With summer just around the corner – now is the time to plan your next family getaway. Emirates Holidays has announced several holiday offers – from immersing yourself in the amazing world of Harry Potter, to soaking in the rich history and culture of Vietnam, or enjoying magical moments at a Disney park, to having the adventure of a lifetime on a South African safari – these holidays will bring fun, adventure and memories to last a lifetime.
These attractive holiday options – perfect for families planning their summer travel – are featured in a dedicated Emirates Holidays’ family brochure available now at the Emirates Holidays Travel Store on Sheikh Zayed Road, or through your travel agents. The brochure features a wide variety of packages to Asia, Africa, Europe, the Indian Ocean and the US, which are designed to meet a range of requirements and budgets.
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The Harry Potter Tour
Experience stunning Scottish scenery featured in the Harry Potter movies. The lochs and mountains of Glen Coe and Glen Nevis formed the backdrop for some of the most dramatic scenes in the films. Included is a trip on the Jacobite Steam Train, better known as the Hogwarts Express which climbs up through the valleys, to the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct. Other highlights include Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness, home to the legendary monster Nessie. The tour culminates in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. From Edinburgh, finish your tour with a trip over the border to Alnwick Castle, more popularly known among Harry Potter fans as Hogwarts.
This 7-day/6-night, self-drive tour takes you to Glasgow – starting from Fort William (2 nights) – Inverness (1 night) – Perthshire (1 night) – Edinburgh (2 nights) – Glasgow, and prices start from AED 5,095 per adult and AED 4,345 per child on twin-sharing basis. The package includes: Economy Class return airfare, six nights’ accommodation in four star hotels with breakfast, car rental for seven days, return second class train journey on the Jacobite Steam Train, room tax and service charges. Tour operates until 25 October 2013.
Discover Vietnam’s Charm
Vietnam, with its friendly, lively people – is a great family destination. It offers something for every member of the family – history, culture, fun activities and entertainment.
For 8 days/ 7nights (2 nights in Ho Chi Minh City and 5 nights in Hoi An), in a chauffeur-driven private car tour, start your journey in the dynamic city of Ho Chi Minh (formerly Saigon) with a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels; then fly to Da Nang and onto charming Hoi An, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage town, and swim off Vietnam’s coast dotted with picturesque beaches. Stay at a luxurious beach resort and enjoy the extensive range of activities and the beautiful beach.
Starting from AED 5,990 per adult and AED 3,780 per child on twin-sharing basis, the offer includes: Economy Class return airfare, return domestic airfare between Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang, seven nights’ accommodation in four or five star hotels with breakfast, half day Cu Chi Tunnels excursion, half day Hoi An excursion, room tax and service charges. Offer is valid until October 31, 2013.
South African Adventures
Begin your holiday with a one-night stay at Johannesburg followed by a trip to Sun City, better known as South Africa’s playground for entertainment and family fun. Explore this amazing resort which is host to major international events such as celebrity rock events, golf tournaments and lavish extravaganzas. Children will love the “kiddie” gaming zone and The Valley of the Waves – one of the most advanced water parks in the world. On Day Four, head to the famous Kruger National Park and explore the “Big Five” territory in an open vehicle for an amazing safari experience. The jungle game reserve is home to a variety of indigenous African animals including elephants, lions, leopards and over 350 species of birds. The Family Safari experience (featured by Shudli Private Game Lodge) incorporates various activities for children such as a tracker course, birding, face painting to camouflage in the bush, hair braiding, learning about nocturnal animals, joining traditional song and dance activities.
Starting from AED 11,765 per adult and AED 4,985 per child on twin-sharing basis, this 6-day/5-night – air and private chauffeur-driven car tour takes you to Johannesburg (1 night) – Sun City (2 nights) – Safari (2 nights). The offer includes: Economy Class return airfare, five nights’ accommodation in four star hotels with breakfast, (lunch and dinner included while on Safari) private car transfers, room tax and service charges. Offer is valid until October 31, 2013.
The magic of Disney
Go on a magical holiday to Disneyland Paris, with the Emirates Holidays packages (based on two adults and two children) starting as low as AED 4,425 per adult/AED 3,070 per child. The package includes return Economy Class airfares, three nights’ accommodation, room tax and service charges. There is also an option to add city excursions or stay longer.
The brochure also includes holiday packages to other Disney Parks & Resorts properties.
Additionally, Emirates Holidays has extended some of its short break offerings with three-night packages – including return Economy flights and 3- to 5-star hotel accommodation to Cochin, India valid until 30th September 2013; Bangkok and Phuket in Thailand valid until 31st October 2013; Istanbul, Turkey valid from 7th June to 31st July 2013; and Munich, Germany until 31st October 2013.
Children’ age is defined as 12 years old and below. Prices exclude airport departure taxes and peak flight surcharges, and may change without prior notice. Other terms & conditions apply.