September

Where to go on holiday in September?

You know you want to go on holiday in September but not sure what destinations are best? Get in touch to discuss the options with us. 01728 748209, use live chat or send an enquiry.

September is a great time for African safaris towards the end of the dry season in most countries but not quite too hot to move (which October often is!).  Places like South Luangwa are full of wildlife as huge ‘fishing parties’ of storks gather in the dried up lagoons and hippos jostle for space in the last of the river’s pools … the stunning pink Carmine Bee Eaters can be seen along the river banks and it’s a great month for photographic safaris to Zambia.

Zambia-Carmine Bee Eaters

Carmine Bee Eaters in South Luangwa

It’s a great time of year for self drive holidays to South Africa along the Garden Route. The end of August into September is the best time to visit the Western Cape and Namaqualand for the stunning carpets of spring flowers. Head to Cape Town and the winelands for fabulous food and drink. It’s also Whale Watching season along the Western Cape southern shores around Hermanus for the migration of the Southern Right Whale.  In Namibia it is also the dry season, and the skies are a pure blue. It is one of the best times for wildlife viewing, especially in Etosha National Park, where large herds of animals are common including elephants, giraffes, zebras, kudus and more.

In East Africa, the migration is still milling around the Masai Mara in  Kenya combine this with a safari into Samburu and Laikipia. In Tanzania, September is a good time to climb Kilimanjaro! It’s the end of the dry season in much of Africa and scorching hot in places like Zambia and Botswana.  Malawi is lovely in October especially on the lake where the breeze keeps you cool.  

Malawi---Mumbo-kayaking

In Peru, September is a great time to do the Inca Trail, nice temperature and avoiding the crowds. Head over to the Galapagos islands for some fabulous wildlife, this can be added to a holiday in Peru or Ecuador easily.  In the Pantanal in Brazil, September is the driest month, with warm days and cool nights – and the best chance of spotting a jaguar.

In Bhutan, Nepal and Northern India the dry season is coming and trekking conditions are good – late September and October you can also witness some of Bhutan’s best festivals. Travel on the toy train up into the Himalayan foothills to Shimla and head out into the deserts of Rajasthan, maybe stay in one of India’s Palace Hotels.  Head to Japan for stunning ‘colours of Autumn’ as the mountains and gardens turn to all shades of orange!

Bhutan---view

In Europe places like France, Italy and Greece are superb in September, after the resorts have quietened down, the kids are back at school and there are some really good autumn holiday offers to many hotels around the Mediterranean.  Our clients love Kefalonia in particular, contact us for late availability for some great prices on favourite hotels and B&Bs. Provence in particular is lovely in September.  In Italy it’s harvest time and fabulous for food and drink experiences such as Al Vecchio Convento where you can try your hand a cooking as well as tasting lovely local produce!

Villa Elia Ithaka

Villa Elia Ithaka

North America is stunning in September – vast swathes of reds, yellows and oranges sweep the continent in the ‘colours of the Fall’.  Take a train journey through the Rocky Mountains or self drive around New England or the Atlantic coast and Ontario in Canada.  Head to Vancouver Island and British Columbia for amazing bear watching holidays or to the Yukon and Alaska for jaw dropping scenery (and this year some clients had the best ever Northern Lights sightings from Dawson in early September).

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Northern Lights over Dawson in Yukon – Mark Tolcher (Sept 2016)

I felt like the King of Scotland again! Another amazing holiday to Africa .. thoroughly enjoyed everything in Zimbabwe and already want to go back again! In Mana Pools I got up very close on walking safaris to a pack of wild dogs and saw "Boswell" the 50 year old elephant who stands on his back legs to feed!
Wilf Graham – Zimbabwe (Sept 2016)
December 13, 2016

Thank you for your organisational skills, your knowledge and every detail of what was a truly fabulous holiday experience. We gave you the outline of an idea and you took it and created a proposal. There are too many highlights to list – overall the holiday met and exceeded our expectations!
Mick & Jaclyn – Pacific Coast & Hawaii (Sept 2016)
October 26, 2016

