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We believe in travel with a difference.....for eclectics who like the pleasantly unexpected. We are endeavouring to find a variety of trips, spas, yoga retreats, hotels, cities, art tours, gourmet cooking courses, and travel experiences that will be unique and special so that you remember them well into old age!

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Walking in Spain - sunshine, warm sea, varied walks, small group

WALKING IN SPAIN - LOVLEY WEATHER, WARM SEA, INTERESTING WALKS I have chosen September for walking as the sea will still be warm and perfect for swimming, the days a little cooler for walking and the crowds gone after everyone has gone back to school. We will stay in the mountain village of Castro which is quiet, got delicious spring water and beautiful views out over the mountains. Every day we will leave for a walk after breakfast about 10.00 Our walks will not be a race as it is important that we enjoy our surroundings and have a chance to take photos, listen to the birds and just enjoy the variety of habitations that surrounds us. The walks will include the only desert in Europe, the desert of Tabernas; coastal walk in Cabo da Gata National Park, white village and mountains walks. We will start each day about 10.00 after breakfast and have a late lunch out. I will confirm all the details the night before. There will usually be a possibility to opt out along the way if you chose to relax or do something else. Saturday 21st Sept - Day 1. Arrive ALMERIA airport Enjoy a coffee on the beach. Beach walk of only about 4 miles Lunch on the beach Drive slowly to Castro and enjoy quiet evening, supper together and early night Sunday - Day 2. Keep local - mountain village walk ….have lunch - 9 miles Monday - Day 3 Cabo da Gata circular coastal walk and late lunch - 7 miles Tuesday - Day 4 Desert circular walk - 8 miles late lunch Wednesday -Day 5 Local market, Iron ore walk along dis-used railway line in Lucainena - picnic lunch, supper on the way back to Castro - 9 miles Thursday - Day 6 Walk choice from a variety of options to be decided nearer the time - supper back in Castro together - Friday - Day 7 Departure Return flights to ALMERIA are very reasonable at present and best to book as soon as possible. There are 3 flights from LGW on Saturday morning arriving in Almeria an hour apart. BA flies from LHR via Madrid. Price £595 for the twin room or £645 for the double (with juliet balcony) to include: Airport transfers Accommodation in your own room Breakfasts Daily guided walks with transport 2 Suppers on first and last evenings Non-refundable Deposit of £100 to reserve your space Balance by 31st August Let me know if there is anything you can’t eat or anything I need to know about your health. Looking forward to walking in this gorgeous area with you soon. Dee[masked]

Discover Albania- Adriatic coast 24th- 28th September 2019

From the Albanian Riviera to its many UNESCO sites, Albania is an off the path gem in Europe. Join us on this 5 days tour in September 2019. Day 1: Arrival in Tirana Your local English speaking guide will welcome you at the airport in Tirana. Transfer to your centrally located hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight Day 2: Half day city tour Our walking tour will start after breakfast. We will get to know the most important sites of Tirana as the Skanderbeg Square, the Ethem Bey Mosque, the Clock Tower, Enver Hodja Pyramid, the University quarter and the famous “Blok” – Albanian’s former “forbidden” city, passage was only allowed to party members of high rank. Enver Hodjas Villa is also located in this area. Afternoon for leisure (or optional tour to the Dajti mountain by cable car or the “Bunkart” tour). We will enjoy dinner at the fish market today. Overnight. Day 3: Kruja – Durres This morning, we will explore Kruja, the first capital of Albania in the 15th century. Visit the castle with architectural elements of the byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman period and walk through the ancient, original Bazaar roads and see the museum dedicated to Skanderbeg, the national hero, who rose against the Ottomans and also the ethnographical museum – giving a very good overview of traditional life in the past. You will have some time to stroll through the original bazaar street, colorful with its many shops offering local handicraft and souvenirs. Transfer to our hotel in Durres on the Adriatic coast. Free time Dinner and overnight in Golem, Durres (Hotel Klajdi Resort or sim) Day 4: Day on leisure Enjoy the amenities of your hotel or relax on the sandy beach. Optional tour to Berat, UNESCO world heritage, also called the city of thousand windows. You will be fascinated by the beautiful mansions nestling alongside Osumi river and the castle rising majestic over the town. The castle is the only remaining one, which is still inhabitated. We will visit also the Onufri Museum located inside an ancient monastery and the famous Batchelors mosque. We will also visit one of the most famous wine producer of Albania and enjoy some tasting & snacks) Dinner and overnight as day before Day 5: Breakfast Departure. Transfer to Tirana airport Your investment is £ 385 for a twin/double shared room and £ 435 for a double room single use. What is included:  2 overnights in a centrally located, good 4-star hotel in Tirana  2 overnights in a good 4-star hotel in Durres  4 Breakfasts  4 dinners (at local restaurants in Tirana, at the hotel in Durres)  All transfers (group transfer)  All tours and sightseeing according to the itinerary  Entrance fees  English speaking, licensed guide  Comfortable, air-conditioned minivan or coach acc.to the group size (up to 12 people)  Local taxes To secure your space please email [masked].

