• Nova Scotia seaside cove
    Canada’s North East – Newfoundland and Nova Scotia Tours & Travel | June 2021
    From $17,990

    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.

  • Safari outing Kanha National Park
    Wildlife of Central India Tours & Travel | Private tour
    From $4,990

    The central Indian forests have inspired many writers over the centuries including Kipling and Forsyth, to name a few. Amidst the thrill of tracking predators such as big cats or wild dogs on game drives, the contrast in habitat from bamboo forest, to teak dominated landscapes and a mixed variety of vegetation in the three different parks add to the diversity of flora and fauna. Exploring these well-kept tiger reserves we’ll take canoes on the river, walks inside the core of the jungle, and jeep safaris. This journey will allow the traveller to get a deeper insight into the central Indian wilderness at the heart of India – the popular, well-explored Kanha that features on every wildlife enthusiast’s list, the Pench corridor that forms a continuum with Kanha, and the off beat Satpura National Park that is emerging as a veritable sanctuary for wildlife today, each with their own stories.

  • King Penguins on the beach in South Georgia
    Antarctica Expedition Cruise including South Georgia and Falkland Islands
    From $18,920

    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.

  • Beautiful buildings of union square oradea at dusk
    Bulgaria Romania Moldova Tours & Travel | September 2021
    From $11,390

    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.

  • Roman columns in Lindos Rhodes
    Crete Cyprus and Rhodes Tours & Travel | September 2021
    From $12,290

    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.

  • 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, 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.

  • panoramic view of the Tbilisi from a cable car
    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.

  • Famous Tigers Nest Monastery Bhutan
    Bangladesh and Bhutan Tours & Travel | November 2021
    From $17,490

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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’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.

  • 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 Ukraine Tours & Travel | September 2021
    From $13,490

    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.

  • The Australian Battlefields of WWI – Turkey, France and Belgium Tours & Travel | Sep 2021
    From $9,490

    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.

  • 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. Oman is an independent sultanate on the Arabian peninsular, covering a strategic location on the Arabian Sea.

  • Djemila's Roman Arch in Algeria
    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.

  • Eagle hunters in Mongolia
    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. 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.

  • 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 – 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.

  • Corsica's Bonifacio
    Corsica Sardinia Malta Tours & Travel | September 2021
    From $14,490

    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.

  • 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.

  • Cross shaped church carved underground from rock
    Ethiopia Tours & Travel | January 2022
    From $14,990

    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.

  • Argentina Tours & Travel | February 2022
    From $5,375

    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.

  • West Africa tours - Water village Ganvie Benin
    West Africa Tours – Ghana Togo Benin Senegal and Gambia | November 2021
    From $13,890

    Date:  5 November – 2 December 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.

  • Yves Saint Laurent garden Marrakesh
    Morocco Tours & Travel | September 2021
    From $11,990

    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.

  • Kronotsky Nature Reserve, Kamchatka
    Kamchatka Tours & Travel | August 2021
    From $14,390

    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.

  • Portugal escorted tours Algarve Portugal
    Portugal and the Azores Tours & Travel | April 2021
    From $14,950

    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.

  • Zebu cart Madagascar
    Madagascar Tours & Travel | July 2021
    From $13,990

    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.