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    Escape the TV and tinsel this Christmas with Kirker Holidays

    Kirker Holidays
    about 1 month ago

    Fancy a break from the TV and tinsel this Festive season? Let Kirker Holidays waft you into a world of cultural joy, warmth and elegance with stays in Rome, Vienna, Venice, Paris, Bavaria or the Côte-d’Azur, either in the atmospheric Yuletide run-up or over Christmas itself. Enjoy the cities’ cultural riches without the summer crowds but with the insights of expert tour leaders hand-picked for their cheerful wit and wisdom.
    We rather like the sound of their The Oldie Trip to Vienna and Budapest. Join Christopher Wentworth-Stanley, opera expert, art historian and writer for The Oldie, for a fascinating festive itinerary starting in Budapest, a city with a turbulent history as proud royal capita, Then Christopher will share his entertainingly encyclopaedic knowledge of neighbouring Vienna, as you explore the city of Mozart, Haydn, Brahms and Beethoven, enjoying majestic art and architecture as well as traditional Sacher Torte and strudel…

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    Confidence in the Holiday Property Bond is greater than ever

    HPB
    about 1 month ago

    In these uncertain times, when people are afraid to book holidays and many of those who have had to cancel have no idea if they will get their money back, HPB has been overwhelmed by the show of confidence from its investors. ‘Bondholders’, as these investors are known, have been greatly encouraged by the way HPB has handled the COVID-19 pandemic and the adapted cancellation policy that was introduced. They have continued to refer their family and friends to HPB by the hundreds and are even continuing to add money themselves so increasing their holiday entitlements ready for when it is safe to travel again.
    To read the full story and to request your FREE magazine click here.

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    India awaits!

    Uniworld offer India by river just like Jane McDonald!

    Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
    about 1 month ago

    Uniworld are offering India by river just like Jane McDonald with a 10% discount!
    Join a Uniworld cruise in 2021 for the ultimate exploration of India along the Ganges, with land stays in New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur – cities that will take your breath away! This incredible country continually amazes visitors with its beauty – the Taj Mahal, Rajbari Temple and many other local sites.
    Enjoy yoga classes onboard and be assured with Uniworld’s exceptional hygiene routines. 10% discount when quoting JaneMc10, book by 30 June 2020.

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    CroisiEurope River Cruises have a 15% Early Booking offer

    CroisiEurope
    about 1 month ago

    CroisiEurope River Cruises have a 15% Early Booking offer on all 2021 river cruises making sailings along the Rhine an especially tempting option next year.
    For solo travellers, there’s a broad range of choices, including the 7-day Amsterdam/Strasbourg Rhine sailing next March from £1,220 for singles.
    Or glide through the winelands of Bordeaux on a 5-day trip from £1,210. With drinks included, it’s a great way to travel again, yet not feel too far from home.

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    Incredible celebrations around the world to visit in 2021 with Scenic

    Scenic
    about 1 month ago

    With many silver travellers now planning ahead for 2021, our partner Scenic UK has some luxurious tours that coincide with incredible celebrations around the world including:
    Cherry Blossom season in Japan
    Join in hanami, the act of observing and appreciating cherry blossom in viewing season, on Scenic’s 19-day Essential Japan tour. Travelling from Tokyo to Osaka and visiting some of the most incredible places Japan has to offer, highlights of the itinerary include a visit to Fuji Five Lakes, the Miyagawa morning markets in Takayama, and Kyoto’s classical Zen garden at Ryoan-ji.
    Celebrate Diwali and the Pushkar Camel Fair in India
    Wonder at the vibrancy of the festival of lights before immersing yourself in the annual Pushkar Camel Fair in Rajasthan on Scenic’s 18-day Jewels of India tour. Be enchanted by the mesmerising holy city of Varanasi with a sunset river cruise on the mythical Ganges River before exploring magnificent World Heritage-listed temples in Khajurahoo. Marvel at the Taj Mahal while enjoying sundowners overlooking the architectural masterpiece and wander the charming streets of the gorgeous pink and blue cities, Jaipur and Jodhpur.

