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Island Holidays
Established 1987

The Polar Regions

Whether in Antarctica or the Arctic, expedition voyages take you to remote, unspoilt places with amazing scenery, wildlife and history. Island Holidays offers both land-based holidays and expedition cruises. View our Arctic and Antarctic expedition cruises


South Atlantic Islands

We're talking about some of the most remote places on Earth – St Helena (to which we offer both fully guided tours and independent travel), the Falkland Islands and Tristan da Cunha to name but a few. View our South Atlantic Islands cruise holidays

Featured Favourites

Over many years Island Holidays has been offering fantastic birding, wildlife and history themed holidays, some of which have stood out as being really very special. Some are close to home, some far-flung, all of them favourite! View our favourite guided holiday destinations


New service for independent travellers

Historically Island Holidays has only offered guided tours to its destinations. Now, in a new departure (if you'll forgive the expression) we are now able to make arrangements for those who prefer to travel independently to selected destinations.

It started with St Helena. Here we offer fully inclusive guided tours on several of the Royal Mail Ship departures but there are those who would prefer to travel at different dates or have a different agenda for their visit to this outpost of what was once the British Empire. For you we are happy to offer a different service which includes booking your flights to and from whichever departure point you wish (Ascension Island or Cape Town), your passage on the ship in accommodation standard of your choice and bed & breakfast accommodation on the island. We can also make any other arrangements with which you need the help of folk who know the place and the options well. So if you want to travel to St Helena independently get in touch to discuss your requirements and we'll take it from there.

by Libby 04/05/2011

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