Great Getaways: Eurostar offers French variety; City break to Palermo; 10-night tour of Japan; A week in Fuerteventura
Tuesday 08 April 2014
Eurostar is currently offering discounted rail tickets from London St Pancras to a range of alluring destinations in France. All involve a change in Paris or Lille, for travel between now and 17 April, and again between 2 June and 24 August, with some exclusion dates. Return fares start at £199 for Marseille, Montpellier, Aix-en-Provence and Avignon, while Lyon is available for £109 (eurostar.com).
If you're short on time and tight on budget, consider a three-night city break to the Sicilian capital, Palermo. The deal, with Travel Interaction, costs £239pp, based on a B&B stay at the Palazzo Sitano with Ryanair flights from Stansted on various dates between 25 June and 15 July (travelinteraction.co.uk).
Take in the mesmerising sights of Japan on a 10-night tour with Virgin Holidays. Departing on 30 May, with flights from Heathrow to Tokyo included, it spends time in the capital, before heading to Mount Fuji, Kyoto, Nara and more. The price of £2,759pp includes rides on the Shinkansen bullet trains, mixed-board hotels and sightseeing (virginholidaysjourneys.co.uk).
Fuerteventura offers a reliable climate and quieter beaches than some of its neighbouring Canary Islands. For £525pp, you can spend a week soaking up the sunshine at the five-star Sheraton resort on the island's east coast. Valid for stays between 1 May and 24 June, the holiday includes breakfast and flights from Gatwick. Book by 15 April (destinology.co.uk).
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