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    SE Asia awaits

    New Scenic SE Asia River cruises

    12 days ago

    Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours have three new Southeast Asia itineraries as part of its Love to Travel with Scenic offerings, taking in some of the most interesting and picturesque landscapes that cruising has to offer, combining the luxury of its Southeast Asia river ships, Scenic Spirit and Scenic Aura, with the expertise and depth of its experiential excursions, delivering a truly all-inclusive experience to guests.
    20-day Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong
    Hanoi > Siem Reap
    32-day Mystical Myanmar & Treasures of the Mekong
    Yangon > Ho Chi Minh City
    33-day Red, Mekong and Yangtze Rivers Odyssey.

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    Advent Calendar

    Saga Holidays launch Advent Calendar Prize Draw and Offers

    Saga Holidays
    13 days ago

    Our partner Saga Holidays have a super Advent Calendar Prize Draw event with prizes and special offers to brighten up Christmas. Simply check into their site every day up until Christmas Eve to see what’s on offer. For example, today’s prize is a 2019 diary and the special offer (available to every Saga traveller) is savings of up to £150 on selected dates for their 12-day Southern Italian and Sicilian Adventure. Offers available until 31 December 2018.

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    Art of the Viking - Chelsea Flower show

    Viking Cruises UK
    13 days ago

    Research carried out by Viking this year revealed that the over 65s are living much more adventurous and active lifestyles than ever before and that this is affecting their travel choices.
    The company unveiled their ‘Art of Viking’ garden for the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Then to top it all off they are very excited to announce that they won Best River Cruise Line at the British Travel Awards – for the tenth year in a row! They were also named Best Midsize Ships Cruise Line!

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    Exclusive savings for Silver Travellers with Alfa Tours

    Alfa Tours
    14 days ago

    Christmas has come early with these exclusive savings for silver travellers from our partner Alfa Travel Ltd:
    £100 off 2019 River Cruises of 9 days or more
    Brand new 5 day Single Traveller breaks in Blackpool with no single supplements and half-price drinks!
    10% off all 2018 coach holidays of 5 days or more – ideal for a last-minute escape. (T&Cs apply) Find out more here and click through to their website to order your personal copy of their 2019 brochure

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    CMV Columbus

    Cruise and Maritime Voyages Christmas Shopping

    Cruise and Maritime
    15 days ago

    Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) is offering an alternative to Park & Ride shopping this Christmas. Three December cruises will allow passengers to park and sail to exciting destinations for the opportunity to buy more unusual gifts. Fares for a 3-night Marco Polo cruise to Ireland start from just £129pp.
    Columbus departs 6 December on a festive 5-night celebration to the German Christmas Market in Hamburg and Marco Polo also sails from London Tilbury on a 5-night Rotterdam, Rouen & Honfleur Christmas Market cruise. Departing 9 December.

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    Everyone's a Winner with Forest Holidays' 10% Discount

    Forest Holidays
    16 days ago

    Our fabulous Countdown to Christmas prize draw culminates in a super break in a 2-bedroom Golden Oak cabin complete with hot tub and log burner, generously donated by Forest Holidays. However, they are also offering silver travellers 10% off any break booked before 28 February 2019 and taken before 31 May 2019, so everyone’s a winner! Use Code STAWINTER when booking. Find out more about Forest Holidays here and visit the carousel at the top of our our website homepage to enter the prize draw.

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    Holland America Line - Nieuw Statendam

    Holland America Line
    17 days ago

    Holland America Line took delivery of Nieuw Statendam yesterday officially making it the 15th ship in the fleet.
    Following its transatlantic crossing from Civitavecchia, Nieuw Statendam will spend a full season in the Caribbean sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale. Nieuw Statendam’s official naming ceremony will take place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Feb. 2.
    The ship will head to its summer homeport of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in May and sail a series of northern Europe, Baltic, and Iceland cruises before making its way to the Mediterranean in September for cruises out of Civitavecchia.

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    Luxury Boutique Hotel in Corsica

    Save £50 on luxury villas and boutique hotels with Simpson Travel

    Simpson Travel
    17 days ago

    Enjoy savings of £50 on your next booking with Simpson Travel. They specialise in luxury boutique hotels and villas in stunning locations including Corsica, the Greek Islands, France and Italy. Many have private pools and other facilities such as games rooms, ideal for family get togethers. They also have romantic retreats for couples. Quote SILVER at the time of booking to receive your discount.

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    Colours of the East

    Save £200 on a Colours of the East cruise with Solos Holidays

    Solos Holidays
    17 days ago

    Sail to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore with this fabulous 15-day all-inclusive cruise for solo travellers. Visit bustling cities and beautiful beaches, returning each night to the Marella Discovery, your home for this cruise with its 7 restaurants, live entertainment and casino. No single supplements for your cabin. Departing 20 February 2019 – price from £3,396.50. Full details.

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    Fabulous line-up of stars for 2019 at Warner Leisure Hotels

    Warner Leisure Hotels
    17 days ago

    What a line-up! Warner Leisure Hotels have assembled a fantastic collection of stars for their 2019 breaks including first time appearances from Dr Hook, Rebecca Ferguson and Jason Manford as well as returning favourites such as Alexander Armstrong, Anton & Erin, and Jane McDonald. Find out more here and reserve your place for 2019 using special discounts available to Silver Travellers:!

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    The Caribbean awaits

    Romance under sail with Star Clippers

    Star Clippers
    18 days ago

    Why not try some February – Romance under sail with Star Clippers?
    Walk hand in hand on pristine white sands, snorkel, dive, lie in the bowsprit net as the ship gently clips the waves below, spend long nights under the stars on Royal Clipper’s teak deck top, and wake to the sound of the sea lapping at the side of the ship.
    Royal Clipper will drop anchor alongside Iles Des Saintes on Valentine’s Day 2019, one of a cluster of small, idyllic islands off Guadeloupe. A romantic week’s round trip sailing from Barbados around the Windward islands including all meals on board and port charges.

