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Inside Track on … cruising the Nile

June 13th, 2017 / Spear Travels / 0 comments

Jeannette O’Rourke from our Stoke branch recently went on holiday to Egypt and having checked the current advice from the Foreign Office (see below) this is a wonderful holiday which is definitely worth considering outside the hot summer months. You won’t be disappointed! “There is no FCO advice against travel to Cairo, Alexandria, the tourist […]

Inside Track on…the Winelands of South Africa

May 31st, 2017 / Spear Travels / 0 comments

Picking up Boroughbridge manager Sally Dixon’s epic journey in Southern Africa, Sally and Helen are now about to set off on their tour of the Winelands. Fun in store! Today we are due to leave for the Winelands. We had prebooked a car to take us from Cape Town to Franschhoek ZAR750 (£37). The journey took […]

Inside Track on … River Cruising the Duoro

May 25th, 2017 / Spear Travels / 0 comments

Caroline Barr from our Marketing Department based at Boroughbridge recently had the good fortune to join the maiden voyage of the Emerald Radiance as it sailed the Duoro river in Northern Portugal. Here’s her story… We were a party of 4, aged from mid-fifties to nearly nineties; two mothers and daughters on the first ever cruise […]

Inside Track on … Iceland

April 8th, 2017 / Spear Travels / 0 comments

Caroline Barr who works in our marketing department and is based at Boroughbridge recently went on a weekend break to Reykjavik in search of the Northern Lights. Here’s her story… Hunting the Northern Lights has been on my bucket list for some time and when the opportunity arose to make this a reality, it was too […]

Wolverhampton branch scoops major national award

March 28th, 2017 / Spear Travels / 0 comments

Spear Travels in Tettenhall has won a coveted prize in the Central England region of the Top 50 Travel Retailers. The industry award ceremony which took place in Birmingham recognised the best independent travel agencies across the UK with five agencies nominated in each region and only three winners. Over 950 agencies across the UK […]

Inside Track on… Pretoria to Cape Town by Rail

March 21st, 2017 / Spear Travels / 0 comments

Sally Dixon, manager at our Boroughbridge branch took an amazing three week break to Southern Africa to celebrate her ‘important birthday’. Her blog is epic so we’ve divided it into sections. Here’s part 2. Day 1 Today we are off on the classic 3 day/2 night Rovos Rail journey from Pretoria to Cape Town. Even though […]

Inside Track on … Victoria Falls and Safaris in Botswana and Namibia

January 11th, 2017 / Spear Travels / 0 comments

Sally Dixon, manager at our Boroughbridge branch took an amazing three week break to Southern Africa to celebrate her ‘important birthday’. Her blog is epic so  we’ve divided it into sections. Here’s the first part of her amazing story… Day One – Our journey begins… We had booked Emirates Business Class from Manchester which meant […]

The Inside Track on … Alexandria, USA

December 20th, 2016 / Spear Travels / 0 comments

Siobhan Osborne from our Stokesley branch recently ‘jetted off’ with Jetset for this short educational trip to Alexandria, Virginia, USA. Here’s her great report… Day 1 We met at the United Airlines desk in Manchester, Terminal 2 at 6:30am for our 9am departure! As there were only 6 of us travelling including myself and the […]

The Inside Track on… Milan, Genoa and Portofino

November 29th, 2016 / Spear Travels / 0 comments

Kim Kent, manager at Wolverhampton, recently went on a three-night educational trip with Kicker. Lots of pictures in this great report… What a treat to be offered a last minute trip with Kirker Holidays – the flights with Fly Be from Birmingham (albeit at 0600!) were excellent – seats booked and all on time. We […]

The Inside Track on … Toronto and the Niagara Falls

November 22nd, 2016 / Spear Travels / 0 comments

Tanya Farrer from our Thame branch recently returned from a trip to Canada with Prestige Holidays and Ontario Tourism. Here’s her great report on her trip… Day 1 After meeting, all our group at the Air Transat desk in the South Terminal at Gatwick, we were escorted to the priority check-in for our flight to Toronto. […]