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 though. 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.

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

Associated trips

Potala Palace
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 to Tuesday, 5 November 2019
A journey through Laos, Yunnan and Tibet
Helsinki, Finland
Sunday, 22 September 2019 to Saturday, 28 September 2019
Tallinn and Helsinki
Vologoda River, Russia
Sunday, 8 September 2019 to Sunday, 15 September 2019
A Journey from St Petersburg to Moscow
Java, Mt Bromo
Tuesday, 3 September 2019 to Friday, 20 September 2019
A journey through Indonesia
Longmen grottoes in Luoyang, Henan, China
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 to Sunday, 8 September 2019
China and Central Asia
Children of Mustang
Monday, 12 August 2019 to Thursday, 29 August 2019
Explore an ancient and spectacular region
Prozren, Kosovo
Monday, 20 May 2019 to Wednesday, 29 May 2019
A Cultural Crossroads
Kalyan Square, Bukhara
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 to Tuesday, 30 April 2019
Along the Golden Road from Samarkand
Narejenjastan, Shiraz
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 to Tuesday, 23 April 2019
The changing faces of Iran
Chinese cooking
Friday, 12 October 2018 to Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Unlocking China's culinary secrets.
Terrace Mu Cang Chai
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 to Monday, 29 October 2018
Along the Burma Road
Trakai castle
Wednesday, 3 October 2018 to Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Latvia and Lithuania
Romania
Sunday, 30 September 2018 to Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Wooden villages, painted churches and Saxon citadels
Dunhuang
Sunday, 19 August 2018 to Thursday, 6 September 2018
China and Central Asia
Kazbegi
Wednesday, 7 September 2016 to Thursday, 22 September 2016
Georgia and Armenia
Luang Prabang, Laos
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 to Tuesday, 3 November 2015
A journey through Laos, Yunnan and Tibet
Taksang Monastery, Bhutan
Sunday, 11 October 2015 to Tuesday, 27 October 2015
Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan
Lake Sevan, Armenia
Wednesday, 9 September 2015 to Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Georgia and Armenia