• From $17,990 Nova Scotia seaside cove

    Canada’s North East – Newfoundland and Nova Scotia Tours & Travel | June 2021

    Date:  3 June to 19 June 2021

    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 ocean has also defined their dramatic landscapes which are at the same time rugged and picturesque. They are 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

    Date: 19 January – 4 February 2022

    17 days – 15 nights on board Le Boreal
    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 $11,390 Beautiful buildings of union square oradea at dusk

    Bulgaria Romania Moldova Tours & Travel | September 2021

    Date: 2 September to 24 September 2021

    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 at century-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. Join us on this fascinating cultural mix – history, beautiful scenery and wonderful food and wine.

  • From $12,290 Roman columns in Lindos Rhodes

    Crete Cyprus and Rhodes Tours & Travel | September 2021

    Date: 27 September – 19 October 2021

    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 of 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 and Rhodes for the history, but also for the food, culture, wine, scenery, a passionate people and a gloriously slow-paced lifestyle.

  • From $19,750 The port of Stromness in Orkney

    Ireland, Orkney and the Shetlands Tours & Travel | August 2021

    Date:  22nd August – 14th September 2021

    Off the coast of Northern Scotland lies Orkney, with a history going back as far as Neolithic times. The main island hosts a UNESCO World Heritage Site which includes the breathtaking Standing Stones of Stenness, some up to six metres high. Remaining remarkably intact, the 5,000-year-old houses at Skara Brae offer a real insight into pre-historic village life. The beautiful and dramatic ice-carved landscape of the Shetland Islands remains embedded with a history that goes back over 6,000 years. The coastline shows all the signs of dramatic battering by the sea, especially around the towering stacks at Eshaness.

  • From $10,990 panoramic view of the Tbilisi from a cable car

    The Caucasus – Georgia Armenia Azerbaijan Tours & Travel | 10 May 2021

    Date: 10 May to 4 June 2021

    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 small group tours 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.

  • From $17,490 Famous Tigers Nest Monastery Bhutan

    Bangladesh and Bhutan Tours & Travel | November 2021

    Date:  2 November to 26 November 2021

    Bangladesh – The Land of Bengal – is known for its lush tropical forests and network of waterways. The largest mangrove forest in the world, the Sundarbans, is located in the southwest. Dhaka, the capital city, is not a quiet, retiring place. The city is a gloriously noisy and chaotic place, bubbling with energy. The Kingdom of Bhutan, known to the locals as Druk Yul, Land of the Thunder Dragon, is a small landlocked nation in the Himalayas. The Taktsang monastery (known as Tigers Nest) is the country’s best-known icon but there are many more highlights on offer. While Bhutan may be one of the least developed societies, it may just be one of the happiest.

  • From $10,990 georgia armenia azerbaijan tours Gergeti Trinity Church

    The Caucasus – Georgia Armenia Azerbaijan Tours & Travel | 24 May 2021

    Date: 24 May to 18 June 2021

    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 small group tours 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.

  • From $13,970 The old town of Jiufen in Taipei Taiwan

    South Korea and Taiwan Tours & Travel | May 2021

    Date:  7 May to 1 June  2021

    While there is much to see and do in Seoul, you’ll need to leave the capital to discover South Korea’s beautiful traditional villages, UNESCO temples, countryside with hills full of native trees, and rolling rice paddies. The Taiwanese do not feel a connection to China but the Chinese government’s views differ. The capital city Taipei is very modern and efficient. It’s home to about one-third of the total population but strangely, it doesn’t feel that crowded. Most of the island is mountainous and every available piece of flat land is used for some purpose – mainly to grow crops.

  • From $13,690 Jetty at Lake Atitlan Guatemala

    Nicaragua El Salvador Guatemala and Honduras Tours & Travel | March 2021

    Date:  7 March to 28 March 2021

    Four countries… similar, but different. Nicaragua is the largest of the Central American countries by land size. Colonised on the Pacific coast by the Spanish and on the Atlantic coast by the British. Add an African-Caribbean influence with the indigenous peoples and you have a melting pot of cultures. The contra war of the 1980’s caused wide-spread poverty and casualties however more recently, there has been economic growth albeit very small. The country has a small but growing tourism industry and now is a good time to visit given tourism is in its infancy and you can experience the genuine culture.

