2020’s been a bit of a plan-snatcher, with celebrations and events suspended across the months, everywhere from Leeds to London, Birmingham to Belfast. But whether it was a rain-checked festival or adjourned anniversary, why not mark the occasion this summer with an overseas adventure?
We’ve pulled together a roundup of some of the big events that you may have missed out on this year and, most importantly, how you could celebrate them now with a gorgeous getaway!
Another year older, another amazing destination ticked off the list? Mark a monumental milestone with a trip to a monumental destination like Paris. Nothing quite says ‘bon anniversaire’ like al fresco breakfasts, sundown dinners and lazy lunches in between – with a bit of attraction-ticking and landmark-lusting thrown in for good measure. It’ll be a belated birthday break like no other!
Planned to pop the question this summer but had to put on hold? Why not whisk your other half to one of our romantic holiday hotspots and give them a getaway they’ll never forget? When it comes to magical moments, there’s no better setting than Mykonos, with its whitewashed wonder and spectacular sunsets!
If you weren’t able to tie the knot this year, you’re in the majority, unfortunately. A survey by Hitched revealed that 75% of couples due to marry before the end of December this year have pushed back the date to 2021 or later. You may not have been able to walk down the wedding aisle this summer, but there’s still time to make your way down our plane’s aisle to a seat that’ll soar you to somewhere fabulous!
Had an anniversary that you weren’t able to mark? We think a romantic retreat is on the cards! Treat your significant other to a trip filled with lazy days, sunset strolls and al fresco dinners under the sparkling stars. You’ll be swooning over more than just your partner with a trip to Sorrento Area – it’ll be ‘ooh la la’ this and ‘swit swoo’ that, as you explore this spectacular sliver of Italy. Squeeze every last drop out of this lemon-scented region. And believe us when we say, it’ll be love at first flight!
You might not have had tickets to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but many were poised for a summer of sensational sports. If the last few months have got you in the mood for moving, why not take a look at our sporty stays across Europe? Tee off on some of the most captivating courses around with a golfing getaway or, if you prefer life on two wheels, our cycling holidays could be the way to go – you can even take your own ride with our 32kg bike carriage!
Were you excited for a big movie release or even due to swing by a fabulous film festival? You still Cannes! The iconic French event may have been cancelled this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit some of your favourite film or TV show locations across Croatia, Greece and beyond. Discover the setting for some of Game of Thrones’ most iconic scenes in Dubrovnik, or fly into Skiathos and swing by Skopelos to see where the Mamma Mia! magic happened!
While the Eurovision Song Contest couldn’t go ahead this year, we’ve got some news that’ll be music to your ears – you can visit many of the entrant counties! We’re talking the Netherlands, Germany and the Czech Republic, to name just three! And what’s more, music may still be on the agenda. Keep your ear to the ground for outdoor concerts and street performances in the likes of Dubrovnik, where talented jazz players take to the cobbles.
So, are you ready to backdate those big events and celebrate in some of the most spectacular settings in Europe? Search our fabulous flights and gorgeous getaways today!
Posted: 24th Aug 2020.