The Blog

Three Romantic Hotel Picks for Valentine’s Day

14 February 2023

There’s nothing quite like holing up in a lovely hotel with your loved one for a few days or more, and we’ve picked out some of our favourite, tried-and-tested favourites in which to do so, whether you’re looking for a short hop abroad or are in it for the long haul. But we have many more suggestions than these, so just ask your Travel Counsellor for our other inspiring recommendations all around the globe.

Fred. Olsen launches new Cultural Adriatic Discovery itinerary

14 February 2023

Ahead of the launch of its exciting 2024/25 program, Fred. Olsen has announced a brand-new cruise 20-night cruise for 2024 –  a round-trip from Southampton to the Mediterranean and Adriatic, embracing all the elements that Travel Counsellors’ customers have grown to love from this brand that we rate so highly for its imaginative, unusual itineraries and its reimagining of the onboard experience.

Sail with Cunard this summer

13 February 2023

For us, Cunard stands out for its tradition, its refinement and its stylishness – and scores of our cruise-loving customers agree. We’ve picked out some of our favourite Cunard sailings this summer, several of which set out from the UK for extra convenience and ease of travel.

Portugal’s best villas and residences

13 February 2023

Villas and residences have never been more popular, and for good reason. We’ve all fallen in love with the ease they bring to multigenerational or extended family groups, or friends travelling together, allowing us greater space and seclusion and the flexibility of catering to our loved ones when we feel like it.

An 8-day Treasures of Andalucia Itinerary

09 February 2023

Spend just over a week discovering this glorious region of southern Spain, admiring the whitewashed houses clinging to the hilltop towns of Mijas and Ronda, exploring Picasso’s birthplace Malaga, and soaking in the sunshine on Nerja’s sandy beaches – to name just a few of the delights in store.

A 9-day Auckland to Wellington Itinerary, New Zealand

09 February 2023

New Zealand is one of our favourite destinations – a place of thrilling experiences in raw nature.  This self-drive itinerary gives you time to explore the multicultural hub of Auckland before taking you south to the Bay of Plenty with its exceptional wines, the mud pools of Rotorua, and Huka Falls with their jetboard rides.

An 11-night Colombian Adventure

09 February 2023

Head to Colombia to explore some of its cultural and natural highlights on this itinerary designed to really get you under the skin of one of South America’s most fascinating destinations. Enjoying hiking, horse-riding and canoeing in the great outdoors, but also see how everyday life is for the people who live here on visits to community initiatives.

Enjoy the Easter holidays at Atlantis, The Palm

06 February 2023

The Easter holidays are a brilliant time to take the kids to Dubai, before the heat of summer – and Atlantis The Palm has an unmissable offer on stays of five nights and more at Easter.