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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 Holidays
Northern Lights Holidays Our Northern Lights holidays are created around the best time to witness the Aurora Borealis. We offer Northern Lights Holidays to Norway, Iceland, Greenland & Finland. Each destination offers a unique experience and combines northern lights sightings with other activities such as husky rides, hikes, whale watching, glacier walks and much more.
Iceland Orcas & Auroras Fly-Drive
Iceland Orcas & Auroras Fly-Drive Explore the landscapes of South and West Iceland by 4WD 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. A holiday highlight is the opportunity to see beautiful-yet-deadly killer whales feeding in the fjords of West Iceland on a winter boat tour.
2016 Solar Eclipse in Indonesia
2016 Solar Eclipse in Indonesia Experience over two minutes of totality on March 9th 2016 in Indonesia. This Regent exclusive small group tour begins in Jakarta before travelling to Kalimantan to board a traditional jungle river cruiser for a wildlife adventure. Once back on land transfer to a luxury 4-star hotel and enjoy the eclipse from a private viewing area.
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.
Albania & the Balkans Group Tour
Albania & the Balkans Group Tour This Regent exclusive group tour combines the historic cities and stunning landscapes of Albania with forays into Kosovo and Macedonia to visit the unmissable Balkan treasures of Prizren and Lake Ohrid. Staying in accommodation from boutique hotels and even a five-star hotel in Tirana.
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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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Ukraine Map
Why I Love Ukraine
Having spent over three years living in Kiev, Ukraine is my second home. It has everything for a memorable holiday – vibrant cities, incredible architecture, fabulous beaches, wonderful mountain scenery and great vodka!
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Russia Map
Why I Love Russia
Visiting both Moscow and St Petersburg is a great start to understanding this complex and intriguing country once described by Churchill as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” - so one visit is never enough. Explore Siberian cities on mighty rivers, learn about the battles of Stalingrad in Volgograd and travel the Trans-Siberian to Vladivostok.
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Vietnam Map
Why I Love Vietnam
The emerald green waters of Halong Bay make a welcome change of pace to Vietnam’s hectic cities. Board a traditional junk boat and cruise between the stunning limestone karsts and isles, enjoying delicious fresh seafood on board and stopping to explore grottos and caves before dropping anchor for the night. A truly idyllic experience during our Vietnam holidays.
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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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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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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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Why I Love Hungary
I love Hungary because you can combine the faded romance of its capital city with the beautiful countryside outside it. For a taste of local life, I loved playing chess at the Turkish era thermal baths in Budapest.
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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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Greenland Map
Why I Love Greenland
From Ilulissat, travel by boat to the edge of the spectacular Eqi glacier and if you are fortunate you may see and hear the immense crashing sound as icebergs are calved from the glacier. It is a surreal sight to sit basking in the Arctic sun, sipping an ice-cold Greenlandic beer watching icebergs glide past houses, along the fjords and out to sea.
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