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China highlights tour, tailor made

China highlights tour, tailor made

Walk along the Great Wall and relax in the stunning LiRiver
From US $2,319 to US $2,719 11 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Vietnam vacations, tailor made

Vietnam vacations, tailor made

Tailor made Vietnam holidays.
From US $1,687 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: For these Vietnam holidays we offer a complete tailor made service and this suggested sampled itinerary can be tailor made to suit your requirements
Bejing to Lhasa tour, by train

Bejing to Lhasa tour, by train

Beijing to Lhasa on the famous sky train
From US $1,660 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Wellbeing vacation in North Iceland

Wellbeing vacation in North Iceland

A self-drive tour where you can visit and pamper yourself
From £1,100 to £5,000 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Tour of Patagonia, El Calafate & Torres del Paine

Tour of Patagonia, El Calafate & Torres del Paine

Patagonia's best - Torres del Paine and Perito Moreno Glacier.
From US $729 to US $945 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Montenegro mountain biking vacations, self guided

Montenegro mountain biking vacations, self guided

Mountain bike experience in stunning Montenegro
From €650 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
China vacation, ancient capitals tour

China vacation, ancient capitals tour

Highlights of China, discover its capital cities.
From US $1,146 to US $1,553 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Buddhism cultural holiday in Bhutan

Buddhism cultural holiday in Bhutan

Buddhism trip in Bhutan, journey to your inner self
From US $2,000 to US $2,500 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be arranged at any time and can be tailored to fit your own unique requirements, interests and budget.
Catalonia self guided cycling vacation, Spain

Catalonia self guided cycling vacation, Spain

Self guided cycling holiday
From €749 to €839 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
Vietnam culture and beach holiday

Vietnam culture and beach holiday

A tour of two halves, culture and beach relaxation.
From US $1,038 11 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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
Ethiopia holidays, tailor made

Ethiopia holidays, tailor made

Discover the natural beauty and culture of Ethiopia
From £1,795 14 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. Minimum 2 people
India bird watching vacation in the Himalayas

India bird watching vacation in the Himalayas

Specialised bird watching in the Himalayas
From £1,000 to £1,300 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your requirements for 2 to 12 people. The best time to travel is October to June
Sri Lanka birding & cultural tour

Sri Lanka birding & cultural tour

Top tour of birding, wildlife and culture of Sri Lanka.
From £1,500 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you throughout the year. The best time for birding is September to April, when thousand upon thousands of northern winter migrants arrive.
Luxury culture vacation in Sri Lanka

Luxury culture vacation in Sri Lanka

Tailor-made culture holiday tour in Sri Lanka
From £1,450 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor-made to suit your time & duration of travel, special request and interests. Sri Lanka being a tropical country, throughout the year is good for traveling.
History, culture & wildlife of India vacation

History, culture & wildlife of India vacation

From the Nilgiri Hills to the beaches of Goa
From £1,336 15 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
French Riviera vacation, walking, culture & cooking option

French Riviera vacation, walking, culture & cooking option

Experience real French culture and get off the beaten track
From €510 to €780 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Yunnan trekking vacation in China, tailor made

Yunnan trekking vacation in China, tailor made

Off the beaten track trip
From US $1,997 to US $2,483 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour

Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour

Overland trip from Kathmandu to Tibet with Mount Everest
From US $950 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Greece self drive vacation, Peloponnese beaches

Greece self drive vacation, Peloponnese beaches

Beach tour of the Peloponnese
From €730 to €890 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout April to October
Croatia self guided biking vacation, Istrian Peninsula

Croatia self guided biking vacation, Istrian Peninsula

Cycling along the green inland of Istrian Peninsula
From €570 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Iceland Highlands self drive vacation

Iceland Highlands self drive vacation

An adventurous self-drive trip off the beaten path
From £1,700 to £5,000 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout June to September
Adventure vacation in Iceland, Snaefellsnes

Adventure vacation in Iceland, Snaefellsnes

Amazing self-drive journey on the footsteps of Jules Verne!
From €1,100 to €5,000 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
French Riviera vacation food, walking & culture

French Riviera vacation food, walking & culture

Experience real French culture and get off the beaten track
From €805 to €1,210 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Highlights of Iceland self drive vacation

