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



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.



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

Sunset over market in Marrakesh


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


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.

Where Best to Spot: Penguins

Last night's Dynasties was another emotional blinder, though the freezing cold winter did have us pulling on an extra jumper and whacking the heating up several degrees to combat our sympathy shivers. We were transfixed as Sir David narrated us through the penguins' winter - which, if we're…

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Where to Spot: Chimpanzees

We're on a little bit of a BBC Dynasties hype of late, and after Sunday's episode, who can blame us. Getting to know David the Senegalese chimpanzee (no, not our sainted David Attenborough) and his group was every bit as epic as we'd hoped, and we're sure left many of you craving to head out…

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Dynasties: Where to Spot the Stars of the Show

As the dark winter nights settle in and we find ourselves sheltering on the sofa of a Sunday evening, there's nothing quite like Attenborough's dulcet tones to soothe our weary winter souls. Dynasties, the Beeb's latest wildlife wunder-show, tracks the ups and downs of five animal families…

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Trending Travel Destinations for 2019

The nights are drawing in and almost certainly some shop somewhere has put up the Christmas lights so naturally we've decided to bypass all that and start thinking about 2019 instead. We've looked deep into our crystal ball, studied the tea leaves and read the runes (whatever they are) and…

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Seven Reasons to visit Ortigia Now

One of the prettiest places in south-east Sicily, Ortigia is a small island which sits within Syracuse and is less than an hour's drive south of Catania. Here are my reasons why you should visit right now:

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Top Three Safari Sleepouts

With so little light pollution, stargazing in Africa is about as good as it gets. Whether you're a budding astronomer or simply spellbound by the idea of spending a night under the stars, we can arrange the perfect experience for you. The Milky Way will never look so beautiful, and the…

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Top Five Best Experiences: South Africa

South Africa is hands-down one of our favourite destinations. Whether exploring the Cape and the surrounding winelands on your honeymoon or taking your little ones on their first ever safari, the Rainbow Nation has something for everyone. There is always more to be discovered in South…

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Top Honeymoon Destinations for 2019

It's arguably the most important holiday of your life and yet, amid the craziness of planning a wedding, the honeymoon can get a little lost. But don't panic! This is where we step in as your honeymoon gurus; our team of experts will help you identify the perfect destination to fit your…

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Live Like a Local

The way we travel is constantly evolving. Destinations fall in and out of favour and technology makes more and more of the world accessible, but the current trend du jour is definitely all about circumventing your fellow sightseers and living like a local while on holiday. That's where we…

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A Whistle-Stop Tour of Sydney

Iconic, sun-drenched, laidback - Sydney is the cosmopolitan capital of New South Wales and a much-loved destination among Original Travellers. This week the city plays host to our very own Duke and Duchess of Sussex (plus baby bump), which got us thinking about how best to enjoy a crown…

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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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Where best to spot our furry friends from last night's Dynasties @BBCEarth #Dynasties

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Starting on Wednesday, Phnom Penh will be hosting Bon Om Touk, also known as the Water Festival, for three days to celebrate the end of the rainy season. Joining in the festivities is a fantastic way to experience the city with celebrations include music concerts, traditional dancing and feasting on native foods.

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The most magical alternative winter activities (with not a ski in sight). Our Co-Founder Tom Barber writes for OKA's Christmas 2018 magazine... #WinterIsComing #WinterWonderland

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'The dream-to-end-all-dream honeymoons'...

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Learn the art of traditional tea making in Chiang Mai's luscious countryside. Help to pick the tea leaves from the plantation's grounds, and get involved in the drying process yourself before sampling some of the delicious final end product while admiring the stunning views. Photos taken by Holly in our Asia team who is currently on a research trip in Thailand.

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We're on a little bit of a BBC Dynasties hype of late, and after Sunday's episode with David the chimpanzee, who can blame us.

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It's the most important holiday of your life... no pressure then, right? Discover our ultimate Thailand megamoon.

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Who else is already hooked on Sir David's new BBC hit, Dynasties? If you can't wait until next week but want to know where to spot all of the stars of the series in the flesh, check out our blog:

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An East African odyssey: seeing Tanzania in style with Original Travel

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Getting hitched in 2019, but haven't got round to planning your honeymoon yet? Don't fret, we are here to help relieve any Bridezillas from having to add yet another (rather large) thing to the to-do list...

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