At Travel Counsellors, we're big fans of getting the authentic experience when we travel, so we’ve gathered some recommendations for experiencing hidden gems on your next trip to Asia.
Winter is a prime time to pack your bags and escape to the ‘Land of Smiles’, renowned for its hospitality and friendliness and one of our top holiday recommendations for a dose of sunshine and Vitamin D.
Qatar Airways has long impressed us as a fantastic choice for our customers flying to Asia thanks to its excellent in-flight service.
We’ll let you in on a little secret – April and May are some of the best times of year to visit the large Italian island Sardinia, with spring in full swing or tipping over into early summer, and lots of sunshine to bask in without the high temperatures of high summer – or the crowds.
Portugal is among our top recommendations in Europe, whether you’re looking for a couple’s break, a family holiday, a foodie experience, a cultural escape or a beach getaway. And while it’s perhaps best known for the many Blue Flag beaches of its sun-drenched Algarve region, we also think it’s the perfect spot for a city break, in the following fantastic destinations.
How about rethinking your summer holiday this year or in 2024 with an escape into the dazzling wilds of icy Alaska courtesy of Oceania, founded in 2002 and now the world’s largest upper premium cruise line – one known for its fleet of small luxury vessels.
We couldn’t be more excited about Fred. Olsen’s new Voyage of Exploration Around the World aboard its magnificent ship Bolette. Setting sail on 6 January 2025 for a glorious 106 nights, it’s been expertly planned by the cruise line’s dedicated team of Journey Planners, piecing together destinations and voyages of discovery linked to famous explorers. Book now to benefit from a launch offer of door-to-door transfers of up to 250 miles and up to £600pp on board spend (T&Cs apply).
Following the unveiling of its new four-night summer sailings through the Med, we’ve taken a look at the other itineraries from Virgin Voyages that travel through the region. These sailings span right through the summer season, catching your ports of call at their finest.
Sailing from the UK with multi-award-winning Royal Caribbean makes a cruise holiday fantastically easy and straightforward, with no airport waits or baggage restrictions to take into account – a real boon for everyone, but especially for those travelling with kids. We’ve looked at some of our favourite Southampton round-trips for May half and the summer holidays, as well as one for those who haven’t tried a cruise before and would like to dip their toes in the water with a short trip across the Channel.