Easter to many people means the chance to get together with friends and family, eating lots of chocolate and perhaps enjoying the scenery as spring begins to sprout. If you're looking for a change to the usual routine, why not make this Easter extra special and book a mini break away where you can enjoy this special time of year somewhere new and exciting.
If you'd rather be active this Easter, locate your walking books and waterproofs for an exhilarating walk through the magnificent Peak District – perhaps the perfect activity for burning those extra calories from all those Easter Eggs. If you would prefer to walk among the trees and be at one with nature, join an Easter coach break to the New Forest where you can ramble to your heart's content, expertly guided by an experienced rambler who will point out relevant sights of interest and much more during your stay here. There are other wonderful walking tours for Easter taking in The Cotswolds, The Yorkshire Dales or The Lake District.
Easter doesn't have to be full of activity, you can also spend the popular bank holiday weekend aboard the MS Olympia as it cruises pass windmills through beautiful Holland where you can see the Dutch Bulbfields starting to bloom in Keukenhof. See the mighty fjords of Norway aboard the awesome MV Discovery or take a cruise much closer to home where you can experience the delights of the stunning British Isles whilst enjoying the wonderful hospitality aboard the MV Marco Polo.
Coach holidays for Easter tend to start from around £209 per person and will usually include: return travel, accommodation, meals and excursions. For many of the European Easter breaks, meals are usually limited to just bed and continental breakfast. However, the Easter cruises will usually provide full board arrangements throughout your time aboard the ship.
Make a change to your usual routine for Easter and this year, get your loved ones together for a short break away and eat your chocolate eggs somewhere new? Deciding on where to go can for some be a little daunting so here are just a few of the places you can visit during this time:
The German Valleys
Spend a few relaxing days with the people closest to you as you celebrate Easter in the Rhine and Moselle area of Germany. This region is so beautiful that it's just crying out to be explored especially at Easter where you can marvel at the imposing Burg Eltz, meander the medieval streets of Cochem and visit the many flower covered wine taverns of Rudesheim.
For an air of peace and tranquillity this Easter time, take a mini break to The Cotswolds where you can enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea in quaint English villages such as Bourton-on-the-Water or Stow-on-the-Wold. Absorb the timeless charm of this beautiful region of the UK where stunning landscapes, rolling hills and church spires cry out to be explored this Easter.
No Easter would be complete without visiting Bruges, known for its connections with chocolate and lace. When you arrive in Bruges, make a bee-line for the Old Quarter and this is where you will find all the master chocolatiers. Enhance your break with a visit to the Chocolate Museum where you will find the answers to many questions that plague a chocoholics mind!
The Lake District
Another beautiful region of the UK that's perfect for your Easter break with stunning scenery for all to enjoy. Pack your walking boots and go rambling across the many Fells that the Lake District has to offer but take care as the weather can change in an instant. For those not wishing for an active break, you can walk aimlessly around Windermere, take a cruise across the lake or broaden your knowledge of Beatrix Potter.
The Easter Bank Holiday provides the perfect excuse to spend a long weekend in the vibrant city of Amsterdam. There so much to entertain the whole family from enjoying a relaxing cruise along the famous canals, sample local delicacies, admire the windmills, try on some clogs or combine your trip with a visit to the colourful Dutch Bulbfields at Keukenhof.