Escorted Tours 2019/2020
Our escorted tours give you a unique opportunity to meet like-minded travellers, discover iconic monuments, learn from charming local people and marvel at spectacular natural splendours that will leave timeless impressions.
oour escorted tours include flights, transportation, accommodation, meals as specified, local English speaking guides, entry fees to all sights and, of course, unbelievable value for money!
Below you will find a hand-picked selection of our most popular tour itineraries...
Latest Escorted Tour Offers
Are you ready for an adventure? These escorted small group tours will delve deep into a destination so you can get an authentic, extraordinary and more personal experience. Travel like the locals - from a horse and cart to a traditional cyclo - and know you're returning each night to a quality hotel. We've included selected meals if we think there's a local cuisine you have to try or it makes the journey easier; and incredible experiences, sightseeing and tips are often included.
11 nights in Vietnam, from £1795pp
Our Highlights of Vietnam tour is perfect for first time visitors and includes an incredible overnight cruise in Halong Bay. You can also take a walking tour of Hoi An, hop on a cyclo to explore Hanoi and discover Ho Chi Minh City.
10 nights in Cambodia, from £1875pp
Our Cambodia Explorer small group tour includes four nights in Siem Reap to really discover the temple complex of Angkor Wat. You can also enjoy a cyclo tour of Phnom Penh, cruise on the Tonle Sap Great Lake and take a foodie tour in Battambang.
13 nights in Burma, from £2595pp
Discover Burma's historic, cultural and natural treasures on this fascinating journey. Sail down the Irrawaddy River, enjoy a local village bike tour and gaze out over Bagan's incredible pagodas. You can also see the unique fishing style on Inle Lake.
Featured Escorted Tours
Madeira - Pearl of the Atlantic
With scenery from the jagged volcanic interior to its ruggedly-beautiful coastline, attractive and historical towns and cities, public gardens ablaze with floral colour and year-round subtropical sunshine, it’s little wonder Madeira is so treasured as a holiday destination. Discover the best of the ‘Pearl of the Atlantic’ on this great-value holiday.
Sensational South Africa
With opportunities to explore breathtakingly beautiful coastlines and iconic cities, admire views from mountain summits and track the ‘Big Five’ on safari, South Africa can justifiably claim to offer ‘the whole world in one country’. Immerse yourself in this ever-enthralling land on this superb value, fully escorted tour of its three top attractions, each an icon of world travel in its own right. Enjoy spectacular wildlife-watching in Kruger National Park, a journey along the glorious Garden Route and four nights in Cape Town, the African continent’s most attractive city with a host of holiday pleasures on its doorstep.
Colours of Nepal
Squeezed between India and Tibet, Nepal is a melting pot of diverse ethnic groups, stunning mountainous landscapes and dense ancient cities brimming with pagoda-topped temples.
Characterised by winding emerald rivers, exotic wildlife, spice plantations and lush landscapes, the south Indian state of Kerala exudes tranquillity and beauty.
This 10 day, 8 night tour is the perfect way to explore the highlights of China. Incorporating the three major cities of Shanghai, Xi'an and Beijing - it gives you the chance to visit some of the most iconic sights including the Great Wall, the Terracotta Army, the Forbidden City and beautiful metropolis that is Shanghai.
Discover New Zealand
New Zealand truly is one of the most sublimely beautiful destinations on the planet and this comprehensive escorted tour includes the very best it has to offer.
Italian Lakes with a Greek Islands Cruise
Spend three wonderful nights on the shores of beautiful Lake Maggiore, with an included excursion to explore the Borromean Islands. Then from Venice, join Norwegian Star for a relaxing cruise to the Greek islands, including Corfu - one of its largest, Santorini - with its blue-domed churches and picture-postcard vistas, and Mykonos - situated in the beautiful Cyclades. Conclude in the former 5th century capital of the Western Roman Empire, Ravenna.
Jewels of Sri Lanka
Our 9 day, 7 night tour allows you to experience the beautiful interior of Sri Lanka, exploring the delights of Dambulla, Sigiriya Rock and the colonial cities of Kandy and Galle. Visit ancient temples of past civilisations, wonder at the beautiful botanical gardens in Peradeniya, meet the elephants at the Pinnawala Orphanage and take a safari through Yala National Park.
