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Long haul holidays

 

Bathe yourself in Tropical waters and experience our ever expanding range of Tropical destinations, now including Thailand. Some of our favourite beach destinations include:

 

Aruba

Aruba: sugar white powdery sand and bright blue water

If you're looking for paradise, Aruba's the right place to start. A fabulous place to relax and unwind for all the family.

Aruba holidays

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic: laid back, lively and simply beautiful

One of the Caribbean's most popular islands with stunning tropical beaches and beautiful scenery.

Dominican Republic holidays

Cuba

Cuba: a true Caribbean treat, as exotic and cultural as it should be

A great holiday for those who love culture. We feature resorts, including Varadero, Guardalavaca and Havana.

Cuba holidays

Maldives holidays

Maldives: Palm strewn soft sands, marine life and tranquil waters

Scattered like glitter in the turquoise Indian Ocean, over a thousand tiny coral islands make up the Maldives, where everyone is an island castaway. Maldives holidays
Thailand

Thailand: A country of contrasts

Thailand was first in line when they were dishing out blissful beach scenes.

Thailand holidays

       

A Taste of Adventure

 

White sands, lagoon-like waters and endless blue skies. Tropical paradise may seem a world away from home. So if you’ve made the decision to jet long-haul, we can help you make the most of your time away with some added extras. Choose one of our package holiday tours or twin centre holidays and you’ll get the chance to experience an exciting world beyond exotic cocktails and lively water sports. Check out what’s on offer to make your tropical trip that extra bit special.

 

Twin Centre holidays

If getting your kicks has far less to do with white knuckles, stop right there. With our twin-centre options, kiss goodbye to heart-in mouth moments and say hello to sun, sea and
sights on our multi centre holidays.

 

To book tours, safaris or twin centre holidays, please call us on 0871 9844 137 (Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras).

Cuba Adventure Cuba

Cuba tours and twin centre holidays

Havana twin centre holidays: Combine a stay in Cuba’s capital with a stay in one of 3 fantastic beach regions – Varadero, Guardalavaca & Cayo Santa Maria.

Highlights of Cuba Tour – 7 nights: This is a great tour for ticking off Cuba’s biggest attractions. You’ll have days and nights in the cosmopolitan capital Havana, as well as time to explore Montemar National Park and visit the crocodile farm. (from Varadero)

Vinales Valley Tour – 4 nights: If you want to experience traditional Cuba, see out-of-this world scenery and get that all-important beach time in, too, you can do the lot on this tour. (from Varadero)

Sierra Maestra Tour – 6 nights: This is a tour made of adventurous travellers. You’ll get a real taste of the 1950’s Cuban revolution with visits to Fidel Castro’s former HQ and the place where the action all began. (from Guardalavaca)

Cayo Levantado, Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic twin centre holidays

Puerto Plata & Samana twin centre holidays: Experience two sides to the Dominican Republic with a week enjoying all of the fun of lively Puerto Plata, followed by a week winding down on the stunning Samana Peninsula.

Jamaica

Jamaica tours

Jammin’ in Jamaica Tour – 3 nights: This tour packs a lot in – everything from climbing waterfalls and spotting crocodiles to visits of coffee and rum factories and Bob Marley’s home.

Mexico Adventure

Mexico package holiday tours

Yucatan Explorer Tour – 7 nights: Take a step back in time and explore the mystical archaeological sites of Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Tulum and Ek Balam; walk or take a horse drawn carriage through the colonial town of Merida; and visit a huge flamingo reserve.

Taste of Yucatan tour - 3 nights: Following the first 3 days of the Explorer Tour, you will visit Chichen Itza, Ek Balam and the Rio Lagantos Flamingo Reserve.

Just so you know, there may be a wait between your flight arriving and the tour departing if there are tour customers arriving on a later flight.

To book tours, safaris or twin centre holidays, call us on 0871 984 4137 (Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras).

