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Our Great Late Travel Deals, 16/08/2011

Northern Lights, Indian railways and cycling in Sardinia

Written by . Published on August 18th 2011.

Our Great Late Travel Deals, 16/08/2011

New flight from Manchester brings Northern Lights closer
NORWEGIAN cruise specialist Hurtigruten has launched a direct flight from Manchester to Bergen which will operate on February 16 2012 that connects perfectly with a 12-day cruise along the Norwegian Fjords into the Arctic Circle where the Northern Lights are regularly spotted during the winter months. It also offers a wide range of winter activities from snowmobiling and husky dog sledging to a trip to North Cape or a Lofotor Viking feast. From £1,369 per person including direct return flights from Manchester to Bergen, 11 nights’ full board on the ship, transfers and taxes. Based on two sharing. Call 0844 448 7601 or visit www.hurtigruten.co.uk.

Chartered rail trips to get all steamed up about
STILL feeling a little envious of Brad and Angelina’s private train charter from London to Glasgow, rumoured to have cost £40,000? Try Ffestiniog Travel’s latest range of escorted tours, which offers the chance to share a privately-chartered train with like-minded companions. Their India Hill Stations tour, departing February 12, 2012, includes a chartered vintage rail car to Shimla and private steam journeys on the famous Darjeeling Railway and Nilgiri Rack Railway, into the heart of the Blue Mountains. This 21-day tour costs from £4,250 pp, based upon two sharing and include air (departing London) or rail travel (from anywhere in the UK) to the destination, all train travel, hotel accommodation and the services of an experienced guide. For further information about this and other trips  ring on 01766 772030 or visit www.ffestiniogtravel.com.

3-for-2 Luxury Summer Breaks at The Grove, Hertfordshire
ENJOY 3 nights for the price of 2 this summer at The Grove, “London’s Country Hotel”.  Prices start from j£310 per night, based on two adults sharing a room, including breakfast.  All children sharing their parents room stay for free, with a 25 per cent discount for children under 12 staying in an interconnecting room.  3-for-2 Luxury Summer Breaks are available until September 4. For more information please visit www.thegrove.co.uk or call 01923 807 807.
Greek hideaway Sani for some autumn sun
SANI Resort and its 100 acre ecological reserve overlooks the Northern Greek coastline. It comprises four hotels, Sani Asterias Suites; Porto Sani Village; Sani Beach Club; Sani Beach Hotel with a complex of spas , art galleries, designer boutiques and restaurants. This October guests travelling to the resort with Sani Tailored will be offered reduced rates, suite upgrades, complimentary airport transfers, spa extras and even a resort credit of 50 per cent of their holiday back! Prices start at £79 per person per night for 7 nights or more. For full details visit: http://www.sani-resort.com/en_GB/special-offers/sanitailored.

Karaoke in Cumbria with Hoseasons
HOSEASONS’ Carlisle Park is ideally situated for exploring the Northern Lakes and Hadrian’s Wall. With an emphasis on families, the park offers something for everyone including: an indoor fun pool with spa, licensed clubs with karaoke and entertainment, and all-weather football. A four-night break in an Ullswater Chalet Bungalow, sleeping four, on August 22 costs £229 (saving £56). For further information visit www.hoseasons.co.uk or call 0844 847 1100.

Save £250 a head on an active holiday in Austria
THE popular Austrian resort of Mayrhofen in the heart of the Tirol, is the perfect destination for an active mountain holiday. The resort has a new Run and Walk Park which offers a range of walking trails, including the Harakiri-Hill trail, one of the most challenging cross country routes in the whole of Tirol. Inghams is offering seven nights’ half board accommodation at the 3* Landhaus Roscher from £299 per person (was £549), departing  September 7 2011. Price includes return flights from Manchester or London to Innsbruck, resort transfers, free daily packed lunch, and free use of Sporthotel Strass indoor pool. For more information visit www.inghams.co.uk or ring 0208 780 4454.

