Tunis

Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, El Khalili and Felucca cruise

Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, El Khalili, amazing museums and Felucca boat cruise

7 night’s bed and breakfast from £2950pp

Discover Cairo’s  culture and history as you experience a delightfully packed holiday full of memorable destinations, between the perfect blend of the old and new you’ll be spoilt for choice. Everywhere you go and look there is evidence of an intriguing and complex history. Visit the world’s only remaining wonder of the ancient world on a private tour to the pyramids of Giza. See the Pyramids and the Sphinx emerge from the darkness of the edge of a windswept desert. Float on the Nile on a Felucca cruise, See the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts, and visit the engaging Coptic museums where history is made vivid.

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore one of the most spectacular wonders in Cairo as you visit this ancient part of the world on a private tour to the pyramids of Giza.
  • Tour the amazingly vibrant El Khalili Bazaar and revel in the energetic dance performances while you soak in the colours and fragrances of the city.
  • Experience a beautiful sunset lit over the Nile whilst you float on one of the oldest types of sea crafts, the Egyptian Felucca.
  • View the historical account of Cairo by touring the cultural and religious artefacts of the Coptic museum in one of the oldest parts of Cairo.
  • All experienced will be escorted throughout the whole trip by experienced tour managers.
  • Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow, with regional connections available.
  • Excellent quality, hand-picked three and four-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast
  • Round-trip airport shuttle 

What’s Included?

• The price of this holiday is based on two people sharing a double or twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability and will include a supplement fee per person. The price includes seven nights’ accommodation, including breakfast in three and four-star hotels; half-board, scheduled direct flights to Cairo.

• British passport holders can obtain visa upon arrival at any of the Egyptian ports of entry.

•  Contact your GP around 8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures.

• Whilst the travelling schedule shall pose no problems for people of any age in normal physical condition, we should like to point out that we often enjoy walking tours of the various places of interest and these may involve a number of steps and uneven ground. Therefore this holiday may not be suitable for clients of greatly impaired mobility. Please bear this in mind before considering this holiday.

Day 1

You should arrive at the airport for your flight to Cairo.

 Day 2

Visit the World Famous Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza

Today’s visit begins by viewing the world-famous, Great Pyramid and Sphinx of Giza, you’ll marvel at the majestic sight of the towering structures and guarding statue as you learn more about one of the most celebrated civilizations in human history. – the Great Pyramid of Giza holds its distinguished honor of being the world’s tallest man-made structure for more than 3,500 years; learn more about the ancient tomb of Pharaoh Khufu from your private guide. Admire also the 2 neighboring pyramids of Khafre and Menakaure and understand more about life in the ancient Egyptian ruling classes.

Journey across the plateau and enjoy the beauty of Cairo shimmering scenery, perfect time to capture precious photographs of an inspirational keepsake to take away with you.

 Day 3

Felucca cruise on the River Nile

Enjoy and participate in a customary yet private tour of the River Nile on one of the city’s popular pastimes. Board a felucca, a wooden sailing boat made distinct by its large board sails and enjoy the ride. Admire Cairo from its famous waterway inside this popular mode of transport, idyllically passing through the cities culture and learning more about its history from your private guide.

As you Cruise along the majestic river, just as the Pharaohs did thousands of years ago, glimpsing historic sights on the banks you’ll learn more about the river’s essential role in the growth and development of the Egyptian civilization.

Take advantage of your guide’s local and historical knowledge or just use the time to lean back, relax and soak up the atmosphere – observing the busy river traffic as it floats by.

Day 4

Visit old Khan el Kahilili Bazaar

Venture into a world of Egyptian antiquities and discover world-famous relics, including the legendary gold mask that rested over Tutankhamen’s mummy, at the world’s largest museum of Egyptian artefacts.

Visit the Egyptian Antiquities Museum and view its 120,000 treasures and the star of attraction, the tomb of Tutankhamen. Study the Pharaoh’s 6 gold-gilded coffins and the legendary gold mask placed over his mummy.

Head down the narrow passageways and alleys of the 600-year-old Khan el-Kahlili Bazaar. Listen to the vendors calling out from behind their stalls and take in the aroma of spices and shisha mingling with the sound of North African music.

Day 5. 

