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Ten of the best escorted tours and cruises

Inspired by the spirit of Jules Verne himself, these captivating group tours will transport you to the far corners of the globe, where extraordinary encounters and long-lasting memories await. Our expertise as a small group travel company means we have a collection of amazing tours to take in 2024. Each one showcases not only the highlights of that area but also the hidden treasures that you might miss out on if you don’t take part in a group travel tour. Our top ten escorted tours and cruises exemplify the very essence of a group tour, where you can combine the thrill of discovering new places and meeting new people, with being escorted by your own knowledgeable local guide.

The Ruins Of Taormina Theater At Sunset, Sicily, Italy

Treasures of Sicily

A veritable feast of Greek and Roman monuments vie for attention amid the Norman, Phoenician and Saracen landmarks of Sicily’s cultural heritage. The island’s astonishing wealth of well-preserved sites bring the ancient past to life and make this our top tour in Italy

More 7 nights from £1835
View To Mir I Arab Madrassa Thru The Old Wooden Carved Door, Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Highlights of Uzbekistan

A great value tour of the Silk Road cities of Uzbekistan including Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand, using the high speed railway line to travel between the capital Tashkent and Bukhara

More 7 nights from £1945

Classical Tour of Albania

Unspoilt, uncrowded, and unique in its culture, Albania is a treasure chest of ancient cities, mystical mountains, museums, castles and coastline, its feast of Ottoman architecture the jewel in its crown. This tour lifts the lid on its riches, of heritage and of nature

More 7 nights from £1045

The Coast of Explorers & Emperors

A magical meander around the intriguing sites, inviting islands, and inimitable scenery of the Croatian coast, this relaxing and refreshing cruise sees new horizons every day of its seven-night sail on a private Jules Verne small-ship, the elegant MV Admiral

More 7 nights from £1995
Dougga, Tunisia

Carthage to Kairouan

Based in cosmopolitan Tunis and the sea and sand city of Sousse, take a fascinating journey through time, from the ancient archaeological sites of Roman Africa to Islamic architecture

More 7 nights from £1145
Douro River And Traditional Boats In Porto, Portugal

Royal Barge on the Douro

From baroque castles to beautiful bucolic villages, from hilltop medieval ruins to valleys cloaked in the vineyards of age-old wine estates, from mountain scenery to ocean shore, enjoy the ever-changing landscapes of this unique Royal Barge cruise on the Douro

More 7 nights from £2995
Amalfi Coast, Positano, Italy

Discover Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast

A supremely scenic week, with Meta di Sorrento as your base, includes the evocative remains of Pompeii, a drive along ‘the divine coast’ to Amalfi, Positano and Ravello, and Capri by boat

More 7 nights from £1495
Trakai Castle, Traku Pilis, Lithuania

Baltic Capitals

Four countries, four capitals, and seven centuries of architectural styles, in their street-scenes and monuments, form the focus of this intriguing Baltics tour, as we travel to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, and take the ferry across the Gulf for a final day in Finland

More 8 nights from £1695
Registan Square, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

The Golden Road to Samarkand

Experience Uzbekistan’s Silk Road cities, from metropolitan Tashkent to Old Khiva’s towers and cupolas, across the Kyzylkum Desert to beautiful Bukhara, and into exotic Samarkand

More 11 nights from £2595
Galata Tower, Istanbul, Turkey

Grand Tour of Turkey

A journey through the cities and the centuries, via coasts, peaks and plateaus, enjoy a comprehensive circling of significant sights, from Istanbul, at ‘the bridge of continents’, to ancient sites, intriguing culture and ethereal landscapes

More 14 nights from £2295