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    Titan River Cruise Offer

    Titan Travel
    3 days ago

    Did you know you can enjoy unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, unique itineraries with included excursions and Titan Travel UK’s VIP door-to-door service included as standard.
    Titan offer a huge range of river cruises on some of the world’s most scenic waterways. On their exclusive river cruises, you’ll sail the Rhine, Danube or Dutch Waterways aboard MS Serenade 1 or MS Bellejour. They charter these two ships just for their customers, allowing them to create a uniquely ‘Titan’ experience on board.
    Plus, if you book your river cruise by 28 June, you’ll benefit from only a £99pp deposit– terms and conditions apply.

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    Table for two at The White Orchid Hotel

    Simpson Travel's Adult Only hotels offer a peaceful haven during the school holidays

    Simpson Travel
    5 days ago

    When school’s out for summer, you don’t have to wait until September to enjoy a tranquil grown-up getaway. Our partner Simpson Travel’s Adult Only Hotels offer a sophisticated haven, even in the peak weeks of the school holidays. Book your perfect summer idyll at lovely locations such as the Purple Apricot Hotel – a boutique hotel on the Greek island of Paxos with just 7 eclectic suites; the White Orchid Hotel, in Sivota – a boutique hotel with stunning sea views; or Keromoussi in Meganissi, with just 4 suites, occupying a fabulous waterside location. If you are travelling with older children, you can book all four suites for a family get together.

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    Relax on the deck of your Forest Cabin

    Save 20% on Forest Holidays breaks in June and July 2019

    Forest Holidays
    6 days ago

    With the UK weather hopefully improving over the next few weeks, there’s still time to take advantage of our 2019 Silver Travel Awards Finalists Forest Holidays special offer for Silver Travellers. Stay in one of their beautiful, well-equipped woodland cabins for a short break before 31 July 2019 and save 20%. With 10 UK locations including Cornwall, Snowdonia, Scotland, Yorkshire and Norfolk there’s bound to be somewhere reasonably close. Just pack up the car or hop on the train and you’ll soon be relaxing on your deck or in your hot tub enjoying the peace and quiet of the surrounding forest. If you do get a spot of rain, book an in-cabin spa treatment or make the most of the in-cabin entertainment package to catch up on films and TV programmes. Call 03330 110495 and use code STA20 when you book to ensure your discount. All breaks must be taken by 31 July 2019.

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    Wonderful Copenhagen

    Tempting new city breaks from Classic Collection Holidays

    Classic Collection Holidays
    6 days ago

    Travel beyond the beach with our partners Classic Collection Holidays tempting new city breaks. Examples of their tailor-made itneraries include flying to Oslo for a 3-night break at the 5* Hotel Bristol from just £719 pp. Included in your break is an unmissable opportunity to take a boat through idyllic bays, narrow sounds and a maze of islands on an unforgettable Fjord visit.
    You can also visit Copenhagen, an effortlessly chic city, and enjoy a hop-on hop-off bus and boat tour to explore the sights from £759 pp.
    Or how about exploring Rome from the comfort of the Hotel Dei Mellini on the Tiber’s right bank between the Spanish Steps and St. Peter’s Basilica. As part of your taste of Rome, enjoy a morning trip to the market, before cooking first hand your own lunch, guided by the secrets and techniques of a master chef. From £739 pp including flights.

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    Visit Innsbruck as part of a Passion Play tour

    Experience the Passion Play in Oberammergau with Titan Travel

    Titan Travel
    7 days ago

    Enjoy a once-in-a-decade experience with a Titan Travel tour that includes tickets to the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau. Titan are offering 5 different tours that combine entrance to the performance with visits to scenic locations. Their NEW 6-day tour Passion Play 2020 Innsbruck & the Dolomites costs from £1,899 pp and includes Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service, flights to Munich, accommodation, breakfasts and dinners plus one lunch, tours of Innsbruck, the Dolomites UNESCO-listed mountain range, Bolzano and the South Tyrol. Other NEW tours include Bavaria and the Passion Play 2020, with a visit to the Neuschwanstein Castle and the Passion Play 2020 and Salzburg. They also offer their popular Italian Lakes and the Passion Play 2020 and their Alpine Countries & the Passion Play 2020.

