There are plenty of great options if what you need when the winter nights draw in is a week or two of laid-back bliss in the sunshine; you can head to any of the Canary Islands for fantastic winter sun, or even jet off to the Maldives for a slice of beach heaven. However, if you’ve got itchy feet and a hankering for adventure, our partner Kuoni has some brilliant suggestions to take you all the way through to spring…
November – US Road-trip
With less sweltering temperatures than the summer months (staying between high teens and low twenties) and all the kids back in school, November is the perfect time to take a relaxed road-trip around California. Explore the spectacular Yosemite National Park, kick back in the sun-kissed vineyards of Napa Valley and enjoy the buzz of vibrant cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles.
December – Sunny Christmas Cruise
Swap Brussels sprouts and washing up for a South American festive fiesta on board Azamara’s newest ship. Set sail from Buenos Aires and spend Christmas Day at sea being waited on hand and foot! Start 2019 with a bang as you join the New Year’s Eve party on Rio’s Copacabana Beach where midnight is marked by a dazzling display of fireworks.
January – Indian Adventure
India is full of amazing sights and experiences and January is the best time to visit this once-in-a-lifetime destination. Take in the jewels of the Golden Triangle, from the majesty and romance of the Taj Mahal to the magnificent Royal Palaces if Jaipur. For those who really want to walk on the wild side, you can go in search of tigers in Ranthambore or explore the backwaters of Kerala on a traditional houseboat.
February – Drive South Africa
South Africa is a country on many people’s bucket list and you’ll definitely get the best of the weather if you visit in February. With the both the Eastern Cape and Madikwe beign malaria-free, SA is a great choice for a family-friendly safari holiday. Alternatively, hire a car and drive the spectacular Garden Route, which really shows off the country’s beauty and diversity. Bonus – with only an hour’s time difference between the UK and South Africa, you can still go the distance but skip the jet lag!
March – Sojourn in South-East Asia
Discover Vietnam on one of Kuoni’s small group escorted tours. With an expert guide in hand you’ll cruise around scenic Halong Bay, explore the bustling streets of Hanoi from the back of a traditional ‘cyclo’, and soak up the history of Ho Chi Minh City. For a truly epic South East Asian journey, include Cambodia in your itinerary and watch the sun rise over the magical ruins of Angkor Wat.
April – Japan in Bloom
Japan is full of iconic sights but none more so than beautiful cherry trees laden with the delicate pink blossom that blooms in springtime. Found along boulevards and in parks all across the country, Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing during April. Take a picnic and enjoy ‘hanami’ with locals, which translates simply as ‘looking at flowers’.
To find out more about booking a Kuoni holiday to any of these destination, give our personal travel experts a call on 0191 285 9321, email email@example.com or stop by our store on Gosforth High Street.
*Discounts are available on selected small group escorted tours when you book before 15 October, ask us for more details.*
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