September vacations

Extend your summer with a September escape to sunnier climes, we have some lovely ideas for couples and families both in Europe, and further afield.

All prices include international flights and transfers unless otherwise stated and are subject to availability. T&Cs apply.

Verdura Golf & Spa resort, Sicily

With temperatures in the mid 20s, Sicily is a perfect location for September. This Rocco Forte hotel has a wonderful sense of space nestled within 230 hectares of gentle rolling Sicilian countryside with 1.8km of untouched private coastline - don't worry the hotel provides complimentary bikes for you to get around! There is also a fantastic exclusive Scott Dunn Explorers club on-site.

From £5,000pp for two adults and two children in two deluxe rooms for seven nights on a half board basis (includes private transfers from Palermo and one free Scott Dunn Explorers place).

Aman Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

This year Aman have added the finishing touches to their breath-taking private island in Montenegro, Aman Sveti Stefan, with the addition of Aman Restaurant, Rakija Bar, two terraces and the resort’s new main swimming pool. A new gym and additional spa cottages on the island enhance the experience even further. We are pleased to offer a guaranteed room upgrade for all bookings of 3 nights or more as well as a complimentary 60 minute spa treatment per guest.

From £2,600pp for 4 nights including business class flights from Gatwick to Tivat and private transfers on a B&B basis.

Amanzoe, Greece

Amanzoe is the most exclusive new resort on the Greek mainland and we are pleased to announce some very special offers to tempt you this September. Book a four night stay any time after 15 September and receive a complimentary upgrade to the next category subject to availability at the time of arrival, a ‘Movement and Alignment’ Spa program including one Yoga, one Pilates and one Watsu class per person (60 min duration), 25% discount on all additional spa treatments, one complimentary lunch and one complimentary three-course dinner with house wine during the stay at either the Beach Club or our Main Restaurant.

From £2,875pp for 4 nights including economy class flights from Heathrow to Athens and private transfers on a B&B basis.

Anassa, Cyrpus

The Wine Festival in Cyprus starts at the end of August, continues into September, so don’t miss the chance to try different local wines and traditional Cypriot food. The Anassa in Polis, has a lovely beach, a gorgeous spa, beautiful rooms and suits and wonderful restaurants – it is the perfect place for some late summer sun. There is also an Explorers Children’s clubs for little ones.

From £1,475pp for seven nights for a family of four in connecting studio suites in September, includes a ‘pay five, stay seven’ offer, excludes flights.

High Adventure in the Bolivian Desert

We have taken the classic backpackers' route from Chile to Peru through Bolivia's high deserts and given it a luxury twist. Now you can enjoy a groundbreaking adventure in some of the most epic landscapes on Earth, and stay in considerable comfort. Begin with Chile’s wine lands and a boutique lodge in the Atacama Desert, before crossing through Bolivia and ending at an amazing property on Lake Titicaca.

From £6,650pp for 14 nights, mostly on a full board basis and including many activities and excursions.

Sunny California

California conjures up visions of Hollywood stars and surfers, but that is just the surface. From the creative hub of San Francisco, Napa's vineyards, Big Sur's unspoiled wilderness and the glamour of Los Angeles, there is so much to see. September is the time to pick up your convertible and explore the best of sunny California and if you need any more of an excuse to visit, it’s wine crushing time in Napa and Santa Barbara.

From £3,650pp based on a ten night itinerary including car hire with unlimited mileage and insurance.


China’s blend of history, culture and stunning scenery makes it the perfect destination to explore for the more adventurous traveler. Spend your days wandering the sights of Beijing with the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and of course the Temple of Heaven. Then be mesmerized by the impressive Terracotta Warriors in Xian, before hitting the shops in Shanghai, where old meets new. Finish your adventure with a few days in the cosmopolitan and exciting city of Hong Kong.

From £3,620pp based on two people, on B&B basis including domestic flights.

Fishing with Grizzlies

September is one of the best times to see Grizzly Bears in the wild. As they head for the streams filled with salmon in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest you can board one of Tweedsmuir Park Lodge’s drift boats and view them fishing from the water. This is a special and intimate experience, don’t forget your camera!

From £4,550pp based on two people sharing with three nights in Vancouver at Fairmont Pacific Rim and four nights at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge.

Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

Huvafen Fushi is the ultimate Maldivian hideaway, the epitome of elegance and contemporary design. There is something for everyone: soak up the glorious sunshine, pamper yourself in the underwater spa, enjoy the fabulous food or watch a beautiful sunset on board a Dhoni cruise. Travel before the end of September and take advantage of two free nights and complimentary half board.

