Air Partner plc - 09 Nov 2018
As the nights draw in and the temperatures begin to drop, there is no better time to get away for a few days of sunshine and sightseeing. There are a few destinations we have recommended, which you can fly to in just a few hours and are popular with private jet travellers for short breaks during autumn. On a city break, time is of the essence and flying privately allows you to make the most of your time, bypassing the busy airport hubs and avoiding the lengthy queues. For some inspiration, here are some of our favourite getaways. Wherever you’re looking to explore this autumn, we can get you there.
Colourful, vibrant and cultural are just a few of the words that spring to mind when thinking of Marrakech. Autumn is a great time to go, the temperatures have cooled down and the summer crowds have long gone. Immerse yourself in the bustling medina, relax sipping on a traditional mint tea at one of the city's chic rooftop bars or discover the famous YSL museum – there's plenty to see and do in a short break. Private jet travellers are spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation too. A raft of luxury hotels have emerged in recent years, from the traditional small riads to large palatial resorts, such as the Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental.
Known for its ancient monuments, renaissance art and delicious cuisine, the Eternal City has all the perfect ingredients for a city break this autumn. Rome's compact city centre makes it a walkable city with impressive palazzos and stunning architecture at every turn. As well as the famous monuments such as the colosseum and the pantheon, there's also a lively foodie scene with local trattorias, and atmospheric bars hosting aperitivo time. The shopping is second to none too, with a wide selection of high-end boutiques lining the street of Via Condotti, leading to the Spanish Steps. The choice of hotels is almost as varied as Rome's attractions, with Rome Cavalieri, Westin Excelsior and Regina Hotel Baglioni being just a few of the top choices.
Home to the set of "Game of Thrones", Dubrovnik is a city that is rightly becoming more popular every year. Visit during autumn when the summer crowds have long gone and the temperatures have dropped, providing the perfect atmosphere for strolling around. Walk around the medieval city walls, where you'll be rewarded with some of the best views in Dubrovnik. The old town is picturesque and traffic free, perfect for meandering the quiet alleyways, and don't miss the church of St. Blaise and Europe's oldest pharmacy. Commercial flights to Dubrovnik are sporadic during autumn and winter, so flying privately gives you the flexibility of travelling when you want.