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Alaska Holidays

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Holidays in Alaska are usually marked by two things, the spectacular and the surreal. From Glacier Bay National Park to Alaska cruises where Humpback, Beluga and Orca whales can be freely seen against the awe inspiring backdrop of Alaska and the cold blue of the Bering Sea, Alaska holidays are simply magical. The only question, is where exactly is best to spend holidays in Alaska? In Alaska’s wildlife and scenery abundant great interior? Or in places like Denali National Park, where Alaska holidays can be spent in luxurious comfort whilst staying right in the heart of grizzly bear country?

Thankfully, with Experience Holidays there isn’t any need to limit yourself. In fact, with Experience Holidays’ tailor made holidays to Alaska, intrepid explorers can experience everything from Alaska by rail, road and ferry, to Aurora Borealis experience centred adventures to the Arctic Circle itself. Holidays in Alaska after all, offer people the chance to sample some of the world’s most spectacular scenery and wildlife in a way that most people only ever dream about. In this case, why limit yourself?

From Alaska cruises to tailor made holidays to Alaska which incorporate fjord water bus journeys and self drive tours through wolf, bear, caribou and bald eagle punctuated national parkland, Experience Holidays is proud to offer the most comprehensive range of Alaska holidays that you will find advertised anywhere. Even better, all of Experience Holidays Alaska holidays are fully adaptable to you and your specific holiday requirements.

In fact, Experience Holidays’ tailor made holidays to Alaska give adventurers just like you the option not just to pick and choose where in Alaska you might want to visit, but the choice of either driving yourself to where you want to go, or your being transported by scenic flight to your next port of call.

The only question then, is how do you want to experience Alaska? Not quite sure yet? Maybe we can help. If therefore, you would like more information on what could be your next tailor made holiday to Alaska, contact Experience Holidays today by clicking here

Canada Fly Drive Experience

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Like New Zealand, Canada is one of the leading outdoor adventure epicenters of the world. From glacier encased Western Rocky Mountains, to small-country-sized national parks, Canada is quite simply a phantasmagoria of spectacular natural scenery and wildlife. The only problem is that Canada is big, really big. This being the case, fly drive holidays in Canada are one of the best ways to take in as much as possible of this spectacular country in as short a time as possible.

Starting in Calgary, Experience Holidays’ fully adaptable Canada Fly Drive Holidays allow intrepid explorers to cover 660 miles of Western Canada’s most breathtaking mountain passes, ski resorts and national parks. However, Experience Holidays’ Fly Drive Canada isn’t just about taking in the best of what Canada has to offer from the comfort of a Calgary hire car. Rather, Experience Holidays’ fly drive holidays in Canada are designed in mind of equipping travellers with a full spectrum of genuinely once in a lifetime travel experiences.

From gondola rides up Sulfur Mountain in Banff, to pit stop rides aboard ice explorers adventuring out over the Columbia ice field, Experience Holidays’ Fly Drive Holidays in Canada are about giving people the chance to see and do as much as possible in Canada whilst coupling such experiences with a genuine sense of independent adventure.

Even better, Canada Fly Drive Holidays don’t just have to be about sampling the best of Canada’s scenery and awe inspiring natural beauty. Rather, if you don’t feel quite like rafting down the Athabasca River, there is always the chance to hit the ski slopes in Whistler, before sampling the unique cultural offerings of Vancouver.

The only question is how do you want to personalize your own Canada Fly Drive? Got somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit in Alberta but not quite sure how to get there? Contact Experience Holidays today and let’s start talking about how best to put together your Canadian Fly Drive of a lifetime.  

New Zealand Itinerary – The Tailored Holiday Experience

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Once you’ve experienced New Zealand, it’s hard to ever feel content anywhere else. From subtropical rain forest terminating glaciers, to sun drenched beaches, turquoise volcanic lakes and several spectacular cultural centres, New Zealand simply has a little bit of everything. This being the case, Experience Holidays have put together some of the best New Zealand holiday itinerary options, targeted at helping you experience all of the very best that New Zealand has to offer.

Starting with three week long tailor made holidays in New Zealand, Experience Holidays takes pride in being able to offer holiday-makers the chance to sample everything from Maori arts and craft centres in Rotorua, to New Zealand’s sunshine capital of Nelson and the Abel Tasman National Park.

