Great getaways: £2,012 deals, Iceland, Transylvania and island escapes
Sunday 12 August 2012
As tonight's closing ceremony prepares to bring the Olympic Games to a triumphant end, Kuoni has launched some deals priced at £2,012. They are for two people, and examples include a seven-night flit to Bermuda, staying at the Grotto Bay Beach Resort (room only), with BA flights from Gatwick for departures between 27-29 November (kuoni.co.uk).
Into the abyss
Make the most of the August bank holiday. Departing on 24 August, VJV has a four-night "Land of Fire and Ice" tour of Iceland for £895pp. It takes in the geysers and glaciers of the Golden Circle and the waters of Blue Lagoon, with B&B at the Borgartun Guest House, guides, transport throughout and Icelandair flights from Heathrow (vjv.com).
This year marks the centenary of Bram Stoker's death. Discover the landscape that inspired Dracula, with a week-long walking holiday in Romania. The "Alps of Transylvania" small group tour is offered by Walks Worldwide for £655pp and next departs on 8 September. It includes accommodation in mountain huts, most meals, guides and transport, but not flights (walksworldwide.com).
Hayes & Jarvis has a week in the Maldives for £1,329pp. Departing on 1 Nov, it includes Emirates flights from Gatwick via Dubai to Male, seaplane transfers and all-inclusive at the Meeru Island Resort on Meerufenfushi island. The hotel offers chalet-style bungalows, several pools, a Padi dive centre and excursions such as sunset cruises (hayesandjarvis.co.uk).
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