5 ideas for an 'experience' holiday
For many people, simply booking a holiday and flopping on the beach for a fortnight is enough to satisfy their craving for a break. However, a growing number of Brits are turning their holiday into an 'experience'. We round up five great ideas to make your getaway even more rewarding. Grab a cheap flight and get exploring.
February is Carnival time and by combining your holiday with a few days of partying can transform your holiday into one that you will truly remember. But where should you head to?
Rio de Janeiro
One of the most famous in the world with amazing costumes, floats and a true party atmosphere. Head to Ipanema and Copacabana for the best views.
Caribbean party each February with outrageous costumes, calypso and soca.
Again in February, European carnival in the city streets.
Head to Santa Cruz in the North of the island for events including a giant papier mache sardine, fireworks and parade.
New Orleans’ big celebration with music dancing and events in the atmospheric French quarter.
With a flight time of only two hours, you can soon be enjoying one of Spain’s many fiestas, which seem to run every week somewhere in this country. Check out this site for some more detailed information. Here are five Spanish festivals to enjoy this year;
Holy week in Seville
Each Easter a week of events transforms the city as thousands celebrate the Christian festival.
Moors and Christians
The most spectacular event of the festival is in Alicante during April with fireworks, parades and bonfires.
The world’s most amazing food fight as thousands pelt each other with tomatoes during August.
Bull running in Pamplona, not for the faint hearted during the month of July.
Fallas in Valencia
Spectacular fireworks, papier mache figures and partying each March.
Whatever your sport there are thousands of events you can travel to see, here are some of the big names:
Follow this sport around the world. Our favourite is the Monaco Grand Prix each May.
Head to Barcelona to watch Barca at the Nou Camp or to Buenos Aires for the Boca Juniors to name but two. Barcelona is a perfect city break location, just a two-hour flight away.
Combine a beach break with bat and willow in the West Indies. Barbados is our choice.
If you love your skiing, head to the Alps for one of the key World Cup events - at St Moritz, Innsbruck and Chamonix to name but three.
It has to be the Tour de France. Travel across the country each July to see cycling in amazing scenery
Head to Nevada USA for this week-long festival where everyone is involved in this community festival of art and culture.
The Biennale bi-annual arts festival with exhibits across the city shown in palaces and gardens.
With festivals taking place throughout the year, Edinburgh is a huge draw, in particular for the annual International Arts and Fringe festivals each summer.
Each spring the festival to wish for a good harvest takes place with intricate floats and puppets. A highly cultural event.
Harbin Ice Festival
This Chinese city becomes the most elaborate ice sculpture park with full ice and snow activities.
Love music? Book a cheap flight and head abroad for something different:
Spain’s largest festival next to the beach south of Valencia. Top-draw acts each July make this one of the most fun long weekends.
Denmark attracts a huge audience for this rock orientated festival each July.
Head over to Ireland for this premier festival of music and arts.
Held in Novi Sad, Serbia within a fortress complex, combine music with politics.
Big Day Out
Held at various venues across Australia with major names from around the world. Grab a piece of ‘Down Under’ with your favourite bands.