Sightseeing tours & holidays

SIGHTSEEING HOLIDAYS DIRECTORY

 

uk flagAlfa Travel

based: Lancashire, UK
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Sightseeing tours by coach with destinations throughout the UK and Europe at value for money prices. Alfa specialise in holidays and short breaks for the over 50's and offer convenient local UK pick up points. Holiday packages include half board accommodation in quality hotels, sightseeing excursions and entertainment.

| bus/coach holidays | sightseeing | city breaks | seniors/silver surfers | England | Scotland | Wales | Ireland | Western Europe |

 

uk flagAmpersand Travel

based: London, UK
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Luxury tailor-made travel and holidays to the Indian sub-continent, the Himalayas and South-East Asia. Destinations include, North and South India, Bhutan, Bali, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma, the Maldives, Laos and Indonesia. Styles include mountains and hiking, beach holidays, Christmas breaks, wildlife safaris, boats and trains trips, family tours and luxury honeymoons.

| tailor made | sightseeing | Asia |

 

uk flagCuba Holidays

based: London, UK
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Cuba travel specialists, whether for an all-inclusive Cuban holiday, a family trip or a romantic honeymoon. Offering an extensive collection of accommodation, resorts, attractions and tours and creating bespoke holidays to suit specific requirements; including Havana holidays; beach breaks; salsa dance holidays; scuba diving; birdwatching; history, heritage, culture and food holidays.

| tailor-made | sightseeing | salsa | gastronomic | birdwatching | diving/snorkelling | historical tours | honeymoon | family | Cuba |

 

uk flagDubai Holidays

based: London, UK
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Dubai specialists dedicated to creating inspiring holidays – at the right price. They aim to find exactly what you're looking for in Dubai, be it a luxury holiday in one of Dubai's grand hotels, a romantic boutique getaways, or a fun family holiday at a top theme parks or resorts.

| sightseeing | city breaks | United Arab Emirates |

 

Florenceforover50s

based: Italy
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Florence cultural vacations for seniors, individual travellers, couples, two friends travelling together, women travelling on their own. Ideal short stays living with an Italian host family in Florence in excellent homes for comfort and quality with private room and private bath for guests. Breakfast and evening meal included in prices.

| singles | seniors | women | art appreciation | cookery | wine | shopping | sightseeing | tailor made | music tours/appreciation | city breaks | Italy |

 

uk flagFootloose

based: West Yorkshire, UK
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Independent specialist tour operator and travel agency offering a friendly personal service, Footloose has been successfully planning specialist holidays for nearly 20 years, they craft tailor-made itineraries, organised with help from highly experienced in-country local agents. Tours cover activity and adventure, cultural experiences, honeymoons, natural wonders, frozen landscapes and wildlife encounters.

| tailor-made | sightseeing | honeymoon | walk/trek/hike | trekking peaks | animals/safari | birdwatching | white water rafting | Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis | family | singles | Worldwide |

 

Gateway2Morocco Travel

based: British Columbia, Canada
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Gateway2Morocco offer a range of customised, private, multi-day tours in Morocco; and Marrakech day trips and day activities for couples, families and groups, at affordable prices.

| sightseeing | escorted tours | tailor made | golf | Morocco |

 

Goats On The Road
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The top ten Philippines beaches for beach holidays, amongst some of the most beautiful. The country offers a wide range of attractions and activities for beach-lovers, cultural enthusiasts and thrill-seekers. Beaches include: Nacpan, Panglao Island, Boracay White Beach, Cresta De Gallo, El Nido, Sabang, Siargao Island, Coron, Camiguin and Pagudpud Saud.

| sightseeing | Philippines |

 

uk flagGo Britain Tours

based: Scotland, UK
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Offering guided tours of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland with Go Britain Tours. Guided sightseeing tours from London and Edinburgh to cultural and historical sights. Group tours and private tours are available.

| bus tours/coach holidays | sightseeing | tailor made | historical tours | escorted tours | weekend/short breaks | shopping | Scotland | England | Wales | Ireland |

