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Essential Botswana

Essential Botswana

A great overall trip around the key safari destinations within this vast and beautiful country. The Essential Botswana has been designed to combine the wilds of the Chobe National Park, with huge herds and abundant big cats with the peaceful relaxation of the Okavango Delta. On this shorter flying safari we stay at Xugana Island Lodge, a spectacular island site which allows guests to not only do land based 4x4 safaris but also boat and mokoro trips to get the most out of the Okavango Delta.

From £3199pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Safaris
Born Free Safari

Born Free Safari

A country so vast, rich in culture and enjoying an abundance of wildlife, Kenya has so much to offer. Experience dramatic scenery and close encounters with the 'Big Five' in Nairobi's best game reserves.

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Safaris
Madikwe & Marataba Flying Safari

Madikwe & Marataba Flying Safari

The Madikwe & Marataba Flying Safari combines two of South Africa’s finest lodges with exciting transfer by light aircraft and it’s such an amazing offer, the flights are free! Hop between Johannesburg and the Madikwe Game Reserve and Marakele National Park spotting the 'Big Five' and enjoying some of South Africa’s best cuisine. Experiences are key in these lodges, relax by the pool at Madikwe, while elephants and giraffe enjoy the water-hole just steps away or enjoy a cruise on Lady Mara spotting hippos snorting along the river with a backdrop of the magnificent mountains beyond.

From £2711pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Safaris
Jungles and Orangutans

Jungles and Orangutans

Occupying the northern portion of Borneo, the jungles and rivers of Sabah are home to a rich mix of tribal diversity and rare wildlife. These ancient jungles provide a haven for wild orangutans, pygmy elephants and tribal cultures whose traditions have endured for centuries. This fascinating Jungles and Orangutans trip takes you on a journey into the heart of this captivating land, following the meandering course of the Kinabatangan River and taking you deep into the beautiful landscapes of the “Land Below the Wind”.

From £1199pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - Coastal Passage Classic, Banff-Seattle (Westbound)

Rocky Mountaineer - Coastal Passage Classic, Banff-Seattle (Westbound)

Combining one of the celebrated railway’s most legendary journeys with its latest adventure, you’ll experience the classic two day Banff to Vancouver route, before climbing back on board for the new Coastal Passage to Seattle.  First rolling down the rails in 2014, the Coastal Passage snakes along the coast letting the Pacific Northwest show off its captivating wild shoreline, with photo ops like Puget Sound, Bellingham Bay, and Chuckanut Bay. And, this being the Rocky Mountaineer, you’ll set off in style with a toast and delicious hot breakfast as you cross Fraser River. Of course, you’ll have already experienced this level of luxury on your first journey, travelling through the glacier, mountain, lake, canyon, and forest filled landscapes that lace the tracks from Banff to Vancouver – with evocative names like the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, and Hell’s Gate hinting at the drama you’ll see. Spending the night in Banff, Kamloops, and Seattle, you can take in the highlights of each town and city – with two nights in Vancouver giving you extra time for a little jaunt over to Victoria or Whistler, or more time to explore favourites like Stanley Park.

From £1799pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours
Journey through the Clouds Explorer Westbound with Post-Tour Alaskan Cruise

Journey through the Clouds Explorer Westbound with Post-Tour Alaskan Cruise

One of the most popular ways to experience the ‘must see’ attractions of the Canadian Rockies is via the Western Explorer tour followed by an Alaskan cruise onboard the Celebrity Infinity.

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Cruising
Mountain to Sea Rail Passage

Mountain to Sea Rail Passage

If anywhere encapsulates the great outdoors it’s Canada’s West. A gallery of cloud-skirting mountains, forested shorelines, and wildlife-rich waters, it’s ripe for exploring by rail, road, boat, and foot. Travel from Calgary for a stay in Banff which gives an instant introduction to the Rockies’ contrasting drama and serenity, as you tour places like Tunnel Mountain Drive for views into the Bow River Valley; and Cave & Basin where Banff began. The West’s roads are a riot of experiences, whether you’re travelling the Icefields Parkway to walk on Athabasca Glacier and see Lake Louise, or the length of Vancouver Island to Victoria, for a whale watching trip among orca and grey whales. But rails rule here, and the VIA Rail journey from Jasper to Prince Rupert, stopping off to sleep in striking Prince George, gives trackside views of ancient forests and valleys, and photo opportunities of Mount Robson. If rails rule inland, then water rules the coastline. The easiest way to experience the jagged fjords, fishing villages, creaking ice floes, and resident whales and sea lions, is by boat, sailing to Port Hardy along the famous Inside Passage. And it’s the water that takes you to Vancouver, where you’re let loose. 

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours
Western Explorer

Western Explorer

This classic Fly/Drive now incorporates the beauty of Alberta’s National Parks with the hiking trails, sparkling lakes and authentic ranches of the British Columbia interior. Arid plateau tablelands are in sharp contrast to the lush valleys of Bella Coola and the always-green coastlines that surround the spires of Vancouver. Complete with a cruise up the coastline along the famous Sunshine Coast, this enhanced itinerary offers the complete West Coast experience!

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Flydrive Tours
St John's Experience

St John's Experience

With its location as the most eastern city on the continent, St. John’s has long been a landmark point both of national and international importance. Explore the modern day results of this vibrant history with the help of local guides that tell the tale of the city’s past. Hiking trails criss-cross the low hills around the city and the deep waters invite you on a whale and wildlife viewing tour to create the perfect Maritimes experience!

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Short Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - First Passage to the West

Rocky Mountaineer - First Passage to the West

If you’re going to do any of Canada’s historic rail journeys, this is the one to start with. It may cover a mere slice of a gargantuan country, but it takes you through some of Canada’s most famous and fabulous landscapes – and important heritage landmarks. Linking Vancouver with Banff or Lake Louise, with an overnight hotel stop in the friendly city of Kamloops on the way, the Rocky Mountaineer’s two day passage through British Columbia and Alberta checks off all the essentials: racing against the raging rivers that run parallel to your carriage, and crossing historic bridges and spots like Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was hammered in to connect the East and West coasts. Comfort goes without saying, but every detail has been carefully crafted to give you a VIP experience and the optimum window to see the shifting scenes of ranch lands, glaciers, lakes, forests, and mountains.

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours
Essential Sri Lanka with Nuwara Eliya

Essential Sri Lanka with Nuwara Eliya

As the name suggests, this is the perfect trip around Sri Lanka for first-timers ticking off some essential sites and experiences. From climbing the spectacular Sigiriya Rock to ‘safari-ing’ in Minneriya to drinking freshly picked tea, the Essential Sri Lanka with Nuwara Eliya will leave you feeling totally immersed in the culture and history of this beautiful country. The best bit? Travelling with your very own local driver/guide — they will make your experience in Sri Lanka truly special with expert knowledge, local insights and a personalised service.

From £989pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Sigiriya Explorer

Sigiriya Explorer

Our Sri Lanka Explorer tours are designed to fit in with you, these three-night packages fit perfectly into the middle of your Sri Lanka beach stay. From climbing the spectacular Sigiriya Rock to safari in Minneriya, this tour around the Cultural Triangle will leave you feeling totally immersed in this beautiful country. The best bit? Travelling with your very own local driver/guide — they will make your experience in Sri Lanka truly special, with expert knowledge, local insights and a personalised service.