Explore impressive treasures at the Egyptian Museum

Today you’ll journey through Egypt’s past with a private guided tour of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, home to the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts and Pharaonic antiquities. A great opportunity to learn 6,000 years, worth of history with a personalized tour through the different departments arranged in chronological order and view the vast collection of 120,000 Egyptian antiquities where you’ll be amazed by Tutankhamen’s possessions as you visit his tomb. Admire his 6 gold-gilded coffins and the legendary gold mask that rested over his mummy, the most renowned attractions of the museum.Journey through history past the Old Kingdom monuments, through the Middle and Modern Kingdom exhibits and into the late period. Here, see the Greek- and Roman-period memorials, coins, papyrus, sarcophagi and scarabs.

Day 6

Journey to the ancient city of Memphis

Embark on a trip to see 2 of the country’s most important archaeological sites on a tour tailored tour to explore the ancient city of Memphis – once the capital of Egypt and founded by Pharaoh Menes around 3,000 BC– and visit the Pyramid of Djoser, built during the Third Dynasty in Saqqara.

Discover this legendary city, once believed to be watched over by the god Ptah, patron of craftsman. Follow your guide to its impressive temple of Hut-ka-Ptah and hear legendary stories that bring the place back to life.

View the vast, ancient burial ground of Saqqara and admire its world-famous step pyramid. The oldest in Egypt, it was built during the Third Dynasty, around 2,600 BC. Your guide explains how it was used as a prototype for those at Giza and shows you the prime minister’s tomb and a queen’s pyramid. Each tells a fascinating story and offers a glimpse into the lives of the ruling classes.

Day 7

Venture to Old Cairo

Explore the history of the Christian faith in old Cairo through archaeological sites and cultural exhibits. Visit some of the oldest religious buildings in the country and learn about the Copt people as your private guide provides you with a personalised trip

Uncover the story of the native Christians of Egypt. Begin at one of the oldest churches in the country, the Hanging Church, built on the ruins of a Babylon citadel. Marvel at the vibrant murals and the marble pulpit. Continue to the Church of Abu Serga, regarded as the final resting point of the Holy Family on their journey to Egypt. See the restored Ben Ezra Synagogue, the site traditionally believed to be where Moses was pulled from the Nile, for insight into Jewish Egyptians.

Examine more of the Coptic culture in a museum dedicated to their customs. With over 16,000 artefacts, including manuscripts, textiles, examples of the ancient Coptic language, pottery and more, it’s easy to get an impression of their traditions.

 Day 8

You arrive back in the UK after an extraordinary tour.

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Family Marrakech: Monuments, Berber villages & Agadir

Family Marrakesh: Monuments, Berber villages & Agadir

7 nights bed and breakfast from £959pp

Marrakesh is Morocco’s most intoxicating city with its rose-coloured buildings, wealth of monuments. Discover some of Marrakesh historical sites like the Koutoubia Minaret, the El Bahia Palace and the tombs of the Saadian princes. Escape the Marrakech crowds for a day, passing through Berber villages and experiencing one of Morocco’s most spectacular sights. Journey through the Desert in style either by an exhilarating Quad bike experience or a Relaxing and enlightening Camel ride. Finally, this trip won’t be complete without tasting the delectable cuisine in Marrakech–a treasure-trove of exotic goods, gourmet food, and bustling locals.

Holiday Highlights

  • Visit the historical landmarks like the Koutoubia mosque and the El Bahia Palace
  • Experience the breath-taking three tier Ouzoud Waterfalls ranging 360 feet tall
  • Adventure on an exhilarating Quad biking experience across the luscious desert landscape.
  • See the vibrant city in all its glory on a Marrakech city guided tour.
  • All experienced will be escorted throughout the whole trip by experienced tour managers.
  • Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow, with regional connections available
  • Excellent quality, hand-picked three and four-star hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Round-trip airport shuttle

What’s Included?

• The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability and will include a supplement fee per person. The price includes seven nights’ accommodation, including breakfast in three and four-star hotels; half board basis, scheduled direct flights to Lagos.
• British passport holders will not require a visa to enter Morocco if you staying for 90 days or less.
• Important note: Health authorities recommend vaccination against cholera and yellow fever from all visitors. Anti-malaria prophylactic is also recommended.
• Contact your GP around 8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures
• Whilst the travelling schedule shall pose no problems for people of any age in normal physical condition, we should like to point out that we often enjoy walking tours of the various places of interest and these may involve a number of steps and uneven ground. Therefore this holiday may not be suitable for clients of greatly impaired mobility. Please bear this in mind before considering this holiday.

