How the dream of NOVICA Journeys came true

For years our customers asked, our staff pleaded, and we have generally said, "next year we'll add travel."

Well next year eventually became this year, so we set out to make NOVICA Journeys a reality - because nothing spreads happiness and connects us to other cultures like travel. It's in our DNA, it's at our core - We Love Travel... more

As we laid the groundwork, we made a checklist of the qualities that define our favorite travel experiences:

  • Small group adventures
  • Authentic grassroots real-life experiences
  • Local staff - country guides
  • Responsible travel, carbon neutral - climate positive
  • Balance of inclusions & free time
  • Mix of classic highlights and local secrets
  • Destinations on every continent

Then, in perfect serendipity, we found our ideal tour partner - Intrepid. They checked all the boxes and bring to our partnership three decades of dedicated B-Corp responsible travel credentials in the world of small-group adventure travel. We couldn't be happier!

Together with Intrepid, our tours will inspire, immerse and provide experience-rich travel to our beloved customers for many years to come. We can't wait to hear your story. Let the adventure begin!

All NOVICA tours are brought to you
in partnership with Intrepid Travel
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Featured Tours

Summer Pyrenees Family Holiday with teenagers

Summer Pyrenees Family Holiday with teenagers

Challenge the family to an unforgettable week of adrenaline-fuelled activities with this active Pyrenees trip. From Soldeu, head out around Andorra trying fun new experiences along the way. Get the ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Soldeu
Finish:
Soldeu
Ages:
10 - 99
Country:

Andorra

Andorra: Hike, Bike & Raft

Andorra: Hike, Bike & Raft

Prepare for some thrilling adventures during this action-packed week in the Pyrenees. Nestled between France and Spain, Andorra’s beautiful surrounding landscape provides thrillseekers with a setting ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Soldeu
Finish:
Soldeu
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Andorra

Highlights of Central Europe

Highlights of Central Europe

Travel through the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary and experience the incredible highlights of Central Europe. From the sleekness of Vienna, and from the architectural triumphs of Prague to the ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Prague
Finish:
Budapest
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Austria + 2 more

Northern Poland & the Baltics

Northern Poland & the Baltics

Uncover the cultural riches and historical intrigues of four fascinating countries on an 11-day tour with stops in northern Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Contrast the challenging stories of ... more

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Days:
11
Start:
Gdansk
Finish:
Tallinn
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Estonia + 3 more

Poland & the Baltics Explorer

Poland & the Baltics Explorer

Uncover the cultural riches and historical intrigues of four fascinating countries on a journey through Poland and the Baltic states. This 18-day highlights tour of Poland and the Baltics will get you ... more

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Days:
18
Start:
Krakow
Finish:
Tallinn
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Estonia + 3 more

Highlights of Poland

Highlights of Poland

Get to know the heartland of Poland by visiting three of its most iconic cities: Krakow, Warsaw and Gdansk. This eight-day highlights tour of Poland will get you in the know with Soviet history ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Krakow
Finish:
Gdansk
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Poland

Berlin to Venice

Berlin to Venice

Head along the enchanting road through bohemian Europe on this 15-day Lonely Planet Experience from Germany to Italy. Travelling from historical landmarks and medieval squares to magical hilltop ... more

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Days:
15
Start:
Berlin
Finish:
Venice
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Austria + 6 more

Berlin to Rome

Berlin to Rome

Enjoy a 22-day odyssey through Central Europe on this Lonely Planet Experience powered by Intrepid, including time in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia and Italy. See the ... more

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Days:
22
Start:
Berlin
Finish:
Rome
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Austria + 6 more

Complete Scandinavia

Complete Scandinavia

It’s fair to say, Scandinavia is having a moment. Perhaps several moments. With cutting edge minimalist design, five-star fusion cuisine, long life expectancy and a social system that runs like Danish ... more

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Days:
21
Start:
Copenhagen
Finish:
Helsinki
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Denmark + 3 more

Best of Central Europe

Best of Central Europe

Experience the charm, sophistication and elegant feel of Central Europe on this 15-day classical exploration from Vienna to Budapest. Bask in the tradition of vivacious Vienna, discover the hidden ... more

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Days:
15
Start:
Vienna
Finish:
Budapest
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Austria + 4 more

Journey through Central Europe & Romania

Journey through Central Europe & Romania

Experience the best of this old-world region on a journey through enchanting Central Europe and Romania. Travel to Austria and be immersed in the country's superb musical heritage and step back in ... more

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Days:
24
Start:
Vienna
Finish:
Bucharest
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Austria + 5 more

A Taste of Scandinavia

A Taste of Scandinavia

Do as the locals do on this urban adventure reaching from the bohemian quarters of Copenhagen to the stylish boutiques of Oslo. Explore the cobbled streets of Gothenburg, and nibble traditional ... more

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Days:
7
Start:
Copenhagen
Finish:
Oslo
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Denmark + 2 more

Vienna to Dubrovnik

Vienna to Dubrovnik

Travel from Vienna to Dubrovnik on a tour through Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia. Discover a region where the past continues ... more

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Days:
29
Start:
Vienna
Finish:
Dubrovnik
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Austria + 8 more

