Two Night Hotel Escape for Two at The Fox Inn, Dorset
Enjoy a two night stay for two at the Fox Inn - a 250 year old house and brewery set deep in the heart of rural Dorset. Originally built as a gentleman's country house, the inn has been refurbished to offer guests a blend of modern amenities and original features with second to none service. Stay in a spacious superior-grade double or twin room with en suite facilities, TV, hospitality tray and complimentary toiletries. Breakfast is included. Take the opportunity to explore Dorset with many local attractions including the Abbotsbury Swannery, Monkey World and Sherbourne Castle, as well as excellent walking, riding, cycling and golf facilities nearby. Location: Ansty, Dorset Availability: The date of your choice, subject to availability and excluding Christmas, New Year, Valentine's and the Dorset Steam Festival (28th Aug - 2nd September 2013). Book as far in advance as possible (minimum eight weeks recommended). Weather: Duration: Your stay is for two nights. Check in anytime from 2pm to 7pm. Check out before 11am. Numbers On Day: Spectators: Dress Code: Dress code is strictly 'whatever makes you most relaxed and comfortable'. Guidelines: Restrictions: Guests must be aged 18 or over. Other Info:
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Full Monty Tank Driving for Two
Brackley, Northamptonshire:: Spend a day in the life of a soldier with a friend during a military activities day for two, which includes lunch. This action-packed experience features how to fire a range of classic weapons such as mortars and muskets. Drive a Russian Grozdilka tank, a Lance Missile carrier, an FV 432 armoured personnel carrier and a Supacat. At the end of the day, the best driver gets to crush a car with a 56 ton Chieftain tank! Other activities include clay-pigeon shooting and going on an SAS woodland patrol. Before it all gets going, get kitted out in a camouflage suit and helmet before a full safety briefing. Availability: At least one Saturday a month from March - October. Weather: The weather shouldn't stop this experience going ahead, but any cancellations are for your own safety. There are covered areas on-site to shelter in if it's wet. Duration: Lasts for around nine hours, including an hour minutes of driving time. Numbers On Day: A maximum of 72 people take part, split into smaller groups of 12, with more vehicles added for more people if necessary. Spectators: A £30 spectator fee (payable on the day) includes lunch and a ride on some of the vehicles. You must let us know spectator numbers in advance (min age 7). Facilities are basic but spectators will be able to watch most of the action. Dress Code: A camo suit and helmet are provided, so there's no need to wear anything special. Bring wellies and gloves (spectators too) - this one is not for the faint-hearted and everyone usually gets pretty muddy! Guidelines: Exit M1 junction 15a and take the A43 towards Silverstone. Around 8 miles past Silverstone (with Greenman Premier Lodge on right), take the B4525 to Helmdon. Spring Farm is 5 miles along this road. Rather than turning into Helmdon Village, continue straight over Helmdon/Brackley crossroads and look out for the RAF sign. Alternatively, from the M40 junction 10, take the A43 through Brackley. Turn left onto the B4525 and follow directions as above. Restrictions: Minimum age is 13. Minimum height is 5'2''. Participants need to be reasonably fit to take part. No previous driving experience is required. Other Info: Changes to the booking can be accepted strictly no less than 14 days in advance of the event date. Exact vehicles driven on the day may be subject to change, but be assured each one packs a serious punch!
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Champneys Express Manicure and Pedicure
Enfield, Middlesex; Guildford, Surrey; Chichester, West Sussex; St. Albans, Hertfordshire; Tunbridge Wells, Kent;:: Indulge in a spot of pampering at a luxurious Champneys venue. Enjoy a mini treatment to transform hands and nails, which includes nail shaping, cuticle tidying and application of a nourishing hand treatment, completed with a choice of nail polish or buffing. Then pamper the opposite end of your body with a mini foot treatment designed to transform often neglected toes into well pampered feet. This treatment includes toenail shaping, cuticle tidying, and application of professional foot care products, followed by a choice of nail polish or buffing. Leave ready to show off all those beautifully pampered digits. Complimentary herbal teas and water are available throughout the experience. Availability: Weekdays throughout the year, excluding bank holidays and the Christmas period. Saturdays and Sundays can be booked for a supplement of five pounds, payable direct to Champneys. Weather: Duration: Each treatment will last for 25 minutes. Numbers On Day: Spectators: Dress Code: Guidelines: Restrictions: Minimum age is 14. Both men and women are welcome. Other Info: If you'd like to book any additional treatments please write to the spa direct at least two weeks in advance.
