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Da Balaia in the Algarve
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7 night all inclusive Algarve break
Full sports and activity programme included
Complimentary children’s clubs, choice of restaurants
Return flights from London
With an impressive 300 days of sunshine a year and enchanting stretches of shoreline offering varied water sports including surfing, sea kayaking and wreck diving, The Algarve is the perfect place to enjoy some spring sunshine. For the golfer in the family there are over a dozen courses within an easy drive. And for younger guests, Zoomarine Algarve Theme Park offers white knuckle thrills and spills, whilst a sea safari lets you explore Europe's largest caves from your floating vantage point.
Da Balaia stands on an ochre cliff in southern Portugal, overlooking a magnificent white sand beach and giving you direct access to the Atlantic. Caressed by the sea breeze, the village allies sports and wellbeing in an outstanding setting. It's a world to unwind in, naturally perfumed by the woody scents of parasol pines, olive trees and eucalyptus. Comfort and cosiness are everywhere, it’s got something for everyone whether you’re a family, golfer or spa enthusiast. For water based fun head for nearby Maria Luisa beach, one of the prettiest beaches in the Algarve, where complimentary water sports including jet skiing, sailing, diving and windsurfing are found in abundance. Why not try the some of the many inclusive activities on offer from archery to pilates and from golf lessons to kayaking! Alternatively lounge by the pool as the kids make a splash before heading to the The Balaïa Restaurant and relish the international cuisine whilst enjoying views over the ocean. Visit the Vasco da Gama Restaurant with its cosy lounge atmosphere to discover the delightfully fresh seafood over a crisp glass of chardonnay with friends. Whether you want a late lunch on your return from an excursion or a leisurely dinner, there’s a dining option to perfectly finish off the day.
Price is per person and is based on 2 adults sharing a standard room at Da Balaia on an all inclusive basis, for 7 nights departing 01 May 2012. Return flights from London and local transfers are included. *Price is inclusive of an early booking discount when booked by 18 January 2012 subject to availability, please ask for details. Terms and conditions apply.
From only £400 per person!*
Likya Residence and Spa in Turkey
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7 nights in the unspoilt resort of Kalkan, Turkey
Stylish adults only boutique hotel with pools and spa
Direct access to swimming cove and beach club
Return flights from Manchester or London
South-West Turkey’s Mediterranean coast is wonderfully unspoilt and boasts azure coves and stylish harbour towns. Inland you’ll find well preserved archaeological remains, traditional mountain villages and dramatic mountains just waiting to be explored.
Lapped by pristine, clear turquoise seas, the sleepy resort of Kalkan is the perfect place to unwind. Set on a hillside, whitewashed houses with wooden shutters that are bright with purple bougainvillaea descend to the bustling marina and unspoilt bay. The paved streets reveal a bewildering choice of restaurants and chic cafes where you can idle away the summer evenings.
Take a short stroll from Kalkan’s bustling little harbour and you will discover one of Turkey’s best kept secrets; the stunning Likya Residence and Spa - undoubtedly one of the best hotels in the region.
In a day at the Likya you can indulge in a rejuvenating spa treatment or take a dip in the deliciously refreshing pool. Perfect for couples looking for a romantic retreat, this adult only property is quiet and secluded. A host of water sports is accessible** from the shores of the beach club, so even the most energetic of guests will be content. Or why not explore the sunken city of Simena at nearby Kekova by gulet cruise, where ancient sarcophagi line the pristine shoreline? Afterwards, you could stroll into Kalkan where you will find a choice of restaurants for dinner. Or for a more intimate dining option stay in and enjoy stunning sea views over dinner in the hotel’s à la carte restaurant.
Price is per person and is based on 2 adults sharing a deluxe room at the Likya Residence and Spa on a bed and breakfast basis, for 7 nights departing 05 May 2012. Return flights from London Gatwick or Manchester and local transfer are included, subject to availability and supplements. Terms and conditions apply. Also includes 1 day’s complimentary car hire and 1 free Turkish bath to be taken at the Likya Residence and Spa. Must be booked and paid for in full by 31 January 2012.
From only £760 per person!
Spain and Canary Islands Cruise
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11 night cruise around stunning Spain and the captivating Canary islands
Voyage onboard Royal Caribbean Internationals Independence of the Seas
Free coach transfer and car parking
TC exclusive: $100 onboard credit per stateroom
Sail from historic Southampton this autumn to enjoy some Canary Island sunshine. On the way visit the Iberian Peninsula with its combination of natural beauty, art, architecture and cuisine. Stroll round the fascinating town of Vigo in Spain and admire the magnificent architecture and visit the fantastic Moorish bazaars in Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, take a wine tour in Madeira and explore the beautiful flora of the verdant isle otherwise known as ‘the island of eternal spring’ due to its wonderfully warm climate. Before reaching Tenerife and Gran Canaria where you soak up the sun and explore the islands’ dramatic volcanic interiors.
Onboard Independence of the Seas, it’s perfect for families and couple alike, the amenities will keep everyone happy whilst onboard and will make sure you feel refreshed and relaxed as you travel from port to port. During the day you can soak up the Mediterranean sun on deck and relax in one of the swimming pools or cantilevered whirlpools. Or if you fancy being a bit more active then you can choose from a skate around the ice rink, a climb up the rock wall or even a surf on FlowRider®.
Dining options are plentiful and you can choose different options from one day to the next, just see what takes your fancy. A gourmet three course meal in the elegant dining room may be just what the doctor ordered after a long day discovering the latest port, or you may prefer something quick and simple in Johnny Rockets® '50s-style restaurant. Or you can even reserve a table at the ship’s very own Portofino Italian restaurant where the dishes will make you feel like you have just stepped in from the piazzas of Rome.
In the evening you can either relax in one of the lounges and bars or be entertained in the theatre. If you’re feeling lucky, you can even go for a flutter in the casino. Then when another day has come to an end, retire to your room and rest up, ready for your next day’s adventure.
Day 1: Southampton
Day 2: Cruising
Day 3: Vigo, Spain
Day 4: Lisbon, Portugal
Day 5: Cruising
Day 6: Gran Canaria
Day 7: Tenerife
Day 8: Madeira
Day 9: Cruising
Day 10: La Coruna, Spain
Day 11: Cruising
Day 12: Southampton
Price is per person and is based on 2 people sharing an interior stateroom onboard Independence of the Seas for 11 nights on a full board basis, departing 31 October 2012. Onboard spending money offers as stated above applicable to staterooms if booked as part of a Travel Counsellors Exclusive subject to availability. Free coach transfer or car parking is subject to availability at the time of booking and is applicable to bookings made before 29 February 2012. *Prices above exclude gratuities.
From only £810 per person!*
TO ENQUIRE ABOUT THESE OFFER CALL CLAIRE ON 0845 058 7581