Private Travel holidays include pre-designed, privately guided travel itineraries (often also available on a group basis) as well as tailor-made arrangements, in which a bespoke holiday itinerary is created as per your wishes.
Our set itineraries may be treated as a suggestion with a price, which can be amended to suit your own interests and requirements. All journeys are available for any number of guests and most are available for any day of departure.
Cox & Kings has a wide range of suggested itineraries available – choose from family friendly holidays, self-drive itineraries, cruises, rail journeys, food itineraries, short breaks and resort-based holidays for pure relaxation.
We are also delighted to arrange honeymoons – indeed, anything that takes your fancy, as all can be amended as you desire.
These tours operate exactly as per escorted group tours, except that there is no airport representation in the UK and, rather than being accompanied throughout by a tour manager, travellers are locally escorted in each city / destination (except on self-drives).
Support on the ground: On arrival and at each new destination on your journey, you will normally be met at the airport, station or quay by a Cox & Kings representative, who will accompany you to your hotel, help you check in and confirm the itinerary for your stay. You will be given the contact numbers of all the relevant Cox & Kings representatives, ensuring the independence and privacy of your private tour go hand in hand with safety and support.
Flexible road journeys: For all road journeys, you will have your own car / minivan and driver. This allows you to travel in comfort and to stop off along the way if you see something of interest, want to take a photograph or would like a break. Most cars used are air conditioned, but you will be told in advance should air-conditioned cars not be available for any section of your journey. The itineraries for all of our private tours can be adjusted at the planning stage to suit particular interests and preferences.
Private guides: All sightseeing excursions are accompanied by your own private English-speaking guide. This means that you can ask as many or as few questions as you like and take sightseeing trips at your own pace, with the emphasis on your own particular interests. Having your own guide brings places to life in a way that guidebooks never can and also allows you to find out more about the real lives and cultures of local people.
Accommodation flexibility: If you would like to stay in any hotels other than those featured in the tour itinerary, or if you would like to alter the standard of your room, your tour consultant can discuss the options with you and let you know about the price differential prior to booking.
Tailor your itinerary: For those who prefer to travel at their own pace or who wish to explore places not included in the brochure itineraries, Cox & Kings has many years of experience organising tailor-made holidays. In addition, our expert tour consultants will be delighted to suggest ideas to complement your own and to organise the most appropriate programme to suit your interests, time and budget.
Availability: Cox & Kings cannot hold allocations for all private travel services year round and, as a result, all services are subject to availability. If any element of your private itinerary is not available at the time of booking, Cox & Kings will suggest the most comparable alternative available.
We have highlighted the standard of accommodation featured on a tour immediately above the tour itinerary. In some cases, tours include some departures in one category and some in another: you can see and select the different tour types under ‘tour variations’.
For these tours, the itinerary is generally the same and just the standard of accommodation varies. However, if there are any variations in the excursions included, these are shown within the itinerary.
Superior: Most Cox & Kings tours fall under this category and are based in 4- or 5-star accommodation, or the best available.
Luxury: These tours will usually feature 5-star de luxe accommodation throughout. Standard: Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 3- and 4-star accommodation throughout.
Discovery: This type of holiday is best suited to the hardier traveller, as it will typically include some quite basic accommodation, possibly longer and rougher road journeys and, in some cases, more arduous activities, such as trekking.
This classic round trip from Vancouver
cruises through the Inside Passage,
travelling up to Skagway in Alaska before
returning to Canada, past a backdrop
of snowy peaks and visiting historic
ports en route. Experience nature’s
awesome beauty as you pas...
Explore craft markets, battlefields and wildlife
reserves on this KwaZulu-Natal...
Starting in the capital Copenhagen for 2 nights and then touring a region of Denmark whose history covers over 1000 years, this self-drive private journey visits some of the cultural highlights of Denmark including Hamlet's castle at Kronborg and the rune...
In Malaysia, influences from across Asia
and Europe have come together to create
multicultural customs, fashion, architecture
and cuisine. After a short break in Singapore,
travel the length of the Malay peninsula to
Penang via Malacca, the Cameron...
Travel through the heart of the Andes, visiting Chile, Bolivia and Peru. Discover dramatic highland scenery and traditional cultures including the stunning Atacama desert and the otherworldly Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia; Lake Titicaca, legendary birthplace o...
This diverse self-drive adventure travels from
Windhoek via Okonjima, Etosha National
Park and the lesser-known Caprivi Strip,
finishing with the exceptional Victoria...
Cruise in style aboard the Anawrahta, Heritage Line's latest river vessel. Travel north from Mandalay through the most dramatic scenery of the entire Irrawaddy river, reaching its peak in the drama of the Second Defile. The cruise is top and tailed with a...
Explore one of the world’s great rivers,
passing small villages and sleepy
temples that, being inaccessible by
road, are well off the tourist trail. A river
cruise is the ideal way to explore remote
locations while retaining access to...
Get a taste of vibrant Brazil on a journey
to the southern part of this vast country.
Combine beautiful Rio with the natural
wonders of the Iguaçu Falls and conclude
your trip in the sun on the rugged peninsula
Explore the historic towns, tropical forests
and impressive Mayan pyramids of the
Yucatan peninsula, including many lesservisited
ruins, then unwind on the white-sand
beaches of the Mayan...
Near the south coast of Sicily, the town of Agrigento is largely overshadowed by the nearby Valle dei Templi (Valley of the Temples), a series of Doric Temples strung out on a ridge facing the sea. Agrigento itself is an interesting town with medieval street...
This circular self-drive itinerary is a
wonderful way to discover Alaska for
the first-time visitor. Travelling from the
coast to the mountainous interior and
back again, there is plenty of incredible
scenery including national parks,
Travel along the full 756km of the Alaska
Railroad from Seward to Fairbanks. The
journey is broken up with stays en route
in the best accommodation available.
sit back and take in the breathtaking
scenery with the chance to spot wildlife
and learn abou...
This cruise ventures into areas not visited
by the larger ships. Discover the awesome
beauty of Alaska as you pass spectacular
coastlines, calving glaciers and a large
array of wildlife. Join thrilling excursions
such as kayaking through the icy...
Known as the ‘Cradle of the Balkans’,
Albania and Macedonia are home to
a wealth of natural and historic sites,
from Lake Ohrid and the well-preserved
Ottoman town of Gjirokastër to the
important but lesser-known Roman
ruins at Butrint and Apollonia....
Experience Alberta’s changing
landscapes on this 12-day self-drive
itinerary. Travel through flat prairies,
rugged badlands and the spectacular
Canadian Rocky Mountains, passing
turquoise lakes, glaciers, ancient forests
and towering mountains en...
This small fishing port, on islands connected by bridges in the northern part of Norway's fjord region, is an ideal base for exploring the region. The island was rebuilt by art nouveau architects from all around Europe following a fire that destroyed most of...
Situated at latitude 70 degrees north, the town of Alta benefits from a relatively mild climate. Made up of three areas called Bossekop, Elvebakken, and Bukta, all known collectively as Alta, Alta achieved official town status on 1 January 2000. The town was...
Formerly a maritime superpower with a population of more than 70,000, Amalfi suffered a devasting earthquake in 1343 which resulted in much of the town being lost to the sea. Today Amalfi is a small seaside town set around a small cove with just over 5,000...
Among the rugged and mountainous grandeur of the remote and isolated eastern coastline, old traditions and practices live on within the region's tiny population. Many of the area's people are still subsistence hunters and fishermen, and still gather food for...
Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and the country's largest city. It is renowned for its 1,000 bridges linking the land between symmetrical canals lined with houseboats, and a host of art galleries. The rich merchant's past of the city is reflected...
Over the past year in Kanha National Park, sightings of its iconic tigers have been particularly good, especially in the Kisli and Mukki ranges. This small group tour explores central India's national parks in search of tigers.
Kanha is known for its wild...
Discover the Kimberley on a 10-night itinerary cruising between Darwin and Broome. There are two landings most days, allowing plenty of opportunities to see the magic of the Kimberley, such as the world’s oldest known indigenous rock art – the mysterious...
Andalucía has attracted visitors for decades
with the highlights of region including
Seville, Cordoba and Granada. This 7-day
self-drive combines these cities with the
This journey, which takes in dramatic Andean scenery, ancient Inca sites and beautiful colonial architecture, includes an overnight stay on Sun Island in Lake Titicaca, legendary birthplace of the...
Price includes international flights
This itinerary encompasses the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. Take in remarkable wildlife, see Sir Ernest Shackleton's ...
This extensive itinerary is an ideal
introduction to New Zealand for first
time visitors looking to explore the
country at their own pace. Travel the
length of New Zealand to visit the main
sights, with plenty of opportunity to
explore each area furthe...
While the Parthenon represents the 'golden age' of Athens urban planning, the Romans, Byzantines and Venetians also left their architectural legacy in the city. Beneath a skyline of elegant neoclassical facades and whitewashed houses, the historic Plaka...
Tour Canada’s scenic Atlantic provinces
of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and
Prince Edward Island. This leisurely
itinerary explores the individual charms
of each region, including opportunities
to explore national parks, search for
wildlife, stroll aroun...
This private itinerary visits many of
Australia’s main highlights while
staying in luxurious and comfortable
accommodation. Marvel at the variety
of scenery that the country has to offer
as you pass cities, deserts, forests and
ocean views. At the end...
This leisurely rail itinerary travels the length of the country
between Darwin and Adelaide, through diverse scenery with some
fascinating cultural excursions. From Darwin, the journey traverses
the Tropical North, into the heart of the Australian outback...
Beginning in Perth, this itinerary is the
perfect introduction to the rich diversity of
the south-west, including vineyards, forests
Drive the spectacular Great Ocean Road along a rugged coastline,
passing the renowned Twelve Apostles rock stacks and native
wildlife such as kangaroos and...
Journey through striking outback landscapes
and historic towns on this self-drive itinerary,
combining some of South Australia’s top
highlights. Experience the great outdoors
with a stay in the true outback of Australia
and enjoy the wildlife and scener...
Travelling the 4,352km (2,698 miles) between Perth and Sydney, a
journey on Indian Pacific is one of the world’s great rail adventures.
Departing Perth, the train climbs through the scenic Avon valley
and into Western Australia’s expansive wheat belt,...
Explore the tropical state of Queensland
in ultimate comfort, combining stays
in luxury lodges at Crystalbrook and
Mossman with a 4-night private yacht
charter around the islands of the Great
Barrier Reef. Hike in the rugged outback
This self-drive itinerary combines a
cosmopolitan city break in Sydney with its
spectacular surrounding natural scenery,
including the world-class wine region of
Hunter Valley, the ancient forests of the Blue
Mountains and coastal scenery of Jervis...
Drive between two of Australia’s most vibrant cities via a
dramatic coastline with a variety of scenery, from hinterland to
lakes, mountains, beaches, national parks, historic towns and
Discover what makes Tasmania such
a distinctive Australian destination on
this self-drive itinerary, exploring the
varied and fascinating highlights of the
island. Beginning in Hobart, visit the
city and coastal islands before driving
north to the...
Travelling through both North and
South Island, this self-drive itinerary
focuses on visiting the highlights of New
Zealand combined with stays at bed
and breakfast-style accommodation.
These smaller properties, hosted by
knowledgeable owners, help...
This trip travels through the less-visited countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua to discover colourful towns, landscapes dotted with lakes and volcanoes, and the Unesco heritage ruins of...
Combine the dramatic scenery of the Copper
Canyon train ride with Baja peninsula’s
spectacular desert and coastal...
Travel at a leisurely pace through seven
countries aboard the Golden Eagle Danube
Express. From Hungary to Italy, journey
through some of Europe’s most intriguing
destinations, from enchanting cities to the
picturesque landscapes of Transylvania and
In a privileged position on the northeastern coast of the Iberian peninsula and the shores of the Mediterranean, Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain in both size and population. It is also the capital of Catalonia, one of the seventeen Autonomous...
Situated in the middle of a group of mountains known as de syv fjell, Bergen is also known as 'the city among the seven mountains'. During the Middle Ages, Bergen was one of the most important cities of the Hanseatic League when Saxon merchants settled in th...
Berlin's history has been central to the modern history of Europe and it remains a hugely influential and vibrant city. The city, which had been split in two since the Second World War, was reunited when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 and it now buzzes...
Bilbao is the largest city in the Basque region and its principal industrial centre. With a combination of industrial and post modernist architecture, the city has been greatly improved with an urban development scheme. The heart of the city is the medieval...
Start your journey in the cosmopolitan city of Santiago before flying up to Chile’s Atacama desert. As you travel across into Bolivia’s southern Altiplano, you will witness spectacular geysers, snow-peaked volcanoes and colourful mineral-rich lagoons that ar...
Bolivia is home to indigenous cultures, charming colonial cities and the amazing salt flats. It is also has some of the Andes' highest peaks, the stunning Lake Titicaca and wildlife rich jungles and savannas. Designed for more adventurous travellers, this...
Due to the dominant colour of the city's elegant monuments, the university town of Bologna is also know as the Red City. Having been founded in the 6th Century BC, Bologna was the Etruscan Po Valley territories capital for 200 years. Main sights of the city...
Located in the south-west of France, the city of Bordeaux has the River Garonne at its heart. It contains the largest concentration of 18th century buildings in Europe and the historical centre, the "Port of the Moon" is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Now...
This tour visits three of the most prolific and varied wildlife areas in Botswana. Start in the Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world, before moving on to Chief’s Island, in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve and often referred to as the...
This tour combines the vast plains of the
Kalahari with prolific wildlife viewing in the
the lush Okavango delta. Finish the tour with
a stay on a...
As well as the pristine Okavango delta, this
tour visits the lesser-known Central Kalahari
Game Reserve, which comes alive in the
emerald season with lush expanses of thick
bush and green...
Explore Rajasthan’s most captivating sights, visit quaint local villages
and relax in the wilderness in breathtaking rural locations and luxury
tented accommodation where leopards roam wild and...
Visit Brazil’s spectacular sights while staying
in some of the country’s most luxurious
hotels and cruise the rivers
of the Amazon on board a traditional...
With its diverse history, handsome architecture and rich cultural heritage, Hungary's capital deserves its reputation as the 'Paris of Eastern Europe'. The city sits on either side of a gentle curve in the Danube River, the Buda hills rising dramatically on...
Combine a visit to elegant and vibrant
Buenos Aires with an exploration of the
highlights of Uruguay, including the historic
town of Colonia, the capital Montevideo
and the former fishing village of Jose
Ignacio, now a chic bohemian...
