The kids are back at school but you’re not quite ready to give up your summer holidays, so why not jet off somewhere to relax and recharge before winter sets in?
Autumn is a lovely time to discover many parts of the world as temperatures remain warm, but many areas have quietened down, giving you more freedom to explore!
If you’re in search of a last-minute break, we have rounded up some top destinations you might want to set your sights on.
Tenerife is the island of a thousand experiences. There are a thousand things you can do at any time of year, thanks to the mild climate and the enormous range of activities on offer on the largest of the Canary Islands.
In Tenerife, anything is possible every day of the year thanks to its climate, natural attributions and tourist infrastructure designed for fun for all the family. It's the island of a thousand experiences and the most popular of the 7 islands. Spend your days relaxing on the beach, hiking Mount Teide, watching a show, strolling around the marina or chasing adrenaline highs at a theme park.
Sit back on a restaurant's terrace and take in the views as you dine on some of the most. Take on Siam Park, Europe's largest water park and then race the family down waterslides up to 28 metres high and take in the lush tropical vegetation and incredible features modelled on Thai architecture.
Toronto is Canada's east coast wonder city. Canada’s answer to Manhattan, the young and vibrant city is infectious. Toronto is a top choice for a Canada city break holiday and after just one visit you will want to pack your bags and move here! Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, the easternmost of the Great Lakes, the surrounding Greater Toronto Area is the country’s cultural, financial and entertainment hub. This importance is what makes holidays to Toronto so attractive to people wanting to explore Canadian Culture.
The perfect add-on to any Toronto holiday is a trip to Niagara Falls - the world-famous, thundering natural wonder. The falls are an easy 80-minute drive or transfer from downtown, so you can visit for a day trip with our Toronto car hire or choose to stay for a night in a stylish Niagara Falls hotel.
The birthplace of Mount Gay Rum offers up a perfect island paradise for those seeking a laid back way of life! From the world-famous festivals that Rihanna returns home for, to the mouth-watering dining options and adrenaline-fuelled activities found on the island, Barbados is sure to provide an unforgettable experience. You may even be surprised to learn that it's one of the leading countries in the world for wellness and relaxation!
Each place in Barbados has a story, every meal is a celebration, and each day promises new experiences, discoveries and memories to last a lifetime. It’s easy to think it’s a once-in-a-lifetime type of trip, but you’ll soon find it’s the kind of place you’ll want to return to time and time again.
Flocked by the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, Barbados offers up something for every kind of traveller: the explorer, the historian, the foodie and the adventurer.
Revel under the sun in stunning Egypt, where temperatures are ideal all year round making it the perfect destination for a September getaway.
Take to a touristic hot spot and stay in the ever-popular Sharm El Sheikh, or delight in the pleasant climate of Hurghada where you can go underwater fishing, snorkelling, camping and even visit the world’s largest aqua-culture museum.
For adventure-seekers, deep into the desert, you’ll find Western Desert oases, the Sinai desert and the stunning Great Sand Sea. Rev your engine, a quad bike safari in the Eastern Desert is a rush you’ll find nowhere else. Or perhaps a hike up the mountains of Sinai is more your kind of thrill.
You’ll find rich cultural experiences that span thousands of years of history in Egypt. Explore Ancient Egyptian temples, tombs and other monuments; get lost in time at museums that display thousands of ancient artefacts. You’ll be enchanted by Ancient Egyptian myths during a light and sound show at the Temple of Philae or Abu-Simbel.
When you think of Dubai, heat, shopping and beach spring to mind first. A city that needs to be seen to be believed, Dubai is a playground for those from young, to young at heart. It’s full of record-breaking architecture, shopping malls with a whole world inside them, and adrenaline-fuelled days out.
Home to over 100 shopping centres and malls, you’ll also find hidden treasures in local souks and markets. It’s one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world and offers an unforgettable experience to everyone who visits.
Stepping into Dubai, you can see it lives and breathes innovation and possibility, home to the world’s tallest building, it’s evident to see.
Spend your days snorkelling, racing down slides at waterparks, gazing at the architecture or simply relaxing on golden sands along the Arabian Gulf.