Another week of firsts here at Travelzoo. We love short getaways to Europe, but this is our first city break to Amsterdam all year – frankly, nothing has been up to snuff until this 3-night steal in one of Amsterdam’s newest hotels came along. For less than £200, you’ll stay at the snazzy Mint Hotel (open since April) next to the main train station in the city centre and a short canal-side cycle or stroll to the major sights.
With canals and waterways on the brain, we snagged this hot weeklong winter and spring Nile river cruise for £289 including full board and a free cabin upgrade. Egypt’s tourism industry is still recovering, so prices are below the norm, but this is the first time we’ve seen a Nile trip this low.
Next, we hopped to an island with this summertime Sardinia steal: One week at a 4-star hotel plus flights British Airways and breakfast for £469. Character, culture and style dominate here at this Sardinian-style country residence on the island’s east coast, known for its red rock cliffs.
Back on our own island, we were wowed by this sumptuous package full of luxury, non-stop pampering and extras at the Lake Country House & Spa. In addition to an overnight stay, you receive a bottle of bubbly, an upgrade, a 4-course dinner and a £90 credit per person at the award-winning spa for £199 for two people.
Last, this is our first listing for Languedoc-Roussillon (in southern France near the border with Spain), one of my personal favourite spots to unwind – skies stay sunny much of the year, and hiking and tranquil coastal towns abound. This property is easy to get to (there’s a Ryanair airport nearby in Perpignan) and includes a 4-star overnight stay, a gourmet meal, and a free spa treatment or round of golf for £175 for two people.
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