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Holidays in Europe

by air from your

local airport

Walking Holidays Collection

November 2016 to August 2017


Welcome to our Preferred Walking Holiday Collection with

departures through to August 2017. As ever, all our holidays

have departures from convenient airports saving you both time

and money travelling to one of the major hubs. And the majority

of our holidays include dinner each evening adding even more

value.

You’ll find on our walking holidays a great balance – with the

‘holiday’ part just as important as the walking. Whichever holiday

you choose, you’ll have time to visit cities and places of interest

in some of Europe’s most picturesque countryside and beauty

spots as well as enjoying our included guided walks.

We offer both a variety of destinations and a choice of holiday

styles. If you prefer a single base you can choose from the

Balearics, Canaries, Andalucia, Catalonia, Portugal, Tuscany,

Italian Lakes, Cyprus and Crete. If you prefer a variety of scenery

and great sight-seeing to go with the excellent walking, we have

a range of touring-style holidays which do just that – like taking

a raft on your way from Krakow to Zakopane, getting the ferry

from Tuscany to Elba, or stopping off in Trieste travelling between

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Venice and the Slovenian Alps. The type of walking varies too

– spectacular coastal scenery in the Cinque Terre, dramatic

gorges in Crete, magnificent peaks in the Pyrenees, or delicate

ecosystems in Western Andalucia and the Camargue. An array of

choice indeed, but ever-present on all our walking holidays is the

infectious enthusiasm of our amazingly popular walking guides

as they show you around the places where they live and work.

We hope you will find at least one, if not several, holidays of

appeal. If you do – give us a call on 0116 279 3929 – this will

also be a different experience. No hanging around listening to a

series of options, no ‘please wait for the next available operator’

– a real person will answer you straight away! And we guarantee

that the price of your holiday will not change after we have

confirmed your booking. Your money is safe with us as all our

holidays are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority.

We also offer Escorted Holidays throughout Europe including

some which operate in parallel with walking holidays in this

brochure. If you would like details of these and other escorted

holidays call us on 0116 279 3929 or visit www.preferredts.com

3 Cyprus - Akamas PenInsula & the Troodos Mountains 18 The High Pyrenees

4 Tenerife 19 The Valleys of Roussillon

5 Lanzarote & Fuerteventura 20 Tuscany & Liguria

6 The Sierra de Mijas 21 Monte Isola & the Camonica Valley

7 Andalucia's Eastern Coast 22 The Italian Riviera & Monte Carlo

8 Mallorca 23 The Cinque Terre, Portofino & Lake Maggiore

9 Catalonia 24 Elba & Tuscany

10 Catalonia - Trails & Rails 25 Lake Maggiore

11 Costa Brava - Coast & Volcanoes 26 Crete - East & West

12 The Costa Blanca Mountains 27 Crete, Gouves - no single supplement

13 Menorca - Walking & Birdwatching 28 The Harz Mountains, Berlin & Potsdam

14 Portugal - Walking & Birdwatching 29 Poland - Krakow & the High Tatras

15 France - Camargue, Alpilles & Crau 30 The Julian Alps of Slovenia, Venice & Trieste

16 The Guadiana River & Western Andalucia 31 General information

17 Portugal - the Algarve 32 About Us

We have negotiated no single supplements on selected dates in Crete, Cyprus, Mallorca, Valleys of the Roussillon and Catalonia!

But make your booking quickly as availability is limited and spaces always sell out very fast.

HOW TO BOOK MADE EASY

RESERVATIONS HOTLINE: 0116 279 3929

(Open 9am-5.30pm Mon-Fri & 9am-1pm Sat)

We suggest you check availability and make a provisional booking before sending your booking form. Call our reservations

hotline on 0116 279 3929 or e-mail sales@preferredts.com. Then complete the booking form and return it with the

deposit payment of £125 per person (or full balance if applicable) plus insurance premium if required to Preferred Travel

Services, 41 High Street, Kibworth, Leicester, LE8 0HS. Please make cheques payable to Preferred Travel Services.

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Please refer to the enclosed ‘Dates and Flight Information’ for details of departure dates, prices and flights.


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8 days from £769 November & February

Cyprus - Akamas Peninsula & the Troodos Mountains

Cyprus is an ancient land of mystery, legend, beauty and love. Aphrodite rose from the sea foam near your resort of Paphos,

and took pity on Pygmalion by bringing to life his statue of the beautiful Galatea - their son was Paphos. At the crossroads

of three continents, the area has a long history of invasions, and but for its mountain ranges, whose winter snows irrigate

the island, Cyprus would be desert instead of the lush, green landscapes you now find. Paphos was the capital for 600

years and its visible archaeological legacy has led to the whole town being placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

PROGRAMME

Day One: Fly direct to Paphos. Transfer to your hotel in Kato Paphos

(20 minutes) for seven nights half board accommodation.

Days Two to Seven: In resort with three included walking

excursions, private transportation included. Two of the walks highlight

the Akamas peninsula – an area of rocky coves, sandy bays on the

coast and picturesque villages inland.

Walk 1: the Akamas Peninsula. After a 45-minute northwards coach

transfer into the nature reserve area of the Akamas peninsula, you

follow the trail that Adonis used on his way to meet Aphrodite (or so

the locals say!). The area is rich in flora, including species found only

here. The walk takes 3.5 hours (5 miles), with ascents/descents of

250m.

Walk 2: Panayia and the Vouni Trail. Today’s walk, starts at the village

of Panayia, one hour’s drive from Paphos. The path goes through

vineyards and amid unusual limestone rock formations. Your walk

takes about 3 hours (4.5 miles), with ascents/descents of 300m.

Before returning to Paphos, you will visit Chrysorogiatissa monastery,

3000ft up (the trail’s name, ‘Vouni’ means a ‘peak’), and founded in

1152.

YOUR HOTEL

ATHENA BEACH HOTEL HHHH Superior, Paphos (seven nights)

The Athena Beach Hotel has recently been fully refurbished and provides

superb accommodation right on the beach, in Kato Paphos, with good

access to the town centre. There are lovely spacious gardens, 2 freshwater

outdoor swimming pools, 1 indoor heated pool, 3 restaurants offering buffet

and a la carte options (half-board includes dining in the buffet restaurant),

bars, and spacious lounges and terraces. Bedrooms have bath, shower and

wc, satellite tv, fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, and private

balcony or terrace. There is also a spa and health club with gym offering

a full range of treatments (charges apply). The hotel also provides resident

dance leaders with complimentary dance classes, 18 outdoor and 6 indoor

bowls rinks, floodlit tennis courts and mini golf – charges apply to rental of

equipment and some facilities. (www.athena-cbh.com).

Extend your holiday - extra week available in Paphos.

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is

featured in our Escorted Holidays brochure with a touring programme.

Walk 3: the Troodos Mountains, 1 ½ hours drive away. These

impressive, often snow-capped, mountains are the backbone of

Cyprus - the highest peak, Mount Olympus, rises to 6000ft. This is

a 5 mile trail around the mountain starting and finishing on the road

to Chionistra, crossing ski runs and with stunning views on all sides.

There are signs indicating particular flora species on the slopes and

you will see black pines and junipers of the region growing out of the

barren rocks. 3 hours with little ascent or descent. Apart from your

three included walking excursions, there is an optional excursion to

the capital and Green Line in Nicosia.

Day Eight: Free time until your transfer to the airport for your return

flight.

Please refer to the enclosed ‘Dates and Flight Information’ for details of departure dates, prices and flights.

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8 days from £689 November, February & March

Tenerife

There are a host of reasons for visiting Tenerife - the largest of the Canaries, which the classicists rightly called ‘the

Fortunate Isles’. Fortunate, too, in having such a wonderful winter and spring climate for visitors from the freezing north!

An island of contrasts - miles of sun-drenched coastline surround Spain’s highest mountain, Mount Teide. Accessible by

cable car and often snow-capped, the desolate volcanic slopes of Teide are a world away from the tropical vegetation

of the banana plantations and the botanic gardens below. You stay in the north part of the island where the traditional

villages, the UNESCO-listed university town of La Laguna and historic Puerto de la Cruz are totally different in feel to the

commercialised resorts of the south.

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Tenerife Sur Reina Sofia Airport. Transfer

to your hotel (about one hour away) for seven nights half board

accommodation.

Days Two to Seven: In resort with three included walking

excursions in different parts of the island.

Walk 1: Mount Teide. A full day excursion onto Mount Teide, with

3-4 hours walking on the mountain slopes (breathtaking views), and

time to sightsee as well. A reasonably level route will be chosen

by your walking guides, according to the weather on the day. Total

distance 5-6 miles, reasonably level but at an altitude of around

8000ft.

Walk 2: Anaga. Your second excursion is to the north east of the

island, for a walk in the Rural Park of Anaga, situated in the north

east of the island, an area of volcanic cliffs and Laurisilva forests

rich in wildlife. Total distance 4.4 miles with climbs of approx 300m.

Walk 3: Teno. The final included excursion is a full day trip to the

extreme north west of the island, where the Teno area lies, bypassed

by the traffic and seemingly by time itself. You walk in the

hills above Garachico, whose harbour was filled in by a lava flow in

the 18th century. This is a full day excursion, with 3-4 hours walking

and time for other exploring, too. Total distance 5 miles with climbs

of approx 350m.

YOUR HOTEL

DIVERHOTEL TENERIFE SPA AND GARDEN HHHH,

Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife (seven nights)

The hotel stands on the edge of Puerto de la Cruz, a 25 minute walk to the

seaside promenade (free courtesy bus 6 days a week during the day). There are

views to Mount Teide, the sea, and the Orotava valley from the hotel’s extensive

tropical gardens (1500sqm). Rooms have bath/shower, wc, hairdryer, satellite

tv, safety deposit box (charge applies), minibar, and balcony or terrace. There is

an outdoor pool, spa (charges apply), lounge area, poolside bar, entertainment

programme, buffet restaurant, and lounge area (limited free wifi). Prices are

based on standard rooms. Rooms with a view of Mount Teide are available at

a supplement.

(www.playasenator.com/en/hoteles/playacanaria)

Extend your holiday – extra week available in Tenerife.

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is

featured in our Escorted Holidays brochure with a touring programme.

Apart from your three included excursions, you are free to relax and

enjoy the extensive facilities of your hotel, or to explore Tenerife,

either independently or on an optional excursion, as you prefer.

Day Eight: Free time until your transfer to the airport for your

return flight.

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Please refer to the enclosed ‘Dates and Flight Information’ for details of departure dates, prices and flights.


8 days from £869 November, March & May

Lanzarote & Fuerteventura

The entire island of Lanzarote is a UNESCO biosphere reserve, and it contains no less than 13 ‘protected areas’ including a Spanish

National Park - Timanfaya, where Raquel Welch was memorably filmed in ‘One Million Years BC’. As your base we have chosen

Playa Blanca, a quieter resort in the extreme south of the island, close to the Papagayo nature reserve.

The artist Cesar Manrique left an indelible mark on the island, not just in the artistic heritage, but in his (and his followers’) dedication

to maintaining the unique landscapes of his island and opposition to tasteless over-development. As you explore Lanzarote, you

will see that hi-rise building has been avoided, that the traditional rural architecture with its white buildings and striking green

paintwork has been respected, and above all that the island’s extraordinary landscapes have remained unblemished.

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Lanzarote, transfer to your hotel for seven nights

half board accommodation.

Days Two to Seven: In Playa Blanca, with three included walking

excursions, one to the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura and two

within Lanzarote.

Playa Blanca: our chosen resort of Playa Blanca is quieter than most of

the island’s resorts, yet has every amenity. A particular feature is the

long promenade, which runs close to the harbour, passes the stunning

new upmarket development of Marina Rubicon and continues out

towards Papagayo. There are good island bus services, allowing you to

get around by public transport if you wish.

Walk 1: Southern Lanzarote. La Geria’s unusual vineyards and the

Natural Park of the Volcanoes. Coach transfer to the village of La

Asomada (25 minutes), from where you walk on Mount Gaida, with

superb views over the island. Your route takes you through vineyards;

the vines are cultivated here in an apparently inhospitable postvolcanic

environment. Entering the Natural Park area, you climb onto

the Caldera called Cuervo, for views into the crater but also across the

island. 7 miles, ascent/descent of 280m.

Walk 2: Fuerteventura. You walk to the port (10 minutes) to catch the

ferry to Corralejo, Fuerteventura (35 minute crossing). On arrival you

join your coach and head for the island’s old capital, Betancuria, which

takes its name from the first Spanish settler, Jean de Bethencourt, in

1405. You will have time to explore the white-painted village before

you start your 4 mile walk, which takes you along the spine of the

island, with great views all around. Your destination is Vega de Rio

Palmas – the ‘Meadow of Palms River’, where the apparently dry

watercourse does indeed provide water for the palm trees. You have

time for refreshment too(!), before you rejoin your coach to head for

the Corralejo Dunes Natural Area. There you walk a further mile or so to

explore the dunes - in fact an outcrop of the Sahara Desert, set by an

azure sea and again rich in birdlife. You return to the port for the ferry

back to Playa Blanca, arriving in time for dinner. 5 miles with mainly

decsents of 200m.

Walk 3: Northern Lanzarote - Corona Volcano to the Crags of Famara.

Coach transfer to the Corona Volcano (45 minutes), Lanzarote’s

highest. Your walk takes you up this volcano and then across to the

cliffs at Famara, from where there are excellent views of the Chinijo

archipelago. Along the way you will discover some of the unusual flora

of this area, which has more water than the rest of Lanzarote. 5 miles,

550m of ascent/descent.

A fourth, optional, walking excursion may also be available.

Day Eight: Free time until your transfer to the airport for your return

flight.

YOUR HOTEL

H10 LANZAROTE PRINCESS HHHH, Playa Blanca (seven nights)

Located in Playa Blanca just a short walk to the promenade, the hotel

has been recently refurbished. It has two restaurants, two bars and a

coffee bar. There are two swimming pools, minigolf and tennis court.

Free wifi in the lobby. Bedrooms have bath, hairdryer, terrace or balcony,

fridge and flat screen tv. Standard rooms have garden or mountain view;

superior rooms with pool or sea view are available at a supplement.

(www.h10hotels.com)

Extend your holiday - extra week available in Playa Blanca.

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is

featured in our Escorted Holidays brochure with a touring programme.

Please refer to the enclosed ‘Dates and Flight Information’ for details of departure dates, prices and flights.

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8 days from £619 March & April

The Sierra de Mijas

We always try to combine great walking with interesting holiday destinations which are well worth a visit in their own

right and Mijas ticks all the boxes. Roman, Visigothic and later Moorish, the white painted centre of Mijas Pueblo still has

the look of an old Andalucian village, set amid the impressive landscapes of the Sierra, which are rich in vegetation: only

a quarter of an hour’s drive from the commercial excesses of the coast, but light years away in atmosphere. The marble

and limestone Sierra de Mijas is crossed with mountain valleys and has a variety of well-maintained paths and routes of

varying difficulty.

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Malaga, transfer to Mijas (30 minutes) and your

hotel for seven nights half board accommodation.

Days Two to Seven: At leisure in Mijas, with three included walking

excursions. A fourth, optional walking excursion will also be available.

Walk 1: Mijas and the Sierra. 5 miles, 400m of ascent/descent. Your first

walk starts and finishes at the hotel: the first section will introduce you

to Mijas itself, with its narrow alleys, broad squares, and ‘Camino del

Calvario’, a pilgrims’ path of the Way of the Cross up to the Hermitage

(built in 1710 as a refuge for Carmelite monks), on the side of the

Sierra from where there are superb views over the coast. Your route

goes to the Mission Cross and through an abandoned marble quarry.

The landscape varies as you go, offering firstly herbs and lavender, and

then eucalyptus and pines. You re-enter Mijas, and head through the

town towards the hotel: perhaps stopping for refreshment first!

his paintings. Malaga is easily accessible on public transport. Or you

could spend a day at the seaside in nearby Fuengirola.

Day Eight: Free time until departure for Malaga airport.

YOUR HOTEL

HOTEL TRH HHHH, Mijas. (seven nights)

This hotel enjoys an excellent location close to town (5 minutes walk

away), but set amid palms and pines in the rolling landscapes of the

Sierra as well. Built in Andalucian style, the hotel has a bar, buffet

restaurant, outdoor pool and spacious gardens and terraces. Rooms

have bath/shower, wc, satellite TV, direct dial phone, safety deposit box,

internet connection and hairdryer. Superior rooms are available at a

supplement. (www.trhhoteles.com)

Walk 2: The North side of the Sierra, near Alhaurin el Grande. Short

(20 minutes) transfer around the edge of the Sierra. This walk involves

beautiful glens and stunning vistas. The full walk is 7 miles, 675m

of ascent/descent, with some steep sections, but an easier version

encompassing part of the route will also be available.

Walk 3: Calamorro and the old path to Mijas. 5 miles, 500m ascent

(descent by cable car). 20-minute transfer to start your walk near

Benalmadena Pueblo, a pretty town in the hills as opposed to the

sprawling resort of Benalmadena Costa below. The trail follows a ridge

– on a clear day you can see Gibraltar and Africa! Your destination is

Calamorro, from where the cable car whisks you 3km back down the

mountain to ‘civilisation’!

There is plenty to do in your free time. As well as a very pretty old centre

where it is a pleasure to stroll and relax, Mijas has a folk museum and

a newly-opened Contemporary Arts Centre. The prime focus of the

museum is Picasso’s ceramic works of which 41 are on display as well

as some of his paintings and others by Dali and Miro. Picasso was born

just down the road in Malaga which also has a fine museum displaying

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Please refer to the enclosed ‘Dates and Flight Information’ for details of departure dates, prices and flights.


8 days from £569 November, February to June

Andalucia’s Eastern Coast

Glorious hills and mountains, pretty beaches and coves, the azure waters of the southern Mediterranean and a wonderful

sub-tropical climate – what else do you need for a walking holiday in the sunshine? Andalucia’s eastern coast (known

as the Costa Tropical) is all this. Your base is the coastal city of Almunecar where the sierras plunge spectacularly into

the sea and you will find no less than 25 beaches and coves within the boundary of the municipality. It is a city whose

Phoenician, Roman and Moorish past is still much in evidence. Granada is only 45 miles away and you have an included

visit to the last city to be surrendered by the Moors in 1492.

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Malaga and transfer to your hotel (55 miles) in

Almunecar on the beach east of the city for seven nights half board

accommodation.

Days Two to Seven: During your stay there are three included walks.

Walk 1: Short 5-minute transfer to the start of your walk east along

the coast. You walk via gorges, cliff and coastal paths along beaches

and coves, passing ancient watch towers, and with excellent views as

you go. Your destination is the old town of Salobrena, where there is

an Arab Fortress and from where you catch the local bus back to the

hotel. 6 miles, 120m of ascent and descent.

Walk 2: 10 mile coach trip west to your start point at Playa Canuelo,

from where you walk along the old coastal route to La Herradura –

5 miles so far, 230m of ascent/descent. After a stop for lunch at La

Herradura, either catch the local bus back to Almunecar, or continue

walking over the headland to Cotobro and Almunecar – a further 5

miles, 100m ascent/descent. From Almunecar centre, take the local

bus or continue along the promenade to the hotel.

Walk 3: Today you have a coach transfer to Frigiliana, 16 miles away, for

your circular walk in the hills behind this pretty white-painted village.

The undulating route takes you to the Cross on Captain Pinto’s Hill (the

good captain built a cross to give thanks for surviving a horrendous

storm at sea). You return via the little village of La Molineta, where

we make a refreshment stop, and then return to Frigiliana. 9 miles,

600m of ascent and descent. There may be the opportunity to include

a section of river walk, weather permitting.

There are opportunities for self-guided walks from Almunecar – our

representative will be pleased to advise. There is also an included fullday

excursion to the wonderful city of Granada. From Almunecar we

take the spectacular old road to Granada along the tropical valley of the

Rio Verde passing avocado, custard apple and mango plantations. The

next section crossing the sierra is spectacular. But there is surely no

more spectacular setting than the city of Granada whose extraordinary

Alhambra complex is dominated by the snow-capped peaks of the

Sierra Nevada. A local guide will ensure you make the most of your

visit of the Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens. As well as visiting the

complex with its richly decorated palaces and luxuriant gardens, you

will also have plenty of time to see some of the city’s other attractions

such as the cathedral and the old Moorish quarter of Albaicin, now

a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the Alhambra and the

Generalife.

The rest of your time is free to enjoy Almunecar. You can visit the Arab

fortress built on top of a Roman castle or stroll through the delightful

botanical gardens of Majuelo Park where there is a huge collection

of tropical and subtropical plants, bushes and trees as well as the

remains of the Roman fish-salting pits. Other attractions include the

exotic bird park and the network of defensive towers built by the Moors

and later strengthened in the 18th century as defence against British

raids. Or just stroll through the busy commercial district in the old

centre where you can admire the city’s monuments – look out for the

plaque dedicated to Laurie Lee who spent time here during and after

the Civil War.

Day Eight: Free time until your transfer to the airport and your return

flight home.

YOUR HOTEL

HOTEL BAHIA TROPICAL HHHH, Taramay, Almunecar (seven nights)

The hotel is situated on the small Pozuelo beach in Taramay on the eastern

edge of Almunecar, 3 km from the city centre. There is a frequent, cheap

bus service to town if you do not want to take the extremely pleasant

walk along the seafront. Its spacious rooms all have bath and wc, minibar,

balcony or terrace, satellite tv, safe (chargeable) and hairdryer. The

restaurant serves buffet style food and there is a bar with entertainment

on most nights. The hotel has a large outdoor pool and a spa. One entrance

to the spa is included during your stay (one hour use to include active

pool with water massages, sauna, Turkish bath, pediluvium and sensation

shower). Health and body treatments are also available at extra cost.

(www.hotelbahiatropical.com)

Extend your holiday – extra week available in Taramay.

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is

featured in our Escorted Holidays brochure with a touring programme.

Please refer to the enclosed ‘Dates and Flight Information’ for details of departure dates, prices and flights.

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8 days from £649 March, April & May

Mallorca

Majorca is not all beaches and tacky tourist outlets. As you go to the north–eastern side of the island, Majorca undergoes a

remarkable transformation; changing from high-rise apartment blocks and hotels to the calmer shores around Cala Ratjada,

where your hotel is located. You are now firmly in Mallorca, with its Hispanic spelling and atmosphere, rather than in the land of

its Anglo-Saxon translation! You have the chance to explore the real Mallorca from your base at the Hotel Bella Playa, just a few

metres from the stunning beach of Cala Agulla.

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Palma. On arrival you will be met at the airport and

transferred to your hotel, the Bella Playa, for seven nights half board

accommodation. Transfer time 50 minutes.

Days Two to Seven: There are three walks arranged especially

for Preferred Travel Services Customers (details below). In addition,

the hotel has its own programme of outings (daily except Sunday),

including our featured walks and other additional activities such as a

bike ride to Arta (bike hire approx £9).

Walk 1: Cala Ratjada introductory walk. You will head into the dunes

of Cala Agulla, and then go around the peninsula of Cala Ratjada, via

Cala Lliteras before arriving at the lighthouse, located at an altitude of

70m, and from where you can see the neighbouring island of Menorca.

Then you follow the coast down to beautiful Cala Gat and on to Cala

Ratjada port. The distance to here is 6 miles: the walk will finish at the

port and our experience is that almost all customers will indeed be

happy to finish there. However, your walking guides will assist anyone

who wishes to extend the walk, by continuing in the direction of Font

de Sa Cala, a further 2 miles each way.

Walk 2: The mountains of S’heretat and Sa Cove Negre hill. You head

first along the coast to Na Taconera, and then cross the hills and take

a stony path up to 230m in altitude, before descending to Capdepera,

where there is the chance to visit the castle. 7 miles approx.

Walk 3: You head through the pine forest and cross the Es Munt Gros

dunes, before going along the coast to the Punta des Boc (80m high).

You will return along a cobbled path passing through Cala Molto and

Cala Agulla. This walk is 11 miles long. A shorter version may also be

available. Nearby is the ascent to the Son Jaumell watchtower, 270m

up – you may wish to return this way on a free day and do the climb.

From Cala Ratjada there are bus services to Palma and other places on

the island. Near Canyamel can be found the Arta Caves, full of amazing

rock formations such as the ‘Queen of Pillars’. The caves were a place

of refuge for 2,000 Arabs in 1229 when hiding from King Jaume I when

the Christians conquered Mallorca.

Day Eight: Free time until your departure transfer to the airport for

your flight home.

YOUR HOTEL

HOTEL BELLA PLAYA HHHH, Cala Ratjada. (seven nights)

The hotel, on the edge of the resort, adjoins the Levante Natural Park

area. All walks therefore start directly from the hotel. The hotel offers

plenty of sporting activities (tennis courts, swimming pool, gymnasium

and discounts for the nearby golf course among others) as well as wellfurnished

rooms (satellite tv, telephone and full bathroom). Prices are

based on standard rooms. Superior rooms are available at a supplement.

The hotel has an outdoor pool and a wellness centre with sauna, 2 Turkish

baths and relaxation room – free of charge for hotel guests - and free wifi

access on the Terrace Bar and in Reception. There is a buffet meal each

night included with a huge selection of food, including local specialities

(www. bellaplaya.com).

Extend your holiday – extra week available in Cala Ratjada.

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Please refer to the enclosed ‘Dates and Flight Information’ for details of departure dates, prices and flights.


No single

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IN APRIL

8 days from £629 April & May

Catalonia

Mainly known in the UK for the beaches of the Costa Brava and Dorada, Catalonia is a region with an incredibly rich variety

of landscapes. Close to the coast, the rolling highlands offer lovely views towards the sea and inland towards the heights

of the Sierras, which are rich in wildlife and flora.

Your walks feature both landscapes, as well as the character-filled villages of the interior.

Your base is Coma-Ruga, a pleasantly unspoilt resort with an excellent beach in the quieter Penedes area of the ‘Golden

Coast’, the Costa Dorada, between Barcelona and Tarragona. There is an excellent, reasonably priced rail service to both

cities. Apart from the wine-producing counties of the Penedes, you also walk in the adjacent Alt Camp, the ‘High Country’.

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Reus or Barcelona. Transfer to your hotel, just under

an hour away. Seven nights half board accommodation is reserved for

you.

Days Two to Seven: In resort with three included walking excursions:

Walk 1: Coastal Walk from La Mora to Torredembarra. After a short

coach transfer you start your walk near the medieval Mora watchtower.

You cross the beach and the headland before reaching Tamarit and its

castle. You head along the beach and then a short way inland, up the

river, to explore the ‘witches’ village’ of Altafulla. The coastal area, the

story goes, was plagued by pirates and smugglers: the word was put

out that the upper part of the village was populated by witches, so as

to discourage attack! You return to the wide beach and climb onto the

headland to reach ‘Els Munts’, an impressive Roman villa (the word

means a farmstead). Nearby there are other, rather less impressive,

holiday ‘villas’. You descend into Torredembarra – the town has a

pleasant old quarter and beach. Total so far 6 miles, 80m of climb/

descent. Nearby is a dune area, a haven for birds and of ecological

importance: you will have time to explore it if you wish. You return to

the hotel by train.

Walk 2: The Foix Natural Park and Modernist l’Arboç. Short coach

transfer (20 minutes) to the entry to the Foix Natural Park Area. You

start this country walk near Penyafort Castle. Your route takes you

along lanes and paths close to vineyards, with views of the Sierra

del Montmell. The route undulates gently amid rich vegetation,

approaching Castellet, with its impressive lakeside castle – now home

to a UNESCO International Biosphere Research Centre. There are

fine views over the reservoir – watch out for cormorants and other

birdlife. After a stop, you then follow lanes to l’Arboç village, home to

a lacemaking tradition, and with impressive modernist buildings, its

‘Indian Houses’ and Giralda Tower – a copy of the one in Seville. 6.9

miles, 100m ascent/descent.

Walk 3: Villages of the Alt Camp & the Cistercian Route. After a halfhour

coach transfer to the unusual, modernist sanctuary at Monferri,

you walk the country lane towards Brafim (socks and shoes off at the

ford if the river is high, though there are stepping stones!) and the

Sanctuary of Loreto (views). Further on, you reach Vila-Rodona, where

there is a Roman Columbarium and shaded picnic tables by the river.

