Discover The World

As one of the UK’s leading tailor made destination specialists Discover the World has been offering exceptional holidays to extraordinary parts of the world for 34 years and is the UK's largest operator to both Iceland and Swedish Lapland's Icehotel.

From Iceland to New Zealand and Australia, Scandinavia and Lapland, Canada and Alaska, to the Polar Regions, Discover the World’s collection of exciting and inspiring itineraries will take you off the beaten track and ensure you get the most out of each destination.

Discover the World’s dedicated and passionate team of travel advisors have travelled extensively in their respective destinations and give in-depth first hand knowledge and expertise.

Genuinely enthusiastic about travel, our team pride themselves on excellent customer service and endeavour to make sure your holiday runs smoothly from start to finish.

Discover the World hold the highest bonding criteria available in the travel industry which protects your money come what may.

In addition to this their clients are offered a price promise - in the unlikely event that they see a similar holiday at a more competitive price, prior to booking, then Discover the World shall endeavour to better it.

Whether you choose a tailor-made independent holiday, escorted small group tour, adventurous voyage or leisurely self-drive tour or city break, Discover the World will help you find the perfect holiday to suit your individual taste and budget.

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Our top 60 trips

From: £1825.00

3 nights, independent holiday. Drive your own team of huskies, spend a night at the Icehotel, and with luck the amazing northern lights will make an appearance, on this unforgettable short break.

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From: £3383

Travel around Namibia with your own personal guide and discover the fascinating wildlife, scenery and culture

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From: £1937.00

14 nights, self-drive. Travel the full circle around Iceland, with some truly sensational scenery! As each day unfolds, you’ll be amazed at the range of experiences this beautiful island offers.

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From: £1204.00

6 nights, independent. For those seeking to experience the polar Arctic, this independent holiday offers unique and dramatic landscapes as well as the spellbinding polar night.

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From: £1738.00

10 nights, self-drive. Discover magnificent scenery; moon-like volcanoes and brooding grey deserts contrast with shimmering icecaps, vibrant green valleys, peaceful fjords and countless waterfalls.

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From: £1031.00

3 nights, escorted holiday. One of our most popular aurora borealis trips, staying at Iceland's top countryside hotels. See volcanoes, glaciers, fjords and mountains, accompanied by an expert.

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From: £1534.00

9 nights, self-drive. The Far North of Norway has a rugged beauty of its own, take our summer self-drive holiday around the enchanting islands of Lofoten and Vesteralen.

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From: £844.00

A 2-night wildlife break, offering the opportunity to spot grizzlies in Knight Inlet.

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From: £1329.00

Discover the wonderful wildlife of this stunningly beautiful country by self-drive, passing very few cars en route

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From: £2378.00

Experience the scenic wonders and renowned wildlife of Alaska's Inside Passage on this twin centre holiday, from the icy wonderland of Glacier Bay to the grizzly bears of Admirality Island.

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From: £2438.00

This two-week self-drive takes you deep into Iceland's wild west, exploring the West Fjords as well as Lake Myvatn in the north and sublime Siglufjordur.

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From: £1698.00

7 nights, independent. This is a northern lights holiday to remember - perfectl for aurora hunters who want plenty of daytime adventures too!

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A 10-night small group guided tour exploring the highlights of Namibia - perfect for wildlife and cultural enthusiasts looking for a new adventure

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From: £4189.00

11 or 13 days, expedition cruise. Discover dramatic coastal landscapes, spectacular fjords and Arctic wildlife on this memorable voyage around Svalbard's largest island.

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From: £3523.00

7 nights, escorted cruise. Sail around the remote islands of Western British Columbia, home to orcas, eagles, wolves, black bears, grizzlies and the rare and mysterious white Kermode (Spirit) bear.

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From: £1597.00

This compact self drive holiday takes in some of Alaska's classic highlights from the coastal South to the mountainous interior.

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10 nights, self-drive. There's so much to see in Skane; gently rolling hills, historic monuments, picturesque towns, lush apple orchards, sandy beaches and dramatic rocky coasts.

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From: £6675.00

An enthralling 6-night small-group adventure, packed full of activities and experiences.

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From: £1768.00

This go-slow fly-drive allows you to explore Iceland's key highlights while also giving you time to relax in stylish comfort with superb cuisine

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From: £1933.00

12 nights, self-drive. Take a well-paced summer discovery; opt for driving throughout or take the Hurtigruten voyage for part of the way and uncover scenery that is both imposing and breathtaking.

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From: £1106.00

A 3-night short break to Iceland staying in a beautiful, modern hotel, enjoying delicious food and superb aurora viewing opportunities!

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From: £2528.00

7 nights, escorted. This is a small group guided tour for serious aurora hunters who want to experience a large slice of Iceland and its amazing landscapes. Includes an 8WD glacier truck excursion.

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From: £9862.00

Cruise through the legendary Northwest Passage between Greenland and Canada in 12-19 nights, learning about fascinating polar history, spotting Arctic wildlife and incredible icebergs

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From: £974.00

7 nights, self-drive. Visit South Iceland's many stunning natural wonders as well as the beautiful and dramatic west coast with its imposing volcano and icecap, Snaefellsjokull.

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From: £7889.00

6-9 nights, expedition cruise. A great choice for those with limited time or who are prone to sea sickness; fly from Chile to the South Shetland Islands and board the Ocean Nova for your voyage.

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From: £3088.00

This fully inclusive 15 night escorted tour of New Zealand covers the highlights of this fantastic destination in comfort and style

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From: £6780.00

Visit two of Britain's most remote and unique territories, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands on this 13/16 night cruise - the perfect alternative to an Antarctica voyage.

