• Amazing Albania - Hiking Adventure



    Join us for a hiking and sightseeing trip to an amazing country. Hike through picturesque mountains and valleys, visit the wonderful Valbona national park and the enchanting village of Thethi. Gaze at the Blue Eye Spring and the magnificent Grunasi canyon. Stay with locals in countryside guest houses, enjoy local cuisine and get an insight into Albanian culture; end the trip with a fascinating tour around the capital – Tirana. A full itinerary is available here: https://www.katsadventures.com/events/amazing-albania-hiking-adventure Fly into Tirana SATURDAY SEPT 14th Recommended hotel: http://www.villatafaj.com The above hotel stay is not included in the trip package Day 1 SEPT 15th: KRUJA & SHKODER Day 2 SEPT 16th: KOMANI LAKE BOAT RIDE & VALBONA VILLAGE VISIT Day 3 SEPT 17th: ROSI PASS HIKE (Approx 12 km) Day 4 SEPT 18th: THE VALBONA PASS HIKE (Approx 16 km 6-7 hours) Day 5 SEPT 19th: GRUNASI CANYON & BLUE EYE SPRING HIKE (14 km) Day 6 SEPT 20th: THORE PASS HIKE (Approx 8 km) Day 7 SEPT 21st Transfer to the airport and departure. Prices: £695 (for payment up to June 28th 2019) £795 Payment after June 28th 2019 Once the deposit of £100 + PayPal fees have been paid, you can transfer the remainder at your convenience but no later than 2 months after payment of deposit. If it`s more convenient for you, we also accept bank transfers. Bank details are available here: https://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/6397792/Bank_account/ Recommended flights: 14 September 2019, British Airways 19:15 - 23:10, LGW London Gatwick - TIA Tirana 22 September 2019, British Airways 00.10 - 02.10, TIA Tirana - LGW London Gatwick What's included: Professional English Speaking Guide Accommodation in mid-class hotel twin share on Day 1 and 6 Accommodation in Guesthouses with up to 6 pax per room from Day 2 to 5 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on all days (Full Board) Picnic lunch pack from Day 3 to Day 6 All museum and attraction entrance fees, as per itinerary Transportation as per itinerary based on private and public transportation Ferry ride from Komani to Fierza Luggage transfer based on Horses / Mules or Vehicles during the tour (bring duffel bags, not hard luggage) Airport drop off (for recommended flight) What`s excluded: Flights Drinks Snacks Guide Tipping Anything else not mentioned in the "Included" section Terms&Conditions: https://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/27636688/Terms_and_Conditions/ Cancellations: www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/What_to_do_if_you_can_no_longer_attend_an_event/ . Contact: If you have any doubts, queries or would like to chat with anyone about the best options for you, please contact us via email on [masked] Click here to follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CuriousKatsAdventureClub/) Click here to receive our monthly newsletter: https://www.katsadventures.com/


    Box Hill & Westhumble Train Station - Southern Railway


    HIGHLIGHTS Walk through the UK's largest Vineyard Pass one of England's most famous stately homes Traverse a variety of picturesque woodlands This is an amazing walk through Surrey countryside and vineyards. The walk offers several fantastic viewpoints, and despite being relatively close to London, a deep rural tranquillity. It will take you through a landscape of hidden valleys, pretty woodlands, and gentle pastures that seem lost in a golden yesterday. The biggest British vineyard - Denbies Wine Estate, set in 265 acres where we will have our wine tasting experience at the end of the walk is another and is a real treat! https://www.denbies.co.uk/tickets/book-online/ https://ticketisland.azurewebsites.net/ticketi_slevent_cal3Full?bi=Denbies IF YOU WANT TO DO THIS BOOK THE 3.00 PM WINERY TOUR CLASSIC WINE TASTING EXPERIENCE. WE WON'T GET BACK FOR ANY EARLIER SESSIONS. BUT BOOK ASAP AS IT WILL GET SOLD OUT VERY SOON THOSE THAT DON'T WANT TO DO THE WINE TASTING CAN WALK AROUND THE VINEYARDS OR GO BACK TO THE STATION THE WALK (About 9 miles) Trains: From London Victoria and London Waterloo Route: Boxhill station to Polesden Lacey to Denbies Vineyard to Boxhill station Lunch stop: Polesden Lacey (Either bring a packed lunch) or you can buy food there. Depending on what time we reach there, lunch stop between 30-60 mins Terrain: Several ups and downs during the hike, but no steep hills Pace: Medium - Fast A reasonable level of fitness is required for this hike Meet at station: 10.20 Hike starts: 10.30 Walk leader: Amit Hike fee: £5

