Special Offer on Brixham Holiday Cottage – July

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Creels Holiday Cottage
Creels Holiday Cottage

Creels
Brixham, South Devon

Creels, named after the crab and lobster pots, is a spacious period house perfectly placed to enjoy the spectacular views of Brixham harbour and marina, with both being a few minutes’ walk away. It is decorated to a high standard throughout in a mixture of classic and contemporary.

Two kitchens and bathrooms make this spacious house suitable for a group of friends or two families who want to take a holiday together, but want privacy and comfort.

There is a welcome basket provided on arrival with tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits, fresh milk and a bottle of wine

This property welcomes small dogs. For your convenience two large dog bowls are kept in the property.

Bedrooms:6 | Sleeps:10 | Parking: No | Pets: Yes

• 6 Bedrooms, sleeps 10.
• A large period house with breathtaking views over Brixham harbour and marina.
• Short walk to harbour and town centre.
• Two kitchens and two bathrooms.
• Well appointed throughout.

SAT 10 JULY 10 for 7 nights
Was: £1,219 | Now £979 | Save: £240

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British Grand Prix Holiday – Last Minute Availability

British Grand Prix

British Grand Prix

British Grand Prix Holiday – Silverstone

The spiritual home of British racing, Silverstone has hosted the British Grand Prix every year since 1987. It’s one of the fastest and most unpredictable circuits on the racing calendar, and this year’s race promises to be a memorable event thanks to the new all-British team of Hamilton and Button at McLaren.

Holiday Options
• 3 or 4 night package
• Pit lane Suite option

Your Itinerary
Enjoy a short break in Stratford-upon-Avon, an ideal base from which to enjoy the British Grand Prix weekend and a delightful contrast to the high-octane excitement of the race circuit.  Apart from its Shakespearean connections, Stratford is renowned for its Tudor architecture, riverside walks and ample shops, bars and restaurants.  If you wish to explore further afield, Warwick Castle, the Heritage motor Centre, Hatton Country World, Royal leamington Spa and the Cotswolds are all within easy driving distance.

All hotels are within easy reach of the circuit. Check-in at your hotel is from 2pm on the day you arrive and time is then free for you to enjoy as you wish until Sunday, when we will make an early departure by coach for the circuit and the Grand Prix.  The coach will return you to your hotel at the end of the race. Those arriving on Thursday or Friday will be able to visit the circuit the day after arrival for F1 practice, qualifying sessions and supporting events on our included transfers.

09/07/2010 for 3 nights – 4 days from £279
08/07/2010 for 4 nights – 5 days from £369

Call Page & Moy on 0845 358 2639 for more information

Magnificent South Devon Holiday Cottage Available This July

Stoke House Holiday Cottage

Stoke House Holiday Cottage

Find out more: Tel Blue Chip Vacations on  08447 044 962

Stoke House
Stoke Gabriel, South Hams, South Devon
A magnificent Grade II listed Long-House in the South Hams – the perfect family retreat

Stoke House is a magnificent detached 300 year old Grade II Listed Devonshire Long-House tucked away in the picturesque little village of Stoke Gabriel in the beautiful South Hams. It is set in lovely secluded gardens which are enclosed by an original stone wall and is perfect for a break of the highest quality.

Quintessentially English, this property offers an idyllic retreat for a private family holiday, with village shops, post office and two cosy English pubs nearby and a short walk to the River Dart Estuary and Mill Pond; ideal for crabbing, fishing, sailing and canoeing with a riverside café/bistro, surrounding park and beautiful walks to be enjoyed.

The property boasts beautiful gardens with some interesting and attractive mature plants and flowers and a large terrace equipped with patio furniture, barbecue area, pretty pergola and several nooks and crannies to hide away for a peaceful snooze or reading time.

The beautiful beaches of The English Riviera are only a short drive away where you will find a mixture of quiet coves and family friendly beaches with water sports and other activities to choose from.

The lively towns of Totnes, Brixham, Paignton and Torquay are just a short drive or bus ride away and will offer you many restaurants, cafes, coastal walks and attractions.