From £395pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Amtrak: Boston to Washington DC

Amtrak: Boston to Washington DC

Visit 4 exciting, vibrant cities aboard the Amtrak train taking you into the heart of each destination. With no worry of city traffic and hassle of parking, you are free to explore until your heart is content and with such historic, beautiful landmarks to discover and admire, get ready for an unforgettable experience!

From £1065pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours
Southern Explorer

Southern Explorer

Getting you into grassroots America, this trip may start in New York City and Washington D.C, but it soon swaps cosmopolitan and political powerhouses for the weird, wild, and wonderful sights sweeping the States’ south-east corner. Beginning with statement landmarks like the Empire State Building and Times Square, then the White House and US Capitol Building, images of NYC and D.C fill your camera before you’ve even touched the South. Moving from (relatively) contemporary to colonial, Williamsburg emerges like a veritable open-air museum, before you break into Great Smoky Mountains National Park, discovering how Appalachian farmers exist in a wilderness as far from D.C’s cut and thrust as you can feel. With a playlist of country music, blues, and jazz, this region also provides America’s bassline, with Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans in its backyard. And no visit’s complete without an invite into Elvis’s Graceland or a stroll below the ostentatious balconies of Bourbon Street. The big sights are a must, but there’s nothing quite like seeing less-mapped places, like the 65-acre gardens of Southern estate Bellingrath, horse ranch-rich Orcala, and Florida Panhandle’s sands at Pensacola (although, given you’re heading that way, we thought you’d like to check out familiar faces like Kennedy Space Center and Miami Beach too).

From £1375pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
A Taste of Kenya

A Taste of Kenya

An exciting lodge-based safari taking you from the foothills of Kilimanjaro to the dramatic Rift Valley lakes and the rolling plains of the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve.

 

From £1299pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Safaris
Cape, Kruger and the Falls

Cape, Kruger and the Falls

This fascinating tour of Cape, Kruger and the Falls will give you a true flavour of Southern Africa’s history, culture and natural beauty. Experience the hustle and bustle of South Africa’s second largest city, Cape Town, rub shoulders with the furry and feathery at Kruger National Park and experience the jaw-droppingly gorgeous Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River. 

From £2689pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
A World in One Country

A World in One Country

A wonderful tour where you’ll see and savour the immense richness of this beautiful region. From the wilds of Kruger National Park to the cosmopolitan sophistication of Cape Town, you’ll come to understand why South Africa is dubbed ‘A World in One Country’.

From £2035pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Tanzania Discovery

Tanzania Discovery

A great introduction to the country's fantastic wildlife and scenic heritage, visiting the rolling grass plains of the Serengeti, the ancient baobab trees of Tarangire National park and Ngorongoro Crater, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Travel in the spring time to hopefully catch a glimpse of the Great Wildebeest Migration on their way back up to Kenya.

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Safaris
Splendours of China

Splendours of China

Home to fascinating historic sites and unique culture, China will excite and amaze you. This journey discovers modern Shanghai, historic Beijing, the Great Wall of China, the Terracotta Warriers and finishes with seeing the iconic Pandas and beautiful Guilin.

 

From £1999pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Sapa Tour

Sapa Tour

Sapa is Vietnam's premier destination for trekking and best known for its diversity of hill tribes and minority villages. This former French hill station is a remote outpost located at an elevation of 1650 metres above sea level and only accessible by train from Ha Noi. Surrounded by plunging valleys, terraced paddy fields and towering mountains, Sapa is home to a lively central market where hill tribe people from outlying villages, resplendent in their traditional headdresses, gather to buy and sell their wares, meet with friends and catch up on the latest gossip. Gentle walks or more challenging treks, hikes through verdant rice fields and the chance to interact with isolated communities are but a few of the experiences on offer in the remote region that surrounds Sapa.

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Short Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - First Passage to the West Classic

Rocky Mountaineer - First Passage to the West Classic

If you’re going to do any of Canada’s historic rail journeys, this is the one to start with. It may cover a mere slice of a gargantuan country, but it takes you through some of Canada’s most famous and fabulous landscapes – and important heritage landmarks. Linking Vancouver with Banff or Lake Louise, with an overnight hotel stop in the friendly city of Kamloops on the way, the Rocky Mountaineer’s two day passage through British Columbia and Alberta checks off all the essentials: racing against the raging rivers that run parallel to your carriage, and crossing historic bridges and spots like Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was hammered in to connect the East and West coasts. Comfort goes without saying, but every detail has been carefully crafted to give you a VIP experience and the optimum window to see the shifting scenes of ranch lands, glaciers, lakes, forests, and mountains.

From £1059pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours
Calgary Stampede Thrill Package

Calgary Stampede Thrill Package

This programme enables you to experience the fever that holds Calgary in its grip during the annual Stampede, known as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", the Stampede showcases the best in rodeo with numerous events, exhibits and diverse entertainment. Grab your hat and boots and come on down to join in the fun!

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Short Tours
Rockies Rail Adventure

Rockies Rail Adventure

Experience the very best of Alberta and British Columbia on this western vacation from the Rockies to Vancouver Island.

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours
Canadian Contrasts

Canadian Contrasts

They say it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. We agree. Much more than its guidebook favourites, authentic Canada’s delivered in the places and panoramas between them. Of course classics are classics for a reason, so a trip to Niagara Falls, time in the Rockies, and tours of its metropolises are a must, from Toronto, Ottawa, Québec City, and Montréal in the East, to Calgary, Banff, Whistler, and Vancouver in the West. But they only tell half the tale. Hitting the open road reveals historic trails, unfurling modern life, and untouched nature. The past is present as you drive through French-Canadian villages along Chemin du Roy; as you track early settlers’ routes along St Lawrence River to Montréal; and as you take the Trans-Canada Highway, seeing the same icefields, canyons and forests railroad engineers and fur traders would have in the mid-1800s. Some journeys present modern Canada, like Lake Ontario’s shoreline communities, the ranch lands of the West, and central Canada’s agricultural prairielands, seen as you fly East to West. But nature always steals the show, whether you’re following Rideau Waterway’s rivers and lakes, driving through the Rockies, taking the Sea-to-Sky Highway past fjords and peaks to Vancouver, or adding on a trip to drive on the Athabasca Glacier.

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Canadian Western Discovery

Canadian Western Discovery

This route across the Rockies reveals the big picture, taking shutterhappy travellers to some of the most-snapped photo stops in western Canada — but it also reveals new view points, and gives you time to explore each big town and city your own way. Setting off in a small group adds to the authentic feeling of remoteness as you travel through the coastal mountains and high mountain passes from Vancouver to Banff. Along the way you’ll hit some of the big camera-clicking contenders, like beyond-beautiful Lake Louise; and you’ll get to taste the region’s sublime solitude with a quiet picnic among the valleys around Yoho National Park. This isn’t any ordinary road trip though — you’ll also experience Canada by rail, water, ice, and air. You’ll switch over to the railroads in Jasper, riding over the Yellowhead Pass to Prince George, with endless album-worthy scenes rolling past your window like a constantly moving flick book. You’ll get closer to nature by flying to Victoria in a small plane, soaring above the coastal fringe and over the Strait of Georgia. You’ll also board the ferry with locals, to sail to Vancouver where you’ll re-emerge in city life with a camera filled with memories.

