From glistening lakes to city breaks: Regent launches 2023 Collection, including new trips in Albania, Finland, Norway and more
This week off-the-beaten-track operator Regent (www.regent-holidays.co.uk) is launching its 2023 Regent Collection, bringing together its entire 2023 Spring – Autumn portfolio into one new print and digital brochure.
Regent’s 2023 programme features a wide range of holidays in more than 34 countries. Signature destinations of Albania, Iceland, the Balkans and Scandinavia sit alongside island destinations such as the Azores and the Faroes, and further afield countries in the Middle East and Asia, including Georgia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Jordan, Bhutan, South Korea and many more. With a variety of travelling styles, from small group tours and railway trips to family adventures, fly-drives, city breaks, remote retreats, cruising, themed and activity holidays, and tailor-made escapes, each trip has been carefully put together with Regent’s pioneering spirit and in-depth knowledge, taking travellers to some of Europe and Asia’s most fascinating and lesser-explored places.
New tours for 2023 include Albania in depth, Halloween in Transylvania, Finnish Breweries and Lakes, a Summer Voyage in the Fjords with sustainability-first cruise operator Havila Voyages, and a Helsinki and Lakes Short Break, staying at the Haltia Lake Lodge, which is 100% powered by wind energy.
Andrea Godfrey, Head of Regent Product and Marketing, commented: “This beautiful new brochure brings together our entire summer collection for 2023, and is full of inspiration for the year ahead. We’ve added a host of new trips, including in Norway and Finland – where we’ve seen an increase in enquiries for this summer – as well as some fabulous new trips in the Balkans and Albania”.
“As well as adding new product this year, we’ve also worked hard to ensure that our expert sales and product team have hit the road in recent months, sending our consultants to Iceland, Georgia, Armenia, Borneo, Lapland, Greenland and beyond. In doing so, we maintain our position of having the most up-to-date product knowledge in the business, helping our agent partners match their clients to the best possible holiday for them, and priding ourselves on delivering personal, efficient and informed customer service.”
Reflecting the depth and breadth of the Regent offering, new trips for 2023 include:
As the UK market leader to Albania (Regent was the first UK tour operator to offer holidays to the country, in 1971) this comprehensive exploration of Albania was painstakingly put together and will be led by Regent’s very own Carl Meadows, one of the most highly respected experts at Regent. Over fourteen days, the tour will uncover history from Greek, Roman and Ottoman ruins to Cold War bunkers; UNESCO World Heritage sites; culture, food and art; secluded coastal islands; and some of Albania’s best and most peaceful beaches. It features encounters with Albanians with a deep connection to their own country, offering fascinating conversations with locals including high-ranking clerics, artists, journalists, and even an ex-prisoner from the infamous Spaç Prison.
The tour departs on 17th September 2023 and costs from £3000 per person, based on two sharing in a range of three to five-star hotels on bed and breakfast basis.
The price also includes return flights, most meals, all transfers/transport, the services of a local English speaking guide and Regent’s own tour director.
Escape to Eco-Retreat Cermeniza, Montenegro
This six-day retreat in the Lake Skadar in Montenegro’s south-eastern corner is based around a stay in the cosy, family run Eco Resort Cermeniza which is abundant in outdoor adventure, home cooked food (locally sourced, such as river trout and vegetables grown on site), home produced wines and fantastic hospitality. Activities from the hotel include a boat trip on the lake, wine tasting with the family, kayaking and cycling, and the itinerary also includes a day trip exploring coastal jewels such as old town Kotor, Boka Bay, the baroque town of Perast and the Island of Our Lady of the Rocks by boat.
The tour is available from May – October and costs from £985 per person, based on two people sharing on a bed and breakfast basis. It includes return flights, one dinner, all transfers / transport, a day tour and activities on site at the Eco-Retreat Cermeniza.
Halloween in Transylvania group tour
A new addition to Regent’s recently launched small group tours programme, Halloween in Transylvania and will operate in October with a maximum of 16 guests. Travellers will delve into the story of Romania’s most infamous historical figure – Vlad the Impaler – otherwise known as Count Dracula. Highlights include visiting Sibiu’s Evangelic Cathedral where Vlad’s son was buried after his assassination, exploring the town of Medias where he was kept prisoner by the Hungarian king, a walking tour of the fabulously preserved town of Sighisoara where he was born and, of course, visit dramatic Bran Castle – made famous by Bram Stoker’s novel as the residence of the vampire Count.
Departing on 29 October, the six-day tour is available from May – October and costs from £1,295 per person sharing, based on two people sharing on a bed and breakfast basis. It includes return flights, all transfers / transport, the programmed itinerary and a number of meals.
Helsinki and Lakes Short Breaks Tour, Finland
This six-day short break combines two nights in Finland’s lively capital with a forest stay at the Haltia Lake Lodge, which was named Europe’s most environmentally friendly hotel in the 2022 World Boutique Hotel Awards. Starting at the luxurious St George Hotel, guests will explore Helsinki at leisure before heading up to Nuuksio National Park to stay at the glamping lodge lauded for its conservation and carbon reduction efforts, aiming to be carbon neutral by the end of 2023. Activities available include hiking, canoeing, cycling and outdoor yoga.
The six-day Helsinki and Lakes Tour is available from April and September and costs from £1,255 per person sharing, based on two people sharing on a bed and breakfast basis. It includes return flights, all transfers / transport, a hiking trip and activities on site at the Haltia Lake Lodge.
Regent for agents
Agents can access assets including Regent’s images and tour itineraries for marketing purposes by logging on to the ITC’s free online toolkit at https://toolkit.itc-uk.com/.
The full brochure is also available to view online at: https://online.fliphtml5.com/gdpy/jhrt/#p=1 and features the details of the Regent team members and their specific areas of expertise.
For more information, please visit www.regent-holidays.co.uk
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