Bedrooms: 6| Sleeps: 12 | Parking: Yes | Pets: No

• A magnificent detached 300 year old Grade II Listed Devonshire Long-House, sleeps 12.
• An idyllic retreat with beautiful secluded gardens.
• 3 separate reception rooms.
• Large terrace equipped with patio furniture and bbq area.
• Outside the driveway offers ample parking.

SAT 10 JUL 10, 7 nights – Was: £1,869 | Now: £1,499 | Save: £370

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Westward Ho Holiday Apartments July Late Availability

Nassau Court Luxury Holiday Apartments

Nassau Court Luxury Holiday Apartments

Find out more: Tel Blue Chip Vacations on  08447 044 962

Nassau Court is an exclusive development built on the shoreline at Westward Ho!  It’s unique position benefits from one of the most spectacular sea views in the South West.

These properties have secure allocated parking with a lift to the development.  There is an open air sea water swimming pool adjacent to the development which is open during the summer months.

The following luxury holiday apartments are available from the 10th July 2010 for 7 nights…

High Tides
Westward Ho!, North Devon
High Tides is a stunning three bedroom first floor duplex apartment finished to a very high standard with the main focal point being the stunning uninterrupted sea views spanning right across the beautiful Westward Ho! and Northam Burrow beaches from the living area. The floor to ceiling windows and large private balcony running across the living area will ensure you make the most of this exclusive location.

Bedrooms: 3  | Sleeps: 6 | Parking: Yes Pets: No

• A stylish 3 bedroom first floor duplex apartment, sleeps 6.
• Breathtaking views across the dramatic North Devon coastline.
• Finished to a high standard throughout.
• Secure underground parking with lift to apartment.
• Close to the open air pool and village centre.
 
SAT 10 JUL 2010, 7 nights – Was: £1,149 | Now: £923 | Save: £226

Sand Dunes
Westward Ho!, North Devon

Sand Dunes is a stunning three bedroom first floor duplex apartment finished to a very high standard with the main focal point being the stunning uninterrupted sea views spanning right across the beautiful Westward Ho! and Northam Burrow beaches from the living area. The floor to ceiling windows and large private balcony running across the living area will ensure you make the most of this exclusive location.

Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 6 | Parking: Yes Pets: No

• A stylish 3 bedroom first floor duplex apartment, sleeps 6.
• Breathtaking views across the dramatic North Devon coastline.
• Finished to a high standard throughout.
• Secure underground parking with lift to apartment.
• Close to the open air pool and village centre.
 
SAT 10 JUL 2010, 7 nights – Was: £1,149 | Now: £923 | Save: £226

Find out more: Tel Blue Chip Vacations on  08447 044 962

Luxury Yacht Charter from Dartmouth, Devon

Luxury Yacht Charter from Dartmouth

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Knightime

Dartmouth & Kingswear, South Devon
Sail the seas and reach a new destination everyday

Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 8 | Parking: No | Pets: No

• A luxury 46ft yacht, sleeps 6 (or 4 if skippered).
• Depart from either Dartmouth or Plymouth.
• Available skippered or bare boat.
• Visit a different destination every day.
• Contemporary Italian styled interior.

Price from £2,495 per week

A unique opportunity to enjoy your holiday, not just by the water, but on the water!

Knightime is a one year old, Oceanis 46ft yacht that is available either skippered or bareboat with experienced crews. It is available to depart from either Dartmouth or Plymouth and offers you the freedom to truly explore the South West coastline or, time and weather permitting, venture further afield to the Channel Islands, The Isles of Scilly or even France!

What could be better than sailing around the South West coast at your leisure, dropping anchor at secluded coves, pretty harbours, estuaries, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and visiting interesting historical sights. Along the way there are many fantastic restaurants to tempt you with the days catch and a refreshing glass of something chilled. Novice or expert, we are sure this will be a holiday to remember!

The use of the dinghy & outboard is included in the cost of the charter and wet weather gear can be provided at an extra cost if required.

