Happy wandering

Give your loved ones something they will really remember, for all the right reasons, with these top ten travel gifts.


1 See the Northern Lights: Travelbag vouchers can be spent against a range of short and long haul holidays, but perfect for a festive break is a three nights’ B&B break in Iceland at the four-star Grand Reykjavik Hotel, with flights ex-London and regional airports, from £299, if booked by January 31 for February/March travel. Information: 0845 543 6615/www.travelbag.co.uk

2 London’s West End: Superbreak vouchers for £5-£100 are redeemable on short theatre breaks, like the Jersey Boys weekend for £160 in December/January. Package includes tickets to the hit musical, plus two nights’ B&B at the four-star Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, on the South Bank. Information: 0871 700 4834/www.superbreak.com

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3 Premiership Soccer: A ticket for the Manchester United v Manchester City clash on March 1, with B&B at the three-star Novotel Manchester West, costing £256 at Thomas Cook Sport. Information: 0844 879 8799/www.thomascooksport.com

4 Live like a Lord and Lady: Brit Movie Tours vouchers from £15 can be spent on the Downton Abbey Country Film Locations Tour – or £95 each for group visits – taking in Oxfordshire villages seen in the hit TV show, plus Downton Village and tea in the home of the Dowager Countess. Information: 0844 247 1007/www.britmovietours.com

5 Wanderlust: The celebrated travel magazine, Wanderlust, is 20 years old this December, and is still as inspiring as ever for those planning – or simply dreaming about – an exotic holiday. Annual subscription (£30) buys ten issues, plus a Round the World in 500 Festivals guide. Information: 01753 620426/[email protected]

6 Ride on luxury train: Take the luxury Orient Express day trip around UK from £310 in January/February using Railbookers vouchers worth up to £100 each. Vouchers can also be spent on Eurostar and rail travel worldwide. Information: 0203 327 0760/www.railbookers.com; 0845 077 2222/www.orient-express.com/uktrains

7 Perfect for Petrolheads: Leger Holidays offer return coach trips (B&B basis) to top motoring events include Formula 1 Grand Prix in Spain, Monaco, Belgium or Austria, the endurance-testing 24 Hour Le Mans event or the German Motor Show, with tickets to qualifying and main events included. From £279 for German Motor Show (March), from £299 for Le Mans (June) and from £399 for four/five day Grand Prix tours (May-September).Information: 0844 324 9256/www.legerbreaks.info

8 Painting in Barcelona: An artist couple run painting courses in the Catalan capital from their B&B penthouse, from £675 for six nights, from £1,150 per couple, including five days of tuition. Information: www.la-terraza-atico.com

9 Best of British History: Historic Royal Palaces, an independent charity looking after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace, offers a Christmas Gift Membership (from £45) giving free and unlimited access, year round, to all five palaces. Information: 0844 482 7788/ www.hrp.org.uk

10 Children friendly: Take the family to explore Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park, with B&B accommodation at New Forest country house hotel Bartley Lodge for £219. Information: 0871 360 2034/www.paultonsbreaks.com