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

Associated trips

The Pride of Samarkand
Wednesday 4 October 2023, 12.00am BST to Wednesday 18 October 2023, 12.00am BST
A journey through Central Asia
Bhutan festival
Monday 18 September 2023, 12.00am BST to Tuesday 3 October 2023, 12.00am BST
Land of the Thunder Dragon
Burgundy countryside
Thursday 14 September 2023, 12.00am BST to Friday 22 September 2023, 12.00am BST
Cradle of the Renaissance
Amalfi Coast
Wednesday 6 September 2023, 12.00am BST to Saturday 16 September 2023, 12.00am BST
Walks on the Amalfi Coast
Kamakura Giant Buddha
Saturday 2 September 2023, 12.00am BST to Friday 15 September 2023, 12.00am BST
Past, Present and Future
Georgia countryside
Friday 16 June 2023, 12.00am BST to Thursday 29 June 2023, 12.00am BST
Land of Heaven and Earth
The balkans uncovered
Saturday 10 June 2023, 12.00am BST to Sunday 18 June 2023, 12.00am BST
A journey through Serbia and Croatia
The Pride of Samarkand
Tuesday 18 April 2023, 12.00am BST to Thursday 4 May 2023, 12.00am BST
A journey through Central Asia