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THE
COLLECTION
THE WORLD AS YOU WANT IT
A selection of
inspirational holiday
ideas from you local,
award-winning
travel agent
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Broads Business Travel, the corporate division
of The Spear Travels Group, is one of the most
respected independent travel management
companies in the UK. Based in Sutton Coldeld
and established for over 30 years, we provide
a comprehensive, proactive and cost-effective
service to companies of all sizes.
Speak with one of our dedicated team today
to discuss how we can streamline your
business travel arrangements.
GLOBAL
REACH
LOCAL
TOUCH
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0333 323 9596 E: res@broadsbusinesstravel.com www.broadsbusinesstravel.com
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A WARM WELCOME
Welcome to our Winter 16/17
‘The Collection’ magazine. You will
have noticed we have increased the
size back up to A4, as it used to be,
and there are more pages than ever.
As we grow, so does the content,
but the real reason is, we wanted to
include more reports from our own
trips and more general information
about which, from feedback, we
know that you all enjoy reading.
As you will see, there have been some great trips in 2016
and, as always, there are still more to come.
We hope you will enjoy perusing The Collection over the
coming festive period and if there is something inside that
interests you, or even an idea you have a yearning to
experience that isn’t mentioned, or is on your ‘Bucket List’,
then please get in touch. If it is travel related, we can do it
all! Our teams work hard to keep up to date with all the
latest travel trends and we encourage them to take
advantage of the familiarisation trips we are offered to
increase their knowledge. If your rst point of contact
hasn’t been there, they will know someone in the
company who has!
Our nancial year to the end of September was another
successful one with the turnover increasing from £20M to
£25M, helped by our two new branches in Sutton Coldeld
and Licheld and our new Corporate Travel Division at
Broads. Our aim next year is to hit £30M even without any
more additions. We felt that the Licheld shop needed a
total revamp, so if you haven’t already visited, please do call
in and see the results and meet our new members of staff
who complete the experienced team we already have there.
Following the last issue of The Collection, Broads Business
Travel, who are also based in Sutton Coldeld, asked if they
could feature in the next magazine.
So you will notice on the opposite page a mention for our
highly experienced Corporate Travel department who
are keen to encourage those of you who might travel
regularly for work to contact them. They have special net
fares for ights worldwide, and also specialise in group
travel at home and abroad. ‘Global reach, local touch’ is their
mantra: it says it all. We are proud to have them as part of
the Spear Travels Group.
Our success is completely down to the commitment of
our staff and our continued growth is due to exceeding
customer service expectations. This year, for the third
year running, our clients voted for us and we won the best
local travel retailer at the British Travel Awards. We are the
rst independent travel agency ever to win three years in
succession. Thank you to all who took time to vote for us.
We were also in the ‘Top 50’ travel agencies in the country
voted for by industry professionals. This is our opportunity
to say how proud we are of all members of our team.
After a tumultuous and topsy-turvy year with rst Brexit,
then a new Prime Minister and now President Trump, in
2017 with so many unknowns and varying exchange rates,
it will be an interesting and challenging one for us to obtain
the best value for money for you. We can, and we will,
have to work even harder. The fast-growing ‘All-Inclusive’
market will thrive, for sure. We love a challenge and will
always rise to it so we look forward to the next one that
you will offer us!
As always may we, collectively, as The Spear Travels
Group, be amongst the rst to wish you Seasons Greetings,
a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
CONTENTS
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Elvis Presley’s Memphis
6
On My Travels – South Africa & Tanzania/Zanzibar
7
Explore Africa
8
The Ashes Tour 2017
10
The Caribbean is Calling
12
The Single Traveller
13
Explore the Road Less Travelled
14
Love Cruising
16
Amazing Dubai
17
On My Travels – Mandalay & The Maldives
18
Europe’s Finest River Cruises
20
Amazing Experiences
21
Incredible India
24
Everyone’s favourite – Canada
25
On My Travels – Canada, West & East Coast
26
Your Route to China
27
Luxury Madeira
28
On My Travels – Silver Explorer & Crystal Symphony
29
Luxury Cruise Holidays
30
Discover Japan
31
Switzerland
32
How to Contact Us
Peter Cookson
Managing Director | E: peter.cookson@speartravels.net
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Other departure airports also available.
For further information or to book just contact
your local Spear Travels or Broads Travel branch
or one of our home based Associates.
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ON MY TRAVELS
Isabel Lakin
SPEAR TRAVELS WOLVERHAMPTON
TANZANIA & ZANZIBAR
My journey started at Birmingham Airport for our Turkish
Airlines ight to Istanbul on our way to Dar Es Salaam.
Immigration at Dar Es Salaam can only be described as
chaotic - and time-consuming! Then it was a short ight to
Mtmere airstrip before climbing in jeeps for the bumpy 20
minute trip to Selous Riverside Camp - our home for
the next two nights.
On our rst afternoon, we went on a river safari and we saw
kingshers, weaver birds, crocodiles and hippos before returning
to our tented accommodation. Our rst full safari was a whole
day game drive in jeeps when we saw gibbons’, giraffes, zebra
and lions. Then it was time to move on to the Miyumo River
Lodge by jeep. This is a stunning property overlooking the Rui
River. This included the luxury Miyumo Villa which is the last
word in luxury and with a price tag to match!
Our next ight was from Stieglers airstrip to Zanzibar. We stayed
at the Zanzibar Serena Hotel in Stonetown. This is a charming
colonial style hotel with lovely staff. We enjoyed a walking tour
of the city which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site
featuring the unlikely combination of a former slave market and
the birthplace of Freddie Mercury!
From our base in Stonetown we inspected Breezes Beach
Club and Spa, the new boutique hotel Zawadi and The Palms
Zanzibar) which was one of my personal favourites). Our next
move was to the Baraza Resort and Spa which is beautiful and
then we spent our nal night in Zanzibar at the Bluejay Beach
Resort with the most stunning views.
In summary Tanzania offers something for everyone – some of
Africa’s most impressive game reserves, some of the world’s best
dive sites around the Spice Islands, Mount Kilimanjaro National
Park for the adrenalin junkies, the stunning hotels and beaches
of Zanzibar for honeymooners and romantics, and the most
charming and welcoming people you are likely to meet.
I must begin by confessing that this was such an amazing trip
that I took over 600 photographs! South Africa stole my heart
and here are some of my highlights…
Our trip began in Johannesburg and straight away we set off to
the Kruger National Park, stopping on the way at Mtomeni Camp,
Letaba Ranch. Here we had our rst game drive where we saw
hippos, buffalo, giraffes and elephants - wow! We stayed in tents
and had lovely local food. Of course, the camp is unfenced and
the animals roam free but we were guarded at night by rangers.
Then the next day it was on to Kruger. Kruger National Park was
opened in 1898 by Paul Kruger and is approximately the size of
Wales. We were heading to Skukuza Camp which is a fenced-in
camp. There are tents, cottages, bungalows and areas for
camping and caravans. You could hear lions roaring in the
background as we ate our dinner, which had a real feel of being
on a safari.
Then all too soon it was back to Johannesburg taking in the
sights on the way including Blyde River Canyon which is the
third largest canyon in the Southern Hemisphere where the views
were breathtaking.
Our next port of call was Port Elizabeth which is a 90-minute
ight from Johannesburg and, straight from the airport, we
travelled to Tsisitikama National Park, a lovely base for exploring
the beautiful coastline. Then on to Hermanos in search of whales.
We did have a couple of sightings in the distance but at other
times of the year they come right in to the harbour so you can
see the whales up close.
ON MY TRAVELS
Stacey Dobson
SPEAR TRAVELS HELMSLEY
SOUTH AFRICA
Then on to Cape Town via Stellenbosch which is a lovely
wine area. We visited a couple of vineyards - Blaauwklippen
and Neethlingshof with plenty of delicious wine tasting
included. Arriving late afternoon into Cape Town, we headed
straight to Table Mountain. We took the cable car to the top a
nd had around 90 minutes’ walking around enjoying the
spectacular views.
