WINTER 2015/16 THE COLLECTION
WINTER 2015 16  THE COLLECTION
THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS Relax with stress free travel money 2015 has been yet another excellent year for Spear Travels with the addition of two new shops, one in Thame, Oxfordshire and the other in Sturminster Newton in Dorset, both of which have been established for many years and were already successful in their own right. With the Spear touch they have already leapt forward and we are about to undertake a complete refit in ‘Stur’ which is long overdue. We are also carrying out a full-refit at our Stokesley store in North Yorkshire and a partial refit of our Wolverhampton store. As a result of these two acquisitions, and also some considerable organic growth at the other 9 branches plus our home-based Associates, we have grown the company from £15M to £20M this year without compromising on our levels of service: a great result. The Escape Travel Money Prepaid MasterCard® Card is the simple and cost effective way to manage your spending money whilst you’re abroad. We are still on the lookout for a handful of other travel agencies which will fit into the Spear mould and hopefully by the next Collection in June 2016, we will be able to update you with some exciting news. To cap it all off, following our win in 2014 for Best Travel Agency for Customer Service, we have again been Finalists in the British Travel Awards, this time in 2 categories, which is a major achievement for our staff especially as we are down to the last 3 for the Best Travel Agency in the country and which is voted for by over 1.6M members of the public. Cross fingers! The Escape Travel Card: Add a companion card to enable you to share money and provide added security As mentioned in the last Collection, we were pleased to welcome our Head of Business Development in charge of our home-based Associates for whom we now have a brand-new website www.speartravelsassociates.com as well as new branding and marketing material. Their numbers have already increased and we look forward to this side of the business growing considerably in 2016. Ability to temporarily lock/unlock your card Our lucky staff have again been off on their travels this year – have practically lost count of all the places they have been but they include The Maldives, Abu Dhabi, Bermuda, Croatia, Dubai, Egypt, Florida, New York, Sardinia, Canada, St Lucia, China, Morocco, Jamaica, Sri Lanka, Italy, Turkey, Greece to name but a few. We can genuinely do a complete A to Z of where they have been in 2015! 24/7 lost and stolen line CONTENTS We hope that you will find some ‘inspearational’ travel and holiday ideas in this issue of The Collection. PAGE 2 Announcing our new Travel Money card PAGE 4 A selection of European River Cruises PAGE 5 The complete Canada PAGE 6 Amazing Australia & On My Travels PAGE 7 Beautiful Bermuda. PAGE 8 Worldwide Escorted Tours with Titan PAGE 9 Luxury cruises in Asia PAGE 10 Magical Maldives with Kuoni PAGE 11 Escorted touring with Riviera PAGE 12 The Travelsphere selection & On My Travels For further details and to order just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. The Escape Travel Money Prepaid MasterCard Card is issued by IDT Financial Services Limited pursuant to a license from MasterCard International Incorporated. MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated. IDT Financial Services Limited is a regulated bank, licensed by the Financial Services Commission, Gibraltar. Registered Office: 57-63 Line Wall Road, Gibraltar. Registered No. 95716. All communications should be sent to Escape Travel, PO BOX 3753, Chester, CH1 9UH. 86676 Tuxedo Escape Travel Card Advert v4.indd 1 2 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER STOP PRESS: Following on from our award winning year in 2014 Spear Travels has once again been awarded the prestigious British Travel Award (BTA) for BEST LOCAL TRAVEL AGENCY 2015. The announcement was made on 25 November at a Gala Awards Dinner held in London and attended by close to one thousand travel industry executives. The British Travel Awards is an independent organisation, with all votes scrutinised and verified by Deloitte. The BTAs are the only travel industry accolades voted for exclusively by the travelling public. On behalf of the entire team at Spear Travels we thank everyone who voted for us. PAGE 16 There’s no place like Orlando & On My Travels PAGE 17 Cyprus, Greece and her islands PAGE 18 Escorted Tours & Cruises from Cosmos “The most luxurious ship ever built” On My Travels Dubai and Abu Dhabi How about a European City Break? PAGE 23 Peter Cookson MANAGING DIRECTOR E: peter.cookson@speartravels.net Holidays for the single traveller PAGE 22 Award winning Escorted Tours from Newmarket Holidays PAGE 24 Affordable luxury in Portugal Page 25 The amazing Austrian Mountains and romantic Sorrento Page 26 The private villa collection at Spear Travels & On My Travels Page 27 Luxury coach travel through Europe with Leger Page 28 May we be amongst the first to wish you a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. PAGE 15 PAGE 21 We are greatly looking forward to 2016, doubtless there will be challenges, but we are always here to serve your best interests and to provide you with great service and knowledgeable stress-free holidays. Exclusive Danube River Cruise PAGE 20 Finally, we would like to say a big thank you to Marlene Mendel who has now retired from the Upminster shop after nearly 30 years. We wish her well in her retirement and hope she enjoys her time with her husband, Peter, and their 4 grandchildren. Discover elegant Barbados PAGE 19 Chip and PIN protected for extra security PAGE 13 PAGE 14 How to contact us 16/11/2015 16:28 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 3 Picture of Peter Cookson courtesy of Sonia Pitt in Boroughbridge branch. A warm welcome
THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS  Relax with stress free travel money  2015 has been yet another excellent year for Spear...
THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS Relax with stress free travel money 2015 has been yet another excellent year for Spear Travels with the addition of two new shops, one in Thame, Oxfordshire and the other in Sturminster Newton in Dorset, both of which have been established for many years and were already successful in their own right. With the Spear touch they have already leapt forward and we are about to undertake a complete refit in ‘Stur’ which is long overdue. We are also carrying out a full-refit at our Stokesley store in North Yorkshire and a partial refit of our Wolverhampton store. As a result of these two acquisitions, and also some considerable organic growth at the other 9 branches plus our home-based Associates, we have grown the company from £15M to £20M this year without compromising on our levels of service: a great result. The Escape Travel Money Prepaid MasterCard® Card is the simple and cost effective way to manage your spending money whilst you’re abroad. We are still on the lookout for a handful of other travel agencies which will fit into the Spear mould and hopefully by the next Collection in June 2016, we will be able to update you with some exciting news. To cap it all off, following our win in 2014 for Best Travel Agency for Customer Service, we have again been Finalists in the British Travel Awards, this time in 2 categories, which is a major achievement for our staff especially as we are down to the last 3 for the Best Travel Agency in the country and which is voted for by over 1.6M members of the public. Cross fingers! The Escape Travel Card: Add a companion card to enable you to share money and provide added security As mentioned in the last Collection, we were pleased to welcome our Head of Business Development in charge of our home-based Associates for whom we now have a brand-new website www.speartravelsassociates.com as well as new branding and marketing material. Their numbers have already increased and we look forward to this side of the business growing considerably in 2016. Ability to temporarily lock/unlock your card Our lucky staff have again been off on their travels this year – have practically lost count of all the places they have been but they include The Maldives, Abu Dhabi, Bermuda, Croatia, Dubai, Egypt, Florida, New York, Sardinia, Canada, St Lucia, China, Morocco, Jamaica, Sri Lanka, Italy, Turkey, Greece to name but a few. We can genuinely do a complete A to Z of where they have been in 2015! 24/7 lost and stolen line CONTENTS We hope that you will find some ‘inspearational’ travel and holiday ideas in this issue of The Collection. PAGE 2 Announcing our new Travel Money card PAGE 4 A selection of European River Cruises PAGE 5 The complete Canada PAGE 6 Amazing Australia & On My Travels PAGE 7 Beautiful Bermuda. PAGE 8 Worldwide Escorted Tours with Titan PAGE 9 Luxury cruises in Asia PAGE 10 Magical Maldives with Kuoni PAGE 11 Escorted touring with Riviera PAGE 12 The Travelsphere selection & On My Travels For further details and to order just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. The Escape Travel Money Prepaid MasterCard Card is issued by IDT Financial Services Limited pursuant to a license from MasterCard International Incorporated. MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated. IDT Financial Services Limited is a regulated bank, licensed by the Financial Services Commission, Gibraltar. Registered Office: 57-63 Line Wall Road, Gibraltar. Registered No. 95716. All communications should be sent to Escape Travel, PO BOX 3753, Chester, CH1 9UH. 86676 Tuxedo Escape Travel Card Advert v4.indd 1 2 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER STOP PRESS: Following on from our award winning year in 2014 Spear Travels has once again been awarded the prestigious British Travel Award (BTA) for BEST LOCAL TRAVEL AGENCY 2015. The announcement was made on 25 November at a Gala Awards Dinner held in London and attended by close to one thousand travel industry executives. The British Travel Awards is an independent organisation, with all votes scrutinised and verified by Deloitte. The BTAs are the only travel industry accolades voted for exclusively by the travelling public. On behalf of the entire team at Spear Travels we thank everyone who voted for us. PAGE 16 There’s no place like Orlando & On My Travels PAGE 17 Cyprus, Greece and her islands PAGE 18 Escorted Tours & Cruises from Cosmos “The most luxurious ship ever built” On My Travels Dubai and Abu Dhabi How about a European City Break? PAGE 23 Peter Cookson MANAGING DIRECTOR E: peter.cookson@speartravels.net Holidays for the single traveller PAGE 22 Award winning Escorted Tours from Newmarket Holidays PAGE 24 Affordable luxury in Portugal Page 25 The amazing Austrian Mountains and romantic Sorrento Page 26 The private villa collection at Spear Travels & On My Travels Page 27 Luxury coach travel through Europe with Leger Page 28 May we be amongst the first to wish you a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. PAGE 15 PAGE 21 We are greatly looking forward to 2016, doubtless there will be challenges, but we are always here to serve your best interests and to provide you with great service and knowledgeable stress-free holidays. Exclusive Danube River Cruise PAGE 20 Finally, we would like to say a big thank you to Marlene Mendel who has now retired from the Upminster shop after nearly 30 years. We wish her well in her retirement and hope she enjoys her time with her husband, Peter, and their 4 grandchildren. Discover elegant Barbados PAGE 19 Chip and PIN protected for extra security PAGE 13 PAGE 14 How to contact us 16/11/2015 16:28 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 3 Picture of Peter Cookson courtesy of Sonia Pitt in Boroughbridge branch. A warm welcome
THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS  Relax with stress free travel money  2015 has been yet another excellent year for Spear...
THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS Exclusive Charter European River Cruising BELLEJOUR - BLACK SEA TO THE NORTH SEA The rivers that connect the Black Sea and North Sea are the focus of this marvellous river cruise along the magnificent Danube, Main and Rhine rivers. Pick your desired itinerary and discover the heart of Europe aboard Bellejour. The river ship is a beautiful, relaxing vessel offering elegance and modern comfort with a friendly ambience that will have you relaxed as soon as you step aboard. A Voyage to the Black Sea The Great Cities of the Danube The Beautiful and Romantic Rhine Budapest to Budapest Budapest to Nuremberg Nuremberg to Amsterdam BUDAPEST Kalocsa Novi Sad Belgrade NUREMBERG Regensburg Dürnstein Bratislava Passau Melk BUDAPEST Vienna Cernavodă Giurgiu Olteniţa Ruse AMSTERDAM Utrecht Cologne Wertheim Bamberg Koblenz NUREMBERG Rüdesheim Miltenberg Würzburg Kinderdijk 10 nights | 11 - 21 June 2016 7 nights | 21 - 28 June 2016 7 nights | 28 June - 5 July 2016 Cruise 1 from £1,745*pp Cruise 2 from £1,195*pp Cruise 3 from £1,225*pp BUILD YOUR OWN CRUISE AMSTERDAM Utrecht Cologne Wertheim Bamberg Koblenz NUREMBERG Rüdesheim Regensburg Dürnstein Miltenberg Bratislava Würzburg Passau Melk BUDAPEST Vienna Mohács Kalocsa Novi Sad Kinderdijk Belgrade Cernavodă Giurgiu Olteniţa Ruse Inclusions • River cruise as per selected itinerary • Delicious full board cuisine • Afternoon coffee and tea with pastries • A wide variety of beverages included throughout your cruise • Captain’s Welcome reception and Farewell Gala • Selected sightseeing tours • Free WIFI • Port charges and gratuities Pick from three cruises that can be combined into an extended itinerary Cruise 1 - A Voyage to the Black Sea | 10 NIGHTS | BUDAPEST TO BUDAPEST Cruise 2 - The Great Cities of the Danube | 7 NIGHTS | BUDAPEST TO NUREMBERG Cruise 3 - The Beautiful and Romantic Rhine | 7 nights | NUREMBERG TO AMSTERDAM Combine all 3 cruises and save! 24 nights from only £4,045*pp ASK ABOUT ADDING AIRFARES AND TRANSFERS *Prices are cruise only per person in GBP based on lowest available twin-share accommodation. Prices include river cruise aboard Bellejour, all main meals aboard, select alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages throughout your cruise (some premium brands excluded), port charges & onboard gratuities as per itinerary chosen. Single travellers must pay a single supplement. Prices are correct at 6 November 2015, are subject to availability at time of booking, and subject to change without notice due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offers are capacity controlled and can be changed or withdrawn at any time. Cancellation penalties and conditions apply. Cruiseco and Cruise & Maritime Voyages reserve the right to amend the cruise itinerary at any time up to and during the voyage. Full cruise terms & conditions can be found in the Cruiseco Europe River Cruising Charter brochure 2016. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND TO BOOK JUST VISIT YOUR LOCAL SPEAR TRAVELS BRANCH OR CONTACT ONE OF OUR HOME BASED ASSOCIATES 4 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER Ask Spear Travels for your Complete Guide to Canada including: • ESCORTED TOURS • TAILOR MADE TRIPS • RAIL JOURNEYS • MOTORHOMES • LUXURY CRUISES • SELF-DRIVE TOURS • ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS • WILDLIFE VIEWING • RESORTS & LODGES For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 5
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THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS Exclusive Charter European River Cruising BELLEJOUR - BLACK SEA TO THE NORTH SEA The rivers that connect the Black Sea and North Sea are the focus of this marvellous river cruise along the magnificent Danube, Main and Rhine rivers. Pick your desired itinerary and discover the heart of Europe aboard Bellejour. The river ship is a beautiful, relaxing vessel offering elegance and modern comfort with a friendly ambience that will have you relaxed as soon as you step aboard. A Voyage to the Black Sea The Great Cities of the Danube The Beautiful and Romantic Rhine Budapest to Budapest Budapest to Nuremberg Nuremberg to Amsterdam BUDAPEST Kalocsa Novi Sad Belgrade NUREMBERG Regensburg Dürnstein Bratislava Passau Melk BUDAPEST Vienna Cernavodă Giurgiu Olteniţa Ruse AMSTERDAM Utrecht Cologne Wertheim Bamberg Koblenz NUREMBERG Rüdesheim Miltenberg Würzburg Kinderdijk 10 nights | 11 - 21 June 2016 7 nights | 21 - 28 June 2016 7 nights | 28 June - 5 July 2016 Cruise 1 from £1,745*pp Cruise 2 from £1,195*pp Cruise 3 from £1,225*pp BUILD YOUR OWN CRUISE AMSTERDAM Utrecht Cologne Wertheim Bamberg Koblenz NUREMBERG Rüdesheim Regensburg Dürnstein Miltenberg Bratislava Würzburg Passau Melk BUDAPEST Vienna Mohács Kalocsa Novi Sad Kinderdijk Belgrade Cernavodă Giurgiu Olteniţa Ruse Inclusions • River cruise as per selected itinerary • Delicious full board cuisine • Afternoon coffee and tea with pastries • A wide variety of beverages included throughout your cruise • Captain’s Welcome reception and Farewell Gala • Selected sightseeing tours • Free WIFI • Port charges and gratuities Pick from three cruises that can be combined into an extended itinerary Cruise 1 - A Voyage to the Black Sea | 10 NIGHTS | BUDAPEST TO BUDAPEST Cruise 2 - The Great Cities of the Danube | 7 NIGHTS | BUDAPEST TO NUREMBERG Cruise 3 - The Beautiful and Romantic Rhine | 7 nights | NUREMBERG TO AMSTERDAM Combine all 3 cruises and save! 24 nights from only £4,045*pp ASK ABOUT ADDING AIRFARES AND TRANSFERS *Prices are cruise only per person in GBP based on lowest available twin-share accommodation. Prices include river cruise aboard Bellejour, all main meals aboard, select alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages throughout your cruise (some premium brands excluded), port charges & onboard gratuities as per itinerary chosen. Single travellers must pay a single supplement. Prices are correct at 6 November 2015, are subject to availability at time of booking, and subject to change without notice due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offers are capacity controlled and can be changed or withdrawn at any time. Cancellation penalties and conditions apply. Cruiseco and Cruise & Maritime Voyages reserve the right to amend the cruise itinerary at any time up to and during the voyage. Full cruise terms & conditions can be found in the Cruiseco Europe River Cruising Charter brochure 2016. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND TO BOOK JUST VISIT YOUR LOCAL SPEAR TRAVELS BRANCH OR CONTACT ONE OF OUR HOME BASED ASSOCIATES 4 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER Ask Spear Travels for your Complete Guide to Canada including: • ESCORTED TOURS • TAILOR MADE TRIPS • RAIL JOURNEYS • MOTORHOMES • LUXURY CRUISES • SELF-DRIVE TOURS • ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS • WILDLIFE VIEWING • RESORTS & LODGES For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 5
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GM3282 Spear Travel Advert_Layout 1 18/11/2015 16:49 Page 1 THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS Adventure awaits in the land ‘down under’ Queensland self-drive Brisbane / Noosa / Fraser Island / Rockhampton / Airlie Beach / Magnetic Island / Cairns Discover the stunning state of Queensland on this all-encompassing tour. A region filled to the brim with beauty, from the top of its mountains to the shores of its clear blue seas. Home to some of Australia’s highlights; the sun-kissed beaches, the Great Barrier Reef and the leafy rainforests – Queensland is a glorious mixture of vibrant contrasts. Green Island Cairns 15 days/14 nights self-drive from £1,749 pp Includes 12 days car hire, accommodation & flights Brisbane Fraser Island Ask your travel agent for a copy of the Gold Medal Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific brochure for more inspiration and ideas Includes flights with Singapore Airlines Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person based on two adults sharing. Valid for departures 01 - 15 Sep 2016 only. Prices include return flights from London Heathrow with Singapore Airlines, pre-payable taxes, accommodation and car hire. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Supplement applies for regional departures. Price advertised is for web bookings, a supplement may apply if booking by telephone. Book by dates apply. Holidays operated by Gold Medal Travel PLC, ATOL protected 2916, ABTA V6805. For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. ON MY TRAVELS: Jenny Westwood SPEAR TRAVELS WOLVERHAMPTON BERMUDA IN NOVEMBER 2015. I was so excited about going on this trip, Bermuda is everything I thought it would be and more without wishing to sound too corny. The locals are very proud of their country, very respectful of each other and, most importantly, their visitors. It is a very safe island with great historic forts built during the British colonial days, amazing natural caves and grottos with spectacular limestone formations, old lighthouses which were once used to help ships navigate out of the treacherous reefs in Bermuda’s waters (you can climb to the top and get fab views of the island and ocean), and numerous churches (around 150!) some of which are the oldest in this part of the world and have great historical significance. Horseshoe Bay. Its Royal Naval Dockyard complex combines modern attractions like the interactive Dolphin Quest with a look at maritime history at the National Museum of Bermuda. Bermuda has lovely parks, gardens, nature reserves, lakes & harbours and of course the beaches. The beautiful pinkness of the beaches is created because tiny red organisms grow under the coral reefs and die on the ocean floor. Along with bits of corals and shells get washed up and mix with the sand to create a pink colour. The South Shore has the best pink sandy beaches. You can easily take public transport, buses or ferries to get around the island. There are no car rentals allowed in Bermuda however, you can rent a scooter or a moped. I loved Bermuda and I won’t hesitate to recommend it to my clients looking for a holiday ‘somewhere special’. Bermuda is a British island territory in the North Atlantic, off the eastern U.S., known for its Jenny travelled to Bermuda by invitation of distinctive blend of British and American culture The Bermuda Tourist Board in conjunction and pink-sand beaches such as Elbow Beach and with Prestige Holidays. 6 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 7
