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.
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The 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.
We 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, enjoy with us the wonderful hospitality that the Isle of Mull and surrounding islands offer.
A word from David..
The economy is heavily dependent on fishing, which still provides 40% of export earnings and employs 7% of the workforce. Agriculture employs slightly fewer accounting for about 5.4% of GDP. Main farm products include potatoes, green vegetables (in greenhouses), milk and lamb. And although Icelanders still enjoy low tax rates, aid to farmers is said to be the highest among OECD countries. This is clearly in response to difficult climatic conditions at times but is seen by some critics (who perhaps have little understanding of the effects of weather on farming) as an impediment to structural change.
Join David & Lorna for a fascinating tour of this scenic country...
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!
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.
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.
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island are three provinces in Eastern Canada collectively known as the Maritimes. The sea dominates most of the population for both livelihood and leisure, with the many harbours and coves along the coastline. Nova Scotia are the worlds largest producers of lobsters, Christmas trees and wild blueberries. In addition to the wonderful rugged scenery, we plan to visit local farmers with sheep, dairy and beef, potatoes, apple orchards, award winning wineries and of course fishing for salmon and lobsters.
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Our tour begins in Malaga at the Andalusian Institute of Agriculture where they will set the scene for agriculture in the area and detail their role in supporting the local industry. You will then see the vegetable sector with growing, picking, packing and processing all included. As you move toward Granada you will see tomato production, olive oil production and a winery, with tourist visits to the flamenco and the Palace of Alhambra. Moving on to Cordoba, you will visit one of the largest co-operatives in Spain, take in a 600 dairy herd, a vineyard producing grapes for sherry production and a beef cattle co-operative near Seville.
Photo courtesy of Andalusia Tourist office & Alhambra Palace
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.
The scenery is varied - lush green vegetation with brightly coloured exotic flowers; tree covered mountains with tree top walks; several active volcanoes (not dangerous!); wide meandering rivers, home in some cases to crocodiles; sleepy sloths that live in trees; ancient looking iguanas sunning themselves and kingfishers darting over the mirror-like glades are just a few of the many interesting sights you will get the chance to see in this very friendly country.
Amongst the general farming interests we will show you a coffee estate, banana and pineapple plantations, the harvesting of melons, a private house - where the owner will show you his prize herd of Nelore cattle, his growing of vanilla plus lunch in his lovely garden.
All photos courtesy of Travel Excellence, Costa Rica
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.
Add to this the welcome of the people of the Rainbow nation plus the variety of forestry and agriculture and you must visit South Africa to see for yourself!
Other tour itineraries available soon...
Southern China, 1st - 11th November 2013
Vietnam & Cambodia, January 2014
Uruguay & Paraguay - January/February 2014
Peru - February/March 2014
Cyprus - February 2014
New Zealand - February 2014
(also a 2013 departure if of interest)
Croatia - May 2014
Bulgaria & Romania - September 2014
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 – the fertile western coastline, the central mountains with lofty peaks and deep valleys, and the dense forests of the Amazon.
Our tour visits farms growing crops for export - cotton, sugar, rice, soybeans, fruit, asparagus and flowers. On the mountain sides of Peru, where terraces developed by the Incas are still in use and where they grew the first potatoes, crops for local consumption are grown by the small farmers.
Two touristic highlights will be the visit to Machu Picchu, the Inca site high in the Andean Mountains and to the ‘floating islands’ in Lake Titicaca.