In fact, the only limit on Experience Holidays’ holiday itinerary for New Zealand is you. Maybe for instance, you will opt for an overnight cruise around the Fjordland scenic masterpiece that is the Milford and Doubtful Sounds, before cutting short bungy jumping and skydiving in Queenstown in favour of better exploring and star-gazing around Lake Tekapo.

Designed around you and what you want to experience, Experience Holidays’ New Zealand itinerary options are fully adaptable to suit each of your chief interests and activity preferences. Tailor made holidays in New Zealand after all, can encompass everything from helicopter accompanied glacier hikes around compacted snow lakes the size of Auckland, to relaxed saunters around the vibrant art and cultural scenes of places like Napier and Motueka.

The only question is, what’s your perfect New Zealand holiday itinerary? Ideally of course, you’d have a whole lifetime to sample and experience New Zealand, but for those who don’t, Experience Holidays can help put together holiday itinerary for New Zealand options which will guarantee you at least, the experience of a lifetime.  Contact us now by clicking here and we will set you on the first step!

Tailor Made Holidays USA

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The USA is one of the world’s most geographically and culturally diverse travel destinations. Moreover, tailor made holidays USA, aren’t just about trips to Disneyland in Orlando, or weekend shopping trips to the Big Apple. Rather, Experience Holidays’ tailor made holidays to America are about San Francisco to Vegas and Route 66 road trips. Likewise, our tailor made holidays USA  are about exploring and adventuring in the the USA’s most spectacular national parks and Canyonlands.

Design your USA Holiday

Always dreamed of visiting New York, but don’t want to spend all your time trapped in the big city? With Experience Holidays’ tailor made holidays USA, we can arrange not just visits to all the main sights and attractions in the Big Apple, but excursions and tailored tours around the whole of New York State. Including expansive wonders such as Niagara Falls and Vermont Green Mountain hiking trails, New York city is actually just the aggrandised gateway to one of the America’s most scenic states.

Alternatively, for more culturally centered tailor made holidays to America, why not self drive the Deep South Mississippi Blues Trail? At the same time, after all, you can drink in and experience the distinctly French cultural ambiance of New Orleans, before sampling gastronomic delights ranging from deep fried soft shell crabs, to Louisiana shrimp.

In fact, whether you are looking to pit your wits against the Carolinas and the Smoky Mountains, or explore the Rocky Mountain States of South Dakota and Yellowstone, Experience Holidays has tailor made holidays to USA itineraries to suit everyone. Even better, all Experience Holidays’ tailor made USA holidays are fully adaptable to each of our clients’ specific holiday requirements and personal experience interests.

Next Steps to finding your perfect USA Holiday

Not sure where to start? Whether you are looking for a Floridian or Californian beach holiday, or tailor made American holidays featuring the very best of the USA’s national parklands, contact Experience Holidays today by clicking here and let’s start planning your once in a life time American adventure.           

Tailor Made Holidays Australia

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Abundant in everything from world class vineyards to pristine coral reefs, tropical rain forest and spectacular city-scapes, Australia is everything from a hedonistic party capital, to a natural showcase of some of the world’s most fascinating flora and fauna. Moreover, with 90 mile beaches and legendary cross country train journeys, Australia often feels like the quintessential holiday destination. The only problem is Australia’s size. Thankfully then, Experience Holidays’ tailor made holidays to Australia, have some incredible itinerary choices. 

From Victoria and the Great Oceanic Road, to the iconic Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays, Experience Holidays tailor made holidays Australia packages are targeted at people who want to sample as much as possible of what Australia has to offer, while at the same time giving budding adventurers the peace of mind to be able to fully adapt and customise travel itineraries at will.

From Uluru and the red centre of Australia, to the rain forested showcase of Darwin and Australia’s Northern Territories, Experience Holidays offers one of a kind tailor made holidays to Australia designed in mind of helping travellers experience as much as possible of Australia, regardless of the world’s biggest island’s vast distances and ruggedness.

From skiing and hiking around Sydney’s Blue Mountains, to soaking-up the distinctly cosmopolitan air of Sydney and Melbourne, Experience Holidays’ tailor made holidays to Australia give you the freedom to explore and experience as much of the magic of Australia first hand as you possibly can in whatever time you have available. Even better, with self drive motor-homes, Experience Holidays’ tailor made holidays to Australia, allow you to get off the beaten track as much or as little as you want.