  • From $13,490

    Poland and Ukraine Tours & Travel | September 2021

    Date:  6 September to 2 October 2021

    Poland’s borders have changed many times over the years. The original state started in 966AD when a Slavic tribe called the Polans, established rule. In 1939 Poland was invaded by Nazi Germany and suffered greatly when millions were killed. After the war, Poland remained a communist Eastern Block state with close ties to Russia. The capital of Warsaw is becoming a metropolitan city with a global culture. Ukraine has been left off the traveller’s list for too long. There are many reasons to visit including its beautiful cities and villages, and rich culture of writers, painters, song, dance, food, architecture and religion.

  • From $9,490

    The Australian Battlefields of WWI – Turkey, France and Belgium Tours & Travel | Sep 2021

    Date:  1 September to 13 September 2021

    Blue Dot Travel is proud to present a once-in-a-lifetime tour, taking in Gallipoli and the iconic battlefields of the Western Front in France and Belgium. The tour features sightseeing in Istanbul and historical townships along the way. Integral in our nation’s heritage, exploring major sites on the Gallipoli
 Peninsula in Turkey and Fromelles in France, where Australians suffered what is still today, the darkest day in our military history. We’ll also visit Peronne, Hamel, Pozieres and Mont St Quentin, considered by many as Australia’s greatest battle victory.

  • From $12,990 Omans Nizwa Fort

    Jordan and Oman Tours & Travel | October 2021

    Date:  1 October to 20 October 2021

    The Hashemite Kingdome of Jordan is a small, landlocked nation, with the exception of a tiny section of The Red Sea. It is mainly desert with around half of the country’s population living in the capital, Amman. Most of the population are of Bedouin origin. Ancient Semitic settlements more than 4,000 years old have been identified by archaeologists. Wadi Rum and Petra are the best-known attractions but the country offers far more than this. Join this tour for the incredible history, ancient and modern architecture, natural beauty, wonderful cuisine and vastly different culture. Oman is an independent sultanate on the Arabian peninsular, covering a strategic location on the Arabian Sea.

  • From $12,990 Djemila's Roman Arch in Algeria

    Algeria and Tunisia Tours & Travel | October 2021

    Date:  16 October to 7 November 2021

    This tour combines two of northern Africa’s historical jewels – Algeria and Tunisia, which share common borders and intertwined history. Algeria is one of the most fascinating countries in North Africa, successively colonised by the Numidians, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Umayyads, Abbasids, Fatimids, Almoravids, Almohads, Spaniards, Ottomans and finally, the French colonial empire. Our tour of Tunisia will see us visiting Berber oasis villages with distinctive troglodyte houses, Roman cities with fine imperial monuments like el Djem’s huge amphitheatre, museums with magnificent antique mosaics, and beautiful Islamic buildings constructed over 1,500 years.

  • From $11,990 Eagle hunters in Mongolia

    Mongolia in Depth Tours & Travel | July 2021

    Date:  4 July to 24 July 2021

    Welcome to Mongolia – A land of nomadic 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. Our Mongolia tour includes the Naadam festival, a true highlight, where thousands flock to compete in the ancient sports of wrestling, archery and cross-country horse racing.

  • From $10,990

    The Caucasus – Georgia Armenia Azerbaijan Tours & Travel | 6 September 2021

    Date: 6 September to 1 October 2021

    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 small group tours 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.

  • From $14,970 Tiger tours in India - Royal Bengal Tigers

    Tigers of Central India Tours & Travel | March 2021

    Date:  1 March – 23 March 2021

    Highlights of this fabulous tour include retracing India’s Mughal and colonial eras on a historic trail through Delhi; reliving Mowgli’s days in the Kanha and Pench forests with glimpses of the incredible wildlife that featured in the Jungle Book films, and viewing Central India’s wildlife on jeep safaris and/or canoe on the Denwa River on the fringes of Satpura National Park. We shall step back in time on a trail of Lucknow’s landmarks that attest to its regal past, and watch the blush of sunrise over the Taj Mahal – one of the world’s seven wonders. For an exclusive glimpse into India, this itinerary offers a perfect mix of history, culture and wildlife.

