Good to go: Alentejo, Cornwall, French Alps

Late summer escape

Still to organise a family summer holiday? Sunvil Discovery has a possible solution: a week-long stay at the Aqualuz Troia Resort in Portugal's rugged Alentejo region for £1,999. The price is based on a family of four sharing a suite with breakfast included, as well as transfers and charter flights from Heathrow to Beja on either 7, 14 or 21 August. The hotel is located on the Troia peninsula, home to sandy beaches and archaeological sites. www.sunvil.co.uk

The call of Cornwall

The newly opened Llawnroc Hotel provides yet another reason to visit Cornwall this summer – adding to the surf, seafood and wealth of family activities. Located in the fishing village of Gorran Haven, the hotel has an introductory offer of a two-night stay with breakfast, afternoon tea and a bottle of house wine for £118 per person based on two sharing; valid to 14 August. www.thellawnrochotel.co.uk

Get your skis on

Eurostar has opened bookings for its direct train service to the French Alps for the 2011-12 ski season. Trains will run from London St Pancras or Ashford to Moûtiers, Aime-la-Plagne or Bourg-St-Maurice from Saturday 17 December (day services) and Friday 23 December (night services) until Saturday 14 April 2012. Prices start at £149 return. www.eurostar.com

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