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Walking Holidays

Collection 2020

Holidays in

Europe by

air from your

local airport


Welcome to our 2020 collection of Walking Holidays. You’ll fi nd our walking holidays offer 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. Here are some of the reasons why so many of our customers travel with us again and again;-

• Flying direct from airports right across the UK, in most cases without

regional fl ight supplements

• Our walking guides live where they walk. Their local knowledge is

excellent and adds to your enjoyment which is why our walkers in 2019

have given them a satisfaction rating of over 94%!

• Half board included nearly everywhere

• A rich variety of single-centre and holidays with a touring element,

mountains and coast, lakes and cities, culture and history

• A hold suitcase (minimum 20kg) included on all fl ights

• All our holidays are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority

Here are some comments from recent travellers.

Thank you very much for another excellently organised holiday. We enjoyed Romania

very much, everything went more or less to plan and the accommodation and walks were

brilliant. The tour guide and the walks guide were both great and looked after us well.

Mr W, Dumbarton (Transylvanian Alps)

This was a wonderful holiday and an excellent (and also a very thoughtful and caring)

guide. I hope to repeat this experience next year. The hotel also was excellent. We had

a great time! Several people also appreciated being able to ring Preferred Travel to fi nd

they were speaking to a person (not answer machine) who understood what they were

enquiring about and was able to give them a clear answer. All in all it got ten out of ten

from all of us. Group Leader (Mallorca)

The holiday was brilliant - very well organised & the guide was excellent.

Mrs W, Lincoln (Julian Alps of Slovenia)

So pleased to have discovered PTS. Everything has been so well organised. The walks

were excellent. Thank you so much to the guides John & Ricky.

Miss D, Solihull (Algarve)

Had a fantastic holiday. Walks fantastic - guides the best ever. Thanks too to Manuel who

was great. Thank you. Mrs D, Wolverhampton (Eastern Andalucia)

Very helpful representative, and excellent walking guide, Sergio. Locations for walkers

were well-chosen and distances suitable. Trips to places like Rio Tinto/El Rocio were

stimulating. Mr & Mrs B, Edinburgh (Western Andalucia)

Janica (Tour Director) and Marta (walking guide) are both excellent and made sure we

had a great holiday. Hotel was good & staff were very friendly & helpful. Thank you for a

lovely trip. Mr & Mrs S, Inverurie (Lake Iseo)

WALKING HOLIDAYS COLLECTION

3 Cyprus - Akamas PenInsula & the Troodos Mountains 18 The Guadiana River & Western Andalucia

4 Greece - The Island of Evia - no single supplement 19 Tuscany & Liguria

5 Tenerife 20 Monte Isola & the Camonica Valley

6 Portugal - the Algarve 21 The Italian Riviera & Monte Carlo

7 The Costa Blanca Mountains 22 The Cinque Terre, Portofino & Lake Maggiore

8 Andalucia's Eastern Coast - Almunecar & Frigiliana 23 Elba & Tuscany

9 Mallorca 24 Lake Maggiore

10 Catalonia 25 Crete - Coast & Mountains

11 Catalonia - Trails & Rails 26 Crete - Gouves - no single supplement

12 The Valleys of Roussillon 27 Poland - Krakow & the High Tatras

13 The Sierras of the Orange Blossom Coast 28 The Julian Alps of Slovenia, Venice & Trieste

14 Menorca/Menorca Walking & Birdwatching 29 Romania - Transylvanian Alps & Bucharest

15 Portugal - Walking & Birdwatching 30 General Information

16 France - Camargue, Alpilees & Crau 31 Booking form

17 Portugal - Cascais & the Sintra Natural Park 32 About Us

Selected departures on some holidays have no single supplement – but places are limited and get snapped up very quickly! All our holidays have that little

extra ingredient which makes the difference and we are sure you will fi nd something that will appeal to you. 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!

GROUP TRAVEL, WALKING CLUBS: 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 groups@preferredts.com for further details.

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

HOW TO BOOK MADE EASY

RESERVATIONS HOTLINE: 0116 279 3929

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

You can request a booking online at www.preferredts.com. Or make a provisional booking by calling our reservations hotline on 0116 279 3929 or e-mail sales@

preferredts.com and then complete a booking form and return it with the deposit payment of £125 per person (or full balance if applicable) to Preferred Travel

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

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Cyprus - Akamas Peninsula & the Troodos Mountains

8 days from £819 November 2019, February, March & November 2020

NO SINGLE

SUPPLEMENT

FEB & NOV ‘20

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.

• 7 nights hb in an excellent hotel in Paphos • Three included walking

excursions • No single supplement on some dates

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: Paphos

orientation walk and 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.

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.

YOUR HOTEL

PIONEER BEACH HOTEL HHHH,

Paphos (seven nights)

The Pioneer Beach is an impressive

4-star hotel with beautifully appointed

bedrooms, public areas, international

buffet style restaurant and colourful

gardens. It is a pleasant 20-minute

walk along the seafront to the

shopping area and a further 10 minutes

to Paphos harbour, or a short ride

on the local bus. The hotel boasts

a freshwater swimming pool with

Jacuzzi, an indoor heated pool with

Jacuzzi, indoor and outdoor short mat

bowling facilities and outdoor Green

Bowls facilities, and a floodlit tennis

court. In the hotel’s Elixir Spa there is

a heated pool, sauna, steam bath, a

fully equipped gym and a hairdressing

salon. Bedrooms have balcony, satellite

tv, fridge, minibar, hairdryer, scales,

make-up/shaving mirror, bathrobes

and slippers, safety deposit box, ironing

facilities, espresso machine as well as

tea and coffee making facilities. (www.

pioneer-cbh.com)

Please note that the hotel

management reserves the right to

change the hotel to the 4-star Athena

Beach, a sister hotel of the Pioneer

Beach located along the seafront half a

mile closer to the port area of Paphos.

(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.

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

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Greece – The Island of Evia - no single supplement

8 days from £1049 November 2019, March & November 2020

Although only an hour’s drive from Athens, much of the island of Evia is

largely untouched by mass development. On three guided walks, you’ll

discover the varied landscapes with which Evia is blessed. Near your

holiday hotel is the resort of Eretria which has a fine Archaeological

Museum and a ferry service to the mainland. Inland from Eretria is Dirfys,

Evia’s highest mountain and site of the beautiful Xerovouni plateau. In the

green, pastoral north of the island, the village of Prokopi is a popular place

of pilgrimage. Your holiday base is the Hotel Miramare, three miles from

Eretria.

• 7 nights hb in double rooms for sole use near Eretria • Three guided

walks in different parts of Evia • Optional excursion to Delphi

PROGRAMME

DAY ONE: Flight to Athens and transfer

to your hotel near Eretria on Evia for

seven nights’ half-board accommodation.

Transfer time is around 75 minutes.

Although Evia is an island, it is only 45

yards away from the mainland at its

closest point at Chalkida. However, roads

on Evia are few and far between and the

island has largely retained its distinct rural

and remote character, escaping major

tourist development, despite its proximity

to Athens. Your hotel is three miles from

the centre of Eretria, a small port twelve

miles down the coast from Chalkida.

Eretria was a strong military power and

had colonies in Italy and Corfu. Evidence

of its rich past has been revealed by

excavations starting in the 1890’s

including a theatre, temple of Dionysus,

and mosaics. Eretria’s Archaeological

Museum has a fine collection of ancient

pottery and sculpture.

DAYS TWO TO SEVEN: At leisure in resort

with three guided walks.

Walk 1: In and around Eretria. This is an

easy 3-hour walk which takes you to the

top of Kastelli hill, the ancient acropolis of

Eretria, where you can see the remains of

the 4th-century BC city walls. There are

wonderful views down to the harbour,

over the Island of Dreams, and across the

bay to Attica. At the end of the walk you

can walk across the causeway to explore

the Island of Dreams, or take an afternoon

ferry to the mainland.

Walk 2: Scenic drive to the wooded

north of the island (44 miles) through

the Derveni pass towards the village of

Prokopi. Your 6-mile walk (ascent 120m

and descent 350m) leads through the

shady, plane tree-filled Kireas valley and

then through oak and pine forests. After

the walk there is free time to explore

Prokopi. The area is rich in history with

a combination of Greek and British

heritage. Prokopi is home to the church

of St. John the Russian whose relics were

brought here from Turkey during the

1924 population exchange, and the land

around was part of the Noel-Baker estate.

Walk 3: Mount Dirfys and the Xerovouni

Plateau. This circular walk starts and

ends in Steni, a pretty mountain village,

twenty miles from the hotel. Some steep

walking through chestnut woods, fir-tree

forests and up to alpine rock formations is

rewarded by amazing views at every turn.

At the end of the walk, there will be free

time to relax in Steni which has become

a popular year-round activity centre

with plenty of local tavernas. (6 ½ miles,

ascents/descents of 600m).

In your free time, you can relax and enjoy

your surroundings at the hotel. As well

as having pleasant gardens, the hotel

has an underground walkway to the

sea. You can hop on the local bus from

outside the hotel for the short trip to

Eretria. Or maybe go to the port and take

the 20-minute ferry ride for a couple of

euros to Oropos on the mainland. Staying

on the bus for another twenty minutes

brings you to Chalkida, the island’s lively

capital where there are good shops in

the pedestrian area, a Roman aqueduct,

a former mosque dating back to the 15th

century, and an impressive castle. Going

in the other direction on the bus from

the hotel three miles down the coast, you

can admire the Byzantine churches in the

town of Amarynthos.

There will also be optional excursions on

offer (subject to minimum numbers as

always) including a full-day to Delphi, and

another to the capital, Chalkida, with its

unique tidal phenomenon.

DAY 8: Departure transfer to the airport

for your flight home.

YOUR HOTEL

HOTEL MIRAMARE HHHH, (seven

nights)

A family-owned hotel on the coast

three miles from Eretria surrounded

by groves and orchards. The hotel has

extensive, lush gardens, two outdoor

pools (not heated), restaurant with

panoramic view over the sea, tennis

court, basketball court, and a wellequipped

fitness room. Standard

bedrooms are in one of three annexes

and have balcony or terrace, satellite

tv, free wifi, safe, fridge, bath/shower,

and hairdryer. Deluxe bedrooms in

the main building or in the new Green

annexe are available at a supplement.

The picturesque bay in front is only

130 metres away and has easy access

via an underground passage. The local

bus service stops in front of the hotel

entrance and goes to Eretria (3miles)

and then on to Chalkida (12 miles).

There is also an inexpensive taxi service

available from the hotel. The frequent

ferry service from Eretria to Oropos on

the mainland operates several times

daily. (www.miramare-eretria.gr)

If you have friends who are not

walkers interested in this itinerary, it

is featured in our Escorted Holidays

brochure with a touring programme.

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


Tenerife

8 days from £799 November 2019, February, March & November 2020

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. 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.

• 7 nights hb on Tenerife • 3 walking excursions in very different areas

of the island

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. Transfer times

to the start of each walk is about one

hour. On Walk 1 there is normally a stop

at the Teide National Park Visitor's Centre

before the walk.

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, 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,

by-passed 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.

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.

YOUR HOTEL

BLUE SEA COSTA JARDIN & SPA

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.blueseahotels.com/en)

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.

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

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Portugal - the Algarve

8 days from £779 November 2019, February, March, May & September to November 2020

NO SINGLE

SUPPLEMENT

FEB & NOV ‘20

time to explore Lagos before returning to

the hotel. 5 miles, ascent of 80m.

DAY EIGHT: Free time until your transfer

to the airport for your return flight.

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?

• 7 nights hb in Armaçao de Pera • 3 included walking excursions • See

the Algarve’s coastline and lovely hinterland

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: Chapel of Our Lady of the Rock to

the Alfanzina lighthouse. You start with

a short transfer by coach to the Chapel

of Our Lady of the Rock. From there you

cross the bays of Praia de Benagil and

Praia de Marinha. To reach the 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 will return to the hotel by coach. 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.

Walk 3: Luz to Ponta da Piedade. The

starting point of this walk is the fishing

village of Luz (45 minutes away by coach).

You walk uphill on narrow paths 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, where you will meet

your coach for the short transfer to Lagos.

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. You will have

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. 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. Sea view rooms are available

at a supplement. Entertainment is

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.

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


The Costa Blanca Mountains

8 days from £759 March, May, September & November

NO SINGLE

SUPPLEMENT

IN NOV ‘20

along the old Royal Road that takes you

down into the Jalon Valley. This footpath

was the principal connection between

the provincial capitals of Valencia and

Alicante up until the early 20th century.

You then follow an easy footpath through

pinewoods along the southern flanks

with views of the valley below. 6 miles

with ascents of 80m and descents of

525m.

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.

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.

• 7 nights hb in Calpe • 3 walks amid the mountainous hinterland

• Optional excursion to Valencia

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 ascents

of 320m and descents of 380m. 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 just under 5 miles.

Walk 2: 25-mile coach transfer to the

start of your walk in the historic mountain

village of Tàrbena. You start with a visit

to the ruins of a Moorish castle with

panoramic views of the Tárbena Valley

and its system of cultivated terraces.

Descending from the castle, you pass

the site of a long–abandoned village,

and then walk along the old road that

connected Tàrbena with the neighboring

village of Castells de Castells. At Benipla, a

deep valley etched into the mountainside,

you follow an ancient footpath around

the valley to the site of a Bronze Age

Iberian settlement, from where you have

a glimpse of the 300m-deep Pas Tancat

gorge - one of the most impressive

geological features in the area. Your

circuit continues on to the Serral peak

with excellent views over all of the coastal

plain before returning to Tàrbena with

time for refreshments, or even a pub

lunch, before returning to Calpe. Just over

5 miles with ascents/descents of 450m.

Walk 3: 50-minute coach transfer to the

start of the walk which will explore the

Jalon Valley, famous for its vineyards,

fine wines and the typical sweet white

Mistela. The route starts from the summit

of the Coll de Rates from where you have

panoramic views of the surrounding

mountains and the Tárbena Valley, the

Sierra de Ferrer and the Jalon Valley with

its whitewashed villages, vineyards and

citrus groves set out in neat rows. The

route descends from the Coll de Rates

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.

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

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Andalucia’s Eastern Coast

8 days from £619 November 2019, February to June & September to November 2020

of the Alhambra and the Generalife

Gardens. (Please note that, due to

restrictions on group visits, the Nasrid

Palaces part of the complex may not be

included in the visit.) As well as visiting

the complex, 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.

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.

• 7 nights hb in Almuñecar, on the Costa Tropical • 2 coastal walks

• Mountain walk near white-painted Frigiliana

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 – 6 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 4 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. 6 miles, 400m of ascent and

descent. There may be the opportunity

to include a section of river walk, weather

permitting.

There are opportunities for selfguided

walks from Almunecar – our

representative will be pleased to

advise. There is also an included fullday

excursion to the wonderful city

of Granada. There is surely no more

spectacular setting than 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

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, satellite tv, safe (chargeable)

and hairdryer - most have balcony

or terrace. 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.es)

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.

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Mallorca

8 days from £689 March to May, September & October

NO SINGLE

SUPPLEMENT

IN MARCH &

APRIL

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.

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.

• 7 nights hb in Cala Ratjada, North-East Mallorca • 3 included walks

• Walk directly from the hotel

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

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 with a

huge selection of food, including local

specialities (www. bellaplaya.com).

Extend your holiday – extra week

available in Cala Ratjada.

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

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Catalonia

8 days from £689 March to May, September & October

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

NO SINGLE

SUPPLEMENT

IN MAR, APR

& OCT

• 7 nights hb close to the beach • 3 included walking excursions: coast,

hills & wine area • No single supplement on certain dates

– 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 40-minute

coach transfer to the start of the walk

in the village of Cabra del Camp,

you follow the long-distance GR7

path for 2.3 miles, gradually gaining

175m in altitude. You then join the

‘Cistercian Route’, the long distance

GR175 path linking the three great

Catalan Monasteries. There are great

views as you descend gently towards

Pont d’Armentera (300m over approx.

4 miles), where you have a break for

lunch. The last section of the walk to

the Santes Creus Monastery follows

a broad track overlooking the Gaia

valley – 4 miles, 70m climb. (The total

distance is just over 10 miles, but there

is a possible break point after 7 miles

at Pont d’Armentera from where you

can take a bus or taxi to Santes Creus).

Time permitting, you will be able to

visit the monastery (entrance fee

approx. 3.50 euros). From Santes Creus

you transfer back to your hotel, with

an en-route photo stop at the unusual

modernist Sanctuary at Montferri.

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. A reasonable selection of

shops, bars and restaurants is about

10 minutes’ walk (700m) away, and

the railway station with half-hourly

departures to Barcelona is about 15

minutes’ walk away. In Coma-Ruga

itself is Pablo Casals’ villa, now an

interesting museum. 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, airconditioning/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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Catalonia - Trails & Rails

8 days from £699 March, May & October

NO SINGLE

SUPPLEMENT

IN MAR & OCT

Tamarit. From the pretty seaside cottages

of ‘Las Botigas del Mar’, there is a short

beach walk to the mouth of the Gaia

River (once the Moorish frontier) and

an impressive castle on the headland,

followed by another stretch of beach.

The walk then continues through the

shady Marquess’ wood, and along the

‘Long Beach’ towards Tarragona, arriving

into the centre of the Roman capital of

Northern Spain along the Imperial ‘Via

Augusta’. You have time to see something

of the monuments of this attractive city

before taking the train (25 minutes) back

to the hotel. The walk is 9 miles, with

ascent/descent of 170m.

DAY EIGHT: Departure to the airport for

your flight back home.

Our hotel in Coma-Ruga on the Catalan coast is situated just 15 minutes’ walk

from the local railway station which is on the coastal line between Barcelona and

Tarragona. The area also has three different lines that run inland into countryside

where pretty villages huddle around their church and co-operative wine cellar.

Between them roll hills of olives and vines, interrupted by rocky crags and

seemingly randomly-positioned railway halts. You will travel on two of these

lines – westwards towards the Montsant and Priorat wine areas, and northwards

through Valls to the medieval walled town of Montblanc, at the foot of the Prades

Mountains. On your free days, you have good access by train to the wine and cava

town of Vilafranca del Penedes, to Vilanova I la Geltru (good Railway Museum), to

the modernist resort of Sitges, and of course to Barcelona and Tarragona as well.

• 7 nights hb in Catalonia • 3 included walking excursions: coast, hills,

countryside • Travel to and from walks mainly by train

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.

Distances shown do not include the walk

(about a mile) from the hotel to the train

station.

Walk 1: The Montsant Wine Area. You

catch the 0948 train to the little village

station of Marça-Falset (journey just over

an hour). The line is spectacular, especially

after it emerges from the Argentera

tunnel. You walk through Marça village,

where the International Brigades massed

in preparation for the disastrous Battle of

Ebro in 1938, and head into a landscape

of vineyards and olive groves, with a

spectacular craggy backdrop. After a

break in the wine village of Capçanes, you

enter a very different landscape, going

through a wood and climbing a rocky

gully part of the way before descending

back to Marça village. 8 miles,160m of

ascent/ descent. You return to the coast by

coach (one hour).

Walk 2: Medieval Montblanc and the

Hermitages. 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. You continue through a

forested area, on a broad path before

reaching St John’s Hermitage and then

descending steeply towards the town

of Montblanc. 6 miles,330m of ascent/

descent.

Montblanc is a little jewel: a completely

unspoilt medieval town with fine

ramparts, shady streets and impressive

churches and squares. This is the town

where St George supposedly fought

against the dragon, to save the princess!

From Montblanc you catch the train back

to the coast, changing trains en route at

the unusual triangular platform of the halt

at La Plana-Picamoixons, set high above

the River Francoli.

Walk 3: The Mediterranean Coastal Path

from Altafulla to Roman Tarragona.

12-minute train journey to Altafulla-

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. A reasonable selection of

shops, bars and restaurants is about

10 minutes’ walk (700m) away, and

the railway station with half-hourly

departures to Barcelona is about 15

minutes’ walk away. In Coma-Ruga

itself is Pablo Casals’ villa, now an

interesting museum. 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, airconditioning/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.

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

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The Valleys of Roussillon

8 days from £749 April, June, September & October

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.

NO SINGLE

SUPPLEMENT

IN APR & OCT

• 3 nights hb on the Catalan Coast, 4 hb in the French hills • Entrances to Dali Theatre-Museum,

Figueres, and to the fort in Prats de Mollo • 3 guided walks: coast, mountain, valley • Visit to Barcelona

DAYS FOUR TO SIX: In Amélie with three

included walks.

Walk 1: From your hotel you walk along

the right bank of the river Tech before

turning uphill taking an old footpath

towards the old Vauban-style fort

overlooking the town. You’ll pass one of

the thermal springs for which Amelie is

famous – it has been a spa resort since

Roman times. After a coffee break you

continue towards the medieval village

of Palalda before returning to the hotel

along the left bank of the river. 5 miles

with ascent/descent of 200m.

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.

Walk 3: The Vermilion Coast. You travel

45 minutes to the coast at Banyulssur-Mer,

for a four - hour coastal walk

following the ‘Customs Agent’s Path’.

You make a stop in Port Vendres - home

to Rennie 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)

The hotel stands close to the broad sandy

beach. This unspoilt resort is quiet out

of season, rather busier at weekends. A

reasonable selection of shops, bars and

restaurants is about 10 minutes’ walk

(700m) away, and the railway station with

half-hourly departures to Barcelona is

about 15 minutes’ walk away. In Coma-

Ruga itself is Pablo Casals’ villa, now an

interesting museum. 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)

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.

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The Sierras of the Orange Blossom Coast

8 days from £719 May & September

water as a theme. You walk from the

village up to the castle and then begin a

circle on the side of the hill overlooking

the village. Along the way, there are

pines, cork oaks, and – of course - several

springs, used for irrigation. 5 miles, 300m

of ascent/descent.

