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Passionate about the protection of Scotland’s wild places, Wilderness Scotland offers a range of inspirational adventures, journeys and experiences in remote regions of the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Activities include walking, sea kayaking, canoeing, cycling and sailing for all abilities. Choose from small-group itineraries with the best professional wilderness guides and self-guided walking, bespoke luxury and tailor-made holidays. A member of

The Gascony Secret offers a tempting selection of self-catering holidays in this ancient region of south-west France, ranging from fairytale chateaux and fabulous farmhouses to beautifully located smaller properties, virtually all of them with private pools.

Wonderfully Slow holidays that explore the lesser-taken path at your own pace. Inntravel offers an extensive selection of self-guided walking and cycling routes, and fascinating journeys, mostly in Europe, but also as far afield as Morocco and Nepal. In addition, the programme includes relaxed and active short breaks, rural hideaways, family holidays, and adventures in the snow on the quiet side of the mountain. A member of AITO.

Annie B’s Spanish Kitchen offers hands-on cookery courses in the historic White town of Vejer de la Frontera. Here guests immerse themselves in creating flavour-filled Mediterranean meals using fresh, healthy ingredients, while later eating the fruits of their labour. Visit local markets and tapas bars and learn to appreciate Sherry with Annie, a Sherry Educator and one of the team behind the annual International Sherry Week in June. Guests stay in recommended hotels, all within easy walking distance of Annie’s lovely kitchen,Casa Alegre.

A responsible tourism innovation founded on a series of remarkable sustainable projects based in the Himalayan foothills of India (Binsar, Saryu and Pindar), the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, the Kerala Back waters, Karnataka, the jungles of Madhya Pradesh, and Nepal’s little-known Sailung Valley. The projects all offer salvation to the villages by providing a livelihood for local communities and, in so doing, halting depopulation.

El Fenn, Vanessa Branson’s unique boutique hotel in the Marrakech medina, combines the indulgence of a hip hotel with the heritage of seven traditional Moroccan courtyard houses. Housing 23 individually-styled rooms and suites, three swimming pools, its own hammam and spa, the finest contemporary art collection in the country and a vast roof terrace, El Fenn is the best place to unwind in North Africa’s most exotic city. The redecoration and renovation of the luxury hotel’s labyrinth of suites, bedrooms and public spaces has recently been completed. 00212 524 44 1210.

A portfolio of outstanding rental properties in the Dordogne including houses, manoirs, chateaux and villas to suit all tastes, budgets and group sizes.

A collection of wonderfully luxurious wow-factor rental properties, available year-round, for short breaks or longer. The 100 + prestigious homes and seaside addresses range from impressive castles, fortresses and manor houses in the UK, to jaw-dropping villas and the chic-est of chalets in locations worldwide.

Tailor-made rail experts, Planet Rail offers First-Class Rail journeys to Europe and beyond, as well as rail and river cruising, including short breaks, intrepid adventures to far off lands and honeymoons on luxury trains. Now in its sixth year, Planet Rail was set up by Guy Saunders, formerly general manager of Great Rail Journeys, and provides a truly personal and comprehensive service, with regional departures, private transfers and private sightseeing excursion all part of the offering.

Tailor-made wildlife holiday specialist, Wildlife Worldwide offers an unparalleled range of 240 locations, each handpicked for the best wildlife viewing. These experiences are accessed by air, expedition vessel, open 4WD, boat, canoe, or on foot. With wildlife expert Chris Breen as MD, the tour operator is at the forefront of conservation-based wildlife travel.

This specialist tour operator offers more destinations across the globe than any other dive operator. Whatever a diver’s passion – shark diving, wreck diving, muck-diving, underwater photography – and whether a complete beginner or a seasoned expert, there’s something for everyone. Among the adventures are snorkelling with humpback whales in Tahiti, some of the best muck-diving in Indonesia and the opportunity to dive up close and personal in the Azores with blue sharks

Golden Eagle Luxury Trains is the world’s leading operator of exclusive, long-distance, fully escorted rail tours to Russia, Iran, Central Asia and China, among many other destinations. Voyages of a lifetime are offered on the flagship Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express, as well as on board the Golden Eagle Danube Express, Belmond Royal Scotsman, Shangri-La Express, Prestige Continental Express, and Glacier & Bernina Pullman Express.

Pura Aventura is an authentic adventure travel specialist offering highly tailored trips to Latin America and Spain. Established in 1999, the tour operator focuses on places that rarely get a mention in the guidebooks. Their destinations include Antarctica, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, the Galapagos, Nicaragua, Peru and Spain.

The Travelling Naturalist offers guided small-group wildlife holidays, many of them in Europe, that follow the best traditions of field natural history. A sister company to Wildlife Worldwide and Dive Worldwide.

A brand new portfolio of over 300 dream houses for holiday rental in over 35 destinations worldwide from Argentina to Zakynthos, all hand-picked by Annabel Brooks, the go-to-girl for the very finest places to stay.

A private island off the west coast of Scotland that was the inspiration for JM Barrie’s _Neverland_with six rental cottages and a wonderful house for 20 people. It is owned by Vanessa Branson, the co-founder and co-director of El Fenn in Marrakech.

Family adventure and active holidays around the world, both on a small group basis with an expert guide and tailor-made. In over 40 countries from Asia to Europe, Africa to the Middle East, Families Worldwide’s programme crisscrosses the globe creating lasting memories, whether from multi-activity weeks, wildlife encounters, cultural journeys, winter fun or camping adventures.

Sister company to Wilderness Scotland, Wilderness Ireland offers 18 adventures, each of them designed by locals. From guided wilderness walking and cycling to self-drive journeys, they take in all four corners of Ireland. New for 2018 are cycling adventures in Donegal (including Malin Head, featured in new Star Wars film) and along the Wild Atlantic Way, and hiking on the Dingle Way.

This family-run operator offers group departures to some of the most spectacular and photogenic landscapes in the land, with personalised photographic tuition suitable for all experience levels. With 24 different trips to Europe, Greenland, Iceland, India and the UK, their holidays are renowned for taking guests to little-visited (or photographed) locations and for the quality of their tuition. The operator can also offer bespoke trips on a tailor-made basis.

A new collection of 5-star boutique hotels & villas for 2018 and 2019 on the quintessential Greek island of Ios – an island in the Cyclades protected for more than 10 years by Angelos Michalopoulos and his wife Vassiliki. The duo bought one quarter of the island in order to preserve its natural beauty and protect it from mass tourism and environmental degradation and, in so doing, save Ios from the fate of its over developed neighbours. The small collection of boutique hotels and private villas will be based upon environmentally-friendly construction principles. Some developments have already opened, and more are set to launch in late 2018. The acquisition, from 624 owners, is considered to be the largest private holding of unspoiled coastal landscape ever purchased for conservation purposes.


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