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    Walking in the Prosecco Hills

    New Walking Routes for Headwater Holidays in 2019

    Headwater Holidays
    18 days ago

    New walking routes for Headwater Holidays in 2019 include Chaumont to Amboise Walk – a gentle hotel-to-hotel self-guided walking holiday in the Loire Valley; a more challenging guided Walking in Sardinia and a medium level guided Walking in the Prosecco Hills. Silver travellers can get 5% discount on their bookings when they quote code ‘SA’ at the time of booking.

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    Titan Exclusive river Cruises

    Titan Travel
    20 days ago

    Titan Travel UK now have two exclusive river cruise ships, MS Bellejour and MS Serenade 1. By chartering these ships just for their customers, they’re able to tailor every aspect to ensure you have a seamless holiday experience from start to finish.
    Everything – food, excursions, entertainment – has been carefully thought-out. As with all of their holidays, you’ll enjoy the award-winning VIP door-to-door travel service, taking you from your front door to your cabin (and back again) at no extra cost.
    Sail the Rhine, Danube and Dutch Waterways in 2019!

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    Last Minute Ski

    Save up to £400 on last minute ski holidays with Pierre & Vacances

    Pierre & Vacances
    20 days ago

    Enjoy great savings of up to £400 on last-minute ski holidays with Pierre & Vacances. This offer includes Christmas and February. For example, a 7-night stay in the Ski-in Ski-out Residence Le Thabor in the heart of Maurienne now costs from around £828 for a one-bedroom apartment from 22-29 December 2018; and a one-bedroom apartment at the Premium Residence Arc 1950 Le Village in the French Alps Paradiski now costs just £1,602 departing 22 December. Their White Christmas Offers include a Christmas Tree for €1 and discounts on ski passes and ski rentals. All prices correct at time of posting.

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    Visit Belize and Guatemala with Journey Latin America

    Journey Latin America
    20 days ago

    A very warm welcome to our new partner Journey Latin America. They have been providing tours to every part of this region for nearly 40 years, including beautiful Belize, home to the world’s second largest barrier reef, hundreds of species of bird, the elusive jaguar and numerous fascinating Mayan archaeological sites such as Xunantunich and Lamanai. You can also combine a vist to Belize with a tour of Guatemala staying at properties owned by film director Francis Ford Coppola.

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    Lions in India!

    Save £100 on India Tours with Undiscovered Destinations

    Undiscovered Destinations
    21 days ago

    If you enjoyed watching the lions on David Attenborough’s Dynasties, you might be surprised to learn that you can also see lions in India. Undiscovered Destinations’ 15-day India – Big Cats & Small Kingdoms – Rajasthan & Gujarat searches for tigers in Ranthambore National Park, leopards in the remote areas of southern Rajasthan and the only remaining lions outside of Africa in Gir National Park, Gujarat. They are kindly offering silver travellers savings of £100 pp on any India tour booked by 31 December 2018 using code “SilverTravelAdvisor100”. Click here for details

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    Romantic Retreat for Two

    Plan a Romantic Retreat with Original Cottages

    Original Cottages
    22 days ago

    With Valentines Day coming hot on the heels of New Year, why not surprise your loved one with an escape to a romantic holiday cottage? Original Cottages have a lovely collection of holiday homes ranging from delightful rural retreats where you can get closer to nature, to seaside boltholes. For example, the delightful one-bedroom Pool House in Looe, with its own private pool, is a perfect place to explore Cornwall. The Shepherds Hut at Ridge Hall in Yorkshire, gives you panoramic views across woods, field and valleys to the fishing village of Staithes.

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    Virgin Atlantic Premium Upgrade

    Virgin Atlantic Premium upgrade for just £199 with Travelsphere's USA deals

    23 days ago

    Why not treat yourself to a Premium cabin upgrade with a very special offer from Travelsphere in partnership with Virgin Atlantic. From as little as £199 per person return, you can skip the queues with Premium check-in and priority boarding, then enjoy even more comfort on board. Relax in your spacious leather seat with 38in pitch as you sip a glass of bubbly, then choose from a great menu of dishes served on china crockery and accompanied by premium wines. This offer applies to selected USA tours including:
    Best of the West, 14 days from £2,999
    East Coast Highlights, 10 days from £2,099
    America’s Glorious West, 15 days from £2649
    San Francisco & The Oregon Coast, 12 days from £2,799.

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    Saga Sapphire

    Saga launch exciting new cruise deals

    24 days ago

    Cruise all inclusive from £799 per person
    Don’t delay! Saga have launched exciting new cruise deals on their boutique ships, which means you can save up to £1500pp on selected departures.
    Or why not try an all-inclusive cruise from as little as £799pp? But be quick, cabins are sure to sell out fast, and you must book by December 9, 2018.
    The offers below not available online.
    Save up to £1500pp on Saga Sapphire when you book by December 9, 2018

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    Great Wall of China

    Save up to £500 pp on selected Wendy Wu tours this weekend

    Wendy Wu
    24 days ago

    Our partner Wendy Wu Tours have just launched their Black Friday Weekend sale. Save up to £500 pp on selected 2019 tours to Asia and South America. For example, save:
    £500 on a 10-day China Experience;
    £400 pp on a Week in Japan;
    £300 on their Essence of Argentina and Brazil Tour;
    £200 pp on Silk Road Explorer Tour.
    Book by midnight Monday 26 November 2018 to enjoy these savings.