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    Cruising the Douro

    Save 10% on Douro cruise with A-ROSA

    A-ROSA River Cruises
    1 day ago

    Save 10% on a 7-night Explorer Cruise along Portugal’s scenic Douro river aboard the fabulous A-ROSA Alva, in partnership with Newmarket Holidays, departing 18 August 2021. 7-night holiday fares start from £2,066pp including flights, transfers, Premium all-inclusive cruise and a guided tour of Porto.
    Be sure to book by 31 May 2021 to qualify.

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    Wadi Rum, Jordan

    Discover the astonishing geoheritage of Morocco & Jordan with Indus Experiences

    Indus Experiences
    3 days ago

    We invite you to attend a NEW webinar presentation from Indus Experiences:
    “The Astonishing Geoheritage of Morocco and Jordan”
    Presenter: Dr Daniel (Danny) Clark-Lowes
    Date: Thursday 20 May at 16:00 GMT
    Register here
    During this fascinating presentation learn how an understanding of an area’s rocks and the history they reveal can enhance your experience of travel in Morocco and Jordan. Then experience this for yourself on a Geology Field Trip to Morocco 16-22 March 2022 led by Dr Danny Clark-Lowes.

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    New luxury yacht cruises brochure for 2023

    Emerald launches 2023 yacht cruising season with amazing savings

    Emerald Cruises
    4 days ago

    Our partner Emerald Cruises is delighted to announce the launch of their 2023 Yacht Cruising season, with a limited-time Super Earlybird Offer of up to 25% savings and the brand-new 2023 Luxury Yacht Cruises brochure.
    Enjoy a luxury, intimate yacht cruising experience along the timeless trade routes of the Adriatic coast, the azure waters of the Mediterranean, the holy lands along the Red Sea, and – new for 2023 – the Black Sea.
    Book the Super Earlybird Offer before 31 May 2021 and save up to 25% on selected cabins across the full 2023 collection when you pay in full 12 months prior to travel. Plus take advantage of a complimentary Deposit Protection Plan, valued at £200 per person, to give you more flexibility when booking. Request your brochure here.

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    The Flying Scotsman

    Jules Verne's NEW UK tours include The Flying Scotsman

    Jules Verne
    5 days ago

    Jules Verne’s exciting new UK collection includes The Flying Scotsman – a breathtaking long weekend to Scotland’s dazzling capital retracing the historical route synonymous with this iconic engine.

    Over the border enjoy a a 5-night stay In God’s Own Country visiting historic Yorkshire and its stunning scenery. Or further south experience gardens galore, Roman Baths, towers and nature in The Charm of the Cotswolds. Travel West to Wondrous Wales where you can soak up stunning scenery, beautiful wildlife and incredible artisan foods.

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    ClubSolos are perfect for your first solo holiday

    Solos Holidays add brand new UK ClubSolos holiday for 2021 – ClubSolos Somerset

    Solos Holidays
    6 days ago

    Enjoy a weekend in Somerset with like-minded solo traveller staying in a beachfront hotel exclusively for Solos guests, plus you’ll be accompanied by your very own ClubSolos Tour Leader!
    Departure: 24 Sep 2021 & 15 Apr 2022, 3 nights from £399.
    This new holiday is ideal for someone venturing out on their first holiday alone and is a perfect introduction to their full range of ClubSolos holidays in lovely locations across Europe and the Caribbean.

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    Blenheim Palace

    Visit leading flower shows this summer with Just Go! Holidays

    Just Go! Holidays
    7 days ago

    Just Go! Holidays collection of excellent value getaways includes coach breaks to leading flower shows this summer:
    Blenheim Palace Flower Show – a 2-day coach break departing 26 June from £139 pp.
    RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival – a 2-day coach break departing 10 July from £179 pp.
    RHS Chelsea Flower Show – a 2-day coach break departing 24 September from £199 pp.
    Prices include return coach travel from selected UK pick-up points, one night HB accommodation and entrance to the event. Based on 2 sharing.

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    Emerald Lake Lodge, British Columbia

    Explore Canada's amazing lakes with Frontier Canada

    Frontier Canada
    9 days ago

    Did you know that Canada has more lakes than any other country put together? Our partner Frontier Canada has put together a Canada’s Lakes blog highlighting just a few of the many spectacular lakes you can visit on one of their tailor-made itineraries. Many of Canada’s lakes feature a beautiful lodge for your holiday stay. As an example, Emerald Lake Lodge in Emerald Lake, British Columbia has some of the best views with an avalanche slope where moose can often be seen grazing; and eagles, osprey and loons are also frequent visitors to the lake.

