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    Sails in the sunset

    Enjoy an adventure like no other with Tradewind Voyages

    Tradewind Voyages
    2 days ago

    Powered by her billowing sails as far as is possible, Tradewind Voyages Golden Horizon is currently sailing the English coastal waters before following the sun to Lisbon to embark on a 10 night Iberian delights cruise 28 August; then onward to Southern Spain & Morocco before travelling onto Croatia. The next stage will see her sailing through the Suez Canal to spend time in Egypt and the Red Sea. Learn more about her voyages.

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    Elephants have a built-in snorkel!

    Meet wild elephants on a boat safari in Sri Lanka with Selective Asia

    Selective Asia
    2 days ago

    Gal Oya has been dubbed ‘Sri Lanka’s forgotten National Park’. Boasting the country’s largest lake, an exhaustive variety of bird life and a large number of elephants it offers an off-the-beaten track safari experience.
    Not only that, but it’s also the only place in Sri Lanka where, in addition to jeep safaris, boat safaris are offered.
    As you float across the lake you may well spot wild elephants swimming across the water. Truly unforgettable.
    Stay at the Gal Oya Lodge with Selective Asia. Perched on the edge of the National Park, Gal Oya Lodge comprises of just eight individual thatched-roof bungalows.

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    Kayaking in Alaska

    Explore Alaska with Hurtigruten and enjoy included flights from London

    Hurtigruten
    4 days ago

    Hurtigruten Expeditions is the ideal choice to actively explore the wild frontier of Alaska. Their small expedition ships make it possible to truly discover places off the beaten track, all along this rugged and diverse shoreline.  And remember to keep an eye out for eagles and bears as you explore the stunning landscape. Book your Alaskan Expedition Cruise departing in 2022 by 30 September 2021 and your flights from London will be included in the price.

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    Villa Centinale, Tuscany - ideal for a wedding

    CV Villas luxury ABOVE collection takes villa holidays to a new level

    CV Villas
    6 days ago

    The luxury of CV Villas’ ABOVE collection is second to none, ranging from the stylishly contemporary to the opulently elegant, with incredible grounds and gardens featuring spectacular swimming pools, shaded terraces and outstanding views.

    Examples of ABOVE villas include an exquisite seven bedroom house in Corfu with breathtaking views. The villa offers luxurious accommodation and stunning pool areas with direct sea access via a network of pathways weaving through the wooded estate to a jetty, a small pebble beach and sun drenched rock bathing.

    In Tuscany, a magnificent and historic house sits in spectacular grounds where it was built in 1651 for Pope Alexander VII. A fabulous pool, tennis courts and chef service add to its appeal, while its fabulous formal gardens enhance its matchless appeal as a wedding venue. Sleeps up to 27 people.

    Further afield, guests will find an enchanting house in Barbados decorated by Oliver Messel, set above a secret sandy cove with a 18’ speed boat ready for guests’ use and a team of staff including chef, butler and boat master.

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    Luxury small ship cruising

    Go island hopping around Croatia in style with Orbital Travel

    Orbital Travel
    7 days ago

    Island hopping with Orbital Travel luxury small ships is a memorable way to discover Croatia’s rich history and diverse culture. The clear blue waters off its rugged coastline are dotted with over 1,000 gem-like islands, which offer a mix of bustling fishing ports, golden sandy beaches and a variety of flora and fauna. And when you venture further in land, you’ll find 7th century medieval towns to explore, where narrow stone streets and alleyways give way to imposing castles and fortresses rich in history, a host of UNESCO listed monuments, museums, galleries and churches, and an exciting restaurant scene where classic dishes are presented in a modern style. Prices from £899 pp for 7 nights half board cruise with flights and transfer.

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    Think differently about dementia with free online sessions

    Dementia Adventure
    8 days ago

    Our partner Dementia Adventure is offering free Thinking Differently About Dementia sessions to help you to understand:
    Dementia and the common symptoms.
    How dementia affects the senses, communication and behaviour.
    The importance of continuing to ‘see’ the person (and not the condition).
    Practical ways to connect with a person with dementia
    Strategies to overcome communication barriers
    Solutions for adapting the environment.
    The benefits of a connection with nature and the outdoors
    If you support a friend or family member with dementia, book your free place today.

