At the onset of autumn, keep an eye out for crowd-dodging breaks in Europe and the return of the Northern Lights to Scandinavia and the Nordics. Browse our selection below then give our specialists a call to start planning your early-autumn escape.
The last of Europe's summer
September marks your last chance to take in the European summer. What’s more, it’s also an ideal opportunity to avoid the crowds, with such southern countries as Croatia, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece among the highlights. Look out for superb post-summer savings as the kids head back to school. Coupled with some excellent weather, it's one of our favourites seasons in southern Europe.
Autumn fun in the far north
While the south of Europe continues to entice with sun, sea and sand, up above the Arctic Circle, September sees the return of the Northern Lights. Unlike in winter, you'll be able to take in this celestial display with relatively balmy weather, coupled with the likes of hiking, cycling and the chance to forage for your own food in forests awash with autumn's fiery shades. Look to the likes of Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden for the best of the action.
Holidays to North America
There’s also plenty of excitement outside of the Continent. As Canada and the USA slip towards a temperate autumn, you can avoid the crowds – and hiked prices – to take in the first signs of New England’s spectacular fall foliage.