Small Group Walking and Adventure Holidays Across the Globe
We’re delighted to offer our guided walking programme through our sister brand, Langdale Walking Holidays.
We’ve created these itineraries for people who want to explore new destinations on foot, in the company of like-minded companions and with the expert knowledge of a guide and tour leader to enhance the experience.
In order to retain the individuality and exclusivity of our holidays, only a limited number are planned each year, with each trip carefully researched and meticulously planned. The itineraries are unique and change each time we return to a destination.
You’ll find leisurely walking tours along bays and beaches to more strenuous pursuits, through remote and exotic locations. Group sizes are kept small (typically about eight to sixteen people) – this we feel enables everybody to benefit from the expert knowledge of the guides, as well as keeping the holiday at a pace that suits everyone.
Upcoming Guided Holidays
Dolomites & a Taste of Venice
- 8th to 15th Sep 2018
Explore the UNESCO protected Dolomites mountain range from your front door in the Alpine village of San Cassiano, walking in the wildflower-rich lower slopes of the Italian Alps, stopping for lunch in the rifugi (mountain huts) and to take in the far-reaching views over Northern Italy. Included is a tour of Venice, staying in an elegant hotel overlooking the grand canal.
Autumn in the Lake District
- 21st to 24th Oct 2018
There's no better place to capture the nature's annual spectacle than the hills and fells of the Lake District. We stay in the the Wordsworth Hotel & Spa, located in the charming village of Grasmere. This is a landscape that famously inspired the romantic poetry movement, and included is a visit to the house where Wordsworth lived - where little has changed in the house or the local scenery since the poet's heyday.
- 31st Oct to 7th Nov 2018
Discover the ancient lost city of Petra, the mineral waters of the dead sea and stay the night, under the stars, in a luxury Bedouin tented camp. Mornings mean waking up to the sun rising over the desert horizon, as we uncover awe-inspiring palaces carved into canyon rock as well as the authentic culture and traditions of this famously hospitable and welcoming nation.
The Deserts & Mountains of Oman
- 5th to 13th Apr 2019
From sweeping sands, dramatic mountain ranges, canyons and rivers to the unspoilt traditional architecture of Muscat acncient buildings, Oman has a lot to offer in terms of fascinating culture and natural scenery. This is a country with strong Bedouin values, where you're assured of a warm welcome in the towns, villages and high-standard accommodations we have selected.
- 24th to 28th Apr 2019
Experience the untamed, rugged beauty of West Wales' coast, staying at the luxurious Twr Y Felin Hotel, located in the UK's smallest city - St Davids. Stride out on invigorating walks in the company of our Blue Badge guides, experts on the area who'll give us the historical background on the quaint fishing villages of Porthgain & Solva, as well as the colourful seaside town of Tenby.
- 13th to 17th May 2019
Truly one of Europe's best preserved and most characterful cities, romantic views, stunning architecture and fascinating historical artifacts await every turn of this expert-led tour through the continents Bohemian Capital. We stay in the elegant Hotel Jialta, from which we take a scenic cruise down the river Vlatava, where in the month of May, we can expect the fireworks, lights and music of the Midsummer Navalis festival.
Walking in the Pyrenees
- 10th to 17th June 2019
A two-centre holiday, staying in the hilltop, medieval villages of Torla and Rode de Isabena. From here, we step out of the cobbled village streets into the dramatic scenery of the Pyrenees, exploring the canyons, ridges and rivers in the company of our expert guide, Richard, who is on hand should you wish to delve into the wildflowers, wildlife and local culture of this wild and spectacular region.
- 30th Sep to 4th Oct 2019
From the vibrant sounds, sights and ornate classical arabian architecture of this distinctive city, explore beyond the city limits to the unspoilt beauty of the Agafey Desert and High Atlas Mountains. Out among Marrakech's wilder reaches, visit traditional Berber farming communities and stay one night watching the sunset over the desert from your luxury desert eco-lodge.
Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
- 11th to 18th Oct 2019
From the ancient towns and cities of Sicily's coast, explore the volcanic landscape of the Aeolian Isles on an island-hopping trip of some of the region's most spectacular sights, including Mount Etna (Europe's largest active volcano) and Stromboli. Enjoy the famous cuisine of the region, as well as the culture, ancient greek and roman artifacts and the black sand beaches of the volcanic isles.