Over 50s have almost unlimited choice nowadays when choosing to travel. The world is indeed your oyster, with a vast range of destinations and types of holidays to enjoy. From hiking through the mountains of Morocco, cruising to explore the Artic, taking the extended family to a Greek island or immersing yourself in city culture – all is available. And should elderly relatives need a break whilst you are away, this is on offer too.
Escorted touring is a marvellous way to get the most from new destinations, with journeys around Europe and further afield, accompanied by experienced tour managers, allowing you to get the most from your holiday. Expert tour guides take you to interesting attractions, often places that only locals know about, so you can truly get under the skin of your region of choice. Jules Verne, Saga, Trafalgar, Tauck and Collette have trips for over 50s across every continent!
If you enjoy over 50s cruising, leaving from the UK or starting elsewhere, there is certainly the perfect vessel for you. Maybe you are looking for the delights of smaller ships on rivers and waterways, sailing into the heart of Europe, or perhaps the wonders of a world cruise are on your wish list. Would you prefer a wonderful tall ship with sails, a mid-size traditional British ship or would you prefer a state-of-the-art, activities a go-go vessel that barely sleeps? Try AmaWaterways or Riviera Travel for rivers, Celebrity Cruises for modern luxury or Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines for home comforts whilst away. If you’re keen to see chillier climes, other ideas for over 50s cruise holidays include the Arctic or Antarctica with its amazing history, Hurtigruten’s expedition cruises will fit the bill.
Single Travellers over 50 have exceptional opportunities to join groups of other ‘solos’ or can be part of many of the cruises and escorted tours that offer accommodation for one, sometimes with no single supplement. Our popular mini-guide can assist you in getting the best deals, order it at no charge.
Holidays with children and grandchildren are always a treat and create memories that will never be forgotten. An exclusive villa, just for you and yours, in a gorgeous location provides time to relax, unwind and bond together. Especially good for important celebrations, Simpson Travel or CV Villas have the unique properties that will make your multi-generational holiday together thoroughly special. And if you’d prefer a trip in the UK, perhaps driving yourselves to one of nine woodland locations, Forest Holidays have hot tubs, tree houses and acres of space in which to have fun!
Walking and cycling holidays (e-bikes available) for the over 50s are glorious ways to get the flavour of the countryside, and let you feel part of your surroundings – stop when you like at a friendly cafe or restaurant, visit places off the beaten track and stay in charming hotels, with regional specialities. Try Ramblers Walking Holidays or Cycling for Softies.
Slightly more energetic and adventurous holidays for the over 50s can be found through Explore!. If you’d like a challenge and enjoy physical exploration, you’ll have a fabulous time.
We have many more suggestion if you are looking for an over 50s holiday, please read more or email [email protected] for ideas. We’d be pleased to help you!