the Heat Is On

After staying at home during the two years of the pandemic, as we head into the winter the country faces another challenge, that of an ‘energy crisis’. The cost of electricity and gas is expected to rise six found, with bills expected to climb to over £6,000 per household by next spring (around £500 per month).

Many of us like to take summer holidays, although this summer it was more often hotter at home than it was abroad. However, when it’s warmer abroad during the winter, why not take advantage of that, and possibly even lower your cost of living by living abroad for part of the year.

What’s not to love about being on a beach in January, a safari in Africa in February or ticking off your bucket list in Australia in March. All places a lot warmer than it’s likely to be in UK then, whilst saving money in the long term.

‘The Heat Is On’ highlights both how and where you can go to find ‘natural warmth’ this winter, with holidays from as little as £20 per person per night. It’s not just traditional single-centre holidays either, but we have a large collection of interesting cruises from across the spectrum, and escorted tours exploring some of the most fascinating destinations on earth.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Following Brexit, some of the rules of entry have changed – most notably for our neighbours in Europe. Just as a reminder, when travelling to Europe your passport can only be valid for 10 years from the issue date, and have three months remaining on the date you plan to return. For other countries, little has changed – some require 6 months remaining on the passport, whilst others don’t require any.

Additionally, when departing for a country and you’re planning to stay longer than the standard two weeks, there are other considerations to take into account – for instance how long you can stay without requiring a visa. For Europe, we can stay for 90 days in any 180, whereas some Caribbean islands will let you stay for up to six months!

ANTIGUA
up to 6 months

AUSTRALIA
3 months

BAHAMAS
21 days

BARBADOS
28 day minimum

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
30 days

EUROPE
90 days in 180 period

JAMAICA
90 days

MALAYSIA
3 months

MALDIVES
30 days

MAURITIUS
60 days

NEW ZEALAND
6 months

SOUTH AFRICA
90 days

ST LUCIA
32 days

THAILAND
30 days

TURKEY
90 days in any 180 

UAE
30 days

UNITED STATES
90 days

VIETNAM
30 days

CRUISE HOLIDAYS

Silversea Australia
Silversea Luxury Specialist

SILVERSEA
59 days – MELBOURNE TO OSAKA

Tour the Pacific rim on this amazing Silversea cruise taking in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Japan. Departing on January 16 2023, this 59-day voyage is an excellent way to get away from the cold weather.

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Silversea Luxury Specialist

SILVERSEA
27 days – BRIDGETOWN TO LIMA

This cruise leaves Barbados on 27 November 2022, visiting lots of places in the Caribbean before transiting through the Panama Canal and heading down the South American coast to Lima, arriving just before Christmas.

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Silversea Luxury Specialist

SILVERSEA
21 days – LIMA TO BUENOS AIRES

This epic cruise, travels to some places you can only really travel to on a cruise ship. The Chilian Fjords and Patagonia, along with the Falkland Islands, before arriving on the Argentine coast. It departs Lima on 22 January 2023, for 21 days.

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P&O CRUISES
99 nights – WORLD CRUISE

Arcadia leaves Southampton on an around-the-world voyage to some of the most spectacular locations in the world. Departing on 3 January 2023, Arcadia takes over three months to see the Caribbean, Hawaii, South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, the Middle East – returning to Southampton in April.

Panama

SEABOURN

140 Day ‘Extraordinary Discoveries’ Cruise

Departing 6 January 2023 from Miami

Including the Caribbean, South Pacific, Australia, Far East, India, Middle East and ending in Barcelona.

Bahamas

OCEANIA CRUISES

77 Day ‘Silhouettes of Sunshine’

Departing 4 January 2023 from Miami, the cruise explores both the eastern and western Caribbean with stops in St Kitts, St Vincent, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Mexico, Belize and Honduras.

Madeira

AMBASSADOR

21 night – ‘Cape Verde, Canaries and Morocco Winter Escape’

Some lovely stops on this NO FLY cruise from Tilbury, departing February 16 2023, with stops in the Tenerife and Gran Canaria, Funchal in Madeira, Casablanca and the Cape Verde Islands.

Cuba

AMBASSADOR

42 night ‘Treasures of Cuba and the Caribbean’

Departing 5 January, this NO FLY cruise from Tilbury takes in many Caribbean islands (including Barbados, Grenada, St Vincent, Jamaica, Cuba, Turks and Caicos and Antigua), with stops across the Atlantic. All based on a balcony stateroom.

This is just a selection of the long-stay holidays we have on offer, after all, the world is completely your oyster. Feel free to contact us about these or any other long-stay holiday you would like to enquire about for the winter.

SINGLE CENTRE HOLIDAYS

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LUXURY TENERIFE

The Canary Islands are the warmest of all the short-haul destinations in Europe, given their southerly location. The Plantacion is one of our favourite hotels in Costa Adeje, and is great value for a long stay holiday.

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TENERIFE

A self catering option in Tenerife, the warmest of the Canary Islands in winter. The Sunset Harbour Club is in the Costa Adeje development, which are excellent value and quality. Self catering gives you the option to eat out at many of the excellent restaurants.

Malta

MALTA

Malta has a wonderful climate, and is great for exploring in the winter. Stay for 4 weeks at the 4* Maritim Antonine for 28 nights on Bed and Breakfast, including flights and transfers.

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GRAN CANARIA

Another of our favourites in the Canaries, the Cordial Mogan Valle apartments in the lovely resort of Puerto Mogan are great value for money, and in a great location.

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BARBADOS

Stay at the lovely Turtle Beach in Barbados for 28 nights on All Inclusive – with flights from London for stays in early 2023.

St Lucia

ST LUCIA

Have a more independent stay in St Lucia, staying at The Landings for 25 nights this November – with a suite overlooking the marina with its own plunge pool. Including breakfast.

Mauricia

MAURITIUS

Stay at the Mauricia in Mauritius between mid-October and mid-December, staying in a standard room for 30 nights on All Inclusive. Includes many free land and watersports, private transfers and flights from London.

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FLORIDA

Stay in a condo on the shores of the Gulf Coast of Florida for a month, with access to the excellent cities of St Petes and Tampa. Flights from London direct to Tampa.

This is just a selection of the long-stay holidays we have on offer, after all, the world is completely your oyster. Feel free to contact us about these or any other long-stay holiday you would like to enquire about for the winter.

ESCORTED TOURS

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GRAND TOUR OF INDOCHINA

28 days away exploring Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos – with all accommodation, airfares, food, visas and entrance fees included. Departing 28th January 2023 (other dates available).

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GRAND TOUR OF AUSTRALIA

A 30 day tour of Australia, to include Melbourne, Sydney, Kakadu, Uluru, Perth, Cairns, Fraser Island and more… Includes breakfast and a couple of lunches – flights and tour.

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SOUTH AMERICAN EXPLORER

22 days exploring some of the biggest ‘bucket list’ places in South America. It includes Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu as highlights.

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GRAND TOUR OF INDIA

This amazing 29 day tour, takes in many of the iconic places you would want to visit in India – Agra, Delhi, Varanasi, Jodhpur – as well as visiting the south and staying on a houseboat in Kerala. Departing 22 February 2023.

Prices are correct as of 31 August 2022 – and are from a range of our tour operator and cruise partners. Silversea, Seabourn, P&O Cruises, Ambassador, Wendy Wu, Jetset, easyJet Holidays, Caribtours, Newmarket Holidays, Titan Travel, Beachcomber Tours and Oceania cruises.

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