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GM3282 Spear Travel Advert_Layout 1 18/11/2015 16:49 Page 1 THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS Adventure awaits in the land ‘down under’ Queensland self-drive Brisbane / Noosa / Fraser Island / Rockhampton / Airlie Beach / Magnetic Island / Cairns Discover the stunning state of Queensland on this all-encompassing tour. A region filled to the brim with beauty, from the top of its mountains to the shores of its clear blue seas. Home to some of Australia’s highlights; the sun-kissed beaches, the Great Barrier Reef and the leafy rainforests – Queensland is a glorious mixture of vibrant contrasts. Green Island Cairns 15 days/14 nights self-drive from £1,749 pp Includes 12 days car hire, accommodation & flights Brisbane Fraser Island Ask your travel agent for a copy of the Gold Medal Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific brochure for more inspiration and ideas Includes flights with Singapore Airlines Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person based on two adults sharing. Valid for departures 01 - 15 Sep 2016 only. Prices include return flights from London Heathrow with Singapore Airlines, pre-payable taxes, accommodation and car hire. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Supplement applies for regional departures. Price advertised is for web bookings, a supplement may apply if booking by telephone. Book by dates apply. Holidays operated by Gold Medal Travel PLC, ATOL protected 2916, ABTA V6805. For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. ON MY TRAVELS: Jenny Westwood SPEAR TRAVELS WOLVERHAMPTON BERMUDA IN NOVEMBER 2015. I was so excited about going on this trip, Bermuda is everything I thought it would be and more without wishing to sound too corny. The locals are very proud of their country, very respectful of each other and, most importantly, their visitors. It is a very safe island with great historic forts built during the British colonial days, amazing natural caves and grottos with spectacular limestone formations, old lighthouses which were once used to help ships navigate out of the treacherous reefs in Bermuda’s waters (you can climb to the top and get fab views of the island and ocean), and numerous churches (around 150!) some of which are the oldest in this part of the world and have great historical significance. Horseshoe Bay. Its Royal Naval Dockyard complex combines modern attractions like the interactive Dolphin Quest with a look at maritime history at the National Museum of Bermuda. Bermuda has lovely parks, gardens, nature reserves, lakes & harbours and of course the beaches. The beautiful pinkness of the beaches is created because tiny red organisms grow under the coral reefs and die on the ocean floor. Along with bits of corals and shells get washed up and mix with the sand to create a pink colour. The South Shore has the best pink sandy beaches. You can easily take public transport, buses or ferries to get around the island. There are no car rentals allowed in Bermuda however, you can rent a scooter or a moped. I loved Bermuda and I won’t hesitate to recommend it to my clients looking for a holiday ‘somewhere special’. Bermuda is a British island territory in the North Atlantic, off the eastern U.S., known for its Jenny travelled to Bermuda by invitation of distinctive blend of British and American culture The Bermuda Tourist Board in conjunction and pink-sand beaches such as Elbow Beach and with Prestige Holidays. 6 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 7
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THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS New Worldwide Compendium for 2016 coming soon to Spear Travels FAR MORE IN THE FAR EAST Silversea offers all-inclusive packages on every 2016 voyage to Asia • INCLUDED AIRFARE AND TRANSFERS • TWO-NIGHT PRE-CRUISE HOTEL STAY 135 Award winning escorted tours from around the world • COMPLIMENTARY SHORE EXCURSIONS • FREE WIFI FOR EVERY GUEST Book early and save up to £850pp New dedicated singles departures Free regional flights Door to door VIP home transfers included Spear Travels recommends HONG KONG TO SINGAPORE SINGAPORE ROUNDTRIP Departure Date: 20 Oct 2016 Duration: 11 days Ship: Silver Shadow Departure Date: 06 Feb 2016 Duration: 7 days Ship: Silver Shadow Hong Kong > Day at sea > Chan May > Nha Trang > Ho Chi Minh City (overnight) > Day at sea > Bangkok (overnight) > Ko Samui > Day at sea > Singapore Singapore > Day at sea > Sabang > Phuket > Penang > Port Klang > Malacca > Singapore VISTA SUITE FARES FROM Book in January and pay only a £99 deposit VERANDA SUITE FARES FROM £4,400 £3,400 EXCLUSIVE SPEAR TRAVELS SAVING OF £200 PER BOOKING IF BOOKED BY 31 JAN 2016 For further details and to book visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Associates today! For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. Fares shown are in Pounds Sterling per guest, based on double occupancy. Fares for single guests are available upon request. All fares, savings, offers, itineraries, and programmes are subject to change without notice. Further terms and conditions apply, call for details Spears Travel 190x182 161115.indd 1 8 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 17/11/2015 10:56 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 9
THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS  THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS  New Worldwide Compendium for 2016 coming soon to Spe...
THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS New Worldwide Compendium for 2016 coming soon to Spear Travels FAR MORE IN THE FAR EAST Silversea offers all-inclusive packages on every 2016 voyage to Asia • INCLUDED AIRFARE AND TRANSFERS • TWO-NIGHT PRE-CRUISE HOTEL STAY 135 Award winning escorted tours from around the world • COMPLIMENTARY SHORE EXCURSIONS • FREE WIFI FOR EVERY GUEST Book early and save up to £850pp New dedicated singles departures Free regional flights Door to door VIP home transfers included Spear Travels recommends HONG KONG TO SINGAPORE SINGAPORE ROUNDTRIP Departure Date: 20 Oct 2016 Duration: 11 days Ship: Silver Shadow Departure Date: 06 Feb 2016 Duration: 7 days Ship: Silver Shadow Hong Kong > Day at sea > Chan May > Nha Trang > Ho Chi Minh City (overnight) > Day at sea > Bangkok (overnight) > Ko Samui > Day at sea > Singapore Singapore > Day at sea > Sabang > Phuket > Penang > Port Klang > Malacca > Singapore VISTA SUITE FARES FROM Book in January and pay only a £99 deposit VERANDA SUITE FARES FROM £4,400 £3,400 EXCLUSIVE SPEAR TRAVELS SAVING OF £200 PER BOOKING IF BOOKED BY 31 JAN 2016 For further details and to book visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Associates today! For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. Fares shown are in Pounds Sterling per guest, based on double occupancy. Fares for single guests are available upon request. All fares, savings, offers, itineraries, and programmes are subject to change without notice. Further terms and conditions apply, call for details Spears Travel 190x182 161115.indd 1 8 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 17/11/2015 10:56 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 9
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THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS 0132 The Finest Escorted Tours & River Cruises... ON MY TRAVELS: Nicola Raw 4* Ku r a m at h i I s l a nd Re sor t , M a ld ive s SPEAR TRAVELS BOROUGHBRIDGE Last month I was very fortunate to travel to Kuramathi Island Resort in the Maldives on a Kuoni product familiarisation trip as part of a small, elite group of travel agents. The island is only 1.8km long and offers 290 beach and water villas. The island caters for both couples and families with plenty of restaurants to choose from, incredible diving and water sports facilities and ample evening entertainment. A perfect island for those that like plenty to do on holiday. I had an amazing time and I feel very privileged to have been asked to go. 10 FOR CONTACT DETAILS 2015 BACK COVER 46772 KUO] Spear Travels The Collection Winter SEEadvert V2.indd 1 This exclusive island has just become even more special, with brand new villas now available for 2016 bookings. For further details and to book, just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. Riviera Travel has been crafting luxury River Cruises, European and Worldwide escorted tours and Short Breaks for 30 years. They offer perfectly balanced combinations of the ‘must see’ classic sights and delightful ‘hidden gems’ - uncovered through their extensive research. • • • • • • Bruges by Eurostar 4 days from £249pp The Blue Danube 8 days from £1,199pp Rhine Cruise to Switzerland 8 days from £1,249pp South Africa 16 days from £1,999pp Classical Spain 7 days from £539pp Lake Como & the Bernina Express 8 days from £829pp For further details and to book, just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. Holidays organised by and subject to the booking conditions of Riviera Travel, ABTA V4744 and ATOL 3430 protected. Price based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms and optional insurance available at a supplement. Images used in conjunction with Riviera Travel. Additional entrance costs may apply. 27/10/2015 16:23 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 11
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THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS 0132 The Finest Escorted Tours & River Cruises... ON MY TRAVELS: Nicola Raw 4* Ku r a m at h i I s l a nd Re sor t , M a ld ive s SPEAR TRAVELS BOROUGHBRIDGE Last month I was very fortunate to travel to Kuramathi Island Resort in the Maldives on a Kuoni product familiarisation trip as part of a small, elite group of travel agents. The island is only 1.8km long and offers 290 beach and water villas. The island caters for both couples and families with plenty of restaurants to choose from, incredible diving and water sports facilities and ample evening entertainment. A perfect island for those that like plenty to do on holiday. I had an amazing time and I feel very privileged to have been asked to go. 10 FOR CONTACT DETAILS 2015 BACK COVER 46772 KUO] Spear Travels The Collection Winter SEEadvert V2.indd 1 This exclusive island has just become even more special, with brand new villas now available for 2016 bookings. For further details and to book, just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. Riviera Travel has been crafting luxury River Cruises, European and Worldwide escorted tours and Short Breaks for 30 years. They offer perfectly balanced combinations of the ‘must see’ classic sights and delightful ‘hidden gems’ - uncovered through their extensive research. • • • • • • Bruges by Eurostar 4 days from £249pp The Blue Danube 8 days from £1,199pp Rhine Cruise to Switzerland 8 days from £1,249pp South Africa 16 days from £1,999pp Classical Spain 7 days from £539pp Lake Como & the Bernina Express 8 days from £829pp For further details and to book, just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. Holidays organised by and subject to the booking conditions of Riviera Travel, ABTA V4744 and ATOL 3430 protected. Price based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms and optional insurance available at a supplement. Images used in conjunction with Riviera Travel. Additional entrance costs may apply. 27/10/2015 16:23 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 11
