From exotic beaches to Alpine mountains, there are plenty of flights from Birmingham Airport to choose from, no matter how late you’ve left it.
Most famously known as the birthplace of Mozart and the filming location of The Sound of Music, Salzburg is a city rich in heritage. For an Austrian culture fix, head to the Old Town where you’ll find The DomQuartier museum, gorgeous Baroque buildings and an array of shops and restaurants on the riverside. Just a short distance from the city centre and you’ll be in the heart of the Alps. Whether you’re a keen hiker or just going for a leisurely stroll up the Mönchsbergwhere you’ll find stunning views, lakes and walking routes. To find out more, click here.
If it’s a romantic and affordable getaway you’re after, look no further than the streets of Verona, where you’ll be immersed into traditional Italian culture. The main historical attractions include the ancient Arena di Verona and the lovers’ hotspot Juliet’s House, which is heavily associated with Shakespeare’s most popular tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. A trip to Italy wouldn’t be complete without indulging in some of the finest cuisine in the world, and luckily the streets are lined with authentic Italian eateries for you to enjoy fresh spaghetti, pizza, focaccia and tiramisu dishes to name a few. To find out more, click here.
Located on the Red Sea coast in one of the most southern points of Egypt, Marsa Alam is a gorgeous beach destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and kick back. If it’s a quiet beach holiday you’re after, this is the perfect location to enjoy sun, sea and sand. While you’re there, you’ll want to take a dip in the crystal clear waters to discover fascinating marine life; whether you’re snorkelling or heading a little deeper and scuba diving, you’ll come across a variety of reefs, fish and maybe even dolphins. To find out more, click here.
With an impressive backdrop of the Nordkette mountain range, alongside a mix of modern architecture and boutique shops, Innsbruck gives you the whole Austrian experience in one city. Although it’s a popular ski destination in the colder months, the area also thrives in summer and for an alterntaive trip away, it’s definitely worth considering. Hop on the cable car up the mountain to appreciate the breathtaking views, and enjoy light refreshments in gorgeous surroundings before heading back down to the lively city centre. For something even more spectacular, Swarovski Crystal Worlds is a short drive away, where you’ll find crystal-filled gardens and a gift shop jam-packed with everything that glitters. To find out more, click here.
Mostly visited for its scorching temperatures, variety of beaches and archaeology, Paphos is the place to be if you’re looking for ultimate relaxation with a little bit of history. Known as the home of Aphrodite – the Greek goddess of love and beauty, you can swap the pool for a day of exploring, with Aphrodite’s Rock as a popular point of interest for tourists to the island. But if it’s a fuss-free week of sun-lounging you’re after, this is the go-to desitnation. To find out more, click here.
Enclosed in the ancient City Walls, Dubrovnik offers a little bit of everything – sun, culture and gorgeous views. Although there are a number of quiet places to drink and dine in style during your stay, the city comes alive at night, so for the more adventurous night owls, you’ll be spoilt for choice with a variety of fun bars to party the night away. If late nights aren’t your thing, you can still enjoy many of the city’s summer events, including an open air cinema and the Dubrovnik Summer Festival and, of course, walk around the stone buildings in the day. For the art lovers, check out the Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, located a listed which looks out onto the coast and houses a collection of oveer 3,000 pieces. To find out more, click here.
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