USA – 2 Cities that never sleep for 1 price – from £679pp

  The two cities that comes to your mind must be the most iconic destinations in the United States of America – New York and Las Vegas and our Travel Partner, Funway, have some amazing offers to take you there!  (See below). Firstly, New York, this is America’s most vibrant and exciting city and should be on everyone’s list of “must sees”.  The 12 skyscraper studded miles of Manhattan Island are home to one of the most vivacious and intoxicating cities in the world.  A global capital of finance, fashion and food.  New York is truly the city that never sleeps – there is too much to do to waste time snoozing – a bustling hub of activity where culture and diversity fill the air and which is affectionately known as the ‘Big Apple’. It weaves its magical spell on even the most hardened traveller when you catch that first jaw-dropping glimpse of the glittering Manhattan skyline as you cross the Hudson River.  Nothing can prepare you for your first bite of the ‘Big Apple’, you hit the ground running in this fast paced city.  New York is iconic and incomparable, images conjured up of what you have seen in thousands of movies will not fail to entrance you.  It sparkles with world famous icons and landmarks such as Times Square, Empire State Building, the Rockefeller Centre and Broadway but beyond this tourist area lies a diverse and enchanting city full of museums, unique restaurants, funky bars and local culture.  This is where fashions are started, cuisines are born, trends are set and fame is made. An exhilarating mix of ultra modern...

SANDALS Autumn Sale Now On!

Longing for some real sun, sand and recuperation after our disappointing summer then look no further as our Travel Partner, Sandals, have just launched their Autumn Sale with some amazing offers to their  luxury resorts in the Caribbean – great news for all you discerning couples looking for a holiday that literally gives you everything Sandals Resorts are the World’s Only Five-Star Luxury Included® holiday – an incomparable showcase of quality, choice and welcoming hospitality. The resorts cater for couples only and offer an unparalleled range of quality inclusions, setting the standards by which every other all-inclusive resort is measured, anywhere in the world. When you combine the natural beauty of the Caribbean with its laid back lifestyle – nowhere does it better and Sandals does it the best- so it is easy to understand why this is one of the favourite destinations for UK travellers with Sandals consistently voted the best resorts to stay with some of the most prestigious awards and accolades from renowned consumer and travel publications.                     The Caribbean is a region south east of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America and north of South America. It comprises of more than 700 islands, islets, reefs and cays and today the area is home to 22 island territories and borders 12 continental countries. Due to the abundance of sunshine, year-round tropical temperatures moderated by the almost constant trade winds and the great variety of scenic destinations to visit, the Caribbean Sea has become a popular destination for tourists. However, a holiday to the Caribbean isn’t always...

Romantic Escapes

We all need a little romance in our lives and there can be nothing better than planning an idyllic break with your loved one to spend some quality time together away from the humdrum of day to day life.  Here at Tailor Made Travel we are in the business of making dreams come true and together with our Travel Partner, Travelpack, have some perfect romantic escapes for you to remember and, to make it extra special, at discounted prices!! Our first escape takes you to the Seychelles and one of the most romantic destinations in the world.  This archipelago of 115 diverse islands, delicately scattered like jewels in the sapphire-blue waters of the Indian Ocean is located off the East coast of Africa . Each island’s unique appeal and immaculate, uncrowded beaches bestow the Seychelles with the reputation of having some of the most unspoilt tropical hideaways in the world with island hopping being the best way to explore or you can take a helicopter trip for a bird’s eye view of the stunning scenery.  Some of the granite islands rear dramatically from sea to sky, draped in the rich vegetation and brilliant flowers of the tropics whilst others are formed of coral and rise just feet above the sea.  Centuries of isolation have given the islands their own unique ecology too with unusual birds and land species such as the giant tortoise. Casual and laid back, the mantra of the Seychelles is about relaxation in a stunning tropical setting; leisurely dining in rustic restaurants idyllically situated beside the ocean and gentle exploration of Mahe’s bustling little capital of Victoria. The two...

