• From $16,490

    Ireland in Depth Tours and Travel | June 2022

    Date:  4 – 25 June 2022

    From the haunting beauty of the pure, unspoiled landscapes, to the urban buzz of the country’s dynamic cities mixed with the magic of thousands of years worth of culture and history, The Emerald Isle is a country that never fails to surprise. There are very few detailed, small group tours available in Ireland, which is why we’ve developed such a comprehensive tour. We’ll have you drinking Guinness in a traditional pub, strolling through quaint cobble-stoned villages, dancing to Celtic music, driving through stunningly beautiful rugged back roads, and viewing spectacular coastlines.

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    Argentina Tours and Travel | February 2023

    Date:  13 – 27 February 2023

    The Republic of Argentina is a large country – the world’s 9th largest – with a population of around 40 million people, mainly of Spanish and Italian descent.  The Spanish conquistadores arrived in the 16th century and virtually wiped out all of the indigenous people through violence, disease, and disposition. Slaves from Africa were brought over in the 18th century mainly to work in the fields. The resulting culture is an eclectic mix of indigenous traditions, European influences, and African rhythms including art, literature, dance, and song.

  • From $5,490 Jeeps on safari in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka in Detail | May 2022

    Date:  16 – 30 May 2022

    Sri Lanka is an island nation in the Indian Ocean separated from India by the Palk Strait. It is “almost” linked to India by a mostly underwater atoll called Adam’s Bridge. It is a very lush, tropical island sitting just north of the equator. There are many reasons to visit Sri Lanka – there is so much to see and do. Even though it is a relatively small country, each region is quite different. The indigenous and colonial history is fascinating. The food is fabulous. The scenery is spectacular and the abundance of wildlife will take you by surprise.

  • From $5,490 Galle Lighthouse with lots of local people

    Sri Lanka in Detail | April 2022

    Date:  11 – 25 April 2022

    Sri Lanka is an island nation in the Indian Ocean separated from India by the Palk Strait. It is “almost” linked to India by a mostly underwater atoll called Adam’s Bridge. It is a very lush, tropical island sitting just north of the equator. There are so many reasons to visit Sri Lanka – there is so much to see and do. Even though it is a relatively small country, each region is quite different. The indigenous and colonial history is fascinating. The food is fabulous. The scenery is spectacular and the abundance of wildlife will take you by surprise.

  • From $6,990 Busan's Haedong Yonggungsa Temple in South Korea

    South Korea in Depth | May 2022

    Date:  20 May – 4 June 2022

    While there is much to see and do in Seoul, you need to leave the capital to understand Korea. Here you will find the most beautiful traditional villages, UNESCO temples and Buddhas, countryside with hills full of native trees and rice paddies. At just 100,000 square km, South Korea is geographically a small country that is easy to get around, so you can see a lot without spending long days on the road. A two-week visit is needed to obtain a good feel for what it has to offer. There’s history galore, a wonderful, ancient culture combined with modern lifestyle surrounded by technology, great food and stunning scenery.

  • From $5,490 Sigiriya Rock Fortress from a distance with water lilies in forefront

    Sri Lanka with Kandy’s Esala Festival | July 2022

    Date:  28 July – 11 August 2022

    Sri Lanka is an island nation in the Indian Ocean separated from India by the Palk Strait. It is “almost” linked to India by a mostly underwater atoll called Adam’s Bridge. It is a very lush, tropical island sitting just north of the equator. There are so many reasons to visit Sri Lanka – there is so much to see and do. Even though it is a relatively small country, each region is quite different. The indigenous and colonial history is fascinating. The food is fabulous. The scenery is spectacular and the abundance of wildlife will take you by surprise.

  • From $8,990 georgia armenia azerbaijan tours Gergeti Trinity Church

    The Caucasus – Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia | August 2022

    Date:  25 August – 14 September 2022

    At the crossroads of Asia and Eastern Europe, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus is a unique travel destination. Few tourists visit this fascinating region but those who do are struck by its beauty, culture and history. On this trip, you’ll pass snow-capped mountains, glaciers and gorges, dine with local families, and explore rock-hewn villages, mosques, and UNESCO World Heritage-listed monasteries and churches.

  • From $5,490 Old sailing boat on Negombo Beach

    Sri Lanka in Detail | November 2022

    Date:  14 – 28 November

    Sri Lanka is an island nation in the Indian Ocean separated from India by the Palk Strait. It is “almost” linked to India by a mostly underwater atoll called Adam’s Bridge. It is a very lush, tropical island sitting just north of the equator. There are so many reasons to visit Sri Lanka – there is so much to see and do. Even though it is a relatively small country, each region is quite different. The indigenous and colonial history is fascinating. The food is fabulous. The scenery is spectacular and the abundance of wildlife will take you by surprise.

