Why should I add a tour into my itinerary?
A tour is a brilliant way to explore a new county on the ground. Our travel consultants have been on loads of adventure tours so we can listen and advise on what will suit you best - see our top 10 reasons to add an adventure tour to your trip here!
G Adventures is our main partner – in addition we work with an extensive range of other specialist operators including Acacia Africa, Adventure Tours Australia, Africa Travel Company, Cuban Adventures, Dragoman, Exodus, Explore, Imaginative Traveller, Intrepid, Oasis Overland, Trek America and Toucan Travel.
How to book
Book a tour or find out what's possible. Call 01273 320 580 or request a quote
What the different styles of tour mean
- Adventure: Generally small group tours to out of the way or hard to reach destinations, or the use of alternative routes or methods to reach more familiar destinations. Itineraries tend to be active and involve some elements of trekking, climbing, rafting etc.
- City Tour: Based within a city, these short tours are designed to help you get to grips with a city quickly or if time is short. The price usually includes hotel accommodation (a choice of 2 or 3 standards), plus specific city tour(s).
- Cruise: These tours all feature an element of boat based travel. All or part of the tour may involve staying over-night on-board.
- Day Tour: Short excursions suitable for a day trip or side trip from where you are staying. Day Tours do not include any accommodation.
- Family: Tours designed with families in mind or otherwise suitable for families with children. Accommodation will be family-friendly and will include swimming pools where possible. The structure of the tour will include time for families to spend together. Your tour companions will likely be other families.
- Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Pass: A pre-paid bus pass, valid for a set number of days which allows you freedom to travel on the stipulated services and routes without buying additional tickets. Passengers can hop-on or hop-off the bus at any or all of the stops and stay for as long or short as they wish (within the overall validity of the pass)
- Independent: Tours that don't have fixed departure dates or minimum group sizes (although seasonality can still apply). Some flexibility may be included in the itinerary, or be possible during the planning stage.
- Luxury: For these tours, accommodation is of a more comfortable standard wherever possible. Any transport included in the tour (e.g. ship, rail compartment, bus) will also be of a more comfortable standard wherever this is possible.
- Overland: The distinguishing feature of these tours is the style of travel between different places, often from one country to another, for example using an overland truck dedicated to transporting the tour participants. These tours tend to be longer and start and finish in different countries.
- Rail pass: A pre-paid rail pass, valid for a set number of days which allows you freedom to travel on the stipulated services and routes without buying additional tickets.
- Self-drive: Any tour that involves an element of driving. These are typically pre-set routes within a country with accommodation pre-arranged, but where the transport between destinations is by hire vehicle.
- Trekking: These tours will include an element of walking or hiking during the trip and may include camping over night or staying in very basic local accommodation en route. The treks included will generally require proper walking boots.
- Volunteer: This tour style involves some or all of the time being spent in a volunteer project. Project styles and types vary from tour to tour but typically involve teaching, light construction or animal monitoring. Volunteers may spend anything from 1 day to a full year in a specific project.
- Wildlife: These tours will include at some point in the trip, an emphasis on seeing local wildlife, whether that be marine life, a safari or other dedicated opportunities to see the native wildlife.