Great Getaways: Burgundy Canal; Cumbria yurt; Turkey's Mediterranean Coast; Vilamoura
Sunday 05 May 2013
Take in one of France's most enchanting regions on an eight-day boating holiday this summer. The trip, with uTracks, starts and ends in Dijon, with Saturday departures until 5 October for £790 per person (excluding 6 and 13 July). The barge cruises along the Burgundy Canal to the village of Longecourt-en-Plaine and makes a stop at the town of Auxonne on the Saône, before heading to the wine capital of Beaune and the vineyards of Tournus. Most meals, cycling and excursions included, but not transport to Dijon (utracks.com).
Pitchup.com, a booking site for camping holidays, has a range of deals in the UK for this month. One example: four nights in an "Inside Out Camping Yurt" at Seatoller Farm in Borrowdale, just outside Keswick in Cumbria, is £228 for arrivals on Mondays and Fridays between 6 and 20 May. The yurt sleeps five, with luxuries such as a wood-burning stove, gas cooker, barbecue and picnic table (pitchup.com/offers).
May is an excellent month to visit Turkey's Mediterranean Coast, before prices and temperatures start soaring. Thomson has a range of self-catering weeks at Marmaris and Icmeler for under £300, including transfers, from Luton on 20 May; flights from other UK airports are available at similar prices (thomson.co.uk).
Prestige Holidays has a week at the five-star Tivoli Victoria hotel at Vilamoura in Portugal's Algarve for £635 from 20 May. The deal includes easyJet flights from Gatwick to Faro, transfers, and B&B accommodation at the resort near the golf courses and marina (prestigeholidays.co.uk).
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