Great getaways: Winter warmer in Luxor, budget Barcelona, Stateside shopping in Boston, Austrian Christmas ski and winter sun in Fuerteventura
Sunday 18 November 2012
Lap up the benign climate and ancient sites of Luxor. Thomas Cook Holidays has a week in the Egyptian hub for £425pp, staying at the five-star Sonesta St George Hotel, on the banks of the Nile, with breakfast and flights from Manchester on 5 December (thomascook.com).
A trip to one of Europe's alluring cities for under £200? Travelbag has three nights in Barcelona, staying at the Rialto Hotel in the heart of the Gothic Quater, with breakfast and easyJet flights from Gatwick on 4 December for £189pp (travelbag.co.uk).
Tour America Direct has a three-night city break in Boston for £549pp – perfect for pre-Christmas shopping spree. It includes room-only at the Hyatt Regency, right next to Macy's, and United Airlines flights from Heathrow on 7 December, which leaves you just enough time to get your Esta (touramericadirect.co.uk).
Inghams has a 22 December departure date for a ski break to the Austrian resort of Niederau – meaning you'll be there over Christmas. The deal costs £599pp for a week's half-board at the Hotel Austria with Monarch flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and transfers (inghams.co.uk).
Secret Escapes has a week's winter sun at the VIK Suite Hotel Risco del Gato on Fuerteventura. The price of £599pp includes half-board, a spa treatment, transfers and flights from either Gatwick or Manchester, travelling between 21 November and 9 February (exc Christmas and New Year). Book by 25 November (secretescapes.com).
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