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

Angkor Cambodia
Friday 10 January 2025, 12.00am GMT to Monday 27 January 2025, 12.00am GMT
A journey through Vietnam and Cambodia
Madurai Meenakshi Temple.jpg
Thursday 7 November 2024, 12.00am GMT to Saturday 23 November 2024, 12.00am GMT
Explore the ancient and diverse heritage of these two regions
Himeji Castle
Monday 23 September 2024, 12.00am BST to Monday 7 October 2024, 12.00am BST
Past, Present and Future
Mostar Bridge
Friday 13 September 2024, 12.00am BST to Monday 23 September 2024, 12.00am BST
A Journey through Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Romanian Monastary
Wednesday 4 September 2024, 12.00am BST to Saturday 14 September 2024, 12.00am BST
Exploring Romania
Turfan Bezeklik Caves
Thursday 15 August 2024, 12.00am BST to Monday 2 September 2024, 12.00am BST
China and Central Asia
Woman over looking Mustang with basket of vegetables
Monday 12 August 2024, 12.00am BST to Wednesday 28 August 2024, 12.00am BST
Explore an ancient and spectacular region
Wednesday 3 April 2024, 12.00am BST to Friday 19 April 2024, 12.00am BST
A Journey through Central Asia