Not to be missed is the Cape Peninsula tour, taking in Chapmans
Peak, Houts Bay and down to the Cape of Good Hope - the most
South Westerly point in Africa. Then our nal excursion to a local
township, Llanga where over 70,000 people live. We visited a
local nursery, where the children sang us the South African
national anthem.
This was my rst trip to South Africa and I loved every
minute of it. Combining a safari, the Garden Route and Cape
Town is a great ‘rst time’ itinerary. Not to be missed!
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The diversity and sheer size of Africa means that it has something to oer
seamlessly to provide the most amazing travel experiences on the planet.
-taking. Ask most people
to define an African holiday and they will inevitably think about a safari,
lions calling, manoeuvring through the bush on a game drive tracking an
elusive leopard, or simply pausing at sunset to raise a G&T to another
remarkable day.
From Ethiopia to Cape Town via the Masai Mara, Zanzibar, Victoria Falls,
The Okavango Delta and everywhere in between the Spear Travels Group
can be trusted to guide our clients through the process of nding their
ideal trip. Together with African Pride, our trusted partner, we have the
expertise and familiartity with the area which is unmatched.
For further information or to book a holiday to Africa, just contact your local Spear Travels or
Broads Travel branch or one of our home based Associates
In Africa, there is a tangible sense of being somewhere special, an almost
primal feeling that stirs something within the soul. Let Africa capture your
heart as it did Stacey and Isabel as you can see on the opposite page.
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Experience the wonder of the greatest Test in
cricket on a trip Down Under...
For a cricket fan, nothing beats the oldest
competition in the game: The Ashes!
In a rivalry that has been ongoing since 1882, the
balance has constantly shifted between these two
great cricketing nations, England and Australia,
who every few years play fi ve Test Matches on the
host nation’s top wickets in a battle to claim the
smallest trophy in sport.
At the end of 2017, England will be heading to
Australia to take on the Baggy Greens in Brisbane,
Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney; and ITC
Sports Travel and Spectate Sports Travel can
create the perfect itinerary for this once-in-a-
lifetime event.
With over 30 years’ experience sending clients
around the world for the fi nest fi xtures in sport,
we’re experts in creating the best tour to suit
personal timescales and budgets, with superb
match tickets, varied accommodation choices
and exciting excursions included in each bespoke
itinerary.
Leading the fi eld, The Spear Travels Group working
with ITC Sports Travel and Spectate Sports Travel
have all the bases covered for your tailor-made
sporting holiday.
THE ASHES
AUSTRALIA ENGLAND
NOVEMBER 2017 - JANUARY 2018
vs
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We have delivered exclusive holidays to the
world’s most prestigious and exciting sporting
events worldwide. With hospitality viewing at
each event and functions and excursions to
entertain clients in between matches, this is high-
end sports travel with all the whistles and bells
you’d expect from ITC.
From start to fi nish a dedicated Tour Manager
will be on hand to make sure the group has
everything they need, with former professional
players and sports pundits along for the ride too!
Ashes Tour Highlights
• One of the fi nest points of an Australia Ashes
tour is the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne’s
glorious MCG.
• Bring in 2018 in style on our private yacht
charter in Sydney Harbour for New Year’s Eve.
• Along with our ‘State of Play’ sports pundits,
former England international cricketer Gladstone
Small will be joining us as a Tour Host.
• Thrilling excursions include a stay at a 5-star
resort on Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier
Reef, as well as wine tours in the Barossa Valley.
O ering exceptional, a ordable sports tours to
major sporting events across the globe, we work
with Spectate Sports Travel who specialise in
creating spectator packages to cricket, rugby,
Formula One, tennis, golf, football and US
sporting events, with a choice of tickets and
hospitality to suit your requirements and budget.
Our mission is to provide every sports enthusiast
the opportunity to visit their desired event, using
a broad portfolio of brands to create a bespoke
travel package that’s a ordable, fully inclusive,
and of high quality.
Ashes Tour Highlights
• As well as bespoke tours to see the Ashes,
packages can also be tailored to watch England
play Australia in the fi ve One-Day Internationals
and three Twenty20 games.
• If you’re in Melbourne with us for the festive Test
Match, let us pre-arrange your Christmas lunch;
whether you prefer turkey with all the trimmings
or an Aussie barbecue on the beach!
• A selection of well rated 4* hotels will ensure
comfort and convenience wherever you join us
in Australia.
For further information and to book please visit your nearest branch of Spear Travels
or Broads Travel or contact one of our home based Associates.
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Scattered amongst the dreamlike tropical islands of Jamaica,
Saint Lucia, Antigua, the Bahamas, Grenada and Barbados are 15
incomparable Sandals Resorts, each off ering turquoise waters, ocean
breezes and swaying palm trees, as well as an unparalleled array
of inclusions.
Sandals revolutionised the all-inclusive off ering when they introduced
the Luxury Included
®
concept. But what does this mean? It means
indulging in the best of the best. The Caribbean’s best beaches,
gourmet dining, unlimited land & water sports, luxurious suites and so
much more! And the best part? It’s all included.
Whether your dream escape involves dozing under a
palm, snorkelling the day away or sipping cocktails at
sunset, the perfect Caribbean beach awaits you at a
Sandals Resort.
Rise and shine to the Caribbean’s most picturesque beaches. Every
Sandals Resort is perfectly situated to revel in the best sunrises and
sunsets that the islands have to off er. White sandy beaches call for
fun and adventurous activities. Sandals includes all water sports from
kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing and scuba diving for certifi ed
divers they’ve even been voted one of the top 5 dive operations in
the Western Hemisphere.
If you prefer to keep your feet dry, Sandals off er countless land
activities. Test your skills and take a swing on the golf courses in
Jamaica and Saint Lucia or try your hand at tennis. Switch up your
usual workout routine and take a morning yoga class on the beach or
workout in Sandals’ state-of-the-art gyms.
After a day of endless activities, the Red Lane
®
Spa will be calling
your name. Pamper yourself in the complimentary hot and cold plunge
pools or indulge in a romantic couple’s massage*.
Every night the resorts host parties, beach bonfi res, live music and
dancing, and each evening you can dine at up to 16 restaurants
per resort. With Sandals’ 5-Star Global Gourmet
dining it’s easy to
discover delicacies from across the globe without ever stepping out
of the resort. Let’s not forget about the beverages! There are as many
as 11 bars per resort serving premium brand drinks and six varietals of
Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines. Be sure to make a stop at the Rabbit
Hole at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in Jamaica; as the Caribbean’s fi rst
speakeasy bar, guest will be transported back to the 1920s.
*Treatments at cost.
One of the best parts about booking a Luxury Included
®
holiday to
Sandals Resorts is that the price you see is the price you pay. Your
holiday will always come with a price guarantee, so you can book
totally worry-free, knowing everything is taken care of.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO BOOK, PLEASE CALL IN TO YOUR LOCAL BRANCH OF SPEAR TRAVELS OR
BROADS TRAVEL OR CALL ONE OF OUR HOME BASED ASSOCIATES.
calling...
THE CARIBBEAN IS
2
0
1
5
Renowned the world over as the resorts made for love, Sandals
has created suites so exotic and so romantic they had to be called
“Love Nest Suites
®
”. Secluded along idyllic shores throughout the
Caribbean, these hideaways are ideal for honeymooners and lovers
of privacy. Whether high on a cliff -top overlooking the sea, tucked at
the edge of a fl owing pool, or right on the beach mere steps from the
ocean…guests can live out their dreams and make memories that will
last forever. Plus all Love Nest Suites
®
off er the utmost in privacy and
plush elegance, including 24-hour room service and professionally
trained butlers who cater to your clients every whim in top-tier suites.
JAMAICA
SAINT LUCIA
ANTIGUA
BAHAMAS
GRENADA
BARBADOS
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Scattered amongst the dreamlike tropical islands of Jamaica,
Saint Lucia, Antigua, the Bahamas, Grenada and Barbados are 15
incomparable Sandals Resorts, each off ering turquoise waters, ocean
breezes and swaying palm trees, as well as an unparalleled array
of inclusions.
Sandals revolutionised the all-inclusive off ering when they introduced
the Luxury Included
®
concept. But what does this mean? It means
indulging in the best of the best. The Caribbean’s best beaches,
gourmet dining, unlimited land & water sports, luxurious suites and so
much more! And the best part? It’s all included.
