5 of the Best Holiday Destinations for Seniors

Posted in General Seniors Travellers Able2Travel on 25 March 2024

Travel preferences will change throughout our lives and what’s important to us on our trips will also change. As we get older, a higher importance is placed on ease of travel, accessibility and comfort when looking for a holiday. Cruises and coach tours are the obvious options for those looking for ease of travel, however, we are here to tell you about 5 of the best holiday destinations for older travellers.

1. Spain

When looking for great holidays for seniors, it is hard to look past Spain. Spain as a country offers everything from a rich culture to great food and warm, sunny beaches. For those after a city break, Barcelona provides travellers with a perfect blend of history, vibrancy, and accessibility.

Barcelona is well known for its wheelchair-friendly infrastructure meaning it is also perfect for those who struggle with mobility but aren’t in a wheelchair. Several ramps and elevators are available in major tourist attractions and the public transport is also user friendly.

Those looking to enjoy a more relaxed beach vacation should look no further than destinations such as Costa Del Sol or Majorca. As far as holidays for the elderly go, these two check several boxes. Both have a flight time of under 3 hours from the UK, have resorts close to the airport but far enough away that the planes coming and going don’t become a nuisance, and they have beautiful sandy beaches to relax on.

2. Sweden

Another location in our best places for seniors to travel to list is Stockholm, Sweden. The Swedish capital is a wonderful combination of modernity and picturesque charm and has an excellent public transportation system, allowing you to explore your surroundings easily and conveniently.

For those looking to travel on a budget, Stockholm could be a very appealing destination due to the high number of discounts available for seniors. This includes money off hotel stays, train travel, ferry crossings from Sweden to Denmark, and discounts on certain attractions.

3. Turkey

The next destination on our best places for elderly to travel to list is Istanbul, Turkey. Whilst some may find this a surprising choice, Istanbul rates extremely highly in many areas, but none more so than its peacefulness. This is in part because of the cultural significance of this city with the incredible Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque landmarks located here.

Turkey also boasts great healthcare meaning, should you fall ill on your trip, you are in safe hands. Hopefully, you won’t need to find this out and will instead spend your time enjoying the mix of vibrant markets, delightful coastlines, or the wonderful buildings that have stood since ancient times.

4. Hawaii

Maui, Hawaii, is a bucket list destination for travellers of any age. The idyllic island paradise offers so much from the scenery to the people and is surprisingly more accessible than many think. Older people travelling here can still visit popular destinations including Lahaina and Kihei and those feeling more adventurous can always take a scenic dive or swim.

Whale watching tours and sunset cruises are nothing short of magical in Hawaii and are a must if you decide to visit here. Bear in mind though that Hawaii is part of the United States of America and as such Travel Insurance costs are likely to be higher due to the expensive nature of medical care in the country.

5. Iceland

Whilst the best times to visit most of our other suggestions on this list fall within the spring and summer holiday seasons, our next suggestion doesn’t. Reykjavik in Iceland is a great trip, especially between November and February if you want to see the Northern Lights. Another bucket list adventure for many, the Northern Lights are strongest during this period of the year and will also be the most visible they have been in over a decade in 2024.

Of course, the Northern Lights are not the only attraction in Iceland. In fact, there is a plethora of geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, volcanoes and more to see here, with Iceland being famed for its dramatic landscape and its geothermal spas. It’s a good idea to take advantage of day tours here to reduce the amount of planning you need to do yourself.

Travel Insurance for Elderly People

Protecting Holidays for Senior Citizens UK

Able2Travel can provide Travel Insurance for travellers of any age on one of our Single Trip policies as well as providing Annual Multi-Trip policies for those up to 79 years of age. Taking out Travel Insurance is imperative for people of any age; however, it is even more important when you get older.

The older people get, the more health conditions they tend to pick up. These conditions could cause you to experience a medical emergency abroad that requires medical treatment. In this instance having Travel Medical Insurance in place is essential to protect you from having to pay the fees at your medical facility out of your own pocket.

Many standard Travel Insurance companies exclude cover for pre-existing medical conditions, but Able2Travel is different. We believe that having a medical condition shouldn’t stop you from loving travel, which is why we provide cover for 1000’s of pre-existing conditions.

With Able2Travel’s Travel Insurance for seniors, you can enjoy the following policy benefits:

  • 3 levels of Travel Insurance Cover to meet your needs and budget,
  • Emergency Medical/Dental Cover Abroad up to £10,000,000 (including repatriation),
  • Trip Cancellation up to £5,000,
  • Trip Interruption up to £5,000,
  • Travel Delay & Missed Departure up to £1,000,
  • Baggage up to £3,000,
  • And much more…

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**This article is for information and entertainment purposes only. It does not constitute advice in any way. The information provided here is correct at the time of writing however please check the latest policy wording for the latest terms, conditions, and exclusions.

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