Day 1

You should arrive at the airport for your overnight flight to Marrakech.

Day 2  

Marrakech historical landmarks

Discover some of Marrakech’s historical landmarks, where you will be enlightened and intrigued by the city’s illustrious buildings. We visit the austere Koutoubia Mosque and its minaret; a beautifully proportioned example of Hispano-Moresque art. We discover the El Bahia Palace, a 19th century building with a 2 acre garden and a haphazard arrangement of the inner courtyard. See the Saadian Tombs, which are intricately decorated with engravings, and the collection of art historian Bert Flint on display in the Tiskiwin House, a marvellous exhibition of native crafts from the caravan routes in the Atlas and Saharan regions. Share a glass drink  of mint tea on the way, see some craftsmanship or visit a Berber apothecary.Go back in time and discover some of Marrakech’s historical landmarks. Your knowledgeable guide enlightens you on the intrigue surrounding the city’s illustrious buildings. Partake in one of North Africa’s most famous traditions as you drink a glass of invigorating mint tea.

Day 3

Trip to the Ouzoud Falls

We take a trip away from the city for a day in the peaceful, natural setting of Ouzoud Falls, a breath-taking part of the country. Green valleys, mills, orchards, caves, gorges from the river El Abid and happy apes in their natural habitat make this private tour a perfect day out. The tiered series of three waterfalls plunges from 110 metres above, its wide-to-narrow streams splashing into the river below. A short walk takes you to the top of the falls where we can admire the beauty of the nature beneath your feet. Here we can also have lunch in a Berber restaurant and enjoy the falls from its terraces. Later, visit a local mill before hiking along the river to the cave. Have your camera ready to capture the cataracts and rainbows that can appear near the bottom of the waterfalls.

Day 4

Camel ride Palm Grove

Partake on this fascinating tour through the incredible Palm Grove of Marrakech. As we trek on a camel through authentic villages and oasis-like landscape, while enjoying a delicious glass of mint tea in a Berber home. Enjoy this Camel adventure and hear legend tales of how this area was the site of a military camp, where soldiers ate dates that had been carried from the pre-Saharan oases. The discarded pits were what created the palm groves of Marrakech. The group, yourself and your sturdy camel friend will trek safely through the palm groves past villas, deluxe properties and Berber homes. Sit back with a refreshing glass of mint tea, before heading back to the city.

Day 5

Amazing Rural Berber Experience

Discover the rural Berber life south of Marrakech at the famous Kik Plateau, a rocky outcrop with inspiring views of the region where you can view indigenous settlements and culturally significant buildings. Trek into the Atlas Mountains and climb to the village of Asni at (3770 feet). We’ll take a pause here for refreshments and savour the views of the snow-capped peaks towering above you. Binoculars wouldn’t go a miss as your stop at Tagherghout Nature Reserve yields where you’ll appreciate the golden eagles, vultures and falcons. Enjoy lunch at a famous restaurant in Ouirgane before seeing Moulay Brahim, a well-known place of pilgrimage. Arrive at the limestone Kik Plateau and marvel at the valley and the Lalla Takerkoust reservoir below.

Finally, we see the Tin Mal Mosque, a symbol of Berber culture and a significant building in their rich history, before your drive back to Marrakech

Day 6

Quad biking Adventure through the Desert

For a fun packed adventure day we will motor out across the desert landscape to the flourishing Palm Grove area. We will cross the varied terrain, glimpse traditional Berber settlements while enjoying stunning views on this quad-biking adventure.

After the safety briefing, we then Journey out of the city on the 25-mile route as we manoeuvre the quad bike through the rugged terrain toward the destination, where you get to appreciate the colourful and rich landscape of the Palmeraie.  As we navigate through the rich variety of lands we’ll glimpse the palm groves, rocky outcrops and dried-up riverbeds, which will remind you of the early caravan route. Then speed back out of the wilderness to the gorgeous city life.

Day 7

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Cape Town Family Experience

Cape Town Family Experience

7 nights bed and breakfast from £1,067pp

Cape Town glistens at the southern toe of the African continent with colour, culture and music. Experience the amazing views at Table Mountain and the National Botanical Gardens which is also a short driving distance of “The Mother City.” The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve provides sweeping sea vistas, hiking trails and wildlife encounters. For true historical significance, travellers can visit Robben Island, the prison where Nelson Mandela was held for 27 years. Dip your toes into hidden waters at Duiker Island. Try authentic Cape Malay dishes or party the night away.

