Specialist Holidays

Whatever your interest, we can build it into your holiday, making it the sole focus, or simply one feature of a longer trip – it’s up to you. We’ve split some of our specialist subjects into categories below, or you can browse all specialist holidays. Alternatively, contact our travel specialists for more ideas and information.

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Best Places to See the Northern Lights

Scott Dunn provides a wide range of tailor-made trips to a number of destinations for the best holidays to see the Northern Lights, including Alaska, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland. We have a range of luxury boutique boltholes from where you can look up at the sky in hopes of catching the Aurora. Whether you sleep in a luxury tented camp, a glass igloo, a log cabin in a remote forest, a tree house, an ice hotel or a traditional hotel, we have a range of options up our sleeves.

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Bucket List Trips

Once the definitive scorecard of things you wanted to jump off or swim with before you die, the bucket list has expanded to embrace adventure on an epic scale. Whether it’s watching the sun rise over the epic granite peaks of the Torres Del Paine in Patagonia, or feeling the earth shake with the thunder of hooves as wildebeest migrate across the Masai Mara and Serengeti, there are no limits for the modern-day explorer.

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Top 10 Boat Trips

Few things beat the feeling of being on the water with the wind in your hair while watching a vibrant sunset. From iconic river cruises to private yacht charters and epic water-based safari adventures, here are some of our favourite boat trips across the world.

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Our Top Road Trips

It is hard to beat the romance of the open road. For both couples and families, a road trip offers the ultimate in flexibility and adventure. The heady sense of freedom and the luxury of your own space can make hitting the road one of the most relaxing ways to travel, enjoy the scenery and meet the locals. Here’s a selection of our favourite self-drives.

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Rail Journeys

Surrender to the cathartic rhythm of rail and the romance of slow travel; now the true definition of luxury in a world that doffs it cap to speed. Watch iconic landscapes like the Scottish Highlands or the Alps roll by before you pull into some of the world’s most famous cities.

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Top 10 Outdoor & Active Holidays

If you’re like us, adventure in the great outdoors will be high on your travel wish list. If getting soaked to the skin on a white-water rafting trip or paragliding into a 5-star resort sounds like your idea of fun, check out our top 10 experiences below.

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Eco-Friendly Holidays

In travel, times are changing. Hotels across the globe are looking to the future, and the earth, to find sustainable ways to improve their green credentials and minimise their impact on the planet. From stylish, urban boltholes to remote green-minded getaways, we've chosen our favourite eco-friendly hotels, lodges and retreats to inspire a stay that doesn't cost the earth.

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Top 10 Foodie Holidays

From our love of food and travel, we have whipped up 10 top experiences for you to devour on the best foodie holidays. Showcasing mouthwatering bites from around the globe, this collection of delicious adventures will get your tastebuds tingling.

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Experiential Travel

What do we mean by 'experiential' travel? We mean immersive, adventurous and authentic. A journey that gets you beneath the skin of a culture to experience life as a local.

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Private Yacht Charters

If unparalleled luxury, privacy and freedom are high on your holiday checklist, a sailing adventure aboard an exclusive yacht charter will tick all these boxes and more. Offering the flexibility to choose your route and create your own itinerary, you’ll be able to explore hidden bays and secret beaches in the utmost style.

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Walking Holidays

What better way is there to explore some of the most beautiful corners of the world than on foot. It’s an opportunity to re-connect with nature, to get out into the great outdoors for an adventure like no other.

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Luxury horse riding holidays

From the hills of Andalucia in Southern Spain to the wild landscapes of Patagonia, discovering a destination on horseback is an unforgettable experience. For the equestrian enthusiasts out there, we’ve curated our top horse riding holidays and luxury properties with stables around the world.

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Spa & Health

An underwater spa in the Maldives, yoga on a Caribbean beach or a week-long detox somewhere exotic? We offer luxury destination spas, hotels with spas, and holidays featuring yoga and holistic therapies.

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Finca La Donaira

Finca La Donaira

Andalucia, Spain

Finca La Donaira, a one-of-a-kind boutique eco-luxury property, is set high in the Andalucian countryside between Seville and Ronda. Unparalleled service, food and outdoor experiences create a perfect contrast to sightseeing in southern Spain.

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Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

St Lucia

Dramatic views of the Pitons and Caribbean Sea create a striking contrast from the 100 acres of lush rainforest which surround Sugar Beach Resort. The spectacular location and array of activities on offer make it the ideal resort for couples and families.

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Borgo Egnazia

Borgo Egnazia

Savalletri di Fasano, Puglia, Italy

Borgo Egnazia is one of the Mediterranean’s most luxurious hotels. Set within 20 hectares along the Puglian coast of Southern Italy, it's perfect for couples as well as families wanting to take advantage of the well-appointed children's club.

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Eden Roc Cap Cana

Eden Roc Cap Cana

Dominican Republic

A luxury resort in the newest development in the Dominican Republic, Eden Roc Cap Cana fuses classic European hospitality with a warm Caribbean welcome, while setting new benchmarks for cuisine and accommodation in the area.

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Hacienda Zuleta

Hacienda Zuleta

Otavalo, Central Highlands, Ecuador

Dating from the late 16th century, the historic Hacienda Zuleta lies in the spectacular Andean mountain range of Ecuador at 9,600 feet above sea level, and only two hours north of Quito and one hour from the famous indigenous market town of Otavalo.

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Hotel Sol y Luna

Hotel Sol y Luna

Sacred Valley, Peru

Hotel Sol y Luna is a charming boutique hotel surrounded by beautiful gardens in Peru's magical Sacred Valley. The hotel is located near spectacular Inca ruins and has been built in the local rustic style reflecting the spirit of the Andes.

