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No-fly holidays

Spectacular journeys by road, rail & sea

Tailor-made no-fly holidays


More and more of us are opting not to fly for our holiday, and with good reason. Whether you want to avoid the hassle of the airport, reduce your carbon footprint, take your time to enjoy the scenery or simply travel with fewer luggage restrictions, there’s a certain ease and romance to skipping the plane. And, if you thought that not flying meant not going abroad, think again.

No-fly rail journeys

We’re lucky, in Europe, to have some of the world’s finest trains right on our doorstep. Of course, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express remains the icon, bringing passengers out, via a short hop aboard the Belmond British Pullman, to a selection of Europe’s city greats in old-world opulence. And, while we’ve picked out a few of our favourite options on this page, all can easily be adapted into no-fly alternatives. What’s more, Belmond – the people behind the great train – have brought their signature luxury closer to home, offering equally impressive journeys in Ireland and Scotland. We also have a fantastic collection of Eurostar holidays to France, taking in everything from Bordeaux’s wine cellars to Avignon’s medieval wonders. For an expert's view, read our article on why you should take your next Europe holiday by rail.

No-fly cruises

There’s something about the ease of unpacking once, departing and returning from the same place to explore exciting destinations in floating luxury. Perhaps that means winding leisurely along France’s great rivers, taking in the spectacular fjords of the Norwegian Arctic or simply hopping between the cragged beauty of Scotland’s Hebridean islands. Whatever interests, you can be certain to find a cruise to suit how you travel, enjoying boutique ships, exciting excursions in small ports and the finest in onboard dining.

No-fly road trips

Whether taking your own car or picking one up in destination, we often forget about the variety of the UK’s ferry connections. They offer the chance to explore some of Europe’s most spectacular driving routes. Perhaps hop over to Ireland for spectacular Causeway coastal drives in the north or the medieval treasures and thatched villages of the south. Alternatively, take a ferry over the Bay of Biscay to northern Spain, where Rioja and Navarra tempt with sprawling vineyards while beach-clad coastlines and Renaissance cities vie for your attention in the Basque Country. As always, if you don’t see exactly what you’re after, our expert consultants will be able to tailor-make an itinerary to suit your exact interests. 


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No-fly holiday ideas

Ring of Kerry, County Kerry Ireland

Best of Ireland – No-fly Self-drive

8-day no-fly self-drive from £1,235 pp

This itinerary showcases Ireland's highlights in a spectacular self-drive that takes you from the lively streets of Dublin to its wild west coast and rolling emerald countryside. Stay in luxury hotels throughout.

San Sebastián Spain

Highlights of the Basque Country - No-fly self-drive

10-day no-fly self-drive from £1,175 pp

Explore the delights of northern Spain, from its sandy beaches to its charming medieval towns. Stay in historic paradors and taste authentic Spanish food and wine as you uncover the secrets of Basque Country on a no-fly self-drive.

Belmond Grand Hibernian in daytime

Belmond Grand Hibernian: Taste of Ireland No-fly

4-day no-fly luxury rail journey from £3,625 pp

This world-class rail journey showcases the delights of the Emerald Isle in style onboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian. Enjoy included tours alongside fine dining and an open bar on this journey of a lifetime.

Belmond Royal Scotsman

Belmond Royal Scotsman: Taste of the Highlands

4-day no-fly luxury rail journey from £3,260 pp

Travel straight into the heart of the Scottish Highlands, visiting enchanting sites of natural beauty and making the most of the thrilling outdoor activities.

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Edinburgh Castle

No-fly Emerald Isles from Southampton

11-day no-fly cruise from £2,209 pp

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Book by: 31 May 2020

Explore the Emerald Isles on this no-fly voyage through the United Kingdom and Ireland. From the peaceful Outer Hebrides to the lively streets of Dublin, there's plenty to see.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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