With 27 million visitors in 2012 and recently named the "Best City To Visit in 2014" by Lonely Planet, Paris, or the "City of Light", is one of the most visited cities in the world.
We are now waking up in the dark and the nights are drawing in as we head through autumn into the fast approaching winter months.
Sopwell House, the enchanting, St Albans, country retreat has been given a slick facelift, taking it from understated chic to the next level of contemporary, country house glamour. To date an investment in excess of £2.5 million has been made, with a further £1.5 million planned for 2014.
Lisbon, the cosmopolitan and fascinating capital of Portugal, has been named Europe’s Leading City Break Destination 2013.
The Savoy and the Royal Opera House have both played host to stars of stage and screen since the last century. Historically, legendary performers such as Nellie Melba and Maria Callas have chosen The Savoy as their home from home while gracing the stage of the Royal Opera House.
Le Mas Candille is a 5* luxury boutique hotel nestled in the hills just a short walk from the art hub and Instagram haven that is Mougins and 5 miles from the Centre of effortlessly chic Cannes.
If you are inspired by top celebrity chef Rick Stein then you’ll love his next adventure which explores the cuisine of Germany.
Situated at the heart of the world's largest area of fine wine vineyards, Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa welcomes amateurs and wine lovers alike to discover the great wine estates of Bordeaux during the harvest season and experience one of the most crucial steps in the process of winemaking.
Hankering for a quick ski fix pre-Christmas but short on time? Specialist ski company VIP SKI is delighted to offer short ski breaks in Val d’Isere and St Anton between 1st and 22nd December 2013.
Woo your loved one in style by adding a little touch of romance to your mini break at Edinburgh’s leading boutique hotel, The Rutland.
Little Paddock, a collection of ‘adult only’, Scandinavian-style wooden lodges on the edge of the New Forest National Park, has introduced ‘mini moons’ for newly-weds who only have time for a short break following their ceremony, or for those who might already have children that they can’t (or don’t want to) leave for too long.
Taking a short break to immerse yourself in a cultural destination doesn't mean you have to break the bank. Recent research by the Post Office listed the spectacular city of Tallinn as a 'best value for money' destination.
The enchanting Ile de Ré awaits with two historic properties that will whisk guests off their feet. New for 2013, the ‘Idyllic Ile de Ré’ break is a relaxing four day break experiencing two of the islands most beautiful hotels – the twenty bedroom Hotel de Toiras and the 9 bedroom Villa Clarisse.
During April and May Villa Mangiacane, a 15th century wine and olive grove estate in the Tuscan hills, is offering a free night for those booking four and five nights.
Nature lovers who want to see puffins in the most unobtrusive manner can join kayaking puffin patrols on the tiny English Channel island of Herm, from April until July.
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