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IT'S not too late to find an idyllic i·dyl·lic
1. Of or having the nature of an idyll.
2. Simple and carefree: an idyllic vacation in a seashore cottage. retreat and enjoy a delightfully different week-long break over Christmas or New Year.
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Having characteristics that attract love or affection.
lov creatures. And if the Christmas build-up has got you in a spin, relax at UK Llamas where you can enjoy a llama llama (lä`mə), South American domesticated ruminant mammal, Lama glama, of the camel family. Genetic studies indicate that it is descended from the guanaco. trek that's tailormade for you.
Stay nearby at The Pump House, a delectable pied-a-terre that stands alone in a large private wildlife meadow. This idyllic, romantic retreat is stylishly designed and an extremely comfortable festive hideaway.
pounds 249pp arriving December 20 - sleeps 2 - near Crewkerne, Somerset, available with Classic Cottages (01326 555 555 www.classic.co.uk), the UK's leading independent cottage holiday company: Europe by boat
ANYONE fancying a boating holiday in Europe can get a 10 per cent discount by booking early with Le Boat.
And people who have sailed with the company before get an additional pounds 75 off for being a loyal customer.
Call 0844 463 6406 and quote XMAS before the end of December.
Destinations include the canals and rivers of France This is a list of rivers that are at least partially in France. The rivers are grouped by sea or ocean. The rivers flowing into the sea are sorted along the coast. Rivers flowing into other rivers are listed by the rivers they flow into. Some rivers (e.g. , Italy, Holland. Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Scotland and England.
Save pounds 240pp
ESCAPE the doom and gloom doom and gloom
Gloom and doom.
doom-and-gloom adj. of Britain's economic woes and head to Lapland for fairy-tale landscapes: East Midlands The East Midlands is one of the regions of England and consists of most of the eastern half of the traditional region of the Midlands. It consists of the combined area of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and most of Lincolnshire. to Kittila Airport - staying 3 nights bed and breakfast at the 3 snow plus Hotel Sirkantahti In the heart of Levi, Hotel Sirkantahti is a traditional property with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and lively bar and restaurant serving fantastic local and international cuisine. It has a great location, close to the resort centre and ski lift, for perfect convenience.
Prices start from pounds 599 per person, saving pounds 240 per person.
Flights depart on December 17.
Or, if you prefer a longer duration Manchester to Kittila Airport - staying 4 nights bed and breakfast at the 3 snow plus Hotel Sirkantahti Prices start from pounds 589 per adult and pounds 539 per child, saving pounds 250 per person. Flights depart on December 17.
To find out more about these holidays, or to make a reservation, call First Choice on 0871 664 9011, or book online at www.firstchoice.co.uk/lapland Prices include flights, fuel charge and air passenger duty.
Camping in France
Grandparents go free
EXTENDED families holidaying together in 2009 can take advantage of a grandparents go free offer from Canvas Holidays.
Book before December 18 and grandparents sharing the family's accommodation can go for free.
The offer is valid for holidays taken before July 2, 2009 and after August 24, 2009.
A seven night holiday at Camping Chateau des Ormes, Dol-de- Bretagne, Brittany, France for arrivals onsite on May 16, 09 costs from pounds 422 per family.
Based on four adults and two children in a classic two bedroom home, price includes a return ferry crossing from Dover to Calais.
This campsite is one of France's finest sites offering various fun activities. For more information on visit www.canvasholidays.co.uk, or call 0870 192 1159.
Xmas in Dublin castle
pounds 355 for 3 nights
CHRISTMAS in a Dublin castle for pounds 355. This buys a three-night stay with breakfast - starting December 24 - plus a champagne reception followed by lunch on Christmas Day at the four-star Fitzpatrick's Castle Hotel overlooking Dublin Bay Dublin Bay (Irish: Cuan Bhaile Átha Cliath) is a delta shaped inlet of the Irish Sea off the east coast of Ireland. The bay is approximately 10 km in width at its north-south base and 7 km in length to its apex at the center of the city of Dublin, stretching from Howth Head .
Price is with Irish Ferries Holidays and includes return cruise ferry crossing - either Holyhead/Dublin or Pembroke/ Rosslare - for car and two adults.
Additional nights at pounds 53 per person. Phone 08705 17 17 17, or visit www.irishferries.com Prague
FANTASTIC free-night deals on luxury city breaks are available at a selection of five-star hotels across Europe during January and February courtesy of Cities Direct (01242 536900, www.citiesdirect.co.uk).
For example, enjoy 'three nights- for-the-price-of-two' at the five-star Carlo IV Hotel - an impressive Neo classical building in the heart of Prague. Inclusive of inclusive of
Taking into consideration or account; including. return flights - with priority boarding - from East Midlands on February 2, the revised price of this three-night break with breakfast is from pounds 279 (saving pounds 90) per person, twin-share.
Red Sea Golf
GET into the swing of Christmas on a Red Sea golfing holiday for single travellers from Solo's.
The seven-night holiday, accompanied by a tour leader, departs December 22 from either Gatwick or Manchester and includes half-board and five rounds of golf at the luxurious Maritim Jolie Ville Golf Resort. Set beside the sea in Sharm El Sheikh Sharm el Sheikh or Sharm ash Shaykh: see Sinai. , the resort features a scenic 18-hole championship course with lakes and a mountain backdrop, a choice of restaurants and bars, a nightclub, two swimming pools, tennis courts and a complimentary shuttle bus into the centre of Sharm. The cost of pounds 1,449 per person includes flights, transfers and single occupancy of a double/ twin room.
Phone 0844-815 001; or visit www.solosholidays.co.uk
Take the kids to meet Santa in Lapland and save pounds 240pp