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours
Grizzly Bay Floating Lodge - Glamping with the Grizzlies

Grizzly Bay Floating Lodge - Glamping with the Grizzlies

An exciting new adventure, offering a unique connection with nature and an unforgettable experience. Breathe in the fresh mountain air from your floating lodge, sat atop of the quiet Grizzly Bay, on the north arm of Quesnel Lake, the deepest fjord lake on earth. Under a glacier, and surrounded by the peaks of the Cariboo Mountains, the 360 degree views are magnificent. The canvas safari tents are private suites with en-suite bathrooms, beds with cozy duvets, solar lighting, and amenities including comfy velour robes. The sights, sounds and smells are all as nature intended, a truly magical place for the ultimate glamping adventure – and let's not forget the four-legged furry friends that will join you along the way...

From £3099pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Short Tours
West Coast Wilderness Lodge

West Coast Wilderness Lodge

Giving you all the adventures and solitude of Canada’s wilderness, with all the bliss of a super-luxury retreat, this lodge nestles along the waterfront in the fishing village of Egmont. Easily accessible, it is the perfect spot to appreciate all that the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Short Tours
Aurora Klondike Experience

Aurora Klondike Experience

Sample the many unique historic and natural wonders that have made northern Canada the hottest must-see vacation destination! The exciting frontier energy
of Whitehorse and Dawson are the launching points for introspective city tours, museum visits, gold mine experiences, and of course the incredible spectacle of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Escorted
Yukon and Alaska Explorer

Yukon and Alaska Explorer

Road trippers seeking trails less-travelled can rarely do better than Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. A 2-week loop can take you through Gold Rush relics, ice-crusted glaciers and mountains, and wildlife-stuffed national parks and forests. Epic scenery’s the main draw for wanderers heading here: and they’re never disappointed. Every stretch of road comes with dramatic vistas. The Alaska Highway leads to Kluane National Park, where glacier fields erupt into the St Elias Mountains, before historic towns trace your route into Fairbanks. George Parks Highway takes you to Denali National Park, with extremes of peaks and valleys and raging rivers and trickling streams on your way to Mount McKinley, North America’s highest peak. The Matanuska Valley reveals lands where super-size vegetables grow from 20-hour summer days. The Klondike Highway cuts through Kaska Indian hunting grounds. And the fjord-hugging roads to Matanuska Glacier State Recreation Site and the Top of the World Highway give the ultimate frontier feel for would-be nomads. These roads connect you to remote outposts for experiences like flightseeing over glacial parklands, panning for nuggets in gold rush towns, tracking moose, caribou, and grizzly bears in Denali National Park, citysurfing between Whitehorse, Fairbanks, and Anchorage, and riding the scenery skirting White Pass and Yukon Route Railway.

From £1999pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Self Drive Tours
Eastern Discovery

Eastern Discovery

As if it was made for road trips, the cities and sights of Eastern Canada and its neighbouring US states are separated only by short and stunningly scenic highways. We’re talking roads like Canada’s 1,000 Islands Parkway, running parallel to St Lawrence River. Tracks into the rolling farmland of upstate New York’s Finger Lakes Region, towards the Gettysburg battleground. Rural routes into the Amish heartland of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Not forgetting, of course, America’s most beautiful backyard, New England, where highways are swaddled by forested hills, dramatic mountains, and bijou villages with white steepled churches. The roads may be scenic, but the stops are no less spectacular. In Boston, Beacon Hill’s cobblestones and gas lamps and the Freedom Trail’s landmarks deliver unique charm. In Quebec City, a walking tour of the walled metropolis reveals its French- avoured UNESCO credentials. In Ottawa, parks make way for Parliament’s power. In Toronto, driving through the skyscrapers reveals the world’s tallest free-standing structure, CN Tower, and, in Washington D.C and Philadelphia, capture classics like the White House and Liberty Bell. However, nowhere packs quite the punch of Niagara Falls, hearing the thunder of Horseshoe Falls as you walk along Table Rock, and seeing it in style dining up the iconic Skylon Tower.

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Best of Botswana

Best of Botswana

Our Best of Botswana flying safari offers you a complete overview of this beautiful safari destination, combining different must-see destinations by the luxury of light aircraft transfers. We begin the adventure at Chobe Game Lodge with its famous wooden deck overlooking the mighty Chobe river, famed for its huge herds of elephants; then onto Savute, home to the big cats immortalised in NatGeo’s award-winning Savage Kingdom; then lastly to the Okavango Delta where we combine a stay in two camps to get the very best land and water based safari activities including an afternoon safari in the unique mokoro.

From £2699pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Safaris
Saltlick Safari

Saltlick Safari

A perfect addition to a charming beach stay, this short 3-day safari experience offers you the chance to visit two popular wildlife sanctuaries, overnight stays in authentic lodges and the opportunity to spot shyer nocturnal animals as well as the famous 'Big Five'.

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Safaris
Blue Train

Blue Train

Climb aboard this magnificent, mobile, 5-star hotel for the journey of a lifetime! For over half a century, South Africa’s Blue Train has enjoyed a reputation as one of the world’s premier travelling experiences. Taking luxury in motion to the highest levels, it offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience that starts as soon as you set foot on board. Enjoy a welcome cocktail and appetising delicacy served from the butler’s silver tray while your luggage is labelled and discreetly whisked away. Afterwards, settle into your own private suite and let the journey begin!

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours
Kruger Explorer

Kruger Explorer

Occupying the most enviable location, overlooking the Kruger National Park, the Protea Kruger Gate by Marriott offers guests a traditional lodge feel with all the comforts of a hotel. When you are not on safari you can spend your days lazing by the pool or enjoying spotting wildlife from the bar which offers a unique deck and treehouses overlooking the National Park.

From £734pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Safaris
Images of Vietnam

Images of Vietnam

Set before the mesmerising backdrop of some of the most breathtaking landscapes in South East Asia, Vietnam’s rich and diverse cultural heritage re ects a rare complexity of styles. A compelling destination with colourful local traditions and fascinating cultures and histories.

From £1089pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, Grizzly Bear Safari

Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, Grizzly Bear Safari

Discover Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, nestled amongst the majestic Coast Mountains, the largest fjord system in the Americas, the high Chilcotin Plateau. Encounter abundant wildlife and nature in action, with easy access to the Great Bear Rainforest, the Pacific Ocean and neighbouring glaciers. The Great Bear Rainforest is home to one of the highest concentrations of grizzly bears, making this the perfect destination to experience these beautiful creatures up close when the salmon arrive in the autumn. The lodge can easily be reached by flight from Vancouver or as part of a self drive holiday in northern British Columbia. Spot grizzly bears, bald eagles, deer, black bears, or try your hand at catching Pacific salmon. At Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, you’ll be treated to on-site wildlife viewings from private Wildlife Viewing Platforms, and even the lodge lawn!   