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    The Taj Mahal

    Visit India's Golden Triangle & Tiger Trail from just £1,599 pp with Saga Holidays

    Saga Holidays
    8 days ago

    If you’ve always wanted to visit India, our Silver Awards sponsors Saga Holidays are offering a fabulous 10-night tour The Golden Triangle & Tiger Trail from just £1,599 pp with flights and HB accommodation in 4 and 5 star hotels plus VIP door-to-door travel and insurance. Visits include the Taj Mahal, Amber Fort, Old & New Delhi, Jaipur. You also enjoy two safaris in Ranthambore National Park, home to tigers, and other wildlife, and a train journey from Ranthambore to Bharatpur. You might also choose to extend your holiday with four nights in Goa. Pay just £10 deposit pp and spread the cost of your holiday with direct debit payments. Saga Holidays are finalists in SEVEN different categories for our 2019 Silver Travel Awards, so you know you’re in safe hands. Book by 21 June and save up to £100 on 2019 departures with code LH100

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    Scenic UK launch 2020 Europe River Cruising Brochure

    Scenic UK launch 2020 Europe River Cruising Brochure

    Scenic
    10 days ago

    Awards finalist Scenic UK are delighted to launch their 2020 Europe River Cruising Brochure and to celebrate, they’re offering a fabulous guaranteed saving of £1,000 per couple on all itineraries, plus free private door to door transfers.
    Discover luxury river cruising at it’s finest, with brand new itineraries and extensions, and gorgeous new updates to our Royal Owner’s Suites on their Space-Ships sailing the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers.

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    Enjoy a gentle cycling holiday

    Enjoy National Bike Week with Cycling for Softies

    Cycling for Softies
    11 days ago

    As we gear up for National Bike Week 8-16 June, why not consider getting in shape for a cycling holiday? With our friends Cycling for Softies you don’t have to be super-fit to enjoy the freedom of pedalling gently along country lanes, through vineyards and beside rivers in France or Italy. E-bikes are available if you need extra help. Your luggage travels separately to your overnight stops letting you focus on enjoying the wonderful views. They also offer bike and boat holidays where you cruise through beautiful rivers in Bordeaux, Provence & The Carmargue, or Venice & Mantua, and pedal off to explore local villages on your own or with a guide.

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    Showcasing Guernsey's food

    Focus on Food and Drink Festivals in Guernsey this Summer

    VisitGuernsey
    11 days ago

    VisitGuernsey has announced the launch of a new Eat Drink & Be Local summer festival series focusing on the island’s food, drink and artisanal crafts. The action takes place at The Crown Pier from 10 am – 5 pm on 28 July, 18 August and 2 September when St Peter Port’s seafront becomes traffic free and bursts into life with themed stalls and al fresco dining showcasing the authentic taste of Guernsey. The grand Festival Finale takes place on 28/29 September 10.00 – 17.00. Follow Eat Drink & Be Local on Facebook. Check out VisitGuernsey for special offers and island hopping packages.
    Then from 1 October to 11 November, Tennerfest returns. Over six weeks, restaurants across Guernsey feature special menus offering diners the chance to sample both local and international cuisine and try out new restaurants at knockout prices! FlyGuernsey.com has a special 4-night Tennerfest package from £399 pp.

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    Residence le Green Beach near Omaha Beach

    Explore the D-Day landing Beaches with Pierre & Vacances

    Pierre & Vacances
    13 days ago

    If this week’s moving memorial services have encouraged you to visit France to explore the D-Day landing beaches, our partner Pierre & Vacances have some super self-catering properties in Normandy to use as your base. The Residence le Chant des Oiseaux, located in the peaceful position between fishing port of Courseulles-sur-Mer and the beach, has a year-round heated swimming pool and sun terrace. This is close to the Juno Beach Visitor Centre dedicated to the D-Day Landings. Residence Le Green Beach on the prestigious Omaha Beach golf course has two heated swimming pools. This 4 star residence is conveniently located close to Omaha Beach and miles of natural unspoilt coastline.

