Luxury Holiday Types & Ideas 2023/24

Creating a unique holiday experience has never been easier. By taking the time to truly understand your interests and how you like to travel we can arrange a tailor made, luxurious holiday that’s unique to you. But we all need a bit of inspiration now and again so come and discover some of our most popular holiday types and start dreaming about your next trip away.

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Scott Dunn Luxury Holiday Types

We like to think out of the ordinary and stretch the boundary of the imagination with our luxury holiday types. Perfectly paired with our carefully curated collection of luxury hotels, our holiday ideas will help you achieve your greatest travel dreams.

Explore Our Luxury Holiday Ideas

Start with who you’re travelling with – we have a range of holiday ideas that are ideal for kids, older families and multigenerational, couples and even small group adventures. Then dive into what you like to do; from safaris to city escapes we have it all.

Looking for a different holiday experience? Explore our esteemed collection of perfect pairings, created to give you the best of both worlds.

And for those wanting to take it a step further, we have different ways to travel below and even a helpful breakdown of where to go each month.

Holiday Ideas Based on Who Is Travelling

From special occasions like honeymoons to holidays for the whole family, explore holiday ideas based on who you’re travelling with.

Luxury Family Holidays

Travelling through the eyes of a child is magical, giving you the chance to share extraordinary experiences together that you’ll talk about for years to come. Whether it’s spying a sleuthing leopard on an incredible African safari, watching your toddler play in powdery-soft snow for the first time while skiing, or making baby footprints on ocean-kissed sands... At Scott Dunn, we promise luxury family holidays you’ll never forget.

Luxury Couples Holidays

At Scott Dunn, we know every couple is different. That’s why, we’ll get to know you personally to truly understand the type of couples holiday you want.

LGBTQ+ Holidays

Planning your next great escape? Celebrating a life milestone? Perhaps you just want to treat yourself. Whatever your reason to travel, our travel experts know our destinations and experiences intimately and can offer impartial advice to ensure peace of mind when you travel and offer the most welcoming of holidays, with your personal needs in mind. We’ve teamed up with OutThere magazine to make some suggestions.

Multi-generational family holidays

Thinking of a memorable holiday with the whole family? Here are some fantastic ideas that allow Granny and Grandpa to enjoy their time away just as much as the junior members of the family. They offer the right balance of activities, culture and relaxation to appeal to everyone. From villas with separate annexes to stunning safari lodges that can accommodate larger groups – if anything catches your eye, contact our travel specialists to start planning your family escape.

Group Holidays

Having a family reunion, big celebration or significant birthday? All the holidays below are perfect for big groups who want to stay together.

Luxury Honeymoon Holidays

Your honeymoon should be the most memorable, magical holiday you've ever taken. It’s the perfect excuse to do something really special, and our luxury honeymoon packages are as unique as every couple.


Holiday Types Based on Interests

Have an idea of the kind of holiday experience you want? Here are some of our favourite safaris, ski adventures, active holidays and more.

Luxury African Safari Holidays

Nothing compares to the experience of going on an African safari; the excitement of spotting leopards weaving in and out of the tall grass or the joy of observing elephants cooling themselves at the watering hole. Whether your dream safari includes going birding along the Zambezi or tracking rhinos in Zimbabwe, we’ll help create your perfect luxury African safari.

Luxury Beach Holidays

Picture a barefoot hideaway on a powder-white tropical beach, island hopping in Greece, or enjoying your morning coffee with a view across azure Caribbean waters that look as though they’ve been photoshopped. If you’re dreaming of a luxury beach holiday, simply let us know what beachside bliss means to you, and we’ll conjure up the perfect getaway.

Luxury Ski Holidays

There’s nothing quite like the exhilarating, liberating feeling of going skiing; the powder-fresh, buttery-soft snow beneath your skis and endless clear blue skies ahead. Or perhaps it’s adrenaline-inducing adventures like heli-skiing, ice climbing, or tobogganing that takes your fancy, or perusing the traditional chocolate-box ski resorts nestled below the mountains.

Food & Wine

We have a whole smorgasbord of holidays based on culinary delights. From long, lazy lunches in the Tuscan sun to visiting a bustling fish market in Tokyo, wine tasting in New Zealand to cooking lessons in Kerala - these fantastic holidays bring food and wine to the forefront and really showcase the destination through local cuisine.

Outdoor Activity Holidays

If you're anything like us, getting soaked to the skin on a white water rafting trip down the Zambezi or thundering across the Argentine Pampas on horseback will be your idea of heaven. How about running the Safaricom Marathon alongside rhino and giraffe through one of the world's most beautiful wildlife havens, crewing your own yacht on an island hopping jaunt in the Agean, or exploring a glacial cave in Iceland? If that sounds like heart-thumping good fun, do we have some ideas for you...

Experiential Travel

What do we mean by 'experiential' travel? We mean immersive, adventurous and authentic. A journey that gets you beneath the skin of a culture to experience life as a local.


For a Different Kind of Travel Experience…

Ditch planes for a new kind of travel experience. Take to the seas on an intrepid cruise of the Galapagos, revel in the nostalgia of a railway journey, or embrace slow travel and road trip through some of your favourite countries.

Cruise Holidays

Sometimes the best way to see a country’s true colours is to travel along its rivers or coastline by boat. Watch the destination reveal itself through the windows, stopping off to get up close to the cultures, history and wildlife.

Rail Journeys

Surrender to the cathartic rhythm of rail and the romance of slow travel; now the true definition of luxury in a world that doffs it cap to speed. Watch iconic landscapes like the Scottish Highlands or the Alps roll by before you pull into some of the world’s most famous cities.

Our Top Road Trips

It is hard to beat the romance of the open road. For both couples and families, a road trip offers the ultimate in flexibility and adventure. The heady sense of freedom and the luxury of your own space can make hitting the road one of the most relaxing ways to travel, enjoy the scenery and meet the locals. Here’s a selection of our favourite self-drives.


When to Go Where

Find holiday ideas that work with your schedule. If you’re tied to school holidays, prefer to travel in the shoulder season, or simply want to do something different this summer – we’ve got you covered with the best places to go in each month for 2023.

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