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    Susie Sainsbury Theatre image by Adam Scott

    Saga launches Cultural Odyssey Tours and partners with the Royal Academy of Music

    Saga Holidays
    about 22 hours ago

    Saga has announced its new range of Cultural Odyssey Tours, designed for the serious enthusiast, covering a range of topics from music to astronomy.

    Customers will travel with an expert lecturer who will share their specialist knowledge into the themes of art, ballet, history and music and the tours will take in performances and carefully curated visits, some of which will be exclusive to Saga customers, with backstage access and private viewings . The programme launches with a brand new partnership between Saga and the Royal Academy of Music to create the music-themed holidays.

    Saga’s new Cultural Odyssey Tours brochure will launch in the coming months and the holidays will commence in 2022. To be among the first to receive details of this exciting new programme, call 0800 092 3076. Meanwhile you can view their current collection of special interest tours here.

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    Dementia support

    New Mood & Motivation online sessions from Dementia Adventure

    Dementia Adventure
    2 days ago

    Mood & Motivation is free online training aimed at family and friends supporting a person living with dementia. You’ll connect with experienced dementia trainers and other dementia carers to consider how to improve mood and motivation, both for yourself, and the person you support.

    To get the most from the session, Dementia Adventure recommend you first attend their online Dementia Skills Session: Thinking Differently About Dementia.
    Sign up for your free online sessions using the red links. Courses are scheduled for various times and dates in March and April. 2021.

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    Red Sea resort hotel

    Combine a Nile Cruise with a Red Sea stay and/or a Cairo visit with Orbital Travel

    Orbital Travel
    3 days ago

    We know that a Nile Cruise is top of the wishlist for many of our silver travelers. Let our partner Orbital Travel help you plan the trip of a lifetime After such a long break from holidays why not consider an extended tour, spending some time in Cairo and/or the Red Sea resorts? Or adding a Lake Nassar cruise to visit the great temples of Abu Simbel? Orbital Travel also offer a special 10% discount for silver travellers onall 2021 sailings.

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    Enjoying life at sea

    Up to 20% savings on selected voyages with Silversea

    Silversea
    3 days ago

    When you book and pay in full by 28 February 2021 for your next voyage, you can save up to 20% on the fare. Sailings include numerous options from the UK to Norway and Northern Europe as well as fly-cruises to the Mediterranean and way beyond. For those who yearn to explore the new and unknown, Silversea Expeditions can transport you to the furthermost boundaries of the planet, to the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, Greenland and the Arctic, South America? and more. Fares include wines and spirits throughout the ship, free WiFi, included gratuities, a butler for every suite and more.

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    NEW coach holiday brochures out now!

    Lucketts Group
    5 days ago

    As part of the Lucketts Group, Lucketts Travel in the South of England and Woods Tours in the Midlands, have released their new holiday brochures which feature departures throughout the year, including summer getaways and Christmas breaks. You’ll find lots of new tours along with many of the great holidays that had to be postponed last year.

    To celebrate the new brochures, and to help you book with confidence, they have reduced their coach holiday deposit to just £1 per person for bookings made by the 31st March 2021!*

    Plus, STA members can get a 10% discount using the code STA10 when booking online or by phone.

    All bookings are protected by Bonded Coach Holidays, a government approved financial protection scheme for consumers of package coach holidays. This means your money is 100% safe, and the Lucketts Group also have a Covid-19 guarantee that means you’ll receive a full refund, or a free transfer to another departure of your choice, if your booking is cancelled due to the Coronavirus.

    Visit here to view the e-brochures, or call 0333 200 7408 to request a copy in the post.

    • Excludes Cruises and Airtours.
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    Joanna Lumley supports Revitalise

    Joanna Lumley supports Revitalise Care for Carers Campaign

    Revitalise
    6 days ago

    Revitalise are thrilled that Joanna Lumley OBE is supporting their campaign to raise £1,000,000 to support unpaid carers around the UK who are desperately struggling. Revitalise is a charity that creates revitalising holidays for disabled people and carers. Everything you’d expect from a holiday with excellent nurse-led care and an army of brilliant volunteers to get the party started – and keep it going! They have already raised more than £940,000 a to help fund vital respite breaks and are hoping that one final push will ensure they reach their target. Learn more about their urgent appeal.

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    New brochure

    Titan launches new Stay & Explore brochure

    Titan Travel
    8 days ago

    Although travel is on pause, Titan are seeing an increase in people planning their next holiday and their latest brochure Stay & Explore is proving very popular. Their most popular tours include Wainwright’s Lake District – a 5 day tour that includes Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service, and Tulips & Windmills – a 5-night cruise in the Netherlands that also includes VIP door-to-door travel.

