Facebook Page view
Distant Journeys

0808 273 6872

Call free: 0808 273 6872

Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:30
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00 | Sunday 10.00 - 16.00

Home Icon All Post from : Simon Whittle

Taj Mahal in Agra, India at sunset

Spectacular sights to see in Agra, India: home of the Taj Mahal

Found on the banks of the Yamuna river in the Uttar Pradesh region, Agra has become one of the most popular cities to visit in India, with tourists flocking here from all over the world. It boasts a rich legacy of the former Mughal empire, which has left behind beautiful buildings, forts and tombs, and you could spend hours browsing the bustling chowks (marketplaces) for unique souvenirs. If you’re planning on visiting this alluring city and wondering what to see in Agra, here are some of the si.. Read More >


visiting japan for the first time

Visiting Japan for the first time? Follow these useful tips

Japan is one of the world’s most fascinating countries, where the contrast between its imperial history and its futuristic technological developments will simply blow your mind. From historic cities such as Kyoto and the serenity of its mountains and hot springs to the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and the country’s many unique quirks, going to Japan for the first time is an unbelievable experience. Our escorted tours of Japan departing from the UK mean that your first time travelling to Japan coul.. Read More >


pinnacle point caves south africa

6 breath-taking must-visit caves in South Africa

Featuring some of the most astounding rock formations, the world’s oldest lifeforms encased in fossils, and ancient paintings chronicling the lives of prehistoric tribes, everyone needs to visit South Africa’s caves at least once in their lifetime. From vast chambers to caverns which can only be accessed by crawling through tunnels, here are the best caves in South Africa to visit for anyone seeking wonder and amazement. Image by Alf Igel Cango Caves The Cango Caves of South Africa are one of th.. Read More >


yering station winery yarra valley australia

7 of the best Yarra Valley wineries in Australia and why you should visit them

Around an hour outside of Melbourne, you’ll find one of the finest wine regions in all of Australia: the Yarra Valley. The Yarra Valley wineries are highly-renowned and known as some of the best in the world, particularly well-known for their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and sparkling wines. If your dream day involves tasting a selection of fine wines and relaxing with a glass in hand overlooking sunny vineyards, look no further than the best wineries in the Yarra Valley. Yering Station First establis.. Read More >


milford sound new zealand

7 of the best ways to discover Milford Sound in New Zealand

A breath-taking fjord in the south-west of New Zealand’s South Island, Milford Sound is an unmissable place to visit in New Zealand, with its stunning landscapes including the Mitre Peak mountain, rainforests, and plummeting waterfalls.   Whether you’re visiting Milford Sound on a day trip or staying for longer, there are several things to do in Milford Sound that give you a chance to appreciate its scenery from up close, as well as the variety of local wildlife. Discover the Eighth Wonder.. Read More >


coca cola christmas in the park new zealand

How to experience the best Christmas holiday in New Zealand

To quote Andy Williams, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, with Christmas just a few short weeks away. While we’re donning our Christmas jumpers and there’s a chance of a white Christmas here in the UK, Christmas in New Zealand falls in the midst of summer, meaning that New Zealand Christmas traditions are quite different to ours. So how does New Zealand celebrate Christmas? Read on to find out about the most important New Zealand Christmas traditions and events.   Christmas in the g.. Read More >


New years eve fireworks in Sydney Australia

6 ways to celebrate the New Year in Australia in style

Another year has just flown by and in just a few short weeks, we’ll be marking the end of another decade and welcoming in 2020. Australia is one of the first countries to welcome in the New Year, and New Year celebrations in Australia are renowned as some as the best in the world. The Aussies certainly know how to put on a good party, and you’ll find some brilliant New Years Eve events in towns and cities all over the country. We’ve rounded up some of the Australia New Year celebrations well wor.. Read More >


celebrating christmas in china

How Christmas is celebrated in China

The festive season has well and truly arrived, with several countries all over the world embracing the Christmas spirit. Traditionally, China is not a Christian country, but it is starting to adopt traditions from around the world and create its own Chinese Christmas traditions. We delve deeper into Christmas in China with plenty of top tips on how to enjoy China during the Christmas season. Does China celebrate Christmas? Christmas is not yet a phenomenon that has swept the whole of China, part.. Read More >


christmas tree in sydney australia

6 Christmas traditions in Australia & where to find the most festive experiences

Christmas has quickly crept up on us once again and it’s now just around the corner, with plenty of festive events filling up the calendar and the chance to take part in some of our favourite traditions, whether that’s meeting Santa and his reindeer or roasting a turkey big enough for the whole family.   On the other side of the world, Christmas traditions in Australia are quite different, and it’s always fascinating to find out how another country celebrates what is now a global holiday. S.. Read More >


turtle autralia northern territory

8 attractions perfect for wildlife and nature lovers in Australia’s Northern Territory

Famed for its outback desert landscapes, there is so much more to Australia’s Northern Territory than what meets the eye. Not only is it home to a vast desert, known as the Red Centre, and the world-famous Uluru (Ayers Rock), but also a contrast of wetlands, waterfalls, gorges and coastline. The varied landscapes of the Northern Territory also attract a diversity of wildlife.   The Northern Territory therefore has all of the ingredients for a perfect destination for nature lovers, with all.. Read More >



ORDER YOUR FREE ESCORTED TOUR BROCHURE

Three simple steps to requesting your brochure:

  1. Choose to download or receive your brochure by post
  2. Select your brochure
  3. Complete your details and click submit

Which destination are you interested in?

New Brochure

Please complete the following details:

  • Title

    Forename

    Surname

  • Address

    Postcode

    Email address

  • Telephone Number

    Where did you hear about Distant Journeys?

    When are you interested in travelling?

    Yes please! Send me occasional emails about touring holidays around the world including special offers and new tours.