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Tropical Atoll, Maldives

Where can I travel to this year?

As of 04/10/2021, the international travel traffic light system will be retired and replaced with a simplified (hooray!) two-tiered system. In its place will be a safe-to-visit list of countries and a no-go ‘red’ list of countries. Furthermore, fully vaccinated travellers will not need a pre-departure test before arrival into England from a non-red list country. And from later in October, you will be able to replace the day two PCR test with a much cheaper lateral flow test. 

For recommendations of where is best to travel for the next few months speak to our travel experts for their first-hand experience and the latest updates for destinations. 

Updated 17/09/2021

Where You Can Travel

Albania

Albania is one of the most fascinating countries emerging from within the Balkan Peninsular.

Ruins of the ancient Apollonia town, Albania

Armenia

A landlocked country overflowing with history.

Akdamar Island in Van Lake, The Armenian Cathedral Church of the Holy Cross, Turkey

Belize

A country with conservation at its heart. Diligently explore the massive chunks of its dense jungle that have been reserved for the…

Aerial view of Great Blue Hole, Belize

Canada

Rocky Mountains and Arctic tundra; Canada is a land of captivating variety. Explore this expansive and beautiful country with us and you…

Majestic Mountain, Lake, British Columbia, Canada

Croatia

A blue-green expanse of awe-inspiring sights and sites.

Dubrovnick Harbour, Croatia

Greece

Greece boasts 3,000 islands in the Aegean and Ionian Sea where you can enjoy the magical beaches, delectable cuisine, crystal clear waters…

Santorini, Greece

Grenada

A beautiful blend of deep blue and lush green. Be sure to include hiking through tropical rainforests and snorkelling over the largest…

Tropical White Beach, Sandbar, Caribbean, Grenada

Guatemala

A small country with a booming ecosystem. Among the breadth of animals in its forests, the calls of howler monkeys and blaring…

Alfombra Carpet, Antigua, Guatemala

Iceland

Black sand beaches, deep-green landscapes, lively active volcanoes, spurting geysers and deafening waterfalls.

Geyser, Hveravellir, Iceland

Jamaica

A Caribbean favourite. Be sure to take in everything Jamaica offers on your tailored itinerary - there's shining golden beaches, forest trails,…

Hellshire, St Catherine, Jamaica

Jordan

Take the slow road - known as the King's Highway - and you'll have plenty of time to explore Petra, prehistoric villages…

Petra at night, Jordan

Kenya

One of the prides of the African continent. After trekking through the Masai Mara and meeting lions, giraffes and wildebeests, head to…

Lion at dawn, Masai Mara, Kenya

Kyrgyzstan

This land is a true explorer's challenge - spend time with local nomadic families, trek the Tien Shan Mountains and even make…

View of lime green grassland leading to shores of curved lake and snowy distant mountains.

Maldives

One of the world's most beautiful spots to unwind.

Aerial View over Maldives, Maldives

Morocco

Explore Roman ruins or sample the hospitality of isolated Berber villages.

Tagines, Morocco

Nicaragua

A fresh face on the travel scene - but one that you cannot afford to miss.

Little Corn beach, sunset, Corn Islands, Nicaragua

Oman

Oman is an intriguing mix of rich history and diverse landscapes; from Arabian palaces and historic forts to towering sand dunes and…

Wahiba Sands, Oman

Pakistan

Blessed with natural beauty, an astonishing diversity of tribes and faces and a fascinating history, little changed since Mughal times.

Badshahi masjid, Lahore, Pakistan

Portugal

Steppes' Portugal holidays showcase a country which feels so familiar yet offers an abundance of surprises a mere two hours away.

Villa Comporta; exterior view; Troia; Portugal

Republic of Congo

Follow your instincts and embark upon an adventure in the Congo. You'll have to be prepared for an untamed experience - rambunctious…

Young male gorilla in tree, Ngaga Camp, Odzala, Rep of Cong

Romania

Butterflies, rare wildlife and natural beauty spill out from the forests.

Barsana Wooden Monastery, Maramures, Romania

Russia

Discover icons such as the masterpieces of the Hermitage and the colourful Church on Spilled Blood.

The Catherine Palace, Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Saint Lucia

This is a trip that isn't just about lying back on a beach. With a landscape that is begging to be explored…

Mountain View, Caribbean, St Lucia

Spain

The Basque Country is a particularly eclectic location with UNESCO-listed reserves and unique culinary experiences.

Alhambra from Albaicin in Granada, Andalusia, Spain

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan possesses the cream of Central Asian architecture, epitomised by the magnificent ensemble in Registan Square in Samarkand.

View of Islamic buildings through blue mosaic archway.

Sri Lanka

Relax on the glorious sandy beaches, explore the UNESCO site of Galle or discover Colombo’s fascinating past.

Peacock Sri Lanka

Turkey

Turkey's cities pour with history, its coastlines dazzle under the sun and its culture always shines proudly.

Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Why book with Steppes Travel?


Fjadrargljufur canyon in iceland
Iceland

What does the latest update mean for testing during travel?

From 4th October, under the new testing regime, people who have had both jabs will not need to take a pre-departure test before leaving any country not on the red list. Then, from the end of October, they will be able to replace their day-two PCR test with a cheaper lateral flow test. Those unvaccinated will still have to pay for PCR tests.

Boats float on clear water off a hidden beach on the Makarska Riviera in Croatia
Hidden beach, Makarska Riviera, Croatia

Flexible Travel Planning & Payment Service

If you’re looking to get away for a much-needed and well-deserved holiday but not sure where is the most feasible destination, we are happy to put on hold several holiday options for you, giving you greater flexibility nearer to your departure.

Furthermore, just as we tailor-make your holiday to suit your needs, we will do the same with devising a payment plan that works for you. This will mean reduced deposit amounts and a final payment date later than normal. We will work closely with our friends and partners around the world for you.

An aerial view of a turquoise blue river bending through a lush green forest in the Philippines
Bohol Island, Philippines

COVID -19 Cover - Travel Insurance

More than ever, adequate travel insurance is an imperative part of your holiday. Although many travel insurance companies have not caught up with the crisis, and currently won’t cover for coronavirus-related claims, there are some that do. Steppes Travel is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd, who are authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority and who now offer a brand new travel insurance policy that includes cover for cancellation or curtailment of a trip due to contracting COVID-19, or through being quarantined or refused permission to travel due to infection or suspected infection.

Lake surrounded by snow capped mountains and grassy slopes against blue skies.
Spain

Great fares for winter sun 2021

Enjoy great prices on British Airways flights to the Canary Islands, Indian Ocean, Caribbean and Dubai for 2021. With British Airways protective measures on the ground and in the air, you can be safe every step of the way. What’s more, you can have peace of mind that you can change your bookings under their book with confidence policy. Speak to our travel experts for promotion details.

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Fisherman, Mekong river, Laos
Mekong River, Laos

Plan ahead for your next holiday

If you have travel plans for this year or 2022, we suggest you give us a call to help you secure the best guides and to get preferable hotel rooms reserved. With our flexible payment terms, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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Let your sense of adventure loose once again. Explore this beautiful planet in our safe hands.

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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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