Walking is a great way to explore the world at your own pace. And some of the best destinations in the world can only be truly appreciated on foot, like the legendary Inca Trail deep in the heart of the Andes. Feeling confident to take on the terrain for your next holiday? Here are some
Christmas in Austria is a special experience. Much like its neighbouring Germany, Austria is world-famous for having rich festive traditions. From glühwein and gingerbread to handmade ornaments and intricately decorated trees, it’s hard to beat an authentic Austrian Christmas market. Here you’ll find some of our favourite cities in Austria for you to visit this
If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas this year or just an escape from the ordinary, why not consider a last-minute trip in search of some guaranteed snow? To find a truly white Christmas in Europe, it’s best to head to the Alps or to Scandinavia. The further north you are, the stronger the chance
The world is full of opportunities for the intrepid traveller. If the call of adventure has started replacing the appeal of a lazy beach break, then what you need is a holiday that really excites. Broaden your horizons by exploring new and extraordinary places or try activities you’ve only ever dreamed of – it’s never
Expedition cruising, or adventure cruising as it’s sometimes called, is one of the fastest growing sectors of cruise holidays. But before you start imagining something out of Scott of the Antarctic and get put off, most expedition cruises actually boast 4 and 5 star luxury. Expedition ships are also smaller than your average cruise ship.
With its spectacular Renaissance chateaux, historic towns, and endless vineyards, the Loire Valley is synonymous with all that is good about France. But travellers who set out to solely explore France’s longest river, La Loire, are missing a treat. Just a short drive to the north, the peaceful valley of Le Loir offers similar –
The Costa del Sol is one of the most popular regions to holiday in Europe. And it’s no surprise, as this area of southern Spain has it all for sun, sea and sand-seekers. Its nightlife scene is iconic, with buzzing resorts such as Marbella, Málaga, Torremolinos and Fuengirola packed with restaurants, bars and clubs. But
A long-time favourite with British holidaymakers, Brittany offers an irresistible blend of coastline, countryside and heritage towns, combined with delicious Breton produce, magical legends, and distinctive local music. Expect a landscape that is very similar to Cornwall – there’s even a historical Cornouaille area in western Brittany, created by settlers from our own Cornwall –
The third-largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is defined by rugged coastlines and sandy beaches. With its inland heart being a world of lush forests and dramatic mountain ranges. The diversity of its landscapes, warm climate, and characterful towns make Gran Canaria a popular holiday destination all year round. Jetting off to simply unwind
Iceland is an adventurer’s dream. And with such a contrasting landscape that changes with the seasons, you can be sure a visit in summer or winter will be a trip of a lifetime. From riding the Icelandic horse to whale watching in the Atlantic, here are some of the best things to do in Iceland.
With its aquamarine waters and quiet coves, historic towns and unspoilt natural beauty, Menorca provides everything you need for a relaxed sunshine holiday. The second largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands has now also put a number of reassuring health and safety measures in place, ready to welcome back British holidaymakers. So if you’ve yet to
Italy. Best known for romantic Venice, the art cities of Florence and Siena, not forgetting the picturesque Lake Como towns of Bellagio and Menaggio. While beautiful, their popularity often makes them crowded and busy places to visit. So, if Italy is top of your holiday list this year, why not head somewhere a little different
Many British holidaymakers are drawn back time after time by Malta’s rich culture, world-class gastronomy, and tempting beaches. Not to mention 300 days of sun a year. So what do you need to know about this Mediterranean island just south of Sicily? A bit of background The Maltese archipelago is made up of three islands
With its World Heritage architecture, rich history and delicious cuisine, Lisbon has always been a popular city break destination for British tourists. Lisbon offers the added bonus of golden Atlantic sands and quiet countryside within reach of the city, not to mention the promise of up to 290 sunshine days a year and temperatures that
Much more than just a day trip destination, Gibraltar could offer everything you need for a continental short break as Europe opens up again. You have to feel sorry for Gibraltar. Just 3.1 miles long with an average width of just one mile, the British Overseas Territory has always ranked primarily as a cruise ship