Great Getaways: West Coast America


Thomas Cook Tours has a 15-day escorted visit to "California and the Glorious West" for £1,845 per person this summer.

It takes in Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Diego, Palm Springs, Las Vegas, and San Francisco, along with two national parks: the Grand Canyon and Yosemite. Accommodation is included on a mixed-board basis throughout, with transfers and BA flights from Heathrow to Los Angeles on 29 August, returning from San Francisco.(

Family Italy

Citalia has a family holiday at the Sorrento Palace hotel this summer. The price is £2,439 for two adults and two children, which includes a week's B&B and easyJet flights from Gatwick on Monday 23 July – which is at the start of the school summer holidays for many families. The hotel has swimming pools and a kids' club for children and views of the Bay of Naples for all. (

European city breaks

Spring is the perfect time to plan a cultural break on the Continent. Travelbag has two tempting offers both of which include three nights' B&B accommodation and easyJet flights from Gatwick on 15 May: see the splendour of Madrid for £229 per person which accommodation at Agumar Hotel or take in Budapest for £239 per person staying at the Hilton Hotel & Spa. (


Destinology has a week-long escape to the Caribbean for £1,119 per person. The deal includes accommodation with breakfast at the Sugar Ridge hotel on the west coast near Jolly Harbour. Flights are with Virgin Atlantic from Gatwick. Book by 30 April for travel up until 13 July. (