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    Walking in the Lake District

    HF Holidays prepare to reopen their country houses on 17 May 2021

    HF Holidays
    10 days ago

    May is National Walking Month and the perfect time to get outside and explore the British countryside so we’re delighted to see HF Holidays preparing to re-open their 17 UK country properties and begin their programme of guided and self-guided walking holidays including new Tread Lightly walks that make the most of the wonderful walking areas surrounding HF country houses. All walks start and end at their front doors with no need for any road transfers.
    HF Holidays country houses are in stunning rural locations, tailormade for walking with Boot & Drying Rooms and the ideal choice for a safe staycation in the UK, all have been accredited by the We’re Good to Go initiative set out by Visit Britain. Special discounts for silver travellers include £50 off your first HF holiday.

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    Enjoy an accessible day out this spring with Driving Miss Daisy

    Driving Miss Daisy
    11 days ago

    Driving Miss Daisy passion is to get people out and about to socialise and enjoy life through a combination of companionship and assisted transport. If you simply fancy visiting a place of interest for a couple of hours or the whole day, alone or with friends, they will help arrange all your travel and companionship needs. Their trained drivers are also available to take you to medical appointments and provide support if necessary. If you prefer to stay at home, they can provide light domestic support such as making a simple lunch, playing board games or just being there as a companion. Learn more about their full range of services .

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    New brochure

    One Traveller launches new 2021/22 brochure for solos

    One Traveller
    13 days ago

    One Traveller the award winning family-run specialist in holidays for mature single travellers launches their brand new 2021/22 holiday brochure.
    They have a great new range of holidays covering not just summer and autumn 2021, but also the festive period and early months of 2022. So, whether you are looking at a last-minute break, or something a bit further in advance, they have you covered, ensuring everybody can have something very special to look forward to.

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    Scenic British Ilses

    Fred. Olsen adds new 2021 no-fly cruise dates to meet demand

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
    17 days ago

    Our partner Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has just announced four NEW cruises to meet demand for 2021 sailings:
    Touring Scenic British Isles – a 9-night cruise departing from Liverpool aboard Borealis on 2 September 2021. From £1,399 pp including complimentary drinks or £125pp on board spend
    Discovering Spain & the Balearics – a 15-night cruise departing from Liverpool aboard Borealis on 11 September 2021. From £2,199 pp including complimentary drinks or £250pp on board spend.
    Discovering the Canary Islands – a 12-night cruise departing from Southampton aboard Bolette on 20 November 2021. From £1,299 pp including complimentary drinks or £200pp on board spend.
    Amsterdam City Break in four nights – departing from Southampton aboard Bolette on 2 December 2021. From £449 pp including complimentary drinks or £75pp on board spend.

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    Bristol

    Discover Bristol with Solos Holidays

    Solos Holidays
    18 days ago

    Solos travellers eager for a UK break somewhere new and different will enjoy exploring Bristol in the company of like-minded solos. Departing 21 May 2021 you’ll be exploring Bristol’s history, discovering world-class street art and have plenty of time to enjoy a drink (or two!) overlooking the Clifton Suspension Bridge. They’re even including a guided tour of this beautiful city!
    If you still need to be tempted, why not read all about Nadia’s Trip To Bristol in her blog and find out exactly what you could be getting up to!

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    New Preview Brochure

    Travel Editions launches new Preview Brochure for 2021-22

    Travel Editions
    20 days ago

    As the country prepares to open its doors and start to venture outside with a little more freedom, Travel Editions have a host of tours available to book from summer onwards into 2022, with extra dates being added on a weekly basis.
    Popular UK tours include Discover the Stately Homes of the Peak District with Paul Martin from Flog It, a 3-night tour based in the lovely Georgian spa town of Buxton; Agatha Christie on the English Riviera, a 2-night break in Torquay; and Gardens of the Cotswolds with Alan Titchmarsh. Request their new 2021-22 Preview here.

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    Panama Suite

    Save up to £1,700 per couple on selected 2021 river cruises with Avalon Waterways

    Avalon Waterways
    21 days ago

    The Offers page Avalon Waterways website is full of great savings including: save up to £1,700 per couple on select 2021 Europe river cruises; £150 pp air credit towards the price of your flights on select cruises and No Single Supplements on select cruises.
    Where will 2021 take you? Discover the European continent on its legendary rivers from the North Sea to the Black Sea. Discover timeless tradition and beauty on the Rhine, Danube, Seine, and Rhône—to name a few with prices from just £826 pp. There are also great savings on Mekong Cruises with prices from £2,325pp. Terms & conditions apply.