You join the ‘Cistercian Route’ and continue alongside the River Gaia,

once the limit of Moorish occupation, crossing and re-crossing the

(normally gentle) river on rather narrow wooden footbridges, before

reaching Santes Creus, one of the three great Catalan Monasteries,

which you can visit. 9 miles, 70m climb/descent.

Day Eight: Free time until your departure to the airport for your flight

home.

YOUR HOTEL

NUBAHOTEL HHHH, Coma-Ruga (seven nights)

The hotel stands close to the broad sandy beach. This unspoilt resort is

quiet out of season, rather busier at weekends from June to September

when there is an entertainment programme in the hotel, with music on

Saturday evenings. A reasonable selection of shops, bars and restaurants

is about 10 minutes walk (700m) away, and the railway station with halfhourly

departures to Barcelona is about 15 minutes walk. There is also

a local bus service to the nearby county town of El Vendrell, birthplace

of Pablo Casals: his villa, now an interesting museum, is within walking

distance of the hotel. The hotel has a spa centre (a reasonable extra charge

applies), restaurant, bar, lounge, and outdoor pool. Rooms, which all have

balcony, also have 2 queen size beds, bathroom with hairdryer, phone,

air-conditioning/heating, satellite LCD tv, and safety deposit box (charge

applies). Free wifi in public areas. (www.nubahotelcomarruga.com)

Extend your holiday - extra week available in Catalonia.

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is

featured in our Escorted Holidays brochure with a touring programme.

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IN March

8 days from £649 March & May

Catalonia - Trails & Rails

We have featured ‘Walking in Catalonia’ for a few years now. As our hotel is situated just 15 minutes walk from the local railway

station it gives us the opportunity to explore further this part of Catalonia. The local station is on the main line between Barcelona and

Tarragona and the journey to either (which you can do in your spare time) is very pleasant as the train hugs the coastline. But there

are also a few local lines which pass through unspoilt Catalan countryside, where pretty villages huddle around their church and wine

cellar, unchanged by time. Between them roll hills of olives and vines, interrupted by occasional rocky crags or coves, and seemingly

randomly-positioned railway halts. Recalling the days when the trains on these lesser-used lines were of great import to the country

and its government, each off-the-beaten-track station seems to be home to an enormous traffic office (now often derelict) where,

presumably, teams of civil servants supervised the running of the railway! One line goes west and inland into the Priorat, an area famed

for its wine as much as its beautiful countryside. The other line goes north to Montblanc at the foot of the Prades mountain range.

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Barcelona or Reus. Transfer to your hotel just under

an hour away for seven nights half board hotel accommodation.

Days Two to Seven: In resort with three included Trails & Rails

walks. Please note: we will pre-purchase train tickets, but occasionally

trains can be quite busy for the first 2 or 3 stops.

Please note: All three walks have sections which are more difficult

than other walks in this brochure, paths being steep, narrow and rocky

in places, particularly following erosion. On all three walks there is an

easier option.

Walk 1: The Cistercian Route from l’Espluga de Francoli to medieval

Montblanc. Coach transfer to l’Espluga de Francoli (45 minutes).

After walking through this old wine village you walk gradually uphill

towards the sanctuary of the Trinity (coffee stop). You continue through

a forested area, on a broad path before reaching St John’s Hermitage

and then descending towards the town of Montblanc. 6 miles, 250m

of ascent/descent. The easier option takes the low route to Montblanc

avoiding the climb to and descent from the Hermitage.

Montblanc is a little jewel: a completely unspoilt medieval town with

fine ramparts, shady streets and impressive churches and squares –

especially the Placa Major, the Main Square. This is the town where St

George supposedly fought against the dragon, to save the princess!

From Montblanc you catch one of the two late afternoon trains back to

the coast: they follow different lines, so the journey time varies – 37

minutes or one hour 14 minutes!

Walk 2: Priorat. You catch the 0948 train to the little village station

at Marça, amid the DOC Montsant wine district, and in the county

of Priorat, arriving at 1101. The line is spectacular, especially after

it emerges from the Argentera tunnel (completed in 1890). Marça

is where the International Brigades (including the British Battalion)

massed in preparation for the disastrous Battle of Ebro in 1938. The

walk is circular, but the landscapes on the outward section – vineyards

and olive groves with a spectacular craggy backdrop – are very

different to the second part where, after passing Capçanes, you go

through a wood and climb through a rocky gully part of the way. 7

miles, 160m of ascent/ descent. The easier option ends in Capçanes

with a coach transfer back to Marça. You return to the coast by coach

(one hour).

Walk 3: The Coastal path: l’Ametlla de Mar to l’Ampolla. You take the

0848 train south down the coast to l’Ametlla de Mar – journey time one

hour. On this walk you will discover the natural beauty of this protected

part of the coast. You will follow in the footsteps of patrolmen who, in

centuries gone by, used the pathways to look out for invaders, pirates

or smugglers. The route crosses coves and beaches: much is totally

unspoilt, though in some places you will marvel at the depredations

not of pirates, but of Spanish planning – or, rather, the apparent lack

of it! The whole walk to l’Ampolla is just under 11 miles with ascent/

descent of 170m. The easier option ends after 7 miles at Playa de

l’Aliga, with an onward coach transfer to l’Ampolla. Return to Coma-

Ruga is by train from l’Ampolla.

Day Eight: Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

YOUR HOTEL

NUBAHOTEL HHHH, Coma-Ruga (seven nights)

The description of the hotel is on page 9.

Extend your holiday – extra week available in Catalonia.

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8 days from £839 May

Costa Brava – Coast and Volcanoes

We have chosen as our base on this beautiful stretch of Spanish coast the fishing port and resort of St Feliu de Guixols.

St Feliu is perhaps the most traditional of all the Coast Brava resorts with an ornate casino, modernist seaside villas and

colourful beach huts. The landscape is stunning - cliffs plunge steeply towards the azure of the sea, and the old patrolmen’s

path winds along the coast, providing spectacular views. No wonder St Feliu has been a popular film set for a hundred years!

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Gerona or Barcelona, transfer to your hotel for seven

nights half board accommodation in St Feliu de Guixols. Transfer time is

40 minutes from Gerona airport, 90 minutes from Barcelona.

St Feliu de Guixols certainly has the coves, beaches and spectacular

marine landscapes that make the Costa Brava famous, but the town

itself has an interesting history too. The impressive Benedictine

monastery dates from the 10th century. There is an indoor market,

whose hall dates from 1929, since when it is illegal to sell fish in the

street! With an active fishing fleet, St Feliu is a working town as well as

an attractive holiday spot – and the harbour offers moorings for leisure

craft as well. Modernist villas along the seafront evidence its prosperous

past. St Feliu’s scenery, light and character have all made it attractive

to film makers, not only from Spain, but from America, France, Germany

and the UK. Scenes from movies including the likes of Elizabeth Taylor,

Laurence Olivier and Rudolf Nureyev have been shot here. Sant Pol

beach is known for its brightly painted beach huts. The most important

site is the monastery which houses the town museum and sometimes

holds temporary exhibitions from the art collection of Carmen Thyssen

– her Baron husband died in St Feliu. You can also stroll up to get the

view from the Hermitage at St Elm or visit the 19th century Shipwreck

Rescue centre.

DAYS TWO TO SEVEN: At leisure in St Feliu, with three included walking

excursions and a half day trip to Gerona. There is also the chance to join

an optional excursion to Dalí’s white-painted Cadaqués and the Greek/

Roman colony at Ampurias.

Walk 1: Through St Feliu de Guixols centre and on to the GR 92 coastal

path to the north. The path (parts of which were the ancient camí de

ronda or patrolmen’s path) links the resorts and villages of the coast. In

places development has been allowed (or carried out regardless!) but

the beauty of the route overcomes even those human aberrations. You

then follow part of the disused line of the little ‘carrilet’ train – Spain’s

first 75cm gauge railway line, built in 1892, and now a major amenity

for cyclists and walkers alike, as you turn inland towards the village of

Castell d’Aro. You rejoin the coast and head back to St Feliu where you

finish in the town centre – perhaps for a glass of the local ‘vermut’! 8

miles, 120m of ascent/descent.

Walk 2: Today you follow the coast southwards to explore the hills of

l’Ardenya. The paths and tracks offer spectacular views of the sea,

the valley and the Gavarres ridge. Along the way there are prehistoric

stones, abandoned country houses, granite outcrops and drystone walls.

The vegetation, too, is rich, with cork and holm oaks, pine trees, cistus,

laurel and holly. The last part of the trail provides breath-taking views

over rocky crags – the wild environment that characterises this unspoilt

part of the ‘Rugged Coast’. 7 miles, 330m of ascent/descent.

Walk 3: Coach transfer to the volcanic Garrotxa area 60 miles away,

where the 11,500 years of erosion (since the last eruption!) have moulded

the dormant volcanic slopes into green, rounded and fertile hills. You will

see Fageda d’en Jorda beech forest, climb Santa Margarida’s volcanic

cone and pass close to Croscat. The walk is 7 miles, with a climb and

descent of 280m. On the return journey you will make a short stop in the

medieval town of Besalú before returning to your hotel.

On your included half day trip to Gerona, 30 miles away, you can see its

fine gothic cathedral which boasts one of the world’s widest naves. The

city’s Moorish heritage is betrayed by the narrow streets of the wellpreserved

centre, and there is a pretty Jewish quarter. Gerona is also a

major university town and centre of Catalan culture.

In your free time why not catch the local bus up the coast to the port of

Palamos? There are also bus services to Barcelona, about 90 minutes

away.

DAY EIGHT: Free time until your departure for the airport and your

flight home. Time permitting, there may be time for some last minute

shopping or sightseeing en route.

YOUR HOTEL

HOTEL EDEN ROC HHHH, St Feliu de Guixols (seven nights)

The hotel stands on a rocky headland an easy 10 minute walk from the

town centre. There is an outdoor pool, with fine views across the bay, and

an indoor pool within the spa centre (free access to indoor pool and sauna;

treatments available at extra cost). Rooms are comfortably furnished, and

have bath/shower, wc, hairdryer, air-conditioning, security box, minibar,

wifi, and a small balcony or terrace. Sea view rooms are available at a

supplement. There is a bar, lounge and buffet restaurant. (www.caproig.

com/en/edenroc)

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is

featured in our Escorted Holidays brochure with a touring programme.

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8 days from £769 May

The Costa Blanca Mountains

Inland from the resorts of the Costa Blanca lies some of the best walking country in Spain. The sparsely populated

mountains rise up to 3000ft and are a haven for wildlife including wild cats and genets, badgers and weasels and even

golden eagles. Well maintained tracks along the rocky peaks and through lush valleys link traditional villages where the

old Valencian lifestyle still prevails. Your holiday base in Calpe has a bit of everything – beautiful beaches, a lively and

picturesque old town, stunning scenery in the shape of the immense Rock of Ifach and varied wildlife, both on the Rock

and on the saltpans.

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Alicante. Transfer to your hotel for seven nights half

board accommodation. Transfer time one hour, depending on traffic.

Days two to seven: At leisure in Calpe with three included guided

walks.

Walk 1: You will have a short coach transfer for the first included walk

on the unspoilt Serra d’Oltà hills. You follow a circular route around

the peak, mainly along good forestry tracks, with moderate ascents

of approx 220m and just one short section of stony footpath. The

route affords good views of the coast and surrounding mountains as

it passes through pinewoods and moorland. You will make a stop at

St Francis’ hermitage. The walk is approx 5 miles. On the return the

coach detours to pass the salt flats and the Rock of Ifach. If you wish

you can alight there, take lunch, have a walk on Ifach. A marked trail

through and around the Rock will take about 2 ½ hours to complete.

Walk 2: Coach transfer to your second walk in Castells de Castells,

25 miles away in the Serra Serrella. This walk is about 9 miles, with

climbs of 500m. You start from the village of Castells de Castells and

ascend gently along a wide forestry track which levels out to give you

views over the village and surrounding countryside. Your route then

takes you along the peak ridge with outstanding views of two valleys.

You climb further along the ridge up to an altitude of 980m and the

site of a Moorish castle, which was abandoned in the 15th century.

To visit the remains of the castle requires a steep scramble to the top,

but without scrambling the views from the base are more than enough

to take you back to the times of the conflict between Christians and

Moors as they fought to retain control of this area.

rock. You descend to pass groves of lemons, oranges and mandarins

until you reach the charming village of Bolulla with its narrow, steep

and winding streets, where you have time for lunch either in the

bar-restaurant or in the shade of the giant Poplar trees that line the

riverbed.

As well as the Rock of Ifach trail in Calpe, there is an eco-trail at the

base of Ifach and two ‘Voramar’ paths in Calpe along the water’s edge

to Arenal-Bol beach and the marina of Les Bassetes. There will also be

an optional full day excursion to the city of Valencia.

DAY EIGHT: Free time until departure for the airport and your flight

home.

YOUR HOTEL

DIAMANTE BEACH HOTEL HHHH, Calpe (seven nights)

The hotel is located just a few metres from the Levante Beach promenade.

The hotel’s modern style is characterised by its spectacular glass façade.

Rooms are equipped with a full bathroom with hairdryer, air-conditioning,

safety deposit box, mini-bar, telephone, satellite tv, wifi and internet

connection, and large balcony. There are three outdoor pools, cafeteria,

piano bar, and the Mediterranean cuisine buffet restaurant with “Show

Cooking”. The spa centre offers a large heated pool with a vast range of

spa amenities. Our guests receive one free circuit of the spa consisting of

16 elements including hydromassage, turkish bath, ice fountain, thermal

bath, jacuzzi, sauna and 5 different sorts of shower. (www.diamantebeach.

com)

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is

featured in our Escorted Holidays brochure with a touring programme.

Walk 3: 25 mile coach transfer to your final included walk from

Tarbena to Bolulla. This 5 mile walk with 145m ascents starts with

a panoramic view of the Tarbena Valley and then descends through

quiet and hidden valleys, cloaked in terraces of almonds, olives, carob,

vines and cherries. You pass through the impressive Pas Tancat Gorge

where you may get a glimpse of golden Eagles and then beneath an

abandoned Moorish castle perched high on a nearly vertical blade of

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We know that our walking holiday customers not only enjoy the scenery, culture and history of the places we visit, but also

have more than a passing interest in the fauna of the area. This holiday to Menorca and the following holidays to Portugal and

the Camargue include three walks with first-rate birdwatching opportunities. This is not high end, specialist twitching and

there is no need to buy expensive equipment; your regular binoculars will be ok. But that doesn’t mean you’ll be short changed

in terms of avine content! Our walking guides are also expert birders who are able at once to cater to all levels of experience

– from the complete beginner to the accomplished ornithologist.

8 days from £699

Menorca – Walking and Birdwatching

The island of Menorca may be just 30 miles long and 10 miles across, but it hosts a world of contrasts. The north, the

‘Tramuntana’, is a geological mosaic full of green hills, with extensive bays and long headlands. The south, the ‘Migjorn’, is

a limestone platform where deep ravines have sliced a path to fantastic white sand beaches and the sea. At the eastern end

lies the island’s capital Mahon, an historic city well worth exploring, whose fine deep-water harbour led to British and French

occupation in the 18th century (in 1756 the British Admiral Byng was court-martialled and shot for losing it to the French ‘pour

encourager les autres’!). To the west lies Ciutadella, a former island capital, again with impressive city walls and harbour, but

much quieter than the capital. But it is the island’s unspoilt beaches and coves that may impress you most of all: our resort

area of Son Bou is home to one of the best of them. Menorca was designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in October 1993.

PROGRAMME

May

Day One: Flight to Menorca, transfer to your hotel, half an hour

away. Seven nights half board accommodation is reserved for

you.

Days Two to Seven: In resort with three included walking

excursions. Transport to/from walks is included where

appropriate. There are other walks in the area; for example,

along the coast to the Binigaus Ravine. Be sure to pick your

guide’s brains!

Walk 1: This walk leaves from the hotel, visiting the marshy

area near Son Bou and the Son Boter Ravine. Expected sightings

include the distinctively crowned Hoopoe, the Purple Heron,

Purple Swamphen, the Booted Eagle and the endangered

Egyptian Vulture, also known as the ‘Pharaoh’s Chicken’. 5.1

miles, ascent/descent 85m.

Walk 2: Transfer to Son Parc beach, on the north of the island,

crossing through wetlands of Son Saura, heading towards the

salt marshes/mines of Fornells, where you will stop at a farm

for a short while to observe the birdlife. You then continue

to the Concepción Salines to meet your transport. Expected

sightings today include the fastest member of the animal

kingdom, the Peregrine Falcon, the Osprey, the Black-winged

Stilt and the Kentish Plover. 4.2 miles, ascent/descent 50m.

On the return journey we make short stops at the Bee-eater

colony near Lluriac, and take in the fabulous views from ‘El

Toro’, Menorca’s highest point (over 1100ft above sea level).

Walk 3: Transfer to Algaraiens, in the west of the island, from

where you walk via Pla de Mar to Cala del Pilar, to see the wide

variety of birds found in the agricultural interior of Menorca

– though our varied route also includes a forest of holm oaks

as well as a coastal section. On this walk expected sightings

include the Tawny Pipit, the elegant Woodchat Shrike, the

solitary Blue Rock Thrush and the disputed ‘King of the Birds’

from a legend told by Pliny and Aristotle, the Firecrest.

6 miles, ascent/descent 100m.

Day Eight: Free time until your departure transfer to the

airport for your flight home.

YOUR HOTEL

HOTEL VALENTIN HHHH, Son Bou (seven nights)

This hotel (214 rooms, plus 98 apartments) enjoys a quiet location on the

crest of a hill, a mile from the beach (daytime shuttle service available).

It has outdoor and indoor pools, two bars (one restricted to adults only),

and a shop. Bedrooms have bathroom, air-conditioning, tv with satellite,

telephone, hairdryer and balcony. There are 2 tennis courts, gym, and

daytime and evening entertainment programme. Meals are buffet-style.

(www.valentinhotels.com)

Extend your holiday - extra week available in Son Bou.

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8 days from £849 March & April

Portugal – Walking and Birdwatching

Sunshine and fantastic beaches – the Algarve is great place for a holiday. But the eastern Algarve, with its vast wetlands

which stretch from Faro to close to the border with Spain, is a nature lover’s wonderland. The system of barrier islands and

peninsulas creates a variety of habitats in which wildlife, especially birds, can thrive. Inland from the coast is the Alentejo – an

entirely different landscape to the Algarve, but just as enchanting. Great plains dotted with cork oaks stretch to the horizon.

Protected areas, where hunting is banned and only traditional methods of agriculture are practised, have become one of the

most important bird watching centres in Portugal and a perfect environment for the Great Bustard, the heaviest of flying

birds. Your holiday hotel is on the outskirts of the historic town of Tavira. The busy market town has no less than thirty seven

churches and a lovely arched Roman bridge spanning the River Gilau. The pleasant old centre has arcades, shops and cafes.

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Faro, transfer to your hotel, forty minutes away, for

seven nights half board accommodation

Days Two to Seven: In resort with three included walking excursions.

Transport to/from walks is included where appropriate.

Walk 1: The Ria Formosa Natural Park. In the morning, transfer to

the start of your walk near Faro (27 miles). The Ria Formosa nature

area is one of the most important protected areas in the south of the

Iberian Peninsula. You walk towards Quinta do Lago, passing salt

marshes carved into a labyrinth of tidal flats, salt ponds, warm water

lagoons and channels which provide shelter to many bird species,

including Flamingos, Spoonbills, Storks and Hoopoes. The walk takes

you through the area of Ludo, located in the middle of a complex of

salt pans at the edge of the São Lorenço River, passing along salt

mountains, eucalyptus and pine tree forests. The walk is level and

about 4 miles. You return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Walk 2: 15 mile transfer east to the wetlands of the Castro Marim

Nature Reserve, on the mouth of the river Guadiana, the natural border

between this side of Portugal and Spain. From the main road near the

old town of Castro Marim you do the first part of the walk next to salt

marshes, saltpans and cultivated fields towards the Visitor´s Centre – a

good area for waders, warblers and even the Little Bustard in the dry

flats of the marsh. 2.2 miles, ascent/descent 30m. Short transfer to

the next walk through the more industrial saltpans of Cerro do Bufo.

Along this dirt road you can see waders, gulls, terns and herons on one

side and ground birds in the fields on the other side. Expected birds

to be seen on the day are Crested Lark, Black-winged Stilt, Flamingo,

Spoonbill, Avocet, Osprey, Marsh Harrier, Kentish Plover, Dartford

Warbler, Stone Curlew. 3.75 miles, ascent/descent 10m.

Walk 3: An early start for the journey to Castro Verde in the inland

province of Alentejo (83 miles). Alentejo is one of the most beautiful

and sparsely populated areas of Portugal and holds one of the best

preserved steppes in Europe. The Special Protection Area of Castro

Verde is full of birdlife and in the spring the fields are carpeted with

wild flowers. You pass the grassland and oak woods in search of the

iconic Great and Little Bustards, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Bee-eaters,

the first Rollers of the year, Black-eared Wheatear, Iberian Grey Shrike

and raptors such as the Black-winged Kite, Booted and Short-toed

Eagle, Red and Black Kite, Griffon and Black Vulture and sometimes

even young Golden, Bonelli´s and Spanish Imperial Eagles. 6.8 miles,

ascent/descent 200m. Depending on the day of operation, lunch is

included in the Castro Verde LPN visitor centre. Time permitting, a stop

will be made on the return journey in the old walled town of Mertola on

the Guadiana river. Return to the hotel late afternoon.

Day Eight: Free time until your departure transfer to the airport for

your flight home.

YOUR HOTEL

VILA GALE ALBACORA HHHH, Tavira (seven nights)

The hotel is situated in a protected area at the mouth of the River Gilau

on the outskirts of Tavira. It is a 40 minute walk to the town centre.

The hotel operates a courtesy bus during the day Wednesday to Sunday

(schedule subject to change) and taxis are cheap. The hotel is built on

an old tuna fishing settlement and has a tuna fishing museum. There

is plenty of nearby birdlife at the saltpans and low-tide mudflats of

Forte do Rato, a 10 miunte walk away. The hotel has a bar, restaurant,

outdoor pool, and spa area (charges apply). Wifi is free throughout the

hotel. Bedrooms (converted from the old fishermen’s houses) have bath/

shower and wc, hairdryer, cable TV and minibar. Prices are based on

standard rooms. Rooms with river view are available on request at a

supplement. (www.vilagale.com)

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8 days from £929 May

France – Camargue, Alpilles & Crau

La Camargue, les Alpilles and la Crau – the French ‘golden triangle’ of biodiversity. The Camargue, with its white horses, black

bulls and pink flamingos, needs little introduction. Just to the north, the jagged, limestone peaks of the Alpilles mountains are

a striking contrast to the vast wetlands of the Camargue. Sandwiched between the two is la Crau, a unique, ancient steppe

landscape where shepherds have tended their flocks for 6,000 years. You’ll discover the amazing flora and fauna of all three

environments on guided walks with an expert naturalist. You’ll also enjoy the manmade wonders of the city of Arles, your

holiday base, renowned for its Roman monuments, van Gogh scenes, and, of course, Provençal cafés and restaurants!!

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Marseille or Nîmes, transfer to your hotel in Arles

(one hour from Marseille, 40 minutes from Nîmes) for seven nights hotel

accommodation. Two dinners in the hotel are included during your stay,

leaving five nights to sample the delights of the local restaurants. Your

Tour Director will be on hand to assist. A walking tour of the city will

show you the major sights and attractions of this splendid city - the

remarkably intact 1st century AD amphitheatre could entertain 30,000

spectators and is still used today; the Musée Réattu, a 15th century

priory of the Knights of Malta on the bank of the river Rhône; the Place

de la République with its obelisk and impressive town hall. Devotees

of van Gogh will recognize many parts of the city from his paintings,

including the courtyard of the old hospital where he was treated after

cutting off his ear, the amphitheatre, his café terrace, and the Rhône -

especially on a starry night!

DAYS TWO TO SEVEN: There are three included walks during your stay

in Arles.

Walk 1: La digue à la mer. Transfer to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (23

miles). On the way you’ll hear the story of the Three Marys (Jacob,

Salome and Magdalene) and their servant Sarah, patron saint of Gypsies,

thousands of whom have been making the annual pilgrimage to Stes-

Maries for centuries. ‘La digue’ is the dike built in 1859 to keep the sea

at bay. This is a long but easy walk which takes you into the heart of the

Camargue National Nature Reserve. Landmarks along the route include

the Rousty sluice gate, the old customs house and the working Gacholle

lighthouse whose 60ft tower can be seen from miles around. Common

bird sightings will include warblers, gulls, terns, waders and avocets

but the emblematic Pink Flamingos are especially visible at the end of

the walk in the Fangassier lagoon where between 15 and 20 thousand

breeding pairs of them should be waiting for you. 11 miles – flat.

Walk 2: Les Alpilles – Saint Paul-de-Mausole, Glanum and the Vallon

de St Clerg. Transfer to the start of the walk (19 miles) in Saint Rémy

de Provence. This walk (5 miles, 250m ascent/descent) departs from

the monastery at Saint Paul-de-Mausole where van Gogh painted

over one hundred works of genius while a voluntary patient in the rest

home for just under a year. Walking through Roman quarries, past the

archaeological site of Glanum and into the wooded valley of St Clerg,

you enter the heart of the territory of a pair of Bonelli’s Eagle. You have

some time at the foot of the two-holed rock looking out for the Bonelli’s

Eagle and also the Short toed Eagle, Sub Alpine and Sardinian Warblers.

The walk ends back in St Rémy where you have time for a wander

through this charming little Provençal town or a visit to the monastery,

imbued with the spirit of Vincent van Gogh before returning to Arles. On

the way back, you call in at les Baux de Provence. Here you take a short

walk on a path overlooking a wonderful landscape in search of Blue

Rock Thrush at the foot of the imposing ruined citadel.

Walk 3: Vigueirat Marshes & la Crau. The Vigueirat Marshes Nature

Reserve, 17 miles to the south of Arles forms the natural buffer between

the Rhone delta and the unique and arid la Crau. Access to the Reserve

is only possible with a guide. On a 3 mile flat walk you can see all nine

European species of Heron, Glossy Ibis, Spoonbill, Black winged Stilts

and numerous other waders, Marsh and Caspian Terns, Moustached,

Reed, and Great reed Warblers. Leaving the reserve you travel 12 miles

to la Crau Nature Reserve. Legend has it that the countless polished

stones covering the terrain were rained down by Jupiter and used as

missiles by Hercules in battle after he had used all his arrows. On a 2

½ mile flat walk you would hope to see Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Lesser

Kestrel, Larks and Tawny Pipit.

As well as the three included trips there will an unusual, optional evening/

night excursion to a Little Bustard site in beautiful scenery followed by

a picnic in the company of Eagle Owls to the sound of Nightingales and

whirring Nightjars. Return to the hotel will be after 11pm.

DAY EIGHT: Free time until departure for the airport and your flight home.

YOUR HOTEL

BEST WESTERN ATRIUM HHH, Arles (seven nights)

This is a modern hotel built around an old town house. The hotel is centrally

located opposite the Tourist Office. Its 90 rooms are on 4 floors and have

air-conditioning, bath or shower and wc, satellite tv, hairdryer. Rooms

have internal atrium view or a view of the town. Wifi is complimentary

throughout the hotel. There is an airy restaurant with a glass roof and a

piano bar lounge. (www.hotelatrium.com)

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is

featured in our Escorted Holidays brochure with a touring programme.

Please refer to the enclosed ‘Dates, Prices and Flight Information’ for

details of departure dates, prices and flights

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8 days from £729 May

The Guadiana River & Western Andalucia

Your holiday base is the 4* Playamarina Hotel on Punta del Moral on Isla Canela in Spain, just over the Portuguese border.

There are guided walks in the Natural Park area of the Donana, the Flecha del Rompido Nature Reserve and a walk and

boat trip along the banks of the Rio Guadiana. In your free time you can relax and enjoy the surroundings of your hotel or

take an optional excursion to the Rio Tinto mines.

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Faro in Portugal and transfer to your hotel on Isla Canela in Spain

for seven nights half board accommodation. The transfer takes around an hour, but

you have to put your watches on an hour when you cross the Guadiana which is the

border.

