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Breakaway’s 2018 Travel Guide

January 31st, 2018 by
Porto PortugalThis is our round-up of destinations that have either been dubbed as trending for this year by travel and industry experts, or that we have chosen based on anniversaries or celebrations in the regions. Take a look and get some destination inspiration for the year!


Algarve Beach

Croatia boasts 1,250 mi of coastline, over 1,000 islands, and 8 national parks. And this month, the new James Bond film is filming in Dubrovnik! It’s been chosen as one of the top emerging destinations for 2018 by Forbes and by Skyscanner.


7 nights | Hotel-to-hotel | Guided  or Self-guided | Meals vary according to tour
• From $1,485pp

Lake Bled
Julian Alps, Slovenia

With over two-thirds of the region protected by the Triglav National Park, Slovenia’s Julian Alps have been tipped by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s top three must-visit regions for 2018. Admire iconic Lake Bled and its medieval castle.


10 nights | Hotel-to-hotel | Self-guided |  All breakfasts & 4 evening meals
• From $2,325pp


The Dolomites, Italy

2018 marks the centenary of the end of WW1. Poignant reminders of the fighting between Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire litter the limestone Italian mountains of the Dolomites. An interesting and beautiful destination.


7 nights | Single-center | Guided or Self-guided | All breakfasts and evening meals
• From $1,455pp

Valletta Malta

Valletta, Malta

Malta’s historic capital Valletta has been granted European Capital of Culture status. This vibrant city is only a short ferry ride away from its more tranquil sister, Gozo. Why not spend extra nights in Valletta and experience its history?


7 nights | Single-center | Self-guided | All breakfasts and evening meals
• From $1,205pp

Porto Portugal

Porto, Portugal

Portugal’s second largest city boasts an array of magnificent architecture, including the third most beautiful bookstore in the world, the Lello Bookstore (Livraria Lello), which inspired JK Rowling for her Harry Potter series.


                 7 nights | Hotel-to-hotel | Self-guided | All breakfasts and 4 evening meals

• From $1,925pp


 Bavaria, Germany

Southern Bavaria’s fairytale castles are straight from a children’s story book. Neuschwanstein Castle inspired Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle. ABTA has also featured Germany (including Bavaria) in its Travel Trends Report 2018.


                 7 nights | Single-center | Self-guided | All breakfasts and evening meals

• From $1365pp

7 Ways to break the norm in 2018!

January 8th, 2018 by
Walking on Gozo Calypsos Isle
Do something different on foot or by bike in 2018!

Our walking & cycling tours focus on unique experiences where you can make memories and create those special moments that matter. This could be a fabulous meal you had during your trip, an encounter with the locals that made you smile or something as simple yet astonishing as a panoramic hilltop view. Do something different, broaden your horizons and make the most of 2018 on foot or by bike…
Loire Gastronomic Cycling

Following a triangular route through the heart of the great Loire Valley, enjoy gentle pedaling along shady riverbanks and through open countryside abundant with wildlife. Visit superb châteaux, enjoy lunch, pass vineyards, indulge in a bit of wine-tasting and spend two nights in a stunning château, which was once a royal residence.

Loire Gastronomic Cycling

6 nights | Hotel-to-hotel | All buffet breakfasts & evening meals | GPS route directions and maps | RideWithGPSnavigation app | High quality bikes | Local On-site rep | Luggage transfers
• From $1,815pp

Walking on Gozo Calypsos Isle

Visit the European Capital of Culture for 2018

Valletta, the tiny capital of Malta, has been awarded the prestigious title, which reflects the incredibly rich cultural heritage of this Baroque masterpiece. Visit Valletta during our walking holiday in Gozo – you can add extra nights in Malta to suit you.

Walking on Gozo – Calypso’s Isle

7 nights | Single-center | All buffet breakfasts & evening meals | Route directions and maps
• From $1,205pp

Highlights of Lake Constance Cycling

Visit three countries in one week

Flanked by the majestic Alpine peaks of Austria, Switzerland and Germany, the turquoise shoreline and pebbly beaches of Lake Constance are shared between three countries. As Central Europe’s third largest lake, cycling around the beautifully flat lakeside path is unique in that you could easily wake up in Germany, cycle across to Switzerland for lunch and pedal on to Austria in time for afternoon tea.

Highlights of Lake Constance by bike

7 nights | Hotel-to-hotel | All buffet breakfasts & 5 evening meals | Route directions and maps | High quality bikes | Luggage transfers | Optional electric bikes | Ferry ticket include
• From $1,475pp

Walking the Camino de Santiago

Walk one of the most ancient routes in the world

Fall in and out of step with people from all over the world – some who have been walking for months – on the Spanish Camino de Santiago. Enjoy the profound and heart-warming camaraderie with other walkers as you reach the spectacular finale at Santiago de Compostela’s majestic Baroque cathedral, the last resting place of St James the apostle.

Walking the Camino de Santiago

10 nights | Hotel-to-hotel | All breakfasts & 8 evening meals | Route directions and maps | Walking transfers | Luggage transfers | Pilgrim’s Passport | Guided city tour of Leon
• From $2,165pp

Cycling Bavarias Majestic Waterways
Starting and finishing at medieval UNESCO World Heritage Regensburg, you can try a famous bratwurst sausage in the city’s historic 872-year-old sausage kitchen that is the oldest continuously open public restaurant in the world, serving 6,000 sausages a day!

Cycling Bavaria’s Majestic Waterways

8 nights | Hotel-to-hotel | All breakfasts & 2 evening meals | GPS route directions and maps | RideWithGPS navigation app | High quality bikes | Local On-Site Rep | Luggage transfers | Beer service | Optional electric bikes
• From $1,685pp

Secrets of Sicily Walk
Who would have thought it? A beautiful Greek temple perched on a hill in Segesta, western Sicily, built by the Elymians with the help of Greek colonists. Enjoy views from the temple and nearby marvelously-preserved theater of totally unspoiled rolling green countryside, which stretch right down to the sea.
 7 nights | Hotel-to-hotel | All breakfasts & 3 evening meals | Route directions and maps | Luggage transfers | Walking transfers
• From $1,625pp

Cycling Norway’s Spectacular Oslofjord – New for 2018!

December 6th, 2017 by

Cycling Norways Oslofjord

Small island with typical houses, Norway

With its gentle coastline, hilly little roads through forests, tranquil beaches and charming coastal towns, the Oslofjord region of Norway is a cyclist’s paradise. Here are some of the highlights of our 6-night Cycling the Oslofjord trip.

Quaint harbour towns and villages stretch along the coast – each with its own unique history and attractions.

Countryside view of Norway

Pass lush green fields and pedal through woods as you cycle from one beautiful destination to the next.

Sandy beaches in Norway

          Cycle past sandy beaches and enjoy a pleasant dip in one of the swimming spots en route.

What’s included:
Hotel accommodations for 6 nights| All breakfasts and 2 evening meals | High-quality bikes | Self-Guided Route directions and maps | Optional e-bikes (electric bikes) | Luggage transfers | Tickets for 3 boat trips 

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