There is a magical feeling travelling by train, yet most of us have forgotten it. Climb aboard and see your world in a new way all over again. Ride the rails on trips built around the iconic railways of yesteryear, like Switzerland’s Glacier Express, India’s Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the Maharajah Express and the sprawling Trans-Siberian. Rail travel is much greener, helping you take bigger strides and getting you deeper into the world but leaving smaller footprints. Trains can often get you closer to the heart of the world’s more remote places. Start in the big cities and watch the landscape change from urban to rural to way-out-there.
Marine tours are designed for travellers who want to adventure beyond the shore, from experienced cruisers and sailors to land lovers who’ve never set foot on a boat. And they go just about anywhere there’s water. Sea travel brings the world’s remote corners closer. Antarctic penguin rookeries, secluded Thai coves, and the beaches of Greek legends can only be reached by sea. The poles, the Amazon, the Galápagos Islands, and other amazing places are out there. Go beyond where the land ends with us. Small ships go where big ships can’t. It’s simple physics. We use smaller vessels wherever we go to get you deeper into your destination.
Get closer to the destination by hiking, biking, and walking your way through it. We provide the equipment, the experts, and the opportunity, you provide the energy. You don’t need to be an elite endurance athlete to enjoy an active tour. Whether that’s a leisurely bike ride through remote villages, a trek to the top of Kilimanjaro, or physical pursuits like rock-climbing, ziplining, or dogsledding, Active tours deliver as much or as little action as you need. Seeing the world from the saddle of a bike adds depth to where you are. Biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, heli sking, climbing and caving are all activities that await you. Get as much or as little action as you want.
Our wildlife focused adventure tours give you unique opportunities to see some of the planet’s most fascinating animals, while at the same time, respecting their freedom. From the shores of the Galápagos Islands to the banks of the Amazon, the forests of Uganda, and beyond, you will be introduced to overseas adventure travel in ways you’ve never imagined. Together, we can set an example of how wildlife focused travel can build a greater respect for the incredible animals who share this planet with us. We are not just a travel agent, we are an experience. Sapphire believes treating animals with respect is an essential part of responsible tourism.
Looking to combine sport and relaxation? Take your pick from a range of water sports - dinghy sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, water skiing and wakeboarding or land based sports - cycling, tennis, golf or fitness, it’s all included! If you have the climbing bug and want to test your climbing skills, you can also give rock climbing a go. Sparkling shallow sea, the gentle splash of paddle against water and the warm sun on your back. If you're new to water sports and want to give sailing a go, we can teach you. Why not try Yoga and prepare your mind and body for the day ahead.
Breathtaking experiences, get up close to culture and incredible scenery. Experience Norway's beautiful fjords, charming ports, and rare wildlife under the Midnight Sun or spectacular Northern Lights. The Northern Lights simply cannot be described in words - they have to be experienced. For visitors, the Norwegian Fjords have created memories for life and temporary stiff necks from all the gazing at the surroundings. Fresh local food enhances the travel experience. It generates positive ripple effects in the local communities and inspires great stories about the places you visit.
Everyone loves to travel, but not everyone loves to travel the same way. When it comes to planning travel, it's easy to fall back on the usual destinations. While beach holidays and cruises definitely have their place, it can also be nice to indulge in your sense of adventure.
Don't want to travel far? The active adventurer will love kayaking along the Amalfi cost in Italy or climbing Mt Vesuvius. We specialise in luxury travel for the adventurers who want to do it all but can't bear the thought of slumming it.
For the adventurers who like things that go bang in the night why not try a ghost hunt in Prague with a paranormal investigator, an adventure you will remember forever, truly spine chilling.
Why not try a train journey. The magic of train travel hasn’t diminished with time, yet most of us have forgotten it. Climb aboard and see your world in a new way all over again. A classic way to travel rediscovered.
Or maybe you want to go further a field and heli ski in New Zealand, or dive in the Maldives.
Be open, curious, fearless and challenge life.
Haunted Prague with a paranormal investigator will get your juices flowing. The mental asylum graveyard tour and the underground tour where the TV program "Haunted Live" visited.
Tours run from April to October
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