Culture

Exploring new cultures gives us a unique perspective on the world and our own lives.  We have created itineraries that allow you to visit a country from the context of exploring that country's heritage. We are passionate about preserving traditions and giving our clients the most authentic travel experiences through cultural interaction abroad. 


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10 Day Cruising The Ayeyarwady

From £2,565 per person based on 2 people sharing

Duration: 10 days

Explore Myanmar and cruise down the Ayeyarwady River on this enchanting 10 day itinerary. Starting in Yangon, you’ll have the chance to explore the different sights and wonders of this city, before heading on to Bagan where you will board the luxurious Sanctuary Ananda for a 3 night cruise. Al...



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10 Day Discover Thailand and Laos

From £3,319 per person based on 2 people sharing a room

Duration: 10 days

Uncover the delights of Thailand and Laos on this tour that lets you combine the best of these two amazing Southeast Asian destinations. Begin in the bustling city of Bangkok where you will spend a few days exploring the many different sights and sounds of this exciting destination, before heading o...



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10 Day India Royal Escape With Agra

From £2,779 per person based on two adults sharing a room

Duration: 10 days

This 10 day itinerary is designed to let you experience the more opulent side of India. Staying at some of the most luxurious hotels in the country, you’ll have the chance to tour some of India’s cities and see all the wonderful sights that they have to offer. The Taj Mahal and various p...



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11 Day Classic Myanmar

From £3,759 Per person based on two adults sharing a room

Duration: 11 days

Travel to Myanmar and discover a country of mythical landscapes, ancient treasures and some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. This 11-day itinerary encapsulates the best of Myanmar from golden-gilded Buddhas in Yangon and the magical temples of Bagan to the tranquillity of Inle Lake....



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11 Day Explore the Kerala Backwaters

From £1,845 per person based on 2 people sharing

Duration: 11 days

For those seeking a more laid back trip to India, a trip to the peaceful backwaters of Kerala is ideal. On this itinerary you will have the chance to uncover all the wonders of this serene region as you journey through Cochin, Munnar, Periyar, Alleppey, Kumarakom, with two optional extensi...



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11 Day Food Trails of Thailand

From £2,390 per person based on two adults sharing

Duration: 11 days

If you are passionate about food then this culinary tour will be a perfect opportunity to practise your cookery skills under the guidance of a school whilst enjoying local street food, authentic restaurants, wildlife, luxurious accommodation and all the beautiful scenery of the north and picturesque...



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11 Day Mountain Odyssey

From £3,425 per person based on two people sharing

Duration: 11 days

A wonderful opportunity for a traveller looking for an off-the-beaten-track experience. This 11-day itinerary offers some of the most stunning mountain scenery anywhere, from the perennially snow capped peaks of the Great Himalaya range in the north to the pretty hill stations in the foothills - thi...



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12 Day Bali Family Adventure

From £2,499 per person based on Family of four with 2 adults & 2 children under 12

Duration: 12 days

The perfect getaway for a family looking for some activity, interaction, beach and quality time together! Bali offers a variety of activities to enjoy with your kids and this tour offers a round-trip of culture, adventure, history and relaxation. See the ancient temples of Uluwatu, Tirta Empul, the ...



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12 Day Bangkok & Northern Thailand

From £3,695 per person based on two people sharing

Duration: 12 days

Thailand has beautiful landscapes, national parks, traditional hill tribes, exotic cuisine and a rich Buddhist culture. All of these can easily be explored giving you an all-round insight into the country and heritage that make Thailand such a popular destination to explore.This itinerary aims to ta...



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12 Day Cambodia Temples and Beach

From £3,399 per person based on two people sharing

Duration: 12 days

An ancient civilisation imbues this country, which for centuries was the heart of the Khmer Empire, an empire which ruled much of south-east Asia. Relics of this powerful rule abound throughout the land, from the magical and mysterious Angkor Wat to the walled city of Angkor Thom. Alongside such man...



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12 Day Discover Ladakh

From £3,430 per person based on 2 people sharing

Duration: 12 days

Discover the strikingly beautiful region of Ladakh on this enchanting itinerary that is framed by visits to India’s bustling and vibrant city of Delhi. Begin your itinerary in Delhi, discovering its many unique buildings and the history behind them on a guided tour before venturing on to Ladak...



