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Grape Harvest tour of Champagne

Join Grape Harvest for earliest Champagne harvest in years

Champagne lovers are celebrating the earliest harvest in 180 years and there is now a chance to join Grape Escapes on its one-off VIP and Deluxe Harvest Weekend. The three-night escorted tour takes place over the August Bank Holiday from 26-29 August and offers an intimate visit to Champagne’s vineyards to join the annual ‘vendange’ and visit houses which are generally unavailable to the public.

Put some fizz into 2011 with a champagne break

Put some fizz into 2011

It seems people have more to celebrate now than they have for the last two years, according to sales of Champagne. Britains drank five million more bottles in 2010 than the 12 months previous and now can celebrate in style with a Champagne tasting tour.

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Coffee with a local in Amsterdam

Amsterdam

This week IdealShortBreaks.co.uk is in Amsterdam drinking strong black coffee with local Machteld Ligtvoet, who gives us tips on some of his favourite local haunts – including where you can go to find one of the best views of the city.

Top five alternative Christmas markets

Alternative Christmas markets

Forget the likes of Germany and Eastern European favourites, Budapest, Krakow and Prague this year and why not head to some alternative Christmas market destinations for something a little different this festive season?