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Times Expert Traveller is dedicated to providing exclusive, worldwide travel experiences tried and tested by travel experts from across The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sunday Times Travel Magazine.

By partnering with carefully selected specialist tour operators, Times Expert Traveller provides the inside track on unique destinations and accommodation, as well as offering an exceptional range of offers, tailor made itineraries and tours to suit a variety of interests.

A few words from the editors: 
"Our award-winning writers really know their destinations. Times Expert Traveller experiences have been put together using their insider knowledge and made easy for you so you can enjoy an unforgettable holiday. We also have access to some of the best offers in the travel industry."

Times Expert Traveller only partners with leading travel operators that have been tried, tested and recommended by experts, offer their customers financial protection and the highest standards of customer service and satisfaction.

All tours and holidays are ATOL-protected and they only work with travel operators that are members of, or bonded by, one or more of the following officially recognised trade bodies: ABTA, ABTOT and AITO.

Here is just a taste of some of the fantastic journeys available through Times Expert Traveller.

Ultimate Italy: luxury cruise to Venice, stay on Lake Garda, and travel on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Italy

On this exclusive trip you will sail to Venice via some of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful ports, and enjoy a four-night luxury stay on Lake Garda before boarding the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express for an unforgettable journey home
Your journey begins in Barcelona, where the sumptuous Celebrity Constellation awaits. With its clean and comfortable cabins, fabulous restaurants and beautiful sun deck, this cruise ship will transport you to some of the Mediterranean's most historic coastal cities - including Cannes, Genoa and ​ Civitavecchia, near Rome.

There's time to stop off in Montenegro and Croatia, before returning to Italy to disembark in Venice - a stunning finale to your cruise. It will have been a week of fine dining, iconic sights, and relaxation - but there's still much more of Italy to discover.

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Discover the best of South Africa's Cape

South Africa

This exclusive self-drive tour shows off South Africa at its finest - from cosmopolitan Cape Town to the winelands of Franschhoek. It offers the freedom to explore at your own pace with the knowledge that the finer details have been taken care of: hand-picked hotels, free upgrades, enticing extensions - even a free helicopter tour. There are few regions as beautiful as South Africa's Cape from its mighty mountain ranges, myriad flora and fauna and majestic beaches, to its vast plains, verdant vineyards and vibrant cityscapes. First timer? Old timer? There is always something new to discover and this carefully crafted self-drive itinerary will ensure you see it at its very best.

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Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Oxfordshire: from £465pp, including two Michelin-starred dinner

Belmond

Indulge in a one-night stay at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons and enjoy a two Michelin-starred dinner. Belmond Le Manoir is the ultimate countryside escape. The impeccable attention to detail extends beyond the restaurant and kitchen gardens, which are, naturally, with Raymond Blanc at the helm, the main draw. The bedrooms, which have all been individually designed, are inspired by the Raymond's travels. Our expert, Johnny Morris, says: "enjoying the fruits of Raymond Blanc's creativity and sharing his high standards is a remarkable experience."

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Save £300 on spring and summer voyages to the Norwegian fjords

Norway

From thundering waterfalls and spectacular fjords to the idyllic Lofoten Islands, experience Norway's incredible coastline on this 12-day voyage with our exclusive £300 discount. Whatever time of year you visit, Norway is indisputably one of the most beautiful places on earth. And what better way to experience it than through Hurtigruten's Classic Round Voyage, a 12-day adventure during which you will see more than 2,500 nautical miles of spectacular coastal scenery.

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To explore the full range of tours available visit the Times Expert Traveller website

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