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Our great travel deals 31/05/2011

Greece, Egypt, Norway and Thaiand

Written by . Published on June 1st 2011.


Our great travel deals 31/05/2011

Save £320 pp on a yoga, sailing, Pilates or windsurfing holiday in Greece
IF you're stuck for holiday ideas on where to go or what to do with your partner this summer, why not try a “Time Together And Apart” holiday with sister companies Wildwind Holidays and Healthy Options on the Greek island of Lefkas?  Wildwind offers all the RYA’s windsurfing, dinghy and catamaran courses (from beginner to advanced), while the 'Healthy Options' programme consists an itinerary designed around exercise, pampering and fresh air; with daily yoga, aerobics, body conditioning, aqua aerobics and Pilates classes, nutrition and vitality advice, guided cycling and walking tours, as well as a three island Aqua-Safari dolphin spotting and therapeutic massages. A seven night stay, commencing June 12, 19 or 26, now costs from just £399 pp – reduced by £320 pp. Prices are based on two adults sharing and include return flights from Gatwick to Prevesa, overseas transfers, en-suite accommodation (room only) and selected Wildwind sailing/windsurfing course or Healthy Options package. To book, ring 0844 499 2909, or visit www.wildwind.co.uk or www.healthy-options.co.uk.

Cruise the Nile and save £356 per person this June
DSCOVER Egypt’s famous river with seven nights on the Nile for just £399 per person, full board with Red Sea Holidays. Fly from Manchester to Luxor on June 13 and step on board the luxurious MS Grand Star where you’ll sail down the Nile, stopping for shore excursions along the way, soaking up the sun from the deck and letting all of your worries disappear. The price includes flights from Manchester to Luxor, in-flight meals, transfers and a 20kg luggage allowance. For more information or to book, call 0845 026 5973 or visit www.redseaholidays.co.uk.
 
Sail away on a two week holiday with Gill’s Cruise Centre for just £689
DISCOVER one of the world’s most stunning landscapes with a two week cruise around Norway’s Fjords and the North Cape. Departing from Southampton on June 10, guests on Fred Olsen’s Balmoral ship will stop into Alesund, Tromso, Honningsvag, Alta, Narvik, Olden and Bergen during the 14 night cruise. There is no better way to see the beautiful fjords along the Norwegian coastline, and with a saving of £870 per person, now is the time to go! Prices start from £689 per person for an inside cabin on a full-board basis. Call 0845 460 6050 to book or visit http://www.gillscruise.com.
 
Experience a luxury woodland cabin with Forest Holidays
FOREST Holidays provide relaxing cabin holidays and long or short breaks in beautiful woodland and loch-side locations in the heart of Britain’s Forestry Commission estates. The forest itself is a children’s paradise, while each site also has its own Forest Ranger, who can plan a programme of forest activities great for all ages, including Forest Survival which shows you how to build a shelter in the jungle; and Botany, where you can find out about the plants, including which ones are safe to eat. There is also the chance to go on a Night Vision trek through the forest using state-of-the-art night vision equipment to spy on nocturnal creatures, such as owls, bats and moths.  A week-long break in a 4 bedroom Golden Oak Plus Cabin, which sleeps up to 8 people in the Forest of Dean site, starting on June 24, costs just £1,506, a 25 per cent saving of over £500. Or a 2 bedroom Silver Birch Cabin, sleeping 4, in Cropton, North Yorkshire, is also discounted by 25 per cent, costing £395.25 for a four night break, starting on June 13. Both cabin types come with private hot tub and flatscreen TV, and the Golden Oak even has a Wii console. For details or to book now call 0845 130 8223 or visit www.forestholidays.co.uk.

InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel – Cyprus
SOVEREIGN Luxury Travel (0844 415 1936; www.sovereign.com) is offering one FREE child flight, a 20 per cent discount night and an Online Booking Discount for 7 nights from £1,999 per family of 3 on a bed and breakfast basis, departing July 28. Price includes flights from Manchester and private transfers. Saving up to £764 per family.

Great deals in Italy
IF you’re looking for a last minute Italian getaway, Citalia (0844 415 1956, www.citalia.com) is  offering reduced price trips to Rome, Florence and Rapallo, Liguria  in June and July. The Rome deal starts at £299pp, which includes three nights’ bed and breakfast at the 3* Augustea Hotel, a saving of up to £121 per couple  (based on 4 July departure and including one free night). The Florence trip costs from £375pp, including  three nights at the 4* Brunelleschi Hotel –with one complimentary dinner with a 10 per cent early booking offer – a saving of up to £317 per couple (based on 26 July departure).  The Rapallo break starts at £735pp, and includes seven nights b and b at the 4* Grand Bristol in the elegant Ligurian seaside resort - a huge saving of up to £375 per couple, with a 24 per cent discount and two free nights  (based on June 28 departure). All offers include flights departing from London Gatwick, online discount, and are based on two people sharing. Book online at www.citalia.com for the best rates, or call 0844 415 1956.

Post exam adventure in Thailand – from £1286 pp
FAMILIES Worldwide has a special departure for its River Kwai and Hilltribes trip to Thailand departing June 24 for teenagers who have just completed their exams and before the schools break up. The itinerary provides a thorough insight of the country and highlights include a city tour of Bangkok, the Bridge on the River Kwai at Kanchanaburi, the ruins and temples at Ayuthaya and the jungles of Chiang Mai, where there will be a trek, bamboo rafting and an elephant-back ride.  A night will also be spent in a homestay in a hilltribe village. The holiday costs from £1286 per child and £1499 per adult, which includes flights, all ground transportation, nine nights’ B&B (plus one dinner) and the services of a tour leader.  Call 0845 051 4567 (www.familiesworldwide.co.uk).

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