Scandinavia & Baltic Circuit

Scandinavia & Baltic Circuit

Explore the highlights of Scandinavia before travelling south into the Baltic states on this epic 32-day adventure through northern Europe. As well as hitting the hubs of Oslo, Helsinki and Stockholm ... more

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Days:
32
Start:
Copenhagen
Finish:
Vilnius
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Denmark + 6 more

Best of Switzerland

Best of Switzerland

A ten-day jaunt through the countryside and cuisine of Switzerland is the ideal way to see (and taste) all things Swiss. This small nation packs a punch with its mountainous landscapes, glacial lakes ... more

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Days:
10
Start:
Zurich
Finish:
Bern
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Switzerland

Europe Christmas Markets: Munich to Budapest

Europe Christmas Markets: Munich to Budapest

Indulge the senses by exploring the best of Central Europe’s festive market scene. Feel the bustling energy of Munich’s charismatic Christmas markets, savour the smell of spicy festive delights in ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Munich
Finish:
Budapest
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Austria + 2 more

Cycle Provence

Cycle Provence

Wind your way past neat rows of vineyards, beneath towering aqueducts and through forests on this active cycling adventure through Provence. This journey through Southern France is an idyllic blend of ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Avignon
Finish:
Arles
Ages:
14 - 99
Country:

France

Cycle the Loire Valley

Cycle the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is renowned for its picturesque countryside, charming villages and impressive food and wine. Combine this with cycling, and you’ve got a perfect way to discover the region. Cycle ... more

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Days:
7
Start:
Tours
Finish:
Angers
Ages:
14 - 99
Country:

France

Real Central Europe

Real Central Europe

Beginning in Germany and ending in Italy, this tour hits seven countries but doesn’t rush them. See historic landmarks, medieval squares, hilltop castles, romantic canals and make memories that will ... more

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Days:
15
Start:
Berlin
Finish:
Venice
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Austria + 6 more

Cote d'Azur Sailing Adventure: Marseille to Nice

Cote d'Azur Sailing Adventure: Marseille to Nice

Get off the tourist trail and jump aboard a yacht to see France from the sultry Mediterranean. Go from one celebrated port to the next and uncover a side of France only the rich get to see. To ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Marseille
Finish:
Nice
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

France

Cote D'Azur Sailing Adventure: Nice to Marseille

Cote D'Azur Sailing Adventure: Nice to Marseille

This unique sailing adventure takes you to a side of France few get to see. Explore the exciting portside cities of Nice, Cannes and St Tropez, where glitz, a vibrant culture and lovely beaches await. ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Nice
Finish:
Marseille
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

France

One Week Camping in Iceland

One Week Camping in Iceland

Note to self – Greenland is the one with the ice, Iceland is the one with all the green, but you can see why people get the two mixed up. Now you know that, you’ll be able to see why Iceland is high ... more

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Days:
7
Start:
Reykjavik
Finish:
Reykjavik
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Iceland

Iceland Express

Iceland Express

Want a big adventure in a short amount of time? Travel to Iceland and explore the ancient land of Vikings and volcanoes on this five-day Lonely Planet Experience. Traverse the Golden Circle and marvel ... more

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Days:
5
Start:
Reykjavik
Finish:
Reykjavik
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Iceland

Northern & Southern Ireland

Northern & Southern Ireland

The northern nooks and the regal Republic – see it all on an eight-day adventure on both sides of the Irish border. Travel past green pastures, stunning lakes, striking cliff faces and, in the ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Belfast
Finish:
Dublin
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Ireland + 1 more

Oslo to Vilnius

Oslo to Vilnius

Discover the many charms of Europe on this enriching northern adventure. Tour from Oslo to Vilnius, visiting Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and all the countryside in between. ... more

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Days:
26
Start:
Oslo
Finish:
Vilnius
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Estonia + 5 more

Baltic Experience

Baltic Experience

Experience the diverse delights of the Baltic states on this adventurous journey through Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. From the medieval spires of Tallinn and the funky bars of Riga to the ... more

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Days:
12
Start:
Helsinki
Finish:
Vilnius
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Estonia + 3 more

Scandinavia Explorer

Scandinavia Explorer

Tour Scandinavia and discover the many charms and delights on this two-week adventure through Norway, Sweden and Finland. Travel through some of Europe's most stylish capitals and be wowed by some of ... more

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Days:
15
Start:
Oslo
Finish:
Helsinki
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Finland + 2 more

Iceland Discovery

Iceland Discovery

Travel to Iceland and delve into the ancient tales of Vikings and volcanoes on this eight-day adventure to its heartlands. Marvel at geothermal hot springs, witness the steamy eruptions of a giant ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Reykjavik
Finish:
Reykjavik
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Iceland

Highlights of Scotland

Highlights of Scotland

You only have to look around to see why Scotland is praised for its natural landscapes and historic buildings. Rolling hills, rocky cliffs and undulating valleys speckled in myriad colours, pristine ... more

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Days:
10
Start:
Glasgow
Finish:
Edinburgh
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

