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Great late travel deals 24/08/2011

Go with the flow on the Rhine and the Nile

Written by . Published on August 25th 2011.

Great late travel deals 24/08/2011

Enjoy the Rugby World  Cup in style with Relais & Châteaux
NEW Zealand is playing host to the sporting spectacle of the year, the 2011 Rugby World Cup (October 9-23) and Relais & Châteaux has six amazing properties, with fine dining,  which are the perfect bases for fans looking to ‘do it’ in style.  They are Mollies Hotel in Auckland, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers on the shores of Hawkes Bay (for matches in Napier) and Kauri Cliffs Lodge, close to Whangarei, which will host two major rugby matches. Properties on the south island are Matakauri Lodge (for matches in Dunedin) on the shores of Lake Wakatipu,  Whare Kea Lodge on the shores of Lake Wanaka and historic Otahuna Lodge in Canterbury.  To make a hotel reservation in New Zealand, phone the Sydney Relais & Châteaux office on +61 (0)2 9299 2280 or email rc-australia@relaischateaux.com.

Jet2holidays launch luxury hotel package brochure
LEADING package holiday specialist Jet2holidays has launched a luxury hotel brochure called Indulgent Escapes, featuring 50 5 star getaways located in some of Europe’s most sought-after resorts including Vilamoura in the Algarve, Deia in Majorca and Elounda in Crete. Indulgent Escapes holidays fall into with four categories – Golf, Spa, Families and Adults – and durations are from one night to 42 night. And Jet2holidays are giving people the chance to save £75 on any summer 2012 holiday booked before October 31 by simply entering the code 75BROCHURE when booking. To book any Indulgent Escape visit www.Jet2holidays.com/indulgent, visit your local travel agent or freephone 0800 408 0740.
Take an All Inclusive journey down the Nile from £769 pp
RED Sea Holidays‘ MS Grand Presiosa sets sail from Luxor on September 26 and is now available to book with a saving of £196 pp. This Nile cruise offers guests a view of Egypt from its ancient river, with 10 excursions and experienced and professional  guides. 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.

Walk in the New Forest with a break at Elmers Court
ON the edge of the New Forest near Lymington, the Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort has long views of Hampshire’s stunning Solent coast and great access to the New Forest National Park with its fabulous footpaths and 4,000 ponies roaming freely. The original manor house, which dates back to 1820, is set in 23 acres of private grounds with facilities for a variety of outdoor activities plus two restaurants, a spa and 42 bedrooms set around separate courtyards. Prices start from around £70 for two sharing a Classic Room B&B per night. For more details and to book call the 0844 879 9060 or visit www.MacdonaldHotels.co.uk/ElmersCourt.

Save £150 on a Medieval Rhine and Main cruise
TAKE an inspiring journey through Middle Rhine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Main River, that between them boast a remarkable wealth of historic cities, medieval towns and ancient castles. Ports of call include: Amsterdam, Cologne, Miltenberg, Wurzburg and Bamberg. From £899 (a saving of £150) per person includes return flights, travel insurance and wine with lunch and dinner. To book see www.saga.co.uk/rivercruises.co.uk or call  0800 300 400.

Enjoy a 14-night break to Morocco – from £1395 pp
FLEEWINTER considers the following itinerary as the perfect way to enjoy Morocco in just two weeks – and September is the perfect time to visit. The itinerary includes 3 nights in Marrakech at Riad Bab 54, a night at Kasbah Elouze, two nights in a desert camp, and six nights on the coast close to Essaouira. The last two nights are at the new Kasbah Angour  on the edge of the Atlas Mountains. The trip costs from £1395 pp (two sharing), which includes all accommodation (B&B) plus dinner for the nights at Kasbah Ellouze and all transportation in private air-con vehicle with English speaking driver. Fleewinter can book flights on request.  Call 020 7112 0019 (www.fleewinter.com).

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