Coastal Western Andalucia is defined by its magnificent wetlands of marshes,

shallow rivers and sand dunes. The largest is the Donana Natural Park formed in the

delta of the Guadalquivir. Between here and the Portuguese border, smaller nature

reserves surround the mouths of the Odiel and Piedras rivers near Huelva. On the

border itself where your hotel is, the Rio Guadiana is the major influence on the

ecosystem and feeds the marshes in both countries. Local flora and fauna is always

a major attraction of any walk, and, given the abundance of birdlife in the area, one

of the walks majors on the birdlife of the Rio Piedras.

Days Two to Seven: In resort with three included guided walks. There is plenty to

do in your free time. The front of the hotel looks across to the thriving fishing village

and marina of Punta del Moral. You can have a pleasant stroll around the harbour or

take a little ferry ride across to Isla Cristina. There is also a short signed-posted walk

near the hotel into the Isla Canela ‘Marismas’ (marshes). The rear of the hotel backs

on to the promenade from where there are wooden boardwalks across the dunes

to the beach and the sea which provide a heavenly environment for your morning

constitutional. Walking past the inviting chiringuito (beach bar) might be difficult!

There is a frequent bus service which makes the 5 mile journey to Ayamonte on

the Guadiana river. Ayamonte is a bustling ‘frontier’ town with a compact old centre,

marina and port. The ‘frontier’ is the river and for under 3 euros you can get a return

ferry across to the pretty town of Vila Real de San Antonio in Portugal. If you can find

the time, a complimentary 1 ½ hour circuit of the hotel’s extensive spa facilities is

included for you!

Walk 1: Donana & El Rocio. Travel east by coach past Huelva to the start of your walk

in the Natural Park area of the Donana (67 miles). This walk is through pinewoods

across the dunes to the sea – but dunes here aren’t quite what you think! They are

ancient sand deposits rising to 100m offering great views of the sea and the pine

forests behind. Just over 4 miles with ascent/descent of 75m. You then travel to the

strange town of El Rocio (15 miles away), which seems like something out of the

Tex-Mex West, with clapboard houses, sand covered squares and avenues and rails

to tie your horse to! But this is no tourist movie set - in fact it is a major pilgrimage

site. Your walking guide will take you on a short walk featuring the major sites of this

fascinating town and there is free time for lunch here before returning to your hotel.

Walk 2: The Rio Piedras and Flecha del Rompido Nature Reserve. 30 mile transfer to

the beginning of your walk. You will need your binoculars today. You visit the marshes

of El Rompido doing a level walk through the pinewood, the salt marsh and a fish

farm. The area is full of birds and wildflowers and the headland where the lighthouse

is located offers one of the most beautiful views of the estuary. This 5 mile walk

ends in the attractive fishing village of El Rompido where there is plenty of free time

for lunch. Or, bring a packed lunch and take a ferry trip on your own across to the

10 mile long sandspit and swim in the open sea. Several protected species live in

the dunes of the singular sandspit in a special ecosystem: among others the Stone

Curlew, Kentish Plover, Dartford Warbler and the European Chameleon. You return to

the hotel by coach, arriving back at approx. 1630.

Walk 3: Alcoutim & the Guadiana River. We head across the river by coach to Portugal

and north to Alcoutim (33 miles).The picturesque river town of Alcoutim has a Spanish

twin right on the other side, Sanlucar de Guadiana. The circular walk goes along the

river´s edge using the “Via Algarviana”, a trail that crosses the whole Algarve and

then through reforested pine wood and Mediterranean oaks. 5.3 miles and ascent/

descent about 150m. You have time to visit the castle in Alcoutim and lunch before

taking a lazy 3 hour boat cruise down the beautiful Guadiana river to Ayamonte.

During your stay in Isla Canela there is also an optional excursion to the Rio Tinto

Mines. There has been mining in the hills 80 miles north-east of Isla Canela for over

5000 years. In the museum in the town of Rio Tinto there is an excellent re-creation

of the Roman mine. There is British influence in many parts of Spain but nowhere as

pronounced than in this remote corner of Andalucia. The pinnacle of mining in the

area began in 1873 with the arrival of the British Rio Tinto Mining Company Ltd who

paid £3.68 million for the rights to exploit the disused copper mines. The company

employed up to 20,000 men, laid 300km of rail track, built houses for employees and

management, a protestant church and a Social Club which had a cricket team and

introduced football to Spain. The museum is housed in the company’s hospital and

its offices are now the town hall. Highlight of the tour is the rail journey through the

open cast mines where you’ll see an amazing ‘Martian’ landscape with the red (bright

red!) Rio Tinto river running through it.

Day Eight: Transfer back to Faro Airport for your flight home. You can put your watch

back an hour after crossing the river.

YOUR HOTEL

HOTEL PLAYAMARINA SPA HHHH, Punta del Moral, Isla Canela

(seven nights)

An excellent hotel in a quiet position located between the beach and the

marina on Punta del Moral. The hotel has a buffet restaurant with show

cooking, indoor and outdoor pool. There is also a spa (a free 1 ½ circuit

is included for you), bar and entertainment on most evenings. Rooms

have bath with shower over and separate shower and wc, hairdryer, LCD

tv, air-conditioning, ceiling fan and safe (chargeable), terrace or balcony.

Free Wi-Fi in reception (30 mins) – chargeable in room.

(www.playasenator.com/en/hoteles/playamarina/)

Extend your holiday – extra week available in Isla Canela

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is

featured in our Escorted Holidays Brochure with a touring programme.

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Portugal - the Algarve

To discover the real beauty of the Algarve our escorted walks, through glorious countryside decked with flowers, may

be the answer. In recent years the Algarve has become increasingly popular with walkers who realise that much of the

countryside and coastline remain unspoilt. Your walking guide will show you the very best of the region while allowing you

time to appreciate all that you see. Your resort, Armação de Pêra, boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve,

pretty coves, a panorama of brightly coloured fishing boats and a range of high quality fish restaurants. So why not pack

your walking boots and enjoy the best that the Algarve has to offer?

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Faro and transfer to your hotel in Armação de

Pêra, just 45 minutes away from the airport. Seven nights half board

accommodation is reserved for you.

Days Two to Seven: In resort with three included walking excursions

Walk 1: Alfanzina lighthouse to the Chapel of Our Lady of the Rock,

on the edge of your resort, along one of the most characteristic

stretches of Algarve coastline. After a short bus ride, you start your

walk near Alfanzina lighthouse. You follow narrow paths in an area

where the cliffs are made up of different colours of rock – excellent

photo opportunities, and there are impressive blowholes too. You cross

the bays of Praia de Marinha and Praia de Benagil to finish near the

Chapel. The finishing point is just over a mile through Armacao to your

hotel, which you can reach in your own time – just follow along the

beach! The walk is 5.5 miles, with climbs totalling 150m approx.

Walk 2: Estombar to Silves. Your walk starts near the natural springs of

Estombar (15 minutes away by coach), which also provides the water

for the nearby rice fields. You will follow the Arade River - the Moors

had their regional capital here. The area is rich in birdlife, and you

will pass plantations of orange and lemon trees, as well as lavender.

You complete your walk in the centre of the pleasant village of Silves,

where there is time to explore before you return to the hotel. 5 miles,

climbs of 50m.

Day Eight: Free time until your transfer to the airport for your return

flight.

YOUR HOTEL

THE HOLIDAY INN ALGARVE (formerly the Hotel Garbe) HHHH,

Armação de Pêra (seven nights)

This well-appointed 4 star hotel commands a prime position with a stunning

panoramic view of the bay of Armação de Pêra, within strolling distance

of shops, restaurants and entertainment. Its facilities include a restaurant

serving buffet-style meals, lounge, bar, free wifi in reception and swimming

pool. To the side of the hotel there is the Raj Indian Restaurant, which also

has superb sea views. Rooms are equipped with bath/shower, wc, hairdryer,

direct dial telephone, individually controlled air-conditioning, safe, minibar,

tea and coffee making facilities and satellite television. Entertainment is also

provided on certain evenings. (www.hialgarve.com)

Extend your holiday – extra week available in the Algarve.

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is

featured in our Escorted Holidays brochure with a touring programme.

Walk 3: Luz to Praia Dona Ana. The starting point of this walk is the

fishing village of Luz (45 minutes away by coach). You will walk uphill

on small footpaths and then continue along the picturesque coastline.

In the springtime especially, wild orchids accompany you on your way,

together with Affodile and Mastric bushes. There is also a marvellous

view across to the Ponta da Piedade, an impressive rock formation

in the sea. Finally, you will reach Praia Dona Ana, very close to Lagos

and your finishing point. The town is closely associated with Henry the

Navigator, and was the starting port of many Portuguese voyages of

discovery in the 15th and 16th century. Before you return to the hotel,

you will have time to explore Lagos. 6 miles, climbs 80m.

On one of your free days, we will offer a half day excursion to

Monchique, with a 5 mile walk.

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8 days from £729 May & June

The High Pyrenees

Mountain air, fertile valleys, spectacular peaks, and great hospitality! The Pyrenees are a walkers’ paradise. After two

nights on the coast in Catalonia, you travel to the small principality of Andorra and the village of Soldeu, perched at over

1600 metres amid wonderful mountain scenery and with great walking right on the doorstep. We have two included guided

walks from Soldeu, and will also take you across the border into France for a walk near Ax-les-Thermes in the scenic

Ariege region. After four nights in Soldeu, you travel a different road back to sparkling, cosmopolitan Barcelona for the

last night of your holiday.

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Barcelona or Reus. Transfer to your coastal hotel,

just under an hour away, for two nights half board accommodation.

Day Two: Free day in resort.

Day Three: Today you travel into the mountains towards Andorra,

stopping en route at Montserrat with its spectacular rock formations,

and monastery, founded in the 10th century. From there you travel

through the Catalan countryside via the little towns of Calaf and Ponts,

into the High Pyrenees and your hotel in the mountain village of Soldeu,

where you have four nights half board accommodation. The journey

time is approx four hours excluding stops.

Soldeu is a scenic mountain village, with a few shops, bars and

restaurants. There is a cable car, which normally operates from July

to September, and serves Europe’s highest golf course (9 holes, 2250

metres up, cable car access only). Guest tickets and club hire are

available to visiting club members from elsewhere.

Days Four to Six: In Soldeu, Andorra, from where you have three

walks, two in Andorra and one in France.

Walk 1: Grau Roig and the Pessons Lakes. There are 22 lakes all in

all, surrounded by wonderful mountain scenery. You will see the first

seven as you climb 400m in 2½ hours. The path is stony; the last part

of the return walk is by the same route so if anyone wishes to do a

shorter walk they can retrace their steps and wait for the rest of the

group on the terrace of the bar/restaurant by the first lake.

Walk 2: The Ariege Pyrenees. For your second walk you travel over the

Pass of Envalira and down the wooded Ariege Valley to Ax-les-Thermes

in France. The route is circular, starting and finishing in front of the

Casino. You climb 300m up the side of the valley, and pass close to the

villages of Ascou (site of the oldest settlement in the valley), Sorgeat,

and Ignaux (3 hours walking approx.). After the walk you will have free

time in this pretty spa town, which has a thermal free-access bath by

the hospital in the Town Square – a wonderful place to revive your feet

after the walk!

Walk 3: The Incles Valley. From the hotel, you follow a pleasant path

as you climb through the woods towards Siscaro Lake: there are fine

views across the valley as you go. After a rest there, you continue

up towards the Pas de la Vaca and return to your hotel. This walk

is rather more challenging than the other walks in this brochure,

reaching 2400m, with a possible climb of 700m. Your guides will be

happy to advise you if you prefer to do something else today – perhaps

the gentler, well-signposted ‘Cockerel Trail’ towards Canillo village and

the lovely modernist Meritxell Church. They also reserve the right to

change the return route of the walk, returning via the bottom of the

Incles Valley instead of over the Pass.

Day Seven: After breakfast you leave Andorra and head via the Cadi

Range and the Llobregat Valley towards Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona

for one night’s bed and breakfast accommodation. You have a short

orientation tour, and free time for lunch and sightseeing.

Day Eight: Free time until your departure transfer to the airport for

your flight home.

YOUR HOTELS

NUBAHOTEL HHHH, Coma-Ruga (first two nights)

See page 9 for hotel description.

SPORT HOTEL HHHH, Soldeu (four nights)

Four nights are spent in the Sport Hotel in the village of Soldeu, Andorra.

Rooms have bath/shower, wc, hairdryer, satellite tv, and phone. There is a

comfortable bar, lounge with free wifi, and restaurant serving excellent food,

as well as an outdoor pool (weather dependent). Soldeu village has a few

shops and bars and a bus service to town. The Sport and Sport Village Hotels

are on opposite sides of the road, with a tunnel link between them. The hotels

have separate reception and bars but on some dates only one restaurant may

be open. www.sporthotels.ad (click on Sport Hotel not Sport Village)

Hotel Pere IV HHHH, Barcelona (last night)

The hotel is situated in the Poble Nou district, midway between the lively

Olympic port area and the Sagrada Familia. It is a 25 minute walk to the old

quarter or 3 stops on the Metro. The hotel has a spa area, lounge bar and

restaurant - other bars and restaurants are close by. Bedrooms have bath/

shower and wc, tv with satellite channels, free wifi, and safety deposit box.

(www.salleshotels.com)

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is

featured in our Escorted Holidays brochure with a touring programme.

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IN APRIL

8 days from £719 April & June

The Valleys of Roussillon

This holiday offers excellent walking in the hills of the Roussillon area of southwest France, sometimes called French

Catalonia – it only became French in the 17th century. There is a great affinity between the ‘French’ and ‘Spanish’

Catalans, and your holiday includes a stay in both French and Spanish Catalonia. Also included in the holiday is a visit to

Dali’s eccentric theatre-museum in Figueras - a mind-expanding sort of place! – and some time in the wonderful city of

Barcelona. In short, this is a unique opportunity to walk in, and discover, one of the most fascinating parts of Europe and

to enjoy the sunshine of the Mediterranean at the same time!

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Reus or Barcelona. On arrival transfer to your

coastal hotel for two nights half board accommodation. Transfer time

50 minutes.

Day Two: Optional half-day excursion to the Roman city of Tarragona

where you can see the amphitheatre, port and beach and stroll through

the medieval centre. Under the Romans, Tarragona was the capital of

the Province of Northern Spain and home to the Emperor Augustus – a

Temple in his honour stood on the site of the current Cathedral.

Day Three: Today you depart for France. En route you make a stop in

Dali’s home town of Figueras, close to the French border, and home to

his surreal (in the truest sense!) theatre-museum (entrance included).

The Dali Museum is one of the most-visited museums in Spain…and

with its luminous-egg façade, it is not just the interior that seems to

want to stretch your mind! From there it is just an hour to your hotel in

Amélie-les-Bains, in the spectacular Vallespir valley, where you have

four nights half board accommodation.

Days Four to Six: In Amélie with three included walks.

Walk 1: The Tech Valley and Arles. You head inland, taking a path

which rises gently behind Arles-sur-Tech, whose narrow streets cluster

around its 8th century abbey. You will have time to explore here before

returning to Amelie along the river. 5.3 miles, 105m of ascent/descent.

Walk 2: The High Vallespir. You travel 40 minutes further up the

Vallespir Valley to the fortified village of Prats de Mollo. A little further

on lies the Spanish border at Col d’Ares, where you start your 3 hour

walk on the ‘Cami de la Retirada’ – the Refugees’ Way that many

followed out of Spain during the Civil War. You will also walk up to

Vauban’s impressive Fort Lagarde, and take in the village church with

its impressive altarpiece. Prats de Mollo stands on the side of the

impressive Mount Canigou, snow-capped for much of the year, and

with forests and mountain meadows abounding. 4.5 miles, 800m

descent with 100m ascent/descent to the fort.

Mackintosh for many years, before continuing to the artists’ resort of

Collioure, a port since Roman times. The spectacular Chateau-Royal

is worth a visit, and reproductions of works by artists who painted

in Collioure (Matisse and Derain in particular) will be found on the

quaysides. 6 miles, 300m of ascent/descent.

Day Seven: Today you journey back south to the Costa Dorada for

the last night of your holiday, which is again on a half board basis.

En route a stop will be made in the exciting city of Barcelona, capital

of Catalonia. Ramble(!) down the Rambla and you will find pavement

artists and buskers, stalls selling all kinds of bric-a-brac - an avenue

bursting with life and colour. Or you can visit the weird and wonderful

cathedral of the Sagrada Familia - Gaudi’s masterpiece.

Day Eight: Free time until your transfer to the airport for your return

flight.

YOUR HOTELS

NUBAHOTEL HHHH, Coma-Ruga. (first two and last nights)

See Page 9 for hotel description.

HOTEL DE LA REINE AMELIE HHH, Amélie-les-Bains (four nights)

In the rugged Vallespir Valley, alongside the River Tech, Amelie is a spa

town 20 miles from the coast and surrounded by pleasant mountain

scenery. The hotel has a bar, lounge area, restaurant and comfortable

bedrooms with private bath/shower, wc, tv, free wifi, and phone. Some

have a balcony too. (www.reineamelie.com)

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is

featured in our Escorted Holidays brochure with a touring programme.

Walk 3: The Vermilion Coast. You travel 45 minutes to the coast at

Banyuls sur Mer, for a four - hour coastal walk following the ‘Customs

Agent’s Path’. You make a stop in Port Vendres - home to Rennie

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8 days from £869 May

Tuscany & Liguria

Your base in Marina di Pietrasanta, on the Tuscan coast, is quieter than some of its neighbours but just as attractive. Your

holiday includes three contrasting walking excursions: to the stunningly beautiful ‘Gulf of Poets’, just across the border

in Liguria, haunt of, among others, Byron and Shelley; along the river to Lucca; and in the Serchio valley in the Apuan

Alps – the ‘Marble Mountains’, whose stone is so prevalent in the cathedrals and baptisteries of the major Tuscan cities.

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Pisa and a short transfer to your hotel for seven

nights half board accommodation in Marina di Pietrasanta.

Marina di Pietrasanta: the modern beach resort is 3km from the old

town of Pietrasanta, and has shops, bars, restaurants and pier. The

resort centre is 700m from your hotel, and there is a regular bus

service to Viareggio and beyond which stops near the hotel.

Days Two to Seven: In resort with three included walking excursions.

Walk 1: Along the river to Lucca. Coach transfer via Puccini’s Torre del

Lago (he called it Paradise) to Ripafratta, from where you walk along

the river to historic Lucca. On your route you will see villages with

impressive towers, and woods. In Lucca you walk along the ramparts

and have a little free time to explore. You return by train to your hotel

by train (25 minutes) and coach (15 minutes). 7 miles, almost level.

YOUR HOTEL

HOTEL JOSEPH HHH, Marina di Pietrasanta. (seven nights)

The Hotel Joseph, recently-refurbished, offers spacious lounge areas,

lift, bar, restaurant, terraces, and outdoor pool area with terrace and fine

views of the Versilia Coast. There is a wellness centre, with treatments

available (charges apply). Bedrooms are in two adjacent buildings, and

have shower, wc, safety deposit box and wifi. Twin rooms also have

balcony. (www.hoteljoseph.net)

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is

featured in our Escorted Holidays brochure with a touring programme.

Walk 2: Rail & Trail, the Serchio valley. You begin with a coach transfer

direct to the station at Aulla, in the Apuan Alps (32 miles, mainly

motorway). From there you take the 40-minute train journey through

the mountains to Piazza al Serchio. Your walk is approx. 6 miles to the

station at Poggio along the side of the valley (ascent/descent 150m),

through pastureland and chestnuts, with views towards old villages

and the Apuan Alps beyond. You return to your hotel by coach – time

permitting, there will be a stop in Lucca en route. Please note that, if

the train is not operating for any reason, a different walking excursion

will be arranged.

Walk 3: The Gulf of Poets. You have a 30-minute transfer north to

the village of Ameglia, at the mouth of the River Magra. From the old

hilltop village the walk takes you through the Montemarcello-Magra

Natural Park towards the maritime village of Tellaro, on the Gulf of

Poets. Tellaro is on the list of the ‘Most beautiful villages of Italy’: the

colourful fishermen’s houses cluster close to St George’s church. You

continue on to Lerici, with its 12th century castle (worth the climb to

get the view towards Portovenere and the offshore islands). You will

have time to explore Lerici before the return to your hotel. The walk is

6 miles, with 300m of ascent and descent.

An optional excursion to Florence by coach and rail will be available.

Day Eight: Free time until your transfer to Pisa airport and your flight

home.

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8 days from £919 June

Monte Isola & the Camonica Valley

Italy’s other beautiful lake is Lake Iseo: smaller than its more famous neighbours (15 miles long), but just as perfectlyformed!

Nestling amid the scenic mountains, in a bay at the gorgeous Northern end of the lake is the resort of Lovere.

You will walk in the hills close to Lovere, and travel by boat and scenic railway to walk in the UNESCO-listed Valcamonica

area, and on Italy’s largest lake island, the appropriately named Monte Isola, ‘Mountain Island’ – it rises a full 420m above

Iseo’s shimmering waters.

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Bergamo or Malpensa Airports. Transfer to

your resort of Lovere (40 minutes from Bergamo, 90 minutes from

Malpensa) for seven nights half board accommodation.

Lovere: Set on a bay of Lake Iseo, with a semi-circle of mountains

behind, the setting is wonderful. A member of ‘I Borghi Piu Belli

d’Italia’, ‘Italy’s Most Beautiful Villages’, this pretty little town of 5000

people has Italian-style arcaded streets, but with Swiss-style wooden

overhanging roofs. Along the lakeside are grand old palaces, a modern

yachting marina and a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants.

Climbing up into the old town, you are soon in an old-fashioned Italy

of shady squares and ancient church towers. There is good public

transport for getting around on local buses and a boat service which

links Lovere with Pisogne (15 minutes trip), which has a railway station

on the line between Brescia and Edolo.

Days Two to Seven: At leisure in resort with three included walking

excursions. Optional excursions, including historic Bergamo, and a

scenic trip to St Moritz aboard the Bernina Express Train, will also be

available.

Walk 1: You walk from the hotel, climbing into the hills behind Lovere.

The destination is St John’s Sanctuary, from where there are great

views of the lake. Return via a different route, through a grove of

chestnut trees, passing the village of Sellere. 6½ miles, 420m of

ascent and descent.

the valley. You then walk down to Capo di Ponte where you have free

time to explore and lunch. After lunch you walk from Capo di Ponte

(or Co de Put in the local dialect!) to the medieval villages of Cemmo

and Pescarzo and back down – 5 miles, 300m of ascent/descent. You

return to Lovere firstly by train to Pisogne and then by ferry arriving

back in Lovere at 1730 approx.

Day Eight: Free time until your departure to the airport. Depending

on flight times, there may be time for a spot of last-minute shopping

en route.

YOUR HOTEL

HOTEL LOVERE HHHH, Lovere, Lake Iseo (seven nights)

This hotel has 55 rooms. Standard rooms have private bath/shower,

wc, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, satellite tv and minibar.

Classic rooms with balcony and Superior rooms with balcony and partial

lake view are available at supplements. The hotel has a restaurant,

bar, gym, and terraces with view of the lake. There is also a spa area

(charges apply) with indoor pool, Sauna, Turkish Bath, Hydrojet, etc.

(www.hotellovere.it)

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is

featured in our Escorted Holidays brochure with a touring programme.

Walk 2: You travel slowly down the lake by boat, calling in at five

lakeside villages, en route to Monte Isola – journey time 75 minutes.

You walk 7 miles on Monte Isola, circling the island and climbing

420m to the summit at Madonna della Ceriola. The island has 2000

inhabitants and is also in the list of ‘Italy’s Most Beautiful Villages’. At

around 1600 you return to Lovere by boat.

Walk 3: Depart by coach to the Naquane Archaeological Park (20

miles). First you visit the Naquane Archaeological Park (entrance fee

included) – there are 2 miles of paths here, amid stone carvings of

animals and people dating from 3000 BC. There are good views over

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8 days from £819 March, April & June

The Italian Riviera & Monte Carlo

The holiday base is Bordighera, on the coast 18 miles to the east of Monte Carlo. The British have enjoyed strolling in and

around Bordighera since the 19th century – so much so it was an enclave where the local Italians were a minority. Today,

Bordighera is an extremely pleasant resort whose climate and scenery can be enjoyed in much the same as visitors of

yesteryear. It was also a favourite resort of Claude Monet who stayed ten weeks here and painted thirty five landscapes in

Bordighera and the neighbouring hills. There are three guided walks including one from Menton to Monte Carlo.

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Nice and transfer to your hotel (45-minutes) hotel in

Bordighera for seven nights half board accommodation.

Days Two to Seven: In Bordighera with three included walks. On

Day 2 there is a late morning walking tour pointing out the highlights

of the town.

Walk 1: Bordighera to Sasso & the Princedom of Seborga. For this walk

you start at the hotel on the seafront in Bordighera, passing through

the old town, before following an old watercourse through a valley of

palm trees to the pretty hamlet of Sasso. You then take the old road to

the village of Seborga, a historical curiosity: it is claimed that following

its omission from a series of treaties, it is not officially part of Italy!

9 miles there and back, with ascent/descent of 500m. If you wish to

walk a shorter distance, you can catch the local bus back from Sasso

or Seborga to Bordighera.

Walk 2: Taggia to the artists’ village of Bussana Vecchia. Coach

transfer to Taggia, which claims to be home to Italy’s longest medieval

bridge. You walk through the old town, and then climb through smart

villas, olive trees and greenhouses, following the old road and country

paths as far as Old Bussana - one of those ‘must-see’ places. What

was a completely empty village following the 1887 earthquake has

become home to a Bohemian artist community which took root in the

1960’s - not without controversy. 5 miles, 250m ascent.

Walk 3: Monte Carlo or Bust! You travel by coach to Menton, where

you walk up to Roquebrune village, before descending towards Monte

Carlo. Roquebrune, on Mont Gros, is a favourite place for hang-gliders,

and has fine views of Monte Carlo. Time permitting, you will have time

to explore a little of the Principality before you re-join the coach to

return to Bordighera, just 18 miles away. 7 miles, 200m of ascent/

descent.

the station, with services to Ventimiglia, and to San Remo and beyond.

There are also local bus services.

There will also be an optional excursion to the Nervia Valley. You drive

through Camporosso, a pretty village, and stop in medieval Dolceaqua,

dominated by the Dorias’ Castle. The bridge, over the Nervia river,

was painted by Monet in 1884. You will visit the ‘Visionarium’ – it will

surprise you, we promise! You continue up the valley to Pigna, a pretty

mountain village.

Day Eight: Free time until you depart for the airport. Dependent on

traffic conditions and flight timings, there may be time for some lastminute

shopping in Nice en route.

YOUR HOTEL

HOTEL PARIGI HHHH, Bordighera (seven nights)

This comfortable hotel is family-run and stands right on the seafront

promenade, just a short stroll from the town centre. Rooms have

flatscreen tv with satellite channels, air-conditioning, private bath or

shower, wc and hairdryer. Although the railway line passes 20 metres

behind the hotel, there are very few trains overnight and in any case

rooms are double-glazed. The holiday price is based on hill view

rooms. Side and full sea view rooms are available at a supplement.

(www.hotelparigi.com) Free one hour session in the hotel wellness centre.

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is

featured in our Escorted Holidays brochure with a touring programme.

In your free time there are several walking opportunities in the town

itself. One takes you to the scenes of several of Monet’s paintings.

Another is a one mile walk along the Lungomare Argentina – the

colourful flower-filled promenade along the beach and the longest

pedestrian promenade on the Riviera. It was inaugurated by Eva Perón

whose husband had visited Bordighera in 1947. On Thursday there is a

market on the seafront near the hotel. Your hotel is handily situated for

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8 days from £969 May

The Cinque Terre, Portofino & Lake Maggiore

This Italian holiday takes you to the millionaires’ haunts of Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure (where you spend four

nights), and takes in the spectacular landscapes of the Cinque Terre and Lake Maggiore. Along the way you will travel on

the picturesque ‘Three Valleys Railway’ into the heart of Columbus’ maritime city of Genoa.

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Milan, transfer to your hotel on Lake Maggiore for

two nights half board accommodation. Transfer times from Malpensa

and Bergamo are 30 minutes 1 ½ hours respectively.

Day Two: Half-day walking excursion. You walk to catch the train up

the lake. From the station at Fondotoce, you ascend 150m to the little

hamlet of Montorfano, which has stunning views over Lake Maggiore.

