• The port of Stromness in Orkney
    Ireland, Orkney and the Shetlands Tours & Travel | August 2021
    From $19,750

    Date:  22nd August – 14th September 2021

    Off the coast of Northern Scotland lies Orkney, steeped in history going as far back as Neolithic times. The main island (Mainland) 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. Further north again lie the Shetland Islands. This beautiful and dramatic ice-carved landscape is steeped in treasures of history that go back over 6,000 years. The coastline shows all the signs of dramatic battering by the sea – especially around the towering stacks at Eshaness.

  • Famous Tigers Nest Monastery Bhutan
    Bangladesh and Bhutan Tours & Travel | November 2021
    From $16,990

    Date:  2 to 26 November 2021

    Bangladesh – The Land of Bengal – is a South Asian country marked by lush greenery and many waterways. Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries on the planet. 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, bursting with nearly 17 million people (most of whom often seem to be stuck in the same traffic jam as you), 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. Its highest peak, Kulu Kangri, is over 7,500 metres. The country’s population is very small at just 700,000. 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.

  • georgia armenia azerbaijan tours Gergeti Trinity Church
    The Caucasus – Georgia Armenia Azerbaijan Tours & Travel | 24 May 2021
    From $10,990

    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.

  • georgia armenia azerbaijan tours Gergeti Trinity Church
    The Caucasus – Georgia Armenia Azerbaijan Tours & Travel | 10 May 2021
    From $10,990

    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.

  • The old town of Jiufen in Taipei Taiwan
    South Korea and Taiwan Tours & Travel | May 2021
    From $13,970

    Date:  7 May to 1 June  2021

    While there is much to see and do in Seoul, you need to leave the capital to understand Korea. Here you’ll find beautiful traditional villages, UNESCO temples and Buddhas, countryside with hills full of native trees and rice paddies. The Taiwanese do not feel a connection to China but the Chinese government’s views differ. There are often tensions between the two, but politics aside, you must join us if you like mountains, lakes, peaceful walks in scenic forests and exploring quaint villages and towns.

  • Jetty at Lake Atitlan Guatemala
    Nicaragua El Salvador Guatemala and Honduras Tours & Travel | March 2021
    From $13,690

    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.

  • Poland and the Ukraine Tours & Travel | September 2021
    From $12,390

    Date:  13 September to 9 October 2021

    Poland, about half the size of France, has 7 bordering countries and the Baltic Sea on her north. Her borders have changed many times over the years, however, the original state started in 966AD when a Slavic tribe called the Polans, established rule. Ukraine has been left off the traveller’s list for too long. There are many reasons to visit including her beautiful cities, towns and villages and her culture of writers, painters, song and dance, food, architecture and religion.

  • Nova Scotia seaside cove
    Canada’s North East – The Atlantic Provinces Tours & Travel | June 2021
    From $16,990

    Date:  1st June – 21st June 2021

    Canada is generally regarding as one of the most scenic places on the planet. The world’s second-largest country in area has many varied landscapes from mountains, vast plains, ice-capped regions, thousands of lakes and an extensive rugged coastline. Vikings landed in Newfoundland around a thousand years ago, however, Europeans first arrived in the late 15th century. As was the norm in these times, the major Colonialists fought over territories and eventually in 1763, the Treaty of Paris – subsequent to the 7 Year War in Europe – ceded North America to the British.

  • Gallipoli and the Western Front Tours & Travel | May 2021
    From $9,490

    Date:  8 May to 20 May 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. It also features liberal sightseeing in Istanbul and historical townships along the way. Joining the tour as an expert commentator is Major General Paul Irving (retired). Paul will help you explore the rich history of the Australian Digger’s
involvement in the Great War or “the war to end all wars”, where the
 Anzac legend was born. With him, you will visit the places which helped
form our nation’s heritage, including the major sites on the Gallipoli
 Peninsula in Turkey and at Fromelles in France, where the 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.

  • Omans Nizwa Fort
    Jordan and Oman Tours & Travel | October 2021
    From $12,990

    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.

  • Sparkling waters of Omans Nazkal Fort
    Jordan and Oman Tours & Travel | October 2020
    From $12,990

    Date:  1st October to 20th October 2020

    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.

     

  • georgia armenia azerbaijan tours Gergeti Trinity Church
    The Caucasus – Georgia Armenia Azerbaijan Tours & Travel | 14 September 2020
    From $9,995

    Date: 14 September to 9 October 2020

    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.

  • Sousse Tunisia
    Algeria and Tunisia Tours & Travel | October 2021
    From $12,990

    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. Just one of these is Kairouan’s ancient mosque, which played a key role in the Islamisation of North Africa.

  • Mongolian men on horseback at Naadam
    Mongolia in Depth Tours & Travel | July 2021
    From $11,990

    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. The Naadam festival is a true highlight where thousands flock to compete in the ancient sports of wrestling, archery and cross-country horse racing.

  • The Caucasus – Georgia Armenia Azerbaijan Tours & Travel | 6 September 2021
    From $10,990

    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.