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One&Only Le Saint Géran

One&Only Le Saint Géran

East Coast, Mauritius

One&Only Le Saint Géran is the most established and distinguished luxury hotel in Mauritius. Located on a private peninsula, it is a truly sophisticated and elegant hotel in a beautiful, natural setting and suitable for both families and couples.

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Sandy Lane

Sandy Lane

Barbados

One of the most prestigious and luxurious resorts in Barbados, Sandy Lane is a romantic retreat for either couples or families who desire the finest holiday experience with the widest choice of leisure options.

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Sao Lourenco do Barrocal

Sao Lourenco do Barrocal

Monsaraz, Alentejo, Portugal

Just two hours east of Lisbon, São Lourenço do Barrocal is a beautiful farm estate in the heart of rural Alentejo. Surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and flower-covered meadows, it's a short distance from medieval Monsaraz and the Roman ruins of Evora.

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The Oberoi Al Zorah

The Oberoi Al Zorah

Ajman, United Arab Emirates

The Oberoi Al Zorah is a fresh and contemporary beach resort nestled in 247 acres of protected forest in the emirate of Ajman, just 35km north of Dubai airport. The resort offers rooms and suites with spacious terraces and villas with private pools.

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Extraordinary Namibia

Extraordinary Namibia

Victoria Falls, The Caprivi & NamibRand Nature Reserve

Fall into infinity in the land of never-ending horizons. Step away from the ordinary as you explore the hidden corners of Namibia, capture the moment in handpicked hotels where it’s impossible to take a bad photo. Glide along the languid waters of Caprivi by boat, where elephants roam along the banks and lions call in the distance. Feel your breath...

Adventure Couples Off the beaten track Wildlife

GBP £7,800 pp

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Extraordinary New Zealand

Extraordinary New Zealand

Waiheke Island, Taupo, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Nelson & Queenstown

Leap headfirst into this epic trip through stunning New Zealand. Submerge in the breath-taking beauty of both islands from the dreamiest and most fashionable properties. You will encounter mind-blowing landscapes, scrumptious cuisine, seclusion and tranquillity as you take in majestic sights, from wild forests and glassy lakes to azure-blue...

Adventure Fishing Off the beaten track

GBP £28,100 pp

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Ultimate Oman and Tanzania

Ultimate Oman and Tanzania

Musandam Peninsula, Oman & Selous National Park

Escape for a remote and mountainous luxury beach retreat in Oman to spend your days basking in the sun and exploring the rugged surrounds of Zighy Bay. Then you’ll get your adrenaline pumping as you embark on an immersive safari experience in the lesser explored Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania, tracking wildlife in an open safari vehicle...

Adventure Wildlife

GBP £6,400 pp

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Ultimate Tanzania

Ultimate Tanzania

Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti & Zanzibar

A luxurious and iconic trip taking in some of Tanzania's true highlights and staying at some of the best properties in East Africa. Explore the Rift Valley's wildlife-rich national parks, Masai culture and dramatic scenery, before flying to a pristine beach on the east coast of Zanzibar.

Diving Snorkelling Wildlife

GBP £21,400 pp

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14 nights
Exceptional Victoria Falls, Botswana & Mozambique

Exceptional Victoria Falls, Botswana & Mozambique

Victoria Falls, Linyanti, Okavango Delta & Benguerra Island

Dive into elegance on this exclusive and luxurious tour of Southern Africa that bursts with properties that step away from the norm. Gaze in awe at the majesty of Victoria Falls as it thunders over the brink, search for lions as they stalk the channels of the Okavango before the impossibly soft powder white sands of Mozambique’s irresistible...

Adventure Wildlife Couples

GBP £17,900 pp

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7 nights
Golf in the Caribbean

Golf in the Caribbean

Barbados, St Lucia & Antigua

A golf addict's bucket list trip! Head south for a lap of the Caribbean sampling some of the toughest and most celebrated courses in the tropics, and when play on the greens is over, enjoy some of the warmest hospitality you could wish for.

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7 nights
Scotland in Ultimate Luxury

Scotland in Ultimate Luxury

Edinburgh, Belmond Royal Scotsman, Gleneagles

This memorable once-in-a-lifetime adventure is the ultimate was to explore the Scottish Highlands in luxury style. The Belmond Royal Scotsman offers simply outstanding personal service, fine dining, sumptuous comfort and the companionable atmosphere of a country house hotel as you glide past glens, castles and heather-clad mountains in the...

Couples Rail Adventure Culture

GBP £8,700 pp

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10 nights
Galapagos & Ecuador with Kids

Galapagos & Ecuador with Kids

Quito, Galapagos and Otavalo

For a truly memorable family holiday, this trip taking in both Ecuador’s urban and rural charms, along with the magical wildlife wonderland of the Galapagos Islands, is a fabulous, shared experience for all ages, tastes, and interests. Stand in the Middle of the World, swim with sea lions and turtles, trek volcanic landscapes and enjoy exploring...

Adventure Beach Snorkelling

GBP £7,600 pp

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Twin Centre Seychelles - Denis Island and Praslin

Twin Centre Seychelles - Denis Island and Praslin

Denis Island & Praslin

Experience the diversity of the Seychelles by island hopping. Enjoy an informal barefoot luxury experience on Denis Private Island, then transfer to Praslin and experience the stylish luxury and white sand beaches.

Beach Diving Fishing

GBP £5,500 pp

9 nights
Family Fun in the Rockies

Family Fun in the Rockies

Jackson Hole, Yellowstone National Park, Montana Cowboy Country

There's nowhere quite like Montana and Wyoming for dramatic landscapes and wide-open spaces. Here, you can enjoy active adventures including fly fishing and horse riding while the breathtaking unspoilt wilderness of the Rocky Mountains forms a dramatic backdrop.

Couples Riding Wildlife

GBP £8,200 pp

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