Glass of Prosecco wine.

The bubble I've seen

John Brunton explores the vineyards, villages and restaurants of the Veneto region's celebrated prosecco wine route.

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Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur, India. Photograph by Getty Images.

Double-0 heaven

Ute Junker picks the best destinations from 50 years of Bond films. Ute Junker picks the best destinations from 50 years of Bond films.

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When in room ... and from Hotel Le Continental, Bordeaux.

Keys to the cities

A Bordeaux bolthole for $120 a night? A riverside retreat in Lisbon for the same? Here's our guide to some of Europe's best-value hotels and guesthouses this season.

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traditional glass-maker. Venice

Island hopping

Away from the hustle of Venice, Peter Munro explores the Venetian Lagoon, where he finds artisans and quiet cafes.

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Happy trio ... the writer with her mother and husband at Burano.

And mother makes three

What happens when a seventysomething eschews escorted touring for an independent jaunt with family? Some might predict disaster. Dayle Green finds out.

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