Here at Great Little Escapes, we offer tailor-made and bespoke holiday packages. As we are fully ATOL protected (number 5933), you can be sure that you are financially protected when you book a holiday package, including flights, through us. As well as this, our extensive knowledge and friendly service mean that you will be booking the holiday that you want. We already have several well-established trading names specialising in holidays to Tuscany, the Tuscan Isle of Elba, Tunisia, and coach trips and escorted short breaks around the UK and Mallorca. However, we’re also very knowledgeable of destinations such as Mallorca, Oman, Morocco, and others across the globe.
We have personally visited many of the hotels we offer and we will work with you to define your ideal holiday before booking anything.
We've been in business since 2002 and have sent thousands of happy customers to a variety of destinations across the world. We've looked after every one of them, and we'll look after you, too. We genuinely want you to enjoy your holiday.
At Great Little Escapes, we take care to ensure that we know, in great detail, the destinations that we sell.
Discover Tunisia’s widest choice of holidays. Tunisia First is our specialist brand for everything Tunisian. We don’t just sell Tunisia, we know Tunisia! Great Little Escapes, established in 2002, is the specialist tour operator for Tunisia in the UK (ATOL 5933) trading as Tunisia First. Our other trading names are Tuscan Secrets and Just Days Out.
With intimate knowledge of Tunisia, Tunisia First caters both for the first time visitor and the more adventurous traveller. We offer a range of ATOL-protected holidays and tours to suit every taste and budget. Accommodation is hand-picked by us to ensure you have a great holiday and we have personally visited many of the hotels featured on our website. You can speak to one of our experienced travel advisors before you book and we'll take the time and care to identify your precise travel requirements before making recommendations for your personalised holiday.
We are an independent tour operator. This enables us to book any available flight to Tunisia including all scheduled and charter airlines with full ATOL protection on your package when you depart from the UK. You can holiday in Tunisia for any number of nights you wish, from two nights to five months! Multi-centre and touring holidays are our speciality too. If it's available we'll book it for you.
Our office in Tunisia has booked your accommodation directly with the hotel. They've organised your tour, a private excursion, or your tee-times with local partners and made sure you'll be picked up from the airport when you arrive. On arrival in Tunisia you will be looked after by our local agent, Eden Tours.
You will be met in the arrivals hall by a friendly airport representative and then transferred by your choice of Eden Tours shared mini-bus or one of their private cars to your hotel. We also offer private transfers with trusted Grand Taxi drivers and the cars provided by some luxury hotels on the Carthage Coast.
NB. Transfers by Grand Taxi or a car supplied by the hotel do not include airport representation by Eden Tours.
In the resorts of Hammamet, Yasmine Hammamet, Sousse, Port El Kantaoui, and Skanes/Monastir, our local representatives invite you to a short welcome meeting (on the day after you arrive). They will ensure you are happily settled in to your hotel and help you solve any issues that may have arisen since you arrived. The representative will also give a brief introduction to Tunisia, covering the basics of getting around, using the currency etc. as well as handy tips to help you negotiate Tunisian culture.
You will also have the opportunity to book a day out, a desert safari, or a private tour - rest assured that there will be no hard sell. We also provide you with essential contact information for Eden Tours (with your travel documents) in case you need further assistance or want to book a tour after the welcome meeting.
If you are staying outside the main holiday resorts: Eden Tours are just a phone call away.
Tuscan Secrets is our specialist Italian brand. As a specialist for the region of Tuscany and the Island of Elba, we can offer you the largest selection of accommodations. We are therefore able to organise a completely bespoke trip for you, where everything from the hotel to your daily activities can be tailored to meet your specific requirements. We will work with you to find out exactly what you want before suggesting anything to you.
If you're looking for a completely personalised trip to Italy, you've come to the right place. Because of our intimate knowledge of Italy and partnership with many hotels and tour operators in Italy, we can help you to put together a holiday that you'll remember forever. We like to focus on smaller, family-owned properties.
Throughout the year, we operate a number of escorted small group tours. Each of these takes a minimum of 12 people and a maximum of 16-20 people for around 7 nights in Italy. They tend to be special interest tours. We always include:
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A Morning Drive to the Wahiba Sands with Photo Stops at Various Points
Wahiba Sands Is a Vast Mass of Undulating Red and White Sea of Sand - The Ever-Changing Patterns of the Dunes Are a Photographer’s Delight
After Some Exciting Sand Dune Driving, You Will Visit One of the Bedouin Family in the Desert
Later, We Proceed to Wadi Bani Khalid, an Oasis Spot in the Middle of the Barren and Dry Mountains
It Is One of the Most Beautiful Wadis in Oman and Its Clear, Deep Blue Pools Give You an Opportunity to Take a Refreshing Dip
For those who don't live within this area, we can offer overnight accommodation at Ascot Priory for around £30 per head, subject to availability. This includes free parking for the duration of our stay in Italy.
If interested, please mention this when you book with us and we will check to see whether there is any availability for you at the time of your booking.
We run coach trips from Hampshire, Berkshire, and Surrey to attractions and places of interest in the UK and abroad. Our mission is to get you out and about with like-minded people so you can make new friends and have a great time. Return coach travel and courier services are included in the price of all our trips, and we often include meals as well. Whether it's a day trip, a theatre trip or a short break, we're bound to have something for you. Visit our website and take a look at the extensive range of trips we have on offer.
If you have a group you want to organise a day out for, you can leave it to us - just get in touch and tell us where you want to go, roughly how many people will be going and whether you need entrance tickets or meals, and we'll get everything booked for you. Don't stress!
Aside from our day and theatre trips, we also run longer weekend and week breaks. These hotel breaks have proven to be popular with our customers.
We also offer short breaks across England and Wales in partnership with Alfa Travel, which allows us to provide you with fantastic trips at very reasonable prices.