Summer & Winter Sun

Whether it’s lying on a white sandy beach, hiking in the Alps, cruising the Caribbean or exploring the Pyramids, we all enjoy the feel of the sun on our faces.

Whatever time of year you want to travel, we can find you some heat.

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Spain & the Balearics

Underneath Spain’s unfair image of brash commercialism, gaudy nightlife and tourism central lies a country with stunning natural beauty and a fascinating cultural heritage. Scratch just beneath the sangria and chips surface and you will find un-spoilt coves, rugged mountains, high cliffs and stunning sun drenched beaches.

Major cities, each compellingly individual, offer vibrancy and style, architectural excellence, medieval monuments and two of the world’s greatest football teams. Packed full of destinations catering for every kind of traveller, it is possible to span many different varieties of holiday in one country.

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The Canary Islands

Famed for their sub-tropical climate and enjoying more than 300 days of sunshine a year, the Canaries are undoubtedly one of the UK’s favourite destinations for winter and summer sun. With such a diversity amongst the islands, there is really is something for all travellers intent on hedonism, the great outdoors, relaxation and recreation combined. Verdant valleys, snow capped peaks, volcanic landscapes and sparkling white beaches provide ever changing scenery for the endless activities available on this varied and fascinating archipelago, situated a little more than 100km from the coast of Saharan Africa

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Portugal

Portugal, on the Iberian Peninsula, borders Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. Its oceanside location influences many aspects of its culture – salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes. The Algarve’s beaches are a major tourist destination and much of the nation’s architecture dates to the 1500s-1800s, when Portugal had a maritime empire. Golf holidays in Portugal have long been at the forefront of golf in Europe, thanks to the top quality courses, hotels and resorts that line the Algarve coastline.

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Cape Verde

Cape Verde, or Cabo Verde, is a nation on a volcanic archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa. It’s known for its Creole Portuguese-African culture and morna music. Its many beaches are jumping-off points for windsports and diving among shipwrecks. Its largest island, Santiago, is home to the current capital, Praia, and the old capital, Cidade Velha, with its clifftop fortress.

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Greece & Cyprus

Greece consists of 2 mainland peninsulas and thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. It’s often called the birthplace of Western civilization, and Athens, its capital, retains ancient landmarks including the 5th-century-B.C.E. Acropolis citadel and Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos.

Cyprus is an island in the eastern Mediterranean, and has a rich, turbulent history stretching back to antiquity. Known for its beaches, it has a rugged interior with wine-growing regions. It’s separated into a Greek south and Turkish north, with the capital Nicosia also divided. Coastal Paphos is famed for its archaeological sites relating to the cult of Aphrodite, including ruins of palaces, tombs and mosaic-adorned villas

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Turkey

Turkey straddles eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia, with its soaring dome and Christian mosaics, the massive 17th-century Blue Mosque and the circa-1460 Topkapı Palace, former home of sultans. Ankara is Turkey’s modern capital.

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Egypt

Egypt links northeast Africa with the Middle East, and dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments still sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including the colossal Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza and the hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs in Luxor. The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks such as Muhammad Ali Mosque.

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Dubai

The United Arab Emirates is an Arabian Peninsula nation settled mainly along the Persian (Arabian) Gulf that was formed from 7 sheikhdoms. Dubai is the site of ultramodern Burj Khalifa tower, enormous shopping centers and extravagant attractions, such as the indoor Ski Dubai. Abu Dhabi, the island capital, is home to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, with crystal chandeliers and room for 41,000 worshipers.

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Florida

Peninsular Florida is the southeasternmost U.S. state, with the Atlantic on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. Nicknamed the “Sunshine State,” it has hundreds of miles of beaches. Miami is known for its Latin flavor and influential arts scene, as well as its nightlife, especially in upscale South Beach. Orlando is famed for theme parks, including Walt Disney World.

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The Caribbean

Aruba, Cuba, Barbados, St Lucia, Antigua….

The Caribbean is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands, and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America

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Cruising

Don’t mention the C word!!

#therearenorules

There is a load of baggage associated with the word ‘cruise’ which sends many people into hands-over-ears mode because they are so convinced this is not a holiday for them

Common preconceptions about cruising may be turning you off. Dispelling these myths can persuade them that a cruise is the right choice.

 

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