Enjoy superb value Festive & January sales shopping in the world’s most northerly capital.

Enjoy superb value Festive & January sales shopping in the world’s most northerly capital.
3-night Reykjavik City Breaks now from ONLY £330pp

Discover the World are offering a range of exclusive winter deals on a number of their Reykjavik city breaks that now start from an incredible £330 per person for three nights including flights, accommodation and a visit to the world famous Blue Lagoon.

As the world’s most northerly capital city Reykjavik is the perfect venue for a winter city break with a difference! Fine dining and designer shopping is all the more inviting given the fact that UK visitors now get even more Icelandic Kronur to the UK pound.

Alternatively you can enjoy the unlimited supply of nature on its doorstep.  Reykjavik is an ideal base to get out and explore Iceland’s southern countryside, with an abundance of spectacular geysers, hot springs and beautiful waterfalls all within easy reach, as is the country’s premier tourist attraction – the Blue Lagoon, the perfect tonic after a hard day’s shopping.  Furthermore, Iceland’s close proximity to the North Pole makes this the perfect location for viewing nature’s amazing natural light show – the awe-inspiring Northern Lights.

Special offer prices apply to new bookings for Reykjavik City Breaks departing November 2008 to March 2009 and include scheduled flights from London Stansted; airport transfers between Keflavik Airport and Reykjavik; airport taxes; 3-nights Reykjavik accommodation on a breakfast basis; Blue Lagoon excursion.

Offer excludes departures between 15th December 2008 and January 3rd 2009.

For further information and to make a booking please contact Discover the World on 01737 218800 or visit www.discover-the-world.co.uk/specials

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Andy Eastham – andy@discover-the-world.co.uk  Tel: 01737 214 294
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Posted on November 12, 2008 in Food and Drink , Iceland , NEWS (Discover the World news) , Travel | Permalink | Tag this with Delicious? | E-mail this


SAVE £3,956 on a unique photographic expedition voyage to Antarctica’s Commonwealth Bay with international photographer, Ken Duncan

Join Australia’s premier panoramic landscape photographer, Ken Duncan, onboard the 5-star luxury expedition vessel ‘Orion’ for an exclusive and intimate 16-night voyage to Antarctica on 11 December, 2008.

With an impressive portfolio that includes features in National Geographic and Time Magazines, Duncan will be joining Orion’s specialist Antarctic Expedition Team for this trip to Commonwealth Bay, home of the historic Mawson's huts built for the 1911 Antarctic expedition. With professional expert guidance, voyagers can be sure to learn new photographic skills allowing them to take advantage of the abundant opportunities to record the extensive wild life, huts, and historic debris and artefacts still to be found here.

Starting in Bluff, New Zealand, Orion will head south to visit the remote sub-Antarctic Snare Islands, home to more nesting birds than around the entire British Isles, the Auckland islands and Macquarie Island, listed as a world heritage site with its vast breeding grounds of penguins and seals. After crossing the Antarctic Circle, the vessel will voyage further south to Cape Denison where, weather permitting, travellers will have the rare and historic opportunity to visit Mawson’s huts, frozen in time these provide a rare insight into life on that original expedition nearly 100 years ago.

Prices from £7,911pp, Second person travels at half-price saving £3,956.  Price includes 16-night cruise on board the 5-star luxury ‘Orion’; accommodation on a full board basis aboard ship; all shore excursions & activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac; programme of lectures. International flights are not included but are available on request.

For further information and to make a booking please contact Discover the World on 01737 218800 or visit www.discover-the-world.co.uk/specials.asp

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Press and media contacts including COMPREHENSIVE IMAGE LIBRARY:
Andy Eastham – andy@discover-the-world.co.uk  Tel: 01737 214294
Visit the Media Room – www.discovertheworldmedia.com for news and story angles across all destinations


Posted on October 28, 2008 in Antarctica , Feature Ideas , NEWS (Discover the World news) , Soft Adventure , Travel | Permalink | Tag this with Delicious? | E-mail this


ICELAND – more affordable than ever before! 3-night Reykjavik City Breaks now from just £212pp (plus fuel surcharge of £44)

In response to the current economic crisis, the Icelandic tourist industry is offering spectacular savings to encourage foreign visitors over the coming months. Discover the World are offering a range of exclusive deals on a number of their Reykjavik city breaks that now start from an incredible £212 per person for three nights including flights and airport transfers (a £44pp fuel surcharge is applicable).

As the world’s most northerly capital city Reykjavik is the perfect venue for a winter city break with a difference! Fine dining and designer shopping is all the more inviting given the fact that UK visitors now get even more Icelandic Kronur to the UK pound.