  • Tiger tours in India - Royal Bengal Tigers
    Tigers of Central India Tours & Travel | March 2021
    From $14,970

    Date:  1 March to 23 March 2021

    Experience the wild tigers of Central India. India is a study in contrasts; bustling cities that bear the legacies of once-glorious empires, a patchwork of farmlands and hamlets fringing lush forests, destinations steeped in history-making their inexorable way towards modernity. A land that is more than history, diverse in geography, a land of peace and plenty that brought empires and colonies to its shores, a nation that throbs with the stories of the past paving the way to a bright future.

  • Include on your Malta Sardinia Corsica tours - Staircase carved up the cliff face of Bonifacio
    Corsica Sardinia Malta Tours & Travel | September 2021
    From $13,990

    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.

  • Sun sets on Khiva
    The Stans – Central Asia Tours & Travel | September 2021
    From $13,490

    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.

  • Colour boats on the Suriname River
    Guyana Suriname and French Guiana Tour | Feb 2021
    From $17,490

    Date:  20th February to 13th March 2021

    These three counties – Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana – sit on the Atlantic coastline of South America between Venezuela and Brazil. They are all highly multicultural 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 a 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!

  • Argentina tour - Panorama of Moreno Glacier Argentina
    Argentina Tours & Travel | February 2022
    From $5,300

    Date:  February 2022 (tba)

    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.

  • The Caucasus – Georgia Armenia Azerbaijan Tours & Travel | 7 Sep 2020 – TOUR FULL
    From $9,995

    Date: 7 September to 5 October 2020

    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.

  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress from a distance with water lilies in forefront
    Sri Lanka in Depth Tours & Travel | November 2020
    From $6,490

    Date:  14 Nov to 29 Nov 2020

    There are so many reasons to visit this country – there is so much to see and do. Even though it is relatively small, it packs a lot of punch for the travellers. The indigenous and colonial history is fascinating. The food is fabulous and the scenery is spectacular. Plus, the abundance of wildlife is one of the draw cards for travellers and 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!

  • Orangutan sanctuary Borneo
    Christmas in Borneo Tours & Travel | December 2020
    From $8,490

    Date:  23 December 2020 to 4 January 2021

    Borneo in the South China Sea is a rare treasure, offering captivating experiences and natural wonders… The Malaysian part of the island is divided into two states, Sabah and Sarawak. The Borneo jungles contain some of the oldest, undisturbed areas of rainforest in the world. The island is home to many unique and endangered species, such as the orangutan, proboscis monkey, Borneo rhino, pygmy elephant, and hawksbill turtle. Witnessing wild orangutans in their natural environment is a truly captivating experience, enhanced by the knowledge that they share 96.4% of their DNA with us.

  • Kyrgyzstan Village with snow capped mountains in the background
    The Stans – Central Asia Tours & Travel | September 2020
    From $13,490

    Date: 8 September – 5 October 2020

    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.

  • Bonifacio - small harbour with sailing boats
    Corsica Sardinia Malta Tours & Travel | September 2020
    From $13,990

    Date:  21 September to 17 October 2020

    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.

  • West Africa tours - Water village Ganvie Benin
    West Africa Tours – Ghana Togo Benin Senegal and Gambia | November 2020
    From $13,890

    Date:  2 November 2020

    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.

  • Black volcanic sands Iceland
    Iceland Tours & Travel | June 2020
    From $12,995

    Date:  23 June to 6 July 2020

    Iceland is often called the Land of Ice and Fire. Its spectacular natural landscapes showcase the ancient geothermal forces which have been at work for thousands of years. Iceland is known for its volcanoes, glaciers, fjords, mountains, waterfalls, and hot springs. From humble Nordic origins, Iceland has become Europe’s leading eco-paradise, boasting the largest national park in the European Union. Many things in Iceland remain exactly as the Vikings found them around 1,100 years ago, especially the raw and dramatic glacial fjords.

  • Meet goat herders holding their goats on your Morocco tours
    Morocco Tours & Travel | September 2020
    From $11,490

    Date:  21 September – 13 October 2020

    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.

  • Greek Island tour includes water, boats and picturesque village of Agia Galini
    Crete Cyprus and Rhodes Tours & Travel | September 2020
    From $11,690

    Date: 28 September – 20 October 2020

    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.

  • Find this brown bear on your private Kamchatka tours
    Kamchatka Tours & Travel | August 2021
    From $13,290

    Date:  16 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. Come and see this ultimate adventure destination before the world catches on!

  • Portugal escorted tours Algarve Portugal
    Portugal and her Isles Tours & Travel | April 2021
    From $13,490

    Date:  13 April to 3 May 2021

    Portugal is a traveller’s dream come true. 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.

  • Sicily tours discover this fishing village
    Sicily and her Isles travel and tours – September 2021
    From $12,990

    Date:  20 September to 15 October 2021

    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 on our Sicily tours.

  • Buildings in the grand square of Sibiu in Romania
    Bulgaria Romania Moldova Tours & Travel | September 2020
    From $10,490

    Date: 03 September to 25 September 2020

    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 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.

  • Two zebu pulling cart in the water Madagascar - madagascar small group tours
    Madagascar Tours & Travel | July 2021
    From $12,790

    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.