Great South American Journey - Santiago to Lima
Discover something incredible in the thin air of the Andes in western South America. On your way to Lima, explore the surreal landscape of Salar de Uyuni, cross the Altiplano and experience the Atacama Desert—the driest place on earth. Encounter the thriving culture of Lake Titicaca and trek to legendary Machu Picchu. We run our own treks and ensure quality food and equipment, leaving you to focus on your next exhilarating step up the Inca Trail. With local transportation and authentic accommodation, this adventure offers an intense blend of included activities and free time to explore on your own. Ready to go?
From natural wonders to some of the region’s most vibrant cities, experience the riches of South America on this comprehensive adventure that takes you from Chile to Argentina and Brazil. Enjoy the perfect combination of guided excursions and free time to explore the beauty of some of the world’s most breathtaking wonders—northern Patagonia and Iguassu Falls. Sip wine in Santiago, learn to tango in Buenos Aires and live it up in beachside Rio. Travel days are well paced and include short flights, allowing you the time to really experience the region’s highlights—in comfort and style.
Day at Diggerland for Four in County Durham
Durham, County Durham:: A Diggerland experience for four in Country Durham is a fantastic family fun day out. Offering something for all ages, kids and adults alike will love learning about these amazing digging machines. The park at Diggerland is well equipped with dumper trucks, mini diggers and giant diggers and plenty of rides to keep everyone amused and enthused. There are loads of different rides and because you have paid for the day, you can ride again and again on your favourite. Choose from classics such as Skittles, Dippy Ducks, Dirt Diggers and Sky Shuttle. Availability: The park is open at weekends and bank holidays from February to the end of October and seven days a week during local school holidays. It closes during November, December and January. Weather: Diggerland is predominantly an outdoor experience but, although rare, they may restrict some rides in the event of very poor weather. Duration: The park opens at 10am and guests are free to stay until 5pm (or 4pm in February). Numbers On Day: Spectators: Any additional adults or children (aged 3 and over) can pay on the day to enter Diggerland. The parks do not allow entry of dogs, with the exception of guide dogs. Why not take your own picnic? Dress Code: Please dress for comfort and wear suitable footwear such as trainers or wellies. There is a chance that you may get a little muddy, so bringing a change of footwear is a good idea. Guidelines: Exit the A1(M) at junction 62 and head west on the A690 into Durham, then follow the A691 signs to Consett. After six miles, turn left at the roundabout, signposted to Langley Park then turn right into Riverside Industrial Estate at Langley Park. Restrictions: Children (under 13) must be accompanied and supervised by their guardian(s). Height restrictions apply on all rides/drives and those under 90cm are too small. Some children may also need to be accompanied on some rides/drives by an adult. Other Info: Diggerland does not permit the use of bbqs. Although not included in the price, empty tummies can be refuelled at The Dig Inn, with a selection of snacks, burgers, salads etc (be aware credit cards are not accepted in the food area).
Red Letter Days
M&S Gift Experience - Family Steam Train Experience
.View Terms & Conditions.. This is a fantastic chance for the whole family to enjoy a relaxed, unhurried and civilised journey on a steam train. This majestic vehicle has been around for over 200 years moving passengers from place to place. Seeing the trains in all their glory brings a real sense of history to your day and there is always plenty to see, making this an experience perfect for the whole family. Once you arrive at the venue you will need to exchange your voucher at the ticket office for your family steam train tickets. The experience varies depending on the location you choose. Some journeys are return trips whilst others are all day rovers and you may be able to stop off en route to explore the local area on foot. Depending on the location you may be able to visit other attractions at the venue such as a steam train museum. Please note the Cumbria location is a narrow gauge railway and Banffshire and Derby have a diesel train.
Marks and Spencer
Vintage 1950's Style Pin Up Photoshoot at Alter Ego
Four hours of pure indulgence. Transport yourself back to the fabulous fifties and become a gorgeous pin up or glamorous Hollywood star. Indulge in a glass or two of bubbly whilst being pampered with a full vintage makeup and hair makeover. With the help of a personal assistant throughout the shoot enjoy dressing up in the fabulous range of vintage outfits whilst being captured by the professional photographer who’ll make you look and feel amazing.
