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The Lake District is one of the most breathtaking areas of the UK, and you can take in the incredible scenery with this 30-minute helicopter tour. Your experienced pilot will be sure to point out the local landmarks along the way, and you’ll be able to take a camera so that you can take some truly outstanding photographs!
Take to the air for an exhilarating 60 minute flight in a light aircraft. Begin the experience on terra firma with a comprehensive briefing on flying techniques and safety, before climbing aboard a two seater training plane, or nimble motorglider with a fully qualified instructor. Each venue flies a different craft but, with famous names from Cessna to Piper on the cockpit, a thrilling session is guaranteed. Then it's chocks away for an hour long flight and once in the air (at the pilot's discretion), take over the controls to experience the absolute joy of flying a plane - the feeling of control is brilliant, not to mention the breathtaking views.
You can marvel at crashing waterfalls, giant rainforests and plants from across the globe - all from the comfort of rural Cornwall with a day out for two at The Eden Project! This amazing attraction is home to gorgeous gardens, unique architecture and three huge Biomes – designed to replicate the climates of West Africa, tropical South America and the Mediterranean. With such a wide variety of environments to explore and things to see, you’ll love every moment of this great day out.
Drive the gorgeous Nissan GT-R and either the Aston Martin V8 Vantage or DB9. Aston Martins are sleek modern classics with awesome power, breathtaking acceleration and superb handling. The Nissan is the UK's fastest car in its price range, reaching 62 mph in just 3.5 seconds and boasting a top speed of 195 MPH. Kick off with a briefing on driving techniques and theory, before taking the wheel of either the Aston Martin V8 Vantage or DB9 for a full six miles, before switching supercars and putting the Nissan through its paces for a further six miles. Knees will be shaking with adrenaline by the time it's time to pick up an inclusive certificate.
Captain your very own river-based excursion, as you set sail on the London canals in a self-driven electric powerboat. Take the helm and navigate the way through the capitals interconnecting network of waterways, setting off from Merchant Square, passing through Little Venice, cutting along Regents Canal and drifting through Camden Lock. Perfect for enjoying with a group of friends or family, the boat carries up to eight passengers and is designed especially for socialising. There's no need for previous boating experience, simply turn up and receive a short training session with an instructor. It's super easy to pick up! Sit back, take in the views and enjoy the ride.
Follow in the footsteps of rally driving greats such as Sébastien Loeb or Richard Burns at Scotland's popular racing circuit, Knockhill. Professional instructors will guide you through the exciting capability of the rally prepared Ford Fiesta before you take to eight adrenaline pushing laps. This Rally Driving experience will have you driving in a way you would have never thought possible.
Britain is home to some of the most beautiful rivers and spending a day travelling on one is a great way to relax and enjoy the picturesque surroundings. There are some tranquil and slow moving parts and some stretches which are a little more challenging, and the instructors on this guided tour will show you how to negotiate each section as you come to it. The day will start with a safety briefing, getting kitted out in a wetsuit and choosing whether you want to canoe or kayak, before taking to the water for some basic paddling skills. Your instructor will be on hand throughout the experience to guide you down the river and help you back into your boat should you fall out.
Elevate the evening to one of new heights with an enchanting hot air balloon flight. On arrival, meet an experienced hot air balloon pilot for an introduction and safety briefing, before helping to prepare the balloon for its voyage. Drink in the amber hues of the sunset as you reach heights of 3,000 feet and soak up the unforgettable bird's-eye view of some of the UK’s most picturesque countryside. The pilot will even point out famous landmarks as the scenery unfolds beneath the balloon. Toast the landing with a sparkling glass of champagne and leave with a signed certificate from the pilot!
Head to Surrey and spend the night at the historic Talbot Ripley. The inn is said to have provided the location for Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton's love affair in 1798, and still remains one of England's finest coaching inns today. The inn boasts period features with a contemporary design and warm, friendly service. Spend the night in a standard double or twin room complete with a shower room. Enjoy a £22 allowance per person for dinner from the restaurants a la carte menu. The hotel's restaurant which serves a mixture of traditional and internationally inspired dishes. Enjoy a full English breakfast before checking out the following day. The inn is the perfect base for exploring the nearby sights or just relaxing by the log fires.
Test drive a bonafide motor racing marvel with this high-octane McLaren driving experience in North Yorkshire - a dream come true for any petrol head! Kick off with a welcome introduction and run down on safety from a professional instructor. Then it's time to get things going - take the wheel of the commanding 592 bhp McLaren MP4-12C and put the pedal to the metal for four adrenaline-pumping laps of the challenging Elvington Circuit to experience its rapid pace and superior capabilities first-hand. At the end, take home a special driving certificate to remember the experience by.
Nestled among 12 acres of stunning botanical gardens, The Lodge is Bristol Zoo Gardens' best-kept secret. Decked out with plush safari-themed furnishings, the boutique accommodation provides the perfect haven for a weekend exploring the zoo. Enjoy access to the park, in addition to a private behind-the-scenes evening and an early morning tour, offering a glimpse of the animals waking up for their day ahead. Animal lovers will also grasp the opportunity to get up close with the animals and may even be offered the chance to feed them. After the evening tour, savour an exquisite four-course dinner cooked by a private chef and finish the morning tour with breakfast served in the Gorilla House. Now that's dining in style!
