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Where to go for your next long weekend away

Alex Charlton

Thursday, 18 July 2019

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The idyllic summer months offer the perfect excuse to book a long weekend away, somewhere far beyond the typical staycation. Enjoy super-soft sandy beaches, explore vast volcanic landscapes, experience wildlife encounters, or simply bask in the summer sun; from breathtaking archipelagos to Nordic hot-spots – these destinations are all less than a five-hour flight away from London. So, take a look below at our recommendations to plan that much needed weekend away!

Best for a slice of Scandi-living with a touch of bucket list magic! 

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Embark on a three-night break to the world-famous ICEHOTEL® in Sweden. Experience one night in a room made of ice, and enjoy a host of optional activities from ice sculpting to river rafting!

Click here to view our holiday to Sweden


Best for an adrenaline-filled adventure

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This short break to Gozo includes three activities of your choosing, including cycling, kayaking, climbing, and hiking, all designed to help you discover Malta’s tranquil, but just as impressive, counterpart!

Click here to view our holiday to Gozo


Best for venturing off-the-beaten-track 

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This four-night break to the Azores includes the highlights of the largest island, São Miguel. Combine peaceful island life with adventurous exploring as you enjoy activities such as whale watching, cycling and kayaking amongst the volcanic landscape. 

Click here to view our holiday to the Azores


Best for finding your sea legs

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Spend a long weekend sailing the azure-blue waters of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast. Over three nights, you'll explore scenic islands, snorkel in crystal-clear waters, enjoy cycling, try paddleboarding and dine in seafront restaurants.

Click here to view our holiday to Croatia


Best for nature and wildlife

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This four-night holiday will introduce you to Iceland, from the wild countryside to welcoming Reykjavik. You'll relax in the famous Blue Lagoon, go whale watching, spot dolphins and enjoy plenty of free time to explore.

Click here to view our holiday to Iceland


Best for photography 

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Guided by award-winning photographer Pete Bullen, this four-night trip to the picturesque island of Gozo will sharpen your skills and inspire you with every click of the camera.

Click here to view our holiday to Gozo

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