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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


Last chance - possibly ever!

There is very little prospect of the wonderful Royal Mail Ship St Helena going all the way from Cape Town to the UK ever again after October.

Over the years many folk have mentioned that they would love, one day, to travel from South Africa to the UK on the unique Royal Mail Ship St Helena. She used to come to the UK twice a year but, now, the pressure on the schedule is such that she has to focus on the shortest routes to service the island and its population.

We were publicising the trip from Portland to Cape Town (reference RMS 165) but that's now fully booked. However, there are just TWO cabins available on the previous trip which goes from Cape Town on 10th September. It's short notice but you might just want to take this opportunity. There might never be another chance! Contact us via email or even better, call us on (+44) 01764 670107.

The cost is £5,340 (excluding flight to Cape Town) based on sharing a twin cabin with beds side by side (rather than upper and lower berths). There are only two available at today's date (1st August). The average price for a one-way fare to Cape Town is around £700.

by Libby 18/07/2011

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