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Our top trips departing in October

Where to go on holiday in October


October is a time of outstanding beauty in the Northern Hemisphere, not least across the Atlantic in New England. Other far-flung favourites include Chile's Atacama Desert and the wildlife-rich Galápagos. Our specialists have picked out their top October holidays below. Have browse, then give us a call to plan your holiday.

Autumn in Europe

As Europe slips towards winter, the Southern Hemisphere comes into its own. That said, harvest festivals make visits to the likes of Tuscany's and Rioja's vineyards particularly pleasurable, while southern Portugal, Malta and Andalucia's Moorish wonders still enjoy great weather. Meanwhile, autumn in Scandinavia serves up superb fall foliage coupled with magical displays of the Northern Lights.

New England fall

While many parts of the world are spectacular in autumn, few can match the sheer beauty of New England. Reaching their peak in October, the reds, golds and ambers that light up the forests of the USA's northeast corner are simply stunning, although you’ll need to book early to get the best accommodation. Elsewhere, Yellowstone, Japan, Quebec and Atlantic Canada offer quieter alternatives. In the latter, you’ll also catch the tail end of whale season. You can also beat the crowds at Utah’s national parks, while both California and Hawaii are idyllically sunny.

Spring in South America

By contrast, South America is well into spring. North and central Chile’s seaside towns, colonial capital and world-wonder desert are at their best, and can easily be combined with Bolivia’s high-altitude beauty. Argentina’s Patagonian wildflowers and temperate cities are just as enticing, along with Peru’s lively Senor de los Milagros Festival.

Amazing Asia

Looking to Asia, while the likes of Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos are entering their high season, rates are slightly less and the crowds are by no means at full force. Nepal and Bhutan are also at their best and, even if you’re not hiking, clear skies make for stunning Himalayan views. East China’s pleasantly cool and dry weather is equally enticing.

Australia & New Zealand

Down Under, Australia is warming up, with its west resplendent in wildflowers and the tropical Great Barrier Reef offering excellent diving before the rains. Over the Tasman Sea, New Zealand’s Kaikoura enjoys superb marine life, from whales to dolphins, while in the mountains hiking trails are starting to open up after the ski season.

Africa & the Middle East

In Africa, the beaches of Mozambique, South Africa’s wildlife and the white water rafting on Zambia’s Zambezi River are superb. It’s also a good time to visit Morocco and Jordan before the winter drop in temperatures and there are good deals to be had in Oman and the United Arab Emirates outside of half-term holidays. 


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Our top itineraries for October

Fishing village, Nova Scotia

The Charms of Atlantic Canada‬

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,675 pp incl. flights

Driving spectacularly scenic routes, this superb-value getaway showcases the best of Atlantic Canada. You’ll stay in historic properties as you enjoy included whale-watching cruises and entrance into a wealth of historic sites.


Essential Andalucia‬

7-day tailor-made self-drive from £890 pp incl. flights

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.

Sensoji, Tokyo, Japan

Essential Japan

10-day tailor-made holiday from £2,620 pp incl. flights

Get a taste of all that this spectacular multi-faceted country has to offer, with private tours of Tokyo, traditional ryokan stays, trips on Japan's 200mph bullet train and visits to world famous temples.

Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Chile & Argentina: Patagonia's Glaciers & Fjords

17-day tailor-made holiday from £7,645 pp incl. flights

This adventure combines an exploratory cruise through Patagonia's channel maze with a private tour to Perito Moreno Glacier and a luxury campsite in Torres del Paine. You'll also stop off in Buneos Aires and enjoy all-inclusive gourmet dining, open-bar indulgences and expert-led excursions.

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Top offers for October

Spa, La Sultana Oualidia

La Sultana’s Moroccan Beaches and Marrakech

7-day tailor-made tour from £1,595 pp incl. flights


Special 'Sea & CIty' package when staying 6 nights or more – Save up to £250pp
Book by: 01 August 2020

Stay in two of Morocco's finest luxury hotels as you’re exposed to the oceanfront charms of an Atlantic fishing village and the bustling history of Marrakech.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Essential Vietnam & Cambodia: Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap

14-day river cruise from £2,560 pp incl. flights


Save up to 35%
Book by: 31 August 2020

Discover the wonders of the Mekong on this two week tour of Vietnam and Cambodia, travelling from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap.

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