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Sail in style with Riviera Travel's new ships

18 March 2024

Cruises with the wonderful Riviera Travel are set to become even more exciting with the addition of two new ships to the fleet in 2025 – the state-of-the-art, sophisticated, and spacious Riviera Radiance, sailing on the mighty Danube, and Riviera Rose, sailing the Douro Valley and Salamanca River.

Discover the heart of Africa with SkySafari Kenya

18 March 2024

SkySafari Kenya is the ultimate in safari holidays, as discovered recently by Lucy Grimshaw, who you may know better as lovetearsandteepees on Instagram, when she embarked on this once-in-a-lifetime trip with us.

Explore Washington, DC's must-see family attractions

18 March 2024

From the 17 hands-on museums and cultural venues of the Smithsonian Institution to classic American baseball games and their foodie accompaniments, Washington, DC is a brilliant place for families, especially for those who want to learn more about US history but also for lovers of art, aviation, and the natural world. And most of these attractions are free to visit. We’ve picked out some of our favourites.

Uncover the wonders of Japan on a small-group adventure

18 March 2024

A fusion of ancient culture and high-tech living, Japan is packed with a dizzying array of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. But with the differences in language and culture, it’s a destination that’s often best approached in the company of experts, who can help you navigate Japanese society and get under the skin of this often enigmatic country thanks to insider perspectives from local guides and a tour leader who really knows their stuff.

A voyage of discovery in Antarctica

18 March 2024

You don’t have to think of yourself as an adventurer or an explorer to go on an expedition cruise to ‘the Great White Continent’. The region has become a popular choice for those looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in a destination that is truly off-the-beaten-track and packed with wonderful landscapes and wildlife, including Travel Counsellors’ MD, Kirsten Hughes.

Experience the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC

15 March 2024

As the chill of winter fades, Washington, DC, blossoms into a spectacle of colour and life. Springtime in the US capital is a period of renewal, where the city's famed cherry blossoms take centre stage, framing the historic monuments and the serene Tidal Basin in soft pink hues. This enchanting season draws visitors from all over the world who are looking to explore, learn, and marvel at everything this multifaceted destination has to offer, including experiencing its unmissable Cherry Blossom Festival.

Explore the rich history and culture of Washington, DC

15 March 2024

Dynamic, multi-cultural, and ever-changing, Washington, DC is so much more than the political heart of America, with a rich culture and history that translates into an amazing array of experiences all across the city. We’ve shared some of our favourite things to do in Washington, DC, from delving into its past to understanding its present and future.

Visit the Big Apple in 2024 with Virgin Atlantic

11 March 2024

Soar into the heartbeat of the world with Virgin Atlantic's splendid array of flights to New York City. With weekly options from London Heathrow and Manchester, flying to New York JFK becomes a breeze, particularly alongside Virgin Atlantic’s esteemed joint venture partners Delta Air Lines.

Join Reuben’s Retreat’s Everest Trek fundraising challenge

11 March 2024

Our partner charity Reuben’s Retreat was founded in memory of Reuben Michael Graham, who very sadly passed away aged just 23 months in 2012. Travel Counsellors’ dedicated charity partner in the UK, it was founded by his parents Nicola and Mike to help families facing similarly heart-breaking times by enabling children living with medical complexities and their loved ones the chance to enjoy a short break together.