October

Where to go on holiday in October?

 You know you want to go on holiday in October but not sure what destinations are best? Get in touch to discuss the options with us. 01728 748209, use live chat or send an enquiry.

October to April is the best time to visit Nepal and India.  If you want to see tigers and visit the parks in India, they open up again in October, it’s also the time of several festivals including the biggest party in India, the festival of lights, Diwali! Tailor made holidays in India are very popular in October, why not travel by train for some of your journey? 

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For the October half term family holidays, much of the Med has closed so you should head to either Turkey, Cyprus, The Canaries or a little further to Oman or the Emirates both of which are great in October. Turkey offers some wonderful family hotels and stunning villas along the Bodrum peninsula and Turquoise Coast.  Cyprus is open all year but stick to the area around Paphos if you want to make sure the restaurants are still open.  Kefalonia, Corfu, Rhodes & Crete still have direct flights in October and have a host of historic sites and empty beaches to explore. Head to Romania and Bran castle for Dracula festivities during Halloween!

Into the middle east October is a wonderful time to visit Jordan and Israel.  Family holidays to Jordan can take your little adventurers on Indiana Jones style trips into Wadi Rum and Petra! Float in the Dead Sea and snorkel in the Red Sea. 

Indian Ocean holidays are generally good in October – Mauritius is a firm favourite with couples and families alike. If you are planning a honeymoon or overseas wedding for October the Indian Ocean is great choice. 

In Africa, the migration starts to leave the southern Kenya Mara plains back into Northern Tanzania, and it’s a good time to climb Kilimanjaro! It’s the end of the dry season in much of Africa and scorching hot in places like Zambia and Botswana but game viewing on safari can be spectacular as predators gather around shrinking waterholes.  Malawi is lovely in October especially on the lake where the breeze keeps you cool. South Africa is hotting up nicely too – head to Cape Town and the winelands for fabulous food and drink and the end of the spring flowers in the northern cape. 

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Chiefs Island, Okavango Delta at dusk

In South America, wildlife viewing is spectacular in Peninsula Valdes, Argentina, where penguins, elephant seals and southern right whales can all be spotted. In Churchill, Canada, polar bears can be seen returning from their summer habitat; crossing back into seal-hunting territory in icy Hudson Bay. 

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This trip was going to tick off another 4 new States for me making 49 so far (only Hawaii to do … next year, I hope!). Everyone was so friendly and welcoming! A first for me was staying in small bed & breakfast accommodation … I loved it! As usual, the worst bit was having to come home and it’s HUGE thank-you to Mags and Jules for organising another memorable trip.
Jon Dailey – Deep South USA (Oct 2016)
November 8, 2016

We had a fabulous time in New England, loved it! The original Cheers Bar was brilliant and our meal there was excellent. Some amazing drives and view points from Woodstock and Manchester. We explored all of Cape Cod and the amazing deserted beaches. The highlight was seeing whales from Race Point Beach lookout! Thanks for all your help and looking forward to our next adventure.
Kathy Garner – New England USA (Oct 16)
March 22, 2017

The holiday was just incredible and couldn't have been any better in our wildest dreams. Thank you for all your assistance and your genius in putting this itinerary together for us to perfectly match what we wanted. Giraffe Manor was exceptional and even now feels like we were in a dream. It was great to know that every step of our holiday was taken care of including visiting our fostered elephant and meeting the last male Northern White Rhino on the planet.
Robin & Sam – Kenya (Oct 2016)
October 26, 2016

Had a great time with my brother and his family at Al Aqah thank you! They upgrade us and we had our own little wing of the 19th floor! The hotel was excellent. Great quality of food. The beach front restaurant Gonu was great for us. Proper 5 star service. I strongly recommend you book everyone on the dine around all inclusive as paying directly for drinks was ridiculously expensive!
Steve Cole – Fujairah UAE (Oct 2016)
November 4, 2016

Service from Travel with Jules was first class! You guys were great and helpful and patient…. All very good on the organisation side of things. The chef at the villa produced lovely food and the weather was great. The couple of trips into Rome itself went really well, the guide was a real star! The swimming pool at the villa was lovely and it was nice that they kept it open for us.
Italy – villa and Rome tours – Angus family (Oct 2016)
October 13, 2016

Everything was really terrific, I think we enjoyed India even more this year than last time and Jawai Leopard Camp was simply wonderful! Thank you to you, Nikhil and his team so much for another fabulous holiday to India!
Jenny & David – India (Oct-Nov 2015)
November 23, 2015

Another amazing family holiday - thank you so much! Al Aqah Beach Resort was gorgeous, couldn't do enough for us and the food was really good, being able to dine around on the all inclusive you booked for us was a real bonus. We loved our upgraded apartment and the facilities and would highly recommend this hotel, we may well return!
Cole Family – UAE Fujairah (October 2015)
May 24, 2016

