The Ultimate Guide to Last-Minute Holidays

Nothing quite beats the rush of a last minute holiday. One moment you’re searching for places to go and the next you’ve got the sand between your toes and a cocktail in hand. 
Here are some of the top places to explore, with Sovereign’s ultimate guide to last minute holidays, ensuring that no matter when you book, there's always a touch of luxury. 

Gorgeous Greece

Last minute Greece holidays are all about history hunting and blissful beach days. Whether you’re looking for something more relaxed with spa days and cocktails at sunset or want to explore the ancient mysteries, Greece holidays offer something for everyone. 

For the picture perfect Greece beach holiday, the small town of Ixia awaits. Located on the tranquil Greek island of Rhodes, Ixia offers balmy beach days with golden sands and a variety of watersports. 

One of our top picks for the ultimate Ixia holiday is Sheraton Rhodes Resort. Here you get the best of relaxation bliss and adventure, with the resort having its very own private beach with luxury loungers, five swimming pools, and a host of sports courts and restaurants. Sheraton Rhodes Resort is also located only 4 kilometres from the historical town of Rhodes, providing the ideal holiday for those who want to history hunt while still having the beach on their doorstep. The great thing about last minute Greece holidays is that you can reach your destination in under four hours, giving you more time to soak up the sun in style.

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Sensational Spain

Last minute Spain holidays are the perfect option for UK travellers. With flight times as low as two hours, you can be sipping a sunset cocktail in no time. Spain holidays are a popular option due to the year round sunshine, meaning there is no limitation on when to go on your last minute holiday. If you’re sitting in the snow dreaming of the sun beaming on your face, last minute Spain holidays can take you there. 

One of the most popular destinations in Spain, Tenerife offers everything you could ask for on a luxury Spain holiday. As the largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife offers a world of fun, adventure, and sunshine. Whether you want to relax at the beach, explore the incredible Mount Teide, or head to the traditional tavernas for some of the best food in Spain, Tenerife holidays have got you covered with the year-round sunshine to match. 

For foodies, The Ritz-Carlton, Abama is the place to be. As one of the leading resorts in Tenerife, you can sit down to some of the best cuisine on the island at the two onsite Michelin Star restaurants. The resort invites you to feast and take in the island from the ten bars and restaurants, ensuring something for everyone. Those looking to soak in the Canary sun are also in for a treat with golden sands, balmy waters, and comfortable loungers waiting at the beach. Alternatively, one of the seven onsite pools invites you to sunbathe in style. Your luxury Tenerife holiday would not be complete without a trip to the award winning spa, where you can unwind before heading to one of the bars to experience some of the best sunsets in Spain.  

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Incredible Italy

Last minute Italy holidays offer some of the best opportunities for a quick change of scenery. If you’re looking for a long weekend adventure with history hunting, art galleries, and romance, Italy holidays offer some of the best cultural experiences. 

Lake Garda holidays offer the epitome of luxury, with lush natural landscapes, gorgeous gardens, and awe-inspiring villas. Whether you want a relaxed holiday simply walking along the lakeside or an all out adventure with watersports, Lake Garda holidays offer something for every traveller. Luckily, Lake Garda is also only a short flight away, with some taking as little as two hours, ideal for a last minute holiday to Italy. 

Italian hospitality truly comes alive on the shores of Lake Garda. Nestled among sensational mountains, and surrounded by lush forestry, welcome to Du Lac et Du Parc Grand Resort. Savour the romance of Lake Garda at the rooftop restaurant, while the children are well taken care of with the range of family-friendly activities and Mini Club. Savour the best of what Lake Garda has to offer from a pristine location, ideal for relaxing holidays in Italy. 

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Things to Consider for a Last Minute Holiday


One of the best things you can do before booking your last minute holiday is looking at your dates of travel. It’s always best to have flexible dates to ensure you make the most of your luxury holiday. 


Consider the weather at your destination of choice before booking your last minute holiday. If you’re looking for the perfect beach holiday, a year round summer destination is a fantastic choice. 

Holiday Type

It’s always a good idea to consider the type of holiday you’re looking for. Whether it’s family-friendly, romantic, or adventure, Sovereign offers something for everyone, with a touch of luxury. 

Travel Time

If you’re going on holiday for a week or less, consider the travel time to your destination. Short haul flights are ideal for last minute holidays, allowing you to enjoy more of what the destination has to offer.


Add a Touch of Luxury

At Sovereign Luxury Travel we have over 50 years’ experience in tailoring luxury holidays around the world. Our Personal Travel Planners are on hand every step of the way to ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime. If you’re looking for luxury last minute holidays, look no further than Sovereign Luxury Travel. 

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