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Written by . Published on March 30th 2011.

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Celebrate the Royal Wedding in New York
With a month to go, New York tourist office NYC & Company has announced details of special celebrations, viewing parties and hotel packages to celebrate Prince William and Kate Middleton’s nuptials.
At the top end the Waldorf-Astoria is offering two April packages in its Royal Suite. The first includes accommodation in Royal Suite –  former residence of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor—on April 28, a British menu and a formal cocktail party for up to 40 guests. This exclusive package is available for $20,000. The hotel will also feature  a more intimate package during April, including a two-night stay, breakfast and a special champagne toast. For more information and booking details, call 001-212-355-3000 or visit www.waldorfnewyork.com.
The New York Palace is hosting a special viewing party on April 29 in its The Drawing Room. For $150 per person, guests can view the ceremony on flat-screen televisions, enjoy a traditional English breakfast and receive keepsake New York Palace slippers.  Breakfast will be served at 6am to correspond with the 11am London ceremony and conclude with a champagne toast. For more information and booking details, visit www.newyorkpalace.com.
American Airlines is also getting in on the act. Attractive fares for the weekend of the Royal Wedding are available to book on www.AA.com.  
Details of other special events taking place in New York City in honour of the Royal Wedding will be posted at www.NYCgo.com throughout April.

Save £242 per person on an end of season ski break in the Alps
Chalet Hermione in Alpe d’Huez is a four-bedroom ski chalet sleeping just eight. Boasting the fifth largest ski area in France, Alpe d’Huez offers a good variety of skiing for all abilities. A week’s stay, commencing April 10, now costs just £375pp (was £617). Based on two sharing, price includes flights, transfers and seven nights’ catered chalet accommodation (daily breakfast, afternoon tea and a three-course evening meal with wine six days a week).  For further information call Zenith Holidays on 01737 852 242 or visit www.zenithholidays.co.uk.
Treat mum to Malta from just £99 return
Just three hours from the UK, Malta is  the perfect mother daughter getaway. Spend Mothers Day weekend people watching in historic capital Valletta or the walledcity of M’dina, or gorge seafood along Vittoriosa’s chic waterfront.  Air Malta offers departures from Manchester from as little as £99 return. Book it all online, including hotels and car hire, at www.airmalta.com.  

Save £100 and get your own royal waves
Fancy a romantic break this over the Royal Wedding and May Bank Holiday? Marsdens Cottage Holidays has a number of properties overlooking the beach. Atlantic Spray (sleeps two) in Westward Ho!, north Devon, is a stylish and modern apartment with panoramic views of the Atlantic and Lundy Island, the price of a week’s stay, commencing April 30, is just £299 – reduced by £100.  Call Marsdens on 01271 813 777 or visit www.marsdens.co.uk for further information.
Save 50 per cent on a week’s skiing in Val D’Isere
Tailor-made ski holiday specialists Ski Power are offering a week’s ski holiday at the ski-in/ski-out Chalet Nadine (sleeps 14) in Val D’Isere for just £223 pp this April. Perfect for those looking to enjoy an end of season ski break, a week’s stay at the seven-bedroom chalet, commencing April 9, costs just £223 pp. Based on two sharing, price includes seven nights’ catered chalet hotel accommodation (daily breakfast and a five-course evening meal six days a week). Flights and transfers extra. Call Ski Power on 01737 30 60 29 or visit www.skipower.co.uk for more details.
Get that perfect bikini body in time for the summer
Healthy Options, the fitness holiday experts, are offering an exclusive Perfect Bikini Body fitness week (open to men and women) on the Greek island of Lefkas this May. Guests will be able to participate in daily yoga, aerobics, body conditioning, aqua aerobics and pilates classes, nutrition and vitality advice, herbal walks, aqua safaris, cycling tours, and therapeutic massages. Taking place amid landscaped gardens, just yards from the beach, near Vassiliki Bay, guests will have the freedom to try out as many or as few of the activities as they choose.  A week’s stay, commencing May 1, is £549 pp (based on two sharing). Prices include flights (Gatwick), transfers, accommodation in a small beachfront, family-run hotel just outside Vassiliki Bay (room only) and Bikini Body activity programme.  For further information call Healthy Options on 0844 499 2909 or logon to  www.healthy-options.co.uk.
Save 50 per cent on a ski short-break this April
If you are looking to get away for a last minute ski short-break, look no further than the glacial resort of Tignes in France, open for about nine months of every 12, chalet operator Hundred Hills (0191 406 6160; www.hundredhills.com) has a 50 per cent discounted four-night stay starting on 17 April in its Chalet Ushuaia, near central Tignes, for £200 per person including breakfast, afternoon teas, dinner and drinks for six of seven nights. (Based on two sharing; excludes flights.)
South of France, from £15 pp pn for a family of four
Citadines Apart’hotels has launched its special Family Offer,available at three Citadines residences in Marseille (Castellane, City-Centre and Prado Chanot) and at Citadines Jas de Bouffan Aix. The rate, from 69 euros per night, per apartment (up to 4 sharing) or per studio (up to 2 sharing), includes breakfast each day for the kids, a surprise gift for each child and a guided scavenger hunt in Marseilles for children aged between 4 and 12. Valid for the Easter holidays, the offer is based on a minimum of 2 kids and up to 2 adults in apartments for 3 or 4 guests and on one adult and one child in a studio apartment.  Subject to availability, book at www.citadines.com (more information call 0800 376 3898).
In the footsteps of the Cathars – eight days from £660 pp
Walking holidays experts Walks Worldwide offers the chance to discover the history of the Cathars in southern France on its eight-day In The Footsteps of the Cathars trip. In the northern foothills of the Pyrenees, close to the Mediterranean, the walk takes you to the heart of the Corbieres region with its turbulent and tragic history. The self-guided walk goes from Queribus to Quillan or can be extended to 15 days by passing through Puivert and ending in Foix. The trip costs from £660 pp and includes seven nights’ accommodation, most meals, route notes/maps and luggage transfers while you walk.  Call 0845 301 4737 (www.walksworldwide.com).

Enjoy a Celtic Haven cottage in April
Luxury cottage resort Celtic Haven near Tenby, is offering great value deals over April’s peak periods for short breaks or week long holidays.  Celtic Haven is a collection of 26 cottages, sleeping from two to 12 people, on the Pembrokeshire coastline. All guests have free use of the indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, tennis courts and nine hole golf course. There are also over 80 treatments available at the Elemis Premier Spa, which is one of only four in Wales. For more information or to make a booking visit: www.celtichaven.co.uk .

South Devon cottage for five down 20per cent to £72pppw
Stay in Stable Cottage this Easter with Helpful Holidays and explore Devon’s south coast and Dartmoor. Deep in rolling farmland the former stable near Avonwick, now converted into a smart cottage for five plus the family dog, is reduced  to £362 for a week’s break from 8 and 22 April (£72.40pppw). Tel: 01647 434063, www.helpfulholidays.com (ref L131).

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