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  • Evason Ana Mandara
    Destination: Nha Trang
    4.5* Evason Ana Mandara Nha Trang Gardenview Room 7 nights room & breakfast Complimentary dinner for two and 30 minute couples head/foot treatment Evason Ana Mandara Nha Trang – a Kuoni hotel in Nha Trang This unique resort boasts an award-winning spa and a tranquil bay. Vietnam’s first beach resort has set the bar high and continues to attract guests in search of beachfront relaxation, warm service and exceptional facilities. As you step into the peaceful open-air lobby with its koi-filled ponds you will find it hard to believe that the bustling city centre of Nha Trang is just steps away. Designed in the style of a Vietnamese village, this attractive resort features a blend of traditional Asian décor and understated elegance but it’s the personal touches that make this place really special such as the handwritten notes and the resort map that is presented as a ‘message in a bottle’. The resort also has a strong commitment to sustainability and its eco-friendly practices include supporting the access of clean water in rural areas.
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    Book & Save – Evason Ana Mantara Nha Trang
    Destination: Nha Trang
    Evason Ana Mandara

    4.5* Evason Ana Mandara Nha Trang
    Gardenview Room
    7 nights room & breakfast
    Complimentary dinner for two and 30 minute couples head/foot treatment

    Evason Ana Mandara Nha Trang – a Kuoni hotel in Nha Trang

    This unique resort boasts an award-winning spa and a tranquil bay.

    Vietnam’s first beach resort has set the bar high and continues to attract guests in search of beachfront relaxation, warm service and exceptional facilities. As you step into the peaceful open-air lobby with its koi-filled ponds you will find it hard to believe that the bustling city centre of Nha Trang is just steps away. Designed in the style of a Vietnamese village, this attractive resort features a blend of traditional Asian décor and understated elegance but it’s the personal touches that make this place really special such as the handwritten notes and the resort map that is presented as a ‘message in a bottle’. The resort also has a strong commitment to sustainability and its eco-friendly practices include supporting the access of clean water in rural areas.

    Price From
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    Price From
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  • Cruise Paris Sienne
    Destination: Paris
    8 Days from £957 Half price cruises on selected dates Departures available from: 22nd Mar 2016 – 29th Oct 2016 Cruise holidays along the Seine River are an unforgettable experience, with river cruises taking in sights such as the picturesque ‘Thatched Cottage’ route, Normandy’s poignant WWII landing beaches, historic Rouen, the artist village of Auvers-sur-Oise, and Claude Monet’s tranquil gardens at Giverny as well as the marvels of the Paris, the country’s chic capital. ITINERARY Day 1 Paris. Day 2 Vernon – Les Andelys. Included today: Choice of excursion to Giverny or Bizy Castle; guided walk in Les Andelys; visit the Parish church of Le Petit Andely. Day 3 Caudebec. Included today: Choice of excursion along either the ‘Thatched Cottages’ route or the ‘Normandy Abbeys’ route. Day 4 Caudebec. Included today: Choice of excursion to Normandy Landing Beaches or A Taste of Normandy tour. Day 5 Rouen. Included today: Guided sightseeing, see Astronomical Clock. Day 6 Conflans. Included today: Choice of excursion to either Auvers-sur-Oise or Napolean and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison. Day 7 Paris. Included today: Guided sightseeing or ‘Heart of Paris’ walk. Day 8 Paris. Disembark and transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK. INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS VERNON Choice of excursion to Giverny or Bizy Castle LES ANDELYS Guided walk in Les Andelys; visit the Parish church of Le Grand Andely CAUDEBEC Choice of excursion along either the ‘Thatched Cottages’ route or the ‘Normandy Abbeys’ route CAUDEBEC Choice of excursion to Normandy Landing Beaches or A Taste of Normandy tour ROUEN Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock CONFLANS Choice of excursion to either Auvers-sur-Oise or Napolean and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison PARIS Guided sightseeing or ‘Heart of Paris’ walk CAPTAIN’S RECEPTION, WELCOME AND FAREWELL DINNERS   WHAT DO YOU GET FOR THE PRICE? – A personal chauffeur service by executive car for you and your travelling companions to and from your UK departure point (within 100 miles of airport) – Flights Prices are based on 2 people sharing a Category E Deluxe Stateroom flying from London. In addition a wide range of flights from UK regional airports are also available. – 7 nights deluxe accommodation in a spacious stateroom with exclusive Comfort Collection® style beds, ensuite facilities and river views. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and a French Balcony in most staterooms- All meals on board including full breakfast with complimentary sparkling wine, buffet lunch with soft drinks, and waiter service dinner with beer, soft drinks and quality wines from Europe’s most famous wine regions; daily afternoon tea with cakes and sweet treats; a choice of teas and coffees throughout the day; daily evening snack- Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours; headsets provided on excursions- Services of an experienced Cruise Director- Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew – Special on board and on shore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans and experts designed to enrich your cruise. On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music – Captain’s welcome and farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapes; Welcome Dinner; Farewell Dinner – All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes – A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions Call us 020 8744 0474or click to Enquire
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    Half Price! Cruise Paris to Normandy’s Landing Beaches
    Destination: Paris
    Cruise Paris Sienne

