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    St John Co Cathedral, Malta

    Sail to incredible places with Holland America's Adriatic Dream Cruise

    Holland America Line
    2 months ago

    Have you ever wished to explore Valletta, Malta? Now see the highlights of this tiny capital (granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1980) which teems with historic monuments, churches and gardens on an overnight stay as part of your 12-night Adriatic Dream cruise holiday departing 15 July on Holland America Line’s elegant mid-sized Oosterdam

    There’s time to see the stunning St John Co Cathedral with its golden mosaics and Caravaggio masterpieces, tour the Palace of the Grand Masters and wander around ancient cobbled streets. A short drive away is Mdina, Malta’s former capital and at 4,000 years old one of Europe’s finest examples of an ancient, walled city with a mix of medieval and Baroque architecture. Then sample Maltese nightlife – as your ship is docked almost in town below the city walls!

    PS – you’ll also get to visit incredible places in Croatia, Albania, Greece & Italy on this five star cultural cruise, which includes flights, drinks and all meals, spacious accommodation, two shore excursions and more…

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    Crystal clear waters in Barbados

    Royal Caribbean will for the first time call Barbados home this winter

    Royal Caribbean
    2 months ago

    Experience the southern Caribbean on Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas. Offering travellers winter sun to end 2021 or start 2022, three distinct 7- and 14-night itineraries will each feature a unique line up of bucket-list destinations – including three new ports of call in the islands of Tobago, Trinidad and St. Vincent. Showcasing the natural beauty and cultures of the region, weeklong sailings will island hop to a different destination every day or offer late-night stays in the famed ABC islands – Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. Grandeur’s longer escapes will tout an overnight stay in Aruba coupled with visits to Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; and Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, among others. To book, contact Hays Travel.

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    Protaras, Cyprus

    Book your holiday in Cyprus with Biblio Travel for just £49 pp deposit

    Biblio Travel
    2 months ago

    Exciting new tour operator Biblio Travel is offering ‘Absolute Packages’ holidays to the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, with flights from London Gatwick, Manchester or Birmingham and resort transfers included. Secure your booking with just £49 pp and pay the rest 28 days before departure. Sample prices include 7 nights Half Board at 4* Tsokkos Gardens Hotel in Protaras, Cyprus from just £389 pp departing 30 September from Manchester or £399 pp departing 29 September Gatwick or Birmingham. Call 0800 707 4048
    Cyprus is a firm favourite with British visitors, due to its excellent weather, beautiful beaches and scenery, high quality hotels and a myriad of historical attractions. And driving is on the left too.

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    Seahorse II

    Last minute availability on Scottish cruises this month with St Hilda Sea Adventures

    St Hilda Sea Adventures
    3 months ago

    Due to cancellations St Hilda Sea Adventure still have a few spaces on their fabulous Scottish small ship cruises as follows:
    20th August aboard Gemini Explorer – Single cabin
    21st August aboard Seahorse II – Single cabin and twin/double ensuite
    29th August aboard Seahorse II – Two single cabins and one twin/double en-suite
    30th August aboard Gemini Explorer – Two Single cabins
    Some spaces also available in September and October.
    Contact via phone on 01776 810 802 or 07745550988 or e-mail [email protected]

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    Cruising the Rhine with A-ROSA

    Join A-ROSA's webinar and have the chance to WIN a Rhine Cruise

    A-ROSA River Cruises
    3 months ago

    There’s still time to join A-ROSA’s webinar on River Cruises by Newmarket Holidays and have the chance to WIN a Rhine cruise!

    During the webinar you’ll learn about the joys of river cruising with A-ROSA from UK Managing Director, Lucia Rowe. Get expert advice on Europe’s great rivers, explore A-ROSA River Cruises’ wonderful ships including the spa and get the chance to win yourself a cruise on the Rhine.

    When: Thursday 12 August 4 pm
    To register: email [email protected]

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    Peaceful boating holiday

    15% early booking discount with ABC Boat Hire

    ABC Boat Hire
    3 months ago

    If you’re planning a boating holiday in 2022 with ABC Boat Hire, book before October 31st to get your 15% Early Booking Discount.
    Look forward to taking life at a slower pace as you gently cruise through peaceful scenery getting closer to nature, mooring up at waterside pubs, visiting villages, towns, cities and discovering historic treasures.
    They offer 15 start locations across the UK’s wonderful waterways and holidays and short breaks from 3 or 4 days, mid-week or a weekend to a full week or longer.

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    Scenic launches new Canada, Alaska and United States collection with two exciting new itineraries

    3 months ago

    Luxury land journey operator, Scenic, has unveiled two new itineraries with the release of its Canada, Alaska and United States 2022/23 collection:
    The 23-day America’s National Parks and Rockies to the Red Rocks land tour takes guests on a dream journey from Calgary to Denver.
    The 32-day Majestic Rockies & the Colours of Eastern Canada travels from Calgary to Boston, taking in lakes, mountains and cosmopolitan cities along the way.
    To accompany the launch, Scenic is offering a guaranteed £1,000 per person saving, along with complimentary private door-to-door chauffeur-driven transfers, on new bookings made before 31 August 2021.
    All land journeys are fully-inclusive, with prices including return flights, transfers, gratuities, a selection of local specialty dining options and all excursions. All new bookings are covered by Scenic’s flexible booking policy. Learn more and download their latest brochure.

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    Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto

    Discover the wonders of Japan on foot with HF Holidays + save up to £200 pp

    HF Holidays
    3 months ago

    Japan is firmly front and centre in people’s minds this summer. If there was a medal for cultural contrasts, then Japan would surely win it. It’s a land where the ultra-modern rubs shoulders with ancient traditions which still hold true, where a peaceful temple can sit in the midst of a frantic city and office-suited residents pass kimono-wearing geisha in the blink of an eye. This juxtaposition makes any visit utterly fascinating.

    There is so much to see and do but HF Holidays have put together a 10-night Japan Guided Walking Holiday holiday which will give guests a great insight to some of the country’s most captivating places. On an HF Holidays guided trip, guests are taken on a cultural adventure, which unveils the mysteries and contradictions that make up Japan. Now’s the time to put plans in place to realise your 2022 travel dreams. Price from £5,359 pp including flights.

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    Cosmos group in Jersey this month

    There's still time to book your late summer staycation with Cosmos

    3 months ago

    With many silver travellers seeking a holiday at home, now’s a great time to book a last-minute getaway with Cosmos. They still have some availability on the following UK breaks: a 6-day Heart of England tour from just £499 pp departing 12, 26 September or 10 October; and a 6-day Jersey Island Discovery from just £695 pp departing 19 and 26 September and 10 or 24 October 2021. Don’t delay as these tours are selling out fast.

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    Sails in the sunset

    Enjoy an adventure like no other with Tradewind Voyages

    Tradewind Voyages
    3 months 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
    3 months 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

    3 months 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
    3 months 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
    3 months 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
    3 months 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
    3 months 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
    3 months 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
    3 months 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

    3 months 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
    3 months 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.