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When we receive genuinely good special offers, we'll post them here, although as always please use the price guide as a starting point as it can change very quickly

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Varanasi, India
Delhi to Kathmandu Adventure Tour

As well as the usual Golden Triangle cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, this excellent itinerary also includes the holy city of Varanasi, which I found to be the highlight of my own trip. From there, you enjoy a safari in the foothills of the Himalayas, before heading onwards to Kathmandu. 

Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Save up to 45% on APT 5 Star Cruises and Tours

For a limited time only, you can book a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Vietnam & Cambodia aboard APT's newest  5-star ship with savings of up to 45% on select 2024 departure dates. Iindulge in a luxurious seven-night river cruise on the brand-new Mekong Serenity, complemented by five nights in the finest hotels and resorts.

From spectacular sightseeing at historical Angkor Wat in Cambodia to the emerald islets of Ha Long Bay in northern Vietnam, you'll discover fragrant spices, local markets and remote villages best accessed by river on an unforgettable river cruise.

  • Return scheduled flights from the UK and home-to-airport transfers by private car
  • Freedom of Choice inclusions in three locations
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 31 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • Seven-night cruise aboard APT's new luxury river ship, the Mekong Serenity
  • Witness the sun rising above Cambodia’s Angkor Wat
  • Be welcomed by monks into a traditional Buddhist Blessing
  • Enjoy VIP seats and meet the performers of Phare Circus backstage
  • Dine on a specially selected multicourse fusion meal at the highly awarded Vietnam House in Ho Chi Minh City
Sydney, Australia
Australia & New Zealand Cruise with Viking

Starting in Sydney, Australia, you'll sail south towards Melbourne and Tasmania before travelling east to New Zealand. 

  • International flights, all transfers,all meals,
  • 9 excursions, 
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas  & bottled water
  • Free wi-fi
Lake Bled
Croatia's Istrian Riviera & Lake Bled Tour
  • One of the highlights of this trip is the included trip to Plitvice National Park made up of 16 terraced lakes and waterfalls.
  • Visit the exquisite, emerald-green Lake Bled, Slovenia’s most charming attraction
  • Discover Pula's stunning Roman amphitheatre
  • Witness the waterfalls and breathtaking scenery in Plitvice National Park
  • Join an optional Krk and Cres islands excursion
  • Enjoy a week in Lovran, the former retreat of the Viennese elite
  • Seek out the remarkable Lim Fjord, the one-time hideaway of Captain Morgan
  • Explore the pretty fishing port of Rovinj
  • Partake in an optional Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle tour

Please note there is a special offer on this tour - book by 31 July for a great saving on the price listed.

Cape Town
Cape Town & the Garden Route Tour

This is one of Exodus' new collection of 'Gardens around the world' and the highlight on this trip is the Kirstenbosch National Botanic Garden located at the foot of Table Mountain in Cape Town. It's an 11 night trip in medium standard accommodation with no long drives and a maximum group size of 16.
You'll start with thrilling game drive in the malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park, before travelling along the Garden Route and then inland to Oudtshoorn . There's some dramatic scenery before heading back to the coast and some whale watching (if in season) and then finishing in Cape Town where yo

Budapest
Free Superior drinks package with European river cruises

There's no better way to explore Europe than on a luxury river cruise. Fall in love with some of the world's most scenic rivers, passing charming landscapes and cityscapes. Add to that a well-timed, well-chosen glass of wine or classic cocktail (best enjoyed at sunset, up on deck) – and the temptation becomes too great to resist.

Book a Riviera River Cruise in Europe and enjoy drinks on any departures in 2024 or 2025. Savour the views along the riverbank and toast your holiday with like-minded explorers after another fascinating adventure ashore. Over a leisurely lunch on board, complement your meal with a glass (or three) of cool, crisp wine or a refreshing beer.

Then each evening while discussing the highlights of the day, enjoy even more options with our cocktail of the day, house spirits and mixers, a recommended regional wine over dinner and pre and after-dinner drinks in the restaurant and bar, so you can drink as much – or as little – as you like.

Perfect for travellers looking to enjoy a luxurious river cruise hassle-free.

Kyoto, Japan
Japan Uncovered Tour

This is one of our best selling tours to Japan and includes all the main highlights including Tokyo, Kyoto, the bullet train, Mount Fuji, and the snow monkeys!

