GREAT DEALS ON LAST-MINUTE HOLIDAYS
CENTRAL ASIAN ADVENTURES
NEW transport links, easier visa access and programmes such as Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure are all helping to make Central Asia a growing destination with in-the-know travellers, tour operator Intrepid Travel has revealed. It has added two new tours for 2019 – including its first Uzbekistanonly itinerary – following a 50% growth in bookings to Central Asia this year.
Uzbekistan Adventure is a nine-day trip, from £945pp. Beginning and ending in the capital Tashkent, you will follow in the footsteps of traders, pilgrims and Alexander the Great, sleep in a yurt in the desert and spend an evening at a home stay with a family in the Nuratau Mountains. Tashkent to Ashgabat, meanwhile, is a 10-day tour through Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, from £1,520pp.
To book visit intrepidtravel.com or call 0808 274 5111.
TIME TO REACH FOR THE SKIS
INGHAMS is offering a sevennight early-season ski holiday on a half board basis at the fourstar Sporthotel Panorama in Corvara, Dolomites Ski Area, Italy, from £794 per person based on three sharing. Price includes return flights from London Gatwick to Innsbruck and airport transfers, valid for departure on December 15. To book, visit inghams.co.uk/ ski-holidays or call 01483 791114.
MOUNTAINS TO CLIMB
ACTIVITY holiday specialist Sherpa Expeditions has a new UK itinerary next year. The 268-mile Pennine Way across England is a 20-day self-guided hike launching in April. Prices start from £1,340pp, including B&B and luggage transfers. Visit sherpaexpeditions.com
Joanna Lumley on her Silk Road Adventure for ITV