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Where to go in October

Come October, autumn has well and truly arrived in the UK. If you’re looking to escape the dark mornings and moody grey skies, where’s best to travel? Perhaps you might want to witness harvest season in the stunning Douro Valley, or go whale watching in New Zealand? Here is a pick of the best escorted tours in October.

Our pick: the best places to visit in October

1. Japan

“Autumn is the best time to travel to Japan in my eyes. There are far fewer tourists at the key sites and prices are more reasonable than in the incredibly popular cherry blossom season. To see the amazing autumn colours on the island of Honshu, aim to travel mid-October to early November.”

Cassie Stickland, Product Manager

Essence of Japan

Asia

Escorted Tour

  • 12 nights in hotel and 1 in flight
  • 13 meals included
  • 17 included excursions and visits
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Departing London Heathrow Airport
  • Date Multiple departures
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£4,849

per person 2 14 days


2. The Douro

October means that you can cruise the UNESCO-listed Douro Valley during wine harvest season, and see dazzling colours adorn the landscape. Watch life unfold along the river banks as many of vineyards are alive with workers ready to pick and tread the grapes.

The Enchanting River Douro

The Douro

River Cruises

  • 7 nights cruise on MS Gil Eanes or MS Amalia Rodrigues
  • 20 meals included
  • 6 included excursions and visits
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Departing London Gatwick Airport
  • Date Multiple departures
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£2,399

per person 2 8 days


3. New Zealand

Spring is in full swing in October in New Zealand. It’s a good time to see lambs in the fields, gardens in bloom and the weather is generally good; not too hot nor too cold. Whale watching is popular this time of the year and your chances of seeing them, much greater.

The Best of New Zealand

New Zealand

Escorted Tour

  • 17 nights in hotels and 3 in flight
  • 23 meals meals included
  • 16 included excursions and visits
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Departing Multiple departure points
  • Date Multiple departures
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from

£5,099

per person 2 21 days


4. Vietnam and Cambodia

Weather-wise, October is one of the best months to visit Indochina. You’ll avoid the high humidity and monsoon rains, and enjoy slightly cooler temperatures across Vietnam and Cambodia. As the rainy season will have just ended, you’ll also be able to see each country at its greenest and lushest.

Essential Vietnam & Cambodia

Vietnam

Escorted Tour

  • 11 nights in hotels and 2 in flight
  • 19 meals included
  • 13 included excursions and visits
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Departing London Heathrow Airport
  • Date Multiple departures
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£2,499

per person 2 14 days


5. South America

October is spring season across South America, so it’s a great time to embark on our grand tour. Peru may be a little rainy, but Chile, Argentina and Brazil are all likely to experience warm temperatures and plenty of blue-sky days.

Grand Tour of South America

South America

Escorted Tour

  • 19 nights in hotel and 2 in flight
  • 22 meals included
  • 16 included excursions and visits
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Departing London Heathrow Airport
  • Date Multiple departures
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from

£5,099

per person 2 22 days


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