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FIELD FARM TOURS LTD 2019 - 2020 Agricultural Travel Brochure A unique opportunity to travel with like-minded people.

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WELCOME
TOURINDEX
to our Spring 2019 brochure
outlining the forthcoming tours for the next
12 months.
Once again, we are oering many of the
tried and tested favourite destinations as
well as adding some new ones for you to
consider such as Israel and Tanzania, both
oering a unique blend of agriculture and
sightseeing, typical to their climate and
countryside!
We recently upgraded our website so this now
links to our Facebook and Twitter accounts,
keeping you up to date with any changes as
they happen.
We are always pleased to receive all tour
feedback, especially when it’s from travellers
that have never considered joining a farming
tour before and let you know that their
experience exceeded all expectations and they
can’t wait to travel with us again – so thank you
Christine and Amanda, your feedback is always
appreciated!
We are expecting a busy summer and planning
to be at many of the forthcoming events,
including Beef Expo, Cereals Event, Royal
Highland Show, Royal Welsh Show – hoping to
see you at one or more!
Safe Travels!
Carolyne
CAROLYNE CREE & THE TEAM
3 AUTUMN GATHERING
6 - 10 OCT 2019
SHETLAND
8 - 12 OCT 2019
4 INDIA
7 - 20 OCT 2019
5 CHINA
29 OCT - 14 NOV 2019
6 ISRAEL
9 - 21 DEC 2019
7 CHILE & ARGENTINA
6 - 26 JAN 2020
8 NEW ZEALAND
JAN/FEB 2020
9 COSTA RICA & PANAMA
FEB 2020
10 TANZANIA
9 - 20 FEB 2020
11 MAURITIUS
17 FEB - 1 MAR 2020
12 UAE
MAR 2020
PERU
23 MAR - 4 APR 2020
13 SPRING GATHERING
26 - 30 APR 2020
GREECE & ALBANIA
APR/MAY 2020
14 TAILOR MADE TOURS
TOURS UNDER CONSIDERATION
HOW TO BOOK
15 OVERSEAS EVENT PACKAGES
16 UK EVENTS
CONTACT US
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TOURINCL.
ROBERT BURNS FARM
4* COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL
BEEF & SHEEP OPERATIONS
GIN DISTILLERY
SMOKE HOUSE
For our next Autumn Gathering we have chosen
Dumfries and Galloway, home to Scotland’s most
southerly point, The Mull of Galloway.
This tour will include a welcome and farewell dinner
with wine and a mix of farm and touristic visits
including Galloway cattle, sheep, a tea garden, a
dairy farm producing ice cream, a gin distillery tour,
an award winning smoke-house processing smoked
foods and the family farm built by Robert Burns in
1788. Here we will explore the farm and enjoy a Burns
Supper themed dinner at Ellisland Farm.
Visits are still being nalised however, we are oering
a perfect short break for you to meet with old and
new friends, enjoy excellent farming, touristic
highlights and the varied countryside.
SHETLAND
8 - 12 OCT 2019
Despite Shetland’s remoteness from the
mainland of Scotland, the islands have a
vibrant economy which is led by the seafood
industry. Closely followed by the oil industry
and agriculture coming in third with livestock
the most signicant sector. Excellent grazing
provide for sheep, beef and dairy operations.
Our tour includes technical visits to a range of beef,
dairy and sheep farms, the livestock mart, Lerwick
Fish Market, the Shetland wool industry and the
Shetland pony that continues to thrive.
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.
Flights are not included and are subject to availability so
early booking is advised to avoid disappointment
TOURINCL.
LIVESTOCK MART
SUMBURGH HEAD
MIXED LIVESTOCK
LERWICK FISH MARKET
ESHANESS CLIFFS
AUTUMN GATHERING
6 - 10 OCT 2019
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TOURINCL.
SONALIKA TRACTOR FACTORY
MILK INDUSTRY
VEGETABLE FARMS
TAJ MAHAL
TIGER RESERVE
INDIA
7 - 20 OCT 2019
India is a unique travel destination, a land
of intense colour with bustling markets,
brilliant saris and cricket-mad people.
It is a rural country with agriculture the largest
livelihood provider and farming is at the
centre of this tour. We will visit agricultural
co-operatives and dairy collection centres in
Rajasthan and the Punjab to contrast traditional
and modern methods of production.
