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A new regular feature from Charitable Traveller Magazine, our team of experts answer your travel queries. In the hot seat this month is Melissa Tilling, founder of Charitable Travel

I’m totally confused about what is the latest situation regarding passport validity. I’m planning to go to Spain in August and my passport expires next year (March 2025) – will I be okay to travel? And does this vary from country to country? I’m also nervous about renewing my passport as it sounds like it can take a really long time – do you have any advice on how to make that process as quick as possible, please?

Frida Armstrong

Melissa: Since Brexit, UK passport holders are now considered ‘third-country nationals’ by EU and Schengen countries, so entry rules have become more stringent and there are two primary rules that have caught people about. Your passport must be issued less than 10 years before your arrival date (the day you land on holiday) and be valid for three months from the final day of your holiday. UK passports can have more than a 10-year validity if renewed before the last one expires, so be careful of this.

Renewing your passport using the ‘standard’ process for an adult regular-size passport, at the time of publication, should take three weeks and costs £88.50 applying online, £100 if applying on paper by post, and an additional £16 using the Check and Send process at a qualifying Post Office. The wait time varies and you should check online well in advance of your holiday at gov.uk. You can get a passport more quickly but with much higher costs (as much as £217.50) with ‘how to’ details available through the same Gov UK website.

Speak to our travel experts today to plan your perfect holiday!

Remember – every time you book a break with Charitable Travel you can donate 5% of the price to the charity of your choice for free!

This is a feature from Issue 23 of Charitable Traveller.
Click to read more from this issue, or more from Ask the Expert

A new regular feature from Charitable Traveller Magazine, our team of experts answer your travel queries. In the hot seat this month is Melissa Tilling, founder of Charitable Travel

As temperatures continue to rise in the Med, where do you suggest for a summer beach holiday that will likely be cooler than southern Europe? And if I can travel there by train, then even better!

Miranda Newton

Melissa: For a summer beach holiday with cooler temperatures than southern Europe, consider exploring beach destinations in Finland, Estonia, and Germany – but leave your travels until after the first week of August to avoid the local family holiday times which can be busy. These regions offer beautiful coastal and lakeside areas with milder summer weather, making them perfect for a refreshing escape.
Rail travel to Finland and Estonia can take a while but make the journey part of the holiday and stop and stay en route in some great European cities. 

In Finland choose from a break by the sea or a lakeside beach. The Helsinki Archipelago has so many islands, offering tranquil beaches, scenic views, and outdoor activities such as kayaking, biking and hiking. The islands of Suomenlinna and Pihlajasaari are particularly popular for their natural beauty and beach areas. Lake Saimaa, the largest lake in Finland offers beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a serene natural setting. The area is perfect for swimming, boating, and walking. You can travel by train from the UK to Helsinki, then take a train to the Lakeland region, specifically to towns like Savonlinna or Lappeenranta.
Across the Baltic try Estonia. Pärnu, known as Estonia’s summer capital boasts long sandy beaches, a charming old town, and a vibrant cultural scene. It’s an ideal destination for relaxing and exploring. You can reach Pärnu by taking a train from the UK via Berlin and Warsaw (two further great places to explore). Haapsalu is a small, picturesque town on Estonia’s west coast and offers beautiful beaches, a historic castle, and a peaceful atmosphere. Haapsalu is perfect for those looking for a quieter beach holiday.
For a shorter rail journey try Germany. Rügen is Germany’s largest island, known for its stunning chalk cliffs, sandy beaches, and charming seaside resorts like Binz and Sellin. The island’s cooler summer temperatures and serene atmosphere make it a great alternative to the Mediterranean.
You can travel by train from the UK to Hamburg and then take a regional train to Rügen. Another recommendation is Usedom. This island, shared by Germany and Poland, boasts long sandy beaches, elegant seaside resorts, and beautiful natural parks. The towns of Heringsdorf and Zinnowitz are particularly popular.

Speak to our travel experts today to plan your perfect holiday!

Remember – every time you book a break with Charitable Travel you can donate 5% of the price to the charity of your choice for free!