 

uk flagGo Scotland Tours

based: Scotland, UK
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Online one-stop-shop for tours in Scotland; offering tours from the most recommended tour guides in Scotland. Scotland sightseeing tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness and selected cruise ship ports. Many different tour types including: coach tours, city breaks, historical, student travel, landscape, whisky tours, film locations and much more.

| sightseeing | escorted tours | tailor made | weekend/short breaks | bus tours/coach holidays | city breaks | shopping | student travel/discounts | historical tours | whisky tours | cinema/film/TV/celebrity | Scotland |

 

uk flagHoliday Place

based: London, UK
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Tailor-made holidays to over thirty destinations worldwide, from a flexible, independent travel company. The Holiday Place can organise transport, tours and accommodation to suit suit personal preferences and budgets. Check them for multi-centre holidays, all-inclusive family trips, couples breaks, cruises, safaris, honeymoons, activity breaks, scuba diving, fishing and golf holidays.

| tailor-made | sightseeing | golf | diving/snorkelling | animals/safari | lake & river cruises | ocean cruises | sea fishing/angling | honeymoon | family | Worldwide |

 

Kuoda Travel

based: Cusco, Peru
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Personalized South American travel and luxury tours in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia. Kuoda Travel offers responsible and customized luxury travel, visiting South America's most extraordinary destinations. From world-class Amazon cruises to Galapagos island hopping tours – from the wonders of Machu Picchu, to the heavenly landscapes of the Uyuni Salt Flats.

| sightseeing | escorted tours | tailor made | lake & river cruises | animals/safari | archaeological tours | gastronomic | walking/trekking/hiking | family/child friendly | Peru | Ecuador | Bolivia |

 

uk flagLatin America Travel Company (The)

based: London, UK

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An independent, family-run tour operator providing quality, private and bespoke holidays in Latin America; tailor-made trips visit Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands and Peru. Trips are created from the ground up, with fully customised itineraries to match specific interests; their website shows examples of popular routes for inspiration.

| tailor-made | sightseeing | animals/safari | railway tours | Argentina | Brazil | Chile | Costa Rica | Ecuador| Galapagos | Peru |

 

Next Japan Travel

based: Kyoto, Japan

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Discover Japan on tailor-made holidays in Tokyo, Kyoto and right across the country. Next Japan Travel offer all sorts of tours and a wide range of activities on customized schedules designed to suit each client. Popular itineraries include: Japanese tea ceremony, cooking courses, sake brewery tours, Zen meditation and calligraphy.

| tailor-made | sightseeing | meditation | calligraphy | cookery | gastronomic | wine | Japan |

 

uk flagOne Traveller Ltd

based: Norfolk, UK
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Escorted holidays and cruises for mature single travellers, in the UK, Europe, Worldwide, Ocean/River Cruises plus an extensive Christmas/New Year offering from three times British Travel Awards winners. With a double room to yourself; most meals and excursions included; quality hotels; caring, knowledgeable Tour Managers and no single supplement.

| singles holidays | seniors/silver surfers | city breaks | sightseeing | escorted tours | ballet/opera | Christmas & New Year | art appreciation | architectural | theatre/shows | music tours | tailor made | ocean cruises | lake & river cruises | Worldwide |

 

uk flagPettitts

based: Kent, UK
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Long-established, experience, independent travel company specialising in bespoke travel and private tours worldwide. Pettitts design journeys offering authentic experiences with dedicated local guides, 24/7 overseas support and genuine first-hand knowledge. Tours are ABTA & ATOL protected. Destinations include India, Indochina, Far East, South America, Africa, Middle East, Russia and Central Asia.

| tailor-made | sightseeing | animals/safari | Worldwide | South America | Africa | Middle East | Asia | Russia |

 

Pradiz

based: Moscow, Russia
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Bespoke trips in Russia, with tours in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities. Beyond Russia, destinations include the former USSR countries of Ukraine and Belarus; countries which share a similar cultural heritage but which, at the same time, are very different. Pradiz serve international travel companies as and private travellers.

| tailor-made | sightseeing | groups | Russia | Ukraine | Belarus |

 

uk flagRamblers Worldwide Holidays

based: Hertfordshire, UK
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Combined 'Sightseeing and Walking' holidays, easier walking holidays, often city/town based, with itineraries full of interesting sights. Offering trips such as 'Wine Villages in Alsace', 'Siena and Florence', 'Moscow and St Petersburg' and 'Cultural Istanbul'.

