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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 Experience in Norway at 70º North
Ultimate Arctic Experience 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 Sail around islands, snorkel colourful reefs and spend nights under starlit skies onboard a luxury yacht in a relatively untouched part of Burma. Travel north and visit the magnificent temples 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 on the Tsar's Gold
Luxury Trans-Siberian on the Tsar's Gold 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 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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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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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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Germany Map
Why I Love Germany
For me, Berlin makes the perfect city break destination – the restaurants and cafes in the fashionable Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhoods are the ideal place to watch the world go by after a busy day of sightseeing.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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