We hope you've been inspired by our travel resolutions; the perfect starting point to falling back in love with travel and planning the ultimate 2021 escape. If you've settled on your dream travel resolution - whether you want to go iconic with a trip on a world-renowned railway or liberate yourself on a solo adventure - now's the time to make it happen.
Year after year, we help people travel to all corners of the globe on culture-packed, great value escapes that bring each destination to life. Our goal is to make travelling as fun and relaxing as possible - we take care of everything so you can unwind and focus on making memories.
Our expert team in York are just a phonecall away, with your personal travel advisor waiting to chat you through your options and help you settle on a destination that's perfectly suited to you. With each itinerary carefully crafted by our talented destination specialists, who know their areas of expertise like the back of their hands, you can be sure you'll return home with memories to cherish.
If you're still in need of a bit of destination inspiration, read on for three of our favourite cultural hotspots, perfect for living out your chosen travel resolution in 2021.
Cinque Terre, Italy
Made up of five villages on the Riviera di Levante - Vernazza, Monterosso, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, Italy's idyllic "Cinque Terre" is a breathtaking National Park and renowned UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, quaint pastel houses cling to the rugged coastline, bordered on one side by the lush landscapes of the Italian Riviera, and on the other, the striking azure of the Mediterranean ocean.
The villages have been largely unaffected by modernisation and instead hark back to a bygone era of tradition and charm, with narrow, winding streets lined with whimsical houses, painted in varying coral, orange, and yellow shades. The Cinque Terre is the ideal place to seek out a quiet, traditional café, sit outside with a glass of Cinque Terre wine (the region's namesake white wine, made with grapes grown in the steep clifftop vineyards), and bask in the glorious beauty of the Mediterranean coast. With the charms of the Cinque Terre also including delectable local-caught fresh seafood, fascinating ancient landmarks, verdant clifftop vineyards and a plethora of fine shops and restaurants, this is a place we'd highly recommend visiting.
A beautiful stretch of picturesque coastline, quaint fishing villages, charming market towns, and remote, rolling moorlands - sometimes you'll find yourself surprised by the natural beauty just beyond your doorstep, and Yorkshire offers it in abundance. With holidays in the UK having so much to offer, opt for a 'staycation' and prepare to fall back in love with the place we call home.
God's Own Country epitomises what's so great about UK travel, offering up culture and beauty galore. Travel through heather-strewn hills, past trickling streams, and dense forest on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, while away an afternoon discovering the winding cobbled streets of Whitby, and explore the endlessly inspiring city of York, a place of immense architectural beauty with centuries of history. Yorkshire is one destination that proves you don't have to cross oceans for an unforgettable holiday.
The commanding mountain landscapes, cascading waterfalls and lush Alpine meadows of Switzerland provide an ideal break for those who'd like time to reflect, surrounded by the tranquilly of nature. Spend your days gazing in awe at unspoiled, dramatic vistas, breathing in the gloriously fresh mountain air, and exploring chocolate-box villages filled with Belle Époque hotels and buckets of quintessential Swiss charm.
We may be biased, but we think the best part of a trip to Switzerland has to be the trains, and there are few more iconic than the Glacier Express. No matter the season, the panoramic windows serve as a perfect picture frame as you're whisked past attention-grabbing landscapes. See meadows that come alive with wildflowers in the summer and are blanketed with snow come winter, as well as glaciers that have been shaped over millions of years and pine trees that spread from the sides of the track to the base of the distant mountain peaks. Switzerland truly is a place that feels like it was made for taking in from the tracks - after a trip on Glacier Express, we're confident you'll agree.