| sightseeing | walk/trek/hike | Worldwide |

 

uk flagSaga five star Featured Site

based: Kent, UK

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Saga logoOffering a huge range of holidays and tours created for mature travellers aged 50 plus. Includes many escorted sightseeing breaks in Europe and Worldwide. Popular destinations include England; Scotland; Wales; Croatia; Malta; Slovenia; Andalusia, Spain; Las Palmas, Gran Canaria; and Greece.

| seniors/silver surfers | sightseeing | city breaks | UK | Europe | Worldwide |

 

uk flagSlipper Camps

based: Kent, UK
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Slipper Camps are inspirational mini-breaks for ladies over 45, including creative workshops, country walks, visits to places of interest, social activities and an opportunity to make new friends, whilst staying in a boutique hotel in Tenterden in Kent, full-board, with everything arranged for you. Ideal for women on their own.

| women | retreats | gardening | painting/drawing | walk/trek/hike | murder mystery | sightseeing | self development | singles | seniors/silver surfers | for people with a disability | England |

 

uk flagTrue Luxury Travel
based:
London, UK

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Luxury, bespoke holidays in Africa, Asia and Australia, aiming to create unforgettable experiences at transparent prices. True Luxury Travel cater for families, couples and groups and offer a wide range of itineraries including multi-activity holidays canoeing and sailing trips, safaris, fly-fishing, Himalayan helicopter tours, sightseeing trips, honeymoons and beach holidays.

| tailor-made | animals/safari | sightseeing | multi-activity | sailing (large boat/sail ship) | helicopter | family | honeymoon | group | Australia | Africa | Asia |

 

 

SIGHTSEEING TIPS:

General sightseeing tips

Some general tips to help you get the best from a sightseeing holiday.

 

What to wear or carry with you:

Sightseeing in Rome• You'll need a bag to carry things in, make sure it's both lightweight and secure, with proper closures and zips. A backpack or rucksack works well and gives you freedom to move, but remember that pickpockets love tourist hot spots, so also use a money belt or neck wallet to keep your money as close to you as possible.

 

• And while we're talking about theives, don't advertise your expensive watches or jewellry, in fact leave them at home and wear cheaper stand-ins on your tour.

 

• Women: take a light scarf, as well a being useful if it gets cold, it can also come in handy to cover your head and/or shoulders on visits to churches.

 

• Comfortable shoes or sandals are a must, sightseeing often involves being on your feet for longer than you'd normally be, and if you're prone to blisters some blister plasters are also worth packing.

 

• Do pack the sun protection too, it's easy to forget this on a city sightseeing trip.

 

On visting museums, art galleries and other attractions:

The Lourve in Paris• One tactic is to go early to get ahead of the queues, another is to visit towards the end of the day, perhaps within a couple of hours of closing time.

 

• Also check for evening openings, many stay open late once a week (often on Thursdays).

 

• If you're in a hot climate then visting a nicely air conditioned gallery in the middle of the day can be a great way get out of the heat.

 

• To avoid the crowds start at the top and work down the building towards the entrance.

 

• Where you might get reductons on entrance fees, remember to take proof of age for older people and children.

 

• A few museums in Europe waive entry fees on certain days, but bear in mind they are often busiest on those days too!

 

• Look out for museums that sell timed tickets which mean you can avoid the queues.

 

• Be aware that in Europe many museums close on Mondays or Tuesdays.

 

On sightseeing outside:

Sightseeers on the Great Wall, with umbrellas as sunshades• In hot climates the middle of the day can be the quietest time at outside sights, so if you're prepared to put up with the heat you can avoid the worst of the crowds.

 

• If there is one, take a walk along a river or canal; waterways are great for casual sightseeing and for getting the 'feel' of a city.

 

• An unbrella makes great sunshade as well as cover for the rain!

 

• If you're there for some shopping, be aware that in parts of Europe shops often close for an hour or so around midday, and in the more southerly countries (Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece) the 'siesta' period can be longer – goes for most museums, churches and general businesses too.