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Short Tours
Heritage Trail

Heritage Trail

If you can’t pick between modern city and authentic outback, the East coast’s heritage trail eradicates the need. Its iconic cities are perfectly spaced out for road trips, with the gaps between bursting at the seams with genuine Canadian culture and al fresco adventures. Two nights in each of its most famous cities, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa, as well as stays in Kingston, Huntsville, and Niagara, gives you the freedom to explore both urban sights and outlying attractions. Toronto keeps you close with city views from the CN Tower and shopping at Eaton Centre. Montreal highlights like the old Olympics venue compete against your island hopping cruise along the 1000 Islands waterways. Quebec City’s old walls and citadel hold you close before freeing you to visit Montmorency Falls (less flocked to, yet 30 m taller than Niagara’s). And Ottawa pitches capital experiences like touring the Rideau Canal with aboriginal ones like seeing the tipi of Turtle Island. In the backwoods between the cities, heritage sights and natural beauty hold firm: in the quaint towns and museum-rich spoils of Prince Edward County, in the wild walks of Algonquin Provincial Park, in the recreation packed natural playground of Muskoka, and in Niagara, where you’ll cruise to the basin of its most famous falls.

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Self Drive Tours
Knight Inlet

Knight Inlet

Knight Inlet Lodge provides rustic accommodation and an amazing wilderness experience. Enjoy one of the premier grizzly bear viewing holiday spots in the world, set amidst the dramatic snow-capped peaks of Canada's rugged coastline. It is not uncommon for there to be up to 50 bears within 10kms of the lodge in the peak fall season, when the salmon are returning to the river. As the longest fjord on the B.C. coast, Knight Inlet offers visitors spectacular scenery set against a backdrop of dramatic mountain peaks plunging into the Pacific Ocean. As well as bear viewing, during the spring months you may also see seals, sea lions, porpoises, dolphins and the occasional Minke whale and in the summer view orca (killer) whales in the waters. After a day of adventure there's nothing like a good meal. With its variety of dining options, not to mention the local seafood, there's something for everyone at Knight Island Lodge.

A choice of stays from 2–4 nights available.

From £919pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Short Tours
Ocean House at Stads K'uns GawGa

Ocean House at Stads K'uns GawGa

This is true seclusion — a floating lodge skimming the calm waters of Peel Inlet, only accessible by air, and backed by the forest-rich western shores of Haida Gwaii. With just 12 guestrooms, it has a real sense of remoteness and exclusivity, added to by the fabulous features they’ve squeezed into this water-topping hideaway. Somehow they’ve included a spa with massage therapy, a gym, a hot tub, a sauna, complimentary WiFi access, and a dining room with a drifting menu that captures the best of each season’s local ingredients — with complimentary wine to accompany it. But it’s when you step off Ocean Lodge that this 100% Haida-owned retreat really reveals its beauty — whether that’s as you enjoy its kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, take a rainforest trek or tour, or join its indigenous Haida guides for cultural excursions.

From £2579pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Short Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - Classic Rail Circle

Rocky Mountaineer - Classic Rail Circle

This 8 night circle tour takes you from the bustle of Vancouver through the Sea to Sky corridor up into the mountainous resort of Whistler. Then it’s onwards through the magnificent Canadian scenery to the Gold panning town of Quesnel, scenic Jasper with its mountain backdrop and Kamloops before returning you to Vancouver. Soak up the awe inspiring landscape, wildlife spotting opportunities and history that can be found at every turn.

From £3069pp (excluding flights)

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Rail Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through The Clouds Outdoor Adventure

Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through The Clouds Outdoor Adventure

When a simple road trip just won’t cut it, this journey gives you the best of all worlds — taking you by rail, road, water, air, and even ice, so you get the full Western Canada experience. The al fresco adventures roll from start to finish, taking you deeper into the soul and scenery of each stop — from travelling over a glacier in a custom-designed Ice Explorer to hovering above the Rockies in a helicopter. It’s not just the wild Rockies that give you the outdoor exploits — in Vancouver you’ll take a sea safari to see seals playing at Pam Rocks, or hop on a bike for an urban tour covering everything from Granville Island to Gastown, and the seawall to the rainforest of Stanley Park. Not all the adventures are adrenaline-packed though. You’ll float down Bow River in Banff, spying views of mountains and hoodoos on a gentle journey. You’ll glide across Lake Louise in an authentic 26-foot cedar strip canoe as your guide shares tales of the early explorers and local wildlife. And, of course, you’ll take the ultimate ‘put your feet up’ adventure on the Rocky Mountaineer, seeing the sights from the comfort of a train that’s world-famous for its luxury and lookout stops.

Call to book: 0203 668 8616

Guided Tours
Rocky Roundup

Rocky Roundup

While many hightail it to the slopes, Canada’s Rockies-framed West isn’t just snow and après-ski. Four incredible journeys await: trailing the seaside towns north of Vancouver, sailing the Inside Passage, driving the super-scenic Yellowhead Highway, and traversing those Rocky Mountains themselves. Jumping off point for many, Vancouver doesn’t just satisfy urbanites, it puts you minutes from natural adventures like walking the treetop Capilano Suspension Bridge. Neighbouring Victoria’s an ideal second stop, with its flower-packed Butchart Gardens, while journeying north promises treats like Duncan’s countless totem poles, seaside stopovers in Campbell River and Port Hardy, and orca and humpback whale watching in the Johnstone Strait. Every journey’s eye-opening. Swapping wheels for water, a cruise along the Inside Passage showcases the rugged Pacific Northwest. While Yellowhead Highway takes you along Skeena River valley for insights into native Canadians: first at ‘Ksan Indian Village, then at fur trade revealing Fort St James National Historic Site. Reaching the Rockies, the drives and views get no less spectacular: crossing their highest passes, journeying through national parks like Jasper and Banff, taking Ice Explorer trucks onto Athabasca Glacier, and stopping at spots like Lake Louise, and Craigellachie, where the ‘Last Spike’ was driven into place for the railroad linking Canada coast to coast in 1885.

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Guided Tours
Churchill Town and Tundra Adventure

Churchill Town and Tundra Adventure

There are few sights more mind-blowing, or unnerving, than that first glimpse of white fur against white snow as you cross the tundra in search of polar bears. It doesn’t matter how good HDTV gets, there’s simply no comparison to seeing wild creatures in wild locations. After a night in Winnipeg you’ll fly to the remote northern community of Churchill, your base for two days of polar bear tracking. You know you’re heading into barely charted territory when you need a specially constructed vehicle. Agile and cosy, your Tundra Buggy® is your home-from-home on the frozen plains, as you cross them in search of polar bears. Travelling with in-the-know locals, for whom the tundra is their backyard, means you can head straight to the bears’ favourite haunts for optimum viewing opportunities. But this isn’t just polar bear country and, as you journey through remote ice fields, you could also spot caribou, arctic fox, snowy owls, and other arctic dwellers. For two days on the tundra, your buggy’s your home: you’ll even take your lunch on board. But you’ll return to bed down in the comforts of Churchill at night, reenergising before heading back out onto the ice again.

