Five Fab Destinations for Mature Travellers on the Move
It's never too late to go exploring, broaden your horizons, learn a new skill, volunteer for a charity or get to know new people, religions and cultures. From a romantic city break in Rome to an adventure of a lifetime in bustling Bangkok, there are amazing adventures out there to be had for intrepid travellers of all ages. To prove it, we have delved into our over 1.6 million properties in over 125,000 destinations around the world to reveal the top five destinations visited by mature travellers over the past year. Travelling is a love affair that lasts a lifetime, and these great getaways are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg...
The enchanting and historic city of Rome is a must visit for mature travellers seeking a getaway steeped in history, architecture, culture and art. Popular landmarks include the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and stop by the Trevi Fountain to make a wish.
Where to stay: Stay in the heart of Rome at the Hotel Quirinale, set in a beautiful 19th century building. Ideally located, the hotel is just a short walk from popular landmarks such as the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and the Rome Opera House through a leafy courtyard. Start the day with a complimentary continental breakfast before exploring, then finish the day with a delicious dinner at the a la carte restaurant, overlooking the peaceful gardens and courtyard.
London, United Kingdom
Often referred to as the capital of Europe, London is a must-visit destination to experience a variety of cultures all in one spot. From the designer clad streets of Belgravia, to the urban markets of Camden Town, every neighbourhood has its own unique character waiting to be explored. Soak up the British culture with a visit to the British Museum, take a trip to Buckingham Palace and hop on a whistle stop tour on a London red bus, perfect for getting a good view of the famous landmarks
Where to stay: Located in the centre of London are the spacious and luxurious 9 Hertford Street apartments. A short walk from the expansive Green Park, Buckingham Palace and bustling Shepherd Market, known for its boutique stores, restaurants and Victorian pubs. Travellers can take advantage of the fully equipped kitchen and will love the large living room and super king-sized bed, perfect for relaxing after a busy day exploring.
Travelling around Turkey is a great adventure as the country offers a blend of rich histories and landscapes ranging from mountains, natural hot springs, caves, ancient volcanic activity and beaches. During your travels sample the exotic cuisine, barter for a bargain at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul’s Old City and go for a dip in one of the famed Turkish Baths.
Where to stay: Offering five-star luxury accommodation, the Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul is a great starting point for travellers looking to ease into their Turkish adventure. Take a dip in the rooftop pool, choose from a selection of treatments at the award-winning spa and enjoy a delicious meal at 16ROOF while gazing at the beautiful Bosphrous view. After sampling the stylish restaurants and exploring tastes of world cuisine, head to Les Ambassadeurs for a drink and be entertained by delightful jazz music.
Paris, the world’s capital for art and culture, is a must on any golden travels list. Venture to the city of lights and be awestruck by Paris’ timeless beauty and history. From the grand boulevards lined with designer stores, countless famous monuments and landmarks, to the parasol dotted cafes lining the cobblestone streets. Experience delectable French cuisine, bustling cities and tick off the capital’s famous monuments and landmarks.
Where to stay: The Jardin Saint Honoré Apartments is a great home away from home and the perfect base for a Parisian adventures. Located in the heart of Paris, the apartments are perfectly situated just a short walk from popular hotspots such as the Lourve Museum and the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Conjuring up images of Bangkok usually allude to millennials on a gap year, exploring the non-stop nightlife of Khao San Road. However, Bangkok should not be overlooked by mature travellers as this bustling capital has a lot more to offer than just a hedonistic party scene. Escape to Bangkok for delicious street food, ornate shrines, the opulent Grand Palace and the sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple. During your stay come face to face with an elephant at one of the many sanctuaries, take a trip to the floating markets and pay homage to the Big Buddha.
Where to stay: Located in the heart of Bangkok City, Kritthai Residence offers easy access to all major entertainments and shopping malls. Travellers can take advantage of the 24-hour front desk and onsite tour desk and the Kritthai Residence is just a short stroll from the Siam shopping centre and the Jim Thompson House.