Whether your dream escape involves dozing under a
palm, snorkelling the day away or sipping cocktails at
sunset, the perfect Caribbean beach awaits you at a
Sandals Resort.
Rise and shine to the Caribbean’s most picturesque beaches. Every
Sandals Resort is perfectly situated to revel in the best sunrises and
sunsets that the islands have to off er. White sandy beaches call for
fun and adventurous activities. Sandals includes all water sports from
kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing and scuba diving for certifi ed
divers they’ve even been voted one of the top 5 dive operations in
the Western Hemisphere.
If you prefer to keep your feet dry, Sandals off er countless land
activities. Test your skills and take a swing on the golf courses in
Jamaica and Saint Lucia or try your hand at tennis. Switch up your
usual workout routine and take a morning yoga class on the beach or
workout in Sandals’ state-of-the-art gyms.
After a day of endless activities, the Red Lane
®
Spa will be calling
your name. Pamper yourself in the complimentary hot and cold plunge
pools or indulge in a romantic couple’s massage*.
Every night the resorts host parties, beach bonfi res, live music and
dancing, and each evening you can dine at up to 16 restaurants
per resort. With Sandals’ 5-Star Global Gourmet
dining it’s easy to
discover delicacies from across the globe without ever stepping out
of the resort. Let’s not forget about the beverages! There are as many
as 11 bars per resort serving premium brand drinks and six varietals of
Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines. Be sure to make a stop at the Rabbit
Hole at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in Jamaica; as the Caribbean’s fi rst
speakeasy bar, guest will be transported back to the 1920s.
*Treatments at cost.
One of the best parts about booking a Luxury Included
®
holiday to
Sandals Resorts is that the price you see is the price you pay. Your
holiday will always come with a price guarantee, so you can book
totally worry-free, knowing everything is taken care of.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO BOOK, PLEASE CALL IN TO YOUR LOCAL BRANCH OF SPEAR TRAVELS OR
BROADS TRAVEL OR CALL ONE OF OUR HOME BASED ASSOCIATES.
calling...
THE CARIBBEAN IS
2
0
1
5
Renowned the world over as the resorts made for love, Sandals
has created suites so exotic and so romantic they had to be called
“Love Nest Suites
®
”. Secluded along idyllic shores throughout the
Caribbean, these hideaways are ideal for honeymooners and lovers
of privacy. Whether high on a cliff -top overlooking the sea, tucked at
the edge of a fl owing pool, or right on the beach mere steps from the
ocean…guests can live out their dreams and make memories that will
last forever. Plus all Love Nest Suites
®
off er the utmost in privacy and
plush elegance, including 24-hour room service and professionally
trained butlers who cater to your clients every whim in top-tier suites.
JAMAICA
SAINT LUCIA
ANTIGUA
BAHAMAS
GRENADA
BARBADOS
Scattered amongst the dreamlike tropical islands of Jamaica,
Saint Lucia, Antigua, the Bahamas, Grenada and Barbados are 15
incomparable Sandals Resorts, each o ering turquoise waters, ocean
breezes and swaying palm trees, as well as an unparalleled array
of inclusions.
Sandals revolutionised the all-inclusive o ering when they introduced
the Luxury Included
®
concept. But what does this mean? It means
indulging in the best of the best. The Caribbean’s best beaches,
gourmet dining, unlimited land & water sports, luxurious suites and so
much more! And the best part? It’s all included.
Whether your dream escape involves dozing under a
palm, snorkelling the day away or sipping cocktails at
sunset, the perfect Caribbean beach awaits you at a
Sandals Resort.
Rise and shine to the Caribbean’s most picturesque beaches. Every
Sandals Resort is perfectly situated to revel in the best sunrises and
sunsets that the islands have to o er. White sandy beaches call for
fun and adventurous activities. They include all water sports from
kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing and scuba diving for certi ed
divers they’ve even been voted one of the top 5 dive operations in
the Western Hemisphere.
If you prefer to keep your feet dry, they o er countless land
activities. Test your skills and take a swing on the golf courses in
Jamaica and Saint Lucia or try your hand at tennis. Switch up your
usual workout routine and take a morning yoga class on the beach or
workout in their state-of-the-art gyms.
After a day of endless activities, the Red Lane
®
Spa will be calling
your name. Pamper yourself in the complimentary hot and cold plunge
pools or indulge in a romantic couple’s massage*.
Every night the resorts host parties, beach bon res, live music and
dancing, and each evening you can dine at up to 16 restaurants
per resort. With Sandals’ 5-Star Global Gourmet
dining its easy to
discover delicacies from across the
globe without ever stepping out
of the resort. Lets not forget about the beverages! There are as many
as 11 bars per resort serving premium brand drinks and six varietals of
Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines. Be sure to make a stop at the Rabbit
Hole at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in Jamaica; as the Caribbeans rst
speakeasy bar, guest will be transported back to the 1920s.
*Treatments at cost.
One of the best parts about booking a Luxury Included
®
holiday to
Sandals Resorts is that the price you see is the price you pay. Your
holiday will always come with a price guarantee, so you can book
totally worry-free, knowing everything is taken care of.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON ALL SANDALS RESORTS PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL BRANCH OF SPEAR TRAVELS
OR BROADS TRAVEL OR CALL ONE OF OUR HOME BASED ASSOCIATES.
calling...
THE CARIBBEAN IS
2
0
1
5
Renowned the world over as the resorts made for love, Sandals
has created suites so exotic and so romantic they had to be called
“Love Nest Suites
®
”. Secluded along idyllic shores throughout the
Caribbean, these hideaways are ideal for honeymooners and lovers
of privacy. Whether high on a cli -top overlooking the sea, tucked at
the edge of a owing pool, or right on the beach mere steps from the
ocean…guests can live out their dreams and make memories that will
last forever. Plus all Love Nest Suites
®
o er the utmost in privacy and
plush elegance, including 24-hour room service and professionally
trained butlers who cater to your clients every whim in top-tier suites.
J A M A ICA
S AINT L UCIA
A NTIGUA
B A H A M A S
G R ENA D A
B A RBA D O S
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For further information or to book just contact your local Spear Travels or
Broads Travel branch or one of our home based Associates.
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Maximum Group
Size of 18
Scenic Back Roads,
Avoiding Motorways
Authentic Local
Experiences
Culinary
Discoveries
Boutique
Accommodation
Leisurely Paced
Itineraries
OUR
SMALL GROUP TOURING
RANGE
Europe & UK Tours Battlefields by Back-Roads Touring French Canal Cruising
S AV E
10
%
on all 2017 tours booked
and paid in full by
15th January 2017
S AV E
5
%
on all 2017 tours booked
and paid in full by
28th February 2017
For more information and to book, please call into your local branch of Spear Travels or Broads Travel or call one of our
Home-based Associates.
We at the Spear Travels Group are excited to be able to offer our clients not only Back-Roads European tours,
but also the opportunity to experience our own country in a small group with all the advantages mentioned above.
Our more northern clients could visit Oxford, Cotswolds, Bath and Avebury. Alternatively our more southerly based
clients could experience a tour to Alnwick, Durham, York or Cambridge!
Maximum Group
Size of 18
Scenic Back Roads,
Avoiding Motorways
Authentic Local
Experiences
Culinary
Discoveries
Boutique
Accommodation
Leisurely Paced
Itineraries
OUR SMALL GROUP TOURING RANGE
Europe & UK Tours Battlefields by Back-Roads Touring French Canal Cruising
S AV E
10
%
on all 2017 tours booked
and paid in full by
15th January 2017
S AV E
5
%
on all 2017 tours booked
and paid in full by
28th February 2017
For more information and to book, please call into your local branch of Spear Travels or Broads Travel or call one of our
Home-based Associates.
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EUROPES LEADING
CRUISE LINE
2 0 0 8 2 016
www.worldtravelawards.com
Those are just some of the reasons to love cruising with Norwegian Cruise Line in 2017.
