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    Beautiful Cyprus

    Tour Cyprus from just £999 pp with Titan

    Titan Travel
    25 days ago

    Cyprus Delights, an 8-day tour from our partner Titan explores the island’s lovely beaches, delicious food, and impressive Roman remnants. Based on the scenic south-eastern coastline, you’ll discover a heritage of age-old crafts, from embroidery to beekeeping and olive oil production. You’ll also enjoy a meal in a traditional Cypriot taverna off the beaten tourist track. Departing 18 March 2020, the cost includes flights from London, 15 meals, excursions, visits and Titan’s VIP door-to-door tarvel service.Click here to see all Titan’s special offers.

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    Wonderful rivers beckon!

    Avalon Waterways special offers.

    Avalon Waterways
    26 days ago

    There are some very good offers on the Avalon Waterways site at the moment including Late Availability and No Single Supplements so you can benefit from the great discounts available right now.
    Prefer to do your research on paper, and leave notes in the margins? Order their latest brochures from the same page!.
    Their private pick-up service arrives at your home to take you to your UK departure point and everything is included – right down to on-board gratuities.

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    L'Opera Royal

    Save £100 on the 250th Anniversary at Versailles tour with Travel for the Arts

    Travel for the Arts
    26 days ago

    Celebrate the 250th anniversary of the L’Opera Royal at Versailles next June with very special tour from our friends Travel for the Arts and save £100 with our exclusive offer. Their 4-night no-fly break includes:
    Travel by Eurostar and coach transfer to your hotel in Versailles, just steps from the Palace
    Walking tour of the city of Versailles
    Visit to Monet’s Garden at Giverney
    Opera and two recitals at the Palace.

    Dates: 30 June – 4 July 2020. Limited availability so book your place now and quote ’Silver Travel Offer ’when booking to get your discount :

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    MS Roald Amundsen

    Hurtigruten's first ever Antarctic Naming Ceremony

    Hurtigruten
    28 days ago
    Hurtigruten’s new hybrid powered expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen has once again made history – as the first ship ever named in Antarctica.

    MS Roald Amundsen was officially named in spectacular surroundings in Chiriguano Bay on Brabant Island, Antarctica at 10am local time.
    Hurtigruten, specially designed MS Roald Amundsen for exploring some of the most spectacular waters of the planet. The hybrid powered expedition ship honors her namesake’s legacy by taking guests to destinations such as Antarctica, Alaska and the Northwest Passage. Now she’s also the first ship in history named in Antarctica!

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    See amazing wildlife with G Adventures - image from Stephanie Kretzschemer

    G Adventures offer more than 700 tours across all continents

    G Adventures Classic Tours
    28 days ago

    If the current Sir David Attenborough TV series inspires you to visit all seven continents, our partner G Adventures have the perfect tour. G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the widest selection of affordable small group tours, safaris and expeditions to more than 100 countries on all continents. Their Classic tours combine the support and security of group travel, unbeatable variety, and the flexibility to go off-script if the opportunity arises. If the Galapagos have always been on your wish list but you don’t fancy a cruise, take a look at their Upgraded Land Galapagos tour now priced from just £1,614 pp for a 20 January 2020 departure. Visit a giant tortoise breeding centre and explore the region’s colourful marine creatures with multiple snorkelling opportunities. Private speedboats, upgraded land accommodations, and a CEO/Naturalist Guide at the helm of the journey help your adventure run seamlessly.

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    Accessible Breaks with Enable Holidays

    Save £100 and win a Christmas Hamper with Enable Holidays

    Enable Holidays
    28 days ago

    Book an accessible holiday from Enable Holidays Early Bird Brochure by 30 November and as well as saving £100, you’ll have the chance to win one of five Christmas Hampers.

    Their range of holiday destinations and city breaks worldwide include Madeira which, despite its mountainous persona, is full of accessible activities and attractions. Places of interest in Funchal, the island’s capital, include the ancient cathedral, theatre, town hall and attractive waterfront. The island’s cable car has been fitted with wheelchair access facilities, so you can take in some of the island’s most amazing views.

    Enable Holidays are also able to provide many accessible tours, including the incredible Laurissilva Forest, where the wheelchair-friendly trail leads you to views of some of the most stunning landscapes on the island.

