Summer is fast approaching, and we’re excited to book our next holiday!
Now we’re older, we just love the idea of exploring the sites with a guided tour; creating the perfect opportunity to explore famous sites, local culture and hidden gems in a thrilling yet relaxing environment. This year, we’ve booked our tour with TUI because we know we’ll have an authentic experience, luxury accommodation and local, English-speaking guides; and we’re safe in the knowledge they’ll never cancel our tour due to low numbers! Guided tours are just perfect if you want to save yourself the stress and hassle of paying for and choosing individual trips, booking travel and choosing hotels, so whether you’ve only just caught the travel bug or you’re a seasoned travelista, we couldn’t wait to share some of our top bucket list trips with you. Click the titles to learn more about your favourite tour.
If historic Pompeii and the exquisite island of Capri sounds like an essential holiday to you, TUI’s Flavours of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast tour is the perfect trip for summer. With a wonderful opportunity to explore show-stopping mountain top views, journeys to ancient ruins and pretty villas littered along the Amalfi coastline; this is a quintessentially Italian tour. Head to Capri by private boat to explore the beautiful Augustus Gardens and Faraglioni rock formations, discover how mozzarella is made and take part in some delicious limoncello making before marvelling at the incredible site of Pompeii; perfect for history buffs! Then, explore the jagged beauty of the Amalfi coast, full of photo opps strewn across colourful streets and unparalleled views of the coast at the mountain-top town of Ravello. Finally, visit a traditional pizzeria and the Bourbon Tunnel whilst exploring Naples, before waving ciao to stunning Italy.
The idea of exploring ancient wonders like Olympia, Nafplion and Agamemnon’s Grave sounds like the ultimate getaway to us, so we think TUI’s Ancient Greek Odyssey Tour is an essential for your bucket list. Begin your tour by touching down and transferring to your hotel in beautiful Kefalonia; your base for your next 7 days. Set sail to the mysterious, rugged island of Ithaca, where a guided tour will bring Homer’s Odyssey to life before exploring the rest of the island. Then, explore the ancient archaeological site of Olympia at a time where you’ll almost have the site to yourself! You can then discover the first capital of Greece, Nafplion, and indulge in a guided tour of the iconic ancient theatre of Epidaurus and visit Agamemnon’s grave in Mycenae. Finally, wind down before heading home with a trip to stunning Kefalonia, and the dramatic landscapes of the Ainos National Park with the Gerasimos Monastery and the chance to taste some local Greek wines! With 20% off (at the time of writing), you don’t want to miss this exclusive experience.
There is so much to see and do in America, so we think this 12-night guided West Coast Wanderer tour takes the stress out of a whistle-stop journey along the west coast. This once-in-a-lifetime experience takes you around all the sites from the Grand Canyon to the Golden Gate Bridge, complete with accommodation in sunny California. First, head to Downtown LA and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, before driving through the desert to the Grand Canyon National Park to take in this incredible natural wonder. On the next day, you’ll have a unique opportunity to explore Monument Valley and Colorado River in Arizona, as well as Bryce Canyon National Park, before heading to fabulous Las Vegas where you can visit the Hoover Dam or explore the city. Spend two more days exploring the dramatic Death Valley and beautiful Yosemite, and then take a day to relax with wine tasting and a ferry to San Francisco with your camera at the ready for the Golden Gate Bridge! Once here, take a whistle-stop tour around America’s prettiest city, then walk the Monteray coastal path with the iconic Lone Cypress. On your last full day, wind down in Santa Barbara- so much to do in one tour!
Closer to home, we were fascinated by a historic trip around Eastern Europe, and just had to share such a unique experience with you. Touch down in beautiful Dubrovnik, before heading to medieval Montenegro to explore the chapel of Our Lady of the Rocks and the medieval alleys and squares of Kotor. On day 3, you’ll get to capture the fairytale Stari Most bridge and Mostar, and then head down to the quaint town of Split in Croatia before kicking back in Krka National Park and its magical scenery. Spend the final two days exploring the incredible city of Dubrovnik and the surrounding towns, before heading home with memories you’ll never forget. With 20% off (at the time of writing), this holiday journeys you through the best of Croatia, Monetenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina for the ultimate eastern European tour.
Finally, if the idea of island hopping without the stress and planning takes your fancy, TUI’s Greek Island Hopper Tour is your perfect tour! Throughout the tour, your base is in pretty Rhodes, meaning you don’t need to repack your bags to explore the surroundings. On your first day, head up the incredible Filerimos Mountain for some incredible views as well as some delicious wine-tasting and a Greek meze lunch. On the next door, you’ll have the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the Butterfly Valley reserve in Rhodes, where you can walk past waterfalls and venture under the canopy of the forest- the perfect day for nature lovers. Back in Rhodes, spend the day relaxing or exploring, but save your energy for an incredible night time tour in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll also get to explore Symi and its famous monastery of Panormitis and breath-taking views over the harbour from the old town; a view you’ll remember forever. Finally, explore the historical village of Lindos, complete with cobbled streets to the Acropolis and the Temple of Athena, before heading inland to explore traditional and quaint towns and villages.
All of TUI’s hand-picked, sustainable tours take care of all the details in incredible destinations, with accredited tour guides so you can explore with confidence with a TUI tour. Have we inspired you to jet-set to one of our tours? Let us know where you’d love to explore next.