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
  • No Surcharge Guarantee
  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Inari Wilderness Adventure - Save 10% on packages

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Iconic 7 night 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Book selected Arctic 2018 expeditions by 31 July 2018 and save 40% on the voyage price, PLUS free air transfers!

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

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

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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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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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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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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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