Amsterdam and Spanish & Italian cities are
the most popular destinations. Paris is
increasingly a very desirable short-break
destination as it offers accommodation for
every budget and there is simply so much
to see and do in the city. Paris has something
to suit everyone.
(Balearics & Canaries) Islands are also popular when spring and
autumn beckon, with travellers swapping the cold and grey of the
UK for sunnier climbs. The islands are as diverse as they are plentiful.
From the Balearics of Ibiza, Menorca, Mallorca and Formentera, east
of the mainland, to the canaries of Lanzarote, Tenerife, Feurteventura
and Gran Canaria further north, all holiday tastes are catered for.
Balearics, in particular cater for all tastes with the young "clubbing"
crowd making their home on Ibiza, whilst Menorca retains a more
peaceful ambience for those seeking a restful break. Palma in Mallorca
is a very popular city break destination as it enjoys easy access
from most parts of the UK.
there and everywhere
City breaks also gaining popularity. Centre combinations include
classic Italian cities, central European capitals and Switzerland
from the hectic round of sight seeing, shopping, eating and general
merriment you can also squeeze in an opera, musical or show. The
Opera and Theatre ticket service runs in conjunction with many city
breaks, although London undoubtedly had a vast selection. The added
advantage is that most of the shows will be in English. Opera buffs,
however, will say there is nothing to match the joy of hearing an
opera at La Scala!
major cultural events this service is offered to the following destinations:
Italian cities, including Verona, Milan, Venice, Rome, Florence,
Siena and Naples plus other cities such as Prague, Vienna, Salzburg
and New York (see long haul section).
sunshine breaks - from the South of France to the deserts of Dubai
or the islands of Madeira, Cyprus and Malta - operators offer these
breaks on flexible scheduled travel.
is excellent for the duty free shoppers and Archana is kept busy
taking an increasing number of bookings for this desert location.
Best time of the year to visit Dubai is from October to April in
terms of weather. It offers a range of good quality hotels and activities
ideally suited for a short break.
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