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Discount UK Holidays 2018 Paris, Lille, Bruges Day Trip, Return Eurostar & Sightseeing Tours

Short Breaks Offers Discount UK Holidays – From £79pp (from Short Breaks) for a Paris or Lille day trip with a return Eurostar ticket and an excursion, or from £89pp for a Brussels and Bruges day trip – save up to 62%, on sale from: 2018/06/08 To: 2018/10/08

Where: Paris, Lille or Bruges. What’s included: A return Eurostar ticket to either Paris, Lille or Bruges with an excursion. Paris: Enjoy an hour and ten minute Bateaux Mouches Seine River Cruise. Lille: Explore the city with a local on an hour-long city tour. Bruges: Visit the Choco Story Museum, learn about the history behind the world-famous chocolate and taste the magic! When: Valid for travel on selected dates until 30th Nov 2018.

Offer Price: £79.00

Location: St Pancras International, Euston Rd, London, N1C 4QP

Discount UK Holidays 2018 4* London Break, Breakfast & 24hr Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

OMGhotels.com Offers Discount UK Holidays – From £79pp (from OMGhotels.com) for an overnight 4* London stay including breakfast and a 24-hour hop-on hop-off Thames river cruise, or £139pp for a two-night stay, on sale from: 2018/04/20 To: 2018/07/24

Where: London. What’s included: A one or two-night 4* hotel stay with breakfast and a hop-on hop-off cruise along the River Thames. Accommodation: Stay in a standard double or twin en-suite room at one of the luxurious 4* hotels listed in the Full Details. Cruise: Hop on and off the cruise boat at any one of four piers as many times as you like over 24 hours! When: Valid for stays until 30th November 2018. Deal bonus: Get a £20 OMGhotels.com gift card.

Offer Price: £79.00

Location: Doubletree by Hilton London Docklands Riverside, 265 Rotherhithe St, London, SE16 5HW

Discount UK Holidays 2018 4* Liverpool Hotel Getaway, Breakfast & The Beatles Story Experience

OMGhotels.com Offers Discount UK Holidays – From £59pp (from OMGhotels.com) for a 4* Liverpool stay with The Beatles Story ticket, on sale from: 2018/03/09 To: 2018/07/20

Where: Liverpool. What’s included: Overnight 4* stay with breakfast and The Beatles Story tickets – ideal for gifting! Hotels: Stay at one of five 4* hotels in the heart of Liverpool city centre. Ticket: Unmissable ticket to the The Beatles Story exhibition, featuring special exhibitions, memorabilia and exclusive photographs. Deal Bonus: £20 gift voucher to use towards package deals at OMGhotels.com! Travel period: Valid for stays until 31st Dec 2018.

Offer Price: £59.00

Location: Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower Hotel, Chapel Street, Liverpool , L3 9RE

Discount UK Holidays 2018 3* or 4* London City Break, B’fast & Motown the Musical

OMGhotels.com Offers Discount UK Holidays – From £99pp (from OMGhotels.com) for an overnight 3* London stay with circle or stalls tickets to see Motown The Musical, £109pp for a 4* stay, on sale from: 2018/04/13 To: 2018/07/20

Where: London. What’s included: An overnight London stay with breakfast and circle or stalls ticket for Motown the Musical. Hotels: Stay at one of a selection of 3* or 4* hotels across the capital. Motown the Musical: See the West End smash-hit musical at the iconic Shaftesbury Theatre, bop along to songs like ‘ABC’, ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ and ‘Please Mr. Postman’. Deal Bonus: £20 OMGhotels.com gift card! When: Valid for stays until 31st Dec 2018.

Offer Price: £99.00

Location: Travelodge London Central Tower Bridge Hotel, Lloyds Court Business Centre, 1 Goodman’s Yard, E1 8AT

Virgin Gorda beaches and lobsters

This is the second leg of a truly fun week. There are adventures to get each morning when we land somewhere else, but also fun time on the boat itself.

 

The Club Med 2 has an open bar. Yes, that means free flow of pretty good things…all day long. So being on a French boat, you have Ricard for aperitif at lunch time if you are on the boat at lunch time…and pina colada by the pool before sunset, and obviously wine during meals. We are in the North Hemisphere end of November, so sunsets are early at around 5.30pm each day…with some pretty cool views from the swimming pool bar on the back deck. By 6pm, it’s champagne time…all night long. Well, first it’s shower time and getting change for the evening obviously…this is still a French place! And as we all now that mixing different alcohol drinks is not a great idea, I found a fun group of people ready to go on the champagne all night long, each evening, for great and fun time! More in the next entries of this truly fun group of people.

Little warning, Club Med 2
Club Med 2Club Med 2
Club Med 2
is French, and it feels. Out of the 280 guests on the boat this week, I don’t think a single one doesn’t speak at least some French. It would be a pretty boring week if you can only speak English here…and as you may be aware…French people living in France suck when it comes to speak something else than French. You’ve been honestly warned!

So this morning, it’s BVI time. No I’m not coming for business here. And BVI doesn’t only stand for offshore companies…it does too stand for gorgeous beaches, yachts, and British Virgin Islands. We have sailed all night long from Dominica…Dominica is Commonwealth and poor….BVI is British Territory and pretty wealthy.

I spent my day with Thierry….same age as me, and ready to have some fun this week. Because at the end of the day we know you don’t find single ladies in their thirties on these cruises…we knew we would need to get organized to do something else than read our books! Didn’t do my homework about Virgin Gorda. I kew the diving was average, and that the cruise had a BBQ lunch of lobster organized for us on the
Lobster time…Lobster time…
Lobster time…
beach! So we took a “beacher” with the intention to simply go on the beach for the morning.

 

There was a shuttle to “a” beach rented for the morning by Club Med. We set next to the rasta driver…yeah man…and he dropped us on the way. That was off-plan, completely out of the blue! It was time for us to go explore the National Park of “The Baths”. This is some kind of a National Park…it is a series of beaches separated by granite rocks. I first felt in the Seychelles…before finding myself rather in some kind of adventure hike for teenagers ready to have some serious fun. Wow, that place is amazing!

We spent the all morning going from beach to beach and climbing those huge rocks…even getting lost on deserted beaches as wandering if we were only on the right trail. The water was beautiful and warm….the yachts were around, it was just plain full fun…simple!

We made our way back to the Club Med beach, just on time for the last shuttle. Good idea, as we had no idea where the BBQ was, and the ride back to
Little pina colada by the pool…Little pina colada by the pool…
Little pina colada by the pool…
the landing point of the cruise was quite a walk away. Lobster BBQ! That simply cannot be bad just by the way it sounds. It was another of these…free flow of rose wine…of salad, and yes, of lobster too! The sun was there, at the end of the lunch…our faces ended the same color as the lobsters on the grill….but one more time…fun it was!

Back on the boat before the crowds for a good nap and some swimming pool time. Not that 280 guests makes you feel crowded on such a huge sail boat…but queueing is simply really not our thing.

Another really fun night was awaiting us…and a short sail to the land of Uncle Sam…or pretty close to this actually, for another fun adventure…on which I will have to write pretty soon!

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