Cruising the South Island December 2019

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE Don’t leave home until you’ve seen…

Cruise & Walk in Tasmania
March 2020

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE Cruise the sapphire waters of the rugged....

Bike Vietnam and Cambodia
March 2020

Cycling is one of the finest ways to discover the majestic Mekong…

Walking Patagonia & Northern Argentina
March 2020

Walk in awe-inspiring and contrasting landscapes to see some…

Costa Rica
March / April 2020

Costa Rica contains breath-taking biodiversity so this tour will…

Japan's Art & Culture
April 2020

Would you like to gain an intimate understanding of Japan’s…

Uzbekistan: Gem of the Silk Road
April 2020

Immerse yourself in the Silk Road, the world’s most famous…

Egypt & Jordan
May 2020

This tour offers you Egypt in all its glory from the golden treasures…

Walking in Italy
May 2020

Italy is the perfect place for a gourmet walking holiday.  Walk…

Sail & Bike Slovenia & Croatia
May / June 2020

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE Imagine being on a yacht, rocking to sleep....

Namibia & Botswana
June 2020

Landscapes of outstanding beauty and some of the continent’s…

Russia and the Baltics
June / July 2020

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE Turbulent political and social change....

Short Break - Walking in the Red Centre of Australia
July 2020

Immerse yourself in this ancient land by experiencing the natural…

Cruising the Kimberley from Broome to Darwin
July 2020

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE Discover the world’s last, and possibly.....

Cruise the Hawaiian Islands
July / August 2020

This fully inclusive Hawaiian cruise will take you to the islands…

Walking the West Highland Way and Hebridean Islands
July / August 2020

It is said that if you are going to do a walk in Scotland, it…

Marquesas by Passenger Freighter
August / September 2020

Stay aboard a modern but authentic working freighter that services…

Highlands & Islands of Scotland
August / September 2020

Sail the remote and beautiful islands of the Inner Hebrides and…

Bike & Barge Northern Italy & Provence
September 2020

Bike and Barge – the perfect travelling combo! By bike, soak…

Russia and the Baltics
September / October 2020

Turbulent political and social change has shaped these countries. …

America's South
October 2020

Take a journey into America’s turbulent past following in the…

Biking in New York, Cape Cod & Vermont
October 2020

Begin your tour with three nights in New York City experiencing…

Journey across South America
October 2020

This exceptional itinerary will take you from Buenos Aires, Argentina…

Walking in Japan - The Nakasendo Way
November 2020

Walking the Nakasendo Way is one of our most popular tours. You…

Cruising the Ganges and Nepal
October & November 2020

An expedition on the Lower Ganges or Hooghly River is one of…

Viva la Cuba
November 2020

Colourful, vibrant, and exuberant – Cuba is a pure delight…

Antarctica
December 2020

Journey by ship to a continent considered by many to be the ultimate…

This is what keeps Tibet alive

By Andrew Matheson Tibet takes your breath away, and not only…

A diversity hotspot

Andrew Matheson Bai, Dai, Yi, Miao, Naxi, Wa.  Words we…

The Greek Cuisine Tour

By Val Jones This morning we went on a real treat of a tour…

Crossing the line

By Andrew Matheson Land borders can be a bit of a novelty…

Thoughts of a traveller - Myanmar 2018

by Donald McFadyen During the winter past I got itchy feet…

Reflections on China

By Andrew Matheson On our recent tour of China's Silk Road jaws…

The Great Game

By Andrew Matheson For more than 2,000 years Kashgar was the…

Time for confusion

By Andrew Matheson We gather in the hotel lobby to head off…

Making the desert bloom

By Andrew Matheson Little known fact.  While most people know…

It sure is a great wall!

By Andrew Matheson That's what Richard Nixon reportedly said…

Starting along the Silk Road

By Andrew Matheson Our journey along China's Silk Road has begun…

Antarctica - A once in a lifetime experience

By Rosanne Matheson John and I have just returned from Antarctica.…

Inverness - the "capital" of the Highlands.

By Gerald Bailey Today is a day off for Kevin, our driver, and…

Walking Sicily & Southern Italy

By Pat Mandeno Pedro, our bus driver has kept us entertained…

Globalisation, medieval style...

By Andrew Matheson What do Bergen, Bruges and London have in…

Caledonian Canal - Scotland

By Gerald Bailey The Caledonian Canal really is a marvellous…

Orkney

By Gerald Bailey It's been a most interesting two days in Orkney.  …

Edinburgh - Highlands and Islands of Scotland

Tonight is our third and last night in Edinburgh.   We've loved…

Lapland or Sápmi? Lapps or Sámi?

By Andrew Matheson Most school students in New Zealand learn…

Two who didn’t make it home

By Andrew Matheson For a remote country with a small population,…

This town is on the move

By Andrew Matheson Our most northerly stop in Swedish Lapland…

Land of the midnight sun?

By Andrew Matheson This is definite bucket list material. Our…

Sweden's Interior and Lapland by Train

By Andrew Matheson All around the world disused railways are…

Walking Sicily & Southern Italy

By Pat Mandeno After flying from Sicily to Bari, we transfer…

Walking in Iceland

By Warwick Silvester The unique attraction of Iceland as a destination…

South America by Train - Puno to Cusco

By Gerald Bailey I'll try to write this on today's 10-hour train…

South America by Train - daily observations

By Gerald Bailey We didn't embark on this adventure in search…

South America by Train - heading to Salta

By Gerald Bailey Three nights in Buenos Aires, a 5.30am wake-up…

On Your Bike Cuba

By Pat Mandeno After leaving the Cuban capital of Havana, the…

The Tuscan Landscape

By Gerald Bailey The Tuscan landscape really is unique: the…

Walking in Italy

By Gerald Bailey So far, we've been blessed with fine weather…

The Orkney Islands, Scotland

By Rosanne Matheson In 1850 a gale tore away some of the sand…

Scotland - Inverness to Orkney

Should Scotland become independent?   As the referendum…

Bike & Barge Highlights 2015

We began our first day of the Bike and Barge adventure early…

Alaska Highlights

Lots and lots more highlights so will only give brief summaries:   Our…

Alaska By Small Ship 2015 - Update

  We have arrived in Juneau and disembarked this morning. Our…

East meets West Japan 2014

  I had a great trip to Japan last November, courtesy…

Marquesas 2013

Marquesas Magic By Professor Peter Oettli Tour Manager…

Peru - A Tale Of Two Taxis

While some countries have strict rules regulating taxis, Peru…

Sri Lanka - We're Failures As Tea Pluckers!

Nuwara Eliya is known as "Little England". It's near here that…

Slovenia And Croatia - History Enhanced By Nature

I was fortunate to be able to travel to Slovenia and Croatia…

Flowering Holland

It sounds like a cliché, but no visit to the Netherlands is…

Meeting Monks In Laos - Worth The Early Morning Wake Up!

 It was really early – about 6am, but we were assured…

Slovenia Ham Tasting!

We are having a wonderful time in Slovenia - what an unexpected…

River Life in Myanmar

Friday 08 November - Friday 22 November 2013 The Journey Burma…

Walking the Pathway of the Gods

Today we walked the Sentiere degli Dei, high on the Amalfi coastline. Some…