You continue down a gently sloping path to Mergozzo, a small village

on the shores of its own little lake. There is time to explore this typical

village and have lunch. You catch the train back from here. A gentle

walk, approx 2 hours, 150m climb and descent.

Day Three: Today you travel south by private coach to the Riviera

di Levante. Your first stop is Vercelli, a historic town surrounded by

paddy-fields (rice is exported worldwide from here). You continue

south, stopping for lunch en route, before you arrive at Casella, north

of Genoa, to board the ‘Three Valleys Train’.

In Genoa you will see something of the restored port and old city centre

before you complete your journey by coach to the chic resort of Santa

Margherita Ligure, where you spend four nights on a half board basis.

Santa Margherita lies in a sheltered bay, close to Portofino. Its harbour

is home to many gin-palace luxury yachts. All of this is close to your

hotel. Total today 160 miles, mainly motorway.

Days Four to Six: In Santa Margherita with included walking

excursions to the Cinque Terre and Portofino, and a free day.

Cinque Terre: The spectacular coastline, hills and villages landscapes

of the Cinque Terre are UNESCO-listed and within the National Park,

where the mountains drop almost vertically into the sea. Road access

is very limited. You walk to the station in Santa Margherita (600m) and

take the train to Monterosso (one hour), in the Cinque Terre. After a tour

of the old medieval town, you walk to the next village, Vernazza. The

trail is narrow; there are many steps built by the local farmers to get to

their vineyards and lemon groves. The walk takes about 2 ½ hours with

an ascent/descent of 300m. Once you reach Vernazza, you have time

for lunch and to enjoy the best-known town of the National Park. You

then continue by train to Manarola (7 minutes) to visit the village and

walk a short but spectacular loop (ascent/descent 100m) called “The

vineyards Trail” with breathtaking views of the town and coast. After

some free time, you travel back to Santa Margherita by train.

The destination for your third walk is Portofino. You start your day

with a walk through Santa Margherita Ligure, admiring its beautiful

baroque church and the garden of Villa Durazzo. At the end of the

sea promenade you take an old mule path up through the woods

for excellent views of the bay. You continue through the woods to

the most spectacular section of the walk, overlooking all the Tigullio

Gulf from Sestri Levante (12 miles distant) to Portofino. The trail goes

through a valley of the ancient olive mills to finally reach Portofino.

Actual walking time is about 3 hours, 4 miles, with 200m of ascent/

descent, but you take all morning, with a lunch break in the valley of

mills and arrive in Portofino in the early afternoon. Portofino’s colourful

hotchpotch of fisherman’s houses embraces its harbour and the luxury

craft of the nearby villa-owners. Above the harbour is Brown’s Castle,

and there are good views from the church. Weather permitting, you

return to Santa Margherita by boat (15 minute trip). If the seas are too

choppy, you return by public bus service.

Day Seven: You leave Santa Margherita and travel north, following a

slightly different route to take in the cathedral city of Pavia. You arrive

at Lake Maggiore in the afternoon, for one night, again on a half board

basis. Total today 152 miles, mainly motorway.

Day Eight: Free time until your transfer to the airport for your return

flight.

YOUR HOTELS

HOTEL MILAN SPERANZA AU LAC HHHH, Stresa (first two and

last nights)

This four-star hotel is in two adjacent buildings in the centre of Stresa,

overlooking the lake and opposite the boat station. The Speranza has a

pleasant street-front café while the Milan houses the hotel restaurant. All

rooms have bath or shower, wc, hairdryer and satellite tv. Lake view rooms

are available at a supplement. Milan Sperenza guests have use of the

swimming pool at the nearby Hotel Regina Palace. (www.milansperanza.it)

HOTEL JOLANDA HHH, Santa Margherita Ligure (four nights)

The Hotel Jolanda is ideally located in a quiet street in the heart of Santa

Margherita, just 200 yards from the pedestrianised town centre. The

boat stop and railway station are 8-10 minutes walk away. Rooms are

comfortably furnished with bath/shower, wc, hairdryer, minibar, safety box,

and satellite tv. There is a garden area, fitness room, safe, spa area and wifi

(charges apply to the last two). (www.hoteljolanda.it)

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is

featured in our Escorted Holidays brochure with a touring programme.

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8 days from £919 May

Elba & Tuscany

Napoleon was famously banished to Elba, before he returned to…meet his Waterloo. An extremely nice place to be exiled

to! Like him, you will travel across to one of Europe’s most enchanting islands where, on two guided walks, you will

wonder why he ever wanted to leave! But leave you must, too - to enjoy some of the scenic landscapes and beautiful cities

in Tuscany. Visits to ‘spooky’ Volterra and magnificent Siena are included. From your base in the old city of Prato there is

a third guided walk and mighty Florence is also easily accessible.

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Pisa. There is a short transfer to Livorno, Tuscany’s

second city, which has a Medici Fortress and mercantile ‘Little Venice’ area,

for one nights bed and breakfast accommodation.

Day Two: After breakfast, depart Livorno and head inland to Volterra, 45

miles away, an ancient walled town on a hilltop dominating the rolling

Tuscan countryside, with medieval and Renaissance buildings, Roman

theatre, forum and baths. D.H. Lawrence called Volterra ‘an inland island’,

and the popular vampire novel ‘New Moon’ (part of the Twilight Saga) was

set there – you can see why!

In the afternoon, you leave Volterra and drive to Piombino, 55 miles away,

to board the roll-on, roll-off ferry to Elba, less than 10 miles offshore – the

crossing takes just under an hour.

You continue the short distance to your hotel in Procchio for three nights

half board accommodation. Your hotel is in a quiet location on the beautiful

bay of Procchio on the north coast of the island, seven miles west of

Portoferraio.

Days Three and Four: From Procchio you have two included walking

excursions:

Walk 1: Elba’s West: Short coach transfer to Zanca, at a height of 300m on

the west coast of Elba, from whereyou walk down to Sant Andrea beach

(about 40 minutes). After a break, you walk down to the resort of Marciana

Marina with superb sea views as you go (about 3 hours, 4 miles, 100m

ascent/descent). After free time in Marciana Marina, you return to your hotel.

Walk 2: Elba’s South: Short coach transfer to the narrow Stella peninsula,

on the south coast. Your first path starts from the village of Lacona and

winds up 100m through wonderful Mediterranean vegetation (40 minutes),

with umbrella pines and eucalyptus prominent. After taking in the stunning

views, you retrace your steps and follow a different path around the

peninsula – a further 3 hours walk. There is free time in the village of Lacona

for lunch, after which there is a coach transfer to the island’s harbour town

of Portoferraio (time to climb to the fortress if you wish) and thence to

Procchio. Distance walked approx. 6 miles, ascent/descent 250m.

Day Five: Today you leave Elba and return to mainland Tuscany. You stop in

Siena before continuing to the walled city of Prato (total today 150 miles).

Siena is best known as the city of the spectacular bareback Palio Horse

race. The race takes place on the spectacular, shell-shaped Piazza del

Campo. St Catherine of Siena is, with St Francis, one of Italy’s two patron

saints – her head was supposedly smuggled out of Rome and is stored in

the church of St Dominic: and don’t miss the cathedral, one of Italy’s most

stunning Gothic churches.

You continue to Prato, just 10 miles from Florence (frequent train services

take 25 minutes), historic in its own right, and well worth taking time to

visit, but fortunately without the great Florentine tourist flows! Although

Prato is an important modern centre for textiles, the old town within the

walls is a world apart – a lovely place to stroll and enjoy the real Italy. Your

hotel is just a few steps from the town walls, so it’s easy to explore. Three

nights in Prato on a bed and breakfast basis.

Days Six and Seven: Free in Prato, with an included half day walking tour

of the old city and an included walking excursion. Otherwise you are free

in Prato – why not catch the local train to Florence, or to Pistoia, another

attractive nearby town. Both are just 20 minutes train ride, or 5 euros away!

Walk 3: You meet your guide at the hotel and catch the local bus just

out of town, to S.Lucia di Prato and walk through a rocky landscape with

springs and caves. There are views of the river valley, old villages and

woodlands. After your walk, you catch the bus back to town, for lunch and

a free afternoon. The walk is about 4 miles with ascents/descents of 350m.

Day Eight: Free time until your transfer to airport and your flight home.

Depending on flight times, there may be time for some last minute

shopping/sightseeing en route.

YOUR HOTELS

HOTEL GRAN DUCA HHHH, Livorno (one night)

The first night is spent at the Gran Duca in the centre of Livorno, overlooking

the harbour. As well as a piano bar it has a first class restaurant (there

are plenty of less expensive bars and restaurants nearby). Rooms are

air-conditioned with bath/shower, wc, tv and fridge. (www.granduca.it)

HOTEL BRIGANTINO HHH, Procchio, Elba (three nights)

A pleasant, family-run hotel 250m from the beautiful Procchio beach and a 15

minute walk to the small town centre. The hotel is set in attractive grounds and

has a bar, lounge, reading room, restaurant and outdoor pool. Bedrooms have

balcony, tv, shower and wc. The hotel has an agreement with a private area

on the beach where sun loungers and parasols are free to hotel guests (May to

September). (www.hotelbrigantino.com)

ART HOTEL MILANO HHHH, Prato (three nights)

The hotel is very handily situated close to medieval centre (the magnificent

13th century Palazzo Pretorio re-opened in late 2013 after a 20-year

restoration) the other side of the river to the train station. The hotel has a lobby

bar and breakfast room. Bedrooms have air conditioning, direct dial phone,

hairdryer, free wi-fi connection, safe, digital tv. (www.arthotel-milano.it)

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is

featured in our Escorted Holidays brochure with a touring programme.

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8 days from £969 May

Lake Maggiore

This holiday includes a week on Lago Maggiore, Italy’s second largest lake, which stretches north from Lombardy and up

into Switzerland. It lies, sheltered, on the south side of the Alps, making for a mild climate and consequent lush vegetation,

with Mediterranean and exotic flora, including azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias. Maggiore is, in our view, much more

scenic than, for example, the much larger Lake Garda to the East.

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Milan, transfer to your hotel on Lake Maggiore

for seven nights half board accommodation. Transfer times from

Malpensa, Linate and Bergamo are 30 minutes, 1 hour and 1 hour 30

minutes respectively.

DAYS TWO TO SEVEN: On Lago Maggiore with 3 included walking

excursions. Your base is Stresa, half way up the lake, which was put

on the 19th century ‘Grand Tour’ map by Napoleon’s widening of the

access road to the Simplon Pass – illustrious visitors came to enjoy the

lakeside villas and health-giving waters. The lakeside promenade near

the hotel allows for a pleasant stroll to the pretty town centre - around

the main Piazza there is a good range of shops, bars, and restaurants,

and from the art nouveau ‘imbarcadero’ boats and steamers traverse

the lake on a regular basis (various types of tourist ticket are available).

Walk 1: Suna, the ‘Portofino of the Lake’, and Cavandone. Across the

bay lies Suna, the most evocative part of Verbania. You travel there by

local bus and begin your walk through the clustered medieval village

houses, linked by seemingly random arched passageways. You then

follow a mule track past orchards, fine old villas, a 14th century tower

and a chapel, from where there are lovely views out over the lake

towards the Borromean islands and the Alps beyond. Passing through

a chestnut grove, you reach the hamlet of Cavandone, the ‘Village of

Stone Carvings’, returning to Suna by a different route. 5 miles, 265m

of ascent/descent.

There will also be a fourth, optional walk. On your free days, there

is lots to see. Don’t miss the magnificent Borromean Palace on Isola

Bella, and the Villa Taranto, with its wonderful garden, created by the

Scottish captain Neil MacEacharn. Optional coach excursions are also

available.

Day Eight: Free time until you depart for the airport for your flight

home.

YOUR HOTEL

HOTEL MILAN SPERANZA AU LAC HHHH, Stresa (seven nights)

This four-star hotel is in two adjacent buildings in the centre of Stresa,

overlooking the lake and opposite the boat station. The Speranza has a

pleasant street-front café while the Milan houses the hotel restaurant. All

rooms have bath or shower, wc, hairdryer and satellite tv. Lake view rooms

are available at a supplement. Milan Sperenza guests have use of the

swimming pool at the nearby Hotel Regina Palace. (www.milansperanza.it)

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is

featured in our Escorted Holidays brochure with a touring programme.

Please refer to the enclosed ‘Dates, Prices and Flight Information’ for

details of departure dates, prices and flights

Walk 2: The Western Lake/Monte alle Croci. You take the train to Lesa

(a 12-minute journey), and climb gradually towards Comnago – there

are views to Angera castle, over on the other side of the lake. Passing

the Maria Assunta Chapel you climb through the wood to reach the

summit of Monte alle Croci, with a wonderful panorama of the Lake.

Return is by a different route, partly on a road and partly on a mule

track. 6 miles, 420m of ascent/descent.

Walk 3: The Chestnut route: Belgirate to Stresa. You catch the train

to Belgirate, 10 minutes away, and follow a route through the woods

above the lake, climbing towards the villages of Falchetto and Passera

before descending into Stresa. 5 miles, 260m of ascent/descent.

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8 days from £889 May

Crete - East & West

Crete, the largest Greek island, offers a wide range of attractions: from sandy beaches to spectacular walks through

gorges and ravines - there is something here for everyone! The island’s history – from the Minoan civilisation of 2000BC

onwards - is remarkable. Crete has amazing landscapes, with opportunities for walks taking in some of the main cultural

and natural sights, such as the Mirtia Gorge. This two-centre walking holiday will get you close to the real heart of this

wonderful island, the backdrop for ‘Who pays the Ferryman?’ and Victoria Hislop’s ‘The Island’.

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Heraklion. 20-minute transfer to your hotel four

nights half board accommodation. Your base is the village of Kato

Gouves, a smallish, quiet resort with hotels, tavernas and reasonable

shopping facilities. The pace of life is slower, however, than in the

island’s major resorts.

Days Two to Four: At leisure in Eastern Crete, with an included

walking excursion.

Walk 1: The Lassithi Plateau, walking in the footsteps of the Gods. 11-

mile coach transfer onto the plateau, where you start your walk near

the village of Lagou. You are on the slopes of Mount Dicti, birthplace of

Zeus. You follow a 4000-year-old Minoan path and an unpaved road to

the village of Gonies. 7 miles, ascent of 150m, descent of 250m.

There is also the chance to join an optional trip to the Gulf of Mirabello,

including Elounda and the island of Spinalonga, a former leper colony.

Day Eight: Free time until your departure for the airport, just over an

hour away. Depending on flight timings, there may be time for some

last-minute sightseeing en route.

YOUR HOTELS

THE LAVRIS HOTEL HHHH, Kato Gouves (four nights)

The description of the hotel is on page 27.

HOTEL THEARTEMIS BEACH HHHH, Rethymnon (three nights)

The hotel is close to the town’s long sandy beach and boulevard,

and 20 minutes on foot from the Old Town of Rethymnon. It

consists of 175 well-appointed and recently renovated rooms.

All the rooms are equipped with satellite tv, direct dial telephone,

refrigerator, safety deposit box, bath/shower, wc and hairdryer. The

restaurant offers a variety of Greek and international specialities.

(www.theartemis.gr)

Day Five: Today you leave for Rethymnon, 75 miles to the west. On the

way you walk in the beautiful Mirtia Gorge.

Walk 2: The trail through the gorge is partly shaded by plane trees,

and is through an area often rich in flowers and herbs. You follow a

stream with a pretty watermill on it and small ‘lakes’. 40m ascent,

80m descent, 5 miles. From here you continue to your second hotel for

three nights half board accommodation.

Extend your holiday – extra week available at Lavris Hotel.

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is

featured in our Escorted Holidays brochure with a touring programme.

Days Six and Seven: At leisure in Rethymnon, Western Crete, with

an included walking excursion.

Rethymnon has a pleasant beach and resort area, but by contrast

with your first centre, is quite a large town, with 40000 inhabitants,

including a sizeable student population. It has an impressive Venetian

fortress and harbour, and some interesting museums.

Walk 3: Short transfer to Armenoi, with its Minoan cemetery, for a

pleasant walk on paths and dirt roads, passing through fields and

small villages. It’s 7 miles, 50m of ascent and descent to Valsamonero,

from where you travel by coach to Lake Kournas, some 15 miles away,

for a stop set amid olives and mountain scenery, and from there back

to your hotel in Rethymnon.

There is also the chance to join an optional excursion to Chania, with

its walled Venetian Harbour, old town and interesting market area.

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8 days from £909 May

Crete, Gouves - no single supplement

From your holiday base in Kato Gouves you have three included full day tours with guided walks allowing you to really

discover the beauty and variety of Northern Crete. The scenic Kounavi Gorge, the open-air museum at Lychnostatis, wine

tasting, the amazing views on Mount Ida – these are just a few of the highlights for you to enjoy. And when you’re not

appreciating the magnificent Cretan countryside on a guided walk there is plenty of time to relax and enjoy the facilities

of your four star hotel in Kato Gouves.

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Heraklion, short transfer to your hotel for seven

nights half board accommodation in the resort of Kato Gouves.

Days Two to Seven: Free in Kato Gouves with three tours with

guided walks.

Walk 1: The Northern Crete Countryside. After breakfast meet your

local walking guide and depart for an introductory tour of Northern

Crete and its countryside. When you get to the vineyards around the

villages of Skalani and Mirtia your walk starts through the Kounavi

Gorge. A scenic path goes along and over the water stream through

lush vegetation and abundant wild flowers. At the end of the gorge you

continue through olive groves and vineyards to the traditional village of

Skalani where you have free time for lunch. The guided walk through

the Kounavi Gorge is approximately 5 miles with ascents/descents of

150m/220m. The day’s tour includes a total of 46 miles by coach.

Walk 2: Traditional Crete. After breakfast you visit to the open-air

museum at Lychnostatis which offers an insight into authentic Cretan

life. In a guided tour through the compound you can marvel at Cretan

architecture and the old traditional life style. You then travel into the

Pediados region where your guided walk starts near the village of

Potamies. The walk covers fertile ground between thousands of olive

trees, with splendid views on the mountain peaks, and passes a church

before reaching the small and lovely village of Karouzano where you

have an included lunch. The guided walk from Potamies to Karouzano

is approximately 5,5 miles with ascents/descents of 100m/200m. The

day’s tour includes a total of 32 miles by coach.

of Crete including a visit to the Arkadi monastery - one of the island’s

most famous due to the holocaust it suffered in 1866. You also visit

the pottery village of Margarites next to a beautiful green ravine, and

have a walking tour of the city of Rethymnon through the charming old

quarter including the harbour and the narrow streets and squares with

Turkish and Venetian architecture.

Day Eight: Free time until departure for the airport and your flight

home.

YOUR HOTEL

THE LAVRIS HOTEL HHHH, Kato Gouves (seven nights)

The Lavris Hotel features a bar, cosy lounge with television, restaurant, and a

room for reading, playing cards or table games. Outside are two fresh water

swimming pools with sun beds and one indoor pool, a pool bar, a snack bar/

tavern and a minimarket. Your comfortable room is in one of the 2 storey units

and has a shower or bath and toilet. Rooms have telephone, hairdryer, safe

(extra charge), internet (extra charge), television, minifridge, air-conditioning

and a balcony or terrace. Views vary - some have sea view, others pool view

or garden view. The hotel is approx. 500m from the beach. There is a bus stop

150m. away, and it is 5 minutes walking to the village centre. The picturesque

old village Gouves is approx. 1 mile walking. (www.lavrishotels.com – see

Bungalows)

Extend your holiday - extra week available at Lavris Hotel.

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is

featured in our Escorted Holidays brochure with a touring programme.

Walk 3: Mount Ida – the East slope. A scenic drive along olive groves

and vineyards brings you to the east slope of Mount Ida, Crete’s highest

mountain. The walk starts near the village Assites, set in an agriculture

region. During the walk you visit a ceramic workshop and the Antonios

church from where there is a spectacular view of the narrow gorge.

The walk is mostly downhill over dirt roads and paths between olive

trees and vineyards. The walk ends in the village of Siva where you

have a wine tasting. The walk is approximately 6 miles with ascents/

descents of 100m/300m. The day’s tour includes a total of 44 miles

by coach.

As well as the included walks there will be an optional tour in the west

Please refer to the enclosed ‘Dates and Flight Information’ for details of departure dates, prices and flights.

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8 days from £879 June & July

The Harz Mountains, Berlin & Potsdam

This trip is a fascinating mixture of big city and modern history in Berlin, imperial capitals in Goslar and Potsdam, medieval

towns in Quedlinburg and Wittenberg, and wonderful scenery in the Harz mountains. Modern ‘iron curtain’ history in the

old GDR also features. A highlight of the holiday is the iconic walk along the Goetheweg (Goethe’s Path) to the Brocken –

the highest point of the Harz, and a meeting place for witches described in Goethe’s Faust.

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Berlin, short transfer to your hotel for three nights bed

and breakfast accommodation. Berlin’s Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg

Gate and Jesse Owens’ Olympic Stadium spring immediately to mind,

but this is also a thriving, newly European capital city with emblematic

buildings such as the new Bundestag – well worth a visit! Berlin is also

home to some of the best museums around – all conveniently clustered

together on Museum Island – such as the marvellous Museum of

Antiquities and the recently-reopened Neues Museum, with its wonderful

Egyptology Collection.

Days Two and Three: There is a half-day city tour, and a half-day

walking excursion. The rest of your time is free for you to explore the city

and visit some of the wonderful museums.

Walk 1: The Waansee. You take the S-bahn to Waansee station for a level

6-mile walk along the Waansee (Lake Waan, part of the River Havel).

Passing sailing clubs and the ‘Peacock Island’ nature reserve, you reach

the famous Glienicker Bridge, the bridge between Berlin and Potsdam,

the usual point of exchange for Cold War spies. From here you catch the

bus back to Wannsee station or, if you prefer, continue into the centre of

Potsdam, 3 miles further on.

Day Four: You leave Berlin and travel through the former East Germany

to Wittenberg where, in 1517, Luther famously nailed his “95 Theses’’

to the door of the Castle Church - challenging the teachings of the

Church and the authority of the Pope. Today you also stop in picturesque

Quedlinburg (like Wittenberg, also on the UNESCO World Heritage list),

a maze of cobbled streets and quaint fairy-tale houses, overlooked by

its 16th century castle, before continuing to Goslar for three nights half

board accommodation. 190 miles today.

Days Five and Six: Goslar is also on the UNESCO World Heritage list,

thanks to its old town of decorated half-timbered houses, and was an

important seat of the Holy Roman Empire - the Imperial Palace was

founded in 1040, but reconstructed in the 19th century. There are two

included walking excursions from Goslar.

Walk 2: Around the Bocksberg. Your first walk in the Harz is a half day

walk from the pretty spa town and ski resort of Hahnenklee, 10 miles

south of Goslar. Your circular route is around the Bocksberg Mountain,

partly on forest tracks with good views on all sides of the mountain. 4

miles, 130m of ascent and descent. After your walk there is time to look

at Hahnenklee, with its lake and wooden Norwegian-style Church which

dates from 1907. You also have a guided walking tour of Goslar today.

Walk 3: Goethe’s Path to the Brocken (full day). After a 20-minute coach

transfer to the Torfhaus National Park Visitors Centre, you follow (roughly)

in Goethe’s 1777 footsteps, crossing unusual high altitude peat moors

and following an old watercourse. You then cross the old ‘inner border’

between East and West Germany which, having remained untouched

for 37 years, is a modern-day treasure trove of flora and fauna: the 858

mile ‘death strip’ is now Europe’s largest nature reserve. You reach the

Brocken summit, which housed the world’s first television tower (built

to broadcast the 1936 Olympics), and Stasi and Soviet military listening

posts, where you will have time to visit the Brockenhaus museum

(entrance fee applies), and have a drink in the Witches’ Flight Café! After

your stop atop the Brocken, you walk down towards the mountain resort

of Schierke for your transfer back to Goslar. Total: 9 miles, 330m ascent,

500m descent.

Day Seven: You leave the Harz and travel to Potsdam for a short

sightseeing tour. The lakes and rivers contrast beautifully with the

numerous palaces and castles – such as the Cecilienhof (which hosted

the 1945 conference where the United States, Russia and Britain decided

on the post-war future of Germany) and the UNESCO-listed Sanssouci

Palace, in its enormous park. The walled-off “Forbidden City”, with its

Russian villas, was once controlled by the KGB, and gives an insight into

Cold War Potsdam. One nights bed and breakfast accommodation has

been reserved for you in Potsdam. 155 miles today.

Day Eight: Free time until your transfer to the airport and your return flight.

YOUR HOTELS

LEONARDO HOTEL BERLIN CITY WEST HHHH, Berlin (three nights)

This hotel has a super location in a quiet residential area with excellent access

to all parts of the city – there is a metro stop just around the corner. The

hotel has a bar/lounge area, lift and comfortable bedrooms with full facilities.

(www.leonardo-hotels.com)

HOTEL DER-ACHTERMANN HHHH, Goslar (three nights)

Situated on the edge of the old town and convenient for all the sights, parts of

this apparently modern hotel are 500 years old! All rooms have bath/shower,

wc, hairdryer, minibar, radio and tv. Free wifi in reception. There is a cafe/bar at

the front of the hotel, and the hotel’s spa area with sauna and indoor pool is free

to guests. (www.der-achtermann.de)

MERCURE HOTEL HHHH, Potsdam (one night)

The Mercure Hotel Potsdam offers 210 comfortable, air-conditioned rooms with

shower, wc, hairdryer, tv, phone, safety deposit box, and minibar. There is bar,

restaurant and free wifi in reception. It is located in the city centre, right by the

wharf and 200m from the main train station. Sanssouci and all the major sights

of Potsdam are 5-20 minutes walk away. (www.mercure.com)

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is

featured in our Escorted Holidays brochure with a touring programme.

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Please refer to the enclosed ‘Dates and Flight Information’ for details of departure dates, prices and flights.


8 days from £769 June

Poland - Krakow & the High Tatras

Two of Poland’s most spectacular sites, Krakow and Zakopane, are brought together in this holiday of contrasts. Firstly,

the medieval UNESCO-listed university city of Krakow, for centuries Poland’s capital, and hometown of both Chopin and

Pope John Paul II. Your second base is Zakopane, Poland’s highest city, amidst the spectacular Tatra Mountains and

situated 800m above sea level. Zakopane is famous for its unique wooden architecture, featuring pretty, wood-fronted,

19th century villas with high, sloped roofs! Your journey between Krakow and Zakopane will take a little longer than you

might have expected – you will spend 2-3 hours gently meandering through the Dunajec River Gorge on rafts! This will

allow you to fully appreciate the rocky landscapes of the Pieniny Mountains. (Note: the coach continues with your luggage

– if weather conditions dictate, or if anyone prefers, the land route by coach may be used).

PROGRAMME

Throughout the tour you are on a bed and breakfast basis. There is a

wide variety of lunch and dinner options available in all price ranges in

both Krakow and Zakopane. Your representative will be happy to assist

if required, but English is widely spoken

Day One: Flight to Krakow. On arrival you meet our representative

and transfer to your hotel in Krakow for three nights bed and breakfast

accommodation.

Days Two and Three: Included half day walking tour of Old Krakow,

also known as Stare Miasto. There is also an optional afternoon

excursion to the stunning Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Walk 1: From Krakow there is also an included walking excursion. You

travel by local bus for a 5-mile walk in the forested Ojcowski National

Park, Poland’s smallest National Park, located 8 miles north of Krakow.

Ascent and descent of 100m.

Day Four: Today you travel to Zakopane, but instead of doing all the

journey by road, you take 2-3 hours rafting gently through the stunning

scenery of the Dunajec River Gorge, before arriving at Zakopane, in the

heart of the Tatra Mountains. Four nights are spent here on a bed &

breakfast basis.

Days Five to Seven: In Zakopane, with two included guided walks.

Walk 2: You take the local bus to walk through a glacial valley (Malej

Laki) to Kondracka Pass, at a height of 1725m. You descend the valley

towards Zakopane. The walk is about 9 miles with a climb and descent

of 700m each.

Walk 3: You travel out of Zakopane by bus to start your walk near to

the Slovakian border. The walk follows a trail through Hala Gasienicowa

alpine meadow (1500m) and then back to Zakopane. The walk is about

8 miles and with 300m of ascent and 650m of descent.

