This month we’re craving vibrant cities rich with exciting festivities, beautiful architecture and plenty to see and do. Whether it’s an easy hop from home, a little added warmth in the Adriatic or a full-on adventure across the pond, our hassle-free suggestions are perfect for an easy March jaunt.
No need to thank us; all you have to do is book*. Secure your accommodation through i-escape, then follow our recommendations for travel, and voila! It’s time to start packing.
Go green in Bristol – £145 per person (2 nights, 26-28 March 2015)
With Bristol being the European Green Capital 2015, this year sees a whole host of creative and environmentally informative events taking place across the West Country’s largest urban stronghold. Discover the excellent city farms, eat ethically at an independent eatery, or take a bicycle tour around the streets – it was also placed in the world’s top 10 bicycle-friendly cities in 2013!
Stay: at Number Thirty Eight, a hilltop townhouse hotel where Farrow & Ball shades give nautical panelling a luxe edge, and sash windows open over the undulating Downs or twinkling cityscape. It’s quintessentially Bristol. A 2-night stay in a Superior House Room with tub comes to £145 per person, including taxes.
Sight-see in Dubrovnik – £449.50 per person (4 nights, 9-13 March 2015)
As anticipation for the next season of Game of Thrones reaches fever pitch, see the real King’s Landing with a visit to Dubrovnik’s beautiful pedestrianized Old Town. The cobbled streets are delightfully devoid of tourists at this time of year, allowing you to discover its fascinating history, atmospheric architecture and tempting culinary treats in relative peace.
Stay: at bijou St Joseph’s, tucked away in the heart of the Old Town and new to i-escape! Despite the central location its romantic suites are surprisingly peaceful, and the gracious hosts are happy to share their invaluable local knowledge with you. The hotel is offering a 10% discount throughout March, making a 4-night stay in a Deluxe Queen Suite just £262.50 per person, including taxes.
Fly: from London Gatwick to Dubrovnik with British Airways for £166 per person, departing Monday 9 March and returning Friday 13 March.
From the airport: Skip hiring a car and make use of the hassle-free hotel transfers, which cost £21 per car (one way).
Party in Miami – from £1,303.50 per person (7 nights, 21-28 March 2015)
Miami Beach is in the mood to celebrate, so it’s time to join the party! 2015 sees its centennial and a whole host of fun is planned to mark the occasion. Don’t miss the week-long 100 Hour Centennial Celebration in March, with live music, a tennis exhibition and even an en-masse wedding!
Stay: at Metropolitan by COMO Miami Beach, a contemporary take on an Art Deco classic and another new addition to our collection! As it’s a COMO hotel, you’ll get a world-class spa, irresistible food and faultless service, plus you’re right on a swathe of beautiful beach. A 7-night stay in a City Room starts from £549.50 per person (excluding taxes). Make use of their 21-Day Advance Purchase rate and/or 4-nights-for-3 offer to ensure you get great value. Please note, rates may rise according to demand.
Fly: from London Heathrow to Miami International with British Airways for £729 per person, departing Saturday 21 March and returning Saturday 28 March (overnight flight arriving Sunday 29 March).
From the airport: Keep it simple and take a taxi (approximately £25 one way), then cycle around once you’re at the beach!
Total cost: from £1,303.50 per person, excluding some taxes.
*Please note that only the accommodation may be booked through i-escape.com. The information on travel is provided as a service to you, and must be booked through other websites, as indicated. All prices and availability are correct at the time of publishing. The per person prices are based on 2 people in a double/twin room or an apartment for 2. Published on 25 February 2015.