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5 destinations to inspire your next holiday

5 destinations to inspire your next holiday

Whether you’re looking forward to exploring some of Europe’s most cultured cities, discovering somewhere new in the British Isles or planning ahead for a bucket list adventure, we all have one thing in common… we can’t wait to see the world again!

With travel set to resume this summer, and all 2022 dates now on sale, what better reason to book a holiday to look forward to. What’s more, book a holiday and we’ll give 10% of the total cost back to your Rotary club in commission*. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking about where you might like to visit…

Plan a cultural Iceland break

Something a little different, but a bucket list destination for many. As well as a tour of historic Reykjavik, experience the wonders of nature first-hand with an itinerary to impress even seasoned geologists and wildlife experts.

It wouldn’t be a trip to Iceland without a stop in UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, where we witness the power of Gullfoss waterfall and Strokkur geysers. Then there’s the fauna – seeing the iconic puffins of Reynisfjara’s volcanic black sandy beach and spotting whales and dolphins on a tranquil cruise. As well as being warmer and drier in summer, July and August is the ideal season for wildlife spotting.

 

Be inspired by the Douro

A hidden gem of Europe, explore the charming villages and medieval towns amongst the breathtaking rolling hills and terraced vineyard slopes of the stunning Douro Valley in Portugal.

From port tasting in its home of Porto to a fascinating tour of Castelo Rodrigo, this spectacular river cruise features eight guided visits and tours, including a flamenco show, tasting at a typical Portuguese quinta and a visit to the picturesque Mateus Palace gardens.

Perfect for those looking for summer sunshine, whether exploring under blue skies or relaxing on the sun deck.

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Enjoy port tasting in Porto

 

Soak up over 2000 years of history in Bath

A county steeped in history, there’s much to uncover on the fascinating Bath, Somerset and Glastonbury tour. From the ancient streets of Bath and Roman settlements, to the meticulously preserved prehistoric stones of Avebury in nearby Wiltshire and Gothic Cathedral of Wells.

Not forgetting a boat trip along the River Avon, a trip to the famed musical village of Glastonbury and the home of Cheddar cheese.

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Wells Cathedral

 

Uncover Madeira, the Pearl of the Atlantic

Madeira is well known for its year-round flora, making it a great destination in any season. We of course see these horticultural feats on visits to Palheiro Gardens, Monte Palace Tropical Gardens and the UNESCO-listed Ribeiro Frio forest park.

Plus, we uncover the many other highlights of Madeira, tasting world famous wines, walking the old town of picturesque Funchal and seeing the mysterious Curral das Freiras. Madeira has a pleasantly mild Mediterranean climate all year, but July and August bring an abundance of colour to the magnificent gardens.

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Monte Palace Tropical Gardens, Madeira

 

Witness the wildlife of South Africa

One of the finest places in the world to experience South Africa’s wildlife is the Kruger National Park.

It is exactly how you imagine the African bush to be: areas of sweeping savannah, bisected by rivers full of hippos, muddy waterholes lined with animals quenching their thirst, and the bush itself, home to zebra and antelope, studded by immense biscuit-coloured termite hills and towering above it all, instantly recognisable giraffes! This wonderful 16-day tour is designed to highlight South Africa’s truly amazing diversity of cultures, its curious blend of old and new, and its phenomenal scenery and wildlife.

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Spot wildlife on the sweeping African savannahs

 

Wherever you decide, remember if you aren’t happy by day two of your holiday, we’ll bring you home with a full refund, and your booking will have Covid protection as standard. So, if for whatever reason, you’re not able to travel as a consequence of the pandemic, you can transfer your holiday to a later date completely free of charge.


Book a holiday with us by 30 June 2021 and you can enjoy the flexibility to change your booking before travel, with no fees and no questions asked. So, you can change your booking up to 45 days before departure all 2021 holidays departing after 1 September, whilst new bookings for 2022 can be changed for free up until 30 September 2021.

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