Check out this round-up of interesting travel ideas

by Venancio Guerra

Arts & Gardens of London and the RHS Chelsea Flower

This new tour combines the color, prestige, and excitement of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show with a stimulating blend of some of London’s finest gardens, art galleries, and historic houses. These include the National Gallery, home to countless art treasures; Eltham Palace, which marries medieval gardens with an Art Deco style; Syon Park, one of the last great houses of London with a wealth of art and Hampton Court Palace, one of London’s must-see attractions.

This tour will be led by horticulturalists, garden design consultants, and broadcaster Trevor Edwards, who is one of Brightwater Holidays’ busiest and most popular tour managers and has led many garden tours around the world.

Million Pound Motorhome inspiration

Channel 5 recently broadcast ‘Million Pound Mega Motorhomes’, which celebrated the UK’s plushest motorhomes, with some even having central heating, 42-inch plasma TVs, and washing machines.

Crete – Villa with pool, 7 nights self-catering

Crete has always been a popular holiday destination and Villa Anastasia in Kalives is proving popular. This spacious villa has three bedrooms, a private pool, and is within walking distance to a charming seaside village, is perfect for families looking for an authentic Greek escape, away from the crowds of the main resorts.

A seven-night self-catering stay costs from £1,128 pp (six sharing), including flights (Gatwick), 23kg luggage each, and private transfers. Available from The Villa Collection.

Lefkas, Greece in June

You’ll receive a warm welcome at the Palm Trees Hotel on the laidback island of Lefkas. Sunvil has seen an upturn in bookings for this family-run hotel with 16 rooms, which attracts return guests year after year thanks to its friendly service, brilliant sea views, and quiet location near the waterfront of Nidri.

Dine each morning on the ground floor terrace and enjoy the hotel’s pretty gardens, leading to the beach. A short stroll takes you to Nidri, where you can choose from a wide choice of restaurants and café and peruse the local shops.

A night in London’s Mayfair

Plan a summer treat for you and someone you love. Once restrictions ease, enjoy shopping in the West End, walks in Green Park, and the chance to dress for dinner.

Based in the heart of Mayfair, the five-star hotel The Athenaeum is an Art Deco-style haven offering contemporary dining at 116 at The Athenaeum, a REN Sp, including an exclusive top floor private lounge with panoramic views of London.

The Weekend Special is £250 per room per night (£125 pp) and includes one night’s B&B, £25 food allowance and access to The View.

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