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Return to the Mystical Mountains of Madeira Tour 1 Male Space only

Full Price £555 Atlas Discovery Tours Meet up members £499 To include Half Board in 4 Star hotel with 5 Guided Walks. Airport transfer also inc from Stansted or Manchester arrivals- tbc later.* Due to Demand announcing the RETURN TO THE Mystical Madeira Mountains Tour. Change of date to miss Easter expensive flights Friday 29th March - 5th April 2019 So this was a fabulous success in March and our Guide; Carlos was absolutely brilliant. There will be some similar walks taking in the levadas, historical woodlands and of course the breathtaking Steps of the Valley of the Nuns. And of course some mountains to climb. But routes will be varied and Carlos has lots of new walks he is dying to show us. Also to include the great Coastal walk he treated the late departures to. Walks are from 10 kms and as the week progresses require increased stamina and fitness, with slightly higher ascent. But you are welcome to enjoy browsing the local town or Funchal as walks are not compulsary but fun, friendship and great times are. We offer a free day. Madeira is a wonderful place, with the temperature around 22 degrees average all year. Don't miss out this time around. Interested? Email me at [masked] To secure your space a non refundable £100 Deposit is required and booking form. Full insurance must be taken as suitable for the tour at time of booking. Please contact me at [masked] or reply to RSVP prior to booking flights and I will contact you. However these places go quick so the deposit secures your space. Thanks and look forward to hearing from you. *Prices based on twin/double room- single room supp £140 request at time of booking. Thanks

The Challenge of the Camino Primitivo-Now Full

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Make this your fitness goal for 2019 The Camino Primitivo Recce – The Original Way is perfect for those wanting a more challenging alternative to the popular Camino Frances. A walk through rural landscapes encapturing the true Camino of the original pilgrims. ‘This stage of the Camino Primitivo is challenging and fairly arduous, representing the most courageous character of pilgrims, however the reward at the end is well worth the effort and the views along the Way even more so…’ if you dare!. The Camino Way and St. James's Way is the name of any of the pilgrimages to the shrine of the Apostle St. James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in north-western Spain. Tradition has it that the remains of the saint are buried. Many take up this route as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual/personal growth whilst others simply enjoy the scenery and meeting fellow walkers along The Way. Having enjoyed several Caminos a fellow walker & LDWA member; Harry and I have decided to take on this challenge and hope you wish to join the 5 of us already ready to follow the arrows. Starting in Oviedo, the former medieval capital of Asturia, we follow ancient paths through the Galician mountains and lush green valleys passing through traditional villages and market towns. The terrain is varied and of course some of it is going to be hard work with the Cantabrian mountains. (No scrambling just paths). But the beauty of the route will be the peace, serenity, great views and the achievement that you have pushed yourself a little further. Hey I am in training already for sure. Plus there is always a cold beer or sidra for Harry at the end of the day. We do have fun on the Camino as well as a challenge.. But we will walk nicely paced with breaks starting early in the morning, BUT you need to be able to comfortably walk 25 - 30 k and on hilly days at least 20k. Taxis will be available if you require one to the next hotel. (Not included) Harry has offered to map read although there will be yellow arrows - not so well marked as on other routes. The reccie is Capped at 8 due to the nature of the walking and to keep everyone together nicely. Tour Includes:- Accommodation with breakfast walking from Oviedo to Lugo (we then get a bus to Santiago for overnight stay and departure)to departure* Luggage Transfer Camino Shell and passport Taxis to hotels as part of route Transfer to Oviedo with Stansted flight (or similar time) Not included:- Lunch and dinner Travel insurance suited to the tour Taxis required if unable/prefer not to complete any walks The cost of the 10 Day tour is £549 I hope you find this invitation something you would like to set as a goal for 2019! A £100 deposit guarantees your booking- balance is required six weeks prior to holiday A confidential booking form is required as duty of care Travel insurance is required suited to the nature of the tour at the time of booking thanks Disclaimer: With all the recce holidays I aim to offer the stated agenda but cannot guarantee the itinerary will be 100% as presented. Sometimes changes are made due to weather or other reasons out of my control or of which I am not aware at the time of organising. With the Camino recce we are following marked arrow routes and Harry has map reading skills plus we will be walking together for safety. Thanks for your understanding. Please message me for more information if this recce inspires and challenges you. Thanks Di [masked]

St Cuthbert's Way Be the First!

