There are so many amazing places to visit around the world that can be enjoyed during your senior years. This is a time in your life when you typically have more money and more time to spend doing the things you love. If you have children, they’ll have left home (hopefully!), you might have paid off your mortgage if you’re luck enough and you’ll have more money to indulge yourself. So without further ado, here are five popular holidays for the over 50’s:
1. A Cruise Holiday
The Princess Cruise Lines offer so many great discounts for seniors. Consider a cruise through the lovely Mediterranean. Beat the cold winter and soak up the sunshine on a golden beach along the Rivieras of Spain, Italy or France. Take advantage of lower prices on a winter cruise or smaller crowds by booking in spring or summer.
2. A Walking Holiday
A walking holiday in Northern Ireland is a wonderful way to enjoy nature. Among some of the sights that are featured on a Northern Ireland walking holiday include Rathlin Island, The Giant’s Causeway and the rope-bridge of Carrick-a-Rede. Walkers are provided with clear maps and itineraries. Guided walking tours offer much support along the way. Stay in touch by phone when necessary with knowledgeable tour guides. Comfortable accommodations are provided all along the walk.
3. A Coastal Walk Holiday
The Bondi to Coogee beach walk is one of the most popular outdoor activities for locals. Australia’s visitors will also enjoy this walk. It is an easy walk that can be completed in about two hours. Stop for a relaxing rest at each of the beaches. Enjoy a mid-morning coffee or a glass of fresh squeezed juice. Stop for a swim and lunch at Coogee Beach. Retired travellers can plan the walk during spring and marvel at the Sculptures by the Sea exhibit near Tamarama Beach. Swim, snorkel or simply walk and enjoy the coastal views with the Coogee to Bondi Beach Walk.
4. Outback Camping Holiday
Camping in Australia’s vast Outback will be the experience of a lifetime. After retiring, one is free to camp a few days or a year by hiring a campervan. There are low-cost and even free places to park campervans depending on the accommodations wanted or needed. It is by far the best way to experience the magic of the Outback. A chance to see nature up close, camping is very different than simply going on day excursions and returning to a hotel room at night. Instead, build a campfire underneath millions of stars.
5. Canal Boat Holiday
A canal boat holiday in England is a really relaxing and fun way to spend time with friends or family. Renting a narrowboat from Anglo Welsh or other canal hire companies will give you peace of mind by providing you with full instructions on how to drive the narrowboat and work the locks. And to further convince you, Anglo Welsh offer concessions for senior citizens. Narrowboats are perfect for wending along the waterways whilst enjoying the company of the English countryside and its animals in tranquil surroundings. Cruise past picturesque farms and greet the cows and sheep along the way. Boat through exciting tunnels and aqueducts taking in the panoramic views. Wave to passer byers along the canal on the bridges or enjoy the reflection of a breathtaking sunset upon the water. A canal boat holiday is also a great way to explore England’s theme parks and cities. Dock at a marina and shop, browse, dine and explore historic sites with a canal boat cruise.