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Great Late Travel Deals 13/10/2011

Ski Japan, follow Joanna Lumley and ride the Rockies

Written by . Published on October 13th 2011.

Great Late Travel Deals 13/10/2011

Ski in Japan on some of the world’s finest slopes
SKI across Mount Niseko An'nupuri this winter while staying at the multi-award winning Green Leaf Niseko Village in Hokkaido, Japan. Their Winter Magic Discovery package provides quick access to what is widely regarded as the finest alpine terrain in the world with its pristine aspirin slopes and 15 metres of annual snowfall. Many of the village’s 200 guest rooms and suites have breathtaking views of Mount Yotei (pictured). The new package, ideal for first time skiers aged 13 and above, starts at £180 pp pn (twin-sharing) for a minimum two night stay in a Deluxe Room. The package includes daily breakfast, a four hour beginner's ski lesson, a Niseko Village ski lift pass, ski wear and equipment rental and complimentary use of the natural onsen pools. Valid from December 1 until March 31, 2012, subject to availability. Visit www.thegreenleafhotel.com/content/packages or call YTL Travel Centre on the international toll free number (00) 800 9899 9999. www.ytlhotels.com. 

Borovets In BulgariaBorovets In Bulgaria

Bargain Bulgaria with Inghams – from £299pp, save £370pp
OFFERING exceptional value for money, Borovets Bulgaria has a varied mountain terrain that appeals to both intermediate and beginner skiers. The ski area is compact and scenic and offers lovely snow conditions over 2,560m. Nightlife is varied making it an ideal destination for a festive break. Sample local speciality restaurants or see a local folklore show in one of the tradition tavernas. Inghams is offering seven nights’ half board accommodation at the 3* Hotel Iglika from £299 per person, departing December 31. Price includes return flights from Manchester and Gatwick to Sofia, free welcome drink, free tea and biscuits daily and resort transfers. For more information visit www.inghams.co.uk or call 0208 780 4447.

Special Early Season Short Break Deal for 3 nights at Club Bellegarde
CLUB Bellevarde is VIP SKI’s imposing stone-and-timber lodge for 24 guests situated on the edge of the Santons piste. This means that you really can click in and out of your bindings a few steps from the ski room door. Club chalets are reserved by the room; this engenders a convivial atmosphere and lovely relaxing place to meet families or other like-minded skiers. Book Club Bellevarde , Val d'Isere with VIP SKI from £250 per person (sleeps 24) for three nights. Flights and transfers not included. December 4 arrival, departing on December 7. Visit www.vip-chalets.com or call 0844 557 3119.

Carlton St MoritzCarlton St MoritzFor that really special occasion – a five-star luxury hotel all to yourself!
THE Carlton Hotel, St Moritz now offers guests the chance to hire the entire hotel, including all its services. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend an unforgettable time with your family, friends or business partners in one of the world’s glitziest ski resorts. Enjoy total freedom of the 7 floors, 21 suites, 39 junior suites, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, sun terrace and spa. This five-star 60 suite boutique hotel offers breathtaking views over St Moritz, the frozen lake and the picturesque Engadine Mountains. Available throughout the winter season, this exclusive offer starts from £46,138 per night, including the entire   hotel, use of its facilities, breakfast, kids club, chauffeur service and minibar. For further information or bookings, ring +41 (0) 81 836 70 00 or visit www.carlton-stmoritz.ch. 

Kasbah AngourKasbah Angour

Free Flights to Morocco from Fleewinter
FOR something warmer, specialist operator Fleewinter is offering free flights (subject to availability) for pre-Christmas holidays to Morocco. Autumn and early winter is a great time to visit the country and the offer includes two free flights for each room with double occupancy on a B&B basis, for selected holidays between November 1 and 20 December 20. Accommodation for the trips, which must be for stays of 7-nights or more, is in a choice of stylish Riads in Marrakech, at the fabulous new Kasbah Angour in the Atlas Mountains or the recently opened Rebali Riads boutique hotel complex near Essaouira on the Atlantic coast (or any combination of the three – subject to availability). Inc booking fees but not optional extras such as airline priority seat booking schemes or hold luggage charges. A week’s holiday with free flights, costs from £270 pp (B&B, two sharing a room), with accommodation. Ring 020 7112 0019 or visit www.fleewinter.com. 

