• georgia armenia azerbaijan tours Gergeti Trinity Church
    The Caucasus – Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia | September 2023
    From $8,640

    Date:  1 – 27 September 2023

    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.

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    Kakadu, Arnhem Land and the Tiwi Islands | May 2023
    From $8,780

    Date:  1 – 10 May 2023

    Our 10-day Kakadu, Arnhem Land, and Tiwi Islands itinerary is a captivating mix of epic landscapes and warm cultural experiences. Experience the changing colours of the Katherine Gorge and the prolific wildlife of the iconic Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks. Visit local indigenous communities in both Arnhem Land and the Tiwi Islands, learning about their unique culture and history. The Top End is a world apart from the rest of Australia – come and feel its wonder first hand.

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    West Africa – Ghana, Togo, Benin, Senegal and Gambia | November 2023
    From $13,890

    Date:  6 November – 2 December 2023

    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.

  • Houseboat in Kerala backwaters
    Incredible Southern India with Kerala Backwaters Cruise | November 2023
    From $9,900

    Date:  20 November to 6 December 2023

    Welcome to Southern India – dramatically different to its counterpart in the north. Its wide-open spaces make for a verdant backdrop to the region’s diverse history, landscapes and people. Be immersed in the South’s ancient, medieval and more recent colonial history; visit tiny villages, larger townships and vibrant cities. Observe locals as they go about their day and welcome you with a wide smile. See a plethora of wildlife in world-class Nagarhole National Park, and enjoy cruising the tranquil backwaters of Kerala on a slow but majestic houseboat. If you appreciate your food, the dishes from this part of the world are outstanding, comprised of many different cuisines from the various areas of Southern India.

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    Ireland in Depth | June 2023
    From $12,990

    Date:  4 – 25 June 2023

    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.

  • Djemila's Roman Arch in Algeria
    Algeria and Tunisia Tours & Travel | October 2023
    From $10,990

    Date:  14 October to 5 November 2023

    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.

  • Walk on the promenade to Galle lighthouse
    Stunning Sri Lanka | November 2023
    From $5,790

    Date:  6 – 20 November 2023

    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.

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    The Caucasus – Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia | May 2023
    From $8,640

    Date:  18 May – 12 Jun 2023

    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.

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    Portugal and the Azores | September 2023
    From $12,990

    Date:  1 to 22 September 2023

    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.

  • Copacabana on the shore of Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
    Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia Tours & Travel | February 2023
    From $7,490

    Date:  13 – 27 February 2023

    Celebrated for a colourful history, wonderful culture, and spectacular landscapes it’s easy to see why travellers love to visit South America. There are wonderful Incan ruins to be explored, including the “white city” of Sucre – a UNESCO listed site. The phenomenal Salt Flats are a photographer’s dream and must-do experience in Bolivia. So too, the monumental Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable body of water at 3,800 metres, its waters reflecting the Andes ranges. If you’re looking for the things that South America is known for – ancient Incan ruins, colonial architecture, UNESCO listed sites, and epic landscapes – in the places lesser travelled, this is the trip for you.

  • Argentina Tours and Travel | February 2023
    From $6,600

    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.

  • South Australia’s Three Peninsulas | 6 July 2022
    From $6,900

    Date:  6 – 19 July 2022

    TOUR FULL – WAITLIST ONLY

    Our tour of the three peninsulas of South Australia is designed to give you a greater understanding of everything this spectacular region has to offer. We begin by visiting the picturesque McLaren Vale with its outstanding wineries and distilleries. Next, head to the rugged and sparsely populated coastline of the Yorke Peninsula. Walks through beautiful National Parks, visit aquaculture farms and cruise the pristine beauty of Fowler Bay during the whale spotting season. Tour starts and ends in Adelaide.

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    South Australia’s Three Peninsulas Tour | 24 July 2022
    From $6,900

    Date:  24 July – 6 August 2022

    2 PLACES AVAILABLE

    Our tour of the three peninsulas of South Australia is designed to give you a greater understanding of everything this spectacular region has to offer. We begin by visiting the picturesque McLaren Vale with its outstanding wineries and distilleries. Next, head to the rugged and sparsely populated coastline of the Yorke Peninsula. Walks through beautiful National Parks, visit aquaculture farms and cruise the pristine beauty of Fowler Bay during the whale spotting season. Tour starts and ends in Adelaide.

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    The Italian Festival – Mildura to Griffith | August 2022
    From $6,950

    Date:  16  – 29 August 2022

    This meticulously hand-crafted tour incorporates prized entry spots at The Italian Festival in Griffith, an annual special event showcasing the food and music of the Riverina. You’ll be invited to join locals at the communal table, as they celebrate and acknowledge the passion and dedication of the Riverina’s growers and producers. Along the way, visit a UNESCO World Heritage area, and encounter Australian wildlife almost daily, including kangaroos, emus, echidnas and a colourful range of spectacular birds. There will be opportunities to taste award-winning food and wine direct from the producers, with time to relax, unwind and meet the locals.

