April

Where to go on holiday in April

You know you want to go on holiday in April but not sure what destinations are best? Get in touch to discuss the options with us.

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Europe starts to open up in April and it’s a lovely time to visit Italy particularly if you love walking before gets too hot – or get to Venice before the summer crowds! Spain and Portugal enjoy good weather and The Canaries are firm favourites and not too hot in April. Gambia and Cape Verde are still great for late winter sun. 

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Oman, Jordan and Egypt continue to be good options for travel to desert areas in April. The Caribbean and Cuba are still good so great options for family Easter holidays, so are Turkey and Cyprus

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Parts of Central America are good in April including Mexico – There are festivals in April in Nicaragua and Guatemala and it’s still a great time to visit Costa Rica and Belize.

Lavender in Provence

Most safari lodges in East Africa close or are difficult to get to in April, so please check with us about the best safari options during April.  Mozambique is great for diving as are Seychelles and Maldives.  Botswana is good as the rains tend to finish earlier there and the Kalahari pans are full of flowers and young mammals.    

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We did it! Nearly 5 weeks, nearly 4000 miles, 23 beds ending at our regular holiday home resort near San Diego. Met some wonderful characters, seen a lot of sights and eaten in countless eateries, some really great and others perhaps not so. We actually met up with Jerry Mclanahan (author of EZ66) who duly signed our book and took photos, I was 66 that day, on Route 66 meeting the author! Some of the hotels were really wonderful. Loads of souvenirs, loads of photos to sort through and lots of memories and events to 'dine out on'. Thank you so much for your organisation, everything went well and worked seamlessly...
Dave & Nicki – Route 66 & San Diego (May 2017)
June 20, 2017

Everything was done well from Travel with Jules' side. The trip was in itself one big continuous highlight! We took a camper van from north to south island.
Alex Juggins – New Zealand (April 2017)
May 11, 2017

Thank you for your organisation of our holiday to Rome and Sorrento. All ran very smoothly ! Locations of both hotels was good. Too many highlights to mention here but we saw such amazing sites in Rome and then loved visiting Pompeii via the local train . We were happy we took your advice and only stayed in Rome for four nights, more would have wiped us out!
Sarah & John – Italy Rome & Sorrento (April-May 2017)
May 3, 2017

Our whole trip was expertly planned which was amazing considering we were in a different hotel every night. In fact every hotel was superb, this wasn't just the facilities and breakfasts but the first class attention we got at each one. This wasn't luck, it was your expert knowledge that meant we were in the best locations on our route. There is nothing we would change from our trip apart from going again…it was perfect!! Thank you.
McCall Family – South Africa (April 2017)
April 27, 2017

Thank you again for another wonderful holiday! Everything was very well organised and we cannot fault the attention to detail from the time we were greeted at Heathrow until our return. The Experts and Azorean Guides were excellent as was the accommodation and food on the ship. We visited all 9 islands which is rare as often the weather prevents one visiting Corvo due to bad weather and need to land using 10 person Zodiacs. We saw 7 whales and 3 species of dolphins!
Martin & Pauline – Azores (April 2017)
April 26, 2017

Our self drive holiday to USA's Deep South was well planned and varied and, for the most part the hotels and B&B's chosen where good or very good. The route offered the right amount of driving and time in destinations and was scenic. The highlights of the trip were Natchez and Memphis – and the accommodation in Montgomery and Vicksburg.
Karen Smith – Deep South USA (April 2017)
April 26, 2017

You picked some great places to stay we would probably not have found ourselves. Your local knowledge came in very handy when planning the itinerary - we would not otherwise have known the best direction to do the Pacific Highway nor thought of going to Laguna beach which turned out to be a brilliant place. Also the advice to get FastPass tickets for Universal. You made the booking of the flights and car very easy and those bits of the journey went very smoothly.
Davies Family – California (April 2017)
April 24, 2017

Bruges is very interesting city. Enjoyed a boat trip. Also going to Ypres for the Menin Gate ceremony at 8.o.clock. Very moving.
Mrs Smith – Belgium (April 2017)
May 2, 2017

It was amazing and everything went like clockwork. The highlight was Noes Nest. I can't really describe how good it was. Breakfast was immense with such variety, taken in a large kitchen round the table with whichever guests were up at that time. The property is is a good area only 10 minutes from the city centre via the DART (tube), with loads of cool shops and bars within walking distance. It really was perfect. Alcatraz was immense. So in summary you nailed it again!
Waine Family – USA San Francisco (April 2017)
April 14, 2017

