Doing 72 hours in New York the right way

  • 20 Oct, 2017
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72 hours in New York

Okay so what would you do with 72 hours in New York? With so many activities, sights and parks, not to mention the food and shopping available to you, it can seem rather hectic to cram in as much as everyone tells you “you have to do!”

I must admit, this was me; all of the bright lights of Time Square, the endless shopping opportunities and gastronomical food? How about all of the traffic you hear about and the ferry to catch to explore Ellis Island? It certainly seemed a daunting task, but I was up for the challenge. Read More

Top Destinations for an Autumn Break

  • 26 Sep, 2017
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Thinking of an Autumn break this year? Optima Villas have hand selected these 5 destinations to whet your travelling appetite!We’ve now got that lull between the end of the summer and Christmas; what do we do with ourselves? We feel cheated out of summer here in the UK so aren’t quite ready for the autumnal nights in the lead up to Christmas. So what shall we do? Did someone say Autumn break?! 

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Free things to do around the UK 2017/2018!

  • 04 Aug, 2017
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Everyone loves finding free things to do, right? No more so than in the Summer Holidays and half terms to keep the kids entertained and your bank account happy.

We’ve created a collection of free events, exhibitions and places of interest from around the UK that everyone of all ages can enjoy, ensuring you can really get the most out of your time off.

How many of these do you fancy ticking off of your summer to do list?! Read More

8 reasons why you should try a cruise

  • 09 Jun, 2017
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Fancy a trip with a difference? One that allows you to see multiple countries, eat delicious food, face the elements and try new activities, yet still feel suave and sophisticated? This could be the year you book a cruise!

With more Gen Xs and millennials looking for a new way to holiday, cruise liners have really started to up their game to ensure they appeal to a wider range of prospective passengers. Just take a look at Royal Caribbean’s 2015 “Come Seek” promo video!  Read More

On a budget? Bag a cheap holiday for Summer 2017

  • 08 Mar, 2017
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Holiday on a budget in Belfast, Dortmund, Berlin, Stockholm, Sofia and Prague

We like a challenge in the APS team, and the first one of the year has already been completed; finding the best value holiday on a budget!

With a budget of up to £300 per traveller, we were set the task to find the best value for money getaway in the middle of August 2017,  based on two people sharing.

The trip could be anywhere in the world but the budget needed to include flights, accommodation and food for 5-7 nights.

All of our searches covered 5 nights, August 14th – 19th, flying from a London Airport.

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