From £2699pp (excluding flights)

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Ultimate Arctic Summer Adventure

Ultimate Arctic Summer Adventure

If you don’t like following the crowd when you travel, this limited edition trip gives you the ultimate alternative — taking you into the beautiful ‘back of beyond’ in Canada. In a little window of opportunity, for a few short weeks in the summer we take a handful of lucky travellers from Winnipeg to Churchill for unfiltered adventures in the great outdoors. You’ll ‘meet the locals’ with a boat journey along the Hudson Bay in search of Arctic wildlife, including its resident Polar Bears. You may even forget to pick up your camera, as you’re quickly absorbed by the sight of them swimming in the bay, playing along the river estuaries, and sunbathing on the cool rocks along the riverbank. The water’s the setting for many of our adventures around Churchill, like witnessing the unlikely grace of the charmingly sociable Beluga Whale pods that we set off to see on our boat trip — you can also add on experiences to get even closer to the whales. The Polar Bears and Beluga Whales may steal all the headlines here but, as you climb aboard an all-terrain Arctic Crawler™ for a trip across the stunning tundra, you’ll soon see this wilderness has many hidden stories to reveal.

From £3139pp (excluding flights)

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The Cuban Experience

The Cuban Experience

The Pearl of the Antilles, Cuba is filled with Latin rhythm, colonial charm and revolutionary zeal. Lying at the heart of Spain’s once great American empire, today it provides a rich mix of natural and historic highlights that include World Heritage sites, beautiful Caribbean beaches and the iconic reminders of one of the 20th century’s most pivotal events. Our Cuban Experience tour takes you from its bustling capital and across a landscape liberally sprinkled with historic gems, captivating scenery and wonderful colonial architecture.

From £1059pp (excluding flights)

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Essential Sri Lanka

Essential Sri Lanka

As the name suggests, this is the perfect trip around Sri Lanka for first-timers ticking off some essential sites and experiences. From climbing the spectacular Sigiriya Rock to safari in Minneriya, the Essential Sri Lanka will leave you feeling totally immersed in the culture and history of this beautiful country while leaving enough time for a relaxing beach stay. The best bit? Travelling with your very own local driver/guide — they will make your experience in Sri Lanka truly special with expert knowledge, local insights and a personalised service.

From £695pp (excluding flights)

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Yala Explorer

Yala Explorer

Our Sri Lanka Explorer tours are designed to fit in with you, these three night packages fit perfectly into the middle of your Sri Lanka beach stay. You will enjoy an adventurous few nights in Yala’s lodges which are nestled between pristine jungle and wild beaches, where you can spot sloth bear, wild elephant and the elusive leopard by day on your jeep safari.
From £609pp (excluding flights)

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Lobsters and Lighthouses

Lobsters and Lighthouses

One of those places you instantly feel like a local, New England’s scenery, old-world villages, and seaside communities are as welcoming and familiar as you can get, making for leisurely exploration. Breaking you into the easy-going air, Boston’s no sprawling urban jungle; it’s a cutesy enclave packed with history and charm. Its Freedom Trail links American Revolutionary landmarks with a simple stroll, peppered with endless dining and second-to-none shopping. But lobsters and lighthouses await. Hitting the road north takes you through Salem’s witch trial history, coastal communities like Gloucester, Rockport, and Portsmouth, and into Kennebunkport, whose bohemian vibe and historic homes make it a perfect overnight stop before heading on to Bar Harbor, where lobstermen bring in their catch for your chowder and lobster rolls. Most travellers drive into Acadia National Park, taking Park Loop Road or scaling Cadillac Mountain, before leaving the coast for the White Mountains and their covered bridges and forest-wrapped villages, heading over to Stowe; the Green Mountains and their bear and moose lled forests; and the famously chic region of The Berkshires. Back on the coast, the trail leads you to Newport, summer home of the super- wealthy, and Cape Cod, where incredible sandy beaches, sweet villages, and free-spirited Princetown make it the summer home of many more.

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Self Drive Tours
Wings Over the West

Wings Over the West

Cherry-picking only the finest finds in California and Nevada, and travelling like a VIP in a private 16 seater plane, gives you more time to experience each stop. Zigzagging from its cooler-than-cool cities to its hotter-than hot coastal havens, the classics come together to create the definitive guide to the West.
Las Vegas, San Francisco, LA: the golden triangle’s a must for any West coast wanderer. Throwing you in the deep end, Las Vegas comes with an unashamedly flamboyant flurry of pinging slot machines, million-dollar shows, and all-you-can-squeeze-in dining and shopping.
Leaving Las Vegas, its complete antithesis awaits in Yosemite; a serene valley whose flamboyance comes from the drama of sights like Tunnel View, El Capitan, and Bridalveil Falls.
One may be super-sized and the other merely 49 square miles, but sprawling LA and mini San Francisco share one thing: endless attractions. The names trip off the tongue: Hollywood Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive, and Santa Monica Beach; San Fran’s Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, and Fisherman’s Wharf. And, linking the two, the Central Coast’s laced with its own attractions, from Morro Bay to Carmel’s stunning 17 Mile Drive.

From £1699pp (excluding flights)

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Bourbon and Bluegrass

Bourbon and Bluegrass

All the hallmarks of America’s South feature along this sight-packed circuit from Atlanta: bluegrass scenery and music, gritty Civil War and Civil Rights landmarks, sticky barbecue ngers, the smoky caramel of Jack Daniels, the high society buzz of the horseracing scene, and a good dose of southern soul.

From £835pp (excluding flights)

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Self Drive Tours
It's Got Yellowstone

It's Got Yellowstone

The fastest route from A to B isn’t always the best. That’s why when we take you from San Fran to LA, we go the long way round. A detour taking in seven National Parks.
It also takes in gold rush country: leaving San Francisco’s fog-draped hills, you’ll follow the old prospector trails to ‘gold rush capital’ Sacramento, Old West infused Virginia City, and the once rough and tumble railroad town Elko; and track the pioneer’s route along Humboldt River.
By going ‘off road’ you get to see America’s contrasts, from scorched Mojave Desert to lush Lakes Tahoe and Powell, and from Route 66’s ageless Seligman to eternally evolving Las Vegas. And you get to stop off in whimsically named spots like Snake River Outlook, a prairieland of wild buffalo and moose, and Craters of the Moon National Monument, with lunar landscapes so realistic the first men on the moon trained there.
But it’s seeing seven national parks that make a detour so worthwhile: the geyser-packed Yellowstone, the snow-dusted peaks of Grand Teton, the boundless sandstone curves of Arches, the Colorado-carved ravines of Canyonlands, the ‘wrinkle on the earth’ of Capitol Reef, the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, and the eye-defying depth of Grand Canyon. And all before arriving in LA.

