Silver Travel Events

Find out about events and shows which may be of interest to Silver Travellers.

Forthcoming Events

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    Special Event

    27 January 2021 to 27 January 2021


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    Meet the Emerald Waterways team in this special online webinar – as well as finding out about their award-winning river cruises and the brand-new superyacht Emerald Azzurra in the comfort of your own home, you could win a £100 John Lewis gift card!

    David Winterton, Director of Global Brand and Marketing will share his Emerald Waterways memories, photos and insider tips on river cruising, as well as taking part in a Q&A session. You can submit your question to David and other experts in advance when you register to take part in the event.

    All participants will also receive an exclusive limited-time offer on the night.

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    The Grown-Up Travel Show

    27 March 2021 to 28 March 2021


    A new event for discerning travellers and empty nesters who have a desire to explore the world. Please note that the planned event for 2020 has now been postponed and will take place in 2021.

Here is a selection of past events

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    Join Indus Experiences for a fascinating presentation 'Imperial India – Find your Ancestors'

    21 January 2021 to 21 January 2021

    Online 11am

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    This presentation will trace the history of the British Raj from its last capital in Delhi to its original capital in Kolkata (Calcutta). Between these two major cities are Meerut with its large army cantonment: Lucknow and Cawnpore with memories of the Mutiny of 1857 and details of the Danish settlement at Serampore. Through our Family History Tours programme we aim to help travellers and tourists connect with their own family histories and at the same time increase the awareness of Britain’s contribution to the sub-continent’s heritage.

    The presentation will be made by Dr Rosie Llewellyn-Jones, MBE. Rosie has worked as a tour guide for Indus Experiences and for the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, for which she is the Archivist. She visits the subcontinent as frequently as possible including as speaker at the Jaipur Literature Festival. She was a Council Member of the Royal Asiatic Society and was awarded an MBE in 2015 for services to the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia (BACSA) and British Indian studies.

    Register for your place here

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    Wendy Wu Tours Virtual Travel Show

    15 January 2021 to 16 January 2021

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    Join us for two thrilling days of presentations, Q&A sessions and special offers – and it’s completely free!

    Our panel of travel experts will be taking to the stage to talk about our most loved destinations. Discover the wonders that await for you in Japan, China, India, Central Asia and more as our destination specialists give you the inside track on the cultural highlights, hidden gems and experiences not to be missed!

    Especially for those thinking of travelling solo
    Join us on 16 January to meet the Wendy Wu Tours experts online for a fun, interactive exploration on travelling solo in style. After the presentations you’ll have the chance to visit our virtual stand and talk to our experts, who’ll be on hand to answer any of your questions. We also have an exciting exclusive travel show offer to tell you about!

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    Join Railbookers January Webinars!

    12 January 2021 to 28 January 2021

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    Free 'Not the London Boat Show' sailing talks

    12 January 2021 to 15 January 2021

    Learning to sail a yacht has enabled many travellers to discover a new and rewarding way to explore some of the most beautiful coastlines and islands. These two free sessions – with Silver Travel Advisor contributors – take you through how easy it can be to develop confidence on the water in safe hands and experience the thrill of sailing and small-ship cruising. Just click on the Zoom link to join the sessions on the day – no password required.

    Beach Club, Learn to Sail & Flotilla Holidays
    Tuesday 12 Jan 4pm

    Skippered & Sailing Cruise Holidays
    Friday 15 Jan 6pm

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    Join Indus Experiences for a fascinating presentation about the battle of Kohima Ridge

    04 November 2020 to 04 November 2020

    Online 11 - 11.30 am

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    Such bravery in the face of overwhelming odds! Join our partner Indus Experiences for a fascinating presentation about the battle of Kohima Ridge where, in 1944, the invasion of India by the Japanese Imperial Army was halted by the bravery of a small garrison of just 1500 British and Indian soldiers. Although outnumbered by about 10:1, these brave men held out for 14 days, until relieved by the British 2nd Division.

    The presentation will be made by Robert (Bob) Cook, retired Warrant Officer for the British Army and curator at Kohima Museum, York, who leads Indus Experiences battlefield tours to Kohima.

