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    The Middle East awaits

    Emerald Waterways Egypt, Israel, Jordan and the Nile

    Emerald Waterways
    1 day ago

    The Emerald Waterways collection of 2020 & 2021 Egypt, Israel, Jordan and the Nile River itineraries are now on sale – including their brand-new Israel and Ancient Egypt 16-day itinerary.
    The contemporary and spacious MS Hamees river ship will be your home during your four-night Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Elegant and thoughtful interior design plays host to spacious cabins, complete with private bathroom and excellent amenities, including a lounge bar and sun deck.
    To find your perfect Nile cruise, browse this link to find out the finer details of their itineraries, destinations and the specific features of the MS Hamees.

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    John Torode in the Kimberley

    John Torode APT’s newly appointed ambassador

    APT - River Cruises & Tours
    3 days ago

    John Torode was announced as travel specialist APT’s newly appointed ambassador for The Kimberley at an event last night. Our own Gill Haynes discovered that he loved The Kimberleys so much he’s helped design menus at one of APT’s wilderness lodges and will host travellers there in person next May.
    The Kimberley is an epic wilderness that’s twice the size of the UK but with a population that would only fill half of Wembley Stadium. It’s been likened to a tropical Antarctica – a pure and untouched landscape of spectacular gorges, reefs, waterfalls and wildlife. And great food, including indigenous ingredients like Gubinge, a natural medicine that’s high in vitamin C, and mountain red pepper, a berry full of antioxidants.

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    Kenya Safari Experience with National Geographic

    National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures bring you closer to the real country

    National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures
    3 days ago

    Travelling through Africa with National Geographic Journeys delivers uncompromising adventure. Experience going on a safari drive with a National Geographic-supported researcher or feeling the thunder of Victoria Falls; yet you also enjoy special touches you’d normally associate with more refined destinations, like permanent tented camps and customized safari vehicles. This is Africa up close and comfortable. An 8-day Kenya Safari Experience currently costs from just £2,337 pp.Take daily wildlife drives in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, discover the Maasai way of life, and learn about elephant conservation from a representative of the Kenya Wildlife Service. This genuinely small group experience averages 5 people.

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    The Bridge at Avignon

    Avalon Waterways special offers.

    Avalon Waterways
    3 days ago

    Book an Avalon Waterways river cruise before 27 August and you can save up to 35% on selected departures in July, August, October and November 2019!
    With sailings across the Rhine, Danube, Rhone, Seine and Amsterdam’s waterways, there’s no better time to book. Be quick – some dates have very limited availability.
    Plus book your 2020 Rhône & Seine cruise before 27 August 2019 and save up to £1,500 per couple.

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    Sail the Nile in style aboard a luxury 6-cabin Dahabiya with Discover Egypt & Jordan

    Discover Egypt and Jordan
    6 days ago

    A very warm welcome to Discover Egypt and Jordan, who have partnered with us. Their offer includes Nile Cruises, with the option of small sail boat cruises aboard the luxurious Jaz Yakouta Dahabiya with just 6 spacious cabins, a full length Nile cruise aboard the Steigenberger Royal, and 7-night Nile cruises with a 3-night Cairo extension.
    Discover Egypt & Jordan have been operating holidays to Egypt for more than 30 years. They fly direct to Luxor from Heathrow and have exclusive use of the 5-star MS Tulip and 5-star deluxe Steigenberger Legacy for their UK guests.
    Telephone their expert team and you’ll speak directly to their owner or managers. There is some limited late availability for 2019 but we recommend you book now for 2020, especially if you’re travelling solo as their Single Saver cabins sell out quickly. They can also tailor trips to suit your individual needs.

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    Stay near the Gorges du Verdon

    Extend the summer with 40% savings on Eurocamp this September & October

    8 days ago

    Pay from as little as £156.80 per party for 7 nights in the South of France in a 3-bedroom Esprit on Les Lacs du Verdon Campsite departing 8 September. This site is set within a huge park of oak trees and fragrant scrubland with the Gorges du Verdon just a short distance away – one of the deepest and most beautiful river valleys in Europe. This area offers brilliant outdoor activities too, like walking, climbing, rafting and mountain biking. This is just one of many super holidays on offer from Eurocamp in September and October 2019 with 40% discount. See all their offers here

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    Where in the World would YOU like to go?

