Holiday season is almost upon us, so where to go? What to pack?
If you haven’t seen our blog on our favourite places to tour this year, you can discover some gorgeous destinations here (link to last TUI Tour blog). However, we went one step further for you by creating some looks for some of our favourite destinations! Using key trends like maxi dresses and utility looks as well as summer staples like glam beach style and comfortable linens, take a look at our 5 must-have summer trends for 5 bucket list holidays.
A whistle-stop tour around the gorgeous sites of the West Coast require stylish yet comfortable clothes so you can make the most of your trip. Explore Hollywood, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, San Francisco and so much more in a guided tour around sunny America in a comfy, put-together look. With hints of vintage, a simple colour scheme and cool canvas trainers, this fresh look is all about making the most of your American adventure.
- Marks & Spencer Linen Rich Wide Leg Cropped Trousers, sizes 6-24 in petite, regular and tall, £19.50
- Phase Eight Angela Stripe Blouse, sizes 8-18, £55
- Boden Alice Cardigan, sizes XS-XL, was £55, now £33
- Next Tipped Marble Cat Eye Sunglasses, £12
- John Lewis & Partners Superga 2750 Cotu Plimsolls, sizes 4-7, £50
If you’d prefer to sun it up off the coast of America in the Caribbean, we think a tour around stunning Cuba is the perfect adventure. Explore Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santa Clara and more in this exciting trip around rainbow-coloured cities and tree-blanketed landscapes. We think a vintage-themed look is just perfect for walking amongst vintage cars and traditional architecture, whilst a pretty hat and longer skirt keeps you cool.
- Phase Eight Frankie Fedora Beach Hat, £35
- Boden Arwen Midi Dress, sizes 6-22, £90
- Marks & Spencer Multi Strap Slingback Sandals, sizes 3-8, £25
- John Lewis & Partners Fiorelli Mia Grab Bag, £65
- Next Pink Metal Cat Eye Sunglasses, £15
If you’re looking for a more relaxing trip, the Portuguese island of Madeira is the perfect destination for local site seeing and delicious food. For a trip around wineries, the lush interiors of the levadas, cobbled streets and tropical gardens, a romantic look based around maxi dresses and feminine details is a stunning choice.
- Accessorize Shimmer Diamante Clipframe Clutch Bag
- JD Williams Joanna Hope Red Print Maxi Dress, sizes 10-32, £69
- Boden Sun Hat, £35
- La Redoute Espadrille Wedge Sandals, sizes 2.5-7, £37
- John Lewis & Partners Modern Rarity Hammered Disc Pendant Necklace, gold, £120
- John Lewis & Partners Modern Rarity Hammered Disc Drop Earrings, gold, £100
You’re never too old to head out on a safari! South Africa is the perfect destination for a bucket list experience, so we couldn’t wait to create an outfit and share this tour with you. On this tour, you get to touch down in Johannesburg and head out on game drives to spot giraffes, zebras and leopards, head out on an animal-spotting river cruise, visit the famous Kruger National Park and explore the African bush- a must-have trip for any animal lover! Cool linens and neutral colours are ideal for safaris, but don’t forget your walking boots if you want to step of the 4×4!
- Dorothy Perkins Stone Utility Shirt, sizes 6-22, £26
- Wallis Khaki Tie Front Linen Blend, sizes 8-20, £30
- Radley Medium Flapover Backpack, £209
- Marks & Spencer Bling Cat Eye Sunglasses, £17.50
- Marisota Birkenstock Arizona Birko-Flor, sizes 3-8, £60
If you’ve never been to Crete, be sure to add it to your list! We just love the hidden coves, mountain-top monasteries and ancient ruins this beautiful island has to offer, so had to show you this tour. Head to the mythic ruins of Knossos, explore Spinalonga, home to gorgeous wildflowers and birds, discover the Toplou monastery and underground caves of Dikti, and visit Rethymno. We’ve chosen a gorgeous beach outfit for a day off lounging in the sun, complete with the perfect coverups to stop you from burning.
- Phase Eight Saskia Cutwork Kaftan, one size, £59
- Marks & Spencer Secret Slimming Swimsuit, sizes 8-22, £29.50
- H&M Straw Hat, £9.99
- John Lewis & Partners Dior Wildlydior Cat’s Eye Sunglasses, £310
- Boden Emily Espadrille Slides, sizes 3-9, £50
What’s your ideal destination? Take the hassle out of your holidays by choosing a tour with TUI; where you can guarantee departure and head out on authentic, sustainable experiences with local, English-speaking tour guides, and make sure you look equally fabulous with our looks.