    Register for your place here

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    The Silver Travel 'Virtual' Awards 2020

    15 September 2020 to 15 September 2020

    The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, London, from 3.00pm - 3.45pm

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    Our annual celebration of the very best in travel for the over 50s will be held online this year, and you can register to join us. It’s completely free, and there’s a chance to win a case of wine too.

    Register now

  • Destinations 2019

    Destinations – the holiday & travel show

    30 January 2020 to 02 February 2020

    Olympia, London

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    Come and visit the Silver Travel team on Stand E90 as well as many of our partners who will be exhibiting from around the world. Holiday & travel ideas galore!

    Free tickets for Silver Travellers (maximum 2 per application). Simply use the promo code – EXSLVADV
    Read more

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    Wildlife & Safari Travel Show

    12 October 2019 to 13 October 2019

    The Convention Centre, Harrogate

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    Thanks to the rising popularity of amazing natural history programmes on television and the big screen, wildlife safari and conservation travel is bigger, better and more popular than ever before!

    For your FREE ticket (£10 at the show) simply quote ‘SILVER’ when you get yours on the website

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    The Silver Travel Awards 2019

    26 June 2019 to 26 June 2019

    BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London - 7pm - 9.30pm

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    We’ll be celebrating the very best in travel for the over 50s at BAFTA on the evening of Wednesday 26 June 2019 and we have a few remaining places available if you would like to join us! For your free tickets, simply email us, with ‘Silver Travel Awards’ in the subject line, at [email protected] Please note that you must have an email back from us confirming your tickets to ensure entry.

    Read more about the Awards and our Sponsors.

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    Cruise & Maritime Voyages Events 2019

    01 June 2019 to 08 June 2019


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    Welcome on board the Columbus, Magellan or Marco Polo, to view their facilities and cabins, sample the delicious cuisine and enjoy excellent entertainment, from just £49.

  • London cruise show 2019

    The London Cruise Show

    16 February 2019 to 17 February 2019

    Olympia, London - Stand B30

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    Come and visit the Silver Travel team on Stand B30, including Alan Fairfax who will be speaking in the Cruise Theatre on the afternoon of Sunday 17th.

    Free tickets are available for Silver Travellers; please use code STAFREE
    when you book.

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    Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show

    31 January 2019 to 03 February 2019

    Olympia, London

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    As well as 600 travel providers’ stands, the ‘Stanfords Travel Writers Festival’ offers inspirational and entertaining talks from explorers, adventurers, historians, novelists. Personalities in the Experts Theatre will include Levinson Wood, Kate Humble, Nicholas Crane and Chris Bonington. Photography Masterclasses are also available at an extra charge. Show-only offers, discounts and added value deals will be on offer too.

    Advance ticket prices are £11 + booking fee. Book now

    Find out how to win a pair of tickets

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    Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show

    17 January 2019 to 20 January 2019

    EventCity, Manchester

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    From relaxing beach breaks to activity holidays, fly-drive to cruise, foodie experiences to wildlife adventures, ‘Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show’ is the essential event to gain inspiration for travel in 2019 and indulge a passion for travelling.

    Advance ticket prices are £8.50 + booking fee. Book now

    Find out how to win a pair of tickets

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    Croydon Literary Festival

    27 October 2018 to 27 October 2018

    Croydon Clocktower, 9 Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX

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    Silver Travel Adviser patron John Carter will be asking Wish You Were Here? when he takes part in the Croydon Literary Festival on Saturday 27 October. He’ll be talking about his travel broadcasting and writing while helping to put together a short tourist guide to the historic town of Croydon. Tickets for his hour-long 9.50am session at Croydon’s Clocktower cost £8 and are available at the festival’s website,

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    Iglu Cruise Show

    07 October 2018 to 07 October 2018

    Epsom Downs Racecourse

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    An opportunity to hear helpful advice from experts, sit in on insightful talks in the theatre and receive exclusive offers from a range of cruise lines in attendance.

    Free entry 09:30 – 15:00

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    2018 Silver Travel Awards

    09 July 2018 to 09 July 2018

    The National Portrait Gallery, London - 7pm - 9.30pm

    We’ll be celebrating the very best in travel for the over 50s in The National Portrait Gallery on the evening of Monday 9 July 2018 and we have a few remaining places available if you would like to join us! For your free tickets, simply email us, with ‘Silver Travel Awards’ in the subject line, at [email protected]. Please note that you must have an email back from us to secure entry.