Go beyond the tourist trail and discover the
lesser-visited sights and local Burmese life
along the way. Explore villages and markets,
pagodas, temples and banyan...
Begin at arguably the country’s finest hotel,
the Belmond Governor’s Residence in Rangoon
(Yangon). Fly to Mandalay and cruise in style
south to the temples of Pagan...
Discover the magnificent temples and
remote villages of Burma (Myanmar)
in style, staying at the Belmond
Governor’s Residence in Rangoon
(Yangon), followed by a 4-night cruise
along the Irrawaddy river aboard the
luxurious Belmond Road to...
Witness the Calgary Stampede - ‘The
Greatest Outdoor show on Earth’. Enjoy
pancake breakfasts on the street,
parades, concerts, barrel racing, bareback
horse riding and bull riding as the whole
town celebrates cowboy culture and
history. After the show...
Cruise with Bluewater Adventures into the coastal waters next
to the Great Bear Rainforest. Sail through intricate waterways
beneath towering mountains, explore lush coastal temperate
forests full of wildlife, go in search of Kermode, grizzly and...
This itinerary explores one of Canada's
most dramatic and fascinating provinces,
where passing icebergs drift on ocean
currents and diverse cultures date
back more than 5,000 years. Discover
Canada’s most easterly province, where
you can wander through...
This tour is the ideal introduction to Alberta for those not wanting
to drive. Travel by shared coach between the popular small resorts
of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper and take to the high country of
This short self-drive itinerary is the perfect introduction to Banff
and Jasper national parks and includes travelling the full length of
the scenic Icefields Parkway...
Join an adventurous cruise through
the Northwest Passage, a celebrated
journey undertaken by explorers such
as Amundsen, Peary and Franklin. The
cruise itinerary can be booked in either
direction between Nunavut in Canada
and Greenland. There are plent...
Go in search of the elusive Spirit Bear, a rare species of bear with
white or creamy fur, in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. This
package includes daily guided trips as well as all food and transport
This self-drive takes in the best of
Ontario, a spectacular province and
home to Canada’s capital, Ottawa, the
cosmopolitan city of Toronto, thundering
Niagara Falls and parks that are full of
dense forests and sparkling...
Travel across Canada from Toronto to
Vancouver on this 2-week itinerary on
board two of the world’s most celebrated
trains, The Canadian and the Rocky
Mountaineer. Highlights include the
spectacular Rocky Mountains, a wildlifewatching
tour in Jasper an...
This luxury tour explores Canada’s
west coast in comfort while staying
in some of the finest accommodation
found in British Columbia. Discover the
picturesque city of Vancouver with a
private guide, stay in a lodge nestled in a
forest next to the wild...
This Riviera city on the Cote d'Azur has long been seen as a playground for the sophisticated travellers and hosts Europe's most famous annual film festival. In the early 19th century, it was a small, humble fishing village...
Situated just 5 kilometres from the mainland in the Bay of Naples, the Island of Capri with its rich flora and fauna, serene atmosphere and breathtaking views has been a haven for travellers since the days of Roman Republic. Often visited...
The breathtaking southern Austral gravel
road winds through truly wild and pristine
Patagonian landscapes. This self-drive
adventure starts and ends in Balmaceda and
can be combined with other...
This 8-day private journey travels through the Transylvanian and Carpathian regions of Romania, discovering the more remote areas of the country. These include Curtea de Arges, Fagaras and Miclosoara. One of the main highlights of this private journey is...
Sicily's second largest city, Catania has a population of around 300,000 and lies along the shores of the Ionian Sea, under the shadow of Mount Etna, or "A Muntagna" as the volcano is known locally. An ever-present, Mount Etna has shaped the history and...
With the 12th century cathedral built by Roger II as it centre point, the town of Cefalu is charming small town located on the northern coast of Sicily. The grid system of narrow lanes and alleys start at the cathedral and proceed to the sea front with its...
Travel across Costa Rica, Nicaragua,
Honduras, Guatemala and Belize to
discover a bounty of natural highlights,
colonial towns and Mayan ruins, before
rounding off the journey on the
Explore Chile's extraordinary landscapes from the country's most luxurious hotels. Travel from the spectacular summits of Torres del Paine to the arid desert of Atacama and end your journey in the beautiful wine country or by the...
Combine two exclusive national parks and
view wildlife, including chimpanzees, in
incredible isolation. Finish with a beach stay
Experience the comfort and efficiency
of China’s rapidly expanding high-speed
rail network as you travel around the
major cultural centres of China. Starting
in Beijing, continue to Xian, Wuhan and
Nanjing, before finishing in the modern
This comprehensive tour of China visits the
treasures of Beijing, the Terracotta Warriors
at Xian, picturesque scenery between Guilin
and Yangshuo and the pandas at Chengdu.
Cruise the Yangtze river and visit the Three
Gorges Dam, before ending the tour...
An extensive itinerary visiting some of
China’s more remote sites, including ancient
Buddhist art and sculpture at the Yungang
and Longmen caves, the Hanging Monastery
near Datong, the Shuanglin temple near
Taiyuan, and the celebrated...
The Ganges, India's most sacred river, is a symbol of India's ancient culture and civilisation. The Ganges is considered to be pure, divine and a symbol of life, attracting hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus. The City of Light is an incredible 7-night...
Renowned for the remarkable legacy of the Incas, Peru was in fact home to countless ancient civilisations. Venturing off the tourist trail, this tour visits northern Peru, where you can discover the wealth of history displayed by the pre-Inca Moche, Chimu an...
This journey combines some of the most
fascinating parts of the country, travelling
from the sub-tropical north to the wild
landscapes of the...
Explore the highlights of mainland Ecuador
and take a cruise to see the unique wildlife of
Cruise from Vietnam to the temples of
Angkor in Cambodia aboard one of the
Pandaw vessels, replicas of colonial-era
river steamers. In 2003, Pandaw were
the first to attempt this extraordinary
journey, overcoming complex
bureaucratic and navigational...
This 8-day leisurely cruise visits the celebrated sights of Upper Egypt and some
of the finest monuments in ancient antiquity. Included are visits to the Valley of
the Kings, the Colossi of Memnon and the temples of Karnak and Luxor. Stay on
board the MS...
This 8-day leisurely cruise visits the celebrated sights of Upper Egypt and some
of the finest monuments in ancient antiquity. Included are visits to the Valley of
the Kings, the Colossi of Memnon and the temples of Karnak and Luxor. Stay on
board the MY...
Enjoy a taste of Peru on this introductory tour of some of the country's most famous sights. Discover the colonial-era wonders of Lima and Cuzco. Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas and visit a local market and the impressive Ollantaytambo fortress. Stay...
Russia’s two greatest cities provide
an ideal base from which to explore
the country’s rich and diverse cultural
and historical heritage. Moscow is
now the epicentre of the ‘new Russia’,
while St Petersburg is renowned for
its magnificent palaces,...
This comprehensive journey combines the
rugged scenery of Mpumalanga’s Panorama
Route with the thrill of wildlife viewing,
the Garden Route and stays in the Cape
Winelands and cosmopolitan Cape...
This itinerary covers three of the most impressive wildlife areas in Tanzania’s northern circuit. Begin in Tarangire National Park where the Tarangire river supports a wide range of species before flying to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After taking in...
From a rich history and long-held
traditions to a remarkable artistic legacy,
picturesque landscapes and superb
cuisine, discover all aspects of this
extraordinary Italian region. Visit the
great rival Renaissance cultural cities of
Begin this self-drive tour in Vancouver
and travel east through the provinces
of British Columbia and Alberta
before finishing in Calgary. Drive along
some of the world’s most scenic roads,
from the beaches of the west coast,
beyond crashing waterfalls...
Considered the birthplace of western
civilisation, Greece’s influence still
resonates today in the fields of
architecture, science, engineering and
philosophy. Incorporating the classical
sites of Olympia, Delphi, Mycenae
and Epidaurus, this tour also...
Enjoy a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the wonders of classical Greece. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to...
Turkey has played a major role in the
history of the Mediterranean world.
Due to its strategic location straddling
two continents, it has been a crucial
crossroads and staging post on the
trade routes between east and west.
This tour combines the...
Cologne is the fourth-largest city in Germany and the largest city in the Rhineland region. It is renowned for its Roman relics with the some of the city's walls dating back to 38 BC when the city was on the borders of the Roman Empire. Its medieval heyday i...
Discover the colonial treasures of Minas Gerais
and learn about Brazil’s history, travelling
along the ‘Golden Road’ that once carried the
riches of the region south to the...
Combine the spectacular autumn
foliage of eastern Canada with visits to
charming towns and cities. Canada is
famed for the vivid colours of the trees
in the autumn, which change from fiery
red to ochre, yellow and maroon. Drive
Take in the highlights of a country located
in the heart of the ancient Mayan world and
explore its spectacular range of...
Discover Iceland with the flexibility of travelling with your own vehicle. Circumnavigate the country on the iconic Route 1, completed in 1974 to mark 1,100 years of settlement, leaving the highway to explore some of the more remote and less travelled parts...
Vibrant and exotic, Rajasthan is India’s most colourful region.
Discover its main attractions and lesser-known sights as you meander
through this extraordinary land with plenty of time at...
This journey combines the highlights of Peru with Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands. Visit the ancient Inca capital of Cuzco and the spectacular lost city of Machu Picchu. In Ecuador, discover Quito’s historic old town and end with a cruise to these wondrous...
See the Cook Islands from the beach and
beyond, exploring the rugged green interior
of Rarotonga, the turquoise lagoon of
Aitutaki and the traditional Polynesian
Copenhagen, Scandinavia's second largest city, retains much of the intimate atmosphere of the fishing harbour town it once was. Many of the city's most impressive buildings date from the golden age of the 17th century when the extensive canal network was...
Steeped in history, Cordoba is a city of stunning Moorish architecture, ancient palaces, beautiful parks and gardens, monuments and flower-filled courtyards. Ten centuries ago it was the capital of Muslim Spain and Europe's largest cultural and intellectual...
Costa Rica is a nature lover's paradise; its cloud forest and jungle are home to thousands of species of plants, birds, insects and mammals. Its abundance of unspoilt beaches, tropical rainforest, Pacific and Caribbean coastline make it ideal for a family...
Explore the relatively small natural paradise of Costa Rica by road and at your own pace on a self-drive itinerary that combines cloud forest, volcanoes, rainforest and...
This itinerary cruises through the islands
of Dalmatia, visiting the cities of Split and
Dubrovnik as well as the islands of Brac, Hvar,
This 7-night coastal expedition from
Hobart is an active adventure showcasing
the wild beauty and remarkable heritage
of Australia’s island state aboard the
comfort of Coral Expeditions I. Enjoy
bushwalks in national parks and spot
Explore the little-known Mergui (or Myeik)
archipelago in southern Burma, cruising in
comfort aboard Pandaw River Expeditions
restored motor yacht, the MY...
Explore Rajasthan’s forts and mighty Thar desert on this slowpaced
tour. Mingle with local people in the markets of Jodhpur and
experience enchanting rural...
Often spoken of as Germany's most beautiful city, Dresden is rich in cultural and historic sights. The most famous of these is the Zwinger, the marvellous baroque palace which today houses various art galleries. One of Europe's top galleries is prominent in...
Explore the natural beauty of Australia's Pacific
coast, passing incredible coastal scenery, lush
rolling hinterland and outstanding...
Dubrovnik, described by Byron as "Pearl of the Adriatic", is a city of a unique political history, of world-famous cultural heritage and beauty, and is one of the most attractive and famous cities of the Mediterranean. Founded 1300 years ago, Dubrovnik's...
Travel in style through the jungles,
rice fields and cities of south-east
Asia, from Bangkok to Singapore, or
vice versa, aboard the luxury Eastern
& Oriental Express. The train offers
refined elegance with fine dining, a
piano bar and observation car....
Discover the distinctly different
neighbouring Canadian provinces of
Ontario and Quebec by rail on this 9-day
itinerary passing maple forests, pastures
and quaint villages. Travel in Business
Class on board the train to make your
journey as comfortable...
Visit the highlights of eastern Canada
with privately guided tours in each
city and staying in some of the best
accommodation possible. Highlights
include a helicopter ride over the
thundering waters of Niagara Falls,
a train journey through...
This journey provides a special
opportunity to experience the Galapagos
islands and observe their remarkable
wildlife at close quarters. See giant
tortoises and a number of indigenous
bird species, and swim with sea lions,
penguins and perhaps even sea...
Take the family on a trip of a lifetime to experience the truly extraordinary Galapagos islands, a paradise for animal lovers, conservationists and adventurers. Marvel at the spectacular scenery of the archipelago and observe its remarkable wildlife at close...
Take the trip of a lifetime and explore the
famous Galapagos islands and the cloud
forests of Ecuador in...
This journey recalls the golden age of
the Grand Tour, when travellers would
explore the world’s most fascinating
places in style. Staying in some of the
country’s finest accommodation, this
comprehensive tour visits Lower Egypt,
Upper Egypt and Lower...
The town of Erice is located at an elevation of 750m on top Mount Erice overlooking the city of Trapani, in the south west of the island of Sicily. The foundation of the town was associated with the strong Greek influence in the region but it was destroyed b...
This introductory tour of Chile takes in the striking extremes of this amazing country. Starting and ending in the cosmopolitan city of Santiago, the tour visits the Atacama desert, one of the driest places on Earth, before heading south to Patagonia to see...
Travel overland in a private 4x4 vehicle
through some of Ethiopia’s most spectacular
scenery, accompanied by an expert...
This tour offers a unique two-country
itinerary that combines the pristine
wilderness of Ethiopia’s Bale Mountain
National Park with the exotic shores...
The only African country that has never
been colonised, Ethiopia is also unusual
for its rich Orthodox Christian heritage,
which was maintained even when all
its neighbours embraced Islam in the
seventh century. This journey travels
This comprehensive 13-night itinerary focuses on Ethiopia’s most celebrated wildlife areas. Whether it’s the breathtaking escarpments of the Simien mountains or the high alpine scenery of the Sanetti plateau in the Bale mountains, the remote highlands of...
Journey from Addis Ababa to the Omo valley,
stopping en route to absorb the fascinating
cultures, towns and lakes of the...