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    Azamara Quest awaits!

    Azamara Club Cruises 30% off

    Azamara Club Cruises
    13 days ago

    Embark on a full-sensory voyage to the world’s most intriguing destinations with Azamara Club Cruises Sail into Savings offer, featuring up to 30% off a wide selection of 2019-2020 sailings.
    Take your wanderlust to the Chilean Fjords that lead to Santiago de Chile, a capital bursting at the seams with history and culture. Or find yourself captivated by la dolce vita of the Amalfi Coast, marked by rugged cliffs and pastel-hued homes.
    This offer is valid only until July 31

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    South East Pelion

    Enjoy walking and painting holidays in Greece with Sunvil

    Sunvil
    14 days ago

    If your interests include walking and painting, combine both in Western Crete with Sunvil this September. This week-long Active Crete Walking & Painting Holiday will include five mornings of leisurely to medium paced walks, taking in the hills and valleys around Kissamos and the surrounding area. The walks are followed by four afternoons of painting workshops. From £1,208 pp. including flights, transfers and B&B accommodation. Alternatively, follow The Pelion- on mainland Greece, a walker’s dream and laced with ‘kalderimi’ – old cobbled donkey paths that linked the villages. You might also be able to join in some painting classes. From £865 pp. If you prefer to focus on walking, take a look at their walking holiday on Kythnos, a charming and little known Cycladic island. A week here costs from just £985 per person based on 2 sharing (daily departures from June) and includes return flights to Athens from London Gatwick (other airports available on request. Walking is at intermediate level. Call 020 8568 4499 quoting Silver Travel Advisor.

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    Iceland Tours

    Inghams Launches Enhanced Tours Programme for 2020

    Inghams Lakes & Mountains
    15 days ago

    Our partner Inghams Lakes & Mountains have just launched a new collection of enhanced tours for 2020. These include a magical Land of Volcanoes and Glaciers 6-day tour of Iceland showcasing the country’s natural wonders, from just £1,449 pp with flights; and their 10-day Discover Venice, Florence and Rome during which you explore a mix of the iconic sights and off-the-beaten track treasures. From £1,795 pp.return flights from many UK regional airports, guided visits of Venice and Burano, wine tasting at Venissa Wine Estate in Venice, a food tour of Florence with tastings, guided tours of Vatican City and Borghese Gallery in Rome, and all entrance fees and transport.

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    MV Columbus

    Cruise & Maritime World Voyage

    Cruise & Maritime Voyages
    16 days ago

    Cruise & Maritime Voyages is offering the cruise of a lifetime around the World in 2021 on board their splendid mid-sized cruise ship Columbus.
    Departing from the London Cruise Terminal at Tilbury 6th January 2021 Columbus will circumnavigate the globe for 120 nights visiting some 24 countries, 38 ports of call, transit the Panama Canal and sails a total of 34,770 nautical miles across 5 continents.
    This trip of a lifetime visits the Azores, the Caribbean, South Pacific, Australia, cruising under the Sydney Bridge and a chance to experience the Great Barrier Reef, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

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    Tirolean Summer Walking

    Enjoy stunning mountain scenery (and a cool beer or two) with Ramblers Walking Holidays

    Ramblers Walking Holidays
    17 days ago

    The scenic Alpine regions are a playground for outdoor enthusiasts all year round. Late summer is one of the ideal times to discover the Alps on foot, when the intense heat has passed and yet the weather is still beautifully warm. Explore walking trails as they weave their way through snow-capped mountains passing crystal clear lakes and scenic meadows dotted with colourful flowers. A Tirolean Summer walking holiday in the picturesque Stubai Valley costs from £1,075 half board with flights, transfers and local transport costs included. Alpine walking from the traditional spa village of Bad Hofgastein costs from £1,175. We rather like the sound of the Bavarian Beer Garden Holiday based in the charming Bavarian village of Bad Kohlgrub. It’s not too late to book but hurry, spaces are filling fast!