    Accessible hotels include the delightful 4-star Porto Mare, surrounded by glorious subtropical gardens, with over 500 unique botanical species found and identified, as well as a beautiful orchid corner. Beside the lush greens of the hotel gardens, guests can enjoy the seaside promenade that connects the Lido area to the Câmara de Lobos town. There is also the Pestana Casino Park – a sophisticated oceanfront spa hotel close to the port. Get your brochure now.

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    Cookery class in Sicily

    Travel Editions launches new Special Interest tours brochure

    Travel Editions
    29 days ago

    Our partner Travel Editions understand that many silver travellers seek more from their holidays than a simple ‘fly and flop’. Their latest brochure of Special Interest tours is packed full of fabulous opportunities to explore the cuture and history of destination, sample and learn to cook local cuisine, spot and identify wild flowers on walks through stunning scenery, and much more.
    For example, their 7-night Sicilian Culinary Experience includes three hands-on cookery lessons, wine-tasting, a visit to see Greek ruins, a cake-making demonstration and a relaxing afternoon at the seaside.
    Their Wildflowers of the Peloponnese is a two-centre holiday that explores areas steeped in myth and legend with botanist Dr Alan Harrington. During spring the Peloponnese bursts into life in spring, its landscapes awash with colourful wild flowers and orchids including the tongue, bee, giant, provence and naked man! Order your brochure here.

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    Don't Panic!

    Organise a fun-filled day out for your group with Greatdays

    Greatdays
    about 1 month ago

    If you’re organising a group party or day out for friends, family, work colleagues or hobby group, our partner Greatdays Travel Group can help. They have some fabulous lunch entertainment events planned across England for 2020 with singing, dancing, lots of laughter and some great food. These include Don’t Panic! A Dad’s Army themed lunch which is a light-hearted, sing-along, slapstick comedy show that’s guaranteed to have your group laughing all the way. Other events include Yesterday Once More – a tribute act to the Carpenters with a 3-course lunch and all their favourite hits such as Close to You, We’ve Only Just Begun and more. If you’re planning ahead to next Christmas there’s
    The 70’s Snow Ball Christmas Party lunch. Put on your flares and platforms, and boogie to the Bay City Rollers, Queen, the Rolling Stones, and a whole host of your favourite 70’s hits at the Greatdays 70’s themed Christmas party lunch.
    They also still have spaces available on their 2019 Christmas Beatles Show Parties in various destinations in November/December so if you’re planning a last minute fun get together, check out their availability.

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    Aurora Borealis - photo courtesy of Antti Pietikainen

    Hunt for the Northern Lights from a carbon-neutral resort with The Aurora Zone

    The Aurora Zone
    about 1 month ago

    As interest in sustainable travel rises, we’ve noticed that our clients are increasingly concerned with ways in which they can leave a lighter footprint on the environment while travelling, says Alastair McLean, MD of The Aurora Zone. Their new Pyhä – Tailor Made trip to Finland includes accommodation at the carbon-neutral Sunday Morning Resort and offers eco activities, such as electric snowmobiling and fatbiking (extra cost).

    Sunday Morning Resort is in the most beautiful location next to the Pyhä-Luosto National Park on the shores of Lake Pyhä away from light pollution. This rustic lodge has only 4 double/twin rooms and 4 apartments, allowing you to have the perfect escape from day to day life while in Finland. And to top it off, it truly is a foodie’s paradise with their head chef cooking up all sorts of culinary delights while you wait for hopefully an aurora appearance.

    The trip costs from £1,265 pp (two sharing), including direct flights (Gatwick), transfers, three nights’ half-board accomodation, cold weather clothing and an Aurora alert system.

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    Standard room at Hotel Grand Pas

    Up to 32% discount on Winter Ski in Andorra with Pierre & Vacances

    Pierre & Vacances
    about 1 month ago

    The Principality of Andorra is a paradise for shoppers and fans of après-ski with an extensive choice of outdoor activities for all ages. Our partner Pierre & Vacances has some fabulous discounts this winter ski season in Andorrra. The Hotel Grand Pas in Andorra, just 50 metres from Grandvalira’s ski slopes – the largest skiable area in the Pyrenees.
    The Residence Pas de la Casa Alaska is ideally located in the heart of El Pas de la Casa, a shopping and après-ski paradise, just 100 m from the ski lifts to Grandvalira.
    The Residence Andorra Alba El Tarter, in the centre of the traditional village of El Tarter has 219 studios or apartments, contemporary in style and newly equipped to provide all the comforts you need for a pleasant stay. As an added bonus, some of them have a balcony.

