Category: walking

Are you looking for something different, one of those once in a lifetime experiences?

  Here are our top choices for an unforgettable adventure off the usual tourist trail! GREENLAND & ICELAND Experience remoteness, wilderness and isolation on a journey to one of the most remote locations on Earth - Greenland. You'll enjoy spectacular views of sculpted icebergs and craggy mountains as we walk and trek through the mountain coast and coastal wilderness of Greenland's fjord-ed east coast. Walking Wild Greenland • 9 nights,…

Our most popular walking tours!

While we’re always introducing new tours and destinations to our program, there are some guest favorites, making them our bestsellers to date. Looking for some inspiration for your travels in 2017? Then maybe one of these will top the list for your next adventure! Our overseas product team have also recommended their favorites from the rest of our walking tour line up… Gastronomic Barolo Walk Explore the tranquil UNESCO-listed Langhe…

Explore the fascinating island of Madeira

Surging from the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira offers a temperate sub-tropical paradise perfect for year round walking. The islands volcanic origins provide a rich soil for a spectacular abundance of plant and animal life with over 120 endemic species including the pride of Madeira, the bird of paradise along with lilac jacaranda, tiny bisbis birds, chaffinches and hawks, the list is endless. Situated in the Portuguese archipelago, Madeira is known for…

Following in the Footsteps of Picasso

We're pleased to announce the launch of a NEW guided walking tour,  Following in the Footsteps of Picasso in the Terra Alta region of Spain's Southern Catalunya region. Largely unknown to tourism, the Terra Alta (High Land) is a region of lush forests, stunning rock formations, vineyards and farmland; all leading us to breathtaking panoramas over the Els Ports Mountains and the River Ebro as it flows into the Mediterranean Sea.  The…

Bring me sunshine

Don’t let the cold, dark nights bring you down this winter. There’s plenty of sunshine still to be had – you just need to know where to look… The Algarve is one of Europe’s top winter sun destinations, enjoying warm temperatures from September right through to May. We’re talking golden sandy beaches, pretty fishing villages and rugged cliff tops, not to mention some great courses for the keen golfer. Highlights…

Destination Bermuda

[caption id="attachment_1059" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Islands of Bermuda Walk[/caption] 'You go to heaven if you want. I'd rather stay here in Bermuda.’ Mark Twain’s words have probably been uttered by a fair few visitors to Bermuda’s idyllic shores and this sub-tropical gem in the North Atlantic is still a hot spot for vacationers in search of something a bit special. This vibrant island is one of the oldest British colonies and…

Guided or Self-Guided

What’s best?  We often get asked this question, and the answer is “it depends”. If you are looking for a group experience and the camaraderie of other like minded travelers, a guided trip might be your best choice.  You’ll share meals and have the fun of sharing stories about the day’s activities in a small group setting (groups are generally no more than 8 – 16 people).  Another key benefit…

Wish you weren’t here?!! Warm up with May savings.

[caption id="attachment_961" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Menton on the French Riviera[/caption] Things are starting to look like winter will never end! Perhaps you should be thinking of following the sun and escaping to the year round sunshine of the French Riviera or Italy's fabulous Amalfi Coast! Undiscovered French Riviera Walk - we're offering 10% off the May 30th departure. Read the tour description here. Amalfi Coast Walk - 10% off the May…

We’ll let you in on a little secret…

[caption id="attachment_916" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Adriatic Coastline of Montenegro[/caption]   Tucked between the Adriatic Sea, Croatia to the west and the high peaks of Serbia and Albania to the north lays the unspoiled and largely undiscovered country of Montenegro. The mountains of Montenegro include some of the most rugged terrain in Europe all contrasting with a stunningly picturesque coastline – some say it’s the most beautiful country in Europe! Featured in…

More choices, lower prices and a great value!

Thanks to lower oil prices, a stronger dollar and the continued growth of international travel, we believe there's never been a better time to travel. We're pleased to pass on to our loyal customers a new, more competitive price structure offering the same great trips, at a substantial savings! We are also delighted to offer more options and choices and a greater selection of destinations, including 6 brand new guided…

Traveling over the Christmas holidays

Maybe you’re thinking of a getaway by yourself or with a couple of friends, either way, a Christmas escape is great time to travel and explore Europe. The summer crowds are gone and you’ll be able to enjoy the quiet countryside like a local. Since Christmas traditions vary around the world, you’ll also get have a fascinating look into the culture and history of a region during the holiday season.…

Breakaways’ Top 5 Tips for great photos

Fill the screen. Try to fill the screen with the subject you are photographing. Avoid bright lights. Keep your subject out of direct, bright light. Keep it simple. A neutral or simple background helps to bring out your subject. Go to eye level. Approach your subject at eye level for the most powerful shot. Make it spontaneous. Have fun and enjoy the moment! And why not put these tips to…