The so-called Great British Summer isn’t shaping up to much this year, but it’s not too late to get some rays. Grab one of these last-minute holiday deals for a sunshine-packed trip that won’t break the budget, courtesy of Thomas Cook.
Their travel experts are giving us a serious case of wanderlust with their Signature Collection holidays, a carefully curated edit of the world’s best destinations and accommodation, all quality checked by bonafide reviewers and currently on sale.
Their team of holiday doyens will not only tailor each trip to your personal requirements (using their expert knowledge to inspire you) but will also be on hand throughout the trip should you require any further advice. We’ve edited down the array of holidays to seven cannot-be-missed hotspots. Book now and you can be soaking up some well-deserved rays in just a few weeks’ time.
Set in the heart of the Turquoise Coast in Turkey, Dalaman is a place of two halves. Party-goers should plump for a beach-side resort, perfect for visiting the happening clubs of Marmaris, home to regular guest Ministry Of Sound DJs, while nature lovers will love staying near the Dalaman Marina, famed as a turtle-spotting hotspot.
For a more relaxed, rustic escape in the Balearic Islands, bypass the hedonism of Ibiza and head to the oft-overlooked, sun-bleached shores of Menorca. With plenty of low-key historic towns, rolling Mediterranean countryside and some of the best white-sand bays Spain has to offer, this is a great spot for families and those after a mellower vibe. Families will be well catered for when it comes to accommodation here, while couples will revel in the peace and quiet associated with hotels in the cove.
A Balearic Island in the Mediterranean, Majorca boasts stunning natural scenery with limestone mountains, citrus plantations, crystal clear shorelines and sheltered coves. The island’s archaic cathedrals and architecture date back to 13th century, but Mallorca’s party scene is overtly up to date. Celebrity spotters – this is the place to book in.
It’s official, Tenerife is having a moment. Increasingly popular with those in search of short-haul, year-round sun, the island once famed for package deals and fry-ups is now a chic destination full of high-end hotels and white-sand beaches. There’s a hotel to suit everyone, from outdoor types, to beach lovers and simply those who enjoy a stellar view.