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    Championship Golf Courses

    Portugal Golf & Luxury Tourism wins Award

    Portugal Golf & Luxury Tourism
    over 2 years ago

    Our partners Portugal Golf & Luxury Tourism have been awarded Golf Specialist of the Year for Portugal by the Luxury Travel Guide. Their flagship programme is an 8-day trip playing golf on a guided tour from the North to the South of Portugal, travelling in a luxury minibus and staying in 5* luxury hotels. If golf is a passion not shared by your partner, they have the perfect solution. While you tee off from some of Portugal’s championship courses your partner can enjoy visiting historic cities, exploring picturesque scenery and gorgeous sandy beaches, shopping or relaxing in your hotel.

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    Enjoy a city break in Thessaloniki

    Thessaloniki Hotels Association
    over 2 years ago

    Greece’s second city, Thessaloniki, is a great place for a city break all year round. There is a buzzing, friendly atmosphere along the promenade and through the cobbled streets of the old city with its pavement cafés, and ancient ruins. The Thessaloniki Hotels Association lists information the city’s hotels and suggests shopping and recreational activities. There are regular flights from UK regional airports to Thessaloniki airport, just a few miles south of the city centre. Flight times are just over 3 hours.

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    English Holiday Cruises Brochure

    English Holiday Cruises
    over 2 years ago

    You can now fill out English Holiday Cruises online form to get their free brochure by entering your name and postcode, then use their postcode lookup to find your address (if you live in the UK). International requests are also possible.
    Alternatively, view the online version or download it as a pdf.

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    Uniworld is renowned for its luxury

    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is adding a fifth Ship

    Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
    over 2 years ago

    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is adding a fifth Super Ship to its award-winning fleet of floating boutique hotels. In spring 2018, the River Beatrice will be transformed into the S.S. Beatrice after an extensive bow-to-stern renovation.
    The ship’s 12 existing suites will be refreshed and Uniworld will add connecting rooms which are ideal for families travelling together.
    The S.S. Beatrice’s maiden voyage will take place on 4 April 2018

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    Save 10% on Mill Rythe Holiday Village breaks this autumn

    Mill Rythe Holiday Village
    over 2 years ago

    Silver Travellers can enjoy discounts on halfboard breaks at Mill Rythe Holiday Village on the South Coast. This friendly village on Hayling Island offers a dizzying array of breaks for extended families as well as for adults only, staying in comfortable accommodation with breakfast and 3-course evening meals. There are numerous facilities on site day and night to keep you entertained and the attractions at Portsmouth are just a short drive away.

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    Christmas Markets on the Rhine and Danube

    Tauck Christmas markets and Cuba!

    over 2 years ago

    TAUCK UKoffers two eight-day Christmas river cruises along the Rhine and Danube, taking in some of Europe’s renowned Christmas markets in Germany, France and Austria.
    As part of these special tours, guests can enjoy traditional stollen workshops, private palace and abbey tours, storytelling and shopping tips from experienced expert guides, as well as carol singers, gingerbread house decorating workshops and plenty of mulled wine available on board!
    If you want to swap the Christmas frenzy and winter cold for something more exotic venture further afield with a trip to Cuba soaking up a crafts market and cigar factory, or an exhilarating safari in two of the most sought-after private game reserves in South Africa.

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    Enjoy R&R in Marbella with VitalitySpain

    over 2 years ago

    If you or a loved one need somewhere warm and relaxing to recuperate from an illness or injury, our partners at VitalitySpain have the perfect solution. The Aldea La Quinta Health Resort in Marbella’s Golden Mile offers a wide range of specialist rehabilitation, sports and wellness programmes as well as short or long-term holidays and assisted living. Click the red link to learn more about the services offered by VitalitySpain.

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    Greek villa availability

    September Sunshine with Simpson Travel

    Simpson Travel
    over 2 years ago

    Fancy a September sunshine getaway? Take a look at Simpson Travel’s Late Availability pages. It’s a great time to stay at one of their luxury villas in the Mediterranean. The crowds have gone and temperatures are cooler making sightseeing more relaxing, but it’s still warm enough to enjoy the beach and swim in the sea. Villas in Greece include the Avithos Beach Estate in Kefalonia, The Light House in Corfu, (sleep up to 6 people) and the Olivia Cottage in Skopelos (sleeps 2). Prices from £624 pp. Silver Travel Club members can also save £50 on their bookings.

