Explore

Explore are Europe’s leading adventure operator and have been pioneering small group adventures for almost thirty years. With tours in more than 120 countries€ross the world, ranging from wildlife and culture to walking and trekking and also offering Family Adventures and Tailormade holidays, Explore’s range of adventure options is hard to beat.

Each tour is led by a specially trained Tour Leader and you can travel safe in the knowledge that Explore were voted Best Specialist Long Haul Operator in the ’Which? Holiday’ Tour Operator Survey and have won awards for commitment to responsible travel. Our experience, knowledge and well established close personal contacts in all the countries in which we operate, make us one of the most trusted adventure tour operators in the UK

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Active Adventures

Our€tive tours are great for those who like to get outdoors. From walking and trekking to canoeing and cycling, all are graded from Easy to Tough so you can be sure you pick the right tour for your abilities and experience.

Culture & Discovery

Explore cultural sites – both ancient and modern – and learn about the local people and their culture.

Wildlife Encounters

From observing Africa’s Big Five to seeing the elegant Bengal Tiger, Explore offers wildlife adventures for everyone, whatever your passion. We not only get you into the heart of the animal kingdom for a thrilling wildlife encounter but also enjoy longer periods of relaxed observation and some fantastic photo opportunities too.

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Our top 91 trips

Galapagos - West, Central And Eastern Islands Aboard The Monserrat

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The Galapagos Islands are an ecological paradise with wildlife you won't find anywhere else. Spend seven nights on the Monserrat embarking on a Galapagos cruising adventure through the archipelago'...

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Botswana Wildlife Safari

From: £2485.00

A trip through Botswana's remote wilderness to track Africa's greatest animals, stay on a houseboat on the delta, sleep under canvas in the bush and visit the Smoke that Thunders - Victoria Falls. ...

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Classical Sicily

From: £1394.00

This all-encompassing one-week trip takes in the highlights of the largest Mediterranean island, Sicily. See its wealth of ancient historical sights, and have the chance to go up Europe's tallest a...

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Scotland, Jan Mayen And Spitsbergen - M/V Greg Mortimer

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Combining the North Atlantic Ocean's wildest outposts, this voyage takes you from historic Orkneys to the lush and craggy Faroe Islands, with its cliffs teeming with seabirds. From here, you'll voy...

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Self-Guided Walk Sicily And The Aeolian Islands

From: £670.00

Hike the lava strewn slopes of Sicily's brooding Mount Etna, Europe's largest volcano, 3323 metres above sea level. Hop by boat between the tiny Aeolian Islands and climb their volcanic cones which...

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Highlights Of Lebanon And Jordan

From: £2890.00

Uncover the best of Lebanon and Jordan on this 16 day adventure. Learn about the fascinating ancient histories of these two Middle Eastern countries and visit the highlights including the vast Roma...

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Cycle Lebanon

From: £1640.00

Discover Lebanon's beautiful rural heartland, dramatic mountain scenery and warm hospitality on this cycle adventure. With a cuisine as rich and varied as its history, Lebanon is a small country wh...

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Cycling North Cyprus

From: £1064.00

An off-the-beaten-track cycling holiday in North Cyprus. Enjoy cycling along the sparsely populated Karpaz Peninsula, past lemon and orange groves, through old villages and fishing harbours from Fa...

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Galapagos - North, West & Central Islands Aboard The Yolita

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Experience the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first dropped anchor off its shores. Spend a week exploring the incredible wildlife of the Galapagos archipelago aboard a styli...

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Family Botswana And Zambia Safari Adventure

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Join us on a journey through one of the last untouched wilderness in Africa visiting Botswana and Zambia. Starting at the majestic Victoria Falls, explore the game parks and reserves of Moremi in ...

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Sicilian Volcano Hike With Luca Cosma

From: £1560.00

Exciting trekking to the summit of three active volcanoes in the company of specialist volcanology guide Luca Cosma. Explore the crater-rim zone of Europe's highest active volcano, Mount Etna (3330...

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Canary Islands Walking - La Gomera And Tenerife

From: £1150.00

This twin island walking trip in the Canaries explores lesser-known La Gomera and Tenerife's volcano, Mount Teide. Walk through varied and dramatic scenery including beautiful steep sided valleys, ...

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Guatemala - Land Of The Maya

From: £2170.00

Guatemala is one of the only remaining places where the living Maya culture can be truly experienced. This trip contrasts old and new, visiting modern indigenous communities thriving in the highlan...

