Adagio

Adagio Launches New Range of Leisurely Holidays on foot

Press Release   •   Nov 07, 2016 09:55 GMT

Adagio – the experts in “gentle walking” small group, guided holidays on foot – has just launched its great New range of holidays for 2017.

These gentle adventures are specifically created for clients who are active but don’t necessarily wish to stride forth vigorously but rather take it all at a leisurely pace enabling them to fully savour the many facets of the fascinating new destinations featured.

The brochure begins with a choice of NEW holidays including :-

The Isles of Scilly – a 6 night holiday on an English archipelago lapped by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. Designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, clients will have the opportunity to explore all the islands including the largest, St Mary’s where the specially selected hotel ‘Tregarthen’ is located.

Amongst the highlights are, Hugh Town; Old Town; Halangy Down Iron Age village; the island of Bryher; Tresco Abbey Gardens; St Agnes – the most south westerly inhabited landmass in Britain; a scenic boat ride to St Martin’s and an opportunity to savour the island’s excellent vino!

Prices from £1,155 per person include return flights, transfers, half board accommodation and the services of a dedicated Adagio tour leader. Departures from 15 April 2017.

Coast and Country Houses of North Norfolka 5 night holiday exploring the wonderful coast and country houses of North Norfolk.

Highlights include a mid-afternoon walk from ‘The Pheasant Hotel’ to the coastal path; Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham Beach; the deer park at the magnificent 18th century Palladian mansion, Holkham Hall; East Runton for the start of a walk to the 17th century National Trust house of Felbrigg Hall; the seaside of Cromer (famed for its crabs!); a visit to the Blickling Estate with its spectacular gardens and Jacobean Hall and the National Trust’s Sheringham Hall renowned for its 80 species of Rhododendrons and Azaleas.

Prices from £565 per person include half board accommodation at ‘The Pheasant Hotel’, Kelling and the services of a dedicated Adagio tour leader. Departures from 30 April 2017.

Tastes of Hidden Portugal – a 7 night holiday savouring this vibrant and varied region.

Staying three nights at the four-star ‘Pateo dos Solares’ hotel in the medieval town of Estremoz and four nights at the four-star M’ar de ar Muralhas, Evora. This is an opportunity to enjoy the traditional dishes of the Alentejo region – which many regard as the culinary heart of Portugal.

Highlights include, Estremoz itself (dominated by a 13th century castle) with a visit to a local vineyard; Monsaraz, famed for colourful pottery and handicrafts; Evora – an ancient World Heritage town; a cooking experience with local chefs; walks through the lush landscapes of Guadalupe and an afternoon helping to prepare a gastronomic feast!

Price £1,345 per person includes return flights, transfers, half board accommodation and the services of a dedicated Adagio tour leader. Departures from 9 April 2017.

Merano, Italy - a 7 night holiday exploring Merano with its mountains and lush valleys in Italy’s most northern outpost and ‘Garden of Eden’.

Highlights include, Verona and a drive through the spectacular Adige Valley to Merano and the ‘Hotel Europe Splendid’; the Sissiweg and Trauttmansdorff Castle Gardens; a day exploring the many delights of Verona itself; a visit to the local Forst Brewery followed by tastings; Bolzano for a spectacular cable car ride; Knottnkino and an al fresco inspired cinema by the famous climber Reinhold Messner.

Prices from £1,199 per person include return flights, transfers, half board accommodation and the services of a dedicated Adagio tour leader. Departures from 15 April 2017.

Neapolitan Discovery – a 7 night holiday centred on Naples – one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the World, offering a plethora of history, art and culture.

Highlights include exploring the many facets of Naples itself, including the internationally renowned Archaeology Museum, a visit to the Capello Sansevero; church of Santa Chiara; the classical roman site of Herculaneum; Torre del Greco; a hydrofoil ride to Capri; a guided visit to the Capodimonte Museum and Park; the Catacombs of San Gennaro; Angevin Castel Nuovo; Café Gambrinus and the San Carlo Opera.

Prices from £1,175 per person include return flights, transfers, half board accommodation at the Albergo san Fancesco al Monte, high on a hill above Naples and the services of a dedicated Adagio tour leader. Departures from 1 April 2017.

Corfu, Ionian Jewel a 7 night holiday on Corfu – with a wonderful unspoiled landscape, multi-cultural heritage, historic buildings and monuments. Made famous by Gerald Durrell’s classic, ‘My Family and Other Animals’, the island has inspired many literary works and the creation of the stunning ‘Corfu Trail’. Note “The Durrells” will be back on our ITV screens next spring.

Highlights include, Corfu Town with its magnificent Mon Repos Palace museum situated in acres of verdant gardens. Paleokastritsa on the west coast of the island with a visit to the monastery and winery; a day trip to the beautiful island of Paxos; the Corfu Trail stopping at the ‘White House’ restaurant in Kalami – once Lawrence Durrell’s home; the seaside village of Kassiopi with its castle; Vidos island near Corfu Town famed for its Kerkyra Bird and wildlife sanctuary; Lake Korission, a protected area with abundant flora and fauna and lunch on an eco-farm.

Price £1,395 per person includes return flights, transfers, half board accommodation at the four-star Hotel Cavalieri in Venetian Corfu Town (plus two lunches) and the services of a dedicated Adagio tour leader. Departures from 19 May 2017.

Wonderful Copenhagen – a 5 night holiday in Copenhagen exploring the many delights of the Danish Capital and Riviera. Often voted the happiest nation in the World, one is bound to encounter the word ‘Hygge’ – Danish for ‘enjoying life’s simple pleasures’.