    Read more about the Awards and our Sponsors.

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    Joseph Calleja at the Royal Festival Hall

    21 May 2018 to 21 May 2018

    Royal Festival Hall, London

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    World-class opera singer, Joseph Calleja, widely acknowledged to be powerfully compelling brings his own particular flair and breath-taking virtuosity to the Royal Festival Hall on 21 May at 7.30pm. With the Philharmonia Orchestra, Joseph Calleja will command the stage, performing arias including from the infamous tale of amorous tragedy Carmen, tragic La traviata, the dramatic Aida and the romantic L’arlesiana. Brought to us by Bright Green Promotions Limited.

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    Iglu Cruise Holiday Show

    22 April 2018 to 22 April 2018

    Kempton Park Racecourse, Surrey

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    Free entry and you could win a cruise.

    Time: 09:30 – 14:30

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    Turin: Art & Aperitivos with Cox & Kings

    20 March 2018 to 20 March 2018

    Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, 39A Canonbury Square, London N1 2AN

    Cox & Kings, the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, and the Turin and Langhe e Roero Tourist Boards are holding an exclusive evening dedicated to the art and culture of Turin. This is a complimentary event, with limited places available. Please contact [email protected] to request a place.

    Time: 1800-2030

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    London Cruise Show

    17 February 2018 to 18 February 2018

    London Olympia

    Come and visit the Silver Travel team on stand B16 and enjoy a great day out finding out about what’s new in the world of cruising. Silver Travellers can enjoy a free guest pass. Email [email protected] for information.

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    Wendy Wu Tours - coming to a town near you!

    02 October 2017 to 16 October 2017

    Liverpool, Cambridge, Guildford, Oxford

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    Join the Asia experts, Wendy Wu Tours at a free event near you

    Wendy Wu Tours are hosting a series of events this October in Liverpool, Cambridge, Oxford and Guildford – to give you the opportunity to learn more about Asia from the award-winning experts.

    What to expect on the night:

    • Learn all about your favourite Asia destinations from the Wendy Wu experts
    • Enjoy delicious canapes, fizz and wine
    • Live Q&A session
    • Exclusive travel offers
    • The opportunity to enjoy an evening with friends and travel companions

    How to sign up:

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    Daily Mail Cruise Show

    16 September 2017 to 17 September 2017

    NEC Birmingham

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    We will be exhibiting at the Birmingham Cruise Show on September at stand B16. Come and say hello to the Silver Travel team who will be there to offer advice and information. There’ll be a holiday prize draw too! Email [email protected] for your free invitations.

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    Cruise ship visit - Holland America Line

    02 July 2017 to 10 September 2017

    Newcastle - Liverpool - South Queensferry - Portland

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    Welcome aboard

    Would you like to sample the pleasures of cruising without leaving the port? We are delighted to offer these popular days for Silver Travellers who are either new to cruising or new to Holland America Line to get a taste of cruising. It is a highly enjoyable day out, including a lovely lunch with wine and a self-guided tour, and can be recommended to anyone who is interested in booking a future cruise with Holland America Line.

    Cost: £10 per person
    How to book

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    Cruise ship visit - Noble Caledonia

    30 May 2017 to 30 May 2017

    Fairlie, near Largs, Ayrshire

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    Exclusive invitation for Silver Travellers

    We are very pleased to announce a special hosted ship visit for Silver Travellers. The visit will comprise a guided tour of the ship’s public spaces and a drink, either as a welcome aboard, or following the guided tour. However, there is no lunch on this occasion so please ensure that you are well fuelled before embarkation!

    Cost: £10 per person

    How to book

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    Cruise ship visit - Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

    30 May 2017 to 30 May 2017


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    Discover the Fred. Olsen difference
    We are very pleased to announce a special hosted ship visit exclusively for Silver Travellers. Places are only available for Silver Travel Advisor members and their guests, who have not been on a Fred. Olsen ship before, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

    Cost: Free

    How to book

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    Silver Travel Advisor hosted ship visit

    18 April 2017 to 18 April 2017


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    Exclusive invitation for Silver Travellers.

    Join us for an exclusive visit on board the Saga Sapphire.
    £26 per person including a four course lunch with wine.

