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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.

Vietnam & Cambodia
16th February - 5th March 2016 (19 days)

SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY....


We invite you to join our tour of the Far East... we have had two successful tours in 2014 & 2015 and the groups have returned full of praise for the country, the people, the hotels and the company of their fellow passengers.  A very similar tour is now offered for 2016 with certain changes as we can always improve even following a successful tour.

 

The tour starts in Hanoi (in the north) and takes in Ha Long Bay, Da Nan, the scenic South central Highlands and continues to Ho Chi Ming City. 

On leaving Vietnam there is a short four night/five day tour to Cambodia to see several well known historic sights and of course more farms!

 


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Vietnam & Cambodia
Peru
9th - 24th April 2016 (16 days)

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 into - the fertile western coastline, the central mountains with lofty peaks and deep valleys, and the dense forests of the Amazon.

 

Between 1969 and 1973, most of Peru (except the rain forests) was brought into the reform programme when all the large private estates and holdings were abolished.  The bulk of this land went into cooperatives and only a small percentage was allocated to families and private holdings which in many cases were too small to be economic.  Water which mainly comes from the Andes, is the most expensive commodity for the main coastal area growing crops for export - cotton, sugar, rice, soybeans, fruit, asparagus and flowers.  On the mountain sides, where terraces developed by the Incas are still in use and where they grew the potatoes, crops for local consumption are grown by the small farmers.

 

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Peru
Spring Gathering - South East England
24th - 28th April 2016 (5 days)

LIMITED AVAILABILITY


To continue our policy of moving around the countryside for the annual Spring Gathering, we have chosen South East England for 2016.  The Buxted Park Hotel, Ashdown Forest is the ideal location for exploring the neighbouring counties.

 

This annual event has become a ‘must’ in many diaries and would you believe this will be the 10th 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.

 

 

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Spring Gathering - South East England
Farming Tour to Sicily
4th - 11th May 2016 (8 days)

Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea sits at the toe of Italy and your first dramatic view as you approach Catania will be the smoking volcano - Mount Etna.  Blessed with dramatic scenery comprising of mountain ranges, stunning cliffs and sandy beaches, old towns and quaint villages ensures there is much to see whilst driving between the various planned farming and general interest visits.

 

The pleasant all-year round warm, sunny climate guarantees good growing conditions for the wide variety of crops including the grapes producing excellent wines.  You are invited to join tour leader Robert Borrill on this opportunity to visit Sicily.

 

 

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Farming Tour to Sicily
South Africa Tour
11th - 28th May 2016 (18 days)

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. 

 

Meet with local farmers and enjoy their generous hospitality on this fantastic tour which showcases the best of South African agriculture and wildlife, including maize fileds in the Free State and a day at NAMPO - one of the world's largest agricultural field days.

 

The tour is taken in partnership with Australian and New Zealand farmers.

 

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South Africa Tour
David Richardson's Farming Tour to France
16th - 27th May 2016 (12 days)

TOUR FULL


Depart by train from St Pancras to Dijon and continue by coach to Aix en Provence via Lyon, Beaune, Orange and Avignon.

 

Visits en route include cereal, fruit & vegetable growers, white Camargue horses and local black bulls.  See cheese making, wine tasting, a boat cruise in Marseille and explore many quaint villages, old towns and local produce markets.

 

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David Richardson's Farming Tour to France
USA Farm Tour - West Coast
2nd - 17th June 2016 (16 days)

Join our farm tour to the West Coast of the USA and see some of the most iconic sites, cities and coastline in America. The tour takes in the magnificent states of Arizona, Nevada, California and Oregon, which include the great cities of San Francisco, Las Vegas and Portland. 

 

The tour is being offered in conjunction with our international partners from New Zealand so you will enjoy the company of the Kiwi farmers also participating in this unique tour.

 

 

 

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USA Farm Tour - West Coast
Shetland Isles
6th - 10th June 2016 (5 days)

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE...


The Shetland Islands are an archipelago over 100 miles north of the tip of Scotland with a long history which can be traced back to over 2000 years BC.  Our tour includes visits to a range of beef, dairy and sheep farms (including organic beef), auction mart, new abattoir, Lerwick Fish Market, the Shetland wool industry and a pony breeder.  Shetland has its own native breeds of sheep, cattle and the famous Shetland ponies.   In addition we shall see the archaeological sites of the Bronze, Iron and Viking Ages and trace the history of farming through crofting.  With a mild climate these peaceful islands offer an amazing and unique experience.

 

 

 

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Shetland Isles
Farm Tour to USA - South & Mid-West
17th June - 1st July 2016 (15 days)

The South and Mid-West USA has diverse farming enterprises in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa and Chicago.

 

The tour includes visits to Shrimp farming in the Gulf of Mexico, dairy, cotton and cereal operations, the John Deere Factory, the iconic cities of Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, Kansas City and Chicago.

 

The tour is being offered in conjunction with our International partners from New Zealand so you will enjoy the company of Kiwi farmers.

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Farm Tour to USA - South & Mid-West
Canada including The Calgary Stampede
29th June - 11th July 2016 (13 days)

Exlplore beautiful Victoria, Vancouver and rural British Columbia, travel through the magnificent Rocky Mountains to Calgary for the famous Stampede and visit Toronto, Niagara Falls, Quebec and Montreal in the East - taking in a variety of farming enterprises and other highlights along the way.

 

Optional extension tour to include Toronto, Niagara Falls, Ottawa and Quebec (10th - 20th July 2016)

 

 

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Canada including The Calgary Stampede
Farming Tour to Italy
11th - 25th September 2016 (15 days)

Italy is one of te most exciting destinations in the world, full of history, culture, character and scenery.  Join us to explore the diversity that Italy has to offer as we travel to Rome, Naples, Perugia, Florence, Bologna, Cremona and Venice.

 

Technical visits include buffalo, dairy, cheese production, vegetables, vineyards, olives, donkey and beef operations.

 

This tour has been prepared in partnership with our Australian colleagues and will include Australian farmers.

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

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
25th September - 4th October 2016 (10 days)

Spain has become one of the great success stories of the modern European Union with a vibrant economy, modern hi tech industry, popular tourism and developed agricultural sector, the country has been transformed over the last 50 years.

 

The tour includes Barcelona, Cordoba, Granada, Seville and Madrid travelling by high speed rail and coach you will explore the agriculture in 4 provinces that includes dairy, fruit, olives, vines, beef and horses.

 

This tour is produced in partnership with our Australian colleagues and will include Australian farmers.

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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
Other forthcoming Tours for 2016

 

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

 

Germany to include Christmas Market - Late November / Early December 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other forthcoming Tours for 2016
Farming Tour to Mauritius
6th - 18th November 2016 (13 days)

NEW DESTINATION...


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
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