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    Pool area at Villa Thalassa

    Simpson Travel welcomes back favourites to their villa collection

    Simpson Travel
    21 days ago

    Three Simpson favourites return to their Greece portfolio:
    Cavo Mare Villas – Villa Meltemi & Villa Thalassa, Zakynthos. Sleek design meets cutting edge technology at these 3-bedroom villas, each with generous pool, waterfall-fed Jacuzzi and private terrace for indulgent evenings absorbing the stunning views across the Ionian. Book both together for two families or larger groups.
    Villa Oliveto, Corfu. This grand property combines sweeping views, elegant interiors and a spectacular hillside location to create an exhilarating sense of space and openness. 4-bedrooms, a terrace bar, private pool and choice of games (table football, pool and table tennis) ensure it is an ideal spot for entertaining and relaxing with family and friends.

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    We love coaches!

    Find your local coach holiday provider with We Love Coaches!

    Coach Tourism Association
    23 days ago

    More than 5 million people take a coach holiday every year and this looks set to increase over the coming year. The Coach Tourism Association has set up the We Love Coaches website to help you find your local coach holiday provider.

    On her Boom Radio podcast our Jennie talks with Robert Shaw, Chairman of the Coach Tourism Association, about the joys of coach travel including popular destinations, exciting new tours and events, and state of the art vehicles with on board toilets plus the special measures coach operators are taking to create a Covid-safe environment. Scroll down the page on this link to listen to Jennie.

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    Church of St John, Lake Ohrid, Macedonia

    Cox & Kings extends Book with Confidence policy to 31 July 2021

    Cox & Kings
    24 days ago

    To help you to plan ahead for when travel restarts, Cox & Kings have extended their Book with Confidence policy. It allows you to plan your holiday now, with the risk-free opportunity to change things later should the situation demand. You’ll enjoy enhanced flexibility and financial security on every booking made by 31 July 2021, for travel through to December 2022.

    This applies to all their tours including Art & Cultural expert-led tours and Solo Travellers group tours.

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    Canal boating holiday

    Save 10% on canal boat holidays with ABC Boat Hire

    ABC Boat Hire
    24 days ago

    Enjoy a special discount of 10% when you book a canal boating holiday with ABC Boat Hire by 30 April 2021. Cruise gently through Britain’s picturesque waterways at the helm of your very own canal boat. Stop off at waterside pubs along the way and enjoy watching the wildlife as you tuck into hearty meals. Or self cater and stay in your own bubble. With boats that sleep between two and 12 people and 15 starting locations across the waterway network there is bound to be a holiday that appeals. Quote ‘Silver Traveller’ to enjoy a special 10% discount when you book by 30 April 2021.

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    The pool at Atlantica Miramare Beach Hotel

    Saga Holidays releases Winter Sun range with a focus on staying longer for less

    Saga Holidays
    25 days ago

    Saga Holidays has launched its winter sun holidays with new destinations and offers that include single rooms at no extra cost and four weeks for the price of three. In addition to firm favourites such as Spain, South Africa and Madeira, Saga Holidays has also introduced:
    Malta and Gozo: Island of the Knights – a 10-night tour includes stays in both Malta, with its beautiful architecture and warm weather and the smaller island of Gozo. All-inclusive from just £999pp.
    Hotel Stabia, Sorrento – seven nights from just £619 per person, with single occupancy rooms at no extra cost.
    Seven nights at The Atlantica Miramare Beach in Limassol, Cyprus starts from £699 per person, all-inclusive and single occupancy rooms are available at no extra cost. Book four weeks and pay for just three to enjoy a month’s all-inclusive holiday for just over £2,000pp.
    All holidays are underpinned by ‘Saga Reassurance Promise’ that allows changes without penalty, a ‘Price Promise’ that will refund any differences in the event prices drop and, in the unlikely event a customer doesn’t love their holiday by day two, a complementary return flight and full refund.

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    Peaceful spot overlooking Lake Garda

    Save up to 25% on 2022 bookings with Eurocamp

    Eurocamp
    26 days ago

    When you’re ready to travel again, a Eurocamp Official holiday is the perfect way to enjoy an overseas break. Hop across the channel and you have access to wide beaches, vast countryside, lakes and mountains at over 150 naturally spacious parcs across Europe from France to Croatia.

    Now’s a great time to make savings of up to 25% on 2022 bookings. As an example, 7 nights at Lake Garda’s Serenalla Campsite – a Parc recommended for couples – costs from just £238 per party in a 2-bedroom classic in April 2022.

    Eurocamp’s Peace of Mind Promise still applies for 2022 bookings, so if your plans change they won’t charge an amendment fee, and if your holiday can’t go ahead you’re guaranteed a refund.