Spain is blessed with a rich variety of great walking country – from the

mountains of Andalucia to the sand-dune cliffs of the Donana, from the

rocky peaks of the Costa Blanca to hilly vineyards of Catalonia. Much less

well-known, though of at least equal merit, are the Sierras of the Orange

Blossom Coast just to the north of Valencia. The coastal area, known as ‘La

Huerta’, the ‘orchard’, is ancient, irrigated farmland which has provided

nearby cities with fruit, vegetables and rice for centuries. Not far inland are

the dramatic landscapes of the Desert of the Palms, the Sierra de Espadan,

and the Sierra de Irta. The resort of Benicassim is the ideal base from

which to explore these lands of white villages, watchtowers and Carmelite

monastic ruins.

Walk 3: The Coastal Sierra de Irta. Coach

transfer (45 minutes) to Santa Magdalena

de Pulpis, from where you walk through

the Sierra to the coast. Starting through a

wooded area, you reach a Templar castle,

which was built on an older Moorish

fortification. Shortly afterwards you

reach the high point of the walk; it’s all

downhill to the coast from here! There

are carob and ancient olive trees as you

descend towards the medieval Badum

watchtower on the coast, near the resort

of Peniscola. 6 miles, 330m ascent, 450m

descent.

You have a little time to explore Peniscola.

The town’s name is a corruption of

‘Peninsula’ and the castle is, indeed,

almost an island. It was built by the

Knights Templar in the late 13th century,

but in the 15th became the home of Papa

Luna, Pope Benedict XIII, the last of the

Avignon Popes of the Great Schism, who

took refuge here after being deposed.

DAY EIGHT: Depart to the airport for your

flight home.

• 7 nights hb in Benicassim • Walks in the Sierra de Irta, near Peniscola,

in the ‘Desert of the Palms’, and in the mountainous Sierra de Espadan

PROGRAMME

DAY ONE: Flight to Valencia or Castellon.

Transfer to your hotel in Benicassim (an

hour from Valencia, 30 minutes from

Castellon), for seven nights’ half-board

accommodation.

Benicassim has a pleasant town centre a

mile inland from the beach, but its pride

and joy are the splendid Modernista villas

towards the northern end of the seaside

avenue. It also has a 3 ½ -mile Via Verde

Greenway linking the resort with Oropesa

del Mar – this is a disused coastal railway

line suitable for walking or cycling and

featuring spectacular sea views. Take a

torch for the tunnel! You will learn about

the influence of the Carmelite order in the

area during your walk in the Desert of the

Palms. In town, you might fall under their

influence yourself at the Carmelitano

distillery where aromatic liqueurs and

sweet Moscatel are produced from old

recipes! There are train and bus services

from Benicassim to surrounding areas,

and neighbouring Castellon has both a

main line station and frequent suburban

services to Valencia.

DAYS TWO TO SEVEN: In resort with

three included walking excursions.

Walk 1: The Desert of the Palms and its

Hermitages. You drive the short distance

inland and up into the Palms Desert

Natural Park, just behind Benicassim.

Rising up to over 2000ft, the park

begins just three miles from the coast

as the crow flies – rather further by the

rather twisty road! It is a land of rich

Mediterranean vegetation and wildlife,

scattered with castles and hermitages,

and offering fantastic views both of the

coast and the precipitous mountains

inland. The circular walk starts at the

monastery where there is a short visit

with entrance fee included. 5 miles, 350m

of ascent/descent.

Walk 2: The Sierra de Espadan, Ain - the

water route. Just under an hour’s drive

inland is the impressive Sierra where you

walk today, near the white-painted village

of Ain, set scenically on its hillside. The

village’s name means a spring in Arabic,

so it is appropriate that your route has

YOUR HOTEL

HOTEL INTUR BONAIRE HHHH,

Benicassim (seven nights)

The hotel is located just 200 yards from

the beach and 1 ½ miles from the town

centre of Benicassim. Set in pleasant

gardens, the hotel has a large outdoor

swimming pool and a small indoor

one. There is a bar and restaurant

serving buffet meals. The comfortable

bedrooms have bath/shower, wc, tv,

air-conditioning, safe, hairdryer, and

small fridge, as well as free wifi. Rooms

with pool-view and terrace come

at a supplement. Wellness facilities

(charges apply) are available in a

neighbouring sister hotel.

(www.intur.com/hotel-bonaire-benicasim).

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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Menorca

8 days from £779 October

WALKING &

BIRDWATCHING

8 days from £849 May

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

of contrasts. The north is comparatively lush and green, with extensive bays and long

headlands. The south is much rockier and riddled with caves. At the eastern end lies the

island’s capital Mahon, a 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.

• 7 nights hb in Son Bou • 3 included fully-guided walks with an expert

guide

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 holidays

to Portugal and to the Camargue

on the following two pages include

three excellent 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 shortchanged

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.

PROGRAMME

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.

PROGRAMME

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:

Walk 1: The South. This is a circular walk

from the hotel, passing through Son Bute

Valley. You then go through the Ravine of

Binigaus, passing the Coloms Cave, and

walking along the coast back to Son Bou.

Total 10.7 miles, ascent/descents 200m.

WALK 2: The North. After a 30-minute

coach transfer to the Cape of Cavalleria,

the island’s most northerly point, you

walk along the coast in the direction of

Cala Pregonda, famed for its red and

yellow rocks. After your walk, you return

by coach, visiting ‘El Toro’, Menorca’s

358m-high ‘mountain’ to take in the view.

5 miles, 100m of ascent/descent.

WALK 3: The East. You transfer to the

Cape of Favaritx, with its black rocks, and

follow a path by the s’Albufera lagoon to

the fishing village of Es Garau. 8 miles,

100m of ascent/descent.

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 large 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 the Hotel Valentin.

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.

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Portugal – Walking and Birdwatching

8 days from £889 April & October

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 Blackwinged

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.

Sunshine and fantastic beaches – the Algarve is a 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 in the

spring we visit the Alentejo. Inland from the coast, the Alentejo is 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. In the

autumn, the Alentejo is replaced by a walk in Portugal’s wild west at Cape St Vincent. 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.

• 7 nights hb near Tavira • 3 included walking excursions • Walks

accompanied by an expert birdwatcher

Walk 3 (Autumn departures): An early

start for the 82-mile transfer to the start

of today’s walk from Vila do Bispo to

the lighthouse at Cabo São Vincente.

It is the most south-westerly point in

mainland Europe and was considered by

the Romans to be the end of the known

world. Our walk affords stunning views

of the ocean and takes us across the

Vale Santo where, in October, migrating

raptors may often be seen including

Booted, Short-toed and Bonelli’s Eagles,

Griffon and Egyptian Vultures, Honeybuzzards

and Black Kites, various falcons

plus Black Storks. The walk is a little under

8 miles and has a few gentle inclines.

Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

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.

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, Blackwinged

Stilt, Flamingo, Spoonbill, Avocet,

Osprey, Marsh Harrier, Kentish Plover,

Dartford Warbler, Stone Curlew. 3.75

miles, ascent/descent 10m.

Walk 3 (Spring departures): 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

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

minute 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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France – Camargue, Alpilles & Crau

8 days from £899 May & October

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!!

• 7 nights bb in Van Gogh’s Arles • 3 included excursions • Services of

an expert guide

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 dyke 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 (Spring

only) should be waiting for you. 11 miles

– flat.

Walk 2: Travel by coach to the Domaine

de La Palissade at the mouth of the

Rhone (28 miles). On the way there you

should see numerous species of heron,

Glossy Ibis and many migrants: Marsh

Terns, Caspian Tern, Bee-eaters and

Rollers. On a 1 mile flat walk you can

see a breeding colony of Slender-billed

Gulls, Gull-billed Terns and Little Terns.

Sometimes, the world’s largest Tern

species, Caspian, can be seen with the

smallest: Little!” Leaving the Domaine,

you take the short ferry crossing from

Salin de Giraud to Port Saint Louis and

travel 17 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.

Walk 3: Les Alpilles – Saint Paul-de-

Mausole, Glanum and the Vallon de St

Clerg. Coach transfer to Saint Rémy (19

miles) where you meet your guide. Your

walk to Les Baux de Provence (6½ miles,

250m ascent/ descent) passes Saint Paulde-Mausole

(where van Gogh painted

over one hundred works of genius while

a voluntary patient in the rest home for

just under a year) and continues past the

archaeological site of Glanum. Walking

through the valley of St Clerg, 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. Your walk ends in

Les Baux where 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. Transfer

back to your hotel in the late afternoon.

DAY EIGHT: Free time until departure for

the airport and your flight home.

Bird sightings above are based on departures in

the Spring. Autumn sightings are as follows:

Walk 1: La digue a la mer. Common bird

sightings will include gulls, waders and avocets

and, of course, the emblematic Pink Flamingos

will be present all along the walk.

Walk 2: Domaine de la Palissade & la Crau.

You would hope to see Flamingos, Herons,

waders and ducks, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Little

Bustards and Calandra Larks.

Walk 3: Les Alpilles. Sightings include

Wallcreeper and Blue Rock Thrush, Bonelli’s

Eagle and Sardinian Warblers.

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 bar.

(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.

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Portugal - Cascais & the Sintra Natural Park

8 days from £979 May & September

as one of the most beautiful beaches

in the world. You approach the Fojo, a

natural well that connects to the sea and

where the Romans believed that deep

down there was a Triton playing music in

a conch. This walk ends at the beautiful

Adraga beach. 5.5 miles with 450m

ascents and 600m descents.

Just a few miles west from the hustle and bustle of the city of Lisbon is

a hilly, forested area stretching down to the coast which was a popular

summer retreat for the rich and Royal families from the capital. As well as

palaces, gardens and hermitages, there are traditional villages and towns

making this a ‘cultural landscape’ worthy of a UNESCO World Heritage Site

listing. From your base on the coast in Monte Estoril you have three guided

walks in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. In your free time, you can relax

in the seaside resorts of Estoril and Cascais or take the short train ride to

enjoy the sights, sounds and flavours of Lisbon.

Walk 3: Hermitage and Gardens. The

starting point is the same as Walk 1 but

takes you on a different path and includes

visits to a couple of the highlights of

the Park. The Convento dos Capuchos

was carved into the granite in the

16th century and the monks’ austere

existence in the minute cells is referred

to in a poem by Byron. From here it is

a 4.5 mile walk through a pine forest to

the Monserrate Gardens and Palace, a

unique, exotic landscape again featuring

in Byron’s poetry. The massively rich exile,

William Beckford, landscaped the site

in the 1790’s. Sir Francis Cook continued

the work in the gardens and restored

the Palace which is a delightful mix of

Moorish, Romantic, Gothic and even

Indian styles. You return to the start point

via the Musketeers Lake. An easy 63/4-mile

walk full of interest with ascents/descents

of 350m.

DAY EIGHT: Departure for the airport and

your flight home.

• 7 nights hb Monte Estoril, with good access to Lisbon • 3 guided walks in the Sintra-

Cascais Natural Park • Visit to Cabo da Roca, mainland Europe’s most westerly point

PROGRAMME

DAY ONE: Flight to Lisbon. Thirty-minute

transfer to your hotel in Monte Estoril for

seven nights half board accommodation.

DAYS TWO TO SEVEN: Your hotel is in

Monte Estoril between Estoril and Cascais,

the two main resorts on the Lisbon Coast.

Estoril, with its plush villas and Belle

Époque casino is the more traditional of

the two, while lively Cascais still retains

some of its character as a traditional

fishing town. They are connected by a

seafront promenade and your hotel is a

20-minute walk from the centre of either

resort or you can take the frequent local

bus. There are plenty of shops and cafés

close by as is Monte Estoril train station

from where there is a regular service to

Lisbon. Everywhere you go in Lisbon you

will find evidence of the city’s historic

links with the Age of Discovery from

where intrepid explorers opened up the

sea-trading routes to India, Brazil, China

and Japan in the 15th century. Today,

the city is a mix of old quarters such as

the Alfama, a maze of steep cobbled

streets, the wide avenues leading to the

18th century Rossio square and modern

developments with fine shops.

During your stay you have three guided

walks in the Natural Park, all different

in content and character showing you

varied aspects of the countryside, scenery

and way of life here. There is a short coach

transfer to the start of each walk of about

10 miles.

Walk 1: Sintra Sierra – the Mystic

Mountain. On this walk you go to some

of the Park’s highest points with glorious

views to the sea. You’ll also discover how

the Sintra Sierra has enchanted its visitors

over the centuries. The walk takes you to

the ‘Holy Spirit’ village of Penedo known

for its countless springs and streams.

Lunch is included in a local tavern. After

lunch you complete the walk passing

small stud farms. 9.75 miles with ascents/

descents of 600m.

Walk 2: Land’s End. The walk starts at

Cabo da Roca, Europe’s most westerly

point. You walk along impressive cliffs

hugged by the Atlantic and with a view

of the untouched beauty of wild Ursa

beach, considered by the Michelin Guide

YOUR HOTEL

ESTORIL EDEN HOTEL HHHH,

Monte Estoril (seven nights)

The resorts of Cascais and Estoril are

now one municipality and Monte

Estoril stands between the two old

centres. The hotel has an indoor and

outdoor pool, fitness room, sauna,

bar and restaurant. The spacious

bedrooms are aparthotel style with

balcony, equipped kitchenette/dining

area, tv, air-conditioning, minibar, and

bathroom with hairdryer.

(www.estoriledenhotel.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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The Guadiana River & Western Andalucia

8 days from £779 April, May & September

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.

• 7 nights hb in Isla Canela • 3 varied walking excursions • Guadiana

River boat trip

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: 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.

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: 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.

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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Tuscany & Liguria

8 days from £869 May & September

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.

• 7 nights hb on the Tuscan Coast • 3 included walks • Train ride

through the Apuan Alps

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 Nozzano Castello,

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 to your hotel by train

(25 minutes) and coach (15 minutes). 7

miles, almost level.

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. 7.5 miles to

the station at Poggio along the side of

the valley (ascent 200m/descent 250m),

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.

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.

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

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Monte Isola & the Camonica Valley

8 days from £919 June & September

Lovere and take the local bus up to the

village of Bossico. From the village square

in Bossico you walk down to St John’s

Sanctuary (2 miles and 275m of descent).

You then follow the path back to Lovere

(2.5 miles and 397m of descent). There are

great views of the lake throughout the

walk.

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.

Italy’s other beautiful lake is Lake Iseo: smaller than its more famous

neighbours (15 miles long), but just as perfectly-formed! 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.

• 7 nights hb on Lake Iseo • 3 included guided walks • Boat trip to

Monte Isola

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 oldfashioned

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-minute 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 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 2: 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 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.

Walk 3: Walk to the main square in

YOUR HOTEL

HOTEL LOVERE HHHH,

Lovere, Lake Iseo (seven nights)

This hotel has 55 rooms. Standard

rooms have private bath or shower, no

view or balcony, wc, tea/coffee making

facilities, telephone, satellite tv and

minibar. Classic rooms with balcony

overlooking the hotel forecourt,

and Superior rooms with balcony

and partial lake-view are available

at supplements. The hotel has a

restaurant, gym, and the restaurant

terrace has a view of the lake. There

is also a spa area (charges apply) with

a small, relaxing pool, Sauna, Turkish

Bath, Hydrojet, etc. There is a bar

adjacent to the hotel which offers

a discount to hotel guests. (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.

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The Italian Riviera & Monte Carlo

8 days from £899 April, May, June & September

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 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.

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.

DAY EIGHT: Free time until you depart

for the airport. Dependent on traffic

conditions and flight timings, there may

be time for some last-minute shopping in

Nice en route.

• 7 nights hb on the Italian Riviera • 3 included walking excursions •

Visits to Monte Carlo and to the Princedom of Seborga

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 hanggliders,

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.

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

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, airconditioning,

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.

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

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The Cinque Terre, Portofino & Lake Maggiore

8 days from £989 April, May & August

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.

• 3 nights hb Lago Maggiore, 4 nights hb Santa Margherita Ligure

• Walk in Italian Lakeland • Walks in Cinque Terre and to Portofino

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

45 minutes and 1 3/4 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 villaowners.

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

LAKE MAGGIORE HHHH,

(first two and last nights)

Accommodation on Lake Maggiore will

be in a hotel owned by the Zacchera

Hotels Group in the lakeside resorts of

Baveno or Stresa.

GRAND HOTEL DINO (Baveno) (http://

grandhoteldino.com/en/)

HOTEL SIMPLON (Baveno) (http://

hotelsimplon.com/en/)

HOTEL SPLENDID (Baveno) (http://

hotelsplendid.com/en/)

GRAND HOTEL BRISTOL (Stresa) (http://

grandhotelbristol.com/en/)

All hotels are four-star with airconditioned

rooms with safe and

minibar, swimming pool (seasonal), wifi,

restaurant and bar. Final hotel details will

be sent with your travel documentation

ten days before departure.

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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Elba & Tuscany

8 days from £899 May & September

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.

• 4 nights bb Tuscan mainland, 3 nights hb on Elba • 2 guided walks on

Elba and 1 in Tuscany • Walking tour of Prato • Ferry trip to Elba

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 where you 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

4 hours, 6 miles, 290m ascent, 400m 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 5

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

the medieval centre (the magnificent 13thcentury

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.

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

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Lake Maggiore

8 days from £1019 May, July, September & October

grazing them on the upper pastures

of Capraga. 4.5 miles, 330m ascent to

the village of Colloro, though there is

the possibility to lengthen the walk,

adding an extra 250m ascent to reach

Capraga. This will be a full day excursion,

although the actual walking time will be

approximately three hours.

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.

DAY EIGHT: Free time until you depart for

the airport for your flight home.

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.

• 7 nights hb in Stresa • 3 guided walks in the wonderful lakeland

scenery • Train and boat trips to access walks

PROGRAMME

DAY ONE: Flight to Milan, transfer to your

hotel on Lake Maggiore for seven nights

half board accommodation. Transfer

times from Malpensa and Bergamo are

45 minutes and 1 ¾ hours 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 19thcentury

‘Grand Tour’ map by Napoleon’s

widening of the access road to the

Simplon Pass – illustrious visitors came

to enjoy the lakeside villas and healthgiving

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.

Walk 2: 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.

Walk 3: Colloro. You take the train to the

village of Premosello Chiovenda where

an old mule-track leads to the Alpine

village of Colloro. Set half-way up the

hill like a balcony over the Ossola Valley,

Colloro is situated in the National Park of

Val Grande, Italy’s largest wilderness. It

is a pretty village with the typical stone

houses where you’ll to see rural life today.

The villagers still have sheep and goats,

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 Speranza 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.

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Crete - Coast & Mountains

8 days from £919 May & September

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

historical and natural sights, such as the Saint George Ravine and

Spinalonga. This two-centre walking holiday will get you close to the real

heart of this wonderful island from the Gulf of Mirabello in the east, to the

Botanical Park in the west.

• 3 nights hb Eastern Crete, 4 nights hb Western Crete • 3 varied guided

walks • Visit to Elounda & Spinalonga Island • Walking tour of Rethymnon

PROGRAMME

DAY ONE: Flight to Heraklion. 20-minute transfer

to your hotel in Gouves for three nights half board

accommodation.

DAY TWO: At leisure in Gouves, or you can take

an optional excursion in the afternoon to see the

ancient ruins of the Minoan Palace of Malia.

DAY THREE: Walk 1. Kroustas and the Gulf of

Mirabello. This is a full day with a guided walk

in the morning and guided tour of Spinalonga

Island in the afternoon. After a scenic drive

through the spectacular ravine of Saint George,

the walk starts in the narrow streets of the

mountain village of Kroustas. Leaving the village,

you enter a cultivated area of almond and olive

trees. The route, which crosses the Kroustas valley

and has amazing views over the Mirabello Gulf,

ends near Pirgos. This is a downhill 4 ½ mile walk

with 500m of descent and 50m ascent. At the

end of the walk, you transfer to the coastal village

of Elounda, from where you take a 20-minute

boat trip across to the Venetian fortress island of

Spinalonga - a leper colony for the first half of the

20th century. After a guided tour of the island you

return to your hotel. 72 miles of coach travel today.

DAY FOUR: Today you leave for Rethymnon in the

west, for four nights half-board accommodation,

with an included walk en-route.

Walk 2: Ancient Eleftherna. The walk starts near

Eleftherna and ends in the village of Margarites.

Using dirt roads and paths in lush, green scenery,

you can see the ruins of Ancient Eleftherna and

an amazing stone bridge well over 2000 years

old and still in use. After some free time for lunch

and to explore Margarites with its small ceramic

workshops, you continue to Rethymnon. The walk

is 4 ½ miles with 180m ascent and 270m descent.

82 miles by coach today.

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.

DAY FIVE: Included morning walking tour of

Rethymnon. Walk into town with your guide

via the promenade through the charming

old quarter to the Venetian harbour, and then

through narrow streets and squares with Turkish

and Venetian architecture. During this pleasant

walk you’ll see in a local workshop how the Cretan

musical instrument, the ‘lyra’, is made and, at a

pastry shop, how to make the wafer-thin phyllo

dough for traditional pastries.

DAYS SIX AND SEVEN: In Rethymnon with an

included walking excursion.

Walk 3: Therisso and the Botanical Park and

Gardens of Crete. You travel towards Chania in

the west and then inland via the magnificent

green Therisso Gorge to the village itself and the

starting point of the walk. With the famous White

Mountains as a backdrop, the walk takes you

through olive groves near the village of Meskla.

5 ½ miles with 100m ascent and 300m descent.

From here you have a short coach transfer to the

Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete. Here you

can walk the peaceful trails along the hill slope

with herbs, shrubs and trees from all over the

world. But don’t be late for your included lunch in

the beautiful restaurant with magnificent views

across to the mountains! 106 miles coach travel

today.

