Find September sunshine on a luxury European holiday

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Inspiring Travel Company | 25 Aug, 2015

September is the perfect time to take a luxury holiday. While it may be 'back to school blues' for many teachers and students alike next week, others are looking to bag an early autumn break. At the Inspiring Travel Company, we've rarely seen a better time to book short-haul travel to Europe and here's why:

  • Sunshine! While the British 'summer' this year has left much to be desired, there are still many parts of Europe enjoying long days of warmth and blue skies.
  • When the schools go back for September, prices drop dramatically, meaning we have some fab savings to offer our clients.
  • Avoid the crowds. Another benefit of travelling outside the school holidays is the increased availability at top hotels and less crowding in tourist destinations.
  • With the Pound so strong at the moment, your spending money will go further, especially within the Eurozone

 Sound inviting? We think so, that's why we've put together a little list of destinations that are just perfect for a last minute luxury holiday to Europe this September.


There are so many fabulous destinations to choose from on a luxury Greek holiday. From tiny islands with unspoilt coves to chic, cosmopolitan hubs. Athens is a great choice for a September city break; with temperatures hovering in the mid twenties you can stroll the streets in comfort, plus it's still warm enough to sunbathe!

The Margi Hotel is a fantastic choice for those wishing to combine beachside luxury with a trip to Greece's iconic metropolis. Situated on the Athenian Riviera, this boutique hotel is less than half an hour's taxi ride from the city centre. Spend one day exploring the Acropolis and the next with your toes in the sand. Right now we're offering a 5 night stay when you pay for 4; even more incentive to get booking!


In Turkey, September temperatures regularly hit 30ºC, meaning sun-worshippers are sure to get a good Vitamin D dose here! In fact, some time soaking up the rays before winter sets in can be a truly rejuvenating experience, especially when coupled with a few spa treatments!

Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay in Bodrum boasts its own private bay, as well as the world-class range of indulgent facilities that make it a popular destination spa. The spa building itself spans almost 60,000 square feet and includes a Turkish Hammam, where you can treat your sun-drenched skin to an exfoliating scrub and traditional massage. Bliss. With reduced accommodation rates for September travel, this is a great time to take a luxury Bodrum spa holiday.

Costa del Sol

A last minute holiday to Spain's 'Sunshine Coast' is perfect for those in search of pleasantly warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine. Ever popular with British tourists, you'll find the many charming restaurants and bars less crowded here in September. Or, if you prefer to tee-up you can enjoy a leisurely round of golf without too much waiting around!

Southern Spain is a great choice for a luxury golf holiday in Europe. Low rainfall in September combines with some stellar golfing facilities to make a delightful trip. Finca Cortesin is a sprawling resort boasting some fantastic sports facilities, not least of which is one of Europe's longest golf courses and its accompanying Jack Nicklaus academy. Right now we're offering a fantastic Golf Package for autumn and winter, so you can enjoy a few days of glorious golf in the Spanish sunshine!


With fantastic weather all year round, the Canary Islands are a reliable option for winter sun. Luxury resorts and warm weather lie only four hours away by plane. Plus, during British Summer Time there's no time difference, meaning no nasty jet lag to deal with.

At the Inspiring Travel Company we have a tantalising host of offers for a luxury Tenerife holiday this September, such as stay 7 nights pay for 6, plus a 10% discount at Gran Hotel Bahia Del Duque Resort. This decadent property features an exquisite infinity pool that blends into the vast Atlantic Ocean, which is just a few steps beyond the hotel itself.

Amalfi Coast

A luxury getaway to the exclusive Amalfi Coast is something to be savoured any time of year. September temperatures may average at a relatively modest 21ºC but, as a destination of choice for the world's elite, this 50 kilometre stretch of rolling coastline is over-subscribed in the hot summer months. Come autumn traffic on the winding roads quietens and luxury hotels entice late season guests with some fantastic offers.

This autumn, treat yourself to a decadent break in Sorrento at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, which has its own Michelin star restaurant and stunning views out to Mount Vesuvius. Offering a 4 night stay when you pay for 3, this luxurious escape just became more affordable.


Sitting at the tiptoes of Italy, Sicily's southerly position means sunshine and blue skies are to be expected come September. This large island has unique personality, with delicious cuisines and its own dialect, so there's plenty for culture vultures to explore too!

And you can experience a luxury Sicily holiday for less this September with offers such as stay 7 nights pay for 6 at the elegant Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea, a hotel situated right on the coast with its own private beach, and just a three minute cable car ride from the charming village of Toarmina. 

What are you waiting for? The sunshine of southern Europe is calling. Why not speak to a Travel Specialist today on 01244 355 600 or start a live webchat right now? We have a host of spectacular savings on last minute luxury and you'll be amazed by what we include as standard! 

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