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    Twin balcony on the AmaPrima

    Save up to £575 pp + FREE flights or rail travel & transfers with AmaWaterways

    AmaWaterways
    about 2 months ago

    Book your next river cruise with AmaWaterways by 31 December 2020 and save up to £575 pp plus enjoy free flights or rail travel and transfers. This offer applies to European river cruises 2020/2021. You can also save up £575 pp on Mekong Cruises.

    If you’re planning a Festive treat in 2021, save up to £650 pp on Balcony Staterooms & Suites plus free flights & transfers on all staterooms. See all AmaWaterways offers here.

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    Exploring the Isle of Wight

    Adagio launches 16 new walking holidays for 2021

    Adagio
    about 2 months ago

    Exciting news from our partner Adagio – over sixteen NEW holidays for 2021! From wandering the delightful villages and harbour towns of the Isle of Wight and gentle Strolls around Snowdonia to discovering cave paintings near Rocamadour in France , each new holiday has been carefully thought out by their expert planners to ensure every aspect is exciting and enjoyable. With Adagio you travel at a slower pace, allowing time to breathe and take in your surroundings.

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    Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

    Save up to £1,400 pp with Tropical Sky's exclusive savings

    Tropical Sky
    about 2 months ago

    Dreaming of sunshine and warm seas? Our friends at Tropical Sky have some tempting deals to look forward to in 2021 including:
    7-nights All-Inclusive at the 4 star East Winds in St Lucia, now from £1,799 pp with free room upgrade, saving up to £1,400 pp when booked by 12 October 2020.
    7-nights All Inclusive at 4* Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, now from £1,379 pp with flights and transfers, saving up to £600 pp when booked by 31 October 2020.
    ☀️7 -nights FB at the 5* Hillside Beach Club in Turkey, now from £879 pp with flights & transfers, saving up to £200 pp when booked by 15 October 2020.

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    Mt Fuji (image from Pixabay)

    Titan launches 2022 holidays earlier than ever

    Titan
    about 2 months ago

    As travellers start looking further ahead, eager to secure a future holiday at the best price, Titan have opened up some of their most popular 2022 tours for early booking. Thanks to Titan’s Price Promise, Titan customers are always guaranteed to be given the best price at booking with the lowest prices available to those who book in advance. Tours include their 14-day Essence of Japan escorted tour, from £4,999 per person; their 12-day Cuban Discovery escorted tour from £2,799 per person; their 14-day Sensational South Africa escorted tour, from £2,899 per person and their 14-day Canadian Rockies and Vancouver escorted tour, from £3,299 per person. All prices include Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service, services of a Titan Tour Manager and local guide and return international flights.
    Early bookers can benefit even more when they book before 01 March 2021 with Titan’s £49pp Flexi Deposit. Available on the majority of tours, Titan’s Flexi Deposit provides travellers with unlimited booking changes at no extra cost until 75 days prior to departure.

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    Celebrity Apex awaits

    Celebrity Cruises Cruise with Confidence

    Celebrity Cruises
    2 months ago

    New benefits and more flexibility up to 48 hours before you sail.
    Celebrity Cruises know you’re looking forward to your next holiday, now more than ever. To give you more peace of mind in planning, they’ve enhanced Cruise with Confidence with more benefits: Flexible Cancelations, Lift & Shift, and Best Offer Guarantee. Take advantage of these benefits on any existing or new booking made before November 30, 2020.
    If your sailing was impacted by the company’s Global Cruising Suspension, you can also take advantage of their Cruise With Confidence benefits.
    They’re Extending Your Expired Future Cruise Credits
    If you have an expired Future Cruise Credit (FCC) on your booking and you choose to take advantage of the Cruise With Confidence program, they will extend your FCC’s expiration date to December 31, 2020, instead of October 31, 2020. This is a book by date. You may select any sailing you’d like.

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    Wine tours include Kent and Sussex

    Celebrate in style with SmoothRed's luxury wine tours

    SmoothRed
    2 months ago

    For a special celebration that you can enjoy in the UK, take a look SmoothRed’s tailormade collection of wine tours. Their 3-day Luxury English Wine Experience combines chauffeur driven tours of Sussex vineyards with a 2-night stay in an historic 16th century Manor House and a sumptuous seven-course Michelin-star tasting menu in a charming setting, focused on using quality, seasonal, local ingredients paired with five-wines. Other options include English Wine tasting tour- Kent and a 4-day Luxury Wine Experience: Devon.