Highlights of Iceland self drive vacation

Amazing self-drive to discover the best of Iceland
From £1,300 to £5,000 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Peloponnese mountain biking vacation, Greece

Peloponnese mountain biking vacation, Greece

A fantastic biking tour following the footsteps of god Pan!
From €698 8 days ex flights
Tailor made
Sri Lanka wildlife vacation, tailor made

Sri Lanka wildlife vacation, tailor made

Sri Lnaka wildlife vacation
From £955 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Self guided biking vacation in Montenegro

Self guided biking vacation in Montenegro

Gems of the coast of Montenegro and Lake Skadar
From €590 to €690 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Tailor made vacations to Argentina

Tailor made vacations to Argentina

Explore the Mendoza vineyards at the base of the Andes
From US $1,065 to US $1,199 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Alentejo self guided cycling vacation, Portugal

Alentejo self guided cycling vacation, Portugal

Easy cycling on the flat landscape of the Alentejo Coast
From €800 to €900 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This independent holiday is available any day of the year except August and the last two weeks of July.
China highlights tour, tailor made
From
US $2,319
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? Sanxingdui museum with 3-4000 year old bronze masks and the pandas Tips? Wear flat shoes there was a lot of walking 3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental Impacts or supported conservation? local restaurants used but little else. Overall rating? It was great, I loved China and would go again to see more of the countryside and more museums. (more)Janet Chambers
Vietnam vacations, tailor made
From
US $1,687
excluding flights
There were so many highlights, the Vespa food tour of Saigon, the hiking in the mountains near Sapa, the boat trip on Halong Bay, the exquisite hotel, Shinta Mani, in Siem Reap. (more)Linda Edward
Our guides were second to none and the tour company had everything well organised and went the extra mile for us. Couldn't fault them. (more)Denise Brooks
We were well taken care of. There were many local tour guides who would need to meet us and orient us, and every single one was on time, pleasant and professional. We were very impressed with how well organized this was. (more)Alisa Lipson
Bejing to Lhasa tour, by train
From
US $1,660
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Seeing how the Tibetan people live, their friendliness and warm smiles. The way that welcomed us into their everyday worship in the monasteries. Just the simple things really. Tips? Don't have any expectations on anything. Let it happen. But on a practical level, always have loo roll handy and antibacterial stuff for toilets. Local benefits? Yes. Local hotels, local eating, Tibetan guide and making sure that we shopped in Tibetan stores. We used transport... (more)Sue Byrne
Montenegro mountain biking vacations, self guided
From
€650
excluding flights
The most memorable was mountain biking in the area around Lake Skadar and in remote mountain areas. Wildlife was really amazing there. Great experience and very well organised! (more)Gunnar Link
A most scenic, rewarding and relaxing vacation. The 7 day self guided tour really gave us an insight to Montenegro past and present. Our bikes were well maintained and suited to the terrain, the routes were well explained (maps provided) and our guides were great (more)Abby Noyce
A great mix of physical activity, relaxation, sunshine and the reassurance that we were being looked after made this a vacation that we would recommend to anyone who also enjoys variety in their days. (more)Nadine Williams
French Riviera vacation, walking, culture & cooking option
From
€510
excluding flights
The entire week at St. Jeannet was memorable! Loved each of Benoit's daily activities including his informative, detailed, and interesting commentaries! ... The area, the people, the beauty, the food, the relaxing pace (activities did not start before 10 AM... no jumping out of bed and rushing to catch a bus!)... (more)Catherine Burns
The excellent, friendly, informed guiding on the activity days. The pace was relaxed and enjoyable. Very enjoyable -friendly hosts, delightful area. (more)Susan Marris
It was FABULOUS (more)Lesley Fowler
Sri Lanka birding & cultural tour
From
£1,500
excluding flights
This was the most fantastic vacation. I was not that keen on going, but my husband is a very keen birder and he really wanted to go. I am now so glad he persuaded me, and will definitely visit Sri Lanka again... (more)John Diley
