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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

Zodiac cruising Wandering Albatross Antarctic birdwatching Tasiilaq, East Greenland Little Auks S/v Rembrandt van Rijn Walrus spotting by zodiac

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

Rockhopper penguin, Tristan da Cunha Green turtle, Ascension Island King penguins on the Falklands Approaching Tristan da Cunha Departing from Cape Town on board RMS St Helena Pan-tropical Spotted dolphin Jacob's Ladder, St Helena

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

The Ring of Brodgar, Orkney Faroese sheep Island hopping in the Scilly Isles Lion Rock, Sri Lanka Northern Lights, Iceland Puffin on Fair Isle

Azores 2012 - new date

Our next visit to The Azores will be in September 2012.

These islands, remote in the Atlantic Ocean and known to sailors all over the world as a stopping off point on trans-atlantic crossings, remain unspoilt by mass tourism and as beautiful and varied as ever.

Our tour will be in September which will hopefully coincide with the grape harvest - and Azorean wines are superb, as are their cheeses and traditional dishes all of which we'll have a chance to sample. Departure is from London Heathrow on 7th September, the holiday is for 9 nights and the fully inclusive cost is £2,495. We'll do a bit of gentle walking, learn about the islands' fascinating geology and have two half days' whalewatching plus lots more. It's a super place to go.

by Libby 01/02/2012

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