Prices shown online are for bare boat only. To book Knightime with a skipper, please call our holiday advisors on 08447 044 962.

Living
• Saloon has seating around a polished wooden drop leaf table to port, there is additional seating opposite.
• The saloon has a 32″ TV with a digital aerial.
• Stereo radio CD player with saloon and cockpit speakers.
• The Navigation station is to starboard and has a forward facing chart table and the switch panel.

Kitchen
• The galley is to port aft of the saloon, it has a double stainless steel sink with hot/cold pressurized water supply, a four burner gas stove with oven and grill, a microwave oven, two fridges and plenty of storage.

Sleeping
• Just aft of the bow is a large private fore cabin with double berth accommodation.
• An en-suite head with an electric flush marine w.c. and a hand basin and hot/cold showerhead in separate cubicle (electric shower drain in sole). Hanging lockers.
• There are two large aft cabins both providing double berth accommodation and the starboard cabin has a private access to the main head.

Bathroom
• The main head is to starboard, it has a marine w.c. and a hand basin with separate hot/cold showerhead cubicle.
• An en-suite head to the fore cabin with an electric flush marine w.c. and a hand basin and hot/cold showerhead in separate cubicle (electric shower drain in sole). Hanging lockers.

Outside
• The glorious ocean is both port and starboard, fwd and aft.
• Drop anchor is a secluded cove and take a well earned dip in the sea
• Cruise around the coastline and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.
• Enjoy a new destination every day!

Find out more: Tel Blue Chip Vacations on  08447 044 962

Late Availability – Atlas Mountains Walking Holiday

Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains

A challenging hike into the rugged Atlas Mountains.

Late Availability 16th – 30th May- £869 including flights. 

Into the Atlas – Leaving colourful Marrakech you drive to the mountains and, where the road ends, continue on foot. You’ll feel like you have entered another world and from the small foothill village of Aremd, you’ll adjust to your new surroundings by enjoying some short warm up walks. The anticipation builds and the adventure really begins as you trek through the High Atlas, travelling from one small Berber village to another.

Jebel Toubkal summit – Skirting the east side of Toubkal you enter the southern Atlas and traverse a desolate wilderness of huge boulders to reach the once- glacial Lac d’Ifni. Then you’ll make a base at Neltner before tackling the final steep walk to the summit of Jebel Toubkal (4167m). You will be exhilarated by your sense of achievement as you stand on top of the highest peak in North Africa!

Day 1: Fly to Marrakech
After your flight you transfer to your first night’s accommodation and check in. Hotel – 1 night The hotel is located just outside the city walls around the old Medina. It is about a 25 minute walk to the main square Djemaa el Fna but close to local shops and restaurants

Day 2: Aremd; drive to Atlas mountains
After breakfast and an introductory briefing from your Group Leader you have some time to change money and purchase any last minute supplies. There is no opportunity to do this in the mountains. As you will have time to explore the city on your return, you’ll head straight to the mountains to allow yourselves the best chance of acclimatising to conditions at higher altitudes.

Leaving the heat of the plains behind, you drive into the High Atlas Mountains to your base at the village of Aremd (2000m). Gite (multi-share refuge) – 2 nights (BD)

Day 3: Aremd; acclimatisation walk
Considerable experience in this area has taught us that to try to adhere to a rigid itinerary is not the best way of approaching the Atlas! Instead, we keep our itinerary very flexible, so that we can respond to the interests and abilities of your group, the local conditions and the movements of other trekking parties in the area.

You use the village of Aremd as a base for your first hikes. Since you are now at an altitude of around 2000m and have recently ascended from sea-level, your first explorations serve mainly to help you acclimatise. In order to do this you’ll make a half-day’s trek from the village, a moderate walk with a steady increase in altitude to about 2500m. In the afternoon you return to base. (Approx. 4 hours walking). (BD)

Day 4-12: On Trek
The next nine days are spent exploring the High Atlas range; from valley to ridge, summer pasture to village, river to high peak. Due to a number of factors including weather conditions, the exact trek route may vary from one departure date to another however our intention remains the same – to explore the more remote areas of the mountains.