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THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS ON MY TRAVELS: Hayley Merriman Discover Elegant Barbados at Spear Travels SPEAR TRAVELS THAME ST. LUCIA Colony Club by Elegant Hotels IN NOVEMBER 2015. I landed in St. Lucia after a relaxing 8 and a half hour direct flight with British Airways from London Gatwick airport. Saint Lucia is an island nation in the eastern Caribbean with 2 distinctive mountains, the Pitons, on its west coast. It’s known for its beaches and reef-diving sites, as well as its rain forest interior with waterfalls such as at Toraille. It is home to quiet volcanic beaches and fishing villages as well as luxurious resorts, and the capital, Castries, is a regular cruise ship stop. Like many Caribbean islands St. Lucia has adapted well to the tourism industry and has developed a wide choice of hotels and resorts catering for every requirement. On my visit I experienced boutique hotels, family resorts and We’re the escorted holiday experts properties exclusively catering for couples so I would strongly recommend that we research your ideal property in advance as there are so many fabulous hotels to choose from. 7 nights from £1,475 per person, including breakfast, return scheduled A fabulous excursion whilst on holiday on St. Lucia is a visit to Sugar Beach by speedboat – a real James Bond moment! Sugar Beach definitely has the ‘wow factor’ with amazing scenery and restaurants (a foodie heaven). I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to St. Lucia and I was sad to leave as the week passed so quickly. The Caribbean may not be to everyone’s taste but I am now a huge fan and cannot wait until my next visit. airport lounge. Save up to 35% Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels Hayley travelled to St. Lucia as part of an agent’s familiarisation trip with Caribtours. 7 nights from £1,769 per person on All-Inclusive, including return scheduled airport lounge. Our holiday choices include... Over 130 award-winning escorted holidays that include flights, accommodation, many meals and excursions and the services of an experienced Tour Manager Amalfi Coast 8 days from £699 Featuring Pompeii, Amalfi and Ravello Top to Toe of Italy 15 days from £1399 Featuring Venice, Rome and Sicily Epic Wonders of the National Parks 17 days from £1999 Latin Wonders of the World 17 days from £3899 Save up to 30% Tamarind by Elegant Hotels Featuring Machu Picchu, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro Taj Mahal, Delhi & Amber Fort 8 days from £1099 7 nights from £1,415 per person, including breakfast, return scheduled airport lounge. Featuring New Delhi, Jaipur and The Taj Mahal ...and many, many more Save up to 35% For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. Featuring Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone and The Grand Canyon For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. Prices correct at time of going to print. Total protection - all our holidays are ATOL and ABTA protected. Data Protection: Travelsphere is part of All Leisure Holidays Ltd. For further information, please see the Travelsphere Privacy policy at www.travelsphere.co.uk/en-gb/l/privacy-policy 1689_Trav_90x190 Spear Travels artwork.indd 1 12 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 23/11/2015 13:16 Spear Travels Advert.indd 1 19/11/2015 11:19 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 13
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THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS ON MY TRAVELS: Hayley Merriman Discover Elegant Barbados at Spear Travels SPEAR TRAVELS THAME ST. LUCIA Colony Club by Elegant Hotels IN NOVEMBER 2015. I landed in St. Lucia after a relaxing 8 and a half hour direct flight with British Airways from London Gatwick airport. Saint Lucia is an island nation in the eastern Caribbean with 2 distinctive mountains, the Pitons, on its west coast. It’s known for its beaches and reef-diving sites, as well as its rain forest interior with waterfalls such as at Toraille. It is home to quiet volcanic beaches and fishing villages as well as luxurious resorts, and the capital, Castries, is a regular cruise ship stop. Like many Caribbean islands St. Lucia has adapted well to the tourism industry and has developed a wide choice of hotels and resorts catering for every requirement. On my visit I experienced boutique hotels, family resorts and We’re the escorted holiday experts properties exclusively catering for couples so I would strongly recommend that we research your ideal property in advance as there are so many fabulous hotels to choose from. 7 nights from £1,475 per person, including breakfast, return scheduled A fabulous excursion whilst on holiday on St. Lucia is a visit to Sugar Beach by speedboat – a real James Bond moment! Sugar Beach definitely has the ‘wow factor’ with amazing scenery and restaurants (a foodie heaven). I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to St. Lucia and I was sad to leave as the week passed so quickly. The Caribbean may not be to everyone’s taste but I am now a huge fan and cannot wait until my next visit. airport lounge. Save up to 35% Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels Hayley travelled to St. Lucia as part of an agent’s familiarisation trip with Caribtours. 7 nights from £1,769 per person on All-Inclusive, including return scheduled airport lounge. Our holiday choices include... Over 130 award-winning escorted holidays that include flights, accommodation, many meals and excursions and the services of an experienced Tour Manager Amalfi Coast 8 days from £699 Featuring Pompeii, Amalfi and Ravello Top to Toe of Italy 15 days from £1399 Featuring Venice, Rome and Sicily Epic Wonders of the National Parks 17 days from £1999 Latin Wonders of the World 17 days from £3899 Save up to 30% Tamarind by Elegant Hotels Featuring Machu Picchu, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro Taj Mahal, Delhi & Amber Fort 8 days from £1099 7 nights from £1,415 per person, including breakfast, return scheduled airport lounge. Featuring New Delhi, Jaipur and The Taj Mahal ...and many, many more Save up to 35% For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. Featuring Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone and The Grand Canyon For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. Prices correct at time of going to print. Total protection - all our holidays are ATOL and ABTA protected. Data Protection: Travelsphere is part of All Leisure Holidays Ltd. For further information, please see the Travelsphere Privacy policy at www.travelsphere.co.uk/en-gb/l/privacy-policy 1689_Trav_90x190 Spear Travels artwork.indd 1 12 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 23/11/2015 13:16 Spear Travels Advert.indd 1 19/11/2015 11:19 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 13
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THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS SPEAR TRAVELS EXCLUSIVE CRUISE FROM £1,295 PER PERSON SAVING UP TO £1,200 PER COUPLE SPECIALIST SINGLES HOLIDAYS AT SPEAR TRAVELS Over 100 award-winning escorted holidays from £479 including flights or rail travel, accommodation in your own room with no single supplement, many meals and excursions and the services of a Tour Manager Croatia & the Makarska Riviera Cruise the Danube in award-winning comfort Enjoy special savings on the Danube Explorer river cruise Day 1 Passau Day 2 Passau Day 3 Linz Day 4 Melk - Dürnstein Day 5 Vienna Day 6 Vienna Day 7 Budapest Day 8 Budapest Starting at Passau, this gentle journey to Budapest takes in the very best of the Danube River at a slower pace. By taking our time when sailing this picturesque waterway, we give you the chance to soak up Europe’s cultural treasures at leisure. Take two days to uncover the Imperial treasures of Vienna, enjoy optional excursions to Cesky Krumlov and Bratislava, visit the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Budapest, and explore the Baroque churches of Linz. With so many iconic spectacles on offer, you can really savour the sights on the restful voyage. 8 days from £999 It’s all included in the price Return flights from a choice of UK airports 7 nights stay in an Emerald Stateroom All on-board meals Onshore excursions and guided tours Extra-special EmeraldPLUS experiences Free tea & coffee throughout your cruise All port charges, taxes & transfer costs All tips included, saving you up to £235 per couple DEPARTS 14 & 16 APRIL 2016 For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. 2014 Editors’ Picks Best New River Ship Terms and Conditions: £1,295 based on 8-day Danube Explorer river cruise, staying in a Cat. E Emerald Stateroom, departing in April 2016 and includes the saving of £600 per person. Price is based on two sharing a twin cabin, subject to availability and is correct at time of print (November 2015). The £1,200 per couple saving is valid for new bookings only made between 1 December 2015 and 2 January 2016. For full itineraries and booking conditions, please see Emerald Waterways 2016 river cruise brochure or ask your Spear Travels agent. Wild Borneo and there’s no single supplement! 12-day holiday from £2,899 Discover Apulia 8 days from £959 DEPARTURES FROM MAY - NOVEMBER 2016 Your holiday includes • The services of a Just You Tour Manager & Local Guides • Scheduled flightswith Singapore Airlines or similar scheduled airline • Overseas transfers & other transportation • Use of an airport lounge in the UK • 9 nights accommodationin your own room with breakfast, 8 lunches & 5 dinners • Welcome drink & farewell get-together • Hotel porterage (1 bag per person) • A representative to greet you at all UK airports • All airport taxes & security charges, UK Passenger Duty, all state & local taxes, ATOL protection fee Included holiday highlights • Welcome Malaysian dinner & dance performance • Kinabalu National Park • Poring Hot Springs & canopy walk • Kota Belud, local market & longhouse visit Lecce, Alberobello & Locorotondo • Kundasang War Memorial • Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre & Sun Bear Conservation Centre • Boat cruise to the Lower Kinabatangan River Wildlife Sanctuary • Wildlife cruise • Night-time jungle trek • Abai village and tree-planting • Menannggul River cruise • Steam train ride with tiffin lunch Spirit of India 13 days from £2,299 Old & New Delhi, Amber Fort, Ranthambore, Taj Mahal, River Ganges & much more ...and many more holidays For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates Prices correct at time of going to print. Total protection - all our holidays are ATOL and ABTA protected. Data Protection: Just You is part of All Leisure Holidays Ltd. For further information, please see the Just You Privacy policy at www.justyou.co.uk/en-gb/l/privacy-policy JY_15_1688_182x190 Spear travels artwork.indd 1 14 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER A ROOM OF YOUR OWN Split, Dubrovnik & Hvar 20/11/2015 16:03 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 15