    With Titan you can book and travel with confidence thanks to their Flexi Deposit scheme and Protection Promise. Their Price Promise guarantees you the best possible price too. If your holiday price drops after booking they will refund the difference, so you’ll never lose out by booking early.

    See their full range of brochures here.

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    Explore Croatia & Italy

    Fred. Olsen launches exciting new cruises for 2022

    Fred. Olsen Cruiselines
    11 days ago

    Explore the iconic sites of Croatia and Italy on a handcrafted small ship sailing with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in 2022. Their 27-night Croatia & Italy cruise, departs from Southampton on 23rd October 2022. Prices start from £4,199 per person.
    Ports of call: Southampton, UK – Cádiz, Spain – Cruising by Stromboli, Italy – Cruising Strait of Messina – Crotone, Italy – Gallipoli, Italy – Cruising Bay of Kotor, Montenegro – Kotor, Montenegro – Sibenik, Croatia – Venice, Italy – Chioggia, Italy – Split, Croatia – Dubrovnik, Croatia – Monopoli, Italy – Cartagena, Spain – Lisbon, Portugal – Leixões, Portugal – Avilés, Spain, – Southampton, UK.

    Fred. Olsen has also launched seven new no-fly sailings to Norway in 2022 with departures from Southampton, Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh. These cruises capture the natural beauty of late winter and springtime Norway in all its glory with narrow fjord cruising and the chance the witness the Northern Lights. Enjoy savings on all Fred Olson cruises with our silver travel club.

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    Chris & Steve Woollcott

    Discovering more about HPB is easier than you think

    HPB
    12 days ago

    Due to Coronavirus unfortunately HPB can’t offer Private Tours at their properties; however their representatives will be happy to have a video call or phone call at your convenience.
    Find out how The Woollcotts discovered HPB and how well they thought the process went from finding out more to arranging a zoom call; “We had heard good things about HPB from friends, but we wanted to find out more for ourselves. The process could not have been simpler…” – Steve Woollcott”.

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    Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa

    Save up to 48% on Sandals Resorts in the Caribbean with Tropical Sky

    Tropical Sky
    12 days ago

    Book with Tropical Sky by 28 Feb to save up to 45% off your accommodation at Sandals Resorts, plus receive a booking bonus of up to £700 per couple when upgrading your room on stays of 7 nights or more! These Luxury Included® couples-only resorts are renowned for some of the most stunning and luxurious hotels in the Caribbean. Combining spectacular dining, stylish accommodation and relaxing facilities in the form of pools and spas, each of the resorts captures the essence of the Caribbean, giving you the perfect setting for an unforgettable holiday.

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    Amsterdam

    Save up to £1,200 per couple with Emerald Waterway's new European river cruises

    Emerald Waterways
    21 days ago

    New immersive experiences, exciting city stays, rare horticultural activities and mini-break itineraries are all on offer with Emerald Cruises new European Collection for 2022 PLUS savings of up to £1,200 and a FREE Premium Drinks Package per couple for bookings made before 28 February 2021! (T&Cs apply). Save an extra 10% when booking a balcony suite and choosing to pay the holiday balance in full 12 months before departure, with their Super Earlybird limited-time offer.

    Experiences on offer include the once-in-a-decade excursion to Amsterdam’s Floriade Horticulture Expo during their Springtime Delights cruise departing 11 April 2022.

    To provide additional peace of mind when booking, Emerald Waterways is offering a Complimentary Deposit Protection Plan valued at £100, plus the reassurance of a Flexible Booking Policy.

    All prices include return flights or the option to travel via Eurostar and rail, transfers, the cruises as stated above, all tipping and gratuities, all on board meals, as well as included excursions. Download or request their free brochures here, call 0808 301 3352 or visit your local travel agent.

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    Chapel Down Winery, Kent

    NEW Low Cost Self-Drive Short Breaks in the UK

    Greatdays Holidays
    24 days ago

    Greatdays Holidays has launched a selection of short break UK self-drive holidays, allowing you to arrive at leisure and explore the area at your own pace while using hotels they have worked with for many years and that they recommend highly for their warm welcome. With a range of dates between March and June and a variety of destinations, there is certain to be one for you or for your friends and family. Bookings can only be made online.

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    New brochure

    Noble Caledonia releases new brochure for UK small ship cruises

    Noble Caledonia
    25 days ago

    To mark their 30th anniversary year, Noble Caledonia have released a new brochure of small ship cruises around the UK. Their smaller vessels allow access to places that larger ships cannot enter and their Zodiac landing craft take guests to explore inlets, bird sanctuaries and other inaccessible places. The Hebridean Sky, one of three flag ships, has just 59 spacious suites with a capacity of 118 passengers, while the Ocean Nova features just 39 cabins.

