Flight-free travel

Unexpectedly bright-white sandy beaches in the Scilly Isles. Sicily by sleeper train via Paris and Rome. A transatlantic voyage to New York at Christmas. You don’t have to fly to find unforgettable travel experiences. 

There’s a lot of joy in taking the slow route, too. On a relaxing river cruise from Porto to sleepy little Pinhão, you’ll drift down the Douro, past terracotta-roofed towns and satisfyingly neat rows of vines carved into steep hillside terraces. Or on a train journey like the Jacobite Steam Train (also known as the Hogwarts Express – it’s immortalised in film in the Harry Potter movies), you can settle into your comfy carriage, sit back and enjoy the view as you pass by glistening lakes, soaring mountains and over the spellbinding Glenfinnan Viaduct. 

We offer all of these travel experiences and more. Come and meet us in-store and tell us your flight-free holiday ideas. Your Personal Travel Expert will then work with our handpicked partners to create the perfect trip for you.

Book an appointment at one of our stores

When you visit us in-store, you’ll be able to choose from an unrivalled range of flight-free holidays from Kuoni and our handpicked travel partners.

Speak to one of our flight-free travel experts

Our experts will listen to where you’d like to go and what you’d like to see and do, then recommend some flight-free holidays.

We’ll create your perfect flight-free holiday

Our service isn’t just about the moment you book your holiday – we’ll be with you every step of the way.


We’re excited to tell you that our range of flight-free holidays just got bigger. We work with a curated selection of travel partners who share our values and standards.

We've partnered with Byway, the world’s first slow travel booking technology, to offer you journeys to love by train, boat, bus and bike. Venture to lesser-known locations across the UK and Europe via picturesque train rides and unique places to stay, with each trip fully customised to suit you.

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Our travel partner McKinlay Kidd is an award-winning tour operator specialising in tailor-made holidays throughout the UK and Ireland. Whether you're interested in road trips, small group guided tours, train holidays, island hopping or fly-drives, they are sure to have something which fits the bill. They help visitors see beyond the landscapes and tourist hotspots in Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales and the Channel Islands.

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Uniworld is the only river cruise line to design its ships using inspiration from the rivers they sail upon. With distinctive themes, colour palettes, custom-made fabrics, personally selected original artwork, sumptuous furnishings and antiques, each element, down to the smallest detail, has been thoughtfully considered and flawlessly rendered.

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Jules Verne is one of our specialist sister brands, offering authentic small group escorted tours with a twist. Established in 1978, a sense of adventure to discover the world is at the heart of what they do. Jules Verne’s innovative tours are packed with special touches and led by local expert guides who will show you the true character of each destination.

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The UK’s leading specialist in short breaks for more than 35 years, Kirker Holidays provides carefully crafted tailor-made holidays to 70 classic cities and over 250 relaxing rural locations throughout Europe and beyond. As one of our specialist sister brands, we work closely with Kirker’s expert team to create your perfect itinerary, combining the best four- and five-star hotels with private transfers and flights or rail travel.

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For over 90 years, APT has been creating best-in-class travel experiences to some of the world’s most inspiring destinations. The attention to detail, personalised service and unexpected little extras make their award-winning river, small ship and expedition cruises totally unforgettable.

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Avalon Waterways’ smaller vessels allow you to dock in the heart of iconic cities, historic towns and hard-to-reach villages, so you can immerse yourself straight away in the local sights and sounds and make the most of every stop.

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Emerald Cruises are small ship experts. Whether you’re in search of the relaxed pace of a European river cruise, an enchanting voyage through South-East Asia or a journey along some of the world’s most stunning coastlines on board a luxury yacht, their collection of river and yacht cruises will take you to the very heart of each destination.

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When you travel with Scenic, luxury comes as standard. Across their river cruises, ocean cruises and land journeys, the luxuries you would expect to pay extra for are included, promising a journey like no other. A river cruise with Scenic is a truly all-inclusive journey along captivating waterways. You will feel fully immersed in an unforgettable trip, with no more than 163 guests on board.

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We are proud to partner with Osprey Holidays, an independent specialist tour operator with almost 50 years of experience in providing the highest standard of tailor-made short breaks to over 150 of Europe’s most exciting destinations. They offer total flexibility when, where and how you wish to travel, and their well-travelled team are experts in the places and hotels they offer.

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