Alternatively visitors can enjoy the unlimited supply of nature on its doorstep.  Reykjavik is an ideal base to get out and explore Iceland’s southern countryside, with an abundance of spectacular geysers, hot springs and beautiful waterfalls all within easy reach, as is the country’s premier tourist attraction – the Blue Lagoon.  Furthermore, Iceland’s close proximity to the North Pole makes this the perfect location for viewing nature’s amazing natural light show – the awe-inspiring Northern Lights.

Special offer prices apply to new bookings for Reykjavik City Breaks departing November 2008 to March 2009 booked before 20 October and include scheduled flights from London Heathrow, Manchester or Glasgow; airport transfers between Keflavik Airport and Reykjavik, 3-nights Reykjavik accommodation on a breakfast basis and airport taxes. An additional fuel surcharge of £44 per person applies to all bookings.

For further information and to make a booking please contact Discover the World on 01737 218 800 or visit www.discover-the-world.co.uk/specials

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Press and media contacts including COMPREHENSIVE IMAGE LIBRARY:
Andy Eastham – andy@discover-the-world.co.uk  Tel: 01737 214 294
Visit the Media Room – www.discovertheworldmedia.com for news and story angles across all destinations


Posted on October 9, 2008 | Permalink | Tag this with Delicious? | E-mail this


DISCOVER THE WORLD INTRODUCES NEW LAPLAND EXPERIENCES

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Whether it’s an adrenalin inducing driving experience, a romantic break under the Northern Lights, a family adventure in a Lainio Snow Village or skiing high above the Arctic Circle, at only
3 ½ hours away on Discover the World’s exclusive direct flight, Lapland is much closer than you think. In addition to our ever popular ICEHOTEL holidays, this coming season we are offering a number of new and inspiring holidays in both Swedish and Finnish Lapland.

  • NEW – Saab Lapland Explorer – Feel the adrenaline rush as you take to the open road in a powerful SAAB 9-3 Sport Combi (4WD) 2.0 Turbo. Your adventure begins at the world-famous ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjarvi. From here on it’s just you and the open road as you drive north through the magnificent scenery of northern Sweden, passing forests and frozen lakes until you reach the mountains of Bjorkliden and onto Norway’s beautiful Lofoten Islands. Prices from £1,496 pp for 7 nights (inc. flights and accommodation). Departures from January – April ‘09.
  • NEW – ICEHOTEL & Iceland – As the world’s largest tour operator to Iceland and the ICEHOTEL, for the first time you can experience these two fascinating destinations in one amazing holiday. Stay at the ICEHOTEL amongst the classic snow-laden pines and ice-capped mountains of Lapland before discovering the volcanic and geothermal wonders that have made Iceland one of the world’s most intriguing destinations. With time included in Stockholm and Reykjavik, this holiday is perfect for friends, families and couples. During the winter both destinations are perfect for enjoying the awe-inspiring Northern Lights. Prices start from £1,410 pp for 7 nights (inc. flights and accommodation). Departures from January – March ‘09.
  • NEW – Festive Bjorkliden – Celebrate this festive season in the enchanting ski resort of Bjorkliden - Swedish Lapland’s best-kept secret! Renowned for being family-friendly as well as an excellent place to enjoy both off-piste skiing and the incredible Northern Lights, Bjorkliden is the perfect base for this year’s festive celebrations. Prices from £859 pp (inc. flights and accommodation). Christmas departures (3-nights) 20th December ’08 and (4-nights) 23rd December; ’08 New Year departure (4-nights) 30th December 08’
  • NEW – Magic of Lapland – Set in the heart of Finland’s popular ski resort, the enchanting Lainio Snow Village provides the perfect base for a magical winter break. The family-friendly atmosphere is the perfect setting for skiing, snowboarding, husky sledging and snowmobiling. Stay in boutique-style tepees each with their own cosy seating area, sauna, Jacuzzi and mezzanine floor for sleeping with a large skylight for keeping vigil on the aurora borealis. Lainio is perfect for weddings with its dazzling Ice Chapel or romantic wooden church. Prices from £926 pp for 3 nights (inc. flights and accommodation) Departures December ’08 – April ’09.

Also NEW this winter: Traditional Lapland - stay in a snow-clad forest illuminated by the graceful dancing of the Northern Lights and enjoy traditional Sami meals served by a roaring log fire. Special Christmas and New Year departures also available. Prices from £1,138 pp for 3 and 4 nights (inc. flights and accommodation) Departures December ’08 – April ‘09; Pure Lapland - After an exhilarating day’s play snowmobiling, horse riding or cross-country skiing unwind, relax and rejuvenate in an enviable selection of spa facilities including a luxurious Japanese style spa surrounded by glass walls overlooking a frozen lake; heated indoor relaxation pools; electric and traditional wood saunas. Prices from £743 pp for 3, 4 or 7 nights (inc. flights and accommodation) Departures January – March ’09; Baltic Connections - Extend your Lapland short break and enjoy superb Nordic hospitality and cool Scandinavian design onboard a Baltic Cruise connecting three of Europe’s premier and cultural cities – Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn. Prices from just £106 per person for 2 or 3 nights based on two sharing a cabin with private facilities on half board.

