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Traveling when you are retired unlocks a land of exploration and discovery, and the new year introduces our favourite destinations perfectly tailored for retired adventurers. From tranquil landscapes to lively cultural hubs, here's a compilation of the finest places to visit and the reasons why they are ideal for retirees:
Renowned for its traditional allure and picturesque scenery, Kyoto offers a captivating immersion into Japan's rich cultural heritage. The city's meticulously preserved temples, serene gardens, and historical districts like Gion and Arashiyama create a peaceful atmosphere for seniors to explore at a leisurely pace. Accessible accommodations and efficient public transportation make it convenient for seniors to navigate this culturally rich city.
Lisbon's relaxed ambiance, remarkable architecture, and mild climate make it an enticing destination for more mature travellers. The city's historic neighbourhoods, including Alfama and Baixa, feature cobblestone streets and charming cafes, offering leisurely strolls and picturesque views. With its accessibility, excellent public transportation, and facilities tailored for elderly travellers, Lisbon warmly invites older individuals to appreciate its beauty and vibrant culture.
Nestled amidst breath-taking landscapes, Queenstown in New Zealand is an adventure paradise catering to all age groups. Retirees can relish the serene beauty of Lake Wakatipu or embark on a scenic drive through the Southern Alps. The town's welcoming atmosphere and a variety of activities, from gentle hikes to scenic cruises, provide ample opportunities for seniors to appreciate the natural wonders of New Zealand in a comfortable and relaxed manner.
Dubrovnik's old-world charm, fortified walls, and captivating views of the Adriatic Sea create a mesmerizing backdrop for senior travellers. The city's rich history, showcased through ancient architecture and charming streets invites exploration. Seniors can delight in local delicacies at their own pace and bask in the scenic beauty of the Dalmatian Coast, all while experiencing the warmth of Croatian hospitality.
Melbourne, a cultural hub with a laid-back atmosphere, offers a diverse array of experiences for senior travellers. The city's cultural institutions, such as the National Gallery of Victoria, and its varied culinary scene provide enriching experiences. Retirees can explore the city's parks, enjoy tram rides, and indulge in the renowned café culture, all within a senior-friendly and accessible environment.
Travel is high on the list of plans for many retirees. With time available for longer trips, retirees want to explore new places, visit family, and spend time with friends. The beauty of living in a contained luxury retirement village is that your property is safe and secure. Read our article here with more information about going on holiday from a retirement village and how your house will be secure along with some tips to ensure you are safe and enjoy your holiday.
Rangeford Villages, the award-winning UK retirement developer, is the first integrated retirement community in the UK to introduce a 100% Home Exchange Scheme. Effective across all villages, the scheme allows prospective residents to sell their current property with ease and move into their new home promptly.
21/02/2024 Wadswick Green, Strawberry Fields, Siddington Park, Mickle Hill, Homewood Grove, General
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air at Wadswick Green. It is one of the Rangeford Villages, where one couple have declared their love for one another by becoming the first ever residents to get engaged.
14/02/2024 Wadswick Green, General, Corporate
With the New Year welcoming in opportunities for resolutions and tackling new health goals, Rangeford Villages, the award-winning UK retirement developer, has set out activities and events for residents in all its villages – from Wadswick Green in Wiltshire to Siddington Park in Cirencester - to achieve their goals.