NEW TOURSINCL CUBA ECUADOR GALAPAGOS INDIA 1
NEW  TOURSINCL.  CUBA ECUADOR   GALAPAGOS INDIA  1
to our Spring 2017 brochure WELCOME outlining our forthcoming tours for the next 12 months Travel is in the DNA of our species It compells us to explore the world around us and the reason it s so useful is that it broadens the mind and shows us that things have multiple meanings It allows us the possibility to see things from a different perspective and can help us to solve problems at home Travel is a tonic to the routine and the mundane and what better way to overcome these two shackles than enjoying the company of other farmers on an agricultural tour We were delighted that our new destinations introduced last year were very well received and all booked up quickly so apologies if you missed out We would certainly encourage a prompt response to avoid missing out once again We are planning several repeat destinations to entice you such as Mauritius Canada and Peru as well as three new destinations for your consideration Cuba with two departure options as we are focusing on smaller groups in order to navigate their road network India one of the most captivating countries in the world or Ecuador and Galapagos with Fiona Sloan that combines a visit to a productive South American west coast country followed by a wonderful cruise around these fascinating archipelago islands considered one of the world s foremost destinations for wildlife viewing Happy Reading INDEX 3 AUTUMN GATHERING COUNTY DURHAM 1 5 OCT 2017 4 SHETLAND 2 6 OCT 2017 5 CROATIA 10 17 OCT 2017 6 VIETNAM 1 12 NOV 2017 7 CUBA 1 8 NOV 2017 8 CANADA INCL ROYAL WINTER FAIR 3 11 NOV 2017 9 ECUADOR GALAPAGOS 8 18 JAN 2018 10 NEW ZEALAND 8 19 JAN 2018 AUSTRALIA 19 JAN 2 FEB 2018 11 BRAZIL ARGENTINA 29 JAN 9 FEB 2018 12 PERU 17 FEB 3 MAR 2018 13 MAURITIUS 18 FEB 2 MAR 2018 14 CUBA 7 14 FEB 2018 INDIA e CarolynCAROLYNE CREE THE TEAM 3 19 MAR 2018 15 TAILOR MADE TOURS TOURS UNDER CONSIDERATION HOW TO BOOK 16 SHOWS EVENTS 2
  to our Spring 2017 brochure WELCOME outlining our forthcoming tours for the next 12 months.     Travel is in the DNA of ...
AUTUMN GATHERING 1 5 OCT 2017 COUNTY DURHAM LIMITED AVAILABILITY TOURINCL CITY OF DURHAM 4 HOTEL ROBOTIC DAIRY BEAMISH LIVING MUSEUM BEEF SHEEP FARM The success of our UK short breaks has prompted us to arrange our second Autumn Gathering which will allow clients who find it difficult to get away in the busy springtime a chance to join these enjoyable events Join Fiona Sloan and Jill Lewis for a four night stay at the 4 star Lumley Castle Hotel located close to the historic city of Durham The proposed itinerary includes a welcome dinner with wine a pedigree beef sheep farmer a farm rearing turkeys and geese and a medieval manor house where we will explore the hall and gardens We hope that you are able to join us meet old new friends and explore this beautiful county 3
AUTUMN GATHERING 1 - 5 OCT 2017  COUNTY DURHAM  LIMITED AVAILABILITY  TOURINCL. CITY OF DURHAM 4  HOTEL ROBOTIC DAIRY BEAM...
SHETLAND 2 6 OCT 2017 The Shetland Islands are an archipelago over 100 miles north of the tip of Scotland with a history which can be traced back to 2000 years BC Despite its remoteness from the mainland of Scotland the islands have a vibrant economy which is led by the seafood industry worth 300 million to the local economy Our tour includes technical visits to a range of beef dairy and sheep farms including organic beef livestock mart the abattoir Lerwick Fish Market the Shetland wool industry and a Shetland pony breeder In addition we shall trace the history of farming through crofting and take in the sea bird population at the RSPB Reserve at Sumburgh Head With a mild climate these peaceful islands offer an amazing and unique experience 4 TOURINCL ESHANESS CLIFFS LIVESTOCK MART THE ABATTOIR CATTLE SHEEP WOOL
SHETLAND  2 - 6 OCT 2017 The Shetland Islands are an archipelago over 100 miles north of the tip of Scotland with a histor...
