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October 23, 2015

Lisbon in a Bite

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This is a tour created by foodies to foodies. With us, you explore the city with a local guide but you also get to taste Lisbon!

Pastéis de nata, cod cakes, Port Wine, ham pata negra, ginjinha. We have it all here. Come with us in this trip to the wonderful portuguese gastronomy, while you learn more about its influences and funny stories and visit some of the most emblematic points in the city.

This is the tastiest tour in town!

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Country: Portugal
Region: Lisbon
City: Lisbon
Address: R. Sampaio Bruno, nº 64
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October 23, 2015

Premium Port Wine Tasting – Private Tour

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Love Port Wine? Portugal is the right place to taste it!

Come with me in a tour that will show you some of the Lisbon secrets and let you know more about the wonderful Port Wine. You are invited to a Port Wine tasting session with a wine specialist that will tell you how to choose the best Port.

Taste different varieties of Port and learn more about the way it is produced. All this with amazing portuguese cheese and the delicious pata negra ham. Each wine matches perfectly with the food, in a combination created by our sommelier. You will taste 5 wines, including a 20 year old Tawny and a vintage.

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Country: Portugal
Region: Lisbon
City: Lisbon
Address: Lisbon
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October 23, 2015

Lisbon private City Tour

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Lisbon Private Tour 8H

We shall visitLisbon’s historic centre, including the See Cathedral, a wonderful example of roman-gothic mediaeval religious architecture, built for the very first Bishop of Lisbon right after the retaking of the city from the Moors, in 1147; the Castle of St. George, a proud fortress with a breathtaking view over Lisbon, occupied by several peoples until finally taken by D. Afonso Henriques, who was crowned the first King of Portugal also in 1147.

We shall visit the monastery of São Vicente de Fora; the Pantheon of the House of Bragança e Lisbon’s Patriarch Cardinals, built in 1582; the Church of St. Engracia, the first Baroque style church ever to be built in Portugal presenting a Greek-cross shaped plan.

In Belém, we shall visit the Museum of Carriages, founded in 1905 by D. Amélia, wife to our King D. Luís, in which we may find a wide variety of carriages and sieges dating from different periods throughout three whole centuries; the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, a monument to the Portuguese seafaring adventure, inaugurated in 1960 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Infante D. Henrique; the Monastery of Hieronymites, which began being built in the early 1502s under D. Manuel I and stands today as one of the most magnificent examples of the Manuelin style, as well as the Tower of Belém. Both these two monuments are UNESCO’s world cultural heritage sites, and are also two of the Seven Wonders of Portugal since July 2007.

Personalized tour conducted in a first-class vehicle by a professional driver certified by the Portuguese National Tourism Agency

 

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October 23, 2015

Sintra private city tour (Portugal)

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Sintra village full of mystery and romance the Sintra National Palace , the former Moorish palace underwent several changes as the needs of sovereigns since 1281 with the King Denis, We will visit the beautiful Quinta da Regaleira monument full of symbolism templar – masonic character , and the mythic tradition Portuguese somehow esoteric . Visit the National Palace of Pena, great work in this style of Romanticism in nineteenth-century Europe . Visit to Cabo da Roca , the westernmost point of Europe , with its lighthouse , 1772 , and Hell ‘s Mouth , with its large caves dug by the sea. The pretty town of Cascais in its beginning was a fishing village in 1870 , King Louis and the royal family I get to spend the holidays here and the actual village develops .We work with vehicles with professional quality and are certified by Turismo de Portugal IP

Price does not include :
Tickets for entry to the monuments .
Lunch.

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October 23, 2015

Baltic Singles Cruise

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single_ship12Are you ready to have some fun and meet lots of new people? Join us on our Baltic singles cruise that departs from Copenhagen in July!

