The concept of the ‘Secrets’ collection germinated in response to a growing number of our travellers who expressed a wish to revisit their favourite countries. Rather than tread over old ground we colluded with our local representatives to identify areas, towns and sights of the country that were relatively unexplored but equally exciting as the better-known parts,
Our Secrets range of small group tours offers the opportunity to explore the unexplored!
Rather than concentrating on well-known sights and cities, these unique itineraries are carefully curated to acquaint you with the hidden corners of your chosen destination. We’ve tapped into the unrivalled expertise of our local guides and contacts, persuading them to share their knowledge and let us in on some of their best-kept secret recommendations. Here you’ll find authentic places, meet authentic people, and enjoy authentic experiences.
If we do pass significant sights en route, we have endeavoured to present them from a different angle, offering a fresh view, greater understanding, and longer lasting memories
Our Secrets tours are perfect if you’re returning to a destination and keen to cover new ground, or for the discerning traveller who prefers to do things a little differently.
Touring Montenegro from medieval towns to Mediterranean bays, via Europe’s most southerly fjord and its last virgin forest, this journey explores the ancient history of the young country, revealing its culture, customs and cuisine, at a relaxed, refreshing pace.
A very varied journey through Sicily’s less-visited sites, this tour reveals the hidden gems of cultural heritage and contrasting landscapes, from Aeolian Islands to ostentatious Baroque towns, and from fishing villages to the fictional world of Inspector Montalbano
Secret Greece - Alexander & Olympus
From Thessaloniki’s Byzantine quarter to the haunts of Alexander the Great, the home of the Gods, Mount Olympus, the monasteries of Mount Athos, Philippi’s Roman remains, and bountiful nature at Lake Kerkini, this is a glorious discovery of northern Greece
From Bangalore’s Bull Temple to Mysore’s magnificent palace, from Ooty hill station to Bandipur’s ‘Project Tiger’ reserve, and from the misted beauty of Coorg to the mystical temples of Hassan and Hampi, this is an enthralling tour of Karnataka’s cultural riches
Treasures & Secrets of Sicily
A heady blend of ancient sites, stunning scenery, charming towns and glorious churches, this is our ‘grand tour’ of Sicily, its highlights varying from Aeolian Isles to UNESCO sites, Mount Etna to Marsala wine, and the Scicli film locations of Inspector Montalbano
Sailing from the Black Sea to Budapest, this is a fascinating and multi-faceted journey, revealing the less-known reaches of the Danube, and cruising through the ravishing riverscapes which connect the countries, capitals, and cultures along its remarkable route
Secrets of the Seychelles
Cruise the Garden of Eden on this unique island-hopping voyage through the paradise isles of the Seychelles archipelago, uncovering white sandy beaches and incredible wildlife. From dots on the map in Ste. Anne Marine Park, to the diversity on lively Mahé, discovering the culture and nature of this Creole nation
In a full fortnight of discovery, this is the classic ‘long cruise’ from Cairo to Aswan, with a different perspective, as it sails to the lesser-known landmarks of ancient Egypt, beside the Nile, in Luxor, and on Lake Nasser; and adds an insight of local culture