While staying in Zakopane you also have the opportunity to cross

the border into Slovakia, Poland’s southern neighbour, on an optional

excursion. The High Tatra Mountains straddle the Polish-Slovakian

border, and you will be able to experience the fantastic scenery from

a different perspective – the cable car from Stary Smokovec to the

mountain town of Hrebienok, at an altitude of 1200m. There is the

chance to take a walk along marked paths to the scenic waterfalls of

the area.

Day Eight: Free time until your departure transfer to the airport and

your return flight home. Depending on flight times, there may be some

time in Krakow en route to the airport.

YOUR HOTELS

Hotel Wyspianski HHH, Krakow (3 nights)

The hotel is named after the famous Polish artist, poet and playwright,

Stanislaw Wyspianski, who once lived in a house at the site of the hotel. It

is located right in the centre of Krakow, the proverbial stone’s throw from

the main square. Rooms are fully equipped with bath/shower, wc, hairdryer,

satellite tv, telephone and radio. There is also a restaurant and a bar. (www.

hotel-wyspianski.pl)

HOTEL WERSAL HHH, Zakopane (4 nights)

This hotel is located in a quiet, yet central, area of Zakopane. It has 42 rooms

with bath/shower wc, hairdryer, satellite tv, radio and telephone. There is a

restaurant offering both traditional Polish and international cuisine and a bar

serving hot and cold drinks. (www.hotelwersal.pl)

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is

featured in our Escorted Holidays brochure with a touring programme.

Please refer to the enclosed ‘Dates and Flight Information’ for details of departure dates, prices and flights.

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8 days from £859 May

The Julian Alps of Slovenia, Venice & Trieste

The Italian cities of Venice and Trieste, the coastline of the Venice Gulf and the Julian Alps of Slovenia are the ingredients

for this varied and interesting walking holiday. The ‘Serenissima’ – the ‘most serene’ Venetian republic, governed much of

the Adriatic. The Winged Lion of St Mark, the city’s emblem, can be seen everywhere in the region - look out for it in Trieste

when you travel between Italy and Slovenia. As well as a visit to Venice by night, there is a guided walk down into James

Joyce’s Trieste, another in the mountain resort of Kranjska Gora and a third around beautiful Lake Bled high in the Alps.

PROGRAMME

Day One: Flight to Venice or Treviso airports. Transfer to your hotel (40

minutes from Venice airport, one hour from Treviso) for two nights half

board accommodation in Lido di Jesolo, a resort town with 10 miles

of beach.

Day Two: After breakfast, you set off for a full day excursion to nearby

Venice. There is a 40-minute coach transfer to Punta Sabbioni for the

scenic boat trip across the lagoon – you arrive close to Piazza San

Marco. After a walking tour with local guide, you will have time to

explore the world’s most romantic city, the city of canals and islands.

You return to your hotel, again by boat and coach, in time for dinner.

Day Three: Today you drive east towards the border with the former

Yugoslavia. Your main stop today is Trieste, once the major port of the

Habsburg Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Walk 1: You access Trieste down a picturesque path with stunning sea

views from Vila Opicina, passing close to the Emperor Franz Joseph

obelisk and the route of the hybrid tram and funicular railway from Vila

Opicina, which descends through suburban areas right into the heart

of this old city of fine buildings and spacious squares, once the main

port of the Hapsburg Empire. The path is 5 miles and descends 350m

as it goes. In Trieste, you will also have some free time to explore the

city where James Joyce lived and wrote many of his masterpieces.

After the walk you cross into Slovenia and head for the mountain resort

of Kranjska Gora in the Upper Sava Valley, for four nights half board

accommodation. 218 miles today.

Days Four to Six: In Kranjska Gora with two included walking

excursions and a free day, when an optional excursion into the Austrian

province of Carinthia, with its sparkling blue lakes, will be offered.

Walk 2: Kranjska Gora. Your circular walk climbs to the village of

Srednji Vrh, with great views of the mountains, before descending to

the riverside and returning to Kranjska Gora. 7 miles, 200m of ascent/

descent.

Walk 3: Coach transfer to Lake Bled for two walks. Firstly, you walk

from Bled, passing through unspoilt villages to reach the Vintgar Gorge,

with a boardwalk above the river in its narrow gorge. On returning to

Bled (6 miles so far, fairly level) you have some free time before the

second part of your Bled walking day, undertaking the best-known

walk in Slovenia. This walk (a further 4 miles) has superb views over

Lake Bled, its Castle and to the surrounding mountains. It is level apart

from the climb up to the viewpoint on the hill of Osojnica.

Day Seven: Today you leave Slovenia for Italy. You cross the border

and head to Udine, an interesting city with a long history. A Roman city

in origin, it stands at a crossroads of languages and cultures: a mix of

Italian, Slav and German elements, with a castle and stunning, marble,

Romanesque Duomo. From there you continue back to Lido di Jesolo

for one nights half board accommodation. 153 miles today.

Day Eight: Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

YOUR HOTELS

HOTEL SALUS HHHH, Lido di Jesolo (first two and last nights)

The hotel is a two minute walk from the beach and has a bar, restaurant

and lounge and an outdoor pool. Bedrooms have air-conditioning,

satellite tv, minibar, and a bathroom with shower and hairdryer.

(www.hotelsalus.com)

HOTEL KOMPAS HHHH, Kranjska Gora (four nights)

The hotel lies 200 yards from the village centre. It has a restaurant,

lounge, bar, garden, indoor pool, and comfortable modern bedrooms

with cable tv, phone, safety deposit box, hairdryer, and bath/shower

and wc. There is also a spa (charges apply). The hotel is part of the HIT

hotel group and guests are welcome to avail themselves of the facilities

of nearby sister hotels including the wellness centre (charges apply).

(www.hitholidays-kg.si/Accommodation/Hotel-Kompas)

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, it is

featured in our Escorted Holidays brochure with a touring programme.

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Please refer to the enclosed ‘Dates and Flight Information’ for details of departure dates, prices and flights.


General Information

ITINERARIES AND HOTELS: Accommodation has been reserved in the hotels mentioned,

but we do reserve the right to substitute similar hotels should circumstances dictate. Please

note that at the discretion of the hotels (and their view of the local climate), lido and pool areas,

as well as air-conditioning, may not be operational, and hotels’ charging policies for access

to spas, safety deposits, wifi, etc are always subject to change. Half board normally includes

evening dinner and breakfast. We make group bookings in hotels. In some hotels this will

mean a set menu at dinner with no or limited choice, so please make sure we are aware of any

special dietary requirements. Where house wine is included with dinner, this will be limited in

colour, type and quantity by the hotel! Please refer to Clause 19 of our Booking Conditions for

further information regarding hotels. Hotel check-in times are usually between 2pm and 3pm,

check-out times between 10am and 12 noon on the day of departure. However, times do vary.

Therefore, if you check-in immediately after a night flight this would normally count as one

night’s accommodation. Similarly if your return flight is at night you will normally be required to

vacate your room in the morning prior to leaving for the airport later on. Day rooms are subject

to availability/cost and should be arranged locally with the hotel. The order of visits described

may be subject to change. Where a train or boat journey features in a programme the journey

will be made by road if, for any reason, the train or boat is not operating. Optional excursions

operate at extra cost and are subject to minimum numbers. Changes may be made to the

particulars in this brochure at any time.

WALKS:WALKING GROUPS AND INSURANCE: The walks are designed for regular walkers

of average fitness. If you wish to walk further, our guides will assist you with information on

other walking possibilities in the area. If you wish to stick to shorter distances, some of our

walks can be abridged to suit – though in some instances you may have to pay for a taxi back

to the hotel from a convenient point!

For your comfort and security, and in recognition of the fact that paths in places may be stony

or wet, it is essential that you should have appropriate footwear: either strong walking shoes

or boots (new boots should be broken in) which give ankle support and have soles with a

good grip – walking poles (collapsible to fit inside hold luggage), if you have them, take the

strain off the joints, and are handy if not essential. A light waterproof coat is advisable, as is

sun cream and a hat; binoculars and camera are an extremely good idea, and drinking water

is essential.

The details of the walks are believed correct at the time of printing. However, they may be

amended due to local conditions or substituted with walks of similar content and quality. Similarly

the order of operation of the walks is subject to confirmation. Distances and elevations

should be taken as indicative only and may not agree with local signage nor with GPS systems’

readings, which, as we have found out, do not always agree with each other! Please bear in

mind that while walks are on marked paths, farm tracks and tarmac roads, the different nature

of terrain, vegetation and local standards in the resort areas means that these are often very

different to those you would find in the UK. Vive la difference!

We normally provide a walking guide/assistant guide for every 15-20 walkers. This ratio can

change slightly for operational reasons (e.g. terrain, local regulations, guide availability). When

required, transport to the start point is included. If we use a larger coach to get more than one

walking group to a start point, you may be asked to delay starting out so as to keep walking

groups separate.

Please check with your insurer if in doubt. Our travel insurance covers you for group walks up to

an altitude of 3000m (approx 9850ft). The highest altitude reached on any of our group walks is

2550m (8415ft). If you decide to walk separately from our group, or if you have not taken out our

insurance please ensure your cover is valid, particularly if you are going above 2000m/6560ft.

EXTENDED STAYS: Where it is possible to extend your holiday and have an extra week, all

excursions are planned to take place during the first week. Please note that in some cases

during the second week an emergency contact number will be given in lieu of the services of a

local representative. Naturally, your return airport transfer will be arranged for you.

PRICES: These are subject to change - please see Clause 3 of our Booking Conditions. However,

once we have confirmed your booking, your holiday price is guaranteed. Please

note that optional excursions, porterage, drinks with main meals and travel insurance are not

normally included in the holiday price. In some places tourist taxes are being introduced, which

are paid in resort by hotel guests. These are not included in the holiday price and will have to

be paid by you directly to the hotel. We shall let you know if such taxes apply when you book

or as soon as we become aware if they are introduced after you booked.

PAYMENTS BY CREDIT CARD: Please note that balance or part balance payments by credit

card are subject to a charge of 2% of the payment being made. No charges apply to payments

by cheque, debit card, bank transfer, or where full payment is made at the time of booking.

CUSTOMER CARE: Our customers have all the assurance of booking an ATOL protected holiday

from a tour operator which cares about its customers. You can read comments from some

of the customers our staff looked after so well during the ash crisis in the spring and during

the strikes in France and Spain in the autumn of 2010 at www.preferredts.com. If your homeward

flight is disrupted, we will get you home as soon as possible. If the airline has not made

arrangements for accommodation and meals we shall do so. Please note that in order to offer

this service we rely on your cooperation in dealing with claims for reimbursement from the airline

concerned. Please see clause 18 for our general policy on flight cancellations and delays.

FLEXIBLE ARRANGEMENTS: Obviously the departure dates of our holidays are set and as

advertised. Occasionally extra dates will be added due to demand – please look at our website

www.preferredts.com or call us. If you wish to combine two holidays into a longer break, or e.g.

stay behind in your destination country to visit friends, we will try to assist and arrange special

flight arrangements. Please note that for bookings including special flight arrangements there

will be an administration fee of £15 per person, and the deposit payment (non-refundable) will

be £250 per person.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS AND TRAVEL ADVICE: There are no compulsory health requirements

for the countries we visit. For up to date UK government health and travel advice please

visit www.dh.gov.uk/ travellers (020 7210 4850) or check with your GP, practice nurse or travel

health clinic for advice. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office provides up-to-date travel advice

at www.fco.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo

EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD (EHIC):The EHIC replaced the old E111 in 2006.

Your EHIC lets you get state healthcare at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. It will cover

you for treatment that is needed to allow you to continue your stay until your planned return.

The card is not an alternative to travel insurance. It will not cover any private medical healthcare

or costs such as mountain rescue in ski resorts, being flown back to the UK, or lost or stolen

property. Therefore, it is important to have both an EHIC and a valid private travel insurance

policy. Most insurers now insist you hold an EHIC. The EHIC is valid in all European Economic

Area (EEA) countries. The EEA is a free trade zone between countries of the European Union

(EU), Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein. The regulations on access to healthcare in the EEA

also apply in Switzerland. Applying for an EHIC is free of charge. You can apply online at www.

ehic.org.uk or by phoning the automated service on 0300 3301350.

PASSPORTS/VISAS: Full British passport required. No visa requirements for UK citizens. Nationals

of other countries should consult the appropriate authorities. For visits to countries in the

EU, passports must be valid on the day of return, but you should give yourself some leeway.

Furthermore, requirements for countries outside the EU vary so we suggest you have 6 months

validity from the date of your return to cover all eventualities. Please call us if you would like

information about a specific country. You must have a passport for travel to/from the UK. In

case your passport is lost or stolen overseas, a photocopy of the photograph page will be of

help in obtaining an emergency passport from the Consulate for return travel. Make sure you

are insured for the costs of obtaining an emergency passport. These will be the application fees

but may also include expensive transport costs getting to/from the Consulate.

YOUR FINANCIAL PROTECTION: All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays in this brochure

are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL

Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels

and other services) is listed on it. Please see Clause 14 of our booking conditions for further

information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to:

www.atol.org.uk/ATOLcertificate.

DATA PROTECTION: Please be assured that we have measures in place to protect the personal

booking information held by us. This information will be passed on to the principal and

to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements. The information may also be provided to

public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law.

Certain information may also be passed on to security or credit checking companies. If you

travel outside the European Economic Area, controls on data protection may not be as strong

as the legal requirements in this country. We will only pass your information on to persons

responsible for your travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive information that you

give to us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/religious requirements. (If we cannot

pass this information to the relevant suppliers, whether in the EEA or not, we will be unable to

provide your booking. In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on

to the relevant persons.) Full details of our data protection policy are available upon request.

We may also send you from time to time details of our other products and services and/or

those of our newspaper and carefully selected third parties which may be of interest to you. If

you do not wish to receive such information please indicate this in the space provided on the

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These holidays are operated by High Concepts Ltd t/a Preferred Travel Services. Registered

in England No. 4000185.

ISSUED September 2016

Reservations hotline: 0116 279 3929


ABOUT US: Preferred Travel Services is an award

winning, independently owned, friendly company whose

two directors share more than 70 years of travel industry

experience. Since our first walking holiday in Catalonia in

2004, we have expanded our programme to include 10

countries. We are very proud of, and grateful for the level

of repeat custom we enjoy. Here are some comments from

customers who have travelled with us this year.

This was my first tour with Preferred Travel and I would like to say that I

am already looking to book another. The hotel in Lovere was an excellent

choice. Janica was an excellent representative for the trips and Marta

was a very knowledgeable walking guide. Both were very professional

and instilled confidence in the group. I cannot thank Preferred Travel

enough, a very well organised trip.

Mr T, Nottingham (Monte Isola & the Camonica Valley)

Good balance of walking, history, flora & fauna and leisure time. Informative

and interesting.

Ms M, Peebles (Crete – East & West)

I have returned from a most enjoyable holiday and would like to congratulate

you on the excellent Bella Playa hotel, good location, very well

furnished, rooms excellent, staff very helpful and friendly and food of

a good quality. Walks which were interesting and informative with the

services of a cheerful and helpful guide. First class transport from and to

Palma to the hotel. I will certainly use your company again. Thank you.

Mr M, Sunderland (Mallorca)

One of the best holidays ever - far surpassed all expectations. Tour

guides and excursions really excellent. Thanks to all concerned.

Mrs L, Harrogate (Catalonia)

Once again we have the pleasure and privilege to say THANK YOU for

our recent holiday Walking in the High Pyrenees. The core programme of

walks was excellent. Our guide in Andorra – Marco – was well experienced

and got us all ‘back home’ safely and on time. Our Soldeu hotel

was most comfortable with superb views of the surrounding mountains.

Mr M, Sheffield

Brilliant holiday. Wonderful guides. Beautiful part of the world. Thank you.

Ms B, Belfast (Western Andalucia)

This was an excellent holiday. The accommodation was good and all the

hotel staff friendly and helpful. Food excellent. Marco, the walking guide

really made the holiday. He is knowledgeable and was able to answer all

questions. Looking forward to more PTS holidays in the future.

Mrs W, Dunblane (Italian Riviera)

Great weather, great walks with excellent guides. Good company and

very helpful Rep. Hotel’s gardens were very nice too.

Mr & Mrs M, Aberdeen (Tenerife)

EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY: Holidays are of a 7 night duration, but if you would like to spend longer in warmer climes there is the option of an extra week’s relaxation in Crete, Cyprus,

Andalucia, Catalonia, Menorca, Mallorca, the Algarve, Tenerife and Lanzarote.

FLY DIRECT FROM LOCAL AIRPORTS: We offer holidays flying from over 20 airports across the UK – the vast majority are direct flights. More and more of our customers are using

our range of regional flights to meet up with friends and relatives from other parts of the UK on our holidays – if you would like us to send a brochure to a friend, just ask, or they can

download one at www.preferredts.com.

GROUP TRAVEL: Group discounts are available from as few as 10 paying passengers. Exclusive departures are also available. Please contact us on 0116 279 3929 or e-mail

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the same date. Transfers to your hotel on arrival will be arranged by coach, minivan or car as appropriate. In the tables which follow for

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a new route: when possible, we may add this to our programme. Sometimes routes are withdrawn, in which case we will adjust our

programme and offer alternatives if possible. In-flight meals are not included. Where airlines charge separately for checked baggage,

carriage of one suitcase per person is included in the holiday price. Precise information on baggage allowances will be sent with your

travel documents 10-14 days before departure along with your boarding passes for those airlines where we have checked you in on-line.

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any seating preferences (including guaranteed seats together), it is important that you mark these in the Special Requests part of the

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shall tell you if your preferences can be accommodated and at what extra cost, if any. If you tell us about any seating preferences after

we have sent your travel documents, we shall do our best to accommodate you, but there will be a fee of £15 per person plus any costs

charged by the airline. Flights from Norwich Airport: Please note that Norwich Airport charges a development fee of £10 per passenger

which is payable locally and is not included in our holiday prices.

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Cyprus – Akamas Peninsula & the Troodos Mountains

(brochure page 3)

Holiday Code: 7WCY

Q Paphos Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Birmingham 23-Nov-16 Wed Thomson 1025 2110 £779

22-Feb-17 Wed Thomson 1135 0005 £769

Bristol 23-Nov-16 Wed Easyjet 0800 1820 £779

22-Feb-17 Wed Easyjet 0800 1820 £769

East Midlands 23-Nov-16 Wed Thomson 1000 2040 £779

Edinburgh 23-Nov-16 Wed Easyjet 1055 2155 £779

22-Feb-17 Wed Easyjet 1055 2155 £769

Gatwick 23-Nov-16 Wed Easyjet 0710 1720 £779

22-Feb-17 Wed Easyjet 0710 2155 £769

Glasgow 23-Nov-16 Wed Thomson 0930 2110 £779

Luton 23-Nov-16 Wed Easyjet 1120 2130 £779

22-Feb-17 Wed Easyjet 1120 2130 £769

Manchester 23-Nov-16 Wed Easyjet 1230 2300 £779

22-Feb-17 Wed Easyjet 1230 2300 £769

Newcastle 23-Nov-16 Wed Thomson 1000 2055 £779

22-Feb-17 Wed Thomson 1000 2055 £769

Stansted 23-Nov-16 Wed Ryanair 1035 1000 £779

22-Feb-17 Wed Ryanair 1040 1000 £769

Supplements per person:

Single room November & February £0

Extra week in a single £450

Extra week in a twin/double £350

Tenerife (brochure page 4)

Holiday Code: 7WTE

Q Tenerife Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen 05-Nov-16 Sat Thomson 1355 1255 £809

25-Feb-17 Sat Thomson 1315 1215 £839

11-Mar-17 Sat Thomson 1315 1215 £869

01-Apr-17 Sat Thomson 1315 1215 £889

Belfast Int 04-Nov-16 Fri Thomas Cook 0905 1935 £689

24-Feb-17 Fri Thomas Cook 0900 1940 £739

10-Mar-17 Fri Thomas Cook 0900 1940 £769

31-Mar-17 Fri Thomas Cook 0900 1940 £789

Birmingham 04-Nov-16 Fri Monarch 1325 1705 £689

24-Feb-17 Fri Monarch 1000 1935 £719

10-Mar-17 Fri Monarch 1000 1935 £749

31-Mar-17 Fri Monarch 1000 1935 £769

Bournemouth 04-Nov-16 Fri Thomson 0900 1820 £709

Bristol 05-Nov-16 Sat Easyjet 1345 2250 £689

24-Feb-17 Fri Thomas Cook 1025 1955 £739

10-Mar-17 Fri Thomas Cook 1025 1955 £769

31-Mar-17 Fri Thomas Cook 0730 1655 £789

Cardiff 04-Nov-16 Fri Thomson 1030 1955 £709

24-Feb-17 Fri Thomson 1030 1955 £739

10-Mar-17 Fri Thomson 1030 1955 £769

31-Mar-17 Fri Thomson 1030 1955 £789

Doncaster-Sheffield 24-Feb-17 Fri Thomson 1000 1840 £739

10-Mar-17 Fri Thomson 1000 1840 £769

31-Mar-17 Fri Thomson 1420 0020 £789

Dublin 04-Nov-16 Fri Ryanair 1420 2345 £689

East Midlands 04-Nov-16 Fri Ryanair 1335 2310 £689

24-Feb-17 Fri Ryanair 1335 2305 £719

10-Mar-17 Fri Ryanair 1335 2305 £749

31-Mar-17 Fri Ryanair 1335 2305 £769

Edinburgh 04-Nov-16 Fri Easyjet 1240 2310 £689

24-Feb-17 Fri Easyjet 1240 2310 £719

10-Mar-17 Fri Easyjet 1240 2310 £749

31-Mar-17 Fri Easyjet 1240 2310 £769

Exeter 24-Feb-17 Fri Thomson 0725 1645 £739

10-Mar-17 Fri Thomson 0725 1645 £769

31-Mar-17 Fri Thomson 0725 1645 £789

Gatwick 04-Nov-16 Fri Easyjet 1350 2320 £689

24-Feb-17 Fri Easyjet 0800 1730 £719

10-Mar-17 Fri Easyjet 0800 1730 £749

31-Mar-17 Fri Easyjet 0800 1730 £769

Glasgow 04-Nov-16 Fri Thomas Cook 1035 2055 £689

24-Feb-17 Fri Thomas Cook 0820 1840 £739

10-Mar-17 Fri Thomas Cook 0820 1840 £769

31-Mar-17 Fri Thomas Cook 1530 0135 £789

Leeds-Bradford 04-Nov-16 Fri Jet2 0940 2015 £729

24-Feb-17 Fri Monarch 0615 1605 £719

10-Mar-17 Fri Monarch 0615 1605 £749

31-Mar-17 Fri Monarch 0615 1605 £769

Luton 04-Nov-16 Fri Monarch 0700 1535 £689

24-Feb-17 Fri Monarch 1430 0005 £719

10-Mar-17 Fri Monarch 1430 0005 £749

31-Mar-17 Fri Monarch 1430 0005 £769

Manchester 04-Nov-16 Fri Monarch 1425 2155 £689

24-Feb-17 Fri Easyjet 1350 2320 £719

10-Mar-17 Fri Easyjet 1350 2320 £749

31-Mar-17 Fri Easyjet 1350 2320 £769

Newcastle 04-Nov-16 Fri Thomas Cook 0930 2000 £689

24-Feb-17 Fri Thomas Cook 0930 2000 £739

10-Mar-17 Fri Thomas Cook 0930 2000 £769

31-Mar-17 Fri Thomas Cook 0700 1730 £789

Prestwick 05-Nov-16 Sat Ryanair 0615 1610 £689

25-Feb-17 Sat Ryanair 0615 1610 £719

11-Mar-17 Sat Ryanair 0615 1610 £749

01-Apr-17 Sat Ryanair 0615 1610 £769

Southend 05-Nov-16 Sat Easyjet 1140 2120 £689

25-Feb-17 Sat Easyjet 1110 2120 £719

11-Mar-17 Sat Easyjet 1110 2120 £749

01-Apr-17 Sat Easyjet 1110 2120 £769

Stansted 04-Nov-16 Fri Ryanair 0615 1555 £689

24-Feb-17 Fri Ryanair 1415 2350 £719

10-Mar-17 Fri Ryanair 1415 2350 £749

31-Mar-17 Fri Ryanair 1415 2350 £769

Single room November £120

Single room other dates £140

Mount Teide view per week £42

Extra week in a single November £360

Extra week in a single other dates £380

Extra week in a twin/double £240

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Lanzarote & Fuerteventura (brochure page 5)

Holiday Code: WLA

Q Arrecife Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Belfast Int 06-Nov-16 Sun Thomas Cook 1015 2005 £869

14-May-17 Sun Thomas Cook 1425 0010 £889

Birmingham 06-Nov-16 Sun Monarch 0600 1510 £869

05-Mar-17 Sun Monarch 0615 1530 £919

14-May-17 Sun Monarch 0615 1530 £869

Bristol 06-Nov-16 Sun Thomas Cook 0900 1810 £869

05-Mar-17 Sun Thomas Cook 0900 1810 £939

14-May-17 Sun Thomson 1525 1440 £889

Cardiff 05-Mar-17 Sun Thomson 1500 2350 £939

14-May-17 Sun Thomson 1640 0010 £889

Doncaster-Sheffield 05-Mar-17 Sun Thomson 1455 0030 £939

14-May-17 Sun Thomson 1605 0120 £889

Dublin 06-Nov-16 Sun Aer Lingus 1300 2225 £869

05-Mar-17 Sun Aer Lingus 1315 2240 £919

14-May-17 Sun Aer Lingus 1315 2240 £869

East Midlands 06-Nov-16 Sun Jet2 1000 1950 £909

05-Mar-17 Sun Jet2 1000 1950 £959

14-May-17 Sun Jet2 1525 0045 £909

Edinburgh 06-Nov-16 Sun Jet2 0900 1900 £909

05-Mar-17 Sun Jet2 0900 1900 £959

14-May-17 Sun Jet2 1525 0140 £909

Exeter 05-Mar-17 Sun Thomson 0840 1730 £939

14-May-17 Sun Thomson 0605 1455 £889

Gatwick 06-Nov-16 Sun Easyjet 0740 1645 £869

05-Mar-17 Sun Easyjet 0740 1645 £919

14-May-17 Sun Easyjet 0740 1645 £869

Glasgow 06-Nov-16 Sun Jet2 0925 1950 £909

05-Mar-17 Sun Thomas Cook 0915 1910 £939

14-May-17 Sun Jet2 1000 2010 £909

Leeds-Bradford 06-Nov-16 Sun Jet2 0900 1855 £909

05-Mar-17 Sun Jet2 0900 1855 £959

14-May-17 Sun Jet2 1515 0115 £909

Liverpool 06-Nov-16 Sun Easyjet 0705 1615 £869

05-Mar-17 Sun Easyjet 0705 1615 £919

14-May-17 Sun Easyjet 0705 1615 £869

Luton 06-Nov-16 Sun Thomson 0830 1755 £869

05-Mar-17 Sun Thomson 0830 1755 £939

14-May-17 Sun Thomson 0700 1615 £889

Manchester 06-Nov-16 Sun Jet2 0900 1910 £909

05-Mar-17 Sun Jet2 0900 1900 £959

14-May-17 Sun Jet2 1605 0200 £909

Newcastle 06-Nov-16 Sun Jet2 0915 1925 £909

05-Mar-17 Sun Thomas Cook 0700 1710 £939

14-May-17 Sun Thomas Cook 0700 1710 £889

Stansted 06-Nov-16 Sun Ryanair 0710 1620 £869

05-Mar-17 Sun Ryanair 0715 1620 £919

14-May-17 Sun Ryanair 0715 1620 £869

Supplements per person:

Single room £140

Extra week in a single November £500

Extra week in a single March £530

Extra week in a single May £490

Extra week in a twin/double November £340

Extra week in a twin/double March £390

Extra week in a twin/double May £350

The Sierra de Mijas (brochure page 6)

Holiday Code: 7WDE

Q Malaga Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen 10-Mar-17 Fri Ryanair 0940 0915 £619