The only problem of course, is that once you have experienced Australia, you’ll likely want to stay for ever. If however, you are ready to risk being captivated by the magic of Kangaroo Island and Ningaloo Reef, contact Experience Holidays today by clicking here and let’s start planning your tailor made holiday to Australia.  

Bespoke Holidays – What are They?

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Been there and bought the T-shirt? Almost everyone has the Costa del Sol under their belt these days. However, if you are starting to tire of the same holidays being repackaged over and over again, it is perhaps time you thought about something a little different. Bespoke holidays for example, allow you to have holiday itineraries personalised around you and the places you want to travel to.

Whether its jet boat racing in New Zealand, bear viewing in Canada, whale watching in South Africa, or taking in the colours of fall in New England, bespoke holiday specialists like Experience Holidays, can arrange once in a lifetime travel experiences for people that you won’t find advertised or offered anywhere else.

Always dreamed of going walkabout in outback Australia, but aren’t up for the searing heat or the cold of the desert at night? At Experience Holidays, our bespoke holiday specialists are skilled and experienced at putting together tailor made bespoke holidays designed around each one of our clients’ individual accommodation and experience expectations. That being the case, Experience Holidays can arrange everything from self drive tours of North America, to guided outback Australian walkabout adventures, ones where we take care of all your accommodation, activity and connection worries.

How does it work? Firstly you tell us where you want to go and our bespoke holiday planner will sit down with you and talk you through all your activity, accommodation and in general itinerary options. Whether it’s bespoke holidays centred around Churchill in Canada in time for Polar Bear season, or simply a whistle stop bespoke winter holiday to Costa Rica, Experience Holidays offers bespoke holidays where we put you right back at the heart of your own adventure.

Looking for something different? Our tailor made bespoke holidays are suitable for everyone regardless of age, level of fitness, or accommodation or activity expectations. If you are looking for real once in a lifetime holiday experience for 2015 or 2016, make sure to contact Experience Holidays today by clicking here.  

Underwater Hotels

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More and more of us, these days, are looking to experience something a bit different or quirky and show off to your friends on your return. Whether it is a night in an ice hotel, staying in a tepee or even a tree house hotel.

But if, like me, your favourite childhood movie was ‘The Little Mermaid’ then you will love the thought of spending the night below the surface of the water. No I’m not suggesting you sleep in scuba diving gear! As there are several hotels with underwater rooms dotted around the world. Here are just a few of them.

  1. Pemba Island – Zanzibar. This resort only has one underwater room and it’s more like having your own private island. When in the resort’s three story ‘Underwater Room’ you can sunbathe on the top deck, relax and enjoy a meal on the water deck and sleep with the fish below deck.
  1. Atlantis the Palm – Dubai. A lot of you may know, or have heard of, this hotel, but did you know that it has two underwater suites. With floor to ceiling windows giving you an uninterrupted view of the 65,000 marine inhabitants of the Ambassador Lagoon you can truly feel ‘part of their world’!
  1. Fiji. This hotel is still under construction but is nearing completion. This five star hotel is entirely underwater. 40 feet under the surface of the crystal clear water in the South Pacific. The only way to get to and from the hotel is by scuba diving. There is even a chapel available if you want to have an unforgettable wedding day.

So if this, or something equally unique, is what you are looking for then call us on 01323 446550 or email info@experienceholidays.co.uk for your bespoke tailor made holiday today.

Picture credit: Dubai Tourism

Picture credit: Dubai Tourism


Picture credit: Dubai Tourism

Picture credit: Dubai Tourism

Saskatchewan

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Mention a holiday to Canada and most people think of a trip around the Rocky Mountains or visiting one of the many cities such as Toronto, Quebec or Montreal. But one of the lesser known areas to be explored is Saskatchewan and there is so much to see and do. If you like being in the great outdoors and experiencing the best nature has to offer this is the perfect place for you.

Here is a taste of what you can experience during your holiday to Saskatchewan:

Live like a cowboy with a stay on a working ranch. The southwest is steeped in history of ranching and western culture, you’ll learn how this plays an important part in the local economy.

Canoe the Clearwater – unspoiled wilderness, stunning scenery, thrilling white water, and great fishing opportunities, this CanadianHeritageRiver has something for everyone.

Trail the Mounties. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are some of the most recognisable law enforcement agencies in the world. Learn the history of the Mounties with a visit to Regina followed by Fort Battleford National Heritage site.