This was a really excellent vacation. We had fun, we were stimulated, we were educated and we made good friends with our locals who showed us their country. We also feel that we had excellent value for money with two locals, a new vehicle, most meals, all entrance fees and other extras included for a very inexpensive daily rate. (more)Keith Pigdon
It was great and our guide, Jith, was an incredible birder, funny, and generous. The most memorable was the smiles of all the people in Sri Lanka whom we passed in our bird walks and the children who got all excited and waved and called to us (more)Gisela Meyn
Luxury culture vacation in Sri Lanka
From
£1,450
excluding flights
The most memorable was visiting Anuradhapura with my excellent guide Kapil and the Buddhist Temples during Vesak Poya (one of the main Buddhist vacations celebrating the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha) with serene Sri Lankan pilgrims all dressed in white and poya lanterns lining the roads floating in the breeze - truly magical. (more)Smita Shah
I would rate it very highly, great experiences, well organised, we felt very wwell looked after and entertained the whole time. (more)Cath Errington
I booked with Jith, who helped in every way he could, to make it a great trip, in particular when we had to change flights and plan. His driver, Upali, was wonderful and made sure that my time in Sri Lanka was as good as possible. He gave me lots of information about Sri Lanka, the people, history and country. (more)Karen Pedersen
History, culture & wildlife of India vacation
From
£1,336
excluding flights
My stay at the Wild Mahseer in Assam was very special. Great hospitality, beautiful lodgings and interesting environmental projects. (more)Liz Mcmanus
I have told the vacation provider that they do a great job . (more)Joel Montague
The most exciting part was not on the original programme. We asked Rajat to give us somewhat more nature and less culture. He arranged for us to spend a day and two nights in a resort on the Kabini Lake, across from the Nagarhole National Park. On a boat safari at dusk, amidst myriad birds and beasts, we saw a male tiger emerging muddily from the river, slinking into the jungle. (more)Robin Fox
Ethiopia holidays, tailor made
From
£1,795
excluding flights
The Simeon Mountains where we were lucky enough to see 5 Ibex in one day with our wonderful interesting guide Desu ( who knew to much about the flora & fauna of the country as he was born there!) and the Bale Mountains were we spent a very lovely afternoon walking through the forest with a guide Hussain and saw so many animals Nyala, Reedbuck, Bushbuck and Wort hogs. (more)Kim Mahon
This went above and beyond all expectations. Such warm, beautiful people everywhere that we went. We ate well, saw and experienced incredible things: all wonderful. (more)Anne Stevenson
This part of Africa was a fascinating insight into a hugely varied country of lovely people - many leading a very hard life in good humour and without apparent religious or ethnic conflict. Their welcome was invariably friendly and helpful and an effort to make us welcome. (more)Tim Elworthy
Vietnam culture and beach holiday
From
US $1,038
excluding flights
It was excellent. I would definitely recommend this sort of tour for a first visit. We had never had a guide or arranged tour before so it really made the difference knowing that tours had been prepaid and pick ups and cars had been pre arranged. (more)Val Bodington
Both the visit to the Cu Chi tunnels and the day on the Mekong Delta was the most memorable. (more)Emma Miller
Catalonia self guided walking vacations, Spain
From
€715
excluding flights
Very friendly people, good hotels and restaurants, a most interesting bird reserve, wonderful wild flowers and a fine walk, especially the last three sections in the foothills of the Pyrenees. (more)Tim Graham
The walk from Cadaques to El Port de la Selva and after to Palau Salverdera was the best thing. (more)Susan Noble
September was a perfect month to walk, even though it was exceptionally warm; places were not overcrowded and most of the restaurants were still open. (more)Linda Simpson
India bird watching vacation in the Himalayas
From
£1,000
excluding flights
For us the nature based activities and birdwatching were tremendous. We had some really good guides and got to see tigers and a leopard which is very rare. The people, the culture and the environment were very exotic to us. (more)Dianne Reidy
Seeing the Taj Mahal at Sunrise is an unforgettable event in our lives. Many special rare species of birds seen on our Birding Himalyan tour...Superbly organised. (more)Michael Clark
The bird watching was excellent...Bird guides were very good too, and all knew their local birds. However outstanding was Sunil (Kumar?) in Nainital. His excellent English made our outings a great pleasure (more)Jacky Davis
Catalonia self guided cycling vacation, Spain
From
€749
