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The days of needing two weeks to go on an adventure are over. It’s time to seize the moment and get efficient with your escapes, as we embrace with open arms short breaks for long weekends.

Weekend Adventure Trips

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The joy of a weekend escape is the little travel top-up for our day to day lives.

Especially when you’re tied down to timings – perhaps you are determined to make the most of your annual leave, or you’re reluctant to be away from home for too long – finding an easy way to top up your adventure quota is crucial.

Knowing you can head out, even for just a few days, and still squeeze in an exciting, thrilling escape. It’s tantalisingly achievable – and that’s what makes it so liberating.

Unlike so many nations, we’re blessed to be so close to many other Trending Now: Short Breaks for Long Weekendscountries. Just a few hours and we can be whisked away to the exciting locales of our European neighbours.

Africa poses no problems with the time zones almost eliminating jet lag for anyone prepared to take the plunge. It’d be rude not to, really.

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Brown Bear in the Finnish woodland

Short Breaks in Finland

If it’s wilderness you’re after, Finland beckons, with its primordial forests and glistening lakes that are home to powerful bears wakened from their winter slumbers.

It’s easier to get here than you think, leaving you plenty of time to hunker down in a cosy bear hide and hope for that magical sighting.

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Trending Now: Short Breaks for Long WeekendsBobsledding in Lillehammer

Short Breaks in Norway

For an adrenalin-fuelled weekend you’ll never forget, head for Lillehammer’s Olympic bobsled track.

It’s not often you can answer the question of ‘How was your weekend?’ by saying you shared the same experience as an Olympic athlete and felt the incredible force of 5G – in exchange for just two days off work.

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Trending Now: Short Breaks for Long WeekendsWild mountain gorilla

 In just one long weekend you could have seen the phenomenon of the Northern Lights dance across the sky, sat face-to-face with a wild Mountain gorilla, or tackled one of the most famous climbs of the Tour de France.

 In fact, there are many ways to make your weekends extraordinary, just a day or two off work. Easy and convenient enough to fit in around busy lives, adventures right on our doorstep, and an experienced leader to handle all the logistics and recommendations for you.

It’s probably the most efficient adventure you’ll ever have. 

Browse our trips below and get more inspiration for your next short break.