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Stay and Explore Tour Holidays

Our Stay and Explore holiday packages stay in just one or two hotels, and are designed to let you delve deeper into your destination. Each itinerary has been carefully planned to cover each place’s highlights and hidden gems, with a selection of excursions included so you can make the most of the location and your time there.

There’s plenty of choice when it comes to our Stay and Explore holidays, too. You could go in search of the magical Northern Lights in Iceland. Discover Italy’s picture-perfect lakes and history-laced cities. Soak up Switzerland’s dramatic mountain scenery by rail. Or perhaps enjoy the sights (and sands) of the sunny Greek Islands.

If you’re looking for something a little closer to home, we’ve got some great-value UK short breaks, taking you everywhere from the subtropical gardens of Cornwall to the Lake District landscapes that inspired Alfred Wainwright.

Wherever you choose to go, you can enjoy our award-winning VIP door-to-door transfers, flights from an airport near you and the reassurance that you’ll be paying the best possible price thanks to our Price Promise.

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Europe Stay & Explore holidays

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Why choose a Stay & Explore holiday?

A Stay & Explore holiday is perfect if you don’t want to be on the move every couple of days. Unlike our escorted tours, on these holidays you’ll stay at one or perhaps two hotels in total. Spending longer in one place gives you the time to explore in a bit more detail, with excursions to help you get beneath the surface of your destination.

Some of the itineraries will be a little more laid-back than our tours, with days at leisure for you to relax and do your own thing, while others pack in lots of visits and excursions. Take a look at the individual itineraries to see what’s included.

As with our escorted tours, you’ll be accompanied by an expert tour manager, and will enjoy VIP door-to-door transfers at the start and end of your holiday. For UK Stay & Explore holidays, these will usually take you from home right to your hotel.