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12 Day Essential East India

From £1,795 per person based on 2 people sharing a room

Duration: 12 days

Discover all the delights of East India on this itinerary which includes visits to the lively and colourful Kolkata, Kalimpong, Gangtok and Darjeeling. Along the way you will have the chance to take in the sights on guided tours and excursions, visiting monasteries and other significant buildings, a...



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12 Day Golden Triangle and Yangtze Cruise

From £2,779 per person based on two adults sharing a room

Duration: 12 days

China is a vast country offering a wide range of exciting experiences. The ancient temples and artifacts link to a fascinating culture spanning over many dynasties with a colourful and rich history. Explore the ancient temples, walls and fortresses and discover how they were able to build such stron...



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12 Day Highlights of China

From £2,915 per person based on two people sharing

Duration: 12 days

Travelling by air and by China’s super-efficient rail network, this superb itinerary combines the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, the history of Beijing and Xi’an and the lesser known gems of Suzhou and Hangzhou to create a wonderful tour.



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12 Day Highlights of Jordan

From £2,499 per person based on 2 people sharing a room

Duration: 12 days

On this 12 day itinerary you will journey throughout Jordan’s past and present, taking in all the different sights and places of historical, religious, and cultural significance. You will get to enjoy a city tour of Amman, a safari jeep ride through the dramatic desert scenery of Wadi Rum...



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12 Day Highlights of the South

From £3,165 per person based on two people sharing

Duration: 12 days

This exciting 12-day itinerary offers a flavour of the captivating South of India including the colonial architecture and influences from Europe, the magnificent Hindu temples and the Tamil tradition and culture, which celebrates beauty through dance, clothing and sculpture which is indigenous to th...



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12 Day Magical Gardens of India

From £2,799 per person based on two people sharing

Duration: 11 days

Focussing on some of the most amazing gardens in India, this fantastic tour is an absolute must for garden enthusiasts.  As well as ticking off the iconic sights synonymous with India such as the Taj Mahal, you get to explore the Mughal gardens and Garden of the Five Senses in Delhi, The Ram Ba...



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12 Day Myanmar Group Tour

From £3,495 per person based on 2 people sharing

Duration: 12 days

Journey through the magical world of Myanmar and discover all the unique wonders that it holds on this exceptional group tour departing in October 2017. A country that only very recently opened its doors to tourism, Myanmar possesses so many secrets for you to uncover, something that this itinerary ...



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12 Day Snapshot of China

From £2,875 per person based on two people sharing

Duration: 12 days

This tour is perfect for the first time visitor to China who wants a varied itinerary encompassing some of the country’s greatest sights. In addition to the jewels of Beijing, Xi’an & Shanghai, the highlight of this itinerary has to be the three night cruise on the Yangtze River, whe...



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12 Day Tokyo and Skiing Tour

From £3,179 per person based on 2 people sharing

Duration: 12 days

An all-encompassing program that takes guests on a tour of the enigmatic city of Tokyo, through the vibrant fish market, onto the world famous Bullet train to then culminate in a few days spent skiing. Hakuba features some of Japan's finest ski resorts and is world renowned for its exceptional p...



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13 Day China Wonders & Pandas

From £3,695 per person based on two adults sharing a room

Duration: 13 days

A vast country with a vast ancient history. China has so many great highlights to explore - from north to south and east to west. The ancient engineering feats of the Great Wall, fortresses and Terracotta Army are equalled by the modern sky-scrapers of Beijing and Shanghai. Explore the colourful cul...



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13 Day Essential China & Hong Kong

From £3,999 per person based on 2 people sharing

Duration: 12 days

From the Great Wall to the Terracotta Warriors, and from the natural beauty of Guilin to the man-made magnificence of Shanghai and Hong Kong, this tour is an excellent introduction to China, where the old sits comfortably alongside the new.



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13 Day Family Adventure in Thailand

From £8,599 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12 sharing

Duration: 13 days

This itinerary has been designed with the whole family in mind, taking you on an adventure through Thailand full of fun and exciting things that people of all ages can enjoy. Begin in the beautiful region of Chiang Mai where you can immerse yourself in Thai culture and learn all about the way of lif...



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13 Day India Northern Heritage Tour

From £1,875 per person based on 2 people sharing

Duration: 13 days

Explore the wonders of Northern India on this 13 day tour which takes you on a cultural journey to explore the heritage of North India’s towns and villages. Begin in Delhi before visiting Armitsar, Dharamsala, Pargapur, and finally Shimla. Along the way enjoy informative guided tours which wil...