Norwegian has won the coveted title of Europe’s Leading Cruise Line in the World Travel Awards for nine
consecutive years and because our European cruises are proving so popular we’re bringing you an
unprecedented ve ships for summer 2017. Cruise from amazing ports like Southampton, Hamburg,
Copenhagen, Barcelona, Venice or Civitavecchia (Rome), with Norwegian it’s all about choice.
And whichever ship you choose, you’ll experience unparalleled freedom and exibility aboard a stylish
contemporary resort. What’s more we’re currently rolling out The Norwegian Edge™ across the eet. Once
completed, this $400 million revitalisation programme will bring a new standard of excellence to every aspect
of your cruise holiday.
5 SHIPS IN EUROPE, EXCITING NEW ITINERARIES.
FEEL LIKE DOING EUROPE DIFFERENTLY NEXT SUMMER? FEEL FREE.
Inside from only
£ 939 p.p.*
Balcony from only
£ 1,519 p.p.*
Suite from only
£ 2,629 p.p.*
NORTH SEA
NORTH SEA
ÅLESUND
GEIRANGER
HELLESYLT
SOUTHAMPTON
ATLANTIC OCEAN
FLÅM
BERGEN
HAMBURG
London
To explore additional sailings please visit www.ncl.co.uk
+
Inside from only
£ 599 p.p.* £ 869 p.p.*
Balcony from only
£ 829 p.p.* £ 1,099 p.p.*
The Haven Suite
TM
from only
£ 2,629 p.p.* £ 2,899 p.p.*
Rome
Florence
Pompeii
Pisa
CIVITAVECCHIA
LIVORNO
NAPLES
BARCELONA
MEDITERRANEAN SEA
CANNES
PALMA
This itinerary is also available as a round trip from Civitavecchia (Rome).
Prices based on May 14 dep. To explore additional sailings please visit www.ncl.co.uk
WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN
FROM BARCELONA
NORWEGIAN EPIC • 7-NIGHT CRUISE
2017 UK Departures: Apr 23, 30 • May 7, 14, 21, 28 • Jun 4, 11, 18, 25 • Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Aug 6, 13, 20, 27 • Sep 3, 10, 17, 24 • Oct 1
+
Inside from only
£ 599 p.p.* £ 885 p.p.*
Balcony from only
£ 1,039 p.p.* £ 1,325 p.p.*
Suite from only
£ 1,939 p.p.* £ 2,225 p.p.*
MEDITERRANEAN
SEA
VENICE
DUBROVNIK
PIRAEUS
Athens
RAVENNA
SANTORINI
Prices based on Apr 23 dep. To explore additional sailings please visit www.ncl.co.uk
ADRIATIC & GREECE
FROM VENICE
NORWEGIAN STAR • 7-NIGHT CRUISE
2017 UK Departures: Apr 23 • May 21 • Jun 4, 18 • Jul 2, 30 • Aug 27 • Sep 10, 24 • Oct 8
+
Inside from only
£ 979 p.p.* £ 1,249 p.p.*
Balcony from only
£ 1,319 p.p.* £ 1,589 p.p.*
The Haven Suite
TM
from only
£ 2,909 p.p.* £ 3,179 p.p.*
HELSINKI
ST. PETERSBURG
TALLINN
COPENHAGEN
WARNEMÜNDE/ROSTOCK
Berlin
NORTH SEA
BALTIC
SEA
STOCKHOLM
This itinerary is also available as a round trip from Warnemünde/Rostock (Berlin).
Prices based on Jun 3 dep. For some departure dates the itinerary varies. To explore additional sailings please visit www.ncl.co.uk
BALTIC CAPITALS
FROM COPENHAGEN
NORWEGIAN GETAWAY • 9-NIGHT CRUISE
2017 UK Departures: May 16, 25 • Jun 3, 12, 21, 30 • Jul 9, 18, 27 • Aug 5, 14, 23 • Sep 1, 10, 19, 28
NORWEGIAN FJORDS
FROM SOUTHAMPTON
NORWEGIAN JADE • 9-NIGHT CRUISE
2017 UK Departure: Jun 11
8 and 10 night cruises from Southampton are also available.
HERE’S A SELECTION OF OUR SUMMER 2017 ITINERARIES.
There‘s nothing like starting your morning
witha glass of sunshine on your own private
balcony. Or cruise in ultimate luxury in
TheHaven by Norwegian
.
When it comes to the award-winning enter-
tainment on board our ships, you won‘t
believe your eyes or even your ears.
Freestyle Dining gives you the freedom to dine
how you want, when you want and where
your palate leads you.
COMFY
ACCOMMODATION
Feel right at home at sea.
DAZZLING
ENTERTAINMENT
Feel free to be wowed.
DELICIOUS
DINING
Let your inner foodie out.
SANTORINI
FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND TO BOOK JUST VISIT YOUR LOCAL SPEAR TRAVELS OR
BROADS TRAVEL BRANCH OR CONTACT ONE OF OUR HOME BASED ASSOCIATES
EXPLORE EUROPE LIKE NEVER BEFORE!
FEEL LIKE SAILING TO
ST. PETERSHAGEN?
NCL connects Europe. Imagine St. Petersburg and
Copenhagen. So take to the sea and find out what it
means to Feel Free.
Early booking oer
PREMIUM DRINKS PACKAGE
SPECIALITY DINING PACKAGE
INTERNET PACKAGE
SPENDING MONEY
CHOOSE UP TO
OFFERS*
4 FREE
EUROPE‘S LEADING
CRUISE LINE
www.worldtravelawards.com
*Fares are guideline prices, subject to availability and change at any time. The FREE AT SEA offer is applicable to new bookings only made between 01Dec16 to 7Apr17 for selected 3+ Day sailings departing on or after 01Dec16. All fares are per person based on £GBP, based on double/twin occupancy including
government taxes, port expenses and fees. Fares do not include travel insurance, drinks, hotel meals, shore excursions, UK regional ights (available at a supplement), personal expenses, cover charge at selected restaurants, service charges & any other item not expressly included in the fare. Pride of America and
Norwegian Sky sailings are excluded from this offer.
The Norwegian Edge™ introduces a higher standard of
excellence that embraces the entire guest experience,
from dining enhancements to world-class private resort
destinations. The program starts with our ships - extensive
revitalisations have already begun to elevate the entire eet
with the premium look and feel of the line’s newest and most
spectacular ships.
Once completed, our ships will look even better than when
they rst left the shipyard. We’re investing $400 million to
make sure your Norwegian cruise holiday is up to the high
standards you expect and deserve.
CRUISING ON THE EDGE.
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EUROPES LEADING
CRUISE LINE
2 0 0 8 2 016
www.worldtravelawards.com
Those are just some of the reasons to love cruising with Norwegian Cruise Line in 2017.
Norwegian has won the coveted title of Europe’s Leading Cruise Line in the World Travel Awards for nine
consecutive years and because our European cruises are proving so popular we’re bringing you an
unprecedented ve ships for summer 2017. Cruise from amazing ports like Southampton, Hamburg,
Copenhagen, Barcelona, Venice or Civitavecchia (Rome), with Norwegian it’s all about choice.
And whichever ship you choose, you’ll experience unparalleled freedom and exibility aboard a stylish
contemporary resort. What’s more we’re currently rolling out The Norwegian Edge™ across the eet. Once
completed, this $400 million revitalisation programme will bring a new standard of excellence to every aspect
of your cruise holiday.
5 SHIPS IN EUROPE, EXCITING NEW ITINERARIES.
FEEL LIKE DOING EUROPE DIFFERENTLY NEXT SUMMER? FEEL FREE.
Inside from only
£ 939 p.p.*
Balcony from only
£ 1,519 p.p.*
Suite from only
£ 2,629 p.p.*
NORTH SEA
ÅLESUND
GEIRANGER
HELLESYLT
SOUTHAMPTON
ATLANTIC OCEAN
FLÅM
BERGEN
HAMBURG
London
To explore additional sailings please visit www.ncl.co.uk
+
Inside from only
£ 599 p.p.* £ 869 p.p.*
Balcony from only
£ 829 p.p.* £ 1,099 p.p.*
The Haven Suite
TM
from only
£ 2,629 p.p.* £ 2,899 p.p.*
Rome
Florence
Pompeii
Pisa
CIVITAVECCHIA
LIVORNO
NAPLES
BARCELONA
MEDITERRANEAN SEA
CANNES
PALMA
This itinerary is also available as a round trip from Civitavecchia (Rome).
