THESE LONG WEEKEND BREAKS ARE
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR MOTHER'S DAY
Want to celebrate Mother’s Day in style this year? Well you’ve come to the right place, as we’ve got a tempting list of long weekend breaks across Europe that are sure to seriously impress Mum – whether she likes to soak up the spa life or hit the city’s high-end shops.
BE PAMPER PERFECT
Sometimes only a soothing hot stone massage or Aromatherapy detox will do, so we’ve selected a few of the best spas to ensure you’re pamper perfect this Mother’s Day. Grand Hotel Tremezzo is set on the beautiful shores of Lake Como in Italy and its T Spa is a story of pure relaxation and harmony. Choose from a wide variety of full body massages, floral-inspired facials and top-to-toe detox’s – The Grand Garden Ritual and Back, Face and Scalp Treatments are firm favourites.
Image: Fergus Pollensa Park Hotel and Spa
If you prefer Spanish breaks to Italian lakes, short-haul stop Majorca makes for a great girly weekend away. And once you’ve hit the beach you can head to the gorgeous Fergus Pollensa Park Hotel and Spa, at just a stone's throw away from the sand it serves up a scenic 4* escape with superb treatments to match, including facials, body wraps and Mum's favourite - mani and pedi!
SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT
If you want to tick off sights, Croatia is just a short hop away and serves up gorgeous sandy beaches alongside ancient-old towns, historic harbours and cultural attractions. Check out our short breaks to Dubrovnik where you'll find sand, sea and city - meaning your weekend break with your Mum is a perfect excuse to top up the tan as well!
CITY BREAK SEEKERS
Fancy having some girl time away with your Mum this spring? If you want to surprise her with a short break to the sunshine for a steal, you can grab a last minute holiday to Majorca or Barcelona for less than £150pp. Cue shopping and cocktails, fresh seafood by the waterfront and a lot of celebratory Sangria!
LADIES THAT LUNCH
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If fancy finger sandwiches and flutes of champagne are your thing, an elegant afternoon tea is sure to do the trick this Mother’s Day. Paris is the perfect place to explore and is just two hours away! Posh Parisian tea room Laduree has fine pastries, colourful macaroons and all the flavoured tea you could dream of.
FUN FOODIE TOURS
If food tours gets your tastebuds tingling, hop off your gondola and explore the streets of Venice - treat your Mum to The Cicchetti and Wine Tour, a popular for sampling prosecco and plates of Venetian appetizers. With holidays to Venice from around £100 you can afford to push the gondola out this Mother's Day! Or, if you're looking to spash out a little more on this special occasion, check out a small-group wine tasting and vineyward tour in stunning Santorini instead!
SHOP TILL YOU DROP
City breaks are the perfect excuse if you’re looking to escape for a couple of days and whether you like to shop, sightsee or simply wander the streets – there’s a destination for everyone. Paris and Milan are great for shopaholics, with cobbled streets and grand shopping malls such as Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (pictured above).
What better way to spend a long weekend with Mum, than by soaking up some much-needed sunshine on the beach? The Algarve has great year-round sunshine and with a huge range of resorts to choose from, you can find loads of activities or just a quiet stretch of golden sand to enjoy.