What we're about

This group is about sharing our travel stories, tips and experiences. Welcome to discounted group travel!

As we become acquainted, we make travel plans. You are welcome wherever you live. Membership is free.

Whether you are single or a couple, it's more fun to travel in a group and with people you know! All ages are welcome. We meet regularly and ask for suggestions of destinations group members would like to visit.

The Trips

If you like touring, cruising, adventure, sightseeing holidays, city breaks and activity holidays then this group is for you. You can even be the pilot flying a Boeing 737 Jet in a state-of-the-art simulator on our very popular ‘pilots wanted days’.

It's not just overseas travel. We'll also have days out and weekends in the UK. By traveling together we can access extra group savings to make it more affordable. As a group we can negotiate deals for our members.

Basic Rules

We are a MeetUp group, so please ensure you are familiar with MeetUp's community guidelines (https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/sections/360000683791-Community-Guidelines) - appropriate standards of behaviour are expected both on and offline are expected.

How Travel Addicts works

1. RSVP to a trip on the MeetUp you like that someone else has chosen and the organiser will be in touch to discuss. You can also find your own trip with ANY tour operator and we can turn it into a MeetUp. In most cases we can get you a better price if you book the trip through our agency than booking direct.

2. I’ll get in touch to discuss your booking and take a deposit

3. If you are travelling solo, we’ll match you with a room-mate of the same gender or you can choose to pay the single supplement where available. Some tours have zero single supplements and a few of the more adventurous trips may not have a single room option. If we can't match you with someone then sometimes a single supplement may be the only option for a trip.

Is my money safe?

All trips we organise are through a financially protected travel agency. If you book anything with us, you pay the travel agency, not into a personal bank account. You will get an individual receipt and written confirmation of the arrangements from the bonded tour operator. If flights are included, you will get an ATOL certificate. Payments are welcome by bank transfer, credit or debit card. We'll always name the operator and your price will be less than if you had booked directly with them yourself.

If you are thinking of making an individual booking direct with any adventure or touring company, we'll give you a discount if you book through us. e.g. CostSaver, Explore, Intrepid, G Adventures, Trek America, Cosmos, Travelsphere, Titan, Riviera Travel, Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Contiki and many more.

Visit our partner agency websites
https://www.suitcasetravel.co.uk (https://www.suitcasetravel.co.uk/)
https://www.yourperfectescape.uk (https://www.yourperfectescape.uk/)

I've worked in travel for over 20 years, so if you are a 'travel addict' like me, you know there's no cure, you just have to give into it!

Geoff & The Team

Upcoming events (5)

Ski in Sestriere, Italy in the Milky Way ski area - 7 nights from Stansted

Ski holiday in Sestriere, Italy in the fabulous Milky Way ski area. Sunday 10th January for 7 nights, flying from Stansted (coach transfers between Turin and Sestriere included, approx. 2 hours). Stay at the 4* Hotel du Col on half board basis – just a 1 minute walk from the ski lifts. The Milky Way ski area is great for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers and also for boarders. Hotels in Sestriere don’t get more central than the Du Col, sitting in pride of place at the very centre of the village. A stay here means first dibs on the slopes each morning and doorstep access to the Milky Way’s 400km of piste. It’s got a really friendly vibe throughout and has a cosy lounge with panoramic mountain views. Or if you prefer things a bit more lively, head downstairs to the pub for après with a locals’ atmosphere. At the heart of the hotel are the comfy rooms – uber modern design, with stylish touches like sleek wooden floors, pops of colour and inspiring artwork. And there are plenty of room options to suit your group – twins, triples, quads and singles. The restaurant serves up regional and Italian specialities – perfect for refuelling after a big day on the mountain – and wine, water and soft drinks are all included. Ski Information Sestriere is renowned for its great snow conditions: it's high up, faces north-west and has extensive snow-making equipment. There are lots of open runs on the local slopes, plus some off-piste among a handful of tree-lined slopes. Head out to the Milky Way ski area and you’ll get 400km of piste that’ll take you to Sauze d’Oulx, Claviere and to Mongenèvre in France. Sestriere village is quieter than neighbouring Sauze d’Oulx, but there’s still a good choice of bars if you fancy a few drinks after a day on the mountain. Rooms All rooms are non-smoking and have satellite TV, free WiFi, telephone, safe and a hairdryer. Room service is available at an extra charge. Food and drink • hot and cold buffet breakfast • afternoon tea and coffee from (4-5pm) • 4-course evening meal with wine, water and soft drinks included Facilities • lounge bar • weekly live music • free WiFi • ski lockers with book rack • lift to all floors Out: Sunday 10th January 2021, depart London Stansted 0625, arrive Turin 0925. Return: Sunday 17th January 2021, depart Turin 1035, arrive London Stansted 1140. Cost for flights, transfers and half board hotel for 7 nights with area lift pass for 6 days £967 per person (based on 2 people sharing) (add £85 for single room) £95 to hire standard skis and boots (or upgrade to intermediate £120) or £106 to hire snowboard and boots Helmet hire £17 If you need lessons, these are available for 5 mornings (Mon-Fri): Beginners ski £103 Beginners Board £141 Intermediate ski £152 Intermediate Board £116 Deposit £100 per person with balance due 1st October 2020 Please call Chris on[masked] or email [masked] for further details or to book

