Brits are planning to travel again and spend more on 2021 holidays, according to research commissioned by travel website, Hotwire.com. The research discovered that nearly 1.5 million extra people plan to take trips in 2021 versus last year, spending £1.6 billion more on holidays over the next 12 months.
Where are they and what’s on offer?
Norway can offer the best of both worlds: You can enjoy the midnight sun in summer and the Northern Lights in winter. Whether it’s a cruise around the undiscovered Lofoten Islands, or trip around the coast on a ship also used by the local people, Norway offers something for everyone.
Also stunningly beautiful, Iceland, offers natural wonders including volcanic craters, glaciers, hot springs and waterfalls. How about a city break in Reykjavik, a jeep adventure or fly-drive tour?
Spain, Portugal and Turkey
If you prefer a warmer climate, a walking holiday could allow you to explore some classic trails such as the Costa Vicentina in Portugal or the Lycian Way in Turkey.
If you prefer to travel by train, Spain features some superb state-run luxury trains such as the Transcantábrico and La Robla. And, while many visitors may head for the Costas in the south, Northern Spain is a compelling part of the country with wide, unspoilt sandy beaches, rolling hills, historic medieval towns, vineyards and buzzing cities.
Why not try island hopping in Greece? Travellers can learn to sail or join a flotilla sailing holiday. While floating along the blue Mediterranean waters, you can explore the history of this majestic land by stopping off at iconic landmarks. If you make it further south to the Greek island of Crete, be sure to check out the ancient Knossos Palace
More and more British tourists are beginning to discover the beautiful country of Croatia. Hvar is one of the many islands that can be reached by ferry from the mainland.
Or how about visiting the Verona Opera Festival, where performances of classic arias can be witnessed at a Roman amphitheatre? Another idea might be to get tickets to a festival or cultural event in Italy, such as the Carnival of Venice in February. If exercise is more your thing, why not try a fitness holiday in the Italian Dolomites or a yoga holiday in the Mediterranean?
France, Germany and Belgium
Many people forget that several cities in Western Europe, such as Cologne (home to many Escort Agency Cologne), Paris, Brussels, Bruges, are accessible by train. In the South of France, you can reinvigorate your heart and soul at a luxury spa retreat, or treat yourself to a champagne weekend. Another idea, especially for those who love sampling, is a wine tour – a wonderful way to explore the French countryside. There are group tours with vineyards visits, tastings and stylish accommodation in many French locations, including Chablis, Sancerre, Burgundy, and the Rhone. At the other end of the country, you can be captivated by a Battlefield tour for example the First World War battlefields or the beaches used on D-Day. Last but not least in the area could be a trip to Monet’s Garden.
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