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Great late travel deals 20/06/2011

Sailing, opera, exotic cruises and advance ski bargains

Written by . Published on June 22nd 2011.

Great late travel deals 20/06/2011

Summer Flotilla Sailing Deals in Greece for July from £640pppw, saving up to £268
SUNVIL Sailing is offering a week’s flotilla sailing with optional tuition in the Greek Ionian Sea for Sunday departures during July priced from £640pp including flights from Manchester (supplement), transfers and live-aboard accommodation, based on two sharing a cabin. This is a saving of up to £268pp against the full brochure price. Alternatively book your own fight and transfer and take advantage of Sunvil’s live-aboard accommodation only deal for the same weeks from just £290pppw (saving £140 on full price of £430). To book call Sunvil Sailing on 020 8758 4780, email allan@sunvil.co.uk or visit www.sunvilsailing.co.uk. There is also an on-site cash payment of £70pp for the learn-to-sail weeks towards yacht damage waiver, fuel, on-board refreshments and other items, and £50pp for sharing a flotilla yacht.

Natural Retreats open in Lanzarote
HAVING established a portfolio of luxury properties in keeping with areas of natural beauty in the UK and Ireland, Natural Retreats will open a new destination in the Canary islands in October. Natural Retreats Lanzarote is located in the seaside village of Playa Blanca, offering nine contemporary four-bedroom villas, each with private pool and sleeping up to eight people. The villas are air-conditioned and come with WiFi, travel cots, highchairs and sterilisers are available on request. Bookings can now be made. 7 nights from £125 per person in a four-bedroom residence (based on 8 sharing, excluding flights.) Visit www.naturalretreats.com or ring 0844 384 3166.
Over 33 per cent reduction on four star all inclusive holiday to Egypt
THE beautiful Siva Grand Beach Hotel is located just outside of Hurghada alongside the Red Sea. Flights depart on July 8 from Manchester for £459 per person. A hotel-run kids club and baby service is available with a mini disco and kids cinema to keep children occupied, giving parents the chance to explore the beach and onsite bars and restaurants.
The price includes flights from Manchester to Hurghada, 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.
Enjoy opera in Verona
OPERA lovers may now experience the season at the legendary Arena di Verona with an escape to the lovely L’Albereta, a five-star Relais & Chateaux situated deep in the hills of Lombardy with breathtaking views of the mountains and Lake Iseo. L’Albereta’s new A Night of Opera package includes a chauffeured car to and from the arena and front row seats for the likes of La Traviata, Aida, La Bohème and The Barber of Seville. The package also includes pampering spa treatments for him and her, as well as a welcome bottle of sparkling Bellavista Teatro alla Scala Reserve. The package is available through till September 3 and costs from £796 per person in a double room based on two sharing with a two night minimum. This offer is subject to the availability of tickets for the Arena di Verona and bookings should be made at least 15 days in advance.To bookcontact L’Albereta on 00 39 030 77 60 550 or visit www.albereta.it.

Spend eight nights cruising around Europe for just £499 per person
STOP off at Europe’s favourite cities on an eight night cruise onboard MSC’s four-star liner MSC Opera liner, with savings of £180 per person. Ideal for a family holiday, the Opera will set sail from Southampton on July,  6. The cruise will call into Amsterdam, La Rochelle, Bilbao and the Costa Verde, La Coruna and Cherbourg, providing guests with a great taste of the continent, and all for just £499 per person. Prices are on a full-board basis for an inside cabin. Call 0845 460 6050 to book or visit www.gillscruise.com.

Gran Hotel Bahia Del Duque, Tenerife
RECEIVE a complimentary upgrade to Sea View room, complimentary half board and €100 resort credit per person. ITC Classics (01244 355 527; www.itcclassics.co.uk) is offering 7 nights from £2,490 per family based on 2 adults and 1 child sharing a Double Sea View Room including half board, flights with Monarch from Luton and private car transfers. Save up to £1,175 per family. Valid for travel July 1-July31.

Enjoy a late summer seaside break from only £599 with Citalia
THE Grand Hotel Royal is handily placed for all the attractions of the beautiful Tuscan resort of Viareggio. Citalia are offering  7 nights starting September 29 for only  £599 for half board with transfers and flights from Gatwick. Regional departures and other dates available on request. Book online at www.citalia.com or call 0844 415 1956.

Save up to 25 per cent on family breaks with Forest Holidays
STAYS of 3, 4 or 7 nights have been reduced by up to 25 per cent on Forest Holidays’ luxury woodlands glass and timber cabins (with private hot tubs) in Gloucestershire and Yorkshire – in the heart of Forestry Commission estates. Activities include bike riding, rock climbing and kayaking. A Monday to Friday  break in a 4 bedroom Golden Oak Plus Cabin, which sleeps up to 8 people in the Forest of Dean site, now costs just £1,274 in August, a saving of over £400 off.  Or a 2 bedroom Silver Birch Cabin, sleeping 4, in Cropton, North Yorkshire, is  discounted by 15 per cent, costing £685 for a four night break, starting on July 25.  Call 0845 130 8223 or visit www.forestholidays.co.uk.
Discounts on early ski trip booking
FRENCH self-catering accommodation specialist Pierre & Vacances is already gearing up for winter with great deals on their winter ski accommodation at www.pierreetvacances.co.uk. Pierre & Vacances have affordable properties in over 40 top ski resorts in the French Alps and Pyrenees. They are offering early booking discounts of up to 20 per cent on selected properties booked up to five months in advance. Their three new properties opening in in Avoriaz this December are among the first new build apartments created in the French resort since its conception by Pierre & Vacances in 1967. Visit www.pierreetvacances.co.uk or call 0870 0267 144.

A taste of the exotic with new winter holidays from P&O Cruises
P&O CRUISES is offering a new collection of exotic fly-cruise holidays on four ships in early 2013. 50 new holidays are on offer on Adonia, Arcadia, Aurora and Azura. all feature  in a new Winter Holidays brochure, combined with cruises on the other three ships in the P&O Cruises fleet – Oceana, Oriana and Ventura – offering holidays throughout the winter to the Caribbean, Canary Islands and Mediterranean.  View online at www.pocruises.co.uk. Cruises on Oceana, Oriana and Ventura are on sale now and the new exotic cruises can be booked from July 15. The new exotic fly-cruise holidays start from just 13 nights in duration and £989 per person, based on Azura’s Mumbai to Singapore, calling in Colombo, Langkawi, Bangkok (from Laem Chabang) and Singapore.  Early Booking savings are available for bookings made before November 30. In addition, an extra 10 per cent discount is available for bookings made by August 31.

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