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Summer is almost here and Inghams is introducing new programmes for summer in the mountains. So, what's new for 2017?

The specialist European tour operator has this year added new holiday options: 'Lakes & Peaks' of Austria and Germany, a 'Treasures of Tuscany' small group tour, and 'Cycling Adventure Week' in Morzine, France.

The newly expanded Inghams Lakes & Mountains programme features over 100 top resorts, cities and tours across Europe, with direct flights from 23 local UK airports.

Inghams guests can now enjoy more savings, special offers and flexibility, choosing from short breaks, week-long trips or longer stays of 10, 11 or 14 nights, as well as twin-centre holidays.

The Lakes & Mountains programme's first ever Cycling Adventure Week will run from Saturday 1st - Saturday 8th July, 2017 in Morzine.

In the spirit of the Tour de France, Cycling Adventure Week guests will traverse the Col de Jeux Verte (1,700m), which links Morzine to Avoriaz, passing the stunning Lac de Montriond.

All with a professional guide, of course.

The trip is £834pp on a half-board basis including return flights and airport transfers.

Bikes are available to hire locally from £26.50 per day, otherwise, guests can arrange bike carriage to bring their own (prices start from approximately £60 return).

Explorer holiday - Treasures of Tuscany

Experienced Inghams explorer guides lead holidays to Italy with a maximum of 25 guests per holiday.

The new Tuscany tour offers seven-nights' accommodation at either the 4* Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale or 5* Grand Hotel Bellavista Palace, both located in the Tuscan Riviera town of Montecatini near Terme.

Highlights of the trip include a visit to the Duomo and the Palazzo Vecchino, as well as to Tuscany's capital, Florence, home to the world-famous Uffizi where guests can enjoy a guided tour.

Other top features include visits to Siena and San Gimignano, the Chianti countryside, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and a walking tour of Lucca.

Prices start from £1,229pp on selected departure dates.

See here for more details.

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NEW 'LAKES AND PEAKS' HOLIDAY: AUSTRIA AND GERMANY

Inghams' new Lakes and Peaks twin-centre trip combines Austria's stunning Lake District Salzkammergut region with Germany's idyllic town of Berchtesgaden in the heart of the Bavarian Alps.

Guests can choose to stay in the beautiful Austrian lakeside resorts of St. Wolfgang, Fuschl or St Gilgen before travelling onwards to Berchtesgaden.

Inghams is offering a 14-night Lakes and Peaks holiday, with seven nights in Fuschl and seven nights in Berchtesgaden, from £1,051pp, including flights and resort transfers.

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Four new Italian destinations

From the shores of Lake Levico and Lake Garda to the idyllic Venetian Riviera coastline:

Lake Levico - Located in northern Italy, the Blue Flag accredited Lake Levico is one of Italy's cleanest lakes and an unspoilt thermal spa resort, known for its crystal clear waters.

The area is popular for hiking and cycling, boasting numerous mountain bike trails.

Accommodation options include family-run hotels Hotel Ariston and Hotel Elite, the 3* Hotel Ambassador and the former summer residence of the Austrian Royal Family; the 4* Grand Hotel Imperial.

Prices start from £649pp.

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Lazise, Lake Garda - Historic Lazise is a medieval walled town located on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, to the south of Bardolino.

Once a major trade hub, today Lazise offers a picturesque and authentic travel experience for visitors, with a largely traffic-free historic centre lined with shops, bars and restaurants, the Scaglieri castle, several churches and a pretty harbour.

The 3* Hotel Bella Lazise is an ideal base for guests looking to escape the crowds, with excellent facilities including a large outdoor pool and garden.

Prices start from £729pp.

See here for more.

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Lake Como - Located at the south-western tip of Lake Como, Como is a historic bustling city and the capital of the province.

The city's top attractions include the Gothic Como Cathedral, the scenic funicular railway and the waterfront promenade.

Overlooking the lake, the 4* Hotel Barchetta boasts an enviable location in Como's main square and features a sun terrace, bar and top quality restaurant.

Prices start from £909pp.

See here for more.

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Venetian Riviera - The Venetian Riviera invites beach lovers to relax with Inghams' four hotels, Hotel Luxor & Cairo, Hotel Miami, Hotel Le Soleil and Hotel Frank, all situated no more than two or three streets from the beach in the resort of Lido di Jesolo.

During the summer, the town's main road is closed and becomes the longest pedestrianised shopping street in Europe. ,

An excellent choice of excursions allow guests to explore beyond the local area, to locations such as Venice and the Lagoon Islands, Treviso and the Dolomites.

Prices start from £559pp.

See here for more. 

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Three new hotel openings in France

Cristal de Jade Apartments, Chamonix

The 5* Cristal de Jade Apartments opened in winter 2016/17 to bring luxury self-catered residences with fantastic facilities to the very centre of Chamonix.

Access to the spa area with its gym, Jacuzzis and large indoor swimming pool leading to an outdoor terrace.

Seven nights at the 5* Cristal de Jade Apartments from £615pp (based on four sharing a two-bedroom apartment) including accommodation on a self-catered basis, flights and resort transfers.

Hotel RockyPop, Les Houches, Chamonix

The 3* hotel launched this season.

Inghams is offering seven nights at the 3* Hotel RockyPop from £669pp including accommodation on a half board basis with buffet breakfasts and evening meals, flights and resort transfers, plus free daily packed lunches and tea and coffee.

Hotel Beau Site, Lake Annecy

In the picturesque French village of Talloires, on the shores of Lake Annecy, the newly reopened Hotel Beau Site is ideal for those looking for a tranquil setting and features its own private garden, tennis court, beach and boat.

Seven nights at the 4* Hotel Beau Site from £929pp including accommodation on a half board basis with buffet breakfasts and three-course evening meals, flights and resort transfers.

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Inghams has been ahead of the game concerning Winter 17/18. See here for what it has for skiing next season.

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