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Self-Guided Gran Canaria

From: £899.00

Discover great walking trails on this self-guided walking holiday to Gran Canaria. This journey takes you from the east to the west of the island through dramatic and varied volcanic landscapes, of...

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Harbin Ice Festival

From: £2899.00

Travel to China for two of the biggest events in the Chinese calendar, the Harbin Ice Festival and Chinese New Year. As well as being mesmerised at the skill and craftsmanship of the impressive ice...

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Kalimantan Adventure

From: £3144.00

Kalimantan occupies nearly three-quarters of the island of Borneo, and plays host to some of the oldest rainforests in the world, home to an incredible array of wildlife. But it's not just about th...

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Family Borneo Wildlife Adventure

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An action packed adventure ideal for wildlife enthusiasts. The state of Sabah in Borneo boasts over 200 species of mammal, 450 species of bird and 8,000 plant species. Visit the world's largest Ora...

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Explore Jamaica

From: £2684.00

This trip is an opportunity to discover the real Jamaica, behind the resorts and cruise liners. By staying in smaller accommodation, we take you to the hidden corners of Jamaica, covering almost th...

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Arctic Complete - M/V Greg Mortimer

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This voyage combines the best of Spitsbergen and Greenland, with a taste of Iceland. Spitsbergen's rugged northwest coast comprises mountains, tundra and fjords. While crossing the icy waters of th...

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Iceland , Greenland And Eastern Canada - M/V Greg Mortimer

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On this voyage of discovery, you'll encounter traditional Inuit communities whose strong cultures have remained relatively unchanged for tens of thousands of years. Learn about their history and li...

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Historic Baltic Republics

From: £1864.00

Discover the Baltic States on this comprehensive highlights trip. Explore the three capital cities, and see wooden windmills on Estonia's largest island, the opulent Rundale Palace, and the rolling...

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Baltic Capital Cities

From: £1174.00

This trip is the perfect introduction to the Baltic States. Explore the three capital cities including their Christmas Markets. Go for a cheese tasting, learn how to paint marzipan, and sample beer...

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Falklands, South Georgia And Antarctic Circle - M/V Greg Mortimer

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We start our journey from the Southern tip of Argentina in Ushuaia. From here, we set sail on our wildlife -rich journey towards the Falkland Islands. This archipelago of over 400 islands, is an im...

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Self-Guided Cycling In Sicily

From: £985.00

Cycle along the western coast of Sicily on this self-guided cycling holiday. Discover colourful landscapes as you ride on quiet coastal roads through the countryside. Explore imposing Greek ruins a...

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Azores Island Hopping

From: £2045.00

Discover the best of five Azores unspoilt islands; Sao Miguel, Terceira, Sao Jorge, Pico and Faial. This gentle walking holiday explores the beautiful and varied landscapes; crater lakes, extinct v...

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Central American Explorer

From: £3884.00

A world of contrasts await on this epic adventure covering 5 countries in just 25 days, discovering the highlights of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala. Discover verdant rainfor...

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Realm Of The Polar Bear - Expedition

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Starting in Longyearbyen, we leave civilisation behind. Our aim is to sail this remote polar region in order to experience the arctic wilderness, drift ice, flora and fauna. The further north that ...

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Borneo Wildlife Highlights

From: £1695.00

This 10 day adventure through the wilds of Sabah provides ample opportunities to spot the incredible endemic wildlife found on the island of Borneo. Along the way we stop in a homestay in the shado...

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Estonia, Latvia And Lithuania On Foot

From: £1240.00

This walking trip visits the three Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Discover their cultural heritage and explore their national parks. Walk along the Curonian Spit, search for ruins of...

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Galapagos - Central & Eastern Islands Aboard The Xavier Iii

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A boat journey around the Galapagos is considered one of the most rewarding boat journeys in the world. Join us on our best value Galapagos seven-night cruise as we visit the central and eastern is...

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Self-Guided La Palma

From: £955.00

La Palma has a diverse landscape of volcanoes, pine forests and vineyards. Unspoilt by mass tourism, the island's ancient footpaths, the 'Caminos Reales' are a walker's delight. Hike through quiet ...

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Canary Islands Walking - Lanzarote

From: £1135.00

Discover the unique landscape of Lanzarote, and enjoy some winter sun, based in Costa Teguise. The island offers some spectacularly scenic walking along rugged coastlines and beaches, through white...

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Central American Highlights

From: £2534.00

This trip crosses five Central American countries in just two weeks, taking in rich wildlife, rainforests and volcanoes, as well as sacred Maya sites, revolutionary cities and local indigenous vill...