Currently, there are various offers which you can chose from on selected tours in October or November 2024:

  • FREE business class upgrades, OR
  • FREE economy class flights, OR
  • Half price single supplements

Here's the itinerary

DAYS 1-2   Fly to Osaka
DAY 3   Discover Nara
DAY 4   Himeji Castle
DAY 5   Explore Hiroshima
DAY 6   Bullet Train to Kyoto
DAY 7   Japanese Tea Ceremony
DAY 8   Travel to Kanazawa
DAY 9   Washi Paper Making
DAY 10   Explore Takayama
DAY 11   Travel to Nagano
DAY 12   Search for Snow Monkeys
DAY 13   Mount Fuji
DAY 14   Explore Hakone
DAY 15   Discover Tokyo
DAY 16   Tokyo
DAY 17   Fly Tokyo to UK

Prices include flights, and we'll find you the best possible flights for your chosen dates.

What's Included?

  • Flights
  • All meals
  • All touring and entrance fees
  • Mid standard accommodation (3.5 to 4*)
  • Maximum group size of 28
Maldives Beach
5* Maldives from £1,599

Chic and contemporary, Velassaru appeals to style-hunters and seclusion-seekers.
Velassaru’s white sand beach and bright turquoise lagoon create a real wow factor on arrival. Things only get better – with contemporary villas and bungalows, sensational restaurants, and a show-stopping spa. And that’s all before what awaits in the big blue beyond.

This offer includes a 35% hotel saving and a discount on all dining plan upgrades. Your stay here is on a B&B basis, but upgrades to Half Board and All Inclusive are available. 

The All Inclusive upgrade is well worth considering, giving you multiple dining options around the island as well as a great selection of drinks and the loan of snorkelling equipment during your stay.

OFFER

  • 7nts in a Deluxe Bungalow
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Speedboat Transfers
  • From £1,599 per person
  • Prices based on Heathrow departures on various dates in September 2024, and are subject to change at any time
  • Various board and room upgrades available
Bora Bora
Small ship luxury cruising in the South Pacific and Bora Bora

Enjoy this amazing cruise itinerary in the South Pacific on the 670 capacity Nautica, one of Oceania Cruises smaller ships.

Starting in Papeete, this 10 night cruise takes you to breathtakingly beautiful white sand beaches and dramatic landscapes.

Day 1    Papeete (Tahiti)
Day 2    Papeete (Tahiti)
Day 2    Moorea
Day 3    Fakarava
Day 4    Cruising the South Pacific        
Day 5    Nuku Hiva
Day 6    Cruising the South Pacific        
Day 7    Rangiroa
Day 8    Bora Bora
Day 9    Bora Bora
Day 10    Raiatea
Day 11    Papeete (Tahiti)

There are 4 similar cruises in early 2025, with cruise prices starting at just £2,448 per guest. If you book while the current offers are on, this includes FREE Gourmet Specialty Dining, Gratuities, FREE Wifi, US$600 Shore Excursion Credit, and FREE Champagne, Wine & More.

Flights are extra, and we would be delighted to build this cruise into a longer trip, perhaps including a stay in either New Zealand or the West Coast of America.

Provence
Walking in Provence

The first episode of the new Channel 4 series 'Secret France with Dick and Angel' showed them visiting some of the areas around Marseille including the Camargue wetland, famous for its pink flamingos. It's an area of France that's less well known than others, but yet has so much to offer.

A handful of tours visit the region, typically on a week's holiday, but the one I've highlighted here is a 7 night trip with Riviera that includes a number of walks, usually up to a few hours, so you can really slow down and get a feel for the region.

The dates are as follows:

  • 15 October 2024

Highlights

  • Experience the famous light of the Luberon Mountains on a guided walk
  • Stroll around the stunning landscape around Mont Sainte-Victoire, immortalised in paintings by Cézanne
  • Take a guided walk through the Alpilles and see where Van Gogh painted The Starry Night
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Aix, the ‘City of a Thousand Fountains’
  • Learn about Arles’ Roman and Van Gogh heritage on a guided tour
  • Discover medieval Avignon and hilltop Les Baux
  • Visit the Camargue wetland, famous for its pink flamingos, white horses and black bulls
India saving
Save 15% on Best Selling Tours

Enjoy up to a fantastic 15% saving on the best selling Newmarket tours, and this one is a fantastic option taking you around India's Golden Triangle before a couple of days relaxing. If you wish, you can extend your trip with 4 nights in Goa.

Must book by 31 July 2024.

