Great travel destinations for older adults

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If you’re retired and keen for an adventure, you may be thinking of going on a holiday in the near future. Here’s a look at a few destinations worth considering when you start planning your dream getaway.

Italy

Never visited Italy before? Then it’s time to add it to your must-see list. With so much to explore and discover, it can be hard to settle on an itinerary – but whether you decide to follow the ever-popular Rome–Florence–Venice route or spend your time exploring a specific region, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience. From history, architecture and art to delicious food and incredible natural beauty, Italy is a not-to-be-missed destination. And if you’re not keen on travelling solo or as a couple, there are plenty of group tour options to consider.

The Colosseum

Japan

If you want to immerse yourself in a different culture, consider jetting off to Japan. Spring is always a popular time to visit, when the cherry blossoms bloom and transform the country into a wonderland, but Autumn is equally spectacular, when the foliage changes from green to striking shades of orange and red. After spending a few days exploring bustling Tokyo, you can simply take the bullet train to beautiful Kyoto, where you’ll discover the region’s rich cultural heritage and explore its many historic monuments.

Cherry blossoms in Tokyo

Portugal

Sunny Portugal is an increasingly popular destination and has plenty to offer visitors. There’s delicious food to enjoy (they’re known for their seafood and pastéis de nata or custard tarts), great beaches to visit, charming cities and small towns to explore and beautiful scenery to soak in. As an added bonus, Portugal is also considered to be one of the more affordable countries to visit in Western Europe. Ready to book your ticket?

Porto

Mauritius

If you’re interested in a sun-drenched and relaxing holiday, you can’t go wrong with Mauritius. Just a four-hour flight from Johannesburg and dotted with luxury resorts, this island destination is the perfect spot to lay on a lounger and soak up some sun, swim in the warm Indian Ocean, snorkel, catch up on the latest bestseller and enjoy a sundowner on the beach. Holiday deals are often available so chat to your travel agent to find one that works for you.

Mauritius