Open Eye: Admire the legacy of the Romans

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ALL ROADS lead to Rome and the Romans probably gave us our first taste for travel. Now you can indulge that appetite with some tasty travel offers exclusive to Open Eye.

As the Romans In Britain series unfolds on your TV screen, we can offer the chance to take a close look at some of the Romans' great British achievements, while travelling in luxury.

On selected days throughout next year, and beginning on 8 January, you can journey to the splendid Roman cities of Bath and York in the opulent Pullman cars of the Orient Express.

As the countryside slips by on the outward journey to Bath you will enjoy brunch with Bucks Fizz, followed 3by a guided city coach tour and a visit to the Roman baths, and then a two-course supper with Champagne and wine on your return.

And all for pounds 152 - a 20% saving on brochure prices.

The York tour includes a guided walk through the city, plus a five-course dinner with Champagne and wine on the return leg. That is for only pounds 194, again, a 20% saving. We can also offer 10% off any other holidays in the 1999 Orient Express brochure.

For those who prefer to admire the Roman Empire in warmer climes, we have arranged a tour of historic Tunisia, taking in some of the breathtaking legacy of Roman rule.

The tours, operated for us by Panorama, depart Gatwick on January 14, 21 and 28 and are based at Hammamet, but also take in Teboursouk, Carthage, Dougga, Thuburbo Majus, Chemtou, Bulla Regia, Mustis, Sidi Bou Said and Bardo Museum.

Prices are just pounds 369 per person (based on two sharing) and include scheduled flights, ground transportation, taxes and dinner bed and breakfast for four nights in three-star hotels. For only pounds 35 per person, your tour can be extended for three extra nights.

For those who prefer an action holiday, why not go on the piste in style? Let Open Eye whisk you to Engelberg in Switzerland for some of the most exhilarating ski-ing in your life. We have arranged exclusive trips to this fashionable resort for only pounds 295 for departures on December 11 and 18 and for an incredible pounds 259 in April and May when there's still plenty of snow on the dramatic Mount Titlis.

Once you arrive at the resort after your Swissair flight to Zurich from London, the fun begins on Day One with a choice of 30 marked runs, and even the opportunity to para-glide 2,000 metres down the mountain to the valley floor. Our price includes scheduled air fares plus train transport to the resort, one rail baggage transfer voucher direct to the resort, ski pass, and a fondue party. The weekend break includes two nights at the three-star Hotel Europe on a bed and breakfast basis.

To book your Tunisia tour, please phone Panorama on 01273 427 123. For all other offers please call our holiday hotline on 01372 7444 55. All offers are subject to availabilty.

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