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    Christmas shopping on Guernsey

    Enjoy VAT-free Christmas shopping on Guernsey

    VisitGuernsey
    about 1 month ago

    Did you know that shopping on Guernsey is VAT-free? They also have a fantastic selection of jewellers offering unique pieces that make ideal gifts. Operating out of the Old Mill on the edge of St Peter Port, Catherine Best creates stunning jewellery often seen on the red carpet and Martyn Guille Silversmiths, situated by the famous Little Chapel, creates pieces that replicate the Guernsey ormer – a rare local shellfish.
    Guernsey’s magical Christmas Market in St Peter Port also offers great opportunities for original gifts and hampers, and there is late night shopping in St Peter Port on Thursdays throughout December.
    Plan your perfect festive shopping break on Guernsey with VisitGuernsey.

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    Free case of wine

    Free case of wine with Headwater Holidays new walking collection

    Headwater Holidays
    about 1 month ago

    Enjoy a free 8 Bottle Luxury Mixed Wine Selection when you book a trip from Headwater Holidays’ new walking brochure by 22nd November 2019. Their new walking tours include delightful itineraries in the UK and Europe such as Walking in Mozart’s Lake District exploring ‘chocolate box’ villages in Austria’s Lake District with snow-capped peaks as a backdrop, crystal-clear lakes, babbling streams, tranquil shores and secluded bays
    Luxury 4 star hotels throughout; swimming opportunities every day. Closer to home you can enjoy a Best of Cotswolds Walk visiting some of the finest North Cotswold villages with shorter walking days allowing you the maximum time needed to explore the villages and walk at a relaxed pace.
    Learn more about Headwater here and simply quote VIRGINWALK20 at time of booking to enjoy your free case of wine Terms & Conditions apply.)

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    New brochure for River Cruises

    One Traveller launches first River Cruise brochure for solo travellers

    One Traveller
    about 1 month ago

    If you’d like to join a river cruise and are traveling solo, take a look at our partner One Traveller Holidays new brochure. You’ll enjoy 4 or 5 star cruise ships with sole occupancy of a double cabin. Prices include flights, all meals and drinks, and all excursions and tips.
    Their current river cruise collection includes the Rhine, Moselle, Danube, Nile and Yangtze. Their fabulous Shanghai, Yangtze Cruise and Hong Kong spends 16 days covering a memorable itinerary through China to Hong Kong. Closer to home their Rhine, Moselle & Bulbfields cruise takes you through stunning European countryside. They mostly charter ships solely for use by their mature solo guests so you can be sure of being in like-minded company. Request your brochure.

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    Christmas Carols on the 92. Squadron Steam Train

    Celebrate the Festive Season with Carols aboard an historic steam train with Just Go! Holidays

    Just Go! Holidays
    about 1 month ago

    Make this festive season one to remember with a fab break from Just Go Holidays! Whether it’s Christmas Carols on the 92. Squadron Steam Train, a Festive Narrowboat sail with Santa, or visits to Christmas Markets and Coronation Street sets, there’s so much fun to be had from as little as £89 pp.
    If you fancy travelling overseas, their Rhine Valley Christmas Market break costs from as little as £239 pp for 4 days.
    As a special offer for Silver Travellers, you can save £10 pp on any new coach, rail or self-drive bookings, until 31 December 2019 by quoting code STAEV. (Not valid in conjunction with other offers.)

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    Save £100 pp on UK and Ireland tours with Cosmos

    Cosmos Holidays
    about 1 month ago

    Make 2020 the year you discover, or rediscover, the many wonderful treasures on our doorstep! Our partner Cosmos is offering an exclusive £100pp discount on UK and Ireland escorted tours for Silver Travellers.
    Their Ireland Explorer spends a week travelling from Limerick to Dublin via Adore, Killarney and Blarney.
    Their Scottish Outland Adventure takes you from Glasgow to Lock Lomond and follows a circuit including the Trossachs, Edinburgh, Pitlochry, Culloden, Ullapool, the Isle of Skye and more.
    British Highlights includes London, Stonehenge, Bath, Cardiff, Stratford upon Avon, Llangollen, Chester, Lake District, Gretna Green and Edinburgh!

