TRAVEL: FOR AS LITTLE AS...
Sunday 23 May 1999
students and those under 26 who book any Virgin Atlantic flight before 13 June have the chance to win a mystery nine-destination trip for them and three of their friends. The possible destinations include Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Washington and Johannesburg. STA Travel (tel: 0171-361 6262).
take a four-night self-catering break at the family-orientated Trabolgan Holiday Village near Cork. This price is based on four people sharing a two-bedroomed apartment, and includes an Irish Sea ferry crossing with car from Fishguard or Holyhead. Indoor swimming pool and kids' clubs are on site. Stena Line Holidays (tel: 0990 747474).
spend a day travelling the country lanes of Suffolk in a traditional gypsy caravan. Each caravan carries up to six adults or four adults and four children and the price is for a day's rental. If you want something a little more adventurous, you could try some Romany-style horseback skills (pounds 37 per person, per hour). Anglian Activity Breaks (01603 700770).
tour the Athenian Riviera and some of Greece's most famous classical sights, such as the Corinth Canal, Arcadia, Olympia, Delphi and Thebes. This seven-night tour includes return flights, half-board hotel accommodation on the tour and B&B hotel accommodation on the Riviera. Olympic-Odyssey Holidays (tel: 0181-343 9090).
roast in Dubai for a week this June. This price includes six nights B&B at the Golden Sands Hotel, plus direct international flights of about six hours. Kuoni (tel: 01306 743000).
fly from Manchester and spend five nights in Penang in June. This price is for room only. Jetset (tel: 0870 700 3000).
go wilderness walking in Iceland. This escourted tour departs 13 June and visits some areas so remote that the only food stocks available are those that have been laid up in isolated mountain huts the previous autumn. The tour price, per person, includes return flights from Glasgow (add pounds 30 for Heathrow), transfers, 14 nights' hostel-style and basic hut accommodation, most meals, transport, and the services of an experienced guide. Sherpa Expeditions (tel: 0181-577 2717).
wine lovers can take a tour of Oporto and the Douro Valley in Portugal. This five-day tour arrives on the eve of the Sao Joao (the city's patron saint) festival. Expect fireworks, street parties, and a high consumption of vinho verde. The following day guests can shadow the traditional Barco Rabelos boat race in a specially chartered vessel, before going on to explore the region's vineyards. The price, per person, includes flights, four/five star accommodation with breakfast and seven meals with wine, tours, tastings and an expert wine guide. Arblaster & Clarke (tel: 01730 893344).
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