Tips and deals of the week: 31/10/2010
Sunday 31 October 2010
Take a festive break at one of Europe's Christmas markets. Dertour has a range of packages to destinations such as Cologne, Düsseldorf, Vienna and Prague from £122 per person including two nights' B&B accommodation and flights from Gatwick.
Go to dertour.co.uk
Porto city break
Spend three nights in the Portuguese home of Port, from £128 per person, including B&B hotel accommodation, and return flights from Gatwick. Departing 29 November.
Go to lowcostholidays.com
To celebrate its 50th birthday, Bales is offering £300 off selected departures of its dahabiyya (traditional riverboat) holidays, in Egypt. Eight-day cruises from £1,495 per person. Book by 31 January 2011.
Go to balesworldwide.com
Premier Inn launches the UK's first Twitter Concierge service. Tailored travel advice from the budget hotel chain, via its Twitter page: @PremierInn#concierge
Crumpled City Maps are designed to be scrunched up and slipped into pockets, made from waterproof, tough Tyvec.
Go to: turnaround-uk.com
Red Velvet, the new bespoke boxset from Luxe City Guides is a Christmas gift winner: five guidebooks for your chosen destinations, encased in festive red and gold.
Go to: luxecityguides.com
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
- 1 British tourists 'murdered' in Thailand: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 2 Vivienne Westwood says 'Yes' to Scottish Independence by declaring: 'I hate England'
- 3 Welcome to Cameroon, where drinking Baileys can lead to imprisonment
- 4 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 5 Vogue under fire for 'Big Booty' article
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke
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