Throughout history, people have sought out adventure and excitement in its many forms. For some of us, we want to do something of genuine substance, or simply be in the presence of the truly remarkable. As summer draws to a close we're here with a dose of inspiration, serving up a curated collection of the most sought-after holidays and experiences for the coming months that will inspire your sense of adventure, whatever that means to you.
World class ski resorts await; from Europe's charming Alpine allure to the expansive wilderness of Canada.
The hotel merges traditional Alpine architecture with bold, modern styling, with the communal areas featuring over 200 fireplaces for a cosy ambience. Ski butlers are on hand to assist with your every need, supported by complimentary transport to the slopes and village. There’s an ice rink and an award-winning spa with Tibetan-themed relaxation lounge.Explore
Located on one of the most beautiful avenues in Val d’Isère, this elegant Savoyard style hotel melds state-of-the-art comfort with the exceptional attractions of the L’Espace Killy ski area. Within close proximity to the slopes, centre of the resort and the old town, Avenue Lodge makes for a memorable mountain experience. After hitting the slopes unwind at the spa or relive your day’s adventures over cocktails and fine wines in the lounge bar.Explore
Few mountain residences can boast such a combination of scenic grandeur and welcoming luxury. Embark on a customised ski experience with the help of the resort’s dedicated Ski Concierge, explore the vast Ice Caves with a private guide, then soothe tired muscles at one of Canada’s top spas before a lively après-ski and gourmet dinner.Explore
Direct access to the slopes and jaw-dropping vistas over the Dents du Midi makes for unforgettable winter adventures. As well as exhilarating skiing, the truly adventurous can revel in husky dog mushing and there’s plenty to do off the slopes too including an expansive spa and Michelin-starred restaurant Le Jardin des Alpes. Don’t miss a trip to the new must-see attraction in the region, Glacier 3000; the only suspension bridge connecting two peaks in the world.Explore
A land of contrasts; vast plains, chic cities and thrilling safari encounters - Africa stirs the senses.
Encompassing city culture, scenery and a classic safari, this itinerary shows off the very best South Africa has to offer. Begin your journey in the captivating capital of Cape Town; ascend Table Mountain, stroll through the Kirstenbosh Gardens or indulge in designer shopping at the V&A Waterfront. Next, venture into the winelands to Franschhoek, one of the most celebrated food and wine destinations in South Africa. Finally, enjoy the thrills of a safari in the African Bush at Sir Richard Branson’s private game reserve, Ulusaba, set within the Sabi Sand Reserve.Explore
Uganda offers an exceptional wildlife viewing experience with opportunities to see everything from the Big Five to the endangered mountain gorillas which inhabit the high montane forests. Begin your adventure spotting shoebill storks and the mesmerising falls on a boat trip through Murchison Falls National Park. Go on to discover Kibale National Park, home to the largest number of endangered chimpanzees in Uganda before taking an exhilarating game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park to witness some of Africa’s most popular inhabitants: the tree-climbing lion, African Elephant, leopard and Cape Buffalo. Top off your trip with one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth, gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park.Explore
Whether it's a leisurely weekend or a stolen weekend, a city break provides just the right amount of unfettered city culture, sightseeing and exploration.
Discreet service fuses with timeless understated glamour at this iconic Relais & Châteaux boutique hotel on the Upper East Side, close to a welter of world-class museums, Central Park and high-end fashion houses. Arrange for an entire thoughtfully curated wardrobe to be waiting for you upon arrival or book a private shopping experience.Explore
Venture to faraway lands, absorb the culture and traditions of local life and immerse yourself in adventures great and small.
This itinerary combines the vibrant cities of Hanoi and Hue with a relaxing beach resort in historic Hoi An. Your journey begins in Hanoi; explore this charming city with its yellow ochre colonial buildings. Next, embark on an adventure and set sail on a traditional wooden junk at Halong Bay. Fly to Hue, once the imperial capital of the Nguyen Lords. Continue to Hoi An for a relaxing break at luxurious beach retreat, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai. Then, experience the hustle and bustle of Saigon.Explore
You will feel an immediate sense of peace and calm following the welcome ritual. Marked by the sound of a traditional Thai gong, unassuming doors at the resort’s arrival sala open to reveal breath-taking panoramic views of coconut palms, deep green jungle flora and bright turquoise waters of The Gulf of Siam. Explore Ang Thong National Marine Park on an overnight charter, stopping for picnics at rainforest-fringed islands or embrace traditional pursuits and jump in the ring with a professional Muay Thai kick-boxer.Explore
Take in breathtaking scenery on a Canadian Rockies self-drive itnerary. Begins with a stay in Calgary. It’s then onwards to Banff National Park; take to the skies by helicopter to admire Canada’s most iconic sites, then continue through to Lake Louise. Drive to Jasper National Park for an overnight stay before boarding the Rocky Mountaineer for Vancouver with a stay in Kamloops. Gold Leaf Service is included; admire Canada’s wild beauty through panoramic dome windows. Finish with a stay on Vancouver’s dynamic waterfront.Explore
Those looking for a more engaging take on local ceremonies and cultural activities would do well to consider a Four Seasons oceanfront stay in beautiful Bali. Meet the curator of the resort’s Ganesha Cultural Centre – a space dedicated to exhibitions and workshops in the renowned Balinese art, music and crafts. Learn a new skill such as The Art of Coconut Leaf, or visit Jala, the state-of-the-art cooking academy where you can prepare Indonesian dishes using organic local produce grown in the resort’s kitchen gardens.Explore
Our collection of luxury cruises offer a relaxing way to explore the world in style and splendour - the ultimate at sea holiday experience.
Join Seabourn Ovation as she explores a selection of intriguing ports on a relaxed voyage. Start your adventure with a stay at One&Only Royal Mirage - The Palace in Dubai, before stepping aboard Ovation to depart for Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Cruise to Oman and explore the prominent landmarks of Muscat. Settle in for a relaxing two days at sea, before pulling into the captivating city of Mumbai. Enjoy another day at sea anticipating arrival into Mangalore. Next stop is Cochin in India, followed by another leisurely three days at sea cruising into Sabang, a popular diving spot. Continue on to explore Phuket and the city of Penang, before ending your voyage in Singapore. Spend your final two nights at The Valley Wing Shangri-La.
Set sail with Regent Seven Seas Cruises in all-inclusive luxury. Begin with a pre-cruise stay in Vancouver before boarding the Seven Seas Mariner for a ten night Alaskan adventure calling at Ketchikan, Sitka, Skagway, Juneau, Prince Rupert and Victoria. Witness Alaska’s natural beauty from your private balcony and uncover each port's hidden gems; rainforest mountain biking and kayaking past natural harbours. Discover all this and more on up to 55 free shore excursions. Following your cruise, enjoy a stay at Knight Inlet Lodge and indulge in a bear viewing tour, sightseeing tours and wildlife excursions.Read More
As the days get chillier and the nights arrive earlier, it’s time to escape the British weather on a luxury family holiday. Fly and flop close to home to enjoy the last of the warm European weather or travel further afield for action-packed family adventures in Mexico or Florida. We’ve curated our favourites in the most family-friendly destinations during October Half Term.Read More