If you're looking for a holiday bargain – now is the time to book, when you can make the most of a host of great January offers. Here's our pick!
Downton-style escape Fancy a stay in a Scottish Castle? The ‘Servant’s Quarters’ of the stately Torrisdale Castle, run by the same family for over a 100 years, have been converted into a spacious three bedroom apartment – complete with its own secret room. Just refurbished and beautifully equipped, the Castle offers amazing views across the gardens, over to the Isle of Arran. By Summer, the apartment will also have its own hot tub and wood burning sauna for guests to enjoy. Plus, The Kintyre Way actually passes through the estate, making it perfect for walkers and cyclists. Book before January 31st and save 15% on stays in an historic Scottish castle in July and August 2014. The offer means that a week in the Servant’s Quarters apartment will cost from £765 in July and August, reduced from £900. For further information or to book visit www.watersidebreaks.co.uk or call 01252 339020.
Spa retreat in Soma Bay A getaway that rejuvenates the mind and soul is a great way to start the New Year (see our pick of healthy holidays here). One such retreat, La Résidence des Cascades, is situated in pretty Soma Bay, Egypt. Recognised as the best spa in Egypt and one of the largest in the world, The Cascades Spa & Thalasso, Soma Bay is offering an exclusive detox and relaxation package to ‘indulge the senses’ and cure the inevitable fatigue following the festive season. Tailored for guests to wind down throughout the New Year, the Total Luxury Spa Package includes seven nights stay in the exclusive La Résidence des Cascades, three days of spa treatments including a Reflexology Massage, Hydrotherapy Bath and Seaweed Scrub at the Cascades Spa & Thalasso and the opportunity indulge in the relaxation Soma Bay has on offer, from £750pp. The offer is available until April 30th 2014. For more information or to book visit www.somabayspa.com.
Arabian nights in Dubai Why not jet off for some exotic winter sunshine this January and stay at the five-star Atlantis The Palm hotel. Virgin Holidays is offering three nights at the hotel, including scheduled flights with Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow direct to Dubai, accommodation on a half board basis with airport transfers included, for £829pp, saving up to £603pp. The price is per person based on two adults travelling, sharing a deluxe room and departure on January 23rd 2014. For more information or to book visit www.virginholidays.co.uk.
Explore Turkey on a Turkish gulet cruise Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the traditional gulet Semercioglu IV this May with Anatolian Holidays. The cruise follows the Fethiye to Marmaris route, calling at pretty bays and islands, with highlights including Cleopatra’s Bay and Baths, the marina at Gocek, and an optional visit to Dalyan and its famous mud baths. When booked by January 31st, the seven night cruise aboard the deluxe gulet Semercioglu IV has been reduced to £649pp (departing Manchester on May 5th). The price is based on two sharing an en suite cabin and includes return flights, transfers and accommodation for seven nights on full board basis. For more information or to book visit www.anatoliansky.co.uk.
South Africa: Cape Town, safari and Garden Route Set off on a self-drive tour of South Africa with Rainbow Tours, which is offering up to £520 off a fantastic 12 night holiday to South Africa, taking in four popular Cape destinations, the Garden Route and Winelands, safari and Cape Town. The itinerary includes four nights at the Four Rosmead a boutique hotel in Oranjezicht, on the slopes of Table Mountain, followed by two nights in the Winelands, in the heart of historic Stellenbosch at the River Manor Country House & Spa. Travel the Garden Route and spend three nights soaking up the scenery at the Hog Hollow Country Lodge, in a private reserve on the edge of the Tsitsikamma Forest, before heading to the award-winning private Shamwari Game Reserve, that is home to five different ecosystems, to spend three nights on safari, staying at the Long Lee Manor. The holiday is reduced to £2,360 per person for travel between May and July 2014, when booked by January 31st. For more information or to book visit Rainbow Tours’ website.
