In search of Easter Sun? Check out our top 10 Easter holidays.
If youve given up chocolate for Lent, then Easter might seem very far away, but its really not! Why not make the most of the long weekend coming up in just a few weeks and go off in search of Easter Sun?
A few weeks ago The Telegraph newspaper published a list of its top 10 Easter sun destinations and theyre all incredible. We book holidays and escorted tours to all of the destinations mentioned, so lets have a look at our top all-inclusive package picks. Temperatures given are approximate for the time of year.
Cyprus Average Temperature 21 C
Titan Tours offers you the chance to get to know Cyprus from a single base, without having to move accommodation during your tour-orientated stay. The VIP travel option will see you being collected from your home and delivered safely into Paphos, where as well as enjoying a luxury room, you can explore the Roman, Byzantine and earlier attractions of the city. Highlights include the House of Dionysus, the Tomb of the Kings and the Paphos Fort, although a very pleasant afternoon can be spent wondering around the Old Harbour and enjoying a snack in a pavement caf.
Cyprus has some impressive mountain ranges and youll get a chance to visit spectacular monasteries in both the Pentadaktylos and the Troodos Mountains, as well explore the wine-producing villages of the area. Covered in cedars and home to exquisite Mediterranean cuisine, Cyprus is entertaining as well as highly relaxing. We recommend a Titan Tours Islands of the Aegean
Morocco Average Temperature 27 C
With one of the warmest Easter temperatures on the list, a Trafalgar trip to Morocco will take you on a whirlwind tour of the countrys highlights. A dedicated travel director will expertly guide your group through the many memorable sights of Morocco, taking all the stress out of your journey, so that you can relax, unwind and fully immerse yourself in the experiences that have been prepared for you.
There will be luxury overnight stays in a number of different cities and along the way youll take in Casablanca, Rabat, the gateway to North Africa in Meknes and Fez, where youll explore the royal palace and bazaar. Here youll enjoy a local dining event in a traditional Riad.
One night will be spent in Erfoud, with the dunes of the Sahara stretching out before you, while another will take place in the Atlas Mountains, looking down onto the Dades Valley. Your journey ends in Marrakesh, where youll visit the Bahia Palace and explore the countrys largest traditional market. We recommend an All Inclusive break with Club Med Marrakech La Palmeraie
Andalusia Average Temperature 21 C
Known as the land of the gypsies and made famous by Federico Garcia Lorcas plays, Andalucia in Southern Spain is a melting pot of Spanish and Moorish influences. With Cox and Kings tour of the region, youll fly into the coastal resort of Malaga, before enjoying all the delights of Ronda, Seville, Cordoba and Granada.
Top highlights of this trip include the impressive Alcazar Palace in Seville, the Mezquita mosque in Cordoba and the infamous Alhambra in Granada. These are all big names in Andalusian architecture and have to be seen to be believed, but other pleasures of this holiday include the dizzying choice of tea in the Arabic tea shops behind the Plaza Nueva in Granada and the rows of fragrant orange trees all over the region. We recommend Splendours of Andalucia with Cox & Kings
Crete Average Temperature 20 C
Travelsphere offers a beautiful Easter sun break in springtime Crete. Its a guided tour package which includes your very own tour guide, who will help you discover the history and culture of the island, as well as ensure you see the most spectacular views. Your trip begins with a nature trail to spot wild flowers in the White Mountains, passing the native wild goats along the way and soaking in the scene of the orange groves. Following a relocation to Knossos, youll explore ruins of this Minoan palace, before moving on to Cretes capital, Heraklion to sample some regional delicacies for lunch.
During the middle of your week, youll be looking around the Akrotiri Peninsula and the markets of Chania, before moving onwards through the plains of Askifou and the Gorges at Imbros. In Apertura, located high up on the hillside, youll get a fascinating tour of an ancient city that combines Roman and Byzantine features and is surrounded by wild flowers. Sunshine is practically guaranteed this week, as is a welcoming atmosphere and delicious cuisine in every taverna you visit. We recommend Travelspheres Springtime in Crete tour
Malta Average Temperature 20 C
With a Cox and Kings luxury Easter sun break in Malta, youll stay in the two most opulent hotels on the island; one of them in Valetta for 3 nights, the other in Mdina for 3 nights. Youll explore the cities where your hotels are based, as well as visit the Tarxien and Hagar Qim temples. We recommend one of several Cox & Kings tours to Malta
The Canary Islands Average Temperature 25 C and Madeira 19 C
These appear as 2 distinct destinations on The Telegraph list, but if youre over 50 and fancy taking a European cruise of a lifetime, why not look into a Saga cruise which will take you to both. Youll explore the black volcanic sand, tropical plants and volcanoes of the picturesque Canary Islands, along with the pleasantly warm and lush surroundings of Madeira. We recommend you try one of our award winnings tours
Provence – Average Temperature 15 C
Provence in France is a journey backwards along the European timeline and a handy destination if you dont fancy flying. Discover a French rural idyll, where the countryside is dominated by wild, beautiful nature and farming culture. Flora and fauna is abundant all over the area, from the wild horses of The Carmargue to the glowing marshes of Aigues Mortes.
Great Rail Journeys are offering you the chance to discover the very best Provence has to offer over the course of 7 days. Youll travel by rail through Sete, Palavas-Les-Flots, Aigues Mortes, the wetlands of the Carmarthen and Arles, enjoying exceptional French cuisine paired with delicious regional wines. We recommend your sample Provence with Great Rail Journeys
Puglia – Average Temperature 18 C
For a taste of Southern Italy, why not head over to Puglia with Kuonis extra special Puglia Easter sun break. Here youll bask in sundrenched beauty spots along the rugged coastline, cycle through fragrant olive groves and fruit orchards in Savelletri di Fasano as well, as explore the impressive, ancient architecture of the old quarter.
Food is taken very seriously in this region. Youll not only get to sample a variety of carefully prepared local dishes, but also try your hand at cooking them yourself. Your cooking lesson will take place in Ostuni and youll learn how to cook traditional meat rolls in tomato sauce; a dish known as braciole.
Youll discover the picturesque fishing traditions of the local area in Trani too and look around the illustrated cave dwellings from the 8th century in Matera. However, one huge tour highlight is venturing into Lecce, a city renowned for its baroque architecture. When you head a little further East still, youll be able to see the Albanian coastline in all its glory.
Sicily – Average Temperature 16 C
Sicily has long been known as a great destination for Easter sun, but for something a little different, why not try Kuonis culinary tour of the island? Youll eat food which has been influenced by 3 different continents, visit some of the areas foremost attractions and enjoy luxury accommodation. Fancy sampling chocolate in Syracuse, sipping the dessert wines of Marsala, tasting pizza in Palermo and soaking up the atmosphere of a romantic seafood dinner in Taormina? This is the ideal trip for gourmets and fans of Sicilian cuisine.
Are you looking to make the most of school holidays at Easter by travelling with your children for a family break, or are you simply looking to get away for a long romantic weekend? Either way we can help.
The Aspen Travel team has been booking Easter sun holidays for many years and is very knowledgeable about the comprehensive range of all-inclusive packages that we offer. If youre for a last minute escape, please give us a call. Weve been a trusted booking partner of many leading brand travel operators for a number of years and have won various travel industry awards for our efforts. Put your holiday in our safe hands and give us a call. Well be happy to answer your questions and begin the booking process.