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    How far can your holiday points go? Meet the Bondstretchers.

    The Holiday Property Bond
    about 20 hours ago

    Find out how you can take your pick from over 1,400 holiday properties at more than 30 stunning locations in the UK and throughout Europe when you meet the Bondstretchers.

    Mike and Sue Betts have already enjoyed staying at wonderful locations such as Lower Knapp Farm, in Devon; Henllys, in Anglesey; El Pueblito de Alfaix, in southern Spain; Upper Norton, in Shropshire; Buckland Court, in the Cotswolds; Tigh Mor Trossachs, in Perthshire; Blore Hall, in Derbyshire; El Balcón de Santa Ana, in La Gomera, the second-smallest of the Canary Islands; and Witch’s Pool, a couple of delightful fishing lodges on the River Ericht in Perthshire, full of salmon, wild brown trout and sea trout.

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    Chapel Down Vineyard

    Luxury Wine & Whisky Tastings in the UK with SmoothRed

    SmoothRed
    3 days ago

    The vineyards are closer than you think, thanks to our partner SmoothRed. Renowned for their tailored wine tours in Europe and worldwide, they have extended their wine tasting staycations and added some whisky tasting tours too. Take a look at their luxury wine experiences in Devon and Sussex and their English winetasting tour of Kent and Sussex. If you prefer whisky, you’ll appreciate their luxurious Scottish Collection – Edinburgh to the Highlands that includes a sumptuous whisky- and wine-paired menu with unforgettable Highland hospitality.

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    Battle of Kohima Ridge survivors

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

    Indus Experiences
    5 days ago

    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.
    Date and Time: 11 – 11.30 am on Wednesday 4 November 2020
    Place: Online – register for your place here

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    The Isle of Skye

    Save £75 pp on a Scottish Highland Explorer tour with Cosmos in 2021

    Cosmos
    6 days ago

    Thinking of visiting Scotland next year? Our partner Cosmos has a super offer on their Scottish Highland Explorer tour. This 6-day Highland holiday is a study of wild beauty in the most beautiful of classrooms. Travel to the dramatic Isle of Skye, visit the Glenfinnian viaduct, cross wild moorland travel through lush glens. Keep a look out for Nessie from the banks of Loch Ness and visit Highland towns. Save £75pp on selected 2021 departure dates.

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    Blackpool illuminations

    Brighten up your evening at the Blackpool Illuminations with Greatdays

    Greatdays Holidays
    8 days ago

    Blackpool Illuminations first switched on in 1879 and to this day continue to attract visitors from around the UK. Visited very recently and highly recommended by Greatdays Holidays’ National Sales Manager, as no better way to literally brighten up your evening, it’s a great destination for groups. Why not plan ahead for 2021 by booking their Vintage Tram Ride tour, staying at The Imperial Hotel Blackpool, the iconic seafront hotel which is steeped in history. From just £89pp.

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    Tha Glacier Express

    Great savings and flexible booking with Great Rail Journeys

    Great Rail Journeys
    10 days ago

    Planning ahead for 2021? Book your holiday with Great Rail Journeys before 31 October 2020 and enjoy the following:
    Save up to £200pp on selected Winter 2021 holidays
    Save up to £100 on cruises and secure the cabin and sailing of your choice (subject to availability) eg Christmas Markets of the Rhine
    Transfer your holiday for free with their Flexible Booking Offer (T&Cs apply).
    Also, NO Single Supplements plus discounts on many rail tours across Europe and the UK. Try the dramatic Glacier Express, explore Portugal, stay at paradors in Andalucia.
    Learn more and view their brochures here.

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    Panorama Suite

    Free upgrade to Panorama Suite or no single supplements with Avalon Waterways

    Avalon Waterways
    12 days ago

    Upgrade to a Panorama Suite for FREE on selected 2021/2022 European river cruises with our partner Avalon Waterways, saving you up to £1,998 per person. Alternatively enjoy no single supplement on selected 2021/22 Europe river cruises.
    Their signature Panorama Suite has the widest-opening windows in river cruising and an inviting bed facing the ever-changing scenery. Cruise options include Tulip Time Cruise for Beer Enthusiasts. This springtime river cruise gets underway in Holland’s colorful capital of Amsterdam with its abundance of classic architecture, cafés, and restaurants to explore before you cruise through Holland and Belgium. For beer enthusiasts, a knowledgeable Beer Expert joins your cruise to host lectures, beer tasting, and food-and-beer-pairings for an authentic Holland and Belgium River cruise experience. 31 March 2021 departure with free Panorama Suite Upgrade or No Single Supplement. Now from £1,676 pp.
    Other options include a wide range of Danube, Rhine and Rhone cruises, grand cruises such as Paris to Barcelona, and Festive markets. See all their offers here.

