Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Travel Shorts

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Travel Shorts

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This summer and autumn, take a trip to Peru with Guerba (01373 826611, on a 15-day Empire of the Incas tour where highlights include a four-day trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Starting July 3 and 24, August 7, September 4, October 2 and November 6, the land-only cost is pounds 1,020 per person, plus pounds 150 for an internal flight. This includes accommodation, nine nights' hotels, four nights' camping, one night Taquile homestay, all breakfasts and selected other meals, plus experienced guide. Return UK flights extra.

GREAT Rail Journeys (01904 521940, has announced savings of pounds 100 per person on a selection of July and August itineraries to Switzerland and Austria.

For example, the new lead-in price for the 10-day Austrian Tyrol holiday ( departing August 16 and 19 ( is now pounds 620 per person, based on two sharing. Included is return first-class rail travel ( Eurostar and in Europe, half-board hotel accommodation with excursions including the resorts of Zermatt, St Moritz and Mayrhofen plus a Swiss Pass giving unlimited travel on most trains and buses.

METAK Holidays (020 8290 9292, has announced special deals for peak season breaks to Turkey and Northern Cyprus. For example, save pounds 100 per person on a 14-night self-catering break to the Rose Garden villas in Lapta, Northern Cyprus.

Departing June 30, the cost is now pounds 299 per person inclusive of return flight from Manchester, transfers and self-catering accommodation. The same break, but departing July 14 or 21 is pounds 429 per person (saving pounds 50).

CITY break operator, Cresta Holidays (0161 385-4076, has launched a brochure highlighting savings of up to pounds 50 per person on trips to its top destinations this summer.

The range includes a pounds 99 deal to Paris, a second night free in selected hotels in Lille, Milan and Turin, plus pounds 50 per person off all French and Spanish cities (excluding Paris and Lille). …

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