Great getaways: Scandinavian sailing, May Bank holiday cottage rentals, lazy Lake Garda and India off-season

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Scandi sail

See the Norwegian fjords in spring. P&O is offering a seven-night cruise aboard the Ventura for £399pp. Departing on 18 May from Southampton, the price includes an outside cabin, all meals and entertainment, with stops in Bergen, Olden, Molde and Stavanger (

May day has a range of rentals available for short breaks over the early May Bank holiday. They include Joe's Place at Coome Farm Cottages, just outside Launceston in Cornwall, which is available for £412 for a three-night stay starting from 3 May. The cottage sleeps six people and has an outdoor heated pool. Property Ref: 25853 (

Lazy Limone

For the price of £399pp, Inghams has a week in Limone, a commune on the western shore of Lake Garda that's known for its lemon production. The package includes half-board accommodation at the Hotel Europa, transfers and Thomson Airways flights from Gatwick to Verona on 15 May (

India off-season

Western & Oriental has launched a summer sale to India for travel dates from 1 May through to 30 September. The deals, all of which must be booked by 30 June, include: a nine-day tour of "Royal Rajasthan" for £1,915 staying in opulent Taj Palace hotels, with flights, private car transfers and sightseeing in New Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur and Mumbai. Or aim south to Kerala, where an eight-day itinerary is £1,159pp, with four-star hotels, flights and private transfers (