Canada is a beautiful country that is synonymous with towering mountain peaks, clean air, clear lakes and some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world. That’s only part of the story though. Destinations such as Newfoundland and Labrador are rich with history going back as far as Elizabethan times. Take a stroll through the colonial-style neighbourhoods and wonder at the charming, brightly-painted houses. Or would you prefer something a little more cosmopolitan? If so, you’ll want to head straight to Toronto, Canada’s cultural and business centre, where you can find some of North America’s finest shops, bars and restaurants. When you’re ready to take a break from all that shimmering glass and steel, the Great Lakes and Niagara Falls are easily accessible from Toronto.
No less than eight Canadian cities are serviced by Heathrow. Virgin Atlantic now operate flights to Vancouver, to complement those provided by BA and Air Canada. In addition, passengers can fly from Heathrow to Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, St John’s and Toronto.
For those who savour the journey just as much as the destination, India is the ultimate traveller’s paradise. Fly to any one of eight Indian cities from Heathrow and then explore this sprawling country at your leisure. From sandy beaches to verdant jungles, India offers a lifetime of adventure. The biggest dilemma you’ll face is determining what to cram in to your holiday – and what to omit. Air India, British Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Jet Airways all offer flights to a plethora of Indian cities. Pick a destination and then plot your voyage from there. Will you explore the urban sprawl of Mumbai, with its vibrant array of flavours, colours, sights and sounds? Or will you head to Bangalore and take a trek into the wilderness? Today, it’s never been easier to get there and embark upon your own journey across this fascinating land.
Brazil has long been a popular destination with holidaymakers jetting off from Heathrow. It’s about to get a whole lot more popular though, buoyed by the impending World Cup in 2014 and then the Olympics two years later. For those who love to be at the heart of the action, it has to be Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s legendary carnival city. With great nightlife, endless beaches and friendly, flamboyant people, Rio is a hub of activity all year round. It’s also a city awash with culture, from the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer to the country’s only inner-city national park. With British Airways and TAM Airlines both offering Heathrow flights directly to Rio, there’s never been a better time to head to South America and discover what all the fuss is about.
If you’re catching a long-haul flight, you may prefer to arrive the night before and check in to an adjacent Heathrow hotel. In the morning, you can awaken refreshed and ready to begin your adventure. Heathrow Airport now services some of the most exotic locations in the world.