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Be one of the first with Atlas Tours to walk this way.. I’m very excited to be introducing into my tour agenda, some great UK walks, especially pilgrimages. Some people walk a pilgrimage route for spiritual reasons, some for the history and culture behind the walk, some for the people they meet and make friends with along the way and some just purely for the clean and clear space they offer to clear your mind and escape. Whatever your reason, why not join me on the first of what I hope is many UK Pilgrimages. St Cuthbert's Way is an inspiring 100-kilometre (62 miles) trail between the Scottish Borders town of Melrose and Lindisfarne (Holy Island) off the coast of Northuberland, England. The walk is named after Cuthbert, a 7th-century saint and a native of the Borders who spent his life in the service of the church. The route links Melrose Abbey, where Cuthbert began his religious life in 650 AD, with his burial place on Holy Island. The St Cuthbert’s Way is far more than a pilgrimage route and a few thousand take it each year for its natural beauty, every changing scenery and spectacular views. Plus the truly memorable finish; taking the sand walk to the Holy Island at the end of the tour. This walk is interesting, varied and links with the Southern Upland Way, the Sir Walter Scott Way, the Borders Abbey Way and the Roman Heritage Way at Melrose, the Pennine Way at Yirk Yetholm and the St Oswald's Way at Lindisfarne all of which I hope to offer you over the next few years. Start walking these Ways by booking today. Thanks Diane Walking Tour includes 5 nights Bed and Breakfast (full English or Scottish depending which border we are in), in very good accommodation including pubs and country guest houses, luggage transfer, all taxis as part of route and return taxi to Melrose where you can leave your car on the first day. I'll be with you all the way in the day and as your host in the evening. After the walks I hope you'll all join together for a nice meal locally. My tours offer great opportunities for fun, friendship and so much more. Enjoy 10% Discount as part of Meet Up Atlas Tours and join us for £399! See more details of the route and what is included on the link below, but if you are interested contact me at [masked] mentioning Atlas Tours. http://www.theatlas-discovery.com/classic/st-cuthberts-way/ Thanks and if you are interested in any of the tours on the website you can also enjoy 10% as an Atlas Tours member. Thanks Diane

Croatia City to Coast Cultural Tour

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Croatia City to Coast Hosted Tour 7 Day Hotel Half Board* 4 Guided Walks inc the Istrian Rivera, Lake Bled and the Plitvice Lakes National park 12 - 19th October[masked] People Only Due to Nature of the Tour Oh this tour is so exciting as I have been desperate to visit Croatia for many years, with so many tails of its beauty and of course the history of its division and independence during the Balkans War that led to the breakdown of the former Yugoslavia. Day 1 Arrival The tour starts in Zadar, an easily accessible airport from the UK boasting an historic old town, brimming with cosmopolitan cafes and restaurants. The town is full of Roman ruins, medieval churches and quality museums. Plus I’m sure you’ll want to visit two of its unique attractions; the sound and light spectacle of the Sea Organ and the Sun Salutation. It’s a great starting point for our tour and we’ll enjoy some sightseeing and a delightful meal out taking in some delicious Croatian cuisine..Peka is a traditional casserole and of course Osjecko; the oldest beer in Croatia and prossek, sweet dessert wine. Are your taste buds tickling? Day 2 The following morning we set off to our hotel in Opatija, a coastal city with lots more history and culture to taste as part of your ‘true journey’. This area was recommended by our Croatian Guide; Dean as the perfect area, being surrounded by the sea on one side and the lush plant life of nearby Ucka Mountain on the other. It has a delightful old fashioned promenade visited by many rich and famous which gives it’s name to the Opatija Riviera.. We’ll enjoy lunch with an afternoon wander around the city taking in the churches, fountains and statues plus a stroll along the promenade. Swim if you dare! Day 3.4,5 &6 We enjoy four guided walks with a local guide to include: Opatija - Volosko A delightful coastal walk 12 - 15 kms apx Istra tour with key highlights; the famous amphitheatre at Pula & a special haunt of Casonova. Hiking around Lake Bled in Slovenia enjoying the panoramic views of some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke. We’ll enjoy fabulous walking with a boat ride and visit to the church on the island. Plitvice Lakes National park. Walk through the oldest and largest national park in Croatia with an area full of beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls Day 7 We return to Zadar for sightseeing and farewell dinner Total price £699* Including:- *Overnight hotel accommodation first and last night in Zadar with breakfast only 3* Hotel with Breakfast and Dinner in Opitija Four guided walks with transport if required Airport Transfer with most flights Transfer to and from Zadar to Opijita Full hosting by myself Special Highlights: Entrance into the Pula Amphitheatre Cruise on Lake Bled and entrance to the 14th century church Trip on an electric boat and panorama train in the Plitvice Lakes National Park Not Included: Lunch or drinks Dinner on first and last night in Zadar in local restaurant Flights Insurance *Price is for twin room single room supp is £160 Please note a confidential booking form and non refundable deposit of £100 is required at the time of booking. It is essential to secure suited travel insurance for the walking tour at the time of booking Interested in this fabulous walking tour contact me at [masked] for a full agenda as limited wording on the Meet Up Invitation PS: Here’s a great link for more highlights of Opatija http://www.visitopatija.net/en/attractions Lots of economy airlines fly to Zedar and it's a great place to start the tour. I can offer help with flights just contact me. Thanks Di

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