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    Women’s Institute Fair 2017

    29 March 2017 to 01 April 2017

    Alexandra Palace, London

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    The Silver Travel team will be exhibiting at stand 238 at the WI Fair in 2017. Come and visit us – we won’t be selling jam, but you can talk to the team of advisors about travel and holidays!

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    Railbookers Exclusive Discounts

    07 March 2017 to 07 March 2017

    Online webinar

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    Online “webinar” with Railbookers.
    Tuesday 7 March 2017

    Discover Europe by rail, attend our ‘Travelling In Europe By Rail’ online presentation and you’ll benefit from exclusive rail holiday discounts.

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    Daily Mail Cruise Show

    18 February 2017 to 19 February 2017

    London Olympia

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    The Silver Travel team will be on stand B15 and look forward to meeting you. Contact [email protected] for your free guest invitations exclusively for Silver Travellers.

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    Wendy Wu Tours - coming to a town near you!

    03 October 2016 to 13 October 2016

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    Learn all about your favourite Asia destinations from the Wendy Wu experts, enjoy delicious canapes and wine, live Q&A session, exclusive travel offers and the opportunity to enjoy an evening with friends and travel companions.

    3 October 2016 – Queens Hotel, Portsmouth
    5 October 2016 – Caledonian Hotel, Newcastle
    11 October 2016 – Oddfellows Hotel, Chester
    13 October 2016 – The Leeds Club, Leeds

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    Iglu Cruise Holiday Show

    02 October 2016 to 02 October 2016

    Sandown Racecourse, Esher, Surrey

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    Free invitation to Iglu Cruise Holiday Show

    Following the success of the Iglu Cruise Holiday Show in April, we are delighted to invite you to yet a bigger and better event on Sunday 2 October at Sandown Racecourse, Esher in Surrey. Stand a chance to win grand prizes, giveaways and on the day exclusive offers, free upgrades and more. Meet over 30 Ocean, River and tourist board representatives and enjoy industry expert talks and forums with award winning cruise writer Sara Macefield.

    For more information and to register click here.

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    Age International - Strength for Life

    29 September 2016 to 31 October 2016

    Crypt Gallery, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London

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    Images from around the world, depicting older people showing ‘Strength for Life’, will be shown at a photo exhibition in central London from Thursday 29 September until Monday 31 October. The exhibition will be in the Crypt Gallery of St Martin-in-the-Fields, just off Trafalgar Square, and there will also be a chance to see David Levene’s images of Myanmar too.

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    Daily Mail Cruise Show

    10 September 2016 to 11 September 2016

    NEC Birmingham

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    Come and visit the Silver Travel Advisor team on Stand B16. Free guest invitations for Silver Travellers – contact [email protected] for more details.

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    Patagonia: An Evening with the Experts

    23 June 2016 to 23 June 2016

    Royal Geographical Society, London

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    Join Pura Aventura and three fantastic speakers for an evening dedicated to the wildlife, landscapes and people of Patagonia. Bill Oddie is the keynote speaker. He will be talking about conservation in Patagonia, and will be joined by Tuppence Stone, Producer of the recent BBC 2 series Patagonia: Earth’s Secret Paradise, and Hugh Sinclair, author of the Bradt guide to Chile’s Carretera Austral.

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    West Midlands 2016 Paraclimbing Competition

    18 June 2016 to 18 June 2016

    Creation Climbing Centre, Birmingham

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    Enable Holidays is pleased to be sponsoring an innovative accessible event in Birmingham this June, where disabled people are being invited to reach new heights.

    Birmingham’s Creation Climbing Centre – the West Midlands’ largest indoor climbing facility.

    10am to 5:30pm, on Saturday, 18th June

  • Writing course

    Travel Writing Workshop

    18 May 2016 to 18 May 2016

    Age UK offices, Tavistock Square, London WC1

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    Next course date: Wed 18 May 2016. Book now!

    Have you ever wanted to write travel articles or a travel blog for others to read, or simply for your own pleasure? Would you like to learn more about creative travel writing, and what it is that makes a travel article memorable? Why not attend one of our popular Travel Writing Workshops?

    We are very lucky to have secured, once again, the services of experienced travel writers Deborah Stone and Nick Dalton to run the workshop.