    8 Days from £957

    Half price cruises on selected dates

    Departures available from: 22nd Mar 2016 – 29th Oct 2016

    Cruise holidays along the Seine River are an unforgettable experience, with river cruises taking in sights such as the picturesque ‘Thatched Cottage’ route, Normandy’s poignant WWII landing beaches, historic Rouen, the artist village of Auvers-sur-Oise, and Claude Monet’s tranquil gardens at Giverny as well as the marvels of the Paris, the country’s chic capital.

    ITINERARY

    Day 1 Paris.

    Day 2 Vernon – Les Andelys. Included today: Choice of excursion to Giverny or Bizy Castle; guided walk in Les Andelys; visit the Parish church of Le Petit Andely.

    Day 3 Caudebec. Included today: Choice of excursion along either the ‘Thatched Cottages’ route or the ‘Normandy Abbeys’ route.

    Day 4 Caudebec. Included today: Choice of excursion to Normandy Landing Beaches or A Taste of Normandy tour.

    Day 5 Rouen. Included today: Guided sightseeing, see Astronomical Clock.

    Day 6 Conflans. Included today: Choice of excursion to either Auvers-sur-Oise or Napolean and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison.

    Day 7 Paris. Included today: Guided sightseeing or ‘Heart of Paris’ walk.

    Day 8 Paris. Disembark and transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK.

    INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

    • VERNON Choice of excursion to Giverny or Bizy Castle
    • LES ANDELYS Guided walk in Les Andelys; visit the Parish church of Le Grand Andely
    • CAUDEBEC Choice of excursion along either the ‘Thatched Cottages’ route or the ‘Normandy Abbeys’ route
    • CAUDEBEC Choice of excursion to Normandy Landing Beaches or A Taste of Normandy tour
    • ROUEN Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock
    • CONFLANS Choice of excursion to either Auvers-sur-Oise or Napolean and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison
    • PARIS Guided sightseeing or ‘Heart of Paris’ walk
    • CAPTAIN’S RECEPTION, WELCOME AND FAREWELL DINNERS

    Paris eiffel tower sunset

    Normandy Beach France

    Paris Normandy Cruise France

    Paris to Normandy Cruise Map

     

    WHAT DO YOU GET FOR THE PRICE?

    • – A personal chauffeur service by executive car for you and your travelling companions to and from your UK departure point (within 100 miles of airport)
    • – Flights Prices are based on 2 people sharing a Category E Deluxe Stateroom flying from London. In addition a wide range of flights from UK regional airports are also available.
    • – 7 nights deluxe accommodation in a spacious stateroom with exclusive Comfort Collection® style beds, ensuite facilities and river views. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and a French Balcony in most staterooms- All meals on board including full breakfast with complimentary sparkling wine, buffet lunch with soft drinks, and waiter service dinner with beer, soft drinks and quality wines from Europe’s most famous wine regions; daily afternoon tea with cakes and sweet treats; a choice of teas and coffees throughout the day; daily evening snack- Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours; headsets provided on excursions- Services of an experienced Cruise Director- Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew

      – Special on board and on shore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans and experts designed to enrich your cruise. On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music

      – Captain’s welcome and farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapes; Welcome Dinner; Farewell Dinner