  • Broome to Broome – Kimberley Supported Camping | August 2022
    From $8,980

    Date:  8 – 22 August 2022

    TOUR FULL – WAITLIST ONLY

    The Kimberley has become a must-see destination for many Australians. There are many reasons for this including its remoteness, stunning coastline, natural beauty, indigenous culture, colourful landscapes, and unique flora and fauna. The region is composed chiefly of sandstone, with patches of basalt, characterised by deep valleys and water catchments. The plateau is sparsely populated with just 35,000 people living in the entire region. Our assisted camping trip provides the opportunity of a lifetime. Grab your camera, sense of adventure, and join us.

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    The Great Rivers | September 2022
    From $6,590

    Date:  27 September – 10 October 2022

    Follow the path of our most significant river systems staying at outback sheep and cattle stations, historic buildings, and modern resorts. Hike in Gundabooka National Park to see the Aboriginal rock art and wildlife, with visits to Broken Hill, Langhorne Creek, and the McLaren Vale wine region for food and wine. You will visit historic townships and conservation areas, ride on a range of river craft including Australia’s oldest wood-fired paddle steamer, and sleep in a luxury houseboat on our Great Rivers tour. Tour departs from Sydney.

  • Campfire in the Simpson
    Adelaide to the Alice – Simpson Desert Expedition | September 2022
    From $4,950

    Date:  4 – 16 September 2022

    The deserts of the Lake Eyre basin are unlike any other in Australia. The sediments that flow down the great river systems of the Diamantina and Cooper are raised by the wind and dumped into vast longitudinal sand dunes. They hold less vegetation than the Western Deserts, interspersed with salt lakes, claypans, and spinifex. Amid all this beauty is one of the toughest 4WD challenges on the planet. But this expedition is far more than just the Simpson Desert.
We’ll travel the historic Birdsville Track, explore lesser-known gorges in the Flinders Ranges, and trek north from Dalhousie to historic Old Andado Station.

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    Kakadu, Arnhem Land and the Tiwi Islands | August 2022
    From $8,780

    Date:  30 August – 8 September 2022

    ONE ROOM AVAILABLE

    Our 10 day Kakadu, Arnhem Land, and Tiwi Islands itinerary is a captivating mix of epic landscapes and warm cultural experiences. Experience the changing colours of the Katherine Gorge and the prolific wildlife of the iconic Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks. Visit local indigenous communities in both Arnhem Land and the Tiwi Islands, learning about their unique culture and history. The Top End is a world apart from the rest of Australia – come and feel its wonder first hand.

  • Flinders Ranges in South Australia
    Best of South Australia | September 2022
    From $6,590

    Date:  12 September  – 23 September 2022

    TOUR FULL – WAITLIST ONLY

    Our tour into South Australia is designed to give you an insight into some of the best the state has to offer, great wines, rugged sparsely populated coastlines, and huge outback vistas. This tour has been crafted to allow you to enjoy the hidden gems of South Australia, small and unique accommodation properties, some great restaurants, and boutique wineries. Along the way, we will take short walks through the National Parks and guided tours at historical locations, wineries, and off-road wilderness areas. Tour departs from Adelaide.

  • The Sapphire Coast of NSW | October 2022
    From $2,690

    Date:  24 – 30 October 2022

    The Sapphire Coast remains a relatively undiscovered treasure. It has heritage-listed towns, national parks, and intriguing museums, pristine white beaches, panoramic landscapes, and fabulous local cuisine, especially the award-winning local seafood. On this newly developed 6-day tour, you’ll be taken to many of the highlights the region has to offer — Bermagui, Tilba, Merimbula, Eden, Tathra, and Pambula, to name a few. The tour includes some sensational meals, comfortable accommodation, and entrance fees to the listed sights including whale watching.

  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress from a distance with water lilies in forefront
    Sri Lanka in Detail | November 2022
    From $5,490

    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.

  • The Great Rivers | November 2022
    From $6,590

    Date:  20 November – 3 December 2022

    TOUR FULL – WAITLIST ONLY

    Follow the path of our most significant river systems staying at outback sheep and cattle stations, historic buildings, and modern resorts. Hike in Gundabooka National Park to see the Aboriginal rock art and wildlife, with visits to Broken Hill, Langhorne Creek, and the McLaren Vale wine region for food and wine. You will visit historic townships and conservation areas, ride on a range of river craft including Australia’s oldest wood-fired paddle steamer, and sleep in a luxury houseboat on our Great Rivers tour. Tour departs from Sydney.

