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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.

Farm Tour to Vietnam and Cambodia
2nd October - 18th October 2018

The Vietnam and Cambodia tour is taking you to two of the most fascinating countries in Asia.  These colourful places, conjure up visions of rice paddy fields, floating markets on the Mekong River, ancient pagodas, sandy bays and numerous islands.  The glorious peaceful countryside is a complete contrast to the bustling, energetic cities with buzzing mopeds, modern skyscrapers and intriguing alleyways.

 

Our time in Vietnam and Cambodia will include stays in Hanoi, Hoi An,Saigon and Phnom Penh, with technical visits including rice, vegetables, salads, fruit and fish.  In addition, there are unique experiences, a luxury cruise in Ha Long Bay, taxi cycle ride in Hanoi, in the fields work with the Vietnamese farmers and visits to Angkor Wat.

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Farm Tour to Vietnam and Cambodia
Farm Tour to Shetland
8th -12th October 2018

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Our tour includes technical visits to a range of beef, dairy and sheep farms (including organic beef), livestock mart, the Abattoir, Lerwick Fish Market, the Shetland wool industry and a Shetland pony breeder.  In addition we shall see and trace the history of farming through crofting and take in the sea bird population at the RSPB Reserve at Sumburgh Head. 

With a mild climate these peaceful islands offer an amazing and unique experience.

 

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Farm Tour to Shetland
Farm Tour to China
30th October - 15th November 2018

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The pace with which agriculture has developed is in line with the amazing growth of all aspects of modern China.

In the huge farming communes most of the work was done by hand - corn cut with sickles and threshed by flails - nowadays they operate with modern harvesting machinery.

Despite all these changes, there are still parts of China where rice is traditionally grown on terraces, ducks are tended by young boys and the small towns have retained their more leisurely lifestyles.  The contrasts are still there, with a good mix of the modern agricultural methods and a glimpse at the old traditional ways deep in the countryside.

 

Of course, no tour to China would be complete without a visit to The Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the famous Terracotta Warriors and the Giant Pandas.

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Farm Tour to China
Eurotier, Machinery & Farm Tour
14th -17th November 2018

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Eurotier, Machinery and Farm Tour vists Eurotier, the largest animal production event in Europe to view livestock, stock housing, feed production, livestock management, breeding, milking and accessories. In addtion this tour will include visits to machinery manufacturers (CLAAS and GRIMME)  and visits to dairy and arable farms. 

 

Whether you are interested in livestock or machinery this tour is a must for all.

 

 

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Eurotier, Machinery & Farm Tour
Winter Gathering - Belgium & Holland
3rd to 7th December 2018

The Winter Gathering for 2018 departs from Cambridge and travels to the continental by coach via the Channel Tunnel.  The tour begins wih a stop over in the beautiful city of Bruges in Belgium, where the annual Christmas Market will be on.  Tours to the Chocolate Museum and a guided tour of the city are topped off with time at The Christmas Market.  Technical content includes a visit to a dairy farm using its milk for cheese production before reaching Holland and enjoying a canal cruise through Amsterdam.

 

Visit the Agriport A7 facilities, where we will see the largest nursery in Europe producing sweet orange peppers and tomatoes heated and powered by their on-site renewable energy plant using waste products.  Spend a night in the floating hotel SS Rotterdam, originally a luxurious steam ship which sailed the Rotterdam, New York and Bahamas route, but is now a luxury hotel. 

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Winter Gathering - Belgium & Holland
Tour to Chile & Argentina
7th - 27th January 2019

Chile stretches over 2700 miles along the south western coast with a the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Andes on the east at it never exceeds 150 miles wide,  In the north there is the Atacama Desert, one of the most inhospitable places in the wqorld whilst the most southern point is the Torres del Paine considered to be the finest nature destinations in all of South America. Time does not allow visits to these two extreme regions but in between there are vineyards, fruit growing areas, arable crops and livestock.

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 and a stay on an estancia.

 

A fascninating fully escorted tour of these two countries travelling with like minded people.

 

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Tour to Chile & Argentina
Farm Tour to Tanzania
14th - 27th January 2019

Tanzania is an east African country known for its vast wilderness areas,  stunning landscapes, spectacular wildlife diversity and The Great Migration.  It offers a safari adventure to remember for a lifetime!

The highlights for the visitor include Serengeti National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park, one of Africa’s most underrated parks -  and this tour visits them all!!

Staying in exclusive private lodges and amazing luxury safari camps, combined with an experienced knowledgeable driver guide, this unique tour combines modern and traditional farming with great game viewing where you will enjoy full board and inclusive drinks whilst in camp!

Guaranteed wildlife includes elephant, wildebeest, impala,  eland, giraffe, hippos, lions, cheetahs, leopards, cape buffalo, gazelle, zebra and an abundance of birdlife including Secretary Bird, Bare-Faced Go-Away Bird and various egrets, herons, plovers, lapwings and prey birds! 

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Farm Tour to Tanzania
Farm Tour to New Zealand
16th January to 1st February 2019

New Zealand has been called the "Paradise of the Pacific" since the early 1800's. The country showcases stunning and diverse natural beauty.With snow covered mountain peaks, natural lakes, fjords, vast grassland plains and temperate weather it is a haven for those who love the outdoors.

Enjoy visits to some of the very best of New Zealands agriculture, including dairy, fruit, sheep, beef, deer, wine cereals and salmon farming in company with American and Australian farmers so enjoyable company is guaranteed.

Stopover in Hong Kong on the otbound journey or choose an alternative stopover or stay on and visit family and friends.

