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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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.

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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.



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.

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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Cultural spots in San Sebastián

Kaixo (hello in Basque) and welcome to San Sebastian, or Donostia as it's known locally. The city is the capital of Spain's brilliant and ever so slightly batty Basque region. Here's all you need to know about this peaceful and beautiful city, with its miniature Rio de Janeiro vibe, complete…

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Time to Unplug: Digital Detox Holidays

Are you in need of a digital detox? Tell-tale signs that you are include checking your emails before you've even got out of bed in the morning, only looking up if it's to take a photo for Instagram and using 'just one more episode' as a maxim for life. If that sounds familiar then step this…

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Top Picks: Late Summer European Escapes

We're putting it out there. There really is nowhere better than Europe during the summer months. They may be short, but oh boy are they sweet. And the glory days may nearly be over for another year, but we're happy to let you know that it's not too late to catch some late summer sun in…

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Our Top Five Wildlife Conservation Projects

Sometimes we need to take a step back and just remember we have no greater right to be here than any other animal - David Attenborough. No truer words, David. No truer words. And while the whole planet could benefit from subscribing to that school of thought, Africa particularly springs to…

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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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Discover the highlights between San Francisco and Las Vegas on an ultimate Californian road trip, including pit stops at Napa Valley and Yosemite...

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Ten of the world's most spectacular dance holidays, featuring our ultimate samba experience in its heartland, accompanied with Rio carnival dancers themselves...

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