India, Sicily, Turkey and Catalonia: Great getaways
Where to go and what to see
Monday 07 July 2014
INDIA BY TRAIN
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 (railbookers.com).
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 (inntravel.co.uk).
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 (wexas.com).
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 (citalia.com).
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