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Isle of Mull wildlife vacation in Scotland

Isle of Mull wildlife vacation in Scotland

Ultimate week of wildlife spotting on the Isle of Mull
From £835 to £860 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from late April to the end of September
The Ridgeway walking holiday, England

The Ridgeway walking holiday, England

Walking holiday along the oldest track in England
From £797 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Devon self catering cottage in England

Devon self catering cottage in England

Cosy self catering cottage with woodburner in rural Devon.
From £240 to £610 per week (sleeps 4)
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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
Yorkshire cottage sleeping 4, England

Yorkshire cottage sleeping 4, England

The perfect eco escape to the countryside
From £600 per cottage per week (sleeps 4-5)
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Holiday cottage in Snowdonia, Wales

Holiday cottage in Snowdonia, Wales

Cottage on Lake Padarn with wonderful views of Snowdonia
From £325 to £425 per cottage per week (sleeps 4-5)
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Shakespeares Way & Thames Path walking vacation

Shakespeares Way & Thames Path walking vacation

Two fantastic traditional English walks.
From £595 to £1,180 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip is tailor made and can depart any day of the year to suit you.
Sounds of the Hebrides cruise in Scotland

Sounds of the Hebrides cruise in Scotland

Cruise the Sounds of the Hebrides: Mull, Luing, Jura, Shuna
From £750 to £1,000 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 4 May, 23 Jun, 25 Jun, 13 Jul, 15 Jul, 20 Sep, 22 Sep
2019: 11 Apr, 13 Apr, 4 May, 6 May, 23 Jun, 25 Jun, 20 Sep, 22 Sep, 5 Oct, 7 Oct
Eco self catering accommodation in Yorkshire, England

Eco self catering accommodation in Yorkshire, England

Our cabin is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the countryside
From £350 per week (sleeps 2)
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Lake District family activity vacation

Lake District family activity vacation

Walk, climb, abseil and canoe around the Borrowdale Valley.
From £540 7 days ex flights
Small group travel
South Argyll cruise in Scotland, history and nature

South Argyll cruise in Scotland, history and nature

Historic Villages & Gardens of South Argyll Scottish Cruise
From £1,450 to £1,530 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 19 May, 13 Oct
Scottish traditional cruise, 4 days

Scottish traditional cruise, 4 days

Short break cruise in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland
From £760 to £790 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 14 Apr, 17 Apr, 26 May, 4 Sep, 29 Sep, 2 Oct, 20 Oct, 23 Oct
Lands End To John O'Groats biking trip

Lands End To John O'Groats biking trip

Britain's classic cycling challenge
From £1,845 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 25 Aug
Devon eco lodge accommodation, England

Devon eco lodge accommodation, England

Award winning lodges on a wildlife-rich Devon farm
From £250 to £730 per accommodation per week
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Peak District walking vacation

Peak District walking vacation

A walking break in the finest dale country
From £221 3 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Dorset walking vacation, the Jurassic Coast

Dorset walking vacation, the Jurassic Coast

Experience England's most beautiful counties
From £589 to £649 6 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This is a self guided trip and depart at a time to suit you
Lake District hike on the Cumbria Way, England

Lake District hike on the Cumbria Way, England

Hiking holiday in England's Lake District
From £675 to £981 10 days ex flights
Tailor made
Purbeck Hills self guided walking vacation in Dorset, England

Purbeck Hills self guided walking vacation in Dorset, England

Walking a stunning stretch of Dorset's World Heritage Coast
From £219 to £242 3 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Walking in Kent, self guided walks, England

Walking in Kent, self guided walks, England

Discover hidden Kent, its people and thier history.
From £741 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you and adapted to your requirements
Houseboat vacations in Devon, England

Houseboat vacations in Devon, England

Houseboats on private lake. Fishing & superb wetland habitat
From £465 to £830 per week
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Peak District self catering cottages, England

Peak District self catering cottages, England

Two organic hideaways for 2, wheelchair access cottage for 6
From £360 to £950 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)
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Scotland by railway vacation

Scotland by railway vacation

Experience authentic Scotland independently and car-free
From £990 to £1,060 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from April to the end of October.
Scotland cruise, Skye and the Small Isles

Scotland cruise, Skye and the Small Isles

A guided wildlife cruise to the Isle of Skye, Scotland
From £1,325 to £2,100 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 5 May, 19 May, 11 Aug, 15 Sep
Scotland island hopping vacation, car free

