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 35 years.

  • The world's leading Iceland experts since 1983
  • Icehotel's worldwide preferred partner 
  • Personalised holidays tailored to you
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  • Travel Disruption Protection - our team are on call 24/7 to help at no additional cost
  • We are fully bonded meaning complete financial security

From Iceland and Scandinavia, to Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Namibia, Antarctica, Chile and more - 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. 

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 65 trips

Discover Aotearoa

From: £3175.00

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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Varmland Summer Adventure

From: £1030.00

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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Northern Lights, Glaciers and Waterfalls

From: £523.00

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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The Road Less Travelled

From: £2373.00

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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Wildlife and Wilderness of Quebec

From: £1355.00

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

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Peninsula, Falklands & South Georgia

From: £6986.00

18-22 night Antarctic cruise offering spectacular history, dramatic landscapes and truly unforgettable wildlife experiences.

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Sailing Svalbard's Glacier Coast: 3-5 nights

From: £2079.00

Head north to Svalbard to experience a different kind of summer holiday on this 3-5 night Arctic Adventure.

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Canada's Lakes and Lodges

From: £1852.00

Uncover some of Canada’s most picturesque lakes on this leisurely self-drive journey from Vancouver through the spine of the Canadian Rockies to Calgary

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New Zealand 4x4 Hike and Drive

From: £3002.00

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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Volcanic Explorer

From: £559.00

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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Inari Wilderness Adventure

From: £1308

Inari Wilderness Adventure - Save 10% on packages

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Pacific Coast B&B Explorer

From: £1227.00

11 night coastal self-drive escape featuring a hand-picked selection of unique B&Bs & guesthouses. Discover beautiful Vancouver Island and Canada's Pacific Coast at a time and pace to suit you.

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Cruise the Marquesas Islands

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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Superjeep Weekend Safari

From: £1009.00

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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Iceland in Style Fly Drive

From: £1337.00

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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Greenland Base Camp

From: £9449.00

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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Western Explorer to the Edge of the World

From: £1537.00

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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Great Barrier Reef Cruise

From: £1425.00

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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Ultimate Alaska Wildlife Safari

From: £9234.00

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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Wild Brown Bear Adventure

From: £1204.00

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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Essential Iceland

From: £782.00

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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Crossing the Antarctic Circle

From: £5583.00

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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Around Lofoten

From: £1836.00

Explore one of Europe's best kept travel secrets on this self-drive holiday; the Lofoten Islands

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West Coast Floatplane Adventure

From: £950.00

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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Northwest Passage

From: £7608.00

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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Peninsula Fly-In

From: £7088.00

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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Rimu Adventure Small Group Tour

From: £4369.00

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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Ultimate Polar Bear Adventure

From: £6701.00

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

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Wonders of Namibia

From: £1999.00

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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Ultimate Namibia Escorted Tour

From: £2279.00

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

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Northern Lights Odyssey

From: £2258.00

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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Northern Lights at Husafell

From: £1055.00

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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South Georgia via the Falklands

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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Classic Antarctica

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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Northern Lights Special

From: £912.00

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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Discover West Sweden

From: £1027.00

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

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Privately Guided Namibia

From: £4112.00

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

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Around Spitsbergen

From: £4607.00

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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Norwegian Fjord Odyssey

From: £1999.00

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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Wilderness Husky Adventure

From: £1811.00

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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Orcas & Aurora

From: £1079.00

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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The Real New Zealand 4x4

From: £2052.00

In just three weeks you will see and experience the very best of what New Zealand has to offer, driving through the most remote and fascinating areas of this spectacular country.

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National Parks and Natural Wonders

From: £1587.00

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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EcoCamp Patagonia Wildlife Safari

From: £2294.00

This once in a lifetime holiday explores the highlights of Torres del Paine National Park, widely regarded as one of the most spectacular and unforgettable hiking regions in the world.

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Grizzly Bear Adventure at Knight Inlet

From: £957.00

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

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Spitsbergen to East Greenland

From: £4987.00

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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Northern Lights, Abisko & the Icehotel

From: £1330.00

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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Introducing Iceland

From: £3037.00

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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Essential New Zealand

From: £1135.00

Discover the very best of New Zealand’s must-see highlights on this 2-week self-drive.

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Tromso, Abisko & the Icehotel

From: £1715.00

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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Volcanoes and Northern Lights

From: £1395.00

Staying in the rugged interior, you’ll explore the country's most impressive and active volcanic area on exciting 8WD excursions, exclusive to Discover the World.

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Discovering Skane

From: £1278.00

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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Highlights of Chile

From: £2740.00

Observe the pink feathered flamingos & star studded skies of the north, then fly south to a world full of frozen water, towering granite peaks & hiking opportunities.

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Aurora Nights Fly Drive

From: £434.00

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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Glaciers, Grizzlies and Whales

From: £2053.00

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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Newfoundland Adventure

From: £2108.00

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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Tromso & Svalbard

From: £1285.00

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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New Zealand Explorer

From: £2099.00

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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Essential Namibia Self-Drive

From: £1300.00

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

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Highlights of New Zealand

From: £3054.00

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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Summer Nights at Ranga

From: £424.00

Discover the best of Southwest Iceland's natural wonders in a stylish countryside retreat.

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West Iceland Escape at Glacier Lodge

From: £459.00

Exclusive 3-4 night West Iceland self-drive with a private stay at Glacier Lodge with spectacular sea and mountain views.

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Norwegian Fjord Highlights

From: £1377.00

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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Winter Adventure at Nangu

From: £1223.00

A fully inclusive holiday at Nangu Boutique Hotel, a new adult only resort in Finnish Lapland.

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Sailing the Great Bear Rainforest

From: £3528.00

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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