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Yay! Five Top Cities to Visit This May Bank Holiday

Local Cuban people enjoying music and dance

Time to get your flight pillows, and straw hats out because we are giving you ideas on where to go this May bank holiday. Here are five super tours in five cities around the world. Make this May bank holiday count! These escorted tours that take you around the world, through different cities and regions are full of discovery and adventure, and you must give these a try.

Cape Town Garden Route & Safari with Travel Department

A lion on a game drive
You will spot lions on a game drive on this guided tour

On this guided tour encounter local wildlife, unique culture and spectacular scenery. It’s a 13-night guided holiday to South Africa by Travel Department. Your tour begins in Cape Town, where you will encounter some of the city’s most famous landmarks including the majestic Table Mountain and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years. Next, you will visit the stretch of the southeastern coast known as the Garden Route. Staying in characterful towns as we travel, you will be treated not only to magnificent coastal views, mountains and lagoons but also a taste of rural South Africa. Your final stop is Kariega Game Reserve, a family-owned and operated private safari reserve located in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Situated on the Garden Route, the reserve is the perfect place to take game drives in search of the ‘Big Five’ game animals.

This tour will include the following: Outbound flights to Cape Town will be via Doha, Dubai, Istanbul or Frankfurt and return flights home will depart from Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) via Johannesburg then via Doha, Dubai, Istanbul or Frankfurt depending on your chosen dates.

Find the link here.

Highlights of Cuba with the Travel Department

A scene from Cuba with locals playing musical instruments and dancing
This May bank holiday, travel to Cuba and immerse yourself in its charm and beauty

Discover Cuba’s unique culture and beautiful scenery with this tour on this 11-night guided holiday. Your adventure will begin in Old Havana, where you’ll travel by vintage car through streets lined with baroque and neoclassical buildings. Another excursion will bring you on the ‘Tobacco Route’ in the west of the island, where there will be an opportunity to meet a traditional ‘veguero’ (tobacco farmer).

You’ll see why Ernest Hemingway fell in love with Cuba by visiting some of his favourite haunts and uncovering the island that inspired much of his writing. The local guides accompanying you on this tour will be delighted to share their knowledge. You’ll stay in the coastal area of Varadero, where you can relax on the pristine beaches and our holiday will then conclude with one more night in the vibrant capital of Havana. With tropical weather, friendly locals and rich history, Cuba is the Caribbean destination that has it all.

Find the booking link here.

Costa Rica Adventure with Costsaver

A waterfall in a rainforest - idea to spend May bank holiday
Find natural beauty aplenty this May bank holiday by taking this tour

Bubbling mud pools, rainforests teeming with wildlife, and an active volcano are all yours the taking on this adventure. Starting in the cultural capital city of San Jose, visit turtle nesting grounds and skywalk through the rainforest canopy to create enriching and unforgettable memories.

Find out more about this 7 days and 6 nights tour, including how to book, here.

Best of Morocco with Intrepid Travel

A Moroccan nan in a traditional blue costume playing an instrument
Morocco has so much to offer – discover this beautiful destination this May bank holiday weekend yourself

Give me More-Rocco, you say? Travel to Morocco and visit the best of the country’s sights on this 15-day all-encompassing adventure from Casablanca to Marrakech. From the Atlas Mountains to seaside Essaouira, the Saharan deserts to the primaries of Todra Valley, and from the medieval old town of Fes to the spice markets of Marrakech, the most spectacular of Morocco await. Observe the vibrant contrasts between old and new architecture, artwork, and cuisine. Learn about fallen cities and cross paths with nomadic tribes. The majesty of Morocco is a feast for the senses and is waiting to be explored.

How? Well, here’s a link that gives you all the information and you can book your dream May bank holiday trip right now!

Country Roads of the Real Deep South with Insight Vacations

From Nashville, a historic building

Fall in love with the Deep South during this 12-day guided tour. Let the lights and music of Nashville wash over you as you walk down Broadway. Take a guided tour of Studio B, Nashville’s oldest remaining recording studio. Then head to the Country Music Hall of Fame which preserves, celebrates, and shares the important cultural asset that is country music. In Memphis, enjoy a private tour of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, a former record studio where Nashville greats recorded their music. Get the chance to explore the mansion which was the private retreat of the King of Rock ‘n Roll on your own. Embrace Cajun Country in Lafayette: here, you will learn about the origins of Cajun music from a local accordion maker, and take a crawfish farm tour, where a local expert will help you catch your lunch. In New Orleans walk the city with a local expert, who will guide you through its vibrant art scene and unique architecture. Then end your trip with a bang and learn all about Mardi Gras, during an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Mardi Gras World, where the magic happens and the extravagant floats are built each year. 

Quick and easy booking link here.

Here’s hoping you make the most of your May bank holiday weekend. After all, even if it’s cliched, it’s true – we only live once. Might as well live it up!

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