Easter 2017 sees a rare, late Easter falling on 16th April, which can be combined with the May Bank Holiday in one great trip. This allows you to take just 9 days off work but have 18 days away.
We’ve arranged the following tours to fit these dates. So book the time off before your colleagues beat you to it!
Spend two nights journeying Keralan backwaters by traditional houseboat. Visit ancient temple shrines and traditional villages, wander the atmospheric harbour of Kochi and immerse yourself in Tamil and Dravidian culture.
Explore tropical islands, cloud forests, colonial towns and the incredible flora and fauna of the volcanic Galapagos Islands. Spend an extra day exploring the colonial heritage and sites of Quito with this Easter departure.
Begin at Mumbai’s ‘Gateway to India’ and travel north to reach the Moghul Gardens and tranquil lakes of Srinagar. Along the way, take in Amritsar’s Golden Temple, the iconic Taj Mahal and several other fascinating sites and colourful cities. This extended Easter departure adds time in Srinagar and Delhi to the usual itinerary.
This tour of the Chinese portion of the Silk Road contains the enthralling Terracotta Warriors, not unearthed till 1974; camp overnight in the Taklamakan desert; visit Tibetan Monasteries and ancient Buddhist caves; walk the Great Wall and gorge on a crossroads of cuisines at Silk Road city Xi'an's food market.