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    Destination: Albania, Corsica, Croatia, Tuscany, Spain, Slovenia
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    Hurry and book before 14th February! Short haul family adventure holidays Some of the best adventure holidays can be found in Europe. Discover Albania’s highlands and coast, explore Corsica on foot and by bike, or get active in kayaks among Croatia’s islands. Explore the verdant valleys in Tuscany, go sea-kayaking in Spain and discover the alpine lakes and meadows of Slovenia.
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    Destination: Albania, Corsica, Croatia, Tuscany, Spain, Slovenia
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    Short haul family adventure holidays

    Some of the best adventure holidays can be found in Europe. Discover Albania’s highlands and coast, explore Corsica on foot and by bike, or get active in kayaks among Croatia’s islands.

    Explore the verdant valleys in Tuscany, go sea-kayaking in Spain and discover the alpine lakes and meadows of Slovenia.

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  • L’Ancre Bleue Corsica
    Destination: Corsica
    SAVE £85 per person! L’Ancre Bleue 5 Bedroom Villa – Sleeps 9 – St Florent L’Ancre Bleue has unbeatable views towards the gulf of St Florent and the Désert des Agriates. Perched on the Fromentica hillside, L’Ancre Bleue is positioned to optimise the spectacular panorama over the Gulf of St Florent. Pathways and large terraced seating areas wrap around the villa offering unrivalled views in every direction and giving guests ample opportunities for shade or sun throughout the day. The interiors are exquisitely decorated with a harmonious mixture of antique and designer furnishings, giving the house a wonderful contemporary feel throughout. The owner has a great talent for interior design and has collected a number of interesting pieces that adorn the rooms and add to the stylish and quality presentation of the property. Set over two floors the accommodation consists of two bedrooms on the upper floor and three bedrooms on the lower level, most with a view. Full-length picture windows open from the living room onto the outside dining terrace and pool area that nestles against the maquis-covered hillside, and from where you will spend most of your time gazing at the glorious sea views. Only a 5-minute drive from the heart of the village and la Roya beach, L’Ancre Bleue is the perfect choice for a relaxing, indulgent getaway to St Florent. 7 nights £549 per person Offer includes: – Return flights from Manchester or Stansted-Calvi – Car Hire – Welcome pack – Self-catering FREE child place – 1 child per booking goes absolutely free! Price is based on 9 sharing, departing 22nd May 2016 Layout Ground floor: Open plan living room with dining area, fully equipped kitchen, double bedroom, twin bedroom, shower room, separate wc. Lower floor: Two double bedrooms, bathroom with wc, large master bedroom with en-suite shower room with wc, private covered terrace with sea views, laundry room. Facilities Private pool (9.5m x 5m, depth 1m-2.3m), 2 plancha grills, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, satellite television, DVD player, iPod dock, hi-fi, Wi-Fi. Location Beach: La Roya 1.5km Restaurants: 3km Shops: 3km Main Town: St Florent 3km Airports: Bastia 35km, Calvi 60km
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    5 bedroom Villa in Corsica
    Destination: Corsica
    L’Ancre Bleue Corsica

    SAVE £85 per person!

    L’Ancre Bleue

    5 Bedroom Villa – Sleeps 9 – St Florent

    L’Ancre Bleue has unbeatable views towards the gulf of St Florent and the Désert des Agriates.

    Perched on the Fromentica hillside, L’Ancre Bleue is positioned to optimise the spectacular panorama over the Gulf of St Florent. Pathways and large terraced seating areas wrap around the villa offering unrivalled views in every direction and giving guests ample opportunities for shade or sun throughout the day.

    The interiors are exquisitely decorated with a harmonious mixture of antique and designer furnishings, giving the house a wonderful contemporary feel throughout. The owner has a great talent for interior design and has collected a number of interesting pieces that adorn the rooms and add to the stylish and quality presentation of the property.

    Set over two floors the accommodation consists of two bedrooms on the upper floor and three bedrooms on the lower level, most with a view. Full-length picture windows open from the living room onto the outside dining terrace and pool area that nestles against the maquis-covered hillside, and from where you will spend most of your time gazing at the glorious sea views. Only a 5-minute drive from the heart of the village and la Roya beach, L’Ancre Bleue is the perfect choice for a relaxing, indulgent getaway to St Florent.

    7 nights £549 per person

    Offer includes:

    – Return flights from Manchester or Stansted-Calvi
    – Car Hire
    – Welcome pack
    – Self-catering

    FREE child place – 1 child per booking goes absolutely free!