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    Silver Travel Advisor hosted ship visit

    04 May 2016 to 04 May 2016

    MSC Opera, Dover

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    Come and enjoy our special Silver Travel Advisor Hosted Ship Visit and lunch on board MSC Opera on Wednesday 4 May in Dover. Limited availability!

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    Iglu Cruise Holiday Show

    10 April 2016 to 10 April 2016

    Kempton Park Racecourse

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    The Iglu Cruise Holiday Show brings together a wide selection of cruise companies for one day only. Free entry, free parking and a holiday prize draw!

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    Retirement Living and Property Options in Later Life event

    12 March 2016 to 12 March 2016

    The Riding School, Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derbyshire DE73 7LE

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    A free information event with expert help and advice on later life. Parking and entry to the event free. Presentations throughout the day, 10am to 3pm. Over 20 information stands will be present including Age UK, Alzheimer’s Association, Stroke Association, Solicitors, Financial Planning Specialists, Retirement Villages, BUPA Elderly Advice team and many more.

    Silver Travel Advisor will be attending.

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    Daily Mail Cruise Show

    20 February 2016 to 21 February 2016

    London Olympia

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    Come and visit the Silver Travel team on stand A38 at the show and talk to our Advisors who will be there to help you choose the best cruise (and answer all your other travel questions too!). Free invitations available for Silver Travellers – please send an email to [email protected] for details.

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    Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show

    21 January 2016 to 24 January 2016

    EventCity, Manchester

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    Visitors can take advantage of ‘show-only’ exclusive offers, the new MASTA Travel Health Clinic and Travel Photography masterclass led by Steve Davey, as well as inspirational travel talks from Simon Reeve, Bill Oddie, Andy Kershaw, Ryan Thomas, Michaela Strachan, Julia Bradbury, Charley Boorman and more.

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    Daily Telegraph Cruise Show

    08 January 2016 to 10 January 2016

    London Excel

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    The Silver Travel team will be welcoming you on stand P22 at the show where you can talk to our Advisors to help you choose the best cruise (and answer all your other travel questions too!). A limited number of free invitations are available for Silver Travellers – please send an email to [email protected] for details.

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    Manchester Cruise Show

    26 September 2015 to 27 September 2015

    Manchester Central

    We’ll also be heading north for the Manchester Cruise Show where we will be found on Stand C46. You can register for free invitations by contacting us now at [email protected]

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    To Oldly Go

    24 September 2015 to 24 September 2015

    Stanfords, Covent Garden, London

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    Join Hilary Bradt, Matthew Parris and friends at the London launch of To Oldly Go.

    Find out more

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    Especially for you ...

    18 September 2015 to 18 September 2015

    Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel, North Wales

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    The legendary Jason Donovan will be performing at Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel in North Wales.

    Book a 3 night break from 18 September 2015, quoting PHCSILVER and receive a further £10 off per person.

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    Join Ramblers Worldwide Holidays for a Taste of Cruise & Walk in Dover

    12 June 2015 to 12 June 2015

    Cruise Terminal, Dover

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    A ship visit is a really great way to whet your appetite for life on the ocean wave and to see if a holiday onboard is really right for you. With Ramblers Worldwide Holidays you can experience so much more than simply just a cruise, you will have the pleasure of discovering each port of call with a guided group walk all included in the price!

    So why not join us on board the Braemar in Dover operated by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. You will benefit from complimentary drinks followed by a presentation and a tour of the ship. You will then also be invited to enjoy a complimentary buffet lunch in the main restaurant.

    To secure your Free place please email Ramblers Worldwide Holidays at [email protected], including your full name and address.

    However you won’t be able to attend if you’ve already attended other Cruise & Walk events or have booked a Cruise & Walk holiday.

    Go ashore and Experience More with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays.

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    Silver Travel Awards

    04 June 2015 to 04 June 2015

    Natural History Museum, Kensington, London - 6.45pm - 8pm

    We’ll be celebrating the very best in travel for the over 50s in the Dinosaur Gallery of the Natural History Museum. Where else?! Entry to the Awards will be by invitation only. Read more about the Awards and our Sponsors, or contact us for more information at [email protected]

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    Cunard Queen Elizabeth Ship Visit

    11 May 2015 to 11 May 2015


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    If you have never cruised or have never travelled with Cunard before, you can register to attend our special Silver Travel Advisor Ship Visit on board Queen Elizabeth on Monday 11 May in Southampton.