Blind and sighted tours
Blind and sighted tours

Blind and sighted tours

Full Circle Travel are proud to offer extraordinary travel opportunities to both blind and sighted travellers, departing from the UK to a range of international destinations. Whether you’re travelling alone, or with friends or a partner, these tours will let you step outside your comfort zone, make new friendships, and experience travel in an entirely new way.

 

Sighted travellers

As a sighted traveller you’ll receive a discount of up to 50 per cent on the tour in exchange for guiding and describing a blind companion throughout the tour. No experience is required with all training provided on how to guide. Make lasting friendships, and learn to look at things in an entirely new light - this will be a trip you won’t forget.

 

Blind travellers

As a blind traveller you’ll be accommodated by an expert team, and will have the unforgettable experience of travelling and seeing destinations through the eyes of a stranger who is also experiencing places for the first time. Make lasting friendships, and explore places you’ve only dreamed of.

 

More information and to book

For more information on the following tours, and to book, please click the 'get a quote' button, email sales@fullcircletravel.com or call us on 01491 833227.

 

Upcoming destinations:

 

Greece: Ancient Athens & Island of Aegina

24th June - 1st July 2015 8 days Standard (blind) price: £1100 Discounted sighted guide price: £599

 

Highlights: Historical guided tour of Athens Visit to the Tactual Museum of Athens Discovering Aegina Island on a guided tour Visit to Aegina's ancient temple of Aphaia Athena What's Included: Flights and transfers Return ferry from Athens to Aegina 3 star accommodation All breakfasts Specified excursions Services of a local tour guide Services of a Traveleyes tour manager Excursions: Guided tour of Athens Guided tour of the beautiful Aegina Town Visit the ancient temple of Aphaia Athena Day trip to historic Delphi (optional) Boat trip from Aegina Island (optional)

 

Budapest: Danube Delights

2nd - 6th July 2015 5 days Standard (blind) price: £899 Discounted sighted guide price: £499

 

Highlights: Explore beautiful Budapest on a guided city walk Visit the UNESCO World Heritage designated Castle district Cruise along the stately River Danube Explore Budapest's splendidly ornate opera house What's Included: Flights and transfers 3 star accommodation in Budapest A 3 day travel card All breakfasts Specified excursions Services of a local tour guide Services of a Traveleyes tour manager Excursions: Guided walking tour of Budapest River Danube boat cruise Relax and rejuvenate in the Széchenyi Baths and Pool (optional) Day trip to Gödöllő Palace and Lazar Horsepark (optional)

 

UK: Lake District: Wild Hillside Magnificence

9th - 13th July 2015 5 days Standard (blind) price: £549 Discounted sighted guide price: £299

 

Highlights: Lake Windermere guided tour The magical World of Beatrix Potter Boat cruise on England's longest lake The Lakeside and Haverthwaite steam railway What's Included: 4 star guest house accommodation All breakfasts Specified excursions Services of a local tour guide Services of a Traveleyes tour manager Excursions: Guided walking tour of Windermere Cruise on Lake Windermere Ride on a traditional Steam Train Full day ramble into the countryside (optional) Cookery class (optional)

 

Bulgaria: Walking in the Rila Mountains

14th to 21st July 2015 8 days Standard (blind) price: £1249 Discounted sighted guide price: £649

 

Highlights: Guided walks in the Rila mountain range Guided walks among the Seven Lakes City tour of historic Plovdiv Horse riding through the Bulgarian countryside What's Included: Flights and transfers Mountainside Guesthouse All breakfasts Four packed Lunches on walking days & one welcome lunch All evening meals in local restaurants Specified excursions Services of a local walking guides Services of a Traveleyes Tour Manager Excursions: The Peaks of Borovets Walk Markudjik to Musala Hut Walk Seven Lakes Walk Chakar Voyvoda Hut Walk Plovdiv – City of Seven Hills (optional) Horse Riding (optional) Day excursion to spa resort (optional) * Please note, a general level of fitness is required for this trip as it is geared to people who are capable of and enjoy walking for 3 to 6 hours every day. Some walks will involve shorter but steeper sections; others will include more gentle, but longer ascents and descents of up to 900 metres (approx 3,000ft). There is the occasional steep section but there will be no scrambling or climbing.

