (more)Angela Nichols
The wild spring time flowers were absolutely amazing. Beautiful vibrant colours everywhere we walked. Local scenery was spectacular, with great (and somewhat challenging) walks. (more)Ken Ellis
The highlight was walking the mountainside amongst the wildflowers watching the varied bird life. We saw a different bird species every day. These included lesser Kestral, Sardinian and sub alpine warbler, black, black eared and common wheatear among others. (more)Kathleen Revell
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
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
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
Catalonia self guided walking vacations, Spain
From
€715
excluding flights
Excellent...The notes on where to go are really good and we did not get lost at all. (more)Sarah Pajwani
All the hiking was excellent and a variety of experiences. It was also exciting for the kids to interact with cows and other wildlife. (more)Mark Schaub
Overall, a great vacation. The walking was doable...sometimes a bit challenging for us pensioners...but we did it...and the views were often incredible...always lovely. Our dinners were the same, sometimes incredible, always lovely. Get restaurant suggestions from Maria if you are a foodie. (more)Darlena Brightwell
Pisa to Lucca walking vacation in Italy
From
€480
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Experiencing rural Tuscany, in particular Buti and Calci. Tips? Some parts of the walk are quite steep, be prepared for some scrambling! Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Highly enjoyable. (more)Carol Quinn
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
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
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
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
Pyrenees guided walking vacation
From
£790
excluding flights
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
Just go for it - this is a company run by good people and it's a really nice set-up. Tremendous! (more)Richard Marriott
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
Walking vacation in Alicante
From
€340
excluding flights
Excellent. Erik was very accomodating and did all he could to make our vacation comfortable and enjoyable. We really felt we got a personalised treatment. (more)Lesley Windsor
Superb!...Instantly relaxing as Erik met us and all organisation was taken care off. He is so friendly, relaxed and reliable that you immediately relax and enjoy the vacation. (more)Sally James
Brilliant vacation and would definitely return to complete the rest of the walks. The whole experience of being in such a wonderful place to walk, with varying and spectacular views daily. Very peaceful (more)pauline hamilton
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 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
Hiking holiday in St Lucia
From
£929
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
Cyclades sailing & walking vacation in Greece
From
£672
excluding flights
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
We would rate our vacation as Excellent. Our guide was wonderful, taking us on little-travelled paths and educating us along the way with interesting information not found in guidebooks (more)Joann Dupuis
Excellent, thanks so much. We really enjoyed the trip, the company, the places we visited and the people we met. (more)Gesche McGibbon
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
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
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
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
Cyprus self guided hiking vacation, North Cyprus
From
£594
excluding flights
Outstanding. Lots to do and see, great walking, great food and a very nice hotel. (more)Paul Watling
A lovely respite from the fast and furious life that is Hackney, London. The walks took us into the mountains where it was so quiet, the air so clean and the views so good you wanted to just sit and stare. (more)Amore Robinson
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