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    Penguins await!

    Riviera Travel’s 14-day Voyage to Antarctica expedition cruise

    Riviera Travel
    about 1 month ago

    Adventurers can step ashore on one of the world’s least visited landmasses.
    The ‘Great White Continent’ is virtually uninhabited and is a breath-taking expanse of bright ice teaming with wildlife. In addition to being one of the most remote places on the planet, Antarctica is also the coldest, highest, driest and windiest continent on earth.
    Explore this land of extremes with Riviera Travel’s 14-day Voyage to Antarctica expedition cruise itinerar. Guests will have the opportunity to see glaciers, vast ice sheets and isolated iceberg-filled bays amongst the mountainous terrain of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands and jump into zodiac dinghies for daily shore excursions.
    Prices from £9,238 per person which includes nine nights on the MV Oceania Atlantic on a full-board basis, flights, lectures and talks and an expert tour manager/wildlife photographer. Departure on 19th January 2021.

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    Celebrity Cruises 5-Day Flash Sale

    Celebrity Cruises
    about 2 months ago

    Celebrity Cruises 5-Day Flash Sale offers guests even more flexibility and choice when booking a holiday.
    The offer runs to 1st June, and guests can enjoy three free perks when booking four night or longer sailings departing 3rd October 2020 to 4th May 2022.
    The three perks include a classic beverage package, prepaid gratuities and $10 per person per night onboard spend. Additional guests in triple, quad and family staterooms will receive 50% reduced cruise fare.
    They have a 7 night Norwegian Fjords sailing on the stunningly revolutionised Celebrity Silhouette which is perfect for those looking for a unique escape. Departing Southampton on May 8th, 2021.

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    Wonderful cruises await!

    Titan Travel UK's latest brochure for 2021 cruises

    TitanTravel
    about 2 months ago

    Check out Titan Travel UK’s latest cruise brochure for 2021 holidays has been designed for travellers or those who wish to explore the world in with a group of fellow like-minded travellers.
    As well as showcasing its small group tours, Titan’s latest brochure the brochure page also features its solo tours that are exclusively reserved for those travelling on their own.
    With no single supplement included, this is Titan’s best selection of holidays for individual travellers who wish to travel solo, but never alone. Travel independently with confidence and create memorable moments with like-minded people. Solo travel has never been so enjoyable.

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    The rivers of France await!

    Nicols Boating Holidays in France

    Nicols
    about 2 months ago

    Think 2021…and save 15%
    Need something to look forward to? Then why not start planning a getaway for 2021 and a boating holiday on the beautiful inland waterways of Europe.
    Nicols the boating holiday specialists has 2021 holidays on sale already and by booking early you can save 15% off boat hire prices. No promo codes are needed, the Nicols online booking system is already automatically showing the savings.
    Choose from holidays in France, Portugal, Holland, Germany and Hungary. No previous boating experience is needed so round up your crew and get planning!

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    Solo travels with Cox & Kings

    Discover Cox & Kings’ collection of small-group tours for solo travellers

    Cox & Kings
    about 2 months ago

    Cox & Kings’ Solo Travellers collection features expertly tailored small group tours across a range of destinations including Ethiopia, Morocco, Oman, Madagascar and South Africa. These holidays are ideal for those looking to explore the world in comfort with the pleasure of sharing experiences with like-minded people. For those travelling for the first time on Solo Travellers group tours – read our blog here.
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    Small Group Touring Brochure

    Titan launches new brochure for small group and solo holidays 2021

    Titan
    about 2 months ago

    Combining its latest small-group tours with its exclusive solo departures, Titan’s latest brochure for 2021 holidays has been designed for those who wish to explore the world in a small and friendly travel group, limited to a maximum of just 24 guests. Smaller groups allow for activities and experiences that aren’t usually possible for bigger groups – ideal for those ready to head off the beaten path and delve deeper.

