Travel agenda: From beach retreats in Brazil to summer in New England and walking tours in Turkey

Where to go and what to know

1. Viennese whirl

The Guesthouse is a new boutique hotel in Vienna with sleek, modern rooms, mid-century furniture and window seats that gaze across the city's rooftops. Situated behind the State Opera, it also has an on-site bakery in partnership with Gragger & Cie, which produces fresh bread and pastries each morning. theguesthouse.at

2. Mac daddy

Canadian outerwear brand, Nobis, has released a new high-spec waterproof jacket – ideal for shielding yourself from a deluge, at home or abroad. The Archer is available from Harrods and comes in a range of shades, from pastel green to purple. From £402. nobis.ca

3. Country pile

For a New England summer retreat consider the new-look Mayflower Grace, which has been revealed after an extensive renovation. The hotel is located two hours from New York City in the Connecticut town of Washington and is set in landscaped gardens, with 30 rooms and a new Muse restaurant. gracehotels.com

4. On ice

Sunvil Discovery is offering a new hovercraft tour of Sweden's frozen islands around Bothnian Bay, in the far north. Based at Pine Bay Lodge, a cosy retreat on the banks of Furufjarden Lake, the three-night break costs £1,290pp, including Heathrow flights, transfers, full board and excursions. sunvil.co.uk

5. On track

Journey Latin America is running a one-off group tour to Ecuador on 26 June, aboard the Crucero train, which launched last year. The 10-night trip travels on track from Quito to Guayaquil, taking in Cotopaxi, site of a 6,000m stratovolcano, along the way. From £3,298pp, with flights. bit.ly/EcuadorTren

6. Hot yoga

The Butterfly House is a beach retreat on the Bahian coast of Brazil. From 2-9 May, it is hosting a yoga break with Ashtanga Escapes which includes a week's full board, twice-daily yoga, transfers, excursions and activities. From £1,186pp, flights extra. butterflyhousebahia.com

7. Coastal path

The Carian Trail is a long-distance walking route that covers 800km along south-west Turkey's coast. From May, Exclusive Escapes is offering guided trips. The price of £1,050pp includes flights, a week's B&B stay at the Badem Tatil Ev hotel in Selimye, three days' hiking and a day's sea cruise. exclusiveescapes.co.uk

8. Dock in

Sunborn Gibraltar, the world's first five-star yacht hotel, is taking bookings from 1 March. Moored in Gibraltar's Ocean Village Marina, it has a range of luxury suites with marble bathrooms and sea views through full-wall windows. London Docklands will get a sister ship this year. sunborngibraltar.com

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