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Beyond the beach: activity packed breaks that tick both boxes

Beyond the beach: activity packed breaks that tick both boxes

When it comes to holidays, if you like seeing and doing as much as just being, you’re in good company. In fact, ‘Type 2’ holidays – in destinations where you can explore, experience, get active and immerse yourself in other cultures – are a major new travel trend, allowing you to get more from your trip than the simple pleasures of ‘Type 1’ style, sun-and-sand alone.

For a holiday that provides the perfect mix of the two, Jet2holidays offer a range of fantastic destinations for a sunbreak that ticks all your boxes, from adventure to nature, culture, food and history. They also wrap up accommodation, return flights, transfers and a 22kg baggage allowance into an ABTA and ATOL-protected package, all for just a £60pp deposit*. You can also spread the remaining cost with Pay Monthly**, meaning you can book early for the best prices and focus on curating your perfect itinerary to get the most from your break.

Here are five dial-up, dial-down destinations to try.

Food: Sicily

Sicily is a culinary dream. Floating just off the toe of Italy’s boot, it is a sunshine-soaked island perfect for the foodie forager. The cuisine is the stuff of legend, from street food staples like crispy arancini and aromatic, aubergine-stuffed caponata to sticky desserts like creamy, citrus-spiked cannoli. Of course, in a foodie destination like this the options are myriad, but head to nearby Palermo to market-graze at Mercato il Capo or enjoy the rustic trattoria vibes of Ferro di Cavallo.

Foodies can dial up and dial down board options, leaving them free to enjoy a foodventure


The flexible board options offered by Jet2holidays are perfect for foodies, where you can choose how much you want to eat in or explore local shops, markets and eateries. With an enviable location close to the mountains and stunning Mediterranean ocean, the Grand Palladium Sicilia Resort & Spa is perfect for a relaxing break away, with four bars and six restaurants to choose from. Take your stay to the next level and book The Signature Level to receive a host of added extras, including a welcome drink and exclusive access to a reserved area of sunbeds by the pool.

Culture: Athens

The intersection of cool, modern neighbourhoods and ancient, timeworn sites makes the Greek capital a city like no other. As the sunshine drenches the Parthenon ruins of the Acropolis, nestling in its shadow is the charming village of Plaka, whose labyrinthine streets, neoclassical architecture and open-air…

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