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5/5

United Kingdom & Ireland

Hoburne Bashley

Great Location, super warm pool, sauna, steam, very clean, friendly helpful staff, handy shop on site, nice restaurant….
5/5

Europe

A long-awaited return to France – our best holiday of 2023!

Before my retirement from teaching in 2011, our summer holidays were always spent in France. Since then we’ve been travelling much further afield, but
5/5

Europe

PTG Rail Tours

This is the second time we have used this company , and we enjoyed a holiday in Slovenia. We toured the country by train
4/5

Asia

Wonders of Southern India

We thoroughly enjoyed a 16 day guided tour of Southern India with Mercury Holidays. The local guide was excellent and we had a skilful
4/5

United Kingdom & Ireland

Norfolk Royale Hotel: New Alfa hotel

This hotel recently acquired by Alfa coach company is certainly one of their best even before their planned adaptions in certain areas and provide

Alfa Travel

5/5

Europe

Venice in November – a beautiful budget break

Sitting in the outside deck seats at the front of the vaporetto on the No. 2.1 route, the sun shining down on us as
5/5

United Kingdom & Ireland

Round UK

I am surprised that we chose a round UK Cruise, we don’t enjoy cruising on the sea as there is too often nothing to

Ponant

5/5

United Kingdom & Ireland

Real Value for Money

Ambience is a beautiful ship. Lots to do on board, wonderful food and drinks, great entertainment. Very caring, friendly and professional crew. Excellent value

Ambassador Cruise Line

4/5

Europe

Great Cruise

Ambassador Cruises are fabulous for the over 60s. So easy to board (no flying hassle) and the staff/crew are so friendly, kind and professional.

Ambassador Cruise Line

1/5

Europe

Mini Cruise to Haarlem Christmas Market

A friend and I looked forward to what was sold as a mini cruise to visit the Christmas market in Haarlem which is a
4/5

North America

First Cruise

Finally, after a virtually 24 months of staying at home, we are off on holiday, this time an ocean cruise, our first cruise. Not
3/5

Europe

Wining and Dining on the island of Gozo

Whilst staying at the not-so-grand Grand in Gozo, we chose to eat out most nights. On arrival at Mgarr Harbour, our taxi driver pointed

Destination

4/5

Europe

Scuola Grande di San Rocco – a Tintoretto tour de force

I won’t call this a `hidden gem` however I don’t think it’s as well known as it should be. A visit to this scuola
3/5

United Kingdom & Ireland

Central London in December

In December we spent a few days in London – the prime reason was to visit a relative who was no longer fit to
5/5

United Kingdom & Ireland

Boxing Day treat

We visited Bournemouth on Boxing Day, enjoying a stroll around the bay in the sun. The 3 ss – sea, sand and sun –
5/5

United Kingdom & Ireland

Oxford UK.

We decided this year to commence exploring towns and cities in the UK instead of travelling abroad. As neither of us had visited Oxford,
5/5

Caribbean

Laid back vibes

Barbados is a beautiful place with white sand and warm clear seas. Eating from the local food stalls was a great and tasty experience
2/5

Europe

Comino Island – like beauty and the beast

The island of Comino lies between Malta and Gozo and is the home of the famous Blue Lagoon, a ‘must see’ and along with

Accommodation

4/5

United Kingdom & Ireland

Great Hotel

We were impressed with this new hotel in Paignton, reception staff friendly and helpful. Own parking although small very useful in Paignton. Stunning position
5/5

Europe

A Belgian Art Deco marvel

A magnificent art deco building the Thermae Palace can be found a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Ostend and not too far
5/5

Arabia & Indian Ocean

Downtown Dubai – Give it a try!

Having been to Dubai on numerous occasions we decided to try something different this time, so we booked a long weekend in The Palace
5/5

Europe

Unique

A hotel like no other. A personal welcome from the owner on arrival, to be part of his family and to treat the hotel
5/5

Europe

A Muralha – Quirky Little Hotel Close To Everything in Tavira – Great Value for money

We booked a last minute trip traveling on Boxing Day from Edinburgh to Faro and then on to Tavira for 3 nights where we
3/5

United Kingdom & Ireland

4* Or Are They?

Why do supposedly 4* hotels let you down when everything else is delightful? Superb facilities, outstanding outlooks but the restaurant staff really needed to
3/5

Europe

Poor online check in spoiled an otherwise good experience

We chose to fly Air Malta from Heathrow rather than British Airways from Gatwick as it was more convenient, but on having seen the
4/5

United Kingdom & Ireland

Aer Lingus

When traveling to the UK this spring from Canada I looked at all the options and decided to try Aer Lingus. At the time
3/5

Europe

Turkish Airlines – not the best but not the worst

We flew Turkish Airlines from London Heathrow Terminal 2 to the Azerbaijan capital, Baku, via Istanbul. Checking in online 24 hours beforehand, gives you
4/5

Africa

STP Airways hop between Sāo Tomé and Principe

The little known, and second smallest African country, Sāo Tomé and Principe, comprises of two small islands. Separated by nearly 100 miles, the easiest
4/5

Africa

Five African countries in twelve hours

Before we’d even flown with Ethiopian Airlines strategic partner, ASKY Airlines, our experience was poor. Our flight from Sierra Leone (Lungi) to Sāo Tomé,
5/5

North America

Very Excellent Services!

I Booked my last flight ffom LAX to BOS with Flightyo at Delta Airlines and it was great. The booking process was smooth the

Things to do

5/5

United Kingdom & Ireland

Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto

“Hurry hurry hurry!” A new tranche of tickets is available from tomorrow; the exhibition has been extended, but if this experience is anything like
5/5

United Kingdom & Ireland

Battersea Revisited

A couple of years ago we visited Battersea Power Station while it was still being redeveloped. There has certainly been a transformation today. Now
3/5

North America

Juneau Whale Safari

Sitting by the window of the Oceanview restaurant finishing our second cup of coffee of the morning the ship slows and we begin its
4/5

Europe

Audio Tour of La Fenice Theatre was a good way to see inside and learn its history

Before leaving for our visit to Venice in November I said I’d like to see inside La Fenice on this holida as we’ve walked
5/5

United Kingdom & Ireland

River Thames Sightseeing Cruise

During our stay in London we booked a 24 hour Hop On Hop Off sightseeing cruise. The weather forecast for that week in December
4/5

North America

Ketchikan and Totems

You may have heard that Alaska as a state of weather extremes and you’re not wrong. The lowest recorded temperature in Alaska was -80O

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