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Restricted mobility or other disabilities should not be a barrier to travel. Find out more about accessible travel.

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From Chile’s fjordland to Rio de Janeiro’s beaches, from Amazonia to Machu Picchu, South America has so much to offer the curious traveller. This short video gives you a sense of the sheer diversity of this extraordinary continent – which is where experts Tropical Sky come in. They can make sense of the dizzying mix of natural attractions, breath-taking landscapes and vibrant cities to create the South American experience, escorted tour or tailor-made, that’s perfect for you.

Hear the latest travel trends

Hear the latest travel trends

Boom Radio promises a fresh mix of music and conversation for the over 55s from familiar presenters such as David Hamilton and Graham Dene. In addition, each month our own Jennie Carr leads a travel-themed podcast discussion, this time finding out about UK cruises this summer with Celebrity Cruises, hearing about ‘going solo’ on a trip with One Traveller and sailing aboard Swan Hellenic’s Minerva, where singles and couples can explore the remotest corners of the globe on cultural expedition voyages.

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New partners joining our stable of trusted travel providers include Intrepid Travel, Scent of Sicily, Promenades Travel and Italy Bike Tours.

Something to perk you up!

Something to perk you up!

Now’s the time to upgrade your rail holiday for free when you book selected options with Railbookers with the chance to ‘Pick Your Perk’. You’ll have £300 to play with on 3-6 night trips, rising to £500 on any 10+ night holiday, giving you scope to upgrade your train ticket, upgrade your hotel, upgrade your hotel room, extend your stay or add activities. From Norway’s railways to the Simplon-Orient -Express to the Rocky Mountaineer in Canada, the train’s the way to travel in 2021.

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Four more to adore

Four more to adore

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has handcrafted four new cruises this year, so you can get back to doing what you love – sailing the friendly seas. Experience the beautiful scenery and wildlife of the British Isles, take a short relaxing break that takes in Holland’s pretty windmills and canals, experience Barcelona, Minorca and Mallorca at their quintessential best or revel in the sunshine of the Canary Islands. From just £449pp for 4 nights including £75 each to spend on board.

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Peace of Mind Holidays & Cruise

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Travel restrictions are changing. Find out how to book future holidays flexibly and cruises with confidence. Read all about Rail holidays too.

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Enjoy wonderful holiday homes in stunning locations with Holiday Property Bond throughout the UK and Europe.
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Luxury Villa Holidays

Luxury Villa Holidays

Award-winning tour operator Simpson Travel specialises in luxury holidays to sublime locations across Europe and the Mediterranean, from Corsica to Italy and the Greek Islands. Their unique collection of handpicked villas and distinctive boutique hotels will make your time abroad an unforgettable experience. From romantic retreats to beachfront idylls, their inspirational holidays are complemented by the thoughtful extras that make all the difference.

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20% off full-on luxury cruises

20% off full-on luxury cruises

Whether you dream of a luxurious small-ship voyage or a thrilling expedition sailing to the remotest corners of the planet, plan ahead with Silversea now and you can save up to 20% by paying in full before 31 May 2021. Visiting over 900 destinations on all seven continents, these voyages are as remarkable as the savings. Fares include ocean-view suites, wines and spirits throughout the ship, wifi, gratuities, butler service and legendary dining.

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TV broadcaster John Carter is our very special Silver Travel patron. Read his entertaining blog or join him on board Fred. Olsen’s cruise to France & Spain, 26 Sept-7 Oct 2021.

Holidays for the curious

Holidays for the curious

Trips with Ireland’s leading escorted tour operator Travel Department are all about creating life stories – the sort of experiences to regale your friends and family with in years to come. With a special sense of camaraderie – perhaps from those Irish roots – the mood on these tours is optimistic, friendly and light-hearted with exceptional guides adding colour and vitality to the history and culture of each new destination. Great for solos travellers too!

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Drink in the Douro’s scenery

Drink in the Douro’s scenery

With the green light expected for Portugal on 17 May, now’s the time to book a scenic Emerald Waterways Douro river cruise. Sun-drenched, culture-rich and bedecked with vineyards, the Douro is the sort of river that’s best explored slowly, with winery walking tours and tastings in the wine cellars of Porto adding extra interest. Emerald Radiance promises contemporary comfort, regional dining and great value for money with drinks and tips included. And you can save up to £1,400 per couple on 2021/22 Douro sailings right now.

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