Travel: Learn a new skill on holiday!

Posted on: 18 November 2010 by Rhian Mainwaring

Already thinking of holidays for next year? I know we are, that’s why we’ve put together our top deals for holidays with a difference! You’ll come back with more than just a tan from these trips…

It’s hard to pick a holiday when you’ve been, seen and got the preverbial T-shirt, but this selection of holidays are a bit different. They’re tailored for holiday go-ers who want a little bit more out of their trip abroad, whether that’s learning photography, how to cook, trying out yoga or earning a PADI certificate.

Photography Holiday in Kerala, India

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You will be guided around Kerala, Southwest India by a professional photographer who'll help you hone your existing photography skills. Taking in the epic waterfalls and mountainous peaks of the Western Ghats, tea plantations of Munnar, architectural splendours in the coastal city of Cochin and the magically wild landscape in the Periyar Tiger Reserve.

It's not just the trip of a lifetime, but also a great way to meet people with a similar interest and learn a new skill, whether you're a budding photographer or are picking up a digital for the first time.

Cost:  10-day photography trip to Kerala costs £1999 and includes everything apart from flights.

The deal: £300 discount for the trip commencing on the 3rd of march if booked before the 30th November

Spanish Cookery, Olive Oil and Fino Holiday in Rural Andalucia

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Cookery holiday in Andalucia

Experience rural Andalucían life on this great value week long Spanish cooking holiday set in the Andalucian triangle. You’ll be overlooking Lake Izjnar where you will combine Spanish cooking lessons mastering paella and tapas. You’ll stay in a lovingly restored 150 year old Finca overlooking Lake Izjar, surrounded by olive groves and Almond blossom valleys.  This is rural Spain, far away from the tourist crowds allowing you to sample the real siesta lifestyle.

Cost: £772 per person for 1 week. Accommodation at the Finca for 6 nights, 4 Cookery lessons with a professional chef with all materials, breakfast and dinner with a  bottle of wine per couple, as well as excursions. Flights not included.

The deal: 20% discount on deposit if booked before December 20th*

Scuba Diving Holiday in Dahab, Egypt

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Scuba Diving Red Sea

Stay right on the beach in a small friendly hotel and get ready for an underwater adventure! You’ll experience the excitement and beauty of the underwater world discovering the diverse aquatic wildlife of the Red Sea.

Cost:  £400 5 Days PADI accredited open water scuba diving tuition, 4 open water dives, 5 theory sessions, All dive equipment rental, breakfast each morning and accommodation. Flights not included.

The deal: 20% discount on deposit if booked before December 20th.*

Yoga & Pilates Holiday in Fuerteventura

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Yoga Fuertaventura

Combine yoga & pilates with a healthy dose of pampering and come home feeling relaxed and revived having experienced a different side of Fuerteventura. This isn’t a yoga holiday for underfnourished yoga bunnies, it’s for anyone who wants to enjoy the pleasures of a classic holiday, such as good food, sunshine and relaxation combined with some excellent tuition from experts in a relaxed, tranquil environment.

Cost: £454 for 1 week for yoga & pilates. B&B accommodation for 7 nights, airport transfers but no flights, 5 pilates sessions, 5 yoga sessions, guided meditation, 1 full body massage, Yoga Nidra and guided beach walks

The deal: 20% discount on deposit if booked before December 20th.*

Can you see yourself on the sea bed in Egypt, cooking up some patatas bravas in Andalucia, coming over all David Bailey in Kerala or doing the downward facing dog in Fuerteventura? Let us know below what your idea of a dream holiday is...

* 20% discount on the deposits for all creative courses booked with for travel anytime in 2011
Use promotional code: 50C
Book by end of Dec 2010
Discount is on the deposit and must be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added retrospectively

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