    New for 2021 is Kenya Tracks and Trails. Guests will explore the country’s best wildlife reserves – Maasai Mara, Tsavo and Amboseli – travelling in small 4WD vehicles for a thrilling safari adventure. Tick off the Big Five, meet the Maasai tribe, visit the Karen Blixen Museum in Nairobi and travel through vast savannahs with locals on Kenya’s new express train, the Madaraka Express.

    As well as showcasing its small group tours, Titan’s latest brochure also features its solo tours that are exclusively reserved for those travelling on their own. With no single supplement included, this is Titan’s best selection of holidays for individual travellers who wish to travel solo, but never alone. Request your brochure here.

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    Amazing adventures await with Just You

    Just You invites customers to share their travel stories

    Just You
    about 2 months ago

    As lockdown continues, our partner Just You, has put together a range of travel stories for solo travellers to keep their customers entertained. They have been asking customers to share their photos and memories, like Roger Tull who took early retirement and was finally able to achieve his lifelong dream of visiting South Africa and enjoying a full-on Kruger safari; and Karen Goodall who has enjoyed more than 15 tours since 2001, spanning Europe, the USA and New Zealand.

    Their tour managers have also been sharing their favourite experiences, like Tour Manager, Yvonne, who fell in love with Canada. while Brand Ambassador Claire Sweeny visited India.

    If you’d like your Just You travel story to be featured, email [email protected]

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    The world awaits!

    NEW Avalon Assurance programme to safeguard the health and happiness of travellers

    Avalon
    about 2 months ago

    In anticipation of setting sail on the world’s waterways once more, Avalon Waterways has developed a NEW Avalon Assurance programme to safeguard the health and happiness of travellers throughout their Avalon river cruise holiday.
    The river cruise operator’s new Avalon Assurance programme currently features seven major categories and protocols that span across guest experience touch-points – all of which are being shared, explored, reviewed and renewed, accordingly.
    Eighty percent (80%) of Avalon Waterways cabins are Panorama Suites, offering guests an Open-Air experience on each ship. In addition to Avalon’s Open-Air staterooms, the air in its ships is not circulated between staterooms; only within an individual stateroom and mixed with fresh, outside air.

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    The recipes and foods of the world await!

    Introducing Azamara Home Journeys Tips and Inspirations

    Azamara
    2 months ago

    Here’s a great idea from Azamara!
    Introducing Azamara Home Journeys – a series of tips, stories, recipes, and more, all designed to entertain and inspire you while we wait to set sail again.
    You can sign up for their email newsletter too so you don’t miss a thing.

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    70's SnowBall Christmas Party!

    Greatdays launch their 70’s Snow Ball Christmas Show Party season 2020!

    Greatdays
    2 months ago

    To give us something to look forward to, our partner Greatdays Travel Group invites you to their 70’s Snow Ball Christmas Show Party! For the 2020 Christmas party season, they will transport you back to the 70s, to the days of flares, platforms and the Bay City Rollers. Bring to life your favourite memories from the decade that brought you Kojak and Charlie’s Angels, The Godfather and Grease the Movie. Boogie to Queen and the Rolling Stones, and a whole host of your favourite 70’s hits at the Greatdays Christmas party lunch.
    Enjoy a tasty three-course festive lunch (Set menu applies). For those who wish to dress to impress, they would love to see your funky flares and platforms if you dare! Their favourite outfit will of course win a prize! (Dressing up is optional.) Don’t forget your small change and take your chance in their Greatdays’ Charity Raffle in aid of Diabetes UK
    So join Greatdays for great food and music at their truly groovy Christmas party lunch, at one of the specially selected venues from Yorkshire to Kent.