  • From $12,980 Gardeners wearing Japanese coolie straw bamboo hats

    Japan in Autumn Tours & Travel | September 2022

    Date:  3 -23 September 2022

    From the hi-tech speed and efficiency of the bullet train which will whisk you to Osaka, to the serenity of Kyoto’s zen gardens and temples; Japan offers a unique mix of the modern and the traditional. Japan’s rugged peaks, rocky coastlines, gorges, lakes, waterfalls and dense forests are breathtaking. This tour includes the best of everything Japan has to offer. It is designed for newcomers to Japan and follows a leisurely pace starting and ending in Tokyo.

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    Japan’s Northern Honshu Tohoku Prefecture Tours & Travel | September 2022

    Date:  23 September – 6 October 2022

    If you have been to Japan already you’ll know that it is a treat for the traveller. With wonderfully preserved traditions, nature and cultural experiences it is simply a pleasure to visit. This trip takes you away from the large, heavily touristed sites to delve deeper into Japanese culture and traditional towns. We’ll visit traditional onsen villages, learn about Samurai culture, hike in pristine forests and visit three UNESCO listed sites. For first time travellers to Japan, this is a wonderful introduction to a country that will keep drawing you back.

  • From $15,490 Nova Scotia seaside cove

    Canada’s North East – Newfoundland and Nova Scotia Tours & Travel | August 2022

    Date:  1 – 18 August 2022

    Canada is regarded as one of the most scenic places on the planet. The Eastern Atlantic Provinces, locally referred to as “the Maritimes”, are dominated by the sea, both historically and geographically. They sat at the heart of the early European struggles, and the legacy of these early influences remains. This region has maintained a unique culture and quirky nature that feels far removed from the rest of the nation; you’ll enjoy a warm welcome, and down to earth hospitality. The region is home to a stunning array of whales and marine life ….. not to mention the freshest, tastiest lobster in the world.

  • From $18,920 King Penguins on the beach in South Georgia

    Antarctica Expedition Cruise including South Georgia and Falkland Islands | January 2023

    Date:  29 January 2023

    17 days – 15 nights on board L’Austral
    Blue Dot Travel brings you this Ponant Antarctic expedition cruise. Join this Antarctic expedition to discover the most beautiful sites including the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the White Continent. Each day, whether on land, aboard your ship or during a Zodiac outing, you will be surrounded by a grandiose decor ranging from icebergs to ice floe and ancient glaciers and encounter wildlife like never before.

  • From $11,490 Corsica's Bonifacio

    Corsica and Malta Tours & Travel | September 2022

    Date:  3 – 22 September 2022

    Two Mediterranean Islands – both very different – Corsica with its typical French way of life, and Malta an independent nation which was once a British colony. They are a traveller’s dream because they are relatively small and easy to get around, have a reputation for wonderful food and wine and offer ancient history, medieval villages, stunning landscapes and a lifestyle second to none. Our local guides will show you the best of these islands plus some of the lesser-known parts. You may find it very hard to leave.

  • Alaskan thin-horn sheep

    Alaska – Wilderness and Wildlife Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    Alaska – the biggest state of the US is a nature lover’s utopia. Ice-capped mountains, forests full of wildlife, plus lakes and rivers full of fish. What’s not to love? You are almost guaranteed of seeing the bears. Caribou, moose and bison are also common. There are hundreds of bird species to be found, including the American bald eagle. Orca’s and various species of whales can also be spotted off the coast. If light trekking, log cabins and wilderness is your thing, this trip is for you.

  • Brett and Holly Goulston on African family safari

    Southern Africa Family Tours & Travel

    Date:  To suit your group

    Ever dreamt of taking the family on an African family safari? Chances are the answer is “Yes!” Blue Dot Travel has developed a comprehensive itinerary taking in the best these destinations have to offer, timed to coincide with our local April and September school holidays. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with wildlife, local culture, amazing scenery and diverse activities. Visit Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls (better known to the locals as Mosi-oa-Tunya, the smoke that thunders), the magnificent Chobe National Park in Botswana where you’ll stay in both luxury camps and a safari lodge, and Cape Town which is without a doubt, South Africa’s most beautiful and exciting city.