21-Apr-17 Fri Ryanair 0940 0915 £649

Belfast Int 11-Mar-17 Sat Ryanair 1640 2325 £619

22-Apr-17 Sat Ryanair 1640 2325 £649

Birmingham 11-Mar-17 Sat Monarch 0700 1345 £619

22-Apr-17 Sat Monarch 0700 1345 £649

Bristol 11-Mar-17 Sat Easyjet 0605 1205 £619

22-Apr-17 Sat Easyjet 0605 1205 £649

Cardiff 11-Mar-17 Sat Vueling 0920 0840 £619

22-Apr-17 Sat Vueling 0920 0840 £649

Doncaster-Sheffield 11-Mar-17 Sat Flybe 1520 2205 £619

22-Apr-17 Sat Flybe 1520 2205 £649

Dublin 11-Mar-17 Sat Aer Lingus 0710 1405 £619

22-Apr-17 Sat Aer Lingus 0710 1405 £649

East Midlands 11-Mar-17 Sat Jet2 1515 2220 £659

22-Apr-17 Sat Jet2 1515 2220 £689

Edinburgh 11-Mar-17 Sat Jet2 1415 2150 £659

22-Apr-17 Sat Jet2 1415 2150 £689

Exeter 11-Mar-17 Sat Flybe 0700 2330 £619

22-Apr-17 Sat Flybe 0700 2330 £649

Gatwick 11-Mar-17 Sat Easyjet 0935 1550 £619

22-Apr-17 Sat Easyjet 0935 1550 £649

Glasgow 11-Mar-17 Sat Jet2 1435 2205 £659

22-Apr-17 Sat Jet2 1435 2205 £689

Leeds-Bradford 11-Mar-17 Sat Jet2 0955 1655 £659

22-Apr-17 Sat Jet2 0955 1655 £689

Liverpool 11-Mar-17 Sat Easyjet 0630 1305 £619

22-Apr-17 Sat Easyjet 0630 1305 £649

Luton 11-Mar-17 Sat Easyjet 1430 1420 £619

22-Apr-17 Sat Easyjet 1430 1420 £649

Manchester 11-Mar-17 Sat Easyjet 0715 1355 £619

22-Apr-17 Sat Easyjet 0715 1355 £649

Newcastle 11-Mar-17 Sat Easyjet 0635 1345 £619

22-Apr-17 Sat Easyjet 0635 1345 £649

Prestwick 11-Mar-17 Sat Ryanair 1640 2345 £619

22-Apr-17 Sat Ryanair 1640 2345 £649

Southampton 11-Mar-17 Sat Flybe 0850 1450 £619

22-Apr-17 Sat Flybe 0850 1450 £649

Southend 11-Mar-17 Sat Easyjet 0625 1245 £619

22-Apr-17 Sat Easyjet 0625 1245 £649

Stansted 11-Mar-17 Sat Easyjet 0630 1250 £619

22-Apr-17 Sat Easyjet 0630 1250 £649

Supplements per person:

Single room £100

Superior room

£35 (twin/double rooms only)

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Andalucia’s Eastern Coast (brochure page 7)

Holiday Code: 7WAG

Q Malaga Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen 25-Feb-17 Sat Ryanair 0940 0915 £599

18-Mar-17 Sat Ryanair 0940 0915 £649

01-Apr-17 Sat Ryanair 0940 0915 £659

29-Apr-17 Sat Ryanair 0940 0915 £669

03-May-17 Wed Ryanair 0940 0915 £679

07-Jun-17 Wed Ryanair 0940 0915 £699

Belfast Int 06-Nov-16 Sun Easyjet 0655 1355 £579

13-Nov-16 Sun Easyjet 0655 1355 £569

25-Feb-17 Sat Ryanair 1640 2325 £599

18-Mar-17 Sat Ryanair 1640 2325 £649

01-Apr-17 Sat Ryanair 1640 2325 £659

29-Apr-17 Sat Ryanair 1640 2325 £669

04-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0700 1355 £679

08-Jun-17 Thu Easyjet 0700 1355 £699

Birmingham 05-Nov-16 Sat Monarch 0700 1345 £579

12-Nov-16 Sat Monarch 0700 1345 £569

25-Feb-17 Sat Monarch 0700 1345 £599

18-Mar-17 Sat Monarch 0700 1345 £649

01-Apr-17 Sat Monarch 0700 1345 £659

29-Apr-17 Sat Monarch 0700 1345 £669

04-May-17 Thu Monarch 0700 1340 £679

08-Jun-17 Thu Monarch 0700 1340 £699

Bournemouth 05-Nov-16 Sat Ryanair 1005 0940 £579

12-Nov-16 Sat Ryanair 1005 0940 £569

Bristol 05-Nov-16 Sat Easyjet 0605 1205 £579

12-Nov-16 Sat Easyjet 0600 1205 £569

25-Feb-17 Sat Easyjet 0605 1205 £599

18-Mar-17 Sat Easyjet 0605 1205 £649

01-Apr-17 Sat Easyjet 0605 1205 £659

29-Apr-17 Sat Easyjet 0605 1205 £669

04-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0605 1205 £679

08-Jun-17 Thu Easyjet 0605 1205 £699

Cardiff 05-Nov-16 Sat Vueling 0920 0840 £579

12-Nov-16 Sat Vueling 0920 0840 £569

25-Feb-17 Sat Vueling 0920 0840 £599

18-Mar-17 Sat Vueling 0920 0840 £649

01-Apr-17 Sat Vueling 0920 0840 £659

29-Apr-17 Sat Vueling 0920 0840 £669

04-May-17 Thu Vueling 0915 0835 £679

08-Jun-17 Thu Vueling 0915 0835 £699

Doncaster-Sheffield 25-Feb-17 Sat Flybe 1520 2205 £599

18-Mar-17 Sat Flybe 1520 2205 £649

01-Apr-17 Sat Flybe 1520 2205 £659

29-Apr-17 Sat Flybe 1520 2205 £669

04-May-17 Thu Thomson 0730 1425 £699

08-Jun-17 Thu Thomson 0730 1425 £719

Dublin 05-Nov-16 Sat Ryanair 0720 1425 £579

12-Nov-16 Sat Ryanair 0720 1425 £569

25-Feb-17 Sat Aer Lingus 0710 1405 £599

18-Mar-17 Sat Aer Lingus 0710 1405 £649

01-Apr-17 Sat Aer Lingus 0710 1405 £659

29-Apr-17 Sat Aer Lingus 0710 1405 £669

04-May-17 Thu Aer Lingus 0700 1410 £679

08-Jun-17 Thu Aer Lingus 0700 1410 £699

East Midlands 05-Nov-16 Sat Jet2 0900 1545 £579

12-Nov-16 Sat Jet2 0900 1545 £569

25-Feb-17 Sat Jet2 1515 2220 £639

18-Mar-17 Sat Jet2 1515 2220 £689

01-Apr-17 Sat Jet2 1515 2220 £699

29-Apr-17 Sat Jet2 1515 2220 £709

04-May-17 Thu Jet2 0735 1425 £719

08-Jun-17 Thu Jet2 0735 1425 £739

Edinburgh 06-Nov-16 Sun Norwegian Air 1025 0945 £579

13-Nov-16 Sun Norwegian Air 1025 0945 £569

25-Feb-17 Sat Jet2 1415 2150 £639

18-Mar-17 Sat Jet2 1415 2150 £689

01-Apr-17 Sat Jet2 1415 2150 £699

29-Apr-17 Sat Jet2 1415 2150 £709

04-May-17 Thu Jet2 1545 2310 £719

08-Jun-17 Thu Jet2 1545 2310 £739

Exeter 26-Feb-17 Sun Flybe 0700 2330 £599

19-Mar-17 Sun Flybe 0700 2330 £649

02-Apr-17 Sun Flybe 0700 2330 £659

30-Apr-17 Sun Flybe 0700 2330 £669

04-May-17 Thu Flybe 0800 2100 £679

08-Jun-17 Thu Flybe 0800 2100 £699

Gatwick 05-Nov-16 Sat Easyjet 0935 1305 £579

12-Nov-16 Sat Easyjet 0935 1305 £569

25-Feb-17 Sat Easyjet 0935 1550 £599

18-Mar-17 Sat Easyjet 0935 1550 £649

01-Apr-17 Sat Easyjet 0935 1550 £659

29-Apr-17 Sat Easyjet 0935 1550 £669

04-May-17 Thu Easyjet 1225 2010 £679

08-Jun-17 Thu Easyjet 1225 2010 £699

Glasgow 06-Nov-16 Sun Easyjet 0705 1420 £579

13-Nov-16 Sun Easyjet 0705 1420 £569

25-Feb-17 Sat Jet2 1435 2205 £639

18-Mar-17 Sat Jet2 1435 2205 £689

01-Apr-17 Sat Jet2 1435 2205 £699

29-Apr-17 Sat Jet2 1435 2205 £709

04-May-17 Thu Easyjet 1655 0010 £679

08-Jun-17 Thu Easyjet 1655 0010 £699

Leeds-Bradford 05-Nov-16 Sat Jet2 0955 1655 £619

12-Nov-16 Sat Jet2 1000 1655 £609

25-Feb-17 Sat Jet2 0955 1655 £639

18-Mar-17 Sat Jet2 0955 1655 £689

01-Apr-17 Sat Jet2 0955 1655 £699

29-Apr-17 Sat Jet2 0955 1655 £709

04-May-17 Thu Monarch 0800 1505 £679

08-Jun-17 Thu Monarch 0800 1505 £699

Liverpool 06-Nov-16 Sun Easyjet 0630 1305 £579

13-Nov-16 Sun Easyjet 0630 1305 £569

25-Feb-17 Sat Easyjet 0630 1305 £599

18-Mar-17 Sat Easyjet 0630 1305 £649

01-Apr-17 Sat Easyjet 0630 1305 £659

29-Apr-17 Sat Easyjet 0630 1305 £669

04-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0600 1225 £679

08-Jun-17 Thu Easyjet 0600 1225 £699

Luton 06-Nov-16 Sun Easyjet 0655 1320 £579

13-Nov-16 Sun Easyjet 0655 1320 £569

25-Feb-17 Sat Easyjet 1430 1420 £599

18-Mar-17 Sat Easyjet 1430 1420 £649

01-Apr-17 Sat Easyjet 1430 1420 £659

29-Apr-17 Sat Easyjet 1430 1420 £669

04-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0715 1330 £679

08-Jun-17 Thu Easyjet 0715 1330 £699

Manchester 05-Nov-16 Sat Monarch 0700 1400 £579

12-Nov-16 Sat Monarch 0700 1400 £569

25-Feb-17 Sat Easyjet 0715 1355 £599

18-Mar-17 Sat Easyjet 0715 1355 £649

01-Apr-17 Sat Easyjet 0715 1355 £659

29-Apr-17 Sat Easyjet 0715 1355 £669

04-May-17 Thu Monarch 0705 1410 £679

08-Jun-17 Thu Monarch 0705 1410 £699

Newcastle 05-Nov-16 Sat Easyjet 0635 1345 £579

12-Nov-16 Sat Easyjet 0635 1345 £569

25-Feb-17 Sat Easyjet 0635 1345 £599

18-Mar-17 Sat Easyjet 0635 1345 £649

01-Apr-17 Sat Easyjet 0635 1345 £659

29-Apr-17 Sat Easyjet 0635 1345 £669

04-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0700 1400 £679

08-Jun-17 Thu Easyjet 0700 1400 £699

Prestwick 06-Nov-16 Sun Ryanair 1640 2350 £579

13-Nov-16 Sun Ryanair 1640 2350 £569

26-Feb-17 Sun Ryanair 1640 2345 £599

19-Mar-17 Sun Ryanair 1640 2345 £649

02-Apr-17 Sun Ryanair 1640 2345 £659

30-Apr-17 Sun Ryanair 1640 2345 £669

04-May-17 Thu Ryanair 1130 1105 £679

08-Jun-17 Thu Ryanair 1130 1105 £699

Southampton 25-Feb-17 Sat Flybe 0850 1450 £599

18-Mar-17 Sat Flybe 0850 1450 £649

01-Apr-17 Sat Flybe 0850 1450 £659

29-Apr-17 Sat Flybe 0850 1450 £669

Southend 26-Feb-17 Sun Easyjet 0625 1245 £599

19-Mar-17 Sun Easyjet 0625 1245 £649

02-Apr-17 Sun Easyjet 0625 1245 £659

30-Apr-17 Sun Easyjet 0625 1245 £669

04-May-17 Thu Easyjet 1025 1640 £679

08-Jun-17 Thu Easyjet 1025 1640 £699

Stansted 05-Nov-16 Sat Ryanair 0720 1350 £579

12-Nov-16 Sat Ryanair 0720 1350 £569

25-Feb-17 Sat Easyjet 0630 1250 £599

18-Mar-17 Sat Easyjet 0630 1250 £649

01-Apr-17 Sat Easyjet 0630 1250 £659

29-Apr-17 Sat Easyjet 0630 1250 £669

04-May-17 Thu Ryanair 0630 1640 £679

08-Jun-17 Thu Ryanair 0630 1640 £699

Supplements per person:

Single room £120

Extra week in a single November, February £330

Extra week in a single March. May £350

Extra week in a single other dates £365

Extra week in a twin/double November, February £210

Extra week in a twin/double March, May £230

Extra week in a twin/double other dates £245

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Mallorca (brochure page 8)

Holiday Code: 7WMA

Q Palma Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen 12-May-17 Fri Thomson 1725 0030 £799

Belfast Int 30-Apr-17 Sun Jet2 0645 1445 £719

11-May-17 Thu Jet2 0815 1445 £719

Birmingham 30-Apr-17 Sun Monarch 1420 2005 £679

11-May-17 Thu Monarch 1340 1315 £679

Bournemouth 30-Apr-17 Sun Thomson 0800 1325 £699

11-May-17 Thu Thomson 0650 1225 £699

Bristol 09-Mar-17 Thu Easyjet 0710 1235 £649

30-Apr-17 Sun Easyjet 0605 1125 £679

11-May-17 Thu Ryanair 0625 1155 £679

Cardiff 30-Apr-17 Sun Thomson 1750 2340 £699

11-May-17 Thu Vueling 1650 1615 £679

Doncaster-Sheffield 10-Mar-17 Fri Thomson 0615 1240 £669

12-May-17 Fri Thomson 0615 1240 £699

Dublin 30-Apr-17 Sun Ryanair 0840 0815 £679

11-May-17 Thu Ryanair 1750 2359 £679

East Midlands 10-Mar-17 Fri Jet2 0845 1455 £689

30-Apr-17 Sun Ryanair 0700 1245 £679

11-May-17 Thu Ryanair 0700 1245 £679

Edinburgh 30-Apr-17 Sun Ryanair 0735 1415 £679

11-May-17 Thu Ryanair 0735 1415 £679

Exeter 30-Apr-17 Sun Flybe 1900 0010 £679

Gatwick 30-Apr-17 Sun Easyjet 0830 1355 £679

11-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0830 1355 £679

Glasgow 10-Mar-17 Fri Jet2 0930 1640 £689

30-Apr-17 Sun Jet2 0650 1400 £719

11-May-17 Thu Thomas Cook 0620 1305 £699

Leeds-Bradford 10-Mar-17 Fri Jet2 0800 1435 £689

30-Apr-17 Sun Ryanair 0930 1535 £679

11-May-17 Thu Ryanair 0930 1535 £679

Liverpool 10-Mar-17 Fri Easyjet 0950 1540 £649

30-Apr-17 Sun Easyjet 0610 1200 £679

11-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0610 1200 £679

Luton 09-Mar-17 Thu Easyjet 0805 1335 £649

30-Apr-17 Sun Monarch 0810 1400 £679

11-May-17 Thu Monarch 0700 1250 £679

Manchester 10-Mar-17 Fri Jet2 1000 1620 £689

30-Apr-17 Sun Ryanair 0735 1340 £679

11-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0600 1200 £679

Newcastle 10-Mar-17 Fri Jet2 0935 1605 £689

30-Apr-17 Sun Easyjet 0600 1220 £679

11-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0600 1220 £679

Norwich 30-Apr-17 Sun Thomson 0605 1210 £699

Prestwick 30-Apr-17 Sun Ryanair 0700 1330 £679

11-May-17 Thu Ryanair 0700 1330 £679

Southampton 30-Apr-17 Sun Flybe 1500 2200 £679

Southend 30-Apr-17 Sun Easyjet 0700 1225 £679

11-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0700 1225 £679

Stansted 09-Mar-17 Thu Easyjet 0705 1235 £649

30-Apr-17 Sun Ryanair 1335 2005 £679

11-May-17 Thu Ryanair 1335 1910 £679

Supplements per person:

Single room departures in April £0

Single room other dates £100

Superior room per week

£40 (twin/double rooms only)

Extra week in a single £410

Extra week in a twin/double £310

Catalonia (brochure page 9)

Holiday Code: 7WCC

Q Barcelona Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen** 02-Apr-17 Sun BA 1105 1740 £749

17-May-17 Wed BA 1105 1730 £769

Belfast Int 02-Apr-17 Sun Easyjet 0710 1305 £629

17-May-17 Wed Easyjet 1010 1605 £649

Birmingham 02-Apr-17 Sun Monarch 1640 2210 £629

17-May-17 Wed Ryanair 0705 1225 £649

Bristol 02-Apr-17 Sun Easyjet 0710 1205 £629

17-May-17 Wed Easyjet 1035 1530 £649

Cardiff 02-Apr-17 Sun Vueling 1510 1445 £629

17-May-17 Wed Vueling 1530 1455 £649

Dublin 02-Apr-17 Sun Ryanair 0615 1210 £629

17-May-17 Wed Ryanair 0615 2040 £649

East Midlands 02-Apr-17 Sun Ryanair 0935 1500 £629

17-May-17 Wed Ryanair 0935 1500 £649

Edinburgh 02-Apr-17 Sun Ryanair 0700 1325 £629

17-May-17 Wed Ryanair 0630 1255 £649

Gatwick 02-Apr-17 Sun Easyjet 1420 1630 £629

17-May-17 Wed Easyjet 1420 1630 £649

Glasgow 02-Apr-17 Sun Jet2 0745 1415 £669

18-May-17 Thu Jet2 0735 1405 £689

Heathrow 02-Apr-17 Sun BA 1430 1430 £669

17-May-17 Wed BA 1430 1300 £689

Leeds-Bradford 02-Apr-17 Sun Jet2 0815 1415 £669

18-May-17 Thu Jet2 0700 1300 £689

Liverpool 02-Apr-17 Sun Easyjet 0710 1230 £629

17-May-17 Wed Easyjet 1800 2320 £649

Luton 02-Apr-17 Sun Easyjet 1020 1525 £629

17-May-17 Wed Easyjet 1105 1610 £649

Manchester 02-Apr-17 Sun Ryanair 0625 1155 £629

17-May-17 Wed Ryanair 0625 2130 £649

Newcastle 02-Apr-17 Sun Vueling 1345 1305 £629

17-May-17 Wed Easyjet 1720 2300 £649

Prestwick 02-Apr-17 Sun Ryanair 0625 2130 £629

17-May-17 Wed Ryanair 1730 2345 £649

Southend 02-Apr-17 Sun Easyjet 1715 2215 £629

17-May-17 Wed Easyjet 1715 2215 £649

Stansted 02-Apr-17 Sun Ryanair 1245 1530 £629

17-May-17 Wed Ryanair 0815 1220 £649

** via Heathrow

Supplements per person:

Single room April £0

Single room other dates £120

Extra week in a single April £280

Extra week in a single other dates £400

Extra week in a twin/double £280

5


Catalonia - Trails & Rails (brochure page 10)

Holiday Code: 7WTR

Q Barcelona Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen** 15-Mar-17 Wed BA 1105 1730 £769

10-May-17 Wed BA 1105 1730 £779

Belfast Int 15-Mar-17 Wed Easyjet 1010 1605 £649

10-May-17 Wed Easyjet 1010 1605 £659

Birmingham 15-Mar-17 Wed Ryanair 0705 1225 £649

10-May-17 Wed Ryanair 0705 1225 £659

Bristol 15-Mar-17 Wed Easyjet 1035 1530 £649

10-May-17 Wed Easyjet 1035 1530 £659

Cardiff 15-Mar-17 Wed Vueling 1530 1455 £649

10-May-17 Wed Vueling 1530 1455 £659

Dublin 15-Mar-17 Wed Ryanair 0615 2040 £649

10-May-17 Wed Ryanair 0615 2040 £659

East Midlands 15-Mar-17 Wed Ryanair 0935 1500 £649

10-May-17 Wed Ryanair 0935 1500 £659

Edinburgh 15-Mar-17 Wed Ryanair 0630 1255 £649

10-May-17 Wed Ryanair 0630 1255 £659

Gatwick 15-Mar-17 Wed Easyjet 1420 1630 £649

10-May-17 Wed Easyjet 1420 1630 £659

Glasgow 16-Mar-17 Thu Jet2 0735 1405 £689

11-May-17 Thu Jet2 0735 1405 £699

Heathrow 15-Mar-17 Wed BA 1430 1300 £689

10-May-17 Wed BA 1430 1300 £699

Leeds-Bradford 16-Mar-17 Thu Jet2 0700 1300 £689

11-May-17 Thu Jet2 0700 1300 £699

Liverpool 15-Mar-17 Wed Easyjet 1800 2320 £649

10-May-17 Wed Easyjet 1800 2320 £659

Luton 15-Mar-17 Wed Easyjet 1105 1610 £649

10-May-17 Wed Easyjet 1105 1610 £659

Manchester 15-Mar-17 Wed Ryanair 0625 2130 £649

10-May-17 Wed Ryanair 0625 2130 £659

Newcastle 15-Mar-17 Wed Easyjet 1720 2300 £649

10-May-17 Wed Easyjet 1720 2300 £659

Prestwick 15-Mar-17 Wed Ryanair 1730 2345 £649

10-May-17 Wed Ryanair 1730 2345 £659

Southend 15-Mar-17 Wed Easyjet 1715 2215 £649

10-May-17 Wed Easyjet 1715 2215 £659

Stansted 15-Mar-17 Wed Ryanair 0815 1220 £649

10-May-17 Wed Ryanair 0815 1220 £659

** via Heathrow

Supplements per person:

Single room March £0

Single room other dates £120

Extra week in a single March £280

Extra week in a single other dates £400

Extra week in a twin/double £280

Costa Blanca Mountains (brochure page 12)

Holiday Code: 7WCP

Q Alicante Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen 18-May-17 Thu Ryanair 1055 1030 £769

Belfast Int 18-May-17 Thu Jet2 0730 1430 £809

Birmingham 18-May-17 Thu Ryanair 1350 1950 £769

Bristol 18-May-17 Thu Easyjet 1005 1545 £769

Cardiff 18-May-17 Thu Vueling 1435 1320 £769

Doncaster-Sheffield 18-May-17 Thu Thomson 1710 2345 £789

Dublin 18-May-17 Thu Ryanair 1010 1640 £769

East Midlands 18-May-17 Thu Ryanair 0630 1230 £769

Edinburgh 18-May-17 Thu Ryanair 1040 1105 £769

Gatwick 18-May-17 Thu Monarch 0910 1510 £769

Glasgow 18-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0925 1615 £769

Leeds-Bradford 18-May-17 Thu Monarch 1500 2130 £769

Liverpool 18-May-17 Thu Ryanair 0645 1300 £769

Luton 18-May-17 Thu Monarch 0735 1355 £769

Manchester 18-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0715 1330 £769

Newcastle 18-May-17 Thu Easyjet 1300 1930 £769

Prestwick 18-May-17 Thu Ryanair 1655 2340 £769

Southampton 18-May-17 Thu Flybe 0650 1335 £769

Southend 18-May-17 Thu Easyjet 1310 1850 £769

Stansted 18-May-17 Thu Ryanair 0605 1235 £769

Supplements per person:

Single room £130

Menorca - Walking & Birdwatching (brochure page 13)

Holiday Code: 7WMB

Q Mahon Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Belfast Int 05-May-17 Fri Jet2 1515 2150 £739

Birmingham 05-May-17 Fri Monarch 0715 1320 £699

Bristol 06-May-17 Sat Thomas Cook 0620 1205 £719

Cardiff 05-May-17 Fri Thomson 1445 2030 £719

Doncaster-Sheffield 06-May-17 Sat Thomson 1450 2055 £719

East Midlands 05-May-17 Fri Jet2 1325 1820 £739

Edinburgh 05-May-17 Fri Thomson 1525 2230 £719

Exeter 05-May-17 Fri Thomson 0600 1130 £719

Gatwick 05-May-17 Fri Monarch 0900 1440 £699

Glasgow 06-May-17 Sat Jet2 0800 1440 £739

Leeds-Bradford 05-May-17 Fri Monarch 0850 1500 £699

Luton 05-May-17 Fri Monarch 0710 1300 £699

Manchester 05-May-17 Fri Monarch 0830 1440 £699

Newcastle 06-May-17 Sat Jet2 0805 1445 £739

Southend 05-May-17 Fri Easyjet 1025 1640 £699

Stansted 05-May-17 Fri Thomson 0720 1325 £719

Supplements per person:

Single room £140

Extra week in a single £440

Extra week in a twin/double £300

Portugal - the Algarve, Walking & Birdwatching

(brochure page 14)

Holiday Code: 7WAB

Costa Brava – Coast & Volcanoes (brochure page 11)

Holiday Code: 7WCV

Q Gerona Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Bournemouth 10-May-17 Wed Ryanair 1215 1640 £839

Bristol 10-May-17 Wed Ryanair 0700 1135 £839

Dublin 10-May-17 Wed Ryanair 1855 1830 £839

Edinburgh* 10-May-17 Wed Ryanair 0630 1255 £839

Luton 10-May-17 Wed Ryanair 1245 1220 £839

Manchester 11-May-17 Thu Ryanair 0835 0810 £839

Stansted 10-May-17 Wed Ryanair 1445 1420 £839

* to Barcelona

Supplements per person:

Single room £120

Sea view per week £50

Q Faro Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Belfast Int 21-Mar-17 Tue Easyjet 1425 1515 £849

20-Apr-17 Thu Easyjet 1030 1705 £869

Birmingham 20-Apr-17 Thu Monarch 1355 2030 £869

Bristol 21-Mar-17 Tue Easyjet 0650 1245 £849

20-Apr-17 Thu Easyjet 0705 1255 £869

Cardiff 20-Apr-17 Thu Flybe 1000 1550 £869

Dublin 21-Mar-17 Tue Ryanair 0630 1300 £849

20-Apr-17 Thu Flybe 1305 1240 £869

East Midlands 20-Apr-17 Thu Ryanair 1335 1945 £869

Edinburgh 21-Mar-17 Tue Ryanair 1645 1615 £849

20-Apr-17 Thu Jet2 0830 1425 £909

Gatwick 21-Mar-17 Tue Easyjet 0630 1240 £849

20-Apr-17 Thu Monarch 0615 1530 £869

Glasgow 21-Mar-17 Tue Ryanair 1130 1825 £849

20-Apr-17 Thu Jet2 0640 1430 £909

Leeds-Bradford 20-Apr-17 Thu Monarch 0710 1400 £869

Liverpool 20-Apr-17 Thu Easyjet 0935 1545 £869

Luton 21-Mar-17 Tue Easyjet 0840 2050 £849

20-Apr-17 Thu Easyjet 0630 1240 £869

Manchester 21-Mar-17 Tue Monarch 0700 1410 £849

20-Apr-17 Thu Monarch 0710 1405 £869

Newcastle 21-Mar-17 Tue Easyjet 1600 2255 £849

20-Apr-17 Thu Jet2 0645 1410 £909

Southampton 20-Apr-17 Thu Flybe 0850 1440 £869

Southend 21-Mar-17 Tue Easyjet 1025 1645 £849

20-Apr-17 Thu Easyjet 1630 2240 £869

Stansted 21-Mar-17 Tue Ryanair 1910 1845 £849

20-Apr-17 Thu Ryanair 0710 1320 £869

Supplements per person:

Single room £160

River view room (on request) £44

6


France – Camargue, Alpilles & Crau (brochure page 15)

Holiday Code: 7WAP

Q Marseille Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen** 13-May-17 Sat BA 1105 2205 £1,049

Edinburgh 12-May-17 Fri Ryanair 1120 1055 £929

Gatwick 13-May-17 Sat Easyjet 0755 1210 £929

Glasgow 13-May-17 Sat Easyjet 1820 2350 £929

Heathrow 13-May-17 Sat BA 1510 1750 £969

Luton* 13-May-17 Sat Ryanair 0635 1050 £929

Manchester 13-May-17 Sat Easyjet 1815 2300 £929

Stansted 13-May-17 Sat Ryanair 0635 1535 £929

** via Heathrow * to Nimes

Supplements per person:

