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.

Tom Frost

  • Europe, Middle East and Indian subcontinent

My Expertise

  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Croatia
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Montenegro
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Egypt

Having travelled to different parts of the world over the years it never ceases to amaze me how you constantly learn and evolve from the adventures you experience. I adore working in an environment where I can share my passion for the world and discuss fascinating stories both from my experiences and that of our clients. In the past year I’ve delved into the wintery beauty of St Petersburg, trekked through the colourful desert in Jordan and sailed down the iconic Nile in Egypt.

All these experiences have given me such fulfilment, no trip is ever the same and the people who we work with bring their countries to life in a way few others can. Having been lucky to travel so extensively at a relatively young age I feel that I can offer not only a great source of knowledge but also a genuinely passionate and enthusiastic experience. I truly get exhilarated hearing about my clients plans and love putting it together, then hearing all about the memories they’ve made.

Catherine Palace in Pushkin is a rococo palace, St Petersburg, Russia
St Petersburg, Russia
Annunciation Cathedral, Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
Moscow, Russia

A Russian Odyssey

For a country the size of Russia, it can be hard to even know where to begin, so on my first trip, I was excited to see not only the famous cities of St Petersburg and Moscow but also the fascinating countryside of the Golden Ring. Set about 5 hours to the North East of Moscow the beautiful town of Suzdal awaits with its iconic blue-domed Kremlin.

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Colossi of Memnon, Luxor, Egypt
Luxor, Egypt
Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt
Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt

The Egypt's Great Pharaoh

Having seen so many wonderful sites throughout my trip in Egypt it was only when I came face to face with the two giant statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III that I stopped and digested how incredible the architecture was. These two monoliths have stood at 60ft since 1350BC and it takes a moment to digest how phenomenal that really is. Travelling to Egypt really is like walking through time taking in some of the most iconic structures and cultures the world has known.

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Tom Frost, Jordan
Treasury Temple (Al Khazneh), Petra, Jordan
Petra, Jordan

Journey through Jordan

I would place Jordan at the top of anyone’s Middle Eastern bucket list, rifled with phenomenal landscapes, architecture and culture this was one of my favourite trips to dates. When you think of an iconic site like Petra there is often a fear that it won’t live up to your expectations, I can confirm that not only did this live up to the hype it absolutely exceeded it. Every detail is so beautifully preserved making it hard to believe it’s been standing all this time.

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Petra Monastery

Hike the 850 steps up to the monastery. Built in the 3rd century BCE as a Nabataean tomb, the monastery is one of the legendary monuments of Petra.

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The Hermitage Museum

Explore hidden treasures of the Hermitage on a private tour.

The Valley of the Kings

Walk in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor to see the most famed collection of elaborate tombs such as Tutankhamun, Seti I, and Ramses II.

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Meet the rest of the team

Our specialists have a wealth of travel experience under their belts and revisit their own areas of expertise each year to refresh their minds and discover new opportunities. Many have been with us for more than 14 years and have developed a following of clients who trust their judgement and will travel with no one else. We hope you will join those ranks.

They will tell you about those intimate, friendly hotels, introduce you to charismatic guides and our hidden gems – those extra qualities that make your holiday both unique and special.

Why Choose Steppes?

These may be uncertain times but they are, without a doubt, still full of opportunity to discover the extraordinary safely. Through knowledge and expertise, we can connect you to those destinations embracing travellers with the added confidence of flexible booking and decades of insight.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary once again?

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