    Let Tourhound take the legwork out of researching your next trip

    9 days ago

    Researching new holiday destinations online can take many hours so why not start with TourHound? Simply type your destination in the Keyword box and press Search, and the Tourhound will list all available tours from our recommended and trusted partners.
    You can also narrow down your search by date and tour type. The list includes cutural, wildlife, river cruise, singles and more. So, for example, if you’re planning a trip to Cuba, enter Cuba in the keyword and a choice of 37 tours appear. If you’re travelling solo enter Singles and this narrows down the selection to 5 tours, including The Essence of Cuba with Solos Holidays, Cuba Libre with Saga Holidays and Cuba – Salsa, Cigars & Classic Cars with Just You. Try out Tourhound here.

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    The Taj Mahal

    Last chance to secure your 2020 holiday for £1.00 deposit with Travel Department!

    Travel Department
    10 days ago

    This offer ends Friday 16 August so take some time now to browse their excellent collection of holidays and city breaks at over 140 destinations worldwide, and secure your place for just £1.00 deposit ! Silver Travel Club members can also save up to £150 pp on 2019/20 holidays booked by 31 December 2019. Examples of their great value holidys include a 3-night Prague city break from £399 pp; a 7-night Highlights of Andalucia from just £549 pp; 7-night Lake Garda, Venice and Verona from £669 pp; and an 11-night India – Splendours of Delhi, The Taj Mahal and Rajasthan from £1,399. Includes flights with many departures from regional airports.

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    Do something different with Enable Holidays

    Enjoy an active accessible break with Enable Holidays

    Enable Holidays
    11 days ago

    At Enable Holidays they don’t believe limited mobility should limit your options. And to prove it, they’ve put together amazing accessible holidays around the world that really offer something different to your standard relaxing holiday. Activities include: assisted horse riding, Scuba diving, golf, paragliding, hot air ballooning, wine tasting tours, event tickets, pilgrimages, surfing, boat trips, culinary experiences & much more!

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    Heritage Line: Anouvong

    Explore Laos in Luxury with TransIndus

    11 days ago

    This fabulous 17-day luxury tour of Laos with TransIndus includes a 3-night cruise along the less travelled Upper Mekong aboard the brand new Heritage Line Anouvong: a true boutique cruising experience, with a total of only 10 cabins. Disembark in Luang Prabang, long regarded as the country’s preeminent cultural and religious capital, before continuing south through the stunning karst landscapes of Vang Vieng, to the capital Vientiane, and onwards to the Mekong in the far south of Laos.

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    ICEHOTEL Image copyright Asaf Kliger and ICEHOTEL

    Save £50 on a stay at the ICEHOTEL with Artisan Travel

    Artisan Travel
    12 days ago

    Spend a memorable short break at the iconic ICEHOTEL with Artisan Travel and, if it’s your first break with them, they’ll give you £50 savings. The ICEHOTEL in Swedish Lapland is now in its 30th rendition and is one of the most unique and spectacular places in the world to spend the night with its incredible hand-crafted art suites. Choose from an array of memorable day time and nightly excursions available, such as snowmobiling, dogsledding, horse rides to hunt for the Northern lights and photography, to make this break even more memorable. Quote SilverTravel50 at time of your first booking to enjoy the discount.

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    The Sands, Barbados

    Save up to £600 pp on new AI resort in Barbados with Tropical Sky

    Tropical Sky
    13 days ago

    Tropical Sky are pleased to introduce The Sands, Barbados – a brand new resort located directly on a pristine beach on the island’s popular south coast. The hotel offers guests a spa, an extensive feature pool, gym and non-motorised water sports. Book by 31st August and receive amazing opening rates for 2019 travel saving you up to £600pp. With 7-nights All Inclusive costing from just £1,239 pp including flights, this offer is exceptional value for Barbados so book now.

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    Freedom to moor where you wish!

    Nicols up to 20% discount French boating holidays

    14 days ago

    France’s best-loved boating holiday operator Nicols 2020 programme of self-drive itineraries is now available and what’s more you can take advantage of early booking discounts of up to 20% off of boat hire prices.
    No previous boating experience is needed and by booking early you can secure the best spacious and stylish cruiser for accommodating you and your crew!
    Nicols offers canal boat holidays from 24 different start bases on the rivers and canals in France, Germany, Portugal and Holland.

