Great getaways: Cultural Spain, cycle Cornwall, alternative India and pretty Provence
Monday 02 June 2014
From 15 June to 4 September, Kirker Holidays has a four-night break to Seville for £499pp. The stunning Andalucian city offers a wealth of cultural diversions including the third largest cathedral in the world and the Alcázar royal palace. The price includes B&B at Las Casas De La Juderia, easyJet flights from Gatwick and transfers (kirkerholidays.com).
For an active break this summer, consider Sherpa's new self-guided cycling tour of Cornwall. The nine-day trip pedals from Padstow through Newquay, St Ives, Lands End, Mousehole and more, with daily departures until 20 October. The price of £695pp includes B&B hotels, some evening meals and luggage transfers. Bike hire extra (sherpa-walking-holidays.co.uk).
If you've already soaked up the sights of Rajasthan or kicked back on the beaches of Goa, how about Karnataka? The south-western Indian state is home to dramatic temples, hill stations, unspoilt coastline and wildlife-spotting opportunities in national parks such as Bandipur. In October, November and December, VJV has a two-week tour for £1,695pp, with BA flights from Heathrow to Bangalore, hotels with breakfast, some other meals and excursions (vjv.com).
On 12 June, Inntravel has a walking holiday around Provence's lavender-cloaked slopes. The leisurely three-night "Scented Hills of Provence" break, includes B&B accommodation at a chambres d'hôtes near Pierrerue for £255pp, with one dinner, car hire and walking notes. Flights extra (inntravel.co.uk).
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