Travel down past the Rift Valley lakes and
coffee plantations to the Omo valley. Meet
some of Africa’s most fascinating and
Located 300 miles from the coast of Argentina
with vast open spaces and pristine beaches,
the Falkland Islands are home to a fascinating
array of animal and plant life. In this unpolluted
environment in the South Atlantic, visitors can
Combine Fiji’s traditional culture with its
remote and pristine wilderness for the
ultimate tropical island stay. Experience
a traditional kava ceremony, visit the
International Date Line in Taveuni and
relax in the beautiful Mamanuca...
Finnish Lapland begins roughly along the Arctic Circle and expands north. Known as the 'Wild North', the area is the last refuge of Finland's Sámi people, who have traditionally subsisted on reindeer herding. This vast expanse of arctic tundra has no craggy...
Rovaniemi is the official home of Santa Claus, visited annually by thousands of tourists wanting to catch a glimpse of him in his log cabin, located on the edge of the Arctic Circle. Rovaniemi is also the capital of Finland's northernmost province, Lapland....
Florence is rightly viewed as one of Italy's most atmospheric and beautiful cities. It contains a spectacular array of Renaissance art and architecture within its compact, vibrant centre. Florence also offers the finest culinary traditions of Tuscany, in...
According to food critics, Denmark is at the cutting edge of cuisine and boasts the best restaurant in the world with Noma. You will visit the best of what this Danish cooking revolution has to offer coupled with stays in historic hotels, the highlight being...
Tour the diverse landscapes of south
Morocco, ranging from the coastal city
of Agadir to Ouarzazate, gateway to the
Sahara desert, and the bustling city...
Explore the old colonial centre of Quito and visit a local colourful market before embarking upon a cruise in the Galapagos. Witness first hand its remarkable wildlife at close quarters and marvel at its unique...
Discover Quito's historic old town before flying to the Galapagos Islands to observe their remarkable and truely unique...
Following a 2-night stay in Quito, travel in style through the remote and breathtakingly beautiful Galapagos archipelago and discover its abundant variety of wildlife. In between islands, guests can enjoy the extensive leisure facilities on board the luxury...
With a rich Maritime and commercial history, the port town of Genoa is often overlooked as just a stepping off point for the area. The city's origins date back to the pre Phoenician era and offer a wealth of cultural and historic highlights for its...
Situated on the banks of the River Gota and often seen as the gateway to western Sweden, the city is rich in cultural and historical attractions. Known as the Green city, due to the large number of parks and gardens, which are prevalent throughout,...
The Andalucían city of Granada is set below the spectacular snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is home to the Alhambra, a magnificent Moorish stronghold whose Alcazaba fortress, beautiful palaces, elaborate courtyards and luxurious...
This comprehensive tour takes in the
best of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia,
staying in character hotels throughout.
The journey begins in the relatively
untouched country of Laos, exploring
the ancient temple town of Luang
Prabang and its French colonial...
This private tour combines the imperial cities
and breathtaking scenery of Morocco, from
the Middle Atlas mountains to the dunes of
This tour focuses on South America's cultural and natural highlights, revealing the continent's diversity, and passing from high Andean scenery down to the thundering Iguazú Falls. Stop in buzzing cities along the way including Bolivia’s capital of La Paz,...
Discover the diversity of Switzerland
while travelling in First Class comfort
along some of the most scenic rail
journeys in Europe. From the fashionable
Swiss German city of Zürich in the
north to the mountains and lakes of
the Italian-speaking south,...
This 11-night comprehensive tour explores
the country’s unique geographical areas and
varied landscapes, providing some of the best
opportunities for wildlife...
This 8-day cruise aboard Coral Expeditions II explores two different sections of the rarely visited Ribbon Reefs, considered to be the most colourful and pristine reefs found anywhere along the entire length of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the wonderfu...
This popular Botswana itinerary covers
three contrasting ecosystems: delta,
riverine and arid. The journey starts in
the Xugana lagoon, widely recognised as
one of the most spectacular water sites
in the Okavango delta; continues to the
Guyana offers magnificent natural treasures, and its rivers, jungles and savannas teem with wildlife, including jaguars and abundant bird varieties, as well as rare flora. The highlands are home to the world's tallest single-drop cascade, the mighty Kaieteur...
Join a 7-day cruise with Bluewater Adventures around the remote
archipelago of Haida Gwaii, one of the richest biological and
cultural regions in North America. This area of over 100 islands has
forested creek walks, ancient Haida villages, rugged...
Germany's second largest city, Hamburg is centred on its port. It has a rich history dating back to the Hanseatic league which made it a powerful city state. The modern day city is a colourful destination with a variety of architectural styles and impressive...
Combine a stay in Havana with a cruise on a motorsailer or mega yacht, visiting colonial towns and exploring little-visited coastal areas and offshore islands such Isla de la...
Combine a stay in Havana with a tall-ship
cruise experience. Sail along Cuba’s southern
coast and explore little-visited offshore
islands as well as the stunning...
Spread across a cluster of promontories and peninsulas, the Baltic city of Helsinki is some 450 years old. Its wide avenues are lined with buildings echoing centuries of architectural excellence from Gothic through to art deco and contemporary, which are...
Head off the beaten path staying at unique properties whilst exploring tea estates, wildlife parks and relaxing by the palm-fringed south coast. Seek out indigenous local tribes and enjoy walks amidst stunning...
The towns dotted to the north and east of
Madrid contain a host of cultural and historic
attractions. This self-drive itinerary travels
to some of most important towns including
Salamanca, Toledo, Segovia and...
As one of the first European countries to embrace Christianity, Georgia has a host of unique churches and monasteries that have survived the rise and fall of numerous empires over the centuries, as well as the region's harsh climatic conditions. This 9-day...
Discover the legacy of the Aztec, Mayan and Spanish empires on this outstanding tour of Mexico’s finest sites. Explore magnificent pyramids and temples, colourful colonial cities with their indigenous influences, and the natural beauty of valleys, canyons,...
This popular self-drive itinerary is a flexible, cost-effective way to discover Namibia. Namibian’s drive on the left-hand side and, although 80% of the country’s roads are gravel, regular grading generally keeps them in good condition. Visit the giant red...
Discover Samoa’s traditional culture,
landscapes and history, including a visit to
Villa Vailima, Robert Louis Stevenson’s
Explore Tanzania’s northern circuit on
this excellent value tour of the country’s
most renowned wildlife reserves. Visit
the huge plains of the Serengeti, the
open grasslands of the Great Rift Valley
and the strikingly beautiful Ngorongoro
Cross the foothills of the Himalaya
discovering spellbinding scenery and
Hvar Island, sometimes referred to as the 'Croatian Madeira', receives more sunshine than anywhere else in the country. The traffic-free streets and beautifully ornamented buildings of Hvar Town are reminiscent of Venice, and the island is known for its...
Experience Iceland on a circuit of the island
from the iconic two-lane highway known as
Route 1, completed in 1974 to mark 1,100
years of settlement. This 8-day self-drive
itinerary incorporates the historical heartland
of Iceland - Reykjavik,...
Similar to the Colours of Iceland and Iceland Express tours, the Iceland Grand Circle is a circumnavigation around Iceland on the iconic Route 1. This tour offers the complete experience, giving you the flexibility to take your time and relax as you travel...
West and southern Iceland incorporate
a host of natural wonders and stunning
scenery to explore, from the Snaefellsnes
peninsula to the Skaftafell National Park,
part of the largest national park in Europe,
the Eyjafjallajokull glacier, Jokulsarlon...
This short winter self-drive focuses on the
natural highlights in south Iceland including
hot springs, waterfalls, lava fields and black
sandy beaches. In the evenings, don't forget
to search the clear dark skies for sightings of
The settlement of Ilulissat in western Greenland lies at the mouth of the Ilulissat ice fjord in Disco Bay, from which the town derives its name. With a population of approximately 4,500 people, it is the third largest population centre in Greenland. The tow...
Offering an inspiring introduction to the Subcontinent, this journey combines northern India and Nepal's cultural and natural wonders, from ornate temples, magnificent Islamic architecture and marbled palaces to tropical jungles and the spectacular...
Created 300 years ago by Peter the Great as his "window on the West" St Petersburg is a city unlike any other in Europe and certainly in Russia. Its grand beauty, its architectural splendour, the wealth of its cultural treasures and the intrigue of its rich...
The Volga is the longest river in Europe and is often seen as the heart of Russia. From its beginnings in the far north of the country to the shores of the Caspian Sea, travelling on the Volga, ...
This 4-day private journey visits the island of Sicily, which inspired the Inspector Montalbano detective novels by renowned author Andrea Camilleri, plus the successful Italian television series. The tour includes visits to the main filming locations from...
A spectacular private journey that begins in the historic and cultural heart of West Bengal, taking you from the old colonial capital of Calcutta and deep into the mystical Land of the Thunder Dragon; one of the most extraordinary destinations anywhere on...
Cruise downstream from Dibrugarh
along the Brahmaputra river. Discover
the ancient capital of the Ahom kings,
visit Hindu monasteries on one of the
largest riverine islands, and take a 4x4
safari in search of the endangered
one-horned rhino. Finish in...
Cruise the sacred Ganges river for 7 nights on the luxury Ganges Voyager. Discover remote towns, timeless villages and ancient temples on the water's edge, with time at leisure on board the ship to take in the passing landscapes. The all-suite Ganges Voyager...
This exciting journey features a 10-night cruise that starts from Dibrugarh and sails downstream along the Brahmaputra. Along the way, the river cruise offers visitors to the region the opportunity to discover the ancient capital of the Ahom Kings; visit...
Beginning in Kolkata (Calcutta), this
journey captures the highlights of
the Indian states of West Bengal
and Sikkim, uncovering remarkable
religious monuments, Tibetan culture
and spectacular mountain scenery,
including the world's third highest...
This tour stays at Kohima Camp, set up exclusively for the colourful and exotic Hornbill festival in...
Offering an inspiring introduction to Gujarat, this rail journey aboard the luxurious Deccan Odyssey travels to some of India's hidden gems. A round-trip from Mumbai (Bombay), the pulsating commercial capital of India, it includes visits to the exquisite Jai...
Starting and finishing in Mumbai, this journey explores some of mainland India's best-kept secrets aboard the luxurious Deccan Odyssey. Discover the fascinating history of the Deccan through the outstanding ancient monuments of the once powerful kingdoms of...
Little-known Tadoba, with its open forest, is stepping into the limelight for its tiger sightings. The Jawai Hills of Rajasthan could be regarded as an unusual location for elusive leopards. Yet here, among this spectacular scenery, they...
The Indian Odyssey is just one of six
different train journeys available aboard
the Deccan Odyssey, one of India’s most
luxurious trains. Travelling from Delhi to
Mumbai, this journey travels across the
north Indian plains, taking in the...
The Indian Sojourn is a classic journey aboard the luxurious Deccan Odyssey, taking you from Mumbai to New Delhi. Along the way, look for tigers in the renowned Ranthambore wildlife reserve, visit iconic monuments, majestic forts, and ancient...
India possesses its own Big Five to rival that of Africa. This enthralling journey travels through three of the country's most diverse national parks with opportunities to spot its five large mammals - tigers, lions, leopards, rhinos and...
Visit the colonial towns of Surabaya and
Malang, the Hindu temple complexes at
Prambanan and Penataran, and the Buddhist
With over 17,000 islands and diverse
ecosystems, Indonesia supports a level
of biodiversity second only to Brazil. Go
in search of orang utans and Komodo
dragons, lesser known species of deer
and monkeys, as well as some of the
country’s 1,500 birds....
Travelling through the ancient land of
Persia, this journey on board the fully
en suite Golden Eagle train takes in
destinations that have been off the
tourist map for many years and sites
that are infrequently visited by western
visitors; making this...
The fantastically rich and varied history of
Iran has left behind an unparalleled cultural
heritage. This tour reveals the best of that
legacy, including the supreme Islamic
architecture of Isfahan and Shiraz, the
ancient Achaemenian capital of...
Ischia is the largest of the islands in the Bay of Naples and has attracted visitors over the centuries due to its medicinal spas, which use the island's thermal hot springs and its volcanic mud. There are a number of small villages on the island, the larges...
Discover Manila’s colonial history, then fly to
the islands of Cebu and Bohol to see more
of the country’s wildlife and countryside,
including the chance to spot whales. Finish on
the white sand beaches of...
Steeped in history, the Croatian Dalmatian
coast, with the iconic fortified city of
Dubrovnik, a Unesco world heritage site
and beautiful island settlements, is one of
the most picturesque destinations in the
Mediterranean. Wander round...
The city of Split, the second largest city in
Croatia and home to the ruins of Emperor
Diocletian’s 4th-century palace, is an ideal
starting point from which to visit the many
beautiful islands of Croatia. Layered in
history, they vary in size and...
This 7-day private journey offers one of the
best city and beach-break combinations,
dividing time between Istanbul and the
coastal resort of Antalya, and focusing on
the cultural and historical attractions of each
destination. Stay 3 nights in Istanbul...
Combine Istanbul, one of the world’s most
remarkable cities, full of ancient monuments,
awe-inspiring religious buildings and
intoxicating bazaars, with the Cappadocia
region, a spectacular landscape once at the
heart of the Hittite empire, filled...
This 7-day private journey combines one of
Turkey’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities
with the pretty coastal town of Kusadasi,
while focusing on the cultural and historical
attractions of each destination. Stay 3 nights
in Byzantine Istanbul and the...
Discover the best of Japan on this
luxurious private journey from Tokyo
to Osaka. Throughout you will be
staying in some of the country’s
finest accommodation, travelling by
private car or first class train carriage,
and escorted by expert local...
Combine privately guided excursions
with self-guided touring so you can get
the most from your visit while avoiding
the high costs often incurred with
private travel in Japan. Begin with a
guided tour of Tokyo then travel south
by rail to visit Kyoto’s...
Discover the cultural heritage of Japan
on this exciting journey through the
country’s main island of Honshu. Visit
the tranquil Kenroku-en garden and the
castle of Kanazawa before exploring
the imperial city of Kyoto with its many
temples and shrines....
Jerusalem has maintained a central place in history for over 3,000 years. Situated in the Judean hills the strategic importance of the city has made it a much fought over prize. Israelites, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Christians, Muslims and Turks...
Visiting the best of the Aegean Islands, this 8-day itinerary sails to some of the Cyclades best destinations including Santorini, Paros, Mykonos and the capital of the islands, Syros.
The 48-metre MS Galileo is a classic steel hull motor sailer...
Discover the diverse landscapes of Jordan,
with time to explore the ancient rock-hewn
city of Petra and to relax on the shores of the
Over the centuries, Jordan has played an important role in trade and communications between the continents of Europe, Asia and Africa. This 10-day itinerary combines visits to the relics of some of the world’s greatest civilisations, as well as active...
