Escorted Holidays

Our small group escorted tours are designed to offer a friendly and relaxed style of touring. Led by expert local guides, staying at carefully chosen accommodation and exploring with like-minded people. When you travel on one of our escorted holidays all the arrangements are taken care of, so all you need to do is enjoy yourself.

Whether you seek luxury coach travel or special-interest touring, our choice of carefully selected, well-paced itineraries guarantees the highest quality touring experience. Our friendly guides bring in-depth local knowledge and expertise that, often, cannot be acquired from a guide book. So whether you usually prefer to travel independently or always enjoy being part of a group, an escorted holiday may be the perfect option for your chosen destination or time of year you are travelling.

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We're still buzzing after our awesome holiday in Iceland. Our guide was excellent; knowledgeable and funny. Thank you to Discover the World for arranging everything and hope to be in touch again sometime in the future.
Mr and Ms Williams, Absolute Iceland

Popular Escorted Holidays

Joining an Iceland escorted holiday is an ideal way to explore not only the vast array of natural wonders, but also to discover hidden gems often overlooked by visitors. Our small group tours are led by knowledgeable guides and offer some of the best scenery, wildlife and opportunities to see the northern lights. Alternatively, our range of escorted hiking holidays in Norway are ideal for wildlife and nature enthusiasts, encompassing stunning mountain-clad fjords and winding rivers.

There are many escorted touring options available in New Zealand from comprehensive itineraries covering both islands to small group adventure holidays or guided natural history tours. Whether you prefer luxury, mid-level touring or camping, you can be assured of high level of service that ensures you get the best possible Kiwi experience. Our escorted holidays in Australia include premier and affordable coach touring as well as small group holidays. Our short regional tours can be incorporated into a tailor made holiday or multi-centre itinerary.

Our Canada collection includes exploratory tours of various regions, including the alpine scenery of the West Coast including a Rocky Mountaineer train journey, to the European-influenced Eastern provinces. Choose to combine coach, rail and cruise in Alaska discovering the highlights of this remote US state from the mountains of Denali National Park to the wildlife of the Inside Passage in the hands of an expert guide.

Experience the wonders of Namibia discovering wildlife, breathtaking sights and authentic Namibian culture on a small group guided tour.

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Should I book an Escorted Holiday to Iceland?

Our in-house travel writer, Will Gray, recently joined our Northern Lights at Husafell tour to discover the benefits of an escorted holiday in Iceland.
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Thursday, 19th July 2018

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What’s Special about our Orcas & Aurora trip?

Gary Ward travelled on our Orcas & Aurora escorted holiday in Iceland three years running. We caught up with him to find out why the trip has such an appeal.
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Monday, 10th February 2014

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Escorted Holidays in Southern Africa

Find out why Southern Africa Travel Specialist, Rhys, recommends small-group tours to first-time visitors to this spectacular continent...
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Monday, 6th November 2017

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16 must-see highlights in Australia and New Zealand

Discover Australia and New Zealand's 'eight greats' with our in-house Travel Writer, Will Gray.
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Thursday, 23rd November 2017

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