Great getaways: Irish Valentine's hop, Madeira, slope of to the Austrian Tyrol and Tanzanian treat
Sunday 27 January 2013
You don't have to travel far (or spend a fortune) to show someone you care this Valentine's. Irish Ferries Holidays is offering a two-night hop, with a car crossing, departing on either 13 or 14 February and B&B at the four-star Killashee House Hotel & Spa, an hour's drive from Dublin, near the town of Naas in County Kildare, for £198 per person (irishferries.com/holidays).
Spring is the perfect time to be in Madeira, when the climate is benign and the beaches are blissfully quiet. Book ahead and Classic Collection will take you there on 1 March for £599 per person, including a week's stay at the elegant Quinta Bela Sao Tiago, hotel with breakfast, private transfers and easyJet flights from Gatwick to Funchal (classic-collection.co.uk).
Ski the dramatic slopes of the Austrian Tyrol using the scenic village of St Christoph as your base. Inghams is offering a week-long stay at its Chalet Hotel there for £699 per person, including all meals, transfers and Monarch flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck on 9 February. The hotel has open fires, an indoor pool and ski-in, ski-out facilities (inghams.co.uk).
Indulge in a dose of exotic luxury with an escape to the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. Turquoise Holidays has a week's stay at the Breezes Beach Club & Spa on the east coast for £1,259 per person, including half-board, transfers and Kenya Airways flights from Heathrow via Nairobi on 30 April. The hotel has a dive centre, spa and a host of dining options and beachside bars to sample. Book by 28 February (turquoiseholidays.co.uk).
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