Prices based on May 14 dep. To explore additional sailings please visit www.ncl.co.uk
WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN
FROM BARCELONA
NORWEGIAN EPIC • 7-NIGHT CRUISE
2017 UK Departures: Apr 23, 30 • May 7, 14, 21, 28 • Jun 4, 11, 18, 25 • Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Aug 6, 13, 20, 27 • Sep 3, 10, 17, 24 • Oct 1
+
Inside from only
£ 599 p.p.* £ 885 p.p.*
Balcony from only
£ 1,039 p.p.* £ 1,325 p.p.*
Suite from only
£ 1,939 p.p.* £ 2,225 p.p.*
MEDITERRANEAN
SEA
VENICE
DUBROVNIK
PIRAEUS
Athens
RAVENNA
SANTORINI
Prices based on Apr 23 dep. To explore additional sailings please visit www.ncl.co.uk
ADRIATIC & GREECE
FROM VENICE
NORWEGIAN STAR • 7-NIGHT CRUISE
2017 UK Departures: Apr 23 • May 21 • Jun 4, 18 • Jul 2, 30 • Aug 27 • Sep 10, 24 • Oct 8
+
Inside from only
£ 979 p.p.* £ 1,249 p.p.*
Balcony from only
£ 1,319 p.p.* £ 1,589 p.p.*
The Haven Suite
TM
from only
£ 2,909 p.p.* £ 3,179 p.p.*
HELSINKI
ST. PETERSBURG
TALLINN
COPENHAGEN
WARNEMÜNDE/ROSTOCK
Berlin
NORTH SEA
BALTIC
SEA
STOCKHOLM
This itinerary is also available as a round trip from Warnemünde/Rostock (Berlin).
Prices based on Jun 3 dep. For some departure dates the itinerary varies. To explore additional sailings please visit www.ncl.co.uk
BALTIC CAPITALS
FROM COPENHAGEN
NORWEGIAN GETAWAY • 9-NIGHT CRUISE
2017 UK Departures: May 16, 25 • Jun 3, 12, 21, 30 • Jul 9, 18, 27 • Aug 5, 14, 23 • Sep 1, 10, 19, 28
NORWEGIAN FJORDS
FROM SOUTHAMPTON
NORWEGIAN JADE • 9-NIGHT CRUISE
2017 UK Departure: Jun 11
8 and 10 night cruises from Southampton are also available.
HERE’S A SELECTION OF OUR SUMMER 2017 ITINERARIES.
There‘s nothing like starting your morning
witha glass of sunshine on your own private
balcony. Or cruise in ultimate luxury in
TheHaven by Norwegian
.
When it comes to the award-winning enter-
tainment on board our ships, you won‘t
believe your eyes or even your ears.
Freestyle Dining gives you the freedom to dine
how you want, when you want and where
your palate leads you.
COMFY
ACCOMMODATION
Feel right at home at sea.
DAZZLING
ENTERTAINMENT
Feel free to be wowed.
DELICIOUS
DINING
Let your inner foodie out.
SANTORINI
FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND TO BOOK JUST VISIT YOUR LOCAL SPEAR TRAVELS OR
BROADS TRAVEL BRANCH OR CONTACT ONE OF OUR HOME BASED ASSOCIATES
EXPLORE EUROPE LIKE NEVER BEFORE!
FEEL LIKE SAILING TO
ST. PETERSHAGEN?
NCL connects Europe. Imagine St. Petersburg and
Copenhagen. So take to the sea and find out what it
means to Feel Free.
Early booking oer
PREMIUM DRINKS PACKAGE
SPECIALITY DINING PACKAGE
INTERNET PACKAGE
SPENDING MONEY
CHOOSE UP TO
OFFERS*
4 FREE
EUROPE‘S LEADING
CRUISE LINE
www.worldtravelawards.com
*Fares are guideline prices, subject to availability and change at any time. The FREE AT SEA offer is applicable to new bookings only made between 01Dec16 to 7Apr17 for selected 3+ Day sailings departing on or after 01Dec16. All fares are per person based on £GBP, based on double/twin occupancy including
government taxes, port expenses and fees. Fares do not include travel insurance, drinks, hotel meals, shore excursions, UK regional ights (available at a supplement), personal expenses, cover charge at selected restaurants, service charges & any other item not expressly included in the fare. Pride of America and
Norwegian Sky sailings are excluded from this offer.
The Norwegian Edge™ introduces a higher standard of
excellence that embraces the entire guest experience,
from dining enhancements to world-class private resort
destinations. The program starts with our ships - extensive
revitalisations have already begun to elevate the entire eet
with the premium look and feel of the line’s newest and most
spectacular ships.
Once completed, our ships will look even better than when
they rst left the shipyard. We’re investing $400 million to
make sure your Norwegian cruise holiday is up to the high
standards you expect and deserve.
CRUISING ON THE EDGE.
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THE WORLD AS YOU WANT IT
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Gold medal
At Spear Travels
and Broads Travel
we have been
supplying scheduled
ights, hotels and
holidays, car hire,
tours and excursions
for over 30 years.
We will work hard
to tailor make
your perfect
long-haul holiday.
We recommend
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ON MY TRAVELS
Kathleen Wentworth
SPEAR TRAVELS STOKESLEY
THE MALDIVES
My journey began with a ight from Manchester to Dubai on the
A380 Sky Bus before ying on to Male in the Maldives. Then,
following a 35 minute air and sea transfer, we arrived at the
stunning Amilla Fushi, just in time to take a 45 minute boat ride
to the brand new resort, Finolhu.
Amilla is two hours ahead so the whole trip started with a very
rushed itinerary due to all transfers and time zones. A visit to the
spa for a 50 minute jet lag massage and then 20 minutes left to
get ready for our 45 minute boat ride to the opening of a new
resort Finolhu, one for the young and trendy! Amilla is more of a
couples’ resort with diving and water-sports available.
Then on to the Six Senses Laamu - the name spells out what this
resort is all about. Using all your senses and wellbeing you walk
around barefoot.
This island has its own surng reef. The food and wine was
delicious and included many herbs and owers from the island’s
organic garden. This resort also has its own desert island where
you can have a sunset BBQ.
The Niyama By Per Aquum has an amazing underwater bar/
disco, the Subsix, which is an absolute must! There are beach
and over-water villas spread across two islands and is suitable for
both couples and families. It has a fabulous kids clubhouse.
One and Only Rethi Rah gives you the wow factor! It offers
fabulous water sports, a cinema, a gym, various places to eat and
drink, 24 hour games room and gym with free classes. Bikes and
buggies are also available.
Then it was a ight back to Dubai where we stayed in The One
and Only Mirage complex which gives you an Arabian feel with
stylish furnishings. The private beach feels very exclusive even
though you are in a busy part as it is situated overlooking the
Palm. The complex has three hotels: The Mirage, The Palace and
the Arabian Court. A spa is available as well as a concierge desk
who can book land and water sports. The whole complex is built
in 65 acres of landscaped gardens.
Food for thought… the Maldives are sinking and are expected not
to be there in approximately 35 years. I know this seems like a
long time but these incredibly beautiful islands are disappearing
and getting smaller so please go whilst you can!
I ew rst to Yangon which is the largest city in Myanmar (for-
merly known as Burma). This is a fascinating and bustling city
with many contrasts - from gilded pagodas to modern skyscrap-
ers mixed with plenty of old Colonial architecture. There are
many monasteries and nunneries in the city and the monks have
their food donated by the public so they go out in the morning
with their large bowls.
The main attraction in Yangon is the Shwedagon Pagoda. The
Pagoda is set on a hill so it is possible to see it from many parts
of the city. The most interesting fact is that the stupa at the top
of the Pagoda contains over 7000 diamonds. The pavements of
Yangon are covered in what looks like blood stains. But it is spit
from locals chewing the betel leaf!