So thanks, Jules and Magsie, for your thoughtful suggestions, for your hard work making all the bookings, for fixing our one problem while we slept, for finding us more time to do more, and for saving us money. It was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
Kristen, Julia and Mimi Busch-Hansen – USA (Oct 2015)
December 6, 2015

I cannot fault the service from Travel with Jules. The organisation of the holiday was great and I felt very confident that we would have a positive experience and we certainly did!
Claire Welch – Turkey (Oct 2015)
December 7, 2015

America was terrific, excellent music and absolutely extraordinary history and intriguing places to stay, we enjoyed every stop but have become great fans of the B&B venues. I would recommend them all, so thanks for organising those, we'd have missed them if left to our own devices. Eye opening "Southern Hospitality"
Powis Family – USA Deep South (Oct 15)
December 23, 2015

Romania was a lovely place and the people so friendly. The highlight was seeing the wild brown bears, such beautiful animals. Dracula's castle was just as impressive as in pictures!
Stephanie and John – Romania (October 2015)
October 28, 2015

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

We wanted to have a relaxing week away with some sunshine, good food and fabulous views and Kefalonia had everything we were looking for!
Sam and Andy – Kefalonia (October 2015)
October 27, 2015

What can I say ... you did it again! I loved every minute of my Kenya adventure. The Born Free Foundation anniversary safari was superb. We spent loads of time with Virginia McKenna whilst at Elsa's Kopje, she was full of 'hidden facts' about the lives of the Adamsons and I really enjoyed her company. Amboseli was fabulous. In Nairobi I enjoyed my visit to Daphne Sheldrick's Elephant Orphans and seeing my adopted baby later in the afternoon. So thank you again for your superb organisation and personalised 'conservation' based safari, I'm retiring soon so look out I will be travelling even more!
Wilf Graham – Kenya (Oct-Nov 2014)
November 17, 2014

The Alamo car hire which Julie had sorted on arrival into Ottawa was fantastic – free upgrade to a Jeep! Great to see the Parliament building – recommend a tour round (and it’s free!) Great views from the top! The drive to Toronto was great you can check out the St Lawrence river. Had to head […]
Mike & Sarah – Canada & USA (October 2014)
January 14, 2015

We would like to express our appreciation for the organising of the wonderful holiday to India. We were looked after like 'Sahib and Sahiba' from our arrival until our departure! A huge thank you to yourself and Nikhil at Western & Oriental for our experience of a lifetime.
Jenny & David Stagg – India (October 2014)
October 31, 2014

The safari experience was priceless for my son Alex, who learnt so much and had a genuine holiday of a lifetime. Thank you very much for helping us choose and putting together such a superb holiday.
Julie Smith – Tanzania (October 2014)
November 30, 2014

Thank you to Travel With Jules for co-coordinating our rail and accommodation arrangements for our rail holiday to France and Italy – I would have no hesitation in recommending you to any of our friends requiring similar help. All rail bookings were as requested  and documentation clear. In particular the Turin/Rome, Rome/Napoli and Napoli/Rome train journeys […]
Ian Brown & Family (from Australia) – Rail Holiday in Europe (Oct 2014)
May 29, 2015

I just wanted to write you an email thanking you for organising our ‘Route 66’ holiday. We had the most fantastic experience and it was all we wanted out of our weddingmoon and much much more. I could spend hours telling you about some of the unscripted experiences that I had such as a very […]
Sam and Alex Drohan – Route 66 ‘Weddingmoon’! (Oct 2014)
October 23, 2014

I cannot thank you enough for your help in putting my recent trip to Canada together - everything was so easy for me. I will be singing your praises to everyone and would certainly like to travel more by train in the future myself. Thank you again.
Kate Macer-Wright – Canada (October 2014)
October 27, 2014

The arrangements you set up were impeccable. From the moment I walked through arrivals at Delhi airport until departure ten days later, everything went without a hitch and took all the hassle out of being a single traveller.
Sarah Squire – India (October 2014)
November 20, 2014

I can’t praise Dinknesh Tours enough – they went out of their way to look after us and we had a fabulous wildlife guide.  Particularly enjoyed the Simian and Bale Mountains and the Gelada Baboons.  Bale Mountain Lodge was lovely but the rest of the accommodation (and generally throughout Ethiopia) is very basic and not […]
Neil – Ethiopia (October 2014)
November 17, 2014

Julie arranged a  holiday for my husband and I to England, Norway and Iceland. A few months before the departure, I broke my ankle. It was uncertain whether I would be able to walk at the time of the holiday. Julie investigated all options, including cancellation and changing the dates. Eventually we decided to go […]
Chantal Stewart – Iceland (Oct 2013)
February 3, 2014

As usual the whole organisation, choice of hotel, resort and weather was impeccable. And you arranged for Vesuvius not to blow it's top whilst we were there. So that's another item ticked off the list: I am amazed I've finally seen Pompeii and particularly Herculaneum. We don’t do holidays that are so relaxing that we really, REALLY, DON’T WANT TO GO HOME! AND IT WAS ALL YOUR FAULT......
Ian & Cathy Furbank – Italy, Sorrento & surrounds (October 13)
November 24, 2013

