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The best foodie destinations in and around Cape Town

19 October 2023

Cape Town and the Western Cape are renowned for their array of wonderful activities, attractions, and hotels. They also have a huge choice of world-class restaurants that put the cherry on the cake of any holiday in this part of South Africa. We’ve shared some fabulous and unique restaurants in the Central Business District (many in the hip area of Kloof Street), plus other must-visit dining destinations in Cape Town.

Top 5 lesser-known things to do in Cape Town

18 October 2023

South Africa is one of the world’s most spectacular destinations and a fantastic choice for some winter sun, with temperatures between 22–33°C during the winter. As it's in virtually the same time zone as the UK, there’s little risk of jet lag despite the 12-hour flight.

Unmissable Seabourn itineraries for December 2024/2025

17 October 2023

We’re thrilled to share some of Seabourn’s exciting itineraries for December 2024 and 2025. Whether you choose a two-week holiday in Vietnam or a jaunt around the Caribbean, Seabourn offers immersive stops everywhere from iconic cities to remote locations.

Head to New York and the Catskills this Christmas

17 October 2023

If you’re looking for the ultimate luxurious Christmas getaway, we’ve got something very special for you. This elevated escape from the city begins in bustling Manhattan, taking in the festive sights, before heading to a cosy log cabin-style lodge on the shore of the Toronto reservoir in the Lower Hudson Valley region of the extraordinary Catskill mountains.

Discover the ultimate luxury wilderness escape

17 October 2023

We’re delighted to share with you a top-end resort in 300-plus hectares of pristine Arctic forest in Finland – one that immerses you in pure nature with its clean air, crystal-clear water, phenomena such as the Northern Lights, wildlife sightings, thrilling outdoor activities, Nordic cuisine, and… silence.

Our insider tips for exploring the Western Cape

16 October 2023

Boasting both Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean coastlines, the Western Cape is essentially divided into four areas – West Coast (the Wes Kus in Afrikaans), the Cape Winelands, the Overberg, and the Garden Route and Klein Karoo. If you are thinking of visiting this area of South Africa, we’ve shared our top tips for how to get the most out of your time there.

How to maximise your 2024 leave

16 October 2023

With a bit of strategic thinking, you can effectively turn your 28 days' annual leave in 2024 into 50, by booking time off around the eight UK public bank holidays. Doing so gives you longer stretches of time off and hence the chance to get away for longer – great news for all of us, but especially for parents trying to navigate school holidays.

Plan your Winter 2025/26 P&O Cruise getaway

16 October 2023

2025 may seem far away, but time flies, and we’ve been enjoying letting P&O Cruises’ new winter 2025/26 collection make us dream about future getaways. You could swap grey British skies for the Caribbean or the Australian sunshine, be tempted by Europe’s sparkling Christmas markets, or tick the ethereal Northern Lights off your bucket list.

The best Christmas market city breaks in Europe

16 October 2023

One of the best things about late November and December is getting into the festive spirit, and we can’t think of a better way to embrace the season than shopping for unique Christmas gifts on a European city break, somewhere with a fabulous festive market. We’ve chosen our must-visit Europe Christmas markets for 2023, with some continuing into early January if you want to keep the festive feels going.