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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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Northern Lights at the Hotel Ranga
Northern Lights at the Hotel Ranga Experience the Northern Lights at one of Iceland's most popular hotels, the Hotel Ranga. Set in the wilderness of south Iceland and surrounded by riverside and mountain views, this four-star romantic countryside retreat offers a place of serenity, luxury and relaxation. It's array of geothermal outdoor hot tubs are the perfect place to watch the northern lights from on a cold winter's night.
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.
Burma Group Tour - February 2015
Burma Group Tour - February 2015 Described by Rudyard Kipling as ‘quite unlike any land you know about’ Burma, or Myanmar as it is also known, is a beautiful country, scattered with stunning temples and home to some of the warmest people on the earth. This detailed journey visits all of the main highlights and ventures a little off-the-beaten-track to remote cities and towns.
Ljubljana & Lake Bled Twin-Centre
Ljubljana & Lake Bled Twin-Centre Explore beautiful Ljubljana and Lake Bled at your own pace on this twin centre holiday. Just a short drive between the two, Lake Bled is best viewed from the fairytale castle that overlooks it and offers views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Combined with the castles, Art Nouveau buildings and picturesque city markets of Ljubljana, this twin centre makes for the perfect holiday.
The Silk Road by Private Train
The Silk Road by Private Train Discover ancient towns in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan by comfortable, private train on this incredible Silk Road journey. Discover palaces, mosques, mausoleums and bazaars in cities such as Ashgabat, Merv and Bukhara. View magnificent desert and mountainous scenery roll by from the comfort of your railway carriage.
Vote for Regent at the British Travel Awards 2014
Vote for Regent at the British Travel Awards 2014 We are very excited to have been nominated by our clients at this years' British Travel Awards in not one, but five categories! We would be honoured to receive your votes. To cast your vote, follow the link above and register your details, it only takes a moment. Thank you for all your continued support!
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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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Bosnia-Herzegovina Map
I loved my visit to Blagaj, a lovely village at the source of the River Buna. The River Buna flows out of a 200m cliff and beside this gurgling water is the impressive Tekke, a Dervish Monastery. Even I managed the energetic climb to Stepjan Grad, a ruined fortress overlooking the village, for splendid sunset views.
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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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Bhutan Map
Why I Love Bhutan
Driving over the high ridge of the Cheli La and dropping down into the remote Haa Valley offers such stunning views that I couldn't help but fall in love with this beautiful and friendly country. Wandering the streets of the 'cosmopolitan' capital of Thimpu, where the modern world meets traditional Bhutanese culture, is a great introduction to the country but heading into the rugged mountain terrain is where the real fun begins. Passing high level chortens and seeing bright splashes of colour from collections of weather-beaten prayer flags dotting the mountain passes, these journeys alone provided me with memories to cherish forever.
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Macedonia Map
Why I Love Macedonia
Macedonia is a tranquil country and the perfect place to unwind and reflect. Ohrid is a particularly peaceful town and when I am there I enjoy nothing more than just sitting back on its scenic lakeshores and forgetting about the rest of the world.
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Austria Map
Why I Love Austria
Austria is full of breathtaking scenery and gorgeous towns but Vienna will always hold a special place in my heart. Its streets are an array of splendid museums, grand palaces and wonderful restaurants. Particularly special is the Imperial New Year’s Eve ball – for those with two left feet, opt to have a private waltz lesson prior to the ball to be sure to impress!
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Turkmenistan Map
Why I Love Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan may score low on the Democracy Index (two places above North Korea) but it comes high on my list of favourite places to visit. From meeting hospitable locals at the colourful markets, where buying a piece of fruit can turn into an hour’s chat, to camping in the desert by the glowing Darvaza gas crater, this country serves up countless unique experiences.
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China Map
Why I Love China
The sheer variety of cultures and landscapes in China never fails to enthrall. I love uncovering the history of the ancient dynasties and, such is the vastness and depth of the country, there is always something unexpected to discover. Our China Holidays allow to you enjoy the best of this country in a variety of ways.
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Laos Map
Why I Love Laos
I love the atmospheric city of Luang Prabang - Laos’ spiritual heart. The aroma of fresh coffee mixed with delicious spices hangs in the air, whilst the combination of French Colonial architecture and golden-roofed Buddhist temples brings splashes of colour to the streets. The mighty Mekong is the lifeblood of the city – take a boat trip and glide past the villages, monasteries and wats that line the riverbank.
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South Korea Map
Why I Love South Korea
South Korea Holidays offers a radical change of pace and mood from our other destinations. The cities here are sleek, vibrant, ultra-modern metropolises boasting international cuisine and great shopping opportunities, all wrapped up in a fascinatingly unique culture.
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