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At Archers Holidays we love making travel exciting and easy. Choose from holidays to 250 of the very best holiday destinations, and discover the world’s wonders with an expert guide. Our imaginative tours span the globe, so view our top holiday destinations by continent, and plan your escape. Whether you are into historic cities or wildlife and wilderness, there is a perfect Archers Holidays holiday destination for you.

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Africa


Imagine yourself meeting baby elephants and blue-legged ostriches on an African safari, or drinking milk straight from the coconut, before swimming alongside turtles in the warm Indian Ocean. An Africa safari will take you to places you’ll never forget, combining spectacular wildlife with ancient culture and incredible landscapes.

Picture yourself cruising past golden desert landscapes on the River Nile, drinking in a feast of historic culture: from the ancient pyramids of Giza to the Valley of the Kings. Or imagine exploring the bustling souks, picturesque ports and atmospheric alleyways of Morocco, a maze of enchantment from Imperial walled cities to the High Atlas mountains, and one of our most enticing Africa tours. On our African safari holidays to South Africa’s magnificent game reserves, you can also see the phenomenal views from Table Mountain or watch whales and penguins play as you relax on Cape Town’s soft sand beaches. Or take an African safari to mysterious Tunisia, with its maze-like medinas, blue and white villages, camels and cave dwellings.

From Kenya or Tanzania’s wild national parks to the towering temples of Ancient Egypt, this extraordinary continent is yours to explore with our fabulous escorted tours of Africa. Enjoy your Africa safari.

Featured Itineraries in Africa

South AfricaThe Big Five

Kenya's winning combination of stunning wildlife parks, fantastic game lodges and laid-back beach life make for a memorable holiday.

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Cape TownSouth African Explorer

With a wonderful blend of cultures, climate and topography, South Africa offers incredible wildlife, traditional hospitality, sophisticated cities, unforgettable scenery and a sunny climate.

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Li River China

Majestic, mysterious, ancient: our Asia tours are your gateway to a magical continent. Choose from a fabulous range of holidays and cruises to Asia: from the dazzling Taj Mahal in India, awesome symbol of enduring love, to China’s Great Wall, spanning over 45,000 km of wild scenic views.

Inspired by Asia holidays? How about a cruise down China’s mighty Yangtze River, taking in the spectacular Three Gorges? Our Asia holidays also visit Thailand’s River Kwai, where long-tailed boats glide beneath the famous bridge. Then there’s Halong Bay in Vietnam, with its emerald waters and dramatic pinnacled islands and Laos with its herds of wild elephants, exquisite handicrafts and centuries-old monasteries. Or choose Japan, a country where tradition co-exists with modernity and futuristic architecture towers next to ancient temples and pagodas.

Alternatively, pick one of the Asia tours that explore the Himalayas in Nepal, where snowy peaks, sacred lakes, ancient temples and remote villages transport you to another world. Or pick one of our Asia tours to India, country of contrasts, colour and delicious food. And for sheer bliss, try our Asian holidays in Sri Lanka and the Maldives – breathtakingly beautiful islands surrounded by crystal-clear lagoons and miles of turquoise ocean.

Featured Itineraries in Asia

IndiaIndia's Golden Triangle & Tigers of Ranthambore

A unforgettable journey through the Golden Triangle of India with visits to the glorious Taj Mahal followed by a jungle safari in search of the Tigers of Rajasthan.

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MyanmarMysteries of Myanmar

"It will be quite unlike any place you know about." Kipling's quote still rings true, and a tour of this captivating country will uncover a truly authentic and enigmatic land, worlds apart from any other. This is Burma, and her beauty will astound you.

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Australia & New Zealand

Gasp at Nature’s audacious beauty on our Australia holidays and New Zealand tours, as you explore some of the world’s most breathtaking landmarks, magnificent scenery and iconic cities.
Gaze out over spectacular Sydney Harbour. Meet giant turtles as you swim amidst the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. Or encounter Great Grey kangaroos in New South Wales. See red desert sunsets over mystical Uluru (Ayers Rock), deep in the outback. Our Australia holidays and Australia tours also explore the mangroves and mountains of Cairns, an adventurer’s paradise; and you’ll have the chance to relax on the wonderful beaches of laid-back Perth. You can even extend your Australian holiday with a few blissful days on the South Pacific paradise islands of Fiji.

