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5 Summer Holiday Experiences to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Friday, 21st January 2022

Pam Forrest

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There’s nothing like a wintery cold snap at home to make us contemplate the warmer months of summer and long days ideal for exploring. If you’re considering your summer holiday plans, we’ve rounded-up a few experiences worthy of consideration.

From immersing yourself in jaw-dropping scenery where you can savour space and tranquillity to getting up close to some of the animal kingdom’s most majestic creatures, or delving into man-made architectural wonders, read on for a little inspiration

Fabulous Fjords

Volcanoes and Geothermal Wonders

You needn’t be a geologist to get excited by volcanoes and geothermal wonders. Witnessing the power of our planet in the raw is mesmerising and humbling. Iceland is the place to visit for an abundance of volcanic features from geysers to bubbling mud pools, basalt towers and cavernous magma chambers to the newly formed lava from the country’s most recent eruption. See all Iceland self drives »

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If you’re thinking long haul once again, then New Zealand has its fair share of geothermal delights. Enjoy spring down under and take a trip along the Thermal Explorer Highway tracking down the sights of Rotorua and iconic cones of Tongariro’s trio of volcanoes.

City and Culture

Mountains and Lakes

If you are craving vast open spaces with barely a soul in sight then head to the epic wilderness areas of Canada and Alaska. The forest-clad mountain ranges of the Rockies and Canada’s Pacific coast provide a head-spinning backdrop to activities from bear watching to horse riding; hiking to canoeing. Combine with Alaska to visit the towering peak of Denali, the highest mountain in North America.

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For quintessential alpine freshness, opt for slow travel taking the train to Switzerland. With no need to fly, journey by rail from London to Zurich for an immersive alpine experience. Four iconic rail journeys showcase Swiss engineering prowess as well as pristine scenery.

Wildlife Encounters

Feeling inspired?

Browse our itineraries using our Holiday Finder and then get in touch with our experts to create your perfect holiday. You can talk to our team on 01737 214 250 or if you prefer a virtual face-to-face, request a video chat when you enquire.