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THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS SPEAR TRAVELS EXCLUSIVE CRUISE FROM £1,295 PER PERSON SAVING UP TO £1,200 PER COUPLE SPECIALIST SINGLES HOLIDAYS AT SPEAR TRAVELS Over 100 award-winning escorted holidays from £479 including flights or rail travel, accommodation in your own room with no single supplement, many meals and excursions and the services of a Tour Manager Croatia & the Makarska Riviera Cruise the Danube in award-winning comfort Enjoy special savings on the Danube Explorer river cruise Day 1 Passau Day 2 Passau Day 3 Linz Day 4 Melk - Dürnstein Day 5 Vienna Day 6 Vienna Day 7 Budapest Day 8 Budapest Starting at Passau, this gentle journey to Budapest takes in the very best of the Danube River at a slower pace. By taking our time when sailing this picturesque waterway, we give you the chance to soak up Europe’s cultural treasures at leisure. Take two days to uncover the Imperial treasures of Vienna, enjoy optional excursions to Cesky Krumlov and Bratislava, visit the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Budapest, and explore the Baroque churches of Linz. With so many iconic spectacles on offer, you can really savour the sights on the restful voyage. 8 days from £999 It’s all included in the price Return flights from a choice of UK airports 7 nights stay in an Emerald Stateroom All on-board meals Onshore excursions and guided tours Extra-special EmeraldPLUS experiences Free tea & coffee throughout your cruise All port charges, taxes & transfer costs All tips included, saving you up to £235 per couple DEPARTS 14 & 16 APRIL 2016 For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. 2014 Editors’ Picks Best New River Ship Terms and Conditions: £1,295 based on 8-day Danube Explorer river cruise, staying in a Cat. E Emerald Stateroom, departing in April 2016 and includes the saving of £600 per person. Price is based on two sharing a twin cabin, subject to availability and is correct at time of print (November 2015). The £1,200 per couple saving is valid for new bookings only made between 1 December 2015 and 2 January 2016. For full itineraries and booking conditions, please see Emerald Waterways 2016 river cruise brochure or ask your Spear Travels agent. Wild Borneo and there’s no single supplement! 12-day holiday from £2,899 Discover Apulia 8 days from £959 DEPARTURES FROM MAY - NOVEMBER 2016 Your holiday includes • The services of a Just You Tour Manager & Local Guides • Scheduled flightswith Singapore Airlines or similar scheduled airline • Overseas transfers & other transportation • Use of an airport lounge in the UK • 9 nights accommodationin your own room with breakfast, 8 lunches & 5 dinners • Welcome drink & farewell get-together • Hotel porterage (1 bag per person) • A representative to greet you at all UK airports • All airport taxes & security charges, UK Passenger Duty, all state & local taxes, ATOL protection fee Included holiday highlights • Welcome Malaysian dinner & dance performance • Kinabalu National Park • Poring Hot Springs & canopy walk • Kota Belud, local market & longhouse visit Lecce, Alberobello & Locorotondo • Kundasang War Memorial • Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre & Sun Bear Conservation Centre • Boat cruise to the Lower Kinabatangan River Wildlife Sanctuary • Wildlife cruise • Night-time jungle trek • Abai village and tree-planting • Menannggul River cruise • Steam train ride with tiffin lunch Spirit of India 13 days from £2,299 Old & New Delhi, Amber Fort, Ranthambore, Taj Mahal, River Ganges & much more ...and many more holidays For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates Prices correct at time of going to print. Total protection - all our holidays are ATOL and ABTA protected. Data Protection: Just You is part of All Leisure Holidays Ltd. For further information, please see the Just You Privacy policy at www.justyou.co.uk/en-gb/l/privacy-policy JY_15_1688_182x190 Spear travels artwork.indd 1 14 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER A ROOM OF YOUR OWN Split, Dubrovnik & Hvar 20/11/2015 16:03 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 15
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THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS ON MY TRAVELS: LOUISE BEDFORD SPEAR TRAVELS THAME CRETE IN OCTOBER 2015. Crete is the largest of all the Greek Islands and enjoys a history dating right back to the Minoan Period of 2600 BC. Stunning landscapes, excellent beaches, traditional villages and intriguing ancient sites – no wonder Crete is the one of the most visited islands in Greece. some excellent fish tavernas. Its neighbour, Ayios Nikolaos is rather livelier in the high season. During my visit to Crete I was very impressed with the overall quality of accommodation available to UK holidaymakers – there is something to cater for everyone’s personal choice whether you are seeking a ‘typical’ small and friendly taverna type property or a sumptuous and luxurious 5* hotel. My personal favourite was the Domes of Elounda Hotel which I would recommend for both couples and families alike - there is a separate area for families including a games room with Xbox, PlayStation and gaming chairs … that will give the kids plenty to do! NOW AT SPEAR TRAVELS Western Crete is dominated by the stunning White Mountains, home of the famous Samaria Gorge and the Omolos Plateau. To the east of the island’s capital Heraklion is the town of Hersonissos, offering some of the best beaches in Crete. Further east from Hersonissos rests the picturesque fishing villages of Elounda and Ayios Nikolaos. Elounda, retains Louise visited Crete in October 2015 on an plenty of character and charm and boasts educational visit with Cyplon Holidays. 16 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 17
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THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS ON MY TRAVELS: LOUISE BEDFORD SPEAR TRAVELS THAME CRETE IN OCTOBER 2015. Crete is the largest of all the Greek Islands and enjoys a history dating right back to the Minoan Period of 2600 BC. Stunning landscapes, excellent beaches, traditional villages and intriguing ancient sites – no wonder Crete is the one of the most visited islands in Greece. some excellent fish tavernas. Its neighbour, Ayios Nikolaos is rather livelier in the high season. During my visit to Crete I was very impressed with the overall quality of accommodation available to UK holidaymakers – there is something to cater for everyone’s personal choice whether you are seeking a ‘typical’ small and friendly taverna type property or a sumptuous and luxurious 5* hotel. My personal favourite was the Domes of Elounda Hotel which I would recommend for both couples and families alike - there is a separate area for families including a games room with Xbox, PlayStation and gaming chairs … that will give the kids plenty to do! NOW AT SPEAR TRAVELS Western Crete is dominated by the stunning White Mountains, home of the famous Samaria Gorge and the Omolos Plateau. To the east of the island’s capital Heraklion is the town of Hersonissos, offering some of the best beaches in Crete. Further east from Hersonissos rests the picturesque fishing villages of Elounda and Ayios Nikolaos. Elounda, retains Louise visited Crete in October 2015 on an plenty of character and charm and boasts educational visit with Cyplon Holidays. 16 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 17
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THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE MOST IncLUSIVE LUXU Ry E XPERIEncE ™ includes 3 FREE FLIGHTS 3 FREE EXCURSIONS 3 FREE 1-NIGHT PRE-CRUISE STAY* 3 ALL-INCLUSIVE SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER ® thE mOSt LuXuRiOuS ShiP EVER buiLt ™ Arriving July 2016, Seven Seas Explorer , ® will set a new standard for ultra-luxury, all-inclusive SPECIAL OFFER $400 PER SUITE SPECIAL OFFER $300 PER SUITE cruising. As THE MOST LUXURIOUS SHIP EVER BUILT™ she will re-define the concept of ultra- luxury cruising, accommodating just 750 guests. Seven Seas Explorer® will feature many firsts for the Regent fleet including two new speciality restaurant, the pan-Asian influenced Pacific Rim Up To Canyon Ranch SpaClub® and infinity pool as well as a stunning Culinary Arts Kitchen experience. www.rssc.com 46 Up To excUrSionS excUrSionS Miami Roundtrip 31 free free and the French inspired Chartreuse, a two-tier Venice to Rome 6 March 2017 | 10 nights 3,999pp Veranda Suite (H) ....... £ 19 April 2017 | 7 nights Veranda Suite (H) .........£ 2,899pp For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates Terms and Conditions: Fares are based on two people sharing a suite, are subject to availability and may change at any time. *Available for guests in Concierge Suites and higher. Further terms and conditions apply. 18 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 19
