Friday, 3 February 2017
Choose twin centre holidays to New York and Boston & combine the elements that suit you
Now create your perfect break with Charter Travel, a company that leaves no chance to amaze and surprise you. With twin centre holidays to New York and Boston, you can combine the sheer fun of spotting skyscrapers at Big Apple with a scenic walk at Boston Common—the country’s oldest park.
Get going with taking a bite out of the Big Apple & end your journey amidst friendly Boston
Charter Travel extends an opportunity to combine your choicest destinations—New York and Boston into one memorable holiday. Start your fiesta with a flight to the Big Apple exploring eye-popping nightlife, world-class museums and multi-cuisine dining options and fizzle out in beautiful and relaxing ambience of downtown Boston and Charlestown.
Revel in a deeper variety of cultures & experiences with twin centre holidays to New York and Boston...
New York: An iconic city
A holiday in this iconic city is incomplete without a stopover at Empire State Building. Counted among the world’s tallest skyscrapers, this colossal building is a downright feature of the cityscape. Return to nature with meandering in Central Park. Catch a quick look of the Statue of Liberty, a must-see attraction. Often named as ‘City of Stories’, New York is famous for its American Museum of Natural History, a collection of ancient artefacts. Pick up the stories of immigrants at Ellis Island Immigration Museum or dive into the world of art at the well-known Metropolitan Museum of Art.
A shopper’s paradise, New York is hard to resist when it comes to shopping. With luxury retail outlets dotted all over the place, you will fall in love with shopping once again. Tiffany and Company, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Gucci—you name it, you get it here!! Happy hours are terrific concept in the city. Looking for a good barley pop?? Head to Molly’s Shebeen for a real experience. If jazz is your style, fall by The Village Vanguard or the Blue Note Jazz Club. When it comes to food, New York seems to be a true melting pot of flavours and aromas that hail from local America, China, Italy, Mexico, Ethiopia, Asia and more.
Boston—A gem in northeast USA
Founded in 1630, Boston in the one of the oldest city of United States. With no dearth of astonishing historical sites to discover, Boston is a great place to experience old times in New England. Trip along the Freedom Trail to view at some of the most spectacular buildings that; played a significant role in the shaping of American history. Begin in Boston Common, head to Paul Revere House Museum, go astray the warship USS Constitution before finishing at the gigantic Bunk Hill Monument to catch a breath-taking scenic view of the area.
Experience the Harbor Bay Days by sitting on the picturesque Massachusetts Bay—a Bay that has strong nautical ties all over its history. Barge in P&G GilletteFort Point Pier for an adventurous outing in Boston. Plunge into dock for canoeing, kayaking, floating and other water-related activities. Sample local delicacies, famous crabs & lobsters and luscious drinks to have a great time dining out. Visit Neptune Oyster on Salem Street and feast upon some tasty oysters and clam chowder. Or nosh some freshly made delights at Maria’s Pasty Shop. Book a table at East Coast Grill—a place celebrated for its tuna tacos, buffalo fried shrimps and seafood. Roll in the Museum of Fine Arts and get a chance to dash through millions of items all at one space. From Egyptian sarcophagi, Van Gogh works to many other art & crafts, this Boston museum is something you will go gaga over.
Take your pick of best hotels with twin centre holidays to New York and Boston from Charter Travel!
Iconic buildings, electrifying ambiance, holistic hospitality—New York hotels will never cease to amaze you.
The Empire Hotel Hotel Metro New York The Plaza Hotel Wellington Hotel Hotel Plaza Athenee New York The Iroquois New York The Paramount Hotel
Waterside views, mouth-watering local seafood and beautiful green spaces—Boston hotels has a world to offer.
Boston Harbor Hotel Boston Omni Parker House Hotel Nine Zero Ramada Inn Club Quarters Hilton Boston Logan Airport Onyx, A Kimpton Hotel
Thursday, 2 February 2017
Disney Florida Holiday
Are you a Harry Potter fanatic? Then don’t miss a visit to Universal Orlando Resort. Enjoy the Wizarding World of Harry Potter- Hogsmeade and Wizarding World of Diagon Alley and Hogswart Express- a connection between two lands. You won’t be let down.