Holiday Highlights

  • Admire the sweeping views of Cape Town and its significant city sites with a drive to the base of the Table Mountain Ariel Cableway.
  • Experience a boat trip into the bay and cruise out to Robben Island, tour the infamous former prison that held many political prisoners, most notably Nelson Mandela.
  • Cruise out to Duiker Island, a rocky outcrop just off the shore where a vast colony of fur seals bask in the sun. Marvel at the array of life that flocks to the waters,
  • See the vibrant city in all its glory on a Cape Town guided tour.
  • All experienced will be escorted throughout the whole trip by experienced tour managers.
  • Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow, with regional connections available
  • Excellent quality, hand-picked three and four-star hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Round trip airport shuttle

What’s Included?

  • The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room. The price includes seven nights’ accommodation, including breakfast in three and four-star hotels; half-board basis, scheduled flights to Cape Town
  • British passport holders require a visa to enter South Africa.
  • Cape town has entry requirements that differ depending on your nationality and the reason for your visit.
    For information on how you can apply for your visa through the South Africa High commission;Depending on the country of origin, you don’t need visa, if you stay less than 30 days in the country. http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/immigration-services/exempt-countries Contact the High Commission well before departure.
  • Contact your GP around 8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures.
  • Whilst the travelling schedule shall pose no problems for people of any age in normal physical condition, we should like to point out that we often enjoy walking tours of the various places of interest and these may involve a number of steps and uneven ground. Therefore this holiday may not be suitable for clients of greatly impaired mobility. Please bear this in mind before considering this holiday.

Day 1

You should arrive at the airport for your overnight flight to Cape Town.

 Day 2: Sweeping views of Cape Town

Admire the sweeping views of Cape Town and its significant city sites. We start the day with a drive to the base of the Table Mountain Ariel Cableway, situated above the city, where one can appreciate the truly breath-taking panoramas. Once we’re at the top we can take in stunning vistas over both coastlines, the Cape of Good Hope and the view of Robben Island. Admire the bright colours of the Malay Quarter while learning of the history of the early settlers from your personal guide. Enjoy the country’s rich cultural past with a tour of the exhibits in the South Africa Museum, set among the verdant and lush Company’s Gardens, before returning back to the hotel.

 Day 3: Wine tasting at Stellenbosh

From breath-taking natural scenery to rare wild animals, and even some of the world’s finest wines, discover the wide-ranging highlights of Cape Town. As we discover the wild rugged landscape, we will walk with penguins on Boulders Beach and sample some fine wines in Stellenbosch.  We will Journey south – while weaving in and out of the coastline, passing quaint fishing towns such as Hout Bay. Enter the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and expect to anticipate endemic antelope species, a plethora of birds and troops of roaming baboons. Complete the tour with a trip out into the lush valleys and mountain scenery of Stellenbosch. The area contains many eminent vineyards – where your expert guide will select one of the finest estates for a memorable tour and tasting

 Day 4: Hop on Tour to see the Botanical Gardens

Adventure on This hop-on, hop-off tour and enjoy the flexibility to explore the city at your own pace. View the waters from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Situated within the heart of the city, this bustling harbour sets the floating backdrop for the Atlantic Ocean. Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain sits Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, one of nine National Botanical Gardens covering five of the country’s six different biomes. We’ll stroll through its landscapes, check out the on-site conservatory and admire the indigenous buds being cultivated. Head to the Castle of Good Hope to discover the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa, constructed in 1666 as a maritime replenishment station, this star-shaped structure now houses the Castle Military Museum and the Iziko Museum of Cape Town.

 Day 5: Set a Sail to see the Seals

Cruise out to Duiker Island, a rocky outcrop just off the shore where a vast colony of fur seals bask in the sun. Marvel at the array of life that flocks to the waters, such as feeding sharks, migrating whales and year-round flights of birds. Set sail to the small island just off the Cape Peninsula, where we’ll observe the large colony of fur seals. As we look to the sky to view different species of birds we can also expect to spot the dolphins and humpback whales roaming the ocean waters. We take to the seas and cruise out to Duiker Island, a rocky outcrop just off the shore where a vast colony of fur seals bask in the sun just out of the waves. Marvel at the array of life that flocks to the waters, such as feeding sharks, migrating whales and year-round flights of birds.

