My 2020 schedule is still being finalised but here’s what I’m thinking about at present!
This is my provisional schedule for 2020. It is subject to change.
Colombia: culture, history and wildlife
April – Iran:
Western, Central and Eastern Iran with Jill and Reza
May – Romania and the Balkans:
Travel through six countries: Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania.
The Pamir Highway: Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. A journey for the truly intrepid!
August – Islands of the North Atlantic – The Orkneys, Shetlands and Faroes:
Islands hold a special fascination. Isolation, wild weather, invasions and hardship have forged resilient communities with strong bonds.
These characteristics define the North Atlantic islands of Orkney, Shetland and Faroes. Their Norse and Celtic heritage are a common thread that link these three archipelagoes but they are also distinctly different.
We will explore the islands’ wild beauty, wildlife (hopefully including puffin colonies!), dramatic cliffs, pristine beaches and thousands of years of history. Using Edinburgh as our hub, travelling by road, sea and air, we will first explore the Shetlands and Orkneys and then fly to the extraordinary Faroes.
Jill’s Big Birthday Greek Island Extravaganza. This is not a cruise but an island-hopping jaunt, using ferries, including Crete, Mykonos, Santorini and Rhodes. There will be a belated birthday party for Jill in true Greek-style and a special evening for everyone else on tour who is celebrating a special birthday or anniversary in 2020. Jill’s Journey Club members will be offered priority booking on this tour.
Ethiopia: including the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, Aksum, Simien Mountains National Park and the lakes of the Rift Valley.
Late Nov – early December:
Antarctic Peninsula expedition cruise and highlights of Patagonia.
Love to know what you think of my 2020 plans! Do email me