From Yangon, we travelled by air to Mandalay where we boarded
our ship, but not before we explored Sagaing Hill which is home
to over 600 monasteries. The views from the Soon U Ponya Shin
Pagoda at the top of the hill were amazing with golden pagodas
peeping over tree tops.
The Road to Mandalay ship has been sailing up and down the
river for twenty years and can accommodate up to 82 guests in
42 cabins. Boarding the ship was just amazing - we were
greeted by a sea of smiling faces. My cabin was on the Deluxe
Deck which was spacious with plenty of light. We had the
opportunity to explore Mandalay’s silversmiths and a gold-leaf
workshop as well as the Kuthodaw Pagoda and the
Shwenandaw Monastery.
ON MY TRAVELS
Johanna Wood
SPEAR TRAVELS SKIPTON
THE ROAD TO MANDALAY, MYANMAR
It’s an early wake-up on the rst morning as there is alms-giving
to the local community. Passengers can go ashore to donate food
to the monks - this was a great experience. Then we sailed on to
Ava, disembarking and exploring by horse and cart. I fell in love
with Ava - the scenery was beautiful and the village completely
untouched by tourism.
The ship doctor spoke to guests about the Belmond Social
Contribution Project. His work is truly amazing as he has opened
a surgery up in the village of Shwe Kyet Yet. Patients travel over
200 kilometres just to see him. On average, he will see about
300 patients in one day. We were fortunate enough to visit his
surgery and see his work.
The food on the ship was outstanding and the staff were
excellent without exception. We enjoyed early morning yoga on
the observation dedeck and in Bagan (our next port of call) we
could choose between a visit to the market and a bicycle tour.
We were also treated to a display of hundreds of oating lanterns
on the river in the evening - beautiful!
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RHINE, DANUBE, MOSELLE, MAIN, RHONE, DOURO OR SEINE
THE WORLD AS YOU WANT IT
19
For further information or to book just contact your local Spear Travels or
Broads Travel branch or one of our home based Associates
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Whether
explored the continent from end to end, we pride ourselves in helping you discover
the unique and the unforgettable.
In B HUT A N - Land of the
Thunder Dragon - let us whisk you
away to this magical Himalayan
Kingdom with its glacial valleys,
alpine meadows, and Buddhist
monasteries clinging to sheer rock
faces. This is your chance to learn
about Gross National Happiness, its
how the concept is spreading around
the world. In addition to big name
sites, Indus Experiences will introduce
you to the fabulous collection of
Buddhist literature preserved in the
National Library; the sights, sounds,
tastes, and smells of Gangtey market;
and sit with you in the stillness of the
pristine Phobjikha Valley, the winter
home of black necked cranes.
After decades of sanctions,
BURM A
for tourism, unveiling its cultural
treasures once again. Sail leisurely
up the Irrawaddy River, the lifeblood
of the country, and watch the
endangered Irrawaddy dolphins
jump and play around the boat. Take
to the skies in an early morning hot
air balloon ride across the Bagan
plain, then descend gracefully for
breakfast and a closer look at the
famed Bagan temples and pagodas.
Your expert guide can lead you
amongst the monuments on foot,
but if you wish to cover larger
portions of the site, there’s also the
opportunity to ride in a traditional
bullock cart, becoming part of the
idyllic rural scene.
NEP A L is famed for its
mountaineering and trekking, but our
desire is to introduce visitors to the
Amidst peaks of spellbinding beauty
are secluded valleys, extensive
national parks and reserves, and even
jungles where Bengal tigers roam. The
themes of the special interest tours
in Nepal vary from earth sciences to
bird watching, and photography and
natural world closely, and to learn
about it from authoritative guides as
you travel. The small group tours are
typically capped at no more than a
dozen people, making for an intimate
experience, but if you do prefer to
travel independently, we can create a
distinct itinerary for you.
SRI L ANK A is quite rightly
known as the pearl of the Indian
Ocean, a tear drop of an island off
the southern coast of India. Colonial
Ceylon, Sri Lanka is famed for its
tea, and Indus take pride in their
tea experience. At the Dickoya Tea
Estate in hills of Nuwaraliya, we will
arrange for you to take a tour with
the resident planter. With his workers,
he will show you how to pluck tea -
nipping two leaves and a bud from
each stalk - and then how to dry
and process the tea into the perfect
breakfast or afternoon brew.
We insist you taste the tea you’ve
helped to make, and it makes an
ideal, lightweight keepsake from
your trip.
Word of the opulence of
INDOCHINA reached
Europe long before
travel was within
the reach of ordinary people, and
when you visit Cambodia, Laos, and
Vietnam with Indus Experience, we
aim to recreate that sense of wonder
and excitement. You will never forget
sailing in a small boat amongst the
thousands of small islands in Halong
Bay, driving the coastal road from
Hue to Hoi An, or shopping in Cai
one should miss the spectacle which
is Cambodia’s UNESCO World
Heritage Site of Angkor Wat from the
morning, or when a snake of monks
in orange robes is making its way
from a temple to collect alms from
pious devotees.
And then, of course, there is
IND I A , the Queen of Asia, a
country to vast and so diverse that
rails with us through Rajasthan to
the palaces and fortresses of Jaipur,
Jodhpur, and Jaisalmer, or ascend
into the Himalayas onboard the
affectionately named Toy Train. Soak
up the romance of the desert, ride
an elephant along the banks of the
holy Ganges, or track tigers on foot
through the jungles of central India.
It’s also possible to travel north into
the Kashmir Valley - the heart of
the 1960s hippy trail - and to wile
away your days on the verandah of
a carved cedar wood houseboat, or
wandering the Persian gardens built
by emperors long since departed from
this world.
Experience Asia like never before with a tailor made itinerary or specialist
small group tour from the award-winning Indus Experiences.
ASIA
For further information or to book one of these exciting destinations contact Spear Travels
or Broads Travel or one of our home based Associates.
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23
Whether
explored the continent from end to end, we pride ourselves in helping you discover
the unique and the unforgettable.
In B HUT A N - Land of the
Thunder Dragon - let us whisk you
away to this magical Himalayan
Kingdom with its glacial valleys,
alpine meadows, and Buddhist
monasteries clinging to sheer rock
faces. This is your chance to learn
about Gross National Happiness, its
how the concept is spreading around
the world. In addition to big name
sites, Indus Experiences will introduce
you to the fabulous collection of
Buddhist literature preserved in the
National Library; the sights, sounds,
tastes, and smells of Gangtey market;
and sit with you in the stillness of the
pristine Phobjikha Valley, the winter
home of black necked cranes.
After decades of sanctions,
BURM A
for tourism, unveiling its cultural
treasures once again. Sail leisurely
up the Irrawaddy River, the lifeblood
of the country, and watch the
endangered Irrawaddy dolphins
jump and play around the boat. Take
to the skies in an early morning hot
air balloon ride across the Bagan
plain, then descend gracefully for
breakfast and a closer look at the
famed Bagan temples and pagodas.
Your expert guide can lead you
amongst the monuments on foot,
but if you wish to cover larger
portions of the site, there’s also the
opportunity to ride in a traditional
bullock cart, becoming part of the
idyllic rural scene.
NEP A L is famed for its
mountaineering and trekking, but our
desire is to introduce visitors to the
Amidst peaks of spellbinding beauty
are secluded valleys, extensive
national parks and reserves, and even
jungles where Bengal tigers roam. The
themes of the special interest tours
in Nepal vary from earth sciences to
bird watching, and photography and
natural world closely, and to learn
about it from authoritative guides as
you travel. The small group tours are
typically capped at no more than a
dozen people, making for an intimate
experience, but if you do prefer to
travel independently, we can create a
distinct itinerary for you.
SRI L ANK A is quite rightly
known as the pearl of the Indian
Ocean, a tear drop of an island off
the southern coast of India. Colonial
Ceylon, Sri Lanka is famed for its
tea, and Indus take pride in their
tea experience. At the Dickoya Tea
Estate in hills of Nuwaraliya, we will
arrange for you to take a tour with
the resident planter. With his workers,
he will show you how to pluck tea -
nipping two leaves and a bud from
each stalk - and then how to dry
and process the tea into the perfect
breakfast or afternoon brew.