This is a feature from Issue 23 of Charitable Traveller.
Click to read more from this issue, or more from Ask the Expert

The school summer holidays should mean fun and freedom, but for many families it’s a period of stress and worry as they struggle to make ends meet, balancing the additional childcare needs, activities, and food costs necessary when school is out.
Aiming to provide support to these children and families are In Kind Direct, and Save the Children, partnering for the third consecutive year. Working alongside a range of other organisations, In Kind Direct and Save the Children’s Summer of Play programme will help to provide children with the products, activities, and ideas they need to be happy, healthy, and alive this summer, and go back to school ready to learn.
In Kind Direct works with numerous corporate partners who donate products for the charity to distribute to its network of over 6,000 UK charitable organisations, as well as hosting free and low-cost activities on its website to help kids entertained.
Save the Children will be providing grant funding to 33 local community partners to organise summer activities for families on low incomes. Last summer, this funding benefitted over 6,000 children across the UK. 
Parents told the two organisations that, sadly, they felt embarrassed and ashamed that their children had to go without and were cutting back on food themselves to try and provide for their children over the summer.
“The number of children growing in poverty has risen to 4.3 million, or nine in a classroom of 30,” says Gavin Benn, head of community investment at Save the Children.
“During the summer, this means that some children who should be having fun are struggling – because parents can’t afford to provide breakfast or the financial stress they’re under, takes its toll on their kids, however much they might try to shield them from it.
“The Summer of Play programme emphasises the importance of accessible and affordable summer activities in local communities, ensuring all children have memorable and engaging summer experiences.”
Together, the two charities are encouraging charitable organisations to sign up to In Kind Direct’s network to access the products they need to give children and families a Summer of Play. So if you’re a charitable organisation supporting children and families this summer and need access to arts and crafts, toys and books, contact In Kind Direct for support.

Charitable Traveller talks to Javier Navarro, director of sales at Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa, about what guests can expect from this modern, vibey resort.

What plans and developments are coming up for Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa

“We are excited about the upcoming developments and brand refresh planned for Breathless Cancun Soul. At this time, we recognise our guests’ sensitivity to energies and strive to provide them with a personalised connection.
Our focus is on continually enhancing the guest experience by introducing innovative and exciting features. Through this brand refresh, we aim for our guests to feel the unique spirit of Breathless, ensuring memorable and personalised experiences. We value our guests’ digital connection with the brand and are committed to creating a fresh, modern, and energetic image.”

The Breathless Cancun Soul is a special place on Mexico's Caribbean coast. What sustainability measures have been implemented at the resort?

“At Breathless Cancun Resort & Spa, we’ve implemented several sustainability features to minimise our environmental impact. This includes energy-efficient lighting and appliances, water conservation practices, waste reduction and recycling programmes, and initiatives such as donating food waste to a local farm for pig consumption to reduce landfill waste.”

What attracted you to working at Breathless Cancun?

“Since its opening, I’ve been drawn to Breathless Cancun Soul because I feel the hotel has its own soul. Located between the lagoon and the sea, it creates a unique energetic atmosphere. It’s a vibrant and welcoming place that feels like home.
One of the standout features of Breathless Cancun Soul for many guests is its vibrant and energetic atmosphere, complemented perfectly by luxurious amenities and exceptional service. As a member of the Breathless Cancun Soul team, I find that each workday is a new adventure, where variety and excitement are always present. Here, the lively ambience and stunning views of the sea and lagoon blend to create a true paradise, making each workday unique and thrilling.”

Lastly, where's you favourite place to be in the Breathless Cancun Soul?

“It’s tough to choose but I think I’ll go with the Silk City restaurant. It serves Pan-Asian cuisine in an elegant atmosphere and is located on the top floor of the skyline tower with breathtaking views to the hotel zone and Cancun city, so it’s a great place to enjoy amazing sunsets. It has two teppanyaki tables, a sushi station and is open exclusively to xhale Club guests for breakfast.”

Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa

A cosmopolitan beach experience awaits at one of the most stylish Cancun all-inclusive resorts, nestled between the Caribbean Sea and Nichupte Lagoon on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. Surrounded by sleek décor with neutral accents, this beachfront haven with 429 suites is the perfect destination for socially sophisticated travellers wanting to experience lively and luxe downtown vibes.

Featuring relaxing and opulent beach views, Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa is conveniently located just 25 minutes from the airport and two miles from the heart of vibrant Cancun. Take your place at either of the two rooftop infinity pools and be inspired by the skyline views. Breathless Resorts & Spas are committed to redefining and elevating the all-inclusive experience.

with Unlimited-Luxury® you can have it all – all the time. Top-shelf cocktails at chic bars and restaurants, limitless gourmet dining, 24-hour room service, inspiring entertainment and more are right at your
fingertips. Experience a vibrant beachfront getaway at Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa® Cancun where city chic meets creative indulgence.

