Category: Great Britain

2018 tours now available to book!

2018 tours now available to book! We're delighted to tell you that you can now book your walking or cycling tour for 2018!  Perhaps you have a favorite destination you'd like to enjoy again or maybe you want to try something new or go somewhere different - there's plenty of choice. Plus, look out for our new tours in our summer 2018 on-line brochure coming soon...including spectacular trips in Galway, Ireland,…

Get your 2017 Breakaway Europe Walking and Cycling Holidays Brochure!

At Breakaway Adventures, we are committed to sustainable practices and reducing our impact on the environment.  As part this commitment, our 2017 Europe Walking and Cycling Holidays brochure is not available in print form, but can be viewed here. We hope to have you join us on a tour in 2017! If you would like to save the brochure to your desktop, select “Download Flipbook” in EXE format or “Save…

It’s a Great Time to Visit Britain!

With the US dollar the strongest it has been vs the pound in 30 years, Britain is a great travel value right now!  You'll find sensational scenery, quirky local culture, charming inns and incredible food.  The UK is brimming with history, local legends and some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, not to mention award-winning coastline and first-class cuisine. From castles and cliff walks to museums and art galleries; sweeping…

Our design…your interpretation

[caption id="attachment_1139" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Self Guided Walking Tours in Europe[/caption] We’ve all heard the advice to choose a house with ‘good bones’, which means that structure is sound and the layout ideal.  The same can be said of our unique self-guided cycling or walking itineraries.  Meticulous design and layout of the ‘bones’ of your trip can be the key to capturing the essence of a region and making the most…

Blue Flag Beaches: The world’s best beaches you’ve probably never heard of

[caption id="attachment_1121" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Beautiful beach in Tamariu (Costa Brava, Catalonia, Spain)[/caption] Blue Flag beaches and marinas are well known throughout Europe, with more than 4000 beaches and marinas in 49 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean and more.  Given the USA doesn’t participate in the voluntary eco-award, the designation isn’t as well known here. The prestigious Blue Flag designation is awarded by the…

Discover England beyond London

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of England? If you said the London Eye or a red, double-decker bus, it’s time to expand your horizons! There is so much to see and explore in England outside of the capital city. There are experiences awaiting you in the towns, mountains and dales of England that will utterly charm you. Here are just a couple of our…

Gold Performance by Silverjet

In an era where airlines continue to do things wrong, it seems one at least is doing some things right. Silverjet, a British airline offering a private plane experience for significantly less cost, recently released some impressive statistics for February, showing 87% of their departures were on time and that they had filled 10% more seats than the previous month.“We are delighted to report that Silverjet is the most punctual…

Lighting up Abroad

Gone are the days of enjoying a delicious croissant, cup of coffee and cigarette at sidewalk cafés in France. As of Jan. 1, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs joined a nationwide ban on smoking, just 11 months after smoking was banned in workplaces, schools, hospitals and shops throughout the country. Even though the country is trying to become more health conscious, it’s going to be a difficult habit to break for…