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Hotel Escape for Two at Heacham Manor, Hunstanton
Hunstanton, Norfolk:: Enjoy a one night stay for two in a charming country house hotel on the north Norfolk coast. Originally a 16th century manor house, Heacham Manor is steeped in history and protected by English Heritage. Stay in a standard-grade double or twin room in the hotel's barn conversion, with en suite facilities, high-speed internet connection, flat screen TV and tea-making facilities. Full English breakfast is included. The manor is the perfect base for exploring the area's stunning beaches and countryside, with Norfolk Lavender and the Sandringham Estate nearby. If you'd rather stay in, stroll around the gardens, play a round of golf on the hotel's private 18 hole course, or relax on the terrace. Availability: Any date, excluding Christmas, New Year and Valentine's periods. Book as far in advance as possible. Subject to availability be offered a complimentary room upgrade upon check in. Weather: Duration: This stay is for one night. Check in anytime after 3pm. Check out before 11am. Numbers On Day: Spectators: Dress Code: Guidelines: Restrictions: Guests aged 18 or over are welcome. Other Info: The hotel has an excellent restaurant, to book a table, please call the hotel direct in advance. Up to two pets for £10 each per night can be accommodated, for which an upgrade to the family pet suite (an extra £20 per night) is arranged upon booking.
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Virgin Experience Days Silverstone Thrill
Live your racing dreams at Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix. Cant make up your mind up on which sensational car to go for? No problem, we offer the Silverstone Race Track Thrill Voucher that allows the lucky recipient to choose for themselves: Aston Martin Thrill : Blast the iconic Aston Martin VS Vantage around Silverstone for three sensational laps.Ferrari Thrill : Revel in the distinctive engine howl as you unleash the mighty Ferrari V8 around the world famous Silverstone Circuit. Ferrari Modena F1 Cars are fitted with a paddle shift gear box so you really will feel like an F1 Driver as you bang down the gears and throw the car in to corners.Lotus Exige S Thrill: A supercharged Lotus Exige S and a race track- what else want?Single-Seater Thrill: Hey, is that Lewis Hamilton? - No, its you. Our Formula Silverstone Single-Seaters are the real deal! Located at Silverstone Circuit, Northampton Guidelines: Minimum age: 18 (Ferrari Thrill — 21 with a full driving licence for at least 3 years)Maximum age: 70.Height: 5'2" - 6'4"Maximum weight: 16 - 18 stoneA driving licence must be presented on the dayParticipants must be in good healthVouchers are valid for 10 monthsThe experiences are available on weekdays onlyFor the Aston Martin Thrill and Ferrari Thrill, participants need to be aged 18 and over and have held a full driving licence for at least 1 year.The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary according to venue.
Deluxe Escape for Two at The Glasshouse Hotel, Edinburgh
The Glasshouse is an award-winning five star boutique hotel in the heart of Edinburgh with a facade of a church built in 1845. This luxury hotel was voted one of the Top 50 Coolest Hotels in the World by Conde Nast Traveller. Stay in an executive room with floor to ceiling windows, crisp Egyptian cotton bed linen, stylish bathrooms with Highland aromatics toiletries, flat screen satellite TV, CD player and music library, air conditioning and WiFi. A three-course dinner in the fourth floor restaurant at Harvey Nichols with a bottle of house wine and mineral water is included, plus a hearty breakfast. Benefit from full access to the Virgin Active Health Club and the rooftop garden, too. Location: Edinburgh, Scotland Availability: The date of your choice, excluding August, Christmas and New Year, subject to availability. Book as far in advance as possible (minimum eight weeks recommended). Subject to availability, you'll receive a complimentary room upgrade on arrival. Weather: Duration: Your stay is for one night. Check in anytime after 2pm. Check out before 11am. Numbers On Day: Spectators: Dress Code: Dress code in the hotel restaurant is strictly 'whatever makes you most relaxed and comfortable'. Guidelines: Follow signs for Edinburgh city centre. From Princes Street turn onto Queen Street then continue along to the east end of Queen Street towards Leith Walk. At the roundabout, the hotel is located on the right hand side. Edinburgh International Airport is 10 km away, approx 30 minute taxi journey. Waverley Train station (the main station for Edinburgh) is approximately a five minute walk. Restrictions: Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Sorry, no pets. Other Info: Your restaurant reservation will be made for 7.30pm on the day of arrival, please let the hotel know if you'd like to amend this time. If you'd like to book any spa treatments, please contact the hotel direct giving at least four weeks' notice.
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Maldives Dhoni Cruise
White sands, blue skies, and crystal-clear waters – cruise the extraordinary islands of the Maldives by traditional dhoni. Experience the turquoise lagoons and perfect beaches that make these islands famous. Learn the local way and dive the spectacular corals of the Indian Ocean. Every day offers relaxing sea breezes and countless photo opportunities. Indulge yourself in this tropical paradise.
