Special Interest Holidays
There are lots of activities that combine perfectly with a walking holiday, so if you have a favourite hobby or pastime, a Ramblers Worldwide holiday may well enable you to enjoy the best of both! Many of our tours have a special interest theme that really gets the most out of that particular destination. You can identify these holidays by the relevant symbols within the holiday descriptions - their itineraries have been developed to include an exciting programme of activities around your chosen interest. All are packed with interest - but not too ‘intense’, so that the walking and special interest parts of your holiday are perfectly balanced.

You can, for example, enjoy walking and sightseeing holidays in destinations with historical or architectural significance, follow walking itineraries that take in the flowers and wildlife of an area,  go city walking or take a walking and cooking holiday in a destination famed for its gastronomy.

Tour Expert

Karen Groenewald leads mainly in Italy and in South Africa where she's both a national registered guide and also a field guide. Fluent in several languages and a commited traveller, Karen’s specialities are wild flowers, birds and mammals.

Our Special Interest Holidays


Extremadura & Doñana – a Birdwatcher’s Delight
A chance to see some of the most spectacular birding sites in Western Europe.
An expert's hand is clearly visible in the planning of our birdwatching and walking holiday to two fantasticaly diverse birding sites located in western Spain. With both sites located amongst established walking areas, we have combined great birding and walking country with a touch of Roman and Spanish culture for good measure.
Next Dept: 14 Mar 15      For: 8 nights       From: Heathrow
Types:    Birds Special Interest     Grades: D
Price from: £1,250
 
 
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Tuscan Lifestyle
Walking and cooking.
A one week holiday in Tuscany. During our stay we’ll mix easy walking, some sightseeing and practice at Italian cooking. The walking is fantastically varied with walks along open grassy ridges on the Appenine Watershed and relaxed strolls through historic villages. We also have the opportunity to do some sightseeing in Florence or Lucca.
Next Dept: 21 Sep 14      For: 7 nights       From: Heathrow
Types:    Festive Walking Lifestyle Special Interest Walking and Cooking     Grades: D/Sightseeing
Price from: £715
 
 
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St Lucia Adventure
The Caribbean’s natural beauty; the Helen of the West Indies.
St Lucia is one of the chain of Windward Islands in the Caribbean. The island has so much to offer from the inland tropical rain forests that house some of the world’s most beautiful plants and fruits, to the rare and exotic wildlife, coral reefs, waterfalls, and numerous trails into the hills and through rain forests that provide an exciting alternative to beach life.
Next Dept: 11 Nov 14      For: 15 nights       From: Gatwick
Types:    Festive Walking Lifestyle Special Selection Hotels     Grades: D/D+/Sightseeing
Price from: £2,135
 
 
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Hassness Country House - the best of the Lake District
Walking in the footsteps of the great Alfred Wainwright.


The English Lake District must be one of the most beautiful and dramatic walking areas in this country. A compact area of rugged mountainsides, high summits and open ridges, lakes and lakeside paths
Next Dept: 26 Jul 14      For: 3 nights      
Types:    2 Leaders Festive Walking Geological Walks Special Interest     Grades: C/D/D+
Price from: £169
 
 
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Navigation and Hill Skills Course
Learn the essential map & compass skills to keep you safe in the hills

NEW Are you interested in learning how to use a map and compass or just brushing up on your ability in map reading? This course will enable you to obtain the skills to navigate in the hills and obtain a recognised hillwalking skills certificate.
Next Dept: 08 Nov 14      For: 3 nights      
Types:    New Holiday Hill Skills Special Interest     Grades: D/D+
Price from: £199
 
 
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Ale & Amble in the Lake District
Lake District walks. Lakeland's fells, inns and ales.

NEW The English Lake District must be one of the most beautiful and dramatic walking areas in this country. Its pubs are full of character and local beers. Enjoy both on this new holiday based at Buttermere.
Next Dept: Future Departures      For:       From: N/A
Types:        Grades:
Price from: £POA
 
 
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Women's Activity Week
Into the hills with you!

NEW A fun activity break in the English Lake District for ladies brave of foot and fearless in the absence of a hairdryer. Get active amongst some of the most beautiful and dramatic landscapes in this country.
Next Dept: 16 Aug 14      For: 7 nights      
Types:    Lifestyle New Holiday Special Interest Women Only     Grades: D/D+
Price from: £455
 
 
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South Downs Spa Walking
Peace and tranquillity on the South Downs.

NEW Easy walking from a world-renowned spa hotel set in the beautiful walking country of the South Downs National Park. A contrast of luxurious white towels and hiking boots.
Next Dept: 03 Aug 14      For: 5 nights      
Types:    New Holiday Special Interest Special Selection Hotels     Grades: D
Price from: £575
 
 
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