The benefits of booking early

Sometimes your most dreamed about holiday destination may seem almost impossible to reach. But the earlier you book, the more time you’ll have to pay off your holiday, making those intimidating payments far more manageable and that holiday you’ve always wanted within your grasp. And that’s just one of the benefits – there are plenty! If you’re already thinking about your 2019 holiday or perhaps you prefer to book last-minute, take a look at our reasons for booking early. In our eyes it’s always a winner.    YOU WON’T HAVE TO SETTLE FOR SECOND BEST What’s great about booking early, is you get the pick of it all. If there’s a specific villa or Sea-View Room you have your eye on, you’ll have a better chance than most of getting it. There’s nothing worse than turning up late to a party and finding out the buffets almost finished – it’s the same with your holiday. The sooner you book, the more hotels and rooms you have to choose from. You’ll have the pick of flights too, meaning you can travel on your preferred dates.    NO LAST-MINUTE RUSHING Holidays are often the most exciting two-weeks of our year, and we want to make sure that the build up is as …

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Top city breaks for 2020

As we enter the year 2020, travel trends are becoming more noticeable. People are starting to trade in the sun lounger and pool for a more cultural and historical experience along with the trend of walking holidays. Combining the two, city breaks offer a refreshing change of destination, with vast amounts of culture to experience in one place. Here are our favourite city breaks in 2020: PARIS Paris, the City of Love! With its gorgeous architecture, stunning skyline and amazing food, you will be spoilt for choice for things to do in this vibrant city. There is something for everything with the city’s wide array of restaurants, exciting tourist attractions, stunning architecture and local French cuisine – there’s plenty to do! Our top things to do in Paris this winter: GO VISIT THE EIFFEL TOWER It wouldn’t be a trip to Paris with seeing one of its most famous attractions – The Eiffel Tower. Constructed in 1889 – it took two years, two months and five days to build, with 7,3000 tonnes of iron used and 60 tonnes of paint – phew! Today it stands at 1063 feet, 31 feet higher than when originally built. The Eiffel Tower boasts breath-taking views of Paris from three different floors, including a variety …

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Malta: The Perfect City-Break This Winter

The English-speaking Maltese Islands are always a hit with us Brits – they’ve even been named as one of the top countries to visit in 2018 by many of the top travel publications, including Lonely Planet. But don’t just take their word for it – just a three-hour flight away, it’s the perfect choice for a city break this winter (yes, you’ll still feel the warmth on your skin)! Read on to find out more… Join In With Malta’s Culture And Events Valletta, 2018’s European Capital of Culture and Malta’s capital is flourishing in culture. As you explore you’ll see why – there are over 1,000 local international artists, curators, performers, writers, designers, choirs and film-makers in over 400 spectacular events. Quite incredible eh? We certainly think so! They’re held throughout the Maltese Islands; Malta, Gozo and Comino – so be sure to take a boat trip to Malta’s sister islands whilst you’re there too. Many of the beautiful heritage sites, museums and cultural centres are in fact free to the public in October – great value we think. Or if you’d prefer to visit in November, make sure you go to the Three Palaces Festival – it boasts incredible performances set in historical buildings, it’ll be sure to amaze …

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Which Greek island is great for you? A guide to 6 beautiful Greek islands

With long hot summers, impressive landscapes, glorious beaches, ancient ruins and delicious local food there is always a perfect island in Greece for everybody’s tastes. Our short guide to six of the most stunning Greek islands will help you decide which island is right for you.   1. Santorini Known for its iconic blue dome churches and breath-taking sea views, Santorini is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece. The 13th century Venetian fortress, the small historical villages and the charming panoramic views of the Aegean Sea are the main highlights of this island. There’s plenty of activities to keep you busy during your holidays. Enjoy amazing beaches including the Red Beach or swim at Ammoudi Bay and Kamari Beach. Embark on a boat tour to one of the many caves and lagoons, or alternatively hop on a boat journey to explore the neighbouring islands in style. Explore the island’s picturesque villages and discover hidden paths and alleys. Visit Santorini’s former capital Pyrgos and be amazed by panoramic views of the entire island. If you like hiking, explore the caldera path between Fira and Oia, walk around 130 meters up the crater, or head to the northern coast and admire the views of Santorinis’ volcanoes. Don’t miss a …

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Why Book Your Summer Holiday In January?

January is notoriously the dreariest month of the year – the festive season is over, the days are dark and the weather’s drawing in. Knowing that spring and summer is still out of our grasps, booking that summer holiday early will give you something to look forward to – and booking your holidays in January actually has many advantages, so let us share some of them with you… GET THE BEST VALUE January is the month of mega sales for the retail industry, and a great time to bag a great deal for your holiday. You will likely find more holiday deals, low deposits, free nights, straight-up discounts or added value including free half-board and free transfers than in any other month of the year. As there’s a lot of competition out there you’ll be spoilt for choice. LOW DEPOSITS AND MORE TIME TO PAY IT OFF Straight after Christmas, the last thing you are likely going to want to do is splash out on an expensive holiday. However, as you are booking well in advance you can often benefit from options to secure your holiday booking with a low deposit, meaning you can guarantee the holiday you want today and pay the lion’s share of the costs later. Knowing …

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Ski holidays | Find your perfect ski resort

The 2019 European ski season (Dec-Apr) has been one of the best yet. Even as I write the ski conditions in the Sierra Nevada in Spain are excellent; deep snow at the base of the mountains and bright blue skies. With flights now on sale for winter 19/20 and early booking offers available where will you choose to take your next ski holiday, and which is the perfect ski resort for you? For beginners: You are never too old, or too young (+ 3 years), to learn how to ski. Skiing is not about being the fastest down a mountain, completing a challenging run or how many miles you can cover in a day. Skiing is an immersive experience through which you will discover some of the most beautiful terrain in the world. Imagine yourself atop a snow-covered mountain, the winter sun beating down on your back, breathtaking views stretching out before your eyes and a steaming hot chocolate in hand… heaven! We all have to start somewhere and there are a few considerations to bear in mind when choosing a ski resort for your first holiday: Does the resort offer quality tuition for beginners? Is this tuition offered on a 1:2:1 basis or as part of a group? Are …

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New Website

Our new website for Isleworth Travel has just gone live! Please have a look around and let us know if we can help you find your next holiday.  Read more about us here You can also view some of our special offers here  however these are just a selection of what we can offer, so please do contact us.