Small Group Escorted Tour of Japan from Tokyo to Tokyo including Kyoto and Hiroshimaread more
Backroads of Japan Tokyo to Kyoto 12 days from €2,507 pp Tokyo and Kyoto—the modern and imperial capitals of Japan, respectively—represent the perfect merger of the ancient and the contemporary. On this trip, you’ll thoroughly explore both and everything...read more
The Maltese Islands offer an exhilarating contrast of colours: the azure of the Mediterranean, the mellow honey-coloured limestone which characterises the architecture, and clear skies. The Islands are a feast for the senses.
Holiday Attractions MdinaEverywhere you go, a unique historic sight awaits. Temples, palaces, cathedrals, and forts provide a living history you can almost touch. Sound plays an important part in the life of the Islands. The mix of fireworks and village band marches transforms a summer night into a special memory. The advantage of a stay on the Maltese Islands is that you can experience several holidays in one.
Cuisine here is a taste of the Islands’ multicultural heritage. Local restaurants offer a creative selection of tempting fare. After dinner, night clubs, wine bars and casinos beckon with their own brand of excitement.
To experience all this, you won’t have to travel far. Just a few hours flying time away from most European cities, the Islands are serviced by direct scheduled flights operated by the national carrier Air Malta, international airlines and various low-cost carriers.
With an agreeable year-round climate and a variety of facilities to choose from, it will not be difficult to engage in a sport activity whilst on holiday in Malta and Gozo.
The Marsa Sports Club – Malta’s largest sports centre, is about 4km south of Valletta and lists among its numerous features an 18-hole golf course, miniature golf, tennis courts, squash courts, cricket grounds and a swimming pool. Visitors can join the club on a weekly basis. Non-members are welcome on the golf course and clubs can be rented at a small charge.
Marsa Golf Course in MaltaMost hotels offer facilities including tennis courts, squash courts, gym, swimming pools and saunas. Many of them also offer watersport facilities, including scuba diving, water skiing, windsurfing and sailing.
Football is Malta’s national sport, with matches played at various pitches around the islands, including the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali, limits of Ħ’Attard
Horseback riding is another popular activity with locals and visitors alike. Horse racing is one of Malta’s prime spectator sports, with races held every Sunday, between October and May.
Maltese lawn bowling called boċċi, and tenpin bowling are also very popular at a local level. Clay pigeon/skeet shooting is common, with competitive/practice shootings taking place on Sunday mornings.
The Malta Marathon is held at the end of February and attracts several long distance runners from around the world and the Malta Amateur Athletics Association also organises a great number of events such as road races, cross country races and track and field events.
Not surprisingly, watersports play a big role in the activity range on the Islands and equipment is available to rent at almost every major sandy beach or beach club.
Paragliding, windsurfing, wakeboarding, water skiing and scuba diving are all enjoyed by locals and tourists. Sailing regattas are held regularly between April and November.
Other sporting events held locally include basketball, cycling, rugby, waterpolo, climbing and abseiling, hockey, judo, wrestling, table tennis, fencing and many more.read more
Galápagos - West & Central Islands aboard the Eden Quito to Quito 8 days from €2,839 pp Get up close and personal with an incredible array of animal species on this 8-day tour that hits the central, and west islands of the Galápagos. Along the way, you'll...read more
Kenya & Uganda Gorilla Adventure Nairobi to Nairobi 15 days from €2,599 pp Meet mountain gorillas and other amazing wildlife on this 15-day overland adventure. Track the Big Five in the Masai Mara, spot chimpanzees in Kalinzu Forest, and join experienced...read more
Kenya Camping Safari Nairobi to Nairobi 9 days from €1,555 pp From dramatic savannahs to the Great Rift Valley, experience Kenya in all its glory. Travel the vast open plains and rolling hills of the Masai Mara and scour the wilderness for Africa’s Big...read more
Peru Family Experience Lima to Lima 9 days from €1,499 pp Every traveller should visit Peru at some point. Introduce your kids to it early through this comprehensive trip that bundles the Amazon, Machu Picchu, Cusco, and more into nine life-changing days....read more
Machu Picchu Adventure Lima to Lima 8 days from €1,099 pp Get acquainted with the wonders of the Incas in this exhilarating introduction to Peru. Embrace cultures past and present in the hills surrounding Cusco and delight in the amazing views of the...read more
Inca Discovery 8 days, Lima to Cusco from €934 pp Overview Perfect for those looking to experience the region’s archaeological and cultural treasures in a short amount of time, this adventure includes a four-day trek along the Inca Trail. This is one of the world’s...read more
Thailand Island Hopping - East coast Bangkok to Ko Tao 8 Days, From €807 pp Relax under swaying palm trees then jump into crystal-clear waters – spend time island-hopping through the best of the Gulf of Thailand. Snorkel the warm waters and meet the friendly locals...read more