Scotland island hopping vacation, car free

Explore three contrasting Scottish islands car-free
From £990 to £1,100 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made only from April to end September.
Isle of Mull and west coast of Scotland cruise

Isle of Mull and west coast of Scotland cruise

Cruise the idyllic coast around the Scottish Island of Mull
From £1,970 to £2,190 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 22 Sep
2019: 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 18 May, 1 Jun, 15 Jun, 29 Jun, 13 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 21 Sep, 5 Oct
A private cruise charter is the ultimate celebration. Plan your own bespoke itinerary. Every cruise that says available can be booked for charter.
Skye and the Inner Hebrides cruise, Scotland

Skye and the Inner Hebrides cruise, Scotland

A unique cruise to the Isle of Skye and the Inner Hebrides
From £2,190 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 18 May, 1 Jun, 15 Jun, 29 Jun, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 7 Sep
A private cruise charter is the ultimate celebration. Plan your own bespoke itinerary. Every cruise that says available can be booked for charter.
Carmarthenshire self catering cottage in Wales

Carmarthenshire self catering cottage in Wales

A delightful cosy cottage on secluded organic farm
From £350 to £500 per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
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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
Cotswolds self guided walking break, England

Cotswolds self guided walking break, England

Self-guided walking tour through famous towns & villages
From £325 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Scotland by railway vacation
From
£990
excluding flights
The most memorable was staying in 200+ year-old homes, which have been meticulously maintained. (more)Bruce Bogue
Great trip. Loved Scotland and its people. (more)Ken Yeager
Skye is stunning and the trip on the Jacobite Express was a lovely afternoon. (more)Amanda Wright
Skye and the Inner Hebrides cruise, Scotland
From
£2,190
excluding flights
The crew were marvellous, and nothing was too much trouble, with a number of elderly passengers on our cruise, all was taken in their stride. (more)Gerald Peppiatt
We were a small and delightful group. The boat was cozy and comfortable, the landscapes and cloudscapes, sublime; and the day trips and hikes, especially our visit to Iona and its sacred and ancient abbey were vitamin C for the spirit. (more)Patricia Knowles
Scotland cruise, Skye and the Small Isles
From
£1,325
excluding flights
Memorable parts? So much: seeing Dolphins, Basking sharks, Minky whale, otter, seals. Making new friends and experiencing 5* dining Tips? You will need good mobility as daily explorations can be over rough terrain. Take good midgy repellent and creams. Local benefits? All animal sightings where recorded and reported back to a central database. Remote isles benefited from additional spend on their produce Overall rating? Both my sister and I loved this vacation.... (more)Barbara Bishop
Cotswolds self guided walking break, England
From
£325
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Playing in the little brook and catching crabs Tips? Recommended to families with children. Unforgettable. Local benefits? Yes. Everything was very local. Overall rating? Perfect (more)Malgorzata Jokipii
Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
From
£750
excluding flights
Our encounter with a big group of white-beaked dolphins jumping playfully and the beautiful beaches and peaks of the islands. Barra and Canna were amazing and the red sunset in Muck was unforgettable. (more)Maria Frantzi
The whole experience was wonderful, particularly enjoyed the dinghy trip round the Burnt Islands reserve where we were treated with great views of the Common Seal colony. Also enjoyed discovering another world through the microscope investigating plankton samples. (more)Andrew Swales
No light pollution and clear skies allowed for spectacular stargazing. As an added bonus we got to collect and view plankton under the microscope, a truly unique experience. (more)Catherine Egginton
Isle of Mull wildlife vacation in Scotland
From
£835
excluding flights
We all loved the sheer breathtaking beauty of the island. The tour was fantastic; Jaquie was a brilliant, friendly and knowledgeable guide. Our tour was amazing because the dolphins and porpoises decided to put on a dazzling show! (more)Helen Arbon
We spent all day in the wild life and we have been rewarded by spotting eagles and deer's a little far away but great. we definitely enjoyed the superb environment in Mull. (more)Diego Maritano
Seeing whales was the highlight. (more)Jim Roebuck
Isle of Mull and west coast of Scotland cruise
From
£1,970
excluding flights
If the weather had been good I would have given it 5 stars (more)Sandra Jones
The whole of our vacation was wonderful. The crew were all great, friendly and so helpful. The food was delicious every meal, and plentiful too! The cruise was the best way to see some of Scotland’s beautiful scenery and wildlife. (more)julie Clease
Scotland island hopping vacation, car free
From
£990
