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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.

Autumn Farm Tour to New York State
4th - 16th October 2015 (13 days)

The farm tour will begin in the Port of Boston where you will embark on an unforgettable experience, a whale watching tour and free time to explore Boston Harbour.  The tour will continue through Massachusetts, Vermont and Burlington before crossing into the New York State.   Visit Lake Placid, Adirondack Mountains and Niagara Falls with visits including dairy farm, potato farm, fruit markets, beef cattle operation and wine tasting before arriving into New York City.

NYSDED - Photo by Darren McGee

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Autumn Farm Tour to New York State
Autumn Gathering - Lancashire
4th - 8th October 2015 (5 days)

The success of our Spring Gatherings has prompted us to arrange an Autumn Gathering which will allow clients who find it difficult to get away in the busy springtime a chance to join these enjoyable events.

 

Based in The Forest of Bowland in Lancashire, the four night stay will be at the 4* Gibbon Bridge Hotel.  The farm visits will include a pedigree and commerical beef, dairy and sheep.  There will also be several visits of general interest including an ancestral home and gardens, specialist local cheese maker and possible trip on the River Ribble.

 

Please join us to meet with friends and enjoy the visits in an area that is famous for its beauty but is relatively unknown.

 

 

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Autumn Gathering - Lancashire
Auvergne & Rhone Alpes, France including Sommet De L'Elevage
5th - 9th October 2015 (5 days)

Located in the hear of the Massif Central, the largest beef cattle breeding region in Europe, the Sommet De L'Elevage is a leading European forum for livestock professionals primarily devoted to showing animals.  In 2015, it is estimated that more than 1,300 exhitbitors and 85,000 professional visitors will be present at the exhibition.

 

As part of the tour, will be 2 full days at Sommet De L'Elevage, and other visits including a dairy farm in Auvergne and a walking tour of Lyon.

 

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Auvergne & Rhone Alpes, France including Sommet De L'Elevage
Canada including The Royal Winter Fair
4th - 14th November 2015 (11 days)

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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

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Canada including The Royal Winter Fair
New Zealand Farm Tour
6th - 22nd January 2016 (17 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
Vietnam & Cambodia
16th February - 6th March 2016 (20 days)

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
Ecuador & Peru
March 2016 (15 days)

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.

 

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Ecuador & Peru
David Richardson plans for 2016

David's plans for 2016 are still under discussion but may include:

 

 

France, May 2016

 

 

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

David Richardson plans for 2016
Other forthcoming Tours for 2016

 

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

 

Uruguay & Brazil, led by Fiona Sloan - January 2016

Jamaica - January/February 2016

Brazil - February 2016

Sicily - April 2016

Spring Gathering to Kent - May 2016

 

 

 

Other forthcoming Tours for 2016
Shetland Isles
May 2016 (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
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