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Thomas Cook's Royal Globetrotting Guide


LONDON, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Celebrate jet-setting Jubilee journeys in 2012

The Queen must have air miles to die for, after flying to 129 different countries during her illustrious reign.

Thanks to the advent of air travel Queen Elizabeth II is arguably one of the most widely travelled monarchs in history.

In fact the Queen actually succeeded to the throne, while on a tour of Kenya, a trip which had set the standard for a woman who would spend a great deal of her time during the next 60 years travelling the world, meeting her subjects and representing the UK on both state and commonwealth visits.

Strangely despite being so well travelled the Queen, has never had a holiday in Rhodes or like a huge number of her subjects enjoyed cheap holidays to Greece.

We "commoners" may never be as well travelled as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, but it's easier than you think to visit some of her favourite destinations; and maybe Her Royal Highness might even think about Kos holidays or a Greece Holiday 2012 like the rest of us!

Canada - Most visited Commonwealth destination by the Queen

Like the Mounties, Princess Elizabeth got her man and the Queen and Prince Phillip made their first appearance in Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Alberta in 1951. It was only eight years later that the Queen returned and toured every province and territory of the country; Buckingham Palace officials and the Canadian government dubbed this the "Royal Tour".

Thomas Cook Signature - 14 day Nova Scotia and Newfoundland Explorer self drive from £2,213 per person

2 nights in Halifax, 2 nights in Baddeck, 1 night in Corner Brook, 1 night in Twillingate, 1 night in Gander, 1 night in Clarenville, 2 nights in St John's, 1 night Bras Dor Lake and 1 night in Antigonish. Package includes hire car, all accommodation on room only, ferry crossings and flights from London Heathrow with Air Canada - based on departures between 1st June - 3rd September 2012    

0844 871 0662,  or visit your nearest Thomas Cook, Going Places or The Co-operative Travel


Thomas Cook Signature - 5 nights in Vancouver from £658 per person 

Staying at the 3 star Howard Johnson Vancouver Hotel in Vancouver on room only, flying with Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow - 16th October 2012 

0844 871 0662,  or visit your nearest Thomas Cook, Going Places or The Co-operative Travel

Bahamas - Caribbean Queen - a favourite holiday destination

The Queen has visited the sun-soaked islands of the Bahamas six times for official duties as well as private holidays making it a firm favourite holiday destination.  As part of larger Caribbean tours, the islands were visited by The Queen and her husband in February 1966 and February 1975, and again during her Silver Jubilee tour of October 1977.

Located off the east coast of Florida, the stunning islands are pure paradise and have a wealth of interesting activities to choose from.

Thomas Cook Signature - 7 nights in Bahamas from £1,429 per person

Staying at the 4 star Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort in Nassau on bed and breakfast, flying with British Airways from London Heathrow - based on departures between 6th August - 10th November 2012

0844 871 0662,  or visit your nearest Thomas Cook, Going Places or The Co-operative Travel

Malta - Small but perfectly formed

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visited the strategic Mediterranean island of Malta for four days between November 23 and 26, 2005, during which time Her Majesty opened the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.

It is a little known fact that the Queen, as Princess Elizabeth, lived in Malta from 1949 to 1951, when The Duke of Edinburgh was stationed on the island. This wonderful, sun-drenched little island is packed with history and personality; make sure you visit some of the many ancient building and architecture that make Malta so special.

Thomas Cook Holidays with Style - 7 nights in Malta from £587 per person                                                       

Staying at the 4 star Seabank Hotel in Mellieha on all-inclusive, London Gatwick - 16th October 2012, 0844 412 5970 or visit the nearest Thomas Cook, Going Places or Co-operative Travel

France - No "off with her head" for this Queen

The Queen has visited France eight times on official business, which tops it off as the most visited country by the Queen on state visits.  The Queen paid a visit to one of Europe's most beautiful cities, Strasbourg in 1992. The entire town centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has a history unique to the area.

Strasbourg is located in the Alsace area of Northern France, a wine lovers heaven this lovely part of our near neighbour is home to some of the world's most famous vineyards.      

Cresta - 4 nights in Strasbourg from £391 per person  

Staying at the 4 star plus Hilton Strasbourgin Strasbourg on bed and breakfast, flying with Easyjet from London Luton - 16th September 2012

0844 879 8014,  or visit your nearest Thomas Cook or Going Places

USA - Making a state-ment visit,

With four visits across America, the Queen has spent a lot of time stateside and it would seem that the next generation of Windsors will be doing the same.

A country of contrasts, the USA has something for everyone with the cosmopolitan North East Coast, the tropical South East and West and the traditional deep south. The Queen has spent most of her visits up in stunning New England, at the White House in Washington DC or touring sun soaked California.

Thomas Cook Tours - 11 day Enchanting New England Tour from £1,695 per person

4 nights in Plymouth, 3 nights in Lincoln and 2 nights in Kennebunkport, package includes all accommodation on room only, transfers and flights with British Airways - departs 10th September 2012

0844 871 0667,  or visit your nearest Thomas Cook or Going Places

Malaysia - West meets East

Part of the Commonwealth and visited five times by the Queen on official visits and private holidays, the beautiful region of Malaysia should be near the top of anyone's world travel wish list. The Queen stopped over in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur in October 1989 and September 1998 on state visits, taking in the cities unique blends of eastern cultures.

There is so much to see and do in this surprising city, where old and new seem to blend seamlessly.      

Thomas Cook Signature - 5 nights in Kuala Lumpur from £899 per person  

Staying at the 3 star Quality Hotel City Centre in Kuala Lumpur on room only, flying with Qatar Airways from London Heathrow - based on departures during 10th August - 31st October 2012

0844-871-6650,  or visit your nearest Thomas Cook or Going Places


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