Tips and deals of the week: Chiloé island, Jon Baines Turkey tour and passport fee reductions


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The hotel

Chile's newest lodge opens today on Chiloé island in Patagonia. Refugia's 12 luxurious rooms all have bay views. Adventurous excursions are also offered.

The tour

Jon Baines tours offers a trip guided by an ex-nun exploring the history of religion in Turkey. "Ancient Anatolia - the Origins of Belief" runs 9-18 September.

The price cut

UK passport fees are reduced by £5 (£3 child, £9.50 fast-track) from Monday. The new fees - adults £72.50 - will be in place until March 2015.