For those looking to ‘go further’ for Father’s Day (Sunday 19 June), British Airways has compiled a list of top 10 European destinations for gift inspiration. To mark this special day, the airline had fun re-naming some of its destinations on a departures board at London Heathrow Terminal 5, to read; ‘Amster-Dad’, ‘Kuala Lum-Pa’, ‘Trini-Dad’, ‘Abu Daddy’ and ‘Cheng-Dad’.
Customers from India can take advantage of British Airways’ 49 weekly non-stop flights from India to the UK and Europe. All flights from India arrive at the airline’s award-winning home – London Heathrow Terminal 5. The terminal is exclusive to customers of British Airways and its sister airline Iberia. Customers can enjoy stress-free onward connections from there to over 20 cities in the UK and 40 European countries. In 2016, Terminal 5 was named by Skytrax as the World’s Best Airport Terminal for the fifth consecutive year. For booking and more information, please visit ba.com.
British Airways’ top 10 picks that make an amazing gift for Father’s Day are:
1. Pampered Papa
It’s amazing what you can do in a day. Arrive in London at 3:10pm and treat Dad to the ‘Super Charger Men’s’ massage at Mayfair’s Elemis Spa. Enjoy a spectacular dinner at nearby Nobu, and finish the great day with one of the 180 gins to choose from in Soho’s ‘Graphic’.
British Airways flights from New Delhi to London start from £309 or ₹29,444 one-way in June.
2. Mad for it in Manchester
Get your hands on a highly sought-after Stone Roses ticket and take your Dad to one of the most talked about comeback gigs this year. What’s more, it takes place in their home town of Manchester on Father’s Day itself.
British Airways flights from London to Manchester start from £51 or ₹4,850.95 one-way in June.
3. Football Mad Dad
Can there be a greater bonding moment than shouting ‘C’mon England’ with your Dad during the football!? Fly to Lyon to cheer on the team when they play on 20 June.
British Airways Holidays offers return flights from London and two nights at the 4-star Holiday Inn Lyon, from £339 or ₹32,272.34 per person, travelling 19 to 21 June*.
4. The ‘Reyk’ Stuff!
The perfect excuse to combine a fishing trip with an opportunity to discover the natural beauty of Iceland. Take one of the many fishing tours from Reykjavik´s Old Harbour to Faxaflói Bay to catch your own dish of the day.
British Airways flights from London to Reykjavik start from £86 or ₹8,181.6 one-way in June.
5. Steak Out
If your father is a foodie, then take him to one of the best steak houses in Italy. ‘Officina Della Bistecca’ has carved out quite a reputation for its porterhouse cuts from organically reared Catalonian cattle hung for 30 days. Be sure to book ahead.
British Airways Holidays offers return flights from London and two nights at the 3-star Hotel Giardino Tower Inn. Prices from £169 or ₹16,078.04 per person, travelling from 19 to 21 June*.
6. On the Rocks
If your Dad enjoys a ‘wee dram’ then the Malt Whisky Trail in Speyside will hit the spot. It is home to the greatest number of distilleries of any whisky-producing areas in Scotland.
British Airways Holidays offers return flights from London and two nights at the 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen Centre including breakfast. Prices start from £239 or ₹22,738.23 per person, travelling 18 to 20 June*.
Amsterdam in a day? Easy. Take the 6.45 am flight and pack in a day of sightseeing and local culture, most of which can be discovered by foot, before getting the last flight (9.05 pm) of the day back to London.
British Airways flights from London to Amsterdam start from £39 or ₹3,710.42 one way in June.
8. Spanish Getaway
For an all-round weekend away with Dad, head to the vibrant city of Barcelona which offers great tapas, golden beaches, art galleries and museums. It is also home to the famous ‘Nou Camp’ football stadium, which has walking tours.
British Airways Holidays offers return flights from London and three nights at the 4-star Holiday Inn Express Barcelona – Molins De Rei, from £189 or ₹17,954.08 per person, travelling June 18 to June 21.*
9. Man Up!
From the city to the Isle of Man in less than an hour. Enjoy nature trails and golfing by day, and a flutter in the casino at night.
British Airways Holidays offers return flights from London City and two nights at the 4-star Best Western Palace Hotel & Casino, from £189 or £189 or ₹17,954.08 per person between 17 to 19 June.
10. For Kids and Big Kids
In just two hours, you can be in Billund, home to Denmark’s most famous export – Legoland. A destination for kids and big kids alike, it’s a hit for all the family to enjoy.