There is also the chance to take an optional

excursion to Southern Crete. You visit Phaestos,

the second largest Minoan Palace in Crete,

on a hill and overlooking the olive trees and

greenhouses of the Messara Plain. Your lunchtime

break is at the seaside village of Matala. It still

retains the charm and character of a quiet fishing

village, and the laid-back, hippy lifestyle of the

60’s and 70’s lives on. Here, you can have a dip in

the Libyan Sea and still have time for a leisurely

Cretan lunch at a beach tavern. On the way back

to your hotel you stop in the mountain village of

Spili to see the Kefalovrisi, a series of 25 Venetian

lions heads spraying water from their mouths.

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 lastminute

sightseeing en-route.

YOUR HOTELS

ASTIR BEACH HHHH,

Kato Gouves (three nights)

The hotel is situated on the beach in Kato

Gouves on the north coast, 10 miles from

Heraklion airport. Major refurbishment of the

public areas including the restaurant, lobby

bar and terrace took place in 2018 along

with the addition of two more swimming

pools. The hotel is modern in style and has

a reception area, lounge with satellite tv,

bar, spacious restaurant/dining room, two

elevators, a pool bar, a snack bar, and a mini

market. All of the 179 rooms are equipped

with bath or shower/wc, hairdryer, direct dial

telephone, safe box (weekly charge), radio,

satellite tv, mini-fridge and balcony or terrace.

Sea view rooms are available at a supplement.

In the hotel grounds you will find a large

sun terrace and two adult and one children’s

freshwater swimming pools. Sporting facilities

include table tennis, and minigolf. There is

also a gym and spa centre with steam bath,

sauna and whirlpool. Free wifi in the public

areas and rooms, chargeable LAN access in

the bedrooms. (www.astirbeach.gr)

HOTEL THEARTEMIS PALACE

HHHH,

Rethymnon (four 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 245 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)

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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Crete - Gouves - no single supplement

8 days from £969 May & September

transfer to the traditional village of

Archanes where you have free time for

lunch. The guided walk through the

Kounavi Gorge is approximately 5 miles

with ascents/descents of 120m/340m. The

day’s tour includes a total of 46 miles by

coach.

From your holiday base in 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 Gouves.

• 7 nights hb in Crete • 3 varied guided walks • No single room

supplement

PROGRAMME

DAY ONE: Flight to Heraklion, short

transfer to your hotel for seven nights half

board accommodation in the resort of

Gouves.

DAYS TWO TO SEVEN: Free in Gouves

with three tours with guided walks.

Walk 1: Traditional Crete. After breakfast

you visit 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 lifestyle. You then travel

into the Mount Dicti area where your

guided walk starts near the village of

Kera. The walk covers fertile ground

between thousands of olive trees, with

splendid views on the mountain peaks,

and passes a monastery before reaching

the Aposelemis dam. You then have

lunch in a Cretan mountain tavern with

produce from its own garden. The walk

is approximately 5.5 miles with ascents/

descents of 140m/140m. The day’s tour

includes a total of 32 miles by coach.

Walk 2: 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 of 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

Dafnes where you have a wine tasting.

The walk is approximately 6 miles with

ascents/descents of 150m/390m. The day’s

tour includes a total of 44 miles by coach.

Walk 3: 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 a stream

through lush vegetation and abundant

wild flowers and then continues through

olive groves and vineyards. Short coach

As well as the included tours there will be

a full-day optional tour showcasing the

history, culture and way of life, both in the

mountains and along the coast. You drive

west to the village of Tylissos where a

short walk leads to the excavations of the

Minoan settlement with beautiful views

over the vineyards to the mountains.

After a guided tour here, you continue

by coach 2500ft up the slope of Mt.

Psiloritis to the market town of Anogia

for a short visit. Next stop is the Sfedoni

Cave. A guided walking tour (270m) in

this impressive cave reveals countless

stalagmites and stalactites with a variety

of shapes and colours in the labyrinthine

chambers of the cave.

DAY EIGHT: Free time until departure for

the airport and your flight home.

YOUR HOTEL

ASTIR BEACH HHHH,

Kato Gouves (seven nights)

The hotel is situated on the beach in

Kato Gouves on the north coast, 10

miles from Heraklion airport. Major

refurbishment of the public areas

including the restaurant, lobby bar and

terrace took place in 2018 along with

the addition of two more swimming

pools. The hotel is modern in style

and has a reception area, lounge with

satellite tv, bar, spacious restaurant/

dining room, two elevators, a pool bar,

a snack bar, and a mini market. All of

the 179 rooms are equipped with bath

or shower/wc, hairdryer, direct dial

telephone, safe box (weekly charge),

radio, satellite tv, mini-fridge and

balcony or terrace. Sea view rooms

are available at a supplement. In the

hotel grounds you will find a large

sun terrace and two adult and one

children’s freshwater swimming pools.

Sporting facilities include table tennis,

and minigolf. There is also a gym and

spa centre with steam bath, sauna and

whirlpool. Free wifi in the public areas

and rooms, chargeable LAN access in

the bedrooms. (www.astirbeach.gr)

Extend your holiday - extra week

available at Astir Beach.

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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Poland - Krakow & the High Tatras

8 days from £769 June & September

walk is about 8 miles and with 550m of

ascent and 600m 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 funicular train 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: Morning departure to

Krakow for your return flight. Those

travelling on later flights will be able

to store luggage and have free time in

Krakow before travelling to the airport.

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 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).

• 3 nights bb Krakow, 4 nights bb Zakopane • Raft trip through the Dunajec Gorge •

Walking tour of Krakow • 3 varied guided walks, 1 near Krakow and 2 near Zakopane

YOUR HOTELS

HOTEL WYSPIANSKI HHH,

Krakow (three nights)

PROGRAMME

Throughout the holiday 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.

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 the Koscieliska Valley, Przyslop

Mietusi Pass and Malej Laki Valley to the

Grzybowiec Pass at a height of 1330m. You

then walk down the Strazyska Valley to

Zakopane. The walk is about 8 miles with

ascent of 500m and descent of 400m.

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

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 (four 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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The Julian Alps of Slovenia, Venice & Trieste

8 days from £889 May & September

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.

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, 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.

• 3 nights hb Lido di Jesolo, 4 nights hb in the Slovenian Mountains

• Excursion to Venice by boat • Visits to Trieste and Udine • 3 varied

guided walks in Italy and Slovenia

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: This walk starts on a marvellous

path from the little town of Prosecco

(famous for its namesake wine) which

leads through the karstic plateau and

the cliffs overhanging the Adriatic Sea,

with a detour en-route to Monte Grisa

and Vedetta, before arriving at Villa

Opicina passing close to the Emperor

Franz I. Obelisk. From there, you take

the local bus to Trieste, where you have

some free time to explore the city where

James Joyce lived and wrote many of his

masterpieces. The walk is a little over 3

miles with ascent/descent of 200m/80m.

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

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.hit-alpinea.si/en/kompas-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.

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Romania – Transylvanian Alps & Bucharest

8 days from £969 May & September

Transylvania is a land of dramatic mountain scenery, idyllic rural

countryside, Saxon medieval towns and villages and, of course, vampires!

From your main base in the medieval merchant town of Brasov, there are

two walks in the magnificent alpine landscapes of the Fagaras and Bucegi

ranges, and a third walk in Viscri - a preserved pastoral setting unique to

Romania. You also stay in Bucharest where you have a tour of Ceausescu’s

colossal House of the Republic, while Bran Castle, on the way to Brasov,

lives up to the eerie, ghoulish image that Bram Stoker’s Dracula evokes.

• 3 nights bb in Bucharest • 4 nights bb in Brasov, and one dinner, in the Transylvanian Alps • Tour of

Bucharest with entrance to the Palace of Parliament • 3 contrasting guided walks • Visit to Bran Castle

PROGRAMME

DAY ONE: Flight to Bucharest, transfer to your hotel

in the centre of the city for two nights bed and

breakfast hotel accommodation. There are plenty of

restaurants in downtown Bucharest to suit all tastes

and budgets. Your Tour Director will be on hand to

assist.

DAY TWO: Mid-morning walking tour of Bucharest.

Romania’s cosmopolitan capital is well known

for its wide boulevards and fine pre-World War I

buildings that gave it the name of Little Paris. The

tour will concentrate on the Old Town and the Calea

Victoriei - Bucharest’s most famous avenue which

leads to the beautiful Romanian Athenaeum, the

Royal Palace and Revolution Square. Bucharest is

also known for its stark Communist-era architecture,

exemplified in Ceausescu’s monster House of the

Republic, now known as the Palace of Parliament. A

guided tour will show you some of 1,100 rooms of the

world’s largest civilian administrative building.

DAY THREE: Travel north through the Southern

Carpathians to Brasov, stopping en route at Bran

Castle. On a rocky outcrop guarding the entrance

to a mountain pass, the castle was built by the

Saxons in the late 14th century to defend Brasov

from invasion by the Turks. Inside you’ll find displays

of rich Western European furniture, which Queen

Marie, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, purchased

in the 1920s when the castle was used as a royal

residence. Continue to Brasov for four nights bed

and breakfast with dinner in a local restaurant this

evening. (126 miles today). Arrival in Brasov will be

late afternoon. Your Tour Director will conduct a

short orientation walk of Brasov before dinner.

DAYS FOUR TO SIX: In Brasov with two included

walks. Brasov is a medieval town with ornate Saxon

churches and townhouses. Local legend has it

that when the Pied Piper lured away the children

from Hamelin they re-emerged near Brasov’s main

square, Pia'a Sfatului, in the heart of the medieval

quarter. It is one of the finest Baroque squares in

Romania. Here you can visit the 15th century Town

Hall, with its quaint Trumpeter’s Tower on top, and

the Lutheran Black Church - the largest Gothic

church between Vienna and Istanbul with a 6-tonne

bell and a huge organ with 4000 pipes. A great

view of the old town is afforded from Mt Tampa

which can be reached by cable car or by a couple of

marked trails.

Walk 1: Viscri. Coach transfer to Mesendorf (57

miles) for the start of the walk. This 8-mile walk

(270m ascent/descent) takes you over the hills and

through the meadows to Viscri. A combination

of bulldozing by the Ceausescu regime and the

exodus of the German-speaking population after

the fall of Communism threatened to wipe out the

centuries-old Saxon rural heritage in Transylvania.

With the help of benefactors, including Prince

Charles, restoration and preservation schemes have

helped save many villages and Viscri is the most

famous example. Barns, cottages, cattle troughs etc.

have been repaired and rustic skills re-introduced.

After the walk you have an included lunch in a local

house, time to explore the village and have a tour

of Viscri’s UNESCO-listed fortified church. Under

continuous threat of marauding Mongols and Turks,

the Saxons not only fortified their towns, but the

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

villages as well with defensive works centred around

the church.

Walk 2: Transfer by coach to the Balea waterfall.

The transfer takes 2 ¼ hours which is much

longer than we would normally undertake. But

not only is the drive worth it, it’s part of the day’s

experience as it takes you on the northern part of

the Transfagarasan - voted Top Gear’s ‘best road

in the world’. The really serious bends are after the

waterfall, but you see them in all their glory from the

cable car which takes you to Lake Balea at 6,780ft

and the start of the walk to climb up to the main

ridge of the Fagaras Mountain. The narrow path is

mostly uneven, on rocky terrain, with steep sides. On

the ridge, there are panoramic views over the glacial

valleys and lakes wherever you look. You continue

along the ridge and then descend back to the Lake

from the opposite side on similar terrain. (2 ½ miles

with ascent/descent of 480m).

During your stay in Brasov there will also be an

optional half day excursion to the nearby fortified

churches of Harman and Prejmer.

DAY SEVEN: Return to Bucharest. Twenty four miles

south of Brasov is the small mountain resort of

Busteni where you start your third walk.

Walk 3: The Bucegi Mountains (5 miles with

ascent of 150m and descent of 300m). This part of

the Prahova Valley gained popularity as a tourist

destination at the end of the 19th century when

King Carol I established royal residences in the area.

You take the cable car from Busteni to the Babele

station (7,350ft) passing the giant WWI memorial

cross on Mt Caraiman. Babele is famous for its

curiously shaped rock formations. With spectacular

views across the valley, your walk takes you south

to the Cota 2000 station where you take the cable

car down to Sinaia and re-join your coach for the

onward journey to Bucharest (90 miles) for your last

night on a bed and breakfast basis.

DAY EIGHT: Free time until your departure for the

airport and your flight home.

OUR HOTELS

HOTEL CAPITOL HHHH,

Bucharest (first two and last nights)

The historic Hotel Capitol is in an

excellent position on Calea Victoriei.

Rooms have free high-speed, wireless

Internet, cable tv, individual climate

control and bathroom equipped with

bath/shower and hairdryer. The hotel

has a restaurant which is popular with

the locals and hotel guests.

(www.hotelcapitol.ro/en)

HOTEL COROANA BRASOVULUI HHH,

Brasov (four nights)

This small, friendly and modern hotel is

in a quiet position but just a 15 minute

walk to Brasov’s main square. The hotel

has a pleasant breakfast room and cosy

English bar. Dinner at a local restaurant

is included on the first night. Rooms

have tv, wifi, direct dial telephone,

shower and hairdryer.

(www.coroana-brasovului.ro)

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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GENERAL INFORMATION – WALKING HOLIDAYS

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. Unless a hotel insists on it, we do not reserve tables for Preferred Travel groups at dinner.

On the coast in Spain and Portugal, dinner is normally buffet-style with flexible seating and timing. In

some hotels there will be a set menu at a fixed time for the group at dinner with no or limited choice

and fixed seating. Where there is a limited choice, you may be asked to pre-order courses at breakfast

time for that evening. This format is quite common in Italy and in city hotels in Spain, 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! 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. Please refer to Clause 19 of our Booking Conditions for

further information regarding hotels.

ITINERARIES: 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. All holidays need

minimum numbers to operate – see Clause 6 (a) of our Booking Conditions.

Please check with your insurer if in doubt. Travel insurance arranged with Travel & General (see the

Travel Insurance section of the Dates, Prices and Flight Information booklet) 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 Travel &

General 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 COMMERCIAL CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD: Please note that all payments by commercial

credit or debit card are subject to a charge of 2% of the payment being made.

CUSTOMER CARE: Our customers can have complete confidence when booking an ATOL protected

holiday with a tour operator which cares about its customers. Our customers were full of praise for the

way our staff looked after them during the ash cloud crisis in 2010 and during various Air Traffic Control

strikes since. More recently, when Monarch Airlines collapsed, none of our customers lost their holiday,

and, those already abroad flew home without any delay. 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. This is information is

subject to change after Brexit.

PASSPORTS/VISAS: You must have a Full British passport for travel to/from the UK. Currently, 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 strongly suggest you have 6

months validity from the date of your return to cover all eventualities – including any changes in passport

validity requirements for travel in the EU following a no-deal Brexit. There are no visa requirements

for UK citizens. Nationals of other countries should consult the appropriate authorities. 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 very 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.

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Personal Information we collect from you. Personal Information includes your name, address, email

address, telephone number, date of birth, passport details, and any other information you provide, for

example, a medical condition or dietary requirement. We collect this information in order to provide

the travel arrangements you have booked. Where necessary, this information will be passed on to the

relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements including, but not limited to, airlines, hotels, land and

sea transport companies, our Tour Directors and Resort Representatives. If you have taken out travel

insurance, we shall pass on your Personal Information to the relevant insurance company to assist with

any claim. We shall only transfer the data we collect from you outside the European Economic Area if

your travel arrangements include such a destination. Your Personal Information will also be provided

to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law. We

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Walking Holidays Collection

2020

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 and all this is put to use in

designing holidays which have just the right

balance of included visits and free time to

explore on your own. In 2020 we celebrate our

20th birthday. Whichever holiday you choose,

you’ll still have time to visit cities and places of

interest in some of Europe’s most picturesque

countryside and beauty spots in the company

of like-minded travellers from all over the UK.

EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY: Holidays are of 7 nights duration,

but if you would like to spend longer in warmer climes there

is the option of an extra week’s relaxation in Menorca and

Mallorca, Crete, Cyprus, Andalucia, Catalonia, the Algarve

and Tenerife.

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.

GROUPS: Group discounts are available from as few as

10 paying passengers. Larger groups can have exclusive

departures with bespoke programmes to any destination

in this Collection or elsewhere. Please contact us on

0116 279 3929 or e-mail groups@preferredts.com for

further details.

SIGN UP online for our occasional e-mailshots – just

select e-mail sign up at www.preferredts.com and add

your e-mail address!

READING LIST: Our website www.preferredts.com has a

reading list, mostly light reading, suggested by previous

travellers and related to the destinations we offer. Please

e-mail tony@preferredts.com if there is something you

think we should add to it.

PTS PHOTO COMPETITION: Our photo competition

introduced in 2017 continues to be a great success with

hundreds of high-quality entries, many of which have been

posted on our website. Our fifth winner of the competition

in July 2019 was Janice Adams for her spectacular shot

(shown on the front cover, bottom right) of Praia de Marinha

on the Algarve. Thanks to everybody who entered and

special thanks to entrants with images in this brochure:

page 5 – Bill Stokes, Mount Teide rock formation; page 7 –

Philip Moseley, looking towards Tarbena; page 9 – Kathleen

Whittam, small bay in Mallorca; page 14 – Bill Stokes, Cala

Pregonda; page 19 – Vera Bowen, Ligurian hill-top village.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Images in our brochures and

website appear courtesy of Turespana; Fototeca ENIT;

Distretto Turistico dei Laghi-Stresa (VB); Foto Archivo

Agencia in Liguria; Foto Archivo Provincia di Imperia –

Riviera dei Fiori; Tourism Department of Lassithi; MDLF/R

– CAST; Turismo de Portugal; Turismo y Deporte de

Andalucia; Visit Poland; VisitCyprus; Rafael Lopez-Monne;

www.slovenia.info; Miquel Angel Torro/Turismo Costa del

Sol/www.visitacostadelsol.com; l’Office de Tourisme d’Arles;

Visit Estonia; Greek National Tourist Office/C_Moustafellou;

Bergamo & Lovere Tourist Office/D. Salvi; Almunecar

Tourist Board; Top Tours Romania; Atout France/Paul

Palau; Greek National Tourist Office/Y_Skoulas; Patronat

Municipal de Turisme de Tarragona/Alberich Fotografs;

www.slovenia.info/B.Cvetkovic; Turismo de Canarias/Alex

Martin Ros; Walk Hike Portugal; Turismo de Canarias/Alex

Bramwell; Associata del Turismo dell’Isola d’Elba/VistElba.

info; visitcascais.com/cascaislive; Turismo de Canarias/Julio

Gonzalez; algarvepromtion.pt/Luis da Cruz; DIP Huelva;

Ayuntamiento de Pamplona-Pamplona City Council www.

turismodepamplona.es; June Taylor; © www.vilnius-tourism.

lt; www.slovenia.info/Alan Kosmac; www.slovenia.info /

Tomo Jesenicnik; www.slovenia.info /Janez Tolar; visit.tallin;

Patronato de Turismo de Cadiz; Incrediblecrete.gr; Maria

Bofarull; Matt Treadwell; Guillaume van Bockstaele

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We suggest you check availability and make a provisional

booking before sending your booking form.

You can request a booking online at www.

preferredts.com. Or make a provisional booking by

calling our reservations hotline on 0116 279 3929 or

e-mail sales@preferredts.com and then complete

a booking form and return it with the deposit

payment of £125 per person (or full balance if

applicable) to Preferred Travel Services, 41 High

Street, Kibworth, Leicester, LE8 0HS. Please make

cheques payable to Preferred Travel Services.


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Dates, Prices and Flight Information

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Holiday Prices and Insurance

Prices shown are per person sharing a twin or double-bedded room. Supplements, including single room supplements, are shown for each holiday. The deposit

for each holiday is £125 per person (please refer to How to Book). You can, if you wish, arrange Travel Insurance through Travel & General – see the Insurance

section on page 15.

Flights

We list all the airports available for each holiday. So if you have friends in other parts of the country who want to join you, you can check which is the best airport

for them. We are even able to arrange for a friend travelling from a different airport to share a twin/double room with you for the holiday! Just ask us. Please note

that while all airports are listed, by no means all of them will be used on 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 each holiday, ‘Dep’ times are departure times from the UK airport and ‘Rtn’ times are when you land back.

Flight Details, In-flight meals, and Baggage Allowances

All flight details are provisional and subject to confirmation when known. Please refer to Clause 6 of the Booking Conditions. Our brochures are printed some

time in advance and, in some cases, before the airline has published its timetable. In these cases timings shown are based on experience of previous years.

While latest known flight timings will be given at the time of booking these can change. Sometimes an airline will add 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. One suitcase per person (usually 20kgs) to be checked-in and carried in the hold is included in the holiday price. Cabin bag allowances in terms of

size, weight and number vary from airline to airline. Ryanair’s size limit for a cabin bag (40x20x25cm) is smaller than other airlines. It is possible to take on a

larger cabin bag as well as the smaller one by purchasing priority boarding. Costs currently (September 2019) start at £12 per person return and are subject to

availability. You should tell us at the time of booking if you want to pay for this option. 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.

Seating Preferences on Flights (including seats together)

Specific seats, for example aisle or window seats, can be pre-booked at an extra cost. Otherwise, airlines will choose seats for you. While most airlines allocate

seats together on the same booking free of charge, this is not guaranteed, and you could be seated away from your travelling companion(s). Therefore, if you

have any seating preferences (including guaranteed seats together), it is important that you tell us when you book, and, in any event, at least four weeks before

your departure date. We shall tell you if your preferences can be accommodated and at what extra cost, if any. Please note that any requests received within four

weeks of your departure date may not be possible, even with payment of an extra cost.

