Suggested itineraries in April
April is traditionally known as one of the UK's wettest months, but take solace by browsing our Asia itineraries which promise a slice of sunshine. This is an ideal time to visit Vietnam, which has a notorious tricky-to-get-right climate. April hits the start of the summer monsoon in beach-orientated Nha Trang. It’s not too hot yet and the chilliness of nighttime is replaced with a more balmy temperature. April in north India sees the hilly forests of Shimla emerge from the harsh winter and begin the summer season. This pretty hill station, surrounded by jagged peaks, is comfortably warm now but with fresh mountain air.
A Family Wilderness Adventure in Kipling Country
This bespoke Indian wildlife adventure has been especially designed for families travelling with children, bringing to life Rudyard Kipling's stories.View here
Himalayan Odyssey... North India's Finest Monasteries, Temples & Spas
A delightful tour starting with the incredible Golden Temple in Amritsar, followed by travels through the scenic foothills of the...View here
Maharajas' Express - North India's Most Luxurious Train Journey
Experience India’s most luxurious train, the Maharajas’ Express, on a fascinating route through bejewelled cities, cultural sites and wildlife hubs....View here
Meandering Down the Mekong... Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam
- Chiang Rai
- Luang Prabang
- Si Phan Don
- Siem Reap
- Phnom Penh
- Mekong Delta
- Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
This is our ‘super luxe’ Mekong itinerary. Sleeping both on the boat and in hotels, you will experience four countries...View here
Natural Wildlife Wonders of Sri Lanka
Experience the astonishing diversity and natural beauty of Sri Lanka's rivers, lakes, mountains, jungles and beaches. Staying in accommodation ranging...View here
Outdoors Lover's Paradise... A Luxury Tour of the UK's Lakes, Lochs and Brochs
Great Britain has a great deal to offer lovers of the outdoors and this tailor-made itinerary allows you to explore...View here
The Ultimate Burma Tour... No Stone Left Unturned
- Yangon (Rangoon)
- Inle Lake
- Maymyo (Pyin Oo Lwin)
- Mrauk U
- Ngapali Beach
This is our definitive Burma itinerary. As well as taking in all the major sites, this journey showcases all of...View here
Events in April
Hong Kong Rugby 7s: 6th - 8th April 2018
Spanning three days Hong Kong Sevens is the premier tournament in the IRB Sevens World Series.
Thingyan Festival (Burma): 12th - 20th April 2018
The Burmese New Year water festival is celebrated over four to five days. Water throwing is a prominent feature of the celebrations symbolises the washing away of the previous year's bad luck and sins.
Sri Lanka New Year: 13th April 2018
The objective of the Sri Lankan New Year is to manage the year with a good harvest and income without any financial difficulties. People leave the cities and travel to their home towns to spend it with friends and family.
Songkran Festival (Thailand): 13th - 15th April 2018
An important event in the Buddhist calendar this water festival marks the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year and is about cleaning, purification and fresh starts. The throwing of water is a huge part of the celebrations as is appreciation of the family.
Laos New Year: 13th -17th April 2018
Also known as Songkran and lasting 3 days, Lao New Year is celebrated by pouring perfumed water over Buddha images then on friends and family.
Khmer New Year (Cambodia): 13th - 17th April 2018
Coachella Music Festival (World): 13th - 23rd April 2018
Tamil New Year (India): 14th April 2018
Queen Elizabeth's Birthday (UK): 21st April 2018
The Queen usually spends her actual birthday privately, but the occasion is marked publicly by gun salutes in central London at midday: a 41 gun salute in Hyde Park, a 21 gun salute in Windsor Great Park and a 62 gun salute at the Tower of London.