Since regaining independence in 1991
and joining the EU in 2004, Lithuania,
Latvia and Estonia are flourishing. The
countries’ rich and colourful histories can
be best appreciated in their capital cities,
which all possess beautiful architecture,
Discover the remarkable diversity of Venezuela, once an inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World". This private journey discovers the amazing array of wildlife in the lowland plains of Los Llanos, explores the channels of South America's...
Located 15 minutes' drive from Kiruna airport, the village of Jukkasjärvi is renowned for its ice hotel that is built annually in the winter months from the nearby lake. The village has a small number of buildings centred on the local...
Kemi is a town and municipality located at the mouth of the Kemijoki river by Bothnian Bay in the Lapland region of northern Finland. The town was founded in 1869 by royal decree due to its proximity to a deep water harbour. With a population of about 22,000...
This outstanding itinerary spans three of East Africa’s prime wilderness areas. Begin in Tarangire National Park where the permanent water source of the Tarangire river supports a wide range of resident species including lions, leopards and cheetahs....
Combine Kenya's premier wildlife destinations
with the tropical beaches of the...
Visit two of Africa’s most significant wildlife regions: Kenya’s Masai Mara and Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Start in the Masai Mara where, on the short-grass savannas, lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, jackals, Masai giraffes, elephants and antelop...
Experience three of Kenya’s prime wildlife
areas while staying in some of the country’s
small, up-market safari...
Situated on the far north eastern tip of Norway at the 'top of the world', the little town of Kirkenes is set beside a vast fjord 400km inside the Arctic Circle. The area offers an excellent chance of spotting the natural wonder of the northern lights that...
Situated in the province of Lapland and the northernmost city in Sweden, Kiruna is 200km north of the Arctic Circle. Due to the picturesque surrounding countryside, the town is popular destination for winter sports including dog-sled and reindeer tours. The...
Often described as one of Europe's most beautiful cities, Krakow dates back to the 7th century and continues to display its deep and varied roots. Largely undamaged during WWII, the architecture is not only beautiful but historic, meriting the Old Town's...
The coastal city of La Rochelle was established as a harbour in the 10th century and became an important centre for maritime commerce and trade for a number of centuries. From the 12th to 14th centuries the city changed hands between English Plantagenet rule...
Discover the incredible scenery and centuries-old culture of Ladakh. This short private journey, staying at Chamba Camp Thiksey and Chamba Camp Diskit, explores some of the fascinating monuments and ancient monasteries that continue to preserve the...
Located in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, Lake Como is one of the deepest lakes in Europe with a depth of over 400 metres. The Lake is best known for its historic villas, amongst the most renowned being Villa Carlotta at Tremezzo, Villa d'Este at...
Stay in a beautiful lakeside location on
Lake Como, surrounded by panoramic
vistas and pristine waters. From here
take a boat trip on Lake Como to the
delightful town of Bellagio; travel on
the Bernina Express, a scenic narrowgauge
rail journey over th...
The largest of the northern Italian lakes, visitors have been attracted to the region due to the family run hotels and the small picturesque villages and towns that line the shores of the lake. Stay in either Sirmione, which is renowned for its sulphur...
Lake Maggiore has the Swiss town of Locarno on its northern shores, against the backdrop of the Lepontine and Pennine Alps, and the Lombardy plains on the southern shores. Visitors are attracted to the region due to is temporal climate, the splendid villas...
Picturesque Lake Maggiore, just south of the
Alps, is a relaxing holiday destination with a
temperate climate, pristine mountain views
and splendid villas dotted around the lake.
Lake Como is best known for its historic
villas, amongst the most renowned...
With its rich merchant past, the town of Lille offers boutiques and markets but it is also home to some wonderful museums. A highlight
is the Charles De Gaulle Museum and the Fine Arts Museum, the second largest in France after the Louvre. Also worth...
Lisbon is one of Europe's most exciting and beautiful cities, with breathtaking architecture, world-class museums, a lively cultural scene and excellent restaurants. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Tower of Belem, explore the narrow winding...
This self-drive perfectly combines a city
break with coastal relaxation. Stay for 3
nights in the capital of Lisbon and then
drive south to the Algarve, where you can
enjoy a round or two of golf at one of the
excellent courses, relax with a spa...
The Atlantic coast of Portugal has some of
the most picturesque scenery on the Iberian
peninsula. Combine the capital, Lisbon, with
the regional town of Coimbra and finish
with a stay in the historic town of...
This journey combines the South Luangwa
National Park with a stay on Lake Malawi, a
great combination of bush and...
With complete Renaissance city walls, the city of Lucca is one of the most charming in Tuscany. As the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini, the city is steeped in musical history and honours its favourite son with an annual music festival in the months of July and...
Located on the Bothnian Coast, the town of Luleå is excellent destination for outdoor pursuits. One of the principal reasons for this is that Luleå is situated in an archipelago of over 800 islands which is a haven for wildlife. During the winter months, the...
Book 3 months in advance and receive a complimentary cabin upgrade
Discover Costa Rica's ecosystems, volcanoes and oceanfront reserves while staying in some of its most stylish properties. Experience pristine nature and primary rainforest on the remote Osa Peninsula, stay by the Arenal volcano, with its beautiful scenery an...
Dating back to pre Roman times, the city of Lyon has always been an important trading centre due to its location on the junction of the Rhone and the Saone Rivers. The city boasts one of France's largest squares, the Place Bellecour, and one of Europe's...
Much of Madagascar’s exotic flora
and fauna is found nowhere else on
Earth. This tour offers an opportunity
to discover the island’s extraordinary
natural history along with its stunning
scenery, idyllic beaches and fascinating
culture, which is based...
This easy 2-week holiday in Madagascar
combines lush lemur-rich rainforests with the
reef-protected beach on Ile...
This is an ideal itinerary for the adventurous
traveller or those who are second-time
visitors to Madagascar and in search of more
Combine lemur viewing in Andasibe with the
spectacular scenery of several national parks,
finishing on Nosy Komba...
Madrid is a city with a relatively short history compared to other European capitals but it has acquired artistic possessions that make it one of the world's most exciting cultural destinations. The best-known museums are on the city's "Paseo del Arte": The...
One of the leading luxury trains, the Deccan Odyssey is all set to take you on an 8-day royal journey through some of India's most enigmatic destinations. The itinerary includes a visit to the wine capital of India - Nashik, colorful Kolhapur, portuguese...
On this return train journey from Mumbai, the Deccan Odyssey explores off the beaten track whilst clients can still enjoy the comforts and amenities of luxury train travel. Highlights include the wonderous and fascinating cave temples at Ajanta & Ellora....
The city of Malaga flourished during the Muslim era but in later years succumbed to famine and civil war. Today the city is the gateway to Andalucia and the Costa Del Sol coastline. Cultural highlights of the city include the Alcazaba, a Muslim palace that...
This journey takes in all the diversity that
Malawi has to offer, from tea estates and
mountains to safari and...
The compact island of Malta is rich in archaeology, architecture and art and home to beautiful landscapes and a vibrant history. From the first inhabitants, who built colossal temples close to 7,000 years ago, to the Knights of St John, Malta has preserved...
Set squarely in the centre of the
Mediterranean, both Malta and its
neighbouring island of Gozo are rich in
natural and architectural beauty. Visitors over
the centuries have been attracted to the
islands’ location, sub-tropical climate,...
Often overlooked by visitors to Malta, the neighbouring island of Gozo has a wealth of historical attractions and cultural sites. This 9 day private journey offers a comprehensive insight into a destination steeped in history, both ancient and modern. You...
Staying in the island’s finest two hotels, the
Excelsior Grand Hotel in Valletta and the
boutique Xara Palace in Mdina, this private
journey offers an insight into the main island
of Malta, which has a history that predates
the pyramids in Egypt by more...
Explore the major sights of Marrakech and
Ouarzazate as well as the remarkable fortified
city of Ait BenHaddou, a Unesco world
heritage site that has been a backdrop for
many films, and the kasbahs of Taourirt...
This 7-night private tour of Morocco is ideal
for the first-time visitor. Wander through
souks or people watch in Marrakech, view
spectacular landscapes in the High Atlas
mountains and unwind in the fishing town of
Essaouira at the end of your...
Marsala is situated on the far north west coast of Sicily, next to Stagnone Lagoon, a marine area with salt pans. The city was founded by the last remaining survivors of Mozia, an island in the middle of the lagoon, and once a major Phoenician and...
Drive through the southern Italian regions
of Puglia and Basilicata, ending in in the
coastal resort of Sorrento in Campania.
View the renowned trulli houses of
Alberobello, visit the rock churches of
Matera and perhaps visit the Roman ruins
Combine the Mayan sites, colonial architecture and indigenous cultures of Guatemala, with the charming small town and Mayan ruins of Copan in Honduras and the pristine beaches of Belize. The tour begins in picturesque Antigua, and continues to Lake Atitlan...
Lying at the mouth of the Mazaro River, the town of Mazara del Vallo is a large agricultural centre and the base for the largest fishing fleet in the country. The city has a rich history and the ownership of the town has been fought over through the centurie...
Explore some of the highlights of Victoria on
this self-drive itinerary: sample wine in Yarra
Valley, spot wildlife on Phillip Island and drive
part of the Great Ocean...
Stay in character hotels of true distinction while
discovering Mexico City and its surroundings,
the Mayan pyramids of the Yucatan peninsula
and the white sand beaches of the...
Journey to Mexico’s most splendid
northern colonial cities, cradle of the
Located on the confluence of the rivers Janni Mauru and Pozzo dei Pruni, the modern town is divided into two areas; Modica Alt which is built on the hill and is connected to Modica Bassa, the lower town via flights of steps. This Unesco world heritage site...
Mongolia is a vast country with amazing
natural beauty, largely untouched by the
modern world. From the Gobi desert
to snow-capped mountains and grassy
steppes, where wild horses and nomads
roam, Mongolia is one of the world’s
last great wilderness...
Explore the imperial cities of Fez, Rabat,
Meknes and Marrakech, all former or current
capitals of Morocco and known for their
architecture and vibrant souks. Along the way,
travel through diverse landscapes, from the
Atlantic coast through fertile...
This 10-night trip takes a less-travelled
path through the dry desert of eastern and
southern Morocco, combining dramatic
scenery with historical...
Morocco is an exotic destination full of
new adventure yet just a short flight
from the UK, making it perfect for
family holidays with a difference. From
the Atlas mountains to the Atlantic
coast, soak up unusual sights, exotic
sounds and delicious...
Moscow is a city of contrasts where ancient monasteries and ultra-modern monoliths stand side by side, epitomising the changes sweeping through Russia. The city's origins as a symbol of Russian spiritual and political power go back 850 years, and the city...
Often seen as a pivotal moment in the
German invasion of Russia, the battle
of Stalingrad was one of the bloodiest
campaigns seen in modern-day history.
This 7-day tour combines stays in the
Russian capital with the modern-day city of
Seen by military historians as the seminal event in the Eastern Front Conflict, the Battle of Kursk which was fought over a twelve day period in 1943, had over a million combatants at it's peak and was the largest tank engagement in history. This tour...
Enjoy the independence and freedom of
this motorhome holiday, discovering
New Zealand’s spectacular scenic highlights
and fascinating history at your own pace.
Includes motorhome, pre-booked campsites,
motorhome insurance and ferry...
The third largest Estonian island, Muhu is located in the Baltic Sea and is accessible by either a ferry from Virtsu or from a causeway from Saaremaa. Visitors to the island are attracted to the wildlife, which is abundant on the island, the midsummer jazz...
Munich, the capital of Bavaria, is the most 'gentlich' city in Germany: an elegant cultural centre less than an hour from the foothills of the Alps. It boasts art and architectural treasures that rival those of Berlin, and is home to the National Theatre...
This 8-day itinerary visits two of the most
iconic islands of the Cyclades: Mykonos
and Santorini. Mykonos is one of the most
beautiful and well-known islands in Greece,
while Santorini offers panoramic views of
precipitous cliffs and unspoilt lagoons...
The Cyclades islands have attracted visitors
for centuries due to their picturesque ports,
coastal scenery and mountain vistas.
This private tour visits Mykonos, the idyllic
island of Paros and Santorini, staying in
each for 3 nights. Transfers and ferr...
Highlighting three of the best islands that
Greece has to offer – Santorini, Mykonos
and Crete – this 10-day private tour includes
all private transfers and free time to explore
the various sites and attractions. From the
fabled Minoan Palace of Knossos...
Stay in small, intimate lodges and experience some of the most spectacular wilderness areas in Namibia. After a night in the chic Olive Exclusive Boutique Hotel, fly to Sossusvlei and explore some of the largest sand dunes in the world. Go in search of...
Namibia is one of the world’s last great
wilderness countries. This tour visits the
magnificent sand dunes of the Namib
desert and the German colonial town
of Swakopmund. Travelling inland,
experience the wildlife of Damaraland
and Etosha National Park...
Explore the peace and tranquillity of this
largely uninhabited corner of Namibia in your
The Capital city of the Campania region of Italy, Naples is situated on the coast overlooking the Gulf of Naples. Its close proximity to the tourist resorts of the Amalfi coast, Sorrento, Positano, the important archaeological site of Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius...
For centuries, Italy’s scenic Amalfi coast has
drawn visitors for its historical sites, coastal
vistas and small villages and hamlets dotted
around the Gulf of Naples. This itinerary
stays in the region’s most popular locations
– Naples, Sorrento and th...
Rwanda is known as the ‘land of a
thousand hills’ as it is home to dramatic
volcanic landscapes, large lakes and terraced
hillsides, all explored in this 10-night...
Located between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the small country of Costa Rica is one of the most ecologically diverse places on Earth. This journey explores some of the major national parks and the astonishing variety of wildlife and contrasting...
Visit the cities, mountains and beaches
of the Pacific coast, which is known for an
abundance of wildlife and national...
Discover a different aspect of Vietnam,
moving away from the cultural sites and
exploring some of the country’s fascinating
landscapes. Visit Titop island, the limestone
caves at Ninh Binh, and walk in the Mai Chau
valley and the Pu Long Nature...
Offering striking scenery, medieval towns, dense jungles filled with rare wildlife and adventurous activities, Nepal is an enticing playground for all ages. Experience all of the above on this 11-night adventure, designed to give you the very best...
