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Experiences Explore Beyond

Explore Beyond

Explore's Beyond collection offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences far beyond the usual tourist landmarks and events. From limited edition festival departures to rare one-off events and expert-led trips, you’ll be one of a privileged few on these alternative and unusual cultural holidays.

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Popular Trips

9 Days

Jordan Photographic Discovery with Robert Harvey

Jordan Beyond Trip code JDP
From €1632 without flights
12 Days

Photographing Sri Lanka with Renato Granieri

Sri Lanka Beyond Trip code SLP
From €2352 without flights
5 Days

Canada Northern Lights Short Break

Canada Beyond Trip code NNL
From €2610 without flights
7 Days

Cycle the Berlin Wall

Germany Cycling Trip code CBW
From €1499 without flights
13 Days

Best of the Western US - Photography with Robert Harvey

USA Specialist Led Trip code YGP
From €3923 without flights
12 Days

Serengeti Photographic Safari with Robert Harvey

Tanzania Beyond Trip code TLP
From €5382 without flights
10 Days

Photographing Borneo's Wildlife with Renato Granieri

Borneo, Malaysia Discovery Trip code BNP
From €2190 without flights
14 Days

Photographing Ethiopia's Highlights with Renato Granieri

Ethiopia Specialist Led Trip code ETP
From €3228 without flights
15 Days

Mongolian Eagle Festival and the Siberian Altai

Mongolia, Russia Beyond Trip code MRE
From €4259 without flights

Cycle the Berlin Wall in the 30th anniversary year of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, guided by an Explore Leader who, having grown up in East Germany, can provide first-hand insight into life behind the wall and the iconic events of 1989. Along the way, visit iconic city sites including Hitler's Bunker, the Bridge of Spies, Checkpoint Charlie, Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate. 

Spot the Northern Lights on a short break in remote Yellowknife in Canada's white north. Just 400km south of the Arctic Circle, far from major sources of light pollution, this is one the best places in the world for seeing the Aurora Borealis. You'll spend three nights looking out for them from private viewing cabins off the Great Slave Lake.

Travel through the spectacular Silberian Altai Mountains and spend two nights with an eagle hunter family before attending the annual Mongolian Eagle Festival. Here, 400 eagle hunters enter the valley on horseback with their golden eagles. Various events, games and competitions show the skills of birds and their handlers, while hunters are judged on their costumes, horsemanship and ability to control the birds. Celebrating and keeping alive the fascinating local traditions, the festival makes for fantastic photo opportunities.

Or join one of our new expert-led photography trips. Choose from exciting itineraries in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Borneo and the Western US, where you can learn the art of astrophotography. Our trips are led by one of two experts. Robert Harvey is a top photographer whose work has been recognised by the Excellence Award of the Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique. Particularly known for his night sky and landscape shots, Robert is an expert on getting the most out of your camera and equipment. National Geographic Traveller's Photographer of the Year 2018 Renato Granieri is a superb wildlife and travel photographer who takes a creative approach with angles and lighting. 

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