Unfairly overlooked, an October holiday is a chance to beat the crowds while still catching a destination in its best light. And, as holidaymakers save for Christmas and rest up after summer, there are plenty of discounts to be had on flights, hotels and trips. Perhaps explore the capital less busy on a city break, take some time out with a beach resort, or swap seasons by heading somewhere exotic.
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From castles, palaces, fortresses and monasteries, Portugal's Pousadas are spread throughout the country. The Explorer Passport provides five nights accommodation and breakfast using 17 of the most famous Pousadas throughout the country.
Stay 4 pay 3 – Save up to £155 pp
Book by: 31 October 2018
Located on the central Via Veneto, moments from Villa Borghese, Piazza di Spagna and Via Condotti, the 5-star Baglioni Hotel Regina is supremely well situated.
Reykjavik and its surrounds offer a wealth of exciting activities to enthrall even the most adventurous of travellers. From powerful geysers to towering waterfalls, the region known as the Golden Circle is home to some of Iceland's most impressive geological wonders.
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Famous for its friendly people, natural beauty and mild climate, Madeira is a perfect year-round destination. The island features more than 600 miles of walking trails, and while there aren't any beaches per se, there are plenty of lidos and bathing platforms offering direct sea access.
Early booking offer - book 60 days before departure – Save up to £80 pp
Book by: 17 October 2018
Hotel Botanico is located in Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife, and is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. The hotel is surrounded by sub-tropical gardens, and the Puerto de la Cruz botanical gardens are nearby. The picturesque old town is just a few minutes away with the hotel's shuttle.