Small Group Journeys

 

Small group journeys are perfect for those wanting to visit the “must see” sites combined with more authentic experiences led by a local guide, in the company of like minded travellers. We’ve hand-picked the most exciting small group journeys from some of the best touring brands in the world. Each operator is a true specialist and their team can not only provide further information on each tour but also recommend the best tour to suit your needs.

Pyramids, Temples and the Nile: the Ultimate Egypt Experience

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Gaze in awe at the Great Pyramid and Sphinx of Giza
  • Discover the overlooked architectural wonders of Cairo’s historic centre
  • Explore the ancient Luxor Temple illuminated by candlelight
  • Enjoy a cocktail party on a traditional felucca at sunset
  • Cruise down the Nile on a luxury ship
  • Experience authentic Nubian hospitality and cuisine
  • Kayak down the Nile, exploring the islands of Aswan

Inclusions

  • Nine nights twin-share accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • Eight breakfasts, five lunches, six dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Sphinx and Giza Pyramids visit
  • Grand Egyptian Museum entry
  • Morning yoga session
  • Moez Street entry
  • Khan Al-Khalili bazaar
  • Abdelzahers bookbinding store visit
  • Dendera Temple visit
  • Luxor Temple tour
  • Valley of the Kings entry
  • Tutankhamun Tomb entry
  • Hatshepsut Temple entry
  • Colossi of Memnon visit
  • Karnak Temple visit
  • Souq of Luxor walking tour
  • Kom Ombo Temple visit
  • Felucca sunset cocktail party
  • River Nile kayaking

 

Further info

This tour is operated by TRIPS by Culture Trip which is a unique prospect for travellers who want to experience extraordinary places. Curated by travel experts and led by their Local Insiders, the multi-day itineraries combine immersive experiences with hand-picked places to stay. Join a small group of travellers to discover Egypt, its rich history and its culture like never before.

This amazing 10 day tour starts at £1,989 per person.

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Treasure Island: Ancient Temples & Wildlife Encounters in Sri Lanka

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Discover past and present Colombo with a guided tour
  • Visit a rural village school to learn about Sri Lankan education
  • Climb the 1,144ft (349m) ancient fortress at Sigiriya
  • Tuck into lunch overlooking paddy fields and a private spice garden
  • Whip up a feast at a hands-on Sri Lankan cooking class
  • Plunge down white-water rapids on a river rafting trip
  • Experience the beautiful train journey from Nanuoya to Haputale
  • Explore two national parks, home to wild elephants and leopards

Inclusions

  • 11 nights twin-share accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Colombo city tour
  • Dodgy bar experience
  • Rural school visit
  • Cycling tour of Polonnaruwa Archaeological Site
  • Game drive at Minneriya National Park and Yala National Park
  • Galle Fort and Sigiriya Fortress entry
  • Private spice garden visit
  • Private cooking lesson
  • White-water rafting
  • Abseiling at Sandun Ella
  • Scenic train journey
  • Tea factory visit and tasting
  • Guided hike around Ella
  • Buduruwagala Temple visit

 

Further info

This tour is operated by TRIPS by Culture Trip which is a unique prospect for travellers who want to experience extraordinary places. Curated by travel experts and led by their Local Insiders, the multi-day itineraries combine immersive experiences with hand-picked places to stay. Join a small group of travellers to discover Sri Lanka, its wildlife and its culture like never before.

This stunning 12 day tour starts at £1,489 per person.

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Beyond Petra: Discovering Jordan’s Rugged Side

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Sample Arab street food in Amman
  • Sip vino in the oldest winery in Jordan
  • Hike the rugged Shaq al Reesh trail
  • Climb Mount Haron at sunrise
  • Explore ancient Petra via the exclusive ‘back door’ entrance
  • Wild camp under the stars in Little Petra
  • Experience life with a local Bedouin family in Wadi Rum
  • Watch the sunset from a Red Sea boat cruise

Inclusions

  • Eight nights twin-share accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • Eight breakfasts, seven lunches, seven dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Return airport transfers
  • Street food dinner tour
  • Winery tour
  • Amman city tour
  • Wine tasting
  • Petra ‘back door’ visit
  • Shaq Al Reesh, Petra and Wadi Rum hikes
  • Umm Sayhoun cooking class
  • Climb Umm Al-Biyara mountain
  • Summit Mount Haron at sunrise
  • Bedouin lifestyle experience
  • Aqaba sunset boat ride
  • Dead Sea experience

Further info

This tour is operated by TRIPS by Culture Trip which is a unique prospect for travellers who want to experience extraordinary places. Curated by travel experts and led by their Local Insiders, the multi-day itineraries combine immersive experiences with hand-picked places to stay. Join a small group of travellers to discover Jordan, its breathtaking landscapes and its culture like never before.

