Beach & Beyond
While many of us love and long for a beach holiday – warm seas, golden sands, a gentle breeze – there are also plenty among us who want more from their time away than relaxation alone.
Here, we answer that call with a collection of trips, hand-picked by our experts, that go to the beach and beyond. Below you'll find everything from island explorations in Indonesia to holidays pairing the historic treasures of Florence with the idyllic Tuscan coast.
If wildlife's on your wish-list, you might want to pair a luxury safari in Tanzania with the sun-kissed break in Zanzibar, or head to Canada's wild west coast to spot bears roaming along deserted sandy shores. Closer to home, we've got luxury breaks in Tenerife complete with stargazing and wine tasting, as well as culture-packed trips to Greece, paired with five-star island stays.
Remember, the selection below is merely the tip of the iceberg. If there's something else you've got in mind, don't hesitate to get in touch. Our experts are on hand to help you plan your time away.
Athens & Crete in style
8 days from £2,585 pp incl. flights
From ancient Athens to sun-kissed Crete, this is the perfect introduction to the historic wonders and glorious coastlines of Greece.
A taste of Rioja
9 days from £1,475 pp
From the Guggenheim Museum to the wine estates of Rioja, this no-fly holiday takes in the very best of northern Spain's culture and cuisine. You'll also enjoy stays in some of the region's finest Parador hotels.
Luxury Cape Town, Kruger & Mauritius
15 days from £7,525 pp incl. flights
See the highlights of South Africa and the Indian Ocean, from city greats and world-wonder safaris to white-sands idylls. It’s all showcased in utter luxury, including indulgent dining and stays in the finest hotels.
The Wickaninnish Inn & Vancouver Break
8 days from £2,675 pp incl. flights
Experience Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast as you go bear watching in ancient rainforests and spot humpbacks and orcas on guided boat trips. It's all enjoyed alongside a stay in vibrant Vancouver.
The Tuscan Coast & Florence
8 days from £2,155 pp
Tuscany is famous for Renaissance art and architecture, with the city of Florence at its forefront. Less well known perhaps are the region’s beaches, each as lovely as the Botticelli Venus. This trip combines the beauty of both.