Travelling as part of a small group opens the world up for you to experience even more. We’ve chosen some of our top picks to inspire wanderlust; from ancient wonders or tranquil countryside to vibrant colonial cities and local festivals. There’s something for everyone.
Harbin Ice Festival, China
China is full of history and culture; from the well-known Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City to the Terracotta Army and Great Wall of China, there are many sights on the must-see list. Our trip takes in all of this as well as showing colourful Chinese customs during the exciting Chinese New Year festivities. Visit the Harbin Ice Festival and see the fantastic ice sculptures depicting stories from Chinese lore, lit by beautiful ice lanterns; before going to Hong Kong to see in the New Year, with street parades and fireworks over the harbour.
Trails of Hidden Tuscany, Italy
Explore the hidden treasures of Tuscany’s idyllic countryside with rolling hills and typically Italian villages. Stay in an Agriturismo
, a family-run working farm, and experience locally sourced, home-made cuisine and excellent hospitality for a true flavour of Tuscan life. Enjoy easy graded scenic walks to stunning vistas and fantastic summit picnics and visit colourful Cinque Terre and Lucca’s renaissance architecture.
Highlights of Cuba by Bicycle, Cuba
Cycle through beautiful landscapes and take in Cuba’s colonial and revolutionary history. This vibrant island has a rich cultural heritage and remains largely unchanged since the 1950s. Experience the Cuban side of life in Casas Particulares
exploring on two wheels by day and staying in family-run homestays at night. Experience vivacious Trinidad, with live music on every street. Enjoy delicious rum based cocktails, and cycle through the hills past coffee farms and former sugar plantations. Finally, visit Che Guevara’s Mausoleum in Santa Clara.
Chernobyl Photography Short Break, Ukraine
Discover the harrowing story behind one of modern history’s worst disasters. Guided through the haunting Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, you’ll spend the maximum amount of time allowed discovering the abandoned town and local villages and photographing urban decay being reclaimed by nature. With our photography expert on hand to help you take the perfect shots, you’ll learn about the effects of radiation on the local community from a resident still living inside the Exclusion Zone and visit the Chernobyl Museum in Kiev.
Active Sri Lanka! Sri Lanka
Bike, hike, climb and raft in Sri Lanka’s stunning and varied landscape. Climb up to cave temples and mountain top fortresses; cycle through rural villages; visit exotic markets; white-water-raft through the jungle and spot elephants and leopards. Then cap it all off with a couple of days relaxing on white-sand beaches or go whale-watching in the Indian Ocean. This action-packed trip allows you to experience the great and the good of Buddha’s Island.
Machu Picchu and Galapagos, Ecuador and Peru
Experience two of South America’s most iconic destinations – Galapagos and Machu Picchu. Visit the ancient ruins as you discover the indigenous cultures of the Andes before arriving at one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’. Explore the colonial cities of Cusco and Quito, before visiting the stunning Galapagos in search of giant tortoises and marine iguanas, among other unique species. Follow in Darwin’s foot-steps in one of the best wildlife experiences in the world.