With half of Canada’s cultivated land being Saskatchewan there is an abundance of home grown produce on offer. Why not join a wine and cheese tasting, pick your own from the many varieties of fruit and vegetables on offer including cherries, raspberries and blue honeysuckle.

This is just a taste of what this great state has to offer, so contact us today on 01323 446550 or email info@experienceholidays.co.uk to discuss your bespoke, tailormade holiday to Saskatchewan.

The Carolinas: Bespoke Holidays & Unmissable Natural Majesty

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It’s simple, it’s just not possible to take in the Carolinas as part of any kind of conventional holiday. The Carolinas are too naturally expansive, that and too steeped in history and quintessentially American culture. In fact, even bespoke holidays and tailor made holiday itineraries struggle to sample the Carolinas absolutely.

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Triumphing America as the outdoors destination for travellers in search of spectacular natural beauty, any tailor made holiday tour of the Carolinas has to take in the Smoky Mountains. However, for tailor made holiday adventurers who perhaps want to take in the best of the USA in as short a time as possible, the Carolinas Blue Ridge Parkway is perhaps the best way to do just that.  

Heartland America at Its Finest

Constructed in 1936 and stretching for 469 miles, the Carolinas Blue Ridge Parkway is arguably the most epic scenic drive in the world. In fact, punctuated with visitor centres, camp sites and numerous places for sightseeing and scenic reflection, following the Blue Ridge Parkway is a USA tailor made holiday in itself.

However, bespoke holidays in the Carolinas aren’t just about breathtaking black bear punctuated forest and visually spectacular expanses of wilderness. Home to some of the most picturesque stretches of coastline in America, tailor made holiday trips to the Carolinas are just as much about stunning beaches and island studded seascapes.  

Likewise, with being home to some of the most cosmopolitan cities in America, a great way to start tailor made holiday adventures in the Carolinas, is by arriving via destinations such as Atlanta and Charlotte. Moreover, at Experience Holidays we can see you depart from Atlanta or Charlotte in your own time in order to catch the surf at Seabrook, or head off directly to the start of Southern Appalachian hiking trails. Put quite simply, Experience Holidays pride ourselves on supplying tailor made holiday packages as bespoke as every one of our clients.

Ready to experience the Carolinas as part of your own bespoke adventure into heartland America? Call or contact Experience Holidays today and let’s start talking about how to make your own dream trip as memorable as possible.  

Fall Colours: Bespoke Holidays & Tours Around New England

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Isn’t Fall in the USA just the same as Autumn in the UK? Unless you’ve driven along the Mohawk Trail in Massachusetts, surrounded on all sides by a leafy kaleidoscope of fall colours, it’s easy to assume that fall in places like New England is essentially the same as autumn in ‘old’ England. However, experiencing fall and the visual intensity of fall colours in places like Maine and Connecticut, really is something truly spectacular.

Whether cruising the Hudson River as part of fall colours inspired tailor made holidays, or losing yourself in deciduous leafy reds and ambers as you tour State Route 169 through fall colour hemmed in New England villages like Old Mystic, fall in the USA is a botanic frenzy of colour and atmosphere. 

Designed in mind of making visits to New England in fall as markedly memorable as possible,  Experience Holidays’ bespoke holidays offer everything from fall colours inspired cruises into the heart of New York, to fall colours themed excursions right into the heart of The White Mountains.

In fact, Experience Holidays’ fall colours New England tours offer a little of something for everyone. While surrounded by hundreds of miles of uninterrupted, crisp autumnal colour, our tailor made holidays allow first and second time visitors to the USA, to sample everything from the leafy expanse of the edge of the Appalachian Mountains, to the bustle of Halloween and Thanksgiving in Boston and Massachusetts.

Whether via self drive, dedicated coach tour, or by water, Experience Holidays’ bespoke holidays to New England allow visitors to the USA to sample both the artists pallet of fall colours which North America is famous for, to the incredible cultural ambiance of fall itself.  

Whatever you do though, remember to book early. Halloween and Thanksgiving fall colours themed holidays in New England are in high demand, especially for those looking to incorporate seasonal whale watching tours to the mouth of the Saguenay River in Southern Canada. This being the case, call or contact Experience Holidays today and let’s start planning your own bespoke fall colours themed holiday to New England.   

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