6 holiday ideas for 60+ travellers

Over 60 and considering where to go on holiday next? We’ve rounded up a range of getaways to suit all tastes – read on for some major travel inspiration.

By Saga team

Published 3 May 2024

Couple hiking through green scenery

Though the gap-year-taking under 30s have cemented a reputation as the adventurous travellers of the world, in truth, travel statistics point to 60+ travellers when it comes to making big trips to far-off, exotic places.

Whether you’re a single over-60s traveller, travelling as a couple or as or part of a group, there’s no shortage of exciting holidays on offer – all of which could help you discover a whole new side to yourself. Here are some ideas to get you thinking about where to next...

Get in touch with nature and experience the magic of seeing animals in their natural environment on a safari holiday. There are tons of destinations to choose from, including big-hitters like South Africa, Kenya, Botswana, and Namibia – all prime locations for spotting the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo). Or how about exotic India? Home to stunning Ranthambore National Park – a must for seeing tigers in the wild.

Top tip? Start by thinking about the kind of wildlife you’d like to see up close and considering the type of accommodation you’d prefer – a luxury lodge with all the home comforts, or somewhere that’s pared-back and rustic. You could also tag on a beach holiday for some R&R at the start of end of your safari.

If you’re a fan of adventure, a tour is a wonderful way to tick off must-see sights and discover the hidden gems of a destination, and to really get to know the place you’re in. There are so many varieties to choose from, too. Whether you’re experiencing a grand tour of Japan, heading down under on a tour of Australia and New Zealand, or boarding a private jet on a once-in-a-lifetime trip around the world. And whether you choose to join a guided group tour or go it alone with a ready-made itinerary, you’re guaranteed to come home with incredible memories.

Whether you're watching colourful tropical birds in Costa Rica, or getting to know our more exotic European birds in Spain, a birdwatching holiday is a fantastic way to see the world and learn something new at the same time. Birdie beginners and established twitchers alike can get a lot from a birdwatching holiday. What's more, it's a great way to meet new people with similar interests. Choose a guided getaway with Saga and let our expert hosts (some of which you might recognise from TV nature programmes) lead the way.

If you spent your childhood pouring over books about archaeology’s heyday when Tutankhamun was unearthed in the 1920s, fancy yourself as an Indiana Jones, or simply love history, then Saga’s archaeology holidays will guide you through long-past eras, exciting dynasties and mysterious monuments. Unearth the ancient past at the Megalithic temples of Menorca, or uncover the traces left across Europe by the mighty Greeks.

If you’re keen to stretch your legs through a jaw-dropping backdrop there are plenty of places in the world where you can do just that – and whatever you’re looking for, you’ll probably find it on a walking holiday in Europe.

Walking holidays in Italy and Montenegro offer craggy, mountainous and fairytale-like scenes, and a walking holiday in Spain offers a surprisingly large variety of different landscapes. From Lanzarote’s otherworldly vistas to Minorca’s quaint and charming villages. You’ll find walking routes to suit all fitness levels, too.

Whether you’re already a natural in the kitchen or you’d like to learn how to cook in style, you’ll love our food and wine holidays. There’s something extra special about being able to indulge in a treasured holiday memory every time you cook a certain dish, and it’s always good to have a little anecdote to serve up with the meal whenever you make it for someone new! Head to Italy or Spain to discover some perfect European ingredients or go a little further afield to find out the culinary secrets of Vietnam or New Zealand.

One of those getaways given you the travel itch? Get in touch with your dream holiday request and let our experts help you plan your very own adventure.

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