We insist you taste the tea you’ve
helped to make, and it makes an
ideal, lightweight keepsake from
your trip.
Word of the opulence of
INDOCHINA reached
Europe long before
travel was within
the reach of ordinary people, and
when you visit Cambodia, Laos, and
Vietnam with Indus Experience, we
aim to recreate that sense of wonder
and excitement. You will never forget
sailing in a small boat amongst the
thousands of small islands in Halong
Bay, driving the coastal road from
Hue to Hoi An, or shopping in Cai
one should miss the spectacle which
is Cambodia’s UNESCO World
Heritage Site of Angkor Wat from the
morning, or when a snake of monks
in orange robes is making its way
from a temple to collect alms from
pious devotees.
And then, of course, there is
IND I A , the Queen of Asia, a
country to vast and so diverse that
rails with us through Rajasthan to
the palaces and fortresses of Jaipur,
Jodhpur, and Jaisalmer, or ascend
into the Himalayas onboard the
affectionately named Toy Train. Soak
up the romance of the desert, ride
an elephant along the banks of the
holy Ganges, or track tigers on foot
through the jungles of central India.
It’s also possible to travel north into
the Kashmir Valley - the heart of
the 1960s hippy trail - and to wile
away your days on the verandah of
a carved cedar wood houseboat, or
wandering the Persian gardens built
by emperors long since departed from
this world.
Experience Asia like never before with a tailor made itinerary or specialist
small group tour from the award-winning Indus Experiences.
ASIA
For further information or to book one of these exciting destinations contact Spear Travels
or Broads Travel or one of our home based Associates.
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Banff National Park, Alberta
Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba
CANADA
There’s never been a better time to visit…
Now is the time to plan your 2017 holiday to
For further information or to book just contact your
local Spear Travels or Broads Travel branch or one of
our home based Associates
Your holiday itinerary will be carefully created by the Prestige
Holidays team and the Spear Travels Group. Many of our
staff have first hand, recent experience of Canada as you can
read opposite.
Together we will create a holiday as individual as you are!
No two holidays are alike. You can expect a personalised
tailor made service – from choice of airline, where to stay, local
excursions to mode of transportation for getting around once
in Canada.
So, what’s hot this year in Canada?
Following on from the Royal visit, British Columbia and the
Yukon are firm favourites. Vancouver, Victoria, Bear watching
and even whale watching can all be combined in a superb 7
day Pacific Rim Whales and Bear Tour from just £902pp based
on Twin Share. (Transatlantic flights not included).
Your Tour includes Accommodation, scheduled coach/ferry
transfer from Vancouver to Victoria, 3 hours whale watching
tour in Victoria, 2 hours bear viewing by boat, scheduled
coach transfer from Victoria to Tofino, transfer to Tofino
Airport, flight from Tofino to Vancouver Airport.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of confederation in 2017,
the Government of Canada has announced free admission
to national parks, national historic sites and national marine
conservation areas operated by Parks Canada. Take
advantage of the free admission and discover the culture,
history, nature and natural beauty of Canada for yourself.
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ON MY TRAVELS
Nicola Raw
SPEAR TRAVELS BOROUGHBRIDGE
CANADA WEST COAST
I ew from Heathrow in the new BA Dreamliner plane - more
spacious and quieter than normal BA business class. We also
looked at the First-Class cabin - sheer luxury!
After landing in Calgary we enjoyed a fabulous tour of the city
before driving to Banff to board the Rocky Mountaineer for the
‘First Passage to The West Route’. We were extremely privileged
to be seated in the Gold Leaf Service enjoying the luxury,
comfortable and panoramic views from the domed windows -
the stunning Rockies, the Continental Divide, Kicking Horse
Pass and Stoney Creek Bridge were all experienced on our way
to Vancouver.
An important part of these trips is inspecting hotels and every
one more than lived up to expectations. After our last hotel
inspection, we caught the ferry across to Vancouver Island which
takes you on a picturesque journey through the islands to Swatz
Bay. We called in at Butchart Gardens - 55 acres of beautiful
plants and trees where the fall colours were spectacular!
We continued our tour to Victoria where we stayed at the
Fairmont Empress - one of the most highly regarded hotels,
enjoying tea at the Q which is a must for anyone visiting
Victoria. Over 700 afternoon teas per day are served here
during peak season! One of the absolute highlights of my visit
was our 3-hour whale-watching trip.
We managed to spot humpback whales, sea lions and seals but
sadly did not catch sight of an orca. Maybe next time?
The hop-on, hop-off bus is the perfect way to explore Victoria
and we visited Chinatown, the Old Town, Craigdarroch Castle
and the Marina. We sadly took the ferry back to Vancouver at the
start of our journey home but with time to visit another highlight
of my trip - a trip to Grouse Mountain where we met Grinder
and Koola, two orphaned grizzly bears who live at the top of the
mountain, and we called in at the Capilano Suspension Bridge.
It stretched 137 metres across and 70 metres above the Capilano
River. We also had a walk along the cliff walk which is a series of
narrow stairs and platforms above the Capilano River - not for
the faint-hearted!
Canada is an amazing destination - full of surprises and
amazing scenery and wildlife. Very highly recommended.
ON MY TRAVELS
Tanya Farrer
SPEAR TRAVELS THAME
CANADA EAST COAST
Toronto is just 8 hours by air from the UK and we had a three
night whistle-stop tour of this amazing city. Our home for
the rst three nights was the largest hotel in Toronto, The
Chelsea. After checking in we headed to the nearby Eaton
Shopping Centre which has an enormous array of shops and
boutiques, discount and high street stores and many choices of
food outlets.
On the rst morning I woke very early at 4am and soon realised I
wasn’t the only one hit by jet lag! All the meals on this trip were
amazing, and the Market Garden restaurant where we ate our
deluxe buffet breakfast was no exception. We then headed out
for our day in St Jacobs Country, home to the Mennonites who
originally came from Switzerland in the 1500s.
We arrived at St Jacobs Farmers Market where there were many
speciality vendors, with fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, cheese,
baking of every description, crafts galore, plus local delicacies
like summer sausage, apple fritters and pure maple syrup.
The home-grown produce was brought from local farms by
horse and buggy. After a sumptuous lunch at the Stone Crock
Restaurant in Waterloo County, we were told the full story of
the Mennonites. These simple people are like the Amish
community with no electricity or cars, simple clothing usually
black and carriages driven by former racehorses, which are
extremely sprightly.
The next morning we set off for a walking tour of Toronto with
one of the days highlights being the air-conditioned subway
to the CN Tower where we ventured with caution up to the
observation levels.
The 360-degree restaurant would make a wonderful setting for
a romantic meal with your loved one with stunning views over
the city, all made less expensive by the City pass which can be
purchased to include many of the attractions. Then we headed
to the harbour to join Mariposa Cruises, an excellent 45 minute
sightseeing tour showing the newly revitalised harbour front with
it’s excellent shopping and range of restaurants. Then a tranquil
sail to Toronto’s island Parklands which gave us an excellent
view of the harbour.
Our next city tour highlighted the nancial district, boasting the
Canada’s tallest skyscraper, the CN tower which had become
a focal point for us all. Chinatown, the university, the Roger’s
Centre near to the Aquarium, home to the two pro sports teams,
Little Italy and the Historic Distillery District. Then it was time to
leave Toronto and travel by coach to the Niagara region.
First visit of our tour was the Konzelmann Estate Winery where
we tasted the wonderful grapes! We then headed on our luxury
minibus down the Falls and the beauty of them was outstanding.
The brand new attraction was the zip line over the river gorge.
My whole body was shaking in fear as we ascended to the
platform, suitably supplied with helmets and harnesses.
Unfortunately the weather closed in and the trip was cancelled
as was the helicopter ride over the Falls.
So then on to the cruise. It was recommended that we all stay
downstairs on the boat to avoid getting wet, but we wanted to
experience the full force of the Falls so we situated ourselves at
the top of the boat where we could enjoy the thundering water
and mist of the mighty Horseshoe Falls. A truly memorable trip!
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Take advantage of the fantastic new direct service with
Hainan Airlines from Manchester to Beijing. The first
direct service to China from outside London, with a
flying time of 10 hours and operating 4 times a week –
this route makes one of the world’s most enchanting and
fascinating countries even more accessible.