Big savings at historic Ockenden Manor
OCKENDEN Manor, a tranquil Elizabethan manor house in Cuckfield just one hour from London. The next best thing to escaping to your own country estate, step inside and be greeted by a roaring log fire, wood panelled bar and candlelit dining room, home to one of Sussex’s two Michelin starred restaurants. Prices start from just £72 per night, based on two people sharing a superior room and include a full English breakfast and admission to Nymans Garden. It was £265 per night. For more information visit www.hshotels.co.uk or call 01444 41611.

Make tracks to Sardinia this autumn
SARDINIA is a cyclist’s paradise. Explore it on an 8-day trip organised by biking holiday specialists UTracks. The route skirts the high plateau of Gennargentu, explores the lunar landscapes of the Taquisara Valley and freewheels to the coast and the pristine beaches on the south east coast. Departs: daily from September 1 to October 31/ Price: £990 per person. To order UTracks’ brochure call 0845 241 7599 or go to www.UTracks.com. Quoted prices are inclusive of accommodation, most meals, equipment rental, experienced guides, luggage transfers between hotels (where applicable) and clear maps with images. Flights from the UK are not included but can be booked on request.
Romantic escape to the New Forest – from £103 pp (dinner, B&B)
WHY not treat your loved one to a night of romance at Stanwell House, a delightful family-owned and run boutique hotel in Lymington, on the edge of the New Forest National Park in Hampshire? The Georgian property has a choice of restaurants, and French head chef Xavier Souletis conjures up delightful dishes using New Forest produce and locally caught fish and shellfish. The one-night break – valid from Sundays to Thursdays – costs from £103 pp (2 sharing) and includes dinner, bed and breakfast, plus a chilled bottle of wine and chocolates.  Extra nights from £85 per room. To book call 0844 7046820 or email enquiries@stanwellhouse.com.    
Traditional and classical music lovers' break in Northumberland
AS part of the first ever Northumberland Music Festival (October 28- November 6), Doxford Hall Hotel near Bamburgh (www.doxfordhall.co.uk) is offering a special 3 night musical break featuring  traditional music from The Northumberland Ranters, a piano concert by Chetham’s School of Music, classical, jazz and popular Music from Manchester-based Polyphonic Brass and classical from The Kingsmead Quartet. Priced at £290 per person sharing a room, it is inclusive of three nights ‘accommodation with Northumberland Breakfast, dinner each evening, a midday concert with lunch and tickets to all concerts. Music to anyone’s ears! For full details about the Northumberland Music Festival and the other accommodation packages visit www.nmfestival.com or ring 01668 283100.
Arty breaks in the heart of Somerset
HELPFUL Holidays have two cottages in the heart of Somerset ideally situated to view the many free exhibitions and events taking place at over 100 venues across the county during Somerset Art Weeks from September 17 to October 2. Barton Cottage on the edge of Charlton Adam, near Somerton, which sleeps four, is priced from £349 for a week’s stay. And about a mile outside Ilminster is the thatched, hexagonal, Grade II listed Gingerbread House, which was built c1800 as a game-keeper’s home. Sleeping six plus the family pet and priced at £546 per week, it’s on a country estate some 300yds down a farm track on the edge of woods. For details call 01647 434063 or look and book online at www.helpfulholidays.com. For details of Somerset Art Weeks: www.somersetartworks.org.uk/node/9241.

Riviera reductions with Small Luxury Hotels of the World
SMALL Luxury Hotels of the World are offering up to 20 per cent savings on some very exclusive worldwide properties between September 1 and November 15. For example, the Hôtel Belles Rives – Juan Les Pins, France (www.slh.com/bellesrives). A breathtaking Art Deco palace in a spectacular Côte d’Azur setting with its own private beach. Stay 2 nights and receive 10 per cent off the Best Available Rate. Price from £137 per room, per night. Reservations can be made at any Small Luxury Hotels of the World property online at www.slh.com.

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AnonymousNovember 7th 2011.

Thanks for suggesting these very famous and amazing travel places to visit. These are the best places to visit in vacations and it will make your travel tour memorable.

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