And wait until you try our enchanting New Zealand tours - rich in glacial peaks, majestic fiords, luxuriant rainforest and bubbling mud pools. On our New Zealand holidays you can swim with dolphins in the secluded Bay of Islands, or hear waterfalls crash from the mountains as you cruise mighty Milford Sound, with its magnificent Fjordland National Park. Choose from our Australia tours or take a New Zealand holiday - you’ll find it awesome. 

Featured Itineraries in Australia & New Zealand

AustraliaBest of Australia

From laid-back Perth and the massive rock monolith of Uluru, to the stunning Great Barrier Reef and one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Sydney - experience the Best of Australia.

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New ZealandNaturally New Zealand

Home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, from Milford Sound in the south to the secluded Bay of Islands in the north, New Zealand's natural beauty is waiting to be discovered.

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Central America & Caribbean

From lush coffee plantations to fabled Mayan settlements, our Central America tours and Caribbean holidays and cruises will transport you to a different world. Get ready for Costa Rica’s luxuriant tropical lagoons and misty cloud forests, exotic birds, pristine white-sand beaches and spectacular landscapes studded with live volcanoes. This is the home of spectacular Tortuguero National Park, so you can see jaguars and pumas in the wild on your Central America holiday.

Take a Caribbean cruise through warm turquoise seas and gorgeous coral reefs, or explore laid-back Cuba, with its historic forts, beautiful classic cars parked on streets of pastel colonial buildings, and amazing, infectious live salsa music pumping out from every bar. The delicious food, great coffee and glorious rum ensure that your Caribbean holiday will be a true feast for your senses.

On our Central American tours, you can discover magical Mexico, where ancient Mayan palaces and pyramids rise from steamy jungles, and paradise is a palm-fringed sandy beach. This is the land of howler monkeys and screaming parrots, of potent tequila and fabulous fusion cuisine. Our Caribbean tours and Central America holidays will take you off the beaten path - and into a world of adventure.

Featured Itineraries in Central America and Caribbean

Costa RicaContrasting Costa Rica

Experience Costa Rica's outstanding natural beauty with spectacular landscapes dotted with volcanoes, combined with a stay at the beach, this is a perfect introduction to Costa Rica and all it has to offer.

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Mayan TrailThe Mayan Trail

Marvel at the majestic Mayan sites of the Yucatan Peninsula, rich with a history spanning centuries and civilisations. Follow a fascinating trail from colonial cities to quaint villages and colourful markets to gorgeous beaches, taking in forests, mangroves and the pretty Puuc Route on the way.

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Europe Show me more

Europe

Whether you want a classic sightseeing tour, an inspiring cruise or a more leisurely break, we have the perfect range of European holidays to choose from.

Our cruises, resort holidays and escorted tours of Europe include every kind of destination. Our range of Europe holidays visit a wealth of beautiful, historic and cosmopolitan cities including Paris, Rome, Venice, Valencia, Madrid, St. Petersburg and many more. Our European tours include a wealth of fascinating cultural excursions.

On our escorted tours of Europe you can soak up the romantic atmosphere of the elegant Italian Lakes. Relax and watch old men playing draughts in the village square, or sip a cool glass of rosé at sunset on one of our holidays in Europe.

Our wide range of tour and cruise or cruise and stay holidays offer the opportunity to cruise from Barcelona, Venice, Rome or Marseille. Our cruises take in the major cultural sites of Europe as well as a number of ports off the beaten track. For those who would rather not fly we offer a range of cruises from a number of UK ports such as Southampton, Dover and Liverpool or you can travel via Eurostar to selected European ports.

Our Europe holidays offer inspiring itineraries, from the painted villages of the misty Norwegian Fjords to the beautiful islands of the Adriatic. So whichever one of our holidays in Europe you choose, a spectacular voyage of discovery awaits.

Featured Itineraries in Europe

AndaluciaThe Magic of Andalucia

Andalucía is a hidden delight, tucked away from the tourist traps and surrounded by grand palaces, snow-capped mountains, rural villages and regal cities. All of which combine on this delightful 7 day tour of Spain's most enchanting region. From quaint Mijas and Ronda to the thrash of the flamenco guitar in Granada and orange-scented Seville, this voyage reveals the classic highlights of magical Andalucía.

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OportoDiscover Oporto's Coast

A relaxing holiday based by the sea in Povoa de Varzim from where you can explore this beautiful coastline, taking in delightful scenery and towns during your stay; a real eye-opener for northern Portugal.