The following itinerary is one of several trek routes we may follow and is given as an example only:

DAY 4: Trek to the small settlement of Amsekrou, following a steep-sided river valley with a steady incline, to the dramatic pass of Tizi ‘n’ Tamatert. Descend to the valley floor for lunch by a river, before a leisurely afternoon walk to the village. (Approx. 6 hours walking). Camp (in 2-person tents) – 1 night (BLD)

DAY 5: A long, steep ascent along the side of a scree basin and over some spectacular hills brings you to the winter ski-resort of Oukaimeden. Spend the afternoon walking around the ridges and peaks of this area. (Approx. 5 hours walking). Camp – 1 night (BLD)

DAY 6: Your first peak awaits! As you make your way to the summit of Jebel Oukaimeden (3262m) it is possible to view the route you will follow over the next few days. A steep descent brings you to some high meadows where you’ll have lunch, before crossing the pass or ‘Tizi’ n’Addi and descending to the village of Tachedirt. (Approx. 8 hours walking). Camp – 1 night (BLD)

DAY 7: A hard day, heading south to the Tizi Likemt (3555m) – a steep ascent of about 4 hours before descending to the Azib Likemt (approx. 2600m), an area of permanent pasture. (Approx. 6 hours walking). Camp – 1 night (BLD)

DAY 8: Aside from one sharp 400m ascent to the col, this day involves a long, gentle descent from the high barren crags to the green, wooded valleys of Amsouzerte at around 1800m. (Approx. 7 hours walking). Gite – 1 night (BLD)

DAY 9: A relatively short walk. You ascend westward from the lush valley into the spectacular moraine of the glacial Lac D’Ifni. Here, at around 2300m, you’ll spend the afternoon walking in the vicinity of this mysterious lake. (Approx. 4 hours walking). Camp – 1 night (BLD)

DAY 10: A steep climb takes you into a narrow canyon in the lee of Mt. Toubkal. You emerge onto open, high ground on the western side of the mountain, and descend to the mountain refuge at Neltner. (Approx. 7 hours walking). Camp – 1 night (BLD)

DAY 11: Today you ascend North Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Toubkal (4167m). This is a steep walk involving some scrambling, but the effort is rewarded by superb views of the entire range from the summit. On a clear day it is possible to make out the hazy outline of the Atlantic coast to the west, and the sands of the Sahara Desert to the east. After the ascent, you make your way back to Neltner for a second night. (Approx. 7 hours walking). Camp – 1 night (BLD)

DAY 12: Today (for those still feeling energetic) you can ascend Jebel Ouanakrim (4088m), the region’s second highest peak. After an early lunch you make your way back to your base at Aremd. (Approx 8 hours walking, including the optional ascent of Ouanakrim). Gite – 1 night (BD)

Day 13: Drive To Marrakech
Reluctantly you leave the mountains behind, and head down to the plains for sightseeing and souvenir hunting in Marrakech. Hotel – 2 nights (B)

Day 14: Explore Marrakech; free to explore
The whole day is free for you to explore Marrakech. A good starting points is the Djemma el-Fna. Marrakech’s justly famous main square is a focal point of activity, with its myriad of food stalls, entertainers and traders of all descriptions. From here you can easily wander into the enormous maze-like souk to see what’s on offer there. Textiles, pottery, carpets, wood-craft and jewellery are among the countless items on sale; souvenir-hunters will be spoilt for choice! (B)

Day 15: Fly Home
The trip ends for Land Only clients. Those with our onward flights transfer to the airport and fly home. (B)

Telephone the Adventure Company now on 0845 609 0837

Walking Holiday in the Dolomites Special Offer

Dolomites Walking Holiday

Dolomites Walking Holiday

Walking Holiday in in the Dolomites, Italy.  10 days from £504.  Save £75 on 5th June departure.  Three fantastic walks included. 

