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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.

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    Amazing rail journeys await

    Railbookers & Amtrak's biggest ever sale!

    Railbookers
    about 1 month ago

    Save up to £500 per couple with Railbookers & Amtrak’s once in a lifetime sale on must-have rail travel experiences across the globe. Couples can save £300 on any three to six night rail holiday, £400 on trips seven to nine nights in length, or £500 on itineraries including 10 or more nights. Their collection of rail holidays includes the luxurious Blue Train between Cape Town and Pretoria; the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express – an amazing adventure that takes you through eight time zones; the VIA Rail journey from Vancouver to Jasper on the Canadian Rockies & Lake Louise Explorer.

    Call Railbookers on 020 3327 3586 and Amtrak Vacations on 020 3327 3500 or visit website for more details. This deal ends on 1 November 2019.

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    New Winter Brochure

    Solos Holidays launch NEW Winter Brochure

    Solos Holidays
    about 1 month ago

    Our partner Solos Holidays have launched their Winter Brochure for holidays and breaks up to April 2020. There is something for every taste including beach holidays, city breaks, safaris, cruises, golf breaks, skiing, and walking holidays.
    This year they have revamped their UK Balls and Events with new entertainment and the chance to spend a night aboard a cruise ship – a great opportunity to dress up and meet new people. Other new tours and holidays include escaping the cold British weather to spend Christmas in Thailand and a Monte Gordo Golf holiday next spring in Portugal.
    View the brochure here.

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    New wildlife brochure

    Jules Verne launches exciting new Wildlife Brochure

    Jules Verne
    about 2 months ago

    The new wildlife brochure from our partners Jules Verne is full of exciting new tours including:
    Wild South Africa – an immersive wildlife experience in Kruger National Park and an exploration of South Africa’s varied game reserves and magnificent natural wonders. Botswana Explorer – with No Single Supplement on selected dates – gives you the chance to explore Botswana’s rich and unique landscapes teeming with some of the best wildlife that Africa has to offer and discover why this is Africa’s safari capital. During the Wild Namibia trip, discover the Caprivi Strip, a lush region of Namibia defined by its major rivers and abundant wildlife, cross into Botswana’s Chobe National Park and Zimbabwe’s iconic and majestic Victoria Falls. Order or download your brochure now.

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    Celebrity Apex

    Celebrity Cruises new ship Apex

    Celebrity Cruises
    about 2 months ago

    The way you experience Europe will never be the same again. Celebrity Apex the second of the company’s revolutionary new Edge Class ships, will be making Southampton home for her five first ever sailings, starting with a 4 night preview cruise on 1 April 2020.
    Further choices include an 8 Night Spain and Portugal cruise over the Easter break, a 7 Night Norwegian Fjords cruise, and an exciting new pairing of 10 Night Capital Cities Cruises capturing iconic capitals like Oslo, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Paris and more – all of which are also ultra-convenient round-trip sailings. Completing her Southampton mini-season is a magical 10-night Iberian Peninsula cruise to Rome.

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    Paradise on Mauritius

    Save up to £1,000 pp on a week's all-inclusive in Mauritius with Tropical Sky

    Tropical Sky
    about 2 months ago

    Fancy escaping to a tropical paradise? Save up to £1,000 pp with Tropical Sky on a fabulous 7-night all-inclusive stay at the Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius.
    Set amongst the luscious Mauritian landscape, on the Domaine de Bel Ombre of 2500 hectares, this is a spectacular resort. You will be met with crystalline lagoons framed by tropical flora, in addition to the warm welcome you’ll receive from the friendly staff. This is an ideal choice for those seeking an authentic experience, with tradition and culture at the heart of this refined resort.
    The list of amenities is astounding with three swimming pools, an extensive selection of sports, the Seven Colours Spa, live music and fun-filled themed parties. There’s also a free shuttle bus to the 18-hole Heritage Golf Club – nestled between the hillside and the tranquil lagoon.
    Book by 31 October 2019 and travel between 24 November to 2 December 2019 to enjoy this Flash Sale. Prices from £1,549 with flights.