CROATIA 10 17 OCT 2017 Croatia has two distinct climates both central European and Mediterranean TOURINCL BEEF DAIRY OPERATIONS NATIONAL HORSE STUD WINERY PLITVICE LAKES UNESCO SITE PULA S AMPITHEATRE In the north and east there are lowlands and pastures with a climate that offers good conditions for cereals vegetables and livestock Separated by a mountain range is the coastline popular with tourists which enjoys a Mediterranean climate The agriculture element begins with a presentation by the Croatian Agriculture Chamber of Commerce in Zagreb and continues with technical visits to producers of beets arable crops beef and dairy operations goats poultry cured ham wine grapes olive oil and vegetables En route we will visit the National Horse Stud in Dakovo which includes the original Lipizzaner line the world famous Plitvice Lakes UNESCO World Heritage Site and we will also see the Amphitheatre in Pula which boasts better condition than that of the Colosseum in Rome 5
CROATIA  10 - 17 OCT 2017 Croatia has two distinct climates, both central European and Mediterranean.  TOURINCL. BEEF   DA...
VIETNAM 1 12 NOV 2017 Visit Vietnam to experience the country s vibrant culture its food history and its people Enjoy the contrast of tranquil villages with the bustling cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City Saigon Cruise through beautiful Ha Long Bay visit colourful local markets cook up a storm at a cooking school meet happy smiling Vietnamese people and enjoy their varied cuisine Visit small scale farms growing tropical fruits sugar cane rice sweet potatoes corn and vegetables and learn about the cooperatives that are the basis of agriculture in Vietnam The tour will be a mixture of travellers from Australia and the UK so enjoyable and diverse company is guaranteed 6 TOURINCL HA LONG BAY CRUISE VEGETABLES SUGAR CANE COOKING SCHOOL HO CHI MINH CITY
VIETNAM  1 - 12 NOV 2017 Visit Vietnam to experience the country   s vibrant culture, its food, history and its people. En...
CUBA 1 8 NOV 2017 Discover Cuban agriculture as part of a small group by visiting privately owned farms that provide food and jobs to local people TOURINCL SUGAR ESTATE VEGETABLES HAVANA TOBACCO PRODUCTION CLASSIC CAR CRUISE See Cuba s thriving farm to table practices and sustainable agriculture including tobacco sugarcane fruits and vegetables A welcoming and unique culture comprised of friendly people with remarkable ingenuity Cuba is one of the safest countries in the world as everything is monitored tightly Discover the colours cuisine and culture that make up this truly distinctive country by travelling on an agricultural tour with fellow farmers We are also planning a 2nd trip to Cuba in February 2018 see p 14 7
CUBA  1 - 8 NOV 2017 Discover Cuban agriculture as part of a small group by visiting privately owned farms that provide fo...
CANADA 3 11 NOV 2017 INCLUDING ROYAL AGRICULTURAL WINTER FAIR The tour spends 7 nights in Cambridge and includes visits to the world famous Niagara Falls Mennonite Country and the annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair The fair is a celebration of agricultural success of the nation and the largest combined indoor agricultural fair and equestrian competition in the world With vast prairies and large fertile valleys the country is able to produce a diverse range of crops cereals and livestock Combine your visit to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair with the chance to explore some of the farming excellence on show The itinery includes maple syrup dairy beef goat farms and touristic highlights such as the CN Tower The tour encompasses all that is Canada 8 TOURINCL CROP RESEARCH STATION LARGE ROBOTIC DAIRY MAPLE SYRUP FARM NIAGARA FALLS CN TOWER
CANADA  3 - 11 NOV 2017 INCLUDING  ROYAL AGRICULTURAL WINTER FAIR  The tour spends 7 nights in Cambridge and includes visi...
