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Not your average luxury holiday: Four enriching breaks we’re booking this summer

2021 is the year for more meaningful holidays, and we’re looking to expand our horizons and try our hands at learning something new when booking our holidays this year. [...]

2021 is the year for more meaningful holidays, and we’re looking to expand our horizons and try our hands at learning something new when booking our holidays this year. Because who said that vacations are just all about lounging by the pool?

Finesse your skills with the Scottish Fiddle at Glenapp Castle

If you’re looking to learn a new skill this summer, why not learn to play the Scottish Fiddle? The luxury Relais & Chateaux property, Glenapp Castle, is offering Scottish fiddle lessons taught by local expert fiddler Mark Mitchell. Aspiring fiddlers will take a beginners course, including one-on-one lesson time, so they can distinguish their Jigs from their Strathspey’s in no time.

The Learn the Scottish Fiddle break at Glenapp Castle begins at £350. This includes a full traditional Scottish breakfast served daily, gourmet three course dinner each evening, six-eight hours of private beginners fiddle lesson with Mark and a Scottish Fiddle Certificate, personalised by Mark for more information visit: www.glenappcastle.com 

Take a culinary tour of Georgia with Carla Capalbo

Georgia is known for its rich cultural and gastronomic traditions, which blend Iberian and Colchian civilisations. Not to mention, it offers 8,000 years of winemaking heritage and has plenty of incredible vineyards to explore. Adventure operator Wild Frontiers is offering a culinary tour of Georgia led by renowned food and wine expert Carla Capalbo – where they can learn the art of Georgian cooking straight from Carla and local food experts.

The  Tastes of Georgia: A culinary Tour with Carla Capalbo tour from Wild Frontiers Travel begins from £2,995 (land only price) for 9 days. Tour departs in June 2021. www.wildfrontierstravel.com/

Learn to drive a supercar with Ultimate Driving Tours

Now this is an enriching experience unlike anything you’ve seen, because Ultimate Driving Tours gives car enthusiasts the chance to learn how to drive a supercar with its five-day self-drive experience. Guests can learn to handle a Ferrari through the winding curves of the Swiss and Italian alps or experience the power of a Lamborghini through the German Autobahn.

Ultimate Driving Tours’ Self-Drive experiences start from £5,250 per person for 5 days and 4 nights and includes a planned and managed drive, car rental, insurance, delivery and pick up, a detailed handover, on call support and luxury accommodation. www.ultimatedrivingtours.com

Live out your mermaid fanta-SEA at Pullman Maldives

Aside from already being a fantasy destination, the Pullman Maldives is also offering guests the chance to live out their mermaid fantasies with the resort’s ‘Become a Mermaid’ package. The package is perfect for both kids and adults and consists of two mermaid swimming sessions. They also come with makeup and glitter and beautiful mermaid tails too.

The ‘Become a mermaid’ package includes two swimming pool lessons (1.5 hours each) from £192 + 10% service charge + 12% GST. Or do a mermaid photoshoot from £76 for 10 digital photos at the swimming pool. Also includes 10% service charge + 12% GST

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Hannah Lynn Tan
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