HolidayVoucherShop’s Destination A-Z - Part 1

Posted by on 1st December 2021

As we’ve said multiple times, the beauty of gifting - or being gifted - a voucher from is the fact that you can use it against such a wide range of different things.

From UK short breaks to a week on the beach overseas and from a winter break in the snow to a world cruise, the options are pretty much endless when it comes to where you can go once you take the decision to redeem your voucher.

With that in mind, with put together an A-Z guide to some destinations you might want to consider and we kick off with A through to H…

A is for… Albufeira (Portugal)

There are plenty of options for the letter A but we’re going with Albufeira on the Algarve. This once quaint fishing village on the Southern coast of Portugal has become one of the most popular destinations in Europe for people wanting to escape to the sun.

Home to a wide range of accommodation to cater for all budgets, Albufeira is also well known for its busy nightlife, top quality dining options and impressive sandy beaches whilst there are countless activities you can enjoy in the surrounding area - from boat trips out along the coast to spot dolphins to all-action waterparks that provide fun for all ages.

Albufeira is the ideal place for singles, couples and families alike, and somewhere to consider when redeeming your voucher.

Also consider - Ayia Napa (Cyprus), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Antalya (Turkey), Almeria (Spain), Athens (Greece)

B is for… Barcelona (Spain)

There are plenty of options when it comes to a city break but Barcelona is one that will always feature highly on any list.

The short flight time to Spain from the UK makes it an easy option for anyone who might only have limited time to spend away from home, and there is no shortage of things to go when you get there.

You might want to explore the many historical buildings across the city, spend some time shopping in high end stores and designer boutiques, relax on a sandy stretch of beach or sample some of the very best Spanish cuisine.

As one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, it’s a destination that is sure to deliver.

Also consider - Benidorm (Spain), Banff (Canada), Belek (Turkey), Bridgetown (Barbados), Bruges (Belgium)

C is for… Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Located on the island of Sri Lanka, Colombo is a vibrant and colourful city where you can enjoy the experience of exploring colonial history through the ages - with the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British all having had an influence in how it has developed.

The Jami-Ul-Alfar Mosque and the Roman catholic church in the Milagiriya district are amongst the historical buildings to visit during time in the city, whilst the Fort District overlooking the harbour is packed with old colonial structures.

A tour by Tuk-Tuk is a great way to take in all of the sights before heading for packed markets where you can seek out a bargain. Sample traditional Sri Lankan food and embrace the local hospitality, and perhaps take up the opportunity to head out across the island to explore the verdant green landscapes.

Also consider - Caleta de Fuste (Fuerteventura), Cape Town (South Africa), Cancun (Mexico), Costa Adeje (Spain), Chamonix (France)

D is for… Disney World (USA)

There are some destinations that need no introduction and Disney World is one of those destinations. Located in Florida, Disney World has been welcoming visitors since the 1970s and is one of the most magical places to head with the family for a fun-filled adventure that will live long in the memory.

With four theme parks, two water parks and more than 20 Disney themed hotels to chose from, there are countless options to consider when it comes to visiting a resort dubbed as the 'Most Magical Place on Earth'.

Fun is guaranteed for visitors young and old alike, and there are few better ways to redeem your HolidayVoucherShop voucher if that’s what you’re looking for from a holiday.

Also consider - Denali National Park (Alaska), Dublin (Ireland), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Darwin (Australia), Disneyland Paris (France)

E is for… Edinburgh (Scotland)

There is nothing to say you have to go far when redeeming your HolidayVoucherShop voucher and Edinburgh is a great option right here in the UK.

The Scottish capital is second only to London when it comes to visitor numbers, with a huge range of things to see and do. These include the famous castle that overlooks the city, Scotland’s National Gallery and Edinburgh Zoo.

If you want to do some shopping then Princes Street is the place to go whilst Edinburgh is well known for its many bars and restaurants for those who want to enjoy a night out.

Over the course of the year, Edinburgh plays host to a number of popular festivals that include Hogmany, the Fringe and the Military Tattoo - all of which attract hundreds of thousands of visitors.

Also consider - Elche (Spain), Elounda (Greece)

F is for… Funchal (Madeira)

The capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira, Funchal is a great option for a holiday in the sun - particularly given the favourable weather conditions throughout the year.

The city is home to a number of historical sites that are worth exploring, including the 15th century cathedral, whilst there is no end of museums that help to tell the story of both Funchal and wider Madeira as a whole.

For those who want to embrace the scenery, the big public parks are famous for the their colourful floral displays and there are few better ways to check them out than on a trip on the cable car that heads from Funchal up into the hills to Monte.

Also consider - Faliraki (Greece), Faro (Portugal), Fuengirola (Spain), Falmouth (Jamaica), Florence (Italy)

G is for… Goa (India)

Goa sits on the western coast of India and provides visitors with a chance to see a different side to the country when compared to some of the big cities.

Here, in the former Portuguese colony, you’ll see more of a European flavour to the surroundings that will leave you feeling at times like you could be right in the heart of the Mediterranean as you marvel at historical old buildings from a bygone era.

Alongside bustling markets where locals sell their wares, you’ll be able to sample fine dining before hitting the town to dance the night away, whilst white sandy beaches line the coast alongside luxury five star hotels that provide the ultimate in relaxation.

Also consider - Gold Coast (Australia), Gozo (Malta), Grand Baie (Mauritius), Gibraltar, Gouves (Crete)

H is for… Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam)

Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh has emerged from the dark days of the Vietnam War to become of the most visited destinations in the Far East - and it isn’t hard to see why.

French colonial buildings hark back to a bygone era, with the Notre Dame Cathedral and Reunification Palace - the place where Saigon fell during the war - just two places to consider visiting.

There are countless museums that tell the story of the city, a number of which reflect on the impact of the war, with the Củ Chi Tunnels just outside Ho Chi Minh itself being somewhere that anyone would be advised to visit - having played a key role in the conflict.

Vietnamese cuisine is popular around the globe - where better to try some for yourself than in Vietnam itself?

Also consider - Hobart (Australia), Hiroshima (Japan), Havana (Cuba), Heraklion (Greece), Hong Kong