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Family China In Depth

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Travel across China using a combination of overnight sleeper and ultra-modern high speed bullet trains. This fast-paced journey takes us from the imperial palaces of Beijing to the skyscrapers of H...

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Explore Jamaica Carnival Extension

From: £4094.00

This trip is an opportunity to discover the real Jamaica, behind the resorts and cruise liners. By staying in smaller accommodation, we take you to the hidden corners of Jamaica, covering almost th...

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Galapagos Extension - West And Central Islands

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On this tour we spend four nights on the Monserrat embarking on a Galapagos cruising adventure through the archipelago's western and central islands. Join us as we snorkel with playful sea lions, d...

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Self-Guided Tenerife And La Gomera

From: £1095.00

Hike Tenerife's iconic volcano El Teide, and explore the 'Paisaje Lunar', then discover La Gomera's lush Garajonay National Park, typical terraced plantations and black sand beaches. On a clear day...

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Galapagos Extension - South And Eastern Islands

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On this tour we spend four nights on the Monserrat embarking on a Galapagos cruising adventure through the archipelago's southern and eastern islands. Highlights include snorkelling with sea lions,...

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Self-Guided Walking In Madeira

From: £950.00

On this trip you'll discover some of Madeira's best walking trails, from the footpaths that follow its 'levadas' (Madeira's unique network of narrow irrigation channels) to coastal paths overlookin...

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Walking In Mallorca

From: £1010.00

Explore Mallorca's spectacular coast and unspoilt Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range from the pretty village of Esporles to the fishing port of Cala Ratjada. Walk along dramatic coastal pathways f...

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Spitsbergen, Greenland And Iceland - Expedition

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Sail from Spitsbergen to Greenland, following the ice's edge always on the lookout for wildlife. Navigating south, explore this remote landscape not only by ship but also on foot and by Zodiac infl...

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Arctic Discovery - M/V Greg Mortimer

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This voyage combines remote wilderness with remote urban life, giving you a genuine glimpse of life in the Arctic. Kayak in small bays and witness calving glaciers from the ship's deck, marvel at s...

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West Greenland Explorer - M/V Greg Mortimer

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West Greenland offers adventure filled experiences ranging from Zodiac cruises along gleaming ice filled fjords, to meeting Inuit locals living traditional ways of life in some of the world's more ...

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Galapagos - Central, South & Eastern Islands Aboard The Yolita

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Experience the island chain that has enchanted explorers since Darwin first dropped anchor off its shores. Spend a week exploring the incredible wildlife of the Galapagos archipelago aboard a styli...

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Senegal And The Gambia

From: £1775.00

Discover tropical Anglo-influenced Gambia and exotic Francophile Senegal, and compare the colonial imprints in this beautiful region on this West African adventure. Walk through slow-paced French c...

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Along The Pamir Highway

From: £4664.00

Join us on this true adventure along the iconic 'Pamir Highway' - 1250 kilometres of road (not all of it sealed!) that connects the ancient trading cities of Dushanbe and Osh. This is a journey of ...

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Malawi & South Luangwa

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Experience the welcoming hospitality of Malawi; 'Warm Heart of Africa' before crossing into Zambia for two days of world-class game viewing in South Luangwa National Park. Lake Malawi - Spend tim...

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Self-Guided Cycling In Mallorca

From: £1050.00

Explore the attractive Mediterranean landscapes on the beautiful island of Mallorca. Ride on quiet roads through the fertile rolling countryside, past sandy beaches, impressive cliffs and woods of ...

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Galapagos - Central, South & Eastern Islands Aboard The Monserrat

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On this tour we spend seven nights on the Monserrat embarking on a Galapagos cruising adventure through the archipelago's central, southern and eastern islands. Hike the dramatic black lava flows o...

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Cycling The Baltic States

From: £1219.00

Explore the Baltic States by bicycle on this guided route through Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Cycle through national parks, coastal scenes and medieval towns; past feudal castles and picturesque...

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East Greenland Explorer - M/V Greg Mortimer

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Home to the world's largest fjord system, a zodiac cruise through Greenland's sounds will see you taking in spectacular icebergs carved from the face of a giant ice cap. Listen out for the cracklin...

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The Five Stans Of The Silk Road

From: £4794.00

Traverse mountains pocketed with turquoise alpine lakes, drive through lush fertile valleys and zip across dry and dusty desert plains by high-speed train. This is an all-encompassing, ever-changin...

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Machu Picchu And Galapagos

From: £4110.00

Combine two of South America's most iconic destinations in this superb highlights trip. First discover the spectacular 'Lost City' of Machu Picchu, before spending six days exploring one of the bes...

