Discover some of Europe’s most exciting destinations with our exclusive Superbreak experiences – imagine your perfect getaway – whether you’d like to explore the stunning Adriatic Coast, the magical island of Madeira or even the wonders of Northern Iceland with the chance to witness the famous Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).- all breaks flying from Cardiff Airport making your dreams a reality.
The programme commences on the 21st September 2018 with a 3 night SuperBreak to include Montenegro, Croatia and the Adriatic Coast
Your break includes 3 nights accommodation in Montenegro, a Balkan country located in the west-central region where unique rugged mountains meet the beautiful coastline of the Adriatic along which you will find medieval villages and fortified towns such as Kotor. Also included is a Full Day Tour – the Best of Montenegro and Dubrovnik – Pearl of the Adriatic Full Day Tour.
The Adriatic Coast is home to some of the most extraordinary destinations across Europe. From the sun-drenched, cultural towns that scatter the coastline to the historical & charming cities nestled within the diverse landscape – the countries of Montenegro & Croatia are unrivalled in beauty. Both countries offer a unique getaway with countless cultural hotspots, idyllic beaches and picturesque landscapes, not forgetting the sublime climate.
With the origins of Montenegro & Croatia stretching back thousands of years, you’ll find a charming and unforgettable culture during your time there. Rugged mountains form the backdrop for Montenegro & Croatia with ancient castles, breath-taking National parks and idyllic islands stretching up and down the coastline.
Montenegro & Croatia both continue to be some of the most popular, up-and-coming European destinations – from the walled coastal town of Dubrovnik to the bustling city of Zabreg and the magical Bay of Kotor; it’s really not hard to see why.
Montenegro’s beauty has not gone unnoticed and with its new multi-million pound marina – Porto Montenegro in Tivat together with a host of five-star hotel openings it has become a popular destination for tourists as well as Europe’s yachting fraternity. But away from this affluent scene the coast remains a quirky and friendly place with pantiled villages and uncrowded beaches.
The crystal clear waters of the Adriatic have also been luring tourists to Croatia to enjoy the magnificent coastline that stretches south from Slovenia to Montenegro, enveloping more than one thousand delightful islands with countless bays and beaches en route – not forgetting the most important for us sun-starved Brits – it is one of Europe’s sunniest spots.
As a nation it has claimed its independence since 1991 so fortunately, as the latest conflict fades into history, there are few clues remaining as visitors walk around the marvellous ramparts of Dubrovnik admiring the immaculately preserved baroque architecture, or laze on the beautifully clean Blue Flag beaches that line the stunning Adriatic Coast.
The major coastal town is Dubrovnik, an outstanding historic city which I had the pleasure of visiting as a port of call on a cruise in the Eastern Mediterranean. With over 2 million visitors annually this old city is a UNESCO listed site and possibly the most famous walled city in Europe. Built between the 11th-17th centuries and perfectly preserved, huge ramparts encase the old city where you can take a ‘must do’ walk (which takes about an hour) and enables you to get your bearings.
The city has been saved from earthquakes and attacks leaving many beautiful buildings to explore, such as, the Fort and the Old Port, the Franciscan Monastery and the 18th century Baroque Cathedral as well as palaces, churches, chapels, squares and museums.
Its growing popularity could have something to do with its starring role in the HBO series Game of Thrones which features many of the city’s top attractions such as the city walls and forts becoming King’s Landing: the beautiful Trsteno Arboretum on the outskirts of the city becoming the Red Keep’s gardens and the St. Dominic Monastery in Trogir which appears as the city of Qarth.
There are markets and boutiques, a myriad of dining and nightlife opportunities around the Stradun, whilst the Mount Srdj cable car offers great views and takes you from the city to hilltop in minutes.
The second destination from Cardiff is on the 2nd November 2018 with a 7 night SuperBreak to the magical island of Madeira
One of the Atlantic’s best kept secrets where you can enjoy the sublime tropical climate whilst basking in crystal-clear waters. From cultural delights and culinary treats to picturesque villages and exquisite mountainous views – there’s so much waiting to be discovered on this stunning Portuguese island. Included is an Island Highlights Tour, a Funchal City Sightseeing Tour and 7 nights accommodation.
Known as the Pearl of the Atlantic, the lush, sub-tropical island of Madeira has much to offer the independent traveller. Traditional Portuguese culture, overwhelming beauty and genuine island hospitality await you. This green, subtropical paradise is located 310 miles from the African coast and 620 miles from Europe. Explore by car or on foot, the hidden wonders of this beautiful island with its myriad of mysterious mountain ranges covered in sub-tropical vegetation, picturesque coastlines dotted with charming fishing villages and enterprising terraced fields and levadas (irrigation channels) clinging to steep volcanic hillsides.
