India, Sicily, Turkey and Catalonia: Great getaways

Where to go and what to see

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On Saturdays until 21 September, Railbookers has a journey around India's Golden Triangle by train, staying at five-star Oberoi hotels, for £1,145pp. The seven-night "Mystical India Rail Journey" makes a round-trip from Delhi, stopping overnight in Agra and Jaipur, with all transfers and executive class train travel aboard the Shatabdi Express; flights extra (


Active families in search of a summer escape might find Inntravel's "Bikes, Backroads & Beaches" tour of Catalonia appealing. Departing on 26 July, the self-guided, six-night trip costs £2,464 for two adults and two children, including half-board accommodation, bike hire and luggage transfers, but not flights to Girona. Highlights include the Castle of Púbol, the Toy Museum at Figueres and the seaside resort of L'Estartit (


For £797pp, Wexas has a week at the luxurious Hilton Turkbuku Resort & Spa, just outside the Turkish resort of Bodrum. Set on a peninsula, the hotel offers beachfront accommodation, with a spa, pool and tennis courts. Based on travel between 1-26 September, the deal includes easyJet flights from Gatwick, all-inclusive board and transfers (


On 28 July, Citalia has a week on the coast in Sicily, just outside the hilltop town of Taormina, for £820pp. The deal is based at the atmospheric Villa Bianca, with half-board meals, transfers and BA flights from Gatwick to Catania (