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    Travel through spectacular alpine scenery

    Sign up for Railbookers' latest webinars on holidays by rail

    Railbookers
    12 days ago

    With more people choosing to holiday by rail, learn more about the options available with our partner Railbookers. Their popular webinars include:

    Tuesday 20 October – Italy by Train – Our Top 5 Holidays

    Tuesday 27 October – Scotland with Railbookers – Our Top 5 Holidays

    Tuesday 3 November – Trending; Our most popular holidays via the Alps

    Click on the red link to register. All webinars take place at 10am or 2pm but as they are recorded, all registrants receive a copy of the recording whether they are able to attend live or not.

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    The sleek MS San Spirito

    ClubSolos add extra summer date for Sailing Croatia

    ClubSolos
    14 days ago

    Due to an overwhelming response to their new ClubSolos sailing holiday in Croatia they’’ve added an extra summer departure on a larger cruiser!
    Enjoy fabulous July weather and explore some of Croatia’s most beautiful islands with other solos on-board the sleek M/S San Spirito, a luxury new 18-cabin ship built for 2020. As with all ClubSolos properties, the ship will be exclusively ours, so you can enjoy every minute of the experience with a group of fellow singles and your dedicated tour leader.
    If the azure waters of the Dalmatian coast are calling to you, don’t hesitate to book as they’’re expecting spaces to fill up fast!

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    Cycling in Alsace

    Receive £150 John Lewis Voucher with Cycling for Softies Early Booking Offer

    Cycling for Softies
    15 days ago

    Book your 2021 gentle cycling holiday with Cycling for Softies by 30 November 2020 and receive a £150 John Lewis Voucher* to treat yourself. Their selection of 2021 breaks offer sandy shores, sunny climates and plenty of easygoing pedalling to enjoy. If you need a little help, for example cycling the rolling hills of Tuscany, e-bikes are available. Classic cycling holidays in France include Chateaux of the Loire, exploring a region world-famous for its historic castles, magnificent rivers and delicious wines.
    *T&Cs apply – excludes short breaks, solo travellers and guided groups.

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    Enable Holidays team up with Driving Miss Daisy

    Enable Holidays
    16 days ago

    Award-winning Enable Holidays has now teamed up with leading UK Driving and Companion service company, Driving Miss Daisy, to provide a door-to-holiday adapted transfer service. This is offered from a customer’s home address to any one of five UK departure airports: Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol, Southampton and Bournemouth. Enable Holidays tailor-make each accessible holiday to meet a customer’s individual tastes and needs – and prices include flights and adapted taxi transfers between the destination airport and your accommodation.

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    MS River Discovery II

    Titan introduces new, spacious river ship, MS River Discovery II

    Titan Travel Cruising
    17 days ago

    Introducing MS River Discovery II – Titan’s most spacious river ship yet. She will be taking her maiden voyage in June 2021, sailing the scenic waters of the Danube, passing quaint Wachau Valley vineyards and elegant, culture-filled cities along the way. As an example of cruises available, 8-day Melodies of the Danube priced from just £1,499 pp and includes excursions, city tours, meals with selected unlimited drinks during lunch and dinner, flights, VIP door-to-door travel service and more. Book with confidence with their Protection Promise and Flexi Deposit Scheme.

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    Hovercraft tour

    Enjoy the ultimate Arctic experience with Sunvil

    Sunvil Winter Breaks
    17 days ago

    Give yourself something to look forward to with an escape to one of the last remaining wilderness’ on Earth. Holidays to Swedish Lapland include an exciting Hovercraft Archipelago tour based at Pine Bay Lodge on the shores of the frozen Furufjarden Lake. During this 3-night break you might see seals, sea eagles and reindeer during a hovercraft tour across the Bothnian sea. An adventurous Tree Hotel and ICEHOTEL break combines stays at Sweden’s most unique hotels.

