Choosing where to go on holiday and what kind of trip you want to take can be an exciting experience. From luxury cruises around far-flung places to expert-led tours of some of the UK's cultural hotspots, there are so many ways to travel that the choice can sometimes feel overwhelming.
This is where Good Housekeeping Holidays comes in. Our experts and journalists have travelled the world staying in the best hotels and researching the most exciting locations so that we can bring you tailor-made, expert-led holidays, and hotel offers in all corners of the world.
One of the best things about a cruise is that you can tick off multiple locations in one holiday. Our carefully curated selection of cruise holidays lets you explore places which can be tricky to reach on foot, like some of Scotland's most remote islands and Greece's hidden coves. And time on board isn't wasted either. On most cruises, you can pass the hours at sea by enjoying luxury dining, supremely stylish bars, evening entertainment, and top-notch spa facilities.
Whether you're trying to minimise your carbon footprint, making the journey part of the experience, or you're simply trying to avoid the hassle of international flights, you can choose from a whole range of no-fly holidays. Travelling by train or boat can often be a more relaxing way to travel. The journey becomes an integral part of the trip, allowing you to soak in glorious scenery as you travel from one place to another.
Several of our trips are accompanied by expert guests who will share their knowledge with you during exclusive talks and Q&As. Maybe you'll find yourself tasting local delicacies with a celebrity chef or exploring the blooms of Holland with a well-known TV gardener. Travelling with an expert makes for a truly immersive holiday, where you'll learn more about the places you're visiting and gain a new appreciation of the history, culture, and cuisine of your favourite holiday destinations.
One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the culture of your holiday destination is to discover its food and drink. From the delicious produce of southwest France to the delicious dishes found in the UK's countryside, we love discovering the flavours of each country and county we visit. We've got a range of gourmet tours available, many with cooking lessons so you can bring some expertise back to your own dinner parties.
For keen botanists, a holiday is a great opportunity to visit some of the world's most spectacular gardens and find some inspiration for your own projects. On our selection of garden tours around the world, you can discover the subtropical gardens of the Isles of Scilly, attend the vibrant Madeira Flower Festival and learn about the Moorish gardens of the Alcazar in Spain.
Many of our trips have a focus on culture and history, with visits to top-class museums, palaces, and archaeological sites often included in the itinerary. This makes our trips a hassle-free way of organising your time on holiday - with excursions often planned by knowledgeable local guides who'll make sure you see the best your holiday destination has to offer.
You don't have to travel far for a fantastic holiday. The UK has so much to offer, and we've put together a great collection of UK-based trips for you to enjoy. How about a train trip with author Lucy Worsley to visit Sandringham Palace and see the lovely Norfolk countryside, or a trip to Cornwall with gardening expert Helen Yemm? Or if you're just after a quick getaway, we've got a range of tempting hotel offers all over the UK.