       

Choose one of our package holiday tours, twin-centre holidays or safari trips and you’ll get the chance to experience an exciting world beyond exotic cocktails and lively water sports. Check out what’s on offer to make your tropical trip that extra bit special.

 

To book tours, safaris or twin centre holidays, please call us on 0871 9844 137 (Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras).

Kenya AdventuresKenya Kenya

Africa, India and Indian Ocean

Africa - Kenya safari holidays

Tsavo Encounter Safari trips – 2 nights: This 2 night safari is a popular short adventure, visiting Kenya’s largest and wildest game parks.

Masai Mara Safari trips – 2 nights: Kenya’s most famous park stretches over a flat grassy plain and is known for its annual migration of millions of wildebeest, as well as its hippos, elephant, buffalos, hyenas, giraffes, gazelle and lions.

Taste of Kenya - 3 nights: You’ve just locked eyes with a sleepy-eyed lion. Lifting your camera, you’re distracted by a lumbering elephant. Then, in the distance stands the mysterious Mount Kilamanjaro.

Ndogo Adventure – 3 nights: This 3 night safari takes in some of Kenya’s vast game parks, all located within a few hours drive of Mombasa’s coast. Ndogo is Swahili for small and this safari offers an exciting, condensed introduction to the safari experience.

Tanzania Safari – 7 nights: Taking you to some of Kenya and Tanzania's most exciting game parks, this safari offers a unique chance to see some of the most amazing wildlife and striking scenery in Africa.

Best of Kenya - 7 nights: Follow in the footsteps of the Big Five on this exciting 7 night itinerary. You’ll take in some of Kenya’s most famous game parks including Samburu, Shaba and the Masai Mara.

Goa Adventures

Goa

Golden Triangle Tour – 5 nights: Explore the fascinating areas of Old and New Delhi, rich in monuments of the past, including the Red Fort and Presidential Palace, then marvel at the Taj Mahal.

Wildlife & Mogul Cities Tour – 7 nights: See cultural big guns like the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. Shop like a local in Old Delhi’s crammed streets and bustling bazaars. And then really get away from it all in Rajasthan’s capital, Jaipur. This ‘pink city’ is famed for its architecture. But, without doubt, one of this tour’s biggest draws is a visit to its tiger sanctuary.

Thailand

Thailand

From the paradise beaches of Phuket to the bustle of Bangkok, Thailand’s mix of calm and chaos will charm your socks off. And we've got a selection of Thailand tours and twin centre holidays to help you discover the best the country has to offer.

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There’s loads for families to dig into on tropical shores. So go long-haul for a trip with a twist.

 

Don’t believe the hype. Palm-lined shores and turquoise-blue seas aren’t just for honeymooners. There’s plenty of sun-soaked space for families, too. So if you’ve got kids and teens in tow, there are tons of reasons to wing your way to distant shores.

On all our far-flung getaways, you’ll have the chance to experience cultures and cuisines
a world away from ours. Not to mention sinking your feet into silky, soft sands and soaking up breath-stealing scenery.


What’s more, we’ve made it easier for you to take the plunge on a long-haul holiday with a wide range of family-friendly hotels for you to choose from. This means you can expect anything from hotel run kids’ clubs and teen activities to baby facilities and interconnecting rooms. And with our Premier Families range, it’s a four or five star service all the way. Just keep your eyes peeled for the hotels labelled with our family-friendly logo.For a full dose of family-fun check out some of our favourite resorts and tours….

Sunset Jamaica Grand

Hotels

Sunset Jamaica Grand, Jamaica style6 earlies8151

Kids will love the waterpark and helter-skelter style waterslide at this family-friendly beachfront spot.
Gran Caribe Real

Gran Caribe Real, Mexico style6 earlies8152

With a great line up of activities including mini-discos, themed kids’ shows and a pirate-themed splash park, the youngsters have got it made at this top spot.
Tsavo Safari

Tours

Tsavo Encounter Safari, Kenya

Teens will love to seek out the spots of a leopard or lock eyes with a lion on this snapshot safari. In fact, they can track down all of the Big Five from the safety of a safari van. Participate in this once in a lifetime trip by combining a safari with a beach stay too. For more information please call 0871 984 4137 (Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras) for more information.
       

