Please take a look at the tours we are offering below, perhaps there is something of interest to you….. and if you have any suggestions for future tours then please do let us know.
All of our tour groups are accompanied by knowledgeable guides for the duration. We also have several tours each year lead by our own staff as well as Farmer's Weekly's David Richardson.
Our ATOL number is ATOL 10350. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking terms and conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate .
To make a booking please download the booking form and conditions, complete and return to Field Farm Tours Ltd with a deposit payment per person as stated on the itinerary. We will then process your booking immediately and proficiently. A booking does not officially exist until we have received your signed booking form and deposit. This is the formal record of the booking. We will then send you written confirmation of your booking and an ATOL Certificate, we will also advise details of insurance, visa and health requirements (if applicable). The final invoice is sent 8-10 weeks before departure, followed by the final itinerary. Please note that all prices are subject to increases in local taxes, air fares and foreign currency changes.
The greatest asset of South Africa is its abundance and diversity of natural beauty.
It is a land of striking contrasts from the white beaches and green vineyards of the Western Cape, the rugged semi-arid Northwest, the lush green hills of KwaZulu-Natal, and the world famous game reserves of the Eastern Lowveld.
Add to this the welcome of the people of the Rainbow nation plus the variety of forestry and agriculture and you must visit South Africa to see for yourself!
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At the heart of South East Asia, both Vietnam and Cambodia have histories shaped by long running conflicts both within their own country (between local factions) or with their neighbours. However, following recent change, tourism is emerging as a very valuable asset to the local economies due to stunning scenery, the excellent hotels and friendly nature of both countries.
As both countries are mainly Buddhist, there are many old temples, statues and ancient buildings to enjoy and whilst we give attention to the history and culture, the main aim of our tour is to discover the countryside, the farming and the people.
The tour will be led by John Stones, former Director of the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust and now “in retirement” but as busy as ever! So do join John and a group of like-minded people and travel with Field Farm Tours to Vietnam & Cambodia in 2014.
This tour has been incredibly popular and we have limited it to 25 people to ensure the best possible experience.
We currently have a waitlist for places and should there be enough demand then we may look at organising a 2nd tour to this wonderful destination.
New Zealand has been called the “Paradise of the Pacific” since the early 1800s. This tour shows off the best of New Zealand’s agriculture and diverse scenery in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Take the opportunity to chat with New Zealand farmers, view their farms and enjoy genuine “Kiwi” country hospitality.
The tour is taken in partnership with American farmers, so enjoyable and diverse company is guaranteed.
Peru, in western South America, extends for 1,500 miles along the Pacific Ocean and is bordered by Ecuador in the north, Bolivia and Brazil in the east and Chile in the south. It is divided by The Andes Mountains into three zones – the fertile western coastline, the central mountains with lofty peaks and deep valleys, and the dense forests of the Amazon.
Our tour visits farms growing crops for export - cotton, sugar, rice, soybeans, fruit, asparagus and flowers. On the mountain sides of Peru, where terraces developed by the Incas are still in use and where they grew the first potatoes, crops for local consumption are grown by the small farmers.
Two touristic highlights will be the visits to Machu Picchu, the Inca site high in the Andean Mountains and to the ‘floating islands’ in Lake Titicaca.
Cyprus is a Mediterranean island famous for its year round sunshine, making it very popular for the package tour market. But there is another side to this beautiful island that few tourists explore and enjoy. The diverse topography and good weather means that Cyprus can produce diverse crops and dairy products for internal and export markets. Since joining the EU, Cyprus agriculture has modernised and enjoys the benefit of economy of scale with large well run livestock units, good research facilities and modern farm machinery.
The history of the island can be traced back over 5,000 years and Cyprus boasts 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites including Neolithic, Byzantine and Roman. With a modern economy and pleasant weather this is a superb destination to enjoy in early spring.
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The United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven emirates, the most well-known of which are Abu Dhabi and Dubai, established in 1971. Situated along the south eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. A mis-apprehension is that the terrority is nothing but desert, oil wells & skyscrapers but UAE is much much more.
The tour promises to be a very different and interesting trip. Tour includes: Dairy & beef farms, chicken & egg production, yydroponics & aquaponics, Bedouin farming & irrigation, camel racing, falcon hospital and Abu Dhabi city tour.
