Posted by Ruth Miller on Wed 28th January 2009 at 04:44 PM, Filed in Travel News
Why not indulge in a bit of Carnival!
Pay a visit to Normandy in February for the Granville Carnival which lasts for four days (20-24 February) when the streets of this walled town in Normandy come alive with a fancy dress parade, floats, live music and a fairground – a nice antidote to the dull days Spring.
VFB Holidays has several self-catering properties in the area, including a two bedroom former cow byre – now a characterful and cosy cottage sleeping up to five people plus a baby.
A week’s rental during February costs £463 (£93 pp based on five sharing), including a return channel crossing for one car.
Rembrandt revealed: An artistic attraction in Amsterdam – from £209 pp.
2008 marks the 125th anniversary of the Rembrandt Association, which was set up to safeguard the finest Dutch works of art and keep them in their country of origin.
Festivities will include a major exhibition starting this October at the Van Gogh Museum, bringing together, for the first time, 125 of the Association’s most acclaimed works from over 30 Dutch museums, including many by Rembrandt.
A two-night break at your chosen hotel in Amsterdam costs from £209 pp (two sharing).
The price includes return travel by Eurostar via Brussels, two nights’ B&B accommodation and entry to the temporary and permanent exhibitions at the Van Gogh Museum.
Via VFB holidays.
Posted by Ruth Miller on Tue 23rd September 2008 at 06:00 AM, Filed in Events, Travel News
Duck out to Paris for van Dyck – two-night breaks from £155 pp with VFB Holidays
For the first time ever in France, this October a major exhibition is to be devoted to the Flemish portrait artist, Antoon van Dyck, at the small but prestigious Musee Jacquemart-Andre.
It brings together some 50 paintings and drawings by the Baroque master, on loan from museums from across Europe and the States, many of which have never been seen before in France.
A two-night break at your chosen hotel in central Paris costs from £155 pp (two sharing).
The price includes return travel by Eurostar, B&B and entry to the exhibitions.
Captivating Cuba has a pretty comprehensive Cuba programme, plus a team of knowledgeable, discreet and helpful, English-speaking representatives in Havana and across Cuba.
Whatever activity or excursion interests you – be it salsa dancing, horse-riding, swimming with dolphins, diving, deep sea fishing, nature trailing, trekking, pampering, painting or visiting a local cigar factory – can be arranged through the London office before you go, or through your representative when you get there.
A week’s stay in Havana costs from just £695 pp (two sharing), including flights (Gatwick), transfers and seven nights’ B&B.
Experience some of Britain’s most remote mountains and finest walking with Wilderness Scotland’s ‘The Knoydart Peninsula’ walk.
Reaching the area by boat, you can enjoy a true wilderness experience, with the opportunity to see the peninsula’s rich wildlife, such as golden eagles and peregrine falcons, while staying in a secluded shoreside lodge and sampling fine Scottish cuisine.
This eight-day small group trip costs £749 pp and includes seven nights’ full-board in a wilderness lodge, all boat transport throughout (starting and finishing in Mallaig), the services of an experienced walking guide and boat skipper.
Via Wilderness Scotland