HOW TO BOOK MADE EASY - RESERVATIONS HOTLINE: 0116 279 3929

You can request a booking online at www.preferredts.com. Or make a provisional booking by calling our reservations hotline on 0116 279 3929

or e-mail sales@preferredts.com and then complete a booking form and return it with the deposit payment of £125 per person (or full balance if

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


Walking in Cyprus – Akamas Peninsula & the Troodos

Mountains (brochure page 3)

Holiday Code: 7WCY

Q Paphos Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Birmingham 20-Nov-19 Wed Thomson 0950 2035 £819

26-Feb-20 Wed Thomson 0950 2035 £819

04-Mar-20 Wed Thomson 0950 2035 £819

18-Nov-20 Wed Thomson 0950 2035 £819

Bristol 20-Nov-19 Wed Easyjet 0800 1835 £819

26-Feb-20 Wed Easyjet 0800 1820 £819

04-Mar-20 Wed Easyjet 0800 1820 £819

18-Nov-20 Wed Easyjet 0800 1835 £819

Cardiff 20-Nov-19 Wed Thomson 1110 2200 £819

26-Feb-20 Wed Thomson 1110 2200 £819

04-Mar-20 Wed Thomson 1110 2200 £819

18-Nov-20 Wed Thomson 1110 2200 £819

Edinburgh 20-Nov-19 Wed Easyjet 1055 2200 £819

26-Feb-20 Wed Easyjet 1055 2155 £819

04-Mar-20 Wed Easyjet 1055 2155 £819

18-Nov-20 Wed Easyjet 1055 2200 £819

Gatwick 20-Nov-19 Wed Easyjet 0710 1720 £819

26-Feb-20 Wed Easyjet 0710 1720 £819

04-Mar-20 Wed Easyjet 0710 1720 £819

18-Nov-20 Wed Easyjet 0710 1720 £819

Liverpool 20-Nov-19 Wed Ryanair 0630 1650 £819

26-Feb-20 Wed Ryanair 0630 1645 £819

04-Mar-20 Wed Ryanair 0630 1645 £819

18-Nov-20 Wed Ryanair 0630 1645 £819

Luton 20-Nov-19 Wed Easyjet 0700 1700 £819

26-Feb-20 Wed Easyjet 0700 1710 £819

04-Mar-20 Wed Easyjet 0700 1710 £819

18-Nov-20 Wed Easyjet 0700 1700 £819

Manchester 20-Nov-19 Wed Easyjet 1400 0045 £819

26-Feb-20 Wed Easyjet 1400 0045 £819

04-Mar-20 Wed Easyjet 1400 0045 £819

18-Nov-20 Wed Easyjet 1400 0045 £819

Newcastle 20-Nov-19 Wed Thomson 1000 2105 £819

26-Feb-20 Wed Thomson 1000 2105 £819

04-Mar-20 Wed Thomson 1000 2105 £819

18-Nov-20 Wed Thomson 1000 2105 £819

Stansted 20-Nov-19 Wed Ryanair 0935 0910 £819

26-Feb-20 Wed Ryanair 0945 0920 £819

04-Mar-20 Wed Ryanair 0945 0920 £819

18-Nov-20 Wed Ryanair 0935 0920 £819

Supplements per person:

Single room November 2019 £0 SOLD OUT

Single room February & November 2020 £0

Single room other dates £100

Sea view per week £49

Extra weeks In single In twin/double

2019 SOLD OUT £360

2020 £480 £380

Walking – Greece – The Island of Evia – no single

supplement (brochure page 4)

Holiday Code: 7WEV

Q Athens Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen** 03-Nov-19 Sun BA 0910 1935 £1,169

20-Mar-20 Fri BA 0920 1945 £1,169

01-Nov-20 Sun BA 0920 1945 £1,169

Bristol 03-Nov-19 Sun Easyjet 0650 1530 £1,049

20-Mar-20 Fri Easyjet 1300 2205 £1,049

01-Nov-20 Sun Easyjet 0650 1530 £1,049

Edinburgh 02-Nov-19 Sat Easyjet 1410 2320 £1,049

21-Mar-20 Sat Easyjet 1415 0055 £1,049

31-Oct-20 Sat Easyjet 1410 2320 £1,049

Gatwick 03-Nov-19 Sun Easyjet 1425 2250 £1,049

20-Mar-20 Fri Easyjet 1335 2155 £1,049

01-Nov-20 Sun Easyjet 1335 2155 £1,049

Glasgow** 03-Nov-19 Sun BA 0900 1930 £1,169

20-Mar-20 Fri BA 0900 1940 £1,169

01-Nov-20 Sun BA 0900 1930 £1,169

Heathrow 03-Nov-19 Sun BA 1210 1630 £1,089

20-Mar-20 Fri BA 1210 1535 £1,089

01-Nov-20 Sun BA 1210 1630 £1,089

Luton 02-Nov-19 Sat Wizz Air 0700 1530 £1,049

31-Oct-20 Sat Wizz Air 0700 1530 £1,049

Manchester 03-Nov-19 Sun Easyjet 0750 1635 £1,049

20-Mar-20 Fri Easyjet 0755 2355 £1,049

01-Nov-20 Sun Easyjet 0750 1635 £1,049

Newcastle** 03-Nov-19 Sun BA 0745 1925 £1,169

20-Mar-20 Fri BA 0935 1930 £1,169

01-Nov-20 Sun BA 0745 1925 £1,169

Stansted 03-Nov-19 Sun Ryanair 0745 1545 £1,049

20-Mar-20 Fri Ryanair 0905 1640 £1,049

01-Nov-20 Sun Ryanair 0745 1545 £1,049

** via Heathrow

Supplements per person:

Single room £0

Deluxe single room £84

Deluxe twin/double room £42

There is a tourism tax in Greece of 3 euros per room per day. It is not included in the price of the holiday and is payable

by hotel guests directly to the hotel.

Walking in Tenerife (brochure page 5)

Holiday Code: 7WTE

Q Tenerife Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen 23-Feb-20 Sun Thomson 1350 1250 £929

08-Mar-20 Sun Thomson 1350 1250 £939

Belfast Int 01-Nov-19 Fri Thomas Cook 1030 2045 £839

06-Nov-20 Fri Thomas Cook 1030 2045 £839

Birmingham 01-Nov-19 Fri Jet2 1435 2035 £839

24-Feb-20 Mon Ryanair 1555 1530 £809

09-Mar-20 Mon Ryanair 1555 1530 £819

06-Nov-20 Fri Jet2 1435 2035 £839

Bristol 01-Nov-19 Fri Thomas Cook 0920 1855 £839

24-Feb-20 Mon Easyjet 1335 2245 £809

09-Mar-20 Mon Easyjet 1335 2245 £819

06-Nov-20 Fri Thomas Cook 0920 1855 £839

Cardiff 01-Nov-19 Fri Thomson 1030 1955 £839

06-Nov-20 Fri Thomson 1030 1955 £839

Doncaster/Shef 01-Nov-19 Fri Thomson 1000 2000 £839

06-Nov-20 Fri Thomson 1000 2000 £839

Dublin 23-Feb-20 Sun Ryanair 0725 1650 £809

08-Mar-20 Sun Ryanair 0725 1650 £819

East Midlands 01-Nov-19 Fri Ryanair 1335 2305 £799

23-Feb-20 Sun Jet2 1100 2100 £849

08-Mar-20 Sun Jet2 1100 2100 £859

06-Nov-20 Fri Ryanair 1335 2305 £799

Edinburgh 01-Nov-19 Fri Easyjet 1310 2325 £799

23-Feb-20 Sun Jet2 1020 2105 £849

08-Mar-20 Sun Jet2 1020 2105 £859

06-Nov-20 Fri Easyjet 1310 2325 £799

Exeter 01-Nov-19 Fri Thomson 0725 1645 £839

06-Nov-20 Fri Thomson 0725 1645 £839

Gatwick 01-Nov-19 Fri Easyjet 0800 1750 £799

23-Feb-20 Sun Thomson 1325 2305 £849

08-Mar-20 Sun Thomson 1325 2305 £859

06-Nov-20 Fri Easyjet 0800 1750 £799

Glasgow 01-Nov-19 Fri Thomas Cook 0855 1935 £839

23-Feb-20 Sun Jet2 0845 1915 £849

08-Mar-20 Sun Jet2 0845 1915 £859

06-Nov-20 Fri Thomas Cook 0855 1935 £839

Leeds-Bradford 01-Nov-19 Fri Jet2 1445 1855 £839

23-Feb-20 Sun Jet2 0820 1855 £849

08-Mar-20 Sun Jet2 0820 1855 £859

06-Nov-20 Fri Jet2 1445 1855 £839

Liverpool 23-Feb-20 Sun Ryanair 1755 1730 £809

08-Mar-20 Sun Ryanair 1755 1730 £819

Luton 02-Nov-19 Sat Easyjet 1230 2210 £799

23-Feb-20 Sun Ryanair 0640 1610 £809

08-Mar-20 Sun Ryanair 0640 1610 £819

07-Nov-20 Sat Easyjet 1230 2210 £799

Manchester 01-Nov-19 Fri Easyjet 1245 1710 £799

23-Feb-20 Sun Ryanair 0635 1620 £809

08-Mar-20 Sun Ryanair 0635 1620 £819

06-Nov-20 Fri Easyjet 1245 1710 £799

Newcastle 01-Nov-19 Fri Thomas Cook 0600 2000 £839

23-Feb-20 Sun Jet2 0900 1935 £849

08-Mar-20 Sun Jet2 0900 1935 £859

06-Nov-20 Fri Jet2 0900 1935 £839

Prestwick 02-Nov-19 Sat Ryanair 1820 1755 £799

23-Feb-20 Sun Ryanair 1745 1720 £809

08-Mar-20 Sun Ryanair 1745 1720 £819

06-Nov-20 Fri Ryanair 1820 1755 £799

Southend 02-Nov-19 Sat Easyjet 1135 2125 £799

07-Nov-20 Sat Easyjet 1135 2125 £799

Stansted 01-Nov-19 Fri Ryanair 0615 1555 £799

23-Feb-20 Sun Jet2 1100 2005 £849

08-Mar-20 Sun Jet2 1100 2005 £859

06-Nov-20 Fri Ryanair 0615 1555 £799

Supplements per person:

Single room £140

Mount Teide view per week 2019 £60 2020 £70

Extra weeks In single In twin/double

2019 £430 £290

2020 £450 £310

Walking in Portugal - the Algarve (brochure page 6)

Holiday Code: 7WAA

Q Faro Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen 05-May-20 Tue Ryanair 1155 1130 £899

12-May-20 Tue Ryanair 1155 1130 £919

Belfast Int 09-Nov-19 Sat Easyjet 1355 2035 £779

15-Feb-20 Sat Easyjet 1355 2035 £799

12-Mar-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1405 £809

06-May-20 Wed Easyjet 1035 1710 £839

13-May-20 Wed Easyjet 1035 1710 £859

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 1035 1710 £949

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 1035 1710 £859

31-Oct-20 Sat Easyjet 1355 2035 £809

07-Nov-20 Sat Easyjet 1355 2035 £799

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Birmingham 10-Nov-19 Sun Jet2 0655 1335 £819

12-Mar-20 Thu Jet2 1015 1710 £849

06-May-20 Wed Jet2 0815 1500 £879

13-May-20 Wed Jet2 0815 1500 £899

24-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0815 1500 £989

01-Oct-20 Thu Jet2 0815 1500 £899

01-Nov-20 Sun Jet2 0655 1335 £849

08-Nov-20 Sun Jet2 0655 1335 £839

Bristol 10-Nov-19 Sun Easyjet 1635 2235 £779

16-Feb-20 Sun Easyjet 1635 2235 £799

12-Mar-20 Thu Easyjet 0755 1345 £809

06-May-20 Wed Easyjet 0650 1240 £839

13-May-20 Wed Easyjet 0650 1240 £859

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0650 1240 £949

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0650 1240 £859

01-Nov-20 Sun Easyjet 1635 2235 £809

08-Nov-20 Sun Easyjet 1635 2235 £799

Cardiff 10-Nov-19 Sun Flybe 1330 1925 £839

16-Feb-20 Sun Flybe 1330 1925 £859

12-Mar-20 Thu Flybe 1035 1630 £869

05-May-20 Tue Flybe 1355 1950 £899

12-May-20 Tue Flybe 1355 1950 £919

24-Sep-20 Thu Thomson 0605 1205 £989

01-Oct-20 Thu Thomson 0605 1205 £899

01-Nov-20 Sun Flybe 1330 1925 £869

08-Nov-20 Sun Flybe 1330 1925 £859

Doncaster/Shef 06-May-20 Wed Thomson 1605 2305 £879

13-May-20 Wed Thomson 1605 2305 £899

Dublin 10-Nov-19 Sun Ryanair 1720 1650 £779

12-Mar-20 Thu Ryanair 1820 1750 £809

06-May-20 Wed Ryanair 0930 1545 £839

13-May-20 Wed Ryanair 0930 1545 £859

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0930 1545 £949

01-Oct-20 Thu Ryanair 0930 1545 £859

01-Nov-20 Sun Ryanair 1720 1650 £809

08-Nov-20 Sun Ryanair 1720 1650 £799

East Midlands 10-Nov-19 Sun Ryanair 1625 2245 £779

15-Feb-20 Sat Jet2 1435 2130 £839

12-Mar-20 Thu Jet2 0820 1525 £849

06-May-20 Wed Ryanair 1015 1625 £839

13-May-20 Wed Ryanair 1015 1625 £859

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1550 2200 £949

01-Oct-20 Thu Ryanair 1550 2200 £859

01-Nov-20 Sun Ryanair 1625 2245 £809

08-Nov-20 Sun Ryanair 1625 2245 £799

Edinburgh 10-Nov-19 Sun Jet2 1525 2310 £819

15-Feb-20 Sat Ryanair 1645 1620 £799

12-Mar-20 Thu Jet2 0940 1740 £849

05-May-20 Tue Jet2 0645 1420 £879

12-May-20 Tue Jet2 0645 1420 £899

24-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0645 1420 £989

01-Oct-20 Thu Jet2 0645 1420 £899

01-Nov-20 Sun Jet2 1525 2310 £849

08-Nov-20 Sun Jet2 1525 2310 £839

Exeter 06-May-20 Wed Flybe 0605 1155 £899

13-May-20 Wed Flybe 0605 1155 £919

24-Sep-20 Thu Thomson 0730 1335 £989

01-Oct-20 Thu Thomson 0730 1335 £899

Gatwick 10-Nov-19 Sun Easyjet 0630 1245 £779

16-Feb-20 Sun Easyjet 0630 1245 £799

12-Mar-20 Thu Easyjet 0630 1245 £809

06-May-20 Wed Easyjet 0600 1810 £839

13-May-20 Wed Easyjet 0600 1810 £859

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0805 1410 £949

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0805 1410 £859

01-Nov-20 Sun Easyjet 0630 1245 £809

08-Nov-20 Sun Easyjet 0630 1245 £799

Glasgow 10-Nov-19 Sun Jet2 1420 2210 £819

15-Feb-20 Sat Easyjet 1525 2230 £799

12-Mar-20 Thu Easyjet 1515 2210 £809

06-May-20 Wed Jet2 0640 1430 £879

13-May-20 Wed Jet2 0640 1430 £899

24-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0650 1440 £989

01-Oct-20 Thu Jet2 0650 1440 £899

01-Nov-20 Sun Jet2 1455 2255 £849

08-Nov-20 Sun Jet2 1455 2255 £839

Leeds-Bradford 10-Nov-19 Sun Jet2 0935 1655 £819

16-Feb-20 Sun Jet2 0935 1640 £839

12-Mar-20 Thu Jet2 0935 1640 £849

06-May-20 Wed Jet2 0815 1535 £879

13-May-20 Wed Jet2 0815 1535 £899

24-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0815 1535 £989

01-Oct-20 Thu Jet2 0815 1535 £899

01-Nov-20 Sun Jet2 0935 1655 £849

08-Nov-20 Sun Jet2 0935 1655 £839

Liverpool 09-Nov-19 Sat Easyjet 1635 2255 £779

15-Feb-20 Sat Easyjet 1635 2255 £799

12-Mar-20 Thu Easyjet 0640 1305 £809

06-May-20 Wed Easyjet 0700 1315 £839

13-May-20 Wed Easyjet 0700 1315 £859

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1315 £949

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1315 £859

31-Oct-20 Sat Easyjet 1635 2255 £809

07-Nov-20 Sat Easyjet 1635 2255 £799

Luton 09-Nov-19 Sat Easyjet 1400 2025 £779

16-Feb-20 Sun Easyjet 0625 1245 £799

12-Mar-20 Thu Easyjet 0735 1330 £809

06-May-20 Wed Easyjet 0635 1255 £839

13-May-20 Wed Easyjet 0635 1255 £859

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0635 1255 £949

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0635 1255 £859

31-Oct-20 Sat Easyjet 1415 2025 £809

07-Nov-20 Sat Easyjet 1415 2025 £799

Manchester 10-Nov-19 Sun Jet2 0930 1635 £819

16-Feb-20 Sun Jet2 0930 1635 £839

12-Mar-20 Thu Ryanair 1830 1805 £809

06-May-20 Wed Ryanair 1230 2000 £839

13-May-20 Wed Ryanair 1230 2000 £859

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1230 2000 £949

01-Oct-20 Thu Ryanair 1230 2000 £859

01-Nov-20 Sun Jet2 0930 1635 £849

08-Nov-20 Sun Jet2 0930 1635 £839

Newcastle 10-Nov-19 Sun Jet2 1500 2240 £819

15-Feb-20 Sat Easyjet 1555 2255 £799

12-Mar-20 Thu Jet2 0900 1640 £849

06-May-20 Wed Easyjet 1700 2345 £839

13-May-20 Wed Easyjet 1700 2345 £859

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1245 £949

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1245 £859

01-Nov-20 Sun Jet2 1500 2240 £849

08-Nov-20 Sun Jet2 1500 2240 £839

Prestwick 12-Mar-20 Thu Ryanair 1700 2345 £809

Southend 09-Nov-19 Sat Easyjet 0705 1325 £779

12-Mar-20 Thu Easyjet 1335 1955 £809

06-May-20 Wed Easyjet 0630 1255 £839

13-May-20 Wed Easyjet 0630 1255 £859

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0630 1255 £949

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0630 1255 £859

31-Oct-20 Sat Easyjet 0655 1325 £809

07-Nov-20 Sat Easyjet 0655 1325 £799

Stansted 10-Nov-19 Sun Ryanair 1510 2125 £779

16-Feb-20 Sun Jet2 1410 2040 £839

12-Mar-20 Thu Ryanair 1910 1845 £809

06-May-20 Wed Ryanair 0710 1320 £839

13-May-20 Wed Ryanair 0710 1320 £859

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0710 1320 £949

01-Oct-20 Thu Ryanair 0710 1320 £859

01-Nov-20 Sun Ryanair 1510 2125 £809

08-Nov-20 Sun Ryanair 1510 2125 £799

Supplements per person:

Single room November 2019 £0 SOLD OUT

Single room February & November 2020 £0

Single room other dates £120

Sea view per week

£90 (twin/double rooms only)

Extra weeks In single In twin/double

November 2019 SOLD OUT £340

February, November 2020 £350 £350

March 2020 £470 £350

Other dates £495 £375

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Walking in the Costa Blanca Mountains (brochure page 7)

Holiday Code: 7WCP

Q Alicante Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen 19-Mar-20 Thu Ryanair 1025 1000 £819

