The Deep South - Elvis 40th Anniversary Memorial Special Departure
Join Elvis fans from across the world in Memphis as they come together to rememebr the King of Rock and Roll. Experience the famous Candle Light Vigil, where you can light a candle in rememberence of Elvis
The Deep South - Mardi Gras
Combine the music of New Orleans during Mardi Gras with the Deep South. A must for music fans, this journey clocks up visits to places graced by the likes of Johnny Cash, BB King and Elvis and also includes a ticket to the Mardi Gras parade in the company of a Tour Manager. The Mississippi River and a paddle steamer trip are other highlights.
Mexico Trail of the Conquistadors – Day of the Dead Special Departure
See the best of Mexico, from millennia-old Mayan treasures and newly-crowned ‘world wonder’ Chichén Itzá to tropical rainforests and world-class canyons. Top that off with a jaunt to the Caribbean coast, where you can choose to stay longer. On this special departure you'll enjoy an unforgettable performance of the 'Legend of la Llorona' in one of the most beautiful areas of Mexico City. You'll also visit San Andres Mixquic to experience the famous Day of the Dead celebrations, a festival when Mexicans come together to honour their deceased loved ones.
Epic Peru - Inti Raymi Festival Special Departure
Peru is like a continent in miniature. Take in its jaw-dropping diversity – from icy Andean peaks and volcano-studded scenery, to the ‘City of Kings’ and the cloud-topping citadel of Machu Picchu. Add a stay in the rainforest to experience even more. The festival of Inti Raymi, or the Festival of the Sun, is held each year in Cuzco on June 24. This ancient Incan festival is one of the most colourful pageants in South America. The streets are decked with flowers for a parade accompanied by music, prayers and dancing, and ending at Sacsayhuman.
Chile, Argentina & Brazil Rio Carnival Special Departure
This South American adventure is big on sights – vineyards cascading down Chile’s dramatic mountain slopes, drenching mists at Argentina’s Iguaçú Falls and twinkling coral sand beaches in Brazil. The finale of this unforgettable holiday comes in the form of the ‘greatest party on earth’ – the spectacular Rio Carnival Winner’s Parade.
Ancient to Modern - Essential China: Harbin Ice Festival Special Departure
You’ll see China’s most famous sights on this 11-day tour. The Jade Buddha Temple, Terracotta Army, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall all line up for inspection as you travel from bustling Shanghai to extraordinary Beijing. After you’ve seen these extraordinary sights, you’ll head to Harbin, famous for its spectacular festival of ice and snow carvings.
Unmissable China & Mighty Yangtze Cruise - Hot Springs & Spectacular Scenery Special Departure
The Great Wall, Forbidden City and Terracotta Army - China’s famous sights are all present and correct on this exhilarating
21-day tour, which includes a spectacular 4-night Yangtze cruise. On day 5, join one of our special departures which also takes in the spectacular limestone karst peaks of Guilin, a chance to explore the countryside of rural southern China and visit to the hot springs of Chongqing.
Colonial Highlights of Ceylon - Kandy Esala Perahera Festival
Fascinating ruins, dense jungle and hillsides carpeted with tea plantations and aromatic spice gardens. This is what you get in Sri Lanka, and so much more as you embark on a mesmerising journey and see at close hand a wonderland of wildlife. Join our special departure and enjoy an extra night in Kandy to experience the Esala Perahera, one of the oldest and grandest Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka.
Royal Rajasthan Luxury Special Departure
Visit the princely state of Rajasthan and experience a magical mix of hilltop forts and lakeside palaces, exquisite temples and colourful towns, all set against startling desert scenery. You’ll also visit the imperial capital Delhi and the magnificent Taj Mahal. Our 13 October 2017 departure is a 'luxury' departure and we have handpicked some of the best 5-star or boutique accommodation.
Grand Tour of India - Pushkar Camel Festival
Tick off India’s most impressive sights including Old and New Delhi, the Taj Mahal, the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur and Agra Fort. Search for tigers in Ranthambore, visit an elephant camp and cruise the tranquil backwaters of Kerala. It’s all on this grand tour. On this special departure you'll attend the annual camel fair in Pushkar, where you'll see camel races and experience a riot of colour as livestock and handicrafts are traded.
Welcome to South Africa - Whale Watching Special Departure
The perfect mix of exploration and relaxation, you’ll see animals in their natural habitats, mountains, gardens and coastlines like no other and find out why this region is famed for its wine. On this special date your tour will be extended by 1 night, allowing time for a visit to Hermanus - recognised by the World Wildlife Fund as one of the best whale watching destinations in the world.
Ultimate South Africa - Whale Watching special departure
From the sight-packed city of Cape Town to the fascinating wildlife of Kruger National Park via the rolling vineyards of Stellenbosch, mesmerising scenery of the Garden Route and historic battlefield of Rorke’s Drift, this tour takes in the best of South Africa. On our special September departures your tour will be extended by 1 night, allowing time for a visit to Hermanus - recognised by the World Wildlife Fund as one of the best whale watching destinations in the world.
Verona Opera Experience
A night at the opera at the famed Roman Arena takes centre stage on this holiday. You’ll also visit Verona – the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and home to a host of archaeological gems. Lake Garda is also within your reach.