Disney’s Magic Kingdom is the main Walt Disney theme park for Florida vacations. This is where you can see the magical Cinderella’s castle, experience the grandeur of Space Mountain, or take pleasure in lively music as you listen to a Country Bear Jamboree. Though Magic Kingdom in Disney World Florida is mostly geared more toward children, adults can still be entertained. They can enjoy a chilling stay at the Haunted Mansion, relax with a stroll down the Hall of Presidents or take a thrilling Jungle Cruise.
Well, it may be a small world, but at Disney World, there will be no shortage of wonderful things to see and do. And if you get hungry and you have a hankering for something to eat, you don’t have to worry because here are a lot of appetizing places to grab a bite at Disney World Florida. Options include fast service restaurants like the Whispering Canon Café, where they offer a Western eatery full of games and good food served with attitude, to a more sophisticated dinner setting within the dining room of Cinderella's Castle. No matter what option you choose, your dining experience will be just as amazing as the rest of your visit.
Oahu is one of the world’s most exotic tropical destinations. With its lovely beaches, warm weather and amazing people, it is a perfect destination for tourists both young and old. Nothing could make a trip to Hawaii more exciting than a Disney themed resort!
Come and visit Disney Hawaiian Aulani resort and see Mickey Mouse and his Friends in person. Aulani offers an authentic Hawaiian experience complete with tike tourches, bamboo and other island clichés. It offers spectacular views of the fantastic natural scenery as well as an amazing spa and the opportunity to enjoy a magical Disney experience together with your entire family.
This $800 million dollar resort offers all the amenities of a top notch vacation complex in a truly spectacular destination, with all the bells and whistles that you have come to expect from a Disney theme park.
It’s about time to include a Disney Combination Tour as part of your vacation wish list. Feel the magic, experience fairy-tale fantasies, visit Hawaii Holidays and Disney Florida. Book your Disney twin dream destination holiday now!
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is an active station. Launches from this pad have made history, and brought misery. Challenger, the doomed space shuttle of 1986, was launched from Cape Canaveral. 73 seconds later, it exploded over the ocean as all America watched in horror. Today, visitors can see the rockets like the SpaceX Falcon, Dragon, which will launch on June 26th, to take supplies to the International Space Station. The launches can be seen as far away as Cocoa Beach and Orlando.
The Kennedy Space Center, also located in Cape Canaveral, has a visitor complex where people can meet astronauts like Wendy Lawrence, who has gone into space four times. A question and answer session is held to inspire people about the space programs. An astronaut is available every day of the year for visitors.
The Kennedy Space Center also holds events like Fly With An Astronaut. Enjoy a catered lunch overlooking the launch pads. Tour the Apollo/Saturn V Center. Pass the vehicle assembly building where the rockets are made. The Shuttle Launch Experience will have you in simulated flight with an astronaut. These events have limited space. VIP tickets are available and the knowledgeable agents at Charter Travel know how to get them.
Orlando, the more well-known of the Florida cities, holds theme parks like Disney World and Universal Studios. Visit Epcot and see Mexico, Asia, the new Frozen exhibit, Sommerhus, (coming soon), and more. Head over to Disney World to enjoy characters like Snow White in the character’s parade. Watch the nightly fireworks display over Cinderella’s castle. Take a safari in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Kilimanjaro Safari’s will have you rolling past lions, giraffes and elephants. Coming soon, the Safari will hold nightly rides that showcase nocturnal animals.
Universal Studios will soon open Skull Island with the Kong ride. See the 800-lb ape. Hear the audio-animatronics. Cling to your seat as the open-sided vehicle takes you through this thrill ride. Volcano Bay Waterpark is in the works too, and it promises to be a real ‘splash’ with kiddie rides, slides and more.
As 2018 is over 18 months away you can book now knowing you can save and look forward to this magical experience with friends and family.