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Traveling without a car made us travel with less, slow down, and engage more with people around us. So we had a wonderful time meeting people from Scotland and all over, which was great. Tips? Recognize that you'll spend a bit more time getting between places than you otherwise might, so let go of the rush to "get there". And pack light. Local benefits? We were in small hotels except for the extra nights we added in cities, and staying in small towns. So... (more)Mark Gurvis
Carmarthenshire self catering cottage in Wales
From
£350
per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
We had a great time - relaxing, some beautiful experiences (beaches, hills, islands and all the above animals). We were in bed every night by 9.30pm - tired but blissfully comfortable after a day spent exploring. (more)Jayne Obeng
Perfect!....The best thing about the vacation was having no internet connection & very little mobile coverage. It made it a total break away & allowed us to appreciate everything about the location of cottage & the amazing surrounding area. It was a complete break away which is what a vacation should be. (more)Kirstin Robertson
The Ridgeway walking holiday, England
From
£797
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The feeling of being able just to enjoy the natural beauty. The hospitality of the B&Bs Tips? Start at Avebury, rather than Overton Hill Local benefits? Local employment Overall rating? Excellent (more)Tjarda Murray
Holiday cottage in Snowdonia, Wales
From
£325
per cottage per week (sleeps 4-5)
The most memorable moment was the amazing view from the picture window of this cottage - Mount Snowdon & Llyn Padarn and our very own "Autumnwatch" with birds feeding in the garden. (more)Zena Bergmann
The cottage was everything we could have hoped for and was very cosy with some of the best views of mount Snowdon we could have imagined. (more)Craig Colclough
I would recommend this type of vacation to all my friends. Vacations were great! (more)vera schembri
Devon self catering cottage in England
From
£240
per week (sleeps 4)
Truly relaxing, very peaceful - we haven't slept so well in a very long time - great to slow down and soak up the beautiful countryside. Ian made us feel very welcome and the homemade cake was delicious. (more)Sue Cross-Bourton
Maggie and Ian are genuinely committed to minimal environmental impact tourism, and it shows everywhere you look .... They are welcoming, enthusiastic, and full of ideas for great days out and activities in the local area. (more)Julia Key
Very good. Great for families and for getting away from it all. It was all lovely and relaxing. Borrowing the bikes and cycling around the countryside was great fun! (more)bronwen burgess
West Devon accommodation, B&B on organic farm, England
From
£75
per double room per night
Staying in this farm you may feel you are staying at home. The farm owners are simple and friendly. (more)chanuan ratanawaraha
The most memorable part of the vacation was visiting the Eden Project, Rosemoor Gdns, other NT/RHS properties in the area. (more)Elisabeth Marciniw
The wonderful breakfasts that Rose cooked were made up of local produce and tasted delicious. Rose is a very good jam maker too! (more)Amanda Porter
Knoydart bunkhouse accommodation, Scotland
From
£18
per person per night
Memorable parts? climbing LadhAR BHEINN Tips? COME PREPARED FOR ANY KIND OF WEATHER Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? A wonderful experience (more)May Diver
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
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
Yorkshire cottage sleeping 4, England
From
£600
per cottage per week (sleeps 4-5)
Fantastic. Lovely cottage, very well stocked and furnished. Very friendly and helpful owner. The cottage is spacious and in bad weather you can sit and gaze into the garden and listen to the birds. (more)Helena Poldervaart
We were intrigued to stay in a house made of straw bales and to see how recycling/ reuse can be put into practice and good effect.- we were not disappointed! We found the photo albums showing the building of the house really interesting. (more)C Sharkey
Highlands of Scotland accommodation near Inverness
From
£32
per person per night
Memorable parts? the great landscape of Scotland Tips? bring or rent a car: it's a 30 minute walk to the nearest bus stop Local benefits? undoubtedly it helps the environment as it's carbon neutral Overall rating? for someone my age, I would recommend somewhere nearer transport systems, but the people are nice and work hard and you have to admire them (more)Alan Hart
Whisky and wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
From
£1,200
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Being "on the water" was exhilarating! When the weather was good, it was glorious, and when the weather was stormy, it was exciting. Tips? Miminize luggage. Storage space is modest. Layers are necessary. Don't forget the rain gear. Be flexible. Much of the itinerary is dictated by weather and tides. The vacation providers office staff are very kind to help with arrangements. Try to take time before/after the cruise to visit Oban and Tobermory. Lovely towns. Local... (more)Sue Ellen Christensen
St Kilda & the Outer Hebrides wildlife cruise, Scotland
From
£1,995