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    Yoga on the open deck

    Celebrity Cruises unveils more ultimate wellness staycations at sea

    Celebrity Cruises
    8 days ago

    Celebrity Cruises has unveiled an exciting suite of new holistic wellness experiences for guests to enjoy onboard Celebrity Silhouette this summer. Departing from Southampton on luxury UK staycations until September, Celebrity Silhouette offers a true ‘sanctuary at sea’ to nurture mind, body, and spirit.

    From sunrise yoga on the open decks – soaking in the stunning British coastline – to the only Peloton live-stream classes at sea, available on Celebrity ships fleetwide, Silhouette pushes the boundaries for wellness both at sea and beyond. The first at-sea ‘Women in Wellness’ programme brings together trailblazers in the sphere to curate bespoke experiences, from spa treatments to meditation, for a one-of-a-kind holistic journey..
    Join Celebrity Silhouette for a 7-night UK luxury staycation cruise, departing 21st August 2021 from Southampton. Prices start from £1,249 per person, for 2 people sharing an Ocean View stateroom.

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    Exploring Namibia with Intrepid Travel

    Save 10% on 2022 holidays with Intrepid Travel

    Intrepid Travel
    9 days ago

    If you’re putting holidays on hold this year, make sure your 2022 is full of adventure. From 19 July until 9 August 2021, Intrepid Travel are offering 10% off your dream trip – whether it’s discovering the unique beauty of Iceland, gliding down the Nile on a traditional felucca in Egypt, soaking away your cares at a traditional Japanese onsen or exploring Scotland’ Orkney Islands, there are so many wonderful places waiting to be discovered around the world.
    So, the only question is: Where will 2022 take you?

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    Torres del Paine, Chile - from Pixabay

    Sail in the wake of Darwin's HMS Beagle with Swan Hellenic

    Swan Hellenic
    10 days ago

    Explore dramatic fjords, towering glaciers and fascinating history in comfort and style as you sail on Swan Hellnic’s 14-day Chilean Fjords cruise.. Starting in Ushuaia, you’ll explore some of the biggest, best-known and most interesting fjords and glaciers in the southern hemisphere. Knowledgeable on-board experts help you search for local wildlife including the famed Andean condor, and answer any questions about your out-of-this-world surroundings. From Puerto Natales you will visit the renowned granite pillars of Torres del Paine National Park before continuing north, stopping in at charming coastal settlements along the way. Conclude your Chilean fjord adventure in the vibrant historical city of Valparaíso, enjoying the lively culture and wonderful cuisine. ‘In the Wake of Darwin’s HMS Beagle: Chilean Fjords Discovery’ voyage with Swan Hellenic aboard the brand new luxury ice class expedition ship Minerva departs 20 February 2022.

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    Save up to £350 per couple on a Railbookers' holiday

    Railbookers
    10 days ago

    Planning a rail holiday? Railbookers’ sale starts today with amazing savings of up to £350 per couple as follows:
    £150 off per couple, or £75 per person on 3 – 6 nights
    £250 off per couple, or £125 per person on 7 -9 nights
    £350 off per couple, or £175 per person 10+ nights
    Sale finishes 30 July so why not contact their experts on 020 3780 2222 and learn more about their superb range of holidays across the UK, Europe and the rest of the world!

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    Barnsley House, Cotswolds

    Enjoy gentle cycling and pampering in the Cotswolds with Cycling for Softies

    Cycling for Softies
    12 days ago

    Cycling for Softies Cotswolds in Comfort e-bike tour is designed to pair the best Cotswolds cycle routes with a dose of pampering. Expect scenic routes through the hills made easy with an e-bike, followed by luxurious spa hotels; comfort is all but guaranteed.

    Rides include following the River Windrush, hopping from village to village, before approaching Bourton-on-the-Water – fondly known as ‘The Venice of the Cotswolds’ – and then Lower Slaughter. These two villages are arguably the two finest examples of what makes the Cotswolds just so special. See all their UK cycling tours.