14-May-20 Thu Ryanair 1025 1000 £859

03-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1025 1000 £879

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1025 1000 £859

05-Nov-20 Thu Ryanair 1025 1000 £819

Belfast Int 19-Mar-20 Thu Easyjet 1600 2245 £759

14-May-20 Thu Jet2 0730 1430 £839

03-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0730 1430 £859

24-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0730 1430 £839

05-Nov-20 Thu Easyjet 1600 2245 £759

Birmingham 19-Mar-20 Thu Ryanair 0805 1410 £759

14-May-20 Thu Ryanair 1405 2050 £799

03-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1405 2050 £819

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1405 2050 £799

05-Nov-20 Thu Ryanair 0805 1410 £759

Bristol 19-Mar-20 Thu Easyjet 0725 1310 £759

14-May-20 Thu Easyjet 1010 1550 £799

03-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 1010 1550 £819

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 1010 1550 £799

05-Nov-20 Thu Easyjet 0725 1310 £759

Cardiff 19-Mar-20 Thu Vueling 1250 1215 £759

14-May-20 Thu Vueling 1250 1215 £799

03-Sep-20 Thu Vueling 1250 1215 £819

24-Sep-20 Thu Vueling 1250 1215 £799

05-Nov-20 Thu Vueling 1250 1215 £759

Doncaster/Shef 14-May-20 Thu Thomson 0605 1255 £839

03-Sep-20 Thu Thomson 0605 1255 £859

24-Sep-20 Thu Thomson 0605 1255 £839

Dublin 19-Mar-20 Thu Ryanair 1010 1640 £759

14-May-20 Thu Ryanair 1010 1640 £799

03-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1010 1640 £819

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1010 1640 £799

05-Nov-20 Thu Ryanair 1010 1640 £759

East Midlands 19-Mar-20 Thu Ryanair 1815 1750 £759

14-May-20 Thu Ryanair 0630 1225 £799

03-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0630 1225 £819

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0630 1225 £799

05-Nov-20 Thu Ryanair 1815 1750 £759

Edinburgh 19-Mar-20 Thu Ryanair 0715 1415 £759

14-May-20 Thu Ryanair 1655 2355 £799

03-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1655 2355 £819

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1655 2355 £799

05-Nov-20 Thu Ryanair 0715 1415 £759

Gatwick 19-Mar-20 Thu Easyjet 0725 1320 £759

14-May-20 Thu Easyjet 1225 1805 £799

03-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 1225 1805 £819

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 1225 1805 £799

05-Nov-20 Thu Easyjet 0725 1320 £759

Glasgow 19-Mar-20 Thu Easyjet 0635 1335 £759

14-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0925 1615 £799

03-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0925 1615 £819

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0925 1615 £799

05-Nov-20 Thu Jet2 1100 1830 £799

Leeds-Bradford 19-Mar-20 Thu Ryanair 1730 1705 £759

14-May-20 Thu Ryanair 1710 2330 £799

03-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1710 2330 £819

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1710 2330 £799

05-Nov-20 Thu Ryanair 1730 1705 £759

Liverpool 19-Mar-20 Thu Easyjet 1630 2245 £759

14-May-20 Thu Ryanair 0650 1305 £799

03-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0650 1305 £819

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0650 1305 £799

05-Nov-20 Thu Easyjet 1630 2245 £759

Luton 19-Mar-20 Thu Easyjet 0730 1325 £759

14-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0605 1205 £799

03-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0605 1205 £819

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0605 1205 £799

05-Nov-20 Thu Easyjet 0730 1325 £759

Manchester 19-Mar-20 Thu Easyjet 0635 1255 £759

14-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0715 1330 £799

03-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0715 1330 £819

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0715 1330 £799

05-Nov-20 Thu Thomson 0640 1320 £799

Newcastle 19-Mar-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1345 £759

14-May-20 Thu Easyjet 1850 0125 £799

03-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 1850 0125 £819

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 1850 0125 £799

05-Nov-20 Thu Easyjet 0705 1345 £759

Newquay 19-Mar-20 Thu Ryanair 1830 1805 £759

Prestwick 14-May-20 Thu Ryanair 1655 2340 £799

03-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1655 2340 £819

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1655 2340 £799

Southend 19-Mar-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1250 £759

14-May-20 Thu Easyjet 1300 1845 £799

03-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 1300 1845 £819

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 1300 1845 £799

05-Nov-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1250 £759

Stansted 19-Mar-20 Thu Ryanair 0605 1235 £759

14-May-20 Thu Ryanair 0605 1235 £799

03-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0605 1235 £819

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0605 1235 £799

05-Nov-20 Thu Ryanair 0630 1235 £759

Supplements per person:

Single room November £0

Single room other dates £110

Walking on Andalucia’s Eastern Coast (brochure page 8)

Holiday Code: 7WAG

Q Malaga Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen 23-Apr-20 Thu Ryanair 0915 0850 £769

07-May-20 Thu Ryanair 0915 0850 £799

04-Jun-20 Thu Ryanair 0915 0850 £809

10-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0915 0850 £829

01-Oct-20 Thu Ryanair 0915 0850 £779

Belfast Int 02-Nov-19 Sat Ryanair 1640 2325 £659

09-Nov-19 Sat Ryanair 1640 2325 £619

22-Feb-20 Sat Ryanair 1640 2325 £659

14-Mar-20 Sat Ryanair 1640 2325 £699

23-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1255 £709

07-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1255 £739

04-Jun-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1255 £749

10-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1255 £769

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1255 £719

31-Oct-20 Sat Ryanair 1640 2325 £659

07-Nov-20 Sat Ryanair 1640 2325 £619

Birmingham 02-Nov-19 Sat Ryanair 1010 0945 £659

09-Nov-19 Sat Ryanair 1010 0945 £619

22-Feb-20 Sat Ryanair 1010 0945 £659

14-Mar-20 Sat Ryanair 1010 0945 £699

23-Apr-20 Thu Ryanair 1210 1845 £709

07-May-20 Thu Ryanair 1210 1845 £739

04-Jun-20 Thu Ryanair 1210 1845 £749

10-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1210 1845 £769

01-Oct-20 Thu Ryanair 1210 1845 £719

31-Oct-20 Sat Ryanair 1035 1010 £659

07-Nov-20 Sat Ryanair 1035 1010 £619

Bristol 02-Nov-19 Sat Easyjet 0605 1210 £659

09-Nov-19 Sat Easyjet 0605 1210 £619

22-Feb-20 Sat Easyjet 0605 1210 £659

14-Mar-20 Sat Easyjet 0605 1210 £699

23-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 0605 1205 £709

07-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0605 1205 £739

04-Jun-20 Thu Easyjet 0605 1205 £749

10-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0605 1205 £769

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0605 1205 £719

31-Oct-20 Sat Easyjet 0605 1210 £659

07-Nov-20 Sat Easyjet 0605 1210 £619

Cardiff 02-Nov-19 Sat Vueling 0855 0815 £659

09-Nov-19 Sat Vueling 0855 0815 £619

22-Feb-20 Sat Vueling 0855 0815 £659

14-Mar-20 Sat Vueling 0855 0815 £699

23-Apr-20 Thu Vueling 0945 0905 £709

07-May-20 Thu Vueling 0945 0905 £739

04-Jun-20 Thu Vueling 0945 0905 £749

10-Sep-20 Thu Vueling 0945 0905 £769

01-Oct-20 Thu Vueling 0945 0905 £719

31-Oct-20 Sat Vueling 1950 1915 £659

07-Nov-20 Sat Vueling 1950 1915 £619

Doncaster/Shef 03-Nov-19 Sun Thomson 0600 1255 £699

10-Nov-19 Sun Thomson 0600 1255 £659

23-Feb-20 Sun Thomson 0600 1255 £699

15-Mar-20 Sun Thomson 0600 1255 £739

01-Nov-20 Sun Thomson 0600 1255 £699

08-Nov-20 Sun Thomson 0600 1255 £659

Dublin 02-Nov-19 Sat Ryanair 1035 1010 £659

09-Nov-19 Sat Ryanair 1035 1010 £619

22-Feb-20 Sat Ryanair 1035 1010 £659

14-Mar-20 Sat Ryanair 1035 1010 £699

23-Apr-20 Thu Ryanair 0720 1420 £709

07-May-20 Thu Ryanair 0720 1420 £739

04-Jun-20 Thu Ryanair 0720 1420 £749

10-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0720 1420 £769

01-Oct-20 Thu Ryanair 0720 1420 £719

31-Oct-20 Sat Ryanair 1035 1010 £659

07-Nov-20 Sat Ryanair 1035 1010 £619

East Midlands 02-Nov-19 Sat Jet2 0700 1345 £699

09-Nov-19 Sat Jet2 0700 1345 £659

22-Feb-20 Sat Jet2 0700 1345 £699

14-Mar-20 Sat Jet2 0700 1345 £739

23-Apr-20 Thu Jet2 0735 1430 £749

07-May-20 Thu Jet2 0735 1430 £779

04-Jun-20 Thu Jet2 0735 1430 £789

10-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0735 1430 £809

01-Oct-20 Thu Jet2 0735 1430 £759

31-Oct-20 Sat Jet2 0700 1345 £699

07-Nov-20 Sat Jet2 0700 1345 £659

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Edinburgh 02-Nov-19 Sat Ryanair 0625 1345 £659

09-Nov-19 Sat Ryanair 0625 1345 £619

23-Feb-20 Sun Ryanair 1505 2225 £659

15-Mar-20 Sun Ryanair 1505 2225 £699

23-Apr-20 Thu Jet2 0655 1440 £749

07-May-20 Thu Jet2 0655 1440 £779

04-Jun-20 Thu Jet2 0655 1440 £789

10-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0655 1440 £809

01-Oct-20 Thu Jet2 0655 1440 £759

31-Oct-20 Sat Ryanair 0625 1345 £659

07-Nov-20 Sat Ryanair 0625 1345 £619

Exeter 03-Nov-19 Sun Ryanair 1000 0935 £659

10-Nov-19 Sun Ryanair 1000 0935 £619

23-Feb-20 Sun Ryanair 1000 0935 £659

23-Apr-20 Thu Flybe 0725 2340 £769

07-May-20 Thu Flybe 0725 2340 £799

04-Jun-20 Thu Flybe 0725 2340 £809

10-Sep-20 Thu Flybe 0725 2340 £829

01-Oct-20 Thu Flybe 0725 2340 £779

31-Oct-20 Sat Flybe 0725 1315 £719

07-Nov-20 Sat Flybe 0725 1315 £679

Gatwick 02-Nov-19 Sat Easyjet 0930 1555 £659

09-Nov-19 Sat Easyjet 0930 1555 £619

22-Feb-20 Sat Easyjet 0930 1555 £659

14-Mar-20 Sat Easyjet 0930 1555 £699

23-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 1215 1845 £709

07-May-20 Thu Easyjet 1215 1845 £739

04-Jun-20 Thu Easyjet 1215 1845 £749

10-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 1215 1845 £769

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 1215 1845 £719

31-Oct-20 Sat Easyjet 0930 1555 £659

07-Nov-20 Sat Easyjet 0930 1555 £619

Glasgow 03-Nov-19 Sun Easyjet 0700 1425 £659

10-Nov-19 Sun Easyjet 0700 1425 £619

23-Feb-20 Sun Easyjet 0700 1425 £659

15-Mar-20 Sun Easyjet 0700 1425 £699

23-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 1700 0015 £709

07-May-20 Thu Easyjet 1700 0015 £739

04-Jun-20 Thu Easyjet 1700 0015 £749

10-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 1700 0015 £769

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 1700 0015 £719

01-Nov-20 Sun Easyjet 0700 1425 £659

08-Nov-20 Sun Easyjet 0700 1425 £619

Leeds-Bradford 02-Nov-19 Sat Jet2 0700 1415 £699

09-Nov-19 Sat Jet2 0700 1415 £659

22-Feb-20 Sat Jet2 1455 2220 £699

14-Mar-20 Sat Jet2 1455 2220 £739

23-Apr-20 Thu Jet2 0700 1415 £749

07-May-20 Thu Jet2 0700 1415 £779

04-Jun-20 Thu Jet2 0700 1415 £789

10-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0700 1415 £809

01-Oct-20 Thu Jet2 0700 1415 £759

31-Oct-20 Sat Jet2 1000 1715 £699

07-Nov-20 Sat Jet2 1000 1715 £659

Liverpool 02-Nov-19 Sat Easyjet 0630 1310 £659

09-Nov-19 Sat Easyjet 0630 1310 £619

22-Feb-20 Sat Easyjet 0630 1310 £659

14-Mar-20 Sat Easyjet 0630 1310 £699

23-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1230 £709

07-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1230 £739

04-Jun-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1230 £749

10-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1230 £769

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1230 £719

31-Oct-20 Sat Easyjet 0630 1310 £659

07-Nov-20 Sat Easyjet 0630 1310 £619

Luton 02-Nov-19 Sat Easyjet 1445 1430 £659

09-Nov-19 Sat Easyjet 1445 1430 £619

22-Feb-20 Sat Easyjet 1445 1430 £659

14-Mar-20 Sat Easyjet 1445 1430 £699

23-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 1255 1910 £709

07-May-20 Thu Easyjet 1255 1910 £739

04-Jun-20 Thu Easyjet 1255 1910 £749

10-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 1255 1910 £769

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 1255 1910 £719

31-Oct-20 Sat Easyjet 1445 1430 £659

07-Nov-20 Sat Easyjet 1445 1430 £619

Manchester 02-Nov-19 Sat Easyjet 0705 1355 £659

09-Nov-19 Sat Easyjet 0705 1355 £619

22-Feb-20 Sat Easyjet 0705 1320 £659

14-Mar-20 Sat Easyjet 0705 1320 £699

23-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 0610 1255 £709

07-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0610 1255 £739

04-Jun-20 Thu Easyjet 0610 1255 £749

10-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0610 1255 £769

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0610 1255 £719

31-Oct-20 Sat Easyjet 0705 1355 £659

07-Nov-20 Sat Easyjet 0705 1355 £619

Newcastle 02-Nov-19 Sat Easyjet 0630 1345 £659

09-Nov-19 Sat Easyjet 0630 1345 £619

22-Feb-20 Sat Easyjet 0630 1345 £659

14-Mar-20 Sat Easyjet 0630 1345 £699

23-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1405 £709

07-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1405 £739

04-Jun-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1405 £749

10-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1405 £769

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1405 £719

31-Oct-20 Sat Easyjet 0630 1345 £659

07-Nov-20 Sat Easyjet 0630 1345 £619

Prestwick 03-Nov-19 Sun Ryanair 1640 2345 £659

10-Nov-19 Sun Ryanair 1640 2345 £619

23-Feb-20 Sun Ryanair 1640 2345 £659

15-Mar-20 Sun Ryanair 1640 2345 £699

23-Apr-20 Thu Ryanair 0605 1310 £709

07-May-20 Thu Ryanair 0605 1310 £739

04-Jun-20 Thu Ryanair 0605 1310 £749

10-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0605 1310 £769

01-Oct-20 Thu Ryanair 0605 1315 £719

01-Nov-20 Sun Ryanair 1640 2345 £659

08-Nov-20 Sun Ryanair 1640 2345 £619

Southend 02-Nov-19 Sat Easyjet 1400 2030 £659

09-Nov-19 Sat Easyjet 1400 2030 £619

23-Feb-20 Sun Easyjet 0630 1300 £659

15-Mar-20 Sun Easyjet 0630 1300 £699

23-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 1645 2300 £709

07-May-20 Thu Easyjet 1645 2300 £739

04-Jun-20 Thu Easyjet 1645 2300 £749

10-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 1645 2300 £769

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 1645 2300 £719

31-Oct-20 Sat Easyjet 1400 2030 £659

07-Nov-20 Sat Easyjet 1400 2030 £619

Stansted 02-Nov-19 Sat Easyjet 1400 2030 £659

09-Nov-19 Sat Easyjet 1400 2030 £619

22-Feb-20 Sat Easyjet 1400 2030 £659

14-Mar-20 Sat Easyjet 1400 2030 £699

23-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 0605 1230 £709

07-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0605 1230 £739

04-Jun-20 Thu Easyjet 0605 1230 £749

10-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0605 1230 £769

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0605 1230 £719

31-Oct-20 Sat Easyjet 1400 2030 £659

07-Nov-20 Sat Easyjet 1400 2030 £619

Supplements per person:

Single room £120

Extra weeks In single In twin/double

November, February £330 £210

March-May, October £350 £230

June, September £400 £280

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Walking in Mallorca (brochure page 9)

Holiday Code: 7WMA

Q Palma Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen** 07-May-20 Thu BA 1105 1730 £859

24-Sep-20 Thu BA 1105 1730 £859

01-Oct-20 Thu BA 1105 1730 £839

Belfast Int 07-May-20 Thu Jet2 0750 1445 £779

24-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0750 1445 £779

01-Oct-20 Thu Jet2 0750 1445 £759

Birmingham 13-Mar-20 Fri Jet2 0700 1310 £729

20-Mar-20 Fri Jet2 0700 1310 £739

24-Apr-20 Fri Jet2 0730 1325 £749

07-May-20 Thu Thomas Cook 0600 1205 £779

24-Sep-20 Thu Thomas Cook 0600 1205 £779

01-Oct-20 Thu Thomas Cook 0600 1205 £759

Bournemouth 24-Apr-20 Fri Ryanair 0855 0830 £709

07-May-20 Thu Ryanair 0855 0830 £739

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0855 0830 £739

01-Oct-20 Thu Ryanair 0855 0830 £719

Bristol 14-Mar-20 Sat Easyjet 1750 2315 £689

21-Mar-20 Sat Easyjet 1750 2315 £699

24-Apr-20 Fri Easyjet 0605 1130 £709

07-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0605 1130 £739

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0605 1130 £739

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0605 1130 £719

Cardiff 24-Apr-20 Fri Vueling 1740 1655 £709

07-May-20 Thu Vueling 1740 1700 £739

24-Sep-20 Thu Vueling 1740 1700 £739

01-Oct-20 Thu Vueling 1740 1700 £719

Doncaster/Shef 24-Apr-20 Fri Thomson 0615 1250 £749

Dublin 24-Apr-20 Fri Ryanair 1835 1810 £709

07-May-20 Thu Ryanair 1750 2359 £739

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1750 2359 £739

01-Oct-20 Thu Ryanair 1750 2359 £719

East Midlands 13-Mar-20 Fri Jet2 0745 1355 £729

20-Mar-20 Fri Jet2 0745 1355 £739

24-Apr-20 Fri Jet2 0755 1400 £749

07-May-20 Thu Ryanair 0700 1240 £739

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0700 1240 £739

01-Oct-20 Thu Ryanair 0700 1240 £719

Edinburgh 24-Apr-20 Fri Ryanair 0735 1415 £709

07-May-20 Thu Ryanair 0735 1420 £739

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0735 1420 £739

01-Oct-20 Thu Ryanair 0735 1420 £719

Gatwick 13-Mar-20 Fri Easyjet 0800 1330 £689

20-Mar-20 Fri Easyjet 0800 1330 £699

24-Apr-20 Fri Easyjet 1135 1720 £709

07-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0905 2120 £739

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0905 2120 £739

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0905 2120 £719

Glasgow 24-Apr-20 Fri Jet2 0700 1410 £749

07-May-20 Thu Thomas Cook 0600 1305 £779

24-Sep-20 Thu Thomas Cook 0600 1305 £779

01-Oct-20 Thu Thomas Cook 0600 1305 £759

Heathrow 24-Apr-20 Fri BA 1550 2145 £749

07-May-20 Thu BA 1545 1430 £779

24-Sep-20 Thu BA 1545 1430 £779

01-Oct-20 Thu BA 1545 1430 £759

Leeds-Bradford 13-Mar-20 Fri Jet2 0700 1330 £729

20-Mar-20 Fri Jet2 0700 1330 £739

24-Apr-20 Fri Jet2 0820 1305 £749

07-May-20 Thu Ryanair 0930 1535 £739

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0930 1535 £739

01-Oct-20 Thu Ryanair 0930 1535 £719

Liverpool 13-Mar-20 Fri Easyjet 0950 1540 £689

20-Mar-20 Fri Easyjet 0950 1540 £699

24-Apr-20 Fri Easyjet 0610 1205 £709

07-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0610 1205 £739

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0610 1205 £739

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0610 1205 £719

Luton 14-Mar-20 Sat Easyjet 1445 2020 £689

21-Mar-20 Sat Easyjet 1445 2020 £699

24-Apr-20 Fri Easyjet 0600 1140 £709

07-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1140 £739

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1140 £739

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1140 £719

Manchester 13-Mar-20 Fri Thomson 0605 1230 £729

20-Mar-20 Fri Thomson 0605 1230 £739

24-Apr-20 Fri Ryanair 0620 1230 £709

07-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0555 1200 £739

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0555 1200 £739

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0555 1200 £719

Newcastle 24-Apr-20 Fri Jet2 0650 1335 £749

07-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1220 £739

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1220 £739

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1220 £719

Prestwick 24-Apr-20 Fri Ryanair 0700 1330 £709

07-May-20 Thu Ryanair 0700 1330 £739

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0700 1330 £739

01-Oct-20 Thu Ryanair 0700 1330 £719

Southend 24-Apr-20 Fri Easyjet 0645 1220 £709

07-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0720 1255 £739

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0720 1255 £739

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0720 1255 £719

Stansted 13-Mar-20 Fri Easyjet 0700 1235 £689

20-Mar-20 Fri Easyjet 0700 1235 £699

24-Apr-20 Fri Jet2 1150 1105 £749

07-May-20 Thu Ryanair 1335 1910 £739

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1335 1910 £739

01-Oct-20 Thu Ryanair 1335 1910 £719

** via Heathrow

Supplements per person:

Single room March & April £0

Single room other dates £100

Superior per week

£40 (twin/double rooms only)

Extra week in a single £450

Extra week in a twin/double £350

There is a local tourist tax in Mallorca and Menorca of 3.30 euros per person per day. It is not included in the price of

the holiday and will be payable by hotel guests directly to the hotel.

