If you're after a hit of sun, chances are you'd like a side of
sea and sand to go with it. The Canary
Islands are just the place. Direct flights, beautiful scenery
and blissfully warm weather, are just three of the reasons why
these sunny Spanish islands are one of Europe's best winter sun
destinations. Cyprus is
another great pick for a beachy break with temperatures hovering
around a balmy 20°C. And, when you're not sunning yourself on the
beach, we can arrange guided tours to some of the county's cultural
highlights and unspoilt landscapes.
To really get into the summery mood on your Europe winter sun
getaway, indulge in mountains of fabulous food. The neighbouring
islands of Malta and
Sicily are unbeatable when it comes to feasting on fresh
Mediterranean fare topped off with more glorious beaches and
historic wonders (Malta has a whopping nine UNESCO World Heritage
sites to discover).
And if it's a spot of adventure you're after? Madeira,
a volcanic outcrop in the Atlantic Ocean, has it all: windsurfing,
mountain-biking, paragliding and big-game fishing, plus heaps of
heavenly hiking trails. Throw in a scattering of luxury hotels (we
can recommend the best) and year-round warm weather and this
Portuguese island is a firm favourite for some winter sun.