Do you dream of adventure? A fly and flop holiday can be the perfect antidote to our busy lives, but sometimes the idea of exploring new destinations and plunging ourselves into unique experiences can be just as reinvigorating.
Whether you’ve always wanted to see the magical Northern Lights flickering over the skies of Iceland or dream of island-hopping across azure waters in Croatia, Jet2holidays offers the perfect package with its new Discover More collection.
Stunning: Norway’s Flåm railway is considered one of the most beautiful journeys in the world
Blending culture, adventure and spectacular scenery, these Discover More holidays help you see the best of your chosen destination through truly special experiences, with all the benefits of a Jet2holiday. You’ll get your accommodation, return flights, transfers and 22kg baggage, all wrapped up into an ATOL-protected package.
If you want to make memories to last a lifetime in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, here are four fabulous trips you can book right now.
If you’re looking for a city break with a difference, colourful, creative and cosmopolitan Reykjavik beckons. This is the world’s northernmost capital city, liberally sprinkled with award-winning restaurants and home to a vibrant cafe and bar scene, unique art galleries and fascinating national museums.
The Icelandic capital is also an ideal base from which to explore the country’s many natural riches, from thundering waterfalls to black sand beaches, glistening glaciers to boiling geysers.
Iceland’s Gullfoss Waterfall: You can visit this stunning site on the Golden Circle Tour
Travel with Jet2CityBreaks and you can stay at The Fosshotel Reykjavik, not only the largest hotel in Iceland, but one offering spectacular views of the city and the bay.
Your Discover More trip will also include an experience to see the amazing Northern Lights, with a nighttime tour setting off from the hotel to whisk you to a spot where you will have the best chance of seeing this dazzling natural phenomenon.
Did you know?
Reykjavik means ‘smoky bay’ in the Old Norse language. It is also the only capital city in the world with a major puffin colony. Over the years, Reykjavik has found unique ways to harness the natural volcanic resources of Iceland to its advantage, and the entire city is heated by geothermal energy.
For a sunshine break packed with incredible sights, why not join the Jet2holidays Treasures of Turkey tour?
A seven-night journey that wends its way through Turkey’s Anatolia region, taking in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, spectacular scenery and following the storied Silk Route.
Terrific Turkey: The ancient port of Kaleici in Antalya is an intriguing mix of old and new
Beginning and ending in Antalya, this trip takes in the incredible chalk terraces of Pamukkale, where the water gleams an impossible aquamarine hue, and the honeycomb hills of Cappadocia. Here, the lunar landscape above ground gives way to intricate cave systems below, where communities have long sought shelter, made their homes and even built churches.
Take the chance to explore the Greek and Roman past of impressive archeological site Ephesus, as well as the breathtaking scenery, and enjoy it all while staying in four-star hotels with coach travel included.
Not to be missed: The Library of Celsus at Ephesus was built in 117AD
Did you know?
Ephesus is an entire Roman port city — it was once the second biggest in the Roman empire — with whole streets lined with temples, theatres, bath houses and ruins to explore. It began life more than 8,000 years ago with the foundation of a small settlement called Apasas, but its modern name is Selcuk. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visited by a million people a year, and highights include the Library of Celsus (above), the Great Theatre, and the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The gateway to the fjords, Bergen was a great seaport in medieval times with a legacy that still endures to this day — making it a perfect and unusual destination for a city break.
Norway’s second largest city has a historic wharf, exquisitely preserved wooden buildings, amazing art galleries and a buzzing foodie scene. But you’re never far from nature with its surrounding seven mountains and pristine fjords.
Norway’s natural wonders: Nærøyfjord is a breathtakingly beautiful fjord near Bergen
With Jet2CityBreaks, you can stay at the charming Magic Hotel Korskirken, close to the colourful waterfront and fish market with a selection of the city’s finest bars and restaurants on your doorstep.
You’ll combine your stay in this ultra-modern retreat with a fantastic included experience. It begins with a journey on the famous Flåm railway – considered one of the most beautiful train routes in the world – and ends with a cruise along UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord, looking out over waterfalls, surging rivers and mighty rock formations.
Did you know?
Sixty-one buildings in central Bergen have UNESCO World Heritage Status. You can find many of these beautiful wooden buildings in Bryggen, by the historic wharf. You’ll see that most of them have over-hanging first floors. They were built deliberately to save money on taxes, as only the ground floor surface area was considered taxable.
The awesome Adriatic
Croatia’s Adriatic coastline positively glitters with incredible places to explore, from a medieval walled city to charming fishing villages, rocky cliffs to Roman ruins and idyllic islands.
There is only one way to unlock the best of what this region has to offer — by water, and there’s a wide range of cruise itineraries visiting different places to choose from.
A cruise can take you from the grandeur of the Roman Diocletian’s Palace in Split to the cobbled streets and terracotta roofs of Dubrovnik, taking in the best of this fascinating region on the way.
Cruising Croatia’s coast: Enjoying the sights by boat is a fabulous way to enjoy them
Jet2holidays has curated an island-hopping cruise (one of a range of itineraries) that gives you time to explore both Split and Dubrovnik alongside the UNESCO-listed old city of Mostar, the famous salt lakes of Mljet National Park, and the lost-in-time islands of Korcula, Bisevo and bijou Vis. You’ll even sail to the stunning bay of Kotor, in Montenegro, with its medieval town and soaring pine-clad hills.
Did you know?
In Split, Roman Emperor Diocletian built the palace and lived in it after his abdication in 305. It remains one of the best-preserved examples of late antiquity Roman architecture in the world.
But it’s not Split’s only superlative, it is also home to the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world. Meanwhile, further south, Dubrovnik’s city walls are considered one of the world’s greatest medieval fortification systems and have never been breached.
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
You don’t have to go far to make memories that will last a lifetime.
Jet2holidays has put together an exciting Discover More collection to explore the best of Europe.
Packed with cultural insights, stunning scenery and unique experiences, these holidays offer the chance to enjoy an adventure with all the peace of mind that comes with a Jet2holidays package.
So whether you’ve dreamed of seeing the Northern Lights or would love to explore beyond Turkey’s beautiful beaches, you can do it all with return flights, transfers and 22kg baggage included.
To find out more and book your holiday, visit Jet2holidays.com/discover-more, contact your local independent travel agent or call Jet2holidays’ friendly travel experts on 0800 408 0778.