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    Find peace deep in the valley

    Enjoy a late summer retreat in rural Spain with Happy Retreats

    Happy Retreats
    15 days ago

    Take a break away from it all, be kind to yourself and do what pleases you on a peaceful retreat in rural Spain. Our friends at Happy Retreats provide a relaxing experience away from the crowds where you can do as much or as little as you want. Sit by the pool, find a shady spot in the spacious grounds for a quiet read, be creative with the art and craft materials, or join a yoga class watched over by the red squirrels that scamper through the trees. If you’re feeling more active, join a small group walking through the mountains or along the coast, tasting wine at a local bodega or visiting the city of Murcia and experiencing authentic Spain.
    There are still some spaces on retreats in August/September/October 2019 with prices from €352 pp for a 5-day full-board retreat. Flights into Alicante or Murcia extra.

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    Hiking in Piedmont

    Hedonistic Hiking waives single supplement (£250) on its October Jewels of Piedmont guided tour

    Hedonistic Hiking
    16 days ago

    If you like the thought of combining a healthy hike through stunning scenery with some gastronomic indulgence, take a look at Hedonistic Hiking – Gourmet Guided Walking Tours. Their tours are as much about gourmet food and fine wines as the hiking! Lunch on most days is a delicious al fresco picnic, rustled up with fresh regional ingredients, while restaurant dinners showcase the best local cuisine and wine. Guests learn about the local food and wine by walking through the landscape, past vineyards, orchards and fishing ports, and also by spending time with cheesemakers, truffle hunters and wine-makers. If you’re travelling solo, they’ve waived their single supplement on their Jewels of Piedmont guided tour departing 23 October 2019. From £2,610, including 7 nights accommodation in ensuite double room (single use), all meals and activities.

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    Life on the Nile

    Win a tour to Egypt with Cox & Kings!

    Cox & Kings
    17 days ago

    In partnership with Waitrose, Cox & Kings are offering the chance to win a Splendours of Egypt 7-night/8-day private tour for two people, including return economy flights from London.
    Visit bustling Cairo and the celebrated Pyramids and Great Sphinx of Giza, before boarding a luxury riverboat cruise to discover the magnificent temples, timeless ways of life and stunning desert scenery along the Nile valley.
    Click here to enter

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    Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)

    Experience Christmas at Downton Abbey with Just Go Holidays

    Just Go! Holidays
    17 days ago

    Enjoy Christmas Time at Downton plus a visit to beautiful Bath and its Christmas Market with Just Go Holidays. Departing 8 December 2019, this 2-day tour provides an exclusive opportunity to see Highcelere Castle decked out for Christmas as you walk in the footsteps of your favourite characters and explore behind the scenes of ‘Downton Abbey’. This pre-Christmas treat costs from just £149 pp and includes return coach travel and overnight stay at a selected hotel. Call 0333 234 2010 and quote 5STA for special savings for silver travellers.

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    Hansel & Gretel in Vienna

    Five Fabulous Festive Tours with Travel for the Arts

    Travel for the Arts
    18 days ago

    Do something different this Christmas with a choice of five fabulous festive tours from our partner Travel for the Arts. Spend the festive season enjoying operatic delights in Vienna, Berlin or Ljubljana; bring in the New Year with a Gala concert and dancing on the stage of the elegant Estates Theatre in Prague or celebrate in Parma as it begins its year as the Italian Capital of Culture. Learn more about Travel for the Arts here and order their latest brochure

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    Chile & Easter Island Guided Walking Holiday

    HF Holidays awarded Which? Recommended Provider for Escorted Tours

    HF Holidays
    18 days ago

    Congratulations to our friends at HF Holidays who have just been awarded the Which? Recommended Provider for Escorted Tours for the third year running! They have more than 100 years’ experience of organising award-winning walking and activity holidays across the UK and at more than 80 glorious destinations worldwide. Save up to £200 pp on their 2020 worldwide holidays when you book by 30 September. This includes their amazing Chile and Easter Island Guided Walking Holiday. Other destinations include Jordan, Cuba and Nepal.

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    Cape Verde Islands

    Noble Caledonia latest offers and brochures

    Noble Caledonia
    20 days ago

    If you enjoy visiting remote archipelagos, Noble Caledonia have some wonderful new brochures you can get from their website. There are two new cruises in spring 2021 which explore the islands of the Atlantic, a nine night island hopping voyage around the Azores aboard the MS Serenissima and a fascinating voyage from Senegal to Madeira aboard the MS Hebridean Sky visiting the remote and intriguing Cape Verde Islands and some of the lesser known Canary Islands.
    There is a new brochure detailing expeditions through the islands of the South Pacific aboard the all-suite MS Island Sky in 2020. There are four cruises in the brochure which currently feature a £500 early booking discount.