And by experts, we mean us. Visit some of our favourte destinations via a selection of exclusive trips curated by Wanderlust in partnership with leading tour operators
Our latest selection of exclusive trips, including Iceland, Georgia and the Silk Road
An off-the-beaten-track adventure in Georgia with Lyn Hughes; an Iceland exploration with Sir Chris Bonington; a Silk Road journey with Benedict Allen; a horseback trek through Montenegro with Richard Dunwoody; a visit to the Galápagos with Stanley Johnson; and meet The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel author Deborah Moggach before a colourful trip to India.
EXPLORE THE STRANGE AND SPECTACULAR LAND OF FIRE AND ICE WITH BRITAIN’S MASTER MOUNTAINEER If you have yet to visit the unique island of Iceland then this is surely the arm-twist you need. With its thundering waterfalls, dramatic volcanoes, mighty geysers and otherworldly landscapes, Iceland continues to grow in popularity and it is not hard to see why. This seven-day small-group tour is one of the best ways to explore the island, from buzzing capital Reykjavík to the natural wonders of the Golden Circle.
Added to this is the chance to do so in the company of one of Britain’s greatest mountaineers and adventurers – the irrepressible Sir Chris Bonington. As well as talking about his extraordinary adventures, he will join you in exploring this striking scenery, including a glacier walk across Vatnajökull, Europe’s biggest ice cap. It promises to be a trip to remember.
HIGHLIGHTS Discover Reykjavík
Explore the northernmost capital on earth, which is also one of the world’s quirkiest cities. The arts scene is thriving, as is its café and bar culture, and the city enjoys a spectacular setting between forbidding mountains and the steely grey seas of the North Atlantic. You will have time to admire Reykjavík’s creative flair and striking contemporary architecture, as well as enjoy its excellent restaurants.
Talks from Sir Chris Bonington
For someone who has spent his career scaling the world’s mightiest peaks, Sir Chris is very down to earth. Learn about his extraordinary adventures – from the Eiger to Everest – at a private talk, get to know him as he accompanies some excursions and receive a free signed copy of his autobiography, Ascent*.
Vatnajökull is Europe’s largest glacier. But it is only when you set out on this staggeringly beautiful expanse of ice that you get a real sense of its scale. And who better to help give context than Sir Chris, who will join you on this special walk?
The Golden Circle
Experience Iceland’s best sites with expert guides. Explore continent-straddling Thingvellir National Park, the explosive Geysir Geothermal Area, the raw power of Gullfoss Waterfall and the glaciers of Skaftafell National Park.
Recharge in the palliative waters of the Secret Lagoon, an unspoiled complex of natural thermal baths. The waters here stay at a constant 38-40ºc throughout the year, and a little geyser erupts every five minutes.