There will be no need to look any further for your couples break as you have the opportunity to stay at the ideally located Novotel Leeds Centre hotel for the evening. You and your partner will be within walking distance to the Leeds train station, popular shops, and easily accessible motorway connections via the M62 and let’s not forget the popular Leeds nightlife! You will be provided with a Wi-Fi and internet TV equipped double guest room that is sure to offer you a wonderful sleep before your day ahead where you will be able to tuck into a lovely international selection breakfast before you both leave.
From the death of Punk to the birth of Brit Pop, London has played a prominent part in rock and roll's rich and colourful history over the years. This intriguing morning tour is the perfect way to see many of the places that inspired some of the biggest musical legends of all time and is led by a specialist rock and roll expert. During the tour, pass the homes of a host of rock and roll legends including Pete Townshend, Bob Marley, Syd Barrett, the Sex Pistols, Liam Gallagher and Elton John. In addition to this, the tour covers many iconic rock locations such as the famous Abbey Road crossing, iconic pub gig sites, guitar-Heaven Tin Pan Alley, and place where the Stones cut their first record. This is a must for any avid rock enthusiast!
Enjoy a hazy day of rest, relaxation and delicious gastronomic treats at the four-star The Oxfordshire Hotel's Tempus Spa. Forget work, routine and stress and drift between the heated indoor swimming pool, the soothing sauna and the detoxifying steam room for a full day and let minds and muscles truly relax. Robes, slippers and towels are provided for ease of movement around the spa area, and a traditional afternoon tea for two is also included, to treat the taste buds too.
What could be better than driving a supercar of your choice? Driving your favourite three in one day! Now is your chance to sit in the driver’s seat and test out the supercar engines with this fantastic driving experience. From an Ariel Atom to a Bentley Continental GT, you’ll be able to select three supercars from a first-rate selection. Upon arrival you’ll receive a friendly welcome, introduction and safety briefing to ensure you’ll be fully prepared when you head out on to the track. Take each supercar of your choice for an exhilarating 3 mile drive followed by a 1 lap high speed passenger ride in a VXR with an instructor. Before you depart don’t forget to collect your individual driving certificate like a true champion. The perfect gift for all petrol heads!
Offering a wide selection of sandy beaches, charming boutiques and a harbour in the nearby vicinity, The Hotel Balmoral is a gorgeous Victorian hotel located right along the seafront, offering stunning views. Take a trip into the town centre, relax on the beach or go and discover some of the fabulous local attractions, including Paignton Zoo and the National Marine Aquarium. There is something to suit everyone in this friendly seaside town! You’ll also be treated to a delightful full-cooked breakfast on both mornings of your stay so you can start your day off the right way.
Treat a loved one to a short break in the heart of the New Forest at the newly refurbished Beaulieu Hotel, where New Forest ponies outnumber people. Surrounded by stunning open heathland and ancient woodland, it's in the perfect spot for enjoying a walk or cycle in the forest. Stay two nights in a comfortable double or twin room with an en-suite bathroom, flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi and hot drink facilities. Breakfast is included on both mornings, served just next door at the sister pub, The Drift Inn. Just minutes from the picturesque village of Beaulieu, nearby attractions include the National Motor Museum, Exbury Gardens and Bucklers Hard. Back at the hotel, relax in the indoor swimming pool and enjoy a drink at the bar and lounge.
Test your nerves and satisfy your need for adventure with this incredible climbing experience. You’ll be tackling Fleetwith Pike, one of the Lake Districts’ most beautiful mountains. However, this will be no ordinary scramble! You’ll be taking on the Via Ferrata, also known as the Iron Path. This extreme route involves traversing the mountain side using iron steps, rails and nets to access parts of the mountain that are otherwise unreachable.Your climbing adventure begins as you meet your group and experienced instructor, either on location in the Cumbrian countryside, or in Newcastle for your transfer (transport is included with this experience). You’ll soak in the amazing scenery as you get kitted out in your safety gear, then it’s time to begin your ascent! You’ll be scrambling, climbing and definitely testing your nerve as you make your way up the mountain. This is a climbing experience that's sure to get the adrenaline pumping as you push yourself to the limits on the mountain. Not to worry though - you're expert instructor will be there every step of the way, ensuring you're safe and having the time of your life throughout!This Via Feratta climbing experience is the perfect gift for anyone with a love of adventure. A great experience for groups, or to take alone, this is sure to be unforgettable day out in the countryside!
How would you like to learn to take fantastic photographs of the walled city of York. This fun and informative tour allows you to take photos of the of this historic city. Learn how to take great images, using the best angles in any weather conditions. Learn practical and creative photography skills and how to get the best out of a camera. Whether it's a compact or a DSLR, take some stunning images and learn new tricks, tips and techniques. Photograph some of York's most iconic attractions including York train station, York Minster and Church of All Saints. Capture The Shambles and Merchant Hall from a variety of angles. There are plenty of opportunities to practise your existing skills and to leave with some fantastic photos of this varied city.