Grand Tour North India
Delve into the spiritual fabric of this intoxicating country on our 17 day itinerary which showcases the complex heart of North India, from intriguing Hindu rituals upon the Ganges, to the Sikh's golden symbol of brotherhood in Amritsar and the colonial inspired Christ Church which crowns Shimla's snow-capped Himalayan peaks. Along the way, sample wild culinary delights, marvel at a chaotic tapestry of lost empires and discover one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, The Taj Mahal.
Captivating Costa Rica
Situated in-between North and South America, Costa Rica is a small but truly captivating country. Boasting incredibly rich flora and fauna with breathtakingly beautiful scenery the country offers a multitude of delights for travellers of all ages.
America's Deep South
America's Civil Rights Movement, music heritage and space exploration all came to a head in the explosive and exuberant atmosphere of the nineteen sixties.
Splendours of Vietnam
Marvel in the delights of this in-depth 17 day, 15 night journey spanning the entire length of Vietnam. Discovering rich history whilst exploring more remote areas, this tour combines the famous landmarks and hidden gems.
Chile and Easter Island
From the cosmopolitan capital of Santiago, to the stunning mountain side vineyards of Colchagua and the unique landscapes in the Atacama Desert, northern Chile boasts some unforgettable highlights. Add to this mysterious Easter Island, one of the most isolated places on earth endowed with the striking moai statues, this 14 day magical tour offers the very best this region has to offer.
This 13 day tour offers a fantastic taste of the best Peru has to offer. Starting and finishing in the capital city of Lima, you will journey through colonial cities, ancient ruins and snow-capped mountains whilst experiencing the region's traditional culture and stunning scenery.
Wonders of China
This amazing 16 day, 14 night tour journeys across one of the world's largest and most interesting countries, seeped in ancient history and brimming with world-renowned sights. Cruise down the Yangtze River, experience Shanghai and Beijing, visit the Pandas in Chengdu and absorb the wonders of the Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Army all in one fantastic tour.
Wonders of South India
The Hindu heartland of this fascinating subcontinent presents a dazzling array of experiences unique to the region; from colonial railways crossing bottomless gauges to priceless temple craftwork depicting spiritual legends, our in depth 16-day itinerary immerses you within this mystifying province. Cruise the palm-fringed backwaters of Alleppey, marvel at royal splendour in Mysore Palace and catch a glimpse of Kabini's allusive Bengal tiger.
Essence of North India
Travelling from Delhi to Agra, then Jaipur, this 10 day, 8 night tour of the Golden Triangle and the exotic Ranthambore National Park takes you through India's most famous sights. Ride a rickshaw around Old Delhi, marvel at the Taj Mahal and discover the Pink City. You'll also spend 2 nights in Ranthambore where you'll have the chance to spot the Royal Bengal Tigers.
The region of Andalucia harbours a quintessential Spanish spirit of fiesta loving locals, sun-kissed monuments of lost kingdoms, unblemished terrains surrounding the mighty skiers paradise of Sierra Nevada and reckless inflections of flamenco guitars resonating within world-renowned tapas bars.
With a timeless familiarity, rolling hillside vineyards crowned by frescoed churches and a legacy of artistic prodigies creating iconic masterpieces, the region of Tuscany truly captures Italy's romantic essence.
Iceland's Northern Lights
With it's astonishing cosmic displays of the Northern Lights, bursts of geothermic water from prehistoric geysers and cinematic landscapes dominated by snow-topped mountain ranges, the vast volcanic laboratory of Iceland exhibits unforgettable natural treasures.
Best of Sri Lanka
In Sanskrit ‘Sri Lanka’ translates as ‘resplendent island’ but, before its modern name and evocative ‘Ceylon’, this country was known as ‘Serendib’, inspired through the 18th century writings of Horace Walpole the word ‘serendipity’ - the fortunate discovery of unexpected pleasures. This latter description is perhaps the most apt, as visitors to this teardrop-shaped Indian Ocean island may happen across magnificent fortresses atop mountains of rock, ancient capitals in the midst of dense forest land, cool hillside villages producing the world’s best tea, elephants roaming beautiful national parks, and gentle reminders of a British colonial past.
Impressions of Vietnam
From the ancient waterways of the Mekong Delta to the bustling cities of Hanoi and Saigon, this captivating tour is a great introduction to this unique and vibrant country.
Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
Our tour to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands is your chance to experience one-of-a-kind wildlife watching. Choose this tour for access to one of the most exclusive and premier travel destinations in the world.
