The Easter weekend in 2017 is from Friday 14th to Monday 17th April and we've got a selection of fabulous breaks to tempt you, from long weekend short stays to longer adventures in a range of destinations around the globe. From culture-rich city breaks and a bit of beachside R&R to safari holidays and trips to see the wonders of the world, we've included a selection of travel inspirations for an unforgettable Easter holiday. With many schools on holidays at this time of year, we've also included our range of family tours departing over the festive weekend.
Take the tribe somewhere exotic this Easter. Our family departure of the northbound Falls to Jo'burg coincides with Easter so you can enjoy a safari adventure with the whole clan in the Kruger National Park, one of Africa's top places to see the famed Big 5. Or why not consider Morocco for a camel-back journey across the rolling sands of the Sahara and a night spent under the stars? Check out our full range of special family tours departing over Easter below.
A Southeast Asian adventure awaits! This Easter meet Thailand's hill tribes, sail around Vietnam's stunning Halong Bay, explore time worn temples in Laos, Cambodia's truly amazing Angkor Wat and more. The majority of our Southeast Asia group tours have a departure that coincides with Easter and here's a selection of our most popular.
Head to China this year and discover a checkerboard of history and culture. Explore bustling Beijing, enter the Forbidden City and climb the legendary Great Wall. In Xi'an marvel at the sheer size of the Terracotta army, shop till you drop in Shanghai and cruise down the Yangtze River. You can also explore the utterly gorgeous southern regions for karst mountain scenery.
Travel to the Far East of Asia for spectacular temples and stunning scenery. Explore the modern side of Japan in the gleaming city of Tokyo and delve into history in beautiful Kyoto.
Discover the colour of India this Easter with our range of tours departing over the long holiday weekend. Explore the sites of the Golden Triangle from Delhi to Jaipur and the spectacular Taj Mahal, discover the Cultural Triangle of Dambulla, Sigiriya and Kandy, or wander through the medieval squares of Kathmandu and Patan. Which will you choose?
Forget bunnies this Easter - enjoy a trip of a lifetime spotting Africa's famous Big 5 and more on a camping expedition travelling by truck and camping out in the bush. Many of our Africa overland camping tours have departures running over the Easter break and here's our top tour picks.
April is the perfect time to visit the Middle East with pleasant temperatures and beautifully sunny days, ideal for sightseeing around incredible archaeological sites or relaxing beside the sea. Most of our Egypt, Jordan and Morocco tours have departures running over the Easter weekend and here we've selected our most popular tours.
With the heralding of spring in the Northern Hemisphere temperatures begin to rise and it's a lovely time to visit Europe with flowers in bloom and sunnier days. Explore the ancient ruins of Turkey, marvel at the magnificent landscapes of Iceland, roam the grand streets of Russia or take an overland adventure across Eastern Europe. Take a look at our variety of Europe tours with departures over the Easter break.
It's a month of climatic transition across Latin America with the wet, winter season drawing to a close in much of South America and calm weather in Central America. This means you could be lucky with good weather for an Easter trip to the Inca sites of Peru or the tropical beaches of Costa Rica. It's also a great time to visit the countries of Central America with colourful religious celebrations for the holy week. Here's our choice of Latin America tours with departures over the Easter weekend.
Our Adventure range takes you to the true heart of adventurous destinations. Whether camping in the Okavango Delta, staying in rustic accommodation in the Peruvian Amazon or camping under the Saharan stars in Morocco, this range forsakes just a little bit of the comfort of our Signature range, ensuring we deliver you the best value possible for your holiday.
Adventure tours takes you straight into the centre of where it’s all at, typically using local transport or overland style vehicles and stay at simple, clean and locally-owned guest houses, haciendas, eco-lodges and simple hotels to maximize the opportunity to interact with the locals.
On The Go's Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your cultural travel experience. Upping the comfort stakes, this range is a clear cut above our Adventure range.
Appealing to a wide age demographic from the 20s to 60+, we maximize your days with excitement and awe and then bring you home to a comfortable 4* hotel with western amenities, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool. Hotels can sometimes be of 3 or 5 star standard too, ensuring you get the best value for your holiday.
Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 28, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.
On our Handpicked range we bring you best-of-the-best cultural experiences in destinations where you’ll join travellers from other travel brands on your tour, safari or sailing holiday. Collaborating with our carefully handpicked portfolio of local partners, these holidays represent exceptional value and there’ll be plenty of cultural experiences shared with other like-minded travellers.
Group sizes and accommodation standards vary by destination where typical group size is 18 travellers and hotels, boats and safari lodges are of a 3-4 star standard.