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Yorkshire's Top Agency. TTG Top 50!
Published: 26/11/2021

All-Inclusive Luxury Cruising

Louise from Andrew Earles Brough samples all-inclusive luxury cruising with Silversea.


I was lucky enough to travel onboard the Silver Moon, I embarked in Crete and sailed to Armorgos, Rhodes Town, Limassol and disembarked in Athens. From the moment I stepped onboard it was total luxury.

 Silverseas service is highly personalised with a staff to guest ratio of nearly one to one. The suites are really beautiful, I was lucky enough to have one with a private verandah, to sit and have drink and canapes on an evening before dinner. They are extremely spacious including a walk-in wardrobe and a full bathroom with bath tub and walk-in shower. Your in-suite minibar is always kept full of your favourite drinks, your butler always makes sure you have everything you require.

With capacity for only 596 guests it is large enough to explore but intimate enough to make friends. I have to admit the food was exceptional and with 8 restaurants to choose from your every need is catered for including room service. I ate some fabulous cuisine from fresh lobster to tender steak, and they aim to please everyone's personal food requirements, nothing is too much trouble.

Silversea are launching The Silver Dawn which is the sister ship to the Silver Moon. The Silver Dawn also has 8 dining options including the superb Sea and Land Taste (Salt) programme, where you can experience and cook in the kitchen and sample the local dishes you have made, this was my personal favourite.

 The ship has a casino, fitness centre, beauty Spa, library & boutique. Take a dip in the pool, relax in one of the whirlpools or soak up the view from one of the sunbeds.

Regardless of which ship or voyage you choose with Silversea all of them offer the best in luxury cruising. 



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Published: 08/10/2021

We are winners

We have good news, and it is very welcome. The Travel Weekly Agent Achievement Awards are the largest celebration of the travel trade in the UK & Ireland and the highest accolade for travel agencies and agents. This year’s awards were the first to be held since the start of the pandemic and were designed to honour those travel agencies and travel agents who have truly represented the best of the industry over the past 18 months. The award winners are selected based on voting by travel industry, with the individual agent categories decided by panels of expert judges. Andrew Earles are the proud winners of the UK's Small Agency of the Year.

Andrew Earle said “This is great news in what has been a challenging year. More than anything I would like to thank my team, I appreciate their support as many have been on furlough. Their hard work, commitment and positivity has now been recognised by the industry, not just by me. I also want to thank our loyal customers for their constant words of support and praise for the team. The recommendations, be it to family or friends is appreciated and testimony that we do our very best to help people".

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Published: 10/03/2020


I have recently returned from a fantastic holiday in the beautiful Santorini. I visited in July which is peak time for Santorini and I would strongly recommend travelling from May – September for the best weather.


I chose to stay in Kamari beach for my holiday as you will find it does work out cheaper than Oia & Thira and it is still very pretty with a long volcanic beach and views of the mountains in the distance.


When you arrive at the airport I strongly recommend having a transfer booked as it is a lot cheaper than getting a taxi on arrival. The airport is located about a 15/20 minutes from Kamari and you can see the planes flying low over the beach. 


In Santorini the local buses are the main transport to take you to all the different towns. The buses come every 20 minutes and are fully air coned coaches which only cost 1.80 euro for each journey. Taxis are very expensive in Santorini and it wouldn’t be recommended as they can be unreliable.


A boat trip is a much whilst in Santorini and I would recommend taking one which includes a trip to the Volcano, a swim in the hot springs and a visit to Thirasia. The volcano trip includes a hike to the top with amazing views of all the islands. Thirasia is a beautiful small island and is very traditional with no motor vehicles and a tiny population of 260 inhabitants, some people refer to Thirasia as the old Santorini before all the tourism. (Photos below)


Top Tips

  • If you want the best views in Santorini but don’t want to pay too much look at staying in Imerovigli – 1.2 miles from Thira, boosts stunning views at a lower price – recommendation hotel is the Grace Hotel
  • Not suited for anyone with walking difficulties
  • Use local buses or rent a car instead of Taxi’s
  • Visit Oia for the Sunset
  • Hike from Thira to Oia
  • Take a Sunset or Volcano Cruise
  • Take a Wine Tour
  • Thirasia Island is a must do
  • Take a cable car from Thira
  • Take a trip to the old traditional Capital Pyrgos



Kamari beach is excellent for family’s and couples as it offers a long strip of restaurants, Tavernas, bars. Kamari is an upmarket town on Santorini’s east coast with a relaxed sophisticated feel yet still has the old school Greek charm. Whilst in Kamari I recommend sunbathing on the volcanic beach, tucking into the Meze at a seafront taverna and have a dance at one of the beach bars. Kamari is one of the cheapest places to stay in Santorini and I would recommend staying here as you can have a relaxing beach holiday but easily reach all of Santorini’s attractions. The hotels I would recommend in Kamari Beach are:

4* - Aegean Plaza, Bellonias Villas

3* Kings Suites Kamari



Thira is the capital of Santorini and gets very popular in the main season with couples & friends. Thira is the destination you want to stay if you want a busier town with plenty of bars and restaurants. This town is beautiful with whitewashed houses and blue domes, museums, cathedrals and galleries to explore.

When in Thira I strongly recommend you take a cable car to the port, watch the sunset from a cliff side restaurant and most of all take a boat trip to the volcanic islands. Due to the location it is most expensive to stay in Thira, however if you stay on the outskirts you can get some cheaper accommodation.



Oia is one of the most beautiful places in the world with its breathtaking sunsets and pretty cobbled streets with white houses and blue domed churches. Oia is built onto the steep slopes of the caldera at the Islands northern tip, which means it’s the best place to watch the Santorini sunset. Oia has fewer crowds then the rest of the island with its small-town feel, however between 6-8 the main street gets very busy for the sunset. Eating in Oia can be very pricey however if you are looking for a very affordable restaurant with views of the sunset look no further than the Elinikon Traditional Restaurant (photos below). Accommodation is very expensive in Oia but if you are travelling for a special occasion I would definitely recommend it.

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Staff Member: Charlotte

Published: 06/02/2020

Welcome to Laura

Welcome to Lauren

Andrew Earles Ferensway has a new team member; Lauren Akester. Lauren has worked in a travel agency prior to joining the team at Andrew Earles and brings with her enthusiasm plus a love of travel. If you are looking at a trip to New York make an appointment to see Lauren as it is one of her favourite destinations.

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Staff Member: karen

Awards Shortlist

The team at Andrew Earles are delighted to be shortlisted for the title TTG Top 50 Travel Agency for Yorkshire. There are 5 agencies shortlisted for this award sponsored by Riviera Travel. The glittering awards will be held on the 30th April in Birmingham, so watch this space…..

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