With the recent cold snap dragging on many are looking to escape to the sunshine as soon as possible. We’ve put together a selection of destinations that are at their prime over the next few months.
For May, southern Europe presents a chance for some early sun while America’s desert national parks are at their best. In turn, June heralds the start of summer and the chance to beat Europe’s crowds or explore Sri Lanka’s pretty beaches and ancient monuments.
Then, in July, the southern hemisphere’s temperate winter makes for ideal Kenyan safaris while northern European road trips come into their own. Lastly, America’s Great Lakes and western Sweden’s idyllic coastline of rolling hills and pretty fishing villages are both best visited in August.
We're also offering up to £200 spending money and complimentary UK airport lounge access when you book a qualifying spring or summer holiday before 31 May.
And if you’re still looking for inspiration, there’s a few complimentary places left at our Iconic Hotels & Experiences of Europe drinks evening, held on Thursday 4 May.
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Spain's 94 paradors are palaces, fortresses and castles, monasteries, convents and country houses. Our great-value Parador 5 night card includes a six-day stay across the majority of paradors and a 20% discount on meals. To tailor-make your own parador adventure, speak to one of our specialists.
Spend two nights in the majestic Pestana Palacio Do Freixo – an 18th century palace on the Douro River, just upstream from the historical old town of Porto and two nights in your choice of luxurious Douro valley hotel.
This fly-drive itinerary brings you right among some of the USA's most spectacular wilderness, from the Wild-West grandeur of Monument Valley to the world-wonder beauty of the Grand Canyon.
Offering superb value, this weeklong road trip will see you uncovering the Moorish wonders of southern Spain, brought to life with guided tours and stays in superb hotels. Highlights include visits to the palace-fortresses of Seville and Granada along with the Córdoba's cathedral-mosque.
Early booking discount - must book 45 dys prior to departure – Save up to £60 pp
Book by: 31 August 2018
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express – the very name conjures up images of 19th-century splendour, of silent film stars and Agatha Christie. All of the glamour and mystique still lingers, the white-gloved service as faultless as one could hope for from the world's most famous train ride.
Save up to £510 per couple
Book by: 22 July 2018
Considered to be among the best resorts on Tenerife, this Leading Hotel of the World is a favourite among repeat holidaymakers. It’s been modelled on a typical Canaries’ village, complete with next-door beach, bell tower and staff in traditional clothing.