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Top Travel Destinations for Summer 2016

Top Travel Destinations for Summer 2016

Now is the perfect time to book your perfect summer getaway!  Enjoy some quality time with your family or friends and explore a country or city you have never visited before.  If you’re still not sure where you should head off to this summer, we’ve got you covered with our top travel destinations for summer 2016 and of course, great travel insurance packages to suit your needs!

Edinburgh, Scotland

Want to escape the heat and experience one of the world’s largest arts festivals? Edinburgh is the perfect destination for you! The Edinburgh Fringe Festival takes place annually in the Scottish capital city, attracting thousands of people from around the world.  For three whole weeks in August, Edinburgh is transformed into a festival city, with hundreds of performers taking to the stage all over Edinburgh. The festival includes theatre, comedy, musicals, dance and street performances.


If you’re looking to experience some of the city’s interesting history, you can head over to Edinburgh Castle or take a short coach trip to Stirling and visit Stirling Castle, one of Scotland’s most important castles with some spectacular scenery!  It’s also worth taking a trip to Arthur’s Seat, a hill in the centre of Edinburgh which offers great views of the city on a fine day – a perfect photo opportunity.

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world – and for good reason!  Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia in Spain, and in addition to offering great weather, fantastic beaches and magnificent scenery, the city is also home to some of Europe’s most famous sites and attractions.  A certain must-see when visiting this colourful and lively city is the Sagrada Familia, a Roman Catholic church with a breath-taking structure.  Over two million visitors flock to the church every year in order to admire the building designed by architect Antoni Gaudi in 1915.

You can also take advantage of Barcelona’s beautiful natural areas by enjoying a hike a short trip away from the city on the Pyrenees, or visit the Parc de Montjuic for a relaxing walk around Montjuic Castle, an old military fortess dating back to 1640. Ensure you get into the Olympic spirit ahead of the Summer Olympics by visiting the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys, which was used as the main stadium for the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Also, be sure to book a tour of FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou if you’re visiting Barcelona.

New York, USA

Everyone has seen many of New York’s skyscrapers and iconic structures in films and TV shows.  So why not visit the Big Apple and experience the buzzing atmosphere for yourself?  New York City offers visitors thousands of different things to do, whatever you’re into!  If you love art, a trip to the largest art museum in the United States, the Metropolitan Museum of Art should not go amiss. Of course, watching your favourite show or musical in one of the many magical theatres in Broadway should be high on your list of things to do in New York.

A trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without a stroll through Central Park, before stopping for a picnic in Sheep Meadow. Other unmissable locations around New York City include Times Square, the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, the 9/11 memorial, and of course the iconic Statue of Liberty!

New York has become a more accessible destination in recent years, with flights from Europe starting from around €900 per person for a round trip (at time of writing).

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