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Where to go in May

May is one of our most popular holiday months – and it’s no wonder. The weather in southern Europe is warming up nicely, so it’s the perfect time to explore somewhere a little closer to home. Discover the romance of Italy or perhaps experience Madeira – the ‘Floating Garden’ – when its famous floral festival is in full swing. Further afield, the pleasant temperatures make May an ideal month to travel to North America and Central Asia.

Our pick: the best places to visit in May

1. Madeira

Madeira bursts into bloom in May as the annual Flower Festival kicks off. The ‘Pearl of the Atlantic’ is famous for its year-round tropical blooms, but things get even more spectacular during the festival – think parades, flower walls and carpets, and elaborate floral displays. Our special departure takes in the best of the festival – and the best of the island.

Madeira Flower Festival

Europe

Stay and Explore

  • 7 nights in hotel
  • 8 meals: 7 breakfasts & 1 lunch
  • 3 included excursions and visits
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Departing Multiple departure points
  • Date Multiple departures

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£1,299

per person 2 8 days


2. Sicily

May is a beautiful time to visit Sicily, with t-shirt temperatures and wildflowers in full bloom. You’ll still need a jacket if you’re planning to visit Etna (its peak is often still dusted in snow at this time of year), but otherwise you can expect plenty of gloriously sunny days for exploring Greek temples and baroque towns

Sicily - Jewel of the Mediterranean

Europe

Escorted Tour

  • 9 nights in hotels
  • 16 meals included
  • 13 included excursions and visits
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Departing Multiple departure points
  • Date Multiple departures
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£1,499

per person 2 10 days

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3. Armenia & Georgia

“In Georgia, the snow comes in from November to March. By May, the temperatures ease and it’s beautiful weather for exploring. Flowers and trees are in bloom, and there’s fresh produce aplenty to enjoy. It’s also bird-nesting season, which adds to the beauty”

- Phil Ellis, Product Manager

Armenia and Georgia

Asia

Escorted Tour

  • 11 nights in hotels
  • 26 meals included
  • 19 included excursions and visits
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Departing London Gatwick Airport
  • Date Multiple departures
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£2,199

per person 2 12 days

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4. California

Spring is the best time of year to witness Yosemite’s spectacular waterfalls in full flow after the winter snow has melted. Travel in May and you’re likely to see the first flowers and bushes blossoming, too.

California and the Golden West

North America

Escorted Tour

  • 14 nights in hotels and 1 in flight
  • 12 included excursions and visits
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Departing London Heathrow Airport
  • Date Multiple departures
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£2,704

per person 2 16 days


5. Canadian Rockies

As well as enjoying warmer weather, May is a great time for spotting wildlife in Jasper National Park. It’s also usually the last month you can see Lake Louise in all its frozen splendour – quite a contrast to the turquoise waters you’d see in the height of summer.

Canadian Rockies and Vancouver

North America

Escorted Tour

  • 12 nights in hotels and 1 in flight
  • 2 meals included
  • 7 included excursions and visits
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Departing London Heathrow Airport
  • Date Multiple departures
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£2,849

per person 2 14 days


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