Specialist Expeditions Worldwide

Past Tours

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Cruising the Irrawaddy, January 2018

Escaping European winter we stroll the colonial streets of romantic RANGOON, now a fascinating mix of old and new.

Lunch in the buzzy RANGOON TEA HOUSE, whilst staying at the glorious . . . [READ MORE]

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Exotics in Spring, an April short break

Colour, warmth, TAPAS and TIPPLES, exotic birds and rare orchids.  We will cram our weekend in Southern Spain with the best of Andalucia whilst based in a stylish ex-olive Hacienda.



Polar Bears & Wildlife deep within the Arctic Circle REPEATED in 2018

In 2017 this tour was a huge success – see the comments.  Using the same comfortable ice-class, purpose-built ship, we cruise remote fjords and corners of the strikingly beautiful SVALBARD ARCHIPELAGO . . . [READ MORE]


Yorkshire: the 2017 Private Collection

Yorkshire; the 2017 Private Collection, a short 4 day break visiting stunning private houses with magnificent parks, plus concerts in Castle Howard part of the Ryedale Festival


Portuguese Table Wines with Ben Howkins

APRIL 14th - 19th 2016

PORTUGAL – “a treasure trove of indigenous grape varieties.”

The Douro Valley & Lodges of Oporto: a delightful wine tour with BEN HOWKINS & Amelia Dalton.

We will taste wines created by the historic . . . [READ MORE]

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Boating in the Brazilian Amazon

7th - 22nd October 2015

From the comfort of our private motor yacht,  chartered exclusively for us, we cruise the tributaries of the mighty Amazon, heading up into the tributaries of the Rio Negro before . . . [READ MORE]

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Burma past and present

Colonial Yangon occupied our first morning before visiting the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda during a golden sunset followed by a Burmese dinner with French wine, in the company of alumni from . . . [READ MORE]


Wines of the Rhône Valley

11 - 15 June 2014

A specialist wine tour with James Price & Amelia Dalton
“Are there wines to rival the greatest First Growths of Bordeaux and the Grand Crus of Burgundy?” Robert Parker’s answer is a resounding “YES! They are found among the finest wines of the Rhône Valley.”


Sumatra & Super Trees

2 – 8 October 2014

From the sophistication of Singapore to the simplicity of Sumatra, this will be a short tour of contrasts, principally offered to those taking the ORION voyage through INDONESIA.

Mekong Explorer

The Temples of Angkor & Cruising the mighty Mekong

From VIETNAM to CAMBODIA by way of LAOS; temples, rivers and lakes. A cultural and wildlife extravaganza


Costa Rica & Belize by private plane

Volcanos, turtles, textiles and tattoos; Costa Rica and Belize have an incredible colourful variety of interests to attract: a private plane avoids tiresome roads and gives easy access to the remote jungle lodges, turtle beaches and delightful towns with their charming colonial archcitecture.


Madagascar & Islands of the Indian Ocean

February 2017

From Tanzania to the Seychelles with time in Zanzibar, the Comores and Madagascar we cruised through these distant exotic island chains.

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Spring Glamour: Italian Lakes, Villas & Gardens

15 - 20 April 2015


“The island gardens which dot the Italian lakes are among the most beautiful and beguiling in the world.  But it takes a gardener to explain their fascination” Monty Don.

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Orangutans, Monkeys and Dragons

8 - 20 October 2014

An exotic wildlife voyage to Borneo, Bali & Beyond