Virgin Experience Days
Scottish Escape for Two
Auldgirth, Dumfries and Galloway; Ayr, South Ayrshire; Inverness, Scottish Highlands; Nairn, Scottish Highlands; Dingwall, Scottish Highlands; Irvine, North Ayrshire; Carnousite, Angus;:: Take the high road and escape across the border with bed and breakfast overnight in Scotland for two. With this hotel range specifying the exclusive area of Scotland, we can offer a stunning Scottish castle in Dumfries, Georgian elegance set in private grounds in Fife, a romantic guest house in Argll with breathtaking views across Oban, and more. Each venue is hand-picked and not part of a chain, so be assured of a unique welcome and a relaxed and pleasant stay. Dinner can be arranged direct with any of the hotel restaurants, all of which feature local Scottish, seasonal produce. Availability: Booking restrictions apply at some properties. Many exclude Christmas, New Year and Valentine's and some can be booked Sunday to Thursday only - please check when booking. Please book as far in advance as possible to ensure the date of your choice (minimum eight weeks recommended). Weather: Duration: Your stay is for one night. Check in and check out times vary, we'll provide full details when you make a booking. Numbers On Day: Spectators: Dress Code: Some properties request smart dress in the restaurant if you decide to dine in-house. Guidelines: Full details will be provided once you've made a booking. Restrictions: Over 18's at most hotels but please check with us. Some hotels can accommodate well-behaved dogs but as a rule pets are not permitted; please check when booking. Other Info: Please book restaurant reservations direct, giving plenty of notice. Many properties will ask to see a valid credit card at check in. You may also need to arrange reserved and chargeable parking direct.
Red Letter Days
Beginner's Introduction to Golf
Golf isn't a sport that a beginner should best try without any coaching first, so head to a Marriott Golf Academy for the perfect introduction. Start off with a coffee before going to the academy or the driving range and spend the first hour on the basics of what is called the long game (long refers to the length of the shot, not the length of the game), including how to swing the club and strike the ball. During the second hour, learn some of the basics of the short game, including chipping and putting. A ten pound voucher towards lunch at the Marriott restaurant is included, along with a copy of the specially-produced 'Learn to Play Golf' programme. Location: Morley, Derbyshire; Edinburgh, Scotland; Meriden, Warwickshire; Manchester, Greater Manchester; Shipley, West Yorkshire; Ware, Hertfordshire; Chepstow, Monmouthshire; Maidstone, Kent; Southampton, Hampshire; Norwich, Norfolk; Availability: Saturdays (most venues), Sundays (Hertfordshire only) or weekday dates from May to October. Summer weekends are very busy - book as early as possible. Weather: The weather shouldn't affect your experience, but in the rare case of cancellation, Marriott will call you the evening before your experience to advise. Duration: Expect to be at the club for around three hours in total including registration, two hours of tuition and time for lunch. Numbers On Day: There will be six to eight people taking part, with one golf professional on hand. Spectators: Guests are welcome at all of the country clubs and can use the bar and restaurant facilities while they are waiting for you. Dress Code: Wear trainers. No denims or tracksuit bottoms please. Bear in mind that for most of your experience you'll be outdoors. Golf equipment can be provided, or you're welcome to bring along your own. Guidelines: You'll receive further location details when you have booked a date. Restrictions: Minimum age is 15. This experience is for complete beginners. Anyone with a golf handicap should choose the Intermediate Golf Masterclass (ref: XGOFB). Other Info: A free email golf helpline service is available for the three months following your experience (maximum six emails).
Red Letter Days
Two Night Break with Dinner for Two at The White Swan Hotel
Relax and recuperate with this two night stay at the beautiful White Swan Hotel in Northumberland. With over 300 years of history and a superb location in the heart of the historic market town of Alnwick, you are sure to have an enjoyable, memorable getaway together. The Olympic Suite dining room boasts fabulous oak panelled walls, with glittering mirrors and stained glass windows. These windows were transferred from the RHS Olympic, sister ship of the Titanic and this feature really makes your dining experience a special one. Here you can enjoy a three-course meal on each evening of your stay and on each morning you will be welcome to enjoy a full English breakfast. You will be located close to the Alnwick Castle and Gardens, so a visit there is recommended but you may not wish to leave your superior room, as on arrival you will discover fruit, chocolates and a bottle of house wine waiting for you.
Virgin Experience Days
Visit Ireland experience
Enjoy the breathtaking scenery, fascinating history and intriguing culture of Ireland, with this Visit Ireland gift experience, entitling two people to one nights stay in the Emerald Isle. Choose from a variety of locations to create your perfect stay on the Island, whether youre looking for a city break or a country escape. See further information for more information.