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Travel Tuesday Welcome to Travel Tuesday, bringing you a spectacular array of holiday offers to inspire you

08 OCT 2013

GARDENS SPECIAL

BRIGHT IDEAS From the Dutch Bulbfields to Britain’s finest gardens, we’ve got a selection of holidays for the green-fingered traveller All the journeys in these travel pages are carefully crafted and organised by ABTA/ATOL-bonded tour operators who have been hand-picked by us. The telephone number provided with each offer takes you directly to each tour operator, who can provide the best personalised service in booking your holiday. Next to each tour itinerary you’ll find a product code. Don’t forget to mention it when you call as this will ensure you receive the personal service, excellent value and top quality that we guarantee for every reader. All that’s left to do now is decide which trip is the one for you.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Travel Tuesday GREAT EXPERIENCES CLOSE TO HOME

IF the lure of Continental travel is proving hard to resist, then join our Italian Dolomites Winter Magic six-day trip. Immerse yourself in bella Italia and enjoy a relaxing holiday with winter sparkle. This break combines la dolce vita with the enchanting scenery of the Italian Dolomites, regarded as one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world. We spend three nights in the pretty resort of Fondo, set high above the Val di Non valley, and enjoy tours around two regions – Trentino, which lies to the west, and the South Tyrol, at the northernmost point of Italy, which has an Austrian feel. Our holiday concludes with an overnight stay in Milan, where you will find a wonderful blend of history and modern city life. Closer are the delights of Paris. Our four-day trip to the French capital includes visits to the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre Dame. Paris brims with magnificent architecture, iconic monuments, beautiful gardens, stylish shops, world-class museums and delicious cuisine. Join us as we explore the heart of this enchanting city and visit three of the most iconic places. Travel up the Eiffel Tower for breathtaking views, marvel at the sight of the Mona Lisa and other priceless works of art in the Louvre, and explore the masterpiece of gothic architecture that is Notre Dame. With transfers to and from Paris, and the company of our experienced tour manager, this is a great-value break.

Cook at River Cottage or take to a racetrack

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UGH Fearnley-Whittingstall is known for his commitment to seasonal, ethically-produced food. The celebrity chef has earned a huge following via his River Cottage television series and books. Now you can join the team of accomplished River Cottage chefs for a one-day cookery school. This is a fun and informal introduction to cooking where you will be introduced to a host of techniques and ideas that should stand you in good stead to get you cooking at home. During the course you will create a seasonal starter, a main and a dessert. You will be introduced to a variety of skills needed in a kitchen, while sampling and cooking some delicious and classic River Cottage recipes, all in the wonderful surroundings of “Britain’s most-filmed far mhouse”. The River Cottage visit is just one of a number of great experiences we can offer. For example, if you fancy yourself as a bit of a Lewis Hamilton, try our karting day out for two. You and a friend will have a blast

racing around a purpose-built track in a couple of small but powerful karts which pack some punch. There is an impressive selection of locations across the UK from which to choose for this adrenalin-pumping experience. Each venue boasts different features, such as flyovers and banked turns, indoor or outdoor tracks. Whichever venue you choose, you will be getting a fantastic track and an experience to remember. Maybe you prefer something rather more sedate – taking tea in the afternoon, for example. Well, now you can with a sumptuous afternoon tea for two at one of the prestigious fouror five-star luxury Marriott hotels across the UK and Ireland. Your afternoon tea may vary slightly depending on which hotel you choose. But in each case you will be able to experience a classic English afternoon tea including a selection of finely-made finger sandwiches, delicious homemade pastries and scones, and a choice of fine teas and coffees. And if you are still not full after all of that, you will be able to purchase your choice of additional refreshments.

