Your wanderlust inspiration starts here 🌎 Featuring family breaks in Mauritius, aurora spotting in the Arctic, Rome by Vespa, Gothenburg & festive Oxfordshire
The all-suite Trou aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa has launched a new all-inclusive package. The brand-new option, aimed at families and large groups, will allow guests to dine at a selection of restaurants and try an array of water sports. Those staying for seven nights or more can select one experience each to immerse themselves into Mauritian culture – from wine tasting and cooking classes to a choice of spa treatments, diving experiences or golf.
Book a vacation for £9,695 per family for seven nights’ all-inclusive (two-bedroom Family Suite – two adults / two children under 12). Price includes return economy flights with Air Mauritius, various complimentary land and water sports, and private transfers. Departs 4 August 2023, price subject to availability. Visit: www.beachcombertours.uk
Norwegian coastal cruises
Fancy seeing the northern lights glistening in the night sky? Havila Voyages are offering 50% off all seaview or interior cabin bookings for one person, until the end of November 2022 – valid on Norwegian coastal cruises departing before the end of March 2023. Guests have a choice of itineraries and durations, but those booking the 12-day round-trip (Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen) will also qualify for £220 on-board credit and Havila’s Northern Lights Promise – where Havila is so confident about sightings from its ships, that guests booking the 12-day option will be eligible for a free six- or seven-night voyage, if the aurora borealis doesn’t appear during their cruise.
The 12-day round trip voyage for solo travellers with Best Served Scandinavia costs from £1,565, including return flights from London Heathrow, transfers, cruise in an interior cabin on full board basis plus one night in a hotel pre and post cruise (single room, B&B basis) and £220 on-board credit. Visit: best-served.co.uk
‘Eat, Pray & Love’ Roman experience
The historic Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome Hotel is inviting guests to explore Rome’s romantic streets in a Vespa sidecar as part of the hotel’s ‘Eat, Pray & Love’ Signature Experience. From Trastevere to Trevi, the adventure through Italy’s capital city will include artisanal pastries at Biscotteria Innocenti, award-winning vegan chocolate at Grezzo Raw Chocolate, the Moses sculpture by Michelangelo at San Pietro in Vincoli, witnessing the craftsmanship of handmade globes and hourglasses at Polvere del Tempo and the original crypt of Saint Cecilia at Santa Cecilia Church. All tours are guided by the hotel’s knowledgeable Streetwise Guru.
The Eat, Pray & Love Signature Experience is €140 per person for a Vespa sidecar and must be booked at least 48 hours in advance to ensure availability. Includes private transfers. Visit: anantara.com/en/palazzo-naiadi-rome/experiences/eat-pray-love
Roll up, roll up! If a trip to the amusement park flies by far too fast, then you can continue the ride at this quirky Swedish hotel. Opening in April in the year of Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary celebration, the Liseberg Grand Curiosa is right next to city landmark, Liseberg, the region’s largest amusement park – and a gift to the people of Gothenburg when the city turned 300. The hotel will feature a pony carousel in the restaurant, a slide all the way down to the lobby and a speakeasy cocktail bar, along with 457 spacious rooms.
Opening on 22nd April. Visit liseberg.com/liseberg-grand-curiosa-hotel for more info
A glittering festive highlight, Blenheim Palace‘s annual outdoor light trail will launch on Friday November 18th, running until 2nd January. Visitors can wander the scenic gardens and take in seasonal sights that include 200 candle flames, 8 neon penguins, 3,000 spheres in Aurora – an artwork recreating the northern lights. There will also be an indoor trail featuring a retelling of The Snow Queen story, situated within the State Rooms at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an artisan Christmas market offering festive treats.
For full pricing and ticket information visit blenheimpalace.com/Christmas