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Walking in Catalonia (brochure page 10)

Holiday Code: 7WCC

Q Barcelona Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen** 25-Mar-20 Wed BA 0920 1825 £809

16-Apr-20 Thu BA 0925 1950 £819

13-May-20 Wed BA 1105 1730 £829

29-Sep-20 Tue BA 0925 1730 £829

13-Oct-20 Tue BA 0925 1730 £809

Belfast Int 16-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 1730 2330 £699

13-May-20 Wed Easyjet 0955 1555 £709

29-Sep-20 Tue Easyjet 1755 0035 £709

13-Oct-20 Tue Easyjet 1755 0035 £689

Birmingham 25-Mar-20 Wed Ryanair 1320 1255 £689

16-Apr-20 Thu Ryanair 1435 1410 £699

13-May-20 Wed Ryanair 1545 1515 £709

29-Sep-20 Tue Ryanair 0950 1520 £709

13-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 0950 1520 £689

Bristol 25-Mar-20 Wed Easyjet 0720 1215 £689

16-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 1445 1415 £699

13-May-20 Wed Easyjet 1055 2330 £709

29-Sep-20 Tue Easyjet 1445 1415 £709

13-Oct-20 Tue Easyjet 1445 1415 £689

Cardiff 29-Sep-20 Tue Ryanair 0955 0930 £709

13-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 0955 0930 £689

Dublin 25-Mar-20 Wed Ryanair 0615 1210 £689

16-Apr-20 Thu Ryanair 1230 1820 £699

13-May-20 Wed Ryanair 0615 1210 £709

East Midlands 16-Apr-20 Thu Ryanair 0935 1450 £699

13-May-20 Wed Ryanair 0935 1450 £709

29-Sep-20 Tue Ryanair 0935 1450 £709

13-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 0935 1450 £689

Edinburgh 26-Mar-20 Thu Ryanair 0630 1245 £689

16-Apr-20 Thu Ryanair 0630 1255 £699

13-May-20 Wed Ryanair 0630 1255 £709

29-Sep-20 Tue Ryanair 0630 1255 £709

13-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 0630 1255 £689

Gatwick 25-Mar-20 Wed Easyjet 1420 1535 £689

16-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 1420 1650 £699

13-May-20 Wed Easyjet 1420 1535 £709

29-Sep-20 Tue Easyjet 0910 1315 £709

13-Oct-20 Tue Easyjet 0910 1315 £689

Glasgow 26-Mar-20 Thu Jet2 0735 1410 £729

16-Apr-20 Thu Jet2 0735 1410 £739

14-May-20 Thu Jet2 0735 1410 £749

Glasgow* 29-Sep-20 Tue Jet2 0815 1435 £749

13-Oct-20 Tue Jet2 0815 1435 £729

Heathrow 25-Mar-20 Wed BA 1320 1315 £729

16-Apr-20 Thu BA 1420 1305 £739

13-May-20 Wed BA 1420 1305 £749

29-Sep-20 Tue BA 1420 1135 £749

13-Oct-20 Tue BA 1420 1135 £729

Leeds-Bradford 26-Mar-20 Thu Jet2 0900 1515 £729

16-Apr-20 Thu Jet2 0840 1445 £739

14-May-20 Thu Jet2 0840 1445 £749

Leeds-Bradford* 29-Sep-20 Tue Jet2 0720 1330 £749

13-Oct-20 Tue Jet2 0720 1330 £729

Liverpool 25-Mar-20 Wed Easyjet 1235 1805 £689

16-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1235 £699

13-May-20 Wed Easyjet 0700 1230 £709

29-Sep-20 Tue Easyjet 0700 1235 £709

13-Oct-20 Tue Easyjet 0700 1235 £689

Luton 25-Mar-20 Wed Easyjet 1230 1730 £689

16-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1205 £699

13-May-20 Wed Easyjet 1230 1730 £709

29-Sep-20 Tue Easyjet 0700 1215 £709

13-Oct-20 Tue Easyjet 0700 1215 £689

Manchester 25-Mar-20 Wed Ryanair 0620 1200 £689

16-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 1025 1600 £699

13-May-20 Wed Ryanair 0620 1200 £709

29-Sep-20 Tue Jet2 0800 1410 £749

13-Oct-20 Tue Jet2 0800 1410 £729

Newcastle 26-Mar-20 Thu Easyjet 0940 1535 £689

16-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 1335 1930 £699

13-May-20 Wed Easyjet 1730 2325 £709

29-Sep-20 Tue Easyjet 1730 2325 £709

13-Oct-20 Tue Easyjet 1730 2325 £689

Prestwick 16-Apr-20 Thu Ryanair 1735 2345 £699

13-May-20 Wed Ryanair 1730 2345 £709

Southend 13-May-20 Wed Easyjet 0650 1150 £709

Stansted 25-Mar-20 Wed Ryanair 1245 1525 £689

16-Apr-20 Thu Ryanair 0815 1220 £699

13-May-20 Wed Ryanair 0815 1220 £709

29-Sep-20 Tue Ryanair 0815 1535 £709

13-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 0815 1535 £689

** via Heathrow * to Reus

Supplements per person:

Single room Mar, Apr, Sept & Oct £0

Single room May £120

Extra week in a single May £410

Extra week in a single other dates £290

Extra week in a twin/double £290

Walking in Catalonia - Trails & Rails (brochure page 11)

Holiday Code: 7WTR

QBarcelona Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen** 11-Mar-20 Wed BA 0920 1825 £819

06-May-20 Wed BA 1105 1730 £849

06-Oct-20 Tue BA 0925 1730 £829

Belfast Int 06-May-20 Wed Easyjet 0955 1555 £729

06-Oct-20 Tue Easyjet 1755 0035 £709

Birmingham 11-Mar-20 Wed Ryanair 1320 1255 £699

06-May-20 Wed Ryanair 1545 1515 £729

06-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 0950 1520 £709

Bristol 11-Mar-20 Wed Easyjet 0720 1215 £699

06-May-20 Wed Easyjet 1055 2330 £729

06-Oct-20 Tue Easyjet 1445 1415 £709

Cardiff 06-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 0955 0930 £709

Dublin 11-Mar-20 Wed Ryanair 0615 1210 £699

06-May-20 Wed Ryanair 0615 1210 £729

East Midlands 06-May-20 Wed Ryanair 0935 1450 £729

06-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 0935 1450 £709

Edinburgh 12-Mar-20 Thu Ryanair 0630 1245 £699

06-May-20 Wed Ryanair 0630 1255 £729

06-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 0630 1255 £709

Gatwick 11-Mar-20 Wed Easyjet 1420 1535 £699

06-May-20 Wed Easyjet 1420 1535 £729

06-Oct-20 Tue Easyjet 0910 1315 £709

Glasgow 12-Mar-20 Thu Jet2 0735 1410 £739

06-May-20 Wed Jet2 0735 1410 £769

Glasgow* 06-Oct-20 Tue Jet2 0815 1435 £749

Heathrow 11-Mar-20 Wed BA 1320 1315 £739

06-May-20 Wed BA 1420 1305 £769

06-Oct-20 Tue BA 1420 1135 £749

Leeds-Bradford 12-Mar-20 Thu Jet2 0900 1515 £739

06-May-20 Wed Jet2 0840 1445 £769

Leeds-Bradford* 06-Oct-20 Tue Jet2 0720 1330 £749

Liverpool 11-Mar-20 Wed Easyjet 1235 1805 £699

06-May-20 Wed Easyjet 0700 1230 £729

06-Oct-20 Tue Easyjet 0700 1235 £709

Luton 11-Mar-20 Wed Easyjet 1230 1730 £699

06-May-20 Wed Easyjet 1230 1730 £729

06-Oct-20 Tue Easyjet 0700 1215 £709

Manchester 11-Mar-20 Wed Ryanair 0620 1200 £699

06-May-20 Wed Ryanair 0620 1200 £729

06-Oct-20 Tue Jet2 0800 1410 £749

Newcastle 12-Mar-20 Thu Easyjet 0940 1535 £699

06-May-20 Wed Easyjet 1730 2325 £729

06-Oct-20 Tue Easyjet 1730 2325 £709

Prestwick 06-May-20 Wed Ryanair 1730 2345 £729

Southend 06-May-20 Wed Easyjet 0650 1150 £729

Stansted 11-Mar-20 Wed Ryanair 1245 1525 £699

06-May-20 Wed Ryanair 0815 1220 £729

06-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 0815 1535 £709

** via Heathrow * to Reus

Supplements per person:

Single room March, October £0

Single room May £120

Extra week in a single March, October £290

Extra week in a single May £410

Extra week in a twin/double £290

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Walking in the Valleys of Roussillon (brochure page 12)

Holiday Code: 7WVR

Q Barcelona Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen** 28-Apr-20 Tue BA 0925 1730 £869

04-Jun-20 Thu BA 0925 1500 £899

17-Sep-20 Thu BA 0925 1500 £909

06-Oct-20 Tue BA 0925 1730 £869

Belfast Int 04-Jun-20 Thu Easyjet 1730 2330 £779

17-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 1730 2330 £789

Birmingham 28-Apr-20 Tue Ryanair 0950 1520 £749

04-Jun-20 Thu Ryanair 1435 1410 £779

17-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1435 1410 £789

06-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 0950 1520 £749

Bristol 28-Apr-20 Tue Easyjet 1445 1415 £749

04-Jun-20 Thu Easyjet 1445 1415 £779

17-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 1445 1415 £789

06-Oct-20 Tue Easyjet 1445 1415 £749

Cardiff 28-Apr-20 Tue Ryanair 0955 0930 £749

04-Jun-20 Thu Vueling 1540 1505 £779

17-Sep-20 Thu Vueling 1540 1505 £789

06-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 0955 0930 £749

Dublin 28-Apr-20 Tue Ryanair 0615 1210 £749

04-Jun-20 Thu Ryanair 1230 1820 £779

17-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1230 1820 £789

06-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 0615 1210 £749

East Midlands 28-Apr-20 Tue Ryanair 0935 1450 £749

04-Jun-20 Thu Ryanair 0935 1450 £779

17-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0935 1450 £789

06-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 0935 1450 £749

Edinburgh 28-Apr-20 Tue Ryanair 0630 1255 £749

04-Jun-20 Thu Ryanair 0630 1255 £779

17-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0630 1255 £789

06-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 0630 1255 £749

Gatwick 28-Apr-20 Tue Easyjet 0910 1315 £749

04-Jun-20 Thu Easyjet 1420 1650 £779

17-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 1420 1650 £789

06-Oct-20 Tue Easyjet 0910 1315 £749

Glasgow 04-Jun-20 Thu Jet2 0735 1410 £819

17-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0735 1410 £829

Glasgow* 06-Oct-20 Tue Jet2 0815 1435 £789

Heathrow 28-Apr-20 Tue BA 1255 1610 £789

04-Jun-20 Thu BA 1420 1305 £819

17-Sep-20 Thu BA 1420 1305 £829

06-Oct-20 Tue BA 1255 1610 £789

Leeds-Bradford 04-Jun-20 Thu Jet2 0840 1445 £819

17-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0840 1445 £829

Liverpool 28-Apr-20 Tue Easyjet 0700 1235 £749

04-Jun-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1235 £779

17-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1235 £789

06-Oct-20 Tue Easyjet 0700 1235 £749

Luton 28-Apr-20 Tue Easyjet 1250 1800 £749

04-Jun-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1205 £779

17-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1205 £789

06-Oct-20 Tue Easyjet 0700 1215 £749

Manchester 28-Apr-20 Tue Ryanair 0625 1155 £749

04-Jun-20 Thu Easyjet 1025 1600 £779

17-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 1025 1600 £789

06-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 0625 1155 £749

Newcastle 28-Apr-20 Tue Easyjet 1730 2325 £749

04-Jun-20 Thu Easyjet 1335 1930 £779

17-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 1335 1930 £789

06-Oct-20 Tue Easyjet 1730 2325 £749

Prestwick 04-Jun-20 Thu Ryanair 1735 2345 £779

17-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1735 2345 £789

Stansted 28-Apr-20 Tue Ryanair 0815 1535 £749

04-Jun-20 Thu Ryanair 0815 1220 £779

17-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0815 1220 £789

06-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 0815 1535 £749

** via Heathrow *to Reus

Supplements per person:

Single room April & October £0

Single room other dates £140

Walking in the Sierras of the Orange Blossom Coast

(brochure page 13)

Holiday Code: 7WOB

Q Valencia Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Belfast Int 19-May-20 Tue Easyjet 1550 2225 £719

29-Sep-20 Tue Easyjet 1550 2225 £729

06-Oct-20 Tue Easyjet 1550 2225 £719

Bristol 18-May-20 Mon Ryanair 2005 1940 £719

28-Sep-20 Mon Ryanair 2005 1940 £729

05-Oct-20 Mon Ryanair 2005 1940 £719

East Midlands 19-May-20 Tue Ryanair 1500 2035 £719

29-Sep-20 Tue Ryanair 1500 2035 £729

06-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 1500 2035 £719

Edinburgh 19-May-20 Tue Ryanair 0825 1455 £719

29-Sep-20 Tue Ryanair 0825 1455 £729

06-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 0825 1455 £719

Gatwick 18-May-20 Mon Easyjet 0620 1435 £719

28-Sep-20 Mon Easyjet 0620 1435 £729

05-Oct-20 Mon Easyjet 0620 1435 £719

Heathrow 18-May-20 Mon BA 0745 1335 £759

28-Sep-20 Mon BA 0745 1335 £769

05-Oct-20 Mon BA 0745 1335 £759

Luton 19-May-20 Tue Easyjet 0700 1235 £719

29-Sep-20 Tue Easyjet 0700 1235 £729

06-Oct-20 Tue Easyjet 0700 1235 £719

Manchester 18-May-20 Mon Ryanair 1640 1615 £719

28-Sep-20 Mon Ryanair 1640 1615 £729

05-Oct-20 Mon Ryanair 1640 1615 £719

Stansted* 19-May-20 Tue Ryanair 1415 1945 £719

29-Sep-20 Tue Ryanair 1415 1945 £729

06-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 1415 1945 £719

* to Castellon

Supplements per person:

Single room £140

Garden/pool view £35

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Walking in Menorca (brochure page 14)

Holiday Code: 7WME

Q Mahon Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Belfast Int 03-Oct-20 Sat Jet2 1540 2225 £819

Birmingham 02-Oct-20 Fri Thomas Cook 0600 1200 £819

Bristol 02-Oct-20 Fri Easyjet 1655 2215 £779

Cardiff 02-Oct-20 Fri Thomson 0545 1135 £819

Doncaster/Shef 03-Oct-20 Sat Thomson 1450 2055 £819

East Midlands 02-Oct-20 Fri Jet2 0710 1315 £819

Edinburgh 02-Oct-20 Fri Jet2 1545 2315 £819

Gatwick 02-Oct-20 Fri Easyjet 0635 1155 £779

Glasgow 03-Oct-20 Sat Jet2 0800 1445 £819

Leeds-Bradford 02-Oct-20 Fri Jet2 0755 1410 £819

Luton 02-Oct-20 Fri Easyjet 0605 1130 £779

Manchester 02-Oct-20 Fri Thomas Cook 0600 1220 £819

Newcastle 02-Oct-20 Fri Jet2 0745 1430 £819

Southend 02-Oct-20 Fri Easyjet 1020 1525 £779

Stansted 02-Oct-20 Fri Thomson 0720 1325 £819

Supplements per person:

Single room £150

Extra week in a single £500

Extra week in a twin/double £350

There is a local tourist tax in Mallorca and Menorca of 3.30 euros per person per day. It is not included in the price of

the holiday and will be payable by hotel guests directly to the hotel.

Walking in Menorca - Birdwatching (brochure page 14)

Holiday Code: 7WMB

Q Mahon Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Belfast Int 09-May-20 Sat Jet2 1540 2225 £889

16-May-20 Sat Jet2 1540 2225 £889

Birmingham 08-May-20 Fri Thomas Cook 0600 1200 £889

15-May-20 Fri Thomas Cook 0600 1200 £889

Bristol 08-May-20 Fri Thomas Cook 0625 1215 £889

15-May-20 Fri Thomas Cook 0625 1215 £889

Cardiff 08-May-20 Fri Thomson 0545 1135 £889

15-May-20 Fri Thomson 0545 1135 £889

Doncaster/Shef 08-May-20 Fri Thomson 1450 2055 £889

16-May-20 Sat Thomson 1450 2055 £889

East Midlands 08-May-20 Fri Jet2 0730 1325 £889

15-May-20 Fri Jet2 0730 1325 £889

Edinburgh 08-May-20 Fri Jet2 1545 2315 £889

15-May-20 Fri Jet2 1545 2315 £889

Gatwick 08-May-20 Fri Easyjet 0635 1155 £849

15-May-20 Fri Easyjet 0635 1155 £849

Glasgow 09-May-20 Sat Jet2 0800 1445 £889

15-May-20 Fri Jet2 0800 1445 £889

Leeds-Bradford 08-May-20 Fri Jet2 0755 1410 £889

15-May-20 Fri Jet2 0755 1410 £889

Luton 08-May-20 Fri Easyjet 0605 1130 £849

15-May-20 Fri Easyjet 0605 1130 £849

Manchester 08-May-20 Fri Thomas Cook 0600 1220 £889

15-May-20 Fri Thomas Cook 0600 1220 £889

Newcastle 09-May-20 Sat Jet2 0625 1305 £889

15-May-20 Fri Jet2 0745 1430 £889

Southend 08-May-20 Fri Easyjet 1020 1525 £849

15-May-20 Fri Easyjet 1020 1525 £849

Stansted 08-May-20 Fri Thomson 0720 1325 £889

15-May-20 Fri Thomson 0720 1325 £889

Supplements per person:

Single room £150

Extra week in a single £500

Extra week in a twin/double £350

There is a local tourist tax in Mallorca and Menorca of 3.30 euros per person per day. It is not included in the price of

the holiday and will be payable by hotel guests directly to the hotel.

Portugal - the Algarve, Walking & Birdwatching

(brochure page 15)

Holiday Code: 7WAB

Q Faro Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Belfast Int 16-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 1035 1710 £889

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 1035 1710 £899

Birmingham 16-Apr-20 Thu Jet2 1015 1500 £929

01-Oct-20 Thu Jet2 0815 1500 £939

Bristol 16-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 0650 1240 £889

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0650 1240 £899

Cardiff 16-Apr-20 Thu Flybe 1010 1605 £949

01-Oct-20 Thu Flybe 1010 1605 £959

Dublin 16-Apr-20 Thu Ryanair 0930 1545 £889

01-Oct-20 Thu Ryanair 0930 1545 £899

East Midlands 16-Apr-20 Thu Ryanair 1550 2200 £889

01-Oct-20 Thu Ryanair 1550 2200 £899

Edinburgh 16-Apr-20 Thu Jet2 0820 1420 £929

01-Oct-20 Thu Jet2 0820 1420 £939

Gatwick 16-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 0805 1410 £889

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0805 1410 £899

Glasgow 16-Apr-20 Thu Jet2 0840 1450 £929

01-Oct-20 Thu Jet2 0840 1450 £939

Leeds-Bradford 16-Apr-20 Thu Ryanair 1945 1920 £889

01-Oct-20 Thu Ryanair 1945 1920 £899

Liverpool 16-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1315 £889

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1315 £899

Luton 16-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 0635 1255 £889

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0635 1255 £899

Manchester 16-Apr-20 Thu Ryanair 1230 2000 £889

01-Oct-20 Thu Ryanair 1230 2000 £899

Newcastle 16-Apr-20 Thu Jet2 0900 1440 £929

01-Oct-20 Thu Jet2 0900 1440 £939

Southend 16-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 0630 1255 £889

01-Oct-20 Thu Easyjet 0640 1305 £899

Stansted 16-Apr-20 Thu Ryanair 0710 1320 £889

01-Oct-20 Thu Ryanair 0710 1320 £899

Supplements per person:

Single room £200

River view room (on request, twin/double rooms only) £56

Walking - France – Camargue, Alpilles & Crau

(brochure page 16)

Holiday Code: 7WAP

Q Marseille Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen** 09-May-20 Sat BA 0750 1720 £1,099

03-Oct-20 Sat BA 0750 1720 £1,019

Bristol 09-May-20 Sat Easyjet 1345 1810 £979

03-Oct-20 Sat Easyjet 1345 1810 £899

Edinburgh 08-May-20 Fri Ryanair 1120 1055 £979

02-Oct-20 Fri Ryanair 1120 1055 £899

Gatwick 09-May-20 Sat Easyjet 0755 1215 £979

03-Oct-20 Sat Easyjet 0755 1215 £899

Glasgow** 09-May-20 Sat BA 0745 1745 £1,099

03-Oct-20 Sat BA 0745 1745 £1,019

Heathrow 09-May-20 Sat BA 1310 1215 £1,019

03-Oct-20 Sat BA 1310 1215 £939

Luton 08-May-20 Fri Easyjet 1230 1710 £979

02-Oct-20 Fri Easyjet 1230 1710 £899

Manchester 09-May-20 Sat Easyjet 1715 2205 £979

03-Oct-20 Sat Easyjet 1715 2205 £899

Newcastle** 09-May-20 Sat BA 0610 1900 £1,099

03-Oct-20 Sat BA 0610 1900 £1,019

Stansted 09-May-20 Sat Ryanair 0800 1905 £979

03-Oct-20 Sat Ryanair 0800 1905 £899

** via Heathrow

Supplements per person:

Single room £190

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Walking in Portugal – Cascais & the Sintra Natural Park

(brochure page 17)

Holiday Code: 7WLI

Q Lisbon Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen** 10-May-20 Sun BA 1105 1735 £1,119

27-Sep-20 Sun BA 1105 1735 £1,099

Bristol 10-May-20 Sun Easyjet 0700 1225 £999

27-Sep-20 Sun Easyjet 0700 1225 £979

Dublin 10-May-20 Sun Aer Lingus 0700 1320 £999

27-Sep-20 Sun Aer Lingus 0700 1320 £979

Edinburgh 10-May-20 Sun Easyjet 0620 1310 £999

27-Sep-20 Sun Easyjet 0620 1310 £979

Gatwick 10-May-20 Sun Easyjet 1030 2310 £999

27-Sep-20 Sun Easyjet 1030 2310 £979

Heathrow 10-May-20 Sun BA 1520 1345 £1,039

27-Sep-20 Sun BA 1520 1345 £1,019

Luton 10-May-20 Sun Easyjet 0705 1310 £999

27-Sep-20 Sun Easyjet 0705 1310 £979

Manchester 10-May-20 Sun Easyjet 1005 1620 £999

27-Sep-20 Sun Easyjet 1005 1620 £979

Newcastle** 10-May-20 Sun BA 1135 1945 £1,119

27-Sep-20 Sun BA 1135 1945 £1,099

Stansted 10-May-20 Sun Ryanair 0945 1800 £999

27-Sep-20 Sun Ryanair 0945 1800 £979

** via Heathrow

Supplements per person:

Single room £290

Sea view per week (on request) £56

There is a local tourist tax of 2 euro per person per day. It is not included in the price of the holiday and will be payable

by hotel guests directly to the hotel.

