Whether your Mum is a food-lover, adventure-seeker or is simply need of a flop-and-drop, we’ve rounded up the best travel experiences to spoil your mum with this Mother’s Day.
Full of culture, history and natural wonders, Peru’s mythical Inca Trail is the perfect experience to give to any adventurous Mother on her special day. Mum will spend her days ascending and exploring the inspiring mountain scenery before being treated to a range of luxury Peruvian pampering massages, exotic cuisines and tasteful wines on Adventure World’s extraordinary Luxury Inca Trail. Trekking towards the Doorway of the Sun, she’ll witness the first glimpse of the impressive lost city of Machu Picchu before unlocking the secrets to this sacred heritage site, all before recovering in luxurious boutiques in the region’s valleys.
Pamper your Mum with a holiday that will make her feel like a queen with a stay at Red Carnation Hotel’s newly-opened Ashford Castle in Ireland. Dating back to 1228, the magnificent five-star property graces her beauty on the picturesque shores of Lough Corrib. Mum will dine like royalty in the George V Dining Room named after the Prince of Wales. The graceful setting is rich with twinkling Waterford Crystal chandeliers bestowing a grand sense of occasion. Relax and unwind to the soothing sounds of Ashford Castle’s resident pianist while indulging in exceptional dishes of acclaimed Chef Stefan Matz. For more information visit www.ashfordcastle.com.
If your mum has a passion for culture and new experiences, it’s hard to look past India, one of the oldest, most unique and diverse cultures in the world. Collectively known as the Golden Triangle, the cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur showcase India’s rich Mughal and Rajput heritage – from imposing forts, to sumptuous palaces and gleaming marble temples and tombs, such as the exquisite Taj Mahal. On Insight Vacations’ 7-day Essence of India All-Inclusive Luxury Goldjourney, guests will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich culture of the Golden Triangle and enjoy Signature Experiences such as visiting the Taj Mahal and the desert imperial city of Fatehpur Sikri, ascending by Jeep to the Amber Fort and enjoying a Celebration Gala Dinner under the stars at Samode Palace.
Island getaway/Flop & Drop
We all know mums have the hardest job of all, so what better way to say thank you this Mother’s Day than giving mum the chance to put her feet up with stunning Fiji as a backdrop. Creative Holidays currently has a range of fly and stay packages available, where mum can unwind in style in one of three 5-star Starwood Hotels & Resorts located on Denarau Island, a small private island in Fiji, northwest of the main island of Viti Levu. As Fiji’s only 5-star integrated resort complex, she’ll be able to enjoy access to the facilities of Sheraton Fiji Resort, Sheraton Denarau Villas and The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa. The resort complex offers an exciting tropical wonderland, complete with lush tropical gardens, relaxing beaches, leisure facilities including the Heavenly Spa, a choice of 17 restaurants and bars and six swimming pools. Watch out – she may not want to come back!
There’s nothing more satisfying for a Mother than having her loved ones all sitting around the dinner table and sharing stories. What better place to do just that than in Italy? A haven for some of the world’s best food and wines, Mum will be in her element as she indulges her way through Italy’s Piedmont region on Trafalgar’s Secrets of Italy Hidden Journey. From sharing stories with a local family in their home and staying in authentic accommodation at the Albergo Dell’Agenzia in Pollenzo, Mum will feel spoiled as she explores Europe’s largest open air food market in Turin and the food markets of Astola. She’ll uncover a town synonymous with sparkling wine in Asti and join the local Nicola family on their wine estate for a beautiful Be My Guest lunch. The family will treat her to the region’s famous Spumante and Barbera d’Asti wines before inviting her to sit down with the family for a homemade meal.
Show your mum a different side of Sydney with a day of exploring and adventure in the city’s most iconic and picturesque spots. Let AAT Kings do all the driving so you can kick back, relax and take in Sydney from the best roof top in town on the see-through roof Double Decker coach. Experience the Sydney Harbour Bridge like never before, walk the bridge to get the ultimate family photo and stop off for a bite to eat at The Rocks. Priced from $20 per person, visit www.aatkings.com for more details.
What better place to show your mum how much you love her than in the city of love itself, Paris. Experience some extra magic over the holidays and celebrate in the holiday spirit cruising along the Seine River visiting a marché de Noël in towns along the way, indulging in French food and champagne and explore the rich culture that the French are famous for. Explore the beautiful French streets as they are dressed in Christmas spirit and admire the Eiffel tower under a sprinkling of snow as it lights up the night sky on Uniworld’s 8 day all-inclusive Parisian Holiday river cruise priced from $3,519 per person. For more information visit www.uniworldcruises.com.au
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