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Australia

5 NightsBeginner to AdvancedFrom $3,000 AUD

Craig's Hut & High Country Ride

If your life-long dream has been to ride in the footsteps of ‘The Man from Snowy River’, then we’ve got the ride for you.

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Ireland

3-7 NightsBeginner to AdvancedFrom €1,570 EUR?Tour costs €1,570 EUR which is approximately $2,514 AUD

Castle & Estate Ride

Believe me when I say, our Castle & Estate Ride in County Monaghan, Ireland is a fairytale wonderland for ANY equestrian enthusiast.

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18th May 2019 SOLD OUT!From: €1,570 EUR ?Tour costs €1,570 EUR which is approximately $2,514 AUD
12th Aug 2019 4 spots leftFrom: €1,570 EUR ?Tour costs €1,570 EUR which is approximately $2,514 AUD
23rd Sep 2019 3 spots leftFrom: €1,570 EUR ?Tour costs €1,570 EUR which is approximately $2,514 AUD
13th Oct 2019 6 spots leftFrom: €1,570 EUR ?Tour costs €1,570 EUR which is approximately $2,514 AUD

New Zealand

4 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom $2,800 NZD?Tour costs $2,800 NZD which is approximately $2,712 AUD

Glenorchy Back Country Ride

Globetrotting has the PERFECT, accessible, summertime riding escape in the name of the Glenorchy Back Country ride.

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30th Sep 2019 SOLD OUT!From: $2,800 NZD ?Tour costs $2,800 NZD which is approximately $2,712 AUD
21st Oct 2019 SOLD OUT!From: $2,800 NZD ?Tour costs $2,800 NZD which is approximately $2,712 AUD
4th Nov 2019 SOLD OUT!From: $2,800 NZD ?Tour costs $2,800 NZD which is approximately $2,712 AUD
11th Nov 2019 SOLD OUT!From: $2,800 NZD ?Tour costs $2,800 NZD which is approximately $2,712 AUD
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Spain

7 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom €2,375 EUR?Tour costs €2,375 EUR which is approximately $3,803 AUD

Andalusia

Let’s face it – Spain is the epicentre of horse culture and that’s why it excites us so.

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5th Jun 2019 SOLD OUT!From: €2,375 EUR ?Tour costs €2,375 EUR which is approximately $3,803 AUD
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28th Dec 2019 6 spots leftFrom: €2,375 EUR ?Tour costs €2,375 EUR which is approximately $3,803 AUD
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Australia

5 NightsBeginner to AdvancedFrom $3,000 AUD

Goomboorian Campdraft Ride

Looking for a true-blue cattle ride? Look no further, we have the ride for YOU!

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16th Jun 2019 SOLD OUT!From: $3,000 AUD
21st Jul 2019 6 spots leftFrom: $3,000 AUD

Iceland

6 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom €2,980 EUR?Tour costs €2,980 EUR which is approximately $4,772 AUD

Touch of the Highlands Ride

Believe me when we say, once you’ve tölted under a midnight sun in Iceland there is no turning back. You’ll be transformed. FOREVER.

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5th Jul 2019 11th Jul 2019From: €2,980 EUR ?Tour costs €2,980 EUR which is approximately $4,772 AUD

Scotland

6 NightsIntermediate to AdvancedFrom £2,270 GBP?Tour costs £2,270 GBP which is approximately $4,263 AUD

The Scottish Borders Ride

{CUE} Bagpipe fanfare. Hey Outlander tragics: listen UP! Globetrotting is pleased to present The Scottish Borders Ride, a 7 day, 6 night departure designed exclusively for Globetrotters. You won’t find this ride anywhere else in the WORLD.

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9th May 2019 Only 1 spot left!From: £2,270 GBP ?Tour costs £2,270 GBP which is approximately $4,263 AUD
16th Jun 2019 SOLD OUT!From: £2,270 GBP ?Tour costs £2,270 GBP which is approximately $4,263 AUD
11th Jul 2019 7 spots leftFrom: £2,270 GBP ?Tour costs £2,270 GBP which is approximately $4,263 AUD
18th Jul 2019 3 spots leftFrom: £2,270 GBP ?Tour costs £2,270 GBP which is approximately $4,263 AUD
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USA

4-13 NightsBeginner to AdvancedFrom $2,676 USD?Tour costs $2,676 USD which is approximately $3,792 AUD

Shell, Wyoming

Wide open spaces, Western tradition and mouth-wateringly good food are just a few of the reasons we love globetrotting in Wyoming, USA.

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26th May 2019 Only 1 spot left!From: $2,676 USD ?Tour costs $2,676 USD which is approximately $3,792 AUD
16th Jun 2019 Only 1 spot left!From: $3,780 USD ?Tour costs $3,780 USD which is approximately $5,356 AUD
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    Why Choose a Guided Globetrotting Ride?

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