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Escape Hot List: Classical feasts to classical beats

Trip of a lifetime

Fans of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s gourmet travelogue The Trip (pictured above) will want to tune into Sky One or NOW TV tomorrow to salivate over their next destination, Greece. Inspired? Book on to Original Travel’s six-night food and philosophy tour. It takes in Athens, a cookery course in Hydra and a luxury farm-stay where you’ll go on a guided tour of Mycenae and Epidaurus. From £1,810pp including flights, car-hire and all guided activities. originaltravel.co.uk

A festival of Beethoven

This year marks the 250th anniversary of German composer Ludwig van Beethoven. His birthplace, Bonn, is holding a festival dedicated to the classical maestro from March 13 to September 22, which will feature performances of his nine symphonies (beethovenfest.de/en). Bonn’s theatre will also put on his only opera, Fidelio (theater-bonn.de). Stay at Motel One Bonn-Beethoven, next door to Beethoven Haus, his childhood home. Rooms from £57pn, motel-one.com

Uplifting Music for Women’s Day

Celebrate International Women’s Day in Brighton on March 6 with a gig held 450ft in the air. Be one of the limited 130 ticket-holders who will be entertained by collective 24hr Garage Girls, producer Shosh and Kiss FM DJ Mollie Collins, on board the British Airways i360 Viewing Tower (below). Tickets from £35, britishairwaysi360.com

Shall you be mother?

Treat your mama this Mother’s Day (March 22) with what might just be London’s prettiest afternoon tea. Renowned baker Peggy Porschen has created a lovely experience that launches from tomorrow until June 2. Under the domed glass roof of the Lanesborough Hotel’s Céleste restaurant, mums and their dearest can enjoy finger sandwiches, pink pastries and scones with lashings of clotted cream and jam. From £53pp, lanesborough.com/afternoontea