Lonely Planet Europe Phrasebook
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher More powerful than a fistful of euros, reaching further than a Eurailpass, this phrasebook is more entertaining than Eurovision! From the Mediterranean to Scandinavia, Turkey to Sweden, this is your ticket to 15 languages, a whole continent of culture, and the ultimate European adventure. This is the definitive European phrasebook. This phrasebook covers: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish Swedish and Turkish. *15 languages with mini-dictionaries * Handy pronunciation guide throughout * Easy coloured-tab navigation * Useful phrases Lonely Planet gets you to the heart of a place. Our job is to make amazing travel experiences happen. We visit the places we write about each and every edition. We never take freebies for positive coverage, so you can always rely on us to tell it like it is. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Ronelle Alexander, Anabela de Azevedo, Anamaria Beligan, Karina Coates, Piotr Czajkowski, Pietro Iagnocco, Gordana Ivetac, Michael Janes, James Jenkin, Marta Lopez, Dana Lovinesku, Emma Koch, Arzu Kurklu, Robert Landon, Christina Mayer, Gunter Muehl, Richard Nebesky, Teixeira Sobrinho, Thanasis Spilias, Grant Taylor, and Susie Walker . About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
Virgin Experience Days Luxury Chocolate Making Workshop for Two, Chocolate
Calling all chocolate lovers!This luxury chocolate making experience is the ultimate treat for chocoholics everywhere. You will indulge in a whole host of tasty treats including chocolate martinis vanilla truffle making fudge preparation nut brittle luxurious decorations including rose petals chocolate lattice and gold sugar matching dessert wines with fruit infused truffles plus much more. You will also be able to enjoy unlimited bubbly throughout this experience for the most sumptuous exclusive and tasty experience around.Please note courses run on selected weekday evenings (Tuesday to Friday) and occasional Sunday evenings all year round. This voucher is valid for 6 months from the date of issue. It is essential that you book and take you experience before the expiry date as this voucher may not be extended.This voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and may not be exchanged for another voucher.Location: London.
Uganda Gorillas & Game
One of Africa's major highlights, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas, the world's most endangered ape. Trek in the mountains through lush rain forests to the natural habitat of these amazing creatures, with a breathtaking reward of finding yourself in the company of a family of mountain gorillas. Add to that wildlife viewing in the beautiful setting of Lake Mburo National Park, and spending your evenings in comfortable and tasteful safari lodges, and you have an unforgettable African experience.
South Africa Discoverer
Explore South Africa's fascinating cultural diversity on this exciting journey through the "Rainbow Nation." Chase stunning views through Tsitsikamma National Park and track big game across Addo Elephant National Park. Led by a knowledgeable and dynamic CEO, journey across the southern coast in search of phenomenal wildlife and dramatic scenery. With an itinerary taking in the best of the Garden Route, you'll be talking about this ten-day adventure for a long, long time.
Classic Bali & Lombok
Snorkel the warm tropical waters and watch Balinese shadow puppets dance in the night. Marvel at floating palaces and temples. Experience the best of Bali and Lombok on this adventure, offering you the perfect combination of guided excursions and free time to explore these fascinating islands at your own pace. Cool your heels in secluded waterfall pools and relax in the laid-back Gili Islands. Our CEOs will bring you off the beaten path, where you’ll meet these islands' locals and gain insight into a completely different way of life.
The Best of Brazil
From the heat of Rio’s nightlife to the chilled out atmosphere of Ilha Grande, discover the treasures of Brazil on this comfortable week-long adventure. You’ll wander the colonial streets of Paraty—it’s a UNESCO heritage site and quite possibly the prettiest spot on the planet—and savour seafood and life without cars on the island of Ilha Grande. Stand in awe of awesome Iguassu Falls deep in the interior, then marvel at it from Argentina’s side. Brazil awaits—let’s make the most of it.
Kruger, Delta, and Falls
From South Africa, through Botswana and into Zambia, track exotic wildlife across stunning scenery in comfortable vehicles and explore the Okavango by dug-out mokoro canoe. At night, fall asleep to the songs of the wilderness as you camp underneath big African skies. Our expert CEO will take the hassle out of planning and help you find the secluded spots only the locals know, leaving you free to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. From the teeming wilderness of Kruger National Park to the stunning views of legendary Victoria Falls, this is a true African adventure!
Voyage Galapagos - 6 Day, g1, South Islands
Cruise the Galapagos aboard the comfortable g1. Lead by an expert Naturalist Guide, you'll meet the incredible creatures that inspired Darwin’s theory of natural selection. At night, retire to your bunk in an air-conditioned twin cabin, featuring private bath and window looking to the ocean. With four days aboard, you’ll have plenty of chances to snorkel the islands with the included equipment or reflect on your adventure with a cold drink on the two-level wraparound deck. As one of the region’s largest operators, we understand the importance of controlling the onboard experience, and we pride ourselves in offering fully exclusive vessels for G Adventures travellers.
Deluxe Galapagos - 10 Day, g6, Northern Islands
Encounter the incredible creatures of the Galapagos Archipelago and then relax in a topside Jacuzzi with a cold drink. This ten-day tour begins and ends in Quito—and includes round-trip flights to the islands. You'll explore the islands in style aboard the g6, the newest and most comfortable vessel in our fleet. Spend the day exploring the island chain’s incredible diversity in the company of a certified Level III Naturalist Guide, before returning to your comfortable lower berth in an air-conditioned double-occupancy cabin with ocean view and private bath.
Iguassu Falls Independent Adventure
Experience the stunning beauty and raw power of one of the greatest natural wonders on Earth: Iguassu Falls. Wider than Victoria Falls and taller than Niagara, Iguassu Falls are set in the tropical jungles of the three-way border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Spend two days exploring, travelling to both the Argentinean and Brazilian sides on this complete experience of the falls—Iguassu is one of those places that needs to be seen to be believed.