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    Fred Olsen's Ribs are very popular!

    Fred Olsen RIBS!!!!

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
    19 days ago

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines impressive, high-speed RIBs have proved very popular since their introduction, as demand grows amongst Fred. Olsen guests for more adventurous experiences and activities – in fact, a recent onboard guest survey identified that 66% would consider taking a Fred. Olsen ‘closer’ RIB excursion in future.
    The RIBS are used to enhance the ‘closer’ experiences in enticing scenic destinations around the world, such as the Norwegian fjords and the Canary Islands, and they were used to great effect in Cádiz in September 2018, for Fred. Olsen’s historic 170th anniversary ‘Captains in Cádiz’ celebrations.

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    Sydney Harbour

    No single supplements on selected Australian Sky tours

    Australian Sky
    19 days ago

    If you’re planning a trip down under, enjoy great savings on these exciting tours from Australian Sky which also feature NO single supplements. For example, book an Australian Highlights tour by 20 November 2019 and save up to £700 pp. This 12-night escorted tour takes you to all the iconic sights including Uluru, Sydney Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef. Book the East Coast Islands & Rainforest Tour by 31 October 2019 and save up to £750 pp. This 12 night tour explores the beautiful Gold Coast and Islands and includes wine tasting in the Hunter Valley and snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef.

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    Temple at Phnom Penh

    Explore Cambodia with Selective Asia

    Selective Asia
    19 days ago

    If you’re planning a trip to Cambodia, consult the experts Selective Asia. They have spent many years exploring the area to create your perfect holiday. Examples of their favourite itineraries include Cambodia in Style – a journey lavishly sprinkled with treats from start to finish such as a gourmet breakfast at Angkor temples and sundowners on the pristine sands of Koh Rong ; Cambodia Beyond the Ordinary where you’ll meet minority villagers and rescued elephants in the country’s remote north-eastern provinces, and see fresh sides of Angkor, Siem Reap and Phnom Penh; and The Mekong Connection: Cambodia to Vietnam travelling from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Monh City and including a cruise down and through the maze of waterways that make up the Mekong Delta. Prices for their favourite routes start from just £1,178 pp for their 12-day Cambodia with Ease. Any of these tours can be adapted to meet your needs.

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    The Jaz Royale

    Orbital Travel new Nile boat

    Orbital Travel
    21 days ago

    Orbital Travel are pleased to announce the newest arrival to their fleet of Long Nile Cruisers.
    The 5* Deluxe Jaz Royale is elegantly designed and beautifully furnished creating a truly regal experience.
    It promises guests an unforgettable journey through the diverse Egyptian landscapes as it sails from Cairo to Aswan. With round-the-clock reception and exceptional facilities, the Jaz Royale boasts amenities that are comparable to those at the best hotels in the world.
    Prices start from £1995pp which includes an eleven night cruise, flights, transfers and excursions guided by a qualified Egyptologist.

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    Windsor castle

    New respite holidays with Revitalise include Historical Landmarks and Palaces & Castle

    Revitalise
    21 days ago

    Our friends at Revitalise have added some exciting new breaks to their collection of respite holidays for disabled people and their carers. Based at a choice of three accessible holiday centres in Essex, Southampton and Southport. Revitalise provide expert nurse-led care 24/6, full board and an exciting programme of excursions, from day trips to France, Belgium and the Isle of Wight, to city sightseeing, stately homes and gardens, museums and galleries and much more. Their holiday centres also offer an array of daytime activities and live evening entertainment. Each break has a special theme to suit a range of interests such as music, arts, culture, and there are specialised weeks for people living with Alzheimers and dementia. Their new breaks include Historical Landmarks based at Netley Waterside House overlooking Southampton Water and Palaces & Castles, based at Jubilee Lodg in London’s leady suburbs. Find out about the discounts available for Silver Travellers and the possibility of help with funding your holiday.