14 nights in Fairytale Florida Offering fairy-tale magic and theme park thrills at the world-famous Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld, enjoy a 14-night stay in Orlando, Florida staying at a four-star, Disney-area villa from only £575 per person with Cheapflights.co.uk. The price includes return flights from London, accommodation at a Disney-area villa and a Kids Eat Free dining card. The offer is valid on selected dates from January 7th to March 28th 2014. Departures from other UK airports are available at a supplement including Glasgow for an additional £17pp, Edinburgh for an additional £20pp and Jersey for an additional £45pp. For more information or to book this travel deal, visit www.Cheapflights.co.uk to compare prices.
25% off in Val Thorens with Pierre & Vacances The Residence Les Temples du Soleil in Val Thorens is perfectly situated next to the pistes of the Three Valleys Ski Area. The Residence also has a fitness area, a mini-market, ski shop and bar. Savings are available across all the apartment sizes, ranging from four-person studios to two-bedroom apartments sleeping up to seven. Prices arriving on January 18th start from £639, down from £852, for a one-bedroom apartment that sleeps up to five. For more information or to book visit www.pierreetvacances.co.uk or call 0870 0267 145.
50% off at the five-star Westin in Whistler Situated in one of the best locations in North America's number one ski resort, the five-star Westin Resort and Spa is right next to the Whistler Gondola and ski school meeting point, offering all you could hope for from a luxury ski hotel. For stays of eight nights or more in March and April save an incredible 50% if you book by January 31st . Stay 12 nights in a deluxe studio suite, with prices starting from £1,589 per person, saving a massive £770 per person and including Air Transat flights from London Gatwick plus return transfers. For more information or to book visit www.skisafari.com or call Ski Safari on 01273 224 060.
Classic Cottages have searched the coast and countryside of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset for holiday cottages for our hand-picked selection of over 700 of the finest holiday cottages in the West Country.
If you want value for money, outstanding service and a huge choice of cruises in 2012 visit cruise.co.uk. With more than 20,000 cruises, real reviews from cruisers unbeatable best cruise deals and a wealth of information at your fingertips cruise.co.uk is the UK's leading cruise agent.
Dare 2b has all the top notch outdoor adventure gear you could ever need. Our two advanced ranges of Altitude and Attitude provide enough apparel to nicely cover off practically every multi-sport your body could get into, from skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, cycling, climbing, trekking and trail running to just soaking up the great outdoors.
Auto Europe has available a vast selection of vehicles in over 8,000 locations around the world. Auto Europe will always provide you with top-notch car hire services so that you never have to settle for less!
Explore have been running small group adventure holidays throughout the world since 1981. Our experience, knowledge and well established close personal contacts in all the countries in which we operate, make us one of the most trusted adventure tour operators in the UK.
Flight Centre First and Business offer discounted premium economy, business class and first class flights to worldwide destinations as well as discount luxury accommodation. They have the widest choice of airfares on sale in the UK and their Airfare Experts offer unbeatable customer service.
Welcome to Frontier Canada - the greatest choice of tailor-made holidays to Canada. Frontier Canada can help you get the most out of your trip to Canada by offering a wide range of holidays to ensure you find the perfect break.
Grand American Adventures offers a wider selection of tours including classic camping, dedicated walking tours, more comfortable lodging tours or our family friendly Discovery tours, providing you with the chance to experience the real Americas and explore the best of North, South and Central America.
Headwater Holidays specialise in walking, cycling and relaxed activity holidays throughout Europe and the Mediterranean that allow you to discover the hidden side of some of the most popular destinationsat your own pace.
HostelBookers.com - launched in March 2004 - is a leading UK-based budget accommodation website. It offers a range of hostels and budget accommodation including hotels, B&Bs and apartments in over 2,500 destinations worldwide.
Looking for a break from the ordinary? Inspired Breaks provides travel advice and support for anyone thinking of taking a career break or just looking for a more inspired way to use their annual leave. We provide the best options for career breaks, voluntary work with communities, conservation programmes, and exciting adventure tours worldwide. Let us help you create your inspired break abroad!
With Interhome, you can search from 46,000 villas and apartments in 26 different countries based on your specific needs. Whether it's relaxing by the beach, the hustle and bustle of the city or a get away into the mountains or countryside, Interhome has the rental property for you.