We got home last night after a fab week away at Cosi's Inn, thank you! It was wonderful. We loved the island, people, food, local wine etc etc - magical ! Everything went to plan as far as travel, transfers, accommodation, car hire etc. We would definitely ask you to help us with our travel plans again as well as recommending you to friends and family. Speak to you soon x
Greece, Kefalonia – Sarah & John (Sept 2016)
September 19, 2016

Overall we loved Croatia, thank you for arranging it all, we enjoyed all the different locations, everyone was very friendly and all the connections, transfers and ferries went well. Our hotel the Hilton Imperial in Dubrovnik was perfect and all the locations were very different, we loved Korcula best of all.
Croatia – Trevor & Pat Smith (Sept 2016)
September 19, 2016

We loved The Pelion and Pounda Paou so much when you picked it for us in June, we had to go back again!
Greece Pelion – Jenny and David (Sept 2016)
September 13, 2016

Thank you for all your hard work in putting together our tailor made holiday to Tanzania. Accommodation throughout was at least very good, sometimes really excellent. The Old Boma hotel where the service was super - one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in anywhere in the world Hassan our safari guide was first class and very helpful. The Bush Rover camping was fun ... for one night!
Eclipse in Tanzania & Selous Safari – Mr & Mrs R (Sept 2016)
September 13, 2016

Thank you again for your help and support with organising the trip. It truly was spectacular and such an amazing place. The aurora display we got on the 3 nights in Dawson was out of this world at times the entire sky was filled above us and no lens would have been wide enough to capture it
Yukon and Alaska – Mark Tolcher (Aug-Sept 2016)
October 5, 2016

Thank you for booking our holiday to Portugal for us, we have a lovely time. The hotel (Pousada Convento de Tavira) was fabulous, the room was spacious and the staff lovely, polite and helpful.
Peter & Julia Jarratt – Portugal (Oct 2015)
October 13, 2015

You found fabulous hotels that met my specification in fabulous locations, booked them and arranged train tickets and flight tickets then sent these to my elderly mum so she was confident of our itinerary and travel arrangements.
Hilary Palmen – France (Sept 2015)
December 6, 2015

I think we must have got caught in a time warp as the time seemed to stretch away into the distance. Thank you so much for suggesting Zambia and Malawi to us in the first place and organising everything, including the unique wedding ceremony in South Luangwa!
Imogen & Den – Zambia & Malawi Wedding (Sept 2015)
October 6, 2015

Everything went very smoothly - the leather travel document wallet was a nice touch. The trip was amazing and we saw so many things that we never would on a normal holiday.
Nicola Ward – USA Pacific Highway (Sept 2015)
December 6, 2015

We can’t thank Travel With Jules enough for all the work and effort they put in to organising our holiday of a life time! From the first email we sent to the day we came back, everything was trouble and stress free. Our only regret was we should have gone for 3 weeks instead of 2! Thank you Jules & Mags for making memories that will last a lifetime.
California Road Trip – James & Laura (Aug 2015)
March 22, 2016

If I could only put into words what Jules and Mags did for me, I've no doubt that many more would use this company. I can only express that hand on heart, you will not regret it. No travel company I have previously used compares and I look forward to booking my next adventure through 'Travel With Jules'.
Steph & Sharon – USA Route 66 from Memphis (Sept 2014)
October 23, 2014

I had a great time in South Africa. The group were very friendly and a wide range of ages. We had a very good tour leader and tour guide. The leader was very pleased with us as a group ie we did as we were told and didn’t hold the coach up! Also we all […]
Sylvia Symes – South Africa (September 2014)
November 11, 2014

We have used ‘Travel with Jules’ twice now over the last 2 years (last time to South Africa) and have been absolutely delighted with the very friendly, personal and efficient service which Jules has provided. On both occasions she has been able to distil our rather sketchy ideas into more coherent plans which she has […]
Wright family – Italy,Tuscany (September 2014)
November 2, 2014

Just a quick email to say thanks so much for sorting out the accommodation, flights and cars for our Route 66 honeymoon. Everything was spot on! We wanted to turn around at LA and drove back to Chicago; it’s definitely something we want to do again. We’ve taken over 4200 photos!  All of the accommodation […]
Dan and Sonia Marsden – USA Route 66 honeymoon (Sept 2014)
October 23, 2014