Thursday, 3 March 2016
Iceland holidays start with bringing your family and exploring the capital, Reykjavik. Here you can find the Bridge between Continents. Walk from one continent to the other by crossing the tectonic plates of Eurasia and North America. Your kids will be the only ones in school able to brag that their vacation was spent on two continents!
See the Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, where you can enjoy designated thermal pools or you can test out the cold waters of the ocean. Locals love this place. It is a great place to get a feel of the ‘real’ Iceland. After you have warmed up, stroll through one of the many museums like the Viking Maritime Museum. Experience the history, the people and the culture of Iceland.
Tour southernmost Iceland and the town of Vik if you want to see one of the 10 prettiest beaches on Earth. Here, black sand lines the shores and the Atlantic rolls in with great force since there are no land formations in the way to block it. Basalt rock along the cliffs is stacked in columns as if a giant child were stacking his blocks. This beach is truly breathtaking.
Visitors to Iceland don’t want to miss the opportunity to see the volcanos that make this the land of ‘fire and ice’. Hike up to the now dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano. Spectacular views of the volcano and the countryside are worthy of your photos. Experienced tour guides will lead you into the magma chamber, the heart of the volcano.
The trip to Iceland wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Blue Lagoon in Grindavik. This spa is based around the geothermal waters of the lagoon. The perfect temperatures, silica and minerals make this blue water great for a relaxing soak. For true relaxation, have an in-water massage. Float on the water as experienced hands massage away your aches.
Enjoy a silica mud mask. Use as much as you like, let it stay on for at least 5 minutes, then wash off the mud. Your skin will feel soft and smooth. Carved into the lava rock are sauna and steam rooms where you can sweat out all of those toxins and impurities.
Wines and cocktails are available without even leaving the water. Swim up to the Lagoon Bar and enjoy your drink. The Lava Restaurant with its amazing views and gourmet meals like slow cooked Arctic char and Langoustine soup will fill that empty spot in your belly.
At night, snuggle into the Blue Lagoon Clinic Hotel. A private lagoon, complimentary breakfast, and discounted price to the Blue Lagoon make this gorgeous hotel set in a lava field a wonderful place to stay.
Thursday, 19 November 2015
Disney World and Universal Studios Florida are both fun, family resorts with rides for the whole family. In the great eclectic mix of rides, some stand out as absolute thrillers that can make your heart drop into your stomach.
So check out our top five choices for rides that’ll get your heart pumping:5. Universal Studios Rip Ride Rockit
Customize your ride experience with this jukebox style ride, pick and choose any song to suit your mood as you roll through unexpected twists and turns. A world-first non-inverting loop complete the thrills on this 17-story high exciting roller coaster. The perfect coaster for those who are getting over the fear of the big rides, it’s a fun one to ride again and again.
4. Disney World’s Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
The suspense and foreboding you’ll feel in the queue is enough to get your heart pumping in anticipation. The ride itself has exciting effects, total darkness, and multiple freefall drops, ups and downs, and the feeling of losing your stomach. What separates it from other freefall rides is Disney’s always fantastic use of storytelling and creation of an immersive world.
3. Disney World’s Mission: SPACE
This high thrill ride transports you to the future from the very moment you enter the queue. Metallic details, scapecraft training pods, and more entice and excite you before the ride begins. Once on the spacecraft, the centrifugal G-Force of the simulator and the full screen view of outer space is almost too good, jarring you back in your seat. You’ll be surprised when you step out and realize you haven’t actually been to Mars and back!
2. Universal Studios The Incredible Hulk Coaster
Transport yourself into the world of Bruce Banner, the big roller coaster is an experiment gone wrong where you are quickly jumped to top speed and transformed into the raging Hulk. The coaster takes you from 0 to 40 mph in two seconds flat, so be prepared to get sucked into the back of your seat, and that’s just the beginning!
1. Universal Studios Revenge of the Mummy
Fireballs, swarming beetles, warrior mummies, and a completely enclosed roller coaster give this thrill ride top marks. Trying to escape the curse of Imhotep, the ride plummets you into total darkness, whipping you around and avoiding the frights at every turn. I won’t spoil it for you, but the ending is one you won't see coming!
