Distant Horizons

Distant Horizons

Distant Horizons specialises in organising small group, scholar-led visits to some of the more unusual places in Europe, South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

All trips are led by distinguished scholars whose role is to provide the framework and background that encourages the traveller not just to experience but to breathe the culture and traditions of the country they are journeying through. While a number of informal lectures are given on each of their tours, it is very often the informal teaching, in the teahouse or in the monastery that really brings home the history and culture of the country and its people.

The travel experience is enhanced by using deluxe or best available facilities and organising special events such as meetings with local specialists or visits to private collections and houses.

Distant Horizons was established in 1996 and first worked with the University of Cambridge on a trip to Iran in 1998. They have worked with many of the world’s leading museums and societies both in the UK and USA, creating unique itineraries designed specifically for members of these organisations.

Sustainability and Responsible Travel

Distant Horizons is committed to following the model for Sustainable Tourism as defined by the UN World Tourism Organisation

Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities”.

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13 Melloncroft Drive, Caldy, Wirral CH48 2JA
+44 (0) 151 625 3425

Associated trips

Bhutan festival
Monday 18 September 2023 to Tuesday 3 October 2023
Land of the Thunder Dragon
Burgundy countryside
Thursday 14 September 2023 to Friday 22 September 2023
Cradle of the Renaissance
Amalfi Coast
Wednesday 6 September 2023 to Saturday 16 September 2023
Walks on the Amalfi Coast
Georgia countryside
Friday 16 June 2023 to Friday 30 June 2023
Land of Heaven and Earth
The balkans uncovered
Saturday 10 June 2023 to Monday 19 June 2023
A journey through Serbia and Croatia
The Pride of Samarkand
Tuesday 18 April 2023 to Tuesday 2 May 2023
A journey through Central Asia
Cividale del Friuli devil's bridge and Natisone river canyon panoramic view, Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy
Saturday 1 October 2022 to Sunday 9 October 2022
From the Romans to Napoleon
Doche la Pass
Thursday 29 September 2022 to Friday 14 October 2022
Walks and Festivals
Lake Ohrid - North Macedonia
Saturday 10 September 2022 to Saturday 17 September 2022
with Nirvana Romell
The Pride of Samarkand
Friday 9 September 2022 to Friday 23 September 2022
A journey through Central Asia
Sighisoara, Romania
Wednesday 1 June 2022 to Sunday 12 June 2022
Walks in the Enchanted Land