Deal of the Day: rent a Corsican apartment and save £320

March 31st, 2014

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Holiday details: stay for 7 nights in the heart of Calvi, Corisca in a studio apartment. Housed in two-storey buildings, the Le Home apartments come complete with balcony or terrace and guests have access to two shared pools, as well as being a short walk from the beach.

Price: £399 per person (a saving of £320 pp) based on two sharing a studio apartment (self-catering). Price includes return flights from Gatwick – Bastia with Easyjet, and a welcome pack. Transfers or car hire from Bastia can be arranged by Corsican Places for an additional charge.

Date: departing Sunday 4 May or Sunday 11 May 2014.

Book with: Corsican Places or call 0845 330 2113

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Deal of the Day: save £155 on a weeks rental in Portugal

March 28th, 2014

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Holiday details: stay for a week in Portugal at the three bedroom Papoila villa, just a five minute drive from the sandy beaches and resorts of the Algarve. Papoila sleeps six and comes complete with its own pool and citrus tree garden.

Price: £695 (a saving £155) for a week’s rental.

Date: departing 12 April 2014.

Book with: Vintage Travel or call 01954 261 1431.

Deal of the Day: save over £1000 on a week on the Nile in Egypt

March 27th, 2014

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Holiday details: travel for a week with Audley Travel on their ‘summer on the Nile in Egypt‘ holiday. Explore the pyramids, the Valley of the Kings and Tutankhamun’s tomb on this Egyptian tour.

Price: £1,175 per person (a saving of up to £1,055 pp) based on two sharing. Price includes three nights stay at the Fairmont Nile City Hotel in Cairo and three nights on board the Sonesta St George. It also covers private guiding in Cairo, private transfers throughout, all breakfasts throughout, all meals on the Nile Cruise and flights with Egypt Air from London Heathrow.

Date: book by 31 August 2014.

Book with: Audley Travel or call 01993 838 400.

Deal of the Day: save £500 on in:spa retreat in Spain

March 26th, 2014

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Holiday details: stay for a week in Andalucia, Spain with in:spa. The retreats are based around three key elements, cleansing food, exercise and relaxation, and have many onsite specialists including yoga instructors, nutritionalists, and personal fitness trainers.

Price: £1,395 per person (a saving of £500 pp) based on two sharing on an all-inclusive basis, including all group activities, a nutrition consultation, a personal fitness training session, two massages, and airport flights. Price excludes flights.

Date: departing 17 June or 19 July 2014.

Book with: in:spa or call 0845 485 0723

Deal of the Day: save over £400 on Marrakech to Barcelona tour

March 25th, 2014

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Holiday details: travel for 15 days from Marrakech to Barcelona with Intrepid Travel. Enjoy the Marrakech medinas, the ancient city of Seville, and the lively and artistic Barcelona.

Price: from £1,297 per person (a saving of £433 pp) including 11 nights hotel accommodation, one night in a guest house, seven meals, local tour leader throughout, transport and most activities. Intrepid Travel can also arrange international flights.

Date: departing 26 April 2014.

Book with: Intrepid Travel or call 0844 4998 487

Deal of the Day: save £130 on a week in Turkey

March 24th, 2014

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Holiday details: stay for 7 nights at the Rhapsody Hotel in Kalkan, Turkey. The hotel is a short walk from the Kalkan centre and the harbour, and the resort comes complete with a terrace restaurant and Turkish bath.

Price: £689 per person (a saving of £130 pp) based on two adults sharing on a B&B basis, including return flights and transfers.

Date: departing 26 May 2014.

Book with: Anatolian Sky or call 0844 273 3586

Deal of the Day: save £130 on a four-star week at Lake Garda

March 21st, 2014

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Holiday details: stay for seven nights at the four-star Grand Hotel Gardone at Lake Garda with Citalia. Enjoy the resort’s 300m beachfront terrace or the hotel’s location in the centre of Gardone.

Price: £855 per person (a saving of £130.50 pp) based on two sharing on a half board basis. Price includes one free night, resort transfers, return flights from London Gatwick with Easyjet.

Date: departing 26 April 2014.

Book with: Citalia or call 0843 770 4443

Is this the ultimate safari holiday?

March 20th, 2014

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* See most endangered species before they die out

* Three-month luxury adventure costs $1million

By Mark Hodson, Editor of 101 Holidays

The web is full of bucket lists – the places people want to see before they die – but one tour operator has devised the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime safari holiday that will criss-cross the world to catch glimpses of 18 critically-endangered species.

The three-month tour – with a price tag of $1million – will include the chance to see mountain gorillas in Rwanda, snow leopards and Bengal Tigers in India, penguins in Antarctica, orangutans in Borneo, giant tortoises in the Galapagos Islands and polar bears in Arctic Canada. See the full list here.

The trip – dubbed Journey to Nature’s Edge – is aimed at wealthy philanthropists who will be accompanied by Natural World Safaris managing director Will Bolsover, stay in luxury accommodation and take private flights and helicopters to pristine remote spots. Part of the cost of the trip will be donated to conservation charities.

Each stage of the journey offers new thrills. In Antarctica, the elite group will sleep in pods beside a 200ft ice cliff, while in the wilds of Namibia they will stay at a remote tented camp so they can get close to the endangered black rhino. In Brazil’s Pantanal they will stay in a floating hotel for close-up sightings of jaguars, while in Borneo they will relax on Lankayan Island on a stunning white sand beach where green sea turtles nest.

“This is an epic quest to traverse the globe in search of animals that in just a few years, could be extinct,” says Bolsover. “Quite simply, this is an opportunity to experience the rarities of the natural world, in their own environment.

“Yes, there are luxury elements, but allowing people to experience wildlife in this way genuinely helps support the on-the-ground efforts to protect habitats and animals, as well as enhance awareness among the public and in some cases, put pressure on the institutions that can make a difference at a worldwide level.”

The trip will take approximately 111 days and is due to depart in September. The $1million cost includes expert local guides, international flights and donations to conservation projects.

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