101 Holiday ideas

This week you can pick from a relocation cruise from Miami to Southampton, an Arctic adventure in search of polar bears and some much-needed winter sun in the Gambia. Scroll down for details.

 

– Mark Hodson, Editor of 101 Holidays

 

101 holiday ideas

Porto and Lisbon for £249

I just returned last week from a couple of nights in Porto – what a gorgeous city. You can take a four-night break in March for just £249 pp including flights, with two nights B&B at the four-star Porto Trindade Hotel and two nights B&B at the four-star Hotel Turim Lisboa in Lisbon, plus train transfer between the two cities. It’s an amazing deal. Details: Inspired Luxury Escapes.

 

101 holiday ideas

40% off Arctic expedition cruise

Save up to 40% on a thrilling expedition cruise in Svalbard in the Arctic, one of the best places in the world to view polar bears, along with glaciers, icebergs, walrus, reindeer and seabirds. Departing the UK on 20 May, the trip includes a night in Oslo, return flights from Oslo to Longyearbyen and 10 nights on board the Ocean Adventurer. The trip costs from £4,875 and also includes free flights from Heathrow, Gatwick or Edinburgh to Oslo. Book by 31 March. Details: Mundy Adventures.

 

101 holiday ideas

Amazing deal on relocation cruise

Here’s an amazing late deal on a “relocation” cruise – when a ship crosses the Atlantic between winter in the Caribbean and summer in the Mediterranean. A 17-night cruise from Miami to Southampton via New York, Bermuda, the Azores, Lisbon and Vigo in Spain costs from only £759 pp including tips on the highly-rated MSC Meraviglia. The price includes flights departing from the UK on April 11. Details: iglu cruise.

 

101 holiday ideas

49% off The Gambia in March

Head to the Gambia next month where you can expect 34ºC and 10 hours of daily sunshine. Seven nights B&B at the Kombo Beach Hotel has been reduced further to £499 pp (saving £490 pp) with flights from Gatwick, Manchester or Birmingham and airport transfers. (I’ve stayed there myself, it’s a lovely hotel). Details: The Gambia Experience.

 

101 holiday ideas

30% off Dutch canal cruising

Explore the canals of Holland on your own cruise boat and save 30% in April. You can enjoy the tranquility of the De Biesbosch National Park and visit picturesque villages. Prices for four people start at £1,088 per week. No previous experience is required. Details: Nicols Boating Holidays.

 

101 holiday ideas

40% off skiing in Austria

Enjoy the best of spring skiing at St Christoph in Austria (pictured above), part of the vast Alberg ski area. Seven nights at the Chalet Hotel St Christoph costs from £599 pp (saving £400 pp) including breakfast, dinner and afternoon tea plus return flights from Gatwick departing 21 March and transfers. Details: Inghams Holidays.

 

101 holiday ideas

* Most companies quote prices from London airports, but often other departure airports are available. You can sometimes book without flights, and arrange your own. All packages including flights are ATOL protected. Ask the tour operator for details.

 

101 holiday ideas

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101 holiday ideas

101 Holiday ideas

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