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THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE MOST IncLUSIVE LUXU Ry E XPERIEncE ™ includes 3 FREE FLIGHTS 3 FREE EXCURSIONS 3 FREE 1-NIGHT PRE-CRUISE STAY* 3 ALL-INCLUSIVE SEVEN SEAS EXPLORER ® thE mOSt LuXuRiOuS ShiP EVER buiLt ™ Arriving July 2016, Seven Seas Explorer , ® will set a new standard for ultra-luxury, all-inclusive SPECIAL OFFER $400 PER SUITE SPECIAL OFFER $300 PER SUITE cruising. As THE MOST LUXURIOUS SHIP EVER BUILT™ she will re-define the concept of ultra- luxury cruising, accommodating just 750 guests. Seven Seas Explorer® will feature many firsts for the Regent fleet including two new speciality restaurant, the pan-Asian influenced Pacific Rim Up To Canyon Ranch SpaClub® and infinity pool as well as a stunning Culinary Arts Kitchen experience. www.rssc.com 46 Up To excUrSionS excUrSionS Miami Roundtrip 31 free free and the French inspired Chartreuse, a two-tier Venice to Rome 6 March 2017 | 10 nights 3,999pp Veranda Suite (H) ....... £ 19 April 2017 | 7 nights Veranda Suite (H) .........£ 2,899pp For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates Terms and Conditions: Fares are based on two people sharing a suite, are subject to availability and may change at any time. *Available for guests in Concierge Suites and higher. Further terms and conditions apply. 18 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 19
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THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS ON MY TRAVELS: Fern Hodges SPEAR TRAVELS BOROUGHBRIDGE ABU DHABI IN SEPTEMBER 2015. I was extremely fortunate to be invited onto this ‘VIP’ trip in September visiting both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. As much has previously been written about Dubai I have chosen to focus on Abu Dhabi in this feature – a destination that is currently enjoying a growing reputation for offering incredible quality accommodation, fantastic shopping and dining experiences along with a growing number of exciting places of interest worthy of visiting. Direct flights to Abu Dhabi are now available from a growing number of UK airports with flying time just under seven and a half hours. Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and sits off the mainland on an island in the Persian Gulf. Its focus on oil exports and commerce is reflected by the skyline’s modern towers and shopping megacenters such as Abu Dhabi and Marina malls. During my visit to Abu Dhabi I experienced a gorgeous lunch at the Park Hyatt, stayed at the breath-taking Kempinski Emirates Palace hotel (with its own 1.3km stretch of private beach), marvelled at the 3rd largest mosque in the world, survived the world’s fastest rollercoaster at the Ferrari World theme park and visited a number of hotels including the Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, St. Regis Saadiyat and the Al Maha desert resort. Abu Dhabi offers an unbelievable array of shops, restaurants and visitor experiences which combined makes a perfect choice for a holiday ..and I even enjoyed the camel ride! Let us inspire you… Opulent indulgence and glamour in Dubai Colourful heritage and culture in Abu Dhabi One&Only Royal Mirage / Receive up to 40% savings. Stay 5 nights from £1410pp including complimentary half board, return flights and transfers. Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort / Receive up to 25% savings. Stay 5 nights from £1745pp including breakfast, return flights and transfers. Nowhere quite like it, you will struggle to be a little won over by this Arabian treasure’s feel-good vibe. Bustling with activity, it’s a go-to destination for a mid-haul healthy dose of vitamin D. Hot on the heels of Dubai, Abu Dhabi is busy shaping itself as a centre of culture and recreation. From urban outposts to desolate deserts, explore a land looking towards the future. Fern visited Dubai and Abu Dhabi with 3 other VIP agents as a guest of Carrier. A DAY IN THE LIFE: David Irons Spear Travels Associate Hornchurch, Essex “MAKING HOLIDAY DREAMS COME TRUE... FROM HOME!” I have been a home based Associate with Spear Travels for almost 8 years and over this time I have built up a loyal customer base for whom I create perfect, bespoke holidays. No two days are the same – I can be meeting a customer in a local coffee shop discussing plans and itineraries for their next trip abroad or driving around Essex delivering travel documents and tickets direct to a customer’s home. Quite often in the evening I find myself chatting on the phone with customers as this is when they have more free time to discuss a trip that they have recently returned from or simply suggesting destinations for their next holiday. Working with Spear Travels affords me flexibility to work the hours that best suit me and my customers whilst giving me access to a huge choice of Tour Operators and holiday brochures that you will not find in many of the high street ‘multiple’ travel agents. Along with all my fellow Spear Travels Associates I pride myself on providing my customers with very high levels of service which the testimonials on my website will support. Associates can offer customers the award winning Spear Travels service at evenings and at weekends when our branch colleagues are closed – not quite but almost a 24/7 service (with a smile of course). 20 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER Carrier and Spear Travels have been working together to create luxury tailor-made holidays worldwide for a number of years. With our extensive knowledge and experience, we can create the perfect holiday to suit you. This is just a small selection of the broad range of holidays that we offer. For further details and to book your Carrier holiday, visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our home based Associates. FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 21
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THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS ON MY TRAVELS: Fern Hodges SPEAR TRAVELS BOROUGHBRIDGE ABU DHABI IN SEPTEMBER 2015. I was extremely fortunate to be invited onto this ‘VIP’ trip in September visiting both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. As much has previously been written about Dubai I have chosen to focus on Abu Dhabi in this feature – a destination that is currently enjoying a growing reputation for offering incredible quality accommodation, fantastic shopping and dining experiences along with a growing number of exciting places of interest worthy of visiting. Direct flights to Abu Dhabi are now available from a growing number of UK airports with flying time just under seven and a half hours. Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and sits off the mainland on an island in the Persian Gulf. Its focus on oil exports and commerce is reflected by the skyline’s modern towers and shopping megacenters such as Abu Dhabi and Marina malls. During my visit to Abu Dhabi I experienced a gorgeous lunch at the Park Hyatt, stayed at the breath-taking Kempinski Emirates Palace hotel (with its own 1.3km stretch of private beach), marvelled at the 3rd largest mosque in the world, survived the world’s fastest rollercoaster at the Ferrari World theme park and visited a number of hotels including the Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, St. Regis Saadiyat and the Al Maha desert resort. Abu Dhabi offers an unbelievable array of shops, restaurants and visitor experiences which combined makes a perfect choice for a holiday ..and I even enjoyed the camel ride! Let us inspire you… Opulent indulgence and glamour in Dubai Colourful heritage and culture in Abu Dhabi One&Only Royal Mirage / Receive up to 40% savings. Stay 5 nights from £1410pp including complimentary half board, return flights and transfers. Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort / Receive up to 25% savings. Stay 5 nights from £1745pp including breakfast, return flights and transfers. Nowhere quite like it, you will struggle to be a little won over by this Arabian treasure’s feel-good vibe. Bustling with activity, it’s a go-to destination for a mid-haul healthy dose of vitamin D. Hot on the heels of Dubai, Abu Dhabi is busy shaping itself as a centre of culture and recreation. From urban outposts to desolate deserts, explore a land looking towards the future. Fern visited Dubai and Abu Dhabi with 3 other VIP agents as a guest of Carrier. A DAY IN THE LIFE: David Irons Spear Travels Associate Hornchurch, Essex “MAKING HOLIDAY DREAMS COME TRUE... FROM HOME!” I have been a home based Associate with Spear Travels for almost 8 years and over this time I have built up a loyal customer base for whom I create perfect, bespoke holidays. No two days are the same – I can be meeting a customer in a local coffee shop discussing plans and itineraries for their next trip abroad or driving around Essex delivering travel documents and tickets direct to a customer’s home. Quite often in the evening I find myself chatting on the phone with customers as this is when they have more free time to discuss a trip that they have recently returned from or simply suggesting destinations for their next holiday. Working with Spear Travels affords me flexibility to work the hours that best suit me and my customers whilst giving me access to a huge choice of Tour Operators and holiday brochures that you will not find in many of the high street ‘multiple’ travel agents. Along with all my fellow Spear Travels Associates I pride myself on providing my customers with very high levels of service which the testimonials on my website will support. Associates can offer customers the award winning Spear Travels service at evenings and at weekends when our branch colleagues are closed – not quite but almost a 24/7 service (with a smile of course). 20 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER Carrier and Spear Travels have been working together to create luxury tailor-made holidays worldwide for a number of years. With our extensive knowledge and experience, we can create the perfect holiday to suit you. This is just a small selection of the broad range of holidays that we offer. For further details and to book your Carrier holiday, visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our home based Associates. FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 21
THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS  THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS  ON MY TRAVELS  Fern Hodges  SPEAR TRAVELS BOROUGHBRI...
THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS Explore the world’s greatest destinations with the tailor-made short break experts Award Winning Escorted Tours 4★ Paris from £399pp Amsterdam from £299pp 3 nights B&B at the 3-star Hotel Berne Opera flying from Leeds Bradford Airport 3 nights B&B at the 3-star Hotel Nadia flying from Leeds Bradford Airport Based on 24 March 2016 departure Based on 11 April 2016 departure Carcassonne, Avignon & Provence 6 days from £439 Departs April to October 2016 Flying from: • Belfast • Birmingham • Bristol • East Midlands • Gatwick • Heathrow • Luton • Manchester • Stansted Reykjavik from £420pp Barcelona from £260pp 3 nights B&B at the 3-star Best Western Hotel flying from Gatwick Airport 3 nights B&B at the 3-star Grupotel Gravina flying from Manchester Airport Based on 19 February 2016 departure Lake Garda Departs May to October 2016 8 days from £339 3 and 4★ hotels available! Flying from: • Aberdeen • Belfast • Birmingham • Bournemouth • Cardiff • Durham Tees Valley • East Midlands • Edinburgh • Exeter • Gatwick • Humberside • Inverness • Isle of Man • Jersey • Leeds/Bradford • Luton • Manchester • Newquay • Norwich • Southampton • Stansted Prague, Budapest & Vienna 8 days from £629 Departs March to October 2016 Flying from: • Bristol • Dublin • East Midlands • Edinburgh • Gatwick • Glasgow • Heathrow • Leeds/Bradford • Liverpool • Luton • Manchester • Newcastle • Stansted Based on 15 April 2016 departure For details of these and more fantastic Newmarket Escorted Holidays speak to your local Spear Travels Agent, or contact one of our Home Based Associates For further details and to book, just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our home-based associates. These holidays are organised & operated by Newmarket Air Holidays Ltd. ABTA V7812. ATOL protected 2325. Subject to availability. Single supplements apply. Standard phone charges. 22 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 23
THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS  THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS  Explore the world   s greatest destinations with the...
THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS Explore the world’s greatest destinations with the tailor-made short break experts Award Winning Escorted Tours 4★ Paris from £399pp Amsterdam from £299pp 3 nights B&B at the 3-star Hotel Berne Opera flying from Leeds Bradford Airport 3 nights B&B at the 3-star Hotel Nadia flying from Leeds Bradford Airport Based on 24 March 2016 departure Based on 11 April 2016 departure Carcassonne, Avignon & Provence 6 days from £439 Departs April to October 2016 Flying from: • Belfast • Birmingham • Bristol • East Midlands • Gatwick • Heathrow • Luton • Manchester • Stansted Reykjavik from £420pp Barcelona from £260pp 3 nights B&B at the 3-star Best Western Hotel flying from Gatwick Airport 3 nights B&B at the 3-star Grupotel Gravina flying from Manchester Airport Based on 19 February 2016 departure Lake Garda Departs May to October 2016 8 days from £339 3 and 4★ hotels available! Flying from: • Aberdeen • Belfast • Birmingham • Bournemouth • Cardiff • Durham Tees Valley • East Midlands • Edinburgh • Exeter • Gatwick • Humberside • Inverness • Isle of Man • Jersey • Leeds/Bradford • Luton • Manchester • Newquay • Norwich • Southampton • Stansted Prague, Budapest & Vienna 8 days from £629 Departs March to October 2016 Flying from: • Bristol • Dublin • East Midlands • Edinburgh • Gatwick • Glasgow • Heathrow • Leeds/Bradford • Liverpool • Luton • Manchester • Newcastle • Stansted Based on 15 April 2016 departure For details of these and more fantastic Newmarket Escorted Holidays speak to your local Spear Travels Agent, or contact one of our Home Based Associates For further details and to book, just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our home-based associates. These holidays are organised & operated by Newmarket Air Holidays Ltd. ABTA V7812. ATOL protected 2325. Subject to availability. Single supplements apply. Standard phone charges. 22 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 23
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THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS SUMMER IN THE AFFORDABLE LUXURY Award-wining tailor-made luxury hotel holidays from the UK’s leading independent specialist; with our friendly and knowledgeable service we look forward to working with Spear Travels to create your perfect holiday for 2016. We pride ourselves on designing, and delivering, tailor-made luxury holidays at competitive and affordable prices. Private transfers are included and we offer departures from numerous UK airports, allowing you to travel in comfort and style. AUSTRIAN MOUNTAINS ALGARVE FLYING FROM HUMBERSIDE AIRPORT, DEPARTING 3 JULY 2016 FLYING FROM DURHAM TEES VALLEY AIRPORT, DEPARTING 24 JULY 2016 5★ Ria Park Hotel & Spa FLYING FROM LEEDS BRADFORD AIRPORT, DEPARTING 31 JULY 2016 B&B Book today EARLY BOOKING OFFER SAVE £153pp WITH SPEAR TRAVELS 7 nights from £867*pp 8 DAYS Ria Park Hotel & Spa is set in beautiful gardens and located within an area of FROM ONLY £799pp outstanding natural beauty. The Ria Formosa Nature reserve offers a very pleasant environment of evergreen FLYING FROM SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT, DEPARTING 21 AUGUST 2016 FLYING FROM MANCHESTER AIRPORT, DEPARTING 4 SEPTEMBER 2016 7 nights half board at the 4 star Sport Hotel, St Anton am Arlberg Return flight from your chosen airport to Friedrichshafen† Airport taxes and return transfer from the airport to your hotel Excursions to Lindau and Lake Bodensee, Linderhof and Oberammergau INCLUDES ST. ANTON SUMMER CARD vegetation, wonderful golf courses and SORRENTO the hotel is only 800 metres from the sandy beach of Garrao. The elegant reception area features comfortable AMALFI & POMPEII seating and a charming bar and the FLYING FROM LEEDS BRADFORD AIRPORT, DEPARTING MAY - OCT 2016 - from £749pp impressive swimming pool is surrounded FLYING FROM MANCHESTER AIRPORT, DEPARTING MAY - OCT 2016 - from £789pp by mature and beautiful botanical FLYING FROM NEWCASTLE AIRPORT, DEPARTING MAY - OCT 2016 - from £839pp gardens. Guest rooms and suites are FLYING FROM HUMBERSIDE AIRPORT, DEPARTING 26 JUNE 2016 - from £799pp generous in size, and the ocean view 4★ & 5★ tailor-made hotel holidays Private transfers included Any airport, any airline, any day Pre-bookable flight seats FLYING FROM DURHAM TEES VALLEY AIRPORT, DEPARTING 17 JULY 2016 - from £799pp FLYING FROM SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT, DEPARTING 14 AUGUST 2016 - from £829pp rooms offer stunning views over the nature reserve and on to the shimmering Atlantic Ocean. Light lunches can be enjoyed at the poolside For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Agents bar and in the evenings the attractive a la carte restaurant offers delightful regional specialities. The hotel’s spa INCLUDES £50PP DISCOUNT IF BOOKED BEFORE 31 JANUARY 2016 centre is a short five minutes stroll away and the health club features a wonderful heated swimming pool in addition to a steam room, Jacuzzi and a fully equipped fitness room. *subject to availability. Based on local airport departure on 6th June 2016, includes return flights and private resort transfers. Spain I Balearic Islands I Canary Islands I Portugal I Madeira I Italy I Croatia I Gibraltar I Malta I Greece I Cyprus I Turkey I Bermuda I Morocco I Egypt I South of France I Cities Spear travel ad_190x182_nov 15.indd 1 24 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER Return flight from your chosen airport to Naples† 7 nights stay at a choice of Airport taxes and 3 or 4 star Sorrento-area hotels with breakfast and dinner return transfer from the airport to your hotel Two full-day escorted excursions to Pompeii & Vesuvius, and Positano, Amalfi & Ravello Entry to Amalfi Cathedral, Pompeii and Villa Rufolo Gardens in Ravello Optional excursions to Capri and Anacapri Book today WITH SPEAR TRAVELS 8 DAYS FROM ONLY £749pp Organised by Omega Holidays plc, ABTA V4782, ATOL Protected 6081. Subject to availability. Single supplements apply. †We have included a reasonable budget for your flights. Should the cost of these fall below or rise above this amount we will amend the holiday cost to reflect these changes and therefore the price may increase or decrease accordingly. The final price will be confirmed at the time of booking. For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. 13/11/2015 13:48 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 25
THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS  THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS  SUMMER IN THE  AFFORDABLE LUXURY Award-wining tailor...
THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS SUMMER IN THE AFFORDABLE LUXURY Award-wining tailor-made luxury hotel holidays from the UK’s leading independent specialist; with our friendly and knowledgeable service we look forward to working with Spear Travels to create your perfect holiday for 2016. We pride ourselves on designing, and delivering, tailor-made luxury holidays at competitive and affordable prices. Private transfers are included and we offer departures from numerous UK airports, allowing you to travel in comfort and style. AUSTRIAN MOUNTAINS ALGARVE FLYING FROM HUMBERSIDE AIRPORT, DEPARTING 3 JULY 2016 FLYING FROM DURHAM TEES VALLEY AIRPORT, DEPARTING 24 JULY 2016 5★ Ria Park Hotel & Spa FLYING FROM LEEDS BRADFORD AIRPORT, DEPARTING 31 JULY 2016 B&B Book today EARLY BOOKING OFFER SAVE £153pp WITH SPEAR TRAVELS 7 nights from £867*pp 8 DAYS Ria Park Hotel & Spa is set in beautiful gardens and located within an area of FROM ONLY £799pp outstanding natural beauty. The Ria Formosa Nature reserve offers a very pleasant environment of evergreen FLYING FROM SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT, DEPARTING 21 AUGUST 2016 FLYING FROM MANCHESTER AIRPORT, DEPARTING 4 SEPTEMBER 2016 7 nights half board at the 4 star Sport Hotel, St Anton am Arlberg Return flight from your chosen airport to Friedrichshafen† Airport taxes and return transfer from the airport to your hotel Excursions to Lindau and Lake Bodensee, Linderhof and Oberammergau INCLUDES ST. ANTON SUMMER CARD vegetation, wonderful golf courses and SORRENTO the hotel is only 800 metres from the sandy beach of Garrao. The elegant reception area features comfortable AMALFI & POMPEII seating and a charming bar and the FLYING FROM LEEDS BRADFORD AIRPORT, DEPARTING MAY - OCT 2016 - from £749pp impressive swimming pool is surrounded FLYING FROM MANCHESTER AIRPORT, DEPARTING MAY - OCT 2016 - from £789pp by mature and beautiful botanical FLYING FROM NEWCASTLE AIRPORT, DEPARTING MAY - OCT 2016 - from £839pp gardens. Guest rooms and suites are FLYING FROM HUMBERSIDE AIRPORT, DEPARTING 26 JUNE 2016 - from £799pp generous in size, and the ocean view 4★ & 5★ tailor-made hotel holidays Private transfers included Any airport, any airline, any day Pre-bookable flight seats FLYING FROM DURHAM TEES VALLEY AIRPORT, DEPARTING 17 JULY 2016 - from £799pp FLYING FROM SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT, DEPARTING 14 AUGUST 2016 - from £829pp rooms offer stunning views over the nature reserve and on to the shimmering Atlantic Ocean. Light lunches can be enjoyed at the poolside For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Agents bar and in the evenings the attractive a la carte restaurant offers delightful regional specialities. The hotel’s spa INCLUDES £50PP DISCOUNT IF BOOKED BEFORE 31 JANUARY 2016 centre is a short five minutes stroll away and the health club features a wonderful heated swimming pool in addition to a steam room, Jacuzzi and a fully equipped fitness room. *subject to availability. Based on local airport departure on 6th June 2016, includes return flights and private resort transfers. Spain I Balearic Islands I Canary Islands I Portugal I Madeira I Italy I Croatia I Gibraltar I Malta I Greece I Cyprus I Turkey I Bermuda I Morocco I Egypt I South of France I Cities Spear travel ad_190x182_nov 15.indd 1 24 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER Return flight from your chosen airport to Naples† 7 nights stay at a choice of Airport taxes and 3 or 4 star Sorrento-area hotels with breakfast and dinner return transfer from the airport to your hotel Two full-day escorted excursions to Pompeii & Vesuvius, and Positano, Amalfi & Ravello Entry to Amalfi Cathedral, Pompeii and Villa Rufolo Gardens in Ravello Optional excursions to Capri and Anacapri Book today WITH SPEAR TRAVELS 8 DAYS FROM ONLY £749pp Organised by Omega Holidays plc, ABTA V4782, ATOL Protected 6081. Subject to availability. Single supplements apply. †We have included a reasonable budget for your flights. Should the cost of these fall below or rise above this amount we will amend the holiday cost to reflect these changes and therefore the price may increase or decrease accordingly. The final price will be confirmed at the time of booking. For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. 13/11/2015 13:48 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 25
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THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS ON MY TRAVELS: Beverly Clarke ISTANBUL & BODRUM PENINSULA How exciting – not only was I going to visit the grand city of Istanbul during this trip but also the coastal resort of Bodrum and experience a fabulous Gulet cruise – all in six days! I flew from Birmingham with the excellent Turkish Airlines and just under four hours later I had arrived in busy and chaotic Istanbul Airport. Istanbul is a city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. The Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. The city is very beautiful even though I didn’t have as long there to explore as I would have liked. April is a great time to visit Istanbul as it hosts its annual Tulip Festival. There is a huge choice of city tours to choose from and I would strongly recommend one as the perfect way to familiarise yourself with the city. Istanbul is the perfect location for a 4 night city break. ...in comfort and style. Travel through Europe... SPEAR TRAVELS ASSOCIATE A 50 minute flight from Istanbul took me to the coastal resort of Bodrum – a favourite holiday resort with British travellers. I visited wonderful family villas, stunning and luxurious hotels and ate in lovely family run restaurants where prices were incredibly good value for money (Pizza & drinks for 11 people came to less than £30). The resort also offers a fantastic shopping experience so this is a must for all you retail bargain hunters! The best experience was saved until the end of my trip – an afternoon on a Gulet – a beautiful sailing vessel sleeping up to 10 people where cabins have their own en-suite bathroom. Having not visited Turkey for over 20 years this visit has really changed my views about the country as a holiday destination – it offers something for everyone and I would thoroughly recommend a visit. Beverly travelled on an agent familiarisation trip as a guest of Visions Holiday Group who also offer private villas with Ilios Travel. Experience Luxuria Private Villa Collection ILIOS TRAVEL from just £309 per person Here at Leger Holidays, we like to think we have revolutionised the way our guests experience coach travel and, more specifically, the way in which they experience a fully escorted touring holiday. That’s why we try to give our customers the very best, from our comfortable Executive coaches to the extra facilities and comfort of Silver Service and now, our flagship coach, L , launched in 2015. uxuria Luxuria is available on a wide selection of tours, from short breaks to escorted touring holidays and longer, Grand Explorer tours. Prices start from just £309 per person travelling on our D-Day Landings in Normandy Battlefields 4-day break. For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. 26 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 016452 Discover the benefits of luxury coach travel for yourself and take a stress-free holiday to Europe and beyond. 5889 5070 ABTA No.Y223X For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. by All holidays are subject to availability. This holiday can be found in the Leger Holidays Experience Europe brochure. Terms and conditions apply and can be found on the Leger Holidays website. No: 5217 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 27
THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS  THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS  ON MY TRAVELS  Beverly Clarke ISTANBUL   BODRUM PENI...
THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS THE COLLECTION FROM SPEAR TRAVELS ON MY TRAVELS: Beverly Clarke ISTANBUL & BODRUM PENINSULA How exciting – not only was I going to visit the grand city of Istanbul during this trip but also the coastal resort of Bodrum and experience a fabulous Gulet cruise – all in six days! I flew from Birmingham with the excellent Turkish Airlines and just under four hours later I had arrived in busy and chaotic Istanbul Airport. Istanbul is a city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. The Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. The city is very beautiful even though I didn’t have as long there to explore as I would have liked. April is a great time to visit Istanbul as it hosts its annual Tulip Festival. There is a huge choice of city tours to choose from and I would strongly recommend one as the perfect way to familiarise yourself with the city. Istanbul is the perfect location for a 4 night city break. ...in comfort and style. Travel through Europe... SPEAR TRAVELS ASSOCIATE A 50 minute flight from Istanbul took me to the coastal resort of Bodrum – a favourite holiday resort with British travellers. I visited wonderful family villas, stunning and luxurious hotels and ate in lovely family run restaurants where prices were incredibly good value for money (Pizza & drinks for 11 people came to less than £30). The resort also offers a fantastic shopping experience so this is a must for all you retail bargain hunters! The best experience was saved until the end of my trip – an afternoon on a Gulet – a beautiful sailing vessel sleeping up to 10 people where cabins have their own en-suite bathroom. Having not visited Turkey for over 20 years this visit has really changed my views about the country as a holiday destination – it offers something for everyone and I would thoroughly recommend a visit. Beverly travelled on an agent familiarisation trip as a guest of Visions Holiday Group who also offer private villas with Ilios Travel. Experience Luxuria Private Villa Collection ILIOS TRAVEL from just £309 per person Here at Leger Holidays, we like to think we have revolutionised the way our guests experience coach travel and, more specifically, the way in which they experience a fully escorted touring holiday. That’s why we try to give our customers the very best, from our comfortable Executive coaches to the extra facilities and comfort of Silver Service and now, our flagship coach, L , launched in 2015. uxuria Luxuria is available on a wide selection of tours, from short breaks to escorted touring holidays and longer, Grand Explorer tours. Prices start from just £309 per person travelling on our D-Day Landings in Normandy Battlefields 4-day break. For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. 26 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 016452 Discover the benefits of luxury coach travel for yourself and take a stress-free holiday to Europe and beyond. 5889 5070 ABTA No.Y223X For further details and to book just visit your local Spear Travels branch or contact one of our Home Based Associates. by All holidays are subject to availability. This holiday can be found in the Leger Holidays Experience Europe brochure. Terms and conditions apply and can be found on the Leger Holidays website. No: 5217 FOR CONTACT DETAILS SEE BACK COVER 27
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