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Editors pick: Where to escape to next half term in 7 days or less

The half term holidays may only be 7 days – but that’s plenty of time for a family getaway! If you’re wondering where to escape to next half term in under a week, we’ve got the answer. From the United Kingdom and Ireland to Jordan and Iceland, here are our top half term travel destinations and family tours that are 7 days or less.

Real Britain – 6 days

Lacock Abbey England

Wondering where to escape to next half term? This six-day tour will show you the icons of Britain from the buzzing cities of London, Liverpool, Cardiff, Edinburgh and York, to the spectacular countryside with rolling hills and green fields. See the mysterious Stonehenge, soak in the Roman baths in the famous spa town of Bath, and see where the Beatles got their start in their home town of Liverpool.  

Whether you want to cruise Lake Windermere in the stunning Lake District, trace the history of the Roman Empire at Hadrian’s Wall, or walk in the footsteps of Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon, this half term holiday will be enriching and fun for the whole family.

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Amsterdam Explorer – 6 days

colourful houses lining a canal Amsterdam

Whether you want to travel by plane or train, you can go from London to Amsterdam in less than four hours, making it the perfect half term travel destination. This 6-day tour is packed with history, culture, and scenic gems, so there really is something for the whole family.

Foodies will love sampling local cheeses at a historical cheese market in Gouda and a Be My Guest dinner with the Pauw family on the dairy farm near Amsterdam. Meanwhile, art enthusiasts will get to explore all the world-famous museums like the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Anne Frank House. Nature lovers will adore visiting the Keukenhof Gardens during tulip season or learning about green cities at Floriade Expo 2022.

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Best of Devon and Cornwall – 6 days

St Michaels Mount Cornwall England

Looking for half term travel destinations that are close to home? You can’t miss Devon and Cornwall in England! This six-day tour will show you the highlights of these gorgeous regions and iconic cities like Bath, Bristol and London.

Both kids and adults will love exploring ancient castles and lavish stately homes, including Tintagel Castle, the legendary birthplace of King Arthur. You can also see the filming locations of Harry Potter and Downton Abbey in the charming village of Lacock and stretch your legs in the scenic Dartmoor National Park. Whether you want to relax on the golden beaches of St. Ives or indulge in Cornish pasties, your family will return from this half term holiday feeling totally refreshed. 

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Iceland including the Blue Lagoon – 6 days

Blue Lagoon Iceland

If you want to make the most of your holidays but you’re wondering where to escape to next half term, you’ve got to put Iceland on your bucket list. You can fly from London to the capital Reykjavik in just three hours, meaning you’ve got more time to enjoy your trip. This amazing six-day Iceland tour will hit all the highlights, from Deildartunguhver, Europe’s highest-flowing hot spring, to the soul-stirring waterfalls of Hraunfoss and Barnafoss. 

Your family will also love exploring the ancient Thingvellir National Park, and the glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes, and lava fields of the stunning Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Whether you want to sample Viking ‘sushi’ or soak in the milky waters of the Blue Lagoon, this will be a half term holiday your family will cherish forever.

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Jordan Experience – 6 days

Rose City of Petra Jordan

Ready to switch things up with your half term travel experience? Take a journey to the Middle East with our 6-day Jordan tour. Kids and adults alike will be amazed by Jordan’s ancient treasures, from the desert castles and holy sites to the rose-red façades of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. 

You’ll also get to connect with the locals as you enjoy a meal with the Khzoz family in Amman and enjoy a traditional dinner with a Bedouin tribe. You’ll even spend an enchanting night sleeping under the starry sky of the Wadi Rum desert.

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Irish Highlights – 7 days

Cliffs of Moher Ireland

If you’re wondering where to travel for 7 days on your half term holidays, we’ve got the perfect trip. Our 7-day Irish Highlights tour is the best way to see the treasures of Ireland from Dublin to Limerick.

Gaze over the mighty Cliffs of Moher and spot Atlantic Puffins nesting in the cliffs. Get the ‘gift of the gab’ at Blarney Castle and drive the spectacular Ring of Kerry. Tuck into a medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle and enjoy a ceilidh evening of traditional Irish food, music, and dancing.

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Singapore Explorer – 4 days

panorama of Singapore skyline

Ready to head further afield but not sure where you’ll have time to escape to next half term? Put Singapore on your list! While it’s a 13-hour flight from London, you can see all the highlights in just four days with our Singapore Explorer tour. That means you can have a whirlwind holiday in Singapore and make it back in time for school!

Start by exploring all the historic neighbourhoods like Chinatown, the Arab Quarter and Little India, then explore the Botanic Gardens. At night, see the lights show at Gardens by the Bay or indulge in the mouthwatering cuisines at the markets. Whether you see the stunning Cloud Forest or take a thrilling night safari, your whole family will love Singapore. 

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Do you know where you’ll escape to next half term? Let us know in the comments below!

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