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The Silver Traveller magazine 2019 second edition is now out.
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Solo Travellers

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Are you a solo traveller? A selection of useful information and a free mini-guide. Read more

Accessible Holidays

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Restricted mobility or other disabilities should not be a barrier to travel. Find out more about accessible travel.

Discovering the Danube
It’s 2,000 miles long, passes through 10 countries and will forever be associated with the music of Strauss: The Danube. Let this short video take you on a journey aboard the Star-Ships of Emerald Waterways from Budapest to Bratislava, Vienna and beyond. Picturesque winelands and fairytale castles await - and superb value for money.

No Single Suppl. UK Hotel stays

No Single Suppl. UK Hotel stays

Alfa Travel have a range of Leisureplex hotels in superb seaside locations across the UK and there are no single supplements for stays 1 October 2019 – 30 April 2020 with their Autumn Savers. With entertainment at least four nights a week, often in characterful properties, and well-presented ensuite rooms with tea and coffee making facilities, it’s a great way to holiday without leaving the country.

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Travel Insurance & Car Hire

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Travel insurance suggestions including pre-existing medical conditions.
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Expert service and prices for older drivers from our trusted providers.
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Travelling with Grandchildren

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Tips & ideas for holidays and days out with the young generation.
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Switzerland the cost-effective way

Switzerland the cost-effective way

“If you like world class scenery, a wonderful hotel, great food and superb day trips, all at an exceptional price, book this trip immediately!” That’s the advice from this independent silver traveller after spending a week with Riviera Travel, exploring Switzerland’s wonderful lake and mountainscapes, mostly by train, cog-railway, cable-car and lake steamer. “You could not book this holiday independently with all it entailed, for anything approaching the same price we paid” he says.

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Croatia’s top for coastal cruising

Croatia’s top for coastal cruising

Croatia’s beautiful, rugged coastline, clear turquoise waters and picturesque waterfront towns and cities make it perfect cruising territory, made all the better when it’s aboard one of the small ships of Noble Caledonia’s fleet, noted for their on-board camaraderie. The Princess Eleganza carries just 36 passengers and is nimble enough to slip into the smallest of ports, away from the crowds.

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News & Events

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Keep up with the latest news from the world of travel as well as upcoming events. Read our monthly newsletters too – it’s all on this page! Read more

Holiday Property Bond

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Enjoy wonderful holiday homes in stunning locations with Holiday Property Bond throughout the UK and Europe.
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Vietnam with Selective Asia

Vietnam with Selective Asia

The Mekong Delta is on many people’s travel wishlists, and Selective Asia could be just the company to introduce you to this fascinating mix of paddy fields and floating markets, stilt houses and all manner of boats, in a region that produces half the rice grown in Vietnam. Local ingenuity is a real eye opener. Who’d have thought a hollowed out coconut shell could make such an effective tea-cosy?

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Gourmet getaways by bike

Gourmet getaways by bike

Easy-going gourmet adventures by bicycle sound like a great combination. Cycling for Softies do all the hard work so you’re free to soft pedal, luggage-free, on self-guided rides between hotels, with restaurants booked ahead for you each night. Book by 30 Sep and you’ll pay this year’s prices for next year’s trip and get a trio of French wines, plus there’s an extra 5% off for Silver Travellers.

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Our patron

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TV broadcaster John Carter is our very special Silver Travel patron. More details

Read John’s latest article about receiving the Silver Service Award.

Solo Travel to a Tea

Solo Travel to a Tea

Travel solo with Cox & Kings, and enjoy a complimentary Platinum Afternoon Champagne Tea for two. This special treat will be offered to everyone booking a Solo Travellers tour by 17 October. The tours have been specially created for solo travellers wanting to explore the world with like-minded people, at reasonable prices and with complete peace of mind. Terms and conditions apply.

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Meandering around Menorca
Writer Gillian Thornton explains why Menorca makes such a great choice for a walking holiday. The walking was self-guided along the coastline and old mule tracks, not hilly, and easy to follow with everything provided by Headwater Holidays. And who knew that Menorca’s Friesian cows were introduced during British rule in the Georgian period? ‘