For more info, click here: Baltic Singles Cruise

 

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October 23, 2015

Enjoy Venice by boat in an ecological way

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Venice has a lot to offer to its visitors, from its architectural beauty to its traditional cuisine, but recently you can also admire the lagoon in a new way. Various boats run through its waters to transport tourists in order to visit the islands, but these boats are always very noisy and particularly polluting. With “The Other Venice” you can do excursions in the lagoon on a boat with electric motor, totally silent and non polluting.
There are several possibilities of chartering the boat with electric motor, with cost per person or per hour.
In addition you can choose some routes already implemented, as:
 Eco-tour of the southern lagoon: the discovery of the delicate ecosystem and the characteristics of flora and fauna of the lagoon. Surrounded by the peace and silence of the lagoon you can enjoy magnificent views and breathtaking sunsets.
 Tour of the vineyards recovered: a local cultural association brought back in operation some ancient medieval vineyards that had been abandoned. You can discover the methods of cultivation and care of the vineyards and taste typical lagoon wines.
 Tour for kids: most families on a visit to Venice did not know what to do to their children in Venice, because it does not seem to be some activities for them … we make them take a boat tour and we teach them to have sensibility and respect for the natural environment!

imagesizerThe electric motor’s batteries are recharged during the night, but the boat is also equipped with solar panelson top that allow you to store energy during navigation, for a truly eco-friendly experience.

In any case, there are also many other opportunities to enjoy the lagoon with traditional motor boats, visiting little known islands, or living the experience of fishing tourism with professionals fishers.
Finally you can experience the excitement of sailing on traditional Venetian boats.

The boat tours in Venice can be done for groups of minimum 2 persons. At the end of the tour you can go into a typical restaurant for a dinner to remember.

 

For any additional information, write to: info@laltravenezia.it

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Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
City: Venezia
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October 23, 2015

8 Day Walking Holiday

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This Walking Holiday has a 5 day easy walking program, you will be staying in a 4* Hotel with half board included, the luxury hotel is ideal for basing your walking holiday, be it Spring, Autumn or Winter walking, Walking Rhodes and the Plaza Hotel together will make your walking holidays an experience to enjoy and remember.

Welcome:

On the first morning you will meet your walking leader, and generally discuss your choosen walking program and he/she will answer any questions you may have or provide you any further information you may require. We do ask you to fill in some very simple medical forms and that you have photo copies of your passport and medical/travel insurance with you, these will stay with you at all times and will only be required if you need any medical treatment. Once we get the little bit of required paper work done and you are ready, we set off on your first walk.

Walking Day – Vlicha to Lindos Walk.

Approximately 3-4 hours duration including stops.

Extra time to be considered if you wish to walk around Lindos and the Acropolis
 
Terrain includes flat dirt track, uneven stoney ground and short uphill section.

This walk has some rough terrain, but is mostly on paths, crossing over an open mountain side which leads into a narrow valley. From the valley, more vegetation is seen and as we cross over onto the other side of the mountain, we walk through pine trees. Returning along the coast, we make our way down into picturesque Lindos for the remainder of the day where you can visit the acropolis and meander through the narrow streets of where people easily get lost. The village was purposely built to dissorientate any invaders.
Walking Day 
- The Archangalos to Epta Piges Walk (Seven Springs).

Approximately 4hours duration including stops and a walk around Epta Piges.

Terrain includes prepared walking paths. Trickling streams, rustic bridges and the scent of pine and a lake feeding the spring that’s named Efta Piges. Our walk starts from Archangelos. The tarmac road soon gives way to a dirt track that winds its way through land which bears fruit trees in fenced areas and then opens up to pine trees and olive groves. As we approach Seven Springs the pine trees become more dense and the evidence of water is apparent. Cool your feet, take off your walking boots and walk through an underground tunnel that runs under a wooded hill to feed the lake. The return to Archangelos take us on an alternative route with a contrasting landscape.
Walking Day – Mount Akramytis Walk. (825 meters above sea level)

Approximately 5-6 hours duration including stops and a lunch break.

This is an excellent, well-rounded walk that combines the lure of a summit with satisfying walking on forest paths and a real feeling of being, away from it all.
 
This walk gets the majority of the ascent for the day out of the way early on when it is that bit cooler. We take a series of single-track switchbacks up the southern mountainside in amongst the pine forest. Occasional breaks in the trees provide great views down the western coast to the south and welcome opportunities for a breather.
 
Above the tree line, the route finds its way through tortured limestone pavement to a col, giving the first views of the coast to the north. Further on up the ridge, we reach the summit and are gifted with spectacular 360-degree views. You can see many of the other mountains of Rhodes from this vantage point and get a feel for this western side of the island, which is more remote and distinctly different to the more developed eastern side.
 
From the summit, we descend the northern side of the ridge that runs roughly east to west into what from many angles resembles a volcanic caldera. This turns out to be a wide gully between two ridgelines.
 
