Tailor-made short breaks & city stays
Whether you’re looking to sample one of Europe’s cultural hotspots with a quick city break, escape to a remote, wildlife-filled wilderness or indulge during a long weekend of sun and sea, our short break specialists are here to help you create your perfect mini-adventure.
There's everything from cultural events in Rome and Barcelona and romantic spa retreats in Lake Como to thrilling Arctic breaks in Lapland, luxury weekends in the Algarve and road trips through medieval Spain – with the whole of Europe on the doorstep, options are truly endless. Or, if you want to soak up some guaranteed sunshine year-round – while exercising your mind, your body and your credit card – consider a luxurious beach-and-shopping trip to Dubai.
To get the most out of your mini-break, ask our experts about the best time to travel, whether you want away-from-it-all relaxation or lively festivals and events, from Bloomsday in Dublin and the Vienna Opera Festival to the spiritual pilgrimages of Spain and Portugal and carnivals under the midnight sun in Reykjavik and St Petersburg.
From castles, palaces, fortresses and monasteries, Portugal's Pousadas are spread throughout the country. The Explorer Passport provides five nights accommodation and breakfast using 17 of the most famous Pousadas throughout the country.
Combine Sweden's two largest cities on this five-day tailor-made tour, staying at 4-star superior hotels and travelling across the country by train.
This gentle five-day self-drive tour through Sweden's gourmet heartland takes in the rural and coastal scenery between Malmo and Ystad. Accommodation is in two of the region's leading hotels, from where the locations from the hugely popular Wallander series can be visited.
Epic Sana, a gorgeous boutique hotel, set between emerald pines and molten yellow sands, is the essence of the romantic Algarve and one of the region’s finest escapes.
This luxurious hotel is right in the heart of Florence’s historic delights with a refined nautical-style blue, white and leather interior, a Michelin-star restaurant and opulent suites.