Jet away on a last-minute half term holiday

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Travellers are not required to quarantine on their return to the UK currently from 12 green list countries. For those seeking a sunny change of scene over half term, Portugal and Gibraltar are currently able to warmly welcome Britons. Travel as a bubble in a private jet with Air Partner, with minimal touchpoints at each stage of the quick and convenient journey.

Air Partner offers clients an exclusive opportunity to experience luxurious destinations in partnership with Quintessentially Travel, the award-winning luxury Travel Group.

JetCard flyers who buy a minimum of 25 travel hours have access to the JetCard Lifestyle Membership* in collaboration with Quintessentially Travel. Exclusive members not only benefit from the most flexible private jet service globally, but also year-round access to the most premium concierge services. The membership enables clients to customise their travel experience to the highest degree, creating unforgettable memories by fulfilling the travellers’ every possible holiday need, all designed to be accessible at a moment’s notice.

Algarve, Portugal

Famous for its coastline of limestone cliffs, pristine beaches and rock formations, the Algarve is a perfect destination to soak up the sunshine. Only a 30-minute drive from Faro Airport, the Pine Cliffs Hotel is nestled in beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with direct access to Praia da Falésia. The resort is an iconic destination with a wide choice of restaurants, a kids’ club, babysitting services, swimming pools, a golf course, and an elegant, spacious range of accommodation. Rooms from £309 per night.

Flight cost from** £26,000
Aircraft: CJ3+ or similar

The Azores

With its volcanic landscapes, enormous, sparkling crater lakes, green pastures and an explosion of blue and pink hydrangeas during the spring and summer, The Azores has some of the most beautiful scenery in Portugal, with each of the nine islands having its own unique charm and culture. Follow hiking trails, climb to the top of incredible viewpoints, go whale-watching, sailing, diving and hiking.

Overlooking the Ponta Delgada marina, the five-star Azor Hotel boasts a wealth of amenities, premium restaurants with an exquisite range of fresh local dishes and rooms with spectacular views across the bay. Rooms start from £221 per night.

Flight cost from** £38,150
Aircraft: Phenom 300 or similar


With spectacular scenery and endless sunshine, Madeira offers families plenty to do with countless child-friendly activities and attractions. Enjoy an exceptional stay at Belmond Reid’s Palace with the kids, set in four acres of lush cliff-top gardens. This island retreat offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean with an endless list of facilities including a Michelin starred restaurant. Belmond Reid’s Palace offers babysitting services, kid excursions, kids’ club and a wide range of sport lessons including tennis, football or swimming. Stay in a classic room perched above Funchal Bay from £400 a night over half term.

Flight cost from** £36,500
Aircraft: XLS or similar


Gibraltar might not be on your wish list but it is on the green list, and one of the handful of destinations that is letting UK travellers in. The golden beaches are welcoming, there is a wealth of history, no shortage of wildlife, and VAT free shopping is a bonus. Experience a family try dive around Rosia Bay where Nelson’s body was brought ashore after the Battle of Trafalgar, zip up The Rock on a cable car, go dolphin spotting, walk across the 71m-long Windsor Bridge spanning a 50m deep gorge and go stand-up paddle boarding in Sandy Bay. Meet the resident macaques, Europe’s only free-roaming primates, with a guide from Macaque Educational Encounters.

Stay at the Sunborn for a world class experience aboard this luxury super yacht hotel. Permanently docked in the heart of Gibraltar’s marina, the Sunborn offers five star guest rooms and suites across seven floors. Facilities include a top floor restaurant, pool bar, spa and fitness centre.

Flight cost from £28,000**
Aircraft: CJ3+ or similar


*Terms and conditions apply to JetCard Lifestyle Membership.
**Indicative lead-in prices based on a return flight for a week including taxes, APD, catering and FBO handling.