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Intrepid Travel

 A word from Intrepid Travel:

 Intrepid Travel’s story began in 1988, when two university friends travelled across the Sahara in a converted council truck. They talked endlessly about creating a style of small group travel which would have all the benefits of independent travel with none of the hassle, which would venture off-the-beaten-track and help travellers get under the skin of the places they went to.

They bought a second-hand typewriter, borrowed a dining room table and in 1989, Intrepid began operating trips in Thailand. Today, Intrepid offers more than 1,000 itineraries in over 100 countries. Our tours are designed to truly experience local culture - to meet local people, try local food, take all manner of local transport and stay in locally-owned accommodation or homestays.

We are committed to exploring the world in a way that respects and benefits local people, their culture and economy, as well as the environment. Since 2010, Intrepid has been a carbon neutral company and we have an ongoing programme to measure, reduce and offset the carbon emissions from our offices and stores. We also offset the carbon emissions produced on our tours at an average cost to passengers of just AUD$0.34 AUD per day.

On Greentraveller.co.uk you will find a selection of the tours that we offer in Europe and North Africa, which can be reached by train from the UK. Join one of our tours and you will discover classic sights and hidden gems with a small group of up to 12 like-minded international travellers. Travelling primarily by train, staying in locally-owned hotels, guesthouses, private homes and even monasteries, our travellers are of all ages, but they share a sense of fun and a wish to take a more memorable holiday.

For more information on Intrepid’s responsible travel commitment and carbon reduction programme please visit www.intrepidtravel.com/responsibletravel


All holidays offered by Intrepid Travel

 
Sacre Coeur - Intrepid Trip's cultural holiday
 
From the romantic capital of France to magnificent Madrid, this adventure is full of art, nature, culture and history. Explore the history of French Chateaux, hike in the Pyrenees, kick back on Spanish beaches and discover the culture of Madrid.

From £2278 (maximum group size 12 people)

15 days
Selected Saturdays from April to October
 
 
 
Paella. Yum.
 
Explore cultured Madrid, experience a fiery flamenco performance in Seville, wander among Gaudi's handiwork in Barcelona - this Spanish adventure is as colourful and diverse as the land itself.

£1960 (maximum group size 12)

15 days
Various Saturday departures March to November
 
 
 
Coastal coves
 
Travel from Madrid to Marrakech via idyllic Algarve beaches, experiencing the artistic and cultural delights of Spain, the rich history and food of Portugal and the magical markets and coastal retreats of Morocco as you experience Europe and Africa.

From £1665 (maximum group size 12)

15 days
Various Saturday departures from March until November
 
 
 
Spices for sale in the market
 
Take an all-encompassing adventure through Morocco. See the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, walk the endless sands of the Sahara, ride canals in the desert and visit the medieval old town of Fes and savour the spice markets of Marrakech.

From £735 (maximum group size 12)

15 days
Departs every Sunday and selected Wednesdays and Fridays year around
 
 
 
Camel train
 
From lively Marrakech, head off the beaten track to trek in the High Atlas, learn the secret to the perfect Moroccan couscous, visit the grand Ait Benhaddou kasbah, travel through the Sahara on a camel and relax on Essaouira beach.

From GBP £575(maximum group size 12)

10 days
Various Saturday and Thursdays all year around
 
 
 
Fabulous shoes for sale
 
Immerse yourself in the exotic colours and cultures that define Morocco. From the imperial cities of Meknes and Rabat to the whitewashed town of Chefchaouen, the rich history and traditions of this ancient land await.

From £530 (maximum group size 12)

9 days
Departs every Friday April to December, and selected Fridays January to March
 
 
 
Ancient villages
 
Take a cultural adventure by train through Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia and Italy and discover some of the highlights of Europe, from the remains of the Berlin Wall to the Trevi Fountain in Rome.

From £2095 (Maximum group size 16)

22 days
Selected Saturdays from March to September
 
 
 
Roman ruins
 
Embark on this short trip packed with the diversity of Southern Italy. This holiday offers the chance to delve into history, culture and cuisine of places such as Rome, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast and to live a little of la dolce vita.