Exotic Carribean

– Looking for some sunshine?  Who isn’t, with the weather in the UK so miserable we have just the medicine to cure your blues – a fabulous Fly/Cruise Offer from our Travel Partner, Celebrity Cruises. Flying out of London Heathrow to Miami where, on the 12th November 2017,  you will embark the Award Winning Celebrity Eclipse for a journey around one of the most exotic regions in the world, the Caribbean. Onboard Celebrity Eclipse, your journey becomes a destination in itself but with many benefits  as cruising allows you to explore the Caribbean in comfort and luxury and is one, if not the, most relaxing way to travel. Your home for the duration of the cruise will be in a Balcony Stateroom, your private sanctuary at sea, as luxurious as any modern hotel room. The smart design is matched with stylish décor and what’s more you will have a dedicated 24-hour Stateroom Attendant. This offer also includes Free Drinks* plus $300* Onboard Spend if booked by 31st August 2017.  (*Terms Apply)   Whether you choose to treat yourself to an indulgent treatment at the world-renowned Canyon Ranch SpaClub, or get competitive with some games at the Lawn Club (with their very own half acre of real grass), there’s luxury on every level onboard Celebrity Eclipse.     As night falls the range of bars and lounges provide the perfect places to relax and enjoy a pre-dinner drink and as food is one of life’s greatest pleasures so delicious gourmet dining comes as standard on your Celebrity cruise. After dinner enjoy the entertainment options onboard with unique and diverse shows, so whatever...

Cities, Nature & Adventure

Where are we?  The balloons will have given you a clue – Canada, of course – this vast continent is so packed with attractions that the hardest part is usually where to go and how to see them. Synonymous with wildlife, wilderness and beautiful cities Canada is a perfect choice for travellers looking for a little adventure, it is a land that captivates, excites and delights. It stretches across six time zones and is the world’s second largest country so there is something for everyone. The most popular destination with UK travellers is the West Coast and our Travel Partner,  Travelpack, have some great tours which give you the opportunity  to discover a destination’s most famous attractions with like-minded people and enjoy a taste of local culture along the way. Relax and enjoy the sights whilst safe in the knowledge that expert guides are on hand to look after you from start to finish. These tours are becoming a very popular mode of travel as they offer an opportunity to experience a true adventure and return home relaxed after having all the tedious travel arrangements organised for you on a day to day basis – such as not having to cart your luggage around, maximising your time with pre-arranged sight-seeing tours and taking advantage of local knowledge and support. Western Journey Escorted Tour One of the seven night tours available on selected dates until the 16th September is the Western Journey Escorted Tour flying from London at an amazing cost from £1689 per person with Cardiff and Bristol flights from £1889. Included in the price: Airport taxes Accommodation as per the itinerary Banff...

Wild Alaska, the Wild Way!

Did you tune in to the BBC’s travel programme ‘Wild Alaska Live on BBC 1, if so then you will have watched the broadcasting of one of the greatest wildlife spectacles in the world, from one of the remotest corners of the Earth. Steve Backshall, Matt Baker and Liz Bonnin  took viewers on a live adventure across the vast wildernesses of Alaska to see some of the world’s most captivating animals and marvel at the scenery of a country so vast that it isn’t going to be spoiled by tourism  (but if you missed all or any of the 3 episodes then you can catch up on BBC iPlayer). The scale of Alaska is simply impossible to convey, it really is one of the last great wildernesses on Earth with some of their national parks bigger than our country with well over 5,000 glaciers.  So if you are thinking of planning a visit to this beautiful destination then we recommend that you take an organised tour such as those featured by our Travel Partner, Exodus Travels. Exodus Travels started life in February 1974 when two friends got together to provide transport in the Hindu Kush region a favourite hippie trail across Asia but from these humble beginnings the company has gone from strength to strength.  Now with over 40 years experience, Exodus is the UK’s original adventure travel company and world leaders in organising small group and independent travel arrangements.   Offering an impressive collection of holidays to choose from, from the untamed and adrenaline-fuelled, to simply taking an exotic corner of the world and immersing yourself in it, you will...

Mediterranean Magic in Menorca

Menorca is one of Spain’s Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Sea and a popular holiday destination with UK tourists, especially families, as it is more low-key than its neighbours, Majorca and Ibiza.  Our Travel Partner, Belleair,  has some hot offers featuring self-catering apartments or 4 and 5 star hotel accommodation – whichever suits your budget. Menorca is the easternmost Balearic island and is known for its endless long, sandy beaches, pine tree fringed coast and rocky, white sand, turquoise-watered bays known as “calas” which must be the most beautiful in the Mediterranean.  It is also a year round destination enjoying a warm, mild climate with over 300 days of sunshine.  In 1993 the island was declared a Biosphere Reserve in order to preserve the environmental areas such as the Parc Natural S’Albufera d’es Grau wetlands, and its liberal sprinkling of mysterious Bronze Age sites. The capital, Mahon, overlooks a large, sheltered harbour which is the biggest natural Port in the Mediterranean and second only to Pearl Harbour in the world.  The architecture of this laid back town reflects the legacy of the British occupation in the 18th century with British-style Georgian houses with bow fronts and sash windows but also has a church with 13th century roots.  Well worth a visit and after some exploring you can take a break in one of the many pavement cafes for some relaxation and enjoy the unhurried Menorcan way of life but don’t forget to visit Menorca’s vibrant capital on market day. The second of the island’s two primary towns is the historic city of Ciutadella, located in the west of Menorca it used to...

