Travel: For as little as - Valentine Special
Sunday 25 January 1998
you can treat your Valentine to a jumbo love sausage. Packed full of natural aphrodisiacs and extra meat, the sausage comes in a special pink presentation box with a space to write your special love message. Love sausages will be available in Tesco stores from Monday 2 February.
you and your Valentine can have access to numerous exclusive castles, cottages and villas, with a Youth Hostels Association (YHA) membership card. The card, which is valid for 12 months, is available to people of all ages and entitles the holder to a hostel guide book, a bi-annual magazine and a special discount booklet. Call the YHA on 01727 845047.
per person, you can visit the sex museum in Amsterdam, wander round the red light district and sample the local delicacies. The price is for the return coach fare from London Victoria only; accommodation is available from pounds 15 per night. For further details call Campus Travel on 0171 730 3402.
per person, you can sail away with your Valentine on a romantic three- night cruise to Norway. The ship, bound for Bergen, sets sail from Newcastle on 14 February and gives lovers a brilliant opportunity to take in Norway's dramatic coastline. The price includes a cabin (complete with shower and toilet) and full buffet breakfasts. Call Color Line on 0191 296 1313.
you can marry your Valentine in the sunny Seychelles. Somak's new Weddings and Paradise brochure features many exotic destinations such as Sri Lanka, Kenya and Mauritius. Optional extras include a choir, beauty treatment for the bride and a massage for the groom. For further details call Somak Holidays on 0181 423 3000.
per person, you can whisk your love away for a romantic weekend in either Rome or Florence. The operator, Italiatour, includes a give-away gimmick of 100,000 lira per couple towards a romantic candlelit dinner. The price includes flights, transfers and two nights B&B in a three-star hotel. Call Italiatour on 0171 605 7500.
per person, students or those under 26 can jet off to romantic Rio for Valentines Day. Tickets must be issued by 2 February, with outbound travel valid until 31 March. The price is for flights from London Gatwick and includes airport taxes and optional stops in New York in each direction. For further details call STA Travel on 0171 361 6262.
per person, you can enjoy a Valentine Weekend in Kiev, the beautiful "Garden City" of Ukraine. Departing London Heathrow on 13 February, this trip includes a guided tour of Kiev and the vast monastic complex of Kievo- Pechersk Lavara. The price includes BA flights, transfers and three nights' B&B in the three-star Hotel Lybed. For further details call Interchange on 0181 681 3612.
per person, you and your partner can spend Valentines Day in exotic Egypt. Departing London Heathrow 7 February, this two-week trip includes visits to the pyramids and a four-night cruise on a traditional Egyptian sailboat. The price is inclusive of flights, transfers, B&B accommodation (F/B on the cruise) and a group leader. For further information, call Travelbag Adventures on 01420 541 007.
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