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    Grand Voyage

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines unveils new South American & Antarctica Grand Voyage in 2023

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
    13 days ago

    A 78-night South American exploration sailing the mountainous Chilean fjords and the Antarctic Peninsula’s rugged, icy coastline has been unveiled by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.

    Balmoral’s epic, hand-crafted adventure will set sail from Southampton on 5th January 2023 to circumnavigate South America and – for the first time in the company’s history – cruise to Antarctica.

    Shore excursions include the chance to learn to dance in Buenos Aires, the birthplace of the Tango, or spend time with a Gaucho cowboy on ranches in Argentina and Uruguay.

    There will also be opportunities to delve into the history of the Incas at Machu Picchu and experience the unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands in extended overland tours from Peru and Ecuador respectively.

    To add to the experience, guests can enjoy up to £400 per person to spend on board, so they can make the most of Balmoral’s many bars and lounges, specialty dining restaurants and spa, or to use towards immersive shore excursions. Prices from £8,999pp.

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    Antigua

    Solos Holidays adds August date to Antigua ClubSolos

    ClubSolos
    15 days ago

    Fancy jetting off to the Caribbean next month with like-minded solo travellers? Our partner Solos Holidays have added a BRAND NEW date to their ClubSolos summer collection on the tropical island of Antigua, currently on the Green List .
    Enjoy 10 days at their exclusive singles only beachfront hotel departing 14 August 2021! With their Book With Confidence Guarantee, there’s nothing to lose, so get ready to sip cocktails and laugh with new friends this summer! Includes:
    - Return flights & transfers
    - Double room for sole use – upgrade rooms on request
    - Welcome drink & information meeting
    - Accompanying Solos Tour Leader – Andy Wilson
    - Breakfast & Dinner Daily
    - Private pool

    Call 020 8951 2899 to book

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    Coach travel ideal for family holidays

    Coach travel is ideal for multi-gen holidays

    Coach Tourism Association
    15 days ago

    Sometimes it can be hard to figure out how you can travel with your whole family!
    How many cars do we need to take? Who will drive? Where do we need to park? Will we have space for all of our bags or suitcases?
    The Coach Tourism Association’s We Love Coaches has the perfect solution: travel by coach! This way you can travel altogether, on one coach, with no stress. Your driver will get you there safely. Find your nearest coach company here.

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    Ona Ash in Cumbria

    Sally's Cottages launches new cottages in the Lake District

    Sally's Cottages
    17 days ago

    If you’re looking for a last-minute escape to the Lakes, check out Sally’s Cottages New Cottages list. These recently-added holiday homes tend to have good availability but this won’t last long so get booking while you can! For example, the delightful Ona Ash – one of only a few thatched longhouses in Cumbria – currently has excellent availability from the last week of August.

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    Lefkada Town

    Join Sunvil at their Greek Island webinar

    Sunvil
    20 days ago

    Keen to start holidaying overseas but maybe a little anxious? With their Peace of Mind Promise our partner Sunvil and GIC The Villa Collection are keen to provide you with the holiday that you desire and deserve; safe in the knowledge that they will be with you at every stage of your journey. Their specialist team will talk you through testing requirements and answer any other questions.
    Join them for an online webinar to learn more about their holidays:
    Date: Tuesday 13 July
    Time: 7 pm – 7.45 pm. BST
    Register here .Their panel of Chris Wright, Julie Norton and Chrissy Pound (representatives for Lefkas and Crete respectively) will discuss their love of travel and everything Greek. They will share details of their favourite spots, fondest memories and their love for this diverse and historically-rich land.

