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Travel News: Scotland by rail, £100 pp off for summer sun and Belfast hotel revamp

The Jacobite Express steam train puffs over the Glenfinnan Viaduct in the Scottish Highlands

Discover Scotland

via steam-train trip

Specialist travel company McKinlay Kidd has expanded its train holidays to include five expert-guided small group rail tours of Scotland. Each of the new Scottish tours involves the majority of travel via train, giving travellers the chance to enjoy striking scenery, without the stresses of driving. Hand-picked excursions and locally owned, characterful accommodation is included. Their new trip Loch Ness, The Jacobite and Skye, starts in Glasgow and includes the steam train the Jacobite Express. The six-night trip costs from £1,895 pp, based on two sharing. Mckinlaykidd.com

£100 pp off offer in

sizzling summer sale

Jet2holidays' sale continues until Monday February 4, giving holidaymakers £100 off per person on package holidays to all summer 2019 destinations. By entering the promo code 100SAVE holidaymakers departing to any of Jet2holidays 58 summer destinations between April 1 and October 31 can enjoy savings. The offer, which means a £400 saving for a family of four, includes their three new destinations of Bourgas in Bulgaria, Chania in Crete and Izmir in Turkey. Airline Jet2.com is also offering 10 per cent off all flights to all summer 19 destinations between the same dates. See Jet2.com

New look rooms, bar

and eaterie for hotel

Based in the heart of the city on Great Victoria Street, Jurys Inn Belfast has been transformed and boasts a new look with 80 brand new bedrooms, complete with localised artwork. This refurbishment brings the total number of bedrooms to 270. Guests can also look forward to relaxing in the hotel's stylish public spaces including its new-look bar and restaurant which offers a fresh contemporary dining menu. Rates start at £85 room only. Jurysinns.com

Where's safest to

drive in the EU?

New research from Canvas Holidays, which operates in campsites throughout Europe, reveals Austria as the most dangerous driving destination in the EU, with a whopping 43 accidents per 10,000 residents. This was followed by Germany and Belgium. Using the European Commission's Annual Accident Report 2018, the company discovered that the top three safest countries for driving in the union are Denmark, Cyprus and Finland. The Republic was the 12th safest, with 12.2 accidents per 10,000 residents, while the UK was placed in 19th position. See canvasholidays.co.uk/blog/2019/01/21/how-to-stay-safe-while-driving-in-europe/

:: All prices and availability correct at the time of issue.

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