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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

Where’s trending for 2018?

December 14th, 2017 by
Wine Villages of Alsace Cycling
Where’s trending for 2018? 
Take a look at what’s shaping up as the “hot” destinations for walking & cycling tours in 2018.
And we aren’t the only ones touting their attractions..
Walks in the Italian Dolomites

There’s a special, unique kind of reverence reserved for the Italian Dolomites. The Tre Cime (The Three Peaks), the range’s most dramatic peaks, look like jagged icy teeth straight from the gaping maw of the earth.

Walks in the Italian Dolomites

• 7 nights, self-guided walking, single-center
• All breakfasts and evening meals
• From $1,455pp

Secrets of Tenerife Walk
Considered one of the best places in the world for stargazing, Teide National Park has practically no light pollution. Tenerife is often known as the ‘Island of Eternal Spring’ due to its temperate climate. Secrets of Tenerife Walk• 7 nights, guided walking, single-centre
• All breakfasts, 5 lunches and all evening meals
• From $2,385pp
Porto Coastal Cycling


Portugal’s second largest city, Porto, boasts beautiful, colorful abandoned buildings, Baroque churches and newer constructions. And the food is a key draw, with plentiful fresh fish, cheese and port.

Porto Coastal Cycling

• 7 nights, self-guided cycling, hotel-to-hotel
• All breakfasts and 4 evening meals
• From $1,925pp
(Free upgrade to an e-bike for bookings made by December 31 2017).

Castles to Coast Croatia Walk


Recently chosen as one of the top emerging destinations for 2018, Croatia has spectacular beaches, over 1,000 islands, sunny climate, Roman architecture and 8 national parks.

Castles to Coast Walk

• 7 nights, self-guided walking, hotel-to-hotel
• All breakfasts, 5 picnics and 2 evening meals
• From $1,785pp


Norwegian Fjords Walk
As of 2107, Norway is officially the world’s happiest country. Invigorating walks through UNESCO-protected landscapes are rewarded with awe-inspiring scenery around every turn: waterfalls, mountains, crystal-clear lakes and Europe’s largest glacier..Norwegian Fjords Walk• 8 nights, guided walking, hotel-to-hotel
• All breakfasts, lunches and evening meals
• From 3,785pp


Catch me quick! Guided Walking trips

June 8th, 2017 by
Group shot of walkers in the French Pyrenees

You may have traveled on a guided walking tour with us before, so we thought you’d be interested in hearing about our selection of trips that have limited spaces left for September departures.

On each of our guided walking holidays you share the camaraderie with the rest of your small group, enjoy the sights together and dine together. Perfect for singles and couples, you’ll travel alongside like-minded people and be led by a fantastic local guide who will share their passion and experience of the region with you.

All the tours below include luggage and walking transfers (where applicable) and are led by a hand-picked expert guide

Steep cliffs of the Cinque Terre, situated in Liguria, Italy

Tuscany’s Cinque Terre Walk

We take you from the rugged, pastel-colored landscapes of Liguria’s UNESCO Cinque Terre to Tuscany’s famous art cities, walking along coastal and mountain paths, through hilltop medieval villages and world-famous cities.

• September 6th & 20th departures
• 10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
• All breakfasts and 3 evening meals
• Official city tours of Sienna and Florence
• Air-conditioned vehicle
• Maps
• From USD $2,445 pp

Bran Castle, photo by Jorge Lascar/flickr


Beautiful fairytale castles, medieval towns, rich wildlife and stunning mountain plateaus. We’ll walk through ancient forests, rocky canyons and admire the hometown of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

• September 10th & 24th departures
• 7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
• All breakfasts, 3 picnics and all evening meals
• Entry to listed sites and cable car rides
• From USD $1,936 pp

Birdseye view over the Bay of Naples.

The Amalfi Coast

We’ll admire majestic coastal scenery with awe-inspiring views. Your enthusiastic guide will teach you about the local flora and ensure you taste the best local food in hand-picked trattorie.

• September 4th departure
• 7 nights, twin-centre
• All breakfasts and evening meals
• Pompei guide and excursions
• Air-conditioned vehicle
• Maps
• From USD $2,245 pp



We’ll take you from the wild, beautiful Barbagia region down to the stunning coastline of the Gulf of Orosei. Wander through traditional villages and lush river valleys, with masses of flora and fauna.

• September 23rd departure
• 7 nights, twin-centre
• All breakfasts, 3 lunches and all evening meals
• All entrance fees
• Air-conditioned vehicle
• Maps
• From USD $2,045 pp

Group by waterfall at Krka National Park, Delights of Dalmatian Coast. Photo: Sue Bishop.

Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast

Stunning sandy beaches, unspoilt islands, tourist-free villages and UNESCO World Heritage sites. We’ll follow gentle coastal paths to rocky coves and forest paths leading to shimmering waterfalls.

• September 10th departure
• 7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
• Full board
• City guides in Dubrovnik and Split
• Air-conditioned vehicle
• All excursions, tourist taxes and ferries
• From USD $2,480 pp

Give our Travel Consultants a call on 1-800-567-6286 and we can help you plan the perfect getaway…

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