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    Santa's reindeer takes you on a magical ride

    Santa's Lapland launches 'In Safe Hands' promise

    Santa's Lapland
    2 months ago

    There are lots of wonderful ways to celebrate Christmas, but nothing beats a magical trip with your family to meet Santa and his cheeky elves in his Lapland home. Throughout December, families can travel with Santa’s Lapland to the snowy forests of Saariselkä, situated in the far north of Finland, more than 200km above the Arctic Circle. To let you book and travel with confidence, Santa’s Lapland have launched an In Safe Hands promise, offering peace of mind to families that their money is safe and there are extra safeguards in place for their trip. All breaks booked are ABTA and ATOL protected.

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    One of Driving Miss Daisy's friendly team

    Driving Miss Daisy help combat loneliness and isolation

    Driving Miss Daisy
    2 months ago

    Our partner Driving Miss Daisy are more aware than ever the loneliness that isolation can cause. Lockdowns have been very difficult for a great many people who have missed visits from familiar faces and are still wary of using public transport. If you or a loved one are feeling isolated, Driving Miss Daisy’s friendly teams can arrange a day out or simply to go for a drive for a change of scenery. Their companion drivers (Licensed, DBS checked, and First Aid trained) can provide transport in wheelchair adapted vehicles with enhanced hygiene protocols in place; they can provide assistance and are always there for company and conversation. Call them today on 0333 014 6211 to see how they can help.

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    Florence

    Book early for 2021 and save £150 per couple with Cosmos

    Cosmos
    2 months ago

    You can save £75pp on selected Europe and worldwide escorted tours with Cosmos, plus an additional 10% on the tour element with our special code ’SILVER’*. Holidays on offer include:
    Rome, Florence & Venice – a 7-day adventure visiting the shining cites of Italy. Also includes Pisa and Verona.
    Lisbon, Seville & Madrid – 9 days exploring Spain and Portugal
    Highlights of Morocco – this 10-day itinerary takes in the Imperial cities of Morocco, Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat, as well as some more inspiring cities, such as Ouazarzate, Casablanca and Erfoud.
    You can also combine a visit to Morocco with a tour of Spain and Portugal on their 16-day itinerary. * Applies to holidays booked direct with Cosmos. See T&Cs here.

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    Mayflower Steam Locomotive

    New UK Tours for rail enthusiasts from Jules Verne

    Jules Verne
    2 months ago

    Rail enthusiasts will love Jules Verne’s new UK tours as they include a 3-night break in Scotland The Flying Scotsman. Highlights include a journey from Kings Cross to York by vintage diesel where you join the Flying Scotsman for a trip through the Yorkshire Moors, Durham and Northumberland to Edinburgh. There is also a 4-night break Tracks of the Welsh Dragon that takes you through stunning countryside on a journey hauled by 61306 Mayflower and includes a 3-night stay in Portmeirion.

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    Which route to choose?

    Save 50% on last-minute UK walking breaks with HF Holidays

    HF Holidays
    2 months ago

    If you’ve been yearning for a change of scenery and the chance to get some fresh air and exercise, read on! Our partner HF Holidays are offering fantastic new 50% savings off a wide range of UK walking holidays in November and December, from short weekend breaks to full weeks away.

    And if you can’t wait that long, they also have some great offers on breaks in October – some starting as early as next week! For example, a week’s guided walking holiday in the Southern Yorkshire Dales departing 2 October now costs from just £373pp full board!

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    Dubrovnik

    Book your 2021 Travel Department holiday with Confidence

    Travel Department
    2 months ago

    Give yourself something to look forward to and start planning your 2021 holiday today! Travel Department has 100s of tours now on sale and members of Silver Travel Advisor can avail of a discount of £150* per booking on their holiday! They are constantly reviewing and revising all their safety protocols, so when you book your guided holiday, you’ll have peace of mind that they are doing everything they can to keep you safe, so you’ll be able to travel with confidence. Plus, everything is included from flights, accommodation, transfers, and excursions to an expert local guide. Book before 31st Dec 2020 and get your flexible deposit,* change your holiday at no extra cost or get a voucher for your deposit!

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    Your invitation!