  • Sunset scene at avenue of boaboabs

    Madagascar Family Tours & Travel

    Date:  To suit your group

    David Attenborough referred to the island as “natures design laboratory”, because of the many unique creatures and vegetation, some of quite a primitive nature, which are found here. The terrain varies from tropical rainforest to desert, from high stony plateaus to lush green islands with many amazing geological and geographical formations throughout. Madagascar has a whole range of unique animals and plants, which have evolved here separated from the rest of the world, notably its famous lemurs. We will visit a number of their known habitats and search both day and night so that with a little luck, we will see a fair number.

  • Argentina Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    The Republic of Argentina is a large country – the world’s 9th largest – with a population of around 40 million people, mainly of Spanish and Italian decent.  The Spanish conquistadores arrived in the 16th century and virtually wiped out all of the indigenous people through violence, disease and disposition. Slaves from Africa were brought over in the 18th century mainly to work in the fields. The resulting culture is an eclectic mix of indigenous traditions, European influences and African rhythms including art, literature, dance and song.

  • Silverback gorilla on Uganda safari tours

    Uganda Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    Uganda is a traveller’s dream because it has so much to offer in a relatively small place. If wildlife is your thing, Uganda offers the ultimate African experience because you’ll see both savannah and jungle species within a days drive. The gorillas are surely a highlight but certainly not the only reason to visit. The scenery is stunning, the safari style accommodation comfortable, there’s good food and wonderful locals. What’s not to love.

  • Safari jeep in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka Family Tours & Travel

    Date:  To suit your group

    There are many reasons to visit this country, with much to see and do. Even though it is relatively small, Sri Lanka packs a lot of punch for the traveller. The indigenous and colonial history is fascinating, the climate tropical, food is fabulous, accommodation wonderful, and the scenery spectacular.  Plus, the abundance of wildlife one of the drawcards for travellers —will take you by surprise. It’s no wonder that in 2013, Lonely Planet rated it the ”hottest travel destination on the planet”.

  • Best of Brazil Tours & Travel | Private tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    When we think of Brazil, we conjure images of happy, smiling faces, dancing and singing in the street, vibrant colours and a soccer ball on just about every street. Well, we can confirm, this is Brazil. Her best-known destination is Rio and Copacabana Beach with its beautiful bodies in skimpy swimming costumes. However, there is so much more to this diverse and culturally vibrant country. Brush up on your Portuguese and travel through a country with an amazing influence of cultures from local, indigenous peoples, slaves from Africa and Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese colonials.

  • Agios Savvas Monastery

    Crete, Cyprus and Rhodes Tours & Travel | Private tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    If history and Greek culture are of interest, these three larger Greek Islands are a must visit. Every direction you look will reveal another place if historical significance. In fact, much of the ancient world evolved around this region. Many great powers came, conquered and were replaced with other powers over thousands of years. Many UNESCO-listed remains are still visible today. Visit Crete, Cyprus & Rhodes for the history, but also for the food & wine, scenery, friendly locals and slow-paced lifestyle.

  • The famous ksar of Ait Ben Haddou in Morocco

    Morocco Tours & Travel | Private tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    A land of seemingly endless sand dunes, colourful mosaics and bustling souks filled with the fragrant aroma of spices and oils, Morocco is many a traveller’s dream destination. Ride a camel to a luxury tented camp in the middle of the desert, watch the sunrise over the Sahara, see Sultan’s tombs and explore traditional villages, forts and ancient walled cities before channelling your inner Ingrid Bergman or Humphrey Bogart at Rick’s Café in Casablanca.

  • Golden temple with shimmering reflection across a pond

    Japan in Spring Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    Japan’s rugged peaks, rocky coastlines, gorges, lakes, waterfalls and dense forests are breath taking.  The country’s population of about 125,000,000, live in an area roughly the size of Tasmania when you take in to account the land usable for cultivation. March is a wonderful time to visit. The delicate pink clouds of the cherry blossom transform the gardens throughout the country. The locals celebrate with a Hanami – like a picnic where they gather to appreciate the blossoms.

  • Ancient columns at Persepolis in Iran

    Iran Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    Home to one of the world’s oldest and richest cultures, Iran has become one of the hottest emerging travel destinations on the planet in recent years. With a moderate government now in place, adventurers are increasingly being drawn to the exotic Middle Eastern country to discover its treasures. Meander through bustling bazaars, majestic palaces and mosques and see the ruins of UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples, tombs and other archaeological sites to rival those in Egypt.

