We've always found autumn a smart time to travel to Europe. Prices are reasonable, summer crowds diminish and the weather turns temperate.
And it's not just Europe that lends itself to great holidays at this time of year. Below we've picked out our favourite destinations across the globe. From island hopping adventures in Croatia to self-drive holidays in South Africa during the spectacular whale watching season.
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Among its rolling hills and sweeping plains, central Spain hides some of Europe’s finest cultural treasures, from medieval fortresses to Roman aqueducts. You’ll take it all in with scenic country drives and stays in historic hotels.
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Unquestionably Madeira’s most famous hotel, the five-star Belmond Reid’s Palace is one of the world’s great names – and celebrated its 120th anniversary in 2011.
Idyllic beaches, ancient ruins and some serious old warm charm are just some of the highlights of this tried-and-tested journey along Croatia's sensational Dalmatian Coast.
Bursting with cobalt-blue sea vistas, film-worthy landscapes and exceptional dining, this itinerary offers a chance to witness the UNESCO-protected iAeolian Islands of Lipari, Salina and Stromboli.
Be charmed by Sydney before discovering the stunning beaches, coastal towns and lush hinterland of Australia’s East Coast as you wind your way north.