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    Sorrento

    Great savings on 2021 Italian breaks with Citalia

    Citalia
    19 days ago

    Planning an escape to Italy in 2021? The experts at Citalia have been helping customers discover the very best of Italy for over 90 years, placing them in the perfect position to share their biggest highlights, unique experiences and well-kept secret spots of Italy that make this country so exciting.
    Special offers include:
    Florence City Break – save up to £248 per couple
    Look forward to February escape to Florence. 3 nights, bed and breakfast, 4* Plus hotel incl. early booking discount, free room upgrade and one free 3-course dinner. Dept 15 Feb 2021 (LGW) or 13 Feb 2021 (MAN)
    Tuscany Spring break – save up to £228 per couple
    Explore coastal Tuscany. 7 nights, half board, 4* hotel incl. early booking discount and free night. Dept 6 May 2021 (LGW or MAN)
    Neopolitan Riviera Spring break – save up to £137 per couple
    Based in lovely Sorrento – 7 nights, bed and breakfast, 4* hotel incl. early booking discount and meal offer. Dept 11 May 2021 (LGW or BRS)
    Sardinia summer break – save up to £422 per couple
    Lovely beach hotel in Northern Sardinia. 7 nights, half board, 4* hotel incl. early booking discount and free night. Dept 2 June 2021 (LGW) or 3 June 2021 (MAN)
    Call 01293 765055 to book or for more details.

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    Happy, supportive holidays

    A warm welcome to MindforYou and their supported holidays

    MindforYou - Dementia Holidays
    20 days ago

    World Mental Health Day 2020 is a great opportunity to welcome our new partner, MindforYou. They offer 5-day holidays in spectacular country homes, in Scotland, Wales and England bringing joy to people living with dementia, their family and their friends. For 6 years MindforYou have enabled people along their dementia journey to continue to do the things they love, create new happy memories, and enjoy new experiences. View their holidays and read their guests’ testimonials to learn more.

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    Golden Horizon Heads East

    Pricing released for Tradewind Voyages Maritime Silk Route, Australian & Indian Ocean Voyages.

    Tradewind Voyages
    21 days ago

    From September 2021, the World’s largest square-rigged sailing vessel, Golden Horizon, heads East and takes guests on a Maritime Silk Route adventure starting in Split. Guests have the opportunity to explore Greek islands in search of ancient mythological sites, discover the lost city of Ubar in Oman or sail around Southern India’s beach-studded coastline before navigating the Laccadive Sea en route to spectacular Bali.

    She then circumnavigates Australia, taking in famous port destinations and secluded beaches on the way before embarking on her Indian Ocean adventure. View ‘From’ prices here.

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    Watergate Bay, Cornwall

    Secure your 2021 holiday with Alfa Travel for just £25 pp.

    Alfa Travel
    22 days ago

    Whether you’re looking for a new adventure or seeking to rediscover the hidden delights of some of our most loved seaside resorts, Alfa Travel have a variety of breaks to choose from. Their collection includes coach tours and self-drive breaks. Plus, if you book your 2021 holiday before the 31st October 2020 you will pay just a £25 per person low deposit!
    If you are a group organiser looking to arrange a holiday, you can get a range of advantages including free places, special joining arrangements and tailored itineraries. Learn more here.

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    Twin balcony on the AmaPrima

    Save up to £575 pp + FREE flights or rail travel & transfers with AmaWaterways

    AmaWaterways
    24 days ago

    Book your next river cruise with AmaWaterways by 31 December 2020 and save up to £575 pp plus enjoy free flights or rail travel and transfers. This offer applies to European river cruises 2020/2021. You can also save up £575 pp on Mekong Cruises.

    If you’re planning a Festive treat in 2021, save up to £650 pp on Balcony Staterooms & Suites plus free flights & transfers on all staterooms. See all AmaWaterways offers here.

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    Exploring the Isle of Wight

    Adagio launches 16 new walking holidays for 2021

    Adagio
    25 days ago

    Exciting news from our partner Adagio – over sixteen NEW holidays for 2021! From wandering the delightful villages and harbour towns of the Isle of Wight and gentle Strolls around Snowdonia to discovering cave paintings near Rocamadour in France , each new holiday has been carefully thought out by their expert planners to ensure every aspect is exciting and enjoyable. With Adagio you travel at a slower pace, allowing time to breathe and take in your surroundings.

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    Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

    Save up to £1,400 pp with Tropical Sky's exclusive savings

    Tropical Sky
    27 days ago

    Dreaming of sunshine and warm seas? Our friends at Tropical Sky have some tempting deals to look forward to in 2021 including:
    7-nights All-Inclusive at the 4 star East Winds in St Lucia, now from £1,799 pp with free room upgrade, saving up to £1,400 pp when booked by 12 October 2020.
    7-nights All Inclusive at 4* Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, now from £1,379 pp with flights and transfers, saving up to £600 pp when booked by 31 October 2020.
    ☀️7 -nights FB at the 5* Hillside Beach Club in Turkey, now from £879 pp with flights & transfers, saving up to £200 pp when booked by 15 October 2020.