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Visitors from around the world flock to Florida’s sunny shores each year. With miles of pearly, soft sand, amazing emerald waters on the Gulf of Mexico and glassy Atlantic waters on the other side, this is a beach playground. Theme parks keep kids (and adults) thrilled. However- lots of visitors miss a vacation thrill- the great fishing.
The waters surrounding Florida’s Gulf Coast are teeming with fish. Pompano, Red Drum and Flounder can be found close to the shores. Further out, on the reefs, anglers will love catching Red Snapper and Amberjack. The deep waters hold Wahoo, Marlin and Tuna- the ‘big-fight’ fish. With opportunities to catch these guys from the shores, in kayaks and trolling boats, and deep-sea charters, this is a fisherman’s Mecca.
Pensacola Florida is the perfect place to plan your vacation fishing trip. The family will love the baby-powder-soft sands of these beaches. Pensacola has a beautiful historic district, a naval museum where the kids will enjoy seeing war planes suspended from the ceilings and, of course, The Blue Angels. Mom and dad will enjoy a plethora of restaurants with fresh seafood and steaks. And the anglers will be in heaven standing in the surf, rods at the ready, to haul in the big one.
Clearwater Beach is a world-famous beach. Here the water is clear, warm and gradually deepens, making it perfect for families. The also-famous Pier 60 is located here. Families can grab their gear, rods, bait and snacks in the little store. Then walk out the pier and try to snag a tarpon or Snook. At sunset, enjoy local artist selling their wares on the pier. Lights along the pier bring the fish in at night, searching for food. Anglers can easily haul in 20-pounders.
Fort Myers Beach is the hotspot for Spring Break. College kids, sun, sand and bikinis. Sand art competitions bring world-class competitors who sculpt castles, dragons and more. Fish the shores for Cobia and Spanish mackerel and Amberjacks. Go offshore for grouper, shark and barracuda.
Naples, Florida is the place to catch sharks, redfish, tarpons and grouper along the coast and in the bays. Go out deep into the Gulf of Mexico for huge tarpons ranging from 60 to 100 pounds and more. Blue and white marlin, sailfish and Mahi Mahi are always ready to give anglers a fight. Naples backwaters team with sharks during the warm months. Blacktip, lemon and bull sharks all troll the waters, looking for food and maybe a good fight.
A few lucky captains are permitted to fish the largest mangrove forest in the Everglades National Forest. Here, among the tangled roots of the mangrove, nurse sharks, huge bull sharks and lemon sharks wait to see if you are brave enough to catch them. Bring the family and enjoy all that Florida has to offer. Theme parks, historic districts, amazing waters and fantastic fishing; the people at Charter Travel can make your vacation dreams come to life.
Thursday, 13 August 2015
Sea shells. Gorgeous shells- so many that a museum on the island is dedicated to them. An ancient light house. Sand and places for quiet solitude. Welcome to Sanibel Island off the gulf coast of Florida.
Sanibel Island is the ‘Cinderella’ of Florida. No high-rises will block your views of the ocean, or sunsets. Here you can enjoy walking along the beach, gathering shells and shark’s teeth without the noise of bars and nightlife spoiling the peaceful atmosphere.
25-miles of bike paths are perfect for families to travel. Billy’s Bikes and Rentals can equip families with beach bikes, bikes with kid carts, and even unique covered surry bikes that the whole family can pedal together. Most of the bike paths go parallel to roads and they lead to beaches, cemeteries and the lighthouse. There are water fountains along the paths and bike racks, too. This makes it extremely easy to lock your bike up and then hike off to explore, to eat, or to swim.
If you would rather be on the water, explore Sanibel Island in a kayak. Paddle along the D.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Here, you can see alligators and manatees in the bay. At low-tide, lots of water birds feast among the mangroves and pick along the shores for crabs and other shell fish. Explore the point of Sanibel Island to see the lighthouse, ospreys and their nest atop poles and trees, and cranes in the shallow sandbars.