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From: £1065.00

7-night fully inclusive active adventure in the sweeping forests and verdant valleys of Sweden's beautiful Varmland - try rafting, cycling, hiking, canoeing, spot the local wildlife and much more.

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From: £1067.00

7 nights/8 days, self-drive. Discover West Sweden's coastline - one of the nation's best kept secrets.

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This 14 day active small group adventure tour in New Zealand takes you to some of South Island's most iconic areas - perfect for outdoors loving travellers who like a bit of a challenge!

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From: £3048.00

If you have less than a fortnight's holiday, our 10-night Introducing Iceland itinerary is the most comprehensive introduction to Iceland you'll find, including famous sights and a few hidden gems.

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From: £888.00

Experience British Columbia's beautiful Pacific coastline and rugged mountain ranges from the air, on this 6 night independent adventure taking in Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler.

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From: £533.00

6 nights, self-drive. One of the world's most scenic drives, this self drive takes Nova Scotia's highlights, from the historical city of Halifax to the breathtaking splendour of the Cabot Trail.

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From: £3717.00

This remarkable South Pacific adventure nicknamed 'the freighter to paradise' takes you around the luxuriant and untouched Marquesas Islands. 8, 11 & 14 night cruises are available.

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The perfect fusion of history and surrounding wilderness on this 13-night French-Canada holiday.

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3 nights, independent holiday. This tantalising winter short break in the heart of Swedish Lapland offers superb chances of seeing the aurora borealis as well as a stay at the magnificent ICEHOTEL.

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From: £2094.00

7 nights, escorted. Travel with a small group and expert guide for a real insight into Newfoundland, a remote part of Canada with spectacular landscapes, abundant wildlife and unique local culture.

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3 nights, self-drive. On this short self-drive break at one of Iceland's top countryside hotels, learn about and hopefully witness the amazing phenomenon of the aurora borealis.

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Discover Namibia’s highlights including Etosha, Sossusvlei and Damaraland on this small group tour, with experienced and knowledgeable guides.

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This 24-night self drive around New Zealand in your own 4x4 takes you off into NZ's back country as well as visiting well-known sights, national parks and renowned hiking trails.

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From: £998.00

7 nights self-drive. Visit some of the island’s best-known natural wonders in the scenic south: waterfalls, historic Thingvellir, geysers, hot springs, mighty glaciers and icecaps to name a few.

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From: £10990.00

Retrace Ernest Shackleton's epic voyage on this 17 night expedition cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia

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From: £916.00

3 or 4 nights, escorted holiday. Experience an Icelandic icon, huge 4WD superjeeps, which are specially modified enabling them to travel just about anywhere, giving their passengers a thrilling ride!

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From: £1532.00

Explore Tasmania's wild west coast on this 9 night self drive adventure through national parks, rare temperate rainforest and discovering Tassie's unique wildlife and culture.

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Discover spectacular West Iceland on this flexible self drive break based at stylish Hotel Husafell

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20 nights, self-drive. This classic 21-day itinerary offers a complete overview of New Zealand, including iconic cultural experiences, ‘must do’ attractions and stunning and varied scenery.

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From: £755.00

4-night self-drive in south west Iceland that explores volcanic landscapes, impressive waterfalls and glaciers and includes Iceland's famous Golden Circle of attractions.

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From: £1349.00

7 nights, self-drive. Norway is probably best-known for its multitude of deep blue, sheer-sided fjords. This summer holiday explores two spectacular fjord, with the convenience of your own vehicle.

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For adventurers on a tight time-budget, this escorted tour wraps up the must-sees of both islands in 2 weeks

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From: £3734.00

9-12 nights, expedition cruise. A wide range of cruises and vessels offering an unequalled introduction to the scenery and wildlife of the great White Continent. Truly a holiday of a lifetime.

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Lasting 11-14 nights, this expedition cruise in Antarctica pushes south to cross 66° 33’S - the Antarctic Circle. With incredible views and wildlife along the way, this is a true voyage of adventure.

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From: £8680.00

Immerse yourself in the cultural traditions and spectacular scenery of East Greenland with an 8 night active stay at this brand new luxury eco-lodge on the edge of the Greenland ice sheet.

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From: £1816.00

7 nights, independent. A coastal adventure for northern lights and Arctic enthusiasts and photographers. Endless skies give ample opportunities for aurora sightings from land or sea.

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From: £1154.00

3 or 4 nights, independent holiday. Sure to be a dinner party talking point for years to come, take a winter break with a difference to the magnificent ICEHOTEL.

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From: £9007.00

Head off the beaten track and into the Alaskan wilderness in search of adventure, epic landscapes and unforgettable wildlife encounters on this small group guided holiday.

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From: £656.00

This 4-night self drive in Iceland lets you explore the key highlights at your own pace, whilst also staying in a perfect location for northern lights viewing

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From: £1471.00

4 nights, escorted holiday. An exciting small group tour to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in search of groups of orca and the northern lights, between January and March. Guided by cetacean experts.

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From: £4512.00

13 nights, expedition cruise. Sail along this extraordinary coastline and encounter wildlife such as narwhal, arctic fox, polar bear and musk oxen, against a backdrop of awe-inspiring scenery.

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From: £963.00

4 nights, independent holiday. See some of Finland's most elusive wildlife including wolverine, wild deer, the rare and magnificent lynx and the brown bear.

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This 5-day itinerary starts in Darwin and takes in the jewels of the north. Comfortable yet small vessels with onboard experts ensure your experience of this marine reserve is indepth and memorable.

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