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    Monty Halls

    Join Monty Halls on his Epic Canadian Trip with First Class Holidays

    about 1 month ago

    Our partner First Class Holidays are proud to announce that BBC’s Monty Hall has joined them as their travel ambassador. Monty will be hosting an incredible wildlife tour to Canada this October. Starting with grizzly bear watching on Canada’s Pacific west coast, you’ll then head inland to the Polar Bear capital of the world and watch polar bears as they wait for the ice to form on Hudson Bay. See birdlife and wildlife that is not found anywhere else and with luck enjoy the incredible spine-tingling spectacle of the dancing skies as you see the Aurora Borealis in the heart of Canada. Monty will also be giving daily talks about wildlife and conservation, sharing photography tips and his own travel experiences after working for the BBC for over 20 years.

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    Mylos Beach, Lefkada

    CV Villas launch Greek Getaway packages with savings of up to £1,500

    CV Villas
    about 1 month ago

    If you’re dreaming of a Greek island holiday with blue skies and sunshine, look at CV Villas package deals to Corfu, Paxos and Lefkada. With savings of up to £1,500 these Greek Getaways include flights and luxury villa accommodation. Prices start from less than £500 pp for dates departing between 26 May and 29 July 2019. Some villas, such as Costas in Corfu are perfect for couples, others, like Estia on Paxos are ideal for friends and family groups.

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    Save up to £800 pp on selected worldwide tours with Luxtripper

    about 1 month ago

    A very warm welcome to Luxtripper who have just joined us as a partner. They specialise in planning tailor-made luxury holidays and private tours to over 90 incredible destinations across the world staying at the finest luxury hotels. Their special offers for Silver Travellers include a 14-night Vietnam Journey from just £2,994 pp including a luxury Ha Long Bay cruise, and great savings of up to £800 pp on tours to India, Sri Lanka and Japan.

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    Celebrate International Women’s Day with Ramblers Walking Holidays new ‘Women’s Only’ Alpine Activity Adventure

    Ramblers Walking Holidays
    about 2 months ago

    Liberate yourself on International Women’s Day by booking an uplifting break of bare foot walking, lakeside cycling, yoga and Pilates in the Swiss Alps with like-minded women as part of Ramblers Walking Holidays’ new ‘Women’s only’ Alpine Activity Adventure.

    Following in the footsteps of their very popular Lake District Women’s Activity Week, the new Alpine holiday is based in an idyllic picture postcard village with the Toggenburg mountains and Lake Constance just on the doorstep. Enjoy alpine walks, power-assisted e-bike rides around the lake and relaxing with restorative sessions of yoga and Pilates. Join an immersive walk on an intriguing sound trail at the foot of the Churfirsten mountains, pick up health tips on an informative medical plant and herb trail and take a tranquil cruise across the lake to the Mediterranean-like paradise of Mainau island. Sounds idyllic! From £1,865 pp including flights and HB accommodation. Departures 6 June and 12 September 2019. Mixed departures also available in July/August.)

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    Nieuw Statendam main pool with retractable roof

    Holland America Line special offers for top Europe

    Holland America Line
    about 2 months ago

    Holland America Line is launching special offers for top Europe itineraries over the next three weeks. Fly / cruise packages start at 10-nights from 999pp, and will be released weekly until the end of March.
    There is incredible fine dining on board with casual to formal options, as well as BBC Earth, Frozen Planet Experiences, Explorations Central, Digital Workshops and more. The newest pinnacle ship, the Nieuw Statendam, also offers unique opportunities such as BLEND (the only wine-blending venue at sea).
    Full days ashore offer guests the opportunity to explore destinations independently or via immersive tours.

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    Hiking coast to coast

    Hike Wainwright's classic Coast-to-Coast walk with Sherpa Expeditions

    Sherpa Expeditions
    about 2 months ago

    Wainwright’s classic coast to coast walk, crossing three National parks, is on many keen hiker’s wish list. Our friends at Sherpa Expeditions offer a range of walking tours, each led by an experienced guide. Walking in the company of a group of like-minded people is great for solo travellers or those who are not confident in navigating their own way across the country. They are also offering a super discount for silver travellers booking selected guided and self-guided holidays. Sign in to our website to see this special offer – it ends 31 March 2019. Not a member? Join for free by clicking “Register” at the top of this page.