      – All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

      – A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions

    Price From
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    Price From
    £957
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  • South Africa Blue Train
    Destination: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town
    Saving £355 per person Take The Train Pretoria – Blue Train – Cape Town 6 Nights for travel between May and August 2016 (flights not included) Start this 6-night tour in Pretoria, popularly known as the ‘Jacaranda City’ because of the thousands of jacaranda trees planted in its streets, parks and gardens. Then enjoy a night on the famous Blue Train, a ‘Palace on Wheels’, as it travels south to Cape Town. The Blue Train was withdrawn from service during World War 2, extensively refurbished and modernized and now defines a new era of luxury travel. The last 4 nights are spent in wonderful Cape Town, where we have included private day tours to ensure you see all the highlights of this vibrant, cosmopolitan city. This tour also operates in reverse. If you wish to add other places to the tour, we can tailor-make it to suit you. Day 1 Johannesburg – Pretoria Met on arrival in Johannesburg and driven to Pretoria. Explore the city which is steeped in history, including the Voortrekker Monument, Church Square and the Union Buildings, the site of the emotionally charged scene which played out at Nelson Mandela’s joyful inauguration as president in 1994. Overnight: Castello Di Monte Day 2 Blue Train Transfer to Pretoria Station where The Blue Train awaits you. Enjoy the elegance and glamour of the coaches, and understated luxury, as you board the train, headed to Cape Town. The Blue Train is a wonderful way to explore South Africa’s beautiful countryside and rich heritage. Butlers, silver trays, welcoming cocktails – The Good Life takes on a new dimension with The Blue Train. En route, we stop for an excursion to Kimberley, where you step back in time to the days of the diamond rush. You’ll understand the challenges of life then, as you explore the exhibits, and imagine the lives of the adventurers and their families. Overnight: The Blue Train Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Day 3 Cape Town A warm welcome to Cape Town, affectionately known as the Mother City! You will be transferred from Cape Town train station to the luxurious Queen Victoria Hotel. Luxury and sophistication emanate through to the 3 suites and 32 luxury rooms, each one individually designed. Most of the rooms have panoramic views of either Table Mountain or Cape Town Harbour, and all of them have a fully stocked mini bar and Charlotte Rhys pamper accessories. Overnight: Queen Victoria Hotel Meals : Breakfast Day 4 Cape Town Today embark on a full day private tour of the Peninsula. Cruise along the exquisite stretch of coastline known as Millionaire’s Paradise, from Clifton to Camps Bay, to the exclusive beach hamlet of Llandudno, towards the charming working harbour of Hout Bay. Enjoy a Seal Island cruise. Wind along the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive, hugging the cliffs and relishing the stunning ocean views, before arriving at your lunch spot (payable locally) of choice at the Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park. We meander back along the coast towards the City, visiting the historic naval port of Simon’s Town and the endearing penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach. You venture inland to your last stop of the day at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. With the sun setting over the tall peaks of Table Mountain the last rays sparkle on the trees and flowers. Overnight: Queen Victoria Hotel Meals : Breakfast Day 5 Cape Town A full day private tour of the Winelands, enjoying the breathtaking scenery and the area’s rich history, Visit the exquisite little town of Franschhoek, pass by the impressive Huguenot Monument, and in a town with a reputation for gourmet fare, where else could we choose to enjoy lunch (payable locally). Continue to the heady heights of the Helshoogte Mountain Pass to visit the charming university town of Stellenbosch on the other side. Stroll through this little town, absorbing the quaintness, and sneaking into the odd shop or two! Enjoy a wine tasting at two different wine estates where you’ll be able to purchase your favourite wine. Overnight: Queen Victoria Hotel Meals : Breakfast Day 6 Cape Town Enjoy a full day to explore Cape Town at your leisure. You can travel to the cableway station for the ascent to Table Mountain, visit places of interest such as the South Africa Museum, the Malay Quarter and the castle. There is plenty of sightseeing on offer, delicious meals in a variety of different restaurants and lots of entertainment. There will still be time for shopping in the wide selection of shops and craft markets. Overnight: Queen Victoria Hotel Meals : Breakfast Day 7 Depart After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel and bid farewell to the beautiful city of Cape Town. Transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your onward journey. Meals : Breakfast   This itinerary operates on the following dates in 2016: 24 Jan, 31 Jan, 02 Feb, 07 Feb, 14 Feb, 16 Feb, 21 Feb, 23 Feb, 28 Feb, 01 Mar, 06 Mar, 08 Mar 13 Mar, 15 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 29 Mar, 03 Apr, 10 Apr, 17 Apr, 24 Apr, 26 Apr, 01 May, 08 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 05 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 03 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 07 Aug, 09 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 04 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 02 Oct, 09 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 25 Oct, 30 Oct
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    South Africa Train Journey Holiday
    Destination: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town
    South Africa Blue Train

    Saving £355 per person

    Take The Train

    Pretoria – Blue Train – Cape Town

    6 Nights for travel between May and August 2016 (flights not included)

    Start this 6-night tour in Pretoria, popularly known as the ‘Jacaranda City’ because of the thousands of jacaranda trees planted in its streets, parks and gardens.

    Then enjoy a night on the famous Blue Train, a ‘Palace on Wheels’, as it travels south to Cape Town. The Blue Train was withdrawn from service during World War 2, extensively refurbished and modernized and now defines a new era of luxury travel.

    The last 4 nights are spent in wonderful Cape Town, where we have included private day tours to ensure you see all the highlights of this vibrant, cosmopolitan city.

    This tour also operates in reverse. If you wish to add other places to the tour, we can tailor-make it to suit you.

