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Adventurous holiday ideas for couples

04 December 2015

Couples holidays allow you to spend some important quality time together.

An older couple at sunset toasting against a sea backdrop
An older couple at sunset toasting against a sea backdrop

From strolling the streets of Europe’s most romantic cities to settling back on the soft beaches of a Mexican resort, or adventuring through Africa on a safari holiday, you and your partner can choose a trip designed for two. Whatever your interests, we have a range of destinations and types of travel including cruises, long-haul holidays and short cultural city breaks.

Romantic Europe holidays

Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Croatia…there are so many countries in Europe that are calling out to couples. Looking for relaxation? The Spanish Costas, Balearics and Canary Islands are perfect for beach sunbathing, staying in elegant hotels and sipping refreshing cocktails. You can also enjoy day trips to places like Gibraltar, or challenge your partner to a round of golf or an onsite tennis match.

Italy’s beautiful lakes, mountains and rustic villages provide a wonderful backdrop to a couples holiday. Learn some basic Italian phrases, dine on freshly cooked local cuisine and explore cities such as Rome and Naples. Alternatively travel to Greece for island sunsets, laidback ferry journeys, wine tasting and history round every corner. Take some time to explore sites of interest such as the Bronze Age settlement at Akrotiri, or chill out at your luxury hotel’s secluded beach.

Long-haul destinations for couples

For couples who want to spread their wings a little further we offer plenty of long-haul flights transporting you to locations like Australia, Africa and North America. Here are some of our highlights…

Adventure holidays in Africa

Follow in the footsteps of David Livingstone and head to the roaring Victoria Falls, the sprawling Chobe National Park and the marshes of the Okavango Delta with our 12-night trip. If you have always longed to book a wildlife safari you should try our A World in One Country tour, which takes in Kruger National Park, Cape Town City and Table Mountain, to name just a few highlights. What could be more romantic than witnessing the Big Five in their own habitat?

Australia and New Zealand

Once in a lifetime memories are made in destinations like Australia and New Zealand. The journey might be long, but you can spend up to 34 nights travelling around places you’ve only ever dreamed of seeing, from the majestic Uluru (Ayers Rock) to the Great Barrier Reef, Christchurch and the beautiful landscapes of New Zealand’s national parks.

North America couples holidays

See the autumn colours of New England, cruise along the Panama Canal, or tour Canada’s wild Rocky Mountains. North America has every type of travel experience imaginable, from relaxing spa resorts on the Caribbean Sea to cultural cities like Boston and ranch holidays in the southern states. Broaden your horizons with an all-American trip.

Whether you and your other half have already explored the world together and you want to do it all again, or you have never been overseas and you fancy seeing something new, Saga have all the details covered for the romantics out there.


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