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    New, innovative super yacht, Emerald Azzurra

    Emerald Yacht Cruises, brand new, innovative super yacht

    Emerald Cruises
    2 months ago

    Emerald Waterways brings their award-winning reputation and service to the world’s oceans and coastlines, as they introduce Emerald Yacht Cruises and their brand new, innovative super yacht, Emerald Azzurra. Custom-designed to allow unique access to the fascinating ports and harbours only small yachts can reach.
    Let them take you on a journey, off the beaten track and along timeless trade routes, on board the bespoke super yacht, Emerald Azzurra. Discover some of the oldest communities to have ever existed, explore the crystalline waters connecting stunning island groups and even uncover the mysteries of the Holy Land.
    Experiencing the rich history of the East & West Mediterranean, the exciting ports of the Adriatic Coast and the abundance of natural and archaeological wonders of the Red Sea with Emerald Yacht Cruises seems a great idea!

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    One Traveller releases 2021 holidays

    One Traveller
    2 months ago

    One Traveller know that we all need something to look forward to so they have started releasing dates for their 2021 holidays for solo travellers. Escape the winter gloom with a 19-day cruise that explores Cape Verde, the Canaries and Madeira. Spend 8 days exploring Lake Bled. Perched on the edge of the Julian Alps, close to the Triglav National Park and the Karavanke mountain range lies the town of Bled, known for its glacial lake. In the centre of the lake is an island where for generations pilgrims have crossed its waters to ring the bell in the idyllic 15th-century church. Venture into Oman and enjoy a traditional dhow cruise. Oman has a vast array of natural attractions ranges from rugged mountains to Ochre deserts. The country’s abundant archaeological heritage reflects hundreds of years of foreign influence and international trade from a great seafaring nation. Oman is home to more than 500 forts, as well as castles, watchtowers and ancient cave paintings, not to mention four UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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    15 free villa holidays

    CV Villas are giving away 15 villa holidays to heroes

    CV Villas
    2 months ago

    As a way of saying thank you to some of the countless heroes across our country helping in the fight against Covid-19, CV Villas are donating 15 villa holidays to Corfu (including flights) in 2021. From the front line NHS workers to the stars in our supermarkets, delivery and logistics companies, and from pharmacists to community volunteers, there are so many worthy individuals. If you know somebody who has gone over and above, simply complete the form to nominate them, with a small explanation as to why.

    The winners, who will have a choice of travel dates during April and May next year, will be selected by a panel and will be notified by 5 June 2020.

    To ensure that we are thanking everybody properly, anyone not selected will receive a £300 voucher for use against their 2021 CV Villas holiday, applicable to any villa in any destination.

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    Amazing brochures are available from the website.

    New Riviera Travel 2021 river cruise video

    Riviera Travel
    2 months ago

    There is now a lovely video from Riviera Travel showing their river cruise highlights for 2021.
    You can find out more and download/read/order brochures from their website
    When you’re on board a Riviera Travel river cruise ship, you’re staying in a floating, luxury boutique hotel!
    There is plenty of time to explore on a Riviera Travel river cruise. Make your voyage more memorable with a visit to a world-renowned gallery, a tour of a famed riding school, or a wine tasting at a celebrated vineyard.
    Their luxury river cruises offer incredible value for money and include everything you need for an unforgettable experience.

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    Inside the tomb of Menna

    Explore Ancient Egypt with these amazing virtual tours thanks to Discover Egypt

    Discover Egypt
    2 months ago

    Visit some amazing tombs and historic sites with a range of virtual tours, courtesy of our partner Discover Egypt. The Tomb of Menna in the Theban Necropolis includes a wall painting showing the God Horus weighing the heart of Menna against a feather. If his heart is light, he passes to the afterlife. The Tomb of Pharoah Ramesses VI becomes more colourful as you descend the slope. Don’t forget to look up to the ceiling and archways – every inch is covered with pictures and hieroglyphics. Above ground, the Red Monastery which was built during the fourth century AD is equally awesome. We hope these virtual tours whet your appetite for the real thing when we can travel again.