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The Silver Traveller magazine 2019 second edition is now out.
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Ship visit Southampton

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We have places available on our Norwegian Cruise Line ship visit on 28 September.
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Latest Features

We are delighted to announce a ship visit with our wonderful partner NCL. This ship visit will be conducted by NCL and accompanied by Silver Travel hosts.
By Alan Fairfax
Wine and tapas, a wonderful combination especially when a cruise ship brings them together.
By Bob Lyons
Dieppe is a good place to visit and take a stroll through on a warm and sunny day. It is famous for its scallops.

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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.

Wine, Tenors and Song

Wine, Tenors and Song

Pettitts Travel are masters of cultural travel, taking care of all the details on opera breaks to Europe’s finest destinations and most famous opera houses. For example, their 3-night Vienna city break combines a memorable opera performance and a small-group wine tasting amid the beautiful vineyards of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Flights, private transfers, hotel, opera ticket and wine tour from £698pp.

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Ultra-luxury at sea with Scenic

Ultra-luxury at sea with Scenic

The bar has been raised in ultra-luxury cruising: Scenic Eclipse, the unique, uber-sleek, pioneering small ship has just set sail. Styled as the World’s First Discovery Yacht, with its own helicopter and submarine on board and promising more untamed territories and more super-luxe experiences than ever before, this is expedition cruising of a simply different order. The 2020-2022 brochure is just out.

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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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Mix and Match the Italian Lakes

Mix and Match the Italian Lakes

This escorted tour with Saga Holidays contrasts the enduring beauty of the famous names – Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore – with some lesser-known but no less gorgeous mountain lakes. Add classic gardens, the medieval alpine towns and a scenic rail ride and you’ve a holiday of real variety, including half board and flights from £1,299pp when you book by 30 August.

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Respite breaks make a difference

Respite breaks make a difference

Revitalise has provided respite holidays for disabled people and their carers for over 50 years. Because holidays matter to us all – they can help us escape the everyday and make relationships come alive. As well as nurse-led care 24 hours a day, Revitalise offers excursions, day trips, activities and evening entertainment. These three heart-warming stories show the difference a respite holiday can make.

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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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Getting active with Explore

Getting active with Explore

Turkey is famous for its beaches, but if you’re after something more than a sunbed on your holiday, Explore’s Active Turkey trip, walking and cycling along the foothills of the Taurus Mountains, river canoeing and sea kayaking make be just your thing. All the activities were achievable, well-organised and with back-up so you don’t need to be mega-fit to enjoy them.

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Villa Plus

Villa Plus

A winner at this year’s Silver Travel Awards, Villa Plus have the knack of finding fabulous properties in the best locations: hundreds are in walking distance of the beach and they have more centrally located villas than any other tour operator. Villas with pools come with many included options and there’s a price match guarantee. New this year is the Greek island of Zante – take a look below!

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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 a Late Life Crisis …

Music-lovers welcome!
This short video gives a great sense of the pleasures and insights offered by Kirker Holidays’ Suffolk Music Festival. The highly acclaimed Chilingirian Quartet focus on works by Benjamin Britten, who lived nearby, while the informal talks, interaction with the musicians and well-appointed hotel make mingling with like-minded music lovers easy and a real joy.
Variety Cruises in the Seychelles
It sounds as gorgeous as it gets – nosing among the beautiful islands of the Seychelles on a yacht-sized ship with Variety Cruises. Hear about the amazing wildlife – including giant tortoises roaming free – the islands where no-one’s allowed to live, the one with no cars, the one dubbed the original Garden of Eden and the ones with superb Creole food.