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Great Late Travel Deals 24/09/2011

Dinner by Heston, Cava in Barca, Swiss detox and Bali yoga

Written by . Published on September 21st 2011.

Great Late Travel Deals 24/09/2011

Suite Gourmet Safari at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
CULINARY enthusiasts take heed. Throughout the 2011 London Restaurant Festival (October 3-17) the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is offering a limited Suite Gourmet Safari where guests can sample the delights of in-house restaurants Bar Boulud, London and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, while staying at the hotel overlooking Hyde Park. Mega bistro Bar Boulud has served over a quarter of a million covers since opening in spring 2010, while Dinner features modern dishes inspired by recipes dating back to the 16th century. Priced from £1,650, the package offers two night’s accommodation for two in a Mandarin Junior Suite with full English breakfast, dinner for two at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal with a £200 credit per room and a signed cook book by Blumenthal; dinner for 2 at Bar Boulud, London with a £100 credit per room. Subject to availability. Price is exclusive of VAT at 20 per cent and 5 per cent discretionary service charge. For reservations ring 0207 201 3773, or visit www.mandarinoriental.com/london.

Pictured above, Heston at Dinner with a gourmet admirer

Put some sparkle in your life at Catalonia’s Cava Week this October
FOOD festival specialist Seasoned Travel is offering holidays to the Cava Week celebrations near Barcelona with a saving of £75 per person. Holidays include two nights in the four-star Confort Bel Art hotel in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter with a gourmet walking tour and access to the Cava Week celebrations, processions, fireworks and cava tastings from only £410 per person on a room-only basis. Prices include flights from Manchester on October 7, free water in your hotel room and free wi-fi. For more information or to book, call 0844 809 2599 or visit www.seasonedtravel.co.uk/events.

State of the art detox in the Swiss Alps
RAGZAZER Detox is a comprehensive personally tailored seven-day detox programme based in the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in Switzerland. It works by “strengthening the immune system and activating new power, energy and vitality by cleansing the body in a targeted manner.” The Ragazer Detox programme costs €6,296pp and involves a minimum stay of 7 nights. Arrival day is Sunday throughout the year. Price excludes accommodation – participants receive a 10 per cent price reduction on all room categories. Nightly rates start from £275, staying in a double room with breakfast, plus use of the To B. Wellbeing & Spa area and Tamina Therme. For further information contact Grand Resort Bad Ragaz on +41 81 303 30 30 or visit www.resortragaz.com. Swiss International Airlines (www.swiss.com/uk) flies daily to Zurich from Manchester. Return fares, including all taxes and charges, start from £107. iFrom Zurich, Bad Ragaz is an hour away from Zurich by train.

Seven days of soul soothing in Bali
NESTLED high on the eastern slopes of Mount Batukaru in central Bali is a mountain paradise. Join World Expeditions at Bali Mountain Retreat for an organised yoga-infused retreat, where you will have time to relax and unwind and focus on your yoga practice in idyllic surrounds. The retreat blends quality yoga practice, breathtaking hikes, guided cycling, gourmet healthy meals, rustic eco accommodation, cooking classes, massages and community interaction. Price: £1,350 pp; departs June 30, 25 August 25, 2012. For more information on World Expeditions’ wellbeing trips visit www.worldexpeditions.co.uk or call 0800 0744 135. Prices do not include international flights, which can be arranged on request.

Img_0277Essaouira – laidback jewel of the Moroccan coast

Coast and mountains in Morocco – 7 nights from £399 pp
AUTUMN sees Morocco at its best and specialist Fleewinter is offering the best of the country’s coast and mountains with a two-centre break. The first four nights are spent at the recently opened Rebali Riads complex on the beach near Essaouira, offering swimming pools, tennis courts and its own Hammam. Activities on offer nearby include quad biking, camel safaris and cookery lessons. Accommodation in the Atlas Mountains is at the new super-smart Kasbah Angour, 30 minutes’ drive from Marrakech. Activities on offer include Marrakech tours, guided walks and cycling and mule treks. From £399 pp (two sharing), incl private transfers. and 7 nights’ B&B accommodation. Fully bonded, Fleewinter can also book flights from the UK to Marrakech on request. Call 020 7112 0019 or visit www.fleewinter.com.

Half term fun in the West Country with great savings from Toad Hall
SALCOMBE in South Devon offers sailing and water sports activities attractive to families. Boatman’s Cottage as the name implies is bang on the waterfront and close to beaches. (Sleeps 4). The 2-bedroom property (sleeps 4) is a tastefully restored 19th century cottage available with a 15 per cent discount for all the remaining weeks of 2011, including Christmas and New Year. Half Term week would normally be £ 410 but a 15 per cent discount is an irresistible offer for families who love to mess about on the water. Visit www.toadhallcottages.co.uk or phone 01548 853089.