Traverse New Zealand at your own
pace on this self-drive itinerary,
staying in some of the country’s finest
accommodation, each with their own
charm and plush features. These
exclusive properties provide easy access
to many of New Zealand’s highlights...
This self-drive explores the more secluded
corners of South Island, from the quiet
waters of Doubtful Sound and along scenic
coastal routes to the historic town...
Visit the highlights of North Island at
your own pace on this self-drive itinerary
between Auckland and Wellington.
The tour takes in the pristine Bay of
Islands, the wine-producing regions of
Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa, the capital
city of Wellington...
The dramatic South Island offers a wealth
of superb mountain scenery, glaciers,
fiords and wildlife along its rugged
coastline. This exciting private journey
combines these natural highlights with
the island’s small towns and historic cities.
Established by the Greeks, Nice is the capital of the Riviera and makes a great base from which to explore the Côte d'Azur. In addition to the glorious coastline and Mediterranean climate, the city has a number of...
This off-the-beaten-track journey explores some little known secrets of Brazil such as the fascinating Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, the Parnaiba Delta and the beaches and dunes of Jericoacoara. Add a visit to the remote Serra da Capivara, combine the...
Travel in style through the north-western regions of Spain aboard El Transcantabrico
Gran Lujo. This train transports its passengers back to the golden age of rail travel
while also featuring all the comforts that you might expect of a modern-day...
Travel in style through the north-western
regions of Spain aboard El Transcantabrico
Clasico. This train transports its passengers
back to the golden age of rail travel while
also featuring all the comforts that you
might expect of a modern-day train....
In contrast to the dry interior of Iran,
the north-west of the country features
stunning mountain scenery, rivers,
forests and the beautiful coastline of
the Caspian Sea. In addition to these
scenic delights, this tour takes in the
rich culture of Iran...
Begin your 7-day / 6-night fly-drive in the dynamic capital of Norway, Oslo, and wander along the city's most famous street, Karl Johans Gate, known for its shops, bar and cafes including the bustling harbourfront of the city. After staying overnight, head...
Combining some of the country’s most
beautiful natural attractions, mountains,
fjords and waterfalls, this tour is a superb way
of experiencing Norway. Travel on two of the
world’s most picturesque railways, the Bergen
and Flam, take a cruise on the...
Travel the iconic Atlantic Highway that
links the population centres of Molde and
Kristiansund. This dramatic highway zigzags
across low bridges that jut out over the sea
and links together small coastal communities
of the area. The road was chosen as...
Start in the city known as the 'Gateway to the Arctic', Tromso, the starting point for many polar expeditions and the world's northernmost university town, before heading north through a land of dramatic fjords and mountains to the most northerly point in...
Begin your tour in the city known as the 'Gateway to the Arctic', Tromso. The starting point for many polar expeditions, the city is the world's northernmost university town and has a vivid cultural and pub life. This short 5-day / 4-night self-drive...
Begin your 8-day / 7-night fly-drive in the dynamic capital of Norway, Oslo, and wander along the city's most famous street, Karl Johans Gate, known for its shops, bar and cafes, including the bustling harbourfront of the city. After staying overnight, head...
Discover the best of Nova Scotia on
this 13-day itinerary. Walk around small
villages, hike on scenic trails and drive
along some of the best-known routes
in Canada. Visit small galleries, sample
local wine and explore forested areas
Discover the remote oases and kasbahs of
southern Morocco, finishing amid the colourful
Stay in Cairo for 3 nights before a
leisurely 4-night cruise up the Nile. In
Cairo, choose from either a stay at the
celebrated Mena House, or the Four
Seasons Nile Plaza, both renowned for
their luxury. Operating since late 2015
after a 4-year...
Stay in Cairo for 3 nights before a
leisurely 6-night cruise up the Nile. In
Cairo, choose from either a stay at the
celebrated Mena House, or the Four
Seasons Nile Plaza, both renowned for
their luxury. Operating since late 2015
after a 4-year...
Explore Egypt at a leisurely pace aboard
the luxury Oberoi Zahra cruise vessel.
Visit remarkable ancient sights scattered
along the Nile as well as the Great
Pyramid and Sphinx in Giza. Additional
museum visits are made to the Solar
Boat Museum in Giza...
For 200 years, Zanzibar was under the
control of the Sultan of Oman, growing
to become a principal centre for the
ivory and slave trade around the middle
of the 19th century. Its importance was
such that the Omani capital was moved
here from Muscat....
With pristine beaches, stunning mountain ranges and cosmopolitan cities, the Sultanate of Oman has much to offer for a family holiday. From dolphin watching in the Gulf of Oman to 4x4 drives in the dunes of Sharqiya Sands, this 10-day itinerary offers a...
Combine central Oman’s cultural sights with
the striking Musandam peninsula in the
north and the subtropical diversity of the
Dhofar province in the...
Discover the breathtaking beauty of Oman's highest peaks and deep wadis as well as the rolling desert dunes. Experience traditional Omani hospitality during a visit to a bedouin family and sleep beneath the stars in your own luxurious private desert camp....
Driving in Oman is surprisingly
straightforward, with many new,
often almost empty and wide roads,
comfortable vehicles, and road signs
that are generally in English. The price of
petrol, which has remained unchanged
for many years at around 20...
Combining breathtaking natural beauty
with a well-preserved cultural legacy,
the sultanate of Oman is one of the
least known yet most exciting tourist
destinations in the Middle East. Taking in
magnificent forts and palaces, the rolling
dunes of the...
Discover the beautiful marine life of the Damaniyat islands on a luxury overnight catamaran cruise through this spectacular marine and nature reserve, the perfect spot for snorkelling. Combine this with visits to picturesque villages in the Al Hamra...
Combine a stay in the Al Hajar mountains
with a few days exploring the capital city
of Muscat and basking on the shores of the
Formerly known as Christiana, Oslo is the largest city and the capital of Norway. Its most famous street is Karl Johans Gate from where many city sights, including the harbour front, Ake...
In ancient times Padova was one of the wealthiest cities in Northern Italy and remained so until the Lombards destroyed it in the 7th century. The city quickly recovered and in 1222, became one of the first university cities in...
The Palace on Wheels train offers an
opportunity to explore north-west India’s
most spectacular sights in the style of
the maharajas and maharanis. With 16 period carriages, the train
features lounges, two restaurant
carriages and double and twin-bed...
At one time an Arab emirate and seat of a Norman kingdom, Palermo became Europe's grandest city in the 12th century. Today the city is a gateway to Sicily and retains some of its historical...
Visit the famous canal and explore different
habitats before ending with a beach stay on
Visit remote villages with unique cultures and
beliefs, where the way of life has remained
relatively unchanged for thousands of years.
All excursions are on a group...
Combining some of Spain’s greatest
monuments and staying in Paradors –
converted historic buildings that provide
elegant and characterful accommodation –
this self-drive delves into the heart of Spain
with visits to Granada, Toledo and...
One of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world, Paris has captured the hearts and minds of travellers for centuries. From wide tree-lined boulevards and chic cafés, to outstanding museums and iconic monuments, the city is compact enough to be see...
Parma is in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, famous for its architecture and beautiful rolling countryside. The city itself straddles the meandering Torrente Parma and enjoys a rich history that is reflected in its many beautiful buildings, particularly...
This tour takes in the beautiful sights and
tranquil landscapes of Karnataka and Kerala
including the immense Maharajah’s Palace
in Mysore, the wildlife of Nagarhole National
Park, the lush beauty of Wayanad, a rail ride
through the Nilgiri mountains an...
The princely state of Rajasthan is India at
its colourful best. Following a tour of the
imperial sights of Mumbai (Bombay), travel
through the heart of Rajasthan exploring
magnificent forts and ornate palaces,
finishing at the astounding Taj...
Patagonia is one of the world’s great wilderness areas and its culture is intertwined with that of the European pioneers and gauchos. This fascinating journey through four national parks in Argentina and Chile reveals the distinct cultures and landscapes of...
Explore the beautiful Society Islands
aboard the MS Paul Gaugin, a luxury
cruise ship designed specifically for
sailing the shallow seas of Tahiti, Fiji and
the South Pacific. Visiting small ports
that larger ships cannot reach, the cruise
As rail tours go, experiencing Persia and the Silk Road on board the Golden Eagle is truly stunning. Combining one of the most important trading routes of ancient civilisation with the remarkable treasures of Persia, this unique journey takes in destinations...
Follow in the footsteps of Alexander the
Great and explore 3,000 years of history.
Travel more than 4,000km by rail and
visit seven Unesco world heritage sites
across Iran. Overnights in your cosy cabin
on board the train bring you to your
This journey takes in the dramatic
Andean scenery and traditional cultures
of both Bolivia and Peru. Travel from
historic Lima to the Sacred Valley and
colonial Cuzco, explore ancient Incan
sites and discover the breathtaking
scenery of the Bolivian...
Discover the renowned treasures and ancient
Inca sites of Peru before and after exploring
Colombia, a lesser-known but fast growing and
intriguing tourist destination with a vibrant
culture and colonial history. Direct flights allow
for easy one-trip...
This private journey offers the chance
to explore Peru in ultimate style and
comfort, staying in the country’s finest
character hotels and travelling to
Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca aboard
first-class trains. The itinerary has been
designed to combin...
Combine Peru and Brazil to discover sights so
magnificent that some are included in the new
Seven Wonders of the World. Marvel at the Inca
heritage at Machu Picchu, the awe-inspiring
Iguaçu Falls and the welcoming statue of Christ
the Redeemer in...
Explore Peru's many wonders in ultimate style and comfort. Stay in the country's finest accommodation and travel on the Belmond Andean Explorer train from Cuzco, the former capital of the Inca Empire, to the shores of Lake Titicaca and on to the 'white city'...
Trace the footsteps of an ancient civilisation as you trek the Inca Trail.
This adventure takes you through a range of diverse scenery, from deep valleys and high mountain paths, through cloud forest and among spectacular snow-capped peaks. Experience that...
A former maritime power rivalling Genoa and Venice, Pisa was a significant port in European history for many centuries. Today within the walled old town, the lawned Piazza dei Miracoli is one of the world's loveliest squares, home to an extraordinary...
Portugal's second-largest city, Porto was built along the hillsides overlooking the mouth of the Douro River. An outstanding urban landscape with a UNESCO Heritage listed historical city centre, it has a number of monuments and museums and is small enough to...
This tour combines Portugal’s two principal
cities of Porto and Lisbon, travelling
between the two on board the efficient and
fast train service. Staying in excellent city
centre hotels, there is plenty of opportunity
to explore the various museums and...
Wine connoisseurs consider Porto and the
Douro valley as one of the premier wine
and port producing regions in the world.
This 7-day tour stays in Portugal’s second
city for 3 nights and then finishes in the
heart of the Douro valley for an additional
With its dramatic tree-lined cliffs, ocean views, warm weather and delicious food, Portofino is located in the province of Liguria, on a section of the Italian Riviera known as the Levante Riviera. Since the 1950s Hollywood stars and European royalty have...
Located on the Amalfi Coast, in Campania, Positano sits on an enclave in the hills winding down to the coast. Its main attraction is the Church of Santa Maria Assunta that has a tiled dome and features a 13th century Byzantine icon of the black Madonna. Afte...
Maticka Praha - 'little mother Prague' - was largely undamaged by WWII, and the cityscape is stunning. Its compact medieval centre remains an evocative maze of cobbled lanes, ancient courtyards, dark passages and churches, all overlooked by an 1100 year old...
Take in three of Europe's most fascinating capital cities, following the Danube River down from Prague to Vienna and finishing in Bratislava's old town. This private journey visits a region that is home to wealth of historical monuments, fine mountain scener...
Known as ‘the heel of Italy’, the region of
Puglia offers some of the country's most
remote coastline and countryside, dotted
with ancient sites and whitewashed
towns. The neighbouring Basilicata
region is a rustic area with both historic
Explore a region scattered with baroque
towns, trulli huts with conical roofs,
bountiful orchards and olive groves. This
self-drive also includes visits to the Unescolisted
sites of Matera and Alberobello, with
the opportunity to relax on long stretches...
Tour the highlights of Quebec, from the
lighthouses and wildlife found along
the coast to the pretty cobbled streets
of Montreal and Quebec City. The tour
includes a cruise in search of whales
along the St Lawrence estuary and the
chance to go hiking i...
Classified as a Unesco world heritage site, Ragusa has a rich and ancient history. The town is divided into two areas: the old part was built from 1693 in the Baroque style after an earthquake destroyed most of the town, and the newer second half, the Ibla,...
Explore Belize’s key attractions on this tour,
including the lush rainforests of the interior
and the soft sandy beaches of the Caribbean
coast. Alternatively, combine a tour of Belize
with neighbouring Guatemala and...
Overlooking the Gulf of Tigullio, the picturesque town of Rapallo is a popular seaside destination. The sandy beach is lined with bright blue changing cabins and palm trees giving the town an old-fashioned...
Perched high on the on the cliffs above Amalfi, the small town of Ravello is often regarded as the one of the most attractive and picturesque destinations on the Amalfi Coast. Home to the renowned music festival which takes place in Ravello's ornate gardens...
Ravenna is the best place to see Early Christian and Byzantine church architecture and decoration of the 5th and 6th centuries. In 401 AD the city became the capital of the Western Roman Empire and mosaic-clad churches were constructed. Ravenna continued to...
Join Pandaw River Expeditions to explore a
little-visited area of northern Vietnam and
discover rural life in the Red River delta. Enjoy
a cruise on Halong Bay, visit the city of Hanoi
and sail as far as is navigable up the Red...
First settled by Vikings in 874, Reykjavik is the world's most northerly capital cities and one of the smallest, making it easy to explore on foot. Framed by the majestic Mount Esja and Faxafloi Bay, the city enjoys a wonderful natural setting. Close to...
Discover the imperial cities of Rabat,
Meknes, Fez and Marrakech, all formerly
capital cities of this remarkable country
with a wealth of cultural sights to see. Stay
in small, characterful properties...
Riga is the largest, most vibrant city in the Baltic region and its history and architecture reflect the influences of Russia and Germany in Latvia. The town is split into two parts, on the east and west banks of the River Daugava. Riga's Old Town, with its...
Discover the highlights of western
Canada while staying in luxurious and
comfortable accommodation. This tour
includes visits to British Columbia’s
largest cities, Alberta’s popular alpine
towns and a 2-day journey through the
Canadian Rocky Mountains....