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    Wengen Winter Wonderland

    Switzerland Travel Centre launches Winter Dreams Brochure

    Switzerland Travel Centre
    over 2 years ago

    If you love the magical atmosphere of Christmas Markets, take a look at Switzerland Travel Centre’s latest “Winter Dreams” brochure. In addition to tempting winter spa breaks and scenic rail journeys, the brochure features trips to Christmas Markets in Zürich, Lucerne, Basel or Montreux.

    On a 4-night break in Basel visit the largest Christmas Market in Switzerland and enjoy excursions across the borderto visit markets and other sites in Germany’s Black Forest and Alsace in France. Make sure to visit Johann Wanner’s famous Christmas Shop in Basel for some handcrafted Christmas ornaments. Packages cost from £495 pp including flights, transfers and accommodation.

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    Royal Clipper Undersail

    Star Clippers Amalfi Cruise

    Star Clippers
    over 2 years ago

    Star Clippers have a Positano, Amalfi and Sicily cruise that departs UK 12 July 2018 for 9 nights with 7 nights aboard Royal Clipper.
    Visiting: Civitavecchia | Ponza | Palmarola | Sorrento(optional tour Capri or Pompeii) | Amalfi | Taormina | Lipari | Stromboli | Civitavecchia
    Price includes 10% Early Booking Discount, return flights from London Gatwick with British Airways, non UK transfers, standard rail between Positano and Rome, 2 nights pre-cruise stay at the Conca d’Oro (Bed & Breakfast) in Positano and port charges
    From £2,999pp

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    Cheltenham Literature Festival

    Visit Cheltenham Literature Festival & the Cotswolds with Just Go!

    Just Go! Holidays
    over 2 years ago

    Join in the Cheltenham Literature Festival with Just Go! Holidays and visit the Cotswolds village of Bibury, described by William Morris as the most beautiful village in England. This 4-day break also includes 3 nights bed and full English breakfast at a hotel in Gloucester; visits to Chastleton House & the Wilson Gallery; selected tickets to a range of talks at the Cheltenham Literature Festival; transfers to and from Cheltenham for evening Literature Festival talks; coach transfers to and from your excursions; a guided walking tour of Cheltenham and the services of a Tour Manager. Costs from £345 pp. Club Class chauffer home collection service available at an extra cost.

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    Ancient Malta

    Learn about Malta through the Millennia with Hidden Histories

    Hidden History Travel
    over 2 years ago

    Learn about the history and culture of the Mediterranean Island of Malta with Hidden History Travel. Their 8-day “Malta Through Millennia” tour includes unhurried explorations of World Heritage sites such as 5,000 year-old Neolithic temples and the magnificent heritage of the Knights of St John. The cost of £1,255 includes accommodation in a 4* hotel by the sea, six dinners with unlimited wine, soft drinks and water, one lunch and a specialist tour director as well as a local guide. Just two trips are running in 2018: 8 April and 9 October, so reserve your place early for best price guarantee.

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    Black Watch in Lisbon

    Save up to 40% with Fred. Olsen’s new ‘Warmer Cruising’ offers

    Fred Olsen
    over 2 years ago

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched its new ‘Warmer Cruising’ campain offering guests up to 40% off a selection of 32 tempting cruises between October 2017 and March 2018, on bookings made up to 18th October 2017 inclusive. Durations vary from 46 nights to shorter breaks of three and five nights – the perfect ‘taster’ cruise for those taking a holiday at sea for the very first time.
    Fred. Olsen’s new ‘Warmer Cruising’ promotion offers great-value Winter getaways to ‘Latin America & the Caribbean’, ‘Africa & the Indian Ocean Islands’, ‘Asia, Egypt & the Med.’, ‘The Canary Islands & Portugal’, ‘Europe’, ‘Scandinavia & the Baltic’, as well as an intriguing ‘Mystery Cruise’, from the convenient regional UK departure ports of Southampton, London Tilbury, Liverpool, Dover, Harwich and Rosyth (Edinburgh).

