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Be jubilant this June and celebrate with an overseas adventure

With the countdown to the Queen's Jubilee underway, it's not too late for adventurous travellers to take advantage of the double bank holiday bonanza with late availability departures from five to ten days.

 
 
Niagara Falls with TrekAmerica
Niagara Falls with TrekAmerica
PRLog - Apr. 4, 2012 - If the recent unseasonably warm weather is not enough to inspire Brits to book their next break then June’s extra day’s holiday should be as the countdown to the Queen’s Jubilee begins.

With just under two months to go, it’s not too late for travellers wanting to make the most of the long weekend to take advantage of the double bank holiday bonanza.

SHORT BREAKS

FRANCE: PEDAL PAST THE PARADE AND CYCLE INTO THE HEART OF PROVENCE (2-6 June)
Following a triangular route, Heart of Provence Cycling takes in France’s unspoiled landscapes combined with rural tranquility as guests travel through vineyards, woodlands, pretty perched villages and past dozens of chateaux. Guests on the five-day independent hotel-to-hotel holiday stay in charming accommodation throughout including a C16 converted coaching inn. Price: From £979pp including return Eurotunnel, B&B accommodation, bicycles, the transportation of bags between hotels, route notes, map kit and local information. Headwater (01606 720199 / www.headwater.com).

MOROCCO: RISE TO THE TOP WITH THE WORLD BENEATH YOUR FEET (1-5 June)
For active holidaymakers, this five-day trek allows people to escape to the peaceful sanctuary of the High Atlas Mountains over a long weekend. After a night in Marrakech, trekkers on the Mount Toubkal Long Weekend tour head straight to the start of the ascent of North Africa’s highest peak (4,167m). The demanding walk is rewarded with views from the Atlantic Ocean to the Sahara Desert. Price: From £679pp including flights, B&B accommodation, most meals, transport and an experienced local leader. The Adventure Company (0845 287 1198 / www.adventurecompany.co.uk).

UK: JOIN THE QUEEN & START THE WEEKEND OFF ON THE RIGHT RACING FOOT (1/2 June)
With racing the sport of kings, even Her Majesty won’t be missing this year’s Epsom Derby.Thousands of spectators flock to the famous ‘Hill’ every year and for those wanting to enjoy the racing in style without the bustling crowds, hospitality packages are available for both Ladies Day (1 June) and The Oaks (2 June). Price: From £289pp (plus VAT) including access to the Tattenham Straight marquee, Pimms reception, three course meal and coffee,  complimentary bar, afternoon tea and VIP hostess service. Events International (01432 263263 / www.eventsinternational.co.uk).

USA: SWAP THE CROWN JEWELS FOR NATIVE AMERICAN TREASURES (4-7 June)
This four-day mini adventure from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon goes directly to the heart of the Southwest as travellers experience an authentic cowboy BBQ with bunkhouse accommodation then spend a night with the Navajo people deep in Monument Valley, before topping it off with the grandest canyon on earth. Price: From £439pp land only including full board accommodation, transport, selected sightseeing and an experienced local tour leader. Flight inclusive tour from £1,169pp. Grand American Adventures (0844 576 1406 / www.grandamericanadventures.com).

A WEEK AWAY

FRANCE: HAVE THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABOUR REWARDED (3-9 June)
The Fruits of the Forest Walk single-centre walking holiday is an all-inclusive way to enjoy the region of Poitou Charentes whilst staying in a 4* hotel. During the seven-day holiday guests can stroll through fruit-filled orchards, open meadows and alongside gentle streams then stop for lunch by a lake or picnic (provided by the hotel) in Vouvant - one of the prettiest villages in France. Price: From £1,069pp including return Eurotunnel, full board accommodation incl. wine, route notes, map kit and local information. Headwater (01606 720199 / www.headwater.com).

USA: CELEBRATE THE SOVEREIGN IN THE LAND OF THE FREE (3-9 June)
For those who want to experience the highlights of the East, the seven-day Freedom Trail takes in Washington, Boston, New York, Bear Country and Niagara Falls. Starting from where the country’s leaders have shaped America and Pennsylvania, the tour snakes through the forested hills of the Berkshires, along the Freedom Trail in Boston and finishing in the Big Apple. Price: From £529pp land only including camping and equipment (except sleeping bag), transport, selected sightseeing and an experienced local leader. Flight inclusive tour from £1,029pp. TrekAmerica (0844 576 1405 / www.trekamerica.co.uk).

UP TO TEN DAY STAYS

ITALY: RAISE A TOAST WITH SOME OF THE WORLD’S FINEST WINES (31 May-9 June / 2-11 June)
For a decadent experience, guests can stay in an elegantly restored 11th Century Benedictine Abbey nestled in the Tuscan Hills. The nine-day Secrets of San Gimignano Cycling independent holiday takes in Italy’s Chianti region with its rolling hills, unspoiled countryside, medieval hamlets, fields of sunflowers and endless rows of vines. The stone towers at San Gimignano also provide a breathtaking backdrop with plenty of opportunity for wine tasting. Price: From £1,577pp including flights, half board accommodation, bicycles, the transportation of bags between hotels, route notes, map kit and local information. Headwater (01606 720199 / www.headwater.com).

FAMILY FUN OVER HALF-TERM

JORDAN: GET MAJESTIC IN AN ANCIENT WORLD (2-9 June)
From floating in the Dead Sea and snorkelling in the Red Sea to exploring a lost city built of rock (Petra) and sleeping out under the stars in Wadi Rum’s vast desert, this eight-day Journey to the Lost City family adventure takes in the best of Jordan. Price: From £1,189 adult / £1,039 child including flights, transport, accommodation, most meals and an experienced local leader. The Adventure Company (0845 287 1198 / www.adventurecompany.co.uk).

SPAIN: EXPERIENCE LANDS RULED BY AN ALTERNATIVE MONARCHY (2-9 June)
During this six-day Andalucia Adventure, families can cram in a range of activities in the sunny Spanish climate. Highlights include kayaking around the Isla Cristina Nature Reserve, the chance for children to practise their captain skills on a sailing trip, a cycling tour to Portugal and exploring Doñana National Park. Price: From £849 adult / £799 child including flights, transport (bus, kayak & bicycle), B&B accommodation and an experienced local leader. The Adventure Company (0845 287 1198 / www.adventurecompany.co.uk).

TANZANIA: GET UP CLOSE TO THE KINGS AND QUEENS OF THE WILD (1-10 June)
Families can take in the great wildebeest migration on a special departure of the ten-day Serengeti Safari. This classic safari includes some of the best wildlife locations in northern Tanzania. The itinerary includes a visit to Lake Manyara to spot tree-climbing lions while other animal highlights include elephants, cheetahs, leopards, buffalos and rhinos. Price: From £2,499 adult / £1,999 child including flights, accommodation, most meals, transport and an experienced local leader. The Adventure Company (0845 287 1198 / www.adventurecompany.co.uk).

- Ends -

4 April 2012

For further information please contact:
Suzanne Seyghal, Adventure PR Manager
Tel:    020 8971 2967 / 07944 168 697
Email:    suzanne.seyghal@tuiactivitypr.com

Felicity Hay, Adventure & Sport PR Assistant
Tel:       020 8971 0498
Email:   felicity.hay@tuiactivitypr.com

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