Sunday, 29 May 2011

Egypt is back with some amazing holiday ideas and prices

Hi everyone,

This week we're having a look at Egypt. I was there last week and boy was it hot and the Red Sea just simply stunning. Our newsletter has a look at some amazing offers, check it out:

I visited Hurghada, Makadi Bay, a spot of Nile Cruising and Sharm on my visit and the following were a couple of my favourites.


Relax in Makadi Bay, Egypt

One of the best family resorts on the Red Sea, Makadi Bay is easy to get to, relaxed and offers a good range of quality hotels. Darren checked out a few hotels due to open in the coming months, including the gorgeous Makadi Spa, set to be one of the most stylish properties in Egypt, and the Sunwing Waterworld with its water slides, wave pool and family fun. Current options include rooms large enough to take a family of six - superb for larger families.

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The beaches of Hurghada, Egypt

Set on the shores of the Red Sea at the closest point to the Nile Valley, Hurghada has developed over the years in to one of our favourite resorts, with a modern feel but still with an Egyptian identity. It's easy to visit the Nile during a beach stay to visit some of the world-renowned temples and monuments (Darren did the journey in under 4 hours) making Hurghada a superb choice for both relaxation and interest. There's also a new wave of restaurants, shops and bars in the resort.

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Cruising along the Nile in Upper Egypt

I visited the Nile at Luxor to check out some cruise boats. One of the main things about Luxor at the moment is how quiet the main sites are, so if you fancy having the Temple of Karnak or other renowned sites pretty much to yourself, now is the time to go! There are numerous Nile cruise boats available so it's hard to know where to start, but make sure you pick one that includes all the main sightseeing, as costs can build up if this isn't included.
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Egypt and the Red Sea is amazing value at the moment and there isn't a better time to visit!  

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Saturday, 21 May 2011

Something a bit different...holidays without the beach!

Hi everyone,

Our newsletter this week had something a little different, holidays without a beach! Check out the ideas:

A couple of my favorites are:



Parque Central Hotel, Havana Cuba

Soak up the atmosphere of Havana, one of the world's most mesmerising cities, and stay in one of the best hotels, superbly located where Old and New Havana meet and with some of the best facilities in the City.

Departures: 12 JUNE 2011
Nights: 3
Prices from: £849 pp

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FAR EAST CITIES from £1079


Hong Kong skyline

Combine two of the liveliest cities in the Far East in one trip - explore vibrant Hong Kong and cosmopolitan Kuala Lumpur, with amazing food and superb shopping a plenty, saving over £500 per couple too!

Departures: 15 JUNE 2011
Nights: 4 + 4
Prices from: £1079 pp

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I've just come back to Egypt and during my trip I visited Hurghada, Makadi Bay, Sharm El Sheikh and Luxor. I also visited a number of Nile Cruise all in the name of research, watch this spacous for some stories and pics!

Happy travelling!

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