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Hard to chose but probably the time we spent on the Shiants Tips? It's casual and great fun. Local benefits? Spending tourist dollars always helps the economy of these remote communities. As well as seeing superb scenery, we learnt a lot about indigenous wildlife, and the need for conservation to enable the return of bird species. A good example was the successful rat eradication program from the Shiants. This increased our understanding of the issues... (more)Carolyn Coffey
Traditional crafts vacation in Scotland
From
£895
excluding flights
Rosie worked tirelessly to make it the perfect vacation, from preparing the fleece, collecting the plants used in the dying, the dying itself, and of course, carding and spinning the wool. She and Alex made delicious, healthy meals and made sure the experience went smoothly. (more)Celia Winkler
Going through the whole process of watching the sheep being sheared, working with the fleece, gathering plants to dye with, creating amazing colours and then using them to create my felted wall hanging. (more)Kathy Lovatt
The experience was incredible, better than we imagined. It was magical to work with all the natural materials in such a beautiful setting. Ten out of ten. (more)Robin Lentz
Scotland winter hiking vacations
From
£677
excluding flights
Getting up some of the most beautiful mountains in the region, with a great bunch of people. Learning how to do an ice axe arrest whilst sliding down a slope was the best fun! (more)Sarah Daly
The sense of achievement after pushing my boundaries when I climbed out of the Corrie with ice axe and crampons; not being keen on heights - the instructor was so encouraging and supportive that I faced my fears and got on with it! (more)Sue Waton
Learning the techniques including how to walk on ice using Crampons, learning how to navigate in whiteout conditions and recovery procedures after a fall using ice axes. Really good group atmosphere. (more)Matthieu Pinel
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
Eco self catering accommodation in Yorkshire, England
From
£350
per week (sleeps 2)
Fantastic cycling and walking....Ten out of ten (more)Sarah Careless
10/10 - would love to stay again, a weekend is not enough (more)Natalie Stone
If you want to relax, this ticked all the boxes. We came back refreshed and fully benefitting from our week away. (more)jayne ellis
Argyll Sea Lochs & Crinan canal cruise, Scotland
From
£1,050
excluding flights
Exciting, memorable and a wonderful experience. (more)Martin Jones
A fabulous unique opportunity to enjoy and marvel at nature in all its glory....The most outstanding part of the trip was definitely the experience of being immersed in the stunningly beautiful environment of the lochs of western Scotland. (more)David Ritchie
A really terrific week which we will always remember (along with how to tie a bowline). Two of my colleagues at work have already expressed interest! (more)Helen Newton
Sounds of the Hebrides cruise in Scotland
From
£750
excluding flights
The highlight was all kinds of weather while on sea. It made me feel very vivid :) (more)Monique Smeets
Had a fantastic experience onboard St. Hilda. Simon and Louise were perfect hosts and made our trip magical. The food was super and plentiful, the weather caused some changes to be ade to our plan but this did not detract from a marvellous vacation. (more)Michael Conn
The most memorable parts was the good views and the food. (more)Ann Lorraine Wright
Fowey accommodation in Cornwall, sleeps 2, England
From
£90
per cottage per night
Everything about it was above expectation, we absolutely could not fault it!! (more)Jenny Rendall
We were not expecting such comfort in a beautiful rural setting with all the modern conveniences and yet environmentally friendly. (more)Gail Bray
It is a lovely high spec cottage in a beautiful area. We were very sad to leave and we would be very happy to return or recommend it to friends. (more)Graham Wilson
Shakespeares Way & Thames Path walking vacation
From
£595
excluding flights
Memorable parts? During the course of the week one cannot fail to be impressed by the sights seen on the Thames Path, sadly the planned programme didn't allow time to visit these places. Tips? To make sure that the daily walks are within their capabilities, even though the paths are on the level. The Thames path is well maintained but it was noticeable as you approached London, through London and to the east that a number of the signs had been vandalised/pointing in the wrong direction.... (more)Graham Stenger
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
South Argyll wildlife cruises in Scotland
From
£1,450
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The weather was amazing but even more so were the wonderful crew - Steve, our chef - so inventive and creative. He went out of his way to make sure we all had food we loved, but also stretched our taste buds in the way he cooked and displayed the dishes. Iain our skipper made sure all needs were catered for. For example I made an off-the- cuff remark about another hook in my cabin. When I came back from my walk there it was! Another passenger had difficulty walking- he took... (more)Etta Geras
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