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Luxury Helicopter Tours of Scotland - Scotland's Ultimate Holidays & Journeys

Posted by on December 19th 2018 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Sandgrouse News, Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Luxury Helicopter Tours of Scotland - Scotland's Ultimate Holidays & Journeys

For those clients who prefer to get around far quicker than the road allows and who love the idea of seeing an alternative perspective of Scotland - Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions provide some of the travel industry's most exciting luxury helicopter based holidays. 

Our carefully crafted, tailor-made Scottish itineraries include flying tours of Scotland, working with the country's best aviators. In 2018 we have given a record-breaking number of Sandgrouse Travel clients immense flexibility by incorporating more helicopters into our luxury Scottish programmes. We have seen...

Our South African Winelands Best

Posted by on December 14th 2018 in Africa, Inspiration, Luxury, Travel Tips & Advice

Our South African Winelands Best

As we used to live in beautiful South Africa, one of the most vibrant country's in the world, we feel very strongly about promoting this magnificent country's best side. We love nothing more than to share with our clients our favourites especially places you wouldn't ordinarily know about. The special gems we incorporate into our tailor-made holidays to South Africa go a long way towards helping to create the magical experience our clients are looking for from their holidays. 

GEMS FROM STELLENBOSCH & FRANSCHHOEK IN THE...

The Film: Svalbard 78° North

Posted by on June 13th 2018 in Adventure & Expeditions, Ambassadors, Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Photography, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News, Scandinavia , Travel Tips & Advice

Svalbard, Adventure at the North Pole

Spitsbergen, Svalbard: certainly one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights, better still, it's easily accessible from mainland Norway with daily commercial flights. Curious and intrepid visitors alike are able to view some of the most dazzling displays of Aurora Borealis that can be seen anywhere in the world.

During the Polar Night there is 24-hours darkness here, at only 650-miles south of the North Pole, the northern lights in Spitsbergen are...

Sailing the Norwegian Fjords - Family Adventure in Norway

Posted by on June 11th 2018 in Adventure & Expeditions, Inspiration, Luxury, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Scandinavia , Travel Tips & Advice

Sailing Norway Adventure Holiday

We are so excited to annouce that after a long wait, we are now sending lucky Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions clients to the Norwegian fjords, and we're dong it the best way possible! 

Clients sail the fjords in a converted Swedish Navy minesweeper, these days however the crew and clients are on the look out for the incredible Norwegian scenery rather than old World War Two ordinance.

JUMP DEEP INTO THE BEATING HEART OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE ON EARTH -...

Scandinavia's Happy Secret: Friluftsliv

Posted by on March 19th 2017 in Adventure & Expeditions, Ambassadors, Inspiration, Sandgrouse News, Scandinavia , Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Sandgrouse Travel, Nordic Outdoor, Sandgrouse Travel Event, Nordic Outdoor Event, Will Copestake Talk, Will Copestake Adventures
Friluftsliv! Be inspired and learn more about the Scandinavian outdoor lifestyle and how it can improve your own life. Join us on March 29th at the brand new Nordic Outdoor store in Glasgow.

Did you know that the Nordic countries hog the top ten world rankings for the most happy people? This amazing fact prompted us to wonder why? Beyond the superb infrastructures, great standards of living, pioneering social care systems and the secure and strong economies there is to us a much more obvious and ancient...

Guest Blog: The Art of Dressing for Winter by Nordic Outdoor Ltd.

Posted by on December 8th 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Sandgrouse News, Scandinavia , Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Guest Blog: The Art of Dressing for Winter by Nordic Outdoor Ltd.
We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with the brilliant Nordic Outdoor Ltd who have shops throughout the UK. Nordic Outdoor are the UK's leading supplier of quality Scandinavian outdoor and bushcraft equipment. 

On booking your tailor-made holiday with Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions you will receive a personal discount code to use in-store or online. We love the idea of giving you the chance to make sure you are properly kitted out with the best gear before your adventure.

At Nordic Outdoor you...

Buy your incredible experience now: Arctic Adventure with Will Copestake the 'UK Adventurer of the Year'

Posted by on November 28th 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Ambassadors, Inspiration, Photography, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News, Scandinavia

Buy your incredible experience now: Arctic Adventure with Will Copestake the 'UK Adventurer of the Year'
Join 'UK & Scotland Adventurer of the Year', Will Copestake in Arctic Svalbard. Book your 2017 adventure today and kayak at the top of the world with Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions  ***No previous experience required***

Every now and again in life an opportunity presents itself that should be grabbed with both hands. Our latest luxury adventure offering, which sees you on expedition in the high Arctic with some of the best guides in the world is one of those unique chances not to...

What is a typical day on safari like?

Posted by on October 12th 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Africa, Inspiration, Luxury, Photography

What is a typical day on safari like?
WHAT IS A DAY ON SAFARI ACTUALLY LIKE? THINKING OF A SAFARI HOLIDAY AND WONDERING HOW A TYPICAL DAY IS STRUCTURED? WE HEAR FROM THE LODGE MANAGER AT ONE OF ZAMBIA'S TOP LUXURY SAFARI LODGES

A typical day at your Zambian safari lodge as written by a lodge manager:

Between 05:30 and 06:30 (depending on the season) you will be gently woken by a soft knock on your door from one of the friendly members of staff. Make sure to wear something...

Land Rover Experience Scotland as part of our Luxury Scotland trips

Posted by on August 18th 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Sandgrouse News, Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Land Rover Experience Scotland as part of our Luxury Scotland trips
"Our clients and incentive travel groups not only have the luxury of using Land Rovers of their choice for the duration of their amazing Luxury Scotland trips but they also have the chance to put a Land Rover through its off-road paces at the official Land Rover Experience Scotland centre close to Dunkeld." - Solveig Kerdranvat, Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions.   Set amongst the beautiful Perthshire countryside in 'Big Tree Country' at the heart of Scotland, you find the incredible Land Rover Experience Scotland centre. 

(To...

The Definitive Guide to Kilimanjaro Part Four: Experiences on the Mountain

Posted by on July 21st 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Africa, Inspiration, Kilimanjaro

The Definitive Guide to Kilimanjaro Part Four: Experiences on the Mountain
At dawn

Your days on the mountain start at sunrise with steaming cups of coffee and delicious hot breakfasts served in the mess tent. (For more information on Kilimanjaro food and meals click here: mountain food is the source of success). Sandgrouse do high altitudes in style! A quick briefing follows breakfast – letting you know what to expect over the day ahead whilst the porters forge ahead with your tents and kit. Fortified, you trek on, the porters control the pace and pick...

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