Although a relatively young airline, having only been formed in 1993, Hainan
Airlines is one of the most innovative and progressive airlines anywhere in the
world. In spite of their relatively recent formation, they are already rated a 5 Star
Airline by SKYTRAX, are ranked in the World’s top 10 safest airlines and operate a
network flying to nearly 90 cities. With all these benefits and more, make Hainan
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CHINA IN
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from
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Valid for travel: 01 May - 30 Jun 17
Includes:
Return flights with Hainan Airlines
11 Essential China Independent tour, including 10 nights
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meals, selected sightseeing & transfers
Highlights:
Start in the capital Beijing before slowing the pace down in the smaller
cities of Xian and Guilin. Explore a selection of the country’s treasured
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11 day Essential China
Valid for travel: 01 May - 30 Jun 17
Take advantage of the fantastic new direct service with
Hainan Airlines from Manchester to Beijing. The first
direct service to China from outside London, with a
flying time of 10 hours and operating 4 times a week –
this route makes one of the world’s most enchanting and
fascinating countries even more accessible.
Although a relatively young airline, having only been formed in 1993, Hainan
Airlines is one of the most innovative and progressive airlines anywhere in the
world. In spite of their relatively recent formation, they are already rated a 5 Star
Airline by SKYTRAX, are ranked in the Worlds top 10 safest airlines and operate a
network flying to nearly 90 cities. With all these benefits and more, make Hainan
Airlines your first choice for any trip to Asia from Manchester.
CHINA IN
your HAND
WHY CHOOSE
HAINAN AIRLINES?
Includes:
Return flights from Manchester with Hainan Airlines
4 day Essential Beijing package, including 3 nights’ at 4* Novotel
Peace Beijing, B&B, Beijing city tour, Great Wall excursion, selected
meals and transfers
Highlights:
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in Beijing visiting the Forbidden City, the awe inspiring Great Wall of
China and the gorgeous Summer Palace.
from
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Valid for travel: 01 May - 30 Jun 17
Includes:
Return flights from Manchester with Hainan Airlines
11 Essential China Independent tour, including 10 nights
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meals, selected sightseeing & transfers
Highlights:
Start in the capital Beijing before slowing the pace down in the smaller
cities of Xian and Guilin. Explore a selection of the countrys treasured
heritage, including the Terracotta Warriors, Great Wall, Forbidden City
and the Li River before finishing in Shanghai.
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The celebrations in 2017 are between 4th and 21st of May - a great time to visit!
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I was fortunate to visit Crystal Symphony whilst it was docked at
Newcastle. Crystal offer two luxury midsize cruise ships - the
Serenity and the Symphony and they have plans to add two
more. The Symphony was launched in 1995 and carries just over
900 guests.
We boarded the ship entering on deck 6 into the Atrium, a bright
and open space with a waterfall, shops, library and The Bistro.
My overall impression of the Symphony is it is very light, airy and
spacious with contemporary and elegant decor and the crew
members we met were friendly, welcoming, and very attentive to
their guests.
Our group headed up to the Lido Deck, through the Lido Cafe,
and past the pool where some of the guests were sunbathing.
We visited the children’s clubs – Fantasia for the younger ones
and Waves for teens. During holiday cruises and summer sailings,
there is a fully supervised activities programme for children aged
between 3 and 17 years. In the staterooms babysitting is also
available. Crystal passengers are wide-ranging in age and nation-
ality and popular with families.
There are ve stateroom categories and we visited three: Deluxe
stateroom with verandah – forward. These are a good size with
seating area and at panel TV. Bath tub with shower. Penthouse
with butler service – larger seating area. light and airy decor, at
panel TV, full jacuzzi bath tub and separate shower.
ON MY TRAVELS
Susan Farndale
SPEAR TRAVELS NORTHALLERTON
CRYSTAL SYMPHONY
Penthouse Suite with butler service – spacious, separate lounge
area, 2 at panel TVs, larger bathroom with full jacuzzi bath tub
and separate shower.
The Crystal dining room is spacious with open seating for
breakfast and lunch. Dinner options – 6.15 pm or 8.30 pm or
dining by reservation. There are various restaurants including
Italian, sushi bar and the ne dining Vintage Room.
The Hollywood Theatre hosts a range of entertainments including
live shows and cinema. In addition, you can learn computer and
internet skills on board. There’s a tness centre, spa and salon as
well as a Connoisseur Club for after-dinner cognac and cigars!
The Starlite Club offers dancing and entertainment with the
Galaxy Lounge being the main destination for evening
entertainment. There is also a casino.
The Symphony had a relaxed, informal feel about her; the
staterooms all had a very high level of comfort and you could
do as much, or as little, as you want!
ON MY TRAVELS
Ruth Cutting
SPEAR TRAVELS HELMSLEY
SILVERSEA EXPLORER
Inspecting cruise ships is an important part of the job of
being a travel consultant and the Silversea Explorer is no
ordinary cruise ship - every holiday on this ship is an
expedition!
Silversea has 8 small ships, all the same level of luxury ranging
from 100 to 500 passengers per ship. The Silversea Explorer
travels to such places as the Arctic, Antarctic and the West
Coast of Africa so it’s all about the experience, the destinations
and wildlife.
We stepped aboard at Edinburgh Port and began our own
exploring expedition! We started in the theatre which is where
customers go for lectures/presentations on places/history
during their trip. This was also a chance to learn that sailing
on the Explorer also means sailing in the Zodiacs which are the
little boats used to explore and navigate around the coastal
destinations.
This type of cruise attracts all passenger of all ages so the ship
caters for a very wide range of tastes and interests. We had a
look around the cabins which are large and luxurious with big
beds and all have baths – they even offer a pillow menu.
My favourite room category is the Silver Suites. These are a
similar size as Owners Suites but with a smaller balcony.
Then we enjoyed a tour of the public areas - libraries, lounges
and the Hot Rocks outside area where customers can cook their
own meat/sh/vegetables on a lava stone. During my visit, there
were lots of historic photographs and artefacts dotted about
marking the 100th year anniversary of Ernest Shackleton’s
Endurance Expedition. There is a professional photographer on
board and at the end of the trip customers can buy a report/
diary of their trip with the photos as a keepsake - a lovely idea.
The food on board was delicious and included caviar, crab,
swordsh, llet steak and fresh asparagus followed by a selection
of incredible desserts - it’s no coincidence that, at this point I re-
alized just how relaxed I was and what a lovely atmosphere there
was on board. I spoke to many passengers whilst on board and
the main thing that I will take away from my visit is how much
they all LOVED Silversea. Passengers have a special relationship
with the crew, the service is seamless and impeccable, the ratio is
virtually 1 crew to 1 passenger. All in all, a very special ship with a
very special crew.
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O
ur small ships venture far and wide, yet the ambience on
board remains intimate and personal. Discover the world’s
most intriguing ports while travelling in extraordinary
style aboard Silversea’s luxury cruises. We make personal
pampering our rst port of call and our cruises are all-inclusive
and luxuriously exclusive.
OUR FLEET
Our 9 small ships accommodate 100 to 596 guests and sail to over
800 destinations on all seven continents. With a staff-to-guest ratio
of nearly one to one, service excellence is guaranteed aboard the
ships of Silversea, and with butler service in every suite category, all
guests are pampered equally.
FINE DINING
Renowned for culinary excellence and innovative spirit, Silversea
offers between two to eight concept restaurants aboard every
ship offering a wide range of dining options. With our open
seating policy, arrive at your leisure and dine with whomever
you please.
ALL-INCLUSIVE
Enjoy the ease, convenience and value of an all-inclusive
cruise fare that includes almost all of your discretionary
onboard expenses.
ACCOMMODATION
Silversea’s suites offer one of the highest space-per-guest
ratios of any luxury cruise accommodations. All of our suites
feature ocean views, and many with a private veranda. Triple
occupancy suites are also available on selected voyages.
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request. All fares, savings, offers, itineraries, and programmes are subject to change without notice. Further terms and conditions apply. Early Booking Bonus Programme
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