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Top 10 Escorted Tours for 2023 – Classic Collection Holidays

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Luxury Escorted Travel and Tour Experiences


Escorted tours provide unique travel experiences, and we’re on hand to inspire your holiday planning for 2023. For couples who want to share personal holiday memories, families and groups who appreciate quality time together and honeymooners seeking seclusion, we’ve collated a wonderful selection of private, and small group escorted tours to some of the world’s most culturally diverse – and utterly thrilling – destinations.


Al Andalus train, Spain


Tren Al Andalus is one of the most comfortable, and luxurious tourist trains. Boasting Belle Epoque elegance, its four lounge cars are exquisite railway classics; built between 1928 and 1930. On board there’s fantastic detail with regards to décor, technology, and excellent service. We are delighted to be able to offer a fabulous itinerary aboard the Tren Al Andalus discovering the south of Spain from Seville to Malaga.


Highlight of the trip


Dining on board in the beautiful splendour of the dining car is an exquisite experience, and the railway compartments are superb. World Heritage Site visits include the Mosque of Cordoba and the cities of Úbeda and Baeza. And, of course, there’s a wonderful visit to Granada’s Alhambra.




Al Andalus Train 


Venice Simplon-Orient-Express


Elegant and gracious, the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train, offers an overnight travel experience like no other. A steward in blue and gold livery welcomes you and attends to your every comfort aboard this icon of the rails. Settle into your cabin, adorned with French polished cherry wood, black lacquered panels, gleaming brass and Lalique glass inlays.


Highlight of the trip


Dining is divine. Crisp linen and sparkling silverware and crystal complement the superb cuisine alongside the fine wines and cocktails of Bar Car 3674. As your truly unforgettable voyage unfurls, enjoy panoramic views of everchanging landscapes through Swiss, Austrian, and Italian, Alps.




Venice Simplon Orient Express 


M/S Ambassador cruise


Deluxe motor cruiser M/S Ambassador sails in air-conditioned comfort along the coast, and between the islands, of Croatia. All modern comforts await on board. Cabins, whether double or twin, have en-suite facilities, porthole or window. The upper deck is home to the ship’s restaurant and the partly shaded sun deck boasts jacuzzi and loungers. A platform on the lower level grants access to the sea for keen swimmers.


Highlight of the trip


Enjoy a guided city tour of the Pearl of the Adriatic,  Dubrovnik, and visit UNESCO-listed, historic Trogir.  Take a trip to Bisevo’s stunning Blue Cave and see island life with delightful stops on Sipan, Mljet and Hvar.




M/S Ambassador Cruise 


Sorrento & Amalfi Coast


Enjoy a 7-night private escorted tour to one of the most famous coastlines in the world, the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy guided visits to Capri, Pompei and Naples, and a delightful lunch and wine tasting at a Sorrentino vineyard.


Highlight of the trip


On day three, five or seven join a small group tour of a Sorrentino lemon grove to learn all about the region’s foremost liqueur, Limoncello. This tour operates with private transfers and excursions by private car with driver.






Highlights of Costa Rica


This privately guided 9 day tour is ideal for first time visitors. Explore the Central Valley of Costa Rica with its extraordinary cloud forest, active volcanoes, waterfalls and rainforest landscapes. Discover the country’s diverse flora and fauna and visit a coffee plantation.


Highlight of the trip


Hiking through the unique and truly magical Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.  Spotting white-headed capuchin and howler monkeys, the racoon-like coati and numerous beautiful birds such as the three-wattled bellbird and the dazzling resplendent quetzal.




Costa Rica Cloud Forest 


Luxury flying tour of Kenya


An eight day luxury safari taking in three of Kenya’s most renowned wildlife reserves. Stay in luxury safari lodges and camps in stunning settings along the way, and travel by scheduled, light aircraft between the reserves, allowing for more time in the parks. Seek out the big cats in Maasai Mara, enjoy safari drives in the remote and beautiful Meru National Park, the inspiration for the best-selling Born Free, and in Amboseli marvel at the sight of elephants crossing the vast open plain against a backdrop of the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro.


Highlight of the trip


Rising early and heading off into the wilderness in the remote, wild and beautiful Meru National Park seeking out elephants, Grevy’s zebras, Bohor reedbucks, buffalos and Dik Dik, one of Africa’s smallest antelope.






Cape Town & Garden Route


Fly into Cape Town and spend a few days here before picking up your hire car and starting your journey to Mossel Bay and onwards along the celebrated Garden Route, stopping at the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn and the oyster box of South Africa, Knysna, before reaching the Storms River and the end of your trip


Highlight of the trip


The abundance of activities and excursions on offer in Storms River and Tsitsikamma National Park region; from exploring the forest on a leisurely Woodcutters’ Journey tour to kayaking up the glorious Storms River Gorge, enjoying a zipline adventure and hiking an array of trails.




Cape Town 


Explore Malaysia and Borneo


Discover the sights and cultural history of Malaysia. Visit the capital, vibrant Kuala Lumpur, and the cooling hill stations of the Cameron Highlands. Enjoy Penang’s historic George Town. Fly to Malaysian Borneo to learn about the wildlife of the jungle. In Sandakan and Abai see orangutans and sun bears.


Highlight of the trip


An unforgettable and uplifting encounter at Sepilok with the loveable orangutans. A rare chance to see these endangered animals interact while feeding, building twig nests and at play.




Mount Kinabalu 


Explore Sri Lanka


Explore Sri Lanka’s culture and beauty on this comprehensive 13 day/12 night privately escorted tour taking you from Negombo on the west coast to Sigiriya, Kandy, Ella, Yala, and Galle or Unawatuna. Visit ancient temples and monasteries, rural villages, colonial cities, former capitals and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and enjoy spotting a variety of wildlife in the country’s national parks. Deep in the stunningly lush Hill Country, learn all about tea and marvel at the striking scenery, from Nanu Oya to Ella, on what is considered one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys.


Highlight of the trip


Safari in Yala National Park, home to the world’s largest concentration of leopards. The dramatic, near vertical granite walls soaring above the rainforest in Sigiriya and the train journey between Nanu Oya and Ella; awe-inspiring hill country scenery of cloud shrouded mountains, steep valleys, countless tea plantations and lush, intensely green vegetation, plus numerous mountain tunnels.




Sri Lanka 


Explore Vietnam


This fourteen day tour takes in the main highlights of Vietnam. Learn about culture, history and local life and admire the natural beauty along the way. Visit the capital Hanoi and Vietnam’s largest city, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon), see the wonders of the World Heritage site of Hoi An and the extraordinary terraced rice fields of Sapa. Learn about the Nguyen dynasty in the Imperial City of Hue, meet the locals on village visits and take in the natural splendour of stunning Halong Bay on an overnight cruise, and the lush Mekong Delta on a day cruise.


Highlight of the trip


Cruising along the mighty Mekong River aboard a traditional wooden boat and visiting a floating market, before swapping mode of transport to a bicycle for a gentle ride through villages before lunch at a local home.




Explore Vietnam Tour 


Our knowledgeable travel consultants, together with our partners in destination, can create the most personalised tour itineraries. Talk to us on 0800 047 1066 to begin your holiday plans today.

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