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Great Late Travel Deals 14/09/2011

Camino, Claret and the Nearly Naked Chef

Written by . Published on September 14th 2011.

Great Late Travel Deals 14/09/2011

Seven-night five-star Madeira from £587 pp, inc return flights
ESCAPE on a seven-night getaway at The Pestana Carlton Madeira from £587 per person including return flights. The clifftop hotel overlooking Funchal Bay is  quiet hideaway but is just 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre. Guests can also enjoy the indoor pool, spa and a wide range of activities nearby, including golf, windsurfing, sailing and diving. The price includes seven nights accommodation in a standard room on half-board basis, with return flights to Funchal from Manchester with Thomson Airways and return airport transfers. Must be booked by September 22. Valid for travel from October 3 v2011-April 30 2012. To book, visit www.secretescapes.com or call 0845 078 2029.

Camino de Santiago, Spain – the alternative way
NINETY per cent of people trek the last 100k of the French Way to Camino de Santiago to qualify for the pilgrim’s certificate, making it a very busy route, but their alternatives. Walks Worldwide offers a choice of six different paths (including the French Way) one of which is the least trodden path known historically as The English Way. Graded as moderate to demanding, the walking is between 11-30km per day, passing through small town and villages along the way.  The self-guided holiday costs from £625 pp which includes six-nights’ accommodation, most meals, baggage transfers, route notes and Pilgrim's Passport. Fully-bonded, Walks Worldwide can book flights on request. Call 0845 301 4737, visit www.walksworldwide.com.

Light up October half term with three-day festival
MUSIC beneath the world famous ‘Crooked Spire’ Church, an encounter with the ‘Nearly Naked Chef’ Hardeep Singh Kohli (pictured above) and a spellbinding lantern parade to a magical Garden of Light offer a colourful end to October in one of the UK’s oldest market towns. Chesterfield is hosting its eighth annual Arts and Market Festival from October 27-29. Programmes and tickets are available from Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre, Rykneld Square (01246 345777/8). More details about the Festival can be found on www.chesterfieldfestival.co.uk. For short break ideas  visit www.visitchesterfield.info.

Napoleon III’s Classic Clarets in Bordeaux
FROM October 28-30 October Grape Escapes is running its annual two night ‘Classic Clarets’ tour in Bordeaux. This visits the four principle villages of the Medoc which were chosen by Napoleon III to showcase the best wines of France in 1855. The Medoc includes the wine villages and estates of Margaux, St Julien, Pauillac and St Estephe. These are visited on a wine tasting tour in a luxury mini coach and complimented by a four course lunch at Pauillac with local wines. The tour price starts at £297 per person and includes two nights’ bed and breakfast at a chosen hotel in Bordeaux, a guided transported tour of the Médoc, tastings and the lunch. Enquiries and bookings can be made at www.grapeescapes.net or by calling 08456 430 860.  

Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort, Algarve
SOVEREIGN Luxury Travel (0844 415 1936, www.sovereign.com) is offering a FREE Night, a Complimentary room upgrade and an online discount – 7 nights from £599 per person on a bed and breakfast basis, departing September 301. Price includes flights from Manchester and private transfers. Saving up to £756 per couple.

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