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14nts, grand tour of Sicily - from PS2,395 PP: Jules Verne (020 3553 3722; offers a tour of Sicily's natural wonders and UNESCO sites. Enjoy a city tour of Palermo and the wine-producing town of Marsala, explore Mount Etna, sail to the Aeolian Islands and visit charming towns in the footsteps of TV's 'Inspector Montalbano'. Treasures & Secrets of Sicily costs from PS2,395 pp (two sharing), including BA flights (Heathrow), transfers, B&B, two dinners, excursions, local guides & reps. Departs Sept 17/24 and Oct 1.

s Northern Lights Village in Levi, Finnish Lapland - from PS1,115 per adult with Activities Abroad: The Northern Lights Village in Levi features 40 glass-roofed Aurora Cabins, giving guests the chance to spot the Aurora while tucked up in bed. On this tailor-made trip, families can create their own winter adventure itinerary, choosing from activities such as snowshoeing, dogsledding and a reindeer sleigh ride. Spend the evenings Aurora-hunting by snowmobile or heated sleigh. The trip costs from PS1,115 per adult aged 15+/ PS645 per child aged 4-14 (two sharing), including flights (London), transfers, three nights' half board in an Aurora Cabin and cold weather clothing. Guided ac De M( ctivities and additional nights extra. Departs ec 1, 2019 - Apr 11, 2020. Call AITO* ember Activities Abroad on 01670 789 991

w Sp y l th f i h Sample Sicilian delights at September's Food Festival - from PS1,097 pp with Sunvil Caltanissetta takes centre stage this year, as the heart of the city is filled with a plethora of sights, smells and tastes for the Sicily Food Festival (Sept 6-8). Experience a sensory sensation - graze on delicious Sicilian street food from colourful stalls, immerse yourself in the morning masterclasses and enjoy live music and shows each evening. Stay at the charming Masseria Mandrascate - less than an hour's drive from the festival - as part of Sunvil's Exploring Sicily staying in Agriturismi tour, indulging in the island's locally grown produce and world-famous Etna wine throughout. The trip costs from PS1,097 pp, including flights (Gatwick), 12 nights' B&B & car hire. Call AITO* member Sunvil (020 8758 4758;

Expert-led stargazing in the Scottish Highlands - from PS250 pp with Pride of Britain Hotels Discover the spectacularly clear skies above The Torridon, a former grand shooting lodge in the Scottish Highlands, with rich views of the Milky Way and thousands of naked eye stars. Guided by local astronomer Stephen Mackintosh, the Stargazing Experience is suitable for all levels and includes a lecture at the hotel, stargazing excursion and Q&A, with complimentary photographs to take home. Stargazing costs from PS250 pp (minimum two people), including a three-course dinner, stargazing activities and use of equipment Available Oct-Mar. An overnight stay at The Torridon costs from PS275 per room (two sharing), including ull Scottish breakfast. Call Pride of Britain Hotels on 0800 089 3929

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Date:Aug 24, 2019
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