Tag: <span>Group tours</span>

Not sure how to end your holiday in Greece? Go to Santorini.
Post
September 30, 2019September 30, 2019

Not sure how to end your holiday in Greece? Go to Santorini.

The breathtaking beauty of Santorini for some reason transported me into a past era of photography. It was because with each turn in the road or path offering a dramatic view of this wonderful location, I could see hundreds of cameras snapping voraciously to capture the unbelievable landscape. And in the “old days” of rolls...

Don’t, do not, must not – never leave out Crete in your Greek tour itinerary.
Post
September 25, 2019September 25, 2019

Don’t, do not, must not – never leave out Crete in your Greek tour itinerary.

You must promise that you will not even consider the possibility of leaving out Crete when you’re planning your Greece itinerary. All the reasons we travel are rolled into one here in Crete: sightseeing; places so different to where we live; scenery; friendly, warm and trustworthy people; a place to have fun; eating great food...

Which of these would you leave out if you didn’t do Greece in depth?
Post
September 18, 2019September 18, 2019

Which of these would you leave out if you didn’t do Greece in depth?

We know that we’re boasting a little by saying that we were wise to choose the Greece in Depth itinerary because there is so much to see and it is all so wonderful. But, to be blunt, if you’re not going to do this trip in depth, what are you going to leave out? Any...

Graham’s Great Train Journey No 2 – this time in Greece.
Post
September 18, 2019September 18, 2019

Graham’s Great Train Journey No 2 – this time in Greece.

In March 2019, our escorted group tour member, Graham, was the inspiration for a wonderful up country train trip in Sri Lanka. Now again on our September 2020 Greece escorted group tour, Graham has enjoyed a spectacular train trip high in the mountains near Volos. Different destination; same feelings of delight.

Sri Lanka: the recommendation is go now; you don’t have to wait until everyone else has discovered it. (Hampton Travel & Cruise Sri Lanka Escorted Group Tour, March 2019)
Post
April 4, 2019April 25, 2019

Sri Lanka: the recommendation is go now; you don’t have to wait until everyone else has discovered it. (Hampton Travel & Cruise Sri Lanka Escorted Group Tour, March 2019)

Please note that this blog was written one month prior to the tragic terrorist attacks of Easter 2019 in Sri Lanka. Our verdict was unanimous – the Sri Lanka tour was a great success and a great destination. We should have expected it because that’s what so many of our clients were saying for the last couple of...

Antarctica February 2018 Escorted Group Tour – an amazing place and it just takes your breath away.
Post
February 11, 2018May 7, 2018

Antarctica February 2018 Escorted Group Tour – an amazing place and it just takes your breath away.

From Paradise Harbour to Deception Island, these aptly-named places signal a range of experiences well beyond those we usually encounter in our other travels. So, what will be our highlight? – scenery, landscape? – wildlife? – zodiac landings? – temperatures and climate? – iceberg shapes, colours, beauty, carving, sounds? – camping overnight on the ice?...

What is “mote con huesillo”??
Post
January 23, 2018May 7, 2018

What is “mote con huesillo”??

Here is a travel quiz for the experienced traveller: What is Vin drinking and where is he? Our guide in Santiago, Chile, told us that it was “mote con huesillo”. We googled it to find out that it’s a traditional summer-time non-alcoholic drink made from wheat and peaches, and often sold in street stands and...