Last Minute Getaways
Escape with these 8 top last-minute getaways
Spontaneous travelling opens the door to some excellent last-minute travel deals. If you are unconstrained by schedules or have an open calendar, consider a last-minute getaway. You can explore far reaches of the world through exotic escapes or discover a new site closer to home. Whatever you choose, Voyage Privé has selected the best travel deals to inspire your last-minute planning and help kick-start your next world adventure.
Tired of the same drab winter? Spice it up with a last-minute getaway to Iceland. This northern nirvana for nature-lovers offers warming geothermal lagoons and hot spring spas to counteract the wintry scenes of glistening glaciers. Winter is a truly special time in Iceland and, though there may be frost in the air, Reykjavik comes to life with raucous festive fun. What’s more, you’ll get to chase the elusive Northern Lights – a true bucket list experience of captivating light and colour.
The Bahamas sprawls out of the North Atlantic with thousands of arresting and enchanting subtropical islands. Its beaches are divine with pretty forests and paradisiacal shores lined with palm trees. Explore the best of the Bahamas' magic with a dream getaway to Nassau and Andros. You'll stay in private resorts with a cosy and comfortable villa - all just moments from dreamy beaches and sea-view terraced bars.
From staggering hillside villages and misty rice paddies to lively megacities that overload the senses, Vietnam is an extraordinary last-minute escape. This excellent package deal includes trips out from bustling Hanoi to sanctuaries and shrines, including visits to the enchanting Ha Long Bay. Throughout your expedition, you can indulge in Vietnam’s famed culinary delights, from Chinese-influenced northern noodles to flash-fried southern seafood with plenty of spice. Vietnam is a veritable wonderland of natural beauty with adventurous excursions to delight thrill-seeking last-minute travellers.
With an enriching traditional culture that collides with futuristic metropolises taken straight from science fiction, Japan is an impressive last-minute getaway. On this journey, you'll connect with Japan's timeless natural beauty and rich cultural sites. From the tranquillity of Hakone and the majesty of Mount Fuji to the ethereal shrine-studded woodland of Nikko, Japan's quiet and contemplative beauty is sure to inspire. Add to that the blissful Japanese cuisine and you have a memory-making last-minute escape where you’re never far from a delectable meal.
Bodrum is a jewel on the Aegean coast with serene coastal vistas and impressive ancient ruins. Explore the town's imposing castle or take a wander through the flower-lined cobblestone streets to the glistening fishing and leisure harbour. At the Salmakis Resort, you’ll have access to all this and more. It’s a traditional getaway of sea, sun and sand, with atmospheric walks and indulgent cuisine all year round. Explore the peninsula in-depth and you'll discover a wonderland of pretty hilltop villages, captivating coastal coves and, of course, splendid beaches.
You needn’t travel to far-flung corners of the world to experience a last-minute oasis. Spain’s Costa Brava is the country’s most alluring coastline and one of the most popular with holidaymakers. It’s easy to see why - it's a scenic stretch consisting of unspoilt coves and cliffs with impressive hikes that hug the coast. The beaches are phenomenal and sit between charming seaside towns. At Hotel GHT, you’ll be pampered with indulgent evening meals overlooking the coast. When day-tripping feels too exhausting, relax beside the sea-view pool and let the hectic, stressful world pass by.
Escape to this enchanting resort in the Seychelles. With warm year-round temperatures and a private and secluded beach, this paradisiacal resort is perfect for last-minute getaways. The resort is as serene as luxury stays come, with timeless hardwood furnishings opening up to a landscape of forests, sea and sand. With aromas of exotic flowers in the air and waves lapping softly by the shore, the dreamy atmosphere is the perfect antidote to modern-day life. Then, there are the views – a haven of azure and turquoise.
The island of Jersey is the perfect weekend escape, with plenty of non-stop last-minute flights from London. With a pretty windswept coastline and a nostalgic array of winding country lanes, the island is a laid-back respite to the worries of the mainland. The Revere Hotel is an ideal last-minute option. Located in the heart of St Helier, this family-run hotel is set within a charming 17th-century coaching inn. This heritage continues throughout the rooms, with opulent furnishings that are sure to leave an impression. It even has its own private pool.
The Voyage Privé travel expert’s opinion on last-minute getaways
Whether you’re looking for last-minute weekend breaks or weeks away, exploring a new and exotic locale, Voyage Privé have a fine variety of deals. By making a last-minute booking, you can make the most of limited-time offers and secure an unexpected holiday in a wonderful resort or hotel. At Voyage Privé, you’ll find hand-picked last-minute savings on luxurious stays in secluded island resorts, elegant city hotels and grand tours of far-flung countries.