Themed holidays that focus on photography or painting, for example, are increasing in popularity. However, a lot of people may turn their noses up at the idea of this kind of package break. Mainly, they are opposed to the idea of being restricted in terms of what they can and cannot do. However, I am here to explain why these types of vacations are so amazing, and why you should give one a go! Keep reading for what I consider to be the four benefits of themed holidays.
You can learn a new skill
A lot of themed holiday packages focus on a particular skill. I have already mentioned photography and painting in the introduction to this post, but there are so many more options to choose from. Some of the most popular choices are wine tasting, cookery, languages and walking. But not only will you learn a new skill, or improve an existing one, but you will be doing it against the backdrop of some of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Imagine learning how to paint in the hills of Tuscany or being taught how to prepare and cook tapas from the experts in Barcelona.
Most of the hard work is done for you
Companies that organise themed holiday packages will arrange the flights, transfers, accommodation and activities. Additionally, they may even take care of meals and entertainment for those who want this service. And with websites like ArtisanTravel.co.uk you can book the whole trip from the comfort of your own home. Once you’ve paid, all you need to do is sit back and relax, knowing that the only you have to do is pack and turn up. It’s a very easy and convenient way to travel, so a great option for busy people!
You’ll meet lots of like-minded people
One of the best things about themed holidays is that they can be very social (if you want them to be). You will be among a group of like-minded people who are also there to learn more about grape varieties used to make wine or how to improve their wildlife photography skills. If you are travelling solo, they are an especially great option. But families and couples will often make lifelong friends on a themed holiday.
They are flexible!
Okay, there are certain elements that will be set in stone, like the activities, the flights and the accommodation. However, the idea that you are ordered around from place to place is simply not the reality. Out with the scheduled activities, you have lots of time to go off and explore the destination on your own or with your travel companions. And you are not forced to spend all of your time with the others in the travel group if you don’t want to. The point is, these kind of holidays are flexible, and you can tailor them to suit your needs and desires.
I hope these reasons have convinced you that themed holidays are fantastic. Please let me know about your travel experiences on this kind of vacation. Thanks for reading!