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Western Highlights

Western Highlights

Getting off the beaten track isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be. As some head in search of the world’s best-kept secrets, others know there’s a reason some places aren’t secret at all. The highlights of San Francisco, LA, Las Vegas and San Diego* (optional) take you on a delightfully well-trodden path; with their iconic sights and nearby national parks drawing in the West’s best dining, shopping, and nightlife.
Stomping ground of the rich and famous, LA’s filled with photo opportunities: the finish line of Route 66, those legendary ‘Baywatch’ lifeguard towers, the white letters of the Hollywood sign, your favourite Walk of Fame star, maybe even an Instagram-worthy shot of your dinner with the Queen Mary’s Captain.
That’s if you’ve any memory left after snapping the landmarks lining the West’s shoreline, from San Francisco, where the piers of Fisherman’s Wharf and boutiques of Union Square vie for attention, and the chance to visit Monterey and Carmel adds photo finds, down to San Diego, California’s second largest city.
Of course, you’ll need a large lens to capture the towering height of Yosemite’s Half Dome and Yosemite Falls, the scale of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam, the mountain backdrop of Palm Springs, and the megamonoliths to extravagance in Las Vegas.

From £995pp (excluding flights)

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Coastal Coffee Trail

Coastal Coffee Trail

Sometimes clichés are a good thing, and the Northwest’s reputation for great coffee is proof. With more baristas roasting beans than you can shake a tub of cocoa powder at, this region guarantees to provide your caffeine fix – after all, it’s where StarbucksTM first launched. And, starting you off in sophisticated Seattle, you’ll quickly settle into that famous coffee bar scene, checking out neighbourhoods like the cool downtown Waterfront.

But, as you travel down this strip of coast, you’ll discover coffee’s only part of its story. Swapping city life for the Northwest’s untamed volcanic landscapes, with a journey through Mount Rainier National Park and past Mount St Helens, you’ll end up in Portland; contrastingly flat, it’s known for its walkability and, weirdly, food vans.

The Northwest nature trail continues with the 40-mile long wind-sculpted Oregon Dunes, the wild beaches and crashing surf around Coos Bay, and the ever-photogenic lighthouses of Oregon’s coastline. These make way for the giants of Redwood National Park, rivalling skyscrapers in their height; for serene countryside dotted with timeless towns like pretty Mendocino and historic Eureka; and for the exclusive wine estates of Sonoma Valley. All before you return to urban living, and the coffee shops beyond the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

From £1499pp (excluding flights)

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Okavango Adventure

Okavango Adventure

This short 3 night fly-in is the perfect choice for those just wanting to tick off a safari in the world renowned Okavango Delta. Making the most of Xugana Island Lodge’s private concession, this spectacular lodge allows guests to not only do land based 4x4 safaris but also boat and mokoro trips to get the most out of the Okavango Delta.

From £1299pp (excluding flights)

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Safaris
From Mara to Mombasa

From Mara to Mombasa

A great way to save time and an extra flight, From the Mara to Mombasa takes you one way from Nairobi to the Kenyan Coast. Experience a myriad of delights from Kenya’s best game reserves with ample opportunity to spot the ‘Big Five’ before relaxing at one of Mombasa’s beach hotels.

 

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Safaris
Masai Explorer

Masai Explorer

This fantastic safari takes you to Kenya’s premier wildlife reserves, from the stunning Rift Valley to the vast plains of the famous Masai Mara. Our only safari that travels north to Samburu and the famous Aberdares.

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Safaris
Masai Mara Safari

Masai Mara Safari

An excellent introduction to the safari world, this 5-day itinerary takes in Lakes Nakuru and Naivasha en route to the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve.

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Safaris
Yangtze Highlights

Yangtze Highlights

China’s longest river, the Yangtze snakes its way across almost 6,400 km from the eastern fringes of the Tibetan Plateau, traversing some of the most spectacular vistas in the country and an area where the pace of village living remains untouched, to the glittering lights of Shanghai. This tour encapsulates the essence of China, with the highlight of 3 nights afloat on one of the world’s greatest rivers.

From £1585pp (excluding flights)

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Guided Tours
A Taste of China

A Taste of China

This is the essential China tour, introducing the key sights, including the Mu Tian Yu section of the great wall, which takes you away for the main crowds and gives you fantastic opportunities to explore and take photos; the modern metropolis of Shanghai; the historic Beijing, home to some of the most stunning architectural wonders in the world including the Imperial residences and the iconic Great Wall and Xi’an, the site of one of the world’s most important archeological treasures: the army of 2,200-year-old famous Terracotta Warriors with life-size soldiers, chariots and horses buried to protect the tomb of the first Qin emperor.

From £1299pp (excluding flights)

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Images of South India

Images of South India

Beautiful scenery, colonial charm and some of southern India’s most culturally important cities, this astonishing journey captures the essence of this incredible region. You will visit the ancient temple at Madurai and enjoy the artistry of Mysore and Somnathpur, explore the rich variety of flora & fauna of Nagarhole National park before heading into the forested Nilgiri Hills. After riding the famous Mountain Railway near Ooty you then drive to Cochin, to enjoy its historical and natural treasures. Explore the natural diversity of Periyar and the backwaters of Kumarakom before heading to Chennai the capital city of Tamil Nadu state.

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Deccan Odyssey - Indian Odyssey

Deccan Odyssey - Indian Odyssey

Revisit the golden age of rail travel on this Deccan Odyssey across Rajasthan. Beginning in the architectural splendours of Delhi, you’ll travel in genteel style, taking in the iconic sites of Agra and Jaipur and searching for Tigers in Ranthambore National Park.

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Rail Tours
Halong Bay Cruise

Halong Bay Cruise

A cruise through the towering limestone castes of Halong Bay should be on every Far East explorer’s wish list. Thousands of ragged islands jut majestically from the ocean creating one of the most beautiful places on earth and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its picturesque blend of land and sea, this is one of the world's most precious natural attractions and an essential part of any Vietnam trip.

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Cruising
Spirit Bear Lodge

Spirit Bear Lodge

Visit the Great Bear Rainforest and explore the natural habitat of the Spirit Bear and home of the world’s only Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy. Enjoy guided tours in the ancestral lands and traditional territory of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation as well as grizzly bear and marine wildlife viewing.

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Short Tours
Rockies to Vancouver, Canadian Style

Rockies to Vancouver, Canadian Style

Not all road trips keep you on the move. Travelling from Calgary to the coast, your car only exists to launch you from one incredible mini-break to the next, with proper time to get to know each stopover. And ‘getting to know’ the West means off-road adventures. Beginning in Banff, Canada’s original national park, hikes and bikes offer high-impact scenery, but you can revitalise in its famous hot springs before scaling Sulphur Mountain for equally invigorating views. Days are best spent on the water in Jasper, Lake Louise, and Lac Le Jeune. With three nights in each, you’ll lose hours canoeing and kayaking, and on included trips along Maligne Canyon, at atmospheric Maligne Lake, and navigating Jasper’s white water rapids with a local expert. Back to city life in Vancouver, you’ll tour urban sights like Granville Island and scenic ones like Capilano Suspension Bridge. The road’s still part of the fun though, whether you’re driving Yoho National Park’s high passes, crossing Glacier National Park in Mount Robson’s shadow, or squeezing between Fraser Canyon’s sky-scraping rocks. These roads are unforgettable, but none live up to Icefields Parkway, with photo stops including Peyto Lake and Columbia Icefield, where an Ice Explorer takes you onto the glacier to walk on ancient ice.

