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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

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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

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Shetland - as it really is

BBC 1 screened a two-part crime drama based in Shetland. Personally I found it really disappointing.

Yes, disappointing.   For a start all the actors were Scottish - I didn't detect a Shetland accent amongst them, although I have to say I didn't watch the whole thing. What is really special is taking people to these beautiful (and relatively crime free) islands, something I've been doing for more than 30 years. Our Shetland holiday concentrates on the islands' wildlife, especially birds and otters and wild flowers, but we also enjoy everything which makes the islands what they are today. Special. Our next tour in June spends 3 nights on Fair Isle where the new Observatory offers really comfortable accommodation but hasn't lost the special atmosphere which it's always had.


by Libby 12/03/2013

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