Thank you for booking another amazing holiday for us! Excellent communication about travel details, quick response to any questions and good advice about which trip would suit us best as I was finding it a minefield of possibilities! Highlights were Husky sledding, snowmobiling and the reindeer farm, but really we loved it all. Will be back to book the next holiday!
Molloy Family – Lapland (April 2017)
April 14, 2017

As always you did everything to such a high standard (We wouldn't expect anything else from you though!!) Where in the world can you visit a zen garden in the morning and meet with the head resident priest for a chat, see a very large cat being walked on a collar and lead through the bamboo groves and see the craziness of a robot cabaret........... that would be Japan!!!! A massive thank you to Jules and Mags for yet another fabulously arranged holiday. If you're thinking of going to Japan then book with Travel with Jules, the organisation is excellent, the information you receive is comprehensive and very detailed, you can't go wrong.
Sarah & Jeremy – Japan (April 2016)
May 30, 2016

Excellent driving infrastructure and incredibly good value for money. In hindsight we should have had a bigger car! We did enjoy our stay in South Africa and can highly recommend many of the hotels and guest houses, staggering scenery, lovely helpful people, incredibly sophisticated cooking (we didn’t have any meals that would be bettered in London!).
Peter, Jean & Hetty – South Africa (April 2016)
May 4, 2016

Thank you again for your help in organising our Easter family holiday to the Al Waha Shangri-La - the early check in and requests for facilities in the room for our baby worked perfectly! The VIP meet and greet at the airport on arrival took the stress out of arriving in the heat with 3 children and highly recommend it!
Cole Family – Oman (April 2016)
May 24, 2016

You gave us good knowledge of the county which gave me confidence in you from our first conversation. Easy to communicate with and get hold of. I always want to feel in control of my holiday and I felt able to discuss and make changes to your initial itinerary. Highlights included the Skiing in Whistler & the guide we had for Niagara falls. We loved Vancouver and did the whale watching cruise and float plane ride.
Pearman Family – Canada (March 2016)
May 30, 2016

As Tenerife disappeared into the haze we watched a pod of dolphins dipping in and out of the wake of the ferry, before spinning away to the open sea. Winding paths, potted ferns, bright greens, wild plants encroaching from and spilling over the cliff edges, lizards, butterflies, bees, pomegranates and date palms.....
Imogen and Den – La Gomera (Spain) (Dec 15)
March 22, 2016

Thank you for booking our holiday to Portugal for us, we have a lovely time. The hotel (Pousada Convento de Tavira) was fabulous, the room was spacious and the staff lovely, polite and helpful.
Peter & Julia Jarratt – Portugal (Oct 2015)
October 13, 2015

Our holiday in Venice, taken to celebrate David’s 70th birthday, and arranged with great care by Travel with Jules was quite wonderful. We loved every moment of the performance of La Traviata which we attended at La Fenice - the cherry on the top of the holiday cake.
Annette & David (from France) – Venice (May 2015)
June 6, 2015

Our Route 66 holiday really was the trip of a lifetime and we will most certainly be booking our next trip with you!
Jack and Anita – Route 66 (April 2015)
July 20, 2015

Anyone thinking of travelling to Reunion should just go! We can’t recommend it highly enough – and make sure you get Travel With Jules to book it for you! :)
Jimmy & Claire – Reunion Honeymoon (April 2015)
May 27, 2015

We covered 1150 miles, discovered beautiful places and had such a great time we can't wait to save the money and do something similar soon. Thank you very much :)
Anna, Nigel and Sofia Alcalde-Mills – USA (April 2015)
June 12, 2015

My 6 and 8 year old daughters loved every minute and didn't want to come home, it was a perfect family holiday, with plenty to do and very educational for them but fun at the same time
Moss Family – Costa Rica (April 2015)
May 18, 2015

New York was awesome – One of the few places I would go back to in a heartbeat. The itinerary you put together with the accommodation and pre-booked tours (Empire State Building, hop on and off buses, bike tour in Central Park and the river cruise) were perfect – a big thank you!
Waine Family – New York (April 2015)
April 25, 2015