Unlimited-Luxury® Inclusions
  • 429 sumptuous suites
  • Three swimming pools
  • Ten dining options
  • Ten trendy bars
  • Pool and beach wait service
  • 24-hour room and concierge services
  • Limitless access to a la carte dining with no reservations required
  • Unlimited curated cocktails and premium spirits
  • Exciting daytime and nighttime entertainment and social scene
  • High energy events and themed parties hosted by live DJs
  • Fitness classes and sports activities
  • Recharge at relax Spa*
  • *treatments at extra cost
7 nights from £2,209pp!

With direct flights, private transfers, ATOL protection, unlimited luxury in a junior suite for 2 adults, and a FREE £220 donation to the charity of your choice! Subject to availability and change. Valid for select travel dates. Terms and conditions apply.

If you’re looking for incredible travel deals, plenty of inspiration for your next getaway, and inspiring news from our wonderful charity partners, you’re in the right place! This week we have some fantastic offers for you, from a 7 night break in Corfu, Greece this August from £625pp to a 7 night tour of Northern Italy with multiple departure dates available from £1,045pp!

Or, if you’re looking ahead, how about a 7 night escape in Sarasota, Florida next February from £1,529pp! Whatever you decide, our travel experts are here to help you take a phenomenal break, while supporting the charity of your choice for free!

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I was doing a quote this week for a client who wanted to go away in mid-July this year. She was asking if she should wait or book now. I was a little surprised, as I assumed that people knew that late deals are pretty much a thing of the past nowadays. If you are booking last minute, it’s more a question of what is still available and you’re probably going to pay through the nose for it.

So, perhaps you have made your decision to either stay home this summer and risk the UK weather, or you’ve already booked your foreign holiday? If not, always ask me and I’ll try to find you something.

So, hard as it is to look ahead to the October half term and Christmas holidays, this is what you should be focusing on now. If your holiday dates are non-flexible, even more so. Popular dates sell out really quickly and as airlines always have some seats at a lower fare, these will be the first to disappear. Nearer the time, it’s then a scramble to grab the next best fares, or in the case of the premium economy or business class seats, see if there are any seats left at all!

October half term is often perceived as a tricky one if you are looking for hot weather. People sometimes assume that the Caribbean is off-bounds due to the hurricane season, but don’t necessarily dismiss it. There are islands outside the hurricane belt. The Middle East is a great choice as fine weather is usually guaranteed, and if Dubai is not your thing or you’ve been many times before, do ask me about other Emirates and Oman, which have so much to offer and are diverse. Some Greek islands have stayed hot up to the end of October in recent years.

Popular choices for the winter are family trips to Lapland to see Father Christmas, the festive markets in European cities and of course, the Caribbean, for the good weather. Further afield, an African safari or a trip Down Under to see the relatives are also good choices.

And now, here are a selection of offers I think you’ll love!*

7 nights at The Danai, Halkidiki from £10,969 per family of four

Includes:
  • Return flights
  • Private transfers
  • Baggage allowance
  • B&B board for the duration of your stay
  • And a FREE 5% donation to the charity of your choice!

Please note pricing is correct as of 13th June 2024 and is for travel dates from 20th July - 2nd September 2024. Pricing subject to change. Please enquire for up to date pricing by emailing Lizzi using the link below.

7 nights at Anantara Vilamoura, Portugal from £5,385 per family of four

Includes:
  • Return flights
  • Private transfers
  • Baggage allowance
  • 15% savings included in the total price for this accommodation
  • Half board for the duration of your stay
  • And a FREE 5% donation to the charity of your choice!

Please note pricing is correct as of 13th June 2024. Pricing subject to availability and change. Please enquire for up to date pricing by emailing Lizzi using the link below.
October Half Term

7 nights at Carlisle Bay, Antigua from £10,149 per family of four

Includes:
  • Return flights
  • Private transfers
  • Baggage allowance
  • 30% savings on accommodation
  • Up two two children stay and eat for free
  • Half board for the duration of your stay
  • And a FREE 5% donation to the charity of your choice!