The legacies of Rome’s 3,000-year history are visible almost everywhere, from its Roman ruins to early Christian churches, medieval bell towers and Renaissance palaces. Rome is also a great place for shopping, enjoying the local cuisine and people-watching i...
This tour explores the three main cities of
southern Italy – Rome, Naples and Sorrento
– each of which offers contrasting settings
and attractions. Stay in the capital, Rome,
for 3 nights, then travel to the bustling port
city of Naples for 1 night,...
This 6-day private journey is the perfect introduction to Denmark. Starting in the former capital of Roskilde and then travelling to the present capital, Copenhagen, this self-drive itinerary allows free time to explore the surrounding region which contains...
Famous as the home of Santa Claus, Lapland is a true winter wonderland where the sky is often filled with the enchanting spectacle of the northern lights. Located in Finland's far north, the city of Rovaniemi springs to life every winter as visitors come to...
Combine the splendours of the Andalucían
cities of Seville, Cordoba and Granada with
accommodation in rural settings. Stay in
converted farmhouses, finca’s and manor
houses, each with their own distinctive
The city of Salzburg was the seat of a series of prince-archbishops, whose court was the centre of the city's musical life. Many distinguished musicians and composers came and went over the years, but it was Mozart's musical performances which became the mos...
Enjoying a stunning setting on the Bay of Biscay in Spain's mountainous Basque Country, San Sebastian's natural beauty is enhanced by its magnificent architecture, plazas and parks, which are dotted throughout the city. Its allure as a seaside retreat began...
Santorini is part of the Cyclades islands, in the middle of the Greek islands, in the Aegean Sea. Santorini is the remains of a large volcanic explosion, which formied a caldera. There are amazing views from many of the villages, of steep cliffs and the...
The town of Sciacca is located on the southwestern coast of Sicily, in the province of Agrigento. Its history can be traced back to the 5th century BC but the city came into prominence with the Saracen invasions in the 9th century and the Norman conquests in...
Take a guided tour of the rugged landscapes of the north-west, discovering colourful hills, dramatic gorges, colonial towns, adobe villages and traditional pre-Columbian...
Take a self-drive tour of the rugged landscapes of the north-west, discovering colourful hills, dramatic gorges, colonial towns, adobe villages and traditional pre-Columbian...
One of the earliest Moorish conquests and the second city of Al-Andalus, in the 15th century Seville later became Spain's major city. Today Seville is the capital city of the south and remnants of its fascinating history are abundant. Highlights of the city...
This self-drive itinerary starts in Palermo
and visits the Valley of the Temples in
Agrigento, the Roman mosaics at Piazza
Armerina, and the coastal towns of Syracuse
Set in the heart of Tuscany, Siena is one of Italy's best-preserved medieval towns. Built on three hills and surrounded by well-preserved ramparts, the city is filled with fine examples of impressive Gothic architecture and has one of the world's most...
Sail Alaska’s Inside Passage in style on
this 7-night cruise operated by Silversea,
a luxurious way to experience the area’s
dramatic coastline. Cruise past turquoise
icebergs and colossal glaciers and glide
through icy waters full of marine life
Starting in Italy, cruise along the Adriatic and Ionian coastlines, making stops en route in Croatia, Montenegro and Greece. Explore the canals and piazzas of Venice, the beautiful fortified city of Dubrovnik and the most southerly fjord at Kotor in...
Located south of Naples, Sorrento makes an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area. Built on a hillside overlooking the Bay of Naples, Sorrento has a wide variety of shops, restaurants and cultural sights including the Cathedral and 18th-centur...
Experience the best of the Neapolitan Riviera
with a three-centre stay in Sorrento, the
island of Capri and the tranquil coastal town
of Ravello. From the ruins of Pompeii and
Herculaneum to the imperial villas of Capri,
this tour showcases a region of...
Start in the bustling city of Cape Town and the world-renowned
vineyards of the Winelands on a self-drive basis (3 nights at the
Vineyard Hotel / 2 nights at Oude Werf Hotel in Stellenbosch). Fly to
Johannesburg and transfer north to Marakele National...
Fly into Cape Town and transfer to Sea Five for 4 nights. Fly into the
Makalali Private Game Reserve (near Kruger National Park) and spend
3 nights at Garonga Safari Camp where wildlife viewing takes place on
foot or in 4x4 safari vehicles with superb...
This diverse circular self-drive journey,
starting and finishing in Johannesburg,
takes in a range of highlights within the
Mpumalanga and KwaZulu Natal provinces
of South Africa.Begin by driving east from Johannesburg to Hazyview, a great base...
Superb infrastructure, a great variety of
accommodation and world class service mean
that South Africa has something to offer the
most discerning traveller. This itinerary stays
in first class hotels and lodges that all have
something special to...
South Africa provides a wealth of
spectacular sights and experiences.
Start with the charm of the Western
Cape, the world-renowned South African
Winelands and the picturesque Garden
Route. Fly to Johannesburg and explore
both old and new aspects of thi...
This two-centre self-drive itinerary visits Cape
Town and the Winelands. Your own car gives
you flexibility and the guesthouses are small,
with a ‘home-from-home’...
This popular self-drive private tour
explores one of the most beautiful areas
of South Africa, staying in hotels selected
for their character and personal service.
Explore Cape Town and the picturesque
Winelands, then see Oudtshoorn and
walk some of th...
This 12-day self-drive is aimed at the
returning visitor to South Africa. Enjoy
stunning walking trails, unique wildlife and
delicious seafood and...
This self-drive programme focuses on some of
the most beautiful landscapes between the
Western and the Eastern...
Experience the great diversity of South
Africa’s wildlife on this outstanding safari to
three of the country’s best wildlife...
Take a self-drive through spectacular coastal
scenery, discover local history and go on...
Discover the best of the South Pacific
on this luxury journey through French
Polynesia, including a stay on the
Californian coast en route. Stay in some
of the finest hotels in the world and relax
in dreamy settings surrounded by idyllic
Begin your 7-day / 6-night fly-drive in the dynamic capital of Norway, Oslo, and wander along the city's most famous street, Karl Johans Gate, known for its shops, bar and cafes, including the bustling harbourfront of the city. After staying overnight, head...
Experience the contrasting coastline of
southern Queensland on this short itinerary,
incorporating the buzz of city life, rainforest
adventures and relaxation on the...
This round-trip rail journey passes through the stunning scenery of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Andalucía while travelling in 1930s style and comfort aboard the Al Andalus train. Visit the captivating cities of Seville, Cádiz, Ronda, Granada and Córdoba...
This journey explores two of Africa’s most
remote and unspoilt wilderness...
Combining the elegant Andalucían cities of
Cordoba, Seville and Granada using the fast
and efficient AVI rail service, this journey
takes in the region’s Roman, Moorish and
Catholic heritage, with visits to palaces,
Exceptionally beautiful and tranquil,
the south Indian state of Kerala is
characterised by meandering rivers, rice
fields, spice plantations, verdant hills and
palm-fringed beaches. This gently paced
tour takes in the most captivating areas,
Discover Havana’s historic splendour and
Trinidad’s wonderfully preserved colonial
centre while staying in the heart of these two
Explore Mongolia, one of the world’s
last great wilderness regions, using
domestic flights to make the most
of your time on tour. Stay in is 5-star
accommodation in Ulan Bator and
the Three Camel Lodge in the Gobi
desert. However, the highlight for...
This tour focuses on northern Tanzania and
the group of national parks which form one
of the most impressive safari areas in...
Discover the varied sights, sounds and
flavours of Vietnam, touring the fascinating
cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City
(Saigon), the Vietnam war-era Cu Chi
tunnels and the historic pearls of Hue and
Hoi An. A cruise on the Mekong delta and
Andalucía is one of Spain’s most scenic
regions, strewn with superb Hispano-
Moorish architecture. As well as
including two of Spain’s greatest sites
– the Alhambra in Granada and the
Mezquita in Cordoba – this tour explores
some of Andalucía’s...
With an Imperial history dating back to the
Holy Roman Emperors and the House of
Habsburg, Vienna and Salzburg offer ornate
baroque palaces, spectacular castles and some
of the finest opera in Europe. There is also an
option to extend your visit in...
Explore the Malaysian states of
Sarawak and Sabah, home to pristine
rainforests, historic cities and remote
beaches. Venture into the Sarawak
jungle to meet with local tribes
and enjoy superb wildlife-watching
opportunities in Sabah – look out...
This exploratory journey through
Central America takes in the natural and
cultural wonders of Panama, Costa Rica,
Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and
Guatemala, with an option to extend to
Belize. Discover highlights ranging from
Chile is an extraordinarily beautiful country, encompassing just about every type of landscape on Earth, from the arid desert of the north, through verdant lakes and pastures to the soaring peaks and glaciers of Patagonia. This expansive tour explores Chile’...
Enliven the senses on this overland
journey through Cuba with its blend of
colours, flavours, aromas and sounds.
Discover the faded colonial grandeur
of Havana and Trinidad, the delightful
rolling countryside with its tobacco and
coffee plantations, th...
The perfect introduction to the
highlights of Egypt, this trip combines
a stay in Cairo with visits to the
Pyramids and Egyptian Museum,
with a 4-night Nile cruise, taking in
the celebrated sights of Upper Egypt
including the Valley of the Kings,...
This tour picks out the best of Jordan’s
magnificent cultural heritage and
stunning landscapes. Visit the classical
city of Jerash, the biblical site of Mount
Nebo, and Petra, the rock-hewn city.
The shifting sands of Wadi Rum and
the curative waters o...
Often seen as the crossroads between Europe and the Middle East, the island of Malta has a wealth of historical and cultural sites, which have attracted visitors over the centuries. This six-day tour visits the capital, Valletta, and its three surrounding...
This journey focuses on the country's finest sites, hotels and scenery, combining Kathmandu valley's ancient monuments and the mountains and valleys of the Himalaya with the sacred Buddhist site of Lumbini and the Chitwan National Park, where one-horned...
This tour explores Moscow and St Petersburg at a leisurely pace with the main highlights included,
allowing you to get your bearings before exploring independently at leisure or by joining one of the
optional excursions, which can be booked...
Explore the celebrated highlights of Brazil, Chile and Argentina, combining spectacular natural wonders with some of South America’s most exciting cities. Start in the foothills of the Andes, discover the extraordinary landscapes of Patagonia and finish on a...
Split, Croatia's second city, is located on a peninsula in the heart of the Dalmatian coast, set against a backdrop of high coastal mountains. The city itself has a fascinating historic old town with a pretty palm-lined harbour, where you can find the UNESCO...
Starting from Sri Lanka's oldest wildlife reserve, this itinerary offers an insight into the distinct culture of Jaffna and provides opportunities for relaxation on one of the scenic beaches along the east coast of Sri Lanka, best visited during the summer...
Known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has a wealth of cultural and natural treasures. This tour covers many of them, from the ancient city of Anuradhapura in the north, to the fortified city of Galle built by the Portuguese in the south, and...
With a wide variety of activities, an easygoing
culture and beautiful golden beaches,
east coast Sri Lanka is the perfect destination
to discover from May to...
Sri Lanka is a year-round destination: while
the west and south succumb to monsoon
rains, the period from May to September
is the right time to travel to the rest of the
country. This tour includes tea plantation
tours, sacred Buddhist sights,...
Sri Lanka's south-west coast is renowned for its idyllic beaches and the renowned Yala National Park; home to the leopard. This journey combines the most important cultural sites with time spent amidst the tea plantations of...
The island nation of Sri Lanka has a
wealth of cultural, archaeological and
natural treasures. This comprehensive
tour visits both the popular and some
of the lesser-known sites in northern,
central and southern Sri Lanka, offering
a full flavour of th...
Discover the remarkable natural diversity
of Sri Lanka, from the birds and reptiles
in the rainforests to large mammals in
the national parks and the abundant
marine life in the waters off the south
coast. Starting from the Sinharaja
This exciting journey explores the diverse highlights of the Kashmir valley, discovering ancient monuments, shrines and remote floating...
Established in 1252 Stockholm was a fortified island controlling the trade route between the Baltic Sea and Lake Malaren. Today the city is considered as one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. Built on 14 islands, Stockholm can be explored on foot...
Combine a visit to Sweden's capital, Stockholm, built on 14 island's and considered one of the most beautiful capital's in the world, with a stay in Swedish Lapland at the iconic Tree Hotel in Lulea. Highlights include the islands of Gamla Stan in Stockholm,...
The northern lights are a magical natural phenomena that have captivated humanity for thousands of years. The lights occur when highly charged particles from the sun hit gas atoms in the Earth's atmosphere, around the magnetic pole, causing these gas atoms t...
Located in the village of Jukkasjarvi, 200km inside the Arctic Circle, the iconic Ice Hotel is situated along the banks of the frozen Torne river, from which the mammoth blocks of ice used for its construction are cut. The Torne river ice is renowned for its...
Located in southeastern Sicily, Syracuse was first settled by colonists from Corinth in 734 BC. Considered by Cicero to be the ancient world's most beautiful city, it equalled Athens in power and prestige. Today, Ortygia the centre of the old city has...
Explore Taiwan using the country’s excellent
high-speed rail network to visit some of the
main sights, combined with rides on scenic
Early Portuguese sailors named Taiwan
Ilha Formosa, meaning ‘beautiful island’,
due to the breathtaking scenery, which
still impresses modern visitors today. The
energetic capital, Taipei, is home to possibly
the best collection of Chinese...
Cross the Ganges plain from Delhi to Kolkata
(Calcutta), taking in the majesty of the Taj
Mahal, remarkable wildlife in Ranthambore,
the spiritual aura of Varanasi and colonial
Lucknow and Kolkata. Finish in the tea
On the north-eastern edge of the Baltic Sea, Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, and as such the Old Town area is included in UNESCO's World Heritage List. The aura of the 14th and 15th centuries survives...
Located on the terrace of Mount Etna and a cable car ride away from pretty beaches, once a former capital of Byzantine Sicily, Taormina is a well preserved medieval town with a wealth of cultural attractions. It has been the destination of choice for a numbe...
This itinerary visits the spa region to the east
of Ljubljana before heading to the vineyards
of the Goriska Brda region, known as the
Slovenian Tuscany. From the hills of Brda
head to Venetian Piran and the Unescorecognised
Škocjan caves before...
The modern, cosmopolitan city of Tel Aviv is the second largest city in Israel, and is Israel's cultural and commercial centre. Founded in 1909 on the outskirts of the ancient seaport of Jaffa, the city is a vibrant, modern metropolis, and home to almost...
