Published: Mon 01 Oct 2012 at 11:30

Updated: Wed 10 Oct 2012 at 16:33

New Routes, Announcements

- 3 exciting new Discovery Weekends

Package holiday specialist Jet2holidays has today launched great value Discovery Weekends to THREE exciting new destinations, Marrakech, Iceland and St Petersburg direct from Leeds Bradford, Newcastle and Edinburgh airports.

Jet2holidays Discovery Weekends, which include direct flights, transfers and 3-5 star hotels, will depart in April and May 2013. Secured with just £60 per person deposit, the chic city breaks make the perfect Spring escape.

Steve Heapy, Chief Commercial Officer said: “Following the success of our hugely popular New York shopping trips, feedback from customers was that they wanted more of these special three night weekend trips. We are thrilled to add these destinations for our customers direct from their local airport for a great value price.”

Jet2holidays Discovery Weekends:
Magical Marrakech – 3 night packages from £329 per person, return flights from £229.
Awe-inspiring Iceland – 3 night packages from £339 per person, return flights from £249.
Splendid St Petersburg – 3 night packages, from £399 per person, including a full day city tour incorporating a guided visit to the Hermitage Museum.

Discovery Weekends Destination Snapshots

See the incredible illusionists at the Marrakech Medina and you’ll certainly experience all the magic of Morocco! The Jammaa El Fna market is in the heart of the city, and it beats to the sound of harmonic Arabian music. Spend sunny days and starry nights there enjoying authentic dishes like couscous or lamb tagine, filled with excitingly exotic spices.

Plus, you must see the famous ‘Souk in the City’. Yes you guessed it, the souk was a lovely location for the Sex in the City 2 film! Here, the original stalls take a starring role, offering hand-woven baskets, shisha pipes and scarves spun from cactus silk. But if you ever fancy a break from the hustle and bustle, Marrakech’s lush tropical gardens are green and serene places to relax. You could always opt to lap up the sunshine by a sparkling swimming pool too!

Are you ready for Reykjavik? This inspired Icelandic capital will wow you with blazing red volcanic and steaming hot geysers. But above ground, you can still turn up the temperature with a thrilling 4x4 ride through the snow-capped mountains or even saddle up on a famous Icelandic horse. Then it’s time to take a bath like nowhere else in the world – at the legendary Blue Lagoon spa! The thermal waters will soothe your skin and muscles for a really relaxing time.

After feeling thoroughly refreshed, you’ll love Laugavegur! It’s a long street in the centre of the city, where Nordic designs will catch your eye with their true originality. And you can stay here from sunset to sundown too, as the same street transforms into a chic nightspot lined with stunning bars and clubs.

St Petersburg
St Petersburg brings you glamour and grandeur in equal measure! Its magnificent palaces and ornate cathedrals really set the scene for the new Anna Karenina movie filmed in the city. In fact, there’s a classic beauty to every part of St Petersburg – especially at the beautiful ballet theatre and world-famous Hermitage Museum. It’s a pretty place of artistic inspiration!

Roam this Russian city and you’ll soon realise why it’s known as the Venice of the North. You’ll wander alongside a myriad of canals that create wonderful waterside views. They make an idyllic backdrop as you venture towards impressive imperial sights like the Church of the Saviour on Blood or the commanding statue of Peter the Great. St Petersburg is sure to be an unforgettable Discovery Weekend.

To book one of the Discovery Weekends today for just £60 deposit per person visit, or


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