Small Group Tours & Cruises

We are delighted to unveil our brand new Small Group Tours & Cruises brochure featuring a hand-picked selection of our most popular tours and covering departures until December 2023.

Taking you on inspirational journeys to wonderful places, creating lasting memories... With a wealth of knowledge and experience between us and an ethos of integrity and professionalism, we are proud of our multi-award-winning service and delighted that our many repeat travellers are enjoying it too. Our passion is to create inspirational journeys, touring lands less visited, or adding an extra dimension to well-known destinations; and we put our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We offer complimentary cabin selection on our exclusive cruises featured - a wonderful way to travel, allowing you to relax and watch the ever-changing scenery as you cruise by, travelling in style and comfort. The need to only unpack once is a welcome benefit. Our choice of vessel is deliberate to reflect the flavour and ambience of the routing and our carefully selected partners share our ethos for an exclusive boutique-style cruising experience, ideal for the discerning traveller with an interest in culture, history and nature. Choose from ‘Péniche Alsacienne’ cruising through the scenic heart of Alsace from Lagarde to Strasbourg; a luxury coastal cruise in Croatia on board the deluxe MV Admiral; ‘The Original Nile by Royal Steamer’ with on board lectures sails on the classic Nile route from Cairo and the Pyramids to ancient Thebes and Aswan, visiting rarely explored temples and tombs, all from a luxurious floating base on board the restored deluxe paddle steamer the SS Misr; or ‘Royal Barge on the Douro’ exuding regal charm, imperial elegance and tasteful sophistication - there are few better ways to experience the golden beauty of the stunning Douro valley region than from the decks of the Spirit of Chartwell.

Travelling in companionable escorted groups, each itinerary has been carefully created to capture the essence of each destination visited, as well as allowing ample time to explore independently or to relax and soak up the sights. Packed with special touches and little extras, our expert guides will show you the true character of each destination and take you beyond the norm, whether your chosen destination is closer to home or far-flung.

Travel by Bullet train from Kyoto to Hiroshima on ‘Discover Japan’ - the easiest, quickest, and most comfortable way to travel, offering riders an exceptionally unique and efficient travel experience.

Book by the end of the year to SAVE £100 on a ‘Grand Tour of Turkey’ discovering its Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Hittite, Trojan and Seljuk heritage, with No Single Supplement and Solo Group Departures for added solo appeal.

We also offer No Single Supplement and Solo Group Departures on a further selection of tours - join one of our classic touring, wildlife or classic resort programmes with No Single Supplement on selected dates, or a Solo Group departure comprised only of single travellers, following one of our regular programmes. Choose from Italy - a week staying at the ‘Grand Hotel on Lake Como’; Uzbekistan’s Silk Road cities; a stay at the iconic Victoria Falls and a special boutique camp on ‘Victoria Falls to the Okavango’; or a comprehensive tour of Western Cuba’s most important cities, to mention a few.

To enhance the experience, we arrange exclusive and memorable special events, illuminating the country and people you are visiting. Attend a special ceremony, performance, meal or drinks party at characteristic and spectacular locations; learn about cooking and the local way of life; discover less-visited corners or special locations not normally open to the public.

We offer ‘privately guided’ and ‘private group’ options so you can enjoy an even more personal experience with family or friends, visiting all the programmed sights, but with your own private vehicle and driver/guide, plus a ‘tour only’, and extension and extra night options.

Please note that prices are correct at the time of publication and may increase due to currency fluctuations. The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee.