17 Aug

Holidays with a sprinkle of spice

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: D.M Australians are set to embark on a culinary sensation with the launch of Beacon Holidays’ new Masala Trails itineraries, taking passengers on a unique journey through historic India. The Indian based wholesaler, with a regional office in Melbourne for the past 18 months, has released the two itineraries covering the North and South of India, which will cover palaces, desert forts, lakes and capital cities, with clients able to sample, create and learn India’s history through its food. “Indian food is a living cuisine … Masala Trails will present you the real food, from local spice shops to Michelin star restaurants,” Masala Trails, Beacon Holidays, Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal said. The two 11 day, 10 night fully escorted programmes departing between September and October this year, includes a variety of activities apart from cooking and eating, ranging from elephant and boat rides to traditional rustic dance performances and sightseeing. “The Masala Trails programmes have been designed so that guests not only visit some of the most captivating cities and regions in India but also savour the many zesty flavours and tastes as our culinary expert, Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal reveals the variety of exotic ingredients used in traditional cooking and speciality dishes while weaving in the history and culture of each region,” Beacon Holidays Director, Asia-Pacific, Himanshi Munshaw – Luhar said. Boasting a 9 per cent GDP growth rate for the country, Australians are flocking to India with the Consul General reporting a 150 per cent increase in tourism between 2009 and 2010.  The visa facilitating times for Australian passport holders has also improved with a maximum 3 day wait in most cases. For more information or to book, visit www.beaconholidays.com.au last_img read more

10 Aug

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first_imgReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 7. Barcelona, SpainLowest price: £40 return (October departures)You can hang out in all the shabby chic boltholes in the Barri Gothic that you like, but however hip you are, no (first) visit to Barcelona is complete without taking in the spectacle of snazzy coloured lit-up fountains dancing around to a musical accompaniment. The fountain performs on weekend evenings, but times vary, so check locally. 5. Aarhus, DenmarkLowest price: £34 return (September departures)Aarhus is no Paris or Rome in the city break stakes, but art lovers to whom the Tate Modern is old hat may be interested in a trip to the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, one of the largest art museums in northern Europe (so says the brochure). Its highlight (almost literally) is ‘Your Rainbow Panorama’, a 150-metre-long seven-colour walkway on the roof. 6. Leipzig, GermanyLowest price: £40 return (September departures)Not just a tongue-twister after seven or eight Paulaners, the Bundesverwaltungsgericht is Leipzig’s stately federal court building. Recover from the swoon affected by its grandeur with a gose – the local beer flavoured salt, lemon and coriander. More: Beer we go: 7 of the best drinking destinations in Europe 2. Dublin, IrelandLowest price: £34 return (September departures)You could take an open-top bus tour of the city’s famous sights, like Trinity College and St Patrick’s Cathedral. Or you could take a tour with a twist in Viking Splash’s amphibious vehicle which takes you along the streets and, James Bond-style, into the water..More: Toursome:10 tours with a twist 3. Venice, ItalyLowest price: £40 return (September departures)Birthplace of Vivaldi, inspiration for Ernest Hemingway, make music, sweet music with the one you love in this most romantic of cities. Or get drunk (expensively) in the legendary Harry’s Bar.More: 10 best things to do in VeniceMore: O sozzled mio! Venice shame over drunken gondoliers 4. Gdansk, PolandLowest price: £34 return (September departures)Once characterised by shipyards and industry, Gdansk now draws visitors to its spruced-up waterfront, all cool cafés and characterful bars. With flights this cheap you can save for a splurge at top eaterie Restauracja Pod Łososiem, serving deer n’ dumplings and Russian pancakes with caviar. Grab a getaway: we’ve scoured Skyscanner to find you seven cheap flights to a selection of European destinations this autumn – all coming in at less than £50 return.1. Dole Tavaux, FranceLowest price: £34 return (September departures)Not a household name by any means, but this airport in eastern France is perfectly placed for exploring the gorgeously unspoilt Jura region, and for hops over the border into Switzerland. Related6 flights under £35Six countries, six interesting destinations, and you can fly to all of them for as little as £35 return – wow!7 flights for £40 or lessSeven countries, seven destinations within easy reach for an autumn break, all with flights for £40 or less.Where to go on holiday in SeptemberSeptember means going back to school… or playing truant and heading to one of these dream destinations. Check out our study notes on September’s hottest cities, beaches and events. Plus, find out when to book your flights for the best deal and what the weather will be like when you…last_img read more