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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 Armenia
On our Armenia tours we can often arrange meals in private houses, where you can feast on stuffed aubergines and tomatoes, fresh cheese with coriander leaves, dolmas with yoghurt, green beans, walnuts, sweet desserts and delicious dark Armenian coffee accompanied by Armenian flatbread called lavash.
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Finland Map
Why I Love Finland
For me, travelling through snow-bound forests in Finnish Lapland on a sledge pulled by husky dogs was unforgettable. The sound of their paws crunching on the snow was all I could hear as I sped off across the Arctic landscape. It was such an exhilarating experience and something that the whole family can enjoy.
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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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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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Lithuania Map
Why I Love Lithuania
Lithuania is the most southerly of the Baltic States and is often referred to as the ‘Land of Amber’, because for centuries, amber, Lithuania’s precious harvest of the sea has been washed onto the golden beaches of Lithuania’s “Amber Coast”. After a storm join the locals in scouring for pieces of amber that is often washed up from the sea.
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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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Montenegro Map
Why I Love Montenegro
Choose Montenegro holidays and not far from Ulcinj, close to the Albania border, you will find wooden houses built on stilts overlooking the tranquil Bojana River. Many of these dwellings are restaurants which serve the most amazing fish, and the home-made raki isn’t too bad either! Although if you arrive at the nudist beach you’ve gone too far…
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Mongolia Map
Why I Love Mongolia
I love Mongolia because to watch the sun go down from the top of the whispering sands dunes in the heart of the Gobi Desert is the closest to paradise on earth I have found – no pollution, no noise apart from the gentle whisper of sand shifting in the evening breeze, no traffic just peace, absolute peace.
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Turkey Map
Why I Love Turkey
I love Turkey holidays because they truly have something for everyone! It’s a country I could go back to time and time again, each time exploring somewhere and something new, and always making exciting discoveries.
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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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