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Experiencing the magical Northern Lights is on the wish list for many Silver Travellers, and a short break or multi-centre adventure with Sunvil Winter Breaks could be the experience of a lifetime. Cosy-up in the Swedish Ice Hotel or try dog-sledding, snow shoeing and snow-mobiling in Lapland, one of the world’s best places for Aurora Borealis sightings.
Have you heard of forest bathing? It started in Japan where ‘Shinrin-yoku’ translates as ‘taking in the forest atmosphere’, believed to enhance well-being and reduce stress levels. And with Forest Holidays you can do just that, relaxing in a fabulous log cabin with all home comforts, hot tub included, in 9 woodland locations across the UK.
Sherpa Expeditions is a specialist in self-guided and guided walking and cycling holidays, with over 25 options in the UK and more throughout Europe. As well as luggage transfers, their packages come complete with detailed route notes, maps and pre-departure info, with overnight stays in locally owned B&Bs, hotels and inns chosen for offering particular charm.
Experts at crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Central and South America, Journey Latin America’s specialist knowledge and inside advice can make all the difference, whether it’s to see Patagonia, Iguazu Falls, Nicaragua or Costa Rica. “Everything was organised perfectly – as first-time visitors to South America you gave us confidence that it was all going to be OK” said one happy traveller.
“I never once felt threatened, uncomfortable or unsafe during my three days in Cairo or on the week-long Nile cruise that was, hands down, the trip of a lifetime. The great thing about Orbital Travel, a family-run business, is that you get taken care of as if you’re a member of the clan” writes this reviewer. Cairo, Luxor, Abu Simbel, the Valley of the Kings and more were all brought effortlessly within reach.
AmaWaterways have just launched the latest addition to their luxury fleet – and at double the width of customary river cruise ships, the arrival of AmaMagna could be a game-changer. Instead of doubling the number of passengers, the extra breadth has been used to create more personal space and luxury features for guests on board, particularly on the spacious top deck.