Weekend à la Carte reflects my passion for travel.
The more I travel the more I realise how much more there is to experience and how inspirational travel can be. The contrast of cultures, architecture, scenery, activities, cuisine and climate really is one of life’s great pleasures.
I have also learnt over the years that I can benefit from this feeling from shorter breaks, where in fact the the feeling is so much more intense. The experience of leaving work on a Friday and waking up to the sights and sounds of a totally different scene for three days and then back to work on Tuesday is almost heady. The work e mails have not had a chance to pile up but the soul has been refreshed and replenished.
At Weekend à la Carte we offer you a highly personal approach to travel as we strive to exceed your expectations, work with the best local people in each destination and offer you a detailed tailor-made service delivered with passion from people who care.
I hope you will find our programme fun to explore, our team helpful to work with and above all that the break you choose provides a lasting memory.
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Weekend à la Carte offers you a highly personal approach to travel as we strive to exceed your expectations.
We don't just do weekends but the bias of our programme is destinations typically no more than 5 hours flying time from London.
Everything is tailor-made to your requirements and our in depth knowledge of all our destinations is invaluable in assisting you to get the most out of your break.
We spend a great deal of time keeping in touch with developments in the countries in our programme so that we can continually refine what we offer you. You may only visit some of these places once in your life so we want to ensure that you always remember it!
We work with the best local people in each destination and therefore are able to offer you a detailed service delivered with passion from people who care.
We organize a significant number of trips for clients celebrating a key milestone! Whether it is your wedding anniversary, birthday or you wish to get married abroad we have a range of special experiences to help turn your day into something very memorable.
We have grouped our experiences together under broad themes that will hopefully Help you in searching out a break that might suit
Northern Lights Holidays
Northern Lights Holidays bring a range of short breaks designed to offer the very best experiences available in Lapland and Iceland for viewing the Northern Lights; one of the most exhilarating natural phenomena on the planet. Combine this with activities such as wilderness Snowmobiling, Husky dog sledding through forests, Glaciers, Geysers & Volcanoes and the Ice Hotel and you have a range of exciting and inspiring short break. Read the feedback from our clients - its says more than we can.
Sometimes the possibilty to escape and indulge in a new experience is essential. Whether this is for a wedding anniversary or key birthday or just a short escape we have a series of romantic weekend breaks designed to allow you to relax and experience something you may have always wanted to do! From Vienna and Venice with a twist, to the Amalfi Coast, Verona Opera and Grape Treading in Portugal. For something a little bit different Morocco, Jordan and the Nile all offer wonderful possibilities.
There are some annual events that are on many people's list of things to do in a lifetime. In many cases these events are difficult to do well. We have tried in all cases to get privileged access to exclusive events such as the Siena Palio, Verona Opera, Ballo Del Doges Masked Ball at the Venice Carnival, the Tsars Ball in St Petersburg and more.
Private guided journeys designed to capture the essence of a country or city – bringing you the cultural highlights while giving you the flexibility of being in control of your travel plan. Syria, St Petersburg, Jordan, Morocco and Transylvania rank amongst our most popular.
Breaks where extra fun can be gained with a group of friends or family. The Ballo Del Doge at Venice Carnival, Hunting the Northern Lights, Ice Rally Driving and New Years Eve celebrations come to mind. We can often organize private accommodation from Wilderness or Desert camps to private Riads, and private activities such as exclusive balconies overlooking the Palio, Hot Air Balloon Trips and unique restaurants.<< Hide details
We are a small team of highly motivated and experienced individuals who care greatly about giving you a special break packed full of experiences!
Kevin grew up in the wilds of Africa and with family scattered all over the world was introduced to long haul travel from an early age. This turned into a lifelong passion which he has been fortunate to turn into a successful career. Having spent 20 years in marketing roles in a variety of business environments Kevin set up Weekend a la Carte to provide the kind of experiential breaks that are increasingly being sought after by clients eager to find enriching ways of spending valuable leisure time.
Abigail has spent 20 years in Marketing and Product Development, and over 25 years avidly travelling around the globe. New experiences are her passion and as a result her travel has been as varied as partying at the Carnival in Brazil, Hiking in the Yukon, diving in the Cocos Islands and living with an Aboriginal community in Australia. Creating unique new breaks with new experiences is her forte!
Linda has previously worked in an accounting environment for the last 16 years, and keeps her finger on the pulse when it comes to costing to ensure we always offer excellent value for money. Her “Bucket List” is long and plentiful as she has an insatiable appetite fornew experiences. Her top tip in life (as given by her 91 year old friend) is : “when you get old, you only regret the things in life you didn’t do, never the things you did” So take chances and try everything !!!
Hannah has travelled widely, and learning about the local culture is a key part of travel for her. Her highlight has been her visit to Swedish Lapland where her love of dogs went into overload as she stayed on a husky farm .
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Weekend a la Carte Ltd is an ATOL bonded travel operator, ATOL NO: 6578. Most firms who sell air travel in the UK are required by law to hold such a bonded licence with the Civil Aviation Authority. ATOL protects you from losing money or being stranded abroad when a tour operator goes out of business.
ATOL is a protection scheme for flights and air holidays managed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CCA). £2.50 per passenger is added onto the cost of your trip and is paid into the ATOL insurance protection scheme