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    Yukon Rail

    Holland America Line celebrates 75 years of Alaska cruises

    Holland America Line
    22 days ago

    With 75 years of expertise, Holland America Line are the leaders in Alaska travel. As well as taking a stunning cruise, you may extend your stay with up to 3 nights in spectacular Denali National Park for guaranteed bear and wildlife viewing. On these Land+Sea journeys, HAL use their own hotels, railcars and motorcoaches, offering consistent quality and service from ship to shore.
    The moment you see a brown bear lumbering along the coast or an Alaskan moose emerge from the forest is magical. On a Holland America Line Land+Sea journey you can spend up to three nights at the company’s elegant McKinley Chalet Resort and enjoy a complimentary Tundra Wilderness Tour, an expertly guided six- to eight-hour adventure, when you’ll likely spot some combination of Alaska’s big five: grizzly bears, caribou, moose, Dall sheep, and wolves.
    There’s no better place to view marine wildlife than from the deck of a Holland America Line ship during a cruise through the Inside Passage, which ranks among the top summer feeding grounds for a variety of marine life, offering you a front row seat for the action. One of the more spectacular sights is that of whales breaching — breaking through the water’s surface in a display of prowess or perhaps just a form of play.

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    Will Williams receives the award

    Viking wins prestigious Silver Gilt medal at RHS Hampton Court Palace

    Viking
    23 days ago

    Congratulations to our partner Viking for winning the prestigious Silver Gilt medal in the Show Garden category at the 2021 RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, which runs from 5-11 July.
    Created by award-winning garden designer Will Williams, The Viking Friluftsliv Garden’ was inspired by Viking’s Nordic heritage and embodies the Scandinavian concept of ‘Friluftsliv’, which is a combination of the Norwegian words for free, air and life and translates to ‘open-air living’. Features include an alfresco kitchen, exterior fireplace, and a plunge pool with a rendered effect waterwall.
    A variety of shore excursions that explore historic and award-winning gardens from all over the world are featured on Viking’s river and ocean voyages. Will Williams experienced Viking’s Into the Midnight Sun itinerary – which sails between London, UK and Bergen, Norway – and offers visits to the Chelsea Physics Garden and the RHS Garden Wisely as part of the shore excursion programme. Guests booked on Tulips & Windmills can look forward to walking the flower-lined footpaths of Keukenhof Gardens and travellers can enjoy a rainforest and garden safari in St Kitts & Nevis while sailing on Viking’s West Indies Explorer itinerary.

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    Monte Mare Palace Hotel, Madeira

    Stay longer for less with Saga Holidays

    Saga Holidays
    24 days ago

    Saga Holidays have reduced the prices on all their European long-stay holidays, saving an extra £75pp on all 21 night holidays and £150pp on all 28 night holidays. This is on top of any existing offers meaning customers can save up to £550pp. The new prices also combine with their extra weeks for free offers, meaning customers can enjoy even greater value during the winter months. Destinations include the Spanish Costas, the Algarve, Madeira, Sicily, Croatia, the Dolomites, Slovenia, Turkey, Italy and Cyprus. For example :
    21 nights from £1074pp – Antedon, a lovely hotel in Turkey based within private gardens and located directly on a pretty beach, 24 miles North of Antalya.
    28 nights from £1349pp – Hotel Helios Costa Tropical, just 50 yards from the beach and a mile’s walk from the historic centre of Almuñécar in Spain. Nearby are chiringuitos (beach-front restaurants) and bars and the Sierra Nevada mountains sit behind the newly refurbished hotel.These holidays, which are available for travel between September 2021 and October 2022 also include £5m travel insurance with Covid-19 cover and up to four excursions as well as a host of all-inclusive offers exclusively for Saga customers

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    Hebridean Princess on the Thames

    Hebridean Island Cruises to reposition flagship to south coast for summer 2021

    Hebridean Island Cruises
    26 days ago

    Small luxury cruise ship operator Hebridean Island Cruises has announced it will reposition its flagship, Hebridean Princess, to the south coast of England for the 2021 summer season.
    During her newly announced summer season, the ship will depart from Cardiff and Portland visiting a number of destinations in Wales, as well as Lundy Island, the Isles of Scilly, the Isle of Wight plus a number of smaller southern coastal ports.
    With the ban on cruising currently in place in Scotland, the originally planned cruises to Orkney and Shetland this summer have been cancelled and guests who had bookings on these sailings have been given first opportunity to transfer to the new south coast itineraries. The ship will return to Oban to re-commence her Scottish cruises from 3 September 2021.