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    Puffins await

    St Hilda Scottish cruises offers

    St Hilda Sea Adventures
    about 2 months ago

    St. Hilda Sea Adventures are offering a range of mini cruise itineraries suitable for solo travellers, couples, groups and families and they recommend you book early to get your preferred dates!
    For a private charter of the whole boat they can customise the number of days and the itinerary.
    They are currently taking bookings for 2020 and 2021.
    They anchor in the most sheltered, idyllic, safe havens where passengers can visit world famous malt whisky distilleries and remote Scottish islands such as St Kilda, Mull, Skye, Jura, Islay, Staffa and Iona
    Enquire now to secure your dates for your small ship cruising holiday on the West Coast of Scotland: the Hebrides and Argyll.

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    Peter arrives at the Eden Project

    Driving Miss Daisy offers tailor-made assisted tours

    Driving Miss Daisy
    about 2 months ago

    In addition to taking people to everyday appointments and day trips, our partner Driving Miss Daisy offers a whole range of holiday services including chauffeur-driven tours in the UK with a safe and reliable companion driver.
    Driver Suzy recently accompanied Peter on a tour of Cornwall that included the Eden Project, the Tank Museum and Mevagissey. Peter says,
    “The Eden Project was super, we spent nearly six hours there including eating, there is something amazing round every corner, very up and down though, you descend into the base of the quarry, then enter the Bio-domes and slowly make your way up inside to the very top, passing waterfalls and sculptures… my scooter saved the day for me, I certainly couldn’t have managed without it”. Peter is a regular user of Driving Miss Daisy. In this video he expains how their services have transformed his life:

     

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    MS BellJour

    Titan River cruises

    Titan Travel
    about 2 months ago

    Whatever you’re looking for from your river cruise, Titan have got ships and styles to suit all tastes and budgets.
    Sail along the scenic waterways of the Danube on our one of otheir exclusive Titan cruises on board MS Serenade 1 and MS Bellejour.
    Explore the Christmas markets lining the banks of the Rhine. Treat yourself to a luxurious trip on a vessel with royal connections. Or venture a little further afield with an unforgettable Cairo, Alexandria and Nile cruise or a voyage along the USA’s mighty Mississippi River.
    Their two exclusive river cruise ships, MS Bellejour and MS Serenade 1, allow you to take in the Rhine, Danube and Dutch Waterways. By chartering sailings on 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 – from the food and drink to the excursions and entertainment – has been carefully curated by a team of experts specifically to suit their customers.

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    Let Alfa Travel take care of Christmas

    Save £15 pp off Festive Breaks with Alfa Travel.

    Alfa Travel
    about 2 months ago

    Let our partner Alfa Travel take care of things this Christmas, whilst you sit back and relax with their charming Festive Specials breaks at lovely locations across the UK. And even better, book by 15 November 2019 to receive £15 off per person on selected dates. Enjoy festive entertainment and a festive menu at their Leisureplex Hotels during your stay to bring true Christmas spirit to life. Terms & Conditions apply

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    La Fayette

    Croisieurope's discounts of up to 50% for the second passenger.

    CroisiEurope
    about 2 months ago

    Select your next CroisiEurope departure date with discounts of up to 50% for the second passenger, or 2 for 1 deals, on a wide selection of offers for river holidays and French canal barge cruises.
    Sail Europes’s most beautiful waterways enjoying their best 2019 river cruise deals.
    Exclusive promotions will be a wonderful opportunity for you to cruise Europe at great prices. The late deals are a great way to enjoy Europe in low season, travelling last minute or travelling single.

  • Azamara

    Winter sun awaits

    Azamara's "Winter Escape" cruises

    Azamara Club Cruises
    about 2 months ago

    Why not have a “Winter Escape Cruise” in the New year with prices starting from just £1,422.
    In January, Azamara will be sailing to Hawaii and the smaller islands of French Polynesia. The following month travel around South America and in March, Quest will be sailing around the Middle East where we have a Dubai round-trip sailing giving you an overnight stay in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Muscat with more time for shore excursions and exploring.

