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Top Picks - Best for Short-Haul

Seeking the best of Europe, taking a break from long flights and jet lag? Sounds perfect!

You may not know we can book European holidays and ex-UK cruises, but it’s our best-kept secret. From Iceland to Italy, Portugal to the Canary Islands, we’re here to assist with all of your travel plans, near or far!

Whether you're looking for a city break, relaxing all-inclusive resort, northern lights adventure, cruise, and absolutely everything in between, we can make it happen.

We know searching online leads to 1,000’s of search results, making finding that special hotel, with the right location and price point a stressful experience. We use our wealth of experience and 100’s of household-brand & trade-only travel suppliers to bring you incredible holidays, complete with your own Personal Travel Expert and full booking protection… Why go anywhere else?

With our incredible range of hotels, cruise lines and tour operators, it’s hard for us to showcase the breadth of what we can book so instead, we thought we’d share our team’s top 3 picks for a dream European getaway…

A spectacular wellbeing resort overlooking the Aegean Sea, the Acro Suites are renowned for tranquil spaces, even more enchanting in real life than they are in photos. Feel as if you’re at the edge of the world in your cliff-face suite, taking time to soak in your pool, perhaps venturing into the surrounding Greek towns for the evening… Heaven!

For a novelty experience, opt for the stunning Cave Suite which sits closely to the ocean and is lined with magazine-worthy, boho chic interiors. Should you find the motivation to venture out of your suite, the Acro hosts two restaurants; including an organic Greek venue and Japanese-Peruvian fusion, a gorgeous spa, beach area and an all-day pool bar & lounge.

The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel – Venice, Italy

Can you tell we’re drawn to flair? This hotel is a ‘top pick’ from our in-house Venice enthusiast and she did not disappoint! Feel as if you’re transported back in time to an era of opulence in this dazzling hotel. Sitting flush to the Grand Canal, breakfast here is the epitome of the Venetian experience, whilst its impressive location ensures you’re right in the heart of the action.

Drenched in drama, these rooms are the perfect celebration of romance, making this hotel a bucket-list choice for a weekend away for two. There’s even a Rooftop Suite with a plunge pool, in case you really wanted to splash out…

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All holiday, no travel? That’s exactly what you’ll receive sailing from Southampton on a luxury 5-star cruise. Flaunting a stunning range of new ships, each highly-awarded and beautifully designed, there’s no better place to unwind en-route to your next adventure than on-deck with Celebrity.

A favorite amongst our team, Celebrity ships are intimate and luxurious, each with meticulously-crafted spaces providing a romantic feel. Hosting spectacular dining experiences and onboard entertainment, you’ll look forward to the days at sea, almost as much as those in-port.

Are you looking to plan a stunning short-haul holiday the easy way?

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Top Picks - Best for Short-Haul

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