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Self-Guided Levada Trails Of Madeira

From: £1710.00

Explore the best of Madeira on this two week self-guided walking holiday. Discover the beauties of the island: crest hikes, cross the waterfall plateau of Paul da Serra, walk along the Levadas (irr...

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Realm Of The Polar Bear - M/S Spitsbergen

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Arctic Wilderness A cruise around Spitsbergen gives you ample opportunity to explore all the aspects of this fascinating arctic island. See the great eastern nature reserves and some of the most ...

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Highlights Of El Salvador

From: £1599.00

Often overshadowed by its neighbours, El Salvador is a little hidden gem. With turtle nesting on the miles of coastline, volcanoes concealing deep crater lakes and delicious food being prepared in ...

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Antarctica Solar Eclipse Voyage - M/V Greg Mortimer

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A total solar eclipse only occurs every one to two years and where better to see it than the pristine Antarctic continent. Late spring in this wilderness is the perfect time to photograph glistenin...

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Falklands, South Georgia And Antarctic Peninsula - M/V Ushuaia

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Experience the outstanding birdlife of the Falkland Islands. Marvel at the vast King penguin rookeries of South Georgia, before experiencing one of the most spectacular wilderness areas on earth. A...

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Falklands, South Georgia And Antarctica - Expedition

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From Ushuaia we head northeast to the Falkland Islands. This archipelago of over 400 islands is an important breeding ground for penguins, elephant seals and sea lions and an abundance of seabirds ...

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China Highlights + Walk The Great Wall

From: £2890.00

Combine an in-depth tour of China's highlights with a week walking on some of the lesser known parts of the Great Wall, including stunning and quiet sections. Our journey through China includes the...

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China Highlights

From: £1820.00

From the modern skyscrapers of Hong Kong to the imperial palaces of Beijing, this trip offers a great introduction to China. Cruise along vast paddy fields flanked by vast limestone stacks, without...

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Self-Guided Walking In The Azores - Sao Miguel Island

From: £860.00

Discover Sao Miguel the largest and one of the most fascinating islands of the Azores archipelago. Walk in woods of aromatic trees, vast pastures, humid forests with lush vegetation, and all around...

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Best Of Guatemala And The Yucatan

From: £2939.00

Journey through the Maya heartland of Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico in comfort. Staying in a series of premium hotels, explore hidden Maya cities deep in the rainforest and wander the cobbled back...

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Highlights Of Lebanon

From: £1454.00

Uncover Lebanon's fascinating history on this one week holiday. Stand in front of the vast Roman ruins at Baalbek, discover Crusader castles and Phoenician ruins and see the reminders of the civil...

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Wonders Of The Silk Road

From: £2335.00

Discover the rich culture and tumultuous history of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan on this exploration through ancient trading cities and along the fabled Silk Road. Ashgabat - Explore Turkmenistan'...

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King Penguins Of The Falklands And South Georgia - Expedition

From: £0.00

From Montevideo to the depths of Antarctica - challenge, desolation, unlimited wonder. It's not difficult to grasp what attracted the great explorers to Antarctica. Get a personal appreciation for ...

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Remote St Helena

From: £4245.00

'Isolation' is the word most synonymous with this remote and rugged British outpost marooned in the middle of the South Atlantic. Such is its remoteness, almost equidistant between Brazil and Angol...

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Madeira Island Discovery

From: £1024.00

Explore Madeira's best known sights and learn why it's known as 'the pearl of the Atlantic' with its dramatic mountainous scenery criss-crossed by levadas and colourful flora. This highlights trip ...

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Kunming To Hong Kong And The Buffalo God Festival

From: £3539.00

From Kunming to Hong Kong, we discover ethnic minority villages, vast ancient rice terraces and modern cities where ancient China still has a foothold. On this one off departure we witness the impo...

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Falklands, South Georgia And Antarctica - M/V Greg Mortimer

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We start our journey from the Southern tip of Argentina in Ushuaia. From here, we set sail on our wildlife -rich journey towards the Falkland Islands. This archipelago of over 400 islands, is an im...

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Realm Of The Polar Bear In Depth - M/S Spitsbergen

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Arctic Wilderness A cruise around Spitsbergen gives you ample opportunity to explore all the aspects of this fascinating arctic island. See the great eastern nature reserves and some of the most ...

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Realm Of The Polar Bear In Depth - Expedition

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This itinerary is similar to the Realm of the Polar Bear, but with even more time dedicated to searching for the King of the Arctic. You will enjoy three additional days scoping the ice, oceans and...