Please note pricing is correct as of 13th June 2024. Travel between 19th October - 3rd November 2024. Pricing subject to availability and change. Please enquire for up to date pricing by emailing Lizzi using the link below.

7 nights at The Oberoi, Marrakech from £10,695 per family of four

Includes:
  • Return flights
  • Private transfers
  • Baggage allowance
  • 20% off spa treatments
  • Up to a 25% rate reduction
  • Applied 15% savings on your Deluxe Villa room for the duration of your stay
  • And a FREE 5% donation to the charity of your choice!

Please note pricing is correct as of 13th June 2024. Travel dates from 26th October - 3rd November 2024. Pricing subject to availability and change. Please enquire for up to date pricing by emailing Lizzi using the link below.

So, the message these days is, book early for the best offers.

*All pricing for the offers above are for a family of 4 with two adults and two children under the age of 12.

Get in touch with Lizzi by emailing [email protected] to book your dream trip!

 

Summer is HERE! Embrace the summer vibes by booking a fun-filled break today. How about jetting off to Malta for 7 nights in charming Gozo this July from just £630pp? Or, an 11 night escape in beautiful Cyprus at the end of this month from £710pp! If you’re all sorted for summer but are missing some winter plans, we’ve got just the thing – a 4 night break in Las Vegas in January 2025 from £699pp!

Book your next escape today, and remember, whenever you book with us, you can choose to donate 5% of your total holiday price to the charity of your choice for free!

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Since the general election date was announced for July 4th, we now face weeks of build-up on the TV. I think this particular election will be one of the most important ones in recent times, and more people will be interested than normal. Most people have very strong opinions on whether we should, or should not, have a change of government. But many people are also dreading the 24-hour news coverage. There will be no escape!! Or will there be? If you’d rather get away and just follow the news on your smartphone, I have some lovely luxury offers to tempt you.

Not into the Olympics? These run in Paris from July 26th to August 11th and will dominate our TV screens. Even if you like to just dip in and out of the games, the good news is that you can watch them from just about anywhere these days, from your hotel room, from your sun lounger, or even on your flight. It is best to avoid Paris during those weeks if you are not attending the Games. Hotels are pretty much booked out, and prices are very inflated.

I haven’t forgotten that Euro 2024 football kicks off on June 14th until July 14th either! If the thought of everyday football coverage fills you with dread and you are not into watching the old movies that other channels put on for those of us who don’t understand the “offside rule”, you may want to venture beyond Europe!
So, you could either switch off your screens and just do something else, or if your partner or family are not as enamoured as you are with this summer’s events, you could take them away as a compromise. You get to watch your sport, and your non-sporty travel companions can spa, sunbathe, visit ancient monuments, or splash in the pool.

And then there is the unpredictability of the weather. So far this year, not too promising! So, a lot is going on over the summer.

Here are a few nice offers to tempt you:

7 nights at Daios Cove, Crete from £2,410pp

Includes:
  • Return flights
  • Private transfers
  • UK airport lounge passes
  • A Deluxe Room with a sea view and a complimentary upgrade to full board
  • And a FREE 5% donation to the charity of your choice!

Please note pricing is correct as of 06th June 2024. Pricing subject to change. Please enquire for up to date pricing by emailing Lizzi using the link below.

5 nights at Atlantis The Royal, Dubai from £1,995pp

Includes:
  • Return flights
  • Private transfers
  • UK airport lounge passes
  • A 5 night stay in a Seascape King Room on a B&B basis
  • The largest privately-owned stretch of continuous beachfront in Dubai at over 2km
  • Over 90 swimming pools including a Cloud 22 infinity pool and the world-first Nobu by the Beach
  • A total of 17 restaurants and bars, including the largest collection of celebrity chef branded restaurants in the world
  • And a FREE 5% donation to the charity of your choice!

Please note pricing is correct as of 06th June 2024. Pricing subject to change. Please enquire for up to date pricing by emailing Lizzi using the link below.

7 nights at Hotel Castello, Italy from £5,435 per family

Includes:
  • Return flights
  • Private transfers
  • UK airport lounge passes
  • A 7 night stay in a Superior Room on a half board basis
  • Up to a 25% rate reduction
  • A complimentary room upgrade, subject to availability
  • One complimentary spa access per adult
  • And a FREE 5% donation to the charity of your choice!

Please note pricing is correct as of 06th June 2024. Pricing subject to change. Please enquire for up to date pricing by emailing Lizzi using the link below.

