Forget the chocolates. Easter is all about the holidays. Even the Easter Bunny gets around, dropping off eggs! If you haven’t booked or even thought about an Easter escape, there’s some exotic countries waiting to be discovered. From the Spain and Portugal tour season kicking off to the ancient wonders of Egypt, there’s no reason why you can’t find the ideal destination.
Explore the diverse land of the Ottomans – from the congested craziness of Istanbul to the natural wonders of Pamukkale and ancient ruins in Ephesus, this culturally-rich country should be at the top of any traveller’s list. Taste the moorish Turkish cuisine and drown yourself in çay (aka Turkish tea). In 9 days, you’re able to see so much including a sunrise hot-air balloon over the amazing rock formations of Cappadocia and have the opportunity to commemorate the ANZAC spirit in Gallipoli.
Our 9 -day Essential Turkey tour departs 26 March from Istanbul. Prices from £249.
Who wouldn’t want to explore museums, mummies and mountains in the Middle East? Not only is Egypt a utopia of ancient wonders but sailing on a traditional felucca boat down the Nile River or chilling on the Red Sea in Dahab is absolute bliss! Tick the Great Pyramids of Giza off your bucketlist and soak up the sunshine this Easter.
Egypt tours at Easter depart 26 March and range from 9 to 15 days. Price start at £124. Why not add on Jordan for a truly in-depth adventure.
Morocco produces such amazing textiles, handicrafts and spices, to name a few. Getting lost in the maze of markets, bargaining for a good deal and eating from the street vendors is an experience to remember. But if it’s not the medinas that make you want to go, it has to be the scenery. The hippy coastal town of Essaouira and the cosmopolitan city of Casablanca are such a stark contrast to the silence of the Sahara Desert.
All 3 Travel Talk tours in Morocco are departing over Easter on 26 March. Prices start at £249 for an 8-day Morocco tour.
Spain & Portugal
What better way to spend Easter then travelling on the first tour of the 2016 season in Spain and Portugal. In 7 or 8 days witness the best of these two countries combined. There’s impressive historical buildings, stretches of unspoiled beaches and cultural highlights such as tapas bars and old cobbled towns.
Spain and Portugal tours depart 26 March and start at £309. Departures on 19 March for tours combining Morocco, Spain and Portugal.
Rush on over to one of the world’s most mysterious countries. Experience the country’s main highlights on an adventure from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Witness the lolly-coloured buildings, monumental sites and centuries-old cultural traditions. Just a heads up that come Easter time, temperatures are still only an average -2 degrees Celcius so pack your woolies.
Tours to Russia depart 26 March and priced from £209.
So, which destination are you escaping to this Easter?