Classic travel books, igloo festival, and Italian trains: Travel agenda

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1. Oui chef

Spend a weekend in Provence with Alain Ducasse. A two-night break at the chef's Michelin-starred restaurant and inn, La Bastide de Moustiers, from 10-12 April includes a meeting with him, plus accommodation, dinner and breakfast. Priced at €1,380 for two people. bastide-moustiers.com

2. Remote cruise

Pandaw has introduced a seven-night cruise along Burma's Chindwin River to the remote region of Nagaland, close to the Indian border. It departs in September, when the water levels are high enough to sail in the area, and features stops in colonial towns and traditional villages. From £2,395pp, excluding international flights. pandaw.com

3. Sun worship

Combining Walt Disney World with the Inca Empire becomes much easier from this summer. LAN Peru starts daily flights from Orlando to Lima on 20 June, just in time for the solstice celebrations. The airline is part of the Oneworld alliance, along with British Airways. lan.com

4. Lisbon living

The Portuguese capital will get a new hotel from 1 June, with the opening of Pousada de Lisboa. The property is sited in one of the city's historic Pombaline-style buildings in Lisbon's Terreiro do Paço district, with classically decorated rooms, some featuring private balconies. pousadas.pt

5. Strike a pose

Fancy practising your warrior pose while looking out over London? From 7 March the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be offering yoga classes every Saturday at a height of 80m. Advanced from 7am to 8.15am, beginners 8.15am to 9.30am (£17.50). arcelormittalorbit.com

6. Chill out

If the thought of building and sleeping in your own igloo appeals, head to Adelboden in Switzerland. The Igloo Festival takes place from 14-15 March, with teams competing to build prize-winning ice structures. But if you want to take part, you'd better hurry – registration for the event closes on Monday. Entry from CHF89pp (£61). adelboden.ch

7. On the rails

From Tuesday, you can book journeys with Italian national rail operator Trenitalia through Loco2.com. The site already offers tickets for Italian rail company Italo, as well as SNCF (France), Deutsche Bahn (Germany), Renfe (Spain) and British train operators, so you can travel from the UK to Italy on a single booking. loco2.com

8. Novel idea

Add Penguin's new Little Black Classics collection to your holiday reading list. Marking the publisher's 80th anniversary, 80 classic books are available for 80p each, including travel-related tomes such as The Voyage of Sir Francis Drake ... and Marco Polo's Travels in the Land of Serpents and Pearls. littleblackclassics.com

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