The pressure is on - a stag do or a hen do are once in a lifetime opportunities to have the party of all parties. The stag ideas have got to be staggeringly good, and the hen ideas must be unforgettable. At Maximise, they don't do things by halves - if you're looking for maximum fun, maximum thrills and maximum quality, at the most competitive prices, look no further. Take a look and see the most popular all-inclusive packages in the best locations.
Find cheap flights and cheap holidays with Monarch. Fly in style to Europe's top destinations from Birmingham, London Luton, London Gatwick and Manchester airports. As well as cheap flights they also offer package holidays, cheap all inclusive holidays, winter sun holidays, late holiday deals, hotels, beach holidays and cheap family holidays.
The Moorings has been providing yachting hoilidays worldwide for over 40 years. You can trust us to offer five star service and the most innovative yachts. Choose from skipper yourself sail and power or all inclusive crewed yachts.
MSC Cruises UK offer Stylish, value for money, family and luxury cruises on board state-of the-art cruise ships to a range of exciting destinations from the Mediterranean to the Fjords, the Baltics to sun-soaked Caribbean beaches. Whether it's a mini-cruise you're after or an epic ocean voyage you'll find the perfect cruise holiday with MSC Cruises.
NewcastleGateshead Initiative’s mission is to position and promote NewcastleGateshead as a leading European destination for leisure and business visitors through cultural programming, event bidding and high-profile, targeted destination marketing and PR activity. NewcastleGateshead Initiative has developed a strong brand for the area - promoting it nationally and internationally as a place at the forefront of innovative culture-led regeneration and a world-class place to live, learn, work and visit.
Holiday nights is one of the UK’s leading and largest hotel booking sites, formed in 2003 over 650,000 passengers per year book through their websites. They have a commitment to delivering quality hotels across a broad range of destinations at exceptional value for money.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can help you plan your ideal cruise holiday - whether you want to explore the Arctic or lounge on a tropical beach in the Caribbean, there is bound to be an itinerary that suits you!
Since our foundation in 1986, The Holiday Place Plc has built a reputation for offering a quality, personalised service and superb value for money for our customers.We are a specialist Tour Operator providing holidays for the discerning traveller to a diverse range of great value hotels & resorts in some of the worlds most exotic locations, including: The Caribbean, The Mediterranean, The Indian Ocean and Africa
Premier Holidays specialise in luxury holiday villas and apartments for the discerning traveller looking for a different holiday experience. We offer excellent villa holiday rentals in a wide range of villa holiday destinations across Europe.
Pura Aventura specialise in adventure holidays in Latin America and Spain that allow you to be as active as you wish while also travelling in comfort and as we provide everything from walking holidays in Peru to skiing breaks in Chile, you're sure to find something that caters for your tastes.
Quality Cottages offer selected Welsh self catering cottages and houses to rent for holidays throughout the coastal and rural countryside of Wales; Pembrokeshire; St Davids Peninsula; Cardigan Bay; Brecon Beacons; North Wales - Snowdonia; Lleyn Peninsula; Anglesey.
Real Gap Experience are the UK’s leading gap year and student travel adventure specialists and have sent over 45,000 people on adventures abroad. We offer over 200 trips around the world so whether you want to do volunteer work abroad, get some overseas work experience, try your hand at teaching abroad or simply travel round the world to satisfy your wanderlust, we’ve got the perfect adventure travel option for you!
If you're hunting for the perfect self catering accommodation for your next holiday in Scotland, Scotts Castle Holidays is likely to have just the solution for you with a fantastic choice of unique castle accommodation throughout Scotland.
With the largest fleet of sailing yachts and over 30 worldwide destinations to choose from, including yacht charters in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and the UK, visit Sunsail for worldwide sailing holidays, sailing schools and corporate sailing events.
HolidayTaxis.com can arrange any type of airport transfer for any party size in over 7,000 resorts and cities worldwide. Private taxi transfers, group minibus and low cost shuttle transfers are available.