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Self Drive Tours
Rockies Trail

Rockies Trail

Experience the mountain park settings of Banff, Jasper and Whistler as well as the cosmopolitan port cities of Vancouver and Victoria on this stunning trail through Canada's famous Rocky Mountains and beyond.

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Guided Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through the Clouds Explorer Westbound

Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through the Clouds Explorer Westbound

When you want to see all the best bits of a vast region, but don’t have long to pack them in, travelling with an insider who knows the best places, routes, and local stories is the way to go, and that’s what you get on board the Rocky Mountaineer, with captivating stories and historical trivia from your hosts. Travel on board the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Kamloops and then onto Vancouver and marvel at the dramatic, changing scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Of course, free spirits still want time to wander, so the smart set find just the right balance. Places like Vancouver are easy to explore solo, while the silent splendour of Jasper and Lake Louise is perfect for a bit of alone-time. But some spots are better seen with local guides. Spots like Yoho National Park, where they know prime viewpoints for the Spiral Tunnels, natural rock bridge over Kicking Horse River, and Emerald Lake. Or Columbia Icefield, where they reveal the glacier’s geology and history as you drive onto it in an Ice Explorer. Even your free time in Jasper is perfectly partnered with a tour of the UNESCO listed national park’s peaks and top wildlife haunts. And they know the best ways to travel, from the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer, with its famously languid pace and grand scenery, to helicopters for action packed flights over the Rockies

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Rail Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - Rainforest to Gold Rush Classic

Rocky Mountaineer - Rainforest to Gold Rush Classic

Take in some real highlights in this four-night whistlestop tour. Starting in Vancouver, travelling to and stopping in Whistler, Quesnel and Jasper. Just sit back and relax, let us show you the best Canada has to offer.

From £1535pp (excluding flights)

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Rail Tours
Eastern Rail Experience

Eastern Rail Experience

Embark on a captivating historic rail route from Halifax through Quebec and Ontario along the path of the mighty St. Lawrence river.

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Rail Tours
Eastern Explorer

Eastern Explorer

Packing four capital-quality cities into a tiny slither of colossal Canada, this densely populated patch of land’s a far cry from the endless wilds surrounding it – but it also gives you easy in-roads to explore that wild and wonderful space. Sometimes it’s a spot where civilisation has claimed nature, like at Niagara Falls where you sail and soar for incredible views. A boat ride on the Hornblower takes you to the foot of the falls, while a trip up Skylon Tower gives you the view from above. You could even add a helicopter tour over the waters. Other times it’s places the wild has clung onto its untamed natural status, like the dramatic Canadian Shield plateau; the stunning trails into the immense wildlife-stuffed forests of Algonquin Provincial Park; the serene 1000 Islands waters ripe for your boat cruise; or perhaps St Lawrence River, where you could opt to head off on a whale watching expedition. Knitted together by cosmopolitan cities, you’ll return to urban outposts between each scenic stop: touring Toronto’s top attractions, seeing Ottawa’s parliamentary sights, and undoubtedly being charmed by Québec City and Montréal, the world’s second largest French city, and by the French Canadian villages linking the two along the historic Chemin du Roy byway.

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Guided Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through the Clouds Explorer Eastbound

Rocky Mountaineer - Journey Through the Clouds Explorer Eastbound

When you want to see all the best bits of a vast region, but don’t have long to pack them in, travelling with an insider who knows the best places, routes, and local stories is the way to go, and that’s what you get on board the Rocky Mountaineer, with captivating stories and historical trivia from your hosts. Travel on board the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Kamloops and then onto Jasper and marvel at the dramatic, changing scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Of course, free spirits still want time to wander, so the smart set find just the right balance. Places like Vancouver are easy to explore solo, while the silent splendour of Jasper and Lake Louise is perfect for a bit of alone-time. But some spots are better seen with local guides. Spots like Yoho National Park, where they know prime viewpoints for the Spiral Tunnels, natural rock bridge over Kicking Horse River, and Emerald Lake. Or Columbia Icefield, where they reveal the glacier’s geology and history as you drive onto it in an Ice Explorer. Even your free time in Jasper is perfectly partnered with a tour of the UNESCO listed national park’s peaks and top wildlife haunts. And they know the best ways to travel, from the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer, with its famously languid pace and grand scenery, to helicopters for actionpacked flights over the Rockies.

From £1999pp (excluding flights)

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Rail Tours
Rocky Mountaineer - Rainforest to Gold Rush

Rocky Mountaineer - Rainforest to Gold Rush

A Canadian rail journey’s all about the views, and this one packs in the Sea to Sky Corridor, with its amazing views of Howe Sound, then skirting Mount Garibaldi and Brandywine Falls enroute to Whistler for the first overnight hotel stop. Continue on to the charming town of Quesnel. Enroute, enjoy the varied scenery of Cariboo Plateau’s vast ranch lands and the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the world’s highest rail bridges. Your journey then continues through the Rocky Mountain Trench, between the Rocky and Cariboo Mountains, climbing past Mount Robson, Canada’s prized peak to the pretty town of Jasper.

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Rail Tours
Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle & East Coast

Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle & East Coast

Sri Lanka’s east coast is still a bit of a secret so get there before the crowds and explore this stretch of pristine beachfront. Explore the Cultural Triangle with your very own local driver/guide, including a climb of Sigiriya and a safari in Minneriya, before relaxing on the beach or enjoying the water based activities this coast has to offer, including whale watching.

From £1099pp (excluding flights)

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Guided Tours
Colours of New England

Colours of New England

It’s no secret New England’s one of the most popular places for an American road trip, and for good reason. This collection of states, from tiny Rhode Island to seaside-lined Maine, holds some of America’s most important history, most wow-worthy scenery, and most charming communities. Your adventures start and end in Boston, ‘cradle of American liberty’, where sightseeing is made easy by the 2.5 mile long Freedom Trail, which leads you to 16 significant landmarks. But this is more than a city break, and you’ll get to visit off-track places like Salem, a town unable (and unwilling) to shake of its 17th century witch hunt connections. Taking the scenic route, you’ll also travel to Cadillac Mountain in Maine; the White and Green Mountains, where you might spot the odd bear or moose; celebrated Plymouth Rock; and the sand dunes of Cape Cod. You could get your own snapshot of America’s most photographed lighthouse (no, we don’t know how they know that either) at Cape Neddick – and those on Cape Cod and cutesy Martha’s Vineyard (apparently less-photographed, but no less postcard-worthy). You’ll stay in quintessentially American towns like the tiny waterfront community of Bar Harbor and swanky Newport, with its coastal dining venues and ‘gilded mansions’.

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The Good, The Bad and The Wild Wild West

The Good, The Bad and The Wild Wild West

If you ever played cowboys, it’s time to live the real thing. Jetting into Las Vegas, you’re set free to live out your fantasies in landscapes featuring vast plains and deserts, virtually bottomless canyons, and mysterious rock formations.

