Great getaways: Bon Voyage aims at leaf peepers; Longevity Wellness Resort; a spanish stroll; winter-sun deals for Christmas period


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Leaf peeping

As summer draws to a close, Bon Voyage is looking to the new season. The company has some autumnal trips to New England, aimed at leaf peepers. As an example: a 10-night fly-drive starting in Boston and moving on to the Berkshire Hills, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, costs £1,595pp with B&B in quaint inns, car hire and Delta flights from Heathrow, departing daily from 15 September to 15 October (

Me time

The Healthy Holiday Company has a week at the Longevity Wellness Resort in Portugal for £995pp in September. The hotel, located outside the spa town of Caldas de Monchique, offers treatments and tranquility in the rural Algarve. The package includes breakfast and the “Longevity Vitality Plan”  of daily activities, plus transfers and easyJet flights from Gatwick to Faro (

Spanish stroll

HF Holidays has a week’s walking in the wilds of Andalucia for £749pp. The trip takes in the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, the dramatic hilltop town of Ronda and the pueblos blancos of Zahara de la Sierra. Starting either on 28 September or 12 October, the holiday includes guides, Monarch flights from Gatwick to Malaga, transfers and half-board at Hotel Puerta de la Villa  (

Sunny Christmas

Kuoni has released some winter-sun deals for the Christmas period. They include a five-night flit to Cape Town, priced at £1,595pp, with Emirates flights from Gatwick via Dubai on 23 December and B&B at the four-star Southern Sun The Cullinan. Quote AS917 when booking (