We’re all going on a summer holiday….
It’s a British tradition – as soon as Christmas is over we start planning our holidays. This year we have done a little research on holidays for the mature traveller. Please do bear in mind that we haven’t tried these holidays ourselves and their inclusion in this article does not constitute a recommendation.
Let’s start with something exotic, but particularly popular with solo, older female travellers – The 10-day “A China Experience”. The tour covers the best known sights, such as the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors, but also makes time for less-visited locations, like the peaceful water town Zhujiajiao. Travellers who want to save on the single supplement and are happy to double up in a twin room can opt for the “willing to share policy” – even if there isn’t another traveller to match you with, you won’t be charged any extra.10 days, all-inclusive, including flights from wendywutours.co.uk
Saga are offering a dance-themed hotel stay in Limassol, Cyprus. Perfect whether you’re already an experienced dancer looking to brush up your skills, or a beginner keen to get an in-depth introduction within a friendly crowd. This holiday provides five dance tuition sessions to teach you the right dance steps, hold, posture, footwork and professional techniques. You’ll be able to put your new moves into practice during sociable dance evenings where you can trip the light fantastic.
In between these dance sessions there will time to explore the island, or to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities. Five days, return flights and transfers, full board ,free bar open 12 hours a day
Saga are also offering a Portuguese holiday – Douro Adventure for solo travellers. The more traditional side of Portugal is revealed on this escorted journey which includes a cruise along the Douro River, a memorable rail journey through the High Douro Valley, a visit to the baroque sanctuary Nossa Senhora dos Rémedios, a tour of Quinta da Aveleda wine lodge estate and a two-night stay in vibrant Oporto.
7 nights in hotels: Includes 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 dinners
Now let’s get a little less adventurous and choose a couple of the best holiday locations that are available more locally.
St Clement, Jersey, Channel Islands – catches the sun all day and the long sweeping bay is just a bus ride away from bustling St Helier. St Clement is ideal for older visitors as it’s fairly flat and most of the hotels are on the coast road, which allows easy access to the beach and major bus routes. You can while away the hours at Sameres Manor and Gardens, take a boat trip or simply enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants.
Belfast has been off the tourist trail for many years, but is now making a strong return. It offers many historical landmarks such as the Antrim Castle Gardens. The 17th century gardens have a magnificent setting and beautiful features to keep you feeling calm and relaxed. Another well-known and popular visitor experience is the Titanic tour. The Titanic was built in Belfast and it offers the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience. There are 10 galleries to explore and it is enriched with detailed historical events that occurred through the 1900’s and onwards. Belfast is a great option, it’s a beautiful place to visit, packed with things to do and see.