From £2,860pp staying in a beach bungalow with pool for 7 nights, saving of £1,150pp, for travel before the end of September.

Trou Aux Biches Resort & Spa, Mauritius

The luxury Trou Aux Biches Resort & Spa on the northwest of Mauritius is set within lush tropical gardens overlooking a beautiful sheltered lagoon. With spacious villas and suites, plus a choice of up to six restaurants, it’s perfect for families and couples. It has one of the best beaches on the island making it ideal for a host of water sports.

From £1,960pp for seven nights based on two people sharing a Junior Suite on Half Board.

Coral Lodge, Mozambique

Head to the secluded shores of Mozambique for some down time at Coral Lodge – a remote and intimate little lodge close to the fascinating Ilha de Mozambique, perfect for wandering around and learning about the history and culture; or perhaps try diving one of the untouched reefs nearby, or snorkeling in the warm waters of the lagoon.

From £2,820pp for a couple sharing for seven nights at Coral Lodge on a fully inclusive basis.

Northern Australia

September is a stunning time to visit the northern half of Australia, with its arresting landscapes, iconic landmarks and wonders of the world. Visit Uluru and discover the amazing Aboriginal dreamtime stories, experience life on an outback station, explore the floodplains of the Mary River Delta by airboat and finish your adventure on a paradise island on the Great Barrier Reef.

From £12,500pp based on two people traveling, on an 18 night itinerary of Northern Australia on a Full Board basis everywhere except Sydney.

Ontario Hidden Gems

Mid-September sees the beginning of the glorious Fall colors in Canada. Ontario offers a diversity of city living, beautiful country towns and crystal clear lakes. Start in Toronto and drive through the vibrant colors that embrace at this time of year, stay at Langdon Hall a Relais et Chateaux hotel, a cosy bed and breakfast and a luxury lakeside resort en route.

From £2,750pp based on a ten night self-drive tour for two adults including rental car.

Wine tasting and relaxation in Portugal

Make your summer mood last longer with a stay at Aquapura in the Douro Valley, Portugal. A quick four night getaway allows you to indulge in wines from the oldest wine region in the world and relax with a complimentary hour spa treatment.

From £1,100pp based on two people sharing a river room for four nights on a B&B basis.

Luxury Rajasthan with Oberoi Hotels

September is the end of the monsoon season in Rajasthan, the rains have subsided leaving the countryside green and lush with full lakes. There are also some amazing offers available such as with the luxurious Oberoi Hotels. Explore the Palaces and Forts of this Princely State of India, barter in colorful bazaars, potter through picturesque old towns and ride an elephant at the foot of the Aravali Hills.

From £2,530pp- saving over £900pp - based on two traveling in September on B&B basis for nine nights in a Premier Room.

Scott Dunn villas

With your own chef providing delicious creations, a host to pour the best G&T’s and a nanny to entertain your children, our villas in Mallorca and the Algarve are a real treat. In September the temperatures are cooler for small children, prices drop considerably and there’s more flexible availability. Quinta do Maranhao in Portugal is available for the first few weeks of September and if you’re quick, the 15% early booking discount applies.

From £825pp for seven nights, including full board for five & a half days and the service of a Scott Dunn Private Nanny eight hours per day, six days a week.

Frégate, Seychelles

Have a beach totally to yourself! Frégate offers one of its seven on the island that can be purely for you for the day. It is one of the world's most beautiful private islands, just four degrees south of the equator. Offering ultimate luxury lodge and a Seychelles jewel, guests will get to enjoy total seclusion.

From £13,835pp for seven nights, based on two people sharing a One Bedroom Villa on a Full Board basis, including helicopter transfers.

Chinzombo, Zambia

Enjoy fabulous safari in beautiful surroundings at Norman Carr’s new lodge, Chinzombo, set on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River. Combine this with a stay at her sister-camp, Mchenja, deep in the National Park before heading to Victoria Falls to see this phenomenon and relax in the beautiful surroundings of Sindabezi Island.

From £6,705pp sharing for six nights on safari followed by three nights at Victoria Falls, on a fully inclusive basis.

Almyra, Cyprus

September in Cyprus is a super month – the sun is still hot (on average 29 degrees) and water is warm. Evenings are balmy but a bit cooler than in August with average temperatures of 19°C. The Almyra in Paphos is a beautiful property with a fantastic Explorers Children’s Club, so your children will be superbly entertained.

From £600pp for seven nights for a family of four in connecting Superior Sea view rooms in September, plus free half board and return private transfers from Paphos, excluding flights.

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