Walking - The Guadiana River & Western Andalucia

(brochure page 18)

Holiday Code: 7WGR

Q Faro Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Belfast Int 30-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 1035 1710 £779

07-May-20 Thu Easyjet 1035 1710 £789

14-May-20 Thu Easyjet 1035 1710 £799

10-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 1035 1710 £809

17-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 1035 1710 £829

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 1035 1710 £779

Birmingham 30-Apr-20 Thu Jet2 0815 1500 £819

07-May-20 Thu Jet2 0815 1500 £829

14-May-20 Thu Jet2 0815 1500 £839

10-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0815 1500 £849

17-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0815 1500 £869

24-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0815 1500 £819

Bristol 30-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 0650 1240 £779

07-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0650 1240 £789

14-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0650 1240 £799

10-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0650 1240 £809

17-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0650 1240 £829

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0650 1240 £779

Cardiff 07-May-20 Thu Thomson 0605 1205 £829

14-May-20 Thu Thomson 0605 1205 £839

10-Sep-20 Thu Thomson 0605 1205 £849

17-Sep-20 Thu Thomson 0605 1205 £869

24-Sep-20 Thu Thomson 0605 1205 £819

Doncaster/Shef 30-Apr-20 Thu Flybe 1600 2245 £839

07-May-20 Thu Flybe 1600 2245 £849

14-May-20 Thu Flybe 1600 2245 £859

10-Sep-20 Thu Flybe 1600 2245 £869

17-Sep-20 Thu Flybe 1600 2245 £889

24-Sep-20 Thu Flybe 1600 2245 £839

Dublin 30-Apr-20 Thu Ryanair 0930 1545 £779

07-May-20 Thu Ryanair 0930 1545 £789

14-May-20 Thu Ryanair 0930 1545 £799

10-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0930 1545 £809

17-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0930 1545 £829

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0930 1545 £779

East Midlands 30-Apr-20 Thu Ryanair 1550 2200 £779

07-May-20 Thu Ryanair 1550 2200 £789

14-May-20 Thu Ryanair 1550 2200 £799

10-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1550 2200 £809

17-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1550 2200 £829

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1550 2200 £779

Edinburgh 30-Apr-20 Thu Jet2 0645 1420 £819

07-May-20 Thu Jet2 0645 1420 £829

14-May-20 Thu Jet2 0645 1420 £839

10-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0645 1420 £849

17-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0645 1420 £869

24-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0645 1420 £819

Exeter 07-May-20 Thu Thomson 0730 1335 £829

14-May-20 Thu Thomson 0730 1335 £839

10-Sep-20 Thu Thomson 0730 1335 £849

17-Sep-20 Thu Thomson 0730 1335 £869

24-Sep-20 Thu Thomson 0730 1335 £819

Gatwick 30-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 0805 1410 £779

07-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0805 1410 £789

14-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0805 1410 £799

10-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0805 1410 £809

17-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0805 1410 £829

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0805 1410 £779

Glasgow 30-Apr-20 Thu Jet2 0650 1440 £819

07-May-20 Thu Jet2 0650 1440 £829

14-May-20 Thu Jet2 0650 1440 £839

10-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0650 1440 £849

17-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0650 1440 £869

24-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0650 1440 £819

Leeds-Bradford 30-Apr-20 Thu Jet2 0815 1535 £819

07-May-20 Thu Jet2 0815 1535 £829

14-May-20 Thu Jet2 0815 1535 £839

10-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0815 1535 £849

17-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0815 1535 £869

24-Sep-20 Thu Jet2 0815 1535 £819

Liverpool 30-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1315 £779

07-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1315 £789

14-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1315 £799

10-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1315 £809

17-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1315 £829

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0700 1315 £779

Manchester 30-Apr-20 Thu Ryanair 1230 2000 £779

07-May-20 Thu Ryanair 1230 2000 £789

14-May-20 Thu Ryanair 1230 2000 £799

10-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1230 2000 £809

17-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1230 2000 £829

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 1230 2000 £779

Newcastle 30-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1245 £779

07-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1245 £789

14-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1245 £799

10-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1245 £809

17-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1245 £829

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0600 1245 £779


Southend 30-Apr-20 Thu Easyjet 0630 1255 £779

07-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0630 1255 £789

14-May-20 Thu Easyjet 0630 1255 £799

10-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0630 1255 £809

17-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0630 1255 £829

24-Sep-20 Thu Easyjet 0630 1255 £779

Stansted 30-Apr-20 Thu Ryanair 0710 1320 £779

07-May-20 Thu Ryanair 0710 1320 £789

14-May-20 Thu Ryanair 0710 1320 £799

10-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0710 1320 £809

17-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0710 1320 £829

24-Sep-20 Thu Ryanair 0710 1320 £779

Supplements per person:

Single room £140

Extra week in a single £420

Extra week in a twin/double £280

Sea view per week (on request) £50

Walking in Tuscany & Liguria (brochure page 19)

Holiday Code: 7WTF

Q Pisa Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Birmingham 12-May-20 Tue Jet2 0700 1230 £909

08-Sep-20 Tue Jet2 0700 1230 £939

22-Sep-20 Tue Jet2 0700 1230 £919

Bristol 13-May-20 Wed Easyjet 0720 1225 £869

09-Sep-20 Wed Easyjet 0720 1225 £899

23-Sep-20 Wed Easyjet 0720 1225 £879

Dublin 12-May-20 Tue Ryanair 0945 0920 £869

08-Sep-20 Tue Ryanair 0945 0920 £899

22-Sep-20 Tue Ryanair 0945 0920 £879

East Midlands 13-May-20 Wed Ryanair 1120 1625 £869

09-Sep-20 Wed Ryanair 1120 1625 £899

23-Sep-20 Wed Ryanair 1120 1625 £879

Edinburgh 12-May-20 Tue Ryanair 1515 2130 £869

08-Sep-20 Tue Ryanair 1515 2130 £899

22-Sep-20 Tue Ryanair 1515 2130 £879

Gatwick 13-May-20 Wed Easyjet 1420 1925 £869

09-Sep-20 Wed Easyjet 1420 1925 £899

23-Sep-20 Wed Easyjet 1420 1925 £879

Heathrow 13-May-20 Wed BA 0850 1430 £909

09-Sep-20 Wed BA 0850 1430 £939

23-Sep-20 Wed BA 0850 1430 £919

Leeds-Bradford 08-Sep-20 Tue Jet2 1515 2110 £939

22-Sep-20 Tue Jet2 1515 2110 £919

Luton 12-May-20 Tue Easyjet 1810 2315 £869

09-Sep-20 Wed Easyjet 1810 2315 £899

23-Sep-20 Wed Easyjet 1810 2315 £879

Manchester 12-May-20 Tue Easyjet 0730 1255 £869

08-Sep-20 Tue Easyjet 0730 1255 £899

22-Sep-20 Tue Easyjet 0730 1255 £879

Newcastle 08-Sep-20 Tue Jet2 1455 2105 £939

22-Sep-20 Tue Jet2 1455 2105 £919

Prestwick 13-May-20 Wed Ryanair 1525 1505 £869

09-Sep-20 Wed Ryanair 1525 1505 £899

23-Sep-20 Wed Ryanair 1525 1505 £879

Stansted 13-May-20 Wed Ryanair 1445 1420 £869

Supplements per person:

09-Sep-20 Wed Ryanair 1445 1420 £899

23-Sep-20 Wed Ryanair 1445 1420 £879

Single room £100

Sea view (on request) £70

There is a local tourist tax of 1.50 euros per person per day. It is not included in the holiday price and will be payable by

hotel guests directly to the hotel.

Walking - Monte Isola & the Camonica Valley

(brochure page 20)

Holiday Code: 7WIS

Q Bergamo Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Belfast Int 06-Jun-20 Sat Ryanair 0630 1155 £919

19-Sep-20 Sat Ryanair 0630 1155 £919

Bristol 06-Jun-20 Sat Ryanair 1220 1705 £919

19-Sep-20 Sat Ryanair 1220 1705 £919

Dublin 06-Jun-20 Sat Ryanair 0615 1140 £919

19-Sep-20 Sat Ryanair 0615 1140 £919

East Midlands 06-Jun-20 Sat Ryanair 1320 1805 £919

19-Sep-20 Sat Ryanair 1320 1805 £919

Edinburgh 05-Jun-20 Fri Ryanair 1225 1200 £919

18-Sep-20 Fri Ryanair 1225 1200 £919

Manchester 05-Jun-20 Fri Ryanair 1305 1805 £919

18-Sep-20 Fri Ryanair 1305 1805 £919

Southend 05-Jun-20 Fri Ryanair 1730 2130 £919

18-Sep-20 Fri Ryanair 1730 2130 £919

Stansted 05-Jun-20 Fri Ryanair 0805 1300 £919

18-Sep-20 Fri Ryanair 0805 1300 £919

Supplements per person:

Single room

£140 (standard only)

Classic room with Balcony (June only) £49

Superior room with balcony (partial lake view) £70

Walking on the Italian Riviera & Monte Carlo (brochure page 21)

Holiday Code: 7WBI

Q Nice Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen** 27-Apr-20 Mon BA 1120 1725 £1,019

11-May-20 Mon BA 1120 1725 £1,029

01-Jun-20 Mon BA 1120 1725 £1,069

14-Sep-20 Mon BA 1120 1725 £1,069

Bristol 27-Apr-20 Mon Easyjet 1250 1735 £899

11-May-20 Mon Easyjet 1250 1735 £909

01-Jun-20 Mon Easyjet 1250 1735 £949

14-Sep-20 Mon Easyjet 1250 1735 £949

Dublin 27-Apr-20 Mon Ryanair 1725 2310 £899

11-May-20 Mon Ryanair 1725 2310 £909

01-Jun-20 Mon Ryanair 1725 2310 £949

14-Sep-20 Mon Ryanair 1725 2310 £949

Edinburgh 27-Apr-20 Mon Easyjet 1755 2345 £899

11-May-20 Mon Easyjet 1755 2345 £909

01-Jun-20 Mon Easyjet 1755 2345 £949

14-Sep-20 Mon Easyjet 1755 2345 £949

Gatwick 27-Apr-20 Mon Easyjet 1405 1845 £899

11-May-20 Mon Easyjet 1405 1845 £909

01-Jun-20 Mon Easyjet 1405 1845 £949

14-Sep-20 Mon Easyjet 1405 1845 £949

Heathrow 27-Apr-20 Mon BA 1430 1305 £939

11-May-20 Mon BA 1430 1305 £949

01-Jun-20 Mon BA 1430 1305 £989

14-Sep-20 Mon BA 1430 1305 £989

Leeds-Bradford 27-Apr-20 Mon Jet2 1040 1610 £939

11-May-20 Mon Jet2 1040 1610 £949

01-Jun-20 Mon Jet2 1040 1610 £989

14-Sep-20 Mon Jet2 1040 1610 £989

Liverpool 27-Apr-20 Mon Easyjet 1250 1755 £899

11-May-20 Mon Easyjet 1250 1755 £909

01-Jun-20 Mon Easyjet 1250 1755 £949

14-Sep-20 Mon Easyjet 1250 1755 £949

Luton 27-Apr-20 Mon Easyjet 0655 1140 £899

11-May-20 Mon Easyjet 0655 1140 £909

01-Jun-20 Mon Easyjet 0655 1140 £949

14-Sep-20 Mon Easyjet 0655 1140 £949

Manchester 27-Apr-20 Mon Jet2 1615 1400 £939

11-May-20 Mon Jet2 1615 1400 £949

01-Jun-20 Mon Jet2 1615 1400 £989

14-Sep-20 Mon Jet2 1615 1400 £989

Newcastle** 27-Apr-20 Mon BA 0900 1540 £1,019

11-May-20 Mon BA 0900 1540 £1,029

01-Jun-20 Mon BA 0900 1540 £1,069

14-Sep-20 Mon BA 0900 1540 £1,069

Stansted 27-Apr-20 Mon Easyjet 0700 1140 £899

11-May-20 Mon Easyjet 0700 1140 £909

01-Jun-20 Mon Easyjet 0700 1140 £949

14-Sep-20 Mon Easyjet 0700 1140 £949

** via Heathrow

Supplements per person:

Single room £100

Side sea view

£45 (twin/double rooms only)

Front sea view £70

There is a local tourist tax of 2 euros per person per day chargeable for the first six nights. It is not included in the

holiday price and will be payable by hotel guests directly to the hotel.

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Walking in the Cinque Terre, Portofino & Lake

Maggiore (brochure page 22)

Holiday Code: 7WPC

Q Milan Malpensa Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen** 22-Apr-20 Wed BA 1105 2230 £1,109

06-May-20 Wed BA 1105 2230 £1,119

31-Aug-20 Mon BA 1120 2235 £1,139

Belfast Int* 22-Apr-20 Wed Ryanair 0630 1155 £1,039

06-May-20 Wed Ryanair 0630 1155 £1,049

Birmingham 22-Apr-20 Wed Flybe 1110 1610 £1,049

06-May-20 Wed Flybe 1110 1610 £1,059

31-Aug-20 Mon Flybe 0650 1140 £1,079

Bristol 22-Apr-20 Wed Ryanair 1525 1500 £989

06-May-20 Wed Ryanair 1525 1500 £999

31-Aug-20 Mon Easyjet 1805 2255 £1,019

Cardiff 22-Apr-20 Wed Flybe 1010 1500 £1,049

06-May-20 Wed Flybe 1010 1500 £1,059

Edinburgh 22-Apr-20 Wed Easyjet Y093 1945 £989

06-May-20 Wed Easyjet Y093 1945 £999

31-Aug-20 Mon Easyjet 1025 1940 £1,019

Gatwick 22-Apr-20 Wed Easyjet 0700 1310 £989

06-May-20 Wed Easyjet 0700 1310 £999

31-Aug-20 Mon Easyjet 0700 1310 £1,019

Heathrow 22-Apr-20 Wed BA 1500 1950 £1,029

06-May-20 Wed BA 1500 1950 £1,039

31-Aug-20 Mon BA 1500 2005 £1,059

Luton 22-Apr-20 Wed Easyjet 0720 1155 £989

06-May-20 Wed Easyjet 0720 1155 £999

31-Aug-20 Mon Easyjet 0720 1155 £1,019

Manchester 22-Apr-20 Wed Easyjet 1655 1615 £989

06-May-20 Wed Easyjet 1655 1615 £999

31-Aug-20 Mon Easyjet 1655 1615 £1,019

Newcastle** 22-Apr-20 Wed BA 1125 2215 £1,109

06-May-20 Wed BA 1125 2215 £1,119

31-Aug-20 Mon BA 1150 2210 £1,139

Stansted 22-Apr-20 Wed Ryanair 0845 2255 £989

06-May-20 Wed Ryanair 0845 2255 £999

31-Aug-20 Mon Ryanair 0845 2250 £1,019

** via Heathrow * to Milan Bergamo

Supplements per person:

Single room £140

There is a local tourist tax of 2.00 euros per person per day. It is not included in the holiday price and will be payable by

hotel guests directly to both hotels.

Walking - Elba & Tuscany (brochure page 23)

Holiday Code: 7WEL

Q Pisa Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Birmingham 16-May-20 Sat Jet2 1340 1915 £939

12-Sep-20 Sat Jet2 1340 1915 £959

Bristol 16-May-20 Sat Easyjet 1050 1555 £899

12-Sep-20 Sat Easyjet 1050 1555 £919

Dublin 16-May-20 Sat Ryanair 1345 1320 £899

12-Sep-20 Sat Ryanair 1345 1320 £919

East Midlands 16-May-20 Sat Jet2 1600 2130 £939

12-Sep-20 Sat Jet2 1600 2130 £959

Edinburgh 16-May-20 Sat Ryanair 0915 0850 £899

12-Sep-20 Sat Ryanair 0915 0850 £919

Gatwick 16-May-20 Sat Easyjet 0900 1350 £899

12-Sep-20 Sat Easyjet 0900 1350 £919

Heathrow 16-May-20 Sat BA 1350 1230 £939

12-Sep-20 Sat BA 1350 1230 £959

Leeds-Bradford 16-May-20 Sat Jet2 0810 1405 £939

12-Sep-20 Sat Jet2 0810 1405 £959

Luton 16-May-20 Sat Easyjet 1145 1650 £899

12-Sep-20 Sat Easyjet 1145 1650 £919

Manchester 16-May-20 Sat Easyjet 1005 1530 £899

12-Sep-20 Sat Easyjet 1005 1530 £919

Newcastle 16-May-20 Sat Jet2 0720 1330 £939

12-Sep-20 Sat Jet2 0720 1330 £959

Stansted 16-May-20 Sat Ryanair 1445 1420 £899

12-Sep-20 Sat Ryanair 1445 1420 £919

Supplements per person:

Single room £150

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Walking - Lake Maggiore (brochure page 24)

Holiday Code: 7WMG

Q Milan Malpensa Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen** 19-May-20 Tue BA 1105 1730 £1,139

23-Jul-20 Thu BA 0710 1950 £1,139

08-Sep-20 Tue BA 1105 1730 £1,139

06-Oct-20 Tue BA 1105 1730 £1,139

Birmingham 19-May-20 Tue Flybe 1110 1610 £1,079

23-Jul-20 Thu Flybe 1110 1140 £1,079

08-Sep-20 Tue Flybe 1110 1610 £1,079

06-Oct-20 Tue Flybe 1110 1610 £1,079

Bristol* 19-May-20 Tue Ryanair 2050 2025 £1,069

Bristol 23-Jul-20 Thu Easyjet 1805 2255 £1,019

Bristol* 08-Sep-20 Tue Ryanair 2050 2025 £1,069

06-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 2050 2025 £1,069

Dublin* 19-May-20 Tue Ryanair 0615 1145 £1,069

08-Sep-20 Tue Ryanair 0615 1145 £1,069

06-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 0615 1145 £1,069

East Midlands* 19-May-20 Tue Ryanair 1320 1805 £1,069

23-Jul-20 Thu Ryanair 1800 2245 £1,069

08-Sep-20 Tue Ryanair 1320 1805 £1,069

06-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 1320 1805 £1,069

Edinburgh 19-May-20 Tue Easyjet 2015 1945 £1,019

23-Jul-20 Thu Easyjet 2015 1945 £1,019

08-Sep-20 Tue Easyjet 2015 1945 £1,019

06-Oct-20 Tue Easyjet 2015 1945 £1,019

Gatwick 19-May-20 Tue Easyjet 1345 1440 £1,019

08-Sep-20 Tue Easyjet 1345 1440 £1,019

06-Oct-20 Tue Easyjet 1345 1440 £1,019

Heathrow 19-May-20 Tue BA 1510 1245 £1,059

23-Jul-20 Thu BA 1200 1650 £1,059

08-Sep-20 Tue BA 1510 1245 £1,059

06-Oct-20 Tue BA 1510 1245 £1,059

Leeds-Bradford** 18-May-20 Mon BA 1000 1705 £1,139

07-Sep-20 Mon BA 1000 1705 £1,139

05-Oct-20 Mon BA 1000 1705 £1,139

Liverpool 19-May-20 Tue Ryanair 1400 1335 £1,019

23-Jul-20 Thu Ryanair 1345 1320 £1,019

08-Sep-20 Tue Ryanair 1400 1335 £1,019

06-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 1400 1335 £1,019

Luton 19-May-20 Tue Easyjet 0720 1155 £1,019

08-Sep-20 Tue Easyjet 0720 1155 £1,019

06-Oct-20 Tue Easyjet 0720 1155 £1,019

Manchester 19-May-20 Tue Easyjet 1655 1615 £1,019

23-Jul-20 Thu Easyjet 1655 1615 £1,019

08-Sep-20 Tue Easyjet 1655 1615 £1,019

06-Oct-20 Tue Easyjet 1655 1615 £1,019

Newcastle** 19-May-20 Tue BA 1145 1540 £1,139

23-Jul-20 Thu BA 0605 1945 £1,139

08-Sep-20 Tue BA 1145 1540 £1,139

06-Oct-20 Tue BA 1145 1540 £1,139

Southend* 18-May-20 Mon Ryanair 0800 1205 £1,069

07-Sep-20 Mon Ryanair 0800 1205 £1,069

05-Oct-20 Mon Ryanair 0800 1205 £1,069

Stansted 19-May-20 Tue Ryanair 0845 2240 £1,019

23-Jul-20 Thu Ryanair 0845 2255 £1,019

08-Sep-20 Tue Ryanair 0845 2240 £1,019

06-Oct-20 Tue Ryanair 0845 2240 £1,019

** via Heathrow * to Milan Bergamo

Supplements per person:

Single room £140

Lake view

£91 (twin/double rooms only)

There is a local tourist tax of 2.00 euros per person per day in Stresa. It is not included in the holiday price and will be

payable by hotel guests directly to the hotel.

Walking in Crete, Gouves – no single supplement

(brochure page 26)

Holiday Code: 7WSH

Q Heraklion Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Birmingham 12-May-20 Tue Thomas Cook 1345 2250 £1,009

15-Sep-20 Tue Thomas Cook 1345 2250 £1,059

Cardiff 12-May-20 Tue Thomson 1430 2345 £1,009

15-Sep-20 Tue Thomson 1430 2345 £1,059

East Midlands 12-May-20 Tue Jet2 1530 0055 £1,009

15-Sep-20 Tue Jet2 1530 0055 £1,059

Edinburgh 12-May-20 Tue Easyjet 1535 0120 £969

15-Sep-20 Tue Easyjet 1535 0120 £1,019

Exeter 12-May-20 Tue Thomson 1405 2325 £1,009

15-Sep-20 Tue Thomson 1405 2325 £1,059

Gatwick 12-May-20 Tue Easyjet 0710 1600 £969

15-Sep-20 Tue Easyjet 0710 1600 £1,019

Glasgow 12-May-20 Tue Thomson 0705 1715 £1,009

15-Sep-20 Tue Thomson 0705 1715 £1,059

Leeds-Bradford 12-May-20 Tue Jet2 0610 1550 £1,009

15-Sep-20 Tue Jet2 0610 1550 £1,059

Manchester 12-May-20 Tue Easyjet 1345 2300 £969

15-Sep-20 Tue Easyjet 1345 2300 £1,019

Newcastle 12-May-20 Tue Jet2 1525 0115 £1,009

15-Sep-20 Tue Jet2 1525 0115 £1,059

Stansted 12-May-20 Tue Jet2 0600 1510 £1,009

15-Sep-20 Tue Jet2 0600 1510 £1,059

Supplements per person:

Single room £0

Extra week £400

Sea view per week £50

There is a tourism tax in Crete of 3 euros per room per day. It is not included in the price of the holiday and is payable

by hotel guests directly to the hotel.

