Great deals for Easter holidays

Great deals for Easter holidays

We’ve tracked down some great offers in Europe and the UK, for family (and grown-up) breaks this Easter.

Book a week at the Haus Bor chalet in Zermatt, Switzerland, departing on 1 April 2012, and receive a ?259 discount per person. The six-person accommodation has contemporary decor and beautiful views of the Matterhorn.
Prices start from ?1,300 per person and include return flights from Gatwick, seven nights’ full board, coach transfers, house wine, three-course dinners on six nights and complimentary bathroom products. To book contact VIP SKI (0844 557 3119;

Escape to a quintessentially English village this Easter break and stay at an old oak-beamed hotel, four nights for the price of three. The Swan Hotel in Lavenham is offering couples a luxury stay at the 15th-century property with four breakfasts and four three-course dinners included. Prices start from ?750 per couple and are based on two adults sharing a Classic Room commencing Friday 6 April 2012.
To book one of the 45 rooms, contact The Swan and quote ‘Easter Offer’ (01787 247477;

French Alps
Traverse beautiful pathways and see spectacular views across the Vercors region, on a family cycling holiday in the French Alps. All levels are welcome, including those with young or inexperienced children, due to the variety of terrain. Embark on the seven-night cycle holiday over the Easter break for ?900 – a saving of ?200. Price includes accommodation for a family of four in a self-catering gite on the site of a converted 18th-century wood mill. Also included in the price is bike and helmet hire, maps of the family-friendly routes and a home-cooked meal on your first evening. Offer valid for stays between 31 March and 28 April 2012.
To book contact Velo Vercors (00 33 4 75 71 35 50;

Grab some spring sun in Portugal’s western Algarve and save ?1,270 per family. The Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel edges onto the beach and its location lends itself to watersports, mountain biking and horseriding. Whilst the creche and kids club keeps the younger ones entertained, the video games in the Blue Room and activities such a dolphin watching or windsurfing will keep the teens active. The total cost for a family of four is ?2,838 which includes an Easter egg hunt, a paddle tennis lesson, guided bike tour, tennis court hire and 20% discount on spa treatments. Price is based on a family sharing a two-bedroom Deluxe Garden House on a B&B basis with a choice of complimentary lunch or dinner on each day. Return flights and transfers are also included. Travel must be completed 1-15 April 2012.
To book contact Western & Oriental (020 7666 1234;

An 18th-century luxury stone cottage in the heart of Carmarthenshire and just 20-minutes from the sea has 20% off a seven-night stay. Departing 3 April 2012, the seven-person Cefnmeurig Cottage has been reduced from ?789 to ?631.20 and includes a gourmet hamper, toiletries, 25 basic cooking essentials such as pasta, cotton bathrobes for the adults and its own water supply.
To book contact Cefnmeurig Cottage (07765 250230;

Val D’Isere
Spend Easter on the slopes with a 27% discount on The Alpina Lodge, a four-person, self-catered apartment on the main street in Val d’Isere. Prices now start from ?697 per person, based on full occupancy for seven nights. Price includes return flights and transfers, for departure on 31 March 2012.
To book contact STA Travel (0800 988 0390;

A six-person holiday home located between Pollensa and Puerto Pollensa has now been reduced for the week commencing 7 April 2012. With a private pool, nearby golf course, table tennis and a Playstation 2, the Agusti farmhouse is perfect for a family getaway. Price for the whole property is now ?433 (accommodation only) – a saving of ?108.
To book contact Mallorca Farmhouses (0845 800 8080;

The Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites on the Greek island of Crete is a perennial favourite with everyone from honeymooners to family holidaymakers, and this Easter the resort is offering a 15% discount on rates and free half-board upgrade. It has just 18 opulent villas, each with its own pool, and 10 luxury suites. The Elixir Spa, library and DVD collection will keep the young ones entertained. Suites start from ?134 per night. Price also includes daily breakfast. Book by 31 March 2012, though the deal is valid for stays over Easter.
To book contact Great Hotels of The World (020 7380 3658;

Take the family to the Swiss Alps and take advantage of the ‘3 Generations’ offer: a 50% discount on rates for grandparents and free rooms for the under-16s, when adults pay the full price. Customers also receive a free Gstaad Easyaccess Card as part of the deal, which allows free use of cable cars, buses and museums.
The offer is valid at a number of hotels, including the Wellness & Spa Hotel Ermitage, where a two-night break for two grandparents, two parents and two children will cost CHF1,400 (approximately ?984) on a half-board basis. A minimum of two nights must be booked and the deal is valid for stays between 21 March and 21 June 2012, though it can be booked from now.
For more information contact Gstaad Tourism (00 41 33 748 81 81;

All prices correct at time of publishing. All offers subject to change and availability.

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