  • Idyllic Italy: The Wonders of Tuscany & Umbria



    A HIKING CULINARY & SIGHTSEEING ADVENTURE IN UMBRIA & TUSCANY Join us for a hiking, culinary and sightseeing trip through the amazing Umbria and Tuscany regions of Italy. The hikes themselves are not long and are relatively easy, the focus of the trip is to combine nice countryside hikes with a taste of the culture, history, scenery and culinary flavours of an amazing part of Italy. More information: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/6d4f9c_6f12370192784c198ab013047d7cb4b4.pdf HIGHLIGHTS -Walk through idyllic Italian countryside and visit vineyards and olive groves -Sample some of Italy’s most mouth-watering pasta, wine, Pecorino cheese and other local delicacies -Visit stunning lakes, amazing castles, cathedrals and quaint hamlets & villages ITINERARY DAY 1 MONDAY, October 14th: Arrival in Italy and transfer by private coach to the hotel in Umbria. Welcome drink and dinner in the Hotel. DAY 2 TUESDAY, October 15th: Perugia/ Urban Trekking (10 km approx 4-5 hours including stops) Led by a local hiking guide we’ll discover the most important monuments of the town and hidden corners of the capital city of Umbria, off the beaten track to learn about the Etruscan origin of the city, the medieval alleys and the huge cathedral DAY 3 WEDNESDAY, October 16th - Montefalco - Bevagna (10 km) Departure by coach to Montefalco. Here we’ll start our walk to Bevagna through vineyards and olive groves (3-4 hours, 10km). Arrive in Bevagna, where beautiful Roman mosaics are preserved and some workshops where we’ll see how paper, leather & candles were prepared during the middle ages. We’ll also visit an amazing square and a wine estate for wine tasting. DAY 4 THURSDAY, October 17th – Lake Trasimeno / Tuscany (8-10km) Before saying goodbye to Umbria we’ll discover the beauty of its famous lake, the biggest in central Italy. Panoramic tour by coach along the coast. Arrival in Castel Rigone, a fantastic little hamlet on the dominant hill over the lake. Hike to Passignano Sul Trasimeno, a fishermen’s village. Arrival in Passignano and transfer by coach to a typical organic farm where oil and wine are produced. Lunch with a rich “antipasto”, handmade noodle, dessert (plus wine), then transfer to Tuscany. Arrival at the hotel in San Quirico d’Orcia, where a fantastic wine tasting session with local delicacies awaits DAY 5 FRIDAY, October 18th: San Quirico d’Orcia/ Bagno Vignoni (10 km) Walk to the wonderful Bagno Vignoni, an old thermal village along the old Francigena way (the pilgrims’ route that takes us from Canterbury to Rome), then along vineyards, through the old Vignoni Alto where a medieval castle dominates the valley. Arrival in Bagno Vignoni. DAY 6 SATURDAY, October 19th: Pienza Depart for Pienza, the town of Pope Piccolomini. Visit the cathedral and the Palazzo of the Pope. Pienza is also known as the town of Pecorino cheese. We’ll visit a local cheese factory and taste the local produce with some wine. Afternoon at leisure. Farewell dinner in Hotel DAY 7 SUNDAY, October 20th: Departure by private coach to the airport COST* £795 (For payment before August 25th) £895 (For payment after August 25th) * MINIMUM NUMBERS APPLY FOR THIS TRIP, PLEASE DON'T BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS UNLESS YOU GET THE CONFIRMATION FROM US Bank details: https://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/6397792/Bank_account/ What is included: - Coach travel including airport transfers (for recommended flights) - 6 nights in twin share room in 3* hotel in Perugia and in 3* hotel in Tuscany - 6 breakfasts - 1 dinner in Hotel in Umbria (3 course set menu without beverages) - 1 dinner in Hotel in Tuscany (3 course set menu without beverages) - 1 lunch in organic farm near Lake Trasimeno (organic food of the area and own farm products Plus glass of wine) - 1 wine tasting session at San Quirico d’Orcia Hotel - 1 cheese & wine tasting session in Pienza - Hiking guide for all hikes What is not included: - Lunch and dinner, where not specified - Flights to Italy -Items not mentioned in the what is included section Recommended flights*: Monday, October 14, Ryanair FR4952, 7:30 – 11:05, STN London Stansted - PEG Perugia Santegidio Sunday, October 20, Ryanair FR4953, 11:30 – 13:00, PEG Perugia Santegidio - STN London Stansted *As we have minimum and maximum numbers for each trip, please email us on [masked] once you pay your deposit. Terms&Conditions: https://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/27636688/Terms_and_Conditions/ Cancellations: www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/What_to_do_if_you_can_no_longer_attend_an_event/ . Contact: If you have any doubts, queries or would like to chat with anyone about the best options for you, please contact us via email on [masked] or phone:[masked]

  • Cuba Adventure-Salsa, Rum, Cigars and Vintage Cars!