  • From $14,490 Corsica's Bonifacio

    Corsica Sardinia Malta Tours & Travel | September 2021

    Date:  20 September to 16 October 2021

    Three Mediterranean Islands to include on your European Tour – all very different– Malta, an independent nation, was once a British colony, Corsica is governed by France and Sardinia is part of Italy. 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 three guides will show you the best of their islands plus some of the lesser-known parts. You may find it very hard to leave.

  • From $13,490

    The Stans – Central Asia Tours & Travel | September 2021

    Date: 6 September – 3 October 2021

    Central Asia or “The Stans” is a vast landlocked region of Asia, increasing in popularity amongst travellers who want to experience one of the world’s last great frontier lands. The Silk Road gave rise to unprecedented trade, but its true brilliance and unique place in human history were the results of the interchange of ideas, innovations and philosophies that occurred amongst the very different peoples that used it. Our tour encompasses many of these historic places along with many other “story-book” destinations.

  • From $14,990 Cross shaped church carved underground from rock

    Ethiopia Tours & Travel | January 2022

    Date:  15 January to 11 February 2022

    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 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 cobblestoned streets in Harar, see the rock-hewn churches of the Lalibela. Ethiopia provides a serious cultural hit.

  • From $5,375

    Argentina Tours & Travel | February 2022

    Date:  4 February – 19 February 2022

    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.

  • 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.

  • From $13,890 West Africa tours - Water village Ganvie Benin

    West Africa Tours – Ghana Togo Benin Senegal and Gambia | November 2021

    Date:  1 November – 28 November 2021

    Ghana, Togo, Benin and Gambia are amongst the most developed nations of the West African region. They vary greatly in what’s offered for those interested in visiting lesser-travelled destinations. Mainly an agricultural region, interaction with many different tribes, amazing coastlines, colonial history, bustling cities, busy markets, and unique wildlife is all on offer. One thing is certain, they are all very interesting in different ways and most certainly worth visiting.

  • From $11,990 Yves Saint Laurent garden Marrakesh

    Morocco Tours & Travel | September 2021

    Date:  20 September – 12 October 2021

    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.

  • 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.

  • Greek Island tour includes water, boats and picturesque village of Agia Galini

    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.

  • Meet goat herders holding their goats on your Morocco tours

    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.

  • Several arches remain from the ruins of Persepolis

    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.

  • Kronotsky Nature Reserve, Kamchatka

    Kamchatka Tours & Travel | Private Tour

    Date:  To suit your group

    Kamchatka is one of Russia’s least explored, but most scenically spectacular regions. The peninsula is traversed by two active volcanic ranges with 20 or more volcanoes being amongst the world’s most volatile. 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.

  • Up close to elephant in Botswana

    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.

  • From $14,390 Kronotsky Nature Reserve, Kamchatka

    Kamchatka Tours & Travel | August 2021

    Date:  16 August to 31 August 2021

    Kamchatka is one of Russia’s least explored, but most scenically spectacular regions. The peninsula is traversed by two active volcanic ranges with 20 or more volcanoes being amongst the world’s most volatile. 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. Thermal activity deep below the surface produces numerous hot springs, heated rivers and geysers. We will visit the most impressive of these, the “Valley of the Geysers” in Kronotsky National Park, discovered in 1941. Here the variety of volcanic phenomena to be seen is exceptional.

  • From $14,950 Portugal escorted tours Algarve Portugal

    Portugal and the Azores Tours & Travel | April 2021

    Date:  13 April to 3 May 2021

    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.

  • From $13,990 Zebu cart Madagascar

    Madagascar Tours & Travel | July 2021

    Date:  14 July to 4 August 2021

    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. The most notable are the Lemurs of which around 120 species and sub species are described.