From £1115 (Maximum group size 12)

8 days
Selected Sundays from April to October
 
 
 
Italian marble statuary
 
Starting in the Eternal City of Rome and ending by the canals of Venice, uncover the best of northern Italy. Experience food, wine, style and character and discover the natural beauty of this spectacular region - this is 'la dolce vita'.

From £1885 (maximum group size 12)

15 days
Departs every Monday from April to November
 
 
 
Romantic Venice
 
Discover charming Umbria as you mingle with pilgrims, eat delicious foods and explore ancient sites and quaint hilltop towns, on a journey from Venice to Rome via the ancient hilltop towns of Gubbio and Assisi by train.

From £1020 (maximum group size 12)

8 days
Various Sundays from May to October
 
 
 
Venice - romantic and beautiful
 
Discover Italy's rich history and culture on this week-long journey. Begin amid the canals of Venice, travel to the Cinque Terre for Ligurian riches, discover the beauty of Florence and wind up the adventure in the piazzas of Rome.

From £800 (maximum group size 14)

8 days
Various Saturdays from April to October
 
 
 
Coastal Greece
 
Sail aboard a fully-equipped, skippered yacht around the Greek islands. Explore laidback islands like Small Cyclades and vibrant holiday meccas like Mykonos, as you discover ancient ruins, beautiful beaches and fresh seafood along the way.

From £1,139 (maximum group size 8)

10 days
Various departures from May to October
 
 
 
Amalfi Coast yacht
 
Sail on a modern, skippered catamaran along the spectacular Amalfi coast. Discover Ischia’s famous fortress, the culinary delights of Naples, the ancient ruins of Pompeii, the lemon groves of Amalfi and more besides.

From £1121 (maximum group size 8)

7 days
Wednesday and Saturday departures from April to September
 
 
 
Greece - Intrepid trips
 
Spend eight blissed-out days under sun-drenched skies, sailing on a skippered yacht and enjoying the best the Greek Islands of Santorini, Ios, Amorgos, Small Cyclades, Naxos and Mykonos have to offer.

From £921 (maximum group size 8)

8 days
Saturday departures from May to October
 
 
 
Turkey - hot air ballooning
 
Embark on a journey around the gems of Turkey starting from the magical Istanbul. From the laneways of ancient Ephesus to the bizarre landscapes of Cappadocia - take the plunge and discover the amazing adventure that is Turkey.

From £990 (maximum group size 12)

15 days
Various Monday and Thursday departures from March to November
 
 
 
Turkey - Intrepid trips
 
Packed with highlights, this trip offers a superb slice of Turkey. Travel to Istanbul and the sobering Gallipoli Peninsula, south to the Aegean Coast and then on to the ancient site of Ephesus and the therapeutic waters of Pamukkale.

From £610 (maximum group size 12)

10 days
Various Saturday departures from April - October
 
 
 
Spectacular frozen waterfalls
 
Discover Turkey by embarking on this active adventure. From the minarets of Istanbul experience the real Turkey first-hand. Flex those muscles by cycling through lush landscape, hike forgotten trails and kayak over sunken Lycian and Byzantine relics.

From £755 (maximum group size 12)

12 days
Various Mondays from June to October
 
 
 
Magical boat trips
 
Take the scenic coastal route from lively Dubrovnik to Slovenia's Lake Bled. Quaff local wines in Korcula, explore the ancient ruins of Split, relax on idyllic beaches, hike through the Rab hinterland and lose yourself in serene Bled.

From £1,990 (Maximum group size 12)

15 days
Selected Saturdays from April - September
 
 
 
On a horse and cart on this cultural holiday
 
Travel across romantic Eastern Europe from Hungary to Turkey. From the haunted castles of Transylvania, across the stunning Carpathian Mountains to Bulgaria and beyond, be enchanted by medieval monasteries, old-world towns and warm hospitality.

From £1,810 (Maximum group size 12)

17 days
Various Sunday departures from April to October
 
 
 
Explore coastal towns
 
East meets West in the Balkans and this trip showcases the region's incredible variety. Sip Serbian wine at a family vineyard, mingle with pilgrims at Montenegro's Ostrog Monastery and admire the Adriatic from Dubrovnik's city walls.

From £1,350 (Maximum group size 12)

15 days
Selected Saturdays April to October
 
 
 
Guided walking mostly along back roads.
 
