Solo travellers can immerse themselves in the trip of a lifetime with the world’s leading science and technology magazine, New Scientist’s new Discovery Tours. Select tours will not be charging single supplements for the first few bookings, so solo travellers can enjoy a range of fascinating experiences, without paying extra.
Each tour incorporates a range of scientific themes and is led by an expert from New Scientist’s network so travellers can engage with editors, science specialists, academics and authors during each uniquely curated travel experience.
Highlights of the tours for 2020 and 2021 include searching for Bengal tigers in India, learning about the burgeoning technology in Japan and exploring dark matter at CERN, Switzerland.
Japan: nature, culture, science, Tokyo to Kagoshima, Japan
12 days from £6,695 per person departing on 18th October 2020.
This tour will take visitors on a journey through Japan, exploring the burgeoning technology centres and spectacular landscapes in Tokyo, Hakone and Kagoshima. The tour will take place during winter, where participants will visit snow-capped mountains, buzzing metropolises, hot springs and volcanic islands. Visitors will visit leading institutions and explore space, robotics and learn about AI.
Excludes international flights. Includes all accommodation, some meals, ground transport and entry to all sites and attractions.
Kepler’s Prague: Music of the Spheres, Czech Republic
Six days from £1,968 per person departing 14th September 2020.
Accompanied by science writer and broadcaster Jane Green, visitors can follow in the footsteps of astronomer and mathematician Johannes Kepler and astronomer, Tycho Brahe, as they unearth the connection between music and orbits of the planets in the city of a hundred spires. Visitors will discover what remains of the legacy of Kepler and Brahe, while exploring the medieval centre of Prague and its surrounding regions. Includes return flights from London, ground transport, some meals and entry to all attractions.
Science of the Renaissance, Italy
Seven days from £1,825 per person departing 3rd November 2020.
Visitors will encounter the great scientific minds and discoveries of the Renaissance on a cultural adventure across the pre-eminent cities of science – Florence and Bologna – on a tour led by art and architecture expert Andrew Spira and accompanied by scientific historian Professor David Wootton. The tour will look at the wondrous collections, buildings and churches that demonstrate the burgeoning of knowledge of the period whilst visitors enjoy these beautiful cities. Includes UK return flights, accommodation, some meals, ground transfers and entry to all attractions. https://www.newscientist.com/tours/italy-science-of-the-renaissance/
Explore dark & frozen matter, CERN & Mont Blanc, Switzerland
Six days from £2,698 per person departing on 18th May and 17th September 2020.
Accompanied by particle physicist Kate Shaw and science journalist Laura Spinney, this tour focuses on CERN, where the famous Large Hadron Collider operates, and Mont Blanc to investigate receding glaciers and what they reveal about history. During the stay in Geneva, visitors will also explore the old town, visit the Museum of the History of Science and learn about watchmaking at a historic workshop. Includes UK return flights, ground transport, all accommodation, some meals and entry to all attractions.
Tigers of India
12 days from £4,995 per person, departing on 26th March 2020.
On this tour, visitors will search for the Bengal tiger, while staying in award-winning lodges at the Kanha, Pench and Satpura reserves. Guests will become experts in how to track these elusive creatures, while exploring India’s diverse wildlife with conservationist Julian Matthews. Guest lecturers will share insight into the challenges conservationists face in modern India and how tourism can be used a force for good. Excludes international flights. Includes domestic transport, some meals and entry to all attractions.
Wildlife of Madagascar
12 days from £5,995 per person departing September 2021.
Visitors will experience the unique and diverse ecosystem of Madagascar by plane, boat and authentic bush camps while also visiting the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust where they will accompany rangers on patrols. Visitors will explore Andasibe forest to see lemurs and discover the fossas of Kirindy Reserve, Amber Mountain National Park and Tsingy. Canoeing, sunset hill walks and night-time exploration offer a stunning insight into Madagascar. Excludes international flights. Includes accommodation, all park fees and excursions and domestic transport. https://www.newscientist.com/tours/wildlife-of-madagascar/
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