If you want to spend your precious holiday time on exploring a new culture or activity, we have compiled the perfect collection of holidays for you. We have unique experiences from all over the world, from staying on a houseboat on India’s backwaters, to trekking among gorillas in Rwanda and discovering the real North Korea, not to mention spending New Years in the Viennese Hofburg Palace and becoming a cowboy in Arizona.
For a holiday with a difference, combine immersing yourself in Bali’s culture in the capital of Ubud with visiting the islands of Labuan Bajo, Rinca Island and Kalong Island to spend time with mythical Komodo Dragons as well as Giant Flying Bats. End your stay in Nusa Dua and Lombok, for beach relaxation.
12 DAYS FR £2039 PP* 020 7666 1220
Discover the former Soviet strongholds of Romania and Moldova, with the chance to experience dining in a old communist restaurant and to explore collective farming and tractor factories. There is also a visit to The Transdniestr Republic, with 600,000 residents, which still has links to Russia and communists in power.
8 DAY GROUP TOUR FR £1699 PP* 020 7666 1299
This five-day trip to Rwanda’s Parc National des Volcans is all about seeing the endangered Mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Our travel specialists and clients alike say this wildlife experience is beyond compare.
5 DAYS FR £2,495 PP* 020 7666 1261
To gain an insight into the secretive land of North Korea this tour is led by a leading expert on the country, Carl Meadows. The highlights include the Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjom, a trip on the a trip on the Pyongyang Metro and a musical performance by the locals. This trip also involves visiting Mt. Paekdu, Chongjin, Hamhung, Wonsan Mt. Kumgang and Nampo, the untouched pockets of the country.
18 DAY GROUP TOUR FR £2795 PP
Start your trip in Cochin, a true mix of it’s past, with the Portugese Mattancherry Palace, a Jewish synagogue built in 1568 AD and fishing nets influenced by the Chinese. The sprawling tea estates are stunning and the spice plantations are riveting. The pinnacle of the trip is cruising and an overnight on a traditional houseboat on the backwaters.
11 DAYS FR £1745 PP 020 7666 1220
Head for glitzy Las Vegas, then in complete contrast enjoy the open spaces and real American west on a ranch stay in Arizona, learning how to ride cowboy-style, visiting rodeos and enjoying a good old hoe down. Yee-har!
10 NIGHTS FR £1,965 PP* 020 7666 1220
Vienna’s Imperial Ball takes place in the Viennese Hofburg Palace, former winter residence of the Austrian Emperor. Enjoy a private dancing lesson, guided city tour, romantic carriage ride and a three-course New Year’s Day dinner.
3 NIGHTS FR £2,030 PP* 020 7666 1299
Enjoy a fascinating introduction to Kiev before an in-depth tour of Chernobyl, ever synonymous with the 1986 nuclear disaster. Spend two days touring the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Exclusion Zone, including one night in the town itself.
6 DAY GROUP TOUR FR £995 PP* 020 7666 1299
The bouquet of wine, toasts of the Tamada, beautiful folk songs and as they say in Georgia bread, cheese and a kind heart… What else do you need? Take in the main sights and taste delicious food, with plenty of opportunity to sample wines, almost every village produces its own.
9 DAYS FR £2030 PP* 020 7666 1299