Sanibel Island has a great reputation for sea shells of all kinds. The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum houses all kinds of shell displays, not just shells from Florida. The kids will enjoy the scavenger hunt through the museum. Adults will enjoy learning about the various shells. All ages will see Sailor Valentines, made from shells and brought to sweethearts from around the world. See art like flower arrangements made from shells. This place will bring new life to your own shell-hunting adventures.
Of course, most visitors to Gulf Coast of Florida are looking for beaches. Sanibel Island does not disappoint visitors. Blind Pass Beach is ‘paved’ with shells. Scoop them by the bucketful, then sift through them for the ones you will prize. Bowman’s Beach is only accessible by foot. Hike over a trail through the cool forest to this beach. Restrooms, a playground and grills make this quiet beach worth the walk.
Speaking of grills, when you get hungry, take the family to eat at Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille. Here guests will enjoy conch chowder, Yucatan shrimp and drinks like Rowdy Razorbacks and Sanibel Sunsets. Or you can try the Sanibel Café for some great breakfast options.
Staying on Sanibel Island is easy. Condos, hotels and beach cottages wait for visitors to arrive. why not do our Disney and Cape Coral twin centre holiday Trust the knowledgeable staff at Charter Travel to take care of all of your vacation needs in Florida. Accommodations, fishing charters, restaurant reservations and bike rentals, Charter Travel can handle it. All you do is relax and enjoy.
Thursday, 18 June 2015
Located on the southwestern gulf-side of Florida, Naples is a refined city. It is also the point of access to the Everglades and outer islands. Beaches and shopping complete the picture of this city jewel.
Art lovers will enjoy Random Acts of Art, HW gallery and von Liebig Art Gallery. Stroll through, buy a few items that fit your fancy, and just enjoy the works of quirky, creative minds. See the Naples Theater or watch a production by the Naples Players. This is the place where art in all forms comes alive.
For shopping, everyone knows you go to Fifth Avenue. Fifth Avenue South, that is. Naples version of Rodeo Drive, this long stretch of shops hosts designer names, ice cream shops, limos and shady sitting benches. Spend the day (and lots of money) here along the stretch. Grab lunch with the girls or people-watch.
If you and your family prefer quiet, Florida wildlife, enjoy one of the sanctuaries. Wind along wooden paths through Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. See cypress trees, air plants and alligators all in their natural setting. Or, take a tranquil stroll into Naples Botanical Gardens. Waterfalls, garden ponds and dinosaurs (yes, you read that right) all come together in this peaceful retreat.
Of course, Naples has that most important of Florida vacation elements…the beach. Enjoy kayaking, cruising, or jetpacks in the emerald waters. Lowdermilk beach has sparkling white sand, outdoor showers, and places to eat, along with the gorgeous waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Sailing, fishing, and riding the jet skis will also keep the family happy for days on end.
For those who want to stay dry, The Naples Zoo, LaPlaya Golf Course and Naples Bicycle Tours will have you out in the sun, but not in the water. Explore the city on a bike and see places like the Celebration Community Beach Church. Here, the beach is the church. There is no building. Bring your lawn chair and your flip flops for some Florida-style religion.
Have you and your family worked up an appetite? Try the Rumba Cuban Café for some steak and onions and fried plantains, or some fried yucca with garlic sauce- yum! The family will love the laid-back atmosphere and indoor/outdoor seating. For some quiet couples-only time, try dining at Alberto’s on Fifth Fine Italian Restaurant. Have an Iceberg Martini and some bruschetta for starters. Main courses like roasted sea scallops, freshly made pasta and delicious desserts like homemade gelato will have your taste buds singing.
After a busy day, relax in a suite, cottage or room at Naples Bay Resort Florida. With plenty of activities for the kids, nice pools and a lazy river, this is a great spot to end your day. Of course, there are hundreds of places to stay. Let the agents at Charter Travel help you find the perfect accommodations. They can also help to make dinner reservations, get tickets to attractions and more.
