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Ancient remains on Santorini & Naxos

Nov 21, 2014 16:06 GMT Ramblers Worldwide Holidays Jenny Ridd joined us on a walking holiday in Greece, enjoying two weeks in the Cyclades Achipelago islands of Santorini and Naxos.

Top ten highlights in St. Petersburg – Part 1

Nov 21, 2014 15:38 GMT Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Situated at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea, St. Petersburg is known for being the ‘young city’ of Russia, having been founded in the early 18th century by Tsar Peter the Great. Despite being described as Russian’s most Western city, St. Petersburg is packed with stunning museums and monuments that epitomise the very best of Russian culture and architecture.

Getting Up Close and Personal with 'Monty' and his Friends...

Nov 19, 2014 10:35 GMT Ramblers Worldwide Holidays ​Barry Trevis our in-house bird expert and bird tour leader with some tips on how you can get up close with some close relatives of 'Monty'.

Life on the Vertical in the Sorrento Peninsula

Nov 18, 2014 09:47 GMT Ramblers Worldwide Holidays ​Martin Hesp, Editor-at-Large at the Western Morning News, recently joined our 'Exploring the Sorrento Peninsula' holiday. Here’s his report of the trip.

"It's a beautiful day!". Marcel's largest landscape painting to hit the Kings Road in Chelsea, London

Nov 14, 2014 19:29 GMT Mas.s Marcel Schreur, the original Dutch artist, saw his largest works to date on the wall of Gagliardi Gallery on the Kings Road in Chelsea, London. He says "After working on them for months it was an epic moment to see these works in the right light and a good wall space." These unique and absorbing works were very well received. On show from this week in the oldest contemporary art gallery in London.

Walking the Ypres Salient

Nov 13, 2014 17:24 GMT Ramblers Worldwide Holidays Annette Cotter led this tour for us in September and wrote this thoughtful piece. The fighting at Flanders Fields and the cost of war is very much in our minds this week. If you would like to experience for yourself the heritage of this part of Europe, there are four more holiday departures next year, starting from May 2015.

Cruising with Fred. Olsen – 'Bringing the world closer to you'

Nov 11, 2014 14:04 GMT Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Many people would agree that one of the worst parts about travelling is, well, the actual process of travelling. Long train rides; traffic jams and endless hours in airplane seats are all things that we have come to accept as part of the journey. Fortunately, this isn't strictly true; there’s a way to travel without being uncomfortable – getting on a cruise!

West Essex Ramblers Conquer Northern Italy

Nov 11, 2014 10:30 GMT Ramblers Worldwide Holidays Every year, West Essex Ramblers takes a large group of 50+ on a Ramblers Worldwide Holiday tour. Organiser John Juchau sent us this account of their adventures this year in the Trentino Highlands.

Exploring The Eastern Mediterranean

Nov 10, 2014 15:00 GMT Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines For sheer diversity, sparkling scenery and rich culture enriched by history, look no further than one of our eastern Mediterranean cruises. Trade tourist traps and long waits at the airport for a relaxing Fred. Olsen cruise and take to the seas for a memorable Mediterranean adventure. Not sure where to go? Here are a few ideas…