Joanna Lumley And Two Greek PalsJoanna Lumley and Greek PalsFollow in the footsteps of Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey
NOW Joanna Lumley’s telly ramble exploring the diversity of Greek culture today is underway I’m sure a lot of folk’s thoughts will turn to revisiting that magical (if skint) country. Quick off the mark to take advantage is Sovereign Luxury Travel (0844 415 1936; www.sovereign.com) with a selection of fantastic late offers to Greece. Alternatively guests can book now to get the best prices for 2012. Offers include complimentary room and board upgrades, booking discounts, free child places and complimentary meals and spa treatments. 

Michelin star dining at Glenapp Relais & Châteaux: from £175pppn
GLENAPP Castle in Ayrshire, proud recipient of one Michelin-star and included in the Relais & Châteaux portfolio, has rooms available from £175 pp per night. The price includes 3-course dinner and breakfast and is based on 2 sharing. Valid to November 18, guests are guaranteed an upgrade to the best available room on the night. Reservations: www.relaischateaux.com/glenapp or call: 01465 831212. 

VIA's Canadian From Toronto To VancouverVIA's Canadian from Toronto to Vancouver

Winter train getaways in the Canadian Rockies and America’s National Parks
SEASONAL festivities and winter activities are the hallmarks of Holidays By Rail’s winter 2011/12 product line. Travellers can select from more than 25 train holidays to Christmas markets, mountain retreats, National Parks, and seaside towns. Transatlantic trips are truly spectacular. New for this winter season is the 13-day cross-Canada Winter Rail Spectacular. Highlights include overnight travel aboard VIA Rail’s Canadian from Toronto through the Canadian Rockies to Vancouver and visits to Niagara Falls, Jasper National Park and Victoria. Phone a Holidays By Rail travel specialist on 0800 033 7960 or visit www.holidaysbyrail.com for full itineraries and travel information.


Kielder Water ActivityKielder water activityBig half-term savings at Kielder Water Lodges, Northumberland
TWO bedroom Scandinavian-style lodge sleeping 4 are available for three nights starting October 21 at £349, saving £126. Boasting 27 miles of shoreline fringed by pine forest and heather moorland, this Go Active flagship park has a huge range of activities, including waterborne activities on Kielder Water itself, including sailing, canoeing, fishing and pleasure boating. The park has an indoor heated swimming pool as well as its own synthetic skating rink, as well as a massive variety of land-based activities including archery and fencing.  It even has its own Birds of Prey Centre. Visit www.hoseasons.co.uk/lodges/ to find out more and book.

Advent In SalzburgerlandAdvent In Salzburgerland

KrampusKrampusWinter markets galore in Salzburgland, Austria
CHRISTMAS comes early in Austria, and the festive season kicks off with a vengeance from late November with the traditional Krampus (the dark counterpart of St Nicholas) and other costumed demons roaming the streets. And, of course, the Christmas markets. One of the first to open, on Thursday November 17, is the Salzburg Christmas Market, dating back more than 500 years. Highlights include the blessing of the Advent Crown and local Turmblasen (horn-blowing) live in Residenz Square on Saturdays from November 26. www.christkindlmarkt.co.at (10am-8.30pm weekdays; up to 9pm weekends). For details of other winter activities in the area, visit www.salzburgerland.com.

Save up to £800pp for winter sun on St Lucia
AT the glamorous Anse Chastanet resort stay 7 nights pay for 5, plus receive complimentary upgrade to half board. ITC Classics (01244 355 527; www.itcclassics.co.uk) has prices from £1,519 per person based on 2 adults sharing a Superior Hillside Room for 7 nights on a half board basis including return economy flights with Virgin Atlantic and private transfers. Valid for travel completed by December 19.

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