 Day 6: Trip to Robben Island

We start the day with a boat trip into the bay and cruise out to Robben Island. Tour the infamous former prison that held many political prisoners, most notably Nelson Mandela. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a drive through the vibrant Malay Quarter, learning about the city’s Muslim heritage. Discover significant historical landmarks that are central to Cape Town’s identity and admire a view of the entire city from its iconic natural feature, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. We conclude this tour back in town by visiting the pretty Company’s Gardens and admire the country’s oldest surviving colonial building at the Castle of Good Hope.Uncover significant historical landmarks that are central to Cape Town’s identity and admire a view of the entire city from its iconic natural feature, Table Mountain. We visit historic places and take a journey through time while the popular sights of Table Bay are revealed one by one.

Day 7: Return

You arrive back in the UK after an extraordinary tour.

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Nairobi Family Adventure

7 nights bed and breakfast from £1,499pp

Nairobi leaves an incredible mark on its visitors and on this country tour, you see some of the very best Kenya has to offer. Marvel at the wild creatures of Nairobi National Park and have an encounter with endangered giraffes at the Giraffe Centre. We then escape Nairobi’s hustle and bustle and head to the suburbs to see orphaned animals being cared for and discover the abundance of wildlife on the doorsteps of Nairobi.

Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy a ride from Nairobi toward Lake Naivasha and admire the views of the Rift Valley.
  • View the lions, rhinos, and variety of plains game.
  • Experience a trip back to the colonial period and learn about the lives of people who inhabited the region.
  • See the vibrant city in all its glory on a Nairobi guided tour.
  • All experienced will be escorted throughout the whole trip by experienced tour managers.
  • Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow, with regional connections available.
  • Excellent quality, hand-picked three and four-star hotels.
  • Breakfast throughout
  • Round-trip airport shuttle

What’s Included?

• The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room.Single rooms are subject to availability and will include a supplement fee per person. The price includes five nights’ accommodation, including breakfast in three and four-star hotels; half-board basis, scheduled direct flights to Nairobi.
• British passport holders require a visa to enter Kenya.
• Kenya has entry requirements that differ depending on your nationality and the reason for your visit.
For information on how you can apply for your visa through the Kenya High commission; visit http://www.kenyahighcom.org.uk/requirements Contact the High Commission well before departure.
• Important note: Health authorities recommend vaccination against yellow fever from all visitors.
• Contact your GP around 8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures.
• Whilst the travelling schedule shall pose no problems for people of any age in normal physical condition, we should like to point out that we often enjoy walking tours of the various places of interest and these may involve a number of steps and uneven ground. Therefore this holiday may not be suitable for clients of greatly impaired mobility. Please bear this in mind before considering this holiday.

Day 1

You should arrive at the airport for your overnight flight to Nairobi.

Day 2

 Get the Nairobi experience

After your morning arrival you will be whisked away from the airport to our boutique lodgings located in the heart Nairobi city via private transfer. All rooms are air-conditioned, and brightly decorated. After some time to relax and freshen up, we experience one of the highlights of your tour by soaking up the best of Nairobi you’ll explore Uhuru Park, soak up the amazing monuments, you will be taken you on a discovery tour of the best of Nairobi, we explore the Parliament buildings, the Mzee Jomo Kenyatta Mausoleum and the August 7th Memorial Park. We’ll walk through the city streets giving you the chance to mingle with the locals and learn about their lifestyles.

Day 3

Lake Nakuru National Park

This morning we will drive to Lake Nakuru National Park for an exploration of Kenya’s abundance of bird wildlife. We discover the variety of birds that live in and migrate to the park, including the flamboyance of flamingos for which the lake is famous for. We encounter buffalo, zebras, antelopes, lions, and leopards. Witness the benefits of the Black Rhino breeding program.

Day 4

Visit the Orphanage Elephants

On today’s tour we we escape Nairobi’s hustle and bustle and head to the suburbs to see orphaned animals being cared for, you will encounter elephants and rhinos. We can see up and close the orphaned animals being cared for at the centre.

Day 5

Wildlife, history and Rothschild giraffes

Today we and explore various herbivores roaming the park’s grasslands and over 300 species of birds in the park,  lions, cheetahs, and leopard.  Once we finish the wildlife tour we sample local cuisine at a nearby restaurant for lunch, after our stomachs are full we then journey back to the colonial period and learn about the lives of people who inhabited the region. After we the stimulating history tour we  drive to the giraffe centre to have an encounter with the endangered Rothschild giraffe.

Day 6

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