    Price is based on 9 sharing, departing 22nd May 2016

    Layout
    Ground floor: Open plan living room with dining area, fully equipped kitchen, double bedroom, twin bedroom, shower room, separate wc.

    Lower floor: Two double bedrooms, bathroom with wc, large master bedroom with en-suite shower room with wc, private covered terrace with sea views, laundry room.

    Facilities
    Private pool (9.5m x 5m, depth 1m-2.3m), 2 plancha grills, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, satellite television, DVD player, iPod dock, hi-fi, Wi-Fi.

    Location
    Beach: La Roya 1.5km
    Restaurants: 3km
    Shops: 3km
    Main Town: St Florent 3km
    Airports: Bastia 35km, Calvi 60km

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  • Avoriaz France Club Med
    Destination: Avoriaz
    Avoriaz, France £875pp 10th April 2016, 7 nights from London Gatwick Ski novices or die-hard romantics in your group? Give them skiing right out of the picturebooks. Horse-drawn sleighs trot through the streets of the pedestrianised white paradise of Avoriaz. Traditional Alpine wooden chalets add to the warm and cosy feel. But it’s not just about the romance of it all. There are 400 miles of ski runs straight through the heart of the Village into Switzerland, as well as a snow garden for young children. Get out there. Catch up on your day’s adventures in the warm and friendly Tout Schcuss. Includes: – Flights and transfers – gourmet cuisine – All day tuition – Ski pass – open bar day and night – child care
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    Club Med Avoriaz France Skiing Holiday
    Destination: Avoriaz
    Avoriaz France Club Med

    Avoriaz, France

    £875pp

    10th April 2016, 7 nights from London Gatwick

    Ski novices or die-hard romantics in your group? Give them skiing right out of the picturebooks. Horse-drawn sleighs trot through the streets of the pedestrianised white paradise of Avoriaz. Traditional Alpine wooden chalets add to the warm and cosy feel.
    But it’s not just about the romance of it all. There are 400 miles of ski runs straight through the heart of the Village into Switzerland, as well as a snow garden for young children. Get out there.
    Catch up on your day’s adventures in the warm and friendly Tout Schcuss.

    Includes:
    – Flights and transfers
    – gourmet cuisine
    – All day tuition
    – Ski pass
    – open bar day and night
    – child care