A pleasant forest track leads us to our lunch stop at an old chapel, which boasts a well and resident Geckos! Suitably refreshed, a descent through trees leads past the remains of long abandoned dwellings and upland pastures. Depending on the time of year and the keenness of your eyes we might find wild flowers, praying mantid’s or stick insects.
 
Skirting around the ridgeline affords some marvellous views before moving back over to the southern side of the ridge for a gentle decent to a bar and the necessary cold refreshment! If time allows we can sometimes include and extra treat at the end of this walk (you will have to join us to find out what it is!).
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Archangalos To Tsambika Church Walk:

Approximately 5-6 hours duration including stops and a lunch break.

Terrain includes dirt tracks, some uneven ground, a sandy beach and a steep uphill track section at the end of the walk.

This walk starts off in the village of Archangalos, where the tracks and paths lead you out of the town and into open country side and onwards to the coast.Then at the coast line you will enjoy stunning views up and down the east coast of Rhodes, you meander through a mixture of open sandy paths, dirt tracks, and pine trees which will then lead you down to Tsambika beach.

Lunch is taken at the far end of Tsambika beach, just before the climb up to monastery. You will take a small track up the cliff side (not dangerous) and this brings you out at the foot of the 309 steps that lead up to the monastery itself. Tsambika Monastery was built around the 11th century on the summit of a 300 meter high cliff which commands beautiful views of the surrounding area. It has an 11th century icon of the Blessed Virgin inside and legend has it that the icon was found by a childless and infertile couple who later conceived a child. So leading to the legend that a childless women who wishes to conceive, should walk bare foot up the mountain to pray to the Virgin, she will then be blessed with children. Once you have enjoyed the monastery you return to the restaurant for refreshments and the transport home.
Walking Day
 
Mount Profitis Ilias Walk:

Approximately 5-6 hours duration including stops and a lunch break.

Terrain includes a zigzag uphill forest track to start, some forestry tracks followed by a downhill section of “off the beaten track”

Our walk follows the road out of Salakos and then takes the “kalderimi” an old cobbled trail to the summit of Profitis Ilias, even though there is a fair ascent involved, the generous sweeps of the zig-zag ensure that no section is particularly steep and the walking is fairly easy. Using the pine and Cypress trees as shade and rest points as you climb, the top doesn’t take to long to reach. Just after the first section is completed the chapel of St Anthony comes into view and its solitary position and stunning views make it a great point to just sit and rest. From here a small climb takes you the old Italian barracks and hotels, and just above the hotels stands the “old Italian Governors house” all of these properties are a surprise to find and are steeped in history. The summit to Profitis Ilias lies just above these buildings, the actual summit cannot be reached as a military establishment stands there but the “near summit” is the resting place for lunch and great views. The trek down the mountain takes you back to the Italian buildings and then follows a dried river bed with a water pipe down to the point near to where you began. This downhill section is very “off the beaten track” with rough terrain thrown in for good measure, an explorers delight to find the end point. You return through the streets of Salakos to the taverna for a cold beer and rest, and just watch the world go by.
Itinerary:

Day 1l: Rhodes airport is north of the island and it will take approx. 30min to get to Plaza Hotel, where a warm welcome will be awaiting you. After your evening meal one members of the Walking Rhodes team will be at the hotel to greet you and discuss your chosen walking holiday.

Day 2: Vlicha to Lindos: We leave the hotel 8.00am. The starting point for this walk is approx. 60 minutes from the hotel. We start walking at 9.00am. This walk is approx. 3-4hrs, we descend into Lindos for 12.00-1.00pm, and you can explore the village, relax in a taverna or enjoy swimming in the sea. Transport will be taking you back to the hotel 3.00pm. You will be back in the Plaza Hotel approx 4.00pm

Day 3: Archangalos to Epta Piges (Seven Springs) Walk. The start of the walk is approx. 50min from the hotel. We leave the hotel 8.00am, we start walking at 9.00am, this walk is approx. 4hrs we should be back in Archangelos Village for 1.00-2.00pm, we enjoy a cool drink at a local tavern. The transport will be picking you up in Archangelos Village at 3.00pm you will be back in the Plaza Hotel before 4.00pm

Day 4: Mount Akramytis Walk: The start of the walk is approx. 1.10min from the hotel. We leave the hotel 7.45am, we start walking 9.00am. This walk is approx. 5-6hrs, we descend into the village of Monolithos for approx. 2.00-3.00pm to relax in the local tavern and enjoy the view. The transport will be picking you up at Monolithos Village at 3.30pm you will be back in the Plaza Hotel approx 4.45pm.

