6 holiday ideas for 60+ travellers

Aimee Spicer

Over 60 and bitten by the travel bug? Saga has many different holidays to help you discover a whole new side of yourself.



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. 

Throw away your cares and travel from the UK to destinations like Africa, China, India, Australia and Argentina. 

If you’re young at heart, a single over 60s traveller, or part of a group, Saga has many different holidays that can help you discover a whole new side of yourself.

Discover arts and culture holidays

For beginners, an introduction to art appreciation can be therapeutic as well as interesting. 

For burgeoning artists or enthusiasts, it’s a chance to be inspired by the masters. 

And for people who just love art history, this is an opportunity for you to delve into famous collections and learn even more.

We recommend: Amsterdam and the Golden Age of Dutch Art

Explore Saga’s history holidays

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 our archaeology holidays will guide you through long-past eras, exciting dynasties and mysterious monuments.

We recommend: Archaeology of Sicily

Really wild safaris

Get swept up in the excitement of seeing some of the world’s most dangerous predators and get in touch with nature by embarking on a safari.

There are many locations in which to realise this dream; the most famous being the continent of Africa and the sub-continent of India. 

It’s worth first deciding what kind of wildlife you want to see and whether you want to mix a really wild safari with a beach holiday for some much deserved R&R.

We recommend: Botswana and the Jewel of the Kalahari or The Pride of Africa

Wine and dine on foodie holidays

If you’re the kind of person who likes to experience all the different flavours and cuisines a country has to offer, then there are exhaustive options for you. 

For the adventurous, head east to China where they are known to have a penchant for eating pretty much anything. However, Chinese cuisine shouldn’t be dismissed as novelty. From the spicy southern dishes in Sichuan to the momos of Tibet and the rich Muslim dishes of the north, China is as delicious as it is interesting.

If you’re a connoisseur of fine wine and perfectly cooked steak, the obvious answer is France, but we suggest setting your sights on the bold flavours that come out of South America. 

Known for high quality beef that comes in a rich red tone, the Argentines are real foodies and you can relish the new world forays into old world cooking as you dine out here.

We recommend: China: Land of the Dragon or South American Adventure with Peulla

Get into the great outdoors on a walking holiday

If you’re keen to stretch your legs against a jaw-dropping landscape there are plenty of places in the world where you can do just that. 

Walking holidays in Switzerland and Slovenia offer mountainous and fairytale-like Alpine backdrops. 

For the fit, there are more challenging trails in Machu Picchu and the Rockies in Canada.

If you simply love being out of doors, but don’t necessarily like the vigorous physical demands of a walking holiday, there are less strenuous tours that visit the most naturally beautiful parts of a country. 

Check out our National Parks Discovery tour, where you can explore during the day before falling into a luxurious hotel bed in the evenings, or travel the Road to the Rockies for beautiful backdrops and views.

We recommend: Walking in Slovenia or National Parks Discovery

Enjoy concerts on Europe breaks

For the classical music lover, Europe is the ticket. 

From Austria and Hungary to Italy and Prague, you’ll find almost every country has its own prestigious opera houses, ballet theatres and concerts, from grand and traditional to contemporary and modern. 

Stay in elegant European hotels after an evening of wonderful entertainment.

We recommend: Verona Opera Festival 


If you want more information about the types of holidays we have available for the over 60s, contact us and we can help you choose your very own adventure! 

Flights are generally included in the cost so you don’t have to worry about hidden extra charges and we will even pick you up at home on some adventures so that you don’t need to book travel to the airport.

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