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Where to go in October

The proper arrival of autumn can mean many things. At home, it’s the scent of bonfires, the glow of pumpkins, the golden turn of leaves. But there’s still plenty of warmth out there in the world, if you know where to look.

We’ve hand-picked the ideas below to get your mind racing about your options for the month. As ever, we’re on hand to give you detailed guidance and expert suggestions in choosing your trip.


Your destination inspiration for October

Where to go in October: luxury Portugal holiday
Where to go on holiday: Iceland
Where to go on holiday: Greece
Where to go on holiday: July

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Our Europe Travel Expert, Alys, just returned from her honeymoon in Spain

“We visited some tucked away beaches to enjoy the peace and quiet of the sea but even the more popular beaches were quieter than usual. A highlight for me was watching the sunset in the beautiful former fishing village of Portixol with a glass of champagne in hand – a really special way to end the trip.”


Experiences & hotels

Our hand-picked recommendations for where to stay and what to do

Andalucia: Exclusive access to the Alhambra

This is our most exclusive Spanish experience. A glorious return to the sunscorched region of Andalucia where we’ll throw open the doors to its most iconic monuments – the Alhambra and La Mezquita – in after-hours access that will see you take in all their wonder in total solitude.

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Luxury holiday in October: Morocco

The best of Morocco

Our quintessential Moroccan experience, bringing together Marrakech, the Agafay Desert and the Atlas Mountains. Sidecars, street-food, hot air balloons and Kasbah Tamadot. You can spread this trip across one or two weeks.

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Luxury holiday in October: Portugal

Highlights of Portugal

This itinerary focuses on Portugal’s verdant northern valleys, from Lisbon and Porto to the Douro itself. Watch the country welcome the arrival of harvest season. Private boats, cooking classes, wine tastings and Fado music.

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Balearics to Barcelona: A Spanish escape

This is an island-focused foray into Spain’s Mediterranean culture, bringing together Mallorca, Ibiza, and a cultured dive into Barcelona. Yachts, helicopters and gastronomy. This high-end escape is perfect for couples.

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Luxury holiday in September: Switzerland and Italy

A luxury holiday in the Alps

This itinerary puts a fulsome focus on the luxurious side of life. Pairing St Moritz and Zermatt with Lake Como and the Amalfi Coast. A decorous, elegant combination with a timeless train journey across the alps in the Glacier Express.

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Luxury Island Hopping in Greece

This itinerary suits couples well, combining iconic Santorini with lesser known Sifnos and enchanting Paros. Authentic, historic, easy-going. We’ll serve you plenty of space to breathe and time to unwind. Including a private helicopter to a secluded cove. Sound good?

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Our notes from the field. Videos, guides, and stories to get your ideas flowing

Unforgettable family holiday in Morocco

“We recently returned from a fabulous family holiday in Marrakech and cannot recommend Black Tomato highly enough – the trip was simply unforgettable in terms of the experiences and memories it created for us”

Malcolm, Black Tomato Client

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