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13 Day Peninsular Malaysia Tour

From £1,960 per person based on two people sharing a room

Duration: 13 days

Malaysia is made up of a vast mix of religions and races combining Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups who all live together in harmony. The countryside itself is as diverse and is spread across 11 states with varying scenes and sights to behold. The key attractions are in its bust...



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13 Day Thailand and Cambodia Exploration

From £2,919 per person based on 2 people sharing

Duration: 13 days

Delve into the fascinating lands of Cambodia and Thailand on this exciting 13 day tour that combines the two destinations on one jam-packed itinerary. Beginning in Bangkok, the gateway to Asia, you will spend your first 2 days free to explore its lively streets, taking in its temples, markets, night...



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13 Day Wonders of Myanmar

From £5,149 per person based on 2 people sharing a room

Duration: 13 days

Uncover all the wonders and secrets of Myanmar on this captivating itinerary that gives you the chance to take in all the highlights and get a real feel for this diverse and vibrant nation. Starting in Yangon you will have the chance to explore all the sights of this enchanting city, before heading ...



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14 Day Bali & Java Explorer

From £5,399 per person based on Per person sharing

Duration: 14 days

Indonesia is as varied as it is unique, from the Hindu-Buddhist monuments of Borobudur to the famous Komodo Dragons, countless deserted beaches and natural wonders grace an archipelago filled with mystique and beauty.Bali is the jewel in the crown of Indonesia’s 17,000 islands. It is an island...



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14 Day Classic Vietnam

From £2,593 per person based on two adults sharing

Duration: 12 days

Vietnam is a country steeped in drama and excitement from its craggy coastline to lush interior, a country that has survived wars, invasions and colonisation with grace, grit and good humour; a country which embraces the future and yet never forgets its past. It is a nation of colours, from the vivi...



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14 Day Highlights of Japan

From £3,969 per person based on 2 people sharing a room

Duration: 14 days

On this 14 Day Highlights of Japan tour you will be able to explore the country's distinct culture at your own pace. Uncovering both the fascinating old and new faces of Japan, experience authentic and defining cultural pastimes when you stay at a traditional ryokan and bath in an onse...



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14 Day Highlights of Northern India

From £1,690 per person based on two adults sharing a room

Duration: 14 days

This 14-day itinerary encapsulates the colour and vibrancy of wonderful Rajasthan by combining the classic Golden Triangle of New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur with the popular additions of Jodhpur, Udaipur and the charming town of Deogarh. Perfect for those dipping their toes into the vibrant country that...



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14 Day Mekong Adventure

From £2,898 per person based on two adults sharing a room

Duration: 14 days

The main highlight of this itinerary is the 7 day cruise along the Mekong between Siem Reap in Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Once the seat of the ancient Khmer Empire, Cambodia is home to a myriad of temples, relics from bygone eras and a colourful culture. These highlights are complimen...



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14 Day Thailand and Myanmar Exploration

From £3,169 per person based on 2 people sharing (between 1 May and 15 Sep 2017)

Duration: 14 days

Two of the most intriguing destinations in Southeast Asia, this 14 day itinerary gives you the chance to explore and discover all the wonders of both Myanmar and Thailand. Beginning in Myanmar you’ll start in lively Yangon before heading to the ancient city of Bagan where you can explore the m...



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14 Day Wonders and Wildlife

From £2,220 per person based on 2 people sharing

Duration: 14 days

Sri Lanka has an interesting history and culture and makes for an exciting holiday destination. With religious temples and relics scattered through the countryside, alongside the rich wildlife and birdlife - there's so much to see and do beyond the famed tea plantations.This is the perfect itine...



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15 Day Classic Laos & Angkor Wat

From £4,835 per person based on two adults sharing a room

Duration: 15 days

This itinerary is aimed at intrepid explorers, people who like to get off the beaten track and experience something different and more rewarding. Laos is a country that isn’t on the main tourist trail, this means its treasures – of which there are many – are both unheralded and unc...



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15 Day Jungle Book Tour of India

From £2,619 per person based on 2 people sharing a room

Duration: 15 days

Relive the magic of The Jungle Book as you trace your way through India, the land that inspired Rudyard Kipling’s original tale. Visit many of India’s most iconic sights and cities, with tours and trips to Mumbai, Agra, Delhi and many more included as part of your 2 week itinerary. One o...