    Join Wendy Wu's webinars on their new 2021-22 brochures

    Wendy Wu
    2 months ago

    Wendy Wu’s full collection of brand new, 2021-2022 brochures are out now! Join their experts at a number of brochure launch webinars where they will showcase exciting new tours and tell you what other amazing things you can experience for 2021 and beyond. Each session which will be held on Zoom. Simply click the destination you would like to know more about on that day, at that time:

    Tuesday 22nd September at 3pm – Central Asia & Middle East
    Thursday 24th September at 3pm – Latin America & Antarctica
    Monday 28th September at 3pm – Southeast Asia
    Tuesday 29th September at 3pm – Japan

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    New Brochure for Europe & UK travel

    Great Rail Journeys launches NEW brochure for 2021 Europe & UK rail holidays

    Great Rail Journeys
    2 months ago

    Our partner Great Rail Journeys, winner of our award for ‘Best Rail Holiday Company’ have just launched their brand-new 2021 brochure full of holidays around Europe and the British Isles. If you haven’t got yours yet, order it here for free! You can also order their brochures for Escorted Cruise in Europe 2021 and Worldwide Holidays by Rail 2020/21.

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    Just You's festive Brochure

    Book a 2020/21 Just You flight-inclusive holiday and get free private chauffeur airport transfers

    Just You
    2 months ago

    Get free private chauffeur airport transfers when you book a solos flight-incluisve holiday with Just You. See details of this offer here. Terms & conditions apply. Their collection includes Festive breaks, European and Worldwide Holidays with new 2021 dates and 11 incredible new tours including Ethiopia, Turkey, Uganda, Palm Springs & Corfu.View their latest brochure here:

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    Villa Manzana

    Simpson Travel's villa and boutique hotel collection includes Turkey

    Simpson Travel
    2 months ago

    Did you know that our Highly Commended partner Simpson Travel have a gorgeous collection of villas and hotels in Turkey? Examples include stylish 2-bedroom Villa Manzana, in a secluded location with private pool, and arguably the best views anywhere on the entire Bozburun peninsula. Boutique hotel Losta Sahil Evi, sitting on the waterfront in Bozburun, has just 3 rooms, each with a terrace or patio facing out to the crystal clear sea. Prices from £656pp for a week with flights.

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    Swan Hellenic is back!

    Swan Hellenic returns

    Swan Hellenic
    2 months ago

    Swan Hellenic has been relaunched to proudly continue the spirit of cultural expedition cruising pioneered in the 1950s. Building on its British roots, the new company has a global cultural cruising outlook aimed at providing guests the opportunity to ‘see what others don’t’.
    With innovative ships, purposely designed to explore the most inspiring and inaccessible places on the planet. Meticulously prepared itineraries will immerse guests in wild landscapes, wildlife, peoples and unique customs of the world’s less travelled regions. From the Artic to Antarctica, Scotland, the Pacific Islands, the Guianas, New Zealand and the Russian Far East.
    You can discover the Swan Hellenic world here!

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    A fly-drive holiday is one of many options

    Explore Canada in 2021 with Frontier Canada

    Frontier Canada
    2 months ago

    Canada is renowned for its beauty, as well as its wide-open spaces so what better destination to think about for your 2021 holiday? Frontier Canada are planning ahead for 2021 and beyond and have lots of great itineraries and ideas for you to enjoy a safe and secure holiday, whatever happens. Better still, your holiday is 100% protected with ATOL and ABTA bonding. Take to the open road with a car or motorhome, visit a wilderness lodge or even enjoy a holiday where you are looked after from beginning to end. The choice is yours.

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    The Flying Scotsman

    Just Go! Holidays launches NEW Flying Scotsman break

    Just Go! Holidays
    2 months ago

    Our partner Just Go Holidays are thrilled to announce that The Flying Scotsman service will be running on the heritage East Lancashire Railway in April 2021. Reserve your place now on their 3-day holiday The Flying Scotsman Steam Train & Liverpool. Highlights include:
    Return coach travel from pick up points
    2 nights at a selected 3 or 4-star hotel in the North West area with dinner & breakfast
    Train journey behind the Flying Scotsman on the heritage East Lancashire Railway
    Free time in Bury and an en-route visit to Liverpool.
    Price from £229 pp departing 2 April 2021.

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    Care for Carers

    Revitalise launches Care for Carers campaign

    Revitalise
    2 months ago

    Exhausted family carers need our help. Imagine caring for a seriously ill or disabled loved one 24 hours a day. Then add Covid-19 into the mix.

    Disabled people have had to shield at home, carers have had no break. Our partner Revitalise explains that ‘the emergency Coronavirus Act has allowed Local Authorities to axe their duty of care responsibilities and desperate families have been stripped of essential support. What’s more, the government’s guidance on 14 days isolation now prevents so many carers and those they support from accessing vital respite, at a time when they need it most’.

    Revitalise has launched Care for Carers campaign, urging the government to look again at their public health restrictions which make respite breaks impossible. They are also raising funds for people who need urgent respite.