● Cooking at River Cottage

Delightful Days Out RIVER COTTAGE COOKERY SCHOOL FOR ONE

at TV’s famous River Cottage farmhouse

with a choice of 8 fine hotels

traditional treat

for one person

for one person

for two people

Price includes: • One day cookery course - five practical sessions and one demo session • Samples, tastings and snacks throughout the day • Three-course meal • Tractor ride from the car park to the farm and back • Cancellation Indemnity

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Fast and furious

karting action

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is renowned for his commitment to ethically produced food and for his River Cottage TV series and books. Join the team at River Cottage for this fantastic one day cookery school where you’ll pick up a host of skills whilst creating a seasonal starter, main course and dessert. Enjoy sampling and cooking some River Cottage classics in the wonderful surroundings of ‘Britain’s most-filmed farmhouse’.

Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

MARRIOTT AFTERNOON TEA FOR TWO

foodie treat

£230

Call us on 0844 472 4583

GO KARTING FOR ONE

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£49

Fast and furious Go Karting action awaits you! Hurtle up to the chicane with the power full on until the last split second. Stand by to have the four-wheeled time of your life! Choice of 23 challenging indoor and outdoor tracks around the UK.

Price includes: • Choice of 23 locations around the UK • Safety briefing and initial instruction • Issue of helmets and overalls • Karting session - allow approx 1-2 hours for your visit • Cancellation Indemnity

£59

Enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea for two at one of eight 4 or 5* Marriott Hotels across the UK and Ireland. Choose from hotels in the heart of London – including the Park Room and Library at Grosvenor house, recognised as one of Britain’s best afternoon tea venues - to the rural charms of historic Marriott Hanbury Manor or beside the seaside at the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott, and more.

Price includes: • Selection of finely-made finger sandwiches • Home-made assorted pastries • Freshly baked scones served with clotted cream and preserves • Your choice from a fine selection of teas and coffees • Choice of 8 welcoming Marriott hotels around the UK • Cancellation Indemnity

A wide range of other experiences available

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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Travel Tuesday HORTICULTURAL DELIGHTS

Let the power of flowers spur you on to a garden holiday

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REPARE to be dazzled by our trips to some of Europe’s most delightful floral hotspots. We start with our Best of the Dutch Bulbfields four-day coach holiday which whisks you across the Channel to visit what is acknowledged as being “the world’s most beautiful spring garden”. The Keukenhof Gardens are a

32-hectare site planted with some seven million flower bulbs. When they bloom they become a magnificent spectacle – an explosion of colour which has become one of Holland’s most popular tourist attractions. But our trip does not stop there. Also included is a visit to vibrant Amsterdam and the historic city of

Bruges, dubbed “the Venice of the North”. Back on home shores we offer a three-day break to visit the island of Lindisfarne and the Alnwick Garden. The latter is one Britain’s most exciting contemporary gardens. See how it has been transformed from a derelict site into a world-class at-

traction – through the Duchess of Northumberland’s bold vision – on this great-value break. Also included are visits to historic Durham, Bamburgh and the fabled island of Lindisfarne. Why not take a two-day trip to the Harrogate Spring Flower Show in April? Kick-start the gardening year with this great-value event held at the

Great Yorkshire Showground. A visit to York is also included. Or head to Torquay, the star of the English Riviera, and then into Cornwall to see two gardening delights. See plants from around the globe in the gigantic biomes of the Eden Project, and marvel at the Lost Gardens of Heligan – rediscovered after 70 years of neglect.

● Alnwick Garden’s Grand Cascade

Excellent Escorted Tours PARIS, THE EIFFEL TOWER, THE LOUVRE & NOTRE DAME Departing 14 March 2014 Coach travel from Bristol

ITALIAN DOLOMITES WINTER MAGIC Departing 24 February & 8 March 2014 Rail travel from your local area for just £39

6 days from

4 days from

£699

£279

per person

per person

Join us as we visit three of the most iconic places in Paris, the City of Light – The top of the Eiffel Tower for breathtaking views from this signature spire; marvel at the sight of the Mona Lisa and other priceless works of art in the world famous Louvre; and explore the masterpiece of gothic architecture that is the Notre Dame.

Price includes: • Private coach travel from your local area • Return ferry crossing from Dover to Calais • Three nights’ bed and continental breakfast • Tour of Paris by coach

Call us on 0844 472 4545

• Ticket to the top of the Eiffel Tower • Entrance to the Louvre Museum • Visit to the Notre Dame Cathedral • Services of our Tour Manager

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Discover one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world and the stylish city of Milan.