Get in touch with Lizzi by emailing [email protected] to book your dream trip!

After this week’s rainy weather, how does relaxing on the beach with a cocktail in hand while you soak up the rays sound? If your answer was ‘great’, then you’re in luck! We’ve got phenomenal deals for you, from a 3 night break in Ibiza, Spain this summer from just £329pp, to a 7 night holiday in gorgeous Gran Canaria, Spain from £429pp, and a 7 night escape at 5* Dreams Natura Resort & Spa in sunny Cancun, Mexico from £1,389pp!

Book now to treat yourself to an unforgettable break, while supporting your choice of charity for free!

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In Vilnius, the local tourist office sells T-shirts emblazoned with the words ” I didn’t know where Vilnius was, but I’m glad my pilot did!”

Indeed, when I’ve been talking about my recent visit to Lithuania, most people admit, with a little embarrassment, that they aren’t quite sure where it is. So, to set the record straight, Lithuania is one of the three Baltic countries, alongside Latvia and Estonia, and lies on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. It is in Northeastern Europe. In fact, Latvia is very close to Finland. Lithuania’s immediate neighbours are Poland, Latvia, Belarus, and Russia.

Surprisingly then, Lithuania is only just over a two-and-a-half-hour flight from London. Why don’t we know it better? Well, it was occupied by Russia (formerly the Soviet Union) from 1940 to 1990, when Lithuania broke free of Russian influence, claimed independence, and went on to join the EU and NATO.

I wasn’t at all sure what to expect and was surprised to see, during my taxi transfer from Vilnius airport to downtown, that this is a modern, affluent city, with futuristic skyscrapers, IKEA, shopping centres and well-dressed people driving around in new cars. The first of many preconceptions flew out the window! If you Google Lithuania, you will learn that it is a wealthy country with a high standard of living.

However, most people come first to see the beautiful old town, with its cobbled streets, and striking architecture, dotted with churches, many with characteristic onion-shaped domes. Although there are a few Russian Orthodox churches, most are actually Catholic. Be sure to see Vilnius Cathedral and Basilica and St. Anne’s Church at the Benedictine monastery, the latter a beautiful example of Gothic architecture. Another interesting fact is that Lithuania was one of the last countries to give up Paganism.

It is a great little city to wander around on foot, perhaps stopping in one of the many cafés. I felt absolutely safe, at all times. The main tourist attractions are the 14th century Gediminas Castle, which dominates the city and the Hill of The Three Crosses atop Kalnu Park, which you can climb up, or in the case of the tower, take the funicular. There are great panoramic views of the city from both these. There is a splendid museum next to the Cathedral and the MO and National art museums.

Not for the faint-hearted, but I visited the former KGB headquarters, with its basement cells and the Lukiskes Prison, which only closed down five years ago and is now used as an entertainment venue. I had a guide in both prisons and was incredibly moved and deeply troubled to learn of the atrocities committed during the time of the Soviet occupation. The former Jewish quarter is lovely now, full of cafes and cute narrow streets, but again, it is good to be aware of the thousands of Jews who were killed and who “disappeared”.

Just outside Vilnius, there is the lovely Trakai castle to visit, standing fairytale-like on the lake, and the oldest ethnic people, called Karaims, still live in the town and have their own customs and language. You can even sample their traditional food.

Talking of food, there are local dishes such as the Kibinai, which resemble our pasties. Lots of hearty stews and soups, too and some unusual flavours to try. Don’t miss the beetroot soup! Not so great for vegetarians, be warned, but ok if you eat fish.

Vilnius has glorious parks, lots of sporting possibilities, regular colourful festivals and outside of the city, there are lovely sandy beaches, forests and parks for hiking and water sports. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to run out of things to do!

Public transport is efficient and affordable, with high-speed trains and buses connecting you to other parts of Lithuania and also to Latvia and Estonia in just a few hours. In fact, the three capitals of Vilnius, Riga, and Tallinn make an excellent three-centre holiday.

So, time to put the Baltics on your map and experience something very different.

Get in touch with Lizzi by emailing [email protected] to book your dream trip!

Here are our top picks for places to see the northern lights. Get in touch with us to plan your aurora borealis break and donate 5% of the price to the charity of your choice for FREE!

