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    Masked up and ready to go!

    Find your local coach tour operator with new website

    Coach Tourism Association
    about 1 month ago

    Coach holidays are back! And to coincide with the re-starting of coach holidays, the Coach Tourism Association has launched a new website – welovecoaches.com – which offers a simple way for customers to find a coach holiday operator near where they live that can whisk them away on their next long-awaited trip. Robert Shaw, chair of the Coach Tourism Association says, ‘With the lifting of restrictions on staying overnight and the further opening up of the tourism and hospitality sectors, the 17 May signifies the re-start for coach holidays and excursions. Operators all over the UK are running trips to take passengers to a wide range of attractions and destinations. All operators have introduced new safety procedures to ensure Covid-Safe travel including enhanced cleaning regimes and social distancing. Passengers must wear a mask while on board the coach’.

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    Canada's amazing scenery

    Explore Canada's stunning landscapes and cities with Canadian Sky

    Canadian Sky
    about 1 month ago

    Canadian Sky have been dreaming of returning to their favourite country, whether its revisiting favourite places or discovering new hidden gems, they’re ready to soak up the sights, savour regional flavours and bask in the famous friendliness of the Canadian folk.

    Discover Niagara Falls and the charming cities Ontario and Quebec. Marvel at the stunning scenery of Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise. Experience the dramatic coastline and delicious seafood of Atlantic Canada. You can choose from an escorted tour or an independent self-drive tour. Or sit back and enjoy a rail journey through the Rockies on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer.

    There are some great offers to take advantage of at the moment but you’ll need to get in there early before the rush AND they’re offering a free UK lounge pass exclusively for Silver Travellers if you book before 31 July.

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    One of HPB's properties

    See the Holiday Property Bond’s stunning holiday properties for yourself

    HPB
    about 1 month ago

    In these unprecedented times, many people are reconsidering what they want from their future holidays and how best to secure them. If you are one of them, this could be the perfect time to find out more about the Holiday Property Bond.
    Having a Private Tour at an HPB holiday location is an enjoyable way to see the high standards of furnishings and facilities you could enjoy with HPB. One of our representatives will show you around the site and answer any questions you may have.
    Book a private tour at a site of your choice.

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    New brochure

    First Class Holidays Launch New Island Destinations and Brochure

    First Class Holidays
    about 1 month ago

    Award-winning tailormade tour operator First Class Holidays have launched their new portfolio of 13 destinations covering the Indian Ocean, Caribbean, South Pacific, and Hawaii, along with an interactive Islands brochure giving you the inspiration to plan your dream holiday. To celebrate the launch, all bookings made will receive complimentary UK airport lounge access so you can start your holiday in style. In addition, if you refer your friends and family and they book, you will receive a case of wine. Find out more about their Islands portfolio and their current destinations that perfectly complement their new destinations. Visit their website or contact their expert team on 0161 888 5632 or [email protected] to start planning your holiday or to set up a face to face Zoom appointment.

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    Save money with Currensea

    Silver Travel partner Currensea recommended on The Gadget Show.

    Currensea
    about 1 month ago

    Currensea is The UK’s first Direct Debit Travel card, providing a layer in front of your current bank account, saving you money giving you extra security, and making your bank work that bit harder for you. Get ready for travel opening up this summer.
    Currensea featured on The Gadget Show’s “wallop of the week”. Harry explains how it works:



    Please note, you can spend in all currencies, including Dirhams.

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    Glorious winter sunshine in Tenerife

    Enjoy up to 30% off Winter Sunshine cruise with Saga

    Saga Cruises
    about 1 month ago

    Fancy island-hopping around the Canaries and Madeira whilst basking in winter sunshine on your private balcony? Saga Holidays are offering savings of up to 25% off full fares on their 16-night Charming Canary Islands Cruise departing Southampton 20 November 2021 on the all-balcony Spirit of Adventure. Includes sightseeing excursions of Funchal, Santa Cruz on La Palma, Las Palmas on Gran Canaria, Casablanca and Cadiz.

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    New UK breaks

    Just You launches new UK breaks for solo travellers

    Just You Holidays for Solo Travellers
    about 1 month ago

    Just You holidays new UK collection allows you to soak up Britain’s rich heritage, countryside, and architecture. From Oxford to the Lake District and Kent to the Cotswolds, there is something to suit every taste with handpicked hotels to relax in at the end of each day. Prices start from £899 HB with sole use of room, dedicated tour manager and highlights. For example Exploring the Lake District includes a steam train ride and Lake Windermere Cruise as well as learning about Border Collie sheepdogs at the Lake District Sheepdog experience.

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    Cruising the Douro

    Save 10% on Douro cruise with A-ROSA

    A-ROSA River Cruises
    about 1 month 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
    about 1 month 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
    about 2 months 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
    about 2 months 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
    about 2 months 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
    about 2 months 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
    about 2 months 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
    about 2 months 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
    about 2 months ago

    Driving Miss Daisy’s 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
    about 2 months 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
    about 2 months 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
    about 2 months 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
    2 months 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.