Walking in Crete – Coast & Mountains (brochure page 25)

Holiday Code: 7WHN

Q Heraklion Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Birmingham 05-May-20 Tue Thomas Cook 1345 2250 £959

22-Sep-20 Tue Thomas Cook 1345 2250 £1,049

Bristol 05-May-20 Tue Thomas Cook 1755 0320 £959

22-Sep-20 Tue Thomas Cook 1755 0320 £1,049

Cardiff 05-May-20 Tue Thomson 1430 2345 £959

22-Sep-20 Tue Thomson 1430 2345 £1,049

East Midlands 05-May-20 Tue Jet2 1530 0055 £959

22-Sep-20 Tue Jet2 1530 0055 £1,049

Edinburgh 05-May-20 Tue Easyjet 1535 0120 £919

22-Sep-20 Tue Easyjet 1535 0120 £1,009

Exeter 05-May-20 Tue Thomson 1515 1520 £959

22-Sep-20 Tue Thomson 1515 1520 £1,049

Gatwick 05-May-20 Tue Easyjet 0710 1600 £919

22-Sep-20 Tue Easyjet 0710 1600 £1,009

Glasgow 05-May-20 Tue Thomas Cook 1535 0130 £959

22-Sep-20 Tue Thomas Cook 1535 0130 £1,049

Manchester 05-May-20 Tue Easyjet 1345 2300 £919

22-Sep-20 Tue Easyjet 1345 2300 £1,009

Newcastle 05-May-20 Tue Jet2 1525 0115 £959

22-Sep-20 Tue Jet2 1525 0115 £1,049

Supplements per person:

Single room £140

Sea view in Gouves £28

There is a tourism tax in Crete of 3 euros per room per day. It is not included in the price of the holiday and is payable

by hotel guests directly to the hotel.

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Walking in Poland – Krakow & the High Tatras

(brochure page 27)

Holiday Code: 7WKZ

Q Krakow Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Belfast Int 23-Jun-20 Tue Easyjet 1025 1645 £769

01-Sep-20 Tue Easyjet 1025 1645 £789

Doncaster/Shef 23-Jun-20 Tue Wizz Air 2005 1930 £769

01-Sep-20 Tue Wizz Air 2005 1930 £789

Edinburgh 23-Jun-20 Tue Ryanair 1605 2200 £769

01-Sep-20 Tue Ryanair 1605 2200 £789

Gatwick 23-Jun-20 Tue Easyjet 0925 1500 £769

01-Sep-20 Tue Easyjet 0925 1500 £789

Heathrow 23-Jun-20 Tue BA 1645 2245 £809

01-Sep-20 Tue BA 1645 2245 £829

Leeds-Bradford 23-Jun-20 Tue Ryanair 1500 2030 £769

01-Sep-20 Tue Ryanair 1500 2030 £789

Luton 23-Jun-20 Tue Wizz Air 0840 2035 £769

01-Sep-20 Tue Wizz Air 0840 2035 £789

Manchester 23-Jun-20 Tue Easyjet 1245 1835 £769

01-Sep-20 Tue Easyjet 1245 1835 £789

Stansted 23-Jun-20 Tue Ryanair 0855 1625 £769

01-Sep-20 Tue Ryanair 0855 1625 £789

Supplements per person:

Single room £140

Walking in the Julian Alps of Slovenia, Venice & Trieste

(brochure page 28)

Holiday Code: 7WVT

Q Venice Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Belfast Int 18-May-20 Mon Easyjet 0630 1250 £889

14-Sep-20 Mon Easyjet 0630 1250 £899

Birmingham 18-May-20 Mon Jet2 0700 1225 £929

14-Sep-20 Mon Jet2 0700 1225 £939

Bristol 18-May-20 Mon Easyjet 1455 1425 £889

14-Sep-20 Mon Easyjet 1455 1425 £899

Dublin 18-May-20 Mon Aer Lingus 0740 1415 £889

14-Sep-20 Mon Aer Lingus 0740 1415 £899

East Midlands* 18-May-20 Mon Ryanair 1245 1735 £889

14-Sep-20 Mon Ryanair 1245 1735 £899

Edinburgh 18-May-20 Mon Easyjet 1450 1420 £889

14-Sep-20 Mon Easyjet 1450 1420 £899

Gatwick 18-May-20 Mon Easyjet 1230 2000 £889

14-Sep-20 Mon Easyjet 1230 2000 £899

Heathrow 18-May-20 Mon BA 0855 1425 £929

14-Sep-20 Mon BA 0855 1425 £939

Leeds-Bradford 18-May-20 Mon Jet2 0800 1355 £929

14-Sep-20 Mon Jet2 0800 1355 £939

Luton 18-May-20 Mon Easyjet 1325 1820 £889

14-Sep-20 Mon Easyjet 1325 1820 £899

Manchester 18-May-20 Mon Jet2 0730 1335 £929

14-Sep-20 Mon Jet2 0730 1335 £939

Southend 18-May-20 Mon Ryanair 1705 2130 £889

14-Sep-20 Mon Ryanair 1705 2130 £899

Stansted 18-May-20 Mon Ryanair 1245 1720 £889

14-Sep-20 Mon Ryanair 1245 1720 £899

*to Treviso

Supplements per person:

Single room £150

Walking in the Transylvanian Alps & Bucharest

(brochure page 29)

Holiday Code: 7WBU

Q Bucharest Date Day Airline Dep Rtn Price

Aberdeen** 30-May-20 Sat BA 0750 1405 £1,109

26-Sep-20 Sat BA 0750 1405 £1,089

Belfast City** 30-May-20 Sat BA 0700 1430 £1,109

26-Sep-20 Sat BA 0700 1430 £1,089

Birmingham 30-May-20 Sat Blue Air 1000 0915 £989

26-Sep-20 Sat Blue Air 1000 0915 £969

Bristol 30-May-20 Sat Ryanair 1700 1635 £989

26-Sep-20 Sat Ryanair 1700 1635 £969

Gatwick 30-May-20 Sat Wizz Air 2155 2115 £989

26-Sep-20 Sat Wizz Air 2155 2115 £969

Glasgow 31-May-20* Sun Blue Air 0945 0900 £989

27-Sep-20* Sun Blue Air 0945 0900 £969

Heathrow 30-May-20 Sat BA 1350 2130 £1,029

26-Sep-20 Sat BA 1350 2130 £1,009

Liverpool 31-May-20* Sun Blue Air 1845 1800 £989

27-Sep-20* Sun Blue Air 1845 1800 £969

Luton 31-May-20* Sun Blue Air 1035 0950 £989

27-Sep-20* Sun Blue Air 1035 0950 £969

Newcastle** 30-May-20 Sat BA 0605 1540 £1,109

26-Sep-20 Sat BA 0605 1540 £1,089

Stansted 30-May-20 Sat Ryanair 0840 1910 £989

26-Sep-20 Sat Ryanair 0840 1910 £969

NB Some flights do not arrive until the small hours and there is an early start for the Bucharest City Tour or the journey

to Brasov. Please check when you book.

** via Heathrow

*these departures (31 May, and 27 Sep) spend the first and last two nights in Bucharest.

Supplements per person:

Single room £170

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TRAVEL INSURANCE – BOOKINGS TAKEN FROM 1 APRIL 2019

Travel insurance is a vital aspect to booking a holiday, giving you protection against unforeseen circumstances that could otherwise spoil your holiday. The

schedule of the cover below sets out a summary of the cover provided by insurance we have arranged with Travel & General Insurance Services Limited who is

authorised and regulated by the FCA (firm reference number 304788) full details of which can be found on the FCA register (https://register.fca.org.uk) or by calling

0800 111 6768.

As cover under the Cancellation section commences immediately the holiday booking has been confirmed, no refund in premium will be allowed by Travel &

General. In the unlikely event that we have to cancel your holiday, any insurance premiums paid to Travel & General will be refunded by Travel & General provided

you haven’t made a claim. Please note 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. If you decide to walk separately from our group, or if you have not taken Travel & General insurance, please ensure your cover is valid.

This information is subject to change without notice.

For full details and a quote call Travel & General (calls answered TAG-connect) on 0330 880 3625 and quote Preferred Travel Services.

Cover is available for travellers up to the age 75. If you are over the age of 75, Goodtogo insurance (tel: 01279 621 654) offers policies with no age limit.

Failure to comply with the terms & conditions of the policy may result in cover being restricted.

Travel & General also offers annual policies.

BOOKING CONDITIONS – 2020 SEASON

KEY POINTS You enter into a booking with us when we issue our confirmation invoice. If you then cancel, there will be a cancellation charge. Initially this may

only be a deposit, but can go up to 100%. You can make changes to your booking in certain circumstances. We make a charge for this. We can change and

cancel your booking. We’ll pay you compensation in certain circumstances. We are responsible to you for providing your holiday but there are legal limits. Your

contract will be with High Concepts Ltd trading as Preferred Travel Services, 41 High Street, Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicester, LE8 0HS. Tel: 0116 279 39 29

mail@preferredts.com NB read the full terms below for more information and for other important rights and obligations.

These Booking Conditions and the information in the brochure

and our website 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). References to ‘brochure’ in these conditions shall also

include references to our website.

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 change the prices of

any of our holidays at any time. You will be advised of the current

price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is

confirmed. The price we charge for your travel arrangements is

fully guaranteed and will not be subject to any surcharges after

your contract is confirmed. Please note that items such as local

city taxes at your holiday destination are not included in our prices

and will be payable by you in situ.

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 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. You

can transfer your booking to another person, who satisfies all the

conditions that apply to this booking, by giving us notice in writing

as soon as possible and no later than 7 days before departure.

Both you and the new traveller are responsible for paying all costs

we incur in making the transfer.

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 (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.

6(a) If we cancel your holiday – we reserve the right to cancel

your booking. We will not cancel after the Balance Due Date has

passed (see clause 2) except for unavoidable and extraordinary

circumstances, or failure by you to pay the final balance, or

because the minimum number (usually twenty) required for

the package to go ahead hasn’t been reached. Unavoidable

and extraordinary circumstances means a situation beyond our

control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided

even if all reasonable measures had been taken. If your holiday

is cancelled you can either have a refund of all monies paid or

accept an alternative holiday of comparable standard from us if

we offer one (we will refund any price difference if the alternative

is of a lower value). In the event a refund is paid to you, we will

provide a full refund of your travel insurance premiums if you

paid them to us and can show that you are unable to transfer or

reuse your policy and pay compensation as shown in the table

below except where the cancellation is due to unavoidable and

extraordinary circumstances (see definition above).

6(b) If we make changes to your holiday – it is a term of your

booking that we are able to make changes to any aspect of your

booking. If the change is insignificant, we will ensure that you

are notified about it. Examples of insignificant changes include

alteration of your outward/return flights which reduces your

holiday duration by less than 12 hours, changes to aircraft type,

change of accommodation to another of the same or higher

standard, changes of airline, a change of overseas airport.

If we alter significantly any of the main characteristics of the

travel services that make up your package we will give you the

choice of accepting the change, receiving a refund, or, if one

is offered, switching to an alternative holiday. If you choose to

accept a refund we shall pay compensation as shown in the table

below except where the cancellation is due to unavoidable and

extraordinary circumstances (see definition above).

Number of days before departure

we advise you of cancellation

Compensation for each

full fare paying Customer

or significant 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.

The compensation that we offer does not exclude you from

claiming more if you are entitled to do so.

Costs incurred by you. If we make a significant change to or cancel

your travel arrangements for any reason, we will not reimburse

any expenses, costs or losses you incur relating to payments to

third parties, including, but not limited to, insurance premiums,

car parking, hotel accommodation, currency, connecting flights,

or other travel arrangements such as kennelling fees etc.

7. Our Liability to you – you must inform us without undue delay

of any failure to perform or improper performance of the travel

services included in this package. If any of the travel services

included in your package are not performed in accordance with

the contract, or are improperly performed, by us or the travel

service suppliers, and this has affected the enjoyment of your

travel arrangements, you may be entitled to an appropriate price

reduction or compensation or both. We will not be liable where

any failure to perform or improper performance of the travel

services is due to: you or another member of your party; or a third

party unconnected with the provision of the travel services in the

package; or unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances, which

means a situation beyond our control, the consequences of which

could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had

been taken.

Our liability in cases involving, luggage, personal property, and

money is limited to the excess for such items on your travel

insurance policy.

Our liability, except in cases involving, luggage, personal property,

money, death, injury or illness, shall be limited to a maximum

of twice the basic cost of your travel arrangements excluding,

supplements, extras, extensions and insurance. Our liability will

also be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner

to a) the contractual terms of the companies that provide the

travel services that make up your package. These terms are

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incorporated into this booking; and b) any relevant international

convention, for example the Montreal Convention in respect of

travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea,

the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail and the Paris

Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation, which

limit the amount of and conditions under which compensation

can be claimed for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss,

damage and delay to luggage. We are to be regarded as having

all benefit of any limitation of the extent of or the conditions

under which compensation is to be paid under these or any

conventions. You can ask us for copies of the travel service

contractual terms, or the international conventions.

Under EU law (Regulation 261/2004) 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 will be publicised at EU airports and available

from airlines. However reimbursement in such cases 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 these booking conditions. If any payments to you are due from

us, any payment made to you by the airline or any other service

provider will be deducted.

It is a condition of our acceptance of liability that you notify us

and our supplier(s) in strict 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 price reduction or compensation 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. In all circumstances you must provide us and our insurers

with all assistance we may reasonably require.

This clause 7 is intended to set out our obligations to you

as an ‘organiser’ in the Package Travel and Linked Travel

Arrangements Regulations 2018. 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. Additional assistance – if you’re in difficulty whilst on holiday

and ask us to help we will provide appropriate assistance, in

particular by providing information on health services, local

authorities and consular assistance; and helping you to find

alternative arrangements and any necessary phone calls/emails.

You must pay any costs we incur, if the difficulty is your fault.

9. Complaints and problems – if you have a complaint about

any of the services included in your holiday, you must inform us,

our resort representative, and the relevant supplier (e.g. hotelier)

without undue delay who will endeavour to put things right.

(Please note we deal with all eventual complaints by post after

your return and will not engage in email conservations while you

are away unless the matter is urgent and capable of immediate

remedy on the spot.)

If it is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28

days of your return home by writing to our Customer Services

Department giving your booking reference and all other relevant

information. Please keep your letter concise and to the point.

If you fail to follow the requirement to report your complaint

in resort we will have been deprived of the opportunity to

investigate and rectify it and this may affect your rights under

this booking.

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. You can also access

the European Commission Online Dispute (ODR) Resolution

platform at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. This ODR

platform is a means of notifying us of your complaint; it will not

determine how your complaint should be resolved.

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. Special requests – 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 fulfilment of a particular request. All such

bookings will be treated as standard bookings subject to these

provisions.

12. Mobility and medical problems – 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. 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. NB 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 (including any procedures required by airlines at

check-in). Information on health is contained in a leaflet (Health

Advice for Travellers) available from local Department of Health

offices and most Post Offices. The Foreign & Commonwealth

Travel Advice Unit may have issued information about your

holiday destination. You are advised to check this information on

the internet. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

14. Your Financial Protection – we provide full financial

protection for our package holidays, by way of our Air Travel

Organiser’s Licence number 5537, issued by the Civil Aviation

Authority, Gatwick Airport South, West Sussex, RH6 0YR, UK,

telephone 0333 103 6350, email claims@caa.co.uk. When you

buy an ATOL protected flight inclusive package 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 we aren’t 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 (or your credit card issuer where

applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be reassigned

to another body, if that other body has paid sums you

have claimed under the ATOL scheme.

We provide full financial protection for our package holidays that

do not include a flight by way of a bond held by ABTA – The

Travel Association 30 Park Street London SE1 9EQ www.abta.

co.uk.

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 holiday

duration by less than 12 hours are not significant changes for

the purposes of clause 6. Precise timings, intended order of

excursions/visits and joining instructions will be sent with your

joining instructions 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 travel insurance, and you should ensure your

insurance policy provides adequate cover for flight delays and

cancellation. Under EU Regulation 261 you have rights in some

circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline

in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. 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. 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. Please note

that any claim for payments from an airline under EU Regulation

261 should be made by the passenger. However, if you ask us

to make such a claim on your behalf, we shall deduct from any

payment we obtain our reasonable costs incurred in connection

with a delay or in re-arranging flights for you. 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. Third Party Websites – We are not responsible for the

contents of websites of hotels or other suppliers and tourist

boards etc. included in this brochure or on our website. 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 2019


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):

Title................................................................................

Forenames..................................................................

Surname......................................................................

Address........................................................................

........................................................................................

........................................................................................

..........................................Postcode...........................

Tel. day.........................................................................

Tel. mobile...................................................................

Tel. emergency.....................................................

Email.............................................................................

.............................................................................

Date of birth ...... dd / mm / yy ..............................

Nationality...................................................................

Passport No................................................................

Issue Date dd / mm / yy Expiry date dd / mm / yy

Issuing Country.........................................................

Passenger 2:

Title................................................................................

Forenames..................................................................

Surname......................................................................

Date of birth ...... dd / mm / yy ..............................

Nationality...................................................................

Passport No................................................................

Issue Date dd / mm / yy Expiry date dd / mm / yy

Issuing Country.........................................................

Passenger 3:

Title................................................................................

Forenames..................................................................

Surname......................................................................

Date of birth ...... dd / mm / yy ..........................

Nationality...................................................................

Passport No................................................................

Issue Date dd / mm / yy Expiry date dd / mm / yy

Issuing Country.........................................................

Passenger 4:

Title................................................................................

Forenames..................................................................

Surname......................................................................

Date of birth ...... dd / mm / yy ..............................

Nationality...................................................................

Passport No................................................................

Issue Date dd / mm / yy Expiry date dd / mm / yy

Issuing Country.........................................................

£

BN

ASB

Office use only

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

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 to Preferred Travel

Services, 41 High Street, Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicester, LE8 0HS. Cheques

should be made payable to Preferred Travel Services.

HOLIDAY TITLE.........................................................................................................................................

....................................................................................................HOLIDAY CODE....................................

PROVISIONAL BOOKING No.........................................................................................................

DEPARTURE AIRPORT........................................................................................................................

DEPARTURE DATE ...............................................

dd / mm / yy DURATION..................................................

NUMBER OF ROOMS

Twin/doubles...................Triples/Family..........................Singles..............................

Room type (if not standard)...................................................................................

please refer to Dates, Prices & Flight Information

TOTAL HOLIDAY COST £.....................

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.

............................................................................................................................................

............................................................................................................................................

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) £..................................

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 ....

We’ll automatically send you our brochures and holiday updates when they appear. If you prefer not to

receive them, tick this box [ ], or just let us know at any time.

If you want to receive information from our newspaper partners or selected third parties,tick this box [ ]

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)......................................

Card No.

Please charge my account the sum of £...................................

Card holder’s name if different from the Lead Passenger’s name

................................................................................................................................................................................

Card holder’s signature............................................................................................................................

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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):

Title................................................................................

Forenames..................................................................

Surname......................................................................

Address........................................................................

........................................................................................

........................................................................................

..........................................Postcode...........................

Tel. day.........................................................................

Tel. mobile...................................................................

Tel. emergency.....................................................

Email.............................................................................

.............................................................................

Date of birth ...... dd / mm / yy ..............................

Nationality...................................................................

Passport No................................................................

Issue Date dd / mm / yy Expiry date dd / mm / yy

Issuing Country.........................................................

Passenger 2:

Title................................................................................

Forenames..................................................................

Surname......................................................................

Date of birth ...... dd / mm / yy ..............................

Nationality...................................................................

Passport No................................................................

Issue Date dd / mm / yy Expiry date dd / mm / yy

Issuing Country.........................................................

Passenger 3:

Title................................................................................

Forenames..................................................................

Surname......................................................................

Date of birth ...... dd / mm / yy ..........................

Nationality...................................................................

Passport No................................................................

Issue Date dd / mm / yy Expiry date dd / mm / yy

Issuing Country.........................................................

Passenger 4:

Title................................................................................

Forenames..................................................................

Surname......................................................................

Date of birth ...... dd / mm / yy ..............................

Nationality...................................................................

Passport No................................................................

Issue Date dd / mm / yy Expiry date dd / mm / yy

Issuing Country.........................................................

£

BN

ASB

Office use only

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

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 to Preferred Travel

Services, 41 High Street, Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicester, LE8 0HS. Cheques

should be made payable to Preferred Travel Services.

HOLIDAY TITLE.........................................................................................................................................

....................................................................................................HOLIDAY CODE....................................

PROVISIONAL BOOKING No.........................................................................................................

DEPARTURE AIRPORT........................................................................................................................

DEPARTURE DATE ...............................................

dd / mm / yy DURATION..................................................

NUMBER OF ROOMS

Twin/doubles...................Triples/Family..........................Singles..............................

Room type (if not standard)...................................................................................

please refer to Dates, Prices & Flight Information

TOTAL HOLIDAY COST £.....................

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.

............................................................................................................................................

............................................................................................................................................

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) £..................................

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 ....

We’ll automatically send you our brochures and holiday updates when they appear. If you prefer not to

receive them, tick this box [ ], or just let us know at any time.

If you want to receive information from our newspaper partners or selected third parties,tick this box [ ]

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)......................................

Card No.

Please charge my account the sum of £...................................

Card holder’s name if different from the Lead Passenger’s name

................................................................................................................................................................................

Card holder’s signature............................................................................................................................

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