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The Silver Traveller magazine 2019 second edition is now out.
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Relax and rejuvenate at Sani Resort in Halkidiki and Domes in Corfu and Crete.

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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.

Cruise like Royalty

Cruise like Royalty

Not many cruise lines can say that HRH The Queen has sailed with them – but Hebridean Island Cruises is not like other lines. With just 50 passengers and 38 crew, Hebridean Princess knocks the socks off the competition for top-of-the-range luxury cruise experiences, all in a relaxed and intimate setting. And then there are the gorgeous islands off the west coast of Scotland that the ship sails to.

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Grand Tour of Morocco

Grand Tour of Morocco

The names resonate: Casablanca, Marrakech, Fez – it could only be Morocco. Add the kasbahs and the palaces, the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara’s sand dunes, the flower-filled meadows and the palm oases, the oak forests and the orange orchards, and you have a land as rich and varied as its mosaics. Jules Verne’s sweeping Grand Tour reveals the many faces of this ‘gateway to Africa’.

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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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Beaded bubbles in Bordeaux

Beaded bubbles in Bordeaux

If you like your wines, you’ll love SmoothRed’s 3-night Bordeaux Wine Experience tour – with two full days touring vineyards and Grand Cru winemakers – in the Medoc and St-Emilion areas. VIP treatment includes being chauffeured around, a superb lunch and first class guides who are impressively knowledgeable about the whole wine-making process.

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Linger longer in Goa

Linger longer in Goa

Sometimes, one or two weeks just isn’t enough…Explore further with a long stay on the palm-backed beaches of India’s Goa. Serenity Holidays – Goa Experience offer a variety of 21 and 28-night holidays and can tailor-make your trip to last as long as you like. You’ll have ample time to soak up the sunshine and explore, perhaps at a spice plantation, turtle centre or UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Enjoy wonderful holiday homes in stunning locations with Holiday Property Bond throughout the UK and Europe.
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Small ship worldwide adventures

Small ship worldwide adventures

G Adventures Marine creates trips that feature authentic accommodation, exotic cuisine and local transport to put travellers on first-name terms with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife. They sail to the world’s greatest aquatic destinations – such as the Arctic – aboard small ships and yachts, accessing out-of-the-way places and interacting with the locals in meaningful ways that large cruise lines cannot match.

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Lakes & Mountains with Eurocamp

Lakes & Mountains with Eurocamp

If you’re thinking of a couples holiday up in the mountains, keep Eurocamp in mind. Their Airotel Pyrénées site in France has a scenic National Park on its doorstep, plus options to upgrade to a chalet-style lodge or spacious Safari-style tent. With the historic town of Luz St Sauveur plus hiking, mountain biking and white water rafting opportunities close by, it’s perfect for active relaxation.

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Medallion moments with Phillip Schofield
It’s only the size of a 10p coin, but the new Ocean Medallion from Princess Cruises packs so many benefits, making your time on board even more relaxing and personal. Let Phillip Schofield take you through how it works aboard Regal Princess in this short fun video. The Medallion means it’s easy for you to find your friends and family around the ship – and for waiters to find you promptly with your drinks and snacks orders. And that’s just the start…
An Alpine treat by train
Have you heard of the Bernina Express, the world’s slowest express train? There’s no reason to hurry – the train conducts you from the Swiss city of Chur to Tirano in Italy through the most spectacular alpine scenery, a route so special it even has UNESCO World Heritage status. Book with Great Rail Journeys and enjoy breath-taking views from mountain passes, bridges and viaducts.