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NEW 2014/15 Brochure

23 June 2014 - The Cape Verde Experience - Press Office

Independent tour operator, The Cape Verde Experience launches its November 2014 – October 2015 brochure this month. The specialist can arrange single-island and twin-centre trips, as well as a selection of themed and tailor-made island-hopping itineraries, plus a comprehensive excursion programme.

Highlights of the new brochure include:

New Hotel Additions for 2014/15
Quinta da Montanha, Santiago www.capeverde.co.uk/montanha
Built against the hillside 24km from the island capital of Praia, this small hotel has the feeling of a rural retreat and is the perfect setting to enjoy the tranquillity of the mountains and have immediate access to excellent walking tours and trails. Features include a rooftop restaurant serving home grown produce, plus a bar complete with an observatory for viewing the panoramas and night sky.

Colonial Guest House, Fogo www.capeverde.co.uk/colonial
The second new addition is the family-run Colonial Guest House located in the centre of the main town on Fogo, São Filipe. Dating back to 1883 and designed in the distinctive Sobrado style, this beautifully restored hotel offers a retreat for those wishing to see the volcano, plantations and vineyards that are key attractions of the island of Fogo.

The above two hotels work perfectly as part of a multi-centre itinerary. For more information and inspiration visit www.capeverde.co.uk/island-hopping
 
In total The Cape Verde Experience features 17 hotels across six of the ten islands in the Cape Verde archipelago: Sal, Boa Vista, Santiago, Fogo, São Vicente and Santo Antão. For more on the contrast of the islands (landscape / culture / history), plus their featured hotels, visit www.capeverde.co.uk/island-guides

Sailing Itineraries Return to Programme www.capeverde.co.uk/island-hopping
Mega Yacht Cruises
The Cape Verde Experience is pleased to re-introduce Cape Verde archipelago cruises, operated by Variety Cruises. This season the 7-night cruise will be aboard the 55m Mega Yacht Harmony V, which will depart from the port of Praia, Santiago before going on to call at the islands of Fogo, São Nicolau, Santo Antão, São Vicente and Maio. Optional excursions are available to allow guests to experience the best of the archipelago from both the land and sea.

Tallship Sailing
The Cape Verde Experience is delighted to welcome back Tallship Sailing aboard the three-masted topsail schooner ‘Oosterschelde’ to its programme.  Built in 1918, this 50m long historic tall ship harmoniously blends a conventional sailing holiday with an exciting voyage of discovery. Setting sail from Sal, the tall ship voyage is of 11 nights’ duration and visits at least five more Cape Verde islands.

Flights to Cape Verde www.capeverde.co.uk/flights
The Cape Verde Experience can book London Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham direct flights to the islands of Sal or Boa Vista.
UK Flights to Sal
This winter season (2014/15) Thomson Airways will offer twice-weekly flights from London Gatwick to Sal, as well as weekly departures from Manchester and Birmingham to Sal. Thomas Cook will also operate to Cape Verde this winter offering a weekly Gatwick and Manchester service to this island.
UK Flights to Boa Vista
With regards to direct flying to Boa Vista this winter (2014/15), Thomson Airways is the sole operator, offering twice-weekly flights from London Gatwick and Manchester to Boa Vista, as well as a weekly Birmingham – Boa Vista route. 

The Cape Verde Experience can also package holidays with scheduled TAP Air Portugal flights if desired. These however operate indirectly via Lisbon, but do offer the option of flying straight into the islands of São Vicente or Santiago. Internal flights within the Cape Verde archipelago are operated by TACV.

The Cape Verde Experience commercial manager Paul Kenny says:
“We are pleased to have built a reputation as the Cape Verde specialist and are delighted with our Feefo customer feedback ranking of 99% for service and 96% for product. Our new brochure is brimming with our staff’s expert opinions and personal recommendations, from booking early for the São Vicente Creole Carnival, to not missing the conservation work of Turtle SOS Cabo Verde.”

Early Booking Offers: Book by 31 July 2014 & save up to £200pp www.capeverde.co.uk/offers
This winter (2014/15) 7 night holidays with The Cape Verde Experience start from £749 per person. This price is based on four sharing a two-bedroom pool view apartment at the 3 grade Tropical Residence on Sal on a self-catering basis and includes return flights Gatwick - Sal, taxes (including visa), transfers, as well as contact with an English-speaking representative within resort.

The Cape Verde Experience is offering a selection of Early Booking Offers against travel packages for this winter, valid if booked by 31 July 2014. These include savings of £50 per person per week at the 4.5 grade Hotel Morabeza on the island of Sal pre-Christmas, and savings of £100 per person per week (excluding Christmas) at the 4.5 grade Iberostar Club Boa Vista Hotel on the island of Boa Vista. The tour operator is also pleased to announce an attractive early booking discount of £200 per person against its Mega Yacht Harmony V cruises – see above link or call The Cape Verde Experience for more details.

For more information on holidays to Cape Verde or to request the new brochure, please call The Cape Verde Experience Reservations Department on 0845 330 2071 or visit www.capeverde.co.uk
The new brochure can also be viewed virtually here www.capeverde.co.uk/brochure