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  • South Africa Coach Tour
    Destination: Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Umfolozi, Durban, Drakensberg, East London, Port Elizabeth, Knysna, Cape Town
    Save £205 per person Rainbow Nation – Coach Tour Rainbow Johannesburg – Kruger National Park – Swaziland – Umfolozi – Durban – Drakensberg – East London – Port Elizabeth – Knysna – Cape Town 14 Nights Coach Trip for travel between May – August 2016 (excludes flights) ‘Rainbow Nation’ is a phrase favoured by Nelson Mandela to describe the diversity of cultures in South Africa. This 15-day coach tour reveals the cultural diversity and showcases some of the very best that South Africa has to offer. You will travel by coach, walk on beaches, stroll through the ancient trees in the Tsitsikamma National Park, and you could even choose to ride an ostrich… and yes, you’ll relax and drink in the beauty of it all. South Africa is an incredible country, and in 15 glorious days, it will get under your skin. Standard Coach Tour (there are also self drive and deluxe private tours available) Day 1 Sunday Johannesburg On arrival at Johannesburg airport, you will be met and transfer to your hotel. Spend the day at leisure. In the evening there will be a tour briefing and a chance to meet up with your fellow travellers. Overnight : Protea Hotel Or Tambo Airport Day 2 Monday Kruger National Park This morning leave for Mpumalanga. Travel along the Panorama Route, visiting Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window. Then a visit to Bourke’s Luck Potholes before heading to Hazyview (500 km – approximately 6 hours). Overnight : Hippo Hollow Country Estate Meals : Breakfast Day 3 Tuesday Kruger National Park An early start to the day in order to enjoy the wonders of the Kruger National Park in a closed vehicle. Spend the day in search of game before returning to your hotel. Overnight : Hippo Hollow Country Estate Meals : Breakfast Day 4 Wednesday Hazyview – Swaziland After breakfast, depart on your journey to Swaziland (260 km – approximately 3 hours 30 minutes). Proceed south to Malalane and then onto Swaziland. Enjoy a cultural experience before arriving at your hotel. Overnight: Mantenga Lodge, or similar. Meals : Breakfast Day 5 Thursday Kwazulu Natal – Umfolozi This morning journey through Swaziland into Zululand stopping en route to bargain for curios and souvenirs at the roadside markets. Your journey continues into the Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal. Arrive mid afternoon in the Umfolozi area, optional game drive available. (300 km – approximately 3 hours 30 minutes). Overnight : Protea Hotel Umfolozi River Meals : Breakfast Day 6 Friday St Lucia – Durban In the morning travel along the coast towards Durban. Visit Moses Mabida including Sky Car and continue with a city centre tour before arriving at your hotel late in the afternoon (300 km – approximately 3 hours 30 minutes). Overnight: Garden Court South Beach, or similar. Meals : Breakfast and Dinner Day 7 Saturday Durban – Drakensberg Today head into the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains (220 km – approximately 3 hours). Visit the 300 feet Howick Falls before arriving at your hotel in mid afternoon. Your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy your surroundings. Overnight: Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort Meals : Breakfast and Dinner Day 8 Sunday Drakensberg Full day at leisure to enjoy the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains. Overnight: Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort Meals : Breakfast and Dinner Day 9 Monday Drakensberg – East London This morning continue south to the Eastern Cape (520 km – approximately 6 hours 30 minutes). En route drive past Nelson Mandela’s birthplace and former house. Arrive late afternoon in the beautiful, unspoilt coast of Chinsta East. Overnight: Crawfords Beach Lodge. Meals : Breakfast Day 10 Tuesday Port Elizabeth Morning at leisure to enjoy the magnificent beaches. After lunch travel to Port Elizabeth (300 km – approximately 4 hours). Overnight : The Paxton Hotel Meals : Breakfast Day 11 Wednesday Port Elizabeth – Knysna Your journey continues towards the Cape along the Garden Route. Enjoy a visit to the Tsitsikamma Forest and Storms River Mouth. Arrive in Knysna late afternoon for check in at the hotel, your base for the next 2 nights (280 km – approximately 3 hours 30 minute). Overnight : Knysna Hollow Country Estate Meals : Breakfast Day 12 Thursday Oudtshoorn – Knysna After breakfast, travel inland over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn. Visit the famous Cango Caves and an Ostrich Farm where you have the opportunity to ride one of these giant birds. Return to Knysna for overnight. Overnight : Knysna Hollow Country Estate Meals : Breakfast Day 13 Friday Knysna – Cape Town Today’s journey ends in Cape Town. Stop off in Mossel Bay then drive via Swellendam, Worcester and through the Huguenot Tunnel before arriving in Cape Town in the late afternoon (500 km – approximately 6 hours). Overnight : Protea Hotel Sea Point Meals : Breakfast Day 14 Saturday Cape Town Enjoy a day of leisure in the ‘mother city’ where a visit to the V&A Waterfront is recommended. Overnight : Protea Hotel Sea Point Day 15 Sunday Depart Day at leisure. Transfer to the airport for your onward travel arrangement. Meals : Breakfast 2016 Departure Dates 17 Jan, 07 Feb, 21 Feb, 06 Mar, 20 Mar, 10 Apr, 24 Apr, 15 May, 12 Jun, 03 Jul, 17 Jul, 14 Aug, 04 Sep, 18 Sep, 09 Oct, 23 Oct, 06 Nov, 20 Nov & 11 Dec
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    South Africa Coach Tour Holiday
    Destination: Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Umfolozi, Durban, Drakensberg, East London, Port Elizabeth, Knysna, Cape Town
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    Rainbow Nation – Coach Tour Rainbow

    Johannesburg – Kruger National Park – Swaziland – Umfolozi – Durban – Drakensberg – East London – Port Elizabeth – Knysna – Cape Town

    14 Nights Coach Trip for travel between May – August 2016 (excludes flights)

    ‘Rainbow Nation’ is a phrase favoured by Nelson Mandela to describe the diversity of cultures in South Africa.

    This 15-day coach tour reveals the cultural diversity and showcases some of the very best that South Africa has to offer.

    You will travel by coach, walk on beaches, stroll through the ancient trees in the Tsitsikamma National Park, and you could even choose to ride an ostrich… and yes, you’ll relax and drink in the beauty of it all. South Africa is an incredible country, and in 15 glorious days, it will get under your skin.

