Sailing and Cruising Vacations
See the world by boat
For a complete unwind, consider a sailing vacation 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 vacations 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.
Top sailing and cruising experiences
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 or you could opt for a luxury cruise in Peru to discover the Amazon Rainforest.
Houseboats & more
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.