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Great late travel deals 27/7/11

Celebrating pandas, tykes and picnics with electrical bikes

Written by . Published on July 29th 2011.

Great late travel deals 27/7/11

Complimentary “Bikes & Bites” offer at top Lakeland hotel
EXPLORE the natural beauty of the English Lake District by bicycle and enjoy a delectable picnic outside with Gilpin Hotel & Lake House’s special Bikes & Bites offer this summer and autumn. Revel in the romance of riding a bicycle through the lush outdoors, but without any huffing or puffing with modern electric bicycles that have convenient charge points. A generous picnic with Cumbrian delights and a picnic blanket will also be provided. The offer is valued at £100 and is complimentary for guests with advance bookings through October 31 with a three night minimum, subject to availability. Rates start from £210 per night, including breakfast for two. Gilpin Hotel and its sister property the Lake House (pictured) is only two miles from Lake Windermere. For further information visit: www.gilpinlodge.co.uk or call 015394 88818.

Stay for 7 nights, pay for 4 with Amari in Thailand
DESTINOLOGY (0800 210 0427 or www.destinology.co.uk) is offering a fantastic 7 night package deal staying at the Amari Coral Beach Phuket from £899 per person. The deal is for 7 nights on a room and breakfast basis in a superior room, including flights with Emirates Airlines from London Gatwick to Bangkok and flights with Bangkok Airways from Bangkok to Phuket. Prices for travel (midweek flights) from September 10-October 31. Prices 1 are from £899 per person based on two people sharing, which includes an incredible 3 nights free, if booked by August 31.

Wildllife bonanza at Hoseasons’ Scrumpy Cottage in North Wales
BOASTING distant views of the Cardigan Heritage Coast, Scrumpy Cottage nestles on a secluded farm providing families with the choice of seeing animals such as kune kune pigs, soay sheep, and reindeer. For a great day out families should take a trip to Aberaeron’s harbour for a boat trip to witness dolphins and whales. Also within easy reach of the cottage is a selection of watersports, riding, walking, and theme parks. A three-night stay in Scrumpy Cottage, sleeping three, on August 19 costs £364 (was £404). For further information visit www.hoseasons.co.uk or call 0844 847 1100. 

Wendy Wu Panda Pic Low ResPandas - a China higlightPanda alert! Wendy Wu offers you the pick of China
THE UK’s leading China specialist Wendy Wu Tours has launched an inspiring late offers programme for departures this summer/autumn. The fully inclusive tours range from 10 to 27 days and are priced from less than £90 per person per day (inclusive of international flights and current taxes, domestic transportation, accommodation, all meals, touring with guides and entrance fees as well as visas for UK passport holders), offering fantastic value at a fixed price guarantee for bookings made by August 31. There is a range of tours on offer from 10 days at £1,590 per person to the amazing China Highlights –  27 days from £2,390 per person, taking in eight ancient cities, the Buddhist sites at Leshan and Dazu, as well as the Chengdu Panda Reserve and the mesmerising Stone Forest in Kunming.  For more information visit www.wendywutours.co.uk or call 0844 875 2436. 

Save £100 per person on Rift Valley Explorer Adventure Holiday
EXPERIENCE the great African outdoors while staying in a mix of hotels and camps to enjoy views of Kilimanjaro from Amboseli, the serene beauty of the Rift Valley lakes – with extraordinary flamingo filled Lake Nakuru – and the game-filled plains of the Masai Mara,.literally teeming with big game. The holiday departs on October 19 and costs from £1,384 per child (min age 7) and £1,599 per adult, saving £100 per person.  This includes flights, all transportation, 8-nights’ accommodation, activities as detailed in the itinerary, most meals and the services of a tour leader. Call 0845 051 4567 or visit www.familiesworldwide.co.uk.

Take the Northern Belle to Edinburgh and board the Royal Yacht Britannia
FOR a rail day out with a difference, sit back an enjoy the elegant 1930s vintage comforts of the Northern Belle’s carriage, kicking off with a Bellini and brunch.Once the train arrives in Edinburgh, you are transferred you to the historic port of Leith. At the visitor centre collect your audio handset and step on board the Royal Yacht Britannia, former floating home of The Queen. Starting at the bridge and finishing at the gleaming engine, you will see at your own pace, the reality behind life and work on board. Then rejoin the Northern Belle for the return leg, when a sumptuous dinner with champagne and selected wines is served. Departing Chester, Crewe, Liverpool, Preston, Bolton and Manchester on selected dates in November and December. From £295 per person. Call 01227 252222.

FlatcapsYorkshire folk as style victimsAy up, it’s Yorkshire Day!
LEEDS boutique hotel 42 The Calls launches its ‘Yorkshire Break’ in recognition of Yorkshire Day. Available from Monday, August 1, the one night stay with breakfast costs £135 per room, per night, based on two sharing, and includes a selection of Yorkshire goodies – including sweets, ales and a flat cap! It coincides with a three day celebration in the city (August 1-3). This former 18th century corn mill on the banks of the River Aire has 41 guestrooms and suites, each individually designed and appointed with quirky features from the original mill mechanism. To book ring 0113 244 0099 or visit www.42thecalls.co.uk.

Adults-only boutique hotel bargain on Rhodes
THE experts at Sovereign Luxury Travel have seen a large increase in the demand for adults-only hotels this summer, they have added even more to their portfolio including the Bohemia Suites & Spa, Komandoo, Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso, El Dorado Royale by Karisma and Secrets Royal Punta Cana. One long-standing favourite in this category is the Lindos Blu Luxury Hotels & Suites, Rhodes, a cliffside boutique hotel wirh an infinity pool o erlooking the Aegean. Sovereign (0844 415 1936; www.sovereign.com) is offering an online discount – 7 nights from £1,019 per person on a B&B basis, departing September 29. Price includes flights from London Gatwick and private transfers. Saving up to £108 per couple.

Take your pick of Coastline’s Corsican villas

EXPERIENCE Corsica for yourself and visit one of Coastline’s nine luxury villas. For further information visit www.coastline.co.uk or call 0844 557 1020. Located in the hills above the beautiful beach of Palombaggia sits the rustic Villa Belle Vue (Sleeps 8). New to Coastline this season, with a dazzling pool and stunning sea views. Belle Vue boasts 2 double and 2 twin, air conditioned bedrooms along with an open plan living and dining area all on one level. 7 nights’ accommodation there costs from £799 per person, based on 8 sharing andincludes villa, specific return flights and air conditioned car hire.

14 nights B&B on the beautiful Red Sea, saving £230pp
RED Sea Holidays is offering 14 nights B&B at the 5 star Grand Resort from £709pp departing from Manchester to Hurghada on August 26 (saving £230pp). The Grand Resort offers a variety of beach activities as well as a well equipped health club and 8 restaurants. Price includes flights, in flight meal, resort transfers and a 20kg luggage allowance. For more information or to book, call 0845 026 5973 or visit www.redseaholidays.co.uk.

Save £170 per person on a late summer break to Austria
FOR a bargain late break head to the Chalet Hotel Sonneck, located in the mountain resort of Lech in Austria, a traditional style chalet hotel with private swimming pool, sun terrace and cosy wood panelled bar. From here explore the stunning Alberg Mountains which offer fantastic walking and outdoor activities including mountain biking, golf and fishing.  Inghams is offering seven nights catered accommodation at the 4* Chalet Hotel Sonneck from £429 per person (saving £170), departing August 27. Price includes return flights from Manchester, Leeds-Bradford and Gatwick to Innsbruck, resort transfers, free wine and  cake offers. For more information and bookings visit www.inghams.co.uk or contact 0208 780 4454.

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