Best holiday destinations for the elderly
There are a range of destinations and holiday options available to older travellers despite any additional travel requirements they may have. The variety of getaways available includes relaxing beach holidays to touring holidays and adventure breaks. In addition to this, many travel companies and hotel operators offer specific packages aimed at elderly travellers.
For elderly travellers the United States of America can be an ideal choice for a holiday destination. Every state offers different attractions and environments so holidaymakers can build their trip based on their needs. Washington D.C. is an ideal holiday destination for travellers who wish to visit local memorials and learn about the history of the country. Many museums offer free entry so trips can be planned to suit any budget. The easy to use public transportation system means it’s a popular choice for older travellers who opt not to drive whilst on holiday. Alternatively, Orlando in Florida is a popular choice for holidaymakers who wish to enjoy the hot weather and relax on the beach. In addition to miles of sandy beaches, there is plenty of entertainment as well as a number of restaurants, shops and golf courses for visitors to enjoy.
Alternatively, many travellers enjoy holidaying in Europe and some even use their holiday to travel across the continent visiting as many countries as possible along the way. France is an ideal holiday destination for older travellers and is frequented by many visitors each year. The range of cultures and cuisines throughout the country means that each region offers a different and unique holiday environment. In addition to this, the number of transport links available means that holidaymakers can drive, fly or travel by coach or boat in order to reach their destination. This ease of access makes France a popular choice of location with older travellers who may rely on others for transport. Italy is another popular holiday destination for elderly travellers. Holidaymakers can opt for a relaxing holiday on the beachfront or combine this with sightseeing and take in the history of the country. The vast array of historical attractions such as The Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica and The Vatican Museums, mean that there is always something to see. Whether it’s The Pantheon in Italy, the Aachen Cathedral in Germany or the Murals in Belfast, Europe is filled with history and every country attracts guests keen to visit their monuments, museums and attractions.
The vast array of travel options available means that trips can be tailored to suit every holidaymaker, regardless of age. Although older travellers may have specific requirements, such as help with travel or access to medical facilities, these can be catered for. Many travel companies operate specific holiday tours aimed at elderly travellers with additional needs. It is advisable, however, to check with the hotel or travel company prior to booking to ensure they have access to the requisite amenities and facilities. By undertaking appropriate research prior to travelling, elderly travellers can choose from any continent in the world and ensure they enjoy a holiday tailored to their needs.
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