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 52 trips

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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Peninsula, Falklands & South Georgia

From: £9999.00

18-22 night Antarctic cruise offering spectacular history, dramatic landscapes and truly unforgettable wildlife 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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ESSENTIAL SOUTH AFRICA

From: £1250.00

This 13-day leisurely self-drive holiday includes all the main highlights of South Africa and provides a great combination of city, beautiful landscapes, nature and exhilarating wildlife.

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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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Northwest Passage

From: £11138.00

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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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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Around Spitsbergen

From: £5199.00

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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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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Sailing Svalbard's Glacier Coast: 3-5 nights

From: £2030.00

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

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Grizzly Bear Adventure at Knight Inlet

From: £925.00

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

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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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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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West Coast Floatplane Adventure

From: £967.00

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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South Georgia via the Falklands

From: £7136.00

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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Laugavegur Highland Walking Trail

From: £1796.00

This small group hiking tour is an unforgettable adventure through magnificent scenery

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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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Superjeep Weekend Safari

From: £962.00

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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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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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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Essential Iceland

From: £790.00

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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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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Ultimate Namibia Escorted Tour

From: £2632.00

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

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Norwegian Fjord Highlights

From: £1409.00

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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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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Essential Namibia Self-Drive

From: £1504.00

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

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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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Wilderness Husky Adventure

From: £1833.00

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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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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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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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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Peninsula Fly-In

From: £8265.00

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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Frontier Lands of Papa New Guinea

From: £6722.00

Mysterious and magnificent. Join this outstanding 12-night expedition cruise and discover for yourself the fascinating cultures and scenic beauty of rarely explored Papua New Guinea.

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Winter Adventure at Nangu

From: £1227.00

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

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Spitsbergen to East Greenland

From: £6099.00

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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Glaciers, Grizzlies and Whales

From: £2199.00

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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Northern Lights Special

From: £900.00

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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EcoCamp Patagonia Wildlife Safari

From: £1497.00

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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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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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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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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National Parks and Natural Wonders

From: £1469.00

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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Tromso, Abisko & the Icehotel

From: £1492.00

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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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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Inari Wilderness Adventure

From: £1312.00

Inari Wilderness Adventure

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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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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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New Zealand 4x4 Hike and Drive

From: £2858.00

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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Highlights of New Zealand

From: £2871.00

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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The Road Less Travelled

From: £2311.00

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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Northern Lights, Abisko & the Icehotel

From: £1224.00

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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Wildlife and Wilderness of Quebec

From: £1279.00

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

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