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    FREE Visa to India with Explore!

    over 2 years ago

    FREE visa worth £85 when you book a holiday to India with Explore! by 4 September 2017. Whether it’s your first time visiting this vast and vibrant country or you’re returning to delve a little deeper, there’s a trip to suit you. The amazing historic buildings of the Golden Triangle, Kerala’s peaceful backwaters, sandy beaches, and India’s tigers, elephants and other exotic wildlife all await.

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    MV Pegasus

    Variety Cruises Seychelles Offer

    Variety Cruises
    over 2 years ago

    If it seems to you that the seasons are starting to turn, that summer is gone and autumn fast upon us, then there’s only one thing to do to avoid a winter of discontent – turn your thoughts to booking your New Year cruise. And what better place than the Seychelles? Not so much heaven actually, as paradise. Variety Cruises are declaring 2018 The Year of the Turtle and starting a petition for it to be added to the Chinese Horoscope.
    10% early bird discount – less shelling out for your turtle
    Book for any Seychelles cruise departing after December 1st, by November 30th, and you’ll qualify for a 10% early bird discount. And don’t forget – the earlier you book the cheaper your flights are likely to be.

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    Enjoy 4 nights for 3 in Jersey
    over 2 years ago

    Enjoy 4 nights for 3 at L’Horizon Hotel & Spa in Jersey with during September and October 2017. This 4* hotel is on the seafront at St Brelade’s Beach on the island’s south coast. The hotel’s breakfast and dining rooms enjoy panoramic sea views, making this an ideal location for an Autumn treat. Other offers for this hotel include a free upgrade from B&B to half board until 23 December 2017.

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    Scenic Jade with Reichsburg Castle

    Scenic launch brand new Scenic Choice privileges across 2018 Europe river cruises

    over 2 years ago

    Scenic have launched their brand new Scenic Choice privileges, allowing guests to choose from a range of options to enhance their 2018 European River Cruise. For a limited time only, guests can enjoy exclusive access to a range of benefits, plus savings of up to £1,800 per couple, when booked before 30 September.
    Scenic’s signature all-inclusive approach means guests can leave their wallet at home. Included in the price of all Scenic Europe river cruises are return flights from a choice of up to 15 UK airports, or a NO FLY option on selected itineraries via Eurostar and first-class rail transfers, fine dining in a choice of restaurants, all beverages, a personal butler service, WI-FI, laundry, a flexible Scenic Enrich and Freechoice excursion programme as well as all tips, taxes and port charges.

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    Piazza Navona

    Explore Rome with Riviera Travel from £549 pp

    Riviera Travel
    over 2 years ago

    Our Book of the Month “The Rome Affair” by Karen Swan has certainly rekindled interest in this historic and cultural city. Whether you are planning a return to Rome or visiting for the first time, Riviera Travel has a range of escorted tours including 5-day “Rome: Ancient & Baroque” from just £549 pp and an 8-day “Classical Italy for SOLO Travellers” from £949 which includes Rome, Florence and Siena.

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    Visit Gracelands with Frontier America

    Frontier America
    over 2 years ago

    Today marks 40 years since the sad passing Elvis and each year sees fans from across the world making a pilgrimage to his home: Graceland. Make your own pilgrimmage as part of Frontier Travel – Tailor made holidays “Atlanta to New Orleans Follow the Music Trail” This 16-night self-drive tour takes you on a fabulous journey from Atlanta to Chattanooga, through to Nashville, Alabama and Memphis where you can spend time exploring Graceland and visiting the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. The trip continues through Greenville to New Orleans where you might opt for a Mississippi river cruise. Silver Travellers get a FREE excursion when they use the Promo code SILVER TRAVELLER upon quotation request.

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    Making the beach accessible

    Enable Holidays' Costa Brava September dates

    Enable Holidays
    over 2 years ago

    Enable Holidays, voted best accessible travel company 2017, still have September availability on holidays to the Costa Brava. As well as its beautiful beaches, the Costa Brava, which translates as “Wild Coast”, embraces both the charm of its past and the vibrancy of contemporary dining and nightlife. The region is rich in cultural history, as demonstrated by the Greco Ruins at Empuries, the rustic architecture, the Tossa de Mar’s ancient castle and the Salvador Dali Museum, which exhibits the work of the Costa Brava’s most famous resident. (Thanks to the Costa Brava Girona Tourism Board for the image.) Please call 0871 222 4939 for a quote