Take the road less travelled walking Central Europe to Budapest. Immerse yourself in Austria's musical heritage, step through time in the castles of the Czech Republic. Wander Krakow's romantic Old Town and get active in Slovakia's Tatra Mountains.

£1,344 (Maximum group size 12)

15 days
Selected Saturdays and a few Wednesdays from April to October
 
 
 
Baltic holiday
 
Experience the diverse delights of the Baltic states on a journey through Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany.

£1,785 (maximum group size of 12)

15 days
Selected Saturdays from May - September
 
 
 
Twilight in Prague
 
Take the long road through Bohemia from Berlin to Venice. Step back in time in Krakow, experience bohemian hospitality in Prague, explore historic Krumlov Castle, stroll the banks of the Danube and ring a bell for good luck at scenic Lake Bled.

From £1380 (maximum group size 14)

15 days
Various Saturday departures from March - October
 
 
 
Russian roofs
 
Experience the grandeur of Moscow, the beauty of Russia's ancient capitals and the grace of St Petersburg. Discover the cathedrals, monuments, age-old treasures and romantic landscapes of this great nation - find the heart of enigmatic Russia.

From £945 (maximum group size of 12)

8 days
Selected Wednesdays from April to October
 
 
 
Croatian Port
 
Idyllic beaches, ancient ruins and some serious old-world charm are just some of the highlights of this island-hopping adventure along the Dalmatian coast. Visit a local farm for fresh produce, swim in turquoise waters and wander cobbled streets.

From £865 (maximum group size 12)

8 days
Various Wednesday and Saturdays departures from April to September
 
 
 
Croatian harbour
 
Join a small group sailing adventure aboard a skippered yacht, where you can learn the ropes or sit back and relax. Cruise impressive coastlines, explore lush national parks, wander through medieval towns and snorkel in the Adriatic's warm waters.

From £1011 (maximum group size 8)

8 days
Various Saturday departures May to October
 
 
 
Chorizo and jalapeño
 
Enjoy authentic, affordable food experiences as you visit Santa Catarina Market, whip up Catalan specialties in a cooking class, tapas-hop in Logrono, discover the wine caves of Laguardia and indulge in pinxtos and traditional cider in San Sebastian.

From £1,800 (maximum group size 12)

10 days
Selected Tuesdays May to October
 
 
 
Turkish spices
 
Enjoy authentic, affordable food experiences as you enjoy a five-course ‘kebab crawl’ through Istanbul, visit a traditional teahouse in Bursa, take a tandir cooking class in Cappadocia, dine with a family in Goreme, and see olive oil being produced.

From £1,050 (maximum group size 12)

10 days
Selected Sundays May to October
 
 
 
Delicious custard tarts in Portugal
 
Taste tapas in Santiago de Compostela, discover the proud fish-mongering heritage of the port city of Vigo. Travel on to Portugal, sip your way around the Douro Valley, enjoy a home cooked dinner & farm stay in Alentejo and finish your tour in Lisbon

from £1555

8 days
Thursday departures from May to October
 
 
 
Pizza in southern Italy
 
Dine on a converted fishing platform on the Adriatic Sea, savour Apulian classics in a fortified farmhouse, sample organic mozzarella di bufala direct from the source and sip limoncello while soaking up the charming surrounds of Sorrento.

From £1482

7 days
Saturday departures from May to September
 
 
 
Rome
 
Italy’s cuisine is hearty, satisfying and made with heart. Inspired by the kitchens of the nonna, Italy’s food is authentic and surprising – pizza and pasta are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the array of unforgettable Italian food

from £1385

8 days
Various Friday departures from May to October
 
 
 
Slovenia & Croatia restaurant
 
This food-inspired escapade through Bled, Piran, Motovun, Pula, Zadar and Split includes visits to salt pans, a truffle farm, a winery, fishing villages and more. Raise a glass of refosk (Slovenian wine) or slivovitz (plum brandy) & shout ‘zivjeli!'

fro £1406

9 days
Various Friday departures from May to September
 
 
 
Culinary class
 
Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of the Balkans on a tour from Macedonia to Montenegro. Picnic on the banks of the Treska River, stroll national parks, soak up scenes of waterfalls, church-filled villages & Macedonia’s spiritual sites.