  • Kamchatka Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    The Kamchatka Peninsula is one of Russia’s least explored, but most scenically spectacular regions. The Kamchatka River and the surrounding central side valley are flanked by large volcanic belts containing around 160 volcanoes, 29 of them still active. Home to the largest volume of salmon on the planet, a vast array of wildlife including brown bears and pristine forests and lakes, Kamchatka is a wilderness like no other. Come and see this ultimate adventure destination before the world catches on!

  • Coquerel Sifaka lemur sitting under a tree in Madagascar

    Madagascar Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    David Attenborough referred to the island as “natures design laboratory”, because of the many unique creatures and vegetation, some of quite a primitive nature, which are found here. The terrain varies from tropical rainforest to desert, from high stony plateaus to lush green islands with many amazing geological and geographical formations throughout. Madagascar has a whole range of unique animals and plants, which have evolved here separated from the rest of the world, notably its famous lemurs. We will visit a number of their known habitats and search both day and night so that with a little luck, we will see a fair number.

  • Portugal escorted tours Algarve Portugal

    Portugal and the Azores Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    Portugal is a traveller’s dream. You’ll find fortified towns with cobblestoned streets, well-preserved castles dating back to the medieval period, glorious beaches, food and wine to die for and magnificent coastal and inland scenery. It has no less than 15 UNESCO-listed cultural and natural sites. On our small group tour to this fascinating country, you will not only visit the best on offer on the mainland, but you’ll also visit the isles off the coast – Madeira, Sao Miguel, Faial and Pico in the Azores. The scenery on these volcanic islands will take your breath away, as will the fresh seafood at the numerous fishing villages on the coast.

  • Guyana tours tropical paradise

    Guyana Suriname and French Guiana Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    These three counties – Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana – sit on the Atlantic coastline of South America between Venezuela and Brazil. They are all highly multi cultural having fairly recent colonial pasts. With around 80% of the entire region forming part of the Amazon basin, each has a plethora of wildlife with giant anteater, giant otters, jaguars, caimans plus hundreds of other reptile and bird species commonly spotted!The rarest species of all in this region however, is the tourist!

  • Hamar tribesman wearing ornate beads around his neck

    Ethiopia Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    With its fabulous 3,000-year history, diverse peoples, vibrant culture, varied wildlife and fauna, and magnificent scenery embracing every land-form from high mountain plateaus to parched deserts, Ethiopia is a unique destination without peer. Add to this the one of the finest climates in Africa – “thirteen months of sunshine!” – and you have so many reasons to visit this incredible country. Interact with the ancient tribes of the Omo Valley, wind your way through cobbled stoned streets in Harar, see the rock-hewn churches of the Lalibela. Ethiopia provides a serious cultural hit.

  • Kochin's Fishing nets Southern India tours

    Southern India Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    There are so many reasons to visit this country – there is so much to see and do. Even though it is a relatively small
 it packs a lot of punch for the travellers. The indigenous and
 colonial history is fascinating. The food is fabulous. The scenery is spectacular. Plus, the abundance of wildlife — one of the draw-cards for travellers — will take you by surprise. It’s no wonder that in 2013, Lonely Planet rated it the ”hottest travel destination on the planet”, and they didn’t mean the weather!

  • Jerusalem's Western Wall in Israel

    Israel and Jordan Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date: To suit your group

    If it’s history, food and unique culture you’re after, these two destinations are a must-see. The Jewish State is a stand out success story with its high tech industry. A comparison of ancient Jerusalem with modern Tel Aviv may leave you scratching your head. Wadi Rum and Petra are Jordan’s two best-known attractions but Jordan has far more to offer. The people are amongst the friendliest you will meet. Join this tour certainly for the history, but also for the ancient and modern architecture, the natural beauty, the wonderful cuisine and vastly different cultures.

  • Salt pans drying in the sun and mounds of salt

    Sicily and Her Isles Travel and Tours | Private Tour

    Date:  to suit your group

    If you love food and wine, history and quaint villages, you cannot help but fall in love with Sicily – the Mediterranean’s largest island. Although governed by Italy, the locals are definitely Sicilian. They are passionate, talkative and laid back all at the same time. And don’t get in the way of a local and a TV screen – they are football-mad! The Aeolian Islands are also truly representative of the Mediterranean lifestyle – a slow pace of life, food & wine, sunshine and fishing villages – what is not to love.