4 days, 3 nights 15th century Minster town of HALIFAX

Halifax Rail Station (stop 26)

£247.00

Take the train up together on Monday 11.33 from London Kings Cross arriving in Halifax at 14.43 with only one change... 7 minute walk to the hotel. We can sort ourselves out in the central hotel, unpack and then go out for a few hours before supper together. Tuesday 8th October 10.00 - 12.00 Private tour of Halifax Spend the day touring round the historical and interesting city of Halifax and surrounds....there will be choices Wednesday 9th Day tour of Shibden Hall, backdrop to the series Gentleman Jack. Lunch and strolls in the 600 acre gardens Thursday 10th Morning free to spend a few more hours in Halifax Take any train you fancy back to London or if most of you wish to travel together, get the 12.59 from Halifax arriving 16.01, to avoid the rush hour back in London Accommodation in the Wool merchant Hotel which is very central and close to most places You will have your own en-suite room and breakfast is included. The train station is only 10 minutes walk away Email me please if you need any more information and to book your place . Host Dee[masked] Email [masked]

Yoga in Spain with Steve - 12th - 19th October

Almería

£100.00

Itinerary for the yoga holiday in October: 12th - 19th October Saturday - Saturday 12th Arr. Almeria Airport Coffee on the beach with short stroll to stretch the legs and breath in sea air Lunch Drive via Tabernas with stop off to shop Frist session of light yoga/stretching Supper together in HQ - included Unlimited tea/coffee Sunday 13th 09.30 Yoga on the terrace Freshly squeezed OJ, muesli, fresh fruit and yogurt on the BBQ terrace Local village /mountain stroll (about 4 miles) 14.30 Lunch in HQ - included Afternoon free to relax (Treatments available) 17.00 Early evening stretching, light yoga/Tai Chi 18.30 Light Supper in HQ - included Monday 14th 09,30 Morning yoga on the village picnic area Yoga on the terrace OJ, muesli and yogurt on the BBQ terrace Local village /mountain stroll (about 4 miles) 14.30 Lunch in HQ - included Afternoon free to relax (Treatments available) 17.00 Early evening stretching, light yoga/Tai Chi 18.30 Supper in HQ - included Tuesday 15th 09,30 Morning yoga on the terrace Freshly squeezed OJ, muesli and yogurt on the BBQ terrace 11.30 Drive down to beach for day out 15.00 Lunch out 17.30 Early evening stretching, light yoga/Tai Chi 18.45 Supper in own cottages Wednesday 16th 08,30 Morning yoga on the terrace Yoga on the terrace OJ, muesli and yogurt on the BBQ terrace 10.15 Drive down to Tabernas Walk up the Tabernas castle for views of dessert. Go to Tabernas market 13.15 Lunch out 14.45 Desert stroll of about 4 miles 18.00 Early evening stretching, light yoga/Tai Chi 19.30 Supper - included Thursday and Friday follow similar pattern: (do not have enough room to post the whole itinerary here) Steve Shorney, the yoga teacher, has travelled far and wide in search of the right yoga, only to find that it comes from within. His teaching is based on traditional styles, Sivananda and Iyengar among them, and is informed by more than 15 years of practice. He is the creator and owner of cafe Mila, a unique yoga and healthy living space in Surrey: https://cafemila.co.uk/ Flights are under a £100 return at present so best to book ASAP Included: Airport transfers Accommodation in self-catering 2 bed cottages with beautiful views in all directions Breakfasts 2 Daily sessions of yoga Daily excursions/walks 8 meals as indicated Deposit of £100 payable to hold your place Shared twin : £575 Single twin: £675 Shared double £645 Single double £745 (with Juliette balcony) Max 8 people Contact Dee [masked][masked]

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