 

Slovenia: Europe’s Jewel of Natural Beauty

28th July - 4th August 2015 8 days Standard (blind) price: £1299 Discounted sighted guide price: £699

 

Highlights: Tour of Bled Castle Pletna boat ride on beautiful Lake Bled Guided tour of Ljubljana Visit to Postojna caves and Predjama Castle Opportunity to explore Sečovlje Salina Nature Park What's Included: Flights and transfers 3 star accommodation All breakfasts Specified excursions Services of a local tour guide Services of a Traveleyes tour manager Excursions: Guided tour of Bled Guided tour of Ljubljana Visit to Postjonia Caves and Predjama Castle Tour to Lake Bohinj and Savica Waterfall (optional) Guided trip to Trieste in Italy (optional)

 

Nice: Heart of the Cote d’Azur

11th - 18th August 2015 8 days Standard(blind) price: £1199 Discounted sighted guide price: £699

 

Highlights: Explore the narrow lanes of the Old Town on our guided tour Soak up the sun on the wonderful beach Sample delicious local specialities from the plentiful fresh food markets Venture into the mountains on a scenic day trip to Tende Try your hand at perfume making at the local perfumery What's Included: Flights and transfers 4 star accommodation in Nice All breakfasts Specified excursions Services of a local tour guide Services of a Traveleyes tour manager Excursions: Explore Nice on a guided walking tour Scenic train journey to the mountain village of Tende Perfumery visit and perfume making (optional) The Taste of Nice food tour (optional) Boat trip to Sainte Margurite Island (optional)

 

Isle of Man: Walking the Ancient Manx Trails

17th - 22nd August 2015 6 days Standard (blind) price: £899 Discounted sighted guide price: £449

 

Highlights: Visit the Tynwald (Manx parliament) on our tour of Douglas Explore the impressive fortress Castle Rushen Enjoy the sweeping views of the UK from atop Snaefell Mountain Step back in time at Cregneash Historic Village What's Included: Return ferry ticket and transfers 3 star accommodation All breakfasts All lunches All evening meals Services of a local walking guide Services of a Traveleyes tour manager Excursions: Guided tour of Douglas and the surrounding coastal area Visit to Castletown and a guided walk to Langness Walk to the Chasms, the Sound and Port Erin Railway trip to Laxey and Snaefell mountain (optional)

 

Italy: Sorrento Sensation

23rd - 30th August 2015 8 days VI Early Bird Special: £1149 Sighted Early Bird Special: £599

 

Highlights: Visit the intriguing historic remains at Pompeii Wander through the lemon groves Cruise to the Isle of Capri Enjoy a traditional Italian cooking class What's Included: Flights and transfers from the UK 4 star accommodation All breakfasts All evening meals Specified excursions Services of a local tour guide Services of a Traveleyes tour manager Excursions: Pompeii guided tour Sorrento guided walking tour The island of Capri (optional) Herculaneum (optional) Cooking lesson (optional)

 

Italy: Sorrento Sensation

2nd - 9th September 2015 8 days Standard (blind) price: £1299 Discounted sighted guide price: £699

 

Highlights: Visit the intriguing historic remains at Pompeii Wander through the lemon groves Cruise to the Isle of Capri Enjoy a traditional Italian cooking class What's Included: Flights and transfers from the UK 4 star accommodation All breakfasts All evening meals Specified excursions Services of a local tour guide Services of a Traveleyes tour manager Excursions: Pompeii guided tour Sorrento guided walking tour The island of Capri (optional) Herculaneum (optional) Cooking lesson (optional)

 

Croatia: Adriatic Sailing in Dalmatia

19th - 26th September 2015 8 days Standard (blind) price: £1699 Discounted sighted guide price: £999

 

Highlights: Our own small flotilla of private yachts Countless secluded bays from which to choose swimming and lunch venues Stunning islands for evening anchorage and exploration What's Included: Flights and transfers Yacht, fuel and full cleaning at the end of the week All mooring fees Welcome punch party Services of a yachting support crew Services of a Traveleyes Tour Manager

 

Canada and New England: Autumnal Magic

19th September - 1st October 2015 13 days Standard (blind) price: £3299 Discounted sighted guide price: £1999

 

Highlights: Enjoy guided city tours of Boston, Montreal & Toronto Experience the beautiful White Mountains of Vermont Cruise through the magnificent Thousand Islands in Kingston Visit the incredible Niagara Falls What's Included: Flights and transfers 3 star accommodation in New England and Canada All breakfasts Specified excursions Services of a local tour guide Services of a Traveleyes tour manager Excursions: Guided tour of Boston Visit to the White Mountains on the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway Coffee tasting at the Green Mountain Coffee centre Visit to the Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory Guided city tour of Montreal Guided tour of Toronto Visit the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum (optional) Indulge in a delicious food tour in Salem (optional) Visit the Von Trapp Family Brewery and Bakery (optional) Day trip to Quebec and the Montmorency Waterfalls (optional) Thousand Islands Cruise in Kingston (optional) Day trip to Niagara Falls to enjoy a cruise and wine tasting (optional)

