Thursday, 28 August 2014

Special interest tours from Island Holidays

Operating since 1987 Island Holidays puts together special-interest holidays for small groups. 

A one-woman band in the shape of the indomitable Libby Weir-Breen, the company specialises in a few individual areas  notably the South Atlantic Islands with southern Africa and the Polar Regions. It also offers visits to The Azores, Iceland, Ascension Island and Tristan De Cunha, and a fully guided cruise to St Helena via Cape Town on the RMS St Helena.

Sample trips include a 31-day expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula, Peter I Øy, Ross Sea and sub Antarctic.Leaving from UshuaiaAntarctic Peninsula, Amundsen and Ross Seas, hugging the Ross Ice Shelf, Visit Scott’s hut and on to New Zealand via Macquarie Island;   9 January 2015. 11 February 2015 (In reverse) from  £17,140.

St Helena and Cape Town

At the moment the only scheduled travel service to the island is the Royal Mail Ship. The RMS St Helena is not huge (maximum 150 passengers) a vital service both for passengers and cargo. The airport is due to open in 2016 so this is a great opportunity to take part in something that will probably soon be gone forever.  Tours available in October 2014 and  January and March 2015. From £7,555

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