Price includes: • Return Eurostar from London St Pancras International to Paris • Coach transfers to/from Paris Gare du Nord/Paris Gare de Lyon • TGV train from Paris to Turin • One night bed and breakfast in Turin • Rail travel from Turin to the Dolomites

For more information on Paris, The Eiffel Tower, The Louvre & Notre Dame visit:

www.bristolep.diamondhols.co.uk

• Three nights’ half board in the Dolomites • Tour of the South Tirol Dolomites, visiting Merano and Vipiteno • Tour of the Trentino Dolomites visiting Molveno and Madonna di Campiglio • Rail travel from the Dolomites to Milan • One night bed and breakfast and Free time in Milan • TGV train from Milan to Paris

or for more information on Italian Dolomites Winter Magic visit:

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Fabulous Flora BEST OF THE BULBFIELDS

LINDISFARNE AND THE ALNWICK GARDEN

Departing 17 April and 4 May 2014

Departing 6 June and 13 September 2014 4 days from

4 days from

£219

£225

per person

per person

A springtime visit to the famous Dutch Bulbfields is a never forgotten experience! This superb value break includes a visit to Keukenhof Gardens where acres of daffodils, crocuses, narcissi and hyacinths carpet the ground in a riot of colour!

Visit Alnwick one of the world’s most exciting gardens with its Grand Cascade, famous Poison Garden and fabulous Tree House, and enjoy a tour of Northumbria’s beautiful Heritage Coastline including Holy Island, or Lindisfarne as it’s often known, cradle of English Christianity, on this wonderful break.

Price includes:

Price includes:

• Return coach travel from the local area • Channel crossings via ferry/Eurotunnel • Three nights’ bed and continental breakfast accommodation in a three-star hotel within easy reach of Keukenhof Gardens • A visit to Keukenhof Gardens • A visit to Amsterdam • A visit to Bruges • The services of a tour manager

• Return coach travel from the local area • Three nights’ dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at the three-star Holiday Inn, Washington • Entrance to The Alnwick Garden • Visits to York, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne • The services of a tour manager

HARROGATE SPRING FLOWER SHOW

EDEN AND THE LOST GARDENS OF HELIGAN

Departing 26 April 2014

Departing 9 May, 20 June and 19 September 2014 2 days from

4 days from

£105

£239

per person

Banish those winter blues and kick-start the gardening year with this great value break to England’s first big flower show of the year – the Harrogate Spring Flower Show. Held at the Great Yorkshire Showground, this hugely popular annual event is regarded as one of the best of its kind in the country, and always delights garden enthusiasts. This break also includes a visit to the captivating city of York, where there’s always so much to see and do. This truly is a break to delight all garden enthusiasts!

Price includes:

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• Return coach travel from the local area • One nights’ dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at a comfortable hotel in the Yorkshire area • Entrance to the Harrogate Spring Flower Show • A visit to York • The services of a tour manager

Call us on 0844 472 4672 Quote BEP Or visit us www.newmarket.travel/bep

Alternatively, for your free brochure, tick brochure(s) required, complete the coupon and send to: Newmarket Holidays, FREEPOST KT2720, Worcester Park, KT4 8BR (NO STAMP REQUIRED)

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Explore the unique, ever-changing, ever-growing Eden Project with its iconic ‘biomes’ housing exotic flora from around the world, marvel at the breathtaking lost acres of Heligan, re-discovered after 70 years of neglect and stay in beautiful coastal Torbay. This fascinating break is a treat at any time of year!

Price includes: • • • • • •

Return coach travel from the local area Three nights’ dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation in a comfortable hotel in Torbay Entrance to The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan Visit to Clark’s Shopping Village in Street Entertainment on at least one evening The services of a tour manager

Best of the Bulbfields – GBC Lindisfarne and The Alnwick Garden – ACS Harrogate Spring Flower Show – HFS Eden and the Lost Gardens of Heligan – ELH

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