See The Northern Lights In Lapland


Lapland is not just about Father Christmas; it is the ideal location to see the famous Northern Lights. In this 3-night break you also get the following included for a total price of just £799 per person: • Ride snowmobiles along frozen rivers • Travel by reindeer sleigh through the snow-filled Tundra • Ride through the arctic surroundings with your own team of huskies • Enjoy a Northern Lights Forest Trek That is not all that is included. There is a lot more: • 3 nights in Lapland • Return flights from Gatwick with 18kg luggage • Airport transfers in Lapland • Hotel accommodation • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included throughout your stay • Loan of thermal suits and boots This holiday is perfect to see the Northern Lights with the location being above the Arctic Circle and with little to no light pollution. You have everything included (apart from drinks) so you do not need to spend any more. The thermal suits and boots are also included so no need to buy any specialist clothing, just pack all your warm jumpers. Don't miss out on this amazing holiday! All you have to do is give Penny from Suitcase Travel a call and she will happily answer any questions and book your spot. The number to call is[masked]

Vietnam & Cambodia: Buddhist culture, cruise on traditional junks, see temples

Visit the major sights of Vietnam and Cambodia, the very essence of Indochina, experiencing their captivating blend of French colonial history, unique local culture and beautiful scenery. Overwhelming image retained by visitors to Vietnam is that of a country blessed with an extraordinary beauty. It’s a mosaic of mist-shrouded mountains, vibrant green forests, a patch-work of rice paddies and pristine white beaches, whilst its villages and cities are custodians of the culture and monuments of a 2,000 year old civilisation. But Vietnam is more than just history and scenery. It also boasts a world-class gastronomic heritage: a delicious fusion of Malay, Chinese and Thai cuisines. You really are in for a treat! The Vietnamese themselves are a wonderfully friendly people, always smiling, courteous and proud to show off their beautiful country to all. Cambodia includes a stay in the capital, Phnom Penh. Beautifully located at the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, Phnom Penh, with its vibrant riverside ambience, is one of the ‘hidden gems’ of Asian cities. After being virtually completely depopulated during Pol Pot’s regime, the city is now full of life and thriving once more. A short flight away is the town of Siem Reap, the gateway to the incredible complex of temples within the ancient city of Angkor. At its height in the thirteenth century, Angkor had a staggering one million inhabitants, larger in area than Manhattan. It was the capital of the fabulously wealthy Khmer Empire that stretched from Thailand, through Laos and Cambodia to southern Vietnam. The incredible state of preservation, the beauty of its design and artistry of its sculptures have, for many, made Angkor one of the great wonders of the world. Day 1: Tuesday 9th March 2021 – Depart London Heathrow Day 2: 10th March – Arrival in Hanoi Day 3: 11th March - Hanoi Day 4: 12th March – Halong Bay Cruise Day 5: 13th March - Hue Day 6: 14th March – Hue Imperial City Day 7: 15th March - Saigon Day 8: 16th March – Cu Chi Tunnels Day 9: 17th March – Mekong River Delta Day 10: 18th March – Fly to Phnom Penh Day 11: 19th March – Phnom Penh Day 12: 20th March – Fly to Siam Reap Day 13: 21st March - Angkor Day 14: 22nd March – Siam Reap free day Day 15: 23rd March – Return flight Day 16: 24th March – Arrive home For further details call Chris on[masked] or email [masked] The cost for this tour to Vietnam and Cambodia is £2,809 per person based on sharing a twin/double room (Flights included) or £3,448 for sole occupancy. To join this trip, you will need to pay a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of £250 by debit or credit card by telephoning Your Perfect Escape on[masked]. The final balance will need to be paid NO LATER than Tuesday 29th December 2020 The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room (single rooms available at a supplement) Price includes • Thirteen nights’ accommodation in four and five-star hotels • Daily breakfast and five lunches • All flights, touring and transfers • All local accommodation taxes • Airport/flight taxes • Hotel porterage of one item of luggage per person • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager Included excursions: Halong Bay cruise, guided tours of Hanoi, Hue, Saigon, Cu Chi tunnels, Mekong Delta and Phnom Penh, plus one-day entrance and guided tour of Angkor; What’s not included? • Visas • Travel Insurance • Meals, services and activities not mentioned in the programme • Personal expenses, tips and drinks Health You should consult your GP regarding any vaccinations you may need. Due to the natural terrain of the locations visited these may be a challenge for anyone with reduced mobility. Sometimes different modes of transport are used to complete the itinerary which includes though not limited to, boats, trains and jeeps which may also pose a challenge for anyone with reduced mobility. Chris Wright

Tuscan Food & Wines - A Gourmet Tour

Suitcase Travel

This is a small group tour where you can enjoy the delights of Italy's Tuscan food and wine. This region is full of rich culinary food traditions that are world renowned. Spend a morning at a cookery school in Florence, before discovering the glorious city on a tour. Visit Pisa and Lucca to enjoy more regional treats, and round off a wonderful holiday with a visit to a Tuscan vineyard just outside San Gimignano and a traditional Italian farmhouse lunch. 6 days from just £975 per person. Tour Highlights • Learning the secrets of Tuscan cuisine from an Italian chef • A guided walking tour around the Cradle of the Renaissance, Florence • Tasting regional specialities in Pisa and Lucca on a full-day tour • Visiting the stunning hill towns of Volterra and San Gimignano • Wine and olive-oil tastings at the Podere la Marronaia estate • Sit down to lunch in a historic Tuscan farmhouse restaurant What's Included • Five nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation at a four-star hotel in the Chianti countryside • Included excursions to Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Volterra and San Gimignano • Two special lunches • Food or wine tastings each day • Return flights to Pisa • Coach travel and transfers throughout • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager This is a holiday that will create some amazing (and tasty) memories and as it is only a small group, spaces are limited. Simply give Penny from Suitcase Travel a call and she will happily answer any questions and book your spot. The number to call is[masked]

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