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Take to the water and enjoy a sumptuous sightseeing river cruise for two on the Thames. Boarding the idyllic Harmony cruise boat, it presents the perfect opportunity to spot an array of skyscrapers and iconic attractions. As the cruise continues, tuck into a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, fluffy scones (with the staple clotted cream and jam) and scrumptious pastries - all whilst being serenaded by the talented pianist. To make the occasion even more delightful, indulge in a refreshing glass of champagne and relax. Cheers!
The Empress Hotel is situated in a beautiful setting overlooking the open seaside on the picturesque Isle of Man. You will be able to enjoy sea views all year round, making it a great location to indulge in a Champagne Afternoon Tea. On arrival you will be greeted by friendly staff who will seat you in the Piano Bar lounge area, conservatory or even on the outside sea facing tables (weather permitting).Your afternoon tea will consist of a selection of freshly made sandwiches which include prawn marie rose, roast ham and English mustard, cheddar cheese and homemade chutney or smoked salmon and cucumber, all accompanied by salmon pin wheels. You will also enjoy a delicious selection of sweets, including warm homemade scones, clotted cream and jam as well as warm chocolate fondue with fresh fruit and marshmallow dip. This will all be accompanied by a selection of speciality teas, coffees and a glass of champagne each.
Held in Covent Garden's intimate underground hideaway, Cocoa Vaults, this perfectly chocolaty experience is ideal for youngsters (and let's face it, whatever age we are, we never grow out of our love of chocolate). After a greeting and a soft drink on arrival, children roll up their sleeves ready to learn the subtle art of chocolate decorating, under the guidance of an in-house professional. During the session, the budding chocolatiers have great fun practising newfound skills in decorating techniques and each achieves their own personal chocolate masterpiece. Every decorated slab is finished in a beautiful bespoke package for the children to proudly take away. There is even an extra Hotel Chocolat goody bag containing lovely little treats!
Experience Chilford Hall Vineyard, one of England’s oldest established vineyards, in the winter months, a unique and tranquil location set in the heart of rural Cambridgeshire. Upon arrival you will be greeted with a glass of bubbly, before having a guided tasting of five different wines from grapes grown in the vineyard. You will then be given an informative and interesting history of Chilford Vineyard. After this you will be treated to a delicious two course meal, consisting of a main and a dessert from the set menu.
Relax, retreat and recharge the batteries with a spot of city pampering in Edinburgh's trendy Leith area. During this indulgent pamper session, enjoy two professional spa treatments performed using luxurious Elemis products. Kick back for a 20 minute manicure which includes buffing, shaping, base coat and two coats of Leighton Denny nail polish. Additionally, unwind with a professional 25 minute deluxe massage using PURE body oils which focuses on specific areas of stress and gives the body a sense of revival. At the end of the session, leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Spend the day on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway learning about and trying your hand at the operation of heritage diesel trains in a group with one of our friendly drivers.One of our experienced drivers will introduce you to railway operations in the morning and you will take it in turns to drive the 18 mile return journey between Wirksworth in the Derbyshire Peak District and Duffield just north of Derby, in a 1950s heritage Diesel Railcar. Guests can ride in the passenger saloon and take in the beautiful views of the countryside whilst you’re driving. Lunch will then be served in our Pullman Buffet at Wirksworth Station for yourself and one guest and additional guests may purchase off the menu. The afternoon allows you opportunity to get to grips with a large main line heritage diesel locomotive as you do the 18 mile return journey once more taking it in turns with your fellow experience guests. A Guard's brake van is normally attached so that guests can ride behind the locomotive whilst you're driving, they can stand on the veranda whilst you’re going along in summer or have the wood-burning stove lit to keep warm in w inter!