I know you said our 'limo' booked was just a local reference to a luxury car but when we were met on arrival it WAS a stretch limo!!
Lloyd Family – Tenerife (April 2015)
April 23, 2015

That’s us back from honeymoon and just wanted to let you know how fabulous it was! We had an amazing time from start to finish. From the buzz of New York to the cabin in Zion Lodge – we loved it all. We really liked the fact that there was such a mixture in our […]
Karen and Graham – USA Honeymoon (April 2015)
May 18, 2015

We returned home on Sunday night from our American adventure, safe and sound … well maybe a few sore heads and damaged liver but time is a healer 🙂  I just wanted to thank you for all of your guidance and assistance throughout the booking for what will be a trip the 4 of us […]
Tony, Ben, Lee & Benjamin – California & Vegas (April 2015)
April 20, 2015

We recently visited Cambodia and Vietnam and booked with Jules as we had heard great things about her service, we were not disappointed! It all went seamlessly and we had an incredible time - memories like this are priceless!
Tom & Jo Crinson – Cambodia & Vietnam (April 2014)
June 6, 2014

Maui (Hawaii) was absolutely fabulous. It’s a smallish island that is packed with everything you might want in a holiday. From rough, desolate volcanic scenery (watching the sunrise on Haleakala Crater was spectacular) to lush green mountains and gorges full of waterfalls and rock pools. Black, red and white sand beaches – the glitzy, touristy […]
Caroline Abbot – Hawaii (April 2014)
May 17, 2014

Really enjoyed our trip down Route 66, everyone we met was very friendly and helpful. It was an adventure as well as a holiday and we both really enjoyed the trip, I’m so glad we did it.  Thank you for all your efforts in organising it. We used as recommended, the EZ66 Guide for Travellers […]
Keith and Rachel – USA Route 66 (April 2014)
June 3, 2014

Thanks for organising our tailor made honeymoon to Ethiopia – the trip was great, we really enjoyed ourselves and found the Ethiopian people a real pleasure to spend time with.
Matthew & Lucy – Ethiopia (April 2014)
June 11, 2014

You did a wonderful job in organising our tailor made holiday to Queensland, Australia, we had an amazing time and met some great people. We'll definitely go back and won't hesitate to recommend you to our friends.
Rashmi & David – Australia (April-May 2013)
May 21, 2013

We were so pleased with everything Julie did for us, we started with four days in Paris with a day trip to Monet's Garden (a must) and of course the Moulin Rouge, then from Paris to Monaco, Nice, St. Tropez , Dijon, Tours and returned to Paris for the last 3 days, we travelled (from Australia) four weeks in all everything went very smoothly, I am sure due to the fact that Julie put in so much effort to make it so. The thing that I really liked was if you wanted to contact Julie on any matter you were not sure about she was always there with a reply asap, she become like a friend - nothing was too much bother for her.
Mike & Shaz – France (April 2013)
May 22, 2013

Thank you for all your help through the planning and booking over the last year or so for our honeymoon to Kenya & Mozambique. It was a truly magical experience and one we will never forget. Thanks for all your help in creating some fantastic memories for us! Lake Nakuru was stunning. After a boat trip on Lake Naivasha we had a lovely afternoon and evening at Loldia house - weird sitting reading whilst buffalo and hippo are so close! Karen Blixen Camp was a real safari experience. We loved it here the most and were well looked after. Governors hot air balloon ride over the Mara - AMAZING!!
Abi & Paul – Kenya & Mozambique Honeymoon (April 2013)
May 31, 2013

The Journey of a Lifetime on the Venice Simplon Orient Express! The whole holiday was a great success. Thank you very much for all your planning, booking and checking the finer details. We have many happy memories that will last for a long time! The Goring Hotel in London, the Pullman/Orient Express trains and Hotel Cipriani in Venice were all brilliant. Staff looked after us extremely well and were very patient.
Roger & Pat Fern – Orient Express to Venice (April 2013)
May 2, 2013

Thank you so much for all your hard work ! Our entire honeymoon to Malawi and Zambia was flawlessly planned from start to finish. The advice we received prior to booking was knowledgeable and invaluable upon arrival. Julie was generous and patient with her time and answered all our questions and concerns, regularly in communication out of office hours. We literally had the trip of a lifetime with so many 'firsts' in terms of experiences. The safari in South Luangwa was amazing, the village experience at Ntchisi Forest Lodge was a bit of a culture shock, but glad we went and Kaya Mawa was truly out of this world, we were looked after incredibly by the management team, the food was superb and we had our own little pool!
Nicola & Robbie Nolan – Malawi & Zambia (April 2013)
May 20, 2013

