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Travel Mum’s 5 Spring Break Offers For Families

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Family Travel From Dubai This Spring Break

Spring break – that wonderful two week holiday that comes up at the end of March! It really is the perfect time to pack those bags and go off on an adventure, creating fantastic memories along the way. Here are my suggestions for some amazing itineraries…

sicily in italy

Sicily, Italy

The island of Sicily is the largest of the Mediterranean islands and is located south west of the Italian mainland. Famous for its rich historic sights, ‘agritourismos’ or farm stays and great food, Sicily was the inspiration for The GodFather series. Olives, oranges, lemons, herbs and more grow well on the island due to its rich volcanic soil.

Sample delicious Sicilian cuisine such as Caponata, a popular dish with eggplant chopped and fried, and then seasoned with sweet balsamic vinegar and capers. Or if you love seafood, try the Spaghetti Ai Ricci with fresh sea urchins.

Stay on the east coast at Taormina to explore Mount Etna, an active volcano! Other interesting sights around Taormina are the Alcantara Gorge and Castello di Calatabiano, an ancient fortress that seems straight out of a Tin Tin adventure! Visit the west coast town of Trapani and its lovely medieval town of Erice!

Special term break offer: Return economy flights with Turkish Airlines (1 stop). 3 nights in Taormina and 3 nights in the Trapani region (west coast). Packages starting from AED 3,999 per person.

Dark Hedges Road in Ballymoney

Ireland

The Emerald Isle beckons! The lush green island with age old castles, beautiful tales of love and feuding dynasties. Take a trip to visit the Dark Hedges Road in Ballymoney, made famous by the Game of Thrones series. Step back in time at the Giant’s Causeway while listening to its legendary tales or take a road trip down the Wild Atlantic Way exploring its rugged, gorgeous landscapes along the way!

Special term break offer: Return economy flights with KLM (1 stop) to Dublin, 4 night accommodation with breakfast, full day tour of Cliffs of Moher, Burren and Galway Bay. Packages starting from AED 4,099 per person.

gili island

Bali and Gili Islands

Experience tranquillity among the paddy fields, mountains and lakes of the green heart of Bali – Ubud. Ancient palaces, spiked roof temples, yoga retreats and spas dot the island. Children will love the Elephant Safari Park or trek the layered rice fields of Tegalalang. For the adventure seekers, an early morning hike up the sides of the active volcano Mount Batur to see the most spectacular sunrise!

Gili Islands: Situated just a speed boat ride away from Bali, the three Gili islands offer tropical tranquility with its palm fringed, white sandy beaches.

Special term break offer: Flights with Singapore Airlines (one stop), 4 night accommodation in Ubud, 3 nights in the Gili Islands, airport transfers. Packages start from AED 5,199 per person.

munich in Germany

Munich, Germany

Magical Castles, lush landscapes, great gastronomy, history and beautiful cities with lots to see and do. Munich though a big city, has a city centre in Marienplatz that feels small-town and cosy. Visit the English Garden with its beautiful Japanese Teahouse and lush gardens or take a trip to the BMW Museum.

Children will love the spectacular Castle (the model for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle), Hohenschwangau Town and Linderhof Castle. Drive down the Romantic Road to visit Rothenburg, the most perfectly preserved medieval town in Europe.

Special term break offer: Return Economy flights with Turkish Airlines (one stop), 5 night accommodation with breakfast, return airport transfers and a day tour of the Neuchswanstein Castle. Packages start from AED 4,990 per person.

Borneo

Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

Borneo is home to endangered orangutans, rainforests, the world’s largest flower and has some great dive sites too! You can go mountain trekking up Mount Kinabalu or stay in a longhouse with the local tribes. The island is set in the South China Sea, south of mainland Malaysia and the rainforest is approx. 130 million years old.

Special term break offer: Return economy flights with Singapore Airlines (one stop), 4 night accommodation at 5* Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort & Spa (or similar) with breakfast, taxes, return airport transfers, Borneo Longhouse visit experience, North Borneo Steam Train tour. Package starts from AED 5,590 per person.

Like what you see? Contact Andrea on andrea.bailey@travelcounsellors.ae or call 052 9128984 for more info or to book. Suitcases at the ready…

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