All in, the way you want it


We’re all familiar with All Inclusive holidays. You pay upfront and once you get there almost everything’s thrown in.

It’s a particularly popular option when going longhaul, with most far-flung hotels plumping for the All Inclusive approach. But don’t be fooled, not every All Inclusive package was made equal. There are loads of different levels available – from the basics that let you choose extras when you get there, to the more comprehensive options that’ll make for a wallet-free holiday.

All Inclusive

All Inclusive

This is the standard All Inclusive option. Generally speaking you’ll get full board, snacks from morning ‘til late evening, plus local booze and soft drinks. On top of that there’s entertainment and activities as well. For more detail, everything’s listed on the individual hotel pages on our website and in our brochures.
All Inclusive

24hr All Inclusive

If you fancy a drink in the early hours, or crave a late-night snack or two, you might want to keep your eyes peeled for the 24-hour All Inclusive tag. It’s pretty much that same as the standard-issue All Inclusive, but as its name suggests; food and drink are available 24 hours a day.
All inclusive

Ultra All Inclusive

This is a 24-hour All Inclusive option but with all sorts of extra luxe touches. There’s stuff like branded drinks and spirits, plus a selection of buffet and à la carte restaurants. Then there’s non-motorised watersports, tons of entertainment and loads more.
Gourmet All Inclusive

Gourmet All Inclusive

It may only be offered at the Azul and El Dorado hotels in Mexico, but this is an All Inclusive programme straight out of the top drawer. It’s available 24 hours a day and includes the whole Ultra-Inclusive shebang, plus gourmet à la carte dining and 24-hour room service free of charge.

If any of our All Inclusive options take your fancy, simply look out for the relevant logo. There’ll also be more details on exactly what’s included, so there’s no danger of getting muddled up.

       

Thomson Airways Longhaul

Thomson Airways Longhaul

From Summer 2013 we’ll be flying long haul on both Boeing 767s and 787s. While the planes might be different, the service you’ll receive is always excellent. We’ve looked at all sorts – from in-flight comfort to dining at 37,000 feet. Here’s what’s in store...

Reasons to fly Longhaul with us

ECONOMY CLUB

Economy Club Comfort

  • 33” seat pitch on 767s, and a 33” or 34” seat pitch on 787s – that’s more legroom than BA, Virgin Atlantic, bmi and Monarch*

On the 787s, over 80% of seats give you 34” or more


*Source: BATA website, September 2012

Economy Club Entertainment

  • 7” seatback TV and free headphones
  • Up to 10 movies – 5 each way – plus up to 7 TV channels, 10 music channels and 6 games
  • MP3 plug-in on 787 flights
  • Dedicated children’s TV channels

Economy Club Service

  • 20kg luggage allowance and 10kg for children under 2
  • 3-course meal, plus themed children’s meals on some flights
  • Refreshments before landing
  • Day-before check-in at selected airports
  • Select Your Seat service

PREMIUM CLUB

Premium Club Comfort

  • At least a 36” seat pitch on 767s or 38” seat pitch on 787s

Premium Club Entertainment

  • 9” seatback TV with play, pause and rewind buttons
  • Up to 16 movies – 8 each way – up to 7 TV channels, 10 music channels and 10 games
  • Complimentary noise-reduction headphones

Premium Club Service

  • 23kg luggage allowance
  • 4-course meal, plus themed children's meals on some flights
  • Light bite before landing
  • Wide range of complimentary drinks
  • Priority check-in and boarding
  • NEW A fast-track pass to the departure lounge at some airports
  • Complimentary Select Your Seat service
  • Pampering goodies, plus a complimentary pillow and blanket
       

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