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5 Ways to Travel as a Group

Captivating city breaks, fascinating river cruises, trips of a lifetime… there’s so much choice on our holidays whether travelling solo, as a couple or with a few friends. But did you know that you can enjoy all our holidays as a larger group with your friends and family? Whether it’s culture, cuisine or adventure your ...


Discover 10 of Our Tours That Visit Olympic Destinations

A true honour for any country, the Summer Olympic Games began officially in Athens in 1896 and has captured nations ever since. Whether a budding Olympian or seasoned sports fan, it’s hard not to feel swept up by the Olympic magic and feel proud of the commitment the athletes have to their craft and country. ...


Why Take a Spring River Cruise With Us?

From the colourful bulbfields of Amsterdam to the tranquillity of Monet’s Garden - not forgetting the much anticipated 2022 Floriade Expo - there’s lots to choose from when it comes to river cruises next spring. Here are a few of our favourites and reasons why the spring is the perfect season to discover Europe. From ...


The Magic of the Matterhorn and Glacier Express

Twisting its way through breathtaking alpine scenery, the Glacier Express is said to be one of the world’s greatest rail experiences. Our Tour Manager Kim Riddell shares her experiences of this tour, which she has looked after for nearly 15 years. Her philosophy from the start of her career as a tour manager was, and ...


Reconnect With Friends and Family on a Group Holiday

From short city breaks to transatlantic adventures, travelling as a small party of people is becoming an ever popular way to see the world with like-minded companions, but how about if the small group were all your family and friends? After a year away from friends and family, we’re getting excited to finally be able ...


Our Favourite Wonders of the World …And Our Holidays Which Visit Them

‘The world will never starve for want of wonders; but only for want of wonder.’ Though we’ve been unable to travel the world for so many months, you can rest assured our passion for discovering somewhere new with you remains as strong as ever. We’ve spent much of the last year dreaming of the opportunity to ...


5 Great Reasons to Visit The Netherlands

Flat it may be – the highest mountain in the Netherlands is just 322.7m high - but this diminutive, cycle-loving country is perfectly formed, with vibrant cities, iconic landscapes, strewn with iconic windmills and bisected by a network of canals, interesting architecture, world-class art, good cheese and some of the friendliest (as well as the ...


We’re Ready to Travel the British Isles This Summer

In the last couple of weeks we’ve been travelling the British Isles ahead of our new UK tours, set to start with the Peak District on June 3rd. From the Conwy coast to The Cotswolds, we’ve been visiting our hand-picked hotels, taking iconic train journeys, dining in local restaurants and experiencing the excursions first-hand, to ...


Green List Countries to Travel to in 2021

With so many of us looking forward to seeing the world again, we were thrilled to get confirmation from the UK government on the new traffic light system for safe travel. With this in mind, we’re delighted to confirm the tours and cruises currently on the green list that we’ll be operating this summer, so you can plan a late escape with confidence. We’ll be keeping ...