Upcoming Tours

Upcoming Tours for 2025

In 2025, embark on a remarkable journey that is designed to transport you to extraordinary destinations. No matter your travel style or interests Tours Direct has a tour for you.

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Jewels of India
February/March, 2025
Escorted by Jenni Shallard

Amazing highlights of this exotic land

Explore the fascinating mix of ancient, royal and colonial eras that make up India’s capital, Delhi.
In Varanasi go on an enthralling boat ride on the River Ganges.
Marvel at one of the world’s most beautiful buildings, the incomparable Taj Mahal in Agra–see it at its breathtaking best at both dawn and dusk.
Enjoy the lively, exotic city of Jaipur with its intriguing bazaars. Imagine life as Rajput royalty while exploring the interiors of the Amber Fort.
And much more…..

This is our 8th escorted tour to India.

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Walking in Sicily
April, 2025
Escorted by Mandy Page

Walking in Spring

The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily is a spectacular region with exceptional walks following country lanes, mountain trails and coastal paths. The perfect destination for an off-the-beaten track adventure.
We will see  the Baroque splendours and crowded markets of Palermo; the timelessness of forgotten villages scattered through the green interior; the glamour and bustle of Taormina; the dreamy mirage of the Aeolian islands and the power and majesty of Mt Etna.

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E-Bike Tuscany
May, 2025

Glorious E-Biking

Come join us on a wonderful ride from Florence to Orvieto though the Tuscan countryside. Sip great coffee, eat fabulous food and cycle in glorious landscapes. If the Romans had E-Bikes I am sure this is the way they would have travelled through this area.

Our route takes you down Italy passing through San Gimignano, Sienna and other delightful Tuscan towns. Come and enjoy days of wonderful vistas, fun, activity and great company.

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E-Bike Island Hopping Croatia 
May, 2025
Escorted by Jenni Shallard

Delightful E-Biking

Join us on an island hopping adventure down the Dalmatian coast, from Zadar to Dubrovnik.

Jumping from one island to another by ferry we cycle across some of the remarkably beautiful, larger Croatian islands with their lavender, wild thyme and charming villages.

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Balkan Explorer Train Journey
May, 2025
Escorted by Mandy Page

Venice to Istanbul by Train

Italy – Slovenia – Croatia – Bosnia & Herzegovina – Serbia – Montenegro – North Macedonia – Bulgaria – Turkey

Embark on this legendary Grand European train journey, a twelve-day odyssey, spanning nine captivating countries.

Your moving hotel is aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express, an elegant and comfortable train.

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E-Bike Provence 2025

 

Beautiful E-Biking

Provence is one of the most famous and beautiful areas of France – known for its landscapes, food, wine, and charming villages. On this tour you get to see what famous artists have been inspired by alongside some wonderful cycling.

Our route takes you in a circuit from Aix-En-Provence through National Parks and via historic centres like Gordes and Avignon. Come and enjoy days of fun, adventure, activity and great company.

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Namibia & Botswana
June, 2025
Escorted by Andreas Becker

Stunning landscapes and prolific wildlife

In Namibia enjoy the fantastically scenic landscapes. See the spectacular sand dunes at Sossusvlei and the abundant wildlife around the waterholes at Etosha National Park.
In Botswana explore the Okavango Delta by boat. This area is home to a huge number of animals and reptiles. Enjoy Moremi, one of Africa’s best wildlife reserves and go on safari in classic big-game country at Chobe National Park.
See the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls in Zambia.

This is our 4th escorted tour to Namibia & Botswana.

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Peru & Colombia
July/August, 2025
Escorted by Mandy Page

Featuring Machu Picchu 

Tour Lima (‘City of Gold’), the capital of Peru and experience the colourful markets at Pisac. Travel by train through the mountains to the fantastic ruins of the ‘Lost City’ of Machu Picchu. See the sights of the beautiful rose-tinted city of Cuzco.
Home to fascinating cities, charming villages and a wealth of ecological diversity Colombia’s many highlights include the Andean city of Bogota, the sparkling Caribbean Coast and the flavours and aromas of some of the world’s finest coffee. We focus on the tastes of Colombia–including sampling the cuisine from the five different regions and eating some of the best chocolate on earth.

This is our 15th escorted tour to South America.

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Train Journey Across Africa
July/August, 2025
Escorted by Jenni Shallard

Rovos Rail: Indian Ocean to Atlantic Ocean

Tanzania – Zambia – Democratic Republic of Congo – Angola

This train journey sets off from the Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam, on the Indian Ocean coast.

It includes a game visit in the Selous Reserve (Tanzania), a fly-in two night safari in the South Luangwa National Park (Zambia) and a city tour of Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo).

You can also get to travel the Benguela line for short walking tours detailing Angola’s recent history with the journey end in Lobito on the Atlantic coast.

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Walking in Ireland
Late Aug/Sep, 2025
Escorted by Stu McGregor

Wild & Rugged 

Join us on a guided walking holiday in Ireland.
Blessed with natural beauty, intriguing history and friendly locals a trip to the Emerald Isle is always going to be full of delights.
This walking tour is for those who wish to explore the Irish countryside at a moderate pace, so you are not expected to be an avid walker or incredibly fit.

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Central Asia
September, 2025
Escorted by Mandy Page

Explore the Old Silk Road

Discover the hidden gems of this enchanting region as you traverse the historic Silk Road, immersing yourself in the rich history and awe-inspiring beauty of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
Enjoy a tapestry of ancient traditions, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant cultures.
This is our 13th escorted tour to Central Asia.

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