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
Staying at an on-site hotel at Universal Orlando has its own charm. Staying on-site makes everything about your Florida holidays experience effortless. Universal Orlando now offers four unique hotels inside its amazing universe in which three of them are deluxe property, which means you get luxurious accommodations along with top notch dining options plus many free perks and benefits.
Benefits of staying at an on-site hotel at Universal Orlando
Early park admission
This is among one of the most valuable perk available to guest staying at Universal on site hotel at Universal Orlando. This is also sometimes referred to as early entry and provides entry to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter 1 hour before the general public, and the unlimited Universal Express passes for deluxe guests.
Complimentary shuttle buses
Each of the hotels is within the walking distance or a short shuttle ride to Universal’s Island of Adventure, Universal CityWalk or Universal Studios Florida. Shuttle ride is free for all the guest staying at on site hotel at Universal Orlando. Deluxe hotels also have a provision for really cool and relaxing water taxis that transport you to CityWalk and the theme parks.
Resort-wide charging privileges
You can use your hotel room key card at Universal Orlando locations where credit cards are accepted to buy food and merchandise.
Complimentary delivery of merchandise
Buy items anywhere throughout Universal Orlando and get it sent directly to your on-site hotel room.
Complimentary scheduled transportation
Deluxe hotel guests have the privilege to take the convenient water taxis along picturesque waterways or ride the shuttle bus directly to both theme parks and CityWalk.
These benefits are available to you the moment you arrive until midnight on the day you check out. The benefits are still applicable even if your rooms are not ready until that afternoon. You have the right to register at your hotel as early in the morning as you arrive. This means you can leave your bags and retrieve your Express passes in time for the Early Park Admission hour. Interestingly you can still linger at the resort even after your check-out time and enjoy full advantage of your pool privilege until late in the evening – how cool is that?
Tuesday, 16 June 2015
Adrenaline of OrlandoOrlando is the theme park capitol of the world, drawing over 50 million visitors per year and has got enough to keep your family entertained for weeks. The most visible and talked about attraction in Orlando this summer is not about one of those mega theme parks, instead it’s about I-Drive 360, an entertainment complex that’s pretty good for all ages and is complete with Madame Tussauds wax museum featuring figures of Juan Ponce de Leo, 400-foot-tall the Orlando Eye and the Sea Life Aquarium with plenty of sharks to spy. Most of the people get more tired after the trip than before they started, making it a great trip but not really a true vacation. But with little planning like combining your trip to Orlando with a back-to-back trip to Naples, you not only ensure great action packed fun time with your family, but also a relaxing one. So when you get back from your vacation, you are truly relaxed and in your best form to get back to your busy life with fresh energy and enthusiasm.
Relaxation of NaplesNaples is the jewel glistening on the south west coast that combines elegance and sophistication with beautiful natural surroundings. It makes for a perfect destination to relax on the white glittering sand and unwind after an action packed, eventful time at Orlando. One way trip from Orlando to Naples is about 220 miles and takes around four hours if driven direct. The interior route takes you through Lake Wales and past Lake Wales Ridge State Forest. Should you want you can also take a detour to Lake Kissimmee State Park to have a short break. Here you will get to see the lesser known parts of Florida which is more about cattle and oranges than beaches and shopping. Arrive in Naples and you step back into that other Florida which is about high-end shopping and cultural pursuits vie with the desire to simply lie back and soak up the sun.
Whether you come as family or just couples, Naples is a great value destination filled with relaxing days on the beach, activities the entire family can enjoy or gourmet dining. The city boasts over 35 golf courses, 100s of art galleries and two shopping districts. Naples is best known for its 17 miles of white sandy beaches which is great for kids and families. Besides beaches, Naples is also hugely popular with nature lovers. It offers a perfect option for getting out into the countryside including Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. What could be the better way to spend time hiking, kayaking and learning about the flora & fauna and about the local area ecosystem while preparing to get back to usual life after an action packed vacation time at mega theme parks in Orlando this summer?