Our holiday was great, thank you – Thanks for arranging everything and being very responsive with our issues whilst travelling – that was much appreciated. The highlights included the bikes (amazing!), riding through the passes and older roads – we did a great diversion into the Rockies north of Santa Fe – some of the old […]
McKenzie Family – USA Route 66 (Sept 2014)
October 8, 2014

Many of our travellers on Route 66 detour to the Grand Canyon – this ‘cowboy sleep out’ option is enjoyed from Grand Canyon Ranch at the west rim:  On the Cowboy Sleep Out, the best point is that this is run by a real cowboy.  Not the entertainer who tells stories over supper in the […]
McKenzie Family – Cowboy Sleepout USA (Sept 2014)
October 8, 2014

Well we are now home from our Paris trip & all 42 of us  have nothing but praise for Jules & the Kirker team! I wanted to record what a super time our group recently had over 3 days  in Paris. It all ran to schedule throughout the varied and  full itinerary and the hotel Astor […]
Hindsight Investment Club – Paris (September 2014)
September 25, 2014

We had the time of our lives. It was all terrific. We were typical tourists and crammed in as much sight seeing as was possible! Thanks for all your help in organising this trip. It made it much easier and you gave us the confidence to go "off piste".
Viv & Nikki – Route 66 & California (Sept 2013)
December 13, 2013

We had every confidence in you and trusted you implicitly. It was so reassuring knowing you were there for us throughout. Arranging our flights, travelling, bike hire and accommodation from Chicago to LA, over 2,000 miles all the way - you did this with great care and attention. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We would highly recommend you to all our friends and family.
Sue & Simon – Route 66 (Sept 2013)
July 22, 2014

Just to let you know we had a brilliant holiday and all the excursions/tours were excellent, especially the cooking one, we are now inspired to recreate at home! Thanks again for your help, will be in touch for next year and that long awaited safari!
Chris & Laura – Italy, Tuscany (Sept 13)
November 24, 2013

We are back…! We just couldn’t wait to tell you how thrilled we were with our Route 66 experience - Thank you for all your hard work in the organising of it, it was an experience neither of us will ever forget.
Mick & Jaclyn – USA Route 66 (September 2013)
October 13, 2013

Our holiday to Dubai and Mauritius was was Amazing!.. It was absolutely perfect in every way and we thoroughly enjoyed the hotels. Paradise Cove looks fantastic compared to the pictures we saw of it before the refresh. What we loved most about the hotel was the fact that there were so many sunloungers with so […]
Mark & Clare Chappell – Dubai & Mauritius (Sept 2013)
October 23, 2013

We can't thank you enough though with your help and patience at all hours in organising it all. It was the trip of a lifetime!
Kris & Rosemary – USA Route 66 (September 2013)
October 5, 2013

Hi Julie we are back from Italy I just wanted to say that was the best holiday we have ever had! I cannot rate Villa la Massa (Florence) highly enough and your help with setting it all up was invaluable. I have sent in the post holiday questionnaire to the operator and included your name […]
Rowena & William – Italy Tuscany (September 2013)
October 1, 2013

A thousand thank you’s for arranging our recent trip on the mother road! What an amazing adventure. From start to finish your arrangements were perfect. We saw parts of the world we will probably never see again and were completely in awe. From Chicago to LA a wonderful holiday. The Gateway Arch, Mississipi River Boat, […]
Keith & Sheila – USA Route 66 (September 2013)
September 24, 2013

We are so grateful for all of Julie's advice having just come back from an absolutely fantastic holiday to Kenya. She went to huge lengths to provide us with different options that fitted our budget and wish list, and answered our endless questions with patience and enthusiasm. We have already recommended Julie to some of our friends and will carry on recommending her to lots more.
Anne & Paul – Kenya (September 2012)
October 13, 2012

If, like me, you’ve stumbled across Julie’s website after doing a search for a holiday experience, don’t waste any more time looking for your perfect holiday organiser – you’ve found her! Nothing seemed like too much trouble; plenty of ‘what ifs’ posed and responded to with an immediate understanding of what we were looking for. If you’re looking for a travel organiser to tailor your holiday to your requirements, look no further than Jules – thoroughly recommended.
Andy & Graham – Route 66 USA (September 2012)
October 19, 2012