Few places on earth can rival Madeira for its natural topography. Tall mountain peaks poke through the clouds, spectacular cliffs drop down into the blue ocean below, botanical gardens exhibit colourful, endemic and exotic floral species and quiet rural hamlets add an age-old air to the scene. At every turn, dramatic panoramas unfold, each framed by the bird of paradise flower and pale blue hydrangeas.
It is a richer and more diverse holiday destination than it first appears. In fact the island has world-class spa hotels, waterfront promenades, lively cafes and restaurants, excellent sweet wines and sticky desserts and, today, is reinventing itself as Europe’s adventure capital – walking, jeep tours, dolphin watching, climbing, canyoning and diving are all available.
The water temperature is also pleasant year round due to the warming influences of the Gulf Stream. Although there are no golden sand beaches the island boasts a few man-made beaches and there are numerous lidos and wonderful hotel pools overlooking the ocean or situated in magnificent tropical gardens which makes Madeira an ideal destination for sun worshippers.
Funchal, lying on Madeira’s south coast is the island’s capital and location of the majority of hotels, museums and historic buildings. Streets are lined with beautiful houses perched on low cliffs and backed by green terraced mountains
Deep ravines, winding roads, cultivated fields falling into the sea and an abundance of Mediterranean and tropical plants are typical features of southern Madeira. The charming fishing village of Camara de Lobos, a favourite spot of Winston Churchill is one of the few places on the island which has remained untouched by the passing of time.
Further west is the scenic viewpoint of Cabo Girao, famed as Europe’s second highest sea cliff (more than 500 metres above sea level).
The interior is a region of high peaks and deep ravines with the Serra de Agua mountain range offering nature trails for walkers of all competence levels and with the climate a lot cooler than on the coast.
The north is an area of rugged beauty covered by green forests, terraced vineyards and small cultivated fields. One of the most spectacular views is from Sao Vicente to Porto Moniz, a narrow road carved into sheer cliffs, passing through tunnels and countless waterfalls. Remember to take a swim in the natural sea pools carved from the volcanic rock at Porto Moniz.
The island is famous for its abundant vegetation: bananas, oranges, lemons, melons, avocados, passion fruit as well as bougainvillea, jacaranda. Orchids and the national flower, the Bird of Paradise. It is the perfect holiday destination for those wanting to escape the stresses of everyday life. The people are friendly and there are few places where you would enjoy better or more courteous service.
Experience the spectacular beauty of Akureyri North Iceland, famous for its volcanic landscape, geothermal pools and roaring waterfalls it is the perfect base to discover and experience all Iceland has to offer. Included is The Search for Northern Lights Tour, Lake Myvatn – Land of Fire and Ice Experience plus accommodation as above.
Akureyri is Iceland’s second city, located at the base of Eyjafjörður Fjord at the base of snowcapped peaks.and has at its centre the 1940 Akureyri Church with stained-glass windows portraying scenes from Icelandic Christian history and has views of the fjord from the forecourt. Nearby, the Akureyri Art Museum displays contemporary art from Iceland and farther afield. to the south are the Botanical Gardens, with specimens from across Iceland. There is the possibility of spotting some whales from the pier below the centre of town.
With only 18,000 residents it is really a large town but packs a punch with cool cafes, quality restaurants – promoting local food,, a handful of art galleries and even some late night buzz not usual in other rural Icelandic towns. It has some of Iceland’s best skiing with plenty of off-peak and off-piste appeal and hosts some lively winter festival and with its relaxed attitude is the natural base for exploring Eyjafjörður and the region. It is also one of the best places in Iceland to view the famous Aurora Borealis, to watch the incredible displays of light dance across the night sky is one of earth’s true natural wonders.
All Super Break trips to Akureyri also include a Lake Myvatn Adventure – Land of Fire and Ice Tour, which includes the chance to see the region’s many magical terrains, the Goddafoss Waterfall, the boiling mud pools of Namafjall and a stop at Vogafjos working farm. There is also the opportunity to visit Myvatn Nature Baths – the ‘Blue Lagoon of the North’ or take part in a Snowmobiling Experience (extra charge applies).
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Return flights from Cardiff – 20kgs hold luggage – 5 kgs hand luggage – Airport transfers – SuperBreak representative in resort.
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