excluding flights
Loved the fact that this worked so well for my husband and I - he's a serious recreational cyclist and I'm an avid cyclist but more casual in my approach. We're '50 something's' and found this all very enjoyable. (more)Beth from Canada
What a fantastic vacation! Cycling each day down a new route, through vineyards, small hamlets, to the beach! A vacation quite different to anything we had both been on before. (more)Claire Hermolle
It was well organised. (more)Jane Coward
Wellbeing vacation in North Iceland
From
£1,100
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? We had a fantastic whale watching trip from Husavik. Saw several grey whales close to our boat. One was very active and actually breached for us! Visit to steaming geothermal area bubbling pools of water and mud and smelling strongly of rotten eggs! Tips? Needed information about transport between international and domestic airports in Reyjavik. Had to use taxi between bus terminal and domestic airport which we were not told about. More information about our... (more)Jeanne Weston
Buddhism cultural holiday in Bhutan
From
US $2,000
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The hikes outside Punakha! Tips? Local benefits? Overall rating? (more)Myka Reinsch Sinclair
Tour of Patagonia, El Calafate & Torres del Paine
From
US $729
excluding flights
Visiting patagonia was a long held dream. It lived up to my expectations from an cultural and environmental point of view. The Patagonian step has presence like no other i have experienced in many years of travel. (more)Geoff Crispin
I loved traveling around Patagonia, visiting blue and greenish blue lakes, the steppes, the glaciers, the snow capped mountains, the unusual wildlife. For me, Patagonia was pure magic. (more)Joanna Drzewieniecki
Bhutan culture & home stay tour
From
US $3,820
excluding flights
Memorable parts? It is a hard question as the whole vacation was very memorable. The Tiger Nest walk, the Gangtey Valley, the Lika Monastery as well as the Wangditse Gompa were the places we liked the most Tips? I would tell them that Bhutan is much more touristic than what I thought but, despite that it manages to remain unspoilt and very spontaneous. Being more touristic also means very well organized and with very good hotels. Local benefits? Yes, I think so Overall... (more)Ludovica Cavallari
Yukon dog sledding vacation, Canada
From
CA $1,328
excluding flights
Working with the dogs was my favourite part of the trip. I loved meeting all the different dogs and getting to know their different personalities. They are such great workers and I miss them now I am back home. (more)Ali Barned
The dogs are just incredible... athletic, fascinating to watch, and beautiful. Our guide Laird was fantastic as were all the other people at the ranch... I had a fabulous time. Pushed my limits... this has been 'one' of the best vacations I have been on. (more)Helen Weir
Fantastic. I have always wanted to try sledding and finally did. Now I just need to convince my other half to go again next winter! (more)Lee Unsworth
Vietnam holiday, off the beaten track
From
US $3,008
excluding flights
Excellent in all ways. Ms. Thanh Ha of the operator’s Saigon office provided detailed information and reminders, and she met us in Saigon to make sure everything was as we hoped. (more)Sandy Snyder
Eating and experiencing the beauty of Vietnam was the most memorable part...Brilliant. Wouldn't hesitate in doing it again and recommending to anyone wanting some happy healing vacation happenings. (more)Anita Lowe
Northern Kerala tailor tour, tailor made
From
£1,400
excluding flights
Memorable parts? We traveled as a family and moved every couple of days so ever day brought something new and was memorable. What was exciting about this vacation was learning about other cultures and meeting people living in a variety of different ways. But as a family, the favorite experience was riding an elephant. Tips? Take plenty of hand sanitiser for when you are out and about and some toilet rolls too. Food is very cheap, eat out! Don't eat at the Sandesh Prince hotel in... (more)Gentian Bolt
Kayaking in the Keralan Backwaters
From
US $540
excluding flights
Fantastic. One of the best vacations we have been on. Very well organised by Thomas who runs the operator we travelled with (more)Aileen Taylor
The overnight on the houseboat was magical and a perfect point half way to recharge after hiking and biking and before kayaking. (more)Scott and San
Don't hesitate as it was wonderful for activities, food and accommodation! (more)Helen Bell
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
Trekking with Sherpas  in the Everest region
From
£888
excluding flights