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    Cycling through stunning South Tyrol

    Cycling for Softies introduces South Tyrol as a new destination

    Cycling for Softies
    about 2 months ago

    Our friends at Cycling for Softies – the gentle way to explore beautiful locations by bike – have just introduced the South Tyrol as a new destination.
    Their week-long Valleys of the Dolomites is an incredibly scenic tour through the dramatic mountain landscapes in the South Tyrolean Alps. This tour helps you to get a feel for rural Italian life. You can either stick to the cycle paths that are mostly downhill or challenge yourself on uphill routes. Pedal through the Caldaro vineyards, stopping for a wine tasting as well as leisurely lunches in mountain restaurants. We highly recommend taking your bikes on the funicular for beautiful views over the valley and traditional villages below.
    Their 7-night Cycling the South Tyrol and Lake Garda takes you through dramatic mountain terrain and the shimmering flat waters of Lake Garda. You’ll discover old-world villages in the hills and vibrant cities brimming with culture, history and great gastronomy. The cycle route is mainly along valley bike paths, but as there are a few inclines, we suggest using an e-bike if you want to keep it easy all the way.

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    Paris at sunset awaits!

    AMAWaterways great savings offer

    AMAWaterways
    about 2 months ago

    There is still time to save up to £1,000 per person when you book a 2020 luxury river cruise with AmaWaterways. Free flights and transfers are also being offered.
    All European cruises departing in 2020 are offered with savings of between £400 and £1,000 per person, plus free return flights from a choice of six UK departure airports and overseas transfers. The level of saving varies from month to month with the maximum £1,000 available for departures in March, April, November and December 2020.
    Meanwhile, guests booking a Mekong cruise will enjoy savings of £400 or £800 per person, depending on the time of year (flights and transfers not included).
    The promotion is available for bookings made until 31st December 2019.

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    Travellers feel the feet of Louis Armstrong in New Orleans

    Traveleyes open up the world of travel for blind travellers

    Traveleyes
    about 2 months ago

    A very warm welcome to our latest partner Traveleyes who offer award-winning small and sociable group holidays to destinations worldwide. But these are no ordinary group holidays. Traveleyes groups are a mixture of both blind and sighted travellers.
    As a sighted traveller, they simply ask that you share your sight by describing the wonderful world around you. You won’t need any experience of blindness and, as an added benefit, they subsidise the cost of your holiday by up to 50%. Solos, couples and groups of freinds are all welcome.
    As a blind traveller, you’re able to book a holiday with the same freedom and independence that sighted people have always enjoyed. What’s more, you don’t have to bring anyone with you, as you will be joining a group of like-minded explorers.

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    Serenade 2

    Shearings River Cruise Offers

    Shearings Holidays
    about 2 months ago

    In the next year Shearings Holidays are travelling to more places than ever before on river cruises. With more unique experiences and beautiful towns, cities and landscapes than ever before as well as a new range of 5-star cruises and worldwide destinations.
    With cruises throughout the year, whether you want to see the Rhine or the Danube in full festive spirit, or you fancy experiencing the beauty of the Iberian peninsula in the gorgeous spring sun.
    They travel on 13 of Europe’s grandest and most popular rivers and six across Africa, Asia and South America. With more than 60 different river voyages, there’s plenty to choose from enabling you to find the right itinerary to let you see everything you want during your time away.

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    Masterchef's John Torode

    Masterchef’s John Torode to join APT's holiday in the Kimberley, Australia

    APT
    about 2 months ago

    Join Masterchef’s John Torode in Australia’s the Kimberley with our partner APT in May next year. John has a week’s residency at the wonderfully named Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge. Guests will learn about and experience local, seasonal food such as barramundi fish and Australian bread called damper.

    John says, he would like this relatively unknown, undiscovered area to be "opened up to the whole world, so when people come back from this remarkable island there are stories of not just opera houses, but of wildlife – dolphins and dugongs, turtles and sharks – and of seeing stars without any light pollution. And cruising to remote coastal areas to see ancient indigenous rock art dating back 20,000 years.” Learn more about the Kimberley and special discounts on tours and cruises here:

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    Ancient Eygpt awaits!

    Orbital Travel Nile Cruise offers

    Orbital Travel
    about 2 months ago

    Cruising the Nile!!!!
    Orbital Travel are experts in providing small ship Nile cruises that visit all the major sites and their English-speaking qualified Egyptologists accompany you, bringing the past to life with their knowledge and passion.
    A classic 7-night Nile Cruise including flights, transfers, 12 excursions and full board with middle/upper deck cabins will never be forgotten! The MS Orbital Royal Esadora is a 5* boat with modern interior and a spacious sundeck with bar and swimming pool.
    Their website is always worth checking for offers.