Silver Nova
Silversea - small, luxury, all inclusive cruises
  • Small luxury ships up to a maximum of approximately 730 guests
  • Sailing to over 900 destinations and all 7 continents
  • All inclusive plan -  24-hour gourmet dining, butler service, gratuities, superb entertainment and premium alcoholic beverages, complimentary shore excursion every day, onboard lectures
  • We can either book just the cruise with flights, transfers and any pre-cruise hotels, or as part of a much bigger trip.

NEW OFFER

Save up to £3,000 per suite when you book a Door-to-Door All Inclusive fare on any voyage departing before August 2026. Must be booked by 31 July 2024.

Here's what's included on Door-to-Door All Inclusive fares:

  • Return Home to airport transfers
  • Return International Flights
  • Transfers to/from the ship
  • Shore excursions

This means that from the moment you leave home, you don't have to worry about a thing - everything is taken care of.

Image: ©Silversea Cruises Ltd

Hudhuranfushi Maldives
Affordable All Inclusive Maldives

𝟕 𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐃𝐞𝐥𝐮𝐱𝐞 𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐕𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐚 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 £𝟐,𝟐9𝟗 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧
Saving up to 30% on accommodation - includes spa credit and excursion discounts

Discover 𝐀𝐝𝐚𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧 𝐒𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐇𝐮𝐝𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧 𝐅𝐮𝐬𝐡𝐢, located on the Island of White Gold on the North Malé Atoll and set in 83 acres of lush tropical beach surroundings.

Price includes:
✔ 7 nights in a Deluxe Beach Villa
✔ All Inclusive
✔ Return flights with Etihad Airways
✔ Speedboat transfers

Please note that the offer price is applicable to various dates in September and October 2024, although not all dates.

Image Credit:   Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi, Maldives
 

Rotorua, New Zealand
16 Day Ultimate New Zealand Highlights Tour

Ultimate Escorted Tour - 18 Days, 9 November 2024

What's Included?

  • Personalised Meet and Greet on arrival 
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand 
  • Professional Coach Captain 
  • 15 nights 4.5 star accommodation 
  • 4 two night stays 
  • Hotel porterage 
  • 1 rail journey 
  • 4 cruises 
  • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions 
  • Extensive Optional Activities 
  • Ultimate Documentation Pack 
  • 15 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua 
  • 12 sumptuous dinners including complimentary pre-dinner drink at the Welcome Dinner and 3 specialty dinners: Walter Peak
  • Homestead, Queenstown; Mãori Hãngi and Concert, Rotorua 
  • Intimate Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Auckland
  • 1 lunch: Milford Sound Cruise 
  • 1 Ultimate High Tea: Larnach Castle 
  • Enjoy GPT Hotel Wine Time (discounted drinks)
Jaipur, India
New Premier Collection from Newmarket Holidays

Newmarket have introduced 7 new premium tours following the trend for smaller group sizes. They'll be lighter paced, staying in uniquely designed hotels and with groups from 16 to 24. The tours include a 14 day trip to India, a safari in South Africa and the Majestic Cities of Andalucia.

Halong Bay
11 days Vietnam Small Group Tour
  • Travel the classic route through Vietnam in a small group with a maximum size of 16.
  • Cruise the pristine emerald waters of World Heritage listed Halong Bay on a traditional junk boat.
  • Visit the major sights of colonial Ho Chi Minh City including the red-brick Catholic cathedral of Notre-Dame, the nearby 19th century Empire-style Post Office, and the next door ‘Hotel de Ville’ or City Hall all look indomitably European, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Opera House
  • Travel to Ninh Binh and enjoy an amazing boat trip to visit Trang An grottoes which is a gathering of 31 valleys, 50 cross-water caves, and home to 600 kinds of flora and over 200 kinds of fauna.
  • Drive over the beautiful Hai Van Pass – Vietnam’s geographical and psychological boundary between north and south.
  • Cycle through the peaceful countryside surrounding Hoi An offering stunning landscapes and rustic beauty of rice fields.
  • Experience life along the mighty Mekong Delta at the Cai Be floating market.
  • International Flights from London Heathrow
  • 10 nights 4 Star Hotels
  • Breakfast Daily, 4 Lunches & 2 Dinners
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Small group touring (Max 16)
  • All Entrance fees
  • English speaking tour leader
  • All Tipping
  • Arrival and departure transfers
Keukenhof Gardens
Tulip Time Cruise

The Keukenhof Gardens are world famous for their huge numbers of tulips on display each year between mid March and mid May. A great way to see them is on a river cruise such as this 7 night trip with AmaWaterways, which also makes stops in Ghent, Rotterdam and Antwerp. We can add a couple of extra nights in Amsetrdam if you wish to stay longer.