The Romans who first settled in Alicante nicknamed it the ‘City of Light’ and it’s easy to see why. Built around a natural harbour on Spain’s Costa Blanca, Alicante positively shimmers with sunshine.
Celebrate summer at some of the hottest clubs in the world on the party island of Ibiza. You can dance away the stresses and strains of daily life in one of the many clubs or, if you prefer something more relaxed, head to Ibiza Old Town. The fashionable bars, restaurants and boutiques, which line the narrow, atmospheric streets are the perfect place to unwind.
Located off the north-eastern coast of Africa, Lanzarote is the perfect destination for a summer getaway. In fact, this island is so eye–catching it was recently given a UNESCO protected status. Book now to see this remarkable natural wonder for yourself.
History mixed with indulgence is the order of the day in Larnaca this summer. Admire the faded grandeur of the traditional city quarters, where hot pink marigolds adorn whitewashed walls or travel to the ancient Neolithic ruins on the outskirts of the city before enjoying a sundowner and a handful of olives in one of the many waterfront bars.
As the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, Malaga is, as you would expect, a vibrant destination with its own unique character and a creative soul. Stroll through the tropical gardens of Paseo del Parque to an urban beach cafe at La Malagueta for a glass of something cold under warm, blue skies. Shop on the flashy, marble-paved Marqués de Larios or in the nearby maze of old town streets. And, of course, don't miss the Picasso museum. Book now to discover this cool, eclectic city.
Second only to Paris, Nice is one of France’s most popular destinations. Located at the heart of the French Riviera between Cannes and Monaco, its charms are plentiful. Aside from the famed beautiful beaches and enviable weather, it is packed full of cultural delights. Book now and join the Riviera set this summer.
From the attractive yacht-filled harbour to the growing collection of designer boutiques, Palma has been become one of the most sophisticated hotspots of the Mediterranean in recent years. You don’t need to look far for a reminder of the city’s history though – its iconic Gothic cathedral dominates the skyline. Book your summer getaway now and enjoy everything this city has to offer.
Legend has it that Paphos was the birthplace of Aphrodite, and it seems that the Goddess of Love continues to cast her spell over the city. For it is impossible not to fall for the charms of this ancient destination. From ancient archaeological sites, strolling around the maze of shopping streets or unwinding on the golden sands of Coral Bay, there is something for everyone to enjoy this summer.
Head straight for the Piazza dei Miracoli square to see the iconic Leaning Tower. Stay up late at casual haunts south of the River Arno on Via San Martino or join the throngs filling Pisa's riverside pavement cafes on long summer nights. For a change of pace check out the beaches nearby. Above all, you'll be refreshed by Pisa's tranquil atmosphere and unhurried Tuscan charm.
Part of the Canary Islands, clustered just off the coast of Africa, Tenerife has long been a favourite for holidaymakers the world over – and with good reason. Whether you’re in the mood to soak up the warm sunshine on the volcanic shoreline, explore the pretty, whitewashed villages or dance the night away in the relaxed bars and clubs, Tenerife has something to tempt everyone.
Amsterdam comes to life in summer with a multihued explosion of flowers. This really is the best time of year to visit as you can witness the incredible floating flower market or wander through the Keukenhof garden, which has well over a million flowering bulbs in every colour imaginable. This stunning floral display only lasts for a couple of months each year so make sure you book now.
Madrid might be the seat of Spanish power but if it’s an insight into the Spanish soul you’re after, Barcelona is the place. Perhaps the most extraordinary example is Gaudi’s preposterous and life-affirming cathedral. Elsewhere, glitzy boutiques rub shoulders with authentic tapas bars in this thriving, eclectic city. Book now and sample a little Catalonian flavour yourself.
Vibrant, fascinating and truly unique – Berlin is simply bursting with culture, history and a huge array of world-class entertainment. Summer is the perfect season to discover this exciting city, so book now.
Like the fine wine that it’s so famous for, Bordeaux only gets better with age. Enjoy the warm sunshine from a pretty pavement café before exploring the cobbled streets, airy churches and majestic squares of the city centre, before venturing into surrounding countryside to see the timeless chateaus and their sprawling vineyards. Of course, it would be rude not to sample the fruits of their labour while you’re there. Book now for a holiday worth savouring.