Single room £160

The Guadiana River & Western Andalucia (brochure page 16)

Holiday Code: 7WGR

Q Faro Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen 04-May-17 Thu Thomson 0600 1340 £849

11-May-17 Thu Thomson 0600 1340 £889

18-May-17 Thu Thomson 0600 1340 £919

Belfast Int 04-May-17 Thu Easyjet 1030 1705 £729

11-May-17 Thu Easyjet 1030 1705 £769

18-May-17 Thu Easyjet 1030 1705 £799

Birmingham 04-May-17 Thu Monarch 1355 2030 £729

11-May-17 Thu Monarch 1355 2030 £769

18-May-17 Thu Monarch 1355 2030 £799

Bristol 04-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0705 1255 £729

11-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0705 1255 £769

18-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0705 1255 £799

Cardiff 04-May-17 Thu Flybe 1000 1550 £729

11-May-17 Thu Flybe 1000 1550 £769

18-May-17 Thu Flybe 1000 1550 £799

Doncaster-Sheffield 04-May-17 Thu Ryanair 1510 2155 £729

11-May-17 Thu Ryanair 1510 2155 £769

18-May-17 Thu Ryanair 1510 2155 £799

Dublin 04-May-17 Thu Flybe 1305 1240 £729

11-May-17 Thu Flybe 1305 1240 £769

18-May-17 Thu Flybe 1305 1240 £799

East Midlands 04-May-17 Thu Ryanair 1335 1945 £729

11-May-17 Thu Ryanair 1335 1945 £769

18-May-17 Thu Ryanair 1335 1945 £799

Edinburgh 04-May-17 Thu Jet2 0700 1425 £769

11-May-17 Thu Jet2 0700 1425 £809

18-May-17 Thu Jet2 0700 1425 £839

Exeter 04-May-17 Thu Thomson 0950 1605 £749

11-May-17 Thu Thomson 0950 1605 £789

18-May-17 Thu Thomson 0950 1605 £819

Gatwick 04-May-17 Thu Monarch 0615 1530 £729

11-May-17 Thu Monarch 0615 1530 £769

18-May-17 Thu Monarch 0615 1530 £799

Glasgow 04-May-17 Thu Jet2 0640 1430 £769

11-May-17 Thu Jet2 0640 1430 £809

18-May-17 Thu Jet2 0640 1430 £839

Leeds-Bradford 04-May-17 Thu Monarch 0710 1400 £729

11-May-17 Thu Monarch 0710 1400 £769

18-May-17 Thu Monarch 0710 1400 £799

Liverpool 04-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0935 1545 £729

11-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0935 1545 £769

18-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0935 1545 £799

Luton 04-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0630 1240 £729

11-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0630 1240 £769

18-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0630 1240 £799

Manchester 04-May-17 Thu Monarch 0710 1405 £729

11-May-17 Thu Monarch 0710 1405 £769

18-May-17 Thu Monarch 0710 1405 £799

Newcastle 04-May-17 Thu Jet2 0645 1410 £769

11-May-17 Thu Jet2 0645 1410 £809

18-May-17 Thu Jet2 0645 1410 £839

Southampton 04-May-17 Thu Flybe 0850 1440 £729

11-May-17 Thu Flybe 0850 1440 £769

18-May-17 Thu Flybe 0850 1440 £799

Southend 04-May-17 Thu Easyjet 1630 2240 £729

11-May-17 Thu Easyjet 1630 2240 £769

18-May-17 Thu Easyjet 1630 2240 £799

Stansted 04-May-17 Thu Ryanair 0710 1320 £729

11-May-17 Thu Ryanair 0710 1320 £769

18-May-17 Thu Ryanair 0710 1320 £799

Supplements per person:

Single room £140

Extra week in a single £400

Extra week in a twin/double £260

Sea view per week (on request) £50

Portugal - the Algarve (brochure page 17)

Holiday Code: 7WAA

Q Faro Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen 11-May-17 Thu Thomson 0600 1340 £899

Belfast Int 16-Mar-17 Thu Easyjet 0700 1405 £749

10-May-17 Wed Easyjet 1030 1705 £779

Birmingham 16-Mar-17 Thu Monarch 0710 1345 £749

10-May-17 Wed Monarch 0610 1245 £779

Bournemouth 15-Mar-17 Wed Ryanair 1710 1645 £749

Bristol 16-Mar-17 Thu Easyjet 0750 1345 £749

10-May-17 Wed Easyjet 0705 1255 £779

Cardiff 16-Mar-17 Thu Flybe 1020 1605 £749

11-May-17 Thu Flybe 1000 1550 £779

Doncaster-Sheffield 11-May-17 Thu Ryanair 1510 2155 £779

Dublin 16-Mar-17 Thu Ryanair 0630 1300 £749

10-May-17 Wed Flybe 1305 1950 £779

East Midlands 16-Mar-17 Thu Jet2 0820 1525 £789

10-May-17 Wed Ryanair 1550 2200 £779

Edinburgh 16-Mar-17 Thu Jet2 0940 1740 £789

10-May-17 Wed Ryanair 1145 1120 £779

Exeter 10-May-17 Wed Flybe 0700 1250 £779

Gatwick 16-Mar-17 Thu Easyjet 0630 1240 £749

10-May-17 Wed Monarch 0610 1250 £779

Glasgow 16-Mar-17 Thu Easyjet 1515 2210 £749

11-May-17 Thu Jet2 0640 1430 £819

Leeds-Bradford 16-Mar-17 Thu Monarch 0710 1400 £749

10-May-17 Wed Jet2 0800 1520 £819

Liverpool 16-Mar-17 Thu Easyjet 0635 1300 £749

10-May-17 Wed Easyjet 0935 1545 £779

Luton 16-Mar-17 Thu Easyjet 0735 1330 £749

10-May-17 Wed Monarch 0650 1325 £779

Manchester 16-Mar-17 Thu Ryanair 1700 1635 £749

10-May-17 Wed Monarch 0710 1405 £779

Newcastle 16-Mar-17 Thu Jet2 0900 1640 £789

10-May-17 Wed Easyjet 0940 1630 £779

Prestwick 15-Mar-17 Wed Ryanair 1405 2100 £749

10-May-17 Wed Ryanair 0720 1400 £779

Southampton 16-Mar-17 Thu Flybe 0850 1440 £749

11-May-17 Thu Flybe 0850 1440 £779

Southend 16-Mar-17 Thu Easyjet 1335 1955 £749

10-May-17 Wed Easyjet 0635 1245 £779

Stansted 16-Mar-17 Thu Ryanair 1910 1845 £749

10-May-17 Wed Ryanair 0710 1320 £779

Supplements per person:

Single room £100

Sea view per week

£90 (twin/double rooms only)

Extra week in a single £440

Extra week in a twin/double £340

7


The High Pyrenees (brochure page 18)

Holiday Code: 7WPY

Q Barcelona Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen** 04-May-17 Thu BA 1105 1730 £849

15-Jun-17 Thu BA 1105 1730 £869

Birmingham 04-May-17 Thu Monarch 0640 1230 £729

15-Jun-17 Thu Monarch 0640 1230 £749

Bristol 04-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0715 1215 £729

15-Jun-17 Thu Easyjet 0715 1215 £749

Dublin 04-May-17 Thu Ryanair 1230 1820 £729

15-Jun-17 Thu Ryanair 1230 1820 £749

East Midlands 04-May-17 Thu Ryanair 0935 1500 £729

15-Jun-17 Thu Ryanair 0935 1500 £749

Edinburgh 04-May-17 Thu Ryanair 0630 1255 £729

15-Jun-17 Thu Ryanair 0630 1255 £749

Gatwick 04-May-17 Thu Easyjet 1420 1630 £729

15-Jun-17 Thu Easyjet 1420 1630 £749

Glasgow 04-May-17 Thu Jet2 0735 1405 £769

15-Jun-17 Thu Jet2 0735 1405 £789

Heathrow 04-May-17 Thu BA 1430 1300 £769

15-Jun-17 Thu BA 1430 1300 £789

Leeds-Bradford 04-May-17 Thu Jet2 0700 1300 £769

15-Jun-17 Thu Jet2 0700 1300 £789

Liverpool 04-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0710 1230 £729

15-Jun-17 Thu Easyjet 0710 1230 £749

Luton 04-May-17 Thu Easyjet 0700 1205 £729

15-Jun-17 Thu Easyjet 0700 1205 £749

Manchester 04-May-17 Thu Monarch 0725 1320 £729

15-Jun-17 Thu Monarch 0725 1320 £749

Newcastle 04-May-17 Thu Easyjet 1720 2300 £729

15-Jun-17 Thu Easyjet 1720 2300 £749

Prestwick 04-May-17 Thu Ryanair 1730 2345 £729

15-Jun-17 Thu Ryanair 1730 2345 £749

Stansted 04-May-17 Thu Ryanair 0815 1220 £729

15-Jun-17 Thu Ryanair 0815 1220 £749

** via Heathrow

Supplements per person:

Single room £140

The Valleys of Roussillon (brochure page 19)

Holiday Code: 7WVR

Q Barcelona Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen** 19-Apr-17 Wed BA 1105 1730 £839

23-Apr-17 Sun BA 1105 1740 £869

08-Jun-17 Thu BA 1105 1730 £899

Belfast Int 19-Apr-17 Wed Easyjet 1010 1605 £719

23-Apr-17 Sun Easyjet 0710 1305 £749

Birmingham 19-Apr-17 Wed Ryanair 0705 1225 £719

23-Apr-17 Sun Monarch 1640 2210 £749

08-Jun-17 Thu Monarch 0640 1230 £779

Bristol 19-Apr-17 Wed Easyjet 1035 1530 £719

23-Apr-17 Sun Easyjet 0710 1205 £749

08-Jun-17 Thu Easyjet 0715 1215 £779

Cardiff 19-Apr-17 Wed Vueling 1530 1455 £719

23-Apr-17 Sun Vueling 1510 1445 £749

Dublin 19-Apr-17 Wed Ryanair 0615 2040 £719

23-Apr-17 Sun Ryanair 0615 1210 £749

08-Jun-17 Thu Ryanair 1230 1820 £779

East Midlands 19-Apr-17 Wed Ryanair 0935 1500 £719

23-Apr-17 Sun Ryanair 0935 1500 £749

08-Jun-17 Thu Ryanair 0935 1500 £779

Edinburgh 19-Apr-17 Wed Ryanair 0630 1255 £719

23-Apr-17 Sun Ryanair 0700 1325 £749

08-Jun-17 Thu Ryanair 0630 1255 £779

Gatwick 19-Apr-17 Wed Easyjet 1420 1630 £719

23-Apr-17 Sun Easyjet 1420 1630 £749

08-Jun-17 Thu Easyjet 1420 1630 £779

Glasgow 23-Apr-17 Sun Jet2 0745 1415 £789

08-Jun-17 Thu Jet2 0735 1405 £819

Heathrow 19-Apr-17 Wed BA 1430 1300 £759

23-Apr-17 Sun BA 1430 1430 £789

08-Jun-17 Thu BA 1430 1300 £819

Leeds-Bradford 23-Apr-17 Sun Jet2 0815 1415 £789

08-Jun-17 Thu Jet2 0700 1300 £819

Liverpool 19-Apr-17 Wed Easyjet 1800 2320 £719

23-Apr-17 Sun Easyjet 0710 1230 £749

08-Jun-17 Thu Easyjet 0710 1230 £779

Luton 19-Apr-17 Wed Easyjet 1105 1610 £719

23-Apr-17 Sun Easyjet 1020 1525 £749

08-Jun-17 Thu Easyjet 0700 1205 £779

Manchester 19-Apr-17 Wed Ryanair 0625 2130 £719

23-Apr-17 Sun Ryanair 0625 1155 £749

08-Jun-17 Thu Monarch 0725 1320 £779

Newcastle 19-Apr-17 Wed Easyjet 1720 2300 £719

23-Apr-17 Sun Vueling 1345 1305 £749

08-Jun-17 Thu Easyjet 1720 2300 £779

Prestwick 19-Apr-17 Wed Ryanair 1730 2345 £719

23-Apr-17 Sun Ryanair 0625 2130 £749

08-Jun-17 Thu Ryanair 1730 2345 £779

Southend 19-Apr-17 Wed Easyjet 1715 2215 £719

23-Apr-17 Sun Easyjet 1715 2215 £749

Stansted 19-Apr-17 Wed Ryanair 0815 1220 £719

23-Apr-17 Sun Ryanair 1245 1530 £749

08-Jun-17 Thu Ryanair 0815 1220 £779

** via Heathrow

Supplements per person:

Single room April £0

Single room (other dates) £120

8


Tuscany & Liguria (brochure page 20)

Holiday Code: 7WTF

Q Pisa Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Bristol 09-May-17 Tue Easyjet 1820 2320 £869

Dublin 10-May-17 Wed Ryanair 1230 1205 £869

East Midlands 10-May-17 Wed Ryanair 1120 1625 £869

Edinburgh 09-May-17 Tue Ryanair 0910 0845 £869

Gatwick 10-May-17 Wed Easyjet 1225 1720 £869

Heathrow 10-May-17 Wed BA 0850 1430 £909

Liverpool 10-May-17 Wed Ryanair 1300 1235 £869

Luton 10-May-17 Wed Easyjet 1220 1720 £869

Manchester 10-May-17 Wed Easyjet 0720 1250 £869

Prestwick 10-May-17 Wed Ryanair 2000 1935 £869

Stansted 10-May-17 Wed Ryanair 1445 1420 £869

Supplements per person:

Single room £100

Monte Isola & the Camonica Valley (brochure page 21)

Holiday Code: 7WIS

Q Milan Bergamo Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Bristol 10-Jun-17 Sat Ryanair 1255 1230 £919

Dublin 09-Jun-17 Fri Ryanair 0645 1145 £919

East Midlands 10-Jun-17 Sat Ryanair 1200 1650 £919

Edinburgh* 09-Jun-17 Fri Easyjet 1130 1100 £919

Glasgow* 10-Jun-17 Sat Easyjet 1925 1855 £919

Manchester 09-Jun-17 Fri Ryanair 1340 1840 £919

Stansted 09-Jun-17 Fri Ryanair 1330 1535 £919

* to Milan Malpensa

Supplements per person:

Single room

£140 (standard only)

Classic room with Balcony £49

Superior room with balcony (partial lake view) £70

The Cinque Terre, Portofino & Lake Maggiore

(brochure page 23)

Holiday Code: 7WPC

Q Milan Malpensa Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen** 09-May-17 Tue BA 1105 1745 £1,089

Birmingham 09-May-17 Tue Flybe 1205 1655 £969

Bristol* 09-May-17 Tue Ryanair 0835 0810 £1,019

Dublin* 09-May-17 Tue Ryanair 0615 1145 £1,019

East Midlands* 09-May-17 Tue Ryanair 1200 1650 £1,019

Edinburgh 09-May-17 Tue Easyjet 2005 1935 £969

Gatwick 09-May-17 Tue Easyjet 1345 1440 £969

Glasgow 09-May-17 Tue Easyjet 1135 1105 £969

Heathrow 09-May-17 Tue BA 1510 1245 £1,009

Leeds-Bradford** 09-May-17 Tue BA 1430 1845 £969

Luton 09-May-17 Tue Easyjet 0850 1825 £969

Manchester 09-May-17 Tue Easyjet 1440 1410 £969

Newcastle** 09-May-17 Tue BA 1140 1555 £1,089

Stansted* 09-May-17 Tue Ryanair 0820 2240 £969

** via Heathrow * to Milan Bergamo

Supplements per person:

Single room £120

Lake view on Maggiore

£36 (twin/double rooms only)

The Italian Riviera & Monte Carlo (brochure page 22)

Holiday Code: 7WBI

Q Nice Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen** 27-Mar-17 Mon BA 1105 1740 £939

24-Apr-17 Mon BA 1105 1740 £979

05-Jun-17 Mon BA 1105 1740 £1,019

Birmingham 27-Mar-17 Mon Monarch 1550 2100 £819

24-Apr-17 Mon Monarch 1550 2100 £859

05-Jun-17 Mon Monarch 1550 2100 £899

Bristol 27-Mar-17 Mon Easyjet 1245 1725 £819

24-Apr-17 Mon Easyjet 1245 1725 £859

05-Jun-17 Mon Easyjet 1245 1725 £899

Dublin 27-Mar-17 Mon Ryanair 1720 2310 £819

24-Apr-17 Mon Ryanair 1720 2310 £859

05-Jun-17 Mon Ryanair 1720 2310 £899

Edinburgh 27-Mar-17 Mon Easyjet 1725 2305 £819

24-Apr-17 Mon Easyjet 1725 2305 £859

05-Jun-17 Mon Easyjet 1725 2305 £899

Gatwick 27-Mar-17 Mon Easyjet 1405 1835 £819

24-Apr-17 Mon Easyjet 1405 1835 £859

05-Jun-17 Mon Easyjet 1405 1835 £899

Heathrow 27-Mar-17 Mon BA 1430 1835 £859

24-Apr-17 Mon BA 1430 1835 £899

05-Jun-17 Mon BA 1430 1835 £939

Leeds-Bradford 27-Mar-17 Mon Jet2 1040 1615 £859

24-Apr-17 Mon Jet2 1040 1615 £899

05-Jun-17 Mon Jet2 1040 1615 £939

Liverpool 27-Mar-17 Mon Easyjet 1240 1745 £819

24-Apr-17 Mon Easyjet 1240 1745 £859

05-Jun-17 Mon Easyjet 1240 1745 £899

Luton 27-Mar-17 Mon Easyjet 0715 1155 £819

24-Apr-17 Mon Easyjet 0715 1155 £859

05-Jun-17 Mon Easyjet 0715 1155 £899

Manchester 27-Mar-17 Mon Jet2 0800 1330 £859

24-Apr-17 Mon Jet2 0800 1330 £899

05-Jun-17 Mon Jet2 0800 1330 £939

Newcastle** 27-Mar-17 Mon BA 1140 1555 £939

24-Apr-17 Mon BA 1140 1555 £979

05-Jun-17 Mon BA 1140 1555 £1,019

Stansted 27-Mar-17 Mon Easyjet 0610 1055 £819

24-Apr-17 Mon Easyjet 0610 1055 £859

05-Jun-17 Mon Easyjet 0610 1055 £899

** via Heathrow

Supplements per person:

Single room £100

Side sea view

£45 (twin/double rooms only)

Front sea view £70

Elba & Tuscany (brochure page 24)

Holiday Code: 7WEL

Q Pisa Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Dublin 18-May-17 Thu Ryanair 1230 1145 £919

Edinburgh 18-May-17 Thu Ryanair 0910 0845 £919

Gatwick 18-May-17 Thu Easyjet 1225 1725 £919

Heathrow 18-May-17 Thu BA 0845 1435 £959

Luton 18-May-17 Thu Easyjet 1220 1720 £919

Manchester 18-May-17 Thu Jet2 0830 1430 £959

Stansted 18-May-17 Thu Ryanair 1445 1420 £919

Supplements per person:

Single room £140

Lake Maggiore (brochure page 25)

Holiday Code: 7WMG

Q Milan Malpensa Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen** 16-May-17 Tue BA 1105 1745 £1,089

Birmingham 16-May-17 Tue Flybe 1205 1655 £969

Bristol* 16-May-17 Tue Ryanair 0835 0810 £1,019

Cardiff 15-May-17 Mon Flybe 1005 1445 £969

Dublin* 16-May-17 Tue Ryanair 0615 1145 £1,019

East Midlands* 16-May-17 Tue Ryanair 1200 1650 £1,019

Edinburgh 16-May-17 Tue Easyjet 2005 1935 £969

Gatwick 16-May-17 Tue Easyjet 1345 1440 £969

Glasgow 16-May-17 Tue Easyjet 1135 1105 £969

Heathrow 16-May-17 Tue BA 1510 1245 £1,009

Leeds-Bradford** 16-May-17 Tue BA 1430 1845 £969

Luton 16-May-17 Tue Easyjet 0850 1825 £969

Manchester 16-May-17 Tue Easyjet 1440 1410 £969

Newcastle** 16-May-17 Tue BA 1140 1555 £1,089

Stansted* 16-May-17 Tue Ryanair 0820 2240 £969

** via Heathrow * to Milan Bergamo

Supplements per person:

Single room £140

Lake view

£77 (twin/double rooms only)

9


Crete - East & West (brochure page 26)

Holiday Code: 7WHE

Q Heraklion Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Birmingham 09-May-17 Tue Monarch 1355 2300 £889

16-May-17 Tue Monarch 1355 2300 £899

Bristol 09-May-17 Tue Thomas Cook 1425 2340 £909

16-May-17 Tue Thomas Cook 1425 2340 £919

Cardiff 09-May-17 Tue Thomson 1245 2200 £909

16-May-17 Tue Thomson 1245 2200 £919

East Midlands 09-May-17 Tue Jet2 1505 0030 £929

16-May-17 Tue Jet2 1505 0030 £939

Edinburgh 09-May-17 Tue Easyjet 1530 0110 £889

16-May-17 Tue Easyjet 1530 0110 £899

Gatwick 09-May-17 Tue Easyjet 0715 1555 £889

16-May-17 Tue Easyjet 0715 1555 £899

Glasgow 09-May-17 Tue Jet2 1505 0055 £929

16-May-17 Tue Jet2 1505 0055 £939

Leeds-Bradford 09-May-17 Tue Jet2 0855 1840 £929

16-May-17 Tue Jet2 0855 1840 £939

Manchester 09-May-17 Tue Easyjet 1355 2300 £889

16-May-17 Tue Easyjet 1355 2300 £899

Newcastle 09-May-17 Tue Jet2 1030 0010 £929

16-May-17 Tue Jet2 1030 0010 £939

Supplements per person:

Single room £110

Extra week in a single £410

Extra week in a twin/double £300

Crete, Gouves – no single supplement (brochure page 27)

Holiday Code: 7WSH

Q Heraklion Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Birmingham 23-May-17 Tue Monarch 1355 2300 £909

Bristol 23-May-17 Tue Thomas Cook 1425 2340 £929

Cardiff 23-May-17 Tue Thomson 1245 2200 £929

East Midlands 23-May-17 Tue Jet2 1505 0030 £949

Edinburgh 23-May-17 Tue Easyjet 1530 0110 £909

Gatwick 23-May-17 Tue Easyjet 0715 1555 £909

Glasgow 23-May-17 Tue Jet2 1505 0055 £949

Leeds-Bradford 23-May-17 Tue Jet2 0855 1840 £949

Manchester 23-May-17 Tue Easyjet 1355 2300 £909

Newcastle 23-May-17 Tue Jet2 1030 0010 £949

Supplements per person:

Single room £0

Extra week £370

The Harz Mountains, Berlin & Potsdam (brochure page 28)

Holiday Code: 7WBH

Q Berlin Schoenefeld Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen** 19-Jun-17 Mon BA 1105 1740 £1,059

17-Jul-17 Mon BA 1105 1740 £999

31-Jul-17 Mon BA 1105 1740 £999

Birmingham* 19-Jun-17 Mon Flybe 0650 1110 £939

17-Jul-17 Mon Flybe 0650 1110 £879

31-Jul-17 Mon Flybe 0650 1110 £879

Bristol 19-Jun-17 Mon Easyjet 1315 1745 £939

17-Jul-17 Mon Easyjet 1315 1745 £879

31-Jul-17 Mon Easyjet 1315 1745 £879

Doncaster-Sheffield* 19-Jun-17 Mon Flybe 0730 1205 £939

17-Jul-17 Mon Flybe 0730 1205 £879

31-Jul-17 Mon Flybe 0730 1205 £879

Dublin 19-Jun-17 Mon Ryanair 0720 1230 £939

17-Jul-17 Mon Ryanair 0720 1230 £879

31-Jul-17 Mon Ryanair 0720 1230 £879

East Midlands 19-Jun-17 Mon Ryanair 0630 1115 £939

17-Jul-17 Mon Ryanair 0630 1115 £879

31-Jul-17 Mon Ryanair 0630 1115 £879

Edinburgh 19-Jun-17 Mon Easyjet 1240 1205 £939

17-Jul-17 Mon Easyjet 1240 1205 £879

31-Jul-17 Mon Easyjet 1240 1205 £879

Gatwick 19-Jun-17 Mon Easyjet 0840 1935 £939

17-Jul-17 Mon Easyjet 0840 1935 £879

31-Jul-17 Mon Easyjet 0840 1935 £879

Glasgow 19-Jun-17 Mon Easyjet 1055 1550 £939

17-Jul-17 Mon Easyjet 1055 1550 £879

31-Jul-17 Mon Easyjet 1055 1550 £879

Heathrow* 19-Jun-17 Mon BA 1530 1330 £979

17-Jul-17 Mon BA 1530 1330 £919

31-Jul-17 Mon BA 1530 1330 £919

Leeds-Bradford 19-Jun-17 Mon Jet2 1700 2155 £979

17-Jul-17 Mon Jet2 1700 2155 £919

31-Jul-17 Mon Jet2 1700 2155 £919

Liverpool 19-Jun-17 Mon Easyjet 1815 2245 £939

17-Jul-17 Mon Easyjet 1815 2245 £879

31-Jul-17 Mon Easyjet 1815 2245 £879

Luton 19-Jun-17 Mon Easyjet 1325 1730 £939

17-Jul-17 Mon Easyjet 1325 1730 £879

31-Jul-17 Mon Easyjet 1325 1730 £879

Manchester 19-Jun-17 Mon Easyjet 0700 1145 £939

17-Jul-17 Mon Easyjet 0700 1145 £879

31-Jul-17 Mon Easyjet 0700 1145 £879

Newcastle** 19-Jun-17 Mon BA 1140 1555 £1,059

17-Jul-17 Mon BA 1140 1555 £999

31-Jul-17 Mon BA 1140 1555 £999

Stansted 19-Jun-17 Mon Ryanair 0750 1855 £939

17-Jul-17 Mon Ryanair 0750 1855 £879

31-Jul-17 Mon Ryanair 0750 1855 £879

* to Berlin Tegel ** to Berlin Tegel via Heathrow

Supplements per person:

Single room £140

Poland – Krakow & the High Tatras (brochure page 29)

Holiday Code: 7WKZ

Q Krakow Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen** 27-Jun-17 Tue BA 1245 1740 £889

Belfast Int 27-Jun-17 Tue Easyjet 1010 1615 £769

Edinburgh 27-Jun-17 Tue Ryanair 1745 2340 £769

Gatwick 27-Jun-17 Tue Easyjet 0920 1445 £769

Heathrow 27-Jun-17 Tue BA 1645 1505 £809

Leeds-Bradford 27-Jun-17 Tue Ryanair 1920 1855 £769

Stansted 27-Jun-17 Tue Ryanair 0845 2345 £769

** via Heathrow

Supplements per person:

Single room £140

The Julian Alps of Slovenia, Venice & Trieste

(brochure page 30)

Holiday Code: 7WVT

Q Venice Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Bristol 15-May-17 Mon Easyjet 1510 1440 £859

Dublin 15-May-17 Mon Aer Lingus 0720 1330 £859

East Midlands* 15-May-17 Mon Ryanair 1200 1650 £859

Edinburgh 15-May-17 Mon Easyjet 1425 1355 £859

Gatwick 15-May-17 Mon Easyjet 1230 1725 £859

Heathrow 15-May-17 Mon BA 0855 1450 £899

Leeds-Bradford 15-May-17 Mon Jet2 0700 1250 £899

Luton 15-May-17 Mon Easyjet 1115 1605 £859

Manchester 15-May-17 Mon Jet2 0730 1320 £899

Southend 15-May-17 Mon Easyjet 1720 2155 £859

Stansted* 15-May-17 Mon Ryanair 1310 2340 £859

*to Treviso

Supplements per person:

Single room £100

10


TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR BOOKINGS TAKEN UP TO 31 DECEMBER 2016

This information is subject to change without notice.

Travel insurance is a vital aspect to booking a holiday, giving you protection against unforeseen

circumstances that could otherwise spoil your holiday. It is important that you purchase travel

insurance that properly covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time

that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance from Travel

& General Insurance Services Limited. Should you decide not to purchase our insurance, you must

provide us with details of your alternative insurance with your final payment.

