Get me out of here - Upmarket Lisbon, sailing the Ionian, seeing Senegal


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NOW: For an upmarket escape this month, Kirker has three nights at the charming As Janelas Verdes hotel in Lisbon for £635pp. The deal includes easyJet flights from Gatwick, transfers, breakfast and a 48-hour Lisboacard.

SOON: During September, Sunvil Sailing is offering a week’s cruise of the Ionian Sea for £790pp, with transfers and flights from Gatwick to Prevesa. You’ll sleep on a luxury live-aboard yacht and moor each night for dinner at a different island.

LATER: To see a different side of Africa, consider Songlines’ new music holiday to Senegal. The 10-day trip departs on 22 November for £1,150pp, flights extra. Starting in Dakar, it explores the country’s music via markets, beaches and nightclubs.