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.
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We invite you to join our tour manager Fiona Sloan on this tour of the Far East... we sent our first group in 2014 and they 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 2015 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!
SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
Trying to find "new" countries for our valued clients where we can combine the local agriculture with some touristic highlights sometimes proves a problem as so many have been everywhere! However a chance to follow in the footsteps of David Richardson's recent successful tour to the United Arab Emirates has prompted the opportunity to repeat the tour for 2015.
The hotels are 4* and 5* and surrounded by gardens with pools and areas to relax - rest is scheduled during highest temperatures.
Your tour manager will be Jill Lewis and she hopes you will join her on this wonderful tour.
Ecuador is a small country with its capital, Quito, situated on the equator and dominated by the mighty Andes which are known for the active volcanoes. These eruptions have given the lush valleys rich soil and minerals so creating a diverse agricultural landscape. During the time in Ecuador the visits will include sheep, dairy, cheese, fruit, flowers, potatoes and vegetables.
By contrast in neighbouring Peru, the visits commence on land that was desert 20 years ago but with irrigation from the melting snows from the Andes it now produces tropical and exotic fruit and vegetables - asparagus has become the main export.
In both countries, the old family haciendas will give you a taste of the wonderful, varied countryside and the local people. In addition to the agricultural experiences, visits are made to the ancient Peruvian Inca sites of the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Machu Picchu.
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.
The tour is taken in partnership with American farmers, so enjoyable and diverse company is guaranteed.
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.
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.
Enjoy small scale farms in Greece - olive production and fruits. In Greece, these small family farms are common and contrast sharply with other EU members. Learn how the farms contribute to the economy and how EU funding supports it.
In Turkey, visit large scale production of feed crops, bio-fuels, greenhouse and agriculture and sugar production. Visit one of the largest dairy producers in Turkey. Discover Cristian treasures including Ephesus - one of the ancient wonders of the world and Istanbul, the end of The Silk Road will leave everlasting impressions.
Running in conjunction with our US partners, this will be a mixed group of Americans and Brits which will add to the experience.
A word from David....
We aim to assess the progress that's been made over the years and visit some of the most progressive and successful farms in the Country. We'll see what's left of old traditions as well as we tour round and have a chance to sample some local delicacies - like port served with acorns and truffles, perhaps - washed down with wine and port.
I very much hope you can join us in March, 2015 for another interesting farming tour.
Set between Nicaragua in the north and Panama in the south, the Caribbean Sea on the east coast and the Pacific Ocean on the wet, Costa Rica is known as "Switzerland of Central America" due to its comfortable lifestyle, peaceful democracy and natural beauty. Its progressive environmental policies have made Costa Rica the only country to meet all five criterias of environmental sustainability and in 2009 was ranked the "greenest country in the world".
The abundance of wildlife is varied - crocodiles, iguanas, monkeys, sloths, exotic birds including humming birds, toucans and numerous lybs. Coffee, pineapples and bananas are the main exports grown by Ticos, the name by which Costa Ricans are known.
This tour is designed to give you a leisurely look at the area between Rome and Naples. We also offer the option to enjoy a single trip or extend to the tour to the island of Sicily and literally a taste of local fare.
Option 1 - Italy only, 8 days - 19th to 26th April
Option 2 - Sicily only, 8 days - 26th April to 3rd May
Option 3 - Italy & Sicily combined, 15 days
To continue our policy of moving around the countryside for the annual Spring Gathering, we have chosen Malvern, Worcestershire for 2015. The Abbey Hotel 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 8th 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.
A word from David.....
Travel from the Lithuanian capital west and then north to Latvia and its Capital, Riga and then on to Tallinn on the Baltic Sea which is the Estonian capital. On the way we shall call at a wide variety of farms and agricultural institutions as well as absorbing some of the local culture.
This promises to be one of our most interesting tours in terms of farming, economics and politics. I hope you will be able to join us.
The West Coast of the USA offers 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 includes the great cities of San Francisco, Las Vegas and Portland. This is the back drop to the outstanding scenery that ranges from the Red Rock mountains of the Sonora Desert, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park and the great Oregon Trail. Visits include cereal crops, fruit, vegetables, wine, beef, dairy and sheep.
If you wish to extend your stay in the USA to include a farm tour to the Mid West it is possible to link this tour to our USA Mid-West tour.
The "Heartland" Mid-West USA has diverse farming enterprises in Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa and Illinois. The tour includes visits to dairy, cotton and cereal operations, the John Deer factory, the iconic cities of Memphis, St Louis and Chicago, Graceland's - the home of Elvis and a Mississippi river cruise.
It is possible to link this tour with our West-Coast USA tour.
The Canada tour starts in the coastal city of Vancouver travelling east through the Rocky Mountains to Calgary in time for the annual Stampede. With farm visits including orchards, dairy, beef, sheep, crops, cheese, goats and wine, the majesty of the Rocky Mountains, the foothills of Alberta and the spectacular Stampede - the tour encompasses all that is Canada
This study tour to China has been arranged by special request to allow a small group of dairy farmers and specialist to see the Chinese dairy industry by visiting large modern herds and milk processors. Which they are happy for others to join.
The tour starts in Beijing with visits to large dairy units before spending the weekend visiting the famous tourist sights - Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and life in Old Beijing before the tour arrives in Hohhot which is the most important centre of the dairy industry.
Eastern USA tour includes the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York which can claim to be the very hear of America. Washington is the capital of the democratic world and offers a range of sights and iconic buidlings for the visitor. Moving to New York through the farm lands of Pennsylvania, including the famous Amish community, the tour will explore the farming economy before arriving in the exciting city that is New York.
The tour can be extended to include our Mid-West tour for a more complete look at the Eastern Coast of the USA.
Due to the popularity, success and sell out of the annual Spring Gatherings we plan to hold an Autumn Gathering in October 2015 in Lancashire.
Details available soon.
This study tour to Canada has been arranged by special request from a group of Welsh Farmers to include the Royal Winter Fair, Toronto. Which they are happy for others to join.
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