From exploring the culture in Malta, to listening to the opera in Verona, experiencing an elephant rehabilitation centre in Sri Lanka, and relaxing in the Cotswolds or visiting a girls centre in India, One Traveller arranges bespoke tours for the solo Over 50 traveller.
Malta: Explore the European capital of culture
Valletta, the capital of Malta, has been crowned the ‘Capital of Culture’ by the European Union for 2018. There are many reasons to head there – amongst them are the countless range of arts, music and film festivals. Furthermore, the city boasts history, beautiful beaches and an impressive culinary scene. Travellers can explore Valetta, Gozo, Mdina, as well as visit the Meridiana wine estate, Ta Qali Crafts Village and the Mdina Glass and Maritime Museum. To conclude a visit to the Maltese city, guests can enjoy dining at the Palazzo Parisio, a 19th century fairy tale palace.
Getting there: One Traveller offers return flights, eight nights’ accommodation at the four-star Hotel Victoria in Sliema, meals and a dedicated tour manager starting from £2,560 per person for select departures in June, September and October 2018. www.onetraveller.co.uk/tours/malta
Verona: Listen to world-famous musicians
Summer is fast approaching and those looking to indulge in a summer soiree of music and elegance can head to Europe’s most spectacular music venue – the impressive Roman Amphitheatre located in the heart of Verona. The Arena di Verona boasts world-class performances during the Verona Opera Festival, appealing to opera aficionadas across the globe.
Getting there: One Traveller offers return flights, four nights’ accommodation at Hotel Leopardi, located just 400 metres from the Basilica of St Zeno, meals, executive coach travel and the exclusive services of a tour manager starting from just £1,590 per person for select departures in July and August 2018. www.onetraveller.co.uk/tours/verona-opera-festival-2018/
Sri Lanka: Combine a beach holiday with an elephant bath
Sri Lanka’s Minneriya National Park boasts the largest annual gathering of Asian elephants between August-September each year. Congregating in numbers of up to 600 at one time, visitors can marvel as the majestic mammals assemble to bathe, mate and feed. Elephant lovers can also enjoy a visit to the Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe, run by the Born Free Foundation, and a game drive in Yala National Park. Adding in elements of culture and history, travellers can explore Colombo and Kandy or enjoy beach time at Eden Resort Beruwela.
Getting there: One Traveller offers return flights, 14 nights’ accommodation, meals, executive coach travel and the exclusive services of a tour manager starting from just £3,990 per person for departures in August and November 2018. www.onetraveller.co.uk/tours/sri-lanka
Cotswolds: Rediscover the great British backyard this summer
For a retreat in the British countryside, head to the heart of Oxfordshire and explore the Cotswolds. The go-to destination for scenic walks and hearty pub lunches, boasts quintessentially and unspoiled English landscapes. Travellers can visit historic Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of Shakespeare, or check out the impressive grounds at Sudeley Castle and Gardens or Hanbury Hall and Gardens.
Getting there: One Traveller offers four nights’ accommodation in the four-star Billesley Manor Hotel in a double room for sole occupancy and the exclusive services of a tour manager starting from just £850 per person for select departures in July 2018. www.onetraveller.co.uk/tours/the-cotswolds-2018
Delhi, Royal Rajasthan and Bombay: volunteer at a girls centre
Project Ladli, based in Jaipur, India, is a centre which houses and helps around 60 girls, by teaching them various skills, as well as offering informal classes in Hindi, English and dance. Travellers can visit and meet the girls and their carers whilst travelling through the country. Alongside volunteering, travellers can learn how to cook traditional dishes with a local family and enjoy a dance and cultural show in Udaipur.
Getting there: One Traveller offers international and domestic flights, 15 nights’ accommodation in four and five star hotels in a double room for sole occupancy, executive coach travel, meals and the exclusive services of a tour manager from just £3,590 per person for select departures in October and November 2018. www.onetraveller.co.uk/tours/delhi-royal-rajasthan-and-bombay-2018/