Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Travel Shorts

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Travel Shorts

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Spend Easter with the Lemurs on the 15-day Madagascar Explorer from Guerba (01373 826611, www.guerba.com) departing on April 10.

Madagascar is famed for these primates and there are opportunities to observe various species - by night and day.

The trip also visits Sahambavy tea plantation and Mandraka butterfly and chameleon centre, plus Indian ocean beaches.

The land-only price of pounds 1,095 per person includes 13 nights' hotel/lodge accommodation and two nights' camping as well as most meals, transport, an experienced guide, park fees and permit. UK return flights are extra.

FREEWHEEL Holidays (029 2078 6650 www.freewheelholidays.com) is offering The Best of Switzerland, a new 11-night cycling tour combining the alpine resorts of Meiringen and Wilderswil with a journey through the upper Rhone valley.

Highlights include the crystal museum in Binn - a centre for important and rare mineral finds - and Europe's first thermal-grotto pool at Brigerbad. The price is pounds 829 per person (twin-share) in July and August including hotel with breakfast, luggage transfers, cycle hire, maps and notes.

VACANSOLEIL (08700 778 779, www.vacansoleil.co.uk) has pounds 80 savings on Dover-Calais Hoverspeed return crossings for travel completed by July 15 and booked by April 30.

Holidays outside peak season also attract offers such as seven nights for the price of six or 14 for the price of 10.

A family can have a week in a tent at La Trevilliere in the Vendee, near the beaches, for a total of pounds 192 or pounds 240 for a two-week stay.

In a mobile home the price is from pounds 276 per party or pounds 380 for a two-week stay including return Dover-Calais Hoverspeed crossing for car and up to five people.

SHERPA (020 8577-2717, www.sherpa-walking-holidays.co.uk) is highlighting two new escorted walking tours in Turkey. …

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