Tailor-made holidays & beach escapes
Discover the perfect autumn or winter getaway, featuring everything from sunshine holidays to Europe and Asia to epic safaris and fascinating city stays without the crowds. Whether you're set on escaping to the coast in search of sun or looking for something a little more adventurous, we have plenty of offers and ideas to make the most of the rest of the year, whether during the autumn or winter.
Autumn presents the perfect chance for a wide range of holiday experiences. As the weather starts to turn in the UK, this is arguably prime time to get away for a final blast of sunshine not too far from home. Not only have the crowds thinned in Europe's cities and beach resorts, but scorching summer temperatures have receded, making walking, hiking or exploring rural areas wonderful at this time of year. Best of all, many hotels have reduced their rates now that the summer hordes have headed home.
Southern Europe supplies perfect weather in the shape of the Greek Islands, Spain, Italy, Portugal and beyond. Further afield, driving holidays in the likes of New England in the USA offer wonderfully undulating hills, which play host to the rich browns and deep reds that have become the state's signature. You'll also find sunshine and adventure in plentiful supply in North Africa in the autumn months.
Come winter, while everyone at home is enduring dark evenings and woolly jumpers, you'll have a choice of anything from relaxing beach getaways to tropical wildlife spotting. If you're looking for close-to-home beach relaxation and the chance to sip cocktails by the pool this winter, we recommend jetting off to the Canary Islands. But if you want some serious winter sun, then you'll need to head to the Southern Hemisphere. Why not explore the likes of Bali, Mauritius or Seychelles for some tropical island bliss? And, if you're looking for something a bit more adventurous this winter, don't worry, we have that covered too. You could encounter exotic wildlife on a Kenyan safari, or sample world-class wines and scenic drives in far-flung New Zealand. For those looking for colder escapes, there are plenty of choices in the polar regions, from Northern Lights city breaks in Luleå, to trips to the iconic ICEHOTEL.
Below, you'll find a selection of our top autumn and winter escapes, we're sure there's plenty that'll have you inspired.
Unquestionably Madeira’s most famous hotel, the five-star Belmond Reid’s Palace is one of the world’s great names. Experience the best in elegant luxury, coupled with fine dining, an indulgent spa and sweeping Atlantic Ocean views.
Discover the very best of enchanting Bali, from gold-sand beaches to ancient rainforests and towering volcanoes, all wrapped up in a unique island culture.
This two-centre holiday combines Malaysia's cosmopolitan capital Kuala Lumpur with a weeklong stay at The Datai on Langkawi - a palm-fringed island paradise on the country's beautiful northwest coast.
With luxury hotel stays and a programme of included excursions, this weeklong trip is the ideal introduction to two spectacular Greek islands.
If you're a fan of the classic film The Sound of Music, then this short break will be right up your street. Indeed, it's a superb opportunity to experience the original setting of the film first hand, with city and location tours paired with a stay in a 5-star hotel.
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A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Eagles Palace is an idyllic Grecian hideaway, set on a private sandy beach with a backdrop of rolling hills and cypress trees.