Highlights include, a guided tour of Copenhagen which embraces the grand royal palaces; a boat ride to the island of Slotsholmen and the Christiansborg Palace; a cruise along the canal and a guided tour of Christianshavn; a visit to North Zealand on the Danish Riviera, ‘Home of Hamlet’ at Elsinore and Kronborg Castle; free time to enjoy museums and art galleries, the Botanic Gardens and Rosenborg Castle ending up with a great feast in the dazzling Tivoli Gardens.

Prices from £1,290 per person include return flights, transfers, half board accommodation and the services of a dedicated Adagio tour leader. Departures from 11 June 2017.

Africa Falls & Safari – a 9 night holiday exploring the wonders and wildlife of Zambia and Botswana.

Highlights include the award-winning David Livingstone Resort in Livingstone, Zambia – home to the spectacular Victoria Falls; a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River; a canoe safari, with a chance to see crocs, hippo and elephant; a tour of Livingstone Island and the Victoria Falls; travel to Botswana and its internationally famous Chobe National Park; a guided bird watching tour on the banks of the Savute Channel; the fig tree forest on the Kwai River; floodplains in the Okavango Delta; the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, all rounded off with a Boma (fire) dinner accompanied by traditional song and dance.

Prices from £5,599 per person include return flights, transfers, full board (including drinks and laundry service) four and five star accommodation and the services of a dedicated Adagio tour leader. Departures 4 April and 3 September 2017.

Montreal and Quebec City, A Journey of Old and New! Canada – a 9 night holiday exploring the French-speaking province of Quebec in Eastern Canada – home to the vibrant and very contrasting cities of Montreal and Quebec City.

Highlights include a guided walking tour of Montreal with its St Catherine Street, Marie-Reine-du-Monde Cathedral and Place Ville-Marie; a tour of Helene and Notre Dame islands; the metro to trendy Miles End and food tour with local guide; a Bison farm; a walking tour of Old Quebec – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chateau Frontenac and the Place Royale; Beaupre with its magnificent Ste. Anne’s basilica and Ste. Anne’s Canyon; Wendake; the Laurentides Fauna Reserve and Black Bear Observation site; the Isle of Orleans with cider tipples en route.

Prices from £2,975 per person include return flights, transfers, four-star B&B accommodation (+ 6 evening meals) and the services of a dedicated Adagio tour leader. Departures from 22 May 2017.

Beautiful Bermuda – a 9 night holiday exploring glorious Bermuda – a tantalising archipelago and rich fusion of British and African heritage.

Highlights include a guided tour of Hamilton and Fort Hamilton; the island’s Railway Trail from Coney Island to Palmetta Park; a ferry to the Royal Naval Dockyard; picturesque Somerset Village; Gibb’s Hill lighthouse; St George the capital of Bermuda where the first settlers arrived in 1612; a ferry to Paget Parish and its botanical gardens; the National Trust property of Waterville and a visit to 18th Century Verdmont House.

Prices from £3,099 per person include return flights, transfers, B&B accommodation (+ 6 dinners) and the services of a dedicated Adagio tour leader. Departures from 16 March 2017.

Scenic Scandinavia – an 11 night Adagio Cruise & Walk holiday exploring the waterways and capitals of Scandinavia aboard Fred. Olsen’s ship ‘Balmoral’.

Highlights include a guided tour of Copenhagen with its Cathedral, City Hall and Little Mermaid; the Tivoli Gardens; lunch in Nyhavn; a relaxed voyage through the Baltic to Stockholm; Gamla Stan- Stockholm’s Old Town; Oslofjord and Oslo and a train trip to the Woodlands at Vettakollen.

Price £1,885 per person includes full-board accommodation and facilities aboard ‘Balmoral’, all shore excursions on board drinks package and services of a dedicated Adagio Leader. Departs Newcastle 17 September 2017.

España Verde – an 8 night Adagio Cruise & Walk holiday exploring the fascinating coastline of Galicia in Northern Spain aboard Fred.Olsen’s ship ‘Balmoral’.

Highlights include; La Coruña, a province with a rich Celtic heritage; the spectacular waterfront and Tour de Hércules, the only Roman lighthouse in existence; Gijón in Asturias with its fabulous Botanical Gardens; Santander, famed for its grand palaces and architecture; Gexto for the opportunity to explore Bilbao and the Guggenheim museum and savour a lunch of Pintxos and local Txakoli wine; a day at sea and time to enjoy the ship’s many facilities

Price £1,415 per person includes full-board accommodation and facilities aboard ‘Balmoral’, all shore excursions on board drinks package and services of a dedicated Adagio Leader. Departs Dover 7 May 2017.

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Adagio is the “leisurely walking” small group, guided holidays programme offered by award-winning Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, established since 1946 and the experts in guided walking adventures of all types.

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Adagio provide a fully protected service to their clients as members of ABTA, AITO & ATOL scheme.

Adagio is the “leisurely walking” small group, guided holidays programme offered by award-winning Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, established since 1946 and the experts in guided walking adventures of all types.

Company Mission

The company’s mission is to generate funds for walking charities by the provision of outstanding outdoor activity holidays worldwide.

With its not-for-profit philosophy, the company contributes monies to the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust which supports walking related and environmental projects in the UK. The company also funds Heart & Sole - an initiative managed by company staff, with the aim of reaching into the heart of the communities visited both in the UK and overseas.

RWH Travel also runs The Walking Partnership - an initiative which champions walking at the 'grass roots' level by providing funding and support to walking groups and clubs throughout the UK.

Ramblers Walking Holidays is the Walking Holiday Partner of the Ramblers, Britain’s walking charity which drove the recent Big Pathwatch project, and has been pioneering and championing walking and ‘rights of way’ for over 70 years across England, Scotland and Wales.

Customers travelling on all holidays operated by RWH Travel are fully protected via the company’s membership of ABTA and ATOL. RWH Travel is also a member of AITO.