Mountain views, festivals and luxury train trips in India

Great holiday escapes with lots to see and do in India, Sheen Falls, Vancouver, Wimbledon

Lana Del Rey is appearing at the festival this year.  Photograph: The New York Times

Lana Del Rey is appearing at the festival this year. Photograph: The New York Times

 

The summer festival season fast approaching and it’s time to make some not so difficult choices.

How about Sziget on an island in the Danube: three days partying with great music and beguiling culture. Acts appearing this year include Lana del Rey, one of Europe’s top festivals on an island in the Danube.

Del Rey, Dua Lipa and Wolf Alice will be headlining this year’s event. A visit to the festival will be part of a 10-day tour of Europe with Contiki. Trip through Berlin, Prague, Budapest and Vienna from €1,395pps including most meals, contiki.com.

Explore the Rockies

Landscape sunset view of Morain lake and mountain range, Alberta, Canada
Landscape sunset view of Morain lake and mountain range, Alberta, Canada

Experience the stunning scenery o f western Canada on a TD Active Holiday. Take a road trip around the national parks of British Columbia and the Rocky Mountains. Travel through snow capped mountains, rushing rivers, visit glaciers and crystalline lakes. Explore Vancouver and enjoy the sophisticated city. This 10-night trip costs from €2,399pps including flights, accommodation, tours and local guide, tdactive.ie, 01 -6731600.

Girls’ glam night out

Gather the girls for a glam night in Moran’s Red Cow Hotel.
Gather the girls for a glam night in Moran’s Red Cow Hotel.

Gather the girls for a glam night in Moran’s Red Cow Hotel. Enjoy the new wine bar and why not use the hotel’s Mercedes V-Class to take you shopping, €120pps, moranredcowhotel.com, 01 - 4593650.

Mysterious India by train

Mumbai India
The train will be calling to Mumbai

A luxury train journey on the Deccan Odyssey in India has been discounted to €2,367pps. The price includes flights from Ireland, full board on the luxury train, excursions and guides. The train will be calling to Mumbai, Nashlik, Ajanta, Lolharput, and Goa. Book on 0818-300204, incredibleindia.ie.

Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare

Standing Stone Circle in Kenmare
The curious Standing Stone Circle in Kenmare.

See spring up close on a short trip to Sheen Falls Lodge in Kenmare. Take a bike and explore the Wild Atlantic Way, sit by the Falls and listen to the seductive melody of rushing water. Two nights with dinner from €620 for two, €369 single and €50 credit towards spa treatments. And don’t miss those eerie standing stones in Kenmare, not to mention the famous fairy tree replete with intentions tied to the mystical tree.

Escape midweek to the country this May with a luxurious stay at the five-star Sheen Falls Lodge. Nestled in the heart of the Kerry countryside, along the idyllic Wild Atlantic Way, Sheen Falls Lodge offers unrivalled calm and serenity for the ultimate getaway. Bookings on sheenfallslodge.ie or 064-6641600.

Take your pick of classic cars

Classic cars in NEC Birmingham

Why not take in the classic car show in the NEC Birmingham from November 8th. Four days to see any of your favourite motors of old. The trip includes pick up in Ireland, three nights accommodation, breakfast and evening meal and entry to the show, from €399pps, celtichorizontours.com.

Wimbledon ways

Take in the feast of tennis that is Wimbledon this summer. Official packages are available for the Ladies and Mens semi-finals and finals. Packages include return flights, three nights hotel accommodation, reserved seats for two days and VIP hospitality at the Gatsby Club. Prices from €5,281pps, details 01-8783500 and keithprowseattractions.com.

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