ECUADOR GALAPAGOS 8 18 JAN 2018 The tour starts in Ecuador a small country located right on the equator line on the west coast of South America TOURINCL FRUIT VEGETABLES DAIRY SHEEP LUXURY GALAPAGOS CRUISE GIANT TORTOISES The Ecuadorian Andes are known for the active volcanoes and it is these eruptions that have given the valleys slopes and mountains the rich soil and minerals creating a wonderfully diverse landscape for us to explore the country s agriculture Continue to the Galapagos Islands a National Maritime Park belonging to Ecuador that is famous for the explorations of Charles Darwin Enjoy a 5 day cruise aboard a luxury boat that will provide you with your accommodation food and a specialist guide to observe these unspoilt Galapagos Islands FIONA SLOAN Tour Leader Fiona enjoys a variety of positions within the Sheep Industry and writes for the Scottish Farming Press as well as tour guiding groups of farmers for Field Farm Tours Ltd which she says Is the best job in the world 9
ECUADOR   GALAPAGOS 8 - 18 JAN 2018  The tour starts in Ecuador a small country located right on the equator line on the w...
NEW ZEALAND 8 19 JAN 2018 New Zealand has been called the Paradise of the Pacific since the early 1800 s The country showcases stunning and diverse natural beauty Begin with a cruise across Lake Wakatipu for a sheep demonstration and dinner Continue for a dairy visit a wheat and white clover farm a high country merino sheep and cattle station and end with a deer farm visit Other highlights include a visit to Maori Village Dunedin the Edinburgh of New Zealand Queenstown and Christchurch New Zealand will not leave you disappointed TOURINCL LUNCHEON CRUISE SHEEP DOG DEMONSTRATION MAORI VILLAGE WAITOMO CAVES OPTIONTOEXTEND AUSTRALIA 19 JAN 2 FEB 2018 Arrive in Sydney and enjoy a cruise on the harbour and dinner in the restaurant atop Sydney Harbour Continue to Ballarat to visit a cattle and sheep sales yard before travelling through the region known as the Victorian Wheat Belt where we will visit a large cereal grain operation Spend 4 nights in Cairns considered the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef see an aboriginal dance and visit a fruit farm before flying to Brisbane for a visit to a feedlot a grain farm and a koala sanctuary The tour will be a mixture of travellers from Canada and the UK so enjoyable and diverse company is guaranteed TOURINCL SYDNEY GRAIN OPERATION CATTLE SHEEP CATAMARAN TO GREEN ISLAND 10
NEW ZEALAND  8 - 19 JAN 2018  New Zealand has been called the    Paradise of the Pacific    since the early 1800   s. The ...
BRAZIL ARGENTINA 29 JAN 9 FEB 2018 Begin in Rio de Janeiro with free time on Copacabana Beach before a visit to the largest inland grain handling system where farmers have their grain hauled to for export TOURINCL ITAIPU DAM WHEAT BARLEY POULTRY LINIERS CATTLE MARKET SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN The pampas of Argentina produce vast amounts of soy beans corn and sunflower as well as lush pasture for cattle farms Included in the tour are visits to Liniers Cattle Market and Itaipu Dam In addition to the agricultural content visit the amazing Iguassu Falls Christ the Redeemer statue Buenos Aires and enjoy a traditional Tango show with dinner 11
BRAZIL   ARGENTINA 29 JAN - 9 FEB 2018  Begin in Rio de Janeiro with free time on Copacabana Beach before a visit to the l...
PERU 17 FEB 3 MAR 2018 INCLUDING LAKE TITICACA Peru in western South America extends for 1 500 miles along the Pacific Ocean and is bordered by Ecuador in the north Bolivia and Brazil in the east and Chile in the south Our tour will explore the farming economy with visits to both tropical and sub tropical fruits cereals coffee wine cocoa vegetables and livestock In addition we will see the wonders of the Inca Empire in Cusco Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca We will also take time out to relax along the way With a spectacular journey across the top of the Andes Mountain range time in the capital Lima and the blend of both South American and European culture this tour offers a wonderful experience of Peru 12 TOURINCL MACHU PICCHU CEREALS LIVESTOCK POTATO RESEARCH CENTRE INCA TRAIL
PERU  17 FEB - 3 MAR 2018 INCLUDING LAKE TITICACA Peru in western South America, extends for 1,500 miles along the Pacific...