Marvel at the wealth of the Moghals at the Taj
Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and the Red and Amber
Forts and see where the royals of Jaipur used to
hunt tigers in Ranthambore National Park.
Enjoy the sights and sounds at Delhi’s aromatic
wholesale spice market and see how fruits
and vegetables are traded at the enormous
wholesale fruit and vegetable market. A visual
and culinary delight.
The tour is taken in partnership with Australian
farmers so enjoyable and diverse
company is guaranteed.
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The tour includes some of the major
agricultural developments in this vast
country and you can marvel at the
extraordinary feats of engineering and
ingenuity that have dened this ancient
culture.
Begin in Beijing with visits to The Forbidden
City, Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall,
enjoy a stay in Hohhot, Chinas‘ milk capital’, see
the ancient capital city of Xian with a visit to the
Terracotta Warriors and meet the Mongolian
herdsmen of Xilumaren Grasslands.
The farm visits will include rice, cereals, OSR,
maize, beef, sheep, dairy, fruits, vegetables
and we will see food processing in some of
the state of the art facilities constructed with
international partners.
In addition, enjoy a Yangtze River Cruise and
explore the amazing city of Shanghai, see the
Giant Panda, enjoy a Chinese Acrobat event and
a traditional Mongolian show.
CHINA
29 OCT - 14 NOV 2019
ANGUS COTTEY | TOUR LEADER
Having recently sold his farm
and pedigree beef cattle, Angus
is currently enjoying several
new ventures including leading
agricultural tours for Field Farm
Tours Ltd.
TOURINCL.
ARABLE OPERATION
MACHINERY FACTORY
THE GREAT WALL
SHEEP & CATTLE FARMS
YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE
TERRACOTTA WARRIORS
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ISRAEL
9 - 21 DEC 2019
This one-of-a-kind tour will take you to
the fascinating Middle East where you
can experience its breath-taking beauty
and ancient history. At the same time,
experience rst-hand the close cooperation
between farmers, the agricultural industry
and the technological research which has
made Israel’s agricultural sector a world
leader.
Visits will include kibbutz, private family
farms, the Israeli Cattle Breeders Association,
agricultural technology companies, drip
irrigation, harvest machinery solutions and
desert farming systems.
Visit Tel Avivs busiest marketplace, lled with
colourful stalls and vendors and a visit to the
Bahai Gardens in Haifa city, a UNESCO World
Heritage Site.
The tour is taken in partnership with Australian
farmers so enjoyable and diverse company is
guaranteed.
TOURINCL.
PLANT BREEDING
HAIFA CITY
THE DEAD SEA
DAIRY & CATTLE ENTERPRISES
HORTICULTURE
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CHILE & ARGENTINA
6 - 26 JAN 2020
ANGUS COTTEY
TOUR LEADER
By visiting these two South American
countries, you will have very dierent
experiences of the agricultural riches.
Our tour will start in Santiago, Chile and heads
south with farm visits in the Temuco, Puerto
Varas and Puerto Montt regions. Along the way
we will explore dairy, vegetables, beef, table and
wine grapes, stone fruits, llamas and alpacas
before crossing the Andes into Argentina for a
3 night stay in Bariloche.
From there, take a ight to Buenos Aires to
explore arable and cattle farms in the Tandil and
Lobos regions, plus the famous Liniers Cattle
Market and nally a traditional Tango Show
dinner.
TOURINCL.
FRUIT PRODUCTION
ANDES MOUNTAINS
VINEYARD
CATTLE RANCH
ARABLE FARM
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NEW ZEALAND
JAN/FEB 2020
New Zealand is one of the most picturesque
and photogenic places on earth. The
country showcases stunning and diverse
natural beauty and you will see some of the
very best of New Zealand’s agriculture.
This tour takes in both the north and south
islands beginning with a visit to a dairy farm
and lakeside Rotorua to experience the Maori
culture before visiting Agrodome for a sheep-
shearing and sheep-dog demonstration.
Continue south to visit a deer farm, a sheep
farm, a vineyard, and a high country station
producing sheep, beef cattle and deer.
