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Escorted & Guided Tour Holidays

Escorted Tour Holidays

Escorted tour holidays allow you to see the best of a destination, with expert local guides leading you through the top sights and some wonderful hidden discoveries. Meet your group of like-minded travellers and enjoy their company as you journey through some spectacular destinations together. Alternatively, book private escorted tour holidays and enjoy solo adventures in far flung destinations.

Travel through the Far East and discover its rich cultures, unique landscapes and vibrant cities, with our India Golden Triangle Tour, Cambodia Discovery Tour or Cultural Kandy and Tea Tour in Sri Lanka. Alternatively, Africa is waiting to be discovered on a Sossusvlei Adventure Tour through the golden dunes of Namibia, marble mountains and deserted beaches.

The best escorted tour holiday itineraries

At Hayes & Jarvis we have over 65 years of experience in planning bespoke escorted tour holidays. Whether you want to discover the national parks and glamorous cities of the USA’s west coast, Africa’s wild plains or Asia’s varied cultures, we’ll help you plan your ideal itinerary.

Take our New York to Hollywood Tour and see the White House, Niagara Falls, great cities, huge national parks and so much more. For wonderful wildlife and a sense of the undiscovered, book the Botswana in Style escorted tour safari. See Chobe National Park as you fly into your camp before heading off on safari to see elephants, leopards and more. Finish your tour in the Okavango Delta where you can spot crocodiles, eagles and black rhinoceros.

Where would you like to tour?

USA

The USA covers a vast stretch of land, with its many states and cities each offering their own culture. Our escorted tour holidays allow you to see all this, as well as some of the smaller towns and hidden corners of national parks off the beaten track. See Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon or Mount Rushmore, visit Los Angeles, New York, Chicago or Las Vegas, or head into the Rocky Mountains, visit theme parks or relax on the coast of New England.

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Sunset in Boracay

Far East

This thriving corner of the world brings you a variety of rich cultures, from the geisha of Japan to the monks of Tibet. Combine the world’s largest cities with sprawling stretches of golden sands, see the Great Wall of China or Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay, head into the luscious rainforests of Sri Lanka before visiting quiet temples in countryside villages. From fresh seafood to spicy noodle broths, our Far East escorted tour holidays are ideal for foodies as well.

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Africa

Africa’s wild landscapes and wonderful, unique creatures are just waiting to be discovered on one of our tours. See some of the world’s most diverse national parks; from the banks of the Chobe River to the wide open plains of the Maasai Mara. Drive and hike along the sand dunes of Namibia, spot the Big Five on a safari in Kruger National Park, or visit cosmopolitan cities and luxury white sandy beaches.

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South America

South America’s landscapes remain relatively untouched, with vast stretches of the Amazon which are still left undiscovered. Visit the ‘lungs of the world’ in the Amazon rainforest, see thundering Iguazu Falls, experience the lively variety of Rio de Janeiro or take in one of the seven wonders of the world at Machu Picchu. Combine this with friendly local people, a vibrant cuisine and a chance to simply relax on the beach at the end of your holiday.

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The Taj Mahal

Indian Subcontinent

India is known for its magnificent architecture, fascinating history and beautifully chaotic cities. Its cuisine is enjoyed around the world, while Indian fashions and jewellery can be found in most cities. Experience this varied destination for yourself, along with the relatively undiscovered countries of Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet on one of our guided tour holidays to the Indian Subcontinent.

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s home to Asian elephants and beautiful national parks, white sandy beaches, luscious rainforests, peaceful temples and a fascinating culture. Take a tour of a tea plantation and learn how this culinary staple is grown, harvested and produced, explore underwater in the Indian Ocean, or visit the Elephant Orphanage and learn about these magnificent animals. Finish your trip on a pristine white sandy beach where you can simply relax.

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Wineglass Bay, Tasmania

Australasia

From the white sandy beaches of Fiji and the Cook Islands to the rugged mountains of New Zealand and iconic red sands of Australia’s outback, our Australasia escorted tour holidays will take you to some of the area’s most fantastic destinations. See kangaroos and kiwi birds, learn about Māori culture or relax on the world’s largest sand island, spend your days on a cattle ranch or hike through spectacular glaciers.

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Other great tours

17 days Grand Canyon National Park

New York to Hollywood Tour

 

Uncover some of the most iconic sights that the USA have to offer on the escorted tour. From the Manhattan skyline to the Hollywood Hills, we're crossing North America from New York to LA, calling at the US capital, Washington,...

Escorted tours

New York to Hollywood Tour
10 days

Cambodia Discovery Tour

 

Experience the real Cambodia, from the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, to the ancient temples of Angkor. This beautiful country has so much to offer, experience the traditional way of life at laid back Mekong Villages and the haunting genocide...

Couples Holidays

Cambodia Discovery Tour
7 days

Botswana in Style - Maun to Maun 7 day safari

 

What better way to explore some of Botswana's most amazing parks than with our luxurious Belmond Fly-In safari. Travel by light aircraft directly to some of the country's most stylish and opulent lodges, where you can enjoy a variety of...

