Luxury Travel Specialist Rachel Cooper

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Sabbaticals Specialist

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Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

TURKEY

Your odyssey begins in vibrant Istanbul, where bustling bazaars and majestic mosques overlook the mighty Bosphorus – the emblematic strait where east meets west. After the buzz of the city we highly recommend a change of pace on Turkey’s sparkling coastline, perhaps chartering a beautifully restored gulet to discover tranquil coves and atmospheric tavernas tucked away in traditional fishing villages. 

  • Be intoxicated by the sights, sounds and aromas of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar
  • Venture below ground in Istanbul to marvel at the shimmering labyrinth of the Basilica Cistern
  • Spend sun-drenched days, swimming, snorkelling and feasting on delicious seafood onboard your private gulet
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A leopard spotted in Maasai Mara in kenya

KENYA

One of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles awaits on the next chapter of your sabbatical. Spot the Big 5 roaming the fabled Maasai Mara and meet the guardians of these precious lands. Recover from your safari adventures on the dazzling white sands of the Kenyan coast.

  • Take an unforgettable hot air balloon flight over the vast expanses of the Maasai Mara
  • Experience wildlife encounters that will stay with you forever
  • Go riding or mountain biking across spectacular plains
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Doi Inthanon pagoda in Chiang Mai, Thailand

THAILAND

A taste of South East Asia beckons on your next stop as you arrive in Thailand, where aromatic cuisine, gleaming Buddhist temples and a plethora of paradisiacal islands are impossible to resist.

  • Whizz around Bangkok by tuk tuk, sampling the tastiest street food delights along the way
  • Join a local family for an utterly authentic insight into the secrets of Lanna Thai cookery
  • Encounter Asian elephants in the lush green surroundings of Northern Thailand
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A kangaroo on the beach of Kangaroo Island

AUSTRALIA

Australia makes an impact like no other. Over 30,000 miles of magnificent coastline, the largest coral reef in the world, sun scorched lands steeped in ancient aboriginal traditions and cosmopolitan cities peppered with world-class shopping and dining. An entire sabbatical could be spent in Australia, but our destination specialists will help you draw out the unmissable sights.

  • Contrast Sydney’s iconic skyline with the scent of pine and eucalyptus in the Blue Mountains
  • Retreat to the wildlife haven of Kangaroo Island – often referred to Australia’s Galapagos
  • Absorb the mystical spectacle of Uluru at sunrise
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    Paddleboarding at Six Senses Fiji

    FIJI

    By now you will be ready for an extended pause before you embark upon the final phase of your journey. Few places conjure up images of castaway beaches quite like the South Pacific, and Fiji offers a fabulous choice of indulgent resorts where you can truly unwind and reflect on all that you have seen so far.

    • Snorkel in crystal-clear waters through rainbow coloured shoals of fish
    • Combine island hopping with a castaway picnic on a deserted beach
    • Settle in for a Cinema Under The Stars experience in the gentle ocean breeze
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    Hollywood sign in Los Angeles in the USA

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    Round off your adventures in sunny California where the star-studded streets of Hollywood meet the sands of some of the world’s best surfing beaches.

    • Embrace the Californian way of life on the beaches of Santa Monica or Santa Barbara
    • Indulge grown-ups with world-class wine tasting in the Wine Country or spoil the whole family with VIP fast-track tickets to Universal Studios
    • Set out on a coastal road trip to take in the breathtaking landscapes of Yosemite National Park
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