Journey into and explore the unique, unrivalled and unforgettable Emirates Stadium. Go on an all access behind-the-scenes tour where you will have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of your heroes, listen to their matchday experiences and explore never-before seen footage. Picture walking down the players’ tunnel and experiencing the ultimate rush of excitement as you re-trace the steps which legendary players such as Ian Wright, Charlie George, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Theo Walcott have all walked. Imagine the nerves and excitement they feel as they inch closer to the pitch on game day, furiously cheered on by the roar of 60,000 screaming fans. You will be guided around the stadium with the help of a state-of-the-art audio-visual handset. This tour will take you behind-the-scenes of one of the world’s greatest footballing clubs, giving you access to areas normally reserved for players and officials. The tour includes:- Going pitchside- Walking the players’ tunnel- Visiting the changing room- Visiting the media centre- Free Arsenal branded headphones- Free personalised tour certificate- Discovering heroes, history and much moreThe tour will finish with free entry to the Arsenal Museum where you will be free to browse at your own leisure. The refurbished museum offers visitors the chance to take in a number of exciting exhibits. Many of the items on display were kindly donated by former players who hold a special place in Arsenal’s history. Highlights include Jens Lehmann’s goalkeeper gloves that he wore for every league match of the unbeaten ‘Invincibles’ season in 2003/04, Michael Thomas’ boots from Anfield ’89 and Charlie George’s FA Cup Final shirt from 1971. The museum also features two impressive video theatres and twenty major displays based on Arsenal’s proud history.Looking for somewhere to grab a bite to eat after your tour? Why not visit Chapman’s (located outside the Armoury Store), serving a wide selection of food and drinks including teas and coffees, sandwiches, paninis, wraps and much more.
Drive four of the most famous supercars in the world. Start with an introduction and briefing on circuit driving techniques with a professional instructor. Next it's time to drive four laps in each supercar. The stunning V8 Vantage and DB9, the unmistakeable Ferrari F430, the brutal and uncompromising Lamborghini Gallardo and fantastic rear-engined Porsche 911. There's so much that's undeniably impressive about these cars and this is a rare chance to experience them first-hand. Also included is a special certificate of participation.
Paddleboarding is fun, active and one of the UK's fastest growing watersports. If you are looking to try a new and exciting sport, this paddleboarding introduction lesson based in London's Paddington Basin is the answer. During the experience, learn all the essential paddleboarding basics from a seasoned instructor and get to grips with skills such as board handling techniques, self-rescue, foot position, standing up and board control. This emerging water-based sport is must try for any aquatic adventurer, and the iconic Paddington Basin is the perfect location.
If you are meerkat mad then this is the experience for you! You and your companion will be able to get up close and personal with these sociable creatures at Ark Wildlife Park. Meet Chilli, Saffron and their brood as you both get to enter their enclosure and watch these playful critters interact! With the aid of an expert handler, you will be able to feed them too – you’ll instantly become their favourite as soon as they get their first bite! These inquisitive creatures have a friendly personality, and this is great for any animal lover looking to enjoy a taster experience into the world of animals. After getting up close with the resident meerkat family, you’ll be free to explore the rest of the zoo for the day, getting a look at some other amazing animals.
Driving off road will help you develop different and exciting new skills. A highly experienced off-road instructor will coach you as you tackle a challenging environment of hill climbs and descents, through mud, water and over ruts and slopes. The terrain becomes progressively more challenging as you put your new-found confidence and technique to the test with this rugged driving experience - and have some serious fun!
Escape to The Emerald Isle for a blissful country stay at Barrow Kilmokea Country Manor for one night. Nestled away from the stresses and strains of everyday, this idyllic country getaway offers the perfect dose of tranquillity and calm. An 18th Century Georgian Stone Rectory amid seven acres of lush gardens, spend the day relaxing and soaking up a slice of country living. Or, take a dip in the pool and enjoy some well-deserved TLC at the on-site spa facilities.
Complete your special stay in Central London with a luxurious overnight break in this charming, boutique Georgian townhouse. The Cranley Hotel sits in the heart of stylish South Kensington, within walking distance to some of the capital’s most iconic museums and the fabulous shopping outlets of Knightsbridge and King’s Road, and boasts a rich history with traditional character along with state-of-the-art facilities. Once you’re settled in to your plush, stately double room, the delights of the in-house Persian restaurant await you, after which you’ll be able to enjoy a glamorous evening out or just relax and savour the hotel’s genteel London comforts. This gorgeous gift experience is perfect for a lavish romantic getaway or leisurely weekend of sightseeing!
Does your daily commute take you across London’s largest execution site? Have you ever wondered what evil spirits haunt the walls of the city’s ancient pubs? You can find out all this and more with this spooky paranormal activity tour. Departing from Farringdon station you and your guest will join a paranormal investigation hunting for poltergeists, searching for ghosts and uncovering strange supernatural encounters. You’ll get to visit a traditional London Gin Palace and the abandoned gaol cell that housed the world’s worst serial killer.
When the opportunity arises to feel like a celebrity, it's always best to take it. Book a flight in a top of the range helicopter and discover a mode of transport that's long been favoured by the rich and famous. After ascending to an altitude of around 1000 feet, get incredible views of the picturesque Gloucestershire countryside. Don't worry about missing out on any of the local landmarks; the experienced pilot is on hand to point them out. Be sure to pack a camera and get some stunning photos that are sure to wow both friends and family. After the flight has come to an end, it's time to relax with a cream tea in the on-site cafe.
Stand up paddleboarding is taking the nation by storm and for anyone looking for a fun-filled aquatic challenge, this exciting new water sport is sure to impress. Spend two hours learning the basics of paddleboarding with helpful tuition from a professional instructor as a great introduction to this challenging water sport while soaking in the scenery. Kick off with a briefing before being kitted out ready for some serious paddleboarding action. Learn how to paddle, steer and balance before testing out those newfound skills with a gentle cruise up the River Leam, taking in stunning views of the Victorian Park and nature reserve along the way.
Stand up paddleboard in peaceful surroundings with a unique tour. Sail across to Lundy Island on a two-hour boat ride and witness the 400 foot high cliffs rise into vision. On arrival, relax, soak up the scenery and tuck into a packed lunch. There'll be time to explore the beaches and caves, and the exciting chance to meet some of the marine life here in the UK's first conservation area. Lucky visitors might spot seals, sea birds and even basking sharks, puffins and dolphins. Then it's time to don a wetsuit and buoyancy aid and pick up your board. Once on the board, head down the East side of the island and explore Gull Rock and Gannets Bay up to Seal Rock. Paddleboarding is a leisurely but also challenging sport which zones in on core muscles.
Enjoy a wonderful evening of fun and relaxation with someone special and treat yourselves to a delicious three-course dinner from a set menu with a bottle of Prosecco at a Prezzo restaurant of your choice - choose from over 200 locations UK wide! Serving irresistible Italian cuisine in casual, friendly surroundings, Prezzo uses only the finest seasonal ingredients to create their award-winning pizzas, as well as other dishes prepared with produce sourced directly from Italy. Situated in prime and appealing settings throughout London and the UK, Prezzo's chic, contemporary restaurants are often housed within historic buildings or buildings of local interest. Wherever you choose to dine and whatever the occasion, you're guaranteed a great night out at Prezzo. Your voucher will be valid for lunch and dinner reservation, seven days a week, subject to availability.
Discover Shakespeare country with two nights spent at the 4* Billesley Manor Hotel. This sixteenth century accommodation guarantees a comfortable stay, with 72 bedrooms, a listed garden, health club, tennis courts – and even a library used by Shakespeare! Three miles from Stratford-upon-Avon and 12 miles from Warwick, the hotel provides a great base for exploring the area. Included is breakfast on both mornings, and a three course meal in the hotel’s AA rosette restaurant.
Escape to one of a wide range of wonderful hotels for two nights of rest and relaxation with your loved one with this fantastic flexible voucher. From tranquil country retreats to vibrant city breaks, we’ve handpicked some of our favourite locations across the UK and Europe – so pack your bags and treat yourselves! From quaint Cornish towns to the remote Scottish Highlands and even the chance to explore an exciting new city with trips to Rome, there is something to suit every taste! !