Escorted tours

Botswana in Style - Maun to Maun 7 day safari
9 days

Costa Rican Adventure tour

 

Go back to nature with this amazing tour that will enchant you for the spectacular scenery and exotic wildlife. The ultimate adventure-filled experience. Be prepared for hiking among misty cloud forests, volcanic peaks, dramatic waterfalls and turtle-nesting beaches. A virtually...

Escorted tours

Costa Rican Adventure tour
14 days

Classic Rajasthan and Nepal Tour

 

Soak up the history and wonder of Rajasthan's romantic temples and palaces. Then head to Nepal - Kathmandu, its capital, is one of the world's oldest cities, full of culture and charm. Take in the mountain panoramas of the Annapurna...

Escorted tours

Classic Rajasthan and Nepal Tour
8 days Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sri Lanka

Classic Ceylon

Guide Price €1,959 pp  

Classic Ceylon is a popular comprehensive tour, taking in Sri Lanka's rich history, fascinating culture and beautiful scenery. From seeing the rolling tea plantations in Nuwara Eliya to the history ruins of Polonnoruwa and the cultural capital on Kandy, on...

Iconic journeys

Classic Ceylon
14 days

Rocky Mountain Frontiers Tour

 

Enjoy the journey as much as the destinations on this fabulous Rocky Mountain Frontiers escorted tour.Begin in the mile high city of Denver where you will be taken on a tour of the city before hitting the open road to...

Escorted tours

Rocky Mountain Frontiers Tour
6 days

India's Golden Triangle Superior Tour 5 nights

 

India's Golden Triangle is a fabulous and inspiring introduction to the history and culture of northern India's splendid Moghul heritage. As you travel with your personal driver guide, visit the iconic sites that helped shape the history and discover the...

Cultural holidays

India's Golden Triangle Superior Tour 5 nights
4 days Sigiriya Rock Fortress

World Heritage Sri Lanka

Guide Price €679 pp  

This private escorted tour offers an introduction into the culture and history of Sri Lanka. Your guide is a true asset and their knowledge and passion of the country can be shared with you on your journey to these fascintating...

Escorted tours

World Heritage Sri Lanka
10 days

Colours of New England Tour

 

Flame reds and fiery russets, rich gold's and deep ochres blend into a breathtaking backdrop on this colourful New England journey. Add in the bustle of historic Boston, the beautiful mountains of New Hampshire and the stunning Maine coastline and...

Escorted tours

Colours of New England Tour
5 days

Explore Lombok and Gili Nanggu Tour

 

The ideal extension to your Bali holiday, this five day itinerary showcases the best that the nearby islands of Lombok and Gili Nanggu have to offer. Discover local tribes and traditional pottery villages, explore lush forests and stunning waterfalls and...

Adventure holidays

Explore Lombok and Gili Nanggu Tour
5 days Sossusvlei desert

Sossusvlei Adventure Tour

 

Explore the red sculpted dunes of Sossusvlei on this short fly-in tour from Johannesburg. At a height of 325 metres, these are some of the highest dunes in the world and their patterns are being continuously reshaped by the wind...

Couples Holidays

Sossusvlei Adventure Tour
4 days

Cultural Kandy & Tea Tour

Guide Price €581 pp  

This short daily private guided tour, ideal for combining with a relaxing beach stay. Take in the fascinating and historic city of Kandy, then wind into Nuwara Eliya for Sri Lanka's beautiful tea plantations - learn about the tea making...

Escorted tours

Cultural Kandy & Tea Tour

Frequently Asked Questions

Escorted tour holidays take you between different destinations, giving you in depth insights into sights and attractions along the way. They usually include your accommodation, some meals, guided tours of specific attractions and transport between each of the locations. Our escorted tour itineraries can be enjoyed in a group or solo, they can be booked off the shelf, or you can speak to one of our experts who will help you create your own itinerary. You can also combine two or more of our escorted tour holidays, whether you want to spend a week or a month seeing the many sights in the 60 destinations we offer.

Our escorted tours allow you to choose. You can book a group tour and travel with other likeminded visitors, seeing new sights and experiencing new cultures together, or you can book a solo tour. Private tours are ideal for families, larger groups, couples wanting to enjoy each other’s company or solo travellers who want to create their own itinerary and explore at their own pace. Our Destination Specialists can help you decide which is the right option for you, based on who you’re travelling with, where you’d like to go, how long for and what kind of holiday you’re looking for.

No. Speak to one of our expert Destination Specialists and they can help you decide whether you’d like to book one of our ready-made escorted tour itineraries or create your own. Once you have planned and booked your tour, you will also have some freedom. You will need to arrive at your arranged accommodation in time for the evenings, but where you travel during the day and how long you stop for will depend on your group. If you’re travelling solo each day can be up to you, while those travelling on group tours are often given a choice of activities or excursions for the day.

Why choose Hayes & Jarvis for... Escorted Tours?

We have over 65 years of experience in planning bespoke holiday itineraries, as well as escorted tours. Our Destination Specialists are experts who will take the time to get to know you before recommending your perfect tour, including activities, accommodation, whether you’d like to be in a group or travel privately and more. Book with us today and we’ll be with you every step of the way – from dreaming to planning to booking to travelling.