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    Do you want to stay at Colonial houses of Cuba/Casas Particulares/ A home from home? Do you want to interact with local people? See the old colonial city of Trinidad, a UNESCO heritage site and one of the best-preserved colonial cities in the world. Watch the sunset in Playa Ancon and have chance to sunbath, One of the best beach in Cuba close to Trinidad city. Santa Clara the final resting place of “Che Guevara”. See the mausoleum and the museum dedicated to his extraordinary life. This is fully guided trip, your local cuban guide will be with you from the breakfast till you go to sleep in order to provide you Travel Like a Local experience and you will experience the Nightlife of Cuba with your tour guide so the program finishes at mid night. From Breakfast to Mid night What is included: • Local Guide • You will stay in colonial houses. Live like a local. All accommodation in twin/double rooms, All reservations will be for two persons in a room. (single room supplement is £200). The rooms are simple but clean please dont expect luxury accommodation in Cuba. • All breakfasts during the trip • Walking city tour of Havana, Trinidad and Vinales with a local guide • Airport transfers.( If you arrive and departure with recommended flight with the group) • Havana tour by american cars • Private transport between the cities total more than 1000 km. Transfer from door to door with old american cars. ( max 8 people in a car ) Havana to Trinidad- (Havana-Cienfuegos 250 km ( 3.5 hours) and Cienfuegos to Trinidad 80 km – 1.5 hours, Total 330 km with a stop on the way in Cienfuegos for 2 hours to explore the city. Trinidad-Santa Clara- (100km-2 hours’ drive) we will stop at Santa Clara for 2 hours Santa Clara-Viñales- (450 km-6 hours’ drive) Viñales-Havana Airport (180 km-3 hours’ drive) What is NOT included • International Flight ticket • Museum entrance tickets and all entry tickets • All meals and drinks except breakfast • Personal expenses • Travel insurance (Compulsory for entry in Cuba). • Cuban Tourist Card: £24 per person. Once the deposit of £75+ paypal fees has been paid we will contact you with further details. Full price: £745 Itinerary: Havana (4 Nights), Cienfuegos (2 hours), Trinidad (3 Nights), Santa Clara (2 hours), Viñales (2 Nights), 7 November 2019 (Thursday) Arrival to Havana and private transfer to our accommodation in central Havana, Our Casa is located just 300 meters to Capitol building. 8 November 2019 (Friday)[masked] Breakfast 10.00 Walking tour of Old Havana 17.00 Sunset Watch at Malecon 18.30 Dinner 20.00 Going out for Live Music 9 November 2019 (Saturday)[masked] Breakfast 10.00 Havana tour with old American cars Visit Fortaleza, Cristo de la Habana 17.00 Sunset Watch at Malecon 18.30 Dinner 20.00 Going out for Live Music 10 November 2019 (Sunday)[masked] Breakfast 10.00 Free Day Explore Central Havana, Vadedo or beaches of east Havana City Bus tour or explore Museums of Havana 17.00 Sunset Watch at Malecon 18.30 Dinner 20.00 Going out for Live Music 11 November 2019 (Monday)[masked] Breakfast 9.00 Travel to Cienfuegos with private old American cars-250 km-3.5 hours 12.30 Cienfuegos 14.30 Departure to Trinidad- 80 km-1.5 hours 16.00 Arrival to Trinidad and check in to our casa 19.30 Dinner 21.00 Going out for Live Music 12 November 2019 (Tuesday)[masked] Breakfast[masked] Walking city tour of Trinidad 13.00 Free time 16.30 Going to Playa Ancon beach for sunset 19.30 Dinner at Casa 21.00 Going out for Live Music 13 November 2019 (Wednesday)[masked] Breakfast 10.00 Free Day with extra activities 19.30 Dinner at Casa or out 21.00 Going out for Live Music 14 November 2019 (Thursday)[masked] Breakfast 8.00 Departure to Santa Clara-100 km-2 hours 10.00 Arrival to Santa Clara, Visiting Museum of Che Guevara 11.00 Coffee break at Center of Santa Clara 12.00 Departure to Viñales via Havana- 450 km- 6hours 18.00 Arrival to Viñales and check in 19.30 Dinner 21.30 Going out for Live Music 15 November 2019 (Friday)[masked] Breakfast 10.00 Walks in Viñales Valley 19.30 Dinner 21.30 Going out for Live Music 16 November 2019 (Saturday)[masked] Breakfast 10.00 Free Day with Extra Activities- Horse Riding in Vinales Valley 17.00 Departure to Havana Airport depends on flight time- 180 km-3 hours Flights* 7th of November, London Gatwick-Havana, AirEuropa, 10:10-21:10; 16th of November, Havana-London Gatwick, AirEuropa, 23:10 - 18th of November 16:25; You can extend your trip please ask me if you would like to stay extra 1 day in Havana/Cuba. (£50 extra payment) ( There is an option to fly directly with Virgin air, if you extend 1 day) Terms&Conditions: https://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/27636688/Terms_and_Conditions/ Cancellations: www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/What_to_do_if_you_can_no_longer_attend_an_event/ . Contact: If you have any doubts, queries or would like to chat to anyone about the best options for you, please contact us via email on [masked] Click here to follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CuriousKatsAdventureClub/ Click here to receive our monthly newsletter: https://www.katsadventures.com/