Our holiday was amazing! The weather was bright sunshine for the 12 days, which was a bonus. Changed the car to a bigger one with no fuss. In Las Vegas we loved the MGM, a great hotel with good location. The Omni in Los Angeles was awesome, we asked for an upgrade and were successful ;-) The Serrano in San Francisco had wine tasting every evening between 5pm and 6pm which was extremely nice and pleasant! Well located and we felt safe walking around at night. Overall the holiday exceeded our expectations, and we are very grateful for all your help and assistance in making this trip happen!
Paul & Sue – USA California fly drive (April 2013)
April 30, 2013

Our holiday to Egypt was great! The Stella di Mare Beach Hotel was lovely and we had an fabulous time. I got my Open Water and the children their Advanced Open Water ..... the instructors at Desert Rose were brilliant .... We even went for a Night Dive which was amazing. We ate most nights at the Asian restaurant which was perfect for us. We would definitely return to Sharm, thank you for organising it.
Tierney Family – Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh (April 2013)
April 30, 2013

Our holiday to Disneyland Paris was FANTASTIC!!! We all enjoyed it very much, even my in-laws. The boys were tired out the whole week. The hotel (Disney Santa Fe) was perfect as it was all based around the film 'cars' so Lightening McQueen was everywhere. The food vouchers were great value for money as most of them were all you can eat buffets so perfect for the 8 of us as we all like different food. Thanks you so so much for your help in booking the holiday, and accommodating all the family and the different channel crossings.
Dreher Family – Disneyland Paris (April 2013)
April 30, 2013

Within days Jules had found the perfect villa, including heated pool, in a beautiful, non-commercialised part of Spain, and had booked everything for us – But better than this no-fuss full service was the expert knowledge Jules was able to bring to our holiday.
Davies Family – Spain (April 2012)
May 14, 2012

Thank you for recommending this hotel it was excellent for a short break to relax and get some sun. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and the organisation went without a hitch.
Emma & Christian Heyman – Oman (April 2012)
May 12, 2012

One of the things I have come to love about you, Jules, is that you listen and take on board what makes me tick, and then tailor the holiday to fit me, not just try to convince me to fit a holiday in a brochure!
Ian Furbank
June 30, 2011

We would like to thank Jules for her quick and expert services in finding us a perfectly located hotel in Madrid at very short notice! We would recommend Travel With Jules to organise anyone's city break requirements.
Lynn & Dave Hamer – Madrid
August 13, 2011

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Mozambique visas now on arrival
April 25, 2017

Giraffe Manor is on TV tonight!
April 10, 2017

Update from British Airways
April 3, 2017

New flights from Stansted!
September 21, 2016

Internet bookings often go wrong!
October 17, 2016

New direct flight route to Salt Lake City
August 23, 2016

Travel With Jules New Office!
February 29, 2016

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October 17, 2016

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September 8, 2016

Don’t get caught out by holiday fraud – book with us!
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June 24, 2016

The Millionaires Holiday Club
June 3, 2016

New ‘music suites’ for recording artists!
May 30, 2016

British Airways launches longest route – new flight to Chile!
May 18, 2016

Kenya ivory burn makes conservation news history
May 3, 2016

Uganda e-visas
May 3, 2016

Single visa entry for Malawi & Zambia
April 22, 2016

Entry requirements updated for Kenya
March 24, 2016

New flights link Cape Town to Botswana
March 23, 2016

Changes to Dubai airport taxes
February 18, 2016

Happy Chinese New Year!
February 7, 2016

ZIKA Virus Travel News
January 26, 2016

Sharm el Sheikh flights update
January 20, 2016

Changes to USA entry requirements
January 17, 2016

News from the Warm Heart of Africa
January 30, 2016

World Wildlife Day!
March 3, 2016

We are working with Naturetrek!
January 14, 2016

A win for Africa’s Lions!
December 22, 2015

Marsh Pride Lions new arrivals in the Mara!
December 17, 2015

Travel to South Africa just got even better value for money!!
December 11, 2015

Kenya Safaris are top of the world!
December 16, 2015

Change in visa fees – Madagascar
December 10, 2015

Fast track entry to USA for frequent travellers
November 26, 2015

Follow BBC’s ‘The Hunt’ on your own wildlife adventure!
November 30, 2015

New flight route links South Africa with Zanzibar
December 7, 2015

Visas for India made easier!
September 1, 2015

Changes to visa requirements for Kenya
July 31, 2015

Route 66 Holidays

Self drive Route 66 - bespoke holiday packages including flights, car or bike hire staying in historic and character hotels & motels

