Comments Mark Wright, founder of Families Worldwide: “A large number of families are already booking their October half-term holidays; it’s as if they are staying at home to enjoy the Olympics and delaying their summer holiday. We’ve also noticed that Egypt has really bounced back and is proving to be one of our most popular destinations once again.”
Here are some of Families Worldwide’s more popular half-term trips:
Have a blast at Vesuvius – 8 days from £749 pp
The Vesuvius & Pompeii trip to Italy is based at the town of Sorrento. Activities include discovering the secrets of Pompeii in a quiz, optional trips to Herculaneum & Mount Vesuvius, a boat trip to Capri and learning to cook pizzas. Also included is a visit to an Agriturismo farm at Paestum – to taste tomatoes, olive oil & mozzarella, & the ancient ruins of Pompeii. Departing 27 October, the holiday costs from £749 per child (age guide 5-16) and £799 per adult including all transportation, 7 nights’ B&B (plus one lunch), activities as per itinerary & the services of a tour leader. Flights bookable on request.
Egyptian adventure with Feluccas and Pyramids – 9 days from £1099 pp
Educate the children whilst having fun on the 9-day Feluccas & Pyramids trip. Departing 27 October, highlights will include the pyramids, Egyptian Museum, Aswan (via an overnight train), a mini Nile Cruise to Luxor on a felucca, a donkey ride & a visit to the Valley of the Kings. The trip costs from £1099 per child (age 5+) and £1229 per adult which includes flights, all transportation, 8 nights’ B&B (+ 1 lunch & 3 dinners) & the services of a tour leader.
Family adventure in Morocco – 10 days from £769 pp
The 10-day Atlas Mule Train trip to Morocco is suitable for those with children as young as two. Highlights will include discovering Berber villages in the Atlas Mountains & riding on the back of a mule whilst mum and dad take a hike! The trip ends with a few days on the coast at Essaouira, exploring the ancient souks packed with craftsmen or just having fun on the beach. The trip departs on 25 October & costs from £769 per child, £799 per adult which includes flights, all transportation, 9 nights’ accommodation, most meals & the services of a tour leader.
Taj & Tigers in India – 11 days from £1399 pp
Highlights of the 11-day Taj and Tigers trip include the pink city of Jaipur, a tour of Old Delhi, a train ride to Ajmer & the Ranthambhore National Park to look for tigers. There will also be a visit to the Taj Mahal, an elephant ride (optional) following a visit to the Amber Fort, a rickshaw ride & a sunset camel ride. The holiday (age guide 5+) departs on 25 October & costs from £1399 per child (age 5+) £1499 per adult which includes flights, all transportation, 9 nights’ B&B (plus 3 lunches & 5 dinners), activities as detailed on the itinerary and the services of a tour leader.
Call 0845 051 4567 (www.familiesworldwide.co.uk)