Visitors have marvelled over Lake Molveno in northern Italy for over 100 years, set against the dramatic backdrop of the Brenta Dolomites. The region is a paradise of woods and meadows and is the ideal location for our walking programme.

Highlights Include
 – Molveno to Ciclamino walk
 – Tour of Lake Molveno
 – Molveno to Andalo walk

What’s Included
 – Services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager
 – Return travel by air-conditioned executive coach
 – Channel crossings by ferry
 – Seven nights’ half board accommodation
 – Overnight hotel accommodation as detailed
 – Welcome drink
 – Three walks with a local guide

Optional excursions
 – Lake Garda
 – Dolomites Explorer
 – Merano

Walking Information
This Tour contains walks up to Grade 2 – Moderate

Grade 1 – Easy
These are for anyone of any age. Plenty of rest stops and time to enjoy the local scenery with up to 4 hours walking a day, mostly on good paths but occasionally rough underfoot. Ascent less than 300m per day. Sturdy walking shoes are advisable.

Grade 2 – Moderate
These are moderate, for anyone who is comfortable walking hills. Still plenty of time to rest and enjoy the scenery, however up to 5 hours walking a day on slightly more rugged terrain. Ascent less than 500m per day. Walking boots with ankle support are recommended.

Accommodation
You will stay in the comfortable Hotel Miralago in Molveno. This friendly familyrun hotel has an ideal central location with stunning lakeside views from the terrace. Facilities include lounge, bar, lift, outdoor swimming pool, garden, pizzeria and restaurant. There is also a small gym, plus sauna, whirlpool and Turkish bath available at extra costs. On one evening, dinner will be a special gala event with live music. All bedrooms have private facilities, satellite TV, safe and telephone, balcony rooms are available for a supplement.

Itinerary

DAY 1 – UK/Strasbourg
Local departure and a mid-morning crossing to Calais. Continue to the Strasbourg area of France for an overnight stay on a bed and breakfast basis.

DAY 2 – Molveno
Scenic drive through Switzerland and Austria to Italy. Evening arrival at your hotel in Molveno for a seven night stay. Welcome drink on arrival.

DAYS 3 TO 8 – Molveno
Free to relax and enjoy our programme of activities. We include the following walks accompanied by your Tour Manager and local guide:

Molveno to Ciclamino – From Molveno we walk up to the Baita Ciclamino returning via the other side of the gorge (approx. 2 hours’ walk).

Tour of Lake Molveno – A walk around the lake (approx. 3½ hours’ walk).

Molveno to Andalo – From Bior Bridge walk to Spiaz della Coppa and the Genzianella Bar. Continue to Andalo before returning to Molveno (approx. 3 hours’ walk).

The following excursions are optional:

Lake Garda – Full day excursion to the attractive lakeside resort of Riva del Garda, including a boat trip.

Dolomites Explorer – An exciting full day tour through the stunning Alpine landscape, where dramatic peaks rise to 10,000ft. above sea level.

Merano – A full day tour visiting this delightful riverside spa resort.
 
DAY 9 – Strasbourg
Time to leave the Dolomites and head back via Austria and Switzerland to France for your final overnight stay on a bed and breakfast basis.

DAY 10 – Strasbourg/UK
Continue to Calais for a late afternoon crossing back to the UK, returning to your original departure point in the evening.

Alternative walks are available in resort through the local Alpine Guide Association (any additional cost for guides is payable locally).

Dates, Prices & Departure
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05/06/2010 – Was £579.  Now £504.  Save £75 (Sale prices are subject to availability and cannot be booked online)
04/09/2010 – £579  
11/09/2010 – £579  

Deposit £100 per person
All prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double-bedded room with private facilities

Marvell over Lake Molveno in northern Italy the dramatic backdrop of the Brenta Dolomites with Travelsphere holidays. The resort of Molveno winds its way from the foot of the mountains down to the lakeside. Discover Molveno, the Baita Ciclamino, Lake Molveno, Spiaz della Coppa,  Andalo  and the Passeggiata Belvedere on foot.

Telephone Travelsphere now on 0845 358 2368