On the way, take in beautiful sites including
Lake Taupo, the capital city of Wellington and
the ‘Garden City that is Christchurch.
The tour is taken in partnership with Canadian,
Australian and American farmers so enjoyable
and diverse company is guaranteed.
TOURINCL.
DAIRY FARM
SHEEP DEMONSTRATION
DEER FARM
LAKE WAKATIPU
MAORI VILLAGE
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Set between Nicaragua in the north and
Panama in the south. Costa Rica is known
as the 'Switzerland of Central America'
due to its comfortable life style, peaceful
democracy (does not have an army) and
natural beauty.
Its progressive environmental policies have
made Costa Rica the only country to meet all
ve criteria of environmental sustainability and
in 2009 it was ranked the 'greenest country
in the world'. Almost 30% of the country is
designated as national parks.
The abundance of wildlife is astounding with
crocodiles, iguanas, monkeys, sloths and exotic
birds. The mountain ranges, cloud forests, rivers,
lakes and volcanoes are included in our tour.
Farming visits include fruit, owers, salad crops,
livestock, coee and sugar cane.
Panama is much more than a canal, with a rich
cultural tradition and welcoming people, the
short stay will include a boat tour of the canal.
COSTA RICA & PANAMA
FEB 2020
TOURINCL.
TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK
VEGETABLE & FRUIT FARMS
ORCHID FARM
CLOUD FORESTS
ARENAL VOLCANOES
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TANZANIA
9 - 20 FEB 2020
TOURINCL.
AVOCADO | MAIZE
LUXURY SAFARI CAMPS
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
BIG 5 JEEP SAFARI
LIVESTOCK
Just south of the Equator, Tanzania is huge
and best known for its vast Serengeti plains
with abundant wildlife and great wildebeest
migrations.
Agriculture is the main part of Tanzania’s
economy and boasts over 44 million hectares
of arable land but with only 33% of this in
cultivation. Main production is maize, wheat,
rice, beans, coee, potatoes and bananas.
This tour will visit the north east areas of
Tanzania and combine a number of productive
farm visits, including arable and livestock, with
the wildlife haven of the Ngorongoro Crater and
big ve game viewing in the Serengeti National
Park, including lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant,
girae, bualo, wildebeest and rhino.
Enjoy fantastic 'sundowners' in your tented
safari camp with stunning farm lodges, oering
home grown produce, great hotels and amazing
hospitality on this unique tour.
FIONA SLOAN | TOUR LEADER
Fiona enjoys a variety of positions
within the Sheep Industry and
writes for the Scottish Farming
Press as well as leading agricultural
tours for Field Farm Tours Ltd,
which she says, ‘Is the best job in
the world!’
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GORDON SMITH | TOUR LEADER
Gordon is a member of the Field
Farm Tours oce team and
has escorted many worldwide
agricultural tours to destinations
including China, Peru, Spain,
Cyprus, Vietnam and more.
TOURINCL.
3 BEACH HOTELS
FRUIT & VEGETABLES
SUGAR CANE
RESEARCH CENTRE
GRAIN PROCESSOR
MAURITIUS
17 FEB - 1 MAR 2020
Join us on our 5th tour to the beautiful
island of Mauritius which will surprise
and delight visitors.
Set in the Indian Ocean o the coast of
Madagascar, where French and English are both
widely spoken. There is a pleasant all year round
climate with plenty of sunshine and occasional
short showers.
Stay in excellent beach hotels with a chance
to relax, combined with the opportunity to
explore this popular island.
Our tour includes technical visits that cover
sugar cane, citrus and soft fruits, a small
livestock enterprise, owers for export and rice;
a main part of the Mauritians diet. In addition,
visit a our mill, a research centre, a protected
island to see giant tortoises and fruit bats and
take a quad bike or buggy through a nature
reserve where you may be lucky enough to see
the exotic birds and deer.
There will also be the opportunity to sample
the local food and spend time in the capital city,
Port Louis!
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Peru in western South America, extends for 1,500
miles along the Pacic 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 fruits, cereals, coee, wine, cocoa, vegetables and
livestock. In addition, we will see the wonders of the
Inca Empire, see Machu Picchu and enjoy a spectacular
journey across the Andes to reach Lake Titicaca.
UAE
MAR 2020
TOURINCL.
