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  • News From Menorca

    From Martin & Judy Holcombe What an incredible way to end a chapter. The Menorca island weaved its magical spell yet again. The 43rd consecutive October holiday was a huge success, two weeks at the idyllically located S’Algar hotel followed by a week at what we consider is one of the best 5 star hotels in the world; La Quinta. That great big yellow ball in the sky of course helped tremendously and we had almost unbroken sunshine whilst at S’Algar and only the occasional cloudy day at La Quinta. Both hotels reflect the professionalism and pride that the Sintes family who have owned and managed them insisted upon. Both managers are exceptional and the welcome First for Bridge guests enjoyed and will of course continue to receive is second to none. We were often asked to compare both hotels, S’Algar is four star, La Quinta five, therefore it is impossible; what both have in common however is magnificent staff, they go the extra mile, because to them it’s the norm. Continue reading
  • News from the Scandinavia and Russia Cruise Room

    2 Host report from Martin and Judy Holcombe What can anyone say about cruising other than fine dining, fine itinerary, fine wines and excellent company. The staff onboard the Celebrity Eclipse are excellent, we envy Judy and Allan Sanis who are directing/hosting the trip around the Canaries this coming October, numbers are limited so if you are interested then contact Arena to avoid being disappointed.  They will also be directing and hosting on the new cruise to Iceland and the Fjords on the Eclipse that is departing next June from Southampton. Continue reading
  • Croatia and Montenegro - 04 April 2015 - Twin Centre Holiday Free Excursion

    1 Free Excursion in Montenegro

    Montenegro-Excursions The Highlights of Montenegro – (week commencing 04 Apr 2015) The Republic of Montenegro may only be tiny, yet it makes the most of every single square mile. From a 200 mile coastline bordering the Adriatic that notches up over 100 beaches, it melts into an astounding landscape of dramatic mountains, pine forests, canyons, glacial lakes and old fortified towns, steeped in history. Montenegro is a country of beautiful landscapes, simple villages and an unpretentious outlook. On this scenic drive you can discover the rustic charm of this little-known country. The journey will bring you through one of Montenegro’s must important historical town which is Cetinje and though a magnificent nature this country has to offer. To book this excursion click here!
  • Turkey - Christmas & New Year - 2 FREE Excursions

    2 Free Excursions in Turkey over Christmas and New Year

    Turkish Excursions *Christmas and New Year departure dates only EXPLORE ALANYA Half Day Tour (week commencing 28 Dec) Let the city that enchanted Cleopatra take hold of you as well. This beautiful coastline resort is drenched in history and because of its natural strategic position on a small peninsula into the Mediterranean Sea below the Taurus Mountains, Alanya has been a local stronghold for many Mediterranean-based empires, including the Ptolemaic, Seleucid, Roman,Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires. Stroll the cobbles of Alanya harbour, overlooked by the vast headland which is home to the Damlataş caves, Alanya Castle, and the famous Red Tower, the old pirate lookout point. Visit the local Friday Market to pick up a few bargains.  Sit on the ‘floating tables’ as you dine up in the Taurus mountains along the beautiful but very cold Dimçay ı river. ANTALYA CITY & SHOPPING (week commencing 21 Dec) Combine a day of shopping and Sightseeing in Turkey’s most beautiful city. Discover the enchanting old town of Antalya known as Kaleici. Discover traditional Ottoman Turkish houses, many of which have been restored to their original features now serving kebab restaurants, hijab shops, boutique hotels, museums, antique shops & art galleries. There is a wealth Historical treasure`s such as Hadrian’s gate, the Fluted minaret -Selcuk’s, the Roman Clock tower and much more whilst wandering down the narrow, winding streets down to the harbour. Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of the Marina and gaze up and admire the castle walls that surround the old town. A visit to Antalya wouldn’t be complete withouT visiting the beautiful Lower Duden Waterfalls. This day is a wonderful opportunity for you to take superb photographs of Turkey`s truly breath-taking & spectacular scenery when you look out towards the impressive Taurus Mountains & the Gulf of Antalya. To Book these added excursions click here!
  • Lanzarote - 29 Jan 2015 - 2 FREE Excursions

    2 Free Excursions in Lanzarote

    lanzarote-excursions North Island Tour – (week commencing 29 Jan 2015) In the northern part of Lanzarote you can find fertile green fields and most of César Manrique’s works. This local artist is worldwide well-known and popular. He created the 7 tourist centres of Lanzarote and had a great influence on the protection of both the nature and the culture of the island. We leave the port and heading towards to the “Jameos del Agua” which forms part of the lava flow which originated from the eruption of one of the biggest volcanoes. Here you can see the small blind crawfishes which normally live 1000 metre below the sea level. We continue heading to the north of the island and visit “Mirador del Rio”, one of César Manrique’s works with a splendid view of the small islands La Graciosa, Montaña Clara and Alegranza. Afterwards we visit the valley of Haría, the valley of the 1000 palms with a spectacular view. Finally we will visit Teguise the old capital of the island, you have the opportunity to visit this nice town, where is every Sunday the biggest Canarian market. South Island Tour – (week commencing 5 Feb 2015 The main attraction of Lanzarote is the Timanfaya National Park. During this trip you will discover the volcanoes, which rose in the 18th century. In this time, during more than 6 years almost a quarter of the island erupted and became a new series of volcanoes. That’s why the landscapes of Timanfaya National Park are very devastated. Crossing the unique volcanic landscape we will visit The Fire Mountains. Timanfaya still has some volcanic activity underground. Here you can have a look at some of the tricks the people from Lanzarote do with volcanic heat. For instance, if you throw some bushes into a hole in the ground, they start to burn in a few seconds. Afterwards we drive through the Fire Mountains, this ride is very worthwhile, because Timanfaya is so incredibly beautiful. After this volcanic impression you will visit the boiling pots 'Los Hervideros ́ at the southern coast. They are so-called because at this point of the island the sea hits the cliffs with such force as to make it seem as though it has reached boiling point when the waves rise up and swell into huge, foaming fountains. You will also have the opportunity to know the green lake “El Golfo”. Aloe Vera is getting more and more important in Lanzarote. The climate of the Canarian Islands is optimal for this healthy plant. With a visit of an Aloe Vera interpretation centre you will learn more about Aloe Vera. Driving backwards you will see La Geria, the wine-growing zone where we visit one of the oldest wine-cellars and have the opportunity of tasting the wine. To Book these added excursions click here!

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