It's easy to spend Brussels holidays eating chocolate, waffles and pommes frites. Tear yourself away and you'll be amazed by grandeur of the huge Grand Place square and the tiny cobbled streets fanning out from it. If that helps you regain your appetite you can then restaurant-hop in the evenings from mussels and chips to French fusion. Book now!
Surrounding the river Danube, this beautiful city will charm you with its palace, museums, churches and theatres. Be sure to have plenty of breaks whilst exploring in some of the many gracious old cafes and cake shops. No visit would be complete without a visit to one of the elegant spas.
Beautiful all year round, the city truly comes alive during summer. There is much to explore in this historical city, however modern design, numerous cafes and bars provide a very urban twist. The city is surrounded by nature with forests and beaches easily accessible, the perfect summer destination.
Cool and quirky, Helsinki is a unique city with a dynamic energy. Though the streets can be quiet during the bitterly cold winters, summer sees the locals jump on their bicycles; flowering parks fill with picnicking folk; and pavement cafés buzz with alfresco diners.
Experience an intoxicating blend of tradition, modernity, rich culture and exuberant nightlife in Madrid. The Spanish capital’s location, at the centre of its country, is highly appropriate for this cosmopolitan hub of history, artistry, shopping activity and nocturnal energy.
Naples' perfectly arched seafront and Mount Vesuvius volcano backdrop has had artists reaching for their paintbrushes for centuries. Explore the historic centre with its warren of washing-strung streets, cathedral, palace and churches. Easily accessible from Naples is the island of Capri, the stunning Amalfi coast and Pompeii.
Think of Paris and what comes to mind? The majestic Eiffel Tower against a sapphire sky? Romantic boat trips on the Seine? Fashionable folks enjoying coffee and croissants at a chic café? Well, Paris has all of this and much more…
One of the world's most enchanting cities, you will find beautiful buildings and a fairytale atmosphere waiting for you in Prague.
It’s often said that tossing a coin into Rome’s Trevi Fountain will guarantee your return to this breath-taking city. Small wonder then the fountain is swimming with international pocket change. Whether it’s the imposing Pantheon, the beautiful Sistine Chapel, or vast collection of restaurants, cafés and gelaterias, Rome has something to tempt everyone back. Book now and start your Roman love affair this summer.
A city on 14 islands, Stockholm explodes with life during the summer as the locals head outdoors to enjoy its stunning waterside setting. The beautiful old town is Filled with palaces and picturesque squares, however nature is never far away with thousands of wooded islands in the archipelago. In the evenings the city shows its modern vibe with a huge range of restaurants and bars.
Spend a few days in New York and you’ll soon see why it’s considered the greatest city in the world. It’s got everything. Like the theatre? Head for Broadway. More of a people-watcher? Check out Greenwich Village. Want to go shopping? Knock yourself out. And on the off chance you’ve come to New York for the great outdoors there’s Central Park – an oasis of natural beauty in the heart of Manhattan. Book now and take a bite out of the Big Apple this summer.
Nowhere celebrates the summer season better than Boston. This historic, port city bursts into life at this time of year as the local’s head outside to revel in the sunshine and to enjoy the vibrant restaurant and café culture. Boston is friendly, easy going and easy to get around – you can comfortably explore many of its elegant boulevards and colonial charms by foot. Book now to discover it for yourself.
Set overlooking the great Lake Michigan, this urban metropolis offers a stunning array of multicultural areas and architectural diversity.
Hawaii is blessed with beautiful beaches, natural beauty and a diverse culture. This idyllic destination consists of six volcanic islands, each with its own personality. Book now for an unforgettable exotic summer holiday.
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Blow out the cobwebs this summer and treat yourself to the sensory overload that is Las Vegas. This neon city in the middle of the Nevada desert has to be seen to be believed. Catch a show, see the lights, party, eat, have a flutter or explore the beauty of the Nevada desert. You might even find time to sleep at some point. It’s weird. It’s wonderful and it’s a place everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime.
