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Summer holidays

Our favourite European summer breaks

As we emerge from an extended period of limited travel, this summer feels like a more perfect time than ever to pack our bags and get away for a bit. For those in search of summer beach holidays, city breaks and everything in between, we’ve got plenty of ideas to help you escape your usual environs and go someplace new.

So, refresh your senses with the sounds, sights and flavours of one of these top recommendations for idyllic summer holidays. No matter when you arrive or how long you stay, your destination of choice is sure to be worth the wait.

UK summer holidays

If you’d rather stay closer to home and maximise your time spent away without taking too long to get there, consider pampering yourself in royal fashion in a castle hotel, or taking a posh city break in one of London’s best luxury hotels. Of course, your budget and travel companions will inform what kind of holiday to take, so you might opt for a secluded beach cottage or a kid-friendly locale to enjoy your fun in the sun. Whether you choose a summer holiday with kids, friends, a romantic partner or an adventure all on your own, a quick getaway this summer will be good for the soul.

A change of scenery

Whether you’re dreaming of sun-drenched beach days...

or a fast-paced jaunt around a vibrant city, the perfect European summer holidays await you. Ancient ruins, endless seaside vistas and private pools can transport you to another time and place in Greece, while luxurious getaways beckon you in the dreamy beaches of Majorca. For a phenomenal Portuguese getaway, spend some time waterside in Porto or Lisbon and sample some of the world’s most distinctive wines. Or if you’re in the mood for a complete sense of calm with gorgeous views, check into a hotel with an infinity pool and let your worries drift away.

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