Want to go travelling and spend your kids’ inheritance? – Here are the top 5 destinations
You’ve worked your whole life and guided your children through the significant moments of their childhood, and now it’s time for you to kick back, relax and plan a well-deserved holiday.
You’re never too old to go exploring, broaden your horizons and immerse yourself with new people, religions and cultures, learn a new skill or volunteer for a charity, so here are Booking.com’s Top Five destinations as favoured by Baby Boomers like you.
From a romantic, historic city break in Rome to a cultural trip to London, a holiday to Turkey to view the spectacularly diverse scenery, a break to Paris for art lovers or an adventure of a lifetime in bustling Bangkok; there is something for everyone.
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 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. 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 its peaceful gardens and courtyard.
London, United Kingdom
Often referred to as the capital of Europe, London is a must visit destination. From the designer clad streets of Belgravia, to the urban markets of Camden Town, every neighbourhood has its own unique character waiting to be revealed. 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 an iconic 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, an area 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 view of the Bosphorus. After sampling the stylish restaurants and exploring tastes of world cuisine, head to Les Ambassadeurs for a drink and to enjoy some jazz.
Paris, the world’s capital for art and culture, is a must-see on anyone’s travel list. Venture to the City of Light 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, Paris will take your breath away.
Where to stay: The Jardin Saint Honoré Apartments is a great home away from home and the perfect base for a Parisian adventure. Located in the Paris city centre, the apartments are perfectly situated just a short walk from popular hotspots including the Louvre Museum and the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Conjuring up images of Bangkok usually makes one think of millennials on a gap year, exploring the non-stop nightlife of Khao San Road. But the city has so much more to offer than its hedonistic party scene. Enjoy Bangkok’s 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 right in the middle 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 – home of the famous American silk merchant who mysteriously vanished in Malaysia in 1967.