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Family Sicily Multi-Activity Adventure

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Join us on an active family holiday to Sicily. Try out sea kayaking, snorkelling, climbing and archery, with one night spent in a tree tent! Hike on the slopes of Mt Etna and learn to prepare fres...

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In Shackleton's Footsteps - M/V Greg Mortimer

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We start our journey from the Southern tip of Argentina in Ushuaia. From here we set sail across the Beagle Channel into the infamous Drake Passage, before reaching the calm shores of the Antarctic...

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Levada Trails Of Madeira

From: £955.00

Following Madeira's unique network of levadas and ancient footpaths, this trip discovers the many different sides to this beautiful volcanic island. Walk through Laurel forest, along cliff tops to ...

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Ancient Sicily

From: £2369.00

Sicily is an ideal destination for anyone interested in ancient history, as there are so many sites to see within such close proximity. Our experiences will be brought to life by local expert Anton...

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Galapagos - South & Central Islands Aboard The Xavier Iii

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Remote, spectacular and utterly unique, the Galapagos Islands are a 'once in a lifetime' destination for anyone interested in the natural world. Join us on our best value Galapagos seven-night crui...

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Botswana's Premium Safari

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A safari through Botswana and Zambia, exploring Chobe National Park, visiting the thundering Victoria Falls and sleeping aboard a houseboat in the vast Okavango Delta Panhandle. Spend time searchin...

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Canary Islands Walking - La Palma

From: £974.00

Get off the beaten track on the verdant Canary Island of La Palma, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The warm year round climate and dramatic volcanic scenery makes La Palma a great winter walking ...

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The Northwest Passage - M/S Fram

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Experience the raw and daunting beauty of the terrain that some of history's greatest explorers had to overcome. Even today, few ships have the capability of navigating this sea passage that cuts t...

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Undiscovered Balkans

From: £1705.00

Discover the history and incredible scenery of Albania, North Macedonia, and one of the world's newest countries - Kosovo. It's a great introduction to a region that is off the beaten track and tha...

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On Foot In Northern Cyprus

From: £729.00

Explore one of the most unspoilt regions of the Mediterranean on this walking trip through North Cyprus' beautiful Besparmak Mountains. Follow quiet, flower-rich mountain trails and discover imposi...

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Azerbaijan Caucasus Walking

From: £1294.00

A walking holiday that discovers the wild landscapes, history and contemporary culture of little-known Azerbaijan. Sitting on the easternmost fringes of Europe, flanked by the mighty Caucasus Mount...

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Walking In The Andorran Pyrenees

From: £914.00

Hidden deep in the Pyrenees, the little-known mountains of Andorra offers superb summer walking. Based in the alpine village of Soldeu, enjoy beautiful walks through protected valleys, meadows and ...

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Canary Islands Walking - Gran Canaria

From: £990.00

The volcanic Gran Canaria offers far more than the beaches it is best known for. Staying in Aguimes and remote Aldea, discover dramatic landscapes, steep gorges, high peaks and semi-tropical valley...

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Volcanoes And Galapagos

From: £3845.00

Discover the spectacular highlights and fascinating cultural blend of mainland Ecuador, before exploring the 'enchanted Isles' of the Galapagos. Experience this wildlife paradise from a different p...

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Sicilian Trails

From: £1284.00

Enjoy a week of walking among the diverse landscapes of eastern Sicily, based in a welcoming family-run hotel close to the beach in Giardini Naxos. Hikes include the lava and pumice strewn landscap...

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Self-Guided Mallorcatrails

From: £1125.00

Follow trails through the striking Tramuntana Mountains that separate the beautiful north-west coast of Mallorca from the rest of the island. Walk between picturesque villages, along coastal cliffs...

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Balkans Rail Adventure

From: £2259.00

Explore Europe's newest countries; travelling by rail through some of the Balkan's most inspiring scenery. This fast paced trip gets under the skin of Tito's Yugoslavia to experience thriving citie...

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Scotland, Norwegian Fjords & Spitsbergen - Expedition

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Set sail from Scotland, enjoying its beautiful isles en route to the Norwegian fjords and the remote shores of Svalbard. On this dazzling 15-day odyssey across the Norwegian Sea, walk across the gl...

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Self-Guided Walking In The Azores - Faial And Pico Islands

From: £965.00

On this self-guided walking holiday in the Azores, explore two of the nine volcanic islands that make up this mid-Atlantic archipelago. Enjoy easy and moderate walks through forest, on red-dirt tra...

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