Travel deals: From sun in Madeira to a villa holiday in Corsica


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Now... See two Italian gems

On 20 April, Citalia has a twin-centre holiday that combines a week at the Hotel Nazionale Boutique on Lake Garda with three nights at the Hotel San Giorgio in  Venice for £858pp. Breakfast, rail transfers and BA flights from Gatwick included.

Soon... Catch some waves in Essaouira

For travel between 11 May and 24 July, there’s a seven-night stay at the Sofitel Essaouira Mogador resort on the Moroccan coast for £789pp. The deal with Wexas includes easyJet flights from Gatwick to Marrakech and transfers, when booked by 30 April.

Later... Wade into the warm Caribbean

Wait until later in the year and Blue Bay Travel has a week at the four-star St James Club Morgan Bay in Saint Lucia for £999pp. Valid on 9 or 16 September, the package includes all-inclusive board and Virgin flights from Gatwick. Book by 30 April.

Deals of the week

Less than £200... Sail to Europe for less

Brittany Ferries has launched a no-frills car-ferry service linking Portsmouth with the French port of Le Havre in Normandy. Return “économie” fares start at £118 for a car and two passengers this month. Travel in May and the price is £158.

Less than £500... Cycle the Cornish countryside

The Valley is a collection of self-catering cottages near Truro. From 20 April to 30 June, it is offering a three-night stay, with two days of guided cycling, one dinner in the on-site Café Azur and a gourmet takeaway for £298pp, based on Friday or Monday start days.

Less than £1,000... A spring break in Portugal

For £669pp, there’s a five-star week in Portugal’s Algarve region. Based at the Ria Park Hotel & Spa in Vale do Lobo, the holiday includes an ocean-view room with breakfast, private transfers and BA flights from Gatwick on 22 April.