For brochures and more information visit www.discover-the-world.co.uk or call 01737 218 800

Press and media contacts including a COMPREHENSIVE IMAGE LIBRARY:
Andy Eastham – andy@discover-the-world.co.uk  Tel: 01737 214 294
Visit the Media Room – www.discovertheworldmedia.com for news and story angles across all destinations


Posted on October 3, 2008 | Permalink | Tag this with Delicious? | E-mail this


Skiing in Lapland - midnight sun skiing until late june, huge amounts of fresh powder snow, affordable heli skiing...what more could you ask for?

“…but look what happened last season, I paid all that cash and didn’t get any snow so there’s no way I’m going away this season!”

If this sounds familiar to any of your readers, then Discover the World’s Discover_the_world_skiing_in_swedisnew Lapland & Beyond brochure has the answer – guaranteed snow!

Whether it’s superb, affordable heli-skiing, great off-piste slopes or skiing under the midnight sun until late June, read on for some ski holiday ideas that your readers are sure to love Download discover_the_world_lapland_beyond_brochure_ski_release.doc


Posted on July 6, 2007 in Adventure , Arctic , Brochures , Feature Ideas , Ice hotels , Lapland , New product , NEWS (Discover the World news) , Skiing , Sports , Sweden | Permalink | Tag this with Delicious? | E-mail this


Lapland holidays - welcome to our new Lapland & Beyond holiday brochure

Frontcover_5cm_lowres_2 Whether your readers are wanting a unique half-term family holiday, an adrenalin inducing driving experience or a romantic break for two, Discover the World holds the key to truly inspirational winter holidays in our new dedicated brochure – Lapland & Beyond - which includes the pick of Lapland’s winter 2007/08 holiday offerings, to suit all tastes and budgets.

Here is a snapshot of some of our new holiday offerings:

  • Whether it's skiing under the midnight sun all the way until late June, or affordable heli-skiing in crisp powder snow, Riksgransen & Bjorkliden resorts are the perfect alternative ski destinations for next season
  • Family half-term fun with plenty of activities based at the Icehotel
  • An out of this world experience at a working space station combined with 3 night in the Swedish Icehotel
  • Special festive departures for that really unique Christmas & New Year holidays
  • Traditional log cabins in pristine surrounds (with private sauna!) is the very best romantic treat for someone looking to 'wow' their other half! Please see page 64 of our brochure or click here

What with our new direct flights (scroll to 2nd post or see below), travelling to Swedish Lapland couldn't be easier so your readers really have no excuse not to go and enjoy!

Please Download discover_the_world_lapland_beyond_brochure_release_web_version.doc here. Although there are a few images in the document it shouldn't take long to download.

Let me know if you'd like a brochure by em ailing alexis@discover-the-world.co.uk. Thanks


Posted on June 20, 2007 in Adventure , Arctic , Brochures , Company news , Feature Ideas , Finland , Flights , Husky Sledging , Ice hotels , Lapland , New product , NEWS (Discover the World news) , Norway , Soft Adventure , Sweden , Wildlife | Permalink | Tag this with Delicious? | E-mail this


Discover the World's announce new direct flight to Kiruna

And as the world’s leading Swedish Icehotel specialist, Discover the World are pleased to announce that we have combined forces with SAS to offer the UK’s first direct flight to the town of Kiruna, just 40 minutes from the Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi.

Sas_plane_3 The direct flights will commence in December 2007 and continue on specific dates through until April 2008, operating in combination with the indirect flight via Stockholm. Not only will the client experience a superior personal service, where a Discover the World representative will accompany each flight, the timings also allow for a less strenuous flying experience.

As opposed to checking in at 5am, the direct flight check-in time will be 0835 at London Heathrow (for a 10.35 departure) landing in Kiruna 3.5 hours later at 15.05 local time. Passengers on the direct flight will also be given a complimentary meal, wine, beer and soft drinks (these are not included in the price via Stockholm). All in all, this will only enhance what will be a snowy experience of a lifetime.

Click here for more information - Download discover_the_world_announces_new_direct_flight_to_kiruna.doc

If you need further information or have any questions then please call me (Alexis) on 01737 214 294 - or email alexis@discover-the-world.co.uk.

Thanks


Posted on May 31, 2007 in Adventure , Company news , Feature Ideas , Flights , Ice hotels , Lapland , New product , NEWS (Discover the World news) , School/Educational travel , Sweden | Permalink | Tag this with Delicious? | E-mail this


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