How fortunate we were to find Travel With Jules by chance on the internet, and most of all how refreshing to find someone who truly cares about clients and goes the extra mile in providing a superb service. Julie was exceptionally generous with her time, answering all our questions often communicating out of office hours, including checking that everything was going well whilst we were actually on holiday.
Ray & Kay Ward – Singapore, Australia & Bali (Oct 13)
November 24, 2013

Our feedback is genuine and meant from the heart. I would love for you manage our travel reservations from now on. You have an amazing business and you do it well.
Laura & Robin – Greece, Crete (Oct 2013)
October 25, 2013

I set Jules the challenge to find us a family holiday for October half term, somewhere in Asia. A stickler for detail and high standards, I was after luxury, comfort and culture. We had an incredible 10 days in Thailand, a wonderful holiday which we all thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you Jules!
Lloyd Family – Thailand (October 2012)
January 25, 2013

Just back from Jordan & Israel - a brilliant holiday. We had a fantastic time and never at any stage was there any doubt about the arrangements. We greatly appreciate all the hard graft you put in to make things happen for us, and the planning with you and expectation of things to come doubles the pleasure of the experience.
Furbank Family – Jordan & Israel (Oct 2011)
October 30, 2011

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

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December 27, 2016

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December 15, 2016

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October 4, 2016

I felt like the King of Scotland again!
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The Smell of Africa ….
March 22, 2016

Date with a Dragon!
February 17, 2016

Why you benefit from booking with a specialist travel planner!
January 17, 2016

Mountains and Mammals in Ethiopia!
January 16, 2016

Twitching in Tanzania!
December 15, 2015

Orangs and Sarongs … travellers tales from Borneo!
December 10, 2015

It’s a ‘Rock Tour’ … you know… with Stones
December 7, 2015

Incredible India wowed us again!
November 23, 2015

Stunning Santorini
November 10, 2015

You exceeded our dreams on Route 66!
August 5, 2015

Gorillas in the Mist
August 26, 2015

It’s all your fault ….! (Part 1)
July 30, 2015

It’s all your fault ….! Part 2
July 27, 2015

If sharing breakfast with a Giraffe is your thing ..
August 18, 2015

Enchanting China & Dressing up in Japan!
July 27, 2015

A Tale of Two Swallows
May 21, 2012

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

Update to Thailand travel advice
October 17, 2016

Documentary to mark anniversary of Born Free
October 21, 2016

Canada Entry Requirements
September 8, 2016

Don’t get caught out by holiday fraud – book with us!
July 17, 2016

What does Brexit mean for travel?
June 24, 2016

The Millionaires Holiday Club
June 3, 2016

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

Music Festival in Malawi – visit the Lake of Stars
April 26, 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

The Corfu Trail – walking holiday in Greece

The Corfu Trail is a self-guided walking holiday to the location of ITV’s popular television series capturing the life of naturalist Gerald Durrell and his family during the 1930’s on this traditional Greek island.

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!

Elephant Watch Camp Samburu

Visit Elephant Watch Camp and Save the Elephants in Samburu, home of 'This Wild Life' BBC programme and the Douglas-Hamilton Family. Luxury eco-camp safari.

Ibo – Mobile Island Hopping Safari

Ibo Island stands lost in time in a remote part of the Indian Ocean. Experience this with an adventurous dhow safari camping on gorgeous islands.

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.

Highlands Discovery Papua New Guinea

Introductory 10 night tour to Papua New Guinea. Visit remote villages with unique cultures and beliefs, where the way of life has remained relatively unchanged for thousands of years.

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!

Monks, Mountains and Monasteries of Bhutan

Private tailor made holiday to Bhutan - stunning mountain scenery, ancient monasteries and festivals. Trekking & culture.

Sleep in a Treehouse in Tanzania

Sleep in a treehouse feeling the sea breeze looking out over the leafy canopy to the ocean beyond …. An authentic castaway experience with romantic rooms built around huge ancient Baobab trees, on a tiny island in the Indian Ocean.

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.

Madagascar Wildlife Tour Reef & Rainforest

A tailor made holiday in Madagascar combining stunning lemur-rich rainforests and a lovely eco-sensitive beach hotel on a reef-protected beach at Ile Ste Marie.

Queen of Karia

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

Northern Lights in Iceland with Andrew Green

Small group winter adventure holiday to Iceland visiting the geysers and glaciers of Golden Circle, search for Northern Lights with a specialist astronomer.

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.

Azores Whale Watching

Small group whale and dolphin watching natural history holiday to The Azores. Three contrasting islands and visit crater lakes.

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.

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.

Tall Ship Gardens Experience

Luxury escorted tour on tall Ship visiting Southern Spain and the Mediterranean including famous gardens.

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