All aboard -- for our latest Top 20 list, we’re mad about award-winning spas, Berlin celebrity haunts, disembarking upon northern European ports to discover lesser-known cities and lobster lunches and wine at Hampshire’s Pylwell Food & Drink Festival.
$239 (£149) -- Essex: Chic Country Stay w/Spa & Meals, Reg £350
Lifehouse is one of the UK's top spas (it won four bubbles from the Good Spa Guide), and this package includes an overnight stay and a £100 credit towards a spa treatment plus full English breakfast, a three-course lunch and dinner. Go on, pamper yourself.
$252 (£157) -- 'World's Best Design Hotel': 2-Night Berlin Stay for 2
Over on the continent, our German office sent us this two-night steal with breakfast and bubbly at a central Berlin celeb magnet (Brad & Angelina, among other overpaid gods and goddesses, have stayed here).
$688 (£429) -- 7-Night Fred.Olsen Amsterdam & Hamburg Cruise, £230 Off
This is not just a low-priced cruise -- in addition to popular Amsterdam it features stops in Antwerp (home to Rubens’ workshop AND fine Belgian chocolate), and waterway-filled Hamburg.
Back on UK soil comes this food and drink festival special with a lobster lunch and bottle of wine. Yum.
Maire Bonheim is the associate publisher of the UK Top 20 list. Prices converted on July 18, 2011.
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