Combine two fascinating countries on this
exciting cross-border itinerary between
Thailand and Burma. Visit remote villages
and markets, discover the cultural treasures
of Sukhothai and Moulmein, bookended by
the two great Asian capitals of Bangkok...
Journey through the jungles of northern Thailand, then cruise south through Laos with time in Luang...
This luxury private journey combines some
of Cape Town’s most spectacular sights with
a night on the world-renowned Blue Train.
Spend some time exploring Pretoria, South
Africa’s political capital, before flying to Lion
Sands River Lodge in the Sabi...
This luxury private journey combines some
of the most spectacular sights in Cape Town
with 2 nights on Rovos Rail. Spend some time
exploring Johannesburg, before flying to the
Zimbabwean side of Victoria...
Located in the south-eastern Aegean Sea,
the Dodecanese islands are the meeting
point of Mediterranean Europe and Asia
Minor. With a wealth of Byzantine churches
and medieval castles, these islands
are perfect for combining culture and
The remote Kingdom of Bhutan, with its
fascinating cultural heritage and beautiful
mountain scenery, was off limits to tourists
until 1974. Today, the country continues
to preserve its age-old traditions, as
revealed in this tour, which travels...
Burma (Myanmar) has a long, eventful
history and, as a result, a fascinating
cultural heritage. Visit the highlights of this
diverse country including the thousands
of pagodas in ancient Pagan (Bagan), the
floating villages of Inle lake and the...
Experience one of the most stunning rail
journeys in Europe from Lucerne to Montreux,
passing picture-perfect mountain villages,
fairy-tale chateuax and lakes reflecting the
high peaks of the Swiss...
Marvel at the Golden Triangle’s most celebrated sights including the
spellbinding Taj Mahal, staying in luxury accommodation throughout.
Includes opportunities to search for tigers in...
The Golden Triangle of Georgia refers to the capital, Tbilisi, and the regional towns of Sighnaghi, which is located in the far east of the country, and Kazbegi, the northern border town. Sighnaghi is located in the Kakheti region, renowned for its excellent...
Venture into British Columbia’s temperate rainforest to see grizzly
bears in the wild. Stay in a remote floating lodge and enjoy gourmet
cuisine and comfortable accommodation. There are two guided
bear-viewing trips a day, shared with a maximum of 16...
Explore both the modern and historical aspects of Israel on this 8-day journey. One of the many highlights of this tour will be staying in some of the finest accommodation that the country has to offer, including the boutique Norman hotel in Tel Aviv, the...
The islands of Sealand, Funen and Aeroe are easily combinable with this 7-day self-drive itinerary. Starting with the capital Copenhagen, travel via the magnificent suspension bridge of Storebaelt to Funen and Denmark's second city of Odense and then by ferr...
Starting in the picturesque city of Genoa,
this 8-day self-drive tour travels through
the Italian Riveria visiting the towns of
Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure, the
picturesque villages of Le Cinque Terre and
the cosmopolitan town of Portofino. Finish...
Designed for nature lovers, this tour travels into the heart of India and follows the trail of the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger. Travelling by 4 x 4 jeep or on elephant back, safaris in the national parks of Kanha, Bandhavgarh and Pench offer an...
With dramatic waterfalls, plunging gorges,
Aboriginal rock art, deserted beaches,
indigenous wildlife and fewer people per
square mile than almost any other place on
Earth, the Kimberley is one of Australia’s
hidden treasures. This vast area, located...
The legend of Jason and the Argonauts traces its origins back to Georgia, where Jason is said to have led his troops to steal the Golden Fleece from King Aeetes of the Colchis Empire. Remnants of the Colchis Empire can be found in the west, which features...
Cruise up the Mekong from Vientiane in
Laos to northern Thailand, stopping en
route at small riverside villages and markets.
Highlights include the Unesco heritage town
of Luang Prabang and a visit to the once
Travel by luxury train along the
Silk Road through Uzbekistan and
Turkmenistan aboard the Orient Silk
Road Express and through the heart
of Iran aboard the Persian Explorer.
Overnights aboard the train bring
you quickly to your next destination
Travel across windswept deserts and
through towering mountains, savour
the aromatic spice bazaars, marvel at
some of Central Asia’s most historic
monuments and discover the secrets of
the ancient Silk...
This itinerary takes in the wonders of
the four capitals of Scandinavia and
Finland, each with their own cultural
and historical identities. Starting in
Stockholm, travelling to Helsinki and
Copenhagen and finishing ...
The region of Emilia-Romagna has a
fascinating history and is renowned as
the producer of the best Italian cuisine,
from prosciutto, parmesan cheese and
balsamic vinegar to other specialities such
as tortellini and lasagne. Bologna is home
to the oldes...
Discover the captivating scenery of Italy, from coastal vistas and verdant rolling hills to medieval cities, all from the comfort of the Golden Eagle Danube Express, a luxury train with panoramic windows for excellent views of the passing scenery. Starting i...
Following one of ancient civilisation's trading routes, this luxury rail journey starts in Russia and finishes in China, taking in the former USSR states. Highlights of the tour include some of the world's most iconic sights including the Kremlin in Moscow,...
Travelling through eight time zones,
two continents and over 9,000km, the
Trans-Siberian railway is often seen
as the ultimate rail journey. From the
imperial splendour of Russia, venture
into the untamed wilderness of
Asia. Cross vast steppes and...
The Prince of Wales purchased his first
Transylvanian property in 2006 – an
18th-century Saxon house in the village of
Viscri – and again in 2010 in the village of
Zalanpatak. The wildlife surrounding each of
the properties is diverse and the...
Cruise in style aboard the Anawrahta,
Heritage Line’s latest river vessel. Travel
north from Mandalay through the
most dramatic scenery of the entire
Irrawaddy river, reaching its peak in
the drama of the Second Defile. The
cruise is top and tailed wit...
Regarded by wine connoisseurs as one of
the principal regions in the world for wine
production, this 5-day self-drive itinerary
combines visits to some of the finest wineries
with stays in characterful...
The largest and most populous of
the Greek islands, Crete was home
to the Minoans, who established one
of Europe’s earliest civilisations. As
a strategic gateway to the eastern
Mediterranean, the island has been
ruled by all the main regional...
Travel the length of Jordan and into Israel,
experiencing the contrasting cultures and
scenery of these two fascinating...
Thingvellir National Park is the oldest national park in Iceland and protects the site of the world's oldest still-existing parliament, established in 930 AD by Iceland's founding Norse settlers. Also located within the park's boundaries are the scenic...
Board the Shangri-La Express, the finest private train in China, for a fascinating exploration of Tibet and traverse of the wilderness of western China. Begin in the capital of Lhasa, then travel along the world’s highest railway from Lhasa to Golmud via the...
This tour combines two superb wildlife areas
with time on Galu beach, a quaint resort on
the tropical shores of the Indian...
With its wealth of folkloric heritage,
picturesque villages and wonderful
scenery, Romania is fascinating to
explore. This tour discovers the country’s
highlights, including Transylvania’s
fortified Saxon churches, Bucovina’s
Machu Picchu is perhaps the most breathtaking archaeological site in the world. Yet Peru also offers a wealth of other magnificent ancient, colonial and scenic sights. Staying in good hotels with great character and with some free time to relax, this tour...
With an unbeatable mix of magnificent mountain scenery and two of the best road journeys in Europe, this 4-day private journey travels into the heart of Romania. Reopened as a modern highway in 2011, the Transalpina is the highest road in Romania, crossing...
Traversing the expanse of Russia, from Moscow to Vladivostok, the Trans-Siberian Express line covers 9,000 kilometres, passing through eight time zones and 80 towns and cities. Highlights of the journey include Kazan and the Unesco-protected Kremlin,...
Often viewed as the ultimate rail journey,
this 16-day itinerary along the Trans-
Siberian Railway aboard the Tsar’s Gold
will take you from the majesty of the Red
Square in Moscow, through the remote
Russian steppes to the heart of Siberia and
Travel from Andean peaks to tropical Caribbean coastlines, passing through the mountain capital of Bogotá, picturesque Villa de Leyva, fertile coffee country, vibrant Medellín and the colonial port of Cartagena, one of South America’s most beautiful...
This fascinating tour takes in the historic
sites of the capital Khartoum before
heading into the desert in search of the
remote Unesco-listed sites of Meroe, Jebel
Barkal, El Kurru, Naga and Mussawarat.
The quality of the archaeological sites
Armenia offers visitors a wealth of historical monuments, fine mountain scenery and warm hospitality. This introductory tour includes visits to Zvartnots Cathedral, Echmiadzin, and the spiritual heart of the country in the monasteries of Khor Virap, Sanahin,...
The delicate scent of spices, the sound of
temple bells, exotic flora and fauna and
beaches all characterise Tamil Nadu and
Kerala. This journey travels through hill
stations, tropical backwaters and
temple-laden towns while staying in
some of the...
Delve into Sri Lanka's natural and archaeological wonders in this comprehensive journey. Starting from Sri Lanka's ancient capital, traverse quaint tea country and tropical rainforests to the jungles of Yala, renowned for having the highest density of wild...
Known also as the 'Gateway to the Arctic', Tromso has been the starting point for many polar expeditions. It is the world's northernmost university town and it has a vivid cultural and pub life. Tromso is surrounded by snow-capped...
Situated where River Nidelva and Trondheimsfjorden meet, Trondheim is a lively university town with rich medieval history. It was the first capital of Norway between 997 and 1380. After a...
Until 1945 Turin was the capital of Italy and seat of the Savoys, and today the city still retains an air of grandeur. The most famous site in Turin is the Shroud of Turin, believed to be Christ's burial cassock, located at Cathedral di San Giovanni Batista....
The towns of Florence, Lucca and Pisa,
which together formed the cradle of
the Renaissance movement that swept
through Europe between the 14th and 17th
centuries, are home to distinct architectural
styles and historic...
This journey provides a basic itinerary for
those with a particular interest in viewing
the mountain gorilla, with the option of an
Travel in comfort aboard the Orient Silk
Road Express train along the legendary
Silk Road, avoiding the lengthy road
journeys through the rough desert
terrain of Uzbekistan. Explore some of
the most significant cities in Central Asia
and discover the...
Set on the Silk Road, Uzbekistan has
played host to waves of conquerors and
nomads. On this tour, see the legacy they
left behind in the towering fortresses
of Khiva and Bukhara and the Islamic
architecture of Samarkand, once some of
the most powerful...
The third largest city in Spain, Valencia is a vibrant city located on the east coast of the country. With exuberant fiestas, colourful ceramics and most attractions within walking distance, the city is a popular destination for visitors to the region. The...
Take in the scenic highlights of Alberta
and British Columbia on this self-drive
private journey. Start in the vibrant
cities of Victoria and Vancouver before
heading up the Pacific Coast for an
unforgettable ferry cruise through the
For centuries, Venice has inspired many of the world’s greatest artists and writers. Whether exploring it on foot or by boat, this romantic city is a constant inspiration with its grand palazzos and piazzas and its magnificent courtyards and...
Forever associated with Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of Italy's loveliest and most romantic cities. In centuries past, this former Roman centre was referred to as 'Piccola Roma' or little Rome. The pedestrianised city centre includes the city's many...
Vienna is a fascinating blend of the historic and the modern, with a wealth of grand architecture and a stunning musical heritage. There are some excellent examples of Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture and the Schloss Schonbrunn, summer residence of the...
Combine Vienna, the Imperial capital of the Hapsburg Empire and Bratislava, Slovakia's capital and largest city. Vienna is a fascinating blend of the historic and the modern, with a wealth of grand architecture and a stunning musical heritage. Bratislava is ...
Visiting the Imperial capital of the Hapsburg Empire, Vienna and the Bohemian capital of the Czech Republic, this 7-day private journey encompasses two of central Europe's iconic cities, each with their own distinct architectures and cultures....
Travel in style through Vietnam and
Cambodia staying in some of the
finest accommodation throughout. In
Vietnam, discover both the cultural
sights of the major cities as well as
the natural beauty of Halong Bay and
the Mekong delta. Finish in...
Travel in style through Vietnam staying in
some of the country’s finest hotels and a
night aboard a luxury Halong Bay cruiser.
Discover the cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh
City, the tribal highlands near Sapa and the
cultural sights of Hue and Hoi...
This cruise travels along the scenic
rivers, lakes and canals that connect
Russia’s two greatest cities. Explore
the compellingly beautiful upper Volga
region and see the splendid medieval
cities of Russia’s Golden Ring, the
mystical Kizhi island and the...
Warsaw, the capital of Poland, and roughly at its geographical centre, is the main centre of political, scientific and educational life in the country. Its history falls into two distinct parts: before World War II, and after. It was heavily bombed during...
The west of Sicily contains a host of
attractions, including the Valley of the
Temples, the Temples of Selinunte and
Segesta, and the renowned Norman cathedral
at Monreale. This 5-day self-drive tour is the
perfect introduction to...
This comprehensive introduction to
Western Canada travels along two of
Rocky Mountaineer’s most popular rail
routes. See the varying landscapes of
British Columbia and Alberta from the
comfort of the train, passing raging
rivers, rugged mountains, deep...
Combine some of Iran’s lesser-known
sites in the west with the more popular
highlights in the heart of the country.
Royal tombs and ancient inscriptions,
glittering mosques and time-worn
churches, remains of vast palaces and
temple ruins: all these...
Discover British Columbia’s scenery
and wildlife on this 9-day self-drive
itinerary. This tour travels to areas that
are home to both grizzly and black bears,
whales and other marine wildlife, with
included excursions to see them in their
Often overlooked, India’s north-west
state is a land of walled cities, small
villages and exquisite temples. It is also
home to Sasan Gir National Park, the
only place on the planet where Asiatic
lions still roam in the wild. This trip
takes you from...
This fly-safari combines the Masai Mara, Kenya's most celebrated reserve, with a gorilla safari in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. The setting of Main Governor's Camp is magical, so much so that almost a century ago it was reserved exclusively for Kenya's...
Combine the contrasting scenery and wildlife
of the Samburu and the Masai Mara national
reserves with Zanzibar’s exotic...
Georgia is a country of outstanding
landscapes, medieval churches and
rock-hewn cave monasteries. This tour
explores the main attractions, including
the Unesco world heritage sites of
Mtskheta, Bagrati Cathedral and
Gelati monastery. There is also...
Discover the amazing diversity of scenery, nature and culture that Peru has to offer by combining a visit to the Andes and the magnificent Inca site of Machu Picchu with a luxury cruise in the Amazon region.
