For a complete unwind, consider a sailing holiday in the pristine waters of some of the world's most picturesque spots. With 70 per cent of the planet's surface covered in water, you'll also get to see amazing places that are best seen from or only properly accessible by boat. Our collection of seafaring holidays include cruises in the wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands, sailing off Croatia’s stunning coastline and island hopping in Greece. We also include a day or two on water on some of our regular tours, from river cruising the Yangtze and the Nile to junk boat sailing in Halong Bay and relaxing on a rice boat in Kerala.
For a truly special holiday, cruise around the pristine and wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands on our selection of itineraries. Each day we stop off at different islands for guided excursions and there's plenty of time to swim, snorkel and kayak too, and witness the myriad of endemic species that the islands are famous for.
Set sail off the coast of Croatia or Turkey on our week-long sailing holidays discovering the islands of the Adriatic or the Mediterranean coastline. At each stop there's the chance to independently explore fishing ports, medieval fortresses and secluded beaches with plenty of time to lounge out on deck or swim.
One of the most relaxing ways to explore the sites of ancient Egypt is on board a 5-star Nile Cruiser stopping to visit the ruins of Luxor and Aswan. In China you can tackle the mighty Yangtze River with a cruise through the stunning Three Gorges with shore excursions to Buddhist temples and pagodas.
For something unique and unforgettable, on some of our tours we spend a night or two on traditional local boats from rice boats on the backwaters of Kerala in India to feluccas on the River Nile in Egypt and junk boats for a scenic cruise around Halong Bay in Vietnam with plenty of activities to keep you occupied.
Famed for its dramatic fjords where steep cliff faces meet deep inlet waters, Norway is a superb cruising destination. Created by glacial erosion over thousands of years, the fjords are truly breathtaking with waterfalls and glaciers to look out for with plenty of charming towns to visit along the way.
Follow in the footsteps of famed explorers Roald Amundsen and with an expedition cruise to Antarctica. Setting sail from the city of Ushuaia in Argentina, explore the islands and Antarctica peninsula with adventures on land spotting penguins and sea lions, as well as whales in the icy cold waters.
There's plenty more destinations that offer great cruising including Russia and the Volga River with journeys from Moscow to St Petersburg, as well as Myanmar with a sailing adventure on the Irrawaddy River between Mandalay and Bagan. Contact our tailor-made team for more information.
On our Handpicked range we bring you best-of-the-best cultural experiences in destinations where you’ll join travellers from other travel brands on your tour, safari or sailing holiday. Collaborating with our carefully handpicked portfolio of local partners, these holidays represent exceptional value and there’ll be plenty of cultural experiences shared with other like-minded travellers.
Group sizes and accommodation standards vary by destination where typical group size is 18 travellers and hotels, boats and safari lodges are of a 3-4 star standard.
On The Go's Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your cultural travel experience. Upping the comfort stakes, this range is a clear cut above our Adventure range.
Appealing to a wide age demographic from the 20s to 60+, we maximize your days with excitement and awe and then bring you home to a comfortable 4* hotel with western amenities, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool. Hotels can sometimes be of 3 or 5 star standard too, ensuring you get the best value for your holiday.
Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 28, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.