MAURITIUS 18 FEB 2 MAR 2018 Join us on our third tour to the beautiful island of Mauritius that will surprise and delight visitors TOURINCL 2 BEACH HOTELS FRUIT VEGETABLES SUGARCANE RESEARCH CENTRE BOTANICAL GARDENS Staying in 2 excellent beach hotels with a chance to relax combined with a unique way to explore this popular island Our tour includes sugarcane citrus and soft fruits a small livestock enterprise flowers for export and rice a major part of the Mauritians diet In addition visit a protected island to see giant tortoises and fruit bats Take a quad bike or buggy through a nature reserve where you may be lucky enough to see exotic birds and deer and spend time in the capital city Port Louis ANGUS COTTEY Tour Leader Having recently sold his farm and pedigree beef cattle Angus is currently enjoying several new ventures including tour guiding for Field Farm Tours Ltd and is looking forward to returning to Mauritius 13
MAURITIUS  18 FEB - 2 MAR 2018 Join us on our third tour to the beautiful island of Mauritius that will surprise and delig...
CUBA 7 14 FEB 2018 This will be our second tour to Cuba where you will see the thriving farm to table practices and sustainable agriculture Travelling as part of a small group you will begin with a tour of Havana before departing to Trinidad and Vinales to visit privately owned farms producing tobacco sugarcane fruit and vegetables Discover the colours cuisine and culture that make up this truly distinctive country by travelling on an agricultural tour with UK and US farmers TOURINCL SUGAR ESTATE VEGETABLES HAVANA CLASSIC CAR CRUISE INDIA 3 19 MAR 2018 India is known for its rich culture vibrant colours and impressive architecture from the Taj Mahal to the pink regal city of Jaipur Arrive in Delhi for a tour of the city including the spice market before visiting a state of the art dairy factory and an organic herbal farm Visit a rice mill wheat farm and a vegetable producer before continuing south to visit smaller traditional farms where buildings are made with thatched roofs and mud plastered walls In addition to the agricultural content take in the majesty of the Taj Mahal experience a game run where you may see Asiatic deer birds and crocodiles enjoy a classical dance show and visit a tiger reserve 14 TOURINCL DAIRY FACTORY RICE MILL KAHJURAHO TEMPLE TIGER RESERVE
CUBA  7 - 14 FEB 2018 This will be our second tour to Cuba where you will see the thriving farm to table practices and sus...
TAILOR MADE TOURS SMALLER GROUP BOOKINGS If you are a farming discussion group company or possibly just a group of friends who want to travel together we can tailormake an itinerary to suit your needs We can provide a full package to include flights hotels technical or sightseeing visits etc based on the requirements and interests of your group to most worldwide destinations TOURSUNDER CONSIDERATION DAVID RICHARDSON If this would be of interest to you please contact us for a customised itinerary at a competitive price TBA HOW TO BOOK BULGARIA SPRING GATHERING WARWICKSHIRE APR 2018 APR MAY 2017 ICELAND MAY 2018 SOUTH AFRICA MAY 2018 YOUR TOUR Places are limited and tours often fill up quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment The Booking Form can be found on our web site or you can contact the office Field Farm Tours Ltd are fully ATOL Bonded and members of ABTA assurance that you are in safe hands when travelling with us 15
TAILOR MADE TOURS  SMALLER GROUP BOOKINGS If you are a farming discussion group, company or possibly just a group of frien...
Field Farm Tours Ltd are delighted to provide a travel service for many UK and overseas shows and events including CEREALS EVENT ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW BURGHLEY HORSE TRIALS 14 15 JUN 2017 22 25 JUN 2017 31 AUG 3 SEPT 2017 SOMMET DE L ELEVAGE 4 6 OCT 2017 STIRLING BULL SALES 22 24 OCT 2017 NEWARK VINTAGE TRACTOR SHOW 11 12 NOV 2017 AGRITECHNICA 12 18 NOV 2017 AGRISCOT 15 NOV 2017 POTATO INDUSTRY EVENT BP2017 22 23 NOV 2017 MIDLANDS MACHINERY 22 23 NOV 2017 WINTERSTOCK FESTIVAL 1 2 DEC 2017 LAMMA 17 18 JAN 2018 DAIRY TECH 7 FEB 2018 PIG POULTRY FAIR 15 16 MAY 2018 ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW 21 24 JUN 2018 For the above events we negotiate specially discounted rates at several hotels in the event area to offer to exhibitors visitors and judges etc We are also able to organise flights rail car hire farm tours special sightseeing packages entrance tickets and more Field Farm Tours Ltd also offer a similar service for many other shows For more information please contact the office or visit fieldfarmtours co uk 16
Field Farm Tours Ltd are delighted to provide a travel service for many UK and overseas shows and events including  CEREAL...