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Agricultural Tours

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.

USA Southern States Beef and Agri Tour
24th September - 10th October 2016 (17 days)

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE....


Enjoy a tour of the US Southern States in the company of Australian and New Zealand farmers.

 

Visit large scale beef and cattle ranches, high tech dairy, horse stud, rice and wine production, the famous Fort Worth Stockyards and the Oklahoma State Stock show as you take in Dallas, Amarillo, San Antonio, Houston and New Orleans. 

 

In addition visit "The Alamo", the Kennedy Space Centre and experience the Jazz and night life of the "Big Easy", New Orleans.  Meet industry leaders and see some of the most advanced farm systems in the world as part of an international farming group, whilst taking in some of the most exciting destinations in the USA.

 

 

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USA Southern States Beef and Agri Tour
Farming Tour to Spain
11th - 20th October 2016 (10 days)

Enjoy with us the Iberian Peninsula of Spain, Andalusia.  A fantastic tourist destination, with a wonderful climate.  The region is one of the most fertile and agriculturally productive in Spain.  The dams built under the Franco regime now provide irrigated and fertile lands to grow fruit, vegetables. cereals, flowers, tropical fruits, rice, olives, cotton and there is a variety of livestock on show.

 

Our tour will include visits to see large vegetable production operations, fruit and tropical fruit farms, beef, sheep and dairy activity, sherry production and finally the magnificent Royal Equestrian School in Jerez.

 

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Farming Tour to Spain
Canada including The Royal Winter Fair
2nd - 12th November 2016 (11 days)

This study tour to Canada has been arranged to include a visit to the Royal Winter Fair.

 

The tour starts in Toronto on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario travelling south to Niagara Falls before visiting the annual Royal Winter Fair.  With farm visits including maple sugar, dairy, beef, sheep, goats and wine, the famous Niagara Falls, Mennoite Country and the CN Tower, Toronto - encompassing all that is Canada

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Canada including The Royal Winter Fair
Farming Tour to Mauritius
6th - 18th November 2016 (13 days)

NEW DESTINATION...GUARANTEED DEPARTURE


Mauritius is a new destination for Field Farm Tours, this small island set in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Madagascar.

Tourism is very important in Mauritius consequently there are many hotels dotted around the varied coastline.  Our tour is based on just two hotels - one on the north coast and the other on the west coast, allowing time to relax and enjoy the properties surroundings between the daily interesting farming visits.

The main crop is sugar cane, some of which is procesed in the usual way, but some now goes for bio-fuel.  Both citrus and soft fruits are grown together with vegetables and flowers for export.  Chickens are reared for eggs and meat but there are no large livestock units.

Do come and join us to enjoy some interesting visits and meet local people, sunshine, good food and good company!

 

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Farming Tour to Mauritius
Christmas Market & Farm Tour to Germany
5th - 9th December 2016 (5 days)

Germany is the original home of the Christmas Market and this tour takes you to 2 of the most spectacular German Christmas markets in Cologne and Dusseldorf with farm visits to an organic fruit and vegetable producer, a dairy opertaions and a renewable energy facility.

 

We invite you to join our tour which will be escorted by tour manager, Fiona Sloan.

 

 

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Christmas Market & Farm Tour to Germany
Other forthcoming Tours for 2017

 

Other tour itineraries still being finalised (subject to change)...

 

Cyprus, 8th - 15th March 2017

 

South Africa, 1st - 17th May 2017

 

USA, June/July 2017

 

Canada include the Calgary Stampede, June/July 2017

© Photo: Calgary Stampede

Other forthcoming Tours for 2017
Vietnam & Cambodia
8th - 26th January 2017

SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY....


Following the success of 4 previous tours we invite you to join us in 2017 to visit two of the most fascinating countries in Asia, Vietnam and Cambodia.

Our time in Vietnam will include unique experiences such as casting fishing nets, a visit to the Chu Chi Tunnels, a cruise in Ha Long Bay and a Mekong Delta river trip.

The second part of the tour takes you to Cambodia where we will see the Phnom Penh Royal Palace, visit the world famous Angkor Temples and explore the Tonle Sap Lake fishing community. Technical visits throughout will include rice, pig, coffee, vegetables, dairy, crickets, silk production and warm welcomes from the friendly local people!