Spanish sun – Elipsos Trenhotel special offer from Rail Europe
AUTUMN’S here but Spain is still enjoying balmy summer temperatures and a special offer from Rail Europe means sun seekers can head to Madrid and Barcelona for less this autumn. The Elipsos Trenhotel runs overnight and carries travellers in comfort from Paris to Madrid or Barcelona. A restaurant car serves a la carte meals in the evening and breakfast in the morning, each accompanied by great views of the changing scenery. Special offer fares from Paris to Madrid and Barcelona start at £64 one way pp in a 4-berth couchette. For a little luxury, Gran Class cabins featuring an ensuite bathroom and including evening meal and breakfast start at £294 for 2 passengers one way. The offer is available to book between Monday, September 26 and Monday, October 10, for travel between Monday, September 26 and Sunday, November 6 2011. This offer can only booked online at www.raileurope.co.uk.

Img_2568The Bridge over the Kwai at Kanchanaburi

Half term with Thailand's Hilltribe people – 11 days from £1304 pp
MORE exotically, learn about the lives of the hilltribes in northern Thailand on Families Worldwide’s 11-day River Kwai and Hilltribes itinerary, departing October 21. The trip will provide 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. From £1304 per child (min 5 years) and £1,499 per adult, which includes flights, all ground transportation, 9 nights’ B&B (plus one dinner) and the services of a tour leader. For more details visit www.familiesworldwide.co.uk/holiday/riverkwai_and_hilltribes.html. To book, call 0845 051 4567.

Le Meridien Limassol Spa and Resort, Cyprus – early booking offer
SURROUNDED by landscaped gardens and stylish mosaic pools, the beach front location of Le Meridien is an added extra to this outstanding resort. Penguin Village dedicated to the younger guest offers indoor arts and games rooms. For the teenagers there are floodlit tennis, basketball and football areas. Sovereign Luxury Travel (0844 415 1936; www.sovereign.com) offers 7 nights from £2,185, for a family of 3, on a half board basis, departing May 10, 2012. Price includes flights from Manchester and hotel transfers. This offer also includes one free child place, complimentary half board (adults only), £40 anniversary discount per adult, 10 per cent early booking discount and online discount.
Saving up to £1,023 per family.

Astonishing £350 Savings on 7 night Luxury Nile Cruise Break
THIS is a great opportunity to experience Egypt with guidance from experts Red Sea Holidays from just £689. The Ms Grand Rose is the perfect hub to relax and recharge after enjoying the 10 exhilarating excursions available for adventurous guests. 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.

Complimentary flights from Barbados to Mustique
SOPHISTICATED yet relaxed, Mustique offers guests the ideal family holiday with its natural playground of stunning white sandy beaches and the freedom for children to roam freely without having to worry.  Mustique Villas is offering complimentary round-trip transfer flights from Barbados throughout October. Villa prices from c. £15,500 per week. www.mustique-island.com.

Img_2061Wyndham Grand Hotel at Chelsea Harbour

Family Time in Chelsea at the Wyndham Grand
WYNDHAM Grand, London’s only 5* all suite hotel situated just minutes from the fun of Chelsea’s Kings Road, has teamed up with some of the UK’s top child-friendly brands to create the Family Time in Chelsea package.  It includes an Easidream ‘ewan the dream sheep™’ which emits soothing sounds and a pink glow proven to aid childrens’ sleep, and also a Little Jetsetters Pack to keep the little ones occupied on journeys. From £336 per suite for two adults and two children, inc breakfast. Visit www.wyndhamgrandlondon.co.uk.

Gran Melia Salinas, Lanzarote

SOVEREIGN Luxury Travel (0844 415 1936; www.sovereign.com) is offering one free night and an online discount – 7 nights from £679 per person on a bed and breakfast basis, departing on October 6. Price includes flights from Manchester and private transfers. Saving up to £207 per couple.

Theme Park Breaks at the runnymede-on-thames, Surrey
THE runnymede-on-thames a friendly, family-owned hotel and spa set on the banks of the River Thames, near two of the UK’s best theme parks. Take a ride on Legoland’s new Atlantis submarine or enjoy Chessington’s new Sea Life centre with one of their theme park packages. Prices for a family of the  with tickets and accommodation start from £270. www.therunnymede.co.uk. 

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