Day 5: Archangalos To Tsambika Church Walk: The start of the walk is approx. 50min from the hotel. We leave the hotel 8.00am. We start walking at 9.00pm, this walk is approx. 5-6hrs, we ascend to Tsampika to complete our walk, there is a tavern at Tsampika where we enjoy a nice cool drink. The transport will be picking you up at Tsampika 3.30pm, you will be back in the Plaza Hotel before 4.30pm

Day 6: Mount Profitis Ilias Walk: The start of this walk is approx. 30min from the hotel. We leave the hotel 8.15am. We start walking at 9.00am, this walk is approx. 5-6hrs, we descend into Salakos village to complete our walk, and enjoy the hospitality of the local people in the taverna in the village square. The transport will be picking you up at Salakos 3.30pm, you will be back in the Plaza Hotel approx 4.00pm

Day 7: In the last 5 walking days you have experienced the southern to middle part of the island of Rhodes, we recommend that you take this day to explore the old town of Rhodes; of course the choice is yours.

Day 8: Rhodes Airport

Accommodation :

The Plaza Hotel is a very welcoming & relaxing hotel, in the centre of the modern city of Rhodes, just 400m from the famous Medievall Walled Town Of Rhodes and Mandraki Marina, 200m from Elli beach and the Casino of Rhodes. It is a perfect base for your walking holiday. This hotel offers an unique combination of a warm atmosphere and high standards of service with excellent Greek & International Cuisine, this holiday is HB breakfast and evening meals are included, the hotel also provides package lunches for your walking days which is also included in the price.

You can relax at the large size swimming pool, while enjoying a nice and refreshing drink by the Pool Bar. In the hotel you will find everything that is required to make your Walking Holiday in Rhodes a wonderful experience.

Room Facilities:

Luxuriously furnished rooms all feature double king-size or twin beds, Individually controlled air-conditioning and heat. Satellite television PAY TV – Internet, Access through TV, Safe deposit Boxes, Hairdryer, Mini-bar, Direct dial telephones, Rollaway beds available. 
(If you are caring for somebody, the Plaza Hotel there are Rooms for the physically challenged and the Hotel staff are always at hand, while you are enjoying your walking holiday, the person you are caring for is having an equally good holiday. The Plaza Hotel can also arrange a nurse on request).

Nice and spacious rooms with all the comforts and luxury you would expect from Best Western Plaza Hotel of Rhodes! You will feel at home from the very first moment you arrive at the Plaza Hotel.

A breathtaking view of the city and Elli Beach. In the evening, the whole town will light up with the picturesque tavernas, Bars and shops, mixing a thousand colors!

Rooms overlooking the Castle and the Medieval City of Rhodes. Watch the past unfold right in front of your eyes, you can choose to layback, relax and enjoy a nice, cool evening at the balcony.

Services:

Lounge 
Cocktail bar 
Outdoor swimming pool 
(heated in April & October) 
Whirlpool (Jacuzzi) 
Pool side snack bar 
Sauna (massage on request) 
Sun-terrace (umbrellas & long chairs free) 
Television lounge 
Conference and banquet facilities  
Secretarial services 
24-hour front desk 
Limited room service 
Concierge 
Safe deposit boxes 
Guest laundry/valet service 
Babysitting service on request  
Nurse on request 
Free – Buffet breakfast 
Restaurant With Greek Tastes
(buffet & a la carte) 
Special diet or children’s menus
(available on request)

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Country: Greece
Region: Rhodes Island
City: Rhodes
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October 23, 2015

THE FAR SOUTH WEST OF ENGLAND

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Come with us to the “wild west” of England, to Devon and Cornwall. To rocky, windswept but stunningly beautiful Dartmoor; to mighty castles and lovely cathedrals; to the “Riviera” coast of perfect sandy, sheltered coves and the Atlantic coast of towering cliffs and legends of King Arthur’s knights lost in the mists of time.