Secrets of Sri Lanka
Journey through tropical lowland rainforests, rolling tea plantation-covered mountains and discover pristine white-sand beaches in the east of the island.
Spirit of The West
Experience the plucky frontier spirit of America's west coast on our 12 day adventure through inspiring landscapes, untamed sandstone backyards and cities with distinct personalities.
Sicily - Jewel of the Mediterranean
Sicily, at the geographical and historical heart of the Mediterranean, has been coveted, fought over and colonised for millennia. As such, the island presents a unique culture, best exhibited in its architecture, language and cuisine, which bears the stamp of the Phoenicians, Athenians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Byzantines and Bourbons. This comprehensive exploration introduces you to Sicily’s best-known treasures, including its superbly well-preserved Greek temples, legendary Mount Etna and splendid Monreale Cathedral.
Brimming with snow-capped volcanoes, glaciers and geysers, Iceland is a breathtaking country, and the perfect destination for experiencing the colourful celestial wonder of the Northern Lights. On this two-centre tour, spending two nights each in the southern town of Hella and Reykjavík, you will explore dramatic scenery of mountains, mighty waterfalls and thermal springs - landscapes that inspired the writers of the Icelandic sagas and tenacious legends of elves and trolls. You’ll learn about the native Icelandic horse at the Fákasel Horse Park, marvel at the awesome power of the ice-capped Eyjafjallajökull volcano and the Golden Falls, watch the Strokkur Geyser erupt high into the air and take a relaxing dip in the warm mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon, ending your journey in cosmopolitan Reykjavík.
Colours of Brazil
When imagining Brazil, endless jungle, Rio de Janeiro and vibrant carnivals spring to mind. Our new tour embraces all these, with the opportunity to meet Christ the Redeemer and perhaps watch extravagant carnival costumes and floats being created in captivating Rio de Janeiro. We also stand in awe of Iguazu Falls and watch the natural phenomenon at the source of the Amazon River. As a country that is approximately the same size as Europe and covers half the South American continent, there is much to see and our adventure continues to the state of Bahia, a place of beauty, magic and traditions, renowned for a constant celebration of happiness, kindness and spontaneity.
Coast to Canyon Discovery
This grand tour emphasises the extraordinary scenic beauty of California and Arizona, and something of their rich heritage too. Explore the bewitching Pacific coast, the vine-clad Napa Valley, starkly beautiful deserts and undoubted icons Yosemite National Park and the Grand Canyon. Take lunch aboard the vintage Napa Valley Wine Train and explore the Grand Canyon from its historic railway. Make a stop on Route 66 for a taste of retro Americana. And there are still plenty of city thrills to experience, in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas
Highlights of Australia
Australia’s diverse natural history has evolved the country into a nature lover’s delight which has awed British explorers since James Cook and Joseph Banks set foot in 1769. It is now home to 15 World Heritage Sites and 550 national parks.
8 days from £709
Enjoy the best of both worlds as you unravel the history of the laid-back island of Malta amongst its chic harbour towns and ancient villages, and relax in the picturesque resort of St Paul’s Bay, where the beach is just steps away.
Treasures of Tuscany
8 days from £749
Get to know beautiful Tuscany, as this holiday uncovers its traditions, landscapes, cuisine and incredible artistic heritage.
Norway - Huskies and the Northern Lights
5 days from £1,424
Travel to the Arctic Circle and search for the Northern Lights on this thrilling winter adventure.
The Deep South
14 days from £2,299
A must for music fans, this journey clocks up visits to places graced by the likes of Johnny Cash, BB King and Elvis. The Mississippi River, New Orleans' French Quarter and a paddle steamer trip are other highlights. For a real treat, why not visit during Mardi Gras.
Grand Tour of India
19 days from £2,649
This is an all-out exploration of India, from the Golden Triangle in the north to Kerala's peaceful backwaters in the south.
Land of the Rising Sun
13 days from £3,899
There are few places on Earth where the contrast between traditional and modern is quite so marked as in Japan and on this holiday you'll discover many of its incredible highlights. Beginning in dazzling Tokyo, you'll go on to admire incredible views of Mount Fuji, see the beautiful Matsumoto Castle and visit the traditional city of Takayama. After riding the famous Bullet Train to Kyoto, you'll spend three nights exploring this charming city before heading to Hiroshima and uncovering its poignant history. Your journey ends in bustling Osaka, where you'll visit Osaka Castle and have some free time for shopping if you wish.
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