United Kingdom

Northern Lights Escape

Northern Lights Escape

Gurgling hot springs, majestic waterfalls, volcanoes alive and extinct, Europe’s biggest glacier – Iceland, where adventures a la naturale await. Discover the raw natural beauty of this spectacular ... more

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Days:
6
Start:
Reykjavik
Finish:
Reykjavik
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Iceland

Cycle the Baltics

Cycle the Baltics

Diverse, richly historic and impossibly photogenic, the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have few rivals when it comes to cycling in Europe. This region offers up one fairytale-like ... more

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Days:
11
Start:
Tallinn
Finish:
Vilnius
Ages:
14 - 99
Country:

Estonia + 2 more

Finnish Lapland in Winter

Finnish Lapland in Winter

Lapland is a magical place of pristine Arctic landscapes and snow-dusted woodlands. In this winter wonderland, the cold air is cut only by the sound of rushing rivers and panting huskies as they ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Helsinki
Finish:
Rovaniemi
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Finland

Spitsbergen in Depth

Spitsbergen in Depth

Circumnavigate the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, on a 14-day voyage of Spitsbergen. Lying entirely within the Arctic Circle, it is rugged, wild, unspoiled and utterly unforgettable. When ... more

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Days:
14
Start:
Oslo
Finish:
Oslo
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Norway + 1 more

Exploring Spitsbergen via the Faroes and Jan Mayen

Exploring Spitsbergen via the Faroes and Jan Mayen

When you think of history and culture, the icy expanse of the Arctic Circle might not be the first destination that springs to mind. So, it might surprise you to learn that a journey to this northern ... more

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Days:
14
Start:
Aberdeen
Finish:
Longyearbyen
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Faroe Islands + 4 more

Essential Greenland: Southern Coasts and Disko Bay

Essential Greenland: Southern Coasts and Disko Bay

From abandoned Arctic ghost towns, to snow-capped mountains and colourful Arctic tundra, this expedition of Greenland is the perfect mix of culture and natural wonders. Experience the east, south and ... more

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Days:
15
Start:
Reykjavik
Finish:
Reykjavik
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Greenland + 2 more

Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland

Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland

There aren’t many people who get the chance to set foot on the rarely visited island of Jan Mayer – this foggy nature reserve is set deep in the North Atlantic Ocean and is inhabited by less than 20 ... more

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Days:
18
Start:
Oslo
Finish:
Reykjavik
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Greenland + 4 more

Russian High Arctic Odyssey

Russian High Arctic Odyssey

From the stunning wildernesses of the Russian Arctic to the bright lights of Helsinki, this is an adventure you’ll never forget. Make like a true polar explorer and voyage around unspoiled areas like ... more

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Days:
22
Start:
Helsinki
Finish:
Helsinki
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Finland + 2 more

Spitsbergen, East Greenland and Iceland - Northbound

Spitsbergen, East Greenland and Iceland - Northbound

Nothing quite says adventure like approaching a shimmering glacier in a Zodiac or stopping in your tracks because you think you might have spotted a polar bear in the distance. But when you undertake ... more

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Days:
15
Start:
Reykjavik
Finish:
Oslo
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Greenland + 4 more

Jewels of the Russian Arctic: Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya

Jewels of the Russian Arctic: Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya

Russia by land is exquisite, but have you thought about taking in this mammoth country by sea? An Arctic adventure in Russia will see you embark on a voyage around the archipelagos of Novaya Zemlya ... more

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Days:
16
Start:
Helsinki
Finish:
Helsinki
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Finland + 2 more

Spitsbergen Highlights

Spitsbergen Highlights

Short on time, but have an appetite for an epic adventure? This Arctic voyage crosses the 80th parallel along the northwest coast of Spitsbergen in a week. Take a Zodiac excursion to Ny London, cruise ... more

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Days:
7
Start:
Oslo
Finish:
Oslo
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Norway + 1 more

Explore China

Explore China

Capture the spirit of China on this 12-day tour from Shanghai to Beijing. From fast-paced modern cities to the well-preserved remnants of a long and storied history, this adventure reveals the many ... more

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Days:
12
Start:
Shanghai
Finish:
Beijing
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

China

North China Getaway

North China Getaway

Discover the breathtaking countryside and rich cultural history of China's north on this 12-day Lonely Planet Experience, bookended by the bright city lights of the country’s biggest hubs. From the ... more

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Days:
12
Start:
Beijing
Finish:
Shanghai
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

China

Why Travel With NOVICA & Intrepid?

Make a Difference

Responsible travel matters. Be the solution not the problem. Sustainable, carbon-neutral, climate-positive adventures.

Itineraries, not Timetables

Experience the world in your own special way - classic tour highlights plus plenty of free time to write your own story.

Travel in Style

Your style. We have thousands of destinations and travel styles that span budgets and comfort zones all offer authentic local experiences.

Big Adventures, Small Groups

Independent in feel but social enough to ensure you enjoy the journey, not just the destination.

Guides Without Books

Our local tour leaders bring grassroots real-life experiences and local knowledge as they welcome you to their world.

Travel to Connect

Embrace your curiosity, meet fellow travelers who share your respect for local cultures and the planet we all call home.

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