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Middle East Show me more

The Treasury, Petra, Jordan

There is something about the Middle East that captures the imagination. Maybe it’s the unique combination of extraordinary desert landscapes and iconic Biblical landmarks. Maybe it’s the culture of the region, with its aromatic souks, walled riads and enticing Lebanese food. One thing’s for sure, you’ll have a thrilling time on our Middle East holidays.

Our Middle East holidays to Jordan offer the opportunity to explore one of the world’s most spectacular ancient sites: the iconic lost ‘Rose Red’ city of Petra, carved into rock more than 2,000 years ago. Wadi Rum, known as the ‘valley of the moon’ and made famous by Lawrence of Arabia, is a fascinating desert landscape of eerily lunar rock formations.

On our Middle East tours, you can also cruise the Sea of Galilee, stand where the Sermon on the Mount was delivered and float in the famous salt lake. You can compare the bustle of Tel Aviv with the history and old world charm of Nazareth and Jerusalem.

Our Middle East tours give you the opportunity to wander the bustling souks and discover secret riad courtyards behind ornate carved doors. And for the perfect blend of adventure and indulgence, why not combine your tour with a lakeside beach break?

Featured Itineraries in Middle East

Abu DhabiOman & Dubai

Journey into the rich cultural heart of Oman, visiting the beautiful souks and the magnificent mountains and deserts before reaching the United Arab Emirates, where avant-garde meets history and tradition.

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DubaiDubai Stay & Emirates Cruise

From bustling, atmospheric souks and swathes of rosy desert dunes, to the lavish luxury of ultra-modern metropolises, beautiful beaches and duty-free shopping, this enticing stay & cruise of the Emirates is sure to meet your expectations of opulent eastern promise.

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North America Show me more

North America

From the neon lights of Las Vegas to the glowing fall foliage hues of Vermont, our fantastic range of North America holidays offers you the full spectrum of exciting states, cities and landscapes to explore.

You’ll find breathtaking panoramas in no short supply. Visit incredible National Parks, Great Lakes and natural landscapes, from the colossal Yellowstone Canyon to the snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies.

Want to see the city sights? Let us give you an insider’s view of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Washington and many more American bucket list destinations ranging from coast to coast. How about the USA’s top nightspots? Make your way to Las Vegas, America’s glitzy ‘Sin City’, or delve into the legendary musical culture of New Orleans.

See more of the soulful Deep South with us, or head north on one of our exciting cruises, to explore the icy wilderness of Alaska. Visit the bilingual cities of Quebec and Montreal, and Vancouver – the place to ski and sail, or spot grizzly bears and humpback whales. If sunnier climes are more your scene, why not board a cruise from Miami?

Discover North America through our exciting range of tours and cruises listed below.

Featured Itineraries in North America

New YorkNew York, Niagara Falls & Washington DC

New York, Niagara Falls & Washington DC is a great jumping off point for seeing more of America than your usual package deal; travelling through three states and making four stops over the course of 9 days.

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New HampshireNew England in the Fall

A feast of contrasts; from bustling New York to the refinement and history of Boston, and then on to the lakes and mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont. Experience the beauty and explosion of Fall colours on this tour of New England.

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South America

Welcome to the land of Eva Peron and the Girl from Ipanema. These South American holidays will introduce you to exotic culture, awesome wildlife and incredible cities, both ancient and modern. Our South America tours include the grandeur and mystery of the lost Inca city, Machu Picchu, an experience that nothing can prepare you for. And for sheer exuberance, it’s hard to top the intoxicating sights and sounds of Rio de Janeiro. Then there’s colonial, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires.

A tour to Bolivia or Peru will take you to countries of soaring mountains and lush jungles – and fascinating traces of the ancient Inca heritage. Alternatively, explore the colourful Chilean cities of Santiago and Valparaiso on your South American holiday and take in a wine-tasting trip to sample fine Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

But let’s not forget the natural wonders to be seen on tours of South America. South American holidays would not be complete without exploring the tropical Amazon jungle, the world’s largest living collection of plants and animals. Our South America tours also whisk you to the pristine wildlife paradise of the Galapagos Islands, home to iridescent iguanas and blue-footed boobies. For holidays in South America – pack that camera.

Featured Itineraries in South America

Rio de JaneiroGrand South America

Embrace the vitality of Latin America, visiting the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes, Argentina, both sides of the Iguassu Falls and Brazil's colourful cities and coast.

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Machu PicchuPeru & the Treasures of the Incas

Wonder at the magical, awe-inspiring Inca sites of the Andes with its spectacular scenic vistas, then delight in the Spanish colonial architecture of Peru's major cities.

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