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    Lake Carezza, Dolomites

    Save up to £200 per couple on Inghams' European summer holidays

    Inghams Lakes & Mountains
    about 2 months ago

    Book your Inghams’ summer holiday by 31 March 2019 and save up to £200 per couple. Popular destinations include Italy and her lakes, the fjords of Norway and Austria’s lakes and mountains. New this year is Canazei in the amazing Dolomites, a summer paradise for hiking and biking. As well as walking holidays, they also offer cycling, rail , city breaks, two centre and solos holidays.

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    Gentle cycling tours in France and Italy

    Save £100 on selected cycling tours in France and Italy with Cycling for Softies

    Cycling for Softies
    about 2 months ago

    If you have a yearning to get back in the saddle, a gentle cycling tour through France or Italy’s wine regions with Cycling for Softies is a great way to start. Your luggage has its own journey between your delightful hotels along the route leaving you free to pedal and enjoy the passing scenery. There are also e-bikes if you’re worried about getting up any hills or your legs need a rest, and bike and boat holidays where you cruise the waterways as well. Silver travellers can enjoy 5% discount off their booking in addition to the £100 discount on selected tours. T&Cs apply.

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    MV. Finnmarken

    Hurtigruten's upgraded expedition ship.

    about 2 months ago

    After the most extensive upgrade in Hurtigruten’s 125 years of history, MS Finnmarken will reemerge as a brand-new premium expedition cruise ship. From 2021 the fully refurbished MS Finnmarken will explore handpicked destinations along the rugged Norwegian coastline on year-round expedition cruises.
    Hurtigruten started what is today perceived as “the most beautiful voyage in the world” – the 2500-kilometer, 11-day round trip voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes – more than 125 years ago. Visiting 34 ports along the coast, Hurtigruten’s coastal ships source fresh produce from local suppliers, interacts with local communities, and offers more than 90 different excursions, taking part in hikes, boat trips, dogsledding and many other outdoor activities led by the on-board Expedition Teams.

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    The Monte Mar Palace hotel in Madeira

    Book your European holiday with SAGA holidays by 11 March and pay just £25 deposit

    Saga Holidays
    about 2 months ago

    Secure your place on any of Saga’s European holidays for just £25pp deposit when you book by 11 March 2019! This offer includes Portugal – a popular holiday destination for silver travellers who enjoy the spectacular beaches of the Algarve, the year-round sunshine of the Atlantic island of Madeira, and the natural beauty of the unspoiled islands of The Azores. Our Silver Travel Awards’ Sponsor Saga Holidays offer a whole range of holidays and cruises to Portugal and its islands starting from as little as £549 for a week’s All Inclusive stay at the Monte Mar Palace hotel in Madeira.

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    Painting workshop in Crete

    Active Crete Walking & Painting Holidays with Sunvil from £1,208pp

    about 2 months ago

    Fancy a painting and walking holiday in Crete this year? Sunvil’s week-long holiday in Western Crete includes 5 leisurely to medium-paced walks in the hills and valleys around Kissamos, hosted by a local walker and 4 painting workshops hosted by an English artist. Prices from £1,208 pp with flights and B&B accommodation plus welcome dinner. Learn more about Sunvil’s activity breaks here.

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    Greek island escapes

    Save up to £899 per couple on Greek Island escapes with Classic Collection Holidays

    Classic Collection Holidays
    about 2 months ago

    If you’re planning a luxury Greek Island holiday this year you can save as much as £899 per couple with Classic Collection Holidays at the 4-star Marpunta Village Club on the island of Alonissos. Enjoy complimentary upgrade to half board on stays 28 April to 20 October. Alternatively save £520 per couple at the luxurious 5 star Skiathos Princess hotel on the neighbouring Island of Skiathos. See these and other offers here.

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    Al fresco picnics along the way

    Combine the delights of hiking and gourmet meals with Hedonistic Hiking

    Hedonistic Hiking
    about 2 months ago

    Our partners Hedonistic Hiking transform hiking in Europe to the next level. Learn about food and wine as you walk through fields and vineyards, orchards and fishing ports. Spend time with cheesemakers, truffle hunters and wine makers and enjoy the rewards of delicious al fresco picnics and gourmet evening meals. Tours include The Jewels of Piedmont 23-30 October, 2019; Austria and the Dolomites with departure dates in July and August; and France and Italy hiking over the Alps from the South of France to the North of Italy in June 2019.