  • Rila Monastery in Bulgaria

    Bulgaria Moldova Romania Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date: To suit your group

    With scenery to rival Switzerland, a growing reputation for cheese and wine and a surprising number of UNESCO World Heritage sites, it’s little wonder adventurous travellers are increasingly turning to Eastern Europe. Dine in centuries-old restaurants, wander along cobblestone streets and explore medieval castles – including the one said to have inspired the gothic horror novel Dracula in Transylvania – on our small group tours to Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova without the crowds, or high cost, of Western Europe.

  • Eagle hunter family

    Mongolia in Depth Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    Mongolia – A land of horsemen and arid steppes that stretch from pristine glacial lakes to the massive Gobi. Even today Mongolian culture revolves around a nomadic heritage with the family ger at the centre of a tough and resilient people. Ulaanbaatar, the capital is an eclectic mix of Russian, Chinese and Tibetan influences with Tibetan Buddhist monasteries infused with Mongolian Shamanism. The Naadam festival is a true highlight where thousands flock to compete in the ancient sports of wrestling, archery and cross-country horse racing.

  • panoramic view of the Tbilisi from a cable car

    The Caucasus – Georgia Armenia Azerbaijan Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date: To suit your group

    At the crossroads of Asia and Eastern Europe, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus is a unique travel destination. Few tourists visit this fascinating region, which includes Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, but those who do are struck by its beauty, culture and history. Guests on our Caucasus private tour will pass snow-capped mountains, glaciers and gorges; dine with local families and explore rock-hewn villages, mosques, UNESCO World Heritage-listed monasteries and churches.

  • See a Chettah in the wild - Small Group tours to Africa

    Botswana Namibia Cape Town & Victoria Falls Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    Our multi-faceted, small-group tour of Southern Africa, takes in the very best the region has to offer. You’ll experience an amazing variety of landscapes, wildlife, ancient and colonial history, plus food and culture across four countries. You’ll see the stunning Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Chobe NP and The Okavango Delta in Botswana plus, Etosha, Sossosvlei and the Fish River canyon in Namibia. Then there’s time for a little luxury in Cape Town, South Africa’s most beautiful city.

  • Baltic Countries and Poland Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – commonly referred to at The Baltics. Add near-by Poland and the region boast some of the best preserved medieval Old Towns anywhere in Europe. From the Hanseatic Tallinn to the Jugendstil Riga to the baroque Vilnius. Pixie hat-like red roofs top most houses. Massive soaring spires of castles and cathedrals, and domed cupolas of churches dominate the city skylines.  A fairy tale come true.

  • Lady sorting out the day's catch from her fishing net

    Sri Lanka Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    There are so many reasons to visit this country –there is so much to see and do. Even though it is a relatively small it packs a lot of punch for the travellers. The indigenous and colonial history is fascinating. The food is fabulous. The scenery is spectacular. Plus, the abundance of wildlife one of the draw cards for travellers will take you by surprise. It’s no wonder that in 2013, Lonely Planet rated it the ”hottest travel destination on the planet”, and they didn’t mean the weather!

  • Red shrine and floating torii gate

    Japan Family Tours & Travel

    Date: To suit you

    One of the key reasons to visit Japan as a family is its eclectic mix of past, present and future, all of which provide something of interest for all ages and makes for lots of things to see and do. Blue Dot Travel has carefully crafted this itinerary with adults and kids in mind for a wonderful cultural experience. You won’t see it all but you will get the right mix, moving well beyond the greatest hits to some of the hidden gems that give a real taste of Japan’s diversity, at a pace that will keep the kids engaged.

  • Waterway in Southern India

    Southern India Family Tours & Travel

    Date: To suit you

    India offers a stunning variety of experiences in its expanse of about 3.3 million square km. From the chilly peaks of the Himalayas to the hot green Ganges’ plains; from the majestic Rajasthan deserts to massive mangrove forests and the famous sea and sand and spices of Goa, Southern India has something for all the family. Peaceful backwaters and spice plantations, incredible wildlife in expansive parks, ancient temples, colourful bazaars and stunning scenery. And as with all our family tours, good quality hotels await at the end of each day in excellent locations with great service and oodles of delicious food. As always, several “must-­do” excursions are included but many other options are also offered, leaving it to you and the family to do as much or as little as you choose.

  • Old church perched above lake Ohrid in Montenegro

    Balkan Countries Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    The Balkans is a sprawling mountain peninsula comprising of, mainly, the former Yugoslavia. While many of the countries have been synonymous with political turmoil in modern history (Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo in 1914, sparking the First World War), the current reality is a collection of cultures now relishing their own identities, and enjoying a resurgence of interaction with the outside world. Our tour includes seven countries Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia and Serbia.