When it comes to picking your next holiday destination, it can be hard to think outside the box. Why not swap the sandy beaches or city breaks for something a bit more unique? To help you on your way, here are 5 unusual holiday destinations that are just a short flight away.
1. Velika Planina, Slovenia
Although the name of this historical settlement sounds like something taken out of The Lord of the Rings, this Slovenian attraction is far from fantasy. Located near Ljubljana and perfect for a day out, you can transport yourself back in time and experience the life of primitive herdsmen who lived in wooden huts from generations past. You can also go on mountain-cycling tours, go for a hike or have a big meal and a drink in one of the inns, depending on how active you and your fellow holidaymakers are feeling!
2. Berat, Albania
One of the most stunning towns in the whole of Albania, Berat is located in the south-central region of the country. The main highlight of Berat is its collection of white Ottoman houses that are dotted on the hill up to the castle, earning it the title of the ‘Town of a Thousand Windows’. These houses led to the town being listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and even though it is a popular tourist spot, it still retains its easy-going allure.
3. Tallinn, Estonia
Dotted right on the edge of the Baltic Sea and the rustic capital of Estonia, Tallinn is the perfect spot for those who fancy a money-saving trip filled with culture. The town features everything: ancient streets, a stunning town square and even a torture museum for tourists made of sterner stuff! There are also many places to eat and drink that stay open late for those who are looking for a more relaxed vibe.
4. Brest, France
Brest in Brittany is a port city steeped in naval history, which makes it perfect for families looking for an educational trip. The main attraction in Brest is the renowned ocean discovery centre Océanopolis, where you can visit the penguin colony, watch the seal clinic and risk taking the plunge into the shark tank! Another fantastic attraction to visit is the Château de Brest, which has over 1,700 years of history and is one of the oldest functional castles in the world.
5. Madeira, Portugal
If you're looking to celebrate 2018 in an explosive style, then visit Madeira as it's the host of the world’s largest fireworks display for New Year! The archipelago is a popular resort all year round and is noted for its landscapes, history, embroidery artisans and (most importantly) Madeiran Wine. Definitely one to add to your bucket list.
Do any of these holidays take your fancy? Don’t hesitate to contact one of our team!