Life is in the Detail

If you can tear yourself away from Paris, spend a few days in Champagne, where you can sample the finest fizz while cruising gently down picturesque canals aboard a luxury barge.

Go in search of the Loch Ness monster, sample some of the world's best whisky and pay a visit to the Queen at Balmoral Castle on a nine-day guided road trip around the Scottish Highlands.

Join an expert archaeologist to explore the ancient Angkor complex and learn about the recent discoveries new LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology has made possible.

25 years after the tragic genocide, Rwanda is thriving. Trek from luxury lodges to spot mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park and chimpanzees and colobus monkeys in Nyungwe National Park.

Luxury tailor-made holidays from Original Travel

At Original Travel we believe that life is in the detail

There is a world of possibilities out there

Here are just a few trip ideas to get you started

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.

Lion family

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

Cruising The Nile: The Steam Ship Sudan

Recently I joined the ranks of famous Orientalists, nobles, novelists and a sprinkling of modern-day celebrities who have all had the immense privilege of traversing the Eternal River onboard the historic Steam Ship Sudan, all of whom have impeccable taste in travel...

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The End of the Year is Near: Use it or Lose it

It's that time of year again: nights are drawing in, red wine season has returned, Christmas lights are going up (already?!) and people across the land suddenly realise they haven't actually managed to take all of their annual holiday allowance. Something must be done (hint: that's where we…

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Top Seven Experiences in Southeast Asia

Often synonymous with backpackers on their 'gap yahs', Southeast Asia is so much more than full moon parties and white sand beaches. This region is brimming with history, culture and delicious foodie delicacies, and we have put together a list of our number one experiences in each of our…

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Live Like a Local in: Marrakech

You might think you've been there, done that and got the metaphorical (and sometimes literal) Moroccan rug, but hidden among the souqs and labyrinthine side streets of Marrakech, there are always more secret spots waiting to be discovered…

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Five Reasons You Should Go to Turkey Right Now

Turkey may have had a tough time of it recently but it is very much open for business and remains one of our favourite European destinations with its beguiling mix of culture, history, scenery and incredible hospitality. In need of convincing? Here are five reasons why Turkey should be your…

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Argentina vs. Brazil: Battle of the Latin American Heavyweights

They may have a long standing rivalry in football, but they also happen to be two of our favourite Latin American vacation destinations, so how do Argentina and Brazil measure up alongside each other off the football pitch?

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Six of the Best: Hotel Bars

The satisfying pop of a cork, the glorious glug of a bottle, the reassuring rattle of a cocktail shaker - whether it's a Virgin Mary, a classic G&T or a Bubble Bath Martini (lychee, poppy-seed, lavender, rose air and a rubber duck, obvs), a good drink at the end of a day spent by the…

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Winter Sun: Escaping the Big Chill

We may have just enjoyed one of the most glorious summers in recent memory here in the UK but come November we'll all be digging out the woolly jumpers, lining up our winter box-sets and - not to be too dramatic about it - wondering if we'll ever feel the warmth of the sun on our faces…

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Cool Combos

Dynamic duos: think gin and tonic, French and Saunders, pineapple and pizza… okay, maybe not that last one, but the fact remains that some things are just better together - greater than the sum of their parts and thus elevated to legendary status (definitely not that last one, then). The…

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Get Organised: What You Should Be Booking Now For 2019

After such a beautiful summer (/seriously sweaty heatwave), it's proving quite tricky to get our heads around the fact that it's actually over **sigh**. And how is it nearly time for Christmas again? The very idea of 2019 being just around the corner feels totally alien and yet here we are,…

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Top Three: European Vineyards to Experience

For all the oenophiles out there, there is surely nothing greater than sitting back and sipping a glass of vino (or three) while also drinking in (sorry) a seriously stunning view. Europe is home to some of the most beautiful vineyards in the world, which produce, unsurprisingly, some of the…

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Five Unmissable Experiences in Japan

Japan is one of our hottest destinations at the moment and, with a rather large rugby tournament fast approaching in 2019, it's only going to become more popular. Fortunately, we're on hand to make sure you very much catch the worm early doors and our experts can recommend the very best…

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