We are going north!!
To continue our policy of moving around the countryside for the annual Spring Gathering, we have chosen Peebles in the Scottish Borders for 2014. We hope this venue will give our friends living in northern England and Scotland the chance to join us without too much travelling. This does not mean we have forgotten the “southerners” - we have an added attraction up our sleeves! Why not add on a few days and join a small group to the Isle of Mull? This fits nicely at the end of the gathering and makes the journey up to Scotland well worthwhile.
This annual event has become a ‘must’ in many diaries and would you believe this will be the 7th tour we have arranged for friends “old & new” to visit a location in the UK to see the farming, scenery, to enjoy each other’s company and stay in a first class hotel.
The Inner Hebridean Islands of Mull, Ulva and Iona offer some of the most spectacular scenery, beaches and wildlife in the UK and at the same time, offer peace and tranquillity to the few visitors that take the time to visit.
You will see the best the islands have to offer combined with the chance to meet and enjoy the company of the people who farm there. Staying 4 nights in the picturesque town of Tobermory, you will explore the islands in the company of a tour manager taking in both the large estates and the small crofters that make a living off the land.
With magnificent wildlife including; sea eagles, otters, bird colonies and red deer, join us to enjoy the wonderful hospitality that the Isle of Mull and surrounding islands offer.
Our tour is to the Adriatic coastline to explore the wonderful scenery, great cities, gastronomy and agriculture from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. The agriculture begins with a presentation by the Croatian Agriculture Chamber in Zagreb and continues with technical visits to producers of fruit, fish factory, beef, wines/grapes, strawberry, tomatoes, olive oil, sheep, pigs, citrus fruit and vegetables.
Our touristic visits include Zagreb, Pula, Plitvice Lakes, a tour of Pag Island, Split and Dubrovnik. All offer spectacular views of the coast, enjoy wonderful beaches and are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Finally, we will enjoy a range of delicious traditional cuisine unique to the regions of Dalmatia, including the cherry liquor Maraschino
Turkey is a country where interesting things have been happening for a very long time and agriculturally they are still happening. The tour includes some of the most fertile farming anywhere in the world. Temperatures will be between 16 & 20 degrees C - so nice for travelling and not too hot for the whirling dervishes and belly dancers that will entertain you along the way!
Tour includes: potatoes, sugar beet, wheat & cotton growing, dairy farms, horticultural research centre, Underground city of Kaymakli and a winery.
Other tour itineraries available soon...
Shetland Isles - 13th - 17th October 2014
Southern Italy & Sicily - October 2014
Chile, Argentina & Uruguay - January/February 2015
Vietnam & Cambodia - January 2015
Costa Rica - February 2015
The Baltics - May 2015
You can join ALL or PART OF this tour...
Join our farm tour to the Western States and the wonderful Mid West of the USA. Including a range of farm and industry visits, as well as some of the famous cities and sights of the USA. See the amazing Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, San Joaquin Valley - one of the most productive agricultural areas in the world, Monterey, San Francisco and Oregon. Continue east with the tour extension to the “Heartland” Mid West, including diverse farming enterprises from Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri, Iowa and Illinois. Visit the John Deere plant and cities of Memphis (Elvis Country), St Louis and Chicago. Add music, shopping, food and entertainment experiences along the way. What a tour!
You can join ALL or PART OF this tour...
Relax and explore beautiful Victoria on Vancouver Island, then travel through the wonderful Rocky Mountains to Calgary for the famous Stampede, with a range of farm visits along the way. Continue to Eastern Canada visiting Toronto, the Niagara Falls, Quebec, Montreal and local farms. Optional extension on an Alaskan cruise to Glacier Bay and The Inside Passage.
Poland and Slovakia lie at the heart of Eastern Europe and are both enjoying successful economic growth in contrast to much of the rest of Europe. The farms that were once part of the state-run economy under Communism, have developed into a mix of large co-operative and private operations, although there remain many small farms supporting individual families.
Our tour will include a diverse selection of both countries as you travel north to south taking in Warsaw, Krakow, the High Tatras mountains, Polona and Bratislava.