A tale of Five Cities – Where to Go When We’re Allowed Out!

With lockdown keeping us all on home soil, summer on its way and all of us thinking of when we’ll be able to plan our next holiday, we thought we would share Guy’s top tips of where to travel in 2021.

Now is the time to think short breaks! Whether you are looking for a quick 48 hour getaway or something slightly longer, here are 5 inspirational ideas for a quick getaway for that special person in your life.

Europe – Reykjavik

Maybe not everyone’s first idea for a short break, but its not that far to get to. Fly from Heathrow, Gatwick or Luton, and go straight to Iceland’s capital (as a destination in its own right, or as a stopover on the way to USA. Reykjavik has great history, a thumping night life, and some great sites. Take a visit to the Blue Lagoon, go Geyser hunting, or visit eyjafjallajokull (the volcano responsible to air chaos a few years ago.

Europe – Paris

From captivating culture to fantastic foodie delights, a city break offers something for those looking for a romantic getaway, to learn all about a destination’s fascinating history or to get involved in a city’s lively nightlife. Paris never fails to live up to its expectations. Whether you’re darting between major attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, or you’re watching the world go by at an atmospheric café away from the tourist throngs, there are dozens of ways to fall in love with Paris.

Europe – Madrid

Madrid, Spain’s central capital, is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks. It’s renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum. From medieval mansions and royal palaces to the unimagined angles of Spanish contemporary architecture, Madrid is the perfect city break destination. Rising above the humble claims of its local cuisine, Madrid has evolved into one of the richest culinary capitals of Europe. The city has wholeheartedly embraced all the creativity and innovation of Spain’s gastronomic revolution.

Europe – Majorca

Welcome to Majorca. With its year round charm, and abundant day and night life, there’s something for everyone. The city of Palma itself is fascinating, with a beautiful cathedral to explore. From there,….time dependent, you can hire a car and explore the hundreds of beaches and coves around the island…..a visit to the hilltop town on Deia is a must!

Worldwide – Dubai

Perched on the sun-drenched Gulf coastline, Dubai has so much to offer and guaranteed glorious weather to match. Imagine world-class dining, incredible architecture, a myriad of shopping experiences, lavish spas and spectacularly chic hotels and resorts, all in one city. There are theme parks for families or romantic meals in tranquil desert locations for couples – what’s not to love?

There’s never been a better time to discover Europe, with BA and many other airlines offering low fares for advance bookings. If you don’t see anything you fancy, there are lots of other opportunities to get away, and I can help you plan the trip of a lifetime (even if it’s just for 2 days!!)… bon voyage!


For more information and to get expert advice and support in arranging your travel affairs, don’t hesitate to contact Guy directly on guy.johnson@travelcounsellors.com.

For more information on Guy and his experience, visit his website on https://www.travelcounsellors.co.uk/guy.johnson.