Category: trekking

Extend your summer!

After a sweltering summer at home, it’s clear nobody wants it to end. An autumnal escape allows you to extend this rush of sunshine longer into the year – let the good times keep rolling... Why not extend your summer by walking on La Gomera. Experience spectacular coastal walks with breath-taking views of La Palma, El Hierro, Tenerife and Gran Canaria, complimented with exceptional local cuisine. Discover the secrets of Tenerife with soaring…

Long vs Short Tours

Whether you're looking for a longer vacation because a week isn't enough or a short trip suits you better, we have a selection of 10-night tours and shorter 4-night "taster tours" to consider. Let's take a look at some of your options... Our 10-night trips: -Explore at your own relaxed pace -Includes extra 'stay put' days for local sightseeing and discovery -Cover a larger area Classic Chianti Cycling Quintessential Italian…

A Room with a View

UMBRIA, ITALY You'll spend two nights at the **** La Bastiglia Hotel on our Umbria tours. Originally an ancient mill, the hotel has been lovingly restored and boasts a beautiful setting at the foot of Mount Subasio, the enchanted mountain of Saint Francis. All rooms have panoramic views and most have a private terrace with olive trees, overlooking the magnificent valley of Chiona River and Subasio Mountain Park. What's included:…

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,…

Breakaway’s 2018 Travel Guide

This is our round-up of destinations that have either been dubbed as trending for this year by travel and industry experts, or that we have chosen based on anniversaries or celebrations in the regions. Take a look and get some destination inspiration for the year!   Croatia Croatia boasts 1,250 mi of coastline, over 1,000 islands, and 8 national parks. And this month, the new James Bond film is filming…

Norway Featured in Paramount’s Downsizing out in theaters today.

We are pleased to join the Visit Norway tourism board and Paramount theaters in promoting the beautiful country of Norway! Today's release of Alexander Payne's film, Downsizing, features Norway as the ultimate destination of the film's main characters as they ponder life as "downsized" or smaller versions of their normal size.  In this film, a Norwegian scientists invents a new technology to reduce the size of humans in hopes of…

Schools back in! Time to reset and refresh for 2017/2018…

[caption id="attachment_1300" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Porto, Portugal Cityscape on the Douro River.[/caption] The lazy days of summer are coming to an end, the sun is shining, the hum of lawnmowers can be heard throughout neighborhoods and school is just about (or already) back in session. It's a great time to reset, refresh and look ahead to the coming 2017/2018 year. Our selection of guided walks are filling up quickly for the…

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…

New Year, New Experiences!

You’ve welcomed in the New Year and we’re pleased to introduce some exciting new walking tours in Bavaria, Catalunya, Norway, Romania and Spain. It’s a new year; a fresh start. Right now the world’s your oyster, so how about broadening your mind, getting out of your comfort zone and visiting somewhere new in 2017? It’s cold and it’s a great time to plan ahead for a fanastic year… NEW: Bavaria The Bavarian…

Water blog

[caption id="attachment_999" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Walker relaxing on the Island of Gozo[/caption] Anyone who lives on a lake, ocean or river knows the pleasure of sitting idly and gazing out over the shimmering waters.  What is it exactly that attracts us to the view, other than the pure beauty of the scenery? Scientists have recently discovered a significant correlation between living on the coast, especially near the sea, and your health…

New York Times’ Destinations of the Year

The New York Times recently named their top destinations of the year (check out a slideshow of the locations here). If any of them look appealing, our tours travel to many of these exotic locales and offer an unspoiled, up close view of their beauty and charm.Listed as a cultural destination by the Times, Berlin is a stop on one of our barging tours of Northern Europe along with stops…