FALCON HOSPITAL
AQUAPONICS
HYDROPONICS
ARABIAN HORSE STUD
4* - 5* HOTELS
PERU
23 MAR - 4 APR 2020
TOURINCL.
MACHU PICCHU
CEREALS
LIVESTOCK
LAKE TITICACA
FRUIT & VEGETABLES
The United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven
emirates, the most well-known of which are Abu
Dhabi and Dubai, established in 1971.
Arrive into Dubai, the city with the highest building
in the world and enjoy a visit to the worlds biggest
ower garden. Continue to an oasis in the desert
where we will see traditional farming techniques with
hydroponics and watering.
In addition, visit a camel market, an Arabian horse
stud farm, a sh market and a national dairy farm
with 600 Holstein-Freisian and 1000 goats. With
such a variety of visits, the UAE promises to be a very
dierent and interesting trip.
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TOURINCL.
4* HOTEL
ARABLE
LIVESTOCK
FRIENDS
(OLD & NEW!)
SPRING GATHERING
26 - 30 APR 2020
This annual event has become a ‘must’ in many
diaries!
Whilst the venue is to be conrmed, this popular tour
will include a four night stay in a four star hotel, a
welcome and farewell dinner with wine, mixed farm
visits and touristic highlights.
Visits are still being nalised however we are oering
a perfect short break for you to meet with old and
new friends, enjoy excellent farming and the varied
countryside.
GREECE & ALBANIA
APR/MAY 2020
TOURINCL.
HISTORICAL SITES
LIVESTOCK
WOOL PRODUCTION
OLIVE FARM
WINE & OUZO PRODUCTION
Starting in Athens, the Greece element of the
tour begins exploring the historical sites of
Athens before moving north toward the border
with Albania.
The northern plains of Greece oer rich fertile land
where cereal crops, tobacco, cotton and pulses are
grown on large farming operations. It also produces
wines and the famous Ouzo drink. The region
contrasts sharply with most of Greece, which is
mountainous with pasture, scrub and forest, making
farming a challenge and keeping farms small.
Crossing into Albania we will explore the mountains of
the border country where dairy cheese, olives and wine
are grown. Continuing north to Tirana, the capital, we
will see the Adriatic coast, explore the historical sites
of the bronze age and enjoy a traditional dance show.
Albanian agriculture visits will also include sheep,
goats and wool production.
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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 tailor-
make an itinerary to suit your needs.
We can provide a full package to include
ights, hotels, technical or sightseeing
visits, etc. based on the requirements and
interests of your group to most worldwide
destinations.
If this would be of interest to you, please
contact us for a customised itinerary at a
competitive price.
HOW TO BOOK
YOUR TOUR
01636 616 060
info@fieldfarmtours.co.uk
TOURSUNDER
CONSIDERATION
JUN/JUL 2020
DAVID RICHARDSON
TBC
LATVIA & LITHUANIA
MAY/JUN 2020
JAPAN
MAY/JUN 2020
CANADA
Places are limited and tours often ll up
quickly, so please book early to avoid
disappointment.
The Booking Form can be found on our web site or
you can contact the oce.
Field Farm Tours Ltd are fully ATOL Bonded and
members of ABTA - assurance that you are in safe
hands when travelling with us.
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OVERSEAS EVENT
PACKAGES
Field Farm Tours Ltd are delighted to oer
travel packages for events taking place
overseas including:
AGRITECHNICA | GERMANY | 10 - 16 NOV 2019
The worlds leading trade and machinery fair
for agricultural technology, where all the
leading companies in the industry present
new products.
The show features almost 3000 exhibitors and
expects over 450,000 visitors.
A coach tour from the UK may be considered
subject to demand. Please register your interest.
Accommodation is already very limited so early
booking is advised.
Packages to overseas events and congresses can
include ideally located accommodation, ights,
rail, entry tickets, farm tours, special sightseeing
packages and more depending on individual
requirements.
DAVID RICHARDSON
01636 616 060
info@fieldfarmtours.co.uk
For an individual quote
please contact us with your
requirements.
PREVIEW DAYS: 10 - 11 NOV 2019
AGRITECHNICA: 10 - 16 NOV 2019
10 - 16 NOV 2019
AGRITECHNICA
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