Venice Simplon Orient Express

The Venice Simplon Orient Express train is the ultimate in romance and nostalgia for the rail traveller!

Kefalonia Holidays

Tailor made holidays to beautiful Kefalonia - stunning beaches and coves, fishing villages & walking trails. Villas, cosy B&Bs and apartments. Ideal for families or couples.

Cooking Holidays to Italy – Al Vecchio

An authentic owner run Italian restaurant, hotel and cooking school in Emilia Romagna. Al Vecchio Convento runs cookery and language courses, painting and truffle hunting.

China Tours including Panda Keeper for a Day!

Escorted tours & cruises in China to see Terracotta Warriors, Great Wall of China, Yangtze River and spend a day with the Giant Pandas!

Short break to Iceland

Short break holiday to Iceland all year round, 3 nights taking in the main highlights including Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle. Small group tour.

Luxury Sports Car Holidays in Italy

Drive your own Luxury Ferrari through stunning scenery of Italy, stay in top hotels, experience the ultimate Gran Turismo experience.

Trans-Siberian Railway

Watch the ever-changing landscapes of Russia, Mongolia and China roll by from your comfortable cabin, enjoy vodka and caviar tasting on board and make regular stops to discover the highlights of this classic route.

Queen of Karia

Charter this luxury Turkish Gulet and enjoy the gourmet food and fabulous hosting in the turquoise waters of the eastern Mediterranean.

Historic Pousadas of the Algarve

Pousada Convento de Tavira & Pousada Palacio de Estoi - historic boutique hotels on the Algarve.

Cape Town Hotels & Beaches

Cape Town is a superb destination with a fantastic selection of amazing places to stay. From the waterfront and vibrant Kloof Street through Camps Bay down to the peninsula, fabulous food and wine with a dramatic backdrop of Table Mountain.

Primates & Dragons of Indonesia

A wonderful small group natural history tour to Indonesia including Orang-utans in the jungles of Sumatra, exotic birdlife & Komodo Dragons

Turkish Villas

A range of authentic, owner run villas and holiday homes in Turkey. Coastal, rural, pools and catered. Ideal for family holidays.

Family Costa Rica Adventure

Take your family on a perfect wildlife adventure holiday to Costa Rica!

Nordic phenomena worth travelling for!

Special travel experiences featuring amazing events of the Natural World focusing on the Nordic and Polar regions.

Antigua, Anguilla & St Barths

Caribbean Island Hopping Holiday - romantic luxury hotels, gorgeous beaches, spas.

Maharajas’ Express Luxury Train in India

Maharaja's Express- Treasures of India Journey is a three nights and four days itinerary covering the main highlights of the Golden Triangle combined with a wildlife experience in Ranthambore.

Land of the Tiger

Seeing one in the wild is intoxicating, that is why this comprehensive safari visits three of the best parks in India for this striped cat.

Trans Asia Railways & Expeditions

Travelling across Asia is one of the greatest adventures in the world and there are a huge range of group adventure and overland tours to choose from across Russia or along the Silk Route. Trans-Siberian Railways offer a variety of rail journeys across Asia too.

Galapagos & Amazon

Small group wildlife tour - Cachalote cruise and Napo Wildlife Centre in the Amazon.

Villa La Tosca Bordeaux

Luxury fully serviced villa in Atlantic France - available for parties, weddings, private functions. Personal Service guaranteed.

Great Migration Safaris

A bucket list African Safari, witness the largest mammal migration in the world on the plains of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya - contact us for your personal safari of a lifetime!

The Deep South – Fly Drive

Plantation Houses, New Orleans and Deep South culture in a fly drive! Music, Museums and Mississippi magic.

Wildlife & Parks of India

A summary of the national parks and accommodation for your perfect wildlife safari in India.

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