When the time comes to travel again, you may be overcome with choices as to where you want to go and how you want to explore that destination. So we’ve created a mini-guide to help you find your ideal holiday type and when’s the best time to book.
Organised Group Tours
Fred.\ Holidays has a close partnership with Back-Roads Touring who organise escorted tours for small groups no larger than 18 people. Your designated expert guide will take great care of you and lead you on a journey filled with culinary delights and boutique accommodation.
During your journey, you’ll experience a variety of cultures through local wine tastings and traditional cooking lessons, before resting your head in an elegant, yet charming, hotel with plenty of character. Your accommodations are hand-picked to reflect the area you’re staying in and make you feel as though you’re in a home away from home.
If you’re hoping to focus your holiday on history, a Battlefields Tour will suit. With milestones occurring annually, your trip is bound to be one to remember. Whether it’s France or Belgium that takes your fancy, there are plenty of ways you can pay your respects.
Festivals, Events & Markets
There are plenty of Beer Festivals that happen every year in Europe, the most popular being Oktoberfest in Munich. This late-September/early-October event attracts six million people who want to celebrate with a cold brew in-hand. Alternatively, you can travel to Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Prague and more to enjoy other thirst-quenching beer festivals.
European Christmas Markets attract more people every year. What originated in Germany has now grown and spread out across the whole of Europe. Wooden huts rub shoulders with one another and sell handmade crafts, tasty treats and warm winter-themed drinks to get you into the festive spirit. Fairy lights wrapped around the trees twinkle in the night sky, as the smell of barbequed sausages fills the air. It’s ideal for families, couples and groups of friends looking to make lasting memories.
Castles, Lakes & Mountains
Be encapsulated by spectacular landscapes, towering mountains and enchanting chateaus on a Castles, Lakes and Mountains holiday. Explore the great outdoors, whether it be a holiday by the sea, a trip to see Germany’s most beautiful lakes or a quest to find Europe’s most fairy-tale-like castles.
Discover the spectacular scenery along the North Sea and Baltic coastlines when wandering along their beautiful stretches of fine, white sand. Or, get lost in the woods in the Bavarian Alps, where tall trees grow in all different shapes and sizes, with princess castles sitting high up in the distance.
The Austrian state of Tyrol is home to some of the most picturesque valleys, separated by endless bodies of water and small, medieval towns full of rich history. Switzerland’s crescent-shaped Lake Geneva surrounds itself with beautiful blossoms during spring, making you want to grab your camera to capture the beautiful moment.
F1 & Sporting Holidays
Here at Fred.\ Holidays, we offer a wide range of sporting trips from F1 Grand Prixs to cycling and hiking breaks. Many European cities are holding F1 races in 2021 including Amsterdam, Le Castellet, Budapest, Stavelot and Monza. We can tailor-make a multi-centre holiday so you don’t have to worry about missing any races.
If you’d rather play the sport than watch it, we also offer golf, hiking and cycling holidays, on which you can take your time and travel at your own pace. It doesn’t matter if this is your first or fifth time, we offer both self-guided and group tours to suit your preferences. You can finally fulfil your dream to ride the Elbe cycle path in the Italian Dolomites or zoom alongside the Baltic Sea breathing in the fresh air.
If, after reading this blog post, you are inspired by any of these holiday types, what are you waiting for? Call us today on 0800 988 3369 or contact us via our website to book your tailor-made holiday now.