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Farm Tour to New Zealand
Ecuador and The Galpagos Islands
16th January to 29th January 2019

Ecuador

The tour starts in Ecuador, a small country located right on the equator line on the west coast of South America. It is characterised by its different climate and vegetation zones and by the mountains and deep valleys. The Ecuadorian Andes are known for the active volcanoes and it is these eruptions that have given the valleys, slopes and mountains the rich soil and minerals, creating a wonderfully diverse agricultural landscape.  On this part of the tour we will see sheep, dairy, cheese, fruit, flowers, potatoes and vegetables.  We will meet the people, see the farmers markets, learn about the agricultural economy and enjoy the magnificent landscapes by road, on foot, in carriages and on horseback.

 

Galapagos Cruise

The Galapagos Islands are a National Maritime Park belonging to Ecuador, that are famous for the explorations of Charles Darwin, who studied the many unique species found there before producing his theory of evolution.  Located 500 miles off the west coast of Ecuador they have become a mecca for tourists. 

Enjoy a 6 day cruise on board a luxury mid size yacht that accommodates 16 people. Accommodation is en-suite cabins with 3 different deck spaces to relax and enjoy your time aboard on a full board basis.

The crew includes a dedicated guide and naturalist who will lead the group on tours of the islands to show the wildlife, flora and fauna and ensure that  there is no trace of your visit to impact on these unspoilt islands that continue to support the wide variety of birds and mammals that inhabit them.

 

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Ecuador and The Galpagos Islands
Farm Tour to Mauritius
17th February - 3rd March 2019 (15 days)

Join us for our fourth tour to the small but beautiful island of Mauritius.

Tourism is very important in Mauritius consequently there are many hotels dotted around the varied coastline.  Our tour is based on three hotels - one on the north coast, one on the west coast and the final hotel, a 5* luxury resort in the south east of the island, 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! Mauritius is not to be missed.

 

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Farm Tour to Mauritius
Farm Tour to United Arab Emirates
8th - 19th March 2019

UAE has more to offer than the popular image of sand, camels,  modern buildings reaching up to the sky, (there is a lift up the tallest building in the world for those with a head for heights) and oil producing wells.

 

Agriculture is limited due to large areas of sand but there are irrigation set-ups going back to the time of the Romans, modern methods and research into irrigation systems, aquaponics (fish) and hydroponics (crops) producing valuable food resources for the local population and for export.  There are large dairy units, dates grown in the oasis, herds of camels reared for milk (very healthy) and stables of camels for racing!  Visit one of the famous Arabian studs and everyone knows how the Arabs love their racing will be included, to get an idea of the fascinating world of the Arabian horses. 

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Farm Tour to United Arab Emirates
Farm Tour to Turkey
2018-08-06 14:26:44

Turkey sits astride two continents, Europe and Asia. It is a popular destination for tourists with a wonderful coastline and stunning scenery but is perhaps not so well known for its agriculure. Join this tour to discover a country which has enjoyed a bouyant economy with growth and industrialisation over the last 30 years and has seen living standards inmprove. Agriculture employs 19% of the total workforce and 50% of the land is in agricultural production. The warm climate and good rainfall means that Turkey can produce a wide variety of crops, fruit and vegetables. It also has a significant dairy industry and produces pork, lamb and beef in large quantities.

Our tour will concentrate on the Aegean Coast and finish in Istanbul with visits to Ephesus, Pamukkale and the Travertine Terraces, The Gallipoli Peninsula and Kusadasi ending in Istanbul for a chance to visit the famous Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia , the Roman Basilica and Cisterns and a cruise on the Bosphorus. With visits to a winery, a cotton research station and local farms this will be a diverse and interesting tour for those both familiar and unfamiliar with this amazing country.

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Farm Tour to Turkey
Tour to Croatia with David Richardson
12th May - 22nd May 2019

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Join David in Croatia, a central European country located across the Adriatic sea from Italy with amazing coastlines, reefs and islands to admire.

 In the North and East of the country there are lowlands and pastures with a Mediterranean climate that offers good conditions for cereals, vegetable and livestock.

Begin with a tour of the capital city, Zagreb, before exploring the agricultural regions with visits to a dairy operation, a national stud farm, fruit plantation, beef farm, an olive oil producer and a vineyard with tasting.

Also included in the tour is a visit to Rastoke with its picturesque spring and waterfalls, enjoy a boat cruise, spend time in Dubrovnik and stay in a beach hotel with time to relax.

 

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Tour to Croatia with David Richardson
Farm Tour to Bulgaria
14th May - 21st May 2019

Our first tour to Bulgaria proved to be such a hit, that we are to visit again in 2019. Bulgaria is fast becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world due to geographical beauty, cultural history and excellent value. This tour will explore the central region taking in the capital city, Sofia, the ancient capital  Plovdiv, the Balkan mountain range and the Danube plain as we discover the agricultural ecomony, see some of the historical and architectural highlights and enjoy local food and culture.

The tour will include farm vsits to cereals, vegetables salads, fruit, dairy, beef goat and rose oil operations. There will, in addtion to the historical and city highlights above be the opportuniyt for a winery visit and tasting, a cabaret dinner and a rail journey through the mountains during this 8 day tour.

 

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Farm Tour to Bulgaria
Other forthcoming Tours for 2019
Tour itineraries yet to be finalised

 

Cuba - February/March 2019

 

Spring Gathering - Anglesey - April 2019

 

Turkey - April 2019

 

South Africa - May 2019

 

Japan - May 2019

 

Canada - June 2019

(Tours listed are subject to change)...

 

To register your interest, please contact the office and we will send you the itinerary when it is ready

 

See our current brochure online  Worldwide Agricultural Tours 2018/19 Brochure

 

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Other forthcoming Tours for 2019
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