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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.
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.
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.
For the perfect adventure away from Muscat, explore the dramatic Hajar Mountains, the ancient city of Nizwa and the dunes of the Wahiba Sands.
Dubrovnik is quite simply one of the most beautiful and historic towns in the Mediterranean.
Explore the gastronomic heartland of France from France's second city of Lyon to the winelands of Burgundy.
The Northern Lights, dog-sledding and ice-driving are just snippets of what is on offer in Swedish Lapland.
Moorish towns of Granada, Seville and Cordoba combine with beautiful rugged scenery and coastline.
The Basque Country and Rioja offer world class wine, award-winning gastronomy, outstanding contemporary art and architecture, culture, surfing, beaches and charming cities. Not a bad little combination.
The Snaefellsnes area, under two hours to the north-west of Reykjavik, is a starkly beautiful peninsula jutting out into the North Atlantic.