Bored of beach holidays?
From adventure holidays to themed holidays, there is plenty of alternative choice if you’re looking for something new. Perhaps you’re bored of spending your two weeks off work slowly turning red on the beach, or beside a pool, only getting up occasionally to unsuccessfully attempt windsurfing for the fifth time? When that’s the case, it’s time to convince your family to break with tradition.
Here at Aspen Travel, we offer an enormous range of inclusive packages that will allow you to explore new countries and try new things. Here are three exciting tours available from our partner Regent Holidays to give you a bit of inspiration. If you’d like a full rundown of the different holiday types we can provide, please get in touch.
Hiking in Lapland
Keen on hiking and wish the days were longer so you can double the distance you cover and push yourself to your limits? During the summer months in Lapland, the sun doesn’t set. You can enjoy getting closer to nature in 24 hours of sunshine, so regardless of whether you’re naturally an early bird or a night owl, you can make the most of the beautiful, pure, crisp Finnish air.
A log cabin will be your new home as you discover some of the Arctic’s most spectacular sites in the national parks of Lemmenjoki and Urho Kekkonen, where you’ll explore native Sami settlements and herds of reindeer roaming the mountainside Woodlands. If you don’t want to trek on foot, you have the option to cycle or go on horseback.
For further insight into the people who live off the land here, an optional river cruise will not only take you past magnificent waterfalls, but also buy you a campfire lunch in a local village with a session of Sami storytelling. You’ll learn how hunting and herding reindeer in the area is achieved, as well as get a look at the intriguing world of local gold mining.
Wine tasting in Macedonia
Your tour will begin in Skopje, where you’ll visit the museum, the bazaar, mosques and churches of the Holy Saviour. This is a town with heavy religious connotations, especially given that it was home to the iconic and saintly Mother Theresa.
Your first winery visit will be nearby and will include local Rieslings and Cabernet Sauvignons, which will be followed by a tour of some of the more dramatic scenery. The notable geographical peak will be Mount Vodno, while the best trough you’ll see will be Matka Canyon, both are as spectacular as each other.
The next winetasting will be in Vevcani, a village which comically declared itself a republic after the former Yugoslavia broke up.
Kavadarci is up next and its a town in Macedonia’s most famous wine export region. You will visit the oldest winery here as well as try a few of the wines. More grape varieties will be on offer in Demir Kapija before your tour finishes in Negotino, but you will still have time for one last night in a luxury hotel in Skopje before it’s time to leave.
Fly drive in Iceland
What better way is there to discover Iceland’s Golden Circle than by independently driving yourself around the spectacular Icelandic coastline? You’ll discover the Blue Lagoon just outside the capital Reykjavk and remote farmlands in Borgerfjordur and Skagafjordur. You’ll see native horses, discover the Viking heritage of the country and its influence, as well as take a walk around the spectacular volcanic lake Myvatn.
Driving past fjords, glaciers, lofty peaks and hot springs you’ll discover the true heart of Icelandic culture, history and geography.
For an utterly unique holiday to a variety of destinations, please give the Aspen Travel team a call. We can provide inspiration and guide you through the booking process with ease. Forget the beach and start looking forward to your brand new adventure.