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Riviera Travel has been providing luxury escorted European and worldwide escapes for 35 years. This award winning and market-leading company also specialises in exclusive river cruises on the Rhine and superb city breaks to Eastern Europe. Telegraph readers are most impressed with the diversity of their tours, the professionalism and knowledge of the local guides,
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Perhaps the biggest concern for holidaymakers after Brexit won’t be the colour of their passports but the ease with which they will be able to explore the world. Britons currently own one of the world’s most powerful travel documents. The 2019 Henley Passport Index, compiled by a residence and citizenship planning firm and based on
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Riviera Travel has been providing luxury escorted European and worldwide escapes for 35 years. This award winning and market-leading company also specialises in exclusive river cruises on the Rhine and superb city breaks to Eastern Europe. Telegraph readers are most impressed with the diversity of their tours, the professionalism and knowledge of the local guides,
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From sandy windswept strands to pebble-strewn coves and mud-slicked bays, we have a fantastic range of beachcomber beaches along our nibbled coast. And winter is the perfect time for scavenging, with post-stormy days yielding plenty of washed-up wonders. Everything natural on the beach tells a story – so this is a great way to entertain
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The festive season’s done and it’s a long haul to the Easter holidays, but this month’s not all gloom and doom. Yes deal Well, it looks like we find ourselves at an impasse. Nobody voted for it, nobody likes it – and there’s no room for negotiation. But January means January, and it’s the will
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As part of our Travel Truths series we have unravelled the many mysteries of modern aviation: like what happens when you flush a plane loo and why cabin lights are dimmed during takeoff and landing. The latest question we’re endeavouring to answer is one that many frequent fliers will have pondered: why exactly are there
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Why go? Oban is the unofficial capital of the West Highlands and the western isles and a common embarkation point for cruises around the region. The town is surrounded by stunning seascapes and offers activities such as hill walking, sailing, diving, riding, kayaking and whale watching. It’s also the seafood capital of Scotland. Cruise port
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Why go? A wild green archipelago of some 70 islands scattered between 10 and 80km off the northern tip of the Scottish mainland, the Orkneys are so far-flung they did not even become part of Scotland until 1468. But the islands have gone from off-the-radar to buzzing with tourists of recent years, largely due to
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Why go? Olden, at the end of the 66-mile Nordfjord, is an easy gateway to some of Norway’s finest scenery, not least its glaciers. A wealth of nature-related tours leave from the port, which is an increasingly common stop on fjord cruises. The Loen Skylift cable car, opened in 2017, has added to the excursion
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Be grateful for David Attenborough and his breed. Thanks to them, we know it’s hard work to go on safari. All those dawn starts; having your bottom spanked on game drives by the seat of an ancient four-wheel drive; searching in the bush for animal poop; and the slow lowering of the guide’s binoculars, signalling
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“The river that dwarfs all others”. Earth’s Great Rivers doesn’t mince words as it begins a consecutive three-night run on BBC Two tonight (January 1). And the river with that accolade? That’ll be the Amazon – the Nile, which might argue the case, and the Mississippi make up the rest of the series. Narrated by
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So here we are, at the end of 2018. The last days of December. The festive season. A time for turkey, sherry, songs you would never play at any other time of year, goodwill to all (apparently), and something about an itinerant old man with a reindeer obsession. It is also a time for quizzes.
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