The schedule of the cover opposite sets out a summary of the cover provided by our insurance.

Preferred Travel Services is an Appointed Representative of Travel & General Insurance Services

Limited, who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Details of which can be

found at www.fca.gov.uk or by calling 0800 111 6768.

THIS SUMMARY APPLIES TO PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHTY YEARS AT THE DATE OF

DEPARTURE.

Premiums for persons under the age of 80 years at the time of departure are shown elsewhere in the

brochure. Persons between 80 and 85 years will be charged double the premium AND must contact

Healthcheck on 01702 427 253. We regret cover is not available to persons aged over 85 years at the

date of departure.

These details are correct as at 31 October 2015 and are subject to change without notice. As cover

under the Cancellation section commences immediately the holiday booking has been confirmed, no

refund in premium can be allowed. In the unlikely event that we have to cancel your holiday, any

insurance premiums paid to Preferred Travel Services will automatically be refunded. However, we

cannot refund premiums paid to other insurers. If you have arranged your own insurance please check

that the premium will be refunded in the event of cancellation by us.

Walking Holidays. Please check with your insurer if in doubt. Our travel insurance covers you for group

walks up to an altitude of 3000m. Some insurers have lower limits – usually 2000m. Our "Walking in the

Pyrenees" goes up to 2570m and “Walking in Tenerife” is up to 2550m. If you decide to walk separately

from our group, or if you have not taken out our insurance please ensure your cover is valid.

Important declaration

An insurance policy can only provide cover in respect of an event/occurrence which is sudden,

unforeseen and beyond your reasonable control. Any facts known to you, which could possibly

result in you having to make a claim, must be disclosed otherwise you may not be covered. In

addition, anyone named under the policy must have read and understood the following relating to

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions which are defined as:

a) Any respiratory condition (relating to the lungs or breathing), heart condition, stroke, Crohn’s disease,

epilepsy, allergy, or cancer for which you (or any other person not necessarily travelling but upon

whom travel depends such as a Close Relative) have ever received treatment (including surgery,

tests or investigations by your doctor or a consultant/specialist, or prescribed drugs/medication).

b) Any Medical Condition for which you (or any other person not necessarily travelling but upon

whom travel depends such as a Close Relative) have received surgery, in-patient treatment or

investigations in a hospital or clinic within the last twelve months, or prescribed drugs/medication.

1. Have You or a Close Relative ever received treatment (including surgery, tests or investigations by

Your doctor, a consultant or specialist), or been prescribed drugs or medication for any respiratory

condition (relating to the lungs or breathing), heart condition, stroke, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy,

allergy, or cancer?

2. Have You or a Close Relative received surgery, in-patient treatment or investigations in a hospital or

clinic or been prescribed drugs or medication, within the last twelve months, for any other medical

condition?

3. Are You aware of any circumstances that could reasonably be expected to give rise to a claim on

this policy?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, are in any doubt or are between the ages of 80 and

These Booking Conditions and the information in the brochure form

the basis of your contract with Preferred Travel Services (‘we’

and ‘us’). ‘You’ means the person making the booking (including

anyone who is added or substituted at a later date).

1.Your contract – when you make a booking you guarantee that you

have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of your party

the terms of these booking conditions. A contract will exist as soon

as we send our confirmation invoice. This contract is made on the

terms of these booking conditions, which are governed by English

Law, and the jurisdiction of the English Courts. You may however,

choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you

wish to do so.

2. Payment – in order to confirm your holiday, the appropriate deposit

must be paid at the time of booking. The balance of the holiday cost

must be received by the Balance Due Date which will be shown on

our confirmation invoice. The Balance Due Date is 8 weeks before

departure for Group A Holidays (holidays by air), 6 weeks before

departure for Group B Holidays (holidays with no flight of more than

4 days duration) and 4 weeks before departure for Group C Holidays

(holidays with no flight of 4 days or less). If you are booking after that

date full payment must accompany your booking form. Reminders are

not sent. If we do not receive payments due in full, on time, we shall

cancel your travel arrangements and retain your deposit.

3. Your holiday price – we reserve the right to alter the prices of any

of the holidays shown in our brochure. You will be advised of the

current price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract

is confirmed. The price of your travel arrangements was calculated

using exchange rates quoted in the Financial Times Guide to World

Currencies on 18/08/16 in relation to the following currencies: £1 =

Euro 1.16. The price of your travel arrangements is fully guaranteed

and will not be subject to any surcharges.

4. Changes by you – if, after our confirmation invoice has been issued,

you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example

your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost

to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request

A

B

C

D

E

Single trip policy Schedule of Standard Cover

Section Sum insured per person Excess per person

Cancellation and

curtailment charges

Up to £5,000 £50*

Medical Expenses Up to £5,000,000 £50

In Patient Benefit £500 Nil

Criminal Injuries Benefit £5,000 Nil

Personal Accident –

disability

£25,000 Nil

Death £10,000 Nil

Delayed Departure or

Arrival, or

Cancellation due to

Delayed Departure

Hi-jack of Aircraft, train

or sea vessel

£100 Nil

£5,000 Nil

£3,000 Nil

Failure of Transport £1,000 Nil

Missed Connection £1,000 Nil

Personal Effects

single item limit £400)

(Valuables limited to

£500 in total)

£2,500 £50

Money £500 £50

Tickets £1,000 £50

Passport or Visas £250 £50

Temporary Loss of

Baggage

BOOKING CONDITIONS

for changes to be made must be in writing from the person who made

the booking. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of £15

per person, and any further cost we incur in making this alteration.

You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the

departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as

soon as possible.

Note: Certain travel arrangements (eg. Air Tickets) may not be

changeable after a reservation has been made and any alteration

request could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part

of the arrangements.

5. Cancellation by you – should you or a member of your party need to

cancel the holiday once it has been confirmed, you must immediately

advise us in writing. Notice of cancellation is only effective when it

is received in writing at our offices (see Date Received in the table

below). Since we incur costs in cancelling your travel arrangements,

you will have to pay cancellation charges in the table below (shown

as loss of deposit up to the Balance Due Date and percentages of the

total holiday cost thereafter). Insurance premiums are non refundable.

Date Received Group A Group B Group C

More than 56 days loss of deposit loss of deposit loss of deposit

More than 42 days 50% loss of deposi loss of deposit

56-29 days 50% 50% loss of deposit

42-29 days 50% 50% loss of deposit

More than 28 days 50% 50% loss of deposit

28-8 days 75% 75% 75%

7 days or less 100% 100% 100%

Please see clause 2 for definitions of Group A, B and C. The Date

Received is the number of days before the departure date of the

holiday we receive your cancellation in writing. Should one of the

members of your party cancel who is sharing a double/twin room,

the relevant single room supplement will become payable and added

to your holiday cost.

£100 Nil

F Personal Liability £2,000,000 £250

G Legal Expenses £15,000 Nil

85 you must call Healthcheck in confidence on: 01702 427 253. The medical screening helpline may be

* Cancellation excess for loss of deposit on air holidays is nil. Cancellation excess for UK trips of three days or less is nil.

contacted between 09.00 and 17.00 Monday to Friday and 10.00 to 16.00 on Saturdays. Healthcheck

will confirm whether or not cover is available for the condition. An additional premium may be payable.

A policy document that fully defines the cover, conditions and exclusions will be sent to you with your

booking confirmation. When you receive your policy, please take the time to read it carefully to ensure

you understand what is and what is not covered, and that all activities that you may wish to participate

in are included. If it does not meet your requirements, please return the policy, proof of premium and

any other relevant documents to us within 14 days of receipt and we will refund the premium in full,

provided you have not travelled or made a claim.

Failure to comply with the terms & conditions of the policy may result in cover being restricted.

6. If We Change or Cancel Your Holiday – As we plan your holiday

arrangements many months in advance we may occasionally have to

make changes or cancel your booking and we reserve the right to do

so at any time. Changes If we make a major change to your holiday,

we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if there is time

before your departure. You will have the choice of either accepting

the change of arrangements, accepting an offer of alternative travel

arrangements of comparable standard from us if available (we will

refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value), or

cancelling your holiday and receiving a full refund of all monies paid.

In some cases we will also pay compensation (see below). These

options don’t apply for minor changes. Examples of minor changes

include alteration of your outward/return flights which reduce your stay

in resort by less than 12 hours, a change of overseas airport, changes

to aircraft type, change of accommodation to another of the same or

higher standard, changes of carriers. Please note that carriers such

as airlines used in the brochure are subject to change. Cancellation

We will not cancel your travel arrangements after the Balance Due

Date (see clause 2), except for reasons of force majeure or failure by

you to pay the final balance. We may cancel your holiday before this

date if, e.g., the minimum number of clients required for a particular

travel arrangement is not reached. If your holiday is cancelled you can

either have a refund of all monies paid or accept an offer of alternative

travel arrangements of comparable standard from us, if available (we

will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value).

In some cases we will pay compensation (see below). If we make

a change to or cancel your travel arrangements for any reason, we

will not reimburse any expenses, costs or losses including, but not

limited to, payments to third parties such as insurance premiums, car

parking, hotel accommodation, currency, connecting flights or other

travel arrangements, kennelling fees etc. Compensation If we cancel

or make a major change we will pay compensation as detailed below

except where the major change or cancellation arises due to reasons

of force majeure. The compensation that we offer does not exclude

you from claiming more if you are entitled to do so.


Number of days before departure Compensation for each

we advise you of cancellation full fare paying Customer

or major change Group A Group B Group C

More than 56 days Nil Nil Nil

56-43 days £10 Nil Nil

42-29 days £20 £10 Nil

28-15 days £30 £15 £10

14-0 days £40 £20 £15

Please see Clause 2 definitions of Group A, B and C.

Force Majeure: We will not pay you compensation if we have to

cancel or change your travel arrangements in any way because

of unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control.

These can include, for example, war, riot, industrial dispute, terrorist

activity and its consequences, natural or nuclear disaster, fire,

adverse weather conditions, epidemics and pandemics, unavoidable

technical problems with transport.

7. Our Liability to you – (a) We make every effort to ensure that

all arrangements are made correctly and efficiently. We accept

responsibility if any of the services which we have agreed to provide

for you as part of our contract with you prove deficient or not of

a reasonable standard. We also accept responsibility for what our

employees, agents, suppliers and sub-contractors do or do not do

(providing they were at the time carrying out work authorised by us)

except for death, personal injury or illness results (dealt with below).

This acceptance of responsibility is, however, subject to force

majeure and the other terms of these Booking Conditions.

(b) Subject to these Booking Conditions, we accept responsibility

should you or any member of your party suffer death, personal

injury, illness, loss or damage as a result of any failure to perform or

improper performance of any part of our contract with you by any of

our employees, agents, suppliers or sub-contractors (providing they

were at the time carrying out work authorised by us) except in the

following situations. We will not be liable where any failure to perform

or improper performance was due to:- the act(s) and/or omission(s)

of the person(s) affected; or those of a third party not connected

with the provision of your holiday and which were unforeseeable or

unavoidable or an event which either ourselves or the supplier of the

service(s) in question could not have foreseen or avoided even with

all due care.

(c) It is a condition of the acceptance of liability set out in clauses

8(a) and 8(b) of these Booking Conditions that you notify us in

accordance with the terms of clause 9 of any claim made by you or

any member of your party. Any person(s) to whom any payment is

made (and their parent or guardian if that person is under 18 years

of age) must assign to ourselves or our insurers any rights they may

have to pursue any third party in connection with the claim. You must

provide us and our insurers with all assistance we may reasonably

require.

(d) In all cases, we limit the maximum amount we may have to pay

you and/or any member of your party for any or all claims or parts

of claims which involve, air, sea, rail or road carriers and/or hotel

keepers and other services they provide as if we were carriers/hotel

keepers within the applicable international conventions (eg., Warsaw

Convention as amended for travel by air, Athens Convention for

travel by sea). Therefore for all claims which result from international

carriage, compensation will only be paid for those conditions where

the carriers concerned would be obliged to pay compensation at

the relevant international convention were a claim made against

that carrier in that particular situation. You must give credit for all

payments received from the carrier or other suppliers.

(e) This clause 7 is intended to set out our obligations to you as a

tour operator in the light of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and

Package Tours Regulations 1992. Please note, we regret we cannot

make any payment to you or any member of your party if the person

concerned is not entitled to one from us under these Regulations.

8. Prompt assistance in resort – If the contract we have with you

is not performed or is improperly performed as a result of failures

attributable to a third party unconnected with the provision of the

services, or as a result of failures due to unusual and unforeseeable

circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could

not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised, or an

event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not

foresee or forestall, and you suffer an injury or other material loss,

we will offer you such prompt assistance as is reasonable in the

circumstances.

9. Complaints and problems – If you have a problem during your

holiday, please inform the relevant supplier (e.g. your hotelier) and

our resort representative immediately who will endeavour to put

things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow

this up within 28 days of your return home by writing by post to our

Customer Services Department giving your booking reference and all

other relevant information. Please keep your letter concise and to the

point. This will assist us to quickly identify your concerns and speed

up our response to you.

It is strongly recommended that you communicate any complaint to

the supplier of the services in question as well as to our representative

without delay and complete a report form whilst in resort. If you fail

to follow this simple procedure we will have been deprived of the

opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint whilst you were

in resort and this may affect your rights under this contract. We are

a Member of ABTA, membership number W3692. We are obliged

to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of

Conduct. We can also offer you ABTA’s scheme for the resolution

of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards

Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to www.abta.com

to use ABTA’s simple procedure. Further information on the Code

and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.

abta.com.

10. Behaviour – when you book with us, you accept responsibility for

any damage or loss caused by you or any member of your party. Full

payment for any such damage or loss must be paid direct at the time

to the accommodation owner or manager or other supplier. If you fail

to do so, you will be responsible for meeting any claims (including

legal costs) subsequently made against us as a result of your actions.

We expect all clients to have consideration for other people. If in our

opinion or in the opinion of any other person in authority, you or any

member of your party behaves in such a way as to cause or be likely

to cause danger, annoyance or distress to any third party or damage

to property, we are entitled, without prior notice, to terminate the

holiday of the person(s) concerned. In this situation, the person(s)

concerned will be required to leave the accommodation or other

service. We will have no further responsibility toward such person(s)

including any return travel arrangements. No refunds will be made

and we will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of

the termination.

11. Conditions of suppliers – many of the services which make up

your holiday are provided by independent suppliers. Those suppliers

provide these services in accordance with their own terms and

conditions. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude

the supplier’s liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable

International Conventions. Copies of the relevant parts of these terms

and conditions are available on request from ourselves or the supplier

concerned.

12. Special requests and medical problems – if you have a request,

you must advise us at time of booking and clearly note it on your

booking form. Although we will try to pass any reasonable requests

on to the relevant supplier, we regret we cannot guarantee any

request will be met. Failure to meet any special request will not be a

breach of contract; we cannot accept any booking which is specified

to be conditional on the fulfillment of a particular request. All such

bookings will be treated as standard bookings subject to the above

provisions on special requests. If you or a member of your party has

a medical problem/disability which may affect your holiday, please

tell us before you book so that we can advise accordingly, also, you

must give us full details in writing at the time of booking. Please note

that to get the best out of your visit to certain places may involve

walking on inclines, through cobbled streets etc. If we feel unable to

accommodate the needs of the person concerned, or reasonably feel

that the enjoyment of other travellers may be prejudiced, we reserve

the right to decline/cancel their reservation. We regret we cannot

accept any bookings from wheelchair users unless travelling with

a companion able and willing to take responsibility when boarding

coaches, trains etc and on excursions. If this proves not to be the

case at the start of or during your holiday, we shall assist in making

arrangements for your immediate return to the UK at your own cost

and we shall not pay compensation or make any refund in respect

holiday curtailment. Our representatives, guides, coach drivers etc.

are not permitted to offer physical assistance.

13. Passports, visas and health requirements. Your specific

passport and visa requirements, and other immigration requirements

are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant

Embassies and/or Consulates. We do not accept any responsibility if

you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport,

visa or immigration requirements.

Information on health is contained in a leaflet (Health Advice for

Travellers) available from local Department of Health offices and most

Post Offices. For holidays outside the UK you should have a European

Health Insurance Card prior to departure. It is your responsibility

to ensure that you are in possession of all necessary travel and

health documents before departure. The Foreign & Commonwealth

Travel Advice Unit may have issued information about your holiday

destination. You are advised to check this information on the internet

under the address http://www.fco.gov.uk/

14. Your Financial Protection – We provide full financial protection

for our package holidays. For flight-based holidays this is through our

Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number 5537. When you buy an ATOL

protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive

an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where

you can get information on what this means for you and who to

contact if things go wrong. We will provide you with the services

listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some

cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons

of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the

services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to

you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative

ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any

money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that

alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases

it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which

case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or

your credit card issuer where applicable). If we are unable to provide

the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative

ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees

of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit

on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such

a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any

claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the

non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the

travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also

agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if

that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL

scheme.

When you buy a package holiday that doesn’t include a flight,

protection is provided by way of a bond held by ABTA.

15. Brochure Accuracy – the information and prices shown in this

brochure may have changed by the time you come to book. Whilst

every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the brochure and prices

at the time of printing, regrettably errors do occasionally occur. You

must therefore ensure you check all details of your chosen holiday

(including the price) with us at the time of booking. This brochure

is our sole responsibility. It is not issued on behalf of and does not

commit any other organisation/ carriers whose services are featured.

16. Safety standards – please note, it is the requirements and

standards of the country in which any services which make up your

holiday are provided which apply to those services and not those of

the UK. As a general rule, these requirements and standards will not

be the same as the UK and may sometimes be lower.

17. Brochure Information & Timings – all timings given are for

general guidance only and are subject to change. Please note that

changes to flight departure times which reduce your stay in resort

by less than 12 hours are not major changes for the purposes of

clause 6. Precise timings, intended order of excursions/visits and

joining instructions will be sent with your tickets approximately

ten days before departure. You are asked to remember that hotel,

resort or other facilities may not be available during your stay

due to seasonality or may be withdrawn for maintenance or other

reasons beyond our control. In these circumstances we shall bear

no resulting liability. Please note: the duration/number of days

shown in the brochure includes the days of departure and return.

Any photographs/ illustrations contained in this brochure are purely

representative of the type of places visited, and do not necessarily

depict your exact accommodation/destination.

18. Flight Delays and Flights – While we shall try to assist in

every way to minimise the effects of any delays we do not accept

liability for any delays which occur. Where a delay does occur we

shall consult with the airline concerned regarding the provision

of appropriate refreshments. Some protection is afforded by our

recommended travel insurance, and you should ensure your own

insurance policy provides adequate cover for flight delays and

cancellation. Under EU law you have rights in some circumstances

to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied

boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details of these rights

will be publicised at EU airports and will also be available from

airlines. However reimbursement in such cases is the responsibility

of the airline and will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your

holiday cost from us. Your right to a refund and/or compensation

from us is set out in clause 6. If any payments to you are due from

us, any payment made to you by the airline will be deducted from

this amount. If your airline does not comply with these rules you

should complain to the CAA online at www.caa.co.uk. For assistance

by phone call 020 7453 6888. Please note that very occasionally an

airline may add a touchdown en route. In this case a flight with an

intermediate stop not involving a change of aircraft is still considered

a direct flight.

19. Hotel Ratings, Bedrooms and Meals. We are required by law to

state the star rating of hotels. All star ratings stated are those given

by the authorities of the country concerned and are an indication

only of relative standards. Actual standards can vary between hotels

of the same category. Similarly, as the basis for star ratings varies

from country to country, hotels with the same rating but in different

countries may not be of the same standard. Facilities in single rooms

may differ from double rooms. Hotels charge a supplement for single

rooms even where there is only one single bed as the costs of the

upkeep of the room is the same, regardless of how many people

occupy it. Triple rooms may consist of a double bed and bed-settee

or folding bed. Our aim of providing holidays with interesting and

unusual itineraries takes us to places away from mass-market

tourism. In some cases, where dinner is included, it may be on a

fixed menu basis with no choice as opposed to buffet style. Please

notify us of any dietary requirements. Depending on flight timings,

dinner may consist of a cold plate on arrival at the hotel if the kitchens

are closed.

20. Websites – We are not responsible for the contents of websites

of hotels or other suppliers and tourist boards etc. included in this

brochure. Their contents do not form part of our contract with you

nor can they be construed as representations by us.

Preferred Travel Services

is a Trading Name of High Concepts Limited.

Reg. in England No. 4000185.

Reg. Office: Christopher House, 94B London Road,

Leicester LE2 0QS.

ATOL 5537 ABTA No. W3692

Issued September 2016


Preferred Travel Services Booking Form

Passenger details

Exactly as written on the Passport.

Please use BLOCK CAPITALS

Lead Passenger (who must sign this form

in the PAYMENTS section):

W3692

To make a provisional booking please refer to the How to Book section enclosed

with the brochure. Then COMPLETE THIS BOOKING FORM IN BLOCK

CAPITALS and return it with deposit payment or full payment (plus insurance if

applicable) to Preferred Travel Services, 41 High Street, Kibworth Beauchamp,

Leicester, LE8 0HS. Cheques should be made payable to Preferred Travel Services.

Title................................................................................

Forenames..................................................................

Surname......................................................................

Address........................................................................

........................................................................................

........................................................................................

..........................................Postcode...........................

Tel. day.........................................................................

Mobile...........................................................................

Emergency contact Tel.......................................

Email.............................................................................

Date of birth .........................................................

Nationality...................................................................

Passport No................................................................

Issue Date .................... dd / mm / yy Expiry date ....................

dd / mm / yy

Issuing Country.........................................................

Passenger 2:

Title................................................................................

Forenames..................................................................

Surname......................................................................

Date of birth .........................................................

Nationality...................................................................

Passport No................................................................

Issue Date .................... dd / mm / yy Expiry date ....................

dd / mm / yy

Issuing Country.........................................................

Passenger 3:

Title................................................................................

Forenames..................................................................

Surname......................................................................

Date of birth .........................................................

Nationality...................................................................

Passport No................................................................

Issue Date .................... dd / mm / yy Expiry date ....................

dd / mm / yy

Issuing Country.........................................................

Passenger 4:

Title................................................................................

Forenames..................................................................

Surname......................................................................

Date of birth ........................................................

Nationality...................................................................

Passport No................................................................

Issue Date .................... dd / mm / yy Expiry date ....................

dd / mm / yy

Issuing Country.........................................................

Holiday Title.........................................................................................................................................

....................................................................................................HOLIDAY CODE....................................

Provisional Booking No.........................................................................................................

Departure Airport........................................................................................................................

DEPARTURE DATE ...............................................

dd / mm / yy PRICE £.......................................................

please refer to Departure Dates and Prices

NUMBER OF ROOMS

Twin/doubles............Triples/Family............... Singles (supplement applies)..............

SPECIAL REQUESTS (not guaranteed). You may also wish to advise us

here of any special needs so that we can inform the hotel and/or transport

company.

............................................................................................................................................

............................................................................................................................................

HOLIDAY EXTRAS TO BOOK if applicable (please refer to Departure Dates and Prices)

............................................................................................................................................

............................................................................................................................................

INSURANCE

If not taking our insurance:

Your Insurer.....................................................................................................................................................

Policy No....................................................24 hr emergency No........................................................

PAYMENT ENCLOSED WITH THIS BOOKING (please refer to How to Book)

Deposit £...................................

Full Payment (including supplements and extras if applicable) £...................................

Insurance premiums £...................................

TOTAL £...................................

Please make your cheque/postal order payable to Preferred Travel Services.

In signing I have read and accept all details in the booking conditions and do

so on behalf of all those named under Passenger Details

Signed.....................................................................................................Date dd / mm / yy

...............................................

IN WHICH NEWSPAPER DID YOU SEE THIS HOLIDAY

ADVERTISED?

...............................................................................................................................................................................

THANK YOU FOR BOOKING

PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING DETAILS FOR CREDIT/DEBIT

CARD PAYMENTS – we accept Maestro, Visa Debit, Mastercard, Visa

Card Type................................................... Valid from.............................Expires..................................

Please enter the last 3 digits of your security code

(shown on the signature strip on the reverse side of your card)......................................

£

BN

ASB

Office use only

Card No.

Issue No.

Please charge my account the sum of £...................................

Card holder’s name if different from the Lead Passenger’s name

................................................................................................................................................................................

Card holder’s signature............................................................................................................................

Please note balance or part balance payments by credit card are subject to a charge equal to 2% of the payment being made.


Preferred Travel Services Booking Form

Passenger details

Exactly as written on the Passport.

Please use BLOCK CAPITALS

Lead Passenger (who must sign this form

in the PAYMENTS section):

W3692

To make a provisional booking please refer to the How to Book section enclosed

with the brochure. Then COMPLETE THIS BOOKING FORM IN BLOCK

CAPITALS and return it with deposit payment or full payment (plus insurance if

applicable) to Preferred Travel Services, 41 High Street, Kibworth Beauchamp,

Leicester, LE8 0HS. Cheques should be made payable to Preferred Travel Services.

Title................................................................................

Forenames..................................................................

Surname......................................................................

Address........................................................................

........................................................................................

........................................................................................

..........................................Postcode...........................

Tel. day.........................................................................

Mobile...........................................................................

Emergency contact Tel.......................................

Email.............................................................................

Date of birth .........................................................

Nationality...................................................................

Passport No................................................................

Issue Date .................... dd / mm / yy Expiry date ....................

dd / mm / yy

Issuing Country.........................................................

Passenger 2:

Title................................................................................

Forenames..................................................................

Surname......................................................................

Date of birth .........................................................

Nationality...................................................................

Passport No................................................................

Issue Date .................... dd / mm / yy Expiry date ....................

dd / mm / yy

Issuing Country.........................................................

Passenger 3:

Title................................................................................

Forenames..................................................................

Surname......................................................................

Date of birth .........................................................

Nationality...................................................................

Passport No................................................................

Issue Date .................... dd / mm / yy Expiry date ....................

dd / mm / yy

Issuing Country.........................................................

Passenger 4:

Title................................................................................

Forenames..................................................................

Surname......................................................................

Date of birth ........................................................

Nationality...................................................................

Passport No................................................................

Issue Date .................... dd / mm / yy Expiry date ....................

dd / mm / yy

Issuing Country.........................................................

Holiday Title.........................................................................................................................................

....................................................................................................HOLIDAY CODE....................................

Provisional Booking No.........................................................................................................

Departure Airport........................................................................................................................

DEPARTURE DATE ...............................................

dd / mm / yy PRICE £.......................................................

please refer to Departure Dates and Prices

NUMBER OF ROOMS

Twin/doubles............Triples/Family............... Singles (supplement applies)..............

SPECIAL REQUESTS (not guaranteed). You may also wish to advise us

here of any special needs so that we can inform the hotel and/or transport

company.

............................................................................................................................................

............................................................................................................................................

HOLIDAY EXTRAS TO BOOK if applicable (please refer to Departure Dates and Prices)

............................................................................................................................................

............................................................................................................................................

INSURANCE

If not taking our insurance:

Your Insurer.....................................................................................................................................................

Policy No....................................................24 hr emergency No........................................................

PAYMENT ENCLOSED WITH THIS BOOKING (please refer to How to Book)

Deposit £...................................

Full Payment (including supplements and extras if applicable) £...................................

Insurance premiums £...................................

TOTAL £...................................

Please make your cheque/postal order payable to Preferred Travel Services.

In signing I have read and accept all details in the booking conditions and do

so on behalf of all those named under Passenger Details

Signed.....................................................................................................Date dd / mm / yy

...............................................

IN WHICH NEWSPAPER DID YOU SEE THIS HOLIDAY

ADVERTISED?

...............................................................................................................................................................................

THANK YOU FOR BOOKING

PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING DETAILS FOR CREDIT/DEBIT

CARD PAYMENTS – we accept Maestro, Visa Debit, Mastercard, Visa

Card Type................................................... Valid from.............................Expires..................................

Please enter the last 3 digits of your security code

(shown on the signature strip on the reverse side of your card)......................................

£

BN

ASB

Office use only

Card No.

Issue No.

Please charge my account the sum of £...................................

Card holder’s name if different from the Lead Passenger’s name

................................................................................................................................................................................

Card holder’s signature............................................................................................................................

Please note balance or part balance payments by credit card are subject to a charge equal to 2% of the payment being made.

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