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    Discover Iceland

    Explore Iceland with Discover the World's Flagship Tour

    Discover the World
    about 2 months ago

    Explore Iceland in style in Discover the World’s flagship small-group tour. Travelling in a luxury 4WD vehicle, this superb holiday offers the ultimate Iceland guided experience. From the majestic West Fjords to the enigmatic volcanic Highlands, you’ll get well off the beaten track. Encircling Iceland on a relaxed itinerary, the 16-day odyssey features several two-night stops and plenty of opportunities for walks. Group size is 10 max. See the full details here.

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    Martine McCutcheon

    See Martine McCutcheon live at Studley Castle on 3 night Warner Leisure Hotel break

    Warner Leisure Hotels
    about 2 months ago

    Be one of the first to stay at the magificent Studley Castle Hotel in Warwickshire – the latest addition to Warner Leisure Hotels’ collection. A 2-night break in March can cost from as little as £69 pp and a spa break from £139 pp with our Privilege Holiday Club discounts. On 29 March there is a fabulous 3-night break featuring the lovely Martine McCutcheon.

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    Apukka Resort

    Free night in an Ice Cabin with The Aurora Zone's 3-night Aurora Adventure at Apukka

    The Aurora Zone
    about 2 months ago

    What could be better than spending three nights exploring Apukka, Finnish Lapland on a husky safari and two Northern Lights hunts? How about a complimentary night in an Ice Cabin! Just a 15-minute transfer from Rovaniemi but far removed from the city lights, the Apukka Resort offers a true Arctic adventure and the chance to tick off some amazing bucket list experiences. You’ll have every opportunity to search for the incredible Northern Lights in unforgettable ways, including a reindeer safari and a ride on Apukka’s unique Snowtrain. They also include a dog sled safari to complete your stay! And all February/March departures enjoy a complimentary night in an Ice Cabin. T&Cs apply. The Rovaniemi Aurora Adventure at Apukka costs from £885 pp including flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, guided activities and cold weather clothing;

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    The Aquitaine Coast

    SImpson Travel adds the Aquitaine Coast to its luxury villa collection

    Simpson Travel
    about 2 months ago

    With its world-renowned surf and glorious sandy beaches, up-market seaside towns and superb cuisine; the rich and varied landscape of the Aquitaine appeals to families and foodies, dare-devils and dawdlers. Simpson Travel’s luxury villa collection in this area includes the Apartment Grande Plage in glamorous Biarritz, ideal for couples, and the 5-bedroom Villa Erreka, a beautiful mill-house conversion that sleeps up to 10 people. From the glamour of Biarritz and Cap Ferret to the laid-back vibe in Hossegor, the atmosphere along this magnificent stretch of Atlantic coast is effortlessly chic, enduringly cool and undeniably French.

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    Mediaeval streets of Romania

    Discover the charms of Romania with Undiscovered Destinations

    Undiscovered Destinations
    about 2 months ago

    Silver travellers are discovering the hidden delights of Romania – one of the most exciting countries in Europe. Our partner Undiscovered Destinations offers group tours and tailor made holidays throughout this charming country, taking in its atmospheric medieval cities as well as its charming countryside. Explore old citadels packed with Gothic architecture, and go bear watching in the Carpathian Mountains. Experience traditional Romanian hospitality, staying in guesthouses and family homes in rural villages where timeless traditions are still practised, and uncover the secrets of the Danube Delta, one of Europe’s best areas for wildlife. Find out more about Undiscovered Destinations.

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    The Geiranger Fiord, Norway

    Cruise & Maritime Voyages a multi-generational cruise

    Cruise and Maritime
    2 months ago

    February half term is here and the challenge of entertaining the children or grandchildren during the summer holidays, Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) has the answer with a multi-generational cruise offering the opportunity to spend family time together. More educational and action packed than the average holiday, sail away with the grandchildren this Summer to the Fjords, a Cirque de CMV trip to the Baltic Cities & St Petersburg, Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar or the Canary Islands & Madeira. Fares are available from £599pp and a Child Fare is just £99 for a 6-night Majestic Fjordland cruise.

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    Entertainment included

    Half-board adult-only entertainment breaks at Mill Rythe Holiday Village from just £99 pp

    Mill Rythe by Away Resorts
    2 months ago

    Experience glitz and glamour with great half-board adult exclusive entertainment breaks at Mill Rythe Holiday Village from as little as £99 pp. Experience the magic of the movies and musicals at night and enjoy fresh south coast sea air or the leisure facilities by day. Book by 28 March 2019.