Jersey is an island of opposites, a small island with a big personality and Jersey Tourism can help you get the most out of your holiday in Jersey with information and deals on travel, accommodation, sights, activities, events and eating out in Jersey.
Beachcomber Tours specialise in tailor-made luxury Mauritius holidays, as well as owning 8 of the best Mauritius hotels Beachcomber Tours can provide you with the best choice and save you money on your dream holiday to Mauritius.
There are plenty of Cornwall cottages from Cornish Traditional Cottages to choose from, ranging from rustic abodes for those who love all things quaint to more contemporary apartments, bungalows and houses that can accommodate various numbers of people.
At TransIndus, we pride ourselves on being able to offer expertly devised journeys at restrained prices, taking into account our clients’ individual needs. Personal service is at the heart of what we do. Whether you’re looking for an escorted group tour or bespoke, tailor-made holiday, you’ll find us passionate about our destinations and committed to quality – at every step of your journey.
Equity School Travel is a specialist in arranging educational visits for school and college students. At Equity School Travel we have been organising school trips since 1991. Our wide range of destinations gives you the choice and opportunity to cover virtually every subject on the National Curriculum with a huge range of tours to choose from.
STS School Travel Service provide school trips to a huge range of destinations in Europe and worldwide for a variety of educational institutions, from primary and secondary schools to further education colleges.
Adventure holidays provide a platform for fitting lots of things into a short space of time. If you want to experience diverse landscapes, electric city life or breathtaking sights, you can find it all on USA trips with leading adventure tour specialists TrekAmerica.
Invitation to Tuscany can help you find the perfect base in Tuscany to explore some of Italy's most beautiful countryside, from romantic luxury retreats to family villas in Tuscan villages, Invitation to Tuscany's range of villas cater for all.
Nepal Uncovered is a UK based specialist in cultural and adventure tours and trekking in Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. Our small-group and tailor-made tours cover active trekking and white-water rafting trips, fascinating wildlife safaris and a range of cultural sightseeing holidays.
Quality Villas offers a wide range of unique luxury villas, farmhouses and chateaux with private pools throughout France, Italy, Morocco and Mauritius. Check out Quality Villas, the holiday rental specialist for fantastic holiday accommodation.
Bon Voyage have been providing tailor-made USA holidays and Canada holidays for over 30 years and can help you book every part of your North American getaway and ensure that you get to see and experience everything America has to offer.
If you are planning a short break in Wales then head over to Visit Wales for advice and information on holidays in Wales including, things to do, attractions and accommodation for family breaks and active holidays.
Wanderforth have created a specialised program of carefully hand-picked hotels and travel experiences that they believe you will love. Whatever it is you are looking for, they will tailor your holiday to meet your expectations. Their team is on hand to offer you expert knowledge and a friendly service. Allow Wanderforth to help you create your perfect trip.
Walks Worldwide is a leading independent specialist for walking and trekking holidays. We offer a wide choice of holidays to all the world's great trekking and walking destinations, many of which are unique to Walks Worldwide.
Set sail in search of the perfect beach. By Daniel Weight. If there’s one place in the world that could have been designed just for cruising, it’s the Caribbean. The islands are spaced far enough apart to have developed their own unique personalities over time, but close enough to make travelling between them on board a cruise ship hassle free – often there’s just enough time on board to recuperate and relax before heading into the next port.
There is no doubt that Dublin is a world-class city with lots to hold the visitor's interest, but what are the truly great things to do? Read on for a selection of the must-see attractions to tick off if you are only in town for a limited amount of time. Then hire yourself a vehicle with Auto Europe to ensure you get round them all.
If you’ve never been on a sailing holiday before, you may think that organising one is as simple as hiring a yacht, choosing a destination and then setting sail. While that is, in a nutshell, how it works, there’s a bit more to the booking process than that.
When you go on a sailing holiday, you don’t necessarily want to spend all of your time on your yacht - it’s amazing to go ashore and see what you can find in different places as you cruise. If you’re searching for a varied destination, look no further than the British Virgin Islands.