  • Exotic Vietnam Adventure

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    Join us on the trip to a land of staggering natural beauty and cultural complexities, of dynamic megacities and hill-tribe villages. DETAILED INFORMATION WITH PICTURES OF THE TRIP: https://bit.ly/2KL6SlA Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi Pick up from the Noi Bai (HAN) airport and transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter – the most exciting place for tourist. Check in hotel at 14.00, free time and overnight at hotel in Hanoi. Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B, L) Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting place. Then continue on to the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda at West Lake. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum, the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam, see Vietnam’s first university. Day 3: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc (B, L) Visit the historic capital of Vietnam and the famous ancient temples of Le and the Dinh Dynasties. After lunch, boat trip to visit Tam Coc to see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone. Then, cycle for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops in Tam Coc - Bich Dong Day 4: Excursion to Halong Bay and Stay overnight on Board. (B, L, D) Transfer to Halong Bay. Exploring this overwhelming seascape from the cruise. Since we’re overnight on the water, we’ll be able to explore Ha Long Bay’s most beautiful spots with time to swim and even visit some of the largest rock formations and caves. Stay overnight on Boat. Day 5: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi – Danang - Hoian (Brunch) An early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave, swim and relax. Note: The itinerary of the cruise is subject to change Day 6: Hoian city tour (B, L) Walking tour around this enchanting port town in the morning. And visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market. After lunch in a local restaurant, you will enjoy a short boat ride to a nearby village that specializes in ceramics and crafts – including boat building. Day 7: Hoian – Danang – Ho Chi Minh (B) After breakfast, ransfer to the airport to take flight to Ho Chi Minh. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh, pick up and transfer to hotel for check in. Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Tunnel (B, L) Start to downtown of Ho Chi Minh for touring along the famous Dong Khoi street, passing by the Opera House, Town Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral & central Post Office and Independent Palace. In the afternoon, we are heading to Hoc Mon District to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, is 70 kilometers Northwest of down-town Ho Chi Minh City. Day 9: Mekong Delta My Tho - Ben Tre Full Day (B, L) Travel by shuttle bus to My Tho on the boat. After that we’ll take you to a village where you can smell the flavor of coconut candies being made many yards away. Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City departure (B) After breakfast, check out hotel. Free time until transfer to the airport to take a flight to your home. Cost: £795 (For payment before May 13th, 2019) £895 (For payment after May 13th, 2019 and before August 13th, 2019) £995 ((For payment after August 13th, 2019) What's included: -Transportation with air-conditioned -Tour arrival and departure airport transfers -Accommodation base on a twin-share basic with daily breakfast -English Speaking Guide on days tours -All Entrance fees -Meals as mentioned at local restaurants (B= breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner) What's not included: -International airfare in & out Vietnam - Internal flights £220 (approx) -Beverages and other meals not mentioned in the program -Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels -Visa to Vietnam, if any -Travel insurance -Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping...) -Tipping/ Gratuities (About 3-5 US$/Person/Day) -Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, re scheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc. -Surcharge for peak season Price: Once the deposit of £100 + PayPal fees have been paid, you can transfer the remainder before May 13th, 2019 (for early bird) If it`s more convenient for you, we also accept bank transfers. Our bank details can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/6397792/Bank_account/ Recommended flights:* Terms&Conditions: https://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/27636688/Terms_and_Conditions/ Cancellations: www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/pages/What_to_do_if_you_can_no_longer_attend_an_event/ . Contact: [masked]