Last-minute gift ideas for travellers

03 October 2017

Struggling for gift ideas for travel-lovers? Worried you’ve left present buying too late and your gift might not arrive in time? Hate the thought of traipsing around the shops trying to find the perfect gift?

Surprise and delight your travel-lover with a gift to fuel their wanderlust – an adventure!

From a weekend in Paris to a helicopter ride around London, here’s our pick of voyages to surprise travel-lovers with…

Let your globetrotter choose their adventure with travel gift vouchers

Let your globetrotter choose their gift with Travel Counsellors gift vouchers

Can’t quite decide whether they’d prefer Seville or Sienna? Choose a Travel Counsellors gift voucher and let your travel-fiend decide their destination!

Your Travel Counsellor has gift vouchers in denominations of £20, £50 and £100, and all you have to do is decide the amount you’d like to give. Your Travel Counsellor will do the rest!

Pop on an explorer’s hat and head off an excursion

Pop on an explorer's hat and go on an excursion - Yoho National Park, Canada

Already heard about their next trip? Then, why not surprise your explorer with an excursion they can do while they’re there.

From horse-riding to wildlife tours, cooking classes to helicopter tours, there’s an excursion to delight everyone from thrill-seekers to culture-lovers.

Your Travel Counsellor can book excursions in destinations all over the world, and they’ll be able to advise you on ideas, too. Simply let your Travel Counsellor know the country your loved one’s heading to and your Travel Counsellor will do everything else for you!

Pretend you play for Barcelona Football Club with a trip to the Nou Camp Stadium

Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona

Little ones dreaming of being a footballer when they grow up? Surprise your family with a trip to the Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona!

Wander the path of many famous footballers as you walk through the opposition’s changing rooms and into the tunnel. Step on to the grass near the pitch and take in the 110,000-capacity stadium before heading to the press room and presidential box. And don’t miss the fascinating official Barcelona Football Club museum, with trophies and sporting memorabilia.

With over two miles of sandy beaches and cultural activities to entertain both children and adults, Barcelona is a fantastic European city break destination for families. And, as well as booking the Nou Camp Stadium Tour, your Travel Counsellor can plan everything for your Barcelona trip, from flights to a family friendly hotel to child-friendly city excursions.

Be dazzled by the City of Lights for the weekend

Surprise your travel-lover with a last-minute trip to Paris!

There are many city breaks to surprise a loved-one with but we think that Paris makes for a truly wonderful gift. Why? The magnificent buildings, the dazzling lights, the art masterpieces, the patisseries… no matter how many times you’ve visited Paris, there’s something new to discover.

Worried your budget might not stretch to a trip to Paris? Get in touch with your Travel Counsellor and they’ll plan the trip for you, to your exact budget.  

Go glamping in Devon

Coast in Devon, England

Love the idea of camping but not quite sure about sleeping in a tent? Try glamping. You get to experience the great outdoors from the comfort of your very own little wooden hut!

A fun adventure for globetrotters who want to get back to nature, the glamping pods are set in the stunning Devonshire countryside. Each adorable wooden hut sleeps two and comes with double glazed windows and a heater for chilly evenings! There’s also an on-site therapy sauna and indoor heated swimming pool with hot tub.

You’ll need to take camping gear with you but there’s no struggling to put up a tent or arguments over who left the missing tent peg at home…

Soar above London – and don’t forget to look down!

Explore London by helicopter!

We’re sure they’ve wandered through London’s nooks and crannies. But, what about exploring London from the sky?

Hop into a helicopter and get ready to see the glittering capital from the air! A helicopter ride is a spectacular way to view London and it’s a gift experience to last a lifetime.

Step back in time to the Golden Age of Travel

Step back in time with a journey on Belmond British Pullman

Sip a glass of crisp champagne and watch the world roll by as your steam train slowly puffs along…

Evoking travel from a bygone era, the exquisite Belmond British Pullman journeys are a magical experience. Gleaming carriages, opulent food and impeccable service create a voyage that will delight travellers of all ages.

Build sandcastles on a Great British beach

Build sandcastles on a British beach - Holkham Beach, Norfolk

There’s nothing quite like a British seaside holiday, is there? It might drizzle, you might forget your flask of tea, and you (probably) won’t be able to dip more than a toe into the icy sea. Yet, a weekend of fish and chips, sandcastle competitions and long walks on the beach really can’t be beaten.

Make everyone in the family squeal with glee when you announce that you’re all going on a seaside adventure!

Your Travel Counsellor can arrange everything from train travel to cottage hire, so everyone else will think you’ve been planning the trip for months, and not days!

Not sure which seaside town to explore? Get in touch with your Travel Counsellor for advice on Great British breaks!

Travel to Hogwarts and discover how the Harry Potter films were made!

Warner Bros. Studios: The Making of Harry Potter

Travel-lover who also adores Harry Potter? Make them grin from ear-to-ear with a trip to Warner Bros. Studios: The Making of Harry Potter!

The Warner Bros. Studios near London were used for all eight films and the magical tour take visitors behind the scenes. Little (and big!) wizards can spot props, pre-production sketches and even a scale model of Hogwart’s Castle.

Your Travel Counsellor can arrange transport as well as the studio tour – or why not make the trip into a weekend and explore London, too?

Take a day trip to Brussels

Last-minute gift idea? Take a day trip to Brussels

Whisk a special someone away for a thrilling day trip – to Belgium!

A fascinating city, Brussels is a delightful mix of exquisite architecture, scrumptious chocolate and beautiful city squares made for people watching.

While you might have to get up early for a day trip to Belgium, we think the excitement of a day trip to another country is definitely worth setting your alarm for.

Still can't quite decide what to buy as a last-minute gift for your globetrotter? Get in touch with your Travel Counsellor today for more travel gift ideas! 


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