Packaging proper picnics in Pompeii
Annabel Lawson, the company's founder, says: "A proper picnic in a lovely place can create magical memories. I have made picnics in olive groves, on temple steps, on the ramparts of a hill fort, in woods and on the seashore." One of the best-known sites Andante visits is Pompeii, the first-century town buried by an eruption of Vesuvius. Its eight-day tour would fit neatly into a May half-term. The price of pound;1,095 includes return flights, accommodation in a family-run hotel in a village set among wooded hills, meals with wine and water, guides, local travel and entrance fees. Details: 01722 713800; www.andantetravels.co.uk.