Looking to get away from it all but don’t have the budget or the time to jet off on a long-haul break? At TUI, we have a fantastic selection of short-haul holidays, guaranteed to help you forget about your daily stresses and worries.
Why not consider doing something a little different to make the most of your short break away? We have a variety of more unusual breaks on offer and below we’ll reveal 4 of them you’ll definitely want to add to your shortlist.
Two Holidays in One
Why book just one holiday when you can get two for the price of one? Visiting neighbouring destinations is a great way to get more from your short break away. We have a lot of neighbouring countries you can book, but one of our favourites is Turkey and Greece.
Start your holiday in the beautiful Kusadasi region of Turkey, and finish in one of Greece’s South Aegean Islands such as Mykonos. This allows you to experience the cultures and stunning Blue Flag beaches of both countries. Mykonos is just over an hour’s travel from Kusadasi, so it’s not too far to travel on a short break. It’s renowned for its cosmopolitan party scene and stunning whitewashed villages. Kusadasi on the other hand, combines an ancient and modern atmosphere, with beautiful golden sands and a more up-tempo nightlife scene.
Enjoy a Lapland Escape
Lapland is a magical destination to head to on a short break. While you can technically visit the country all year round, it’s much better taking a trip here in early December. It goes above and beyond to deliver the ultimate Christmas getaway, making it the perfect choice for families seeking a more unusual getaway. As well as getting to see Father Christmas and feed the reindeer, there’s also a lot of winter sports on offer when you book Lapland holidays.
Let your hair down on a party island
Looking for a short haul destination to head to just to let your hair down for a few days? We have lots of great short-haul getaways to some of the best party islands in the world. Ibiza is the obvious choice, but if you’re looking for something a little different, why not head to Sidari in Corfu?
This quiet, picturesque destination has a surprisingly popular nightlife scene. It features numerous great restaurants and bars dotted along its main strip. No matter what type of nightlife you’re into, you’ll find it in Sidari. When you’re not partying, you can enjoy soaking up the sun on the beautiful Blue Flag beach. Or, if you’d prefer to stay active, there’s a lot of outdoor activities you can partake in such as parasailing or diving.
Step back in time with a break to Slovenia
Finally, if a chilled out, cultured break is what you’re looking for, Slovenia has you covered. Head to Lake Bled, and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. With its huge, fairy-tale castle, and picture-perfect scenery, this destination is perfect for those seeking a more relaxed short break. The region has banned motorised boats, so you’ll only see the traditional Pletna boats floating by. You can also enjoy a great horse and carriage ride around the lake.
As you can see, there are lots of more unusual short breaks you can enjoy when you’re looking for a short-haul holiday. The above are some of our favourites, offering something to suit everyone. Check out our holiday deals for inspiration on where to head to on your next short getaway.