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August

Our top trips departing in August

Where to go on holiday in August

Introduction

August is all about fun in the sun. Look out for luxury Mediterranean breaks, high-adventure in the Arctic and the chance to track the wildebeest migration in East Africa. Browse our top holiday suggestions below, then speak to our specialists who'll tailor your holiday to suit.

Summer holidays in Europe

August offers visitors to the northern hemisphere the chance to enjoy long, balmy days. While Europe as a whole is lovely, it is peak tourist season so consider heading to the less-frequented destinations such as Slovenia, Croatia, Spain's Basque Country, France's Southwest and the lakes of northern Italy. Then, for something truly epic, August sees the annual return of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express's epic journey from Paris to Istanbul. A recreation of the iconic train's original route, it's a journey you'll need to book months in advance. 

Mid-summer in Scandinavia

Self-drive holidays through Norway's fjord landscapes are spectacular at this time of year, but it is imperative to book early to secure hotel and cabin availability, as demand is high and supply quite low. That said, secure your spot and you're in for some of the most spectacular landscapes anywhere in Europe. But that's not all. Head further north for some truly epic summertime adventures above the Arctic Circle, from summer stays at Sweden's ICEHOTEL to spotting polar bears amid Svalbard's glaciers and fjords.

Adventures in the Americas

In the USA, the wild spaces of Yellowstone National Park are good to explore in August and, while Cape Cod is beautiful at this time of year, it is also at its busiest. Across the border, visit Churchill in Canada for a chance to see polar bears in leafy climes. Heading southwards, Peru is still very popular with trekkers and it's also a great time to venture into the Amazon, with the Manu Reserve warm and dry at this time of year.

Spectacular safaris

East Africa celebrates the wilderness spectacle of the Great Migration with the Masai Mara in Kenya the place to be to witness the vast herds moving across the plains. In Namibia, the game viewing is at its best, but for both countries booking very well in advance is recommended. Elsewhere, Mozambique has warm and dry conditions, making its wild spaces and beaches equally attractive.

 

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Our top itineraries for August

Brant Point lighthouse, Nantucket Island

The Best of Cape Cod & The Islands

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,535 pp incl. flights

With a stay in historic Boston as its prologue, this self-drive winds south, via the Pilgrim settlement of Plymouth, to Cape Cod's dune-fringed idyll. Then, after day trips to Provincetown and the cobblestones of Nantucket, you'll end amid Martha's Vineyard's golden sands and gingerbread houses.

Glacier Express (© Glacier Express)

Switzerland on the Tracks

8-day no-fly rail journey from £1,930 pp

This tailor-made no-fly journey combines the best in Swiss rail travel with the delights of some of Europe's favourite regions. From Zurich to the Alps and even one of France's wine-making capitals, Dijon, you'll enjoy spectacular views, charming city culture and great food and wine.

Beach, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Ancient Kingdoms & East Coast Beaches

13-day tailor-made holiday from £2,815 pp incl. flights

Visiting Sri Lanka's most impressive ancient monuments and beautiful beaches in utter luxury, enjoying the services of a private driver throughout and staying in only the finest hotels. Think beach villas and palatial country manors.

Lion in the Masai Mara, Kenya

Kenya Safari & Coast

15-day tailor-made holiday from £3,725 pp incl. flights

This wonderful 14-day safari holiday takes in the beautiful landscapes and abundant wildlife of Kenya before heading to the coast for a relaxing beach break on the spectacular Mombasa Coast.

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