Fusion Escapes: The Luxury Alternative for Solo Travellers
“Cue Fusion Escapes, a company that offers short, hosted breaks for solo travellers unwilling to compromise on quality by being allocated cramped single rooms or the duff restaurant table by the lavatories. Combining an extensive knowledge of travel with the obsessive planning habits gleaned from time in event management, Rachel Harvey, managing director of Fusion Escapes, has created a small and select portfolio of trips to diverse destinations from Dubai to Croatia.” Gabriella Le Breton, The Sunday Telegraph
“I have had a fantastic experience which I will not forget, with great people and a wonderful location. The choice of hotel, restaurants and organised events I can only describe as first class with the added bonus of me not having to lift a finger to arrange anything.”J Foley, Hosham (Fusion Discovery guest, Rome)
Fusion Escapes is a specialist tour operator tailored to independent travellers who want luxurious holidays in some of the most glamorous and inspirational destinations in the world. Whether it’s a desert safari in Dubai, wine tasting on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily, zipping around the streets of Rome on a vespa tour or perhaps sipping cocktails watching the sunset at one of the hottest beach clubs in Europe, Fusion Escapes has its finger firmly on the style pulse.
“Nothing interfered with the R&R theme of the holiday and with everything being so well taken care of for me, I was able to switch off from work from the moment I arrived in Santorini and that feeling remained for the entire trip. Working in a high-pressure job, the R&R itinerary had the perfect balance of calm and activity for me; and all without me having to do any of the planning or organisation! Fantastic! “ S Lawson, York (Fusion R&R guest, Santorini)
Each trip is handpicked and carefully designed to include the very best 5* experiences and destination highlights, maximum luxury, combined with relaxation. All trips are hosted by a Fusion Escapes Professional Host who acts as a central contact, an onsite concierge and accompanies guests throughout the week when required. Group sizes of no more than 12 guests ensure exclusivity, and guests can enjoy the peace of mind that they will be spending their holiday time with like-minded professionals who share common ground.
“I know from experience that there’s a fine balance between company and solitude when you’re travelling, We take care of the planning aspects of a holiday and guarantee quality by using hotels, restaurants and operators we know inside out. Yes, we bring like-minded people together in a relaxed environment, but the last thing we want is contrived socialising or matchmaking.” Rachel Harvery, Managing Director of Fusion Escapes
” Finally a travel company for solo travellers that breaks the mould of tacky ‘singles’ holidays and makes traveling alone luxurious, stylish and stress free! The attention to detail of all activities and locations was second to none without feeling rigidly imposed or contrived. It was fantastic to spend time with a group of like-minded people, with the option of being able escape and be alone when I wanted to be.” S Staves, Manchester (Fusion Discovery guest, Rome)
“Like me, everyone – hard-working professionals with either too many coupled-up friends or too little time to arrange a city break – was looking for the same thing from their trip: less sex and the City, more Friends. Which is exactly what we got” Zoe Beaty, features writer, Grazia Magazine.
“The trips’ lack of set itineraries and excessive hand-holding, allowing clients space while relieving them of travel’s hassles, strike the perfect balance. While many Fusion Escapes guests are single, others are in relationships but have different interests or conflicting commitments to their partner. This situation is becoming so common, it has recently acquired acronym status: HIS, or Holiday Incompatibility Syndrome.” Gabriella Le Breton, The Sunday Telegraph
A snippet of what Fusion Escapes have to offer:
Perfect for thrill seekers and lovers of the great outdoors who prefer a break that is action packed. Guests indulge in anything from a picturesque walking holiday in some of Switzerland’s most spectacular and varied scenery – including wining, dining and bar-hopping in the medieval old town & UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bern – OR take an adrenalin packed journey through Dubai’s attractions such as Desert jeep safari, Dune bashing, sand surfing, camel riding, water parks, shopping, golfing, - including highlights such as a BBQ dinner and sundowner drinks with falcon show, City tour and dining on 124th floor of the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, PLUS a visit to the Dubai Rugby 7’s tournament!
Fancy a feast of discovery exploring the charms of some of the most beautiful cities in the world? – Take a culture packed tour of magical Marrakech, including a private orientation tour of the Medina and Souks, a bespoke visit to a Berber Village for home-brewed mint tea, a jeep tour in the Atlas Mountains and a stay in Richard Branson’s Five Star Mountain retreat. Spend your days wandering the architectural & historical wonders of Prague –dine like the Kings of Bohemia, sampling the City’s finest cuisine and soaking in the ambience of Prague’s buzzing nightlife, or recreate your own Roman Holiday – feel like Gregory Peck or Audrey Hepburn, discovering the treasures of Rome in style with a Vespa Tour of all the best sights. Alternatively, indulge in an east-meets-west experience in exotic Istanbul – with expert guided tours of the City’s historical and cultural hotspots, a private cocktail cruise on the Bosphorous, and a relaxing afternoon of traditional Turkish Tea, watching the world go by with a Hubbly Bubbly pipe.
Our mouth-watering gastro packages offer fully escorted culinary tours of the tastes and smells of Tuscany and Sicily. Perfect for foodies and wine lovers with a taste for indulgence! Staying in the most lavish 5 star hotels with private infinity pool, you’ll enjoy dining and wine pairing in the most revered restaurants as well as exploring local produce and learning the secrets to local cuisine in your very own cookery classes. Take a private 4X4 trip to Mount Etna for wine tasting at the renowned Gambino Estate and choose between an exciting range of day trips to one of Sicily’s many vibrant food markets OR explore the luscious Tuscan countryside on the Chianti Trail to the Castello di Vicchiomaggio for morning pasta cooking course following by lunch on the terrace, tour of the estate and, naturally, some Chianti tasting!
Created for those who enjoy letting their hair down in some of the world’s most vibrant party places. Fusion escapes offer lively packages to destinations such as New York, the Island of Hvar in Croatia and coming soon….Ibiza for 2013! Surrounded by enchanting medieval backdrop, Venetian architecture & cobbled streets, sparkling emerald waters & the scent of lavender fields, spend your days sailing the calm, clear waters of the Adriatic in Hvar. Imagine yourself lounging on a private cabana surrounded by beautiful people on one of the hottest Beach Clubs in Europe, indulge your wild side with evenings bar hopping and cocktails in the town’s most exclusive nightclubs. OR join us in the City tat never sleeps – New York - with highlights from live jazz in Greenwich Village and an evening on Broadway with pre-show dinner, to horse and carriage ride through Central Park and Brooklyn Waking Tour.
For those in need of some well deserved pampering and rejuvenation, Fusion Escapes offer getaways to the charming and glamorous Greek Island of Santorini. Picture miles of dark sandy beaches, idyllic white-washed villages & some of the world’s most beautiful sunsets. Sensational pampering treatments, sundowner drinks watching mesmerising sunsets, lazy days on the beach, afternoons wandering local wineries, evenings dining in the finest seafood restaurants, boat trips, volcanic hot springs and more! By popular request, we will also be bringing you new dedicated spa breaks to an exciting range of destinations for 2013!
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“Wonderful company, delicious food, beautiful city… I loved every minute of it. A perfect way for solo travellers to explore new places with like minded people” C Smith, Manchester (Fusion Discovery guest, Prague)