This amazing 9 day tour starts at £1,899 per person.

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Escape to Iceland’s Frozen Wilderness

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Explore the waterfalls and mountains that inspired The Lord of the Rings
  • Soak in hot springs while looking out for the Northern Lights population who have stood the test of time
  • Power across a glacier on a snowmobile
  • Discover the Golden Circle on a private super jeep tour
  • Hike the frozen glacial tongue of Sólheimajökull
  • Take a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon

Inclusions

  • Four nights twin-share accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • Four breakfasts, four dinners
  • Local insider
  • Private Borgarfjordur tour
  • Private evening at Giljaböð hot springs
  • See Northern Lights (weather permitting)
  • Private super jeep tour of Golden Circle
  • Geothermal Bakery Fontana visit
  • Glacier snowmobile tour
  • Brennivín and shark tasting
  • South coast waterfall and beach tour
  • Private glacier hike
  • Blue Lagoon Comfort Package

Further info

This tour is operated by TRIPS by Culture Trip which is a unique prospect for travellers who want to experience extraordinary places. Curated by travel experts and led by their Local Insiders, the multi-day itineraries combine immersive experiences with hand-picked places to stay. Join a small group of travellers to discover Iceland and its stunning wilderness like never before.

This incredible 5 day tour starts at £2,109 per person.

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Japan Rising: From Neon Lights to Rural Delights

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Uncover Hiroshima’s past at the Peace Park and Museum
  • See the floating Torii Gate and deer on Miyajima Island
  • Hike through bamboo forests and the endless gates of Fushimi Inari
  • Explore the backstreets of Kyoto by bicycle and see geishas
  • Stay in a traditional ryokan with an on-site onsen
  • Admire views of Mount Fuji from Lake Ashi
  • Witness sumo wrestling training and learn how to make sushi
  • Find your rhythm at a Taiko drumming class

Inclusions

  • ​11 nights twin-share accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • 11 breakfasts, two lunches, four dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Osaka tour
  • Aikido lesson
  • Hiroshima and Miyajima Island tour
  • Bamboo forest and temple visit
  • Fushimi Inari sunrise tour
  • Kyoto bicycle tour
  • Hida Folk Village visit
  • Sake tasting
  • Lake Ashi cruise
  • Ropeway to Hell cable car
  • Geyser visit
  • Sumo wrestler training visit
  • Tsukiji Outer Market tour
  • Sushi-making class
  • Tokyo tour
  • Taiko drumming class
  • Karaoke night

Further info

This tour is operated by TRIPS by Culture Trip which is a unique prospect for travellers who want to experience extraordinary places. Curated by travel experts and led by their Local Insiders, the multi-day itineraries combine immersive experiences with hand-picked places to stay. Join a small group of travellers to discover Japan, its people and its culture like never before.

This amazing 12 day tour starts at £2,989 per person.

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California Dreamin’: From Yosemite National Park to Napa and Sonoma Valley

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Trek through the Yosemite Valley past landmarks such as El Capitan and Half Dome
  • Go on a wine-tasting bike tour through the Napa Valley vineyards
  • Discover Sonoma Valley with a stay in the charming town of Healdsburg
  • Enjoy incredible views on a coastal drive from Tomales Bay to Goat Rock Beach
  • Hike the Tuolumne Meadows and swim in Tenaya Lake
  • Explore the Mission District in San Francisco and its revered street art scene

Inclusions

  • ​Six nights twin-share accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • Six breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Tuolumne Grove hike
  • Guided Yosemite Valley hike
  • Sentinel Dome hike with champagne
  • Pothole Dome hike
  • Swimming at Tenaya Lake
  • Napa bike and wine-tasting tour
  • Guided hike in Samuel P Taylor State Park
  • Road trip to Goat Rock Beach
  • Lands End Trail hike

Further info

This tour is operated by TRIPS by Culture Trip which is a unique prospect for travellers who want to experience extraordinary places. Curated by travel experts and led by our Local Insiders, the multi-day itineraries combine immersive experiences with hand-picked places to stay. Join a small group of travellers to discover California, its great outdoors and its vibrant culture like never before.

This amazing 7 day tour starts at £2,269 per person.

Speak to one of Culture Trips travel experts for more information on this trip to the USA.

