Late Getaways In Europe

Posted on: 24 June 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

A selection of the best available travel deals to European destinations, departing July and August 2008.


For those of us who have yet to plan their summer holiday , here’s a selection of what’s available between July and August around Europe.

Ireland: £164pp
Seven nights in Ireland on a self-catering basis at Loretto Chapel Holiday Homes in Killarney, up to mid-July.

The price is based on four adults sharing and includes return cruise ferry from Holyhead/Dublin or Pembroke/Rosslare for a car and passengers. Irish Ferries 08705 17 17 17

Wales: £185pp
2 nights’ half board accommodation from June 20 at Lake Vyrnwy Hotel, just across the Shropshire border on the edge of Snowdonia.

The price includes a picnic with a bottle of Grand Cru, smoked salmon and strawberries. www.lakevyrnwyhotel.co.uk  01691 870692

Northern France: £185pp+
Three-night breaks in northern France on offer this month and next with www.seafranceholidays.com.

In châteaux each with tennis courts should Wimbledon fever strike you, prices range from £185 with B&B at Château de la Motte Fenelon, Cambrai and Château Tilques near St Omer to £320 at a 400-year-old castle near Reims, Dover to Calais ferry crossings included. 0871 6632557

StockholmStockholm: £200pp
Between July 1-31, must be booked by June 30, three nights on a B&B basis at the three-star Tegneludn Hotel.

Experience the Swedish capital on this short break with return flights departing from London Heathrow. Flightcentre 0870 499 0042

Edinburgh: £309pp
2 nights’ four-star B&B accommodation based on two sharing at The George Hotel, starting on August 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 or 21).

Take in the Military Tattoo, then enjoy Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyrood house and two days’ unlimited travel on all City Tour busses with your Royal Edinburgh ticket, part of Superbreak’s Edinburgh package. Superbreak 0871 222 3055

Madeira: £399pp
7 nights at the 5* Pestana Porto Santo Hotel including bed & breakfast.

The Portuguese island of Porto Santo is about 25 miles to the northeast of Madeira, and is a real treasure.

Basking in sunshine for most of the year, it is often referred to as the “golden island” thanks to its picture-perfect sandy beach that stretches for more than five miles.

Flights, inf-flight meals, local transfers and 7 nights accommodation on bed & breakfast is all included. www.lastminute.com

MaltaMalta: £499pp
7 nights bed and breakfast in pure luxury at the Corinthia Palace Hotel, with departures from Gatwick.

Located at the centre of Malta in Attard, close to the president’s palace, the five-star hotel is set in its own landscaped gardens and offers the best in terms of service, accommodation, comfort and facilities. It also has a private beach and excellent cuisine. www.lastminute.com

Active Turkey: £699pp
Departing 8th August from London Gatwick.

If you’ve got teenagers, join the Adventure Company’s Active Turkey trip (exclusively for families with children over the age of 12).

The trip includes sea kayaking over the sunken city of Kekova, scuba diving and relaxing in the lad-back atmosphere of Kes. Adventure Company – 0845 609 0890

Have you booked your summer holiday yet? Where are you going away? Did you find a bargain trip? Let us know by leaving a comment in the box below or share your thoughts in the 50connect forums.

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