Ramblers Walking Holidays

New ‘Cruise & Walk’ Holidays from Ramblers Worldwide and Fred. Olsen

Press Release   •   Sep 18, 2014 16:35 BST

Two award-wining companies – Ramblers Worldwide Holidays – the experts in guided walking adventures combining land and sea – and Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines – continue their successful partnership with the launch of a new wide-ranging choice of Cruise & Walk voyages including a river cruise for the first time. 

For 8 years the two companies haveturned the traditonal image of cruising on its head, ofering holidays to destinations nearand far and discovering the world on fot.Al of the prices include al meals, an exclusive welcome party on one evening and atraditonal afternon tea with waiter service on a sea day, walking tours, shore visits,sightseing programmes and the services of a dedicated tour leader. 

Plus up to £40 of forbokings made six months in advance.A range of extra benefits such as early boking cabin upgrades and drinks inclusive packagesare also available on selected sailngs.New aditons to the programme include:Rivers of the French Atlantic Coast – an 8 night guided walking holiday sailng the Loire andGarone Rivers and La Rochele aboard ‘Braemar’.

Highlights include, Nantes with a tour of its medieval centre, Castle of the Dukes of Britanyand botanical gardens; the Gironde estuary, Bordeaux and the vineyards of the Médoc; awine-tasting at Châteaux Lamothe–Cisac; the old seafaring city of La Rochele; Ile de Ré andthe seaside vilage of La Flote.

Price from £1,125 per person departing Dover on 1 August 2015.The Mediteranean and The Adriatic – a 25 night holiday aboard ‘Black Watch’ embracingsome of the most fascinating sights along these coast steped in a rich and diverse history.Ports of cal include, Gibraltar; Cartagena, Spain; Catania, Sicily; Kerkira, Corfu; Kotor,Montenegro; Hvar, Croatia; Venice, Italy; Split, Croatia; Valeta, Malta; Algiers, Algeria andCadiz, Spain.Price from £2,99 per person departing Liverpol on 13 April 2015.Iberia and North Africa – a choice of 10 and 14 night holidays aboard ‘Braemar’, ‘Boudica’and ‘Balmoral’, exploring Europe’s Atlantic Coast and the Mediteranean.Itineraries and departure ports vary acording to specifc cruises and some of the highlightsinclude, Casablanca, Moroco; Melila, Spain; Algiers, Algeria; Cartagena, Spain and Lisbon,Portugal.Price from £1,25 per person for 10 nights on Braemar departing Dover 2 September 2015.Magic of the Canaries – a choice of 13, 14 and 16 night holidays exploring the mountains,volcanoes and gorges of the Canaries aboard various Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines shipsdepending on individual itneraries.Highlights include, Lisbon, Portugal; Funchal, Madeira; Santa Cruz, Tenerife; Las Palmas,Gran Canaria; Arrecife, Lanzarote and Gibraltar.Price from £1,985 per person for 14 nights on Balmoral departing Southampton on 21December 2014.Caribean Contrasts – a choice of two holidays – 14 nights in the Caribean and LatinAmerica aboard ‘Braemar’ and 14 nights spaning many islands of the Caribean alsoaboard ‘Braemar’.Highlights of the first holiday include, Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St Lucia; St Georges,Grenada; Wilemstad, Curacao; Oranjestad, Aruba; Colon, Panama; Cartagena and SantaMaria, Columbia and Kralendjik, Bonaire.Price from £2,850 per person (includes return flights to Barbados) departs 25 January 2015.Highlights of the second holiday include, Bridgetown, Barbados; Kingstown, St Vincent andthe Grenadines; Havana, Cuba; Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; Philpsburg, St Marten;Basetere, St Kits; St Johns, Antigua and Castries, St Lucia.Price from £2,590 per person (includes return flights to Barbados) departs 8 February 2015.From the Java Sea to Japan – a 15 night exotic holiday cruising many spectacular sights inthe Far East aboard ‘Balmoral’.After flying and overnighting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital, one boards the ship boundfor Semarang, Java and Komodo Island, Indonesia; Cebu, Philipines; Naha, Okinawa, Japan;the Ryukyu Islands, Japan and Tokyo, Japan.Price from £3,75 per person (includes return flights to Kuala Lumpur) departs 12 February2015.Japan and The East China Sea - a 15 night cruise discovering the many exotic delights ofthese fascinating countries aboard ‘Balmoral’.fter flying to and overnighting in Tokyo, one boards the ship bound for Kobe, Osaka andNagasaki, Japan; Jeju City and Imcheon (Seoul), South Korea; Tianjin (Beijng), Dalian andShanghai, China and finaly Hong Kong.Price from £3,850 per person (includes return flights to Tokyo) departs 27 February 2015.From the South China Sea to Singapore – a 14 night cruise embracing aspects of China,Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Singapore.After flying and overnighting in Hong Kong one boards ‘Balmoral’ for the begining of a‘Cruise & Walk’ adventure to Chan May, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam;Sihanoukvile, Cambodia; Laem Chabang and Koh Samui, Thailand and Singapore.

Price from £3,575 per person (includes return flights to Hong Kong) departs 14 March 2015.

www.cruiseandwalk.co.uk 01707 386767

· Award-winning Ramblers Worldwide Holidays have been established since 1946 and are the experts in guided walking adventures.

·  The company now operates to over 140 destinations in 60 countries.

·  You can now view the new Online Brochure here 

·  Ramblers Worldwide Holidays offer a range of graded walks from leisurely to challenging.

·  Alongside its traditional guided walking proposition, Ramblers Worldwide Holidays provide independent UK walking adventures via its Load Off Your Back programme www.loadoffyourback.co.uk

·  The operator is a not-for-profit company and contributes monies to the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust which supports environmental projects both here and abroad.

·  Their portfolio also includes specialist holidays linked to walking such as, cooking, cruising, birdwatching, rail journeys, photography, singing and flora.

·  Ramblers Worldwide Holidays provide a fully protected service as members of ABTA, AITO & ATOL scheme.

·  Ramblers Worldwide Holidays has launched 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  http://www.thewalkingpartnership.org.uk