October Half Term Break – School Holiday Ideas for Teachers
So it’s now October, you’ve settled into your new school and you’re starting to get used to how things work over in England. It’s been a lot of hard work so far but your first holiday is just around the corner – before you know it, October half-term will be upon us which means you get a week to relax, recharge and head away for a well-earned break.
But with so many choices right on your doorstep, where are you going?
The October half-term break is a perfect time to pop over to mainland Europe – the temperatures are nice and mild, the beautiful scenery is enhanced in a lot of places with the leaves changing colour and, best of all, most destinations will be far less crowded than at other holiday times.
There are of course all the usual destinations which you’ve no doubt looked into before you even got to England – we’ve all listed the places we want to go and visit while we’re on this adventure so rather than just talking about Paris, Rome, Barcelona etc. (which are all beautiful and wonderful places to visit) here are a few different tour ideas (in no particular order) to get you started:
Food and Drink Travel Experiences
Western Europe has a fantastic array of unique culinary experiences – what better way to get to know a culture than through your taste buds?
One of our travel partners, Ever Thought of Trying, offers a range of holiday destinations that bring together the food and culture of particular areas – from a wine and food cycling experience in Burgundy to a cooking class amongst the olive groves and vineyards of Tuscany. Check out what else they have to offer.
On the Water
Perhaps you want to go a bit further afield and try Morocco or Croatia? Our partners at Stoke Travel are always putting together exciting packages to help you experience something different. This October they could take you on a surf camp in Morocco or a short cruise along the Croatian coast (with unlimited beer and sangria!!). Check out their options.
Make sure to use the discount code, POINT when booking to get a discount on your trip.
Looking for a last minute discounted deal?
Our friends at Travel Talk have some discounted deals on October trips to destinations such as Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Russia and a few more. Check them out. Save up to 45% on their 2019 tours. And make sure to use their promo code 2019OCT5 at the checkout to get the best deal!
Of course, you could always look at what is on offer closer to your new home for this first mini-holiday. The UK has a lot to offer at this time of year and one of our travel partners specialises in small group tours around the British Isles. Check out what Rabbies can do for you.
Whatever you decide on, enjoy the break, refresh, recharge and be ready for the 2nd half of the term – then it will only be another 6 weeks before you get to head away on your first European winter holiday!
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