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    New at Delamere Forest

    Book now for Forest Holidays' new site in Cheshire

    Forest Holidays
    26 days ago

    Be one of the first to stay at Forest Holidays’ new Delamere Forest site in Cheshire when it opens 2 April 2021. Select from their usual range of cosy hot tub cabins or choose a White Willow Premium cabin, a design new to their collection – inspired by the natural world. Get closer to nature with floor-to-ceiling doors that open out into the forest and an outdoor pizza oven for alfresco dining. Forest Holidays now offers a choice of 11 locations across the UK, ideal for your next staycation.

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    A safari is just one of Cosmos holidays worldwide

    Book your next holiday with confidence thanks to Cosmos Peace of Mind travel plan

    Cosmos
    28 days ago

    In an uncertain world it’s good to know that Cosmos is committed to their guests’ safety, comfort and peace-of-mind. Book your next Cosmos or Globus holiday or Avalon Waterways cruise with confidence knowing that all of their 2021 departures are covered by their On Trip Assurance and Peace of Mind travel plan that allows you to move your booking with no questions asked, subject to their terms & conditions. They have some terrific savings right now so it’s a great time to bag a bargain.

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    New collection of brochures

    Order your new brochure from Saga Holidays

    Saga Holidays
    30 days ago

    Saga Holidays’ latest collection offers holidays from as far afield as Tanzania to something a little closer to home in the UK and Eire. So why not treat yourself to a river cruise on board their newest ship, Spirit of the Rhine or perhaps explore some of the lesser known gems in the Spanish Costas? Or maybe plan for the adventure of a lifetime – from incredible safaris in Africa and river cruises in India, to great railway journeys in Canada and adventures through New Zealand, these hand-crafted holidays are full of amazing moments. Order your brochure today and start looking forward to a new view.

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    The Classic Glacier Express

    Transfer your 2021 holiday for free, no questions asked, with Great Rail Journeys (T&Cs apply)

    Great Rail Journeys
    about 1 month ago

    Book your 2021 holiday with Great Rail Journeys before 28th February 2021 and you can transfer your holiday for free – no questions asked (T&Cs apply). Get inspiration for your next much-needed European getaway from their Top 10 Cultural Holidays by Rail blog.
    They are also expanding their unique small group offer as standard in 2021, ensuring 25 people maximum on each UK and European tour. Each tour will also be accompanied by one of our highly experienced Tour Managers so you can completely relax and enjoy your much needed getaway from start to finish.

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    Exploring the Indian Ocean

    New offers from Jules Verne include a Maldives cruise and a Welsh railway adventure

    Jules Verne
    about 1 month ago

    Our partner Jules Verne has some super offers this month including a Maldivian Magic cruise. Explore the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and secluded white sandy beaches of the Maldives from the comfort of a yacht. The Yasawa Princess has just 28 cabins and a relaxed on board ambience. Spend your days snorkeling or diving amidst vividly coloured fish.
    Closer to home enjoy a 4-night Tracks of the Welsh Dragon holiday delighting in the golden age of steam travel as you experience some of Britain’s stunningly beautiful rail journeys.

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    No solo supplements

    No Single Supplements on selected Avalon Waterways sailings plus great offers for couples

    Avalon Waterways
    about 1 month ago

    For a limited time, Avalon Waterways are offering NO single supplements on selected Europe and Asia cruises in 2021/22, saving up to £2,878. As an example, their 6 day Danube Symphony cruise now costs from £941 saving £1,891; while their Mekong Discovery cruise costs from £2,325, saving £800.
    Their cruises are perfect for solo travellers. Spacious yet intimate, their ships cater to your every mood, from the comfy sofas and spectacular views of the Club Lounge to the private sanctuary of your luxurious stateroom.
    Join an excursion and explore with like-minded travellers, or head out alone for some people watching in a café. With no single supplement to pay on selected departures, time spent alone is just as enjoyable as time spent with your fellow travellers.
    There are also some great savings for couples too. See all their deals here. All 2021 travel bookings automatically come with their Peace of Mind Travel Plan. Spaces are selling fast – there has never been a better time to book!

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    Cycling in Puglia

    Cycling for Softies offer £150 Berry Bros & Rudd wine voucher for bookings by 26 February 2021

    Cycling for Softies
    about 1 month ago

    Book selected cycling holidays with our friends at Cycling for Softies by 26 February 2021 and receive a £150 Berry Bros and Rudd wine voucher or £75 voucher for solo travellers (T&Cs apply). Destinations across Europe include the stunning Amalfi Coast, Puglia and Sardinia.
    Your Cycling for Softies holiday will be tailor-made to your requirements in 3*, 4* and 5* hotels. They’ll book you restaurants for delicious evening meals each night, deliver expert on the spot support, transfer your luggage between hotels and provide fully serviced touring bikes, maps and route notes. E-bikes available too. PLUS you can book with confidence with their Flexible Booking Promise.