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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 Gathering - Lancashire
4th - 8th October 2015 (5 days)

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE


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)

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE


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)

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE


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
Other forthcoming Tours for 2016

 

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

 

Uruguay & Brazil, led by Fiona Sloan - January 2016

Sicily - April 2016

Spring Gathering to Kent - May 2016

 

 

 

Other forthcoming Tours for 2016
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
Jamaica including Cuba Cruise
20th January - 6th February 2016 (18 days)

PLACES LIMITED...


Jamaica, the largest of the Caribbean islands, is 146 miles north to south, 51 miles east to west and is home to 2.8 million people.  Tourism is most important to Jamaica followed by sugar from sugarcane.

 

Although sugarcane is the main crop, cattle are very evident with Red Polls being the dominant breed, having inbred qualities to deal with the hot weather.  Cattle men will get their daily dose so if this proves to much for some, you have the option to remain at the hotel to relax and enjoy the facilities.

 

Finally, for the cruise to Cuba - enjoy a 7 day cruise visiting Havana, Maria La Gorda and Cienfugos.

 


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Jamaica including Cuba Cruise
Vietnam & Cambodia
16th February - 5th March 2016 (19 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
Farming Tour to Brazil
20th February - 1st March 2016 (10 days)

Option extension to Northern Brazil 29th February - 5th March 2016


Brazil is the worlds largest producer of sugarcane, coffee and a new exporter of soybeans, cocoa, orange juice, tobacco and other tropical fruits and nuts.  Livestock production has had rapid growth in the poultry, pork and milk sectors reflecting changes in consumer tastes.

 

The tour begins in Rio, then travels onto the "Midwest" of Brazil to see its agricultura, before ending at the amazing Iguassu Falls with a visit to the largest hydroelectric dam in the world, Itaipu.

 

This tour is taken in partnership with American farmers, so enjoyable and diverse company is guaranteed.

 

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Farming Tour to Brazil
Peru
9th - 23rd April 2016 (15 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
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
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
Shetland Isles
6th - 10th June 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
USA Farm Tour
June - July 2016

Join our farm tour to the Western States and see the amazing Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, San Francisco and the San Joaquin Valley in California.  Continue to beautiful Oregon before flying east to the "Heartland " Mid West including diverse farming enterprises in Tennessee, Missouri, Iowa and Illnois. 

 

The high quality of farm visits and local hospitality make this tour second to none!

 

ITINERARY AVAILABLE SOON.

 

USA Farm Tour
Canada including The Calgary Stampede
June - July 2016

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.

 

ITINERARY AVAILABLE SOON...

 

 

Canada including The Calgary Stampede
USA Southern States Beef and Agri Tour
10th - 27th September 2016 (18 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
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