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15 Day Sri Lankan Family Adventure

From £10,930 per family based on a family of 4 (children under 12) sharing a room

Duration: 15 days

This 15 day itinerary has been designed with the adventure-loving family in mind, offering ample opportunity to explore Sri Lanka and experience its rich culture, beauty, and wildlife. Sri Lanka’s abundance of exotic creatures is one of the main focal points of this holiday, with the game driv...



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16 Day China In Depth

From £3,895 per person based on two people sharing

Duration: 16 days

Embark on a comprehensive trip that encompasses some of China’s greatest historical and cultural sights alongside some of its most splendid natural wonders in the Yunnan province. This is a unique opportunity to compare and contrast the traditional villages & local ethnic people of rural C...



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16 Day Classic Rajasthan

From £2,599 per person based on two people sharing

Duration: 16 days

This privately escorted tour allows you to experience the colours, sights and sounds of enchanting Rajasthan by combining India's classic Golden Triangle of New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur with the wondrous cities of Jodhpur and Udaipur. A visit to the iconic Taj Mahal at sun...



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16 Day Classic Sri Lanka

From £2,945 per person based on two people sharing

Duration: 16 days

This 16-day itinerary is perfect for those wishing to explore the major cultural highlights and sights of this beautiful country from the wonders of Sigiriya, Dambulla and Kandy, to the attractions of Nuwara Eliya and Galle.  A private vehicle with driver/guide is included throughout, allowing ...



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16 Day Safari in the Shan State

From £5,299 per person based on two adults sharing a room

Duration: 16 days

With Myanmar still relatively undiscovered, it would be difficult not to feel a sense of adventure when you visit - and this itinerary embraces the spirit of the magnificent country. With a diverse range of transport from boat trips, balloon rides, bicycle tours, train journeys, and e...



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16 Day Sri Lanka Coast & Train Journey

From £2,555 per person based on per person sharing

Duration: 16 days

Explore the highlights of Sri Lanka on this 16 day adventure. From the bustling city of Colombo, your journey takes you to the ancient architectural wonders of Sigiriya and to the natural heritage areas of Minneriya.  Travel onwards through the beautiful green interior, staying on a colonial te...



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16 Day Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights

From £3,815 per person based on two adults sharing

Duration: 16 days

From the bustling Vietnamese cities, markets and countryside to the ancient relics and temples of Cambodia,  there's much to see and discover on a holiday to Vietnam and Cambodia. Easily combined, the two countries offer stunning sights, a vibrant culture and delicious cuisine amidst fun ac...



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19 Day Sri Lanka & Maldives Escape

From £4,915 per person based on two people sharing

Duration: 19 days

This tour combines the best of Sri Lanka with the peace and remoteness of the Maldives.  Starting off in Colombo, you stay in a newly converted Victorian house, moving onto Sigiriya famed for it’s Rock Fortress.  Enjoy wildlife jeep safaris in the National parks, take a train journey...



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6 Night Myanmar Exploration and Cruise

From £2,850 per person based on 2 people sharing a room

Duration: 6 days

Enjoy 6 nights exploring the exciting and enchanting country of Myanmar on this itineray that gives you the chance to stay at the luxurious Governor's Residence, Yangon as well as explore the many different cultural and historical sights on a 4 night cruise on the Belmond Road to Mandalay. ...



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7 Day Capital Cities of Japan

From £2,485 per person based on 2 people sharing

Duration: 7 days

Explore two of Japan’s greatest cities on this exciting 7-day itinerary (plus an additional day of travel). Beginning in the dynamic capital of Tokyo, you will have the opportunity to explore the city's numerous attractions. Visit Kamakura, a sleepy seaside town home to numerous temples an...



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8 Day Incredible Golden Triangle

From £1,569 per person based on 2 people sharing a room

Duration: 8 days

With this 8-day itinerary you'll get to see some of India's greatest sights as you follow the Golden Triangle route and visit the cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. This holiday is great for people visiting the country for the first time as you'll be taken on guided tours of the cities a...



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8 Day Premium Golden Triangle

From £1,199 per person based on 2 people sharing a room

Duration: 8 days

This 8-day tour ensures you get to see some of India's greatest sights, taking the famous Golden Triangle route and visiting Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, and is great for people visiting the country for the first time. You'll have the chance to go on tours of the cities, seeing some of their ...



