“Sabbaticals are such stuff as dreams are made on” – what Will Shakespeare would have said had he worked a 9-5.

Organisation is the key to success when it comes to booking a trip of such mammoth proportions, and that's where we come in. Whether you've got three months or three weeks (or three years for that matter - you can but hope) our team of experts are on hand to help you plan the trip of a lifetime.

Want to spend six months following the sun around the globe, staying at the finest luxury hotels and becoming a bona fide beach bum? We've got you covered. What about road-tripping through Europe, picking up a new classic car in each country and driving some of the world's most iconic routes? Or perhaps an adrenaline-fuelled grand tour of the globe, taking in the coolest experiences on each continent? - Think learning to photograph snow leopards in Ladakh, seeing South Africa's Sardine Run alongside award-winning experts, exploring Chilean Patagonia aboard a private charter and much, much more.

As with everything we do here at Original Travel, we believe it's the 'life is in the detail' moments that really make a trip, and your sabbatical is no different. From organising a new wardrobe to be sent out to each destination you visit to building you your very own website where you can share your photos and experiences with your friends, we will go the extra mile to make sure it is truly unforgettable.

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Having planned a fair few sabbaticals over the years, we understand that it can seem somewhat daunting given the level of logistics involved - flights, accommodation, experiences, all on a global scale. But don't worry, we're here to make sure it all runs like clockwork so you can get on with having the experience of a lifetime.

Tom, Original Traveller

Where to go

Mount Cook Snow

New Zealand

Comparable in size to the UK, but with a population of only four million, New Zealand is one of the world's least crowded countries.

A Sally Lightfoot Crab

Galapagos Archipelago

Nobody comes back disappointed from the Galapagos; quite simply, it is like nowhere else on earth.

Nambian wildlife


If there is one word to describe Namibia its 'cool.' Namibia, its fair to say, is one of the most sophisticated, individual and downright original countries on earth.

Prayer Flags in Bhutan


A fascinating Himalayan kingdom offering unique cultural insight, superb trekking and landscapes, and welcoming people.



The youngest country on earth, and one of the most fun.

Colourful lizard in Madagascar


Bizarre beasties and loco landscapes put the 'mad' in Madagascar.



Indisputably the ‘in’ country on earth right now, and somewhere that we at Original Travel can’t get enough of.



The vast island of Australia is a country of natural beauty and vivid contrasts, and a big Original Travel favourite.

Sighisoara Skyline, Romania


Home to the dramatic Carpathian mountains, historic Transylvania and the extraordinary wetlands and migrating birdlife of the Danube Delta, Romania is a nation full of pleasant surprises.

A Hammock On A Maldivian Beach


Paradise islands don’t come much better than the Maldives.



A continent-sized country, the USA pretty much has it all, and Original Travel has cherry-picked the very best bits. We offer tailor-made trips to include experiences as different as the brash hedonism of Las Vegas and the wide open spaces of Montana, and the beaches of the Florida Keys or the majestic scenery of the Rocky Mountains.



Utterly original, which probably explains why we love India so much.

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