But first, a brief description of what the northern lights are:

The auroras are caused by collisions between energetic particles from the sun, and atoms and molecules in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. These charged particles, carried by solar winds, travel at high speeds and get channelled by the Earth’s magnetic field towards the north and south poles.

When the particles hit the atmosphere their energy gets transferred into oxygen and nitrogen atoms and releases the extra energy as light, creating the colourful effect in the night sky.  This natural phenomenon is best viewed in winter in the Arctic Circle, but sometimes an extra strong solar storm can make the auroras more powerful and more visible. 

Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Starting off at home in the UK, up in the Outer Hebrides, the islands of Lewis, Harris, Uist, and Barra, play host to the lights every year and can be seen as early as September and as late as April. 

The Outer Hebrides are home to some of the UK’s darkest skies, which, on a cloudless winter night means prime viewing of the northern lights, or Fir-Chlis in GaelicEvery February, the islands host an annual ‘Dark Skies Festival’ with stargazing, astronomy talks, live music, film theatre, and if you’re lucky, a dazzling natural light show!

Honourable mentions for Scotland include Cairngorms National Park, the Shetland Islands, the Orkneys, and the Isle of Skye.

Tromsø, Norway

Tromsø is a hugely popular destination for aurora seekers – and with good reason. The city is 69° N, right in the centre of the auroral zone, and is one of Norway’s northernmost cities. a breeze to get to by plane, you’ll not only be awed by the northern lights but you’ll be treated to views of icy fjords and rugged mountains that remain snow-capped for much of the year.

As always, winter is the best time of year to see the lights, and in Tromsø, your best bet is from late August to mid-April. Remember, the darker the sky, the better chance you have of seeing them.

Honourable mentions for Norway include Hammerfest (the most northern city in Norway with a stunning coastline), Alta, and Trondheim.

Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi, in the heart of Finnish Lapland, is known as the ‘official home of Santa Claus’, with festive-themed activities and attractions in town, along with unique accommodations and authentic and sophisticated dining experience, families and couples alike will love this city. Come sunset, head out of the city and away from the streetlights to enjoy a snowmobile excursion or husky safari to see the northern lights amongst the snow-topped trees.

Being in the Arctic Circle means Rovaniemi has long days in Summer, and long nights in Winter, so your best opportunity to see the lights is in Winter. Why not combine the magic of meeting Santa Claus with the fantastical northern lights for memories the whole family will cherish.

Honourable mentions for Finland include Kemi and Levi, two other towns in Finnish Lapland that have fewer visitors but by no means fewer charms or aurora opportunities. The lights can be seen further south in Finland as well, in areas such as Kuhmo in the Arctic Lakeland region and occasionally in the capital Helsinki (but only between 10 and 20 times a year). 

Yellowknife, Canada

Nestled on the shores of the Great Slave Lake, Yellowknife is the largest city in the Canadian Northwest Territories. This city enjoys low light pollution, long clear winter nights, and an international airport, making it a perfect place to visit to see the northern lights. 

Yukon, Canada is also a fantastic option for seeing the northern lights of North America and is home to many beautiful National Parks. If you’d prefer the US, try Fairbanks, Alaska where the lights season runs from late August to early April!

Ilulissat, Greenland

Ilulissat, in the Arctic Circle is a perfect spot in Greenland to watch the northern lights, which are sometimes visible as early as September. We’d actually recommend visiting at the end of December for a unique New Year’s Eve experience. 

The locals of Ilulissat celebrate midnight twice – once at 8 pm local time for Denmark’s midnight (Greenland is a territory of Denmark) and again at midnight local time! Two countdowns and two rounds of Auld Lang Syne as well as the northern lights? Sign us up! 

 

Ready to plan your northern lights adventure? Speak to our expert agents at [email protected]l or call us on 020 3092 1288 and plan your perfect trip today! Plus every time you book with us you can donate 5% of the price to the charity of your choice for FREE!

If you’re still yet to sort your summer plans, we’ve got some fantastic last-minute sunny getaways for you. How does lounging on the beach in gorgeous Tenerife, Spain for 7 nights this June from just £330pp sound? Or, a 7 night escape in jaw-dropping Kefalonia, Greece with a FREE child place next month from just £485pp? Finally, we also have a 7 night escape in beautiful Panama City Beach, Florida this June from £809pp.

So, what are you waiting for? Book now to secure your dream summer holiday and save big while making a difference with Charitable Travel.

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