  • Mount Cook New Zealand
    New Zealand’s South Island Tours & Travel | October 2022
    From $6,980

    Date:  24 October – 4 November 2022

    New Zealand’s South Island hosts one of the world’s purest natural landscapes: from wildlife to wineries, glacial valleys to star-filled skies, the South Island has it all. After indulging in the world-class food and wine, we’ll walk it off in magnificent National Parks and wilderness areas. The laid-back, friendly atmosphere in Queenstown and Christchurch is a reflection of the South Island culture. But beyond the cities is where this island shines: we’ll take you through the best of the South Island’s stunning landscapes from remote Doubtful Sound to alpine hiking at Mount Cook, to a helicopter ride across the glaciers of the West Coast.

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    Japan in Autumn Tours & Travel | September 2022
    From $12,980

    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.

  • Japan’s Northern Honshu Tohoku Prefecture Tours & Travel | September 2022
    From $8,990

    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.

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    Kangaroo Island and the Limestone Coast | February 2023
    From $7,990

    Date:  12  – 24 February 2023

    Beginning in Melbourne,  journey west along the Great Ocean Road and the Limestone Coast, taking in some of Victoria and South Australia’s most iconic and spectacular coastal scenery. Along the way, you’ll visit heritage sites, gorges, sinkholes, National Parks, wine-growing regions and seaside villages. With four nights on Kangaroo Island, there will be extraordinary wildlife encounters and plentiful gourmet offerings. Tour ends on Kangaroo Island with a departing flight to Adelaide airport.

  • Cradle Mountain National in Tasmania
    Tasmania’s Best with Maria and Bruny Islands | February 2023
    From $6,590

    Date:  18 February – 2nd March 2023

    The island of Tasmania is renowned for its pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife, gourmet food and wine, and friendly locals. Our 12-day tour gives you Tasmania’s best: walking amidst the natural beauty of Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Parks, stepping into the wild at Gordon River and Maria Island; exploring the rich convict history of Port Arthur, and indulging your taste buds around Hobart and Bruny Island.

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    New Zealand’s South Island Tours & Travel | March 2023
    From $6,495

    Date:  27 March – 7 April 2023

    New Zealand’s South Island hosts one of the world’s purest natural landscapes: from wildlife to wineries, glacial valleys to star-filled skies, the South Island has it all. After indulging in the world-class food and wine, we’ll walk it off in magnificent National Parks and wilderness areas. The laid back, friendly atmosphere in Queenstown and Christchurch is a reflection of the South Island culture. But beyond the cities is where this island shines: we’ll take you through the best of the South Island’s stunning landscapes from remote Doubtful Sound to alpine hiking at Mount Cook, to a helicopter ride across the glaciers of the West Coast.

  • The Great Rivers | March 2023
    From $6,950

    Date:  25 March – 8  April 2023

    Follow the path of our most significant river systems staying at outback sheep and cattle stations, historic buildings, and modern resorts. Hike in Gundabooka National Park to see the Aboriginal rock art and wildlife, with visits to Broken Hill, Langhorne Creek, and the McLaren Vale wine region for food and wine. You will visit historic townships and conservation areas, ride on a range of river craft including Australia’s oldest wood-fired paddle steamer, and sleep in a luxury houseboat on our Great Rivers tour. Tour starts from the town of Griffith, NSW.

  • The Great Rivers | November 2023
    From $6,950

    Date:  4 – 18 November 2023

    Follow the path of our most significant river systems staying at outback sheep and cattle stations, historic buildings, and modern resorts. Hike in Gundabooka National Park to see the Aboriginal rock art and wildlife, with visits to Broken Hill, Langhorne Creek, and the McLaren Vale wine region for food and wine. You will visit historic townships and conservation areas, ride on a range of river craft including Australia’s oldest wood-fired paddle steamer, and sleep in a luxury houseboat on our Great Rivers tour. Tour starts from the town of Griffith, NSW.

  • Nova Scotia seaside cove
    Canada’s Atlantic Coast – Nova Scotia to Newfoundland and Labrador | August 2023
    From $15,490

    Date:  7 – 24 August 2023

    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.

  • 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 on game drives, the contrast in habitat 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, jeep safaris, and walks inside the core of the jungle. 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 offbeat Satpura National Park that is emerging as a veritable sanctuary for wildlife today.

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    Antarctica Expedition Cruise including South Georgia and Falkland Islands | January 2023
    From $18,920

    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.

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    Tigers of Central India | March 2023
    From $12,990

    Date:  31 March – 21 April 2023

    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 wildlife featured in the Jungle Book films, and viewing Central India’s incredible 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.

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    Corsica and Malta Tours & Travel | September 2022
    From $11,490

    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.