Without doubt going into the Himalaya's was the highlight. Our guide was great and made sure that we got to see Everest despite us both suffering from altitude sickness. The added bonus was getting to see a yeti skull! (more)Anna Siraut
Seeing Everest for the first time was fantastic. The flight into Lukla was also exciting! (more)Nicola Waldman
The most memorable part was mountain biking around the hills of Kathmandu. (more)Allison McEnaney
Activity vacations in Turkey
From
£475
excluding flights
Booked a one week package of hiking, mountain biking, canyoning and sea and lake kayaking for two adults and two children (10 and 12 year old boys). We all loved it. (more)Martin Short
Excellent!!!! One of the best!! Hotels staff fab and the tour guides were fantastic too. (more)Karren Probyn
Totally wonderful. Would definitely do another vacation again with this op in Turkey....Organisation behind the scenes exemplary - Julie was always at hand on the end of emails answering our questions promptly. (more)Sue Hodnett
Tailor made husky safari in Wild Taiga, Finland
From
€1,120
excluding flights
The most memorable moment was the warmth and hospitality of our hosts (and their great home cooked Finnish cuisine), to interacting with the dogs and harnessing them, to the experience of a wood fired sauna beside a frozen lake each evening, this short vacation could not have been better. (more)Matthew Peek
Excellent experience - would have liked to have stayed longer and would go again! (more)Philippa Cawthorne
Spectacular (more)Lloyd Bond
Kerala family activity vacation, India
From
£980
excluding flights
There are so many great memories of the vacation, that will live long in the memory. In no particular order: The smile on the face of my daughter as the helped wash an elephant in the river, the scenery around Munnar was beautiful, the homestay at Dewalokam was just great - jumping and swimming in the river... (more)Philip Hesketh
An amazing, unforgettable experience allowing us to see the natural side of Kerala and keep us constantly entertained. (more)Rachel Gatehouse
A brilliant first time experience of India for a family. Safe but still experiencing the full life of India. (more)Sarah Griffin
Rajasthan tailor made vacation, India
From
£755
excluding flights
I went with some expectations and it blew away all of my preconceptions and totally wowed me. (more)Kevin Varley
The vacation was good...Visit to Cochin in Kerala. The Taj Malabar is a unique one!!! And also Usaipur, the city is great and the Leela palace hotel is a must seen. (more)Itay Mehl
Most memorable was the Taj Mahal. It's everything it's claimed to be. A remarkable building that shows little sign of age. We visited in the afternoon then went back at dawn. It's well worth two visits (more)Sally Wylie
Southern India tour, temples & nature
From
£494
excluding flights
The most memorable part was Orange county - feeling like a queen and wonderful safari. (more)Alex Silver
Excellent! (more)Jan Baker
Five stars! We had an incredible adventure for our honeymoon, and hope to go back. Southern India is breathtaking, and we had nothing but good experiences with all of the people and companies we traveled with. (more)Robyn Nadolny
Honeymoon to Sri Lanka
From
£1,350
excluding flights
Most memorable were Seeing the (many, many) elephants by jeep safari in the national park...Climbing up Sigirya rock and admiring the spectacular views, and then swimming in the hotel pool beneath during the stormy monsoon rain....We really enjoyed our snapshot of Sri Lanka and would love to go back sometime. (more)Joanna Brown
A great experience with a good insight into the diverse nature and culture of Sri Lanka and its people and religions. It was definitely worth all the planning and the cost and we would probably go again given the opportunity in the future. (more)Alastair Francis
The most memorable part was definitely the look of pure joy on my wife's face when taking a bath with an elephant at the Millenium Foundation... (more)John Dodson
Tadoba National park tiger safari, India
From
£900
excluding flights
The most memorable moment was staying at the lodge, in the buffer zone, listening to the night around a bonfire with wonderful snacks and a gin and tonic, then visiting the local villages on a walk the following day. The jungle safaris were amazing particularly the elephant back experience and of course seeing the tigers. (more)Julia Killick
The most memorable was having the most amazing Tiger sightings. Superb, we had a great time and enjoyed both Tadoba and Kanha national parks, the lodges we stayed at and saw some amazing wildlife and birds too. (more)Jo Gaunt
I feel that I was looked after very well, Neelesh who organised my itinerary was most attentive. Where I stayed was beautiful and relaxing. Staff were excellent and very attentive (more)Kerrie Griffin
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