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Regent Holidays has been pioneering travel experiences to a wide range of unique and off-the-beaten-track destinations since 1970. One of the first tour operators to offer Albania holidays, North Korea tours and holidays to Russia, we continually endeavour to discover new experiences in existing and emerging destinations across the world.

Our travel experts are passionate about creating the perfect tailor made holiday or group tour for you. Whether you want to visit the northern lights in Iceland, enjoy a city break in Poland, take a fly drive through Croatia or embark on the journey of a lifetime on the Trans Siberian Railway, contact one of our Travel Specialists today.

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Auroras & Orcas
Auroras & Orcas Explore the landscapes of South and West Iceland by 4 Wheel Drive on this winter fly-drive adventure. Stay in remote countryside hotels, and as the evenings plunge the rugged landscapes into darkness, head out in search of the incredible aurora borealis. Witness beautiful-yet-deadly killer whales feeding in the fjords of West Iceland on a winter boat tour.
Ultimate Arctic Adventure in Norway at 70º North
Ultimate Arctic Adventure in Norway at 70º North Embark on this fully escorted northern lights adventure in Norway accompanied by local husky experts and highly experienced aurora hunter and photographer, Alex Keen. Glide across the Arctic tundra by husky sled,crossing frozen rivers and lakes, discover the heart of Sami culture and spend a night in a traditional lavvu - a tent very similar to a Native American Tipi.
Cruise the Mergui Archipelago
Cruise the Mergui Archipelago Enjoy sailing around islands, snorkelling colourful reefs and spending the nights under starlit skies onboard a luxury yacht in a relatively untouched part of Burma. Return north and visit the temple complex of Bagan, the bustling city of Mandalay and iconic Inle Lake with its traditional farming communities and floating villages.
New 2015 North Korea Tours
New 2015 North Korea Tours As the first ever UK tour operator to take groups of travellers to North Korea in 1985, we celebrate our thirtieth anniversary in 2015. We have created a selection of tours to compel both the first time visitor and those who travel with us frequently. Visiting previously off limits areas, and Regents' award winning specialist, we are proud to present our North Korea 30th Year Tours.
Volga Dream Cruises 2015
Volga Dream Cruises 2015 Explore the Russian countryside and the treasures of Russia’s grandest cities in style either onboard the Volga Dream or the Volga Dream II. These luxury cruise ships allow a Russian experience in a relaxed environment. Cabins all have windows or private balconies, and onboard facilities include lounges, bars, elegant dining rooms to watch the landscape from as you sail slowly by.
Luxury Trans-Siberian Holidays
Luxury Trans-Siberian Holidays Travel the Trans-Siberian in luxury on the Tsar's Gold train. Choose from a range of cabins that allow you privacy and a relaxing environment. Enjoy the lavish Soviet decor & watch the landscape unfold through your panoramic window. With dedicated train attendants to look after you onboard, the Tsar's Gold offers an affordable, luxurious and relaxing way to enjoy the Trans-Siberian Railway.
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Albania Map
Why I Love Albania
Leaving the busy and colourful city of Tirana behind, you can find a country where time has almost stood still, with unspoilt scenery, wild beaches, rocky olive groves, a rich heritage of Roman ruins and really hospitable and friendly people.
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Uzbekistan Map
Why I Love Uzbekistan
I love Uzbekistan because wandering around the ancient cities of Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara you are immediately transported to another time when these were the pinnacle of Islamic architecture, culture and learning with trade routes stretching out across the empire of Tamarlane. Although much has been restored the call to prayer from the many minarets still seems to haunt the air and you can imagine the hustle and bustle of the markets crammed with exotic wares.
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Taiwan Map
Why I Love Taiwan
Taiwan is full of surprises, but those who picture it as a sprawling industrial metropolis are in for the biggest surprise. Taiwan’s National Parks boast some of the most stunningly beautiful lakes, waterfalls and forests in Asia, with sweet-smelling cherry blossoms filling the clear mountain air in the spring time.
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North Korea Map
Why I Love North Korea
Holidays to North Korea are like visiting a different universe. I’ve visited several times over the years but it never fails to surprise me in different ways, from the exceedingly friendly people to the beautiful sights, North Korea has to be seen to be believed.
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Cambodia Map
Why I Love Cambodia
The incredible Khmer temple complex at Angkor is undoubtedly the highlight of any of our Cambodia holidays. The sheer scale of the site combined with the iconic silhouette of the lotus bud-shaped towers and the wonderful bas-relief decoration which has survived since the 12th century make this a very special place to visit.
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Faroe Islands Map
Why I Love Faroe Islands
This remarkable archipelago boasts the highest sea cliffs in the world and for me venturing out in to the North Atlantic Ocean to discover a coastline teeming with birdlife and a significant breeding area for the Atlantic puffin was unforgettable. Faroe Islands holidays offer a unique experience.
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Bulgaria Map
Why I Love Bulgaria
Bulgaria is beautiful through and through. Starting from the rugged Black Sea coast you can head in land and discover nothing but breathtaking scenery and magnificent national parks. In Sofia, head to the Central Market to pick up some local bread and cheeses for the perfect picnic.
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Belarus Map
Why I Love Belarus
The history of the Soviet Union has always intrigued me and travelling to Belarus is like stepping back in time to a bygone era. Society here is incredibly safe and well-ordered; I always feel extremely welcomed and comfortable in Belarus.
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Brunei Map
Why I Love Brunei
I love that Brunei has a great range of adventures to enjoy. Embarking on a culinary exploration of the Gadong night market in the capital was a test of my food boundaries and tolerance for sugar - the popular 'teh tarik', local tea heavily sweetened with condensed milk, kept me buzzing for hours! But the highlight was probably travelling to and spending time in rugged Ulu Temburong National Park. Kayaking down the Temborung River and rising early for sunrise from the treetop canopy walkway to the sound of gibbons in the jungle was something I won't ever forget.
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Borneo Map
Why I Love Borneo
Borneo is such a friendly country with fantastic opportunities for wildlife encounters. One of my favourite memories is snorkelling on remote Lankayan Island and happening upon a lone green turtle grazing on the seabed. I managed to 'snorkel-stalk' him for quite some time and he was wholly unperturbed - I felt truly privileged to have experienced this.
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