Winter may not be on the way out just yet so why not plan your spring holiday to have something to look forward to?

Lower prices, fewer crowds and plenty of sunshine make spring the perfect time to get away for a break.

Whether you want to go hiking in Crete, soak up the sun in Dubai, or chill out in Majorca, we’ve got the lowdown on all the best spring holiday destinations.

  1. Rome

As Spring descends on Rome, the city transforms into a vibrant canvas of colour. Immerse yourself in the famous historic landmarks, adorned with the breath-taking sight of blooming flowers, creating an enchanting backdrop for your Roman adventure.

Say goodbye to extreme temperatures and embrace the ideal climate that Spring brings to Rome. You can bask in the warmth of the sun during the day and relish the cool, crisp evenings creating the perfect setting for unforgettable moments.

Enjoy Rome at your own pace as spring ushers in fewer tourists. Wander through iconic sites like the Colosseum and Roman Forum without the hustle and bustle. Let the city reveal its secrets as you savour moments of quiet contemplation.

Our pick:

  • The Colony Hotel (3-Star)
  • This hotel has a familiar and welcoming atmosphere, away from traffic noise and city chaos. It is perfect for tourists who want to visit the eternal city, and for those travelling on business. There are regular public transport links into Rome’s historic centre.
  • Check in Date: 14th April 2024 (4 nights)
  • Flights from London Gatwick
  • Double room, 2 guests, room only.
  • Tour operator: JTA Holidays
  • Price: £431.00

Available to book in branch.

 

  1. Dubai

 Dubai’s high season is from November to April. This is when temperatures are at their most enjoyable, but you can expect higher costs for accommodation and more people at the city’s main attractions as a result. Peak season, however, is best for beach lovers and anyone wanting to make the most of Dubai’s outdoor activities, from safaris to exploring the waterways of Dubai Creek.

Pleasant sea temperatures and high sunshine hours make the months between March and May months most like spring as we know it. While you won’t see blooms of flowers, as the city sits on the edge of the desert, you can take part in activities outside. During this time of year, the days are starting to become hotter and last longer, while nighttime temperatures are dropping so be sure to take along a light jacket for the evening.

Our Pick:

Couples pick:

  • 2 adults
  • 4th March
  • London direct flight
  • Wyndham Residences The Palm
  • Half Board
  • 4 nights
  • £873 per person

Family pick:

  • 2 adults, 2 children
  • 10th April (Easter half term)
  • London direct flight
  • JA Lake View Hotel
  • All Inclusive
  • 4 nights
  • £4415 in total

Available to book in branch.

  1. Majorca

The biggest of the Balearic Islands, Majorca is a wonderful destination for a spring holiday. There’s plenty of sunshine and temperatures range from the high teens in February to the mid-20s in May – perfect for enjoying long, lazy lunches by the sea.

In February, almond blossom coats the orchards with a pink haze and, from March onwards, the countryside is green and full of wildflowers. It’s the perfect time to come if you enjoy hiking, cycling or golf – some of the most popular activities on the island. Popular resorts like Magaluf are quiet and blissfully uncrowded (they start gearing up for summer from Easter onwards), but you’ll still find plenty of shopping and nightlife in Palma, Majorca’s gorgeous capital city.

Our pick:

  • Eix Lagotel Holiday Resort – Playa De Muro
  • 4-Star
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • London Stansted
  • 7 Nights
  • 2 adults/1 room
  • Baggage: 22kg allowance
  • Tuesday 2nd April 20274
  • Per Person From £466 (Was £526)

This well-established hotel is a haven for families looking for a jam-packed holiday. With three outdoor pools, including an adults-only pool and bar, and a wealth of daytime and evening entertainment, the whole family are guaranteed fun in the sun. Plus, with an All-Inclusive package (+£175pp) offering snacks throughout the day and a varied evening buffet, it’s easy to see why this hotel is so popular.

Available to book in branch, or online.

  1. Corfu

Lush and green, Corfu is a delight to explore in springtime. This beautiful Greek Island is awash with almond blossom in February, and its gardens blaze with colour by May. The main resorts are quiet and virtually empty (the season begins in Easter, but things don’t really get going until May), but Corfu Town is buzzy all year round. Its enchanting, cobbled streets lined with pastel-hued houses are a delight to explore, and you’ll find scores of inviting cafés and boutiques. Inland, traditional villages, panoramic walking trails and picture-postcard castles await – all blissfully free of the summer crowds.

Our Pick:

  • Bruskos Hotel & Suites
  • St George South, Greece
  • Board: Bed & Breakfast
  • Flying from London Stansted
  • 7 nights
  • Mon 22 Apr 2024
  • Passengers: 2 Adults, 1 Room
  • Baggage: 22Kg Allowance
  • Deposit From Only £60 Per Person!
  • Per Person From £405 (Was £465)

Available to book in branch, or online.

  1. Malta

The gorgeous Mediterranean island of Malta is a wonderful destination for a spring holiday. Expect average temperatures of 15°C in February, rising to around 24°C in May, when the beach resorts kick off the summer season. The golden city of Valletta, the enchanting island capital, is bathed in sunshine, and the main sights, including the Megalithic temples, are blessedly empty of crowds. The fields and hills inland are full of wildflowers and birdsong, and it’s the perfect time to enjoy some of the excellent hikes on Malta and Gozo. There are spectacular Easter processions across the island, and you can take part in a host of entertaining village festivals.

Our Pick:

Luna Holiday Complex (3-Star)

The Luna Holiday Complex is an aparthotel offering a variety of self-catering accommodation on the edge of the picturesque Mellieha Bay. The beach and local bus stop are only a few steps away, plus an array of shops, bars and restaurants stretching around the bay. Families and couples looking for a great value laid-back holiday will find this aparthotel the ideal choice.

  • Mellieha Bay, Malta
  • Board: Self-Catering
  • Flying From: London Stansted
  • 7 Nights: Mon 01 Apr 2024
  • Passengers: 2 Adults, 1 Room
  • Baggage: 22Kg Allowance
  • Per Person From £598 (Was £658)

Available to book in branch, or online.

 

  1. Crete

Crete is an outstanding hiking destination, and spring is a fantastic time to visit if you want to enjoy the beautiful trails in peace. Temperatures vary from the mid-teens in February to the mid-20s in May, and there’s plenty of glorious sunshine. The main resorts, such as Hersonissos, begin to get lively from Easter, but you could base yourself in enchanting Chania or Rethymnon if you want some nightlife. There won’t be any queuing for the main tourist sites, including the Minoan ruins at Knossos, which you can explore without the crowds.

Our pick:

  • Newcastle Studios – Malia, Greece
  • 3-Star
  • Self Catering
  • London Stansted
  • 7 Nights
  • 2 adults/1 room
  • Baggage: 22kg allowance

Malia’s bright lights + bars are 500m away, so it’s just a short switch from sun to fun here at Newcastle Studios. Less is more, right? That’s why we love the simple rooms. There’s also a seriously spacious pool area that’s made for days sipping cocktails in the sunshine.

Available to book in branch, or online.

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