Jewel in the Crown Holidays
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Who they are
Jewel in the Crown Holidays began operating in 1983. The company specialised in packages to Turkey and Goa long before they became established destinations for UK holidaymakers. Recent years have seen the addition of holidays in Sharm El Sheikh, on the Red Sea Riviera in Egypt. Jewel in the Crown Holidays is a member of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA). They offer ATOL financial protection.
This small independent company has built a deserved reputation for specialist knowledge of both Turkey and Goa. This is reflected on the company website, which has in depth destination guides and a wealth of useful advice and practical information on visas, taxis, tipping, climate, behaviour, language, currency, food and health. Information on Goa is particularly good, with honest assessments of what you can expect and good summaries of the idiosyncrasies of a holiday in India. It is clear from the detail of hotel descriptions that the company has up-to-date personal knowledge of its destinations and accommodation.
You will find something to suit every budget. Accommodation has always included plenty of economical budget options. There is still a good choice of family-run hotels and apartments in Turkey and simple B&B hotels in Goa. The company has expertly kept abreast of the rapidly changing hotel scene in both countries and now offers an exceptional choice of boutique hotels and luxury accommodation in Goa and Turkey. B&B, half-board and all-inclusive options are available. As well as traditional package holidays Jewel in the Crown sell flights and make hotel bookings for independent travellers. They can also arrange visas, excursions, insurance, airport hotels, airport parking and car hire.
Options in Turkey include a comprehensive choice of beach resorts to suit all ages and holiday styles. Popular destinations include family resorts like Icmeler, romantic fishing villages like Selimiye and lively larger resorts like Hisaronu and Marmaris. Other destinations include the pretty harbour town of Fethiye, the unspoilt village of Selimiye and beach resorts in the scenic Dalyan region.
Jewel in the Crown was a pioneer in promoting packages to Goa in the 1980’s and now has unrivalled knowledge of the Goa holiday market. The company offers an exceptionally wide choice of destinations in Goa. North Goa resorts include Arpora, Baga, Candolim, Calanguta, Sinquerim and Anjuna. Destinations in Central Goa include Panjim, Vainguinim and Miramar. A wide choice of South Goa resorts includes Benaulim, Colva and Mobor Beach.
Jewel in the Crown offer a number of escorted India tours starting from Goa. These can be added to the basic beach break in Goa. The Taj and Pink City Tour takes in the Taj Mahal and the city of Agra. Tours of Kerala combine backwater cruising and the city of Cochin. You can also combine time in Goa with a stay in the state of Karnataka. Longer tours head for Kathmandu and the Nepalese trekking region of Pokhara.
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