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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.

Spring Gathering - Scottish Borders
5th - 9th May 2014

FULLY BOOKED


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.

  

We are looking at GLOUCESTER for our 2015 gathering

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Spring Gathering - Scottish Borders
Isle of Mull
9th - 13th May 2014 (5 days)

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.

 

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Isle of Mull
Farm Tour to Croatia
11th - 18th May 2014 ( 8 days )

FULLY BOOKED


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.

 

TOUR FULLY BOOKED

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Farm Tour to Croatia
David Richardson Tour to Turkey
19th - 30th May 2014 (12 days)

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE - places subject to availability. Departures from Manchester & Gatwick may be possible.


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.

 

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David Richardson Tour to Turkey
USA Farm Tour (Western States)
19th June - 5th July 2014 plus extension to 13th July

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!

 

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USA Farm Tour  (Western States)
Canada (West & East) including The Calgary Stampede
25th June - 6th July 2014 with option to extend to 16th July

TOUR FULLY BOOKED


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.

 

TOUR FULLY BOOKED

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Canada (West & East) including The Calgary Stampede
Poland & Slovakia Tour
19th - 26th October 2014 (8 days)

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.

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Poland & Slovakia Tour
Shetland Isles
20th - 24th October 2014 (5 days)

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
David Richardson plans for 2015

David's plans for 2015 are still under discussion but may include:

 

1) Portugal - March 2015

 

2) Latvia, Lithuania & Sweden - May 2015

 

Full details available here once confirmed.  Please note this is subject to change.

David Richardson plans for 2015
Other forthcoming Tours for 2015

 

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

     

Vietnam & Cambodia, January 2015

 

UAE (United Arab Emirates), January/February 2015

 

CHILE with John Stones, January/February 2015

 

Australia, 9th - 20th February 2015

 

New Zealand, 19th February - 1st March 2015

 

Peru & Equador, February/March 2015

 

Greece & Turkey, 2nd - 13th March 2015

 

Macedonia, March/April 2015

 

Costa Rica - April 2015

 

Southern Italy & Sicily, May 2015

 

Spring Gathering GLOUCESTER - April/May 2015

 

South Africa & Zambia, November 2015

 

Other forthcoming Tours for 2015
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