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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Why I Love Serbia
The Roman site of Viminacium in Serbia never fails to impress me. This grand capital of the ancient Roman province Moesia is located 12 kilometres from Požarevac. They have recently built a small hotel here and for the time team enthusiasts out there you can even work alongside the archaeologists. There is always something new to see on every visit as the excavation is an ongoing process.
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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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Burma Map
Why I Love Burma
Getting off the tourist trail and getting lost in the back streets of Yangon is a great way to familiarise yourself with the city, and something that I love to do on my Burma holidays. With a few hours to spare, an aimless walk through the city will open your eyes to the rich Burmese culture just as much as the amazing Shwedagon Pagoda can.
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Croatia Map
Why I Love Croatia
Few holidays are quite as romantic as Croatia holidays. What could be better than sitting on a quaint restaurant terrace in medieval surroundings, with some delicious fresh seafood and a bottle of lovely wine, while watching a golden sunset over sparkling Adriatic waters?
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Moldova Map
Why I Love Moldova
What’s not to love about a country known for its prolific wine growing! A country that has underground wine cities and nearly everyone in the countryside makes their own wine at home. Visit Cricova Winery with its 120 kilometre subterranean tunnels and avenues named “Strada Sauvignon” or “Strada Cabernet” or Mileştii Mici Winery with its Soviet styled tasting hall. Elegant wine tasting can be experienced at Pucari Estate.
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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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Poland Map
Why I Love Poland
Poland is an extremely spirited country and there is a real sense of community and pride amongst its people, perhaps best exemplified by the meticulously rebuilt Old Town in Warsaw which was devastated in World War II. This positive, forward-looking attitude translates into the warm welcome that I find on every visit.
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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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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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Hungary Map
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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