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8 Day The Temples of Cambodia & Myanmar

From £2,275 per person based on two people sharing

Duration: 8 days

This itinerary is a snapshot tour for those short on time to two of South East Asia’s most impressive temple complexes – the fabled monuments of Angkor Wat and the untouched wonders of Bagan.  



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9 Day Ayeyarwady River Cruise

From £2,999 per person based on 2 people sharing

Duration: 9 days

Explore the beauty of Myanmar on this 9-day itinerary which includes a 4 night cruise down the Ayeyarwady River on the amazing Strand Cruise, as well as stays at other luxurious hotels including an overnight in Bangkok. The cruise is packed full of interesting and exciting excursions which...



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9 Day Bali Explorer

From £1,840 per person based on two people sharing

Duration: 9 days

An off-the-beaten-track trip through Bali to discover just how much this tropical island has to offer – besides the magnificent beaches. From waterfalls and temples, to rice fields and markets, ithis trip will also provide an insight into the island’s culture and history.



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9 Day Cultural Tour of Japan

From £5,949 per person based on 2 people sharing

Duration: 9 days

On this tour you will have the chance to delve into Japan’s culture and history, exploring both its past and present as you journey through Tokyo, Hakone, and Kyoto. You will get to enjoy private tours, ensuring you see all the highlights and attractions while also being informed of their back...



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9 Day Highlights of Oman

From £4,539 per person based on 2 people sharing a room

Duration: 9 days

Immerse yourself in the beauty, culture, and history of Oman with this 9 day itinerary that combines the city sights of Muscat, a luxury mobile desert camp in Wahiba Sands and finishes in the mountains. After seeing the palaces, mosques and souks that Muscat has to offer you will be driven to the Wa...



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9 Day Highlights of Sri Lanka

From £1,995 per person based on two people sharing

Duration: 9 days

This 9-day itinerary is a great introduction for first time visitors to Sri Lanka and for those with limited time who want to see the main sights of this teardrop island.  Starting in the vibrant city of Colombo, you experience the diversity of Sri Lanka, from its cities to it’s ancient m...



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9 Day India Incredible Palace Escape

From £2,659 per person based on 2 people sharing a room

Duration: 9 days

Feel like royalty on this 9-day itinerary that takes you on a tour of India while staying at some of the most luxurious hotels in the country. You'll visit the cities of Delhi, Jaipur, Jodphur, and finally Udaipur and have the opportunity to explore all of them and discover much about India'...



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9 Day Royal Escape

From £2,729 per person based on two adults sharing a room

Duration: 9 days

Experience the opulent side of India with this 9-day itinerary. Staying at some of the most luxurious hotels in the country, you’ll have the chance to tour some of India’s cities and see all the wonderful sights that they have to offer. The various palaces have to be the stand out f...



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9 Day Snapshot Tour of Jordan

From £1,889 per person based on 2 people sharing a room

Duration: 9 days

On this 9 day itinerary you will have the chance to explore Jordan and the many wonderful cultural, historical, and religious sites that it is home to. Tour the capital, admire the spectacular sandstone city of Petra, journey through Wadi Rum, and float in the Dead Sea. Jordan is a country that...



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Best of Costa Rica

From £2,429 per person based on 2 adults sharing

Duration: 7 days

If you are a first time visitor to Costa Rica, then this is the perfect itinerary for you. Drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park, and get on a boat to Tortuguero National Park for one of the best opportunities to experience a wide range of tropical wildlife. A guided boat tour will take you a...



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Blissed out in Bali

From £1,999 per person based on two adults sharing

Duration: 8 days

This 8 day itinerary is designed around luxury and relaxation, visiting two magnificent resorts in the pleasure island of Bali.  As well as an extensive range of water-based activities, you can enjoy numerous excursions and sublime culinary delights as sampled by Heston Blumenthal during his st...



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Gardens of India with Joe Swift

From £3,980 per person based on 2 people sharing

Duration: 12 days

credible gardens of India on this exceptional escorted tour joined by expert gardener and TV presenter Joe Swift. Over the course of your 12 day trip through India, you’ll view some of the most beautiful gardens in destinations like Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla, Agra and Jaipur. Visit the majesti...



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Where to stay

Australia


Bhutan


Cambodia


China


Dubai


Hong Kong


India


Indonesia


Japan


Jordan


Laos


Malaysia


Mauritius


Myanmar


Nepal


Philippines


Singapore


Sri Lanka


Thailand


Vietnam