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Top Grade Escapes

If the last few months of your life have been dominated by post-it notes, text books, and highlighters, chances are you’re now breathing a sigh of relief as you wave goodbye to revision notes and draughty gym halls for another year. So, exams done and dusted, you can look forward to a bit of chill out in the sunshine – hurrah! But wait, where is the sunshine? Oh well, you might get a few good days over the next couple of weeks – better make some indoor plans just in case though.


You could reward yourself for all that hard work by going on an epic holiday to a sun-drenched destination, surrounded by beautiful sights and awesome people, going on a total adventure and trying out new things, and have the time of your life! Just saying.

Peruse our latest offerings for guaranteed good times that’ll get you home in time for results day…


Thailand Experience 15th July – 12th August (currently £100 off in the summer sale!)

Fancy a long enough break to be able to unwind completely, but would quite like a bit of culture, travel experience and a few party vibes thrown into the mix too? Our Thailand Experience has it all – golden sandy beaches, historic temples, gorgeous tropical landscape, and parties like no other – whoop, whoop!


Costa Rica Experience 9th July – 29th July

Up for a bit of action? Experience a real adventure in Central America and try out surfing, kayaking, white water rafting, riding through the jungle on horseback, bathing in hot springs, walking the rope bridges through the rainforest, trekking to volcanic sites and releasing hatchlings at a turtle conservation project, and loads more besides.


Bali Beaches 7th August - 14th Aug

If lazing on blissful beaches is more your thing, then hop on a plane to Bali for some serious R&R. You’ll get to while away the stresses and strains from the past year in a hammock on a paradise island, and have plenty of fun but chilled out activities to look forward to as well.


South Africa Experience  10th July – 24th July

Discover two completely different adventures wrapped up in one brilliant trip with our South Africa Experience. You’ll spend your first week as a volunteer on an award-winning game reserve, helping to take care of some of Africa’s most precious wildlife, before hitting the road in week two with a fantastic tour taking in the sights and staying in vibrant seaside towns along South Africa’s famous Garden Route.


Thailand Island Hopping 1st August – 15th August

Go on a mini adventure to the best of Thailand’s tropical island beaches and spend some time daydreaming in paradiseas you hop from one breathtaking island to the next. You’ll get to party on the beach with a bunch of new friends at a famous moon party, slow down the pace as you discover little villages and historic temples on your travels, and discover Thailand’s colourful marine life beneath the waves.


East Coast Tour Sydney to Cairns 16th July –  29th July

Spend an epic two weeks travelling up the awesome east coast of Australia and get to try out a whole array of fun activities on your way. You’ll stop off at some truly iconic destinations, starting off in Sydney and making your way to Byron Bay, Fraser Island, and the Whitsunday Islands, before capping things off in Cairns. Cool cosmo cities, rustic outback settings, and glistening beachside bliss are all yours for the taking – so what are you waiting for?  


Cambodia Experience  15th July – 3rd August

Visit a spectacular part of the world for a completely different spin on a sunshine holiday. On this trip you’ll get a taste of real Asia, learning about the country’s turbulent history, visiting revered spiritual sites, and getting to help out at a rewarding volunteer project – you can opt to add on a beach extension, as well, for the ultimate holiday package. 


Malawi Teaching Volunteers 10th July – 24th July (currently £89 off in the summer sale!)

Not necessarily looking to just hang out on the beach for the next month? Do something really worthwhile and make use of all the training you’ve just put your little grey cells through by going and teaching a group of happy, eager children in beautiful Malawi. 


Vietnam Experience 15th July – 4th August

Take two or three weeks out to discover an immensely rich and diverse country as you travel from the beautiful natural sights in the north to the buzzing atmosphere in the south of Vietnam’s colourful and quirky landscape. Fall head over heels for the charm and culture as you explore the best of Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, NinhBinh, Hue, and Hoi An, and then travel on to Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh if you choose the 21-day option.


They all sound pretty great, don’t they? If you’re struggling to make up your mind or simply want more holiday inspiration, give us a bell on 01892 277040 or chat to us online and get some advice and guidance from our team of helpful travel experts.

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