Enjoy a genuine Devonshire or Cornish cream tea and if you’ve never had English fish and chips – this is the place to find it!

There are also some amazing places where the motor car cannot go – so we will recommend a few walks that you can do in the area where you will be more than rewarded for the effort with the scenery you will experience!

What can you  see on this tour?

  •  Exeter – a Roman fortress city with Underground Passages, a 13th century cathedral and partially intact Roman walls.
  • A Stunning Waterfall at the edge of Dartmoor – with the incredible rock formations known as tors and bridges dating from prehistoric times.
  •  A Sanctuary for Otters and Wildlife – a beautiful secluded place visited by few tourists from outside Britain.  See otters, deer, owls, peacocks and Scottish wildcats!
  • Experience a swashbuckling pirate adventure and come face-to-face with the creatures of the deep!
  • See lost in time fishing villages and magical and mighty castles with legends of King Arthur
  • See why this is the land of artists
  • Take a photograph at the end of England – where America is over 3,000 miles away!
  • Discover how the world’s rainforests can be protected

“An outstanding tour amongst dramatic scenery and history!” (Mr J Weston  USA)

Accommodations are in quality Bed & Breakfast establishments.  We will also recommend what, in our opinion and experience, are the best places to eat at each of your stops.
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Country: United Kingdom
Region: South West England
Address: 11 Surrey Place, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England BA14 0AW
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October 23, 2015

Into The Wild Lappish Autumn

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Long weekend version – 1 August to 15 December 2012

Thursday

Arrival at the airport of Örnsköldsvik (or nearby), in Northern Sweden. Our driver will pick you up and drive you to the rustic cottage where you will stay throughout the trip. A typical dinner based on local products will be served to you if arrival time allows.

 

Friday

This day is dedicated to horseback riding in the pristine forest of the area. After breakfast, you will be driven to the stable, where you will become familiar with the horses and be taught how to communicate to them. After that, you will start your riding tour in the forest, guided by our experts. You will have lunch on an open fire along the way. In the evening, you will return to the stable and be driven again to the cottage, where you will be served a dinner based on local products.

 autumnSaturday

This day is dedicated to pike fishing and grotto hiking. A boat will pick you up from the cottage and our local guides will sail you to the location where the best pike can be caught. With some luck, you will be able to enjoy this local delicacy on the spot! Lunch will be served on the boat or on the beach. During the afternoon, you will hike upon a hill and descend into a grotto, one of the most fascinating of the area. You will be equipped with helmet, light and all required technical clothes. Upon return, a barbecue dinner will be served, and you will have the chance to refresh your body with a sauna.

 

Sunday

The day is dedicated to hiking and moose-watching. Our guides will bring you to the spot where you are most likely to observe one of Europe’s largest mammals. Lunch will be prepared in the forest. Upon return, you will be able to spoil yourself a little after all this outdoor frenzy, and enjoy a full spa treatment. The dinner will be served in the spa.

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Transfer to the airport, end of the tour

Full week or longer versions available now with even more activities. Upon request, we can arrange longer hiking or horseback riding legs (e.g. 2-3 days) with camp overnight in the forest.

Departure: any day from 31 August 2012 to 15 December 2012.

Price per person: 1190 EUR (up to 4 people), 990 EUR (5-8 people).moon

Please enquire on prices for longer tours. 

The price includes: overnight in a countryside cottage with breakfast, all meals, non-alcoholic drinks, access to sauna and spa treatments where indicated, rental of all required equipment for the advertised activities, usage of horses, boats, and all other transportation; expert guides for all activities; insurance as required by the Swedish law.

The price does not include: return flights to Sweden.

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Country: Sweden
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October 23, 2015

Holiday Rentals & Vacation Rentals Worldwide

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Getaway Earth Holiday Rentals is the rapidly growing, go-to guide to holiday rentals worldwide.

Getaway Earth offers holiday rentals around the world, from vacation rentals in the USA to cottages in Englandpool villas inThailand and Australian holiday rentalsItalian villas and getawaysgites and holiday homes in FranceSpanish villas & apartments and more.

We are always looking for special places with caring owners, and welcome inquiries from those dedicated to offering unique holiday experiences. Owners, we invite you to take advantage of a free, fully featured holiday rental listing with us until May 2013.

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Country: England
Region: Worldwide
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