> Switzerland comes to York
> Are you the 'new Jemima'?
> New family cycling holiday in France for 2013
> Two brand new cycling destinations launched
> New walking holidays in Sweden & Portugal introduced for 2013
> Inntravel wins at British Travel Awards
> Beguiling Bordeaux by bike
> Time to discover idyllic Suffolk
> Inntravel win at French Tourist Board Travel Awards
> Inntravel named in top three by Which?
> A real treat for you in the Cotswolds
> Fabulous Toulouse-Lautrec Museum opens
> Explore Lanzarote by bus
> Award-winning hotel
> New routes to Turkey
Switzerland comes to York (15 May 2013)
Come and join us on 14 June at the De Grey Rooms in York for a chance to win a short break holiday to the Bernese Oberland courtesy of Switzerland Tourism. Savour delicious Swiss cheeses as you learn about Victorian adventurer Jemima Morrell and her part in the beginnings of the tourism industry in Switzerland. Apply for free tickets here >
Are you the 'new Jemima'? (28 March 2013)
One hundred and fifty years ago, Jemima Morrell, a young lady from Selby in Yorkshire, travelled to the Alps on what was Thomas Cook's first conducted tour of Switzerland. To celebrate this anniversary, Switzerland Tourism is looking for a 'new Jemima' to follow in her footsteps. Could that be you? Click here to apply >
New family cycling holiday in France for 2013 (31 December 2012)
To complement our family cycling holiday in Mallorca, we have introduced an equally gentle and relaxing holiday in the Mayenne Valley, a little-known corner of northern France at the meeting point between Brittany, Normandy and the Pays de Loire. Offering gentle cycling on towpaths past locks and old mills; time for leisurely riverside picnics and cultural visits; and delightful accommodation (the first and last hotels have pools), this is a great choice for a family holiday.
Two brand new cycling destinations launched (10 December 2012)
Our Wine Trails of South Moravia and Danish Riviera cycling holidays are worthy of note not only because they are new, but because it is the first time we have offered holidays to the Czech Republic and Denmark. Castles are a key feature of both holidays, complemented by wine in Moravia and beautiful white-sand beaches in Denmark. We have also launched a new type of holiday – wheels and wanderings – which combines cycling with walking, sightseeing and more, perfect if you don’t want to spend an entire week in the saddle.
New walking holidays in Sweden & Portugal introduced for 2013 (05 December 2012)
We are delighted to introduce a new walking holiday on Sweden’s west coast. Gentle walks reveal the serene coastal landscapes north of Gothenburg, characterised by hundreds of craggy islands and colourful villages where an array of fish and seafood is landed each day. In a very different corner of Europe, we have a new walking holiday west of Lisbon, taking in sumptuous palaces and other treasures between Cascais and Sintra, as well as a route from Florence to Siena across classic Tuscan landscapes.
Inntravel wins at British Travel Awards (08 November 2012)
We are delighted to announce that Inntravel has been voted 'Best Medium Sized Tour Operator to Western Europe' in the 2012 British Travel Awards. These awards are a major event in the travel industry calendar, with over 100,000 people voting through a wide range of media such as the Times, the Sun, Classic FM and Heart FM. We'd like to thank everyone who voted for us - it's a tremendous endorsement of the work that everyone in the Inntravel team does to ensure you get the holiday experience you deserve.
Beguiling Bordeaux by bike (16 July 2012)
To experience the best of 'all things French', look no further than the fabulous wine-growing region of Bordeaux & St Emilion. On our new cycling holiday in France – which begins and ends in the cycle-friendly city of Bordeaux – you explore rolling hills coated in world-famous vineyards, stopping off to sample fine wines and tasty regional cuisine in handsome, fortified bastide villages, which boast a rich and varied history.
Time to discover idyllic Suffolk (06 July 2012)
What could be more relaxing that enjoying a gentle wander beside a meandering river through the idyllic landscapes of Suffolk? On our new short walking break in the UK, you will discover ancient churches that hide medieval treasures; neat villages of thatched cottages; abundant wildlife in glorious countryside; a field full of magnificent aeroplanes; charming, comfortable guesthouses, and friendly locals happy to share their Secret Suffolk with you.
Inntravel win at French Tourist Board Travel Awards (06 June 2012)
The UK arm of Atout France, the French National Tourist Board, has recently held its biennial Travel Awards ceremony in London. We are delighted to announce that Inntravel won ‘Best Short Break Tour Operator’ and was runner-up in the ‘Best Special Interest Tour Operator’ category for our holidays to France. The evening was hosted by BBC Breakfast TV presenter, Bill Turnbull, who presented Inntravel's Simon Wrench with the awards, which are judged by a panel of five independent experts from the travel trade.
Inntravel named in top three by Which? (24 May 2012)
Which?’s 2012 survey of holiday companies has been published, and Inntravel has been ranked in the top three Recommended Providers for holiday companies, with an impressive customer score of 94% putting us in joint second place. Naturally, we are delighted to rank so highly in such a widely respected survey, but we can assure you that we won’t be resting on our laurels, and will continue to work hard on providing the best possible holidays and delivering the highest standards of customer service.
A real treat for you in the Cotswolds (16 April 2012)
For many people, the Cotswolds is rural England at its very best and you can now spend a few days walking through this delightful region on our new short break for 2012! Discover the pretty villages of Mickleton, Chipping Campden and Broadway; enjoy fine cuisine - even join the Pudding Club!; and stay at high quality hotels while walking through idyllic landscapes. A real Cotswold treat...
Fabulous Toulouse-Lautrec Museum opens (05 April 2012)
The Toulouse-Lautrec Museum in the French city of Albi - which has been undergoing a multi-million pound refurbishment over the past ten years - has just reopened to great plaudits. It houses over 1000 of the artist’s works, including 31 of his iconic posters. To see for yourself, enjoy a walking or cycling holiday in the Tarn Valley, both of which end in the historic city of Albi. Read more >
Explore Lanzarote by bus (30 March 2012)
If you’re planning to visit Lanzarote & La Graciosa this year, your holiday includes 7 days’ car hire. However, if you fancy exploring the island without driving, and don't fancy the idea of an organised coach trip, a brand new bus service, Lanzarote Vision, is now offering five “hop-on, hop-off” buses, making two circular routes that visit all the major tourism and cultural sites – with audio headphones available in several languages.
Award-winning hotel (30 March 2012)
We're delighted to announce that the Herdade do Touril, one of the hotels you will stay at when walking Along the Costa Vicentina, has just been voted the “best rural hotel” in Portugal in the recent Publituris Portugal Trade Awards, though all the hotels on this walk continue to receive high praise from returning guests.
New routes to Turkey (29 March 2012)
Turkish Airlines have introduced a new route from Edinburgh to Istanbul, operating four times a week. Flights commence mid-July and will benefit those in the north wishing to enjoy our walking holidays in Cappadocia or along the Lycian Way - and make adding extra nights in Istanbul an unmissable option.