Fun in the Sun!

Our Travel Partner, Mercury Holidays, have some amazing deals to some amazing destinations – long haul, short haul – the choice is yours!!   Here’s a little taster of what is on offer:   Malta Malta is like a sparkling gem in the heart of the Mediterranean, lying between the north coast of Africa and Italy and is characterised by a rocky yet dramatic coast, picturesque harbours and some beaches. It has a lot to offer with ancient treasures, leisure activities and a buzzing nightlife. Here you can span the millennia with an astonishing array of things to discover. And wherever you go, the scenery and architecture provide a spectacular backdrop. The colours are striking, honey-coloured stone against the deepest of Mediterranean blues. Malta is holidaying as the mood takes you. And with near year-round sun, you can indulge in outdoor living at its best. In just a kilometre or two, you can try a new sport, laze on an island cruise and tour the most important historic sites, and still have time to join in the nightlife. That’s the real advantage of a stay here. Malta has been described as one big open-air museum. What makes it unique is that so much of the past is visible today. Delve into the island’s mysterious prehistory, retrace the footsteps of St. Paul or see where the Knights of St. John fought their most famous battles. Would you believe you could stay for a month here at the Canifor Hotel, Qawra – 2 weeks Half Board with a 3rd & 4th Week FREE on B&B with flights and transfers – all from £379*...

The Lions Roared in New Zealand

  The Lions roared at Eden Park but still could not defeat the mighty All Blacks. Although to come away with an epic draw was no mean feat and for the fans who had supported the players on tour there was plenty to celebrate as well as enjoying the magnificent scenery of this uncrowded, green and peaceful country. Consisting of two main islands New Zealand has the best of old and new worlds with a mix of landscapes and cultures making it a top destination to visit as it really does have it all!  Also, as approximately twenty percent of the population were born overseas with many originating in Great Britain, it is no surprise that it is popular with British tourists. There is such a lot to see that the best way is to take an organised tour and our Travel Partner, Seasons, has an 18 day ‘True New Zealand’ tour which will not disappoint. (Image:  Eden Park courtesy Tourism New Zealand) New Zealand is arguably the world’s purest destination where vast open spaces are filled with jaw-dropping landscapes – where you will experience nature at its most raw and varied and understand why the locals call it “God’s Own Country”.  Constantly in the making, its geology being some of the most recently formed on Earth,  this exceptional wonderland also boasts a rich cultural diversity and the charming towns and vibrant cities offer unique Kiwi hospitality. New Zealand really is a heaven on earth with its snow-capped mountains to deep, crystal clear lagoons, plunging cave networks to raging rapids, the islands are a playground for thrill-seekers looking for the next adrenalin...

Return to the Raj!

  It was in 1947 that British Rule ended in the great Indian Empire but this vast subcontinent has always remained a constant draw for UK tourists and citizens.   So much so that following the success of Joanna Lumley’s Japan programme last year our Travel Partner, Wendy Wu Tours,  asked her if she could make a programme about India and she agreed.   So, if, like me you are a fan of the travel programmes presented by this ‘absolutely fabulous’ presenter you will be tuning in for the first episode of Joanna Lumley’s India being aired tomorrow, Wednesday 5th July 2017 at 9pm on ITV.  This is the first of three programmes about Joanna’s travels in India. Please don’t miss it! Here’s a little taster for you:   Now, to mark the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence, over the next three weeks Joanna will be travelling the length and breadth of this vast, captivating subcontinent bringing into our homes the magical sights and sounds of one of the most intriguing countries on earth and where, in the last days of the Raj, she was born.  For her it must be a wonderful, personal experience to be able to return to her birth country where several generations of her Army family lived as well as showing us the beauty, people, history and culture of this fast changing nation – she is sure to infect us all with her enthusiasm and will undoubtedly be the perfect tour guide. Our Travel Partner, Wendy Wu Tours, has 26 award winning tours to India so all your options are covered but one of...