 

Cinque Terre: Walking the Italian Riviera

9th - 16th October 2015 8 days Standard (blind) price: £1399 Discounted sighted guide price: £799

 

Highlights: Enjoy spectacular walks along the Cinque Terre coastline Explore the magnificent Italian Riviera by coastal train Discover the five beautiful fishing villages of Cinque Terre Take stunning inland walks past vineyards and olive groves Investigate the picturesque city of Genoa on a city tour What's Included: Flights and transfers 3 star accommodation in Levanto All breakfasts 4 picnic lunches 4 evening meals Train travel within the Cinque Terre national park Specified excursions Services of a local walking guide Services of a Traveleyes tour manager Excursions: Vernazza to Manarola walk Riomaggiore to Portovenere walk Levanto to Vernazza walk Inland walk from Corniglia Tour of Genoa (optional) Wine tasting (optional) *Please note: a general level of fitness is required for this trip. It is geared to people who are capable of and enjoy walking for 3 to 6 hours every day. Some walks will involve shorter but steeper sections, others will include more gentle but longer ascents and descents of up to 1100 metres (approx 3,600ft). There is the occasional steep section but there will be no scrambling or climbing.

 

Cambodia & Laos: Mekong Adventures

31st October - 15th November 2015 16 Days Standard (blind) price: £2999 Discounted sighted guide price: £1999

 

Highlights: Visit the palaces and temples of Vientiane Take a relaxing boat trip down the Nam Song River Investigate Luang Prabang on a fascinating city tour Discover Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap Cruise through the floating villages on Cambodia's Tonle Sap Lake What's Included: Flights and transfers 3 star accommodation in Laos and Cambodia Flight from Luang Prabang to Phnom Penh All breakfasts Two lunches Specified excursions Services of a local tour guide Services of a Traveleyes tour manager Excursions: Guided city tour of Vientiane Lunch boat cruise on the Nam Ngum Reservoir Guided city tour of Luang Prabang Participation in a traditional Baci Ceremony Full day visit to Angkor, a UNESCO world heritage site Tonle Sap Lake cruise to the floating villages for a picnic lunch Guided city tour of Phnom Penh Boat cruise down the Nam Song River in Vang Vieng (optional) Visit the Pak Ou Caves in Luang Prabang (optional) Swim in the pools of the Kuang Si Waterfall (optional) Cambodian cooking class in Siem Reap (optional) Visit the Tuol Sleng genocide museum and Killing fields (optional)

 

Zimbabwe & Botswana: Wildlife Safari

17th - 28th November 2015 12 days Standard (blind) price: £3499 Discounted sighted guide price: £2199

 

Highlights: Experience the magnificent Victoria Falls on a guided tour Discover Zimbabwe's astonishing wildlife during our game drives Enjoy a safari river boat cruise in Botswana Encounter and walk with lions in Zimbabwe and cheetahs in Zambia View a wonder world of wildlife from an elephant-back perspective What's Included: Flights and transfers from the UK 3 & 4 star accommodation All breakfasts 4 lunches All evening meals Specified excursions Services of a local tour guide Services of a specialist safari ranger Services of a Traveleyes tour manager Excursions: Victoria falls guided tour 3 Game Drives in Hwange, Zimbabwe Day trip to Chobe National park in Botswana including a boat cruise, and game drive Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River (optional) Elephant-back safari (optional) Lion and cheetah walk (optional) Visit a local village to experience rural life (optional)

 

The Real Cuba Discovered

30th November- 11th December 2015 12 Days VI Early Bird Special: £2549 Sighted Early Bird Special: £1449

 

Highlights: Explore Havana on a guided city tour Taste some famous Cuban rum and visit a cigar factory Soak up the sun on Cuba's beautiful beaches Enjoy a fascinating guided tour of Trinidad City Swim with Dolphins in Varadero What's Included: Flights and transfers from the UK 4* accommodation (6 nights All Inclusive basis) 3* accommodation (4 nights) All breakfasts 6 lunches 6 dinners Specified excursions Tourist visa Services of a local tour guide Services of a Traveleyes tour manager Excursions: Havana City Tour Cienfuegos City Tour Trinidad City Tour Santa Clara City Tour Crocodile Reserve (optional) Swimming with Dolphins (optional)


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