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From Istanbul to Antalya: The Ultimate Turkey Itinerary

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Experience the chaotic wonder of the bazaar and markets of Istanbul
  • Journey overland across Turkey, stopping at key historical sites
  • Seize the opportunity for a Cappadocia hot-air balloon ride
  • Explore secret subterranean hideaways, deep in Cappadocia’s volcanic rock
  • Hike through the Red and Rose valleys
  • Go river rafting in the Koprulu Canyon National Park
  • Swim in the turquoise waters off the sunny Antalya coast

Inclusions

  • Eleven nights twin-share accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • Eleven breakfasts, one lunch, two dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Istanbul Old City tour
  • Grand Bazaar and Spice Market tour
  • Bosphorus ferry cruise
  • Istanbul food tour
  • Guided Anıtkabir visit
  • Museum of Anatolian Civilizations visit
  • Hattusas and Yazilikaya tour
  • Goreme Open-Air Museum tour
  • Zelve Valley visit
  • Pottery workshop
  • Wine tasting
  • Kaymakli Underground City tour
  • Rose and Red valleys hike
  • Mausoleum of Rumi visit
  • Mosque of Aladdin visit
  • Aspendos amphitheatre and Perge visit
  • Antalya Old Harbour walking tour

Further info

This tour is operated by TRIPS by Culture Trip is a unique prospect for travellers who want to experience extraordinary places. Curated by travel experts and led by their Local Insiders, the multi-day itineraries combine immersive experiences with hand-picked places to stay. Join a small group of travellers to discover Turkey via land, sea and air.

This amazing 12 day tour starts at £1,599 per person.

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Arabian Nights: the Complete Morocco Experience

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Discover the design style of Casablanca with a local architect
  • Hike in the rugged Rif Mountains
  • Snap photos of the brilliantly blue houses in Chefchaouen
  • Dine Berber-style under the stars in a desert oasis
  • Scramble through steeply carved canyons in the Dades Gorge
  • Explore the medinas of Fez and Marrakech
  • Learn about the stars with Astro Hamid, a local celebrity astrologer

Inclusions

  • 12 nights twin-share accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • 12 breakfasts, five lunches, six dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Casablanca architecture tour
  • Guided Casablanca hike
  • Guided tour of Tangier
  • Guided Rif Mountains hike with lunch
  • Chefchaouen visit
  • Moroccan craft workshop
  • Guided Fez medina tour
  • Camel ride
  • Sunset meditation in the Sahara desert
  • Sky lecture with expert astrologer
  • Aït Benhaddou visit
  • Guided hike in Dades Gorge

Further info

This tour is operated by TRIPS by Culture Trip which is a unique prospect for travellers who want to experience extraordinary places. Curated by travel experts and led by our Local Insiders, the multi-day itineraries combine immersive experiences with hand-picked places to stay. Join a small group of travellers to discover Morocco, its enchanting landscape and its authentic culture like never before.

This amazing 13 day tour starts at £1,979 per person.

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Britain’s Last Frontier: Exploring the Outer Hebrides in Scotland

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Roam the craggy peaks and mystical pools of the Cuillin mountains
  • Sample Scottish whisky at the Isle of Harris Distillery
  • Marvel at one of the most complete stone circles in Europe
  • Explore the pristine Isle of Harris coastline by kayak or on foot

Inclusions

  • Six nights twin-share accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • Six breakfasts, one lunch, two dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Guided hike to Fairy Pools and Quiraing
  • Isle of Harris Distillery tour and tasting
  • Lewis beaches exploration
  • Harris beach tour
  • Carloway Mill tour
  • Calanais Standing Stones visit

Further info

This tour is operated by TRIPS by Culture Trip is a unique prospect for travellers who want to experience extraordinary places. Curated by travel experts and led by their Local Insiders, the multi-day itineraries combine immersive experiences with hand-picked places to stay. Join a small group of travellers to discover Scotland, its wild landscapes and its heart-warming culture like never before.

This amazing 7 day tour starts at £2,179 per person.

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Find Your Wild Side in North Wales

Why you’ll love this trip

  • ​Summit Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales
  • Go coasteering along the Anglesey coast and forage for a feast of wild edibles
  • Zipline and abseil through underground slate caverns
  • Spend the night under the stars in a remote cabin in Snowdonia National Park

Inclusions

  • Four nights twin-share accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • Four breakfasts, one lunch, two dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Coasteering
  • Wild foraging
  • Via ferrata and zip lining
  • Guided Snowdon hike

Further info

This tour is operated by TRIPS by Culture Trip which is a unique prospect for travellers who want to experience extraordinary places. Curated by travel experts and led by their Local Insiders, the multi-day itineraries combine immersive experiences with hand-picked places to stay. Join a small group of travellers on an action-packed trip to Wales and discover its beautiful landscapes like never before. .

This amazing 5 day tour starts at £1,189 per person.

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