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    Your hammock awaits!

    Escape to Mexico's Riviera Maya with Travel One

    Travel One
    about 1 month ago

    Solo travellers can enjoy a winter sunshine escape to Mexico’s magical Riviera Maya with our partner Travel One – Sociable Holidays for the Single Traveller. Stay for one or two weeks all-inclusive at the 5 star Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda. Occupying a wonderful beachside location amidst spacious tropical gardens this hotel boasts an array of first class facilities and amenities to please the most seasoned traveller.
    As well as relaxing on the beach or by the pool, there is so much to do in the area including visiting the dramatic Mayan pyramids and temples at Chichen Itza and Uxmal, the beautiful colonial cities of Merida and Valladolid, the only oceanside Mayan site in Mexico at Tulum and the huge array of diving and snorkelling opportunities along the reef which runs parallel to the coastline.
    No single supplements and you have a twin or double room for sole use. Prices start at £1959 for a week beginning 18th February 2020. Send an email to [email protected] to request a copy of your brochure, quoting “Silver Travel Advisor” in the subject heading and adding your name and full address.

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    Bolzano Christmas Market

    Sardatur Holidays launch 3-night Lake Garda Christmas Market Experience

    Sardatur Holidays
    about 1 month ago

    If you love visiting Christmas Markets why not try something different this year with our friends Sardatur Holidays? Their 3-night Lake Garda Christmas Market Experience on 6-9th December 2019 allows you to enjoy festive Italian treats such as mulled wine and apple fritters, and traditional Christmas shopping at the Christmas Market in Bolzano – arguably Italy’s biggest and most atmospheric market for the last 30 years.
    Wander the stalls, enjoy the festive music and absorb the ever vibrant Italian culture. Also spend time exploring the area of Riva del Garda with its 14th century town hall and tower.

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    Viking River cruises await

    Viking price reductions

    Viking Cruises UK
    about 1 month ago

    Viking takes you closer to the heart of the places you want to visit, docking where larger ships cannot and providing you more time to explore.
    SAVE UP TO £1,000 PER PERSON on 2020 Viking river cruises with gratuities included. There is limited availability and you will need to book by 31 December 2019
    Plus there is a 2019 & 2020 OCEAN CRUISES OFFER where you can save up to £500pp
    Both of these offers are a special page on the company’s website
    Viking provides fascinating insights into Local Life during excursions that reveal the rhythms of daily living in your destination. Experience Saigon’s vibrant streets by pedal cab. Peruse the dusty stacks at the most famous bookstore in Paris. Taste your way through a culinary tour of Sydney. This is the ideal way to experience a place like a local.

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    Respecting animals in the wild.

    G Adventures Wildlife Video

    G Adventures
    about 1 month ago

    Small-group adventure operator and community tourism specialist, G Adventures, has announced its new animal welfare policy, developed in consultation with World Animal Protection, the Jane Goodall Institute, and the World Cetacean Alliance.
    A video entitled ‘Wildlife has the right to a wild life’ has been launched alongside the new policy to educate people to interact with wildlife in a way that does not harm animals or put people, both locals and travellers, in danger.
    It’s a fascinating video so do spend a couple of minutes watching it.

     

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    Preview of new brochure

    Scenic launches new Asia & Far East Collection for 2020/21 with FREE Business Class upgrade

    Scenic Escorted Tours
    about 1 month ago

    Our partner Scenic UK have just launched their brand new Asia and Far East Collection for 2020/21. To celebrate this launch, they are offering a limited FREE Business Class flight upgrade offer on selected itineraries across their 5-star luxury escorted tours to Japan, China, South Korea and India. Their incredible new itineraries include a brand new 22-day Allure of Japan with Snow Monkeys where you will travel to the mountains around Nagano and visit the Jigokudani Monkey Park and its famous Snow Monkeys, and an 11-day The Soul of South Korea where you will learn about its people, cuisine, ancient history and culture on this compact tour. Click here to pre-order your brochure.