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Big Short Breaks

Original Travel's portfolio of Big Short Breaks, launched in 2003, contains luxury breaks to suit all requirements from city breaks to skiing, adventures and escapes, all chosen with accessibility in mind... minimum time and maximum experience.

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Capri & Ischia

Rising dramatically from the waters of the Mediterranean are Capri and Ischia. Both can be reached by hydrofoil from Naples in under an hour and have excellent hotels at which to indulge in la dolce vita.

Vineyards of South Africa

The Winelands and Cape

Sample the many delights accessible via scenic drives from Cape Town, from wine tasting to whale watching, and countryside retreats.



Just over three hours away, Marrakech is quite simply the most exotic destination in easy reach of the UK.

Detail on a Nizwa Door

Nizwa, the Mountains & the Wahiba Sands

For the perfect adventure away from Muscat, explore the dramatic Hajar Mountains, the ancient city of Nizwa and the dunes of the Wahiba Sands.

Towers and roofs of Dubrovnik


Dubrovnik is quite simply one of the most beautiful and historic towns in the Mediterranean.

Windmill in yellow fields

Lyon, Burgundy & the Rhone Valley

Explore the gastronomic heartland of France from France's second city of Lyon to the winelands of Burgundy.

Swedish Lapland

Swedish Lapland

The Northern Lights, dog-sledding and ice-driving are just snippets of what is on offer in Swedish Lapland.

An Orange Garden

Inland Andalucia

Moorish towns of Granada, Seville and Cordoba combine with beautiful rugged scenery and coastline.

A River Winding Alongside the Vineyards of Rioja

Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja

San Sebastian and Bilbao are the two main cities of the Basque Country, or Euskadi as it is known in the Basque language.

Snæfellsnes Peninsula Kirkjufell mountain

Snaefellsnes Peninsula

The Snaefellsnes area, under two hours to the north-west of Reykjavik, is a starkly beautiful peninsula jutting out into the North Atlantic.

The Lakes at dusk

Italian Lakes

Stunning scenery, elegant hotels, boat trips and excellent Italian cuisine.

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