MV Aria* is an exclusive river...
Visit Seoul, the mountains, waterfalls and
temples of Songnisan National Park, the
ancient capital of Gyeongju, and the port
Offering an outstanding introduction to Argentina and Brazil, this journey combines the elegance of Buenos Aires with exotic and flamboyant Rio de Janeiro. The tour also visits the awe-inspiring waterfalls of Iguazú, which thunder amid tropical jungle along...
Combine the highlights of the Yukon
and Alaska on this self-drive itinerary.
Discover the region’s gold rush history
and learn to pan for gold, join a
60-minute scenic flight over Kluane
glacier, marvel at dramatic panoramic
landscapes, keep an eye out...
Venture into some of the less-visited,
ethnically diverse regions of China, focusing
on Yunnan province. Home to alluringly
named locations such as Jade Dragon Snow
Mountain and Tiger Leaping Gorge, the
scenery here is...
Zagreb sits on the southern slopes of Mount Medvednica overlooking the Sava River. It is a thriving capital city with an impressive collection of museums and galleries. Its history stretches back to the 11th century when it began to develop from the twin...
Journey to three of Africa’s most spectacular rivers for the wildlife experience of a lifetime. Begin in Zambia, on the South Luangwa river, home to 60 different types of mammals, before travelling south to Livingstone and Victoria Falls. Here you will stay...
Visit the South Luangwa valley and
Livingstone’s Victoria Falls at a relaxed
pace while staying in some of Zambia’s
most stylish accommodation. Begin
in the South Luangwa valley, with
its reputation as a first-class park for
leopards, lions, spotted...
The South Luangwa valley is vast,
remote and home to a truly impressive
variety of flora and fauna. The three
intimate camps on this safari lie next
to the magnificent Luangwa river
with its large meanders and countless
tributaries. The water acts as a...
This fly-safari contains two of Zambia’s major
rivers – the Luangwa and Zambezi – which
are a great attraction for...
This classic fly-safari itinerary is designed
to take in west Zimbabwe’s most...
Discover the larger wildlife of Zimbabwe on
Experience a taste of India on this
outstanding introductory tour of the
country’s most celebrated sights.
Exploring the Golden Triangle, this
journey combines imperial Delhi with
the legendary Taj Mahal at Agra and a
3-night stay in the princely city...
Give your family a fascinating introduction to India by combining the nation's most celebrated sights with a tiger searching adventure in Ranthambore National Park. Complete this once-in-a-lifetime experience with a relaxing stay on the palm-lined, golden...
The princely state of Rajasthan is India at its colourful best, home to magnificent, ornate palaces and majestic forts. Following a tour of the sights of imperial Delhi, travel through the heart of the historic state of Rajasthan, discovering its culture and...
Kerala has it all for a family looking for a holiday amid magical backwaters, beaches and with a rich local culture. From marvelling at impressive waterfalls and hidden caves to exploring pristine jungles by foot and interacting with friendly local...
Beginning in Singapore, this luxury cruise with Silversea sails north through the Malacca Strait towards Burma (Myanmar), visiting Indonesia en route and finishing by turning south again to dock in Thailand. Stops will be made to visit ancient rainforests on...
Sail from Mandalay to Pagan (Bagan) aboard the stylish Belmond Orcaella, visiting the lesser-visited sights of
the Chindwin river. Discover quaint rural villages, experience the bustle of morning markets, explore ancient
temples, pagodas and monasteries,...
This luxury cruise with Silversea begins on the Indonesian island of Bali, before sailing north into the Java Sea towards Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) then on to the Kepulauan Badas islands, before docking in Singapore. Stops will be made at remote...
The beautiful Indian Ocean island of Sri Lanka has a wealth of attractions for all the family - glorious white sand beaches, rich and exotic wildlife, mystical ruins and activities from elephant back rides to cycling, whale watching and snorkelling. Sri...
Travel to the holy city of Amritsar and
McLeod Ganj, home to the Tibetan
government-in-exile. Explore the
regions of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh,
from the Golden Temple through the
foothills of the Himalaya to Shimla.
Along the way, appreciate the...
With a wide variety of activities, an easy-going culture and beautiful golden beaches, Sri Lanka is the perfect destination to discover with your family. This itinerary provides the ideal balance of relaxation and exploration, combining cultural excursions...
Cruise the Irrawaddy river in style aboard the luxury Sanctuary Retreats Ananda vessel. The journey begins with a visit to Rangoon (Yangon), home to the magnificent Shwedagon pagoda. Fly to Mandalay and visit some of the most important temples and pagodas...
Explore the rich heritage and diverse
cultural influences of northern India.
This tour encompasses the holy city of
Varanasi, the intricately carved temples
at Khajuraho, the resplendent Taj Mahal,
Jodhpur’s blue-washed houses and
bustling market, and...
This journey provides an insight into the
culture and scenic beauty of this little-visited
region, with leisurely walks in the Himalayan
foothills combined with tracking exotic
wildlife in Corbett National Park and a visit to
the sacred city of...
Mexico is a colourful country with a rich legacy of the Mayan and Spanish empires. This wonderfully varied and exciting holiday combines vibrant culture, pre-Columbian sites, action-packed adventure and relaxation. Start your journey in the bustling capital...
Combining Angkor temples with the
fascinating Cambodian capital, Phnom
Penh, and the smaller less-visited areas of
Battambang and Kep, this tour explores
the Angkor Archaeological Park and visits
the key sites as well as some smaller
temples. Dinners i...
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Indian independence and the nationwide cinema release of Viceroy’s House on 3rd March, we’re inviting you to follow in the footsteps of the last viceroy to India, Lord Mountbatten. You’ll visit some of the historic sites...
Peru is an ideal place for a family holiday with its wealth of cultural and adventurous activities. Start your journey in Lima for an introduction to the vibrant Peruvian culture, inherited from the mighty Spanish conquistadores. Fly over the Andes to the...
Venture beyond Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh
with this comprehensive journey through the
Khmer kingdom. Tour the remote temples
of Kor Ker and Beng Mealea, visit charming
Battambang and explore the mangroves
and jungles of the Cardamom mountains...
Combine the major cities of eastern Canada with a stay in
Canada's oldest provincial park. Visit the thundering Niagara
Falls, explore diverse habitats for wildlife and plants, sample the
delicacies of local producers and admire centuries-old...
Combine the highlights of western Canada with soft adventure
activities on this 9-day tour through British Columbia and Alberta.
Explore the picturesque city of Vancouver, stay on a ranch and
discover the beauty of the Rocky...
This self-drive tour combines stunning coastal scenery, remarkable wildlife and a varied selection of thrilling outdoor activities, making it ideal for all age groups. Start in Cape Town, dominated by Table Mountain, and tour the stunning Cape Winelands....
Inaugurated in early 2016, the Strand Cruise is a reinvention of the legendary style and unique personality of The Strand Hotel within a contemporary river cruise experience. Enjoy exceptional standards of comfort and discreet, personalised service on a...
This journey travels across six countries and explores South America's greatest cultural, historic and natural wonders, visiting Rio de Janeiro, the Iguaçu Falls, Buenos Aires, Santiago and the ancient sites of Bolivia and Peru, before concluding with a...
Journey to the Okavango delta, an unspoilt wilderness teeming with some of Africa’s finest predators and plains wildlife. From here, fly on to Kasane, the gateway to Chobe National Park where herds of elephant come down to drink at the Chobe riverfront....
Rolling grasslands dotted with acacia trees, herds of wildebeest, prides of lions, grazing elephants and brightly clad Masai tribesmen wandering the landscape – Kenya has it all. This fly-safari takes in two of the most beautiful wildlife areas in Africa –...
Join a relaxing cruise along the Irrawaddy river, discovering the classic sights along with some lesser-visited riverside villages, temples and markets. You will be the guest of Pandaw Expeditions, whose ships are all custom built, designed and finished by...
Namibia is wild, unspoilt and intensely colourful with a wide variety of activities and plenty of small guesthouses and lodges that cater for families. Starting from the town of Windhoek, this self-drive tour takes you to the spectacular landscapes of the...
Travel to Peru and discover why this amazing country is now very much at the forefront of the international food scene. Cook with a renowned chef in Lima, browse vibrant local markets and sample traditional cuisine in the Sacred Valley. Besides culinary...
Tanzania is a wildlife lover’s paradise and safaris have been a way of life here for many decades. This family holiday combines a top-quality safari in the Selous Game Reserve, one of Tanzania’s relatively undiscovered wildlife areas, with a two-centre stay...
This introductory tour explores India's Golden Triangle, visiting the country's most celebrated sights. Starting in imperial Delhi, the journey encompasses the ethereal Taj Mahal and the magnificent Amber Fort in Rajasthan's vibrant capital city,...
Cruise in style on the legendary Mekong river on this 7-night journey between Vietnam and Cambodia. This cruise can be taken either up or downstream, ending or beginning at the legendary temples of Angkor. The Aqua Mekong is the perfect way to visit remote...
Travel across southern India savouring the flamboyant temples of Tamil Nadu, the Keralan backwaters and charming...
This journey travels through an area which has been the backdrop to many significant events, including the Indian mutiny in Lucknow, Buddha's first sermon near Varanasi and the Mughal domination of the country. The erotic Chandela temples at Khajuraho are...
Soaring mountains and crashing waterfalls, picture perfect Alpine villages and historic lakeside towns, delicious cheeses and celebrated Swiss chocolate - experience it all with your family as you travel from Montreux through to Lausanne and Wengen on scenic...
Step into an authentic winter wonderland on this family tour to Finnish Lapland. Zip across icy landscapes on snowmobiles, trek through virgin snow and silent forests on snowshoes, visit a reindeer farm and take a thrilling sled ride pulled by husky...
The little-explored state of Odisha (formerly Orissa) rewards visitors with an array of temples and tribal villages. From Kolkata, journey south to Bhubaneswar, home to more than 500 temples, and explore Puri and the sun temple at Konark. Journey's end is in...
This tour to Finland will delight all the family at any time of the year. During the summer months see the Midnight Sun with a river cruise to Ounasvaara fell, one of the best viewpoints to experience the magical 'white nights'. In the winter, enjoy the...
Explore the striking monuments and intriguing history of the once powerful kingdoms of this...
North Kerala is the creative centre for much of the region's folk music and colourful art. Little explored by tourists, discover the rural charms of Kerala on this relaxing tour. Marvel at a landscape blessed with waterfalls and lush valleys and enjoy 3...
Journey back in time, to a bygone era of pomp & luxury, and experience the opulence and extravagance of the Royal Houses of Deogarh, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur and the colonial jewel of...
Iceland is nature's playground for both children and adults alike - perfect for outdoor family fun and adventure. What's more, this self-drive itinerary enables you to discover the country at a pace that suits you. Drive though dramatic scenery passing...
A year-round destination, Iceland is just 3 hours' flying time from the UK and offers a myriad of activities for the family. Stay in Reykjavik for the duration of this tour, an ideal base from which to explore both the city sights and the natural wonders of...
From the bustling port of Kochi and its colonial history, travel deep into the rolling hills of rural Kerala, amid spice and tea plantations. Finish in the luxury resort of Vivanta by Taj - Bekal for beach and backwaters...
Take your family on an amazing adventure through Vietnam, culminating in a visit to one of the jewels of South East Asia, the magnificent temples of Angkor. Begin in the north of Vietnam in Hanoi, followed by a two-night cruise on stunning Halong Bay. Fly...
This 11-night itinerary begins in Thailand's busy capital of Bangkok, where your family can discover the countries cultural heritage and exotic cuisine. Head south to the Gulf of Thailand to spot rare pink dolphins, then onto the wild and scenic Khao Sok...
With its friendly people, pleasant climate and wealth of cultural and adventurous activities, the Indonesian island of Bali is an ideal place for a family holiday. Begin in the busy tourist hub of Nusa Dua, with its fine beaches and tourist facilities, then...
Experience India’s Golden Triangle
in true style on this chauffeur-driven
Private Journey, while staying at the
distinctive and luxurious Oberoi Hotels
& Resorts. This short itinerary
includes visits to the Taj Mahal at Agra
and the Amber Fort in...
Experience the country’s wealth of wildlife and natural wonders on
this 11-day itinerary through Victoria and South Australia. Witness
the world’s smallest species of penguin come ashore, search for
native wildlife in mountain ranges, visit a sea lion...
Explore the vivid colours, architecture and landscapes of little known Gujarat. From ancient Bhuj and Lothal to the tribal villages of the Kutch, rich in the traditions of needlework and textile arts, this journey encompasses fortified cities, magnificent...
Discover the highlights of Australia on this 11-day adventure
through the country’s different landscapes. Explore the
cosmopolitan city of Sydney, marvel at the rock formations in the
dusty Red Centre, walk through ancient rainforest and discover...
Rudyard Kipling is the writer who perhaps more than anyone moulded British perceptions of India, in all its imperialism and exoticism, for half a century. This tour takes in Kipling's birthplace in Mumbai and Shimla where he reported on the summer season of...
Experience the best of New Zealand’s North Island on this selfdrive
itinerary, including a range of activities to suit the whole
family. Spend time in the country’s most populated city, explore
the turquoise waters and wildlife of the Bay of Islands, see...
Get off the beaten track in a 15-day exploration of rural Rajasthan. Imposing forts, captivating temples, impressive stepwells and barren red hills characterise southern Rajasthan. A journey through this intriguing region provides an opportunity to meet...
This adventurous self-drive tour of the South Island explores
the natural beauty of this unique part of New Zealand. Walk
near to imposing glaciers, kayak on picturesque lakes and stop
at panoramic viewpoints on leisurely drives through the...
Away from India's better known wildlife parks are two hidden gems - Satpura and Tadoba-Andhari national parks. Less visited than other parks, both are seeing increased sightings of leopards, tigers and sloth bears. Satpura, uniquely, is India's only wildlife...
Madhya Pradesh in central India contains a number of hidden jewels including the silent Buddhist ruins at Sanchi, the abandoned citadel at Mandu and temple ghats that line the Narmada river at Maheshwar and...
We have highlighted the standard of accommodation featured on a tour immediately above the tour itinerary.
In some cases, tours include some departures in one category and some in another: you can see and select the different tour types under ‘tour variations’. For these tours, the itinerary is generally the same and just the standard of accommodation varies. However, if there are any variations in the excursions included, these are shown within the itinerary.
Luxury: These tours will usually feature 5-star de luxe accommodation throughout.
Standard: Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 3- and 4-star accommodation throughout.