Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Travel Shorts

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Travel Shorts

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Consort Travel (0845 345 0300, www.consorttravel.com) is offering 10-day coach holidays to the Italian Adriatic Riviera from the beginning of April through to mid-September, featuring the four-star Hotel Savioli Spiaggia in the resort of Riccione from pounds 459 to pounds 465 per person, or the Hotel Principe in Rimini from pounds 319 to pounds 429.

These twin-share prices are dependent upon departure date and include return coach travel from over 200 pick-up points, nine nights mainly half-board accommodation (six in resort), plus full-day excursions to Venice and Assisi.

NEW to Guerba (01373 826611, www.guerba.com) is the nine-day Moroccan Family Adventure on July 24, October 23 and December 18. It includes a Saharan camel ride and picnic in the dunes, horse-drawn carriage ride through Marrakech and Djemaa al Fna Square, where sights include jugglers, acrobats and snake charmers.

The land-only price of pounds 295 per adult and pounds 265 per child - minimum age eight - and includes eight nights in hotels and kasbahs with one night in a nomadic tent, most meals, transport and guide. There is a local payment of pounds 120 per person payable on arrival. (Flights are extra).

DUE to Croatia's continued popularity Vacansoleil (08700 778 779, www.vacansoleil.co.uk) is offering three new sites there for 2004.

Camping Stella Maris is in the Istrian region, 500m from the beach and ideally located for day trips to Venice or the Croatian Islands of Krk and Cres. Seven nights in mid-August costs a total of pounds 473 per party or off-peak 14-nights-for-the-price-of-10 in May costs pounds 330. All prices include midweek return Dover-Calais ferry crossing for car and up to five persons staying in a fully-equipped tent.

FREEWHEEL (029 2078 6650, www.freewheelholidays.com) has Austria trips ideal for families. Rigorously researched safe routes, within the whole family's capabilities, they average 20 miles a day, and there are plenty of non-cycling activities along the way too. …

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