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Holiday Destinations for the over 50s

Being 50 or over does not mean that you are old, or too old for a specific type of holiday, and it doesn’t mean that you won’t enjoy experiencing different cultures and seeing the various beauties the world has to offer.

However, what it does mean is that you may prefer something a little different to the beach holiday resort with the hustle and bustle of family and children and the constant outbursts of singing and dancing when staff turn up to entertain the kids for 20 minutes.

There are so many more holidays available to you than the typical beach holiday, here are some ideas of holidays that you may perhaps enjoy moreBow of a luxury cruise ship with port crane in the background


Cruises are an excellent way to go on holiday, you get your accommodation and meals included and you get to see and experience a completely new culture in a new country.  Cruise ships make regular stops at places of interest, for example the nile cruise may stop at Cairo so you can see the pyramids, this means that you get to see the highlights of the country you are visiting without having to do much travelling. There are a number of cruises going around different areas of the world, so if you want to see Egypt go on a nile cruise, alternatively go on a Mediterranean cruise etc.

City Breaks

You may enjoy going on a city break, whilst it is still going to be busy, perhaps busier, in the city, it also offers much more for you to do. For example, if you were to go to Rome, you could go to the Vatican city or see the Sistine Chapel, being enveloped in culture in this way will make sure you thoroughly enjoy your break.  Furthermore, cities such as Rome often have a number of excellent accommodation for you, some can be rather pricey but if you shop around you’re sure to find a hotel you love for a reasonable price.Sunset on the Red Sea in Egypt

Culture holidays

Why not try to see the seven wonders of the world, or if you feel up to it go trekking through rainforests or up mountainsides.  Go and see an active volcano, or go in a drive in volcano in St Lucia, experience the culture of other countries and learn something of their history and traditions.

The UK

There are so many things to do in the UK to provide you with everything you need for an excellent holiday destination:Consider hiring a cottage or a log cabin somewhere like the Brecon Beacons, where you can go hiking, or Scotland overlooking the Loch.  There are a number of these types of accommodation available around the UK so there are no limitations on where you can go.


Hire a caravan on a caravan site and stay there for a few days.  You will have all the comforts of your home, you will be able to prepare your own meals and you may even be able to take your pets with you.


if you are happy to sleep in a tent and perhaps in a little less comfort for a few days consider going camping.  All you need to do is pack up your camping gear and find yourself somewhere to pitch your tent.  Most caravan parks will have a section for tents, and some of these sights have excellent facilities for campers, making camping much more glamorous today than it has been.

Philippa Houston is an avid traveller who has the right vacation proposal for you and your family.

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  1. Hi Philippa, a nice collection of places. I’m not over the 50s yet, but I can say. I lived in the UK for about 4 years and yes its a perfect holiday destination – its more relaxing and calm 🙂

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