From £1477

10 days
Various Sunday departures from May to October
 
 
 
Greek fishing port
 
Embark on a foodie adventure from Athens through the Saronic Islands to the olive groves and rugged coastline of the Peloponnese region. Taste ouzo and olive oil, cook up a storm in a local kitchen in Poros, relax on the beaches of Kardamyli.

from £1525

9 days
Various Thursday departures from May to September
 
 
 
Tuscan vista
 
Pedal through the rolling green hills, vineyards and olive groves of Tuscany on this classic journey from Florence to Pisa. Fully supported but quite hilly, this is a great starting holiday for keen road cyclists. Bike hire and breakfasts included.

From £1088

8 days
Various Saturday departures: April to October
 
 
 
Cycling along the river bank.
 
A bike ride through Southern France, an idyllic blend of scenic trails, historical sights & wine tasting. Visit the gardens of St Remy, where Vincent van Gogh worked, savour regional red wines at Avignon vineyard and cycle through lavender fields.

£1164

8 days
Various Saturday departures from April to October
 
 
 
Croatian road cycling
 
With olive groves and cypress forests, sandy beaches, and historic cities, Croatia is the perfect setting for an idyllic island escape by bicycle. Explore the Dalmatian coastline by bike, via fishermen's villages and the ancient harbour towns.

£1201

7 days
Various Sunday departures from May to October
 
 
 
 
Ride through lush valleys, wide meadows and abandoned tunnels on a cycling adventure across southern Spain’s rich landscapes. Experience a fiery flamenco show in colourful Seville and the carefully manicured gardens of Granada’s royal gardens.

£1162

9 days
Various Saturday departures from April to September
 
 
 
Bridge over the Danube
 
Retrace the steps of the Roman, Ottoman and Turk Empires on this cycling adventure along the mighty Danube River. Pedal through picturesque villages, forests and lush farmlands as you cycle from Vienna to Budapest, passing through Slovakia.

£1182

8 days
Various Saturday departures from May to September
 
 
 
Cycling along French river
 
Enjoy the best of European cycling on this 15 day adventure through Provence and Tuscany. Journey through Southern France on trails taking in historical sights and wine tasting and through Tuscany from Florence to Pisa

£2216

15 days
Various Saturday departures from March to October
 
 
 
Cycling Croatia
 
Discover Croatia on a family adventure where you can hike past stunning mountain scenery & waterfalls, raft the gentle rapids along the Zrmanja River & pedal through Paklenica National Park & swim in the Adriatic sea or wander the village waterfront.

From £931

8 days
Various Saturdays from July to September
 
 
 
Biking on your Italian family hols
 
Take your family to visit Roman ruins at Herculaneum, the city of Pompeii preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD79. Get stuck in to the home of pizza & pasta, relax in Sorrento, kayak the Amalfi Coast and explore the village of Minori.

from £1129

8 days
Various Saturday departures from June to October
 
 
 
Turkey family sunset
 
Wander ancient Turkish ruins with your family, learn about the history of Fethiye and the Lycian people, explore the beach at Butterfly Valley, take to the ocean aboard a private gulet, swim in the ocean and dine on traditional Turkish food.

From £553

8 days
Various weekend departures in July and August
 
 
 
Slovenia Family Holiday
 
Explore Slovenia with the family - emerald lakes, romantic island churches & medieval castles. Hike lush trails on Mt Vogel, go mountain biking by the Radovna River in Triglav National Park, take a rafting trip on the Sava Dolinka.

From £922

8 days
Various Saturday departures in July and August
 
 
 
Summer Pyrenees Family Holiday
 
This family active holiday starts in Soldeu; head out around Andorra & into Spain - get the pulse racing on hiking and cycling adventures, then spend a wet and wild afternoon whitewater rafting, exploring on horseback or go lake fishing.

From £589

8 days
Various Sunday departures from May to August
 
 
 
 
Malta, a great place for active families to explore the historic streets of Valletta, cycle past domed churches and freewheel across Gozo’s undulating coastline, snorkel to view the underwater world around Comino on this memorable holiday.

From £607

8 days
Various Saturday departures from July to October