    Day 1 Johannesburg – Pretoria
    Met on arrival in Johannesburg and driven to Pretoria. Explore the city which is steeped in history, including the Voortrekker Monument, Church Square and the Union Buildings, the site of the emotionally charged scene which played out at Nelson Mandela’s joyful inauguration as president in 1994.
    Overnight: Castello Di Monte

    Day 2 Blue Train
    Transfer to Pretoria Station where The Blue Train awaits you. Enjoy the elegance and glamour of the coaches, and understated luxury, as you board the train, headed to Cape Town. The Blue Train is a wonderful way to explore South Africa’s beautiful countryside and rich heritage. Butlers, silver trays, welcoming cocktails – The Good Life takes on a new dimension with The Blue Train. En route, we stop for an excursion to Kimberley, where you step back in time to the days of the diamond rush. You’ll understand the challenges of life then, as you explore the exhibits, and imagine the lives of the adventurers and their families.
    Overnight: The Blue Train
    Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Day 3 Cape Town
    A warm welcome to Cape Town, affectionately known as the Mother City! You will be transferred from Cape Town train station to the luxurious Queen Victoria Hotel. Luxury and sophistication emanate through to the 3 suites and 32 luxury rooms, each one individually designed. Most of the rooms have panoramic views of either Table Mountain or Cape Town Harbour, and all of them have a fully stocked mini bar and Charlotte Rhys pamper accessories.
    Overnight: Queen Victoria Hotel
    Meals : Breakfast

    Day 4 Cape Town
    Today embark on a full day private tour of the Peninsula. Cruise along the exquisite stretch of coastline known as Millionaire’s Paradise, from Clifton to Camps Bay, to the exclusive beach hamlet of Llandudno, towards the charming working harbour of Hout Bay. Enjoy a Seal Island cruise. Wind along the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive, hugging the cliffs and relishing the stunning ocean views, before arriving at your lunch spot (payable locally) of choice at the Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park. We meander back along the coast towards the City, visiting the historic naval port of Simon’s Town and the endearing penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach. You venture inland to your last stop of the day at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. With the sun setting over the tall peaks of Table Mountain the last rays sparkle on the trees and flowers.
    Overnight: Queen Victoria Hotel
    Meals : Breakfast

    Day 5 Cape Town
    A full day private tour of the Winelands, enjoying the breathtaking scenery and the area’s rich history, Visit the exquisite little town of Franschhoek, pass by the impressive Huguenot Monument, and in a town with a reputation for gourmet fare, where else could we choose to enjoy lunch (payable locally). Continue to the heady heights of the Helshoogte Mountain Pass to visit the charming university town of Stellenbosch on the other side. Stroll through this little town, absorbing the quaintness, and sneaking into the odd shop or two! Enjoy a wine tasting at two different wine estates where you’ll be able to purchase your favourite wine.
    Overnight: Queen Victoria Hotel
    Meals : Breakfast

    Day 6 Cape Town
    Enjoy a full day to explore Cape Town at your leisure. You can travel to the cableway station for the ascent to Table Mountain, visit places of interest such as the South Africa Museum, the Malay Quarter and the castle. There is plenty of sightseeing on offer, delicious meals in a variety of different restaurants and lots of entertainment. There will still be time for shopping in the wide selection of shops and craft markets.
    Overnight: Queen Victoria Hotel
    Meals : Breakfast

    Day 7 Depart
    After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel and bid farewell to the beautiful city of Cape Town. Transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your onward journey.
    Meals : Breakfast

     

    This itinerary operates on the following dates in 2016:
    24 Jan, 31 Jan, 02 Feb, 07 Feb,
    14 Feb, 16 Feb, 21 Feb, 23 Feb,
    28 Feb, 01 Mar, 06 Mar, 08 Mar
    13 Mar, 15 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar,
    29 Mar, 03 Apr, 10 Apr, 17 Apr,
    24 Apr, 26 Apr, 01 May, 08 May,
    15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 05 Jun,
    12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 03 Jul,
    10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul,
    07 Aug, 09 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug,
    28 Aug, 04 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep,
    25 Sep, 02 Oct, 09 Oct, 16 Oct,
    23 Oct, 25 Oct, 30 Oct

    Price From
    £1,367
    Price From
    £1,367
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  • Orlando Family
    Destination: Orlando
    7 Night at Disney area, Standard home with private pool from London Stansted Airport for 2 adults & 2 children (under 12 yrs). Upgrade to an Executive homes from £40.00 per person  
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    Family Summer Holiday – Orlando
    Destination: Orlando
    Orlando Family

    7 Night at Disney area, Standard home with private pool from London Stansted Airport for 2 adults & 2 children (under 12 yrs).

    Upgrade to an Executive homes from £40.00 per person

     

    Price From
    £899
    Price From
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