 

 


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Vietnam & Cambodia
Farming Tour to Brazil
14th - 24th January 2017 (11 days)

Option extension to Argentina & Chile 24th January - 3rd February 2017.


Brazil is the worlds largest producer of sugarcane, coffee and a new exporter of soybeans, cocoa, orange juice, tobacco and other tropical fruits and nuts.  Livestock production has had rapid growth in the poultry, pork and milk sectors reflecting changes in consumer tastes.

 

The tour begins in Rio, then travels onto the "Midwest" of Brazil to see its agricultura, before ending at the amazing Iguassu Falls with a visit to the largest hydroelectric dam in the world, Itaipu.

 

This tour is taken in partnership with American farmers, so enjoyable and diverse company is guaranteed.

 

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Farming Tour to Brazil
Argentina & Chile Farm Tour
23rd January - 3rd February 2017 (12 days)

Option extension to Brazil 14th - 24th January 2017


Argentina is the world's eighth largest country, the main areas being Patagonia stretching down to Tierra del Fuego in the south (next stop Antarctica), the vast Pampas in the centre and the Gran Chaco in the northwest which shares its borders with Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia. The farming content in Argentina will be to vast castle ranches, large arable farms and the famous Liniers Cattle Market in the centre of Buenos Aires.

Chile stretches over 2,700 miles along the south western coast with the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Andes on the east and it never exceeds 150 miles wide. In the north there is the Atacama Desert, one of the most inhospitable places in the world whilst the most southern point is the Torres del Paine, considered to be the finest natural destination in all of South America.  Time does not allow visits to these two extreme regions but in between there are fruit growing areas, arable crops and livestock.

By visiting these two countries, you will have very difference experiences.

 

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Argentina & Chile Farm Tour
Golden Shears World Championships New Zealand
31st January - 19th February 2017 (20 days)

A unique opportunity to visit New Zealand combined with attending the "Golden Shears World Championships". Pre & Post Tours have been arranged to allow you the flexibility to choose one or both. 

 

The Pre tour is based on the South Island, commencing in Christchurch and finishes in the southern city of Invercargill where the Golden Shears World Championships will be held and the Post tour covers some of the best sheep farming and scenic regions of the North Island.

 

Pre Tour 31st Janaury - 8th February 2017

Championships 8th - 12th February 2017

Post Tour 12th - 19th February 2017

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Golden Shears World Championships New Zealand
Farm Tour to Australia
4th - 18th February 2017 (15 days)

Australia is the world's leading producer of cattle and excels in the dairy, sugar, wool and forestry industries.  With it's vast spaces, technical expertise and diverse climates, it produces a wide range of highly sought after agricultural, fisheries and forestry products, and is internationally recognized as being free of many insects and agricultural diseases found in other parts of the world.

A stop-over in Singapore on the outbound journey has been included but if you would prefer an alternative destination we would be pleased to assist with this and for those that would like to stay on to visit friends or relatives, a delayed return flight and extended travel plans can be arranged.

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Farm Tour to Australia
Farming Tour to Mauritius
5th - 17th February 2017 (13 days)

With Tour Leader Fiona Sloan.


Our 2nd planned tour to this beautiful destination, for those only able to travel at the start of the year to enjoy a sunshine break.

 

Mauritius is a stunning destination with an agricultural difference that will surprise and delight visitors.  The tour offers the best of both, a chance to explore the interesting farming economy and free time to relax in the pleasurable sunshine before demands of the UK spring season.

 

 

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Farming Tour to Mauritius
New Zealand Farm Tour
13th - 27th February 2017 (15 days )

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.

 

 

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New Zealand Farm Tour
Cyprus Farm Tour
8th - 15th March 2017 ( 8 days )

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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Cyprus Farm Tour
Farm Study Tour to Lithuania & Latvia
3rd - 10th April 2017 (8 days)

All three of the Baltic States gained their independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 and began dismantling state farms and restoring private ownership.  Proving ownership has been a complex problem in some cases after the long period of totalitarian rule, but progress has accelerated and most land has now been returned to families and or village co-operatives.

 

The tour will travel from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, west and then north to Latvia and its capital, Riga. On the way the visits will include dairy, sheep, forestry, cereals, flower production, vegetables, beef, renewable energy and machinery operations. Enjoy the local cuisine and culture in addition to the historical sites of both countries as we explore this wonderful region.

 

 

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Farm Study Tour to Lithuania & Latvia
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