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.
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.
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.
We’re delighted to be collaborating with businesswoman, entrepreneur, and TV personality, Sara Davies, for whom we’ve booked many holidays over the last 12 years (and for more than 20 years for her mum and dad!).
Vietnam is a country that leaves no one unmoved or unchanged – we guarantee that this destination will open your eyes and change your perspective. As such, it can only be fully appreciated with an immersive tour taking in different places, to ensure you experience all the highlights and fabulous array of activities on offer.
Once-in-a-lifetime experiences are what it’s all about with Silversea’s cruises in the Arctic. Their deep dives into a region of fragile beauty include such truly unforgettable moments, such as Zodiac rides beside beluga whales, meetings with isolated communities, and exploring ruined sites of early settlements – true adventures that won’t ever fade from memory.
We love the island paradise of Bali, but it's easy to forget that Bali sits among approximately 17,000 islands in the archipelago of Indonesia. One of the best ways to discover this endlessly fascinating and hugely varied country is with one of our favourite partners, Intrepid, who we hand-picked for being all about experience-rich, immersive travel that takes you to the heart of every destination.
We’re excited to help our cruise-loving customers plan their summer holiday with Virgin Voyages in 2024 – offering a fabulous 25% off all voyages until the end of 2024, plus a bar tab of up to $600. With their return-to-the-UK voyages, you can sail from Portsmouth to an array of destinations, including, for the first time next year, Bilbao and Bruges.
We’re thrilled to share the news that the adults-only, boutique-style Virgin Voyages has announced an incredible 27 new itineraries for 2024-25, including Bilbao and Bruges, the Great Barrier Reef, and Grand Turk. Not only that, by booking now, you’ll save 25% on all voyages through 2024 as well as receiving up to $600 in free drinks.