Our People
  • Amy Waters snow biking Our Team

    Steppes Travel is made by the people who work here. Incredible holidays are made possible because of their vast travel experience and the great enthusiasm they bring to their work.

  • William Dalrymple Our Tour Experts

    We carefully select our experts based on their knowledge, companionship and influence, ensuring that you can travel with the most knowledgeable leaders in the field.

  • Liz Bonnin Heroes and Heroines

    The people who lead the way when it comes to those things which matter to us: exploration, the environment, women’s empowerment and education.

Expert-Led Groups

We are recognised as one of the UK’s leading specialists in cultural, archaeological, wildlife and pioneering, expert-led small group holidays.

We have been running insightful and groundbreaking group tours since our inception in 1989. Steppes group tour travellers are like-minded people – interesting, interested and curious. 

Our average group size is typically eight to ten people, smaller than other group tours typically offered – a factor which many of our clients appreciate. Travelling as part of a smaller group provides a more intimate, personalised and relaxed atmosphere.

We have worked with institutions such as the British Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum and run wildlife tours in conjunction with conservation agencies such as Fauna & Flora International,  the Orangutan Foundation,  and the Jane Goodall Institute.

Our group tours aim to create an easy and informal atmosphere – we have a lot of fun on our tours and many friendships have been formed.

Gjirokaster Village, Albania
Gjirokaster, Albania

About our tours

Our tours explore areas of the world which have often gone unnoticed. Accompanied by experts in their field, they embrace the intriguing ancient history, rich cultural and religious influence, or architectural wonders. Learn and discover the traditions of these countries, whilst rubbing shoulders with the locals, become emerged with the whole community.

They present a fascinating combination for the first-time visitor and provide a deeper insight to those returning to the area.

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Natural Paradise, Galapagos Islands
Natural Paradise, Galapagos Islands

Expert-led cruises

We work with a selection of experts on Steppes Travel privately chartered boats to destinations worldwide. We carefully choose our experts based on their personal insight, knowledge, companionship and influence.

Join one of our exclusive small boat charters to destinations including Galapagos, Canada and Antarctica.

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Mount Nemrut at sunset in Turkey

How we're keeping you safe on our tours

We are working closely with our partners around the world to ensure that you can have the most enjoyable and fulfilled travels possible. When you book with Steppes, you have our assurance that protocols will be in place when you travel, with an enhanced focus on hygiene and physical distancing, across transport, accommodation, guiding and visiting public places.

See our full safety policy here

Suggested Group Tours

Our experts have created and curated these small Expert-led Group Tour ideas to get you started. Whatever your interests we hope you will find something to suit you.

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From the very initial point of contact to the receipt of the travel documentation, Joe and Amy were excellent. They responded promptly to all our questions (which were numerous) and were able to provide us with all the information needed for the trip. Superb service for a magnificent trip and experience.


Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary once again?

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