Island of Staffa & Fingal's Cave
Island of Staffa & Fingal's Cave

It's the last week of our January sales offers...

If you're yet to book a holiday for 2019, there is no better time like the present. Why? Well, our best-ever January sales offers will come to an end on February 2nd, so you have just five days left to bag yourself a bargain and prepare to pack your bags. 

To make choosing your next trip that bit easier, we've rounded up a selection of our favourite tours for you to browse. From a crafting holiday in Scotland and a tour that will take you to archaeological sites in and around Romania, to an unforgettable trip aboard the legendary Flying Scotsman, we have something for ever holiday-maker.  

When you're ready, just give our friendly sales team a call on 01334 898042 and they'll help you to book your place. Happy holidays!

 

 

1) Get your fix of archaeology in the fantastic country of Romania. Departing on April 9th, join our Roman archaeology expert Doru Bogdan on this 9-day adventure, which will take you from the remarkable sanctuaries of Sarmisegetuza Regia and the oldest settlement in Romania known as Alba Iulia, to Bran Castle (often referred to as Dracula's Castle) and the country's largest excavation site – Histria. Discover the glorious capital of Bucharest, the medieval town of Sibiu and Ulpia Trainana, once the former capital of Roman Dacia.

What's included: Return flights, accommodation throughout, the services of a tour manager, comfortable coach travel throughout and meals as per the itinerary.

April 9th | £1,995pp | Click here for the full itinerary

2) Skye and the Summer Isles. To think of these amazing parts of Scotland is to conjure up visions of vast and open landscapes, welcoming locals, blossoming gardens, and an almost limitless clarity of light. During this 7-day tour, you'll visit the impressive Dunvegan Castle, the award-winning Museum of the Isles and the iconic Eilean Donan Castle. You'll travel along Calum's Road on Raasay, an inspiring example of human endeavour against the odds, and you'll enjoy cruises to Handa and the Summer Isles. Anticipate the most scenic of landscapes on this stunning Scottish holiday.

What's included: Ferry crossings, accommodation throughout, the services of a tour manager, comfortable coach travel throughout and meals as per the itinerary.

May 3rd or September 2nd | £1,295pp | Click here for the full itinerary

3) Travel aboard the legendary Flying Scotsman this year. Experience the quiet power and grace of this revered steam train as it glides along some of Scotland's most scenic lines, for the first time since its refurbishment. This 9-day Highlands and Islands exploration promises to be truly magical, taking in spectacular lochs, dramatic mountains and enjoying long hours of daylight. Enjoy iconic views over Loch Shiel from the Glenfinnian Viaduct, cross the UNESCO-listed Forth Bridge, tour the famous Castle of Dunrobin, and more. 

What's included: Accommodation throughout the tour and all train travel. Optional excursions will incur additional fees as and when passengers wish to join them.

May 9th | £1,995pp | Click here for the full itinerary

4) Tresco's Abbey Gardens. Stepping onto the family-owned island of Tresco, the second biggest of the Isles of Scilly, is a unique experience. Clear azure waters, unspoilt sandy beaches and tropical gardens could easily trick you into thinking you had ventured much farther afield.

On this 4-day trip, departing on either April 29th or May 13th, enjoy a welcoming talk upon arrival that will better acquaint you with your surroundings. On the second day, you'll be treated to uninhibited access to the Abbey Gardens along with a guided tour led by a member of staff or head gardener. The third day is completely free to explore Tresco at leisure, from its ancient castles to its beautiful beaches, this is a wonderful place to spend time. 

April 29th or May 13th | £995pp | Click here for the full itinerary

5) Discover one of Europe's hidden gems – the striking Faroe Islands. Once considered an off-the-beaten-track place to visit, the Faroes have grown in popularity over the past couple of years to become one of the hottest destinations for modern travellers. Why? Well, take one look at photographs of this place and it's easy to see. Rugged landscapes, a towering waterfall and moss-covered wooden houses are just part of its appeal. This is a special tour as it offers you the chance to dine with local farmers at their home, explore the oldest inhabited wooden house in Europe and step back into the Middle Ages at Tórshavn. 

What's included: Return flights, hand-picked accommodation throughout, the services of a professional tour manager, comfortable coach travel throughout, and meals as per the itinerary. 

July 4th or July 11th | £2,175pp | Click here for the full itinerary

6) What about a grand tour of the Inner Hebrides? Our 7-day tour, which departs several times throughout the summer, you'll be treated to an array of experience that showcase the beauty, culture and history of Scotland. Enjoy a wildlife cruise where you can spot dolphins, seals and even basking sharks. Behold the spectacle that is Fingal's Cave. Encounter true peace at Iona Abbey. And, of course, we couldn't take you to Scotland without paying a visit to the Bowmore Distillery, the oldest on the island, which has stood on the shores of Loch Indaal since 1779. 

What's included: Accommodation throughout, the services of a professional tour manager, comfortable coach travel throughout, meals as per the itinerary, and all ferry crossings. 

July 21st, August 18th or September 16th | £1,545pp | Click here for the full itinerary

7) How about something completely different? Try a knitting holiday in Shetland. Experience the magic of Scotland while honing your knitting skills in the company of an expert tutor, who will join you for hands-on workshops. There will be time to visit the Textile Gallery of the Shetland Museum and Archives, to explore Jarlshof and spot birds at the nearby Sumburgh Head, and to discover Scalloway with its ruined castle. We travel in comfort aboard the large, purpose-built overnight ferry that plies between Aberdeen and Lerwick, lending a scenic cruising dimension to this most relaxing yet instructive crafting holiday.

What's included: Accommodation throughout, the services of a professional tour manager, comfortable coach travel throughout, meals as per the itinerary, and all ferry crossings. 

September 22nd | £1,345pp | Click here for the full itinerary


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It's the last week of our January sales offers... was published on 28 January 2019