January 21, 2021

Alternative short-haul destinations for a spontaneous weeken away


Are you due a well-deserved break away? If you’re an in-demand businessperson with a never-ending to-do list, or a parent that never seems to get a minute’s peace, it could be difficult to find a slot in the diary to take a rest. If you are pushed for time, perhaps you should look into a weekend away instead? Here, we’ve listed some alternative holiday destinations that are only a short flight from the UK, meaning that you don’t have to spend too much time in the air, before landing and relaxing in your luxurious location of choice.

So, where should you head to for your spontaneous weekend away?

Champagne, France

To the east of the Paris region, you’ll find Champagne. If you enjoy a glass of bubbles, this is definitely the location for you. From private vineyard tours to make-your-own champagne lessons, the winemaking region is the perfect weekend destination if you need to let your hair down after a busy few weeks. If you’re a connoisseur, be sure to visit in autumn, which is the harvest season.

Algarve, Portugal

Madeira, Porto and Lisbon are all gorgeous tourist hot spots in Portugal, but Algarve has just as much to offer. With blissfully long summers and mild winters, if you are seeking a warmer climate on your impulsive weekend away, Algarve in Portugal makes for a perfect choice. Sip cocktails while relaxing on the golden beach of Ponta da Piedade or practise your skills on one of its awarding-winning golf courses, before wandering along Lagos old town and finding a spot to sample fresh fish seafood.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Although it’s getting more popular by the year, another fabulous alternative holiday destination that boasts a great balance of beach and city life is Dubrovnik in Croatia. With a UNESCO World Heritage status to its name, it’s also steeped in rich history. From the city’s limestone streets and ancient walls, to its magnificent beach resorts and national parks, it’s hard not to be mesmerised by this place. What’s more, if you visit in the summer, you can benefit from 13 hours of sunshine each day.

Sorrento, Italy

While most choose to go to Venice or Rome in Italy, Sorrento shouldn’t be missed. Oozing charm and beauty, Sorrento should be on your weekend list if you’d like to experience sun-drenched piazzas, the Amalfi Coast and ice-cold shots of limoncello. Its panoramic views, divine cuisine and relaxed atmosphere will be enough to make you want to stay for much longer than just a weekend. While you’re there, be sure to take a dip in the bay, wander through the narrow streets of the centro storico (historic centre) and stop off to catch the sunset with a glass of prosecco in hand.

If you lead a particularly busy lifestyle, it’s essential that you take time out to relax and recharge. A weekend away is the ideal way to do this, made even better by the fact that you can hop on a flight whenever you need to with VistaJet. To travel spontaneously when the opportunity arises, ensure that you become a Program member with us. This membership will allow you to jet off in as little as 24 hours, and while you’re up in the air, you can expect a truly tailored service.

If you’d like to book a flight to an alternative holiday destination with VistaJet, get in touch with us today and allow us to arrange your unforgettable trip.