Just the two of us

Whilst we’d argue that more is often merrier when it comes to holidays, sometimes the most memorable of trips don’t involve travelling with a partner or the whole family in tow. Whether it’s a mutual love of travel, celebrating a special occasion or simply spending quality time with a loved one that inspires your holiday à deux, we’ve got just the ticket when it comes to planning a trip for two. Good things come in pairs after all.

Travel with a sibling

Whilst for some, travelling with a sibling conjures up memories of back-seat squabbles and poolside skirmishes, a brother or sister can in fact be the best travel companion you could ever wish for. Here, we've shortlisted our favourite itineraries for two, designed with siblings in mind.

A boutique tour of Bhutan

Bhutan is a land of many surprises and huge diversity. Suiting both culture lovers and outdoors adventurers, this Highlights of Bhutan tour is a wonderful way to get together with a sibling, no matter your travel style. Climbing to the majestic Tiger's Nest is tick off the bucket list that neither of you will ever forget.

A journey through Japan

Combining Japan's cutting edge cities with its serene countryside, this itinerary is a fantastic for adventurous siblings on a whistle stop tour of the country. Take in many of Japan's highlights; travel by bullet train, stay in a ryokan and cycle through paddy fields on this fast paced itinerary for two.

A taste of la belle vie in France

Discover the waterways, canals and rivers of rural France on a leisurely itinerary which takes in the highlights of undiscovered Provence. On board one of the Belmond Afloat in France luxury barges, you and a sibling can see some of the region;'s most beautiful countryside at a deliciously leisurely pace. This tour is a particular favourite for foodies, and with gourmet dining on the menu throughout, it's easy to see why.

Travel with a parent

Taking mum or dad on a holiday often requires meticulous planning and many a compromise along the way. To help, we've compiled a few of our favourite itineraries, perfect for foodies, nature enthusiasts, culture vultures and everyone in between.

A week in the Alps

Taking mum or dad away for a week in the mountains is a real treat for two. The Alps are a fantastic destination for a ski escape and with its world class cuisine, unrivalled choice of chalets and hotels and variety of resorts, there is bound to be an alpine retreat to suit both generations, powder hounds and fair weather skiers alike.

A Mediterranean retreat in Puglia

Coined one of the Med's most luxurious hotels, Borgo Egnazia is the perfect place to hunker down on a mother-daughter escape. This beautiful little bolthole, tucked away in the hills of Puglia is one of our ultimate favourite retreats thanks to its authentic Italian charm. Spending a week tucking into delicious food, basking in the Mediterranean sunshine and exploring the hotel's extraordinary locale makes for a superb summer getaway.

A cultural tour of Burma

Think of Burma and images of the majestic temples of Bagan spring to mind, yet look behind the poster boy of Burma and you will find a destination bursting with cultural gems to explore. Get under the skin of Yangon, encounter floating villages on Inle Lake, and cruise down the Irrawaddy River all on this classic itinerary, perfect for culture vultures, and a wonderful option for travelling with a parent in tow.

A detox in the Maldives

Be lulled into a leisurely pace of life at the luxurious St Regis Vommuli on a truly special spa retreat for mother and daughter. With an Ayurvedic doctor on site, some of the most impressive over-water treatment rooms in the world and the largest Thalassic spa in the Maldives, the resort has it all for a girls-only getaway. Mum's the word.

Travel with a friend

Often the best travel partners are right under our nose and a holiday with a friend is sure to be unforgettable. We've shortlisted a couple of holidays, perfect for an uninterrupted catch up.

A spa escape in the Himalayas

A girls get together means only one thing; heading straight for the spa. Set in the foothills of the Himalayas, a world away from civilisation, Ananda is one of the world's greatest spas and the ultimate place to press the reset button on routine. Here, an extensive range of treatments, healthy organic cuisine and morning yoga sessions are all offered under the expert eye of nutritionists for a wholesome and restorative stay.

A Great British escape

Stay in two of the most iconic destinations in the UK on a grown up getaway for friends. Spend a few days in London, soaking up the buzz of the capital during the day, and its most exclusive restaurants and bars by night before discovering the charm of Edinburgh, a treasure trove when it comes to architecture, culinary delights and of course its famous whiskey.

Travel with a child

We know that spending quality time with a youngster is precious and sadly doesn't last for long, so we've chosen a selection of holidays that are ideal for celebrating a special occasion with a son or daughter.

An education in Italy

This tale of three cities takes you back in time through the cobbled streets and iconic waterways of Italy’s most fascinating cultural cities. Bringing the magic of Italy to life in the Renaissance galleries of Florence, the Gothic architecture of Venice and the Baroque style piazzas of Rome makes for a history lesson a child will never forget.

A graduation gift in Oman

Combining luxury properties with extraordinary settings and adrenaline fuelled activities, this itinerary takes in much of Oman's vast and varied terrain without compromising on comfort. For a special occasion, this is an unforgettable way to celebrate.

A wildlife encounter in Thailand

Bring the magic of the wild to life on a tour of Thailand's most incredible locations including the Elephant Hills Tented Camp, where youngsters can come face to face with elephants in their natural habitat. Thailand is renowned for being a family friendly destination and is the perfect place to spend quality time with a little one.

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