    Standard Coach Tour (there are also self drive and deluxe private tours available)

    Day 1 Sunday Johannesburg
    On arrival at Johannesburg airport, you will be met and transfer to your hotel. Spend the day at leisure. In the evening there will be a tour briefing and a chance to meet up with your fellow travellers.
    Overnight : Protea Hotel Or Tambo Airport

    Day 2 Monday Kruger National Park
    This morning leave for Mpumalanga. Travel along the Panorama Route, visiting Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window. Then a visit to Bourke’s Luck Potholes before heading to Hazyview (500 km – approximately 6 hours).
    Overnight : Hippo Hollow Country Estate
    Meals : Breakfast

    Day 3 Tuesday Kruger National Park
    An early start to the day in order to enjoy the wonders of the Kruger National Park in a closed vehicle. Spend the day in search of game before returning to your hotel.
    Overnight : Hippo Hollow Country Estate
    Meals : Breakfast

    Day 4 Wednesday Hazyview – Swaziland
    After breakfast, depart on your journey to Swaziland (260 km – approximately 3 hours 30 minutes). Proceed south to Malalane and then onto Swaziland. Enjoy a cultural experience before arriving at your hotel.
    Overnight: Mantenga Lodge, or similar.
    Meals : Breakfast

    Day 5 Thursday Kwazulu Natal – Umfolozi
    This morning journey through Swaziland into Zululand stopping en route to bargain for curios and souvenirs at the roadside markets. Your journey continues into the Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal. Arrive mid afternoon in the Umfolozi area, optional game drive available. (300 km – approximately 3 hours 30 minutes).
    Overnight : Protea Hotel Umfolozi River
    Meals : Breakfast

    Day 6 Friday St Lucia – Durban
    In the morning travel along the coast towards Durban. Visit Moses Mabida including Sky Car and continue with a city centre tour before arriving at your hotel late in the afternoon (300 km – approximately 3 hours 30 minutes).
    Overnight: Garden Court South Beach, or similar.
    Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

    Day 7 Saturday Durban – Drakensberg
    Today head into the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains (220 km – approximately 3 hours). Visit the 300 feet Howick Falls before arriving at your hotel in mid afternoon. Your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy your surroundings.
    Overnight: Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort
    Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

    Day 8 Sunday Drakensberg
    Full day at leisure to enjoy the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains.
    Overnight: Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort
    Meals : Breakfast and Dinner

    Day 9 Monday Drakensberg – East London
    This morning continue south to the Eastern Cape (520 km – approximately 6 hours 30 minutes). En route drive past Nelson Mandela’s birthplace and former house. Arrive late afternoon in the beautiful, unspoilt coast of Chinsta East.
    Overnight: Crawfords Beach Lodge.
    Meals : Breakfast

    Day 10 Tuesday Port Elizabeth
    Morning at leisure to enjoy the magnificent beaches. After lunch travel to Port Elizabeth (300 km – approximately 4 hours).
    Overnight : The Paxton Hotel
    Meals : Breakfast

    Day 11 Wednesday Port Elizabeth – Knysna
    Your journey continues towards the Cape along the Garden Route. Enjoy a visit to the Tsitsikamma Forest and Storms River Mouth. Arrive in Knysna late afternoon for check in at the hotel, your base for the next 2 nights (280 km – approximately 3 hours 30 minute).
    Overnight : Knysna Hollow Country Estate
    Meals : Breakfast

    Day 12 Thursday Oudtshoorn – Knysna
    After breakfast, travel inland over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn. Visit the famous Cango Caves and an Ostrich Farm where you have the opportunity to ride one of these giant birds. Return to Knysna for overnight.
    Overnight : Knysna Hollow Country Estate
    Meals : Breakfast

    Day 13 Friday Knysna – Cape Town
    Today’s journey ends in Cape Town. Stop off in Mossel Bay then drive via Swellendam, Worcester and through the Huguenot Tunnel before arriving in Cape Town in the late afternoon (500 km – approximately 6 hours).
    Overnight : Protea Hotel Sea Point
    Meals : Breakfast

    Day 14 Saturday Cape Town
    Enjoy a day of leisure in the ‘mother city’ where a visit to the V&A Waterfront is recommended.
    Overnight : Protea Hotel Sea Point

    Day 15 Sunday Depart
    Day at leisure. Transfer to the airport for your onward travel arrangement.
    Meals : Breakfast

    2016 Departure Dates
    17 Jan, 07 Feb, 21 Feb, 06 Mar, 20 Mar, 10 Apr, 24 Apr, 15 May, 12 Jun, 03 Jul, 17 Jul, 14 Aug, 04 Sep, 18 Sep, 09 Oct, 23 Oct, 06 Nov, 20 Nov & 11 Dec

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