Little patches of civilisation emerge among the Wild West terrains made famous by the countless Westerns filmed in the old studios of Tucson, where you spend the night.

On Route 66, a night in bona fide cowboy town Williams puts you just an hour from the Grand Canyon. Not quite a ‘one horse town’, little Kayenta’s your stepping stone for the sculptural rocks of Monument Valley; while vibrant Durango, with its gallery and café scene, is your springboard for Mesa Verde, Hovenweep National Monument, and Chimney Rock National Park.

Reminding you of their native souls, Santa Fe doesn’t just host upscale shopping and spas, it hosts old Indian pueblos, while a night in Las Cruces adds a touch of New Mexico at Old Mesilla Village, and staying in Scottsdale gives time to see Frank Lloyd Wright’s desert-inspired home.

Every good cowboy needed a little downtime, so Las Vegas offers all the world-class dining, shows, and attractions you can lasso at the start and end of your trip.

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Self Drive Tours
Postcards of California

Postcards of California

Some images of California regularly make the postcards: crimson-coated Golden Gate Bridge, Santa Monica Pier, Carmel’s Lone Cypress, Yosemite’s waterfalls. And driving the long way from LA to San Francisco exposes every snapshot.

Some spend a whole holiday in LA, but it’s just the start of your Californian crossing. That doesn’t mean you have to miss its attractions though, as you’ll have time for Venice Beach, or maybe a dose of Disney.

But your car really comes into its own as you drift up the Pacific Coast Highway. Taking two days to cruise one of the States’ most coveted coastal routes allows plenty of postcard picks like Malibu Beach, Monterey’s canneries and Carmel’s 17 Mile Drive, before hitting San Francisco. Once there, swap your car for cable cars, or one of the infinite bikes that bravely tackle the famous hills (but not before testing your driving skills on crooked Lombard Street).

An unforgettable drive over Golden Gate Bridge sees you in chic Sausalito, then Muir Woods to walk the boardwalks beneath neck-craningly-high redwoods, before you continue to California’s Wine Country. And the state’s historic Gold Country route connects you with Yosemite, where a two night stay lets you capture postcard favourites, including canvas-worthy views of Half Dome from Glacier Point.

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Self Drive Tours
The Splendid West

The Splendid West

America delivers on all its descriptions. The Painted Desert really does look like a dye-splattered canvas. Monument Valley really does look like it’s stuffed with sculptures. Phoenix really does feel like it’s risen from the desert ashes. Mammoth really is mammoth. And the Grand Canyon really is, well, Grand.

Of course, some places have created a name for themselves, like Las Vegas. Gloriously gaudy and gratuitously glitzy, with its famous (often infamous) casinos, it’s a manmade attempt to rival the West’s larger-than-life natural showpieces.

To take in the best of the West, you need to experience its super-fast cities like LA and San Francisco, and its Hollywood starlet hangouts like Palm Springs and the OC. But those who just jet between LA, San Fran and Vegas miss the West’s real soul.

That’s only found in its bounty of deserts, canyons, lakes, and mountains: places like the Sonoran Desert, where you discover America’s most biologically diverse desert ecosystem; the vivid sculptural rocks of Sedona, Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon NP and Zion NP; the rim of the Grand Canyon, as you stare a mile down into its belly; the summit of Mammoth Mountain as you take breakfast with a view; and the foot of Yosemite’s rainbow-luring waterfalls.

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Guided Tours
Western Discovery

Western Discovery

America’s hideaways for work and pleasure come together on this cover-it-all tour of America’s vast West. It embraces the studio-packed city of Los Angeles; the western ‘on location’ sets of the Painted Desert, Monument Valley, and Kanab, aka Little Hollywood; and LA’s equally cool urban neighbours, San Diego and San Francisco.
But Westerners aren’t just about business, and their big backyard’s packed with heady pleasures in the shape of fresh air recreation, lose-yourself scenery, and party playgrounds like Las Vegas, which you get to experience like a local.
Places like Palm Springs, Mammoth Lakes, and Lake Powell lure natives with their glorious golf courses, snow and water sports, and other outdoor pursuits, reaffirming the West coast’s famous addiction to anything healthy.
The plentiful national parks provide incomparable scenery for you to dip into, and you’ll witness the crimson monoliths of Sedona, the vastness of the Grand Canyon, the forests, waterfalls, and rugged landmarks of Yosemite, and the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, where campfires and constellations await on clear nights.
Back on the coast, seaside hideouts of in-the-know Californians trail down the Central Coast, and you’ll check off scenic Carmel, the canneries of Monterey, and the beaches of Malibu and Santa Barbara on your way back to LA.

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Guided Tours
The GREAT Eastern Cities

The GREAT Eastern Cities

Picking just one city break is never easy. So why should you? America’s Eastern Seaboard is punctuated by attraction-packed cities close enough to fit into one trip. Bookended by the Big Apple, you’ll start and end ‘on location’ at film set favourites like Central Park, the Empire State Building, and Times Square. The city that famously never sleeps is lit by Broadway’s neon bulbs, and ready to reveal just why bed isn’t beckoning. When your batteries need recharging, you can travel up the camera-ready region of Finger Lakes en route to Niagara Falls. A regular on bucket lists, you can view Horseshoe Falls from famous Table Rock, and as you lunch up Skylon Tower. Some mock the States for its lack of history, but there’s more than enough here to satisfy any academic. You can explore lands unchanged since the 1850s in the Amish homeland of the Pennsylvania Dutch; and lands unchanged for centuries as you travel along Susquehanna River in the Appalachian Mountains. You’ll step into history at Gettysburg Civil War National Battleground, see the birthplace of American liberty in Philadelphia, and feel the modern buzz of Washington D.C, with all-embracing tours under the skin of their trademark sights.

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Guided Tours
Close Encounters of the Yellowstone Kind!

Close Encounters of the Yellowstone Kind!

Getting up close and personal with Mother Earth’s a sure-fire way to forget home and find yourself. Nowhere gives close encounters quite like Salt Lake City’s surrounds, which lead you through Yellowstone, cowboy country, and snow-draped mountain ranges.

A captivating cauldron of hot springs and geysers, Yellowstone’s probably the most extreme of the USA’s beloved national parks. With the next seismic burst due any century, 2-nights in West Yellowstone puts you near some of its most active sights, including the Norris and Old Faithful geysers, the Paint Pots, and its largest hot spring, Grand Prismatic.

But Mother Nature comes in all guises, and driving to and from Yellowstone reveals Vedauwoo’s ancient rock formations near Cheyenne, Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Denver, and Grand Teton National Park. Staying overnight at Jackson Hole and Steamboat Springs ski resorts puts you even closer to nature, with hiking, boat trips and soaking in hot springs.

Land of the cowboys, the Wild West spirit never left Wyoming and South Dakota, and nights in Cody, Deadwood, and Cheyenne let you experience their truly ‘western’ Main Streets, Deadwood’s daily ‘shootout’, historic spots like the Buffalo Bill museum and Calamity Jane’s grave, and maybe even one of the annual rodeos.

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