We had a wonderful time in Peru - thank you for organising this, the people were lovely and I particularly enjoyed the train travel. The Amazon lodge was amazing and we did all the tours day and night!
Camilla & Jeremy – Peru (September 2012)
December 27, 2012

Thank you for organising our trip to New York. We did all the main attractions, Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, Chrysler building. Loved the hustle and bustle of Time Square. Had a horse and carriage ride round Central Park, and had a meal in the Boat House Restaurant in the Park. The highlight of the holiday was the Niagara Falls day trip you booked for us, it was absolutely amazing. I would recommend it to anyone. It seems a lot of money but worth every penny. I will happily recommed Travel With Jules and your services to anyone.
Jackie Cadman – New York (September 2012)
October 15, 2012

Everything on our trip worked out absolutely perfectly which is essential when you have a group of 11 cyclists covering long distances each day. Julie was very good at communication with all of the details so that we could ensure all of the group were properly briefed. If we were to do another group trip we would certainly use Julie.
Holdoway Cycle Group – Danube from Source to Budapest (September 2012)
October 15, 2012

Thanks Jules for arranging so much in so little time and on a limited budget for our holiday to South Africa and the Garden Route. We could never have seen so much or found such interesting places to stay ourselves - from the flights to the car hire to the accommodation taking away all the pressure leaving us free to enjoy the holiday.
Graham & Sue Stamper – South Africa (September 2012)
September 24, 2012

Our honeymoon was everything it should be and more - the place was perfect, the administration and logistics went as smoothly as could be and we could not have been more delighted. Thank you very much: we appreciate your unique combination of very professional yet always relaxed and so friendly. We will start saving up for next year now!
Helen & Mark – Corfu Honeymoon (Sept 2012)
September 18, 2012

Jules took the stress out of finding a hotel at Lake Garda that was not full in September and was perfect for our requirements. It was lovely to have a friendly voice on the end of the phone. Thank you for all your knowledge and advice.
Gill Nunn – Italy (Sept 2011)
October 14, 2011

One of the things I have come to love about you, Jules, is that you listen and take on board what makes me tick, and then tailor the holiday to fit me, not just try to convince me to fit a holiday in a brochure!
Ian Furbank
June 30, 2011

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February 17, 2016

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It’s all your fault ….! Part 2
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April 3, 2017

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September 21, 2016

Internet bookings often go wrong!
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New direct flight route to Salt Lake City
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Travel With Jules New Office!
February 29, 2016

Update to Thailand travel advice
October 17, 2016

Documentary to mark anniversary of Born Free
October 21, 2016

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September 8, 2016

Don’t get caught out by holiday fraud – book with us!
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What does Brexit mean for travel?
June 24, 2016

The Millionaires Holiday Club
June 3, 2016

New ‘music suites’ for recording artists!
May 30, 2016

Music Festival in Malawi – visit the Lake of Stars
April 26, 2016

British Airways launches longest route – new flight to Chile!
May 18, 2016

Kenya ivory burn makes conservation news history
May 3, 2016

Uganda e-visas
May 3, 2016

Single visa entry for Malawi & Zambia
April 22, 2016

Entry requirements updated for Kenya
March 24, 2016

New flights link Cape Town to Botswana
March 23, 2016

Changes to Dubai airport taxes
February 18, 2016

Happy Chinese New Year!
February 7, 2016

ZIKA Virus Travel News
January 26, 2016

Sharm el Sheikh flights update
January 20, 2016

Changes to USA entry requirements
January 17, 2016

News from the Warm Heart of Africa
January 30, 2016

World Wildlife Day!
March 3, 2016

We are working with Naturetrek!
January 14, 2016

A win for Africa’s Lions!
December 22, 2015

Marsh Pride Lions new arrivals in the Mara!
December 17, 2015

Travel to South Africa just got even better value for money!!
December 11, 2015

Kenya Safaris are top of the world!
December 16, 2015

Change in visa fees – Madagascar
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Fast track entry to USA for frequent travellers
November 26, 2015

Follow BBC’s ‘The Hunt’ on your own wildlife adventure!
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New flight route links South Africa with Zanzibar
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Visas for India made easier!
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Delicious Sicily

Drive across Sicily from Catania to Palermo staying in Agrigourismos - enjoy wine tastings, cookery classes and all kinds of 'foodie' experiences!

The Corfu Trail – walking holiday in Greece

The Corfu Trail is a self-guided walking holiday to the location of ITV’s popular television series capturing the life of naturalist Gerald Durrell and his family during the 1930’s on this traditional Greek island.

Route 66 Holidays

Self drive Route 66 - bespoke holiday packages including flights, car or bike hire staying in historic and character hotels & motels

Venice Simplon Orient Express

The Venice Simplon Orient Express train is the ultimate in romance and nostalgia for the rail traveller!

Elephant Watch Camp Samburu

Visit Elephant Watch Camp and Save the Elephants in Samburu, home of 'This Wild Life' BBC programme and the Douglas-Hamilton Family. Luxury eco-camp safari.

Ibo – Mobile Island Hopping Safari

Ibo Island stands lost in time in a remote part of the Indian Ocean. Experience this with an adventurous dhow safari camping on gorgeous islands.

Kefalonia Holidays

Tailor made holidays to beautiful Kefalonia - stunning beaches and coves, fishing villages & walking trails. Villas, cosy B&Bs and apartments. Ideal for families or couples.

Highlands Discovery Papua New Guinea

Introductory 10 night tour to Papua New Guinea. Visit remote villages with unique cultures and beliefs, where the way of life has remained relatively unchanged for thousands of years.

Cooking Holidays to Italy – Al Vecchio

An authentic owner run Italian restaurant, hotel and cooking school in Emilia Romagna. Al Vecchio Convento runs cookery and language courses, painting and truffle hunting.

China Tours including Panda Keeper for a Day!

Escorted tours & cruises in China to see Terracotta Warriors, Great Wall of China, Yangtze River and spend a day with the Giant Pandas!

Sleep in a Treehouse in Tanzania

Sleep in a treehouse feeling the sea breeze looking out over the leafy canopy to the ocean beyond …. An authentic castaway experience with romantic rooms built around huge ancient Baobab trees, on a tiny island in the Indian Ocean.

Short break to Iceland

Short break holiday to Iceland all year round, 3 nights taking in the main highlights including Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle. Small group tour.

Luxury Sports Car Holidays in Italy

Drive your own Luxury Ferrari through stunning scenery of Italy, stay in top hotels, experience the ultimate Gran Turismo experience.

Former Yugoslavia Rail Adventure

On this 16 day adventure you will visit Europe's newest countries and travel by rail through some of the Balkan's most inspiring scenery. Visit 7 capital cities & travel by rail.

Trans-Siberian Railway

Watch the ever-changing landscapes of Russia, Mongolia and China roll by from your comfortable cabin, enjoy vodka and caviar tasting on board and make regular stops to discover the highlights of this classic route.

Madagascar Wildlife Tour Reef & Rainforest

A tailor made holiday in Madagascar combining stunning lemur-rich rainforests and a lovely eco-sensitive beach hotel on a reef-protected beach at Ile Ste Marie.

Solar Eclipse Safari Tanzania 2016

Small group tour in Southern Tanzania to see Solar Eclipse including Selous, Saadani & Zanzibar.

Queen of Karia

Charter this luxury Turkish Gulet and enjoy the gourmet food and fabulous hosting in the turquoise waters of the eastern Mediterranean.

Historic Pousadas of the Algarve

Pousada Convento de Tavira & Pousada Palacio de Estoi - historic boutique hotels on the Algarve.

Cape Town Hotels & Beaches

Cape Town is a superb destination with a fantastic selection of amazing places to stay. From the waterfront and vibrant Kloof Street through Camps Bay down to the peninsula, fabulous food and wine with a dramatic backdrop of Table Mountain.

Azores Whale Watching

Small group whale and dolphin watching natural history holiday to The Azores. Three contrasting islands and visit crater lakes.

Primates & Dragons of Indonesia

A wonderful small group natural history tour to Indonesia including Orang-utans in the jungles of Sumatra, exotic birdlife & Komodo Dragons

Turkish Villas

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Bush Rover suites

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