To the Moon and Back

Horseback ride through the lunar-like landscape of the aptly named Valle de la Luna in Chile's Atacama Desert to get a sense of its full, awe-inspiring, scale.

Namibia is one of the most popular safari destinations during Summer - start planning now for 2019.

There has been a lighthouse at the Old Head of Kinsale in County Cork, Ireland since the 17th Century but there are references to a lighted beacon here in pre-Christian times.

Spring sees the advent of Japanese sakura (cherry blossom) season. In ancient times the arrival of cherry blossom was celebrated as a signal of the impending rice-planting season and to cast good luck over the year's harvest.

Luxury tailor-made holidays from Original Travel

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There is a world of possibilities out there

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Honeymoon Japan

Honeymoon Japan

A honeymoon like no other.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Swedish Lapland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis, the extraordinary natural light show that occurs in the depths of winter.

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Amalfi Coast, Capri & Rome

Italy has more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country on the planet, the food is mouth wateringly good, and the landscapes are varied...

Colourful Balconies

Porto & the Douro Valley

The Brits have long had a penchant for port, but the vineyards where the fortified wine is created and the eponymous city of Porto are, in themselves, a delight.

Lion in the Masai Mara

Safari Holidays

An epic adventure awaits

Peru

Peru

The scenery is striking in its diversity, from plunging canyons to soaring mountains, lush rainforests to arid Altiplano.

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Family South Africa

Malaria free, easy to get to and home to some of Africa's best family-friendly hotels. It doesn't get much better for a family safari.

Iceland

Iceland

The youngest country on earth, and one of the most fun.

Sunset over market in Marrakesh

Morocco

Morocco is an immediate and exciting immersion in another world, where Arab and Berber blood, history and culture are inextricably bound.

Geirangerfjord in the Sunshine

Norway

Who needs Canada when you've got big country and polar bears on your European doorstep?

Hotels We Love

Hotels We Love

Pop quiz – what’s the first thing that springs to mind when you hear the word holiday?

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Ultimate Tanzania

Tanzania is a country so full of diverse and fantastical scenery that it can be almost impossible to select just one or two destinations to visit....

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From our blog

Travel advice, information and inspiration from the Original Travel team.

Wine Tasting in Bordeaux

We love a city that's recovered its mojo, and Bordeaux has most certainly done so. The grand 18th-century boulevards and buildings - paid for by the proceeds of the wine industry - spent decades down at heel until a recent sense of urban renewal lured young entrepreneurs back. Now, with the…

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Rome vs Florence: The Battle of the Italian Cities

The days of the Grand Tour may have passed, but 60 million people visited Italy in 2017, and you can bet that a significant chunk of them (according to a very scientific straw poll at Original Travel HQ) went to Florence or Rome, or both. Since both cities are prime Big Short Break territory…

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Best Experiences in San Francisco

At first glance Frisco is a city without a clear narrative, swinging from late 19th Century Gold Rush greed to flowers in your hair hippie free love and now home to techpreneurs from Twitter to Instagram. What's the common theme? An over-riding sense of what might be possible when groups of…

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Authentic African Adventures

Authenticity: a perennially peddled promise which is rarely truly fulfilled. Yet authenticity is increasingly what we look for in our holiday experiences; the desire to feel like we've seen the real destination; that we've got beneath its skin and seen into its soul. Well, authenticity just…

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Five of our Favourite Slow Travel Experiences

While in danger of sounding like an overly-cheesy Hollywood film, sometimes it's as much about the journey as it is the destination, especially when said journeys involve stunning scenery gradually unfurling before you while you soak up local life. Oh yes, there's so much to be said for…

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Capital Idea - the Best Capital Cities Around the World

Does your ideal holiday involve spending your days weaving through winding streets, coiffing coffee and local eats at hidden restaurants and immersing yourself in a completely new city? Then you've come to the right place. Here is our definitive list, which took much refining, of our…

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Instagram Competition: Win a Stylish Holiday for Two in Egypt

Picture this. Five nights aboard a luxurious 19th century steamship, cruising in style down the Nile from Luxor to Aswan and visiting fascinating sites en route. Interested? Then read on…

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A Day in the Life at Danai Beach Resort

Having recently returned from Greece's Danai Beach Resort, I can comfortably state that a day here can only be described as heaven on earth…

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The Best of Mexico City

¡Bienvenido a Mexico City! Formerly known as DF (distrito federal) for the past two centuries, Mexico's capital changed its official name last year and is now known as Ciudad de Mexico (CDMX). Once centre of the Aztec Empire, latter day CDMX (catchier than one-time Tenochtitlan) sits gritty…

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My Trip to Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Area: Hiking and The Highlands

When you think of Tanzania and its Ngorongoro Crater, which I've just returned from, I am sure that 92% (precise, expert figure here) of those who haven't been before would not immediately associate either with the Scottish Highlands. But believe it or not, the similarities are uncanny.…

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Cambodia like a Local

The phrase 'like a local' is thrown around a lot in travel these days, and while it's a great concept, we tend to find it often comes without much backing from an actual local expert. Without blowing our own trumpet too much, this is where we'd like to think we differ.

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Navigating Norway: Oslo to Bergen

Travelling around Norway from Oslo to Bergen is no mean feat; a landmass so speckled with mountains and fjords that everywhere you turn it's impossible not to be awed by the staggering and dramatic landscapes that surround you. And there are several modes of exploration available, from boats…

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To celebrate India's 72nd Independence Day, here are some of our favourite itinerary ideas to give you a flavour of just how special your holiday to India can be...

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So you're going on an Italian city break, but where to go? We compare two of Italy's heavyweights, Florence and Rome, in our Original Travel blog...

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Skip the airport queues this peak travel period with our fast-track UK check-in and security, available to all Original Travel clients as standard!

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Why we absolutely, head over heels, love Italy's best kept secret of Umbria. Just don't tell anyone else...

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In celebration of World Lion Day, the extremely talented filmmakers, Beverly and Dereck Joubert have released their new film 'Tribe vs Pride'. Discover ancient Maasai culture adapting to help protect these icon cats of Africa. Watch the trailer here!

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