Worldwide Easter Destinations For Under £191
Easter is the perfect opportunity to get away and make the most of the four-day weekend and the school break.
Here Alpharooms has handpicked a selection of different destinations – some flying from the South, others from the North and Scotland - where Easter is enjoyed both traditionally and unconventionally.
Mallorca’s Street Processions
Century-old celebrations take place throughout Mallorca in Holy Week, March 25-31. Although the largest processions take place in the island’s capital, Palma, there are smaller festivities that take place in other towns such as Felanitx, which celebrates with an artisan Easter market.
Holidaymakers can join in the celebrations and watch the re-enactment of the Passion of Christ at noon on Good Friday on the steps of the cathedral in Palma, before the Holy Burial procession in the evening. These celebrations culminate in mass held on Easter Sunday, which is usually attended by the Royal Family. Visitors can also indulge in speciality Easter treats such as Panades – little meat pies – or Robiols – sweet Mallorcan pastries.
Offer: Four nights in Mallorca from £252 per person based on two adults and two children sharing. Staying at the three-star Gavimar Cala Gran Costa del Sur Hotel & Resort on a half board basis, flying from London Stansted on 30 March 2018.
Celebrate spring in Prague’s Easter Markets
Celebrating the arrival of Spring, both the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square play home to colourful Easter Markets between 17 March and 8 April. Attracting locals and tourists alike, the city squares are filled with wooden huts selling traditional handicrafts from glassware to embroidered lace as well as hand-painted eggs which can be personalised for visitors.
City-breakers can also enjoy local foods including klobása, a barbecued sausage, nádivka, roast lamb with parsley stuffing and trdelník, a sugar-coated pastry. For a truly authentic Easter experience holidaymakers can also attend Bach’s Easter Concert on Thursday 29th, which takes place in the Church of St Simon and Jude as well as listening to Mass being sung at the historic St Nicholas’ Cathedral on Easter Sunday.
Offer: Four nights in Prague from £191 per person based on two adults and two children sharing. Staying at the three-star Residence Casa Italia on a room only basis, flying from Glasgow on 26 March 2018.
On a little more unconventional note………….
Spend Easter with Disney characters in Paris
Disneyland Paris offers a range of activities to ensure everyone is happy with rides, meet ‘n’ greets and parades for the whole family. An Easter egg hunt takes place on Easter Sunday, where children between three and ten can look for chocolate eggs in the Easter maze. There is also the opportunity to meet Disney rabbits such as Thumper, and Rabbit from Winnie the Pooh.
This Easter, Disneyland Paris will be celebrating its 25th anniversary, and so as well as their usual daily parades there are many new events such as the Disney Illuminations show with fireworks and light projections.
Offer: Four nights in DisneylandParis from £448 per person based on two adults and two children sharing. Staying at the four-star Vienna House Dream Castle Paris on a half board basis, flying from Manchester on 31 March 2018.
A floating Easter egg hunt in Dubai
Although Easter isn’t typically celebrated in Dubai, being the ultimate entertainment hub and reaching temperatures of 27⁰C makes it the ideal destination for a family break.
The Farm, a restaurant set in an estate with lakes, waterways and gardens hosts an annual Easter egg hunt in its grounds, while the Aquaventure Waterpark at the iconic Atlantis The Palm Hotel releases 50,000 Easter eggs into the river rapids, with opportunities to win prizes. Dubai is renowned for being full of activities for the whole family, meaning that everyone can find something that they enjoy at Easter, whether it’s the rapids in the Waterpark, or just sunbathing nearby.
Offer: Seven nights in Dubai from £899 per person based on two adults and two children sharing. Staying at the four-star Yassat Gloria Hotel Apartments on a half board basis, flying from London Heathrow on 30 March 2018.
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Worldwide Easter Destinations For Under £191, 6th March 2018, 15:22 PM