Los Angeles may be famed for its celebrity culture, Hollywood glitz and A-list postcodes – but this is only the beginning. LA is home to eclectic neighbourhoods and some of the best beaches in the world.
Art deco buildings painted pink, lavender and turquoise adorn the palm-fringed promenades of Miami Beach. 15 miles of white sand beaches on the Gold Coast beckon sun worshippers.
Landing in Orlando is akin to visiting another world – Disney World to be exact. If theme parks are your thing, this is the place for you. After experiencing all the wonder and joy of Walt’s magical kingdom there’s still SeaWorld, Gatorland, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure to discover. No wonder then, this city is often called the ‘theme park capital of the world’.
As you fly into Phoenix you'll see a sprawl of twinkling lights surrounded by spectacular desert scenery and towering mountain ranges. Modern and cosmopolitan city, the city has great cultural attractions as well as shopping and famously, golf. It is also the gateway to the beautiful and wild Arizona desert.
Southern California boasts some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, with soft golden sands lapped by warm waters. Hire a car in San Diego and cruise along this stunning coastline.
San Francisco is an exciting, cosmopolitan and diverse destination. Famous for its steep, rolling hills, iconic sightseeing attractions and prominent location off the Pacific Coast Highway. World-class shopping, beautiful outdoor spaces and a thriving nightlife are just the beginning.
Enjoy the beach and theme parks in one holiday with Tampa car hire. With so much to see on the Gulf Coast, hiring a car is the best way to see it all. Avis also provides the largest selection of cars and pickup locations.
Don't be afraid to open your eyes at the top of the sky-scraping CN Tower for 360-degree views across Toronto. When back on the ground, go shopping along Yonge Street,
A perfect summer destination with its mix of a modern cosmopolitan city with nature right on the doorstep. Situated on the coast with a stunning mountain backdrop, there’s plenty to do!
Don't be fooled into thinking that a trip to Washington D.C is just about history and politics. Granted, as the US capital city this is an important part of its appeal, but beyond the obvious sightseeing you'll discover much more.
The ‘Pearl of the Arabian Gulf’ is a place of fascinating contrasts, where glittering skyscrapers rise from the sand like stacks of banknotes, next to traditional mosques and their curvaceous minarets. Keen shoppers can also choose between the souvenir traders of the souks or the luxury fashion outlets of the glitzy Dubai Mall. Wherever your interests lie, you’re guaranteed glorious blue skies and warm sunshine almost every day.
Bargain in the Madinat Zayed Gold Souk, swim in the clear waters off Al Raha Beach and feast on local spicy meat dishes.
Bangkok is an intoxicating jumble of history, spiritualism and hedonism in one. There is always reliable retail therapy to be had in glitzy malls at Siam as well as at lively street stalls.
If you’re looking for a Caribbean summer holiday that offers thrills as well as chills, then Barbados is your bet. Soak up the sunshine and relaxed island vibes by day before enjoying the best of the restaurants, bars and clubs by night. And for something completely out of the ordinary, visit the magnificent Harrisons Cave - this underground complex of caverns, waterfalls and rock formations is worth the trip alone.
Once you set foot in Bermuda you soon begin to realise why so many people claim to have gotten ‘lost’ in this little pocket of the Atlantic Ocean. Soak up the languid charm of the countryside or take a stroll along the half-mile unbroken stretch of soft pink sand that makes up Warwick Long Bay and you’ll never want to leave either. Book now and lose yourself in Bermuda this summer.
Stunning Caribbean beaches meet rich culture and heritage in the Cancun area of Mexico. The breathtakingly beautiful Yucatán Peninsula is where Cancun’s high-rise hotels and world-renowned nightclubs stand alongside the ancient Mayan wonders of the Riviera Maya.
Colombo (Sri Lanka)
Whether it’s the historic waypoint along the silk and spice route, the empty crystalline beaches that stretch for miles, or the lesser known ancient ruins of the fort at Yapahuwa that you seek, you’ll find Sri Lanka offers everything from peace and outstanding beauty to the heady culture of a vibrant, modern country.
From immaculate beaches to unspoiled national parks and cascading waterfalls, this Caribbean island has it all. Book now and truly get away from it all this summer.
Discover a tropical paradise of white sandy beaches, crystal-clear lagoons and dramatic scenery in stunning Mauritius.
Punta Cana (Dominican Republic)
With its unlikely mix of influences and interesting blend between ancient and modern times, holidays in the Dominican Republic will tick all the boxes - with its perfect beaches, incredible heritage and diverse geography.
Rio de Janiero
From world famous beaches, exotic carnival-costume stalls to the elegantly restored colonial grandeur of past times, Rio de Janeiro is a kaleidoscope of visual delight. A must see is Christ the Redeemer’s views from Corcovado Mountain, but there are also sculpture parks, art galleries and rain forests on offer.
From the majestic Atlas Mountains, Roman Carthage and the bustling, cosmopolitan capital Tunis at its northern tip, to the sun-drenched island of Djerba in the south, Tunisia packs a lot into a small space.
Home to well known landmarks, designer shopping, and a vibrant arts and theatre community, it’s no wonder so many choose to spend their holidays in London.
If you’re looking for a break with the perfect mix of vibrant city life and natural beauty, look no further than a trip to Aberdeen. With must-see attractions for all the family, world-class culture and access to some of the best countryside scenery in the UK, an Aberdeen holiday is an unforgettable holiday.
There’s more to Belfast than meets the eye. Discover the lively historic city of Northern Ireland’s capital steeped in history and intrigue with its many museums, galleries and fine Irish pubs.
Welcome to Scotland’s capital, where historic landmarks, style and traditional Scottish hospitality come together to form one of the best cities in the world. Edinburgh will captivate and entertain you with its must-see attractions, world class food and drink scene, and parties and festivals the likes of which you won’t see anywhere else.
Discover one of Europe’s most lively, cutting edge and cultural cities in Glasgow. It has been repeatedly named as the UK’s best place to shop outside of London, and is brimming with beautiful architecture, galleries, museums and a lively nightlife. It is also gateway to the beautiful Scottish Highlands.
Isle of Man
Explore the many magnificent parks, nature trails and attractions and be truly inspired by the natural beauty of the Isle of Man.
Live the island life in the English Channel with a trip to Jersey. Visitors can book boat trips to explore the coast around the island or head inland on a motorbike tour.
From the fascinating history of the walled city of York to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and the exciting buzz of Leeds, there’s no shortage of things to do in Yorkshire.
World famous for sport, music and culture, Manchester is full of life and one of the UK’s iconic cities. Go shopping or see a football match at one of the city’s two famous clubs. Manchester is surrounded by beautiful countryside such as the peak district, Cheshire and Derbyshire.
Explore the sights and sounds of Newcastle. Home to the Angel of the North, great shopping, world famous nightlife and much much more. Beyond the city beautiful Durham and Northumberland are waiting to be explored and there are miles and miles of stunning coastline and award-winning beaches.
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Flight + car hire
Extremely limited availability. All prices shown are in GBP per person based on 2 adults sharing and include return British Airways flights in Economy class from the departure airport as stated. All pre-payable taxes, fees and carrier charges in relation to flights correct as at 22/05/13 but may vary. Prices are based on flights plus 7 days car hire for April travel dates. Prices include Avis car hire in the lowest sold car group with insurance, manual or automatic with travel dates as stated on ba.com. Further car types and travel dates are available on ba.com but may not be available at the advertised price. Outbound and return travel must be completed within the travel dates stated on ba.com. Prices are based on debit card payment, BA applies a charge for other cards. Advertised holidays are available on ba.com. Bookings made over the telephone will carry a £5 booking fee per person. Prices are correct as at 22/05/13 but may vary and liable to change at any time. Places are limited so go to ba.com to confirm current prices and availability. The holidays featured are ATOL protected under the British Airways Holidays number ATOL5985. British Airways Holidays standard terms and conditions and conditions of carriage apply. For full terms and conditions please refer to www.ba.com.