Great getaways: Ski the Rockies, P&O cruise sale, Christmas gift to Venice and a Classic Collection's winter warmers
Saturday 14 December 2013
Ski the Rockies
Done Verbier and Val d'Isère – then how about Vail instead? The second-largest ski resort in the North America – after Whistler-Blackcomb – stands amid Colorado's mighty Rocky Mountains. On 22 January, depart with Delta flights from Heathrow to Denver via Detroit, for a week's catered stay at Chalet Timberline for £1,439pp, transfers included (skiamericaonline.co.uk).
P&O's sale on Caribbean cruises continues until midnight tomorrow. Examples include a 15-night trip aboard the Azura, which costs £999pp with flights to Barbados and stops in St Vincent, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Antigua, St Kitts, Grand Turk, Tortola and St Maarten. Choose from a range of departures between 10 January and 8 March (pocruises.co.uk).
If you've yet to settle on a Christmas gift for that special someone, consider a break to Venice. Cresta has one well-priced option for £149pp, including three nights' B&B at the Orion Hotel near St Mark's Square and easyJet flights from Gatwick on 20 January, when the lagoon city will be crowd-free and cloaked in wintry magic (crestaholidays.co.uk).
Classic Collection has a range of five-star mid-haul escapes to warmer climes after New Year. Examples include eight nights at Santa Cruz in Tenerife from £639pp, staying at the Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey on 6 January. Or, there's a week in Cyprus for £569pp, staying at the Le Méridien Limassol on 5 January. Both include breakfast, transfers and flights from Gatwick (classic-collection.co.uk).
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
- 1 The black and blue dress: Makers considering a white and gold version
- 2 Husband and wife die holding hands within hours of each other after 67 years of marriage
- 3 What color is The Dress, white and gold or blue and black? An eyewitness gives a definitive answer
- 5 Fearne Cotton quits Radio 1 after ten years for 'family and new adventures'
Map identifies the best and worst places for emergency healthcare in the world
The 50 Best spas
The Atlas of Beauty: Photographer travels around the world to capture cultural diversity through stunning portraits of women
Chief executive of Malaysia Airlines: The toughest job in travel?
The 10 Best hiking boots
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
Half of Ukip voters say they are prejudiced against people of other races
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Aqsa Mahmood branded a 'disgrace' by her parents after claims she recruited three UK girls flying to Middle East
£12500 - £36000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This established Knaresborough ...
£23,000: Beverley James: Do you have a background in hospitality and are you l...
£26000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The post holder is a key member of the V...
£18000 - £28800 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Vehicle Breakdown Recovery Driv...