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The Monastery at Petra

One of my most unexpectedly memorable trips ever was to Jordan. I spent 4 nights and could easily have spent a lot longer there. Jordan’s capital, and the nation’s largest city, Amman like many cities is modern in part but it was the old part that I was interested in. It’s an ancient city dating […]

December 8th, 2018 by
Salzburg from Salzburg Castle Fortress

This month’s blog is written by guest blogger and travel writer, Philippa Lacey Brewell, Director of British History Tours. We entered Austria by train, winding through snow capped mountain ranges and past lakes and rivers. Even in the rain it was picturesque! From our hotel on the edge of town we caught a tram into […]

November 7th, 2018 by
Emma at Taj Mahal

In 2013 I travelled to India, completing the Golden Triangle (Delhi, Jaipur and Agra) and travelling by overnight train to Amritsar, in the North. It was a very busy trip but amazing! We were lucky enough to have some fabulous local guides, who really enhanced our sight seeing experiences. Delhi Delhi is a huge city […]

October 5th, 2018 by
Mount Cook New Zealand

I have been lucky enough to visit New Zealand a couple of times…the first time as a backpacker when I travelled around both the north and south islands. New Zealand is a similar size to the UK but only has about 4.5 million living there in comparison to our 70 million (sorry, I didn’t mean […]

September 4th, 2018 by
Taormina Flowers on Shop

History travel writer, Philippa Lacey Brewell of British History Tours, is back with her third blog on Italy. She’s been to the enchanting town of Taormina on Sicily and is back to tell us all about it! “This July my husband and I took a multi-stop Italian trip (you may have worked out by now […]

August 7th, 2018 by
Hotel Belum Rainforest Resort

Recently, I was lucky enough to visit Penang and Malaysia. Although I have travelled much of Asia this place was new to me. The trip was a full on exploration of the amazing diversity of this country. Our trip began in Penang. We spent our first day on a heritage tour, enjoying the varied architecture […]

July 3rd, 2018 by
Prague - Photo: Anthony Delanoix

I’m ashamed to say…..that I thought Prague was for Stag do’s and Hen parties…how wrong was I?! If you love architecture and history, then this is the city break for you. We are talking beautiful Baroque buildings, amazing Gothic churches and not forgetting the fabulous Medieval Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square. Which incidentally, […]

May 3rd, 2018 by
Skking blog from Colm Feighoney

In this month’s blog one of our lovely clients, Colm Feighoney, tells us about his latest ski trip to St Anton, Austria. I have been skiing for 30+ years and have seen how winter holidays in the mountains have changed – for the better!! In my early days, skiing was very much limited to the eager […]

March 20th, 2018 by
Pompeii artefacts

Italy provides art, culture, history, food, shopping, walking…basically, whatever you want! History travel writer, Philippa Lacey Brewell of British History Tours, is back with her second blog for us about Italy. This time she tells us all about visiting the ancient city of Pompeii.  “In my last blog I took you on a virtual trip to […]

February 27th, 2018 by
The Forum

Italy provides art, culture, history, food, shopping, walking…basically, whatever you want! We asked history travel writer, Philippa Lacey Brewell of British History Tours, to tell us more about why Italy is the place she will always go back to. “My first trip to Italy is before I can remember, I was only 2 but apparently […]

January 17th, 2018 by
Krakow Square at Christmas

As I sit here writing this, I have been home less than 24 hours and I’m missing the snow, the Christmas markets and the various delicious Vodka’s I tried…already! Krakow is a huge city split into many parts. We stayed in the Jewish quarter which made a very handy central base, a 10 minute walk […]

December 5th, 2017 by
Emma climbing Coba

I recently went to Mexico for a Wedding and experienced a wonderful mix of beach, archaeological ruins , tequila, Mayan history and a very warm welcome from the Mexican’s….I even got to practice my Spanish! With nearly 6,000 miles of coastline to its name, Mexico is a beach lover’s dream with the Riviera Maya featuring […]

November 7th, 2017 by
Dubai Fountain

A bit like marmite? Dubai…..some say you either love it or hate it but there is so much to do how could you not love it? I have been a couple of times and have had 2 totally different experiences….both fabulous! It makes a great stop over if you are flying long haul or looking […]

August 19th, 2017 by
Worry shouldn't be part of your holiday!

1 – Booking with an untrustworthy travel company Have you heard of this company before? If not, take time to investigate and make sure they are a genuine travel company with all the required protections and guarantees. Be careful  that they are who they say they are, a nice website and wonderful claims are easy […]

July 25th, 2017 by
The team in Liverpool

You may have heard that “our” Jo is the big 50 very soon!! To celebrate such an occasion we had a team Tranquillity Girls weekend away in Liverpool. We travelled by train from Birmingham and arrived mid morning! On arrival we headed for our hotel for the night, the very fabulous TITANIC HOTEL… The ‘WOW […]

July 4th, 2017 by
Yoga in Cuba

Last month we organised our first yoga venture holiday with Sandra Barnes from the Yoga Tree. Sandra led a group of 20 people on a multi centre yoga experience holiday to Cuba. Everyone took part in daily yoga, meditation and massage. This type of holiday is the perfect antidote to a hectic world and a […]

June 6th, 2017 by
Philippa Interrail 2

This Easter I embarked on an adventure! Whether it’s a romantic longing for the bygone era of train travel, I’m not sure, but I have always wanted to travel through Europe by train. So, on the 9th April I got on a train at Birmingham International, with my husband and two children (aged 9 and […]

May 9th, 2017 by
Ruth with rescue Elephant

A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to visit South Africa, Botswana and Zambia. An experience I will never forget. We landed into Johannesburg to get our connection to Botswana, an amazing flight! The view from the air was breathtaking; Elephants, Zebra, Giraffe and many more – what a start to our journey. […]

April 4th, 2017 by
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In September I was very lucky to be invited to visit Singapore and Bali by one of our main suppliers, ITC. Although the destinations excited me I was not looking forward to the 13 hour flight to Singapore but, on arriving at the airport we were told that we would be flying business class – […]

February 7th, 2017 by
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Do you charge for booking my holiday? No. Our service, from enquiry through to booking, is all completely free. What is my luggage allowance? Each airline is different so we will need to look at your booking but it usually ranges from 15kg to 30kg. How much will it cost me to pre-book airline seats? […]

January 3rd, 2017 by
Gambia

The Gambia is one of Africa’s smallest countries and, unlike many of its west Africa neighbours, has enjoyed long spells of stability since independence. Our senior travel consultant, Emma, tells you why it’s her top pick for winter sun! I went a couple of years ago and it’s one of my favorite winter sun destinations […]

November 22nd, 2016 by
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I am recently back from a Caribbean Cruise on board “Oasis of the Seas”, a Royal Caribbean family-oriented super size ship! “Wow! Is the only word to describe the experience” We departed Miami for a 7-night cruise visiting Nassau in the Bahamas, St Thomas and St Marteen; 3 idyllic locations in their own right. Not […]

November 8th, 2016 by
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Emma, our senior travel consultant, was lucky enough to visit Bermuda last year. Here she tells us how she was blown away by its beauty! Bermuda is just over a 7 hour flight from the UK and twins quite nicely with a city break in New York, which is only 2 hours away. This small […]

October 4th, 2016 by
Emma on Isles of Scilly

UPDATE: Since writing this blog Emma has been back, once again to the Isles of Scilly. “I simply can’t get enough of this place, it’s hard to explain but it’s like another world there. There are no high street shops, restaurant chains etc…they live a simple life but want for nothing, everyone is so friendly […]

September 13th, 2016 by
The Tranquillity Travel team

You’re covered! Did you realise that if you book the elements of your holiday with separate providers that you are not guaranteed any payment protection? All bookings made through us are ABTA and ATOL protected. You get the best deals! With the rise in popularity of last minute travel booking websites, many people think that […]

August 24th, 2016 by
Get out of Reykjavik to see